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Daughters of the American Revolution, Mecklenburg Chapter Records

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Daughters of the American Revolution, Mecklenburg Chapter, Records

Records of the Mecklenburg Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution
MS0080

Summary Information

Repository
University of North Carolina at Charlotte University Archives
Creator
Daughters of the American Revolution. Mecklenburg Chapter (Charlotte, N.C.).
Title
Daughters of the American Revolution, Mecklenburg Chapter, records
ID
MS0080
Date [inclusive]
1898-1993
Extent
2.0 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract
Records of the first DAR chapter in North Carolina, founded in 1898. Contains membership applications, including that of Mary Anna Morrison Jackson, widow of General Stonewall Jackson; minutes of chapter and executive board meetings; histories of the chapter and the state organization; and a list of tombstone inscriptions in Settlers Cemetery in uptown Charlotte.

Preferred Citation note

Daughters of the American Revolution, Mecklenburg Chapter, Records. J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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Biographical/Historical note

The first chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) in North Carolina, the Mecklenburg Chapter was organized in Charlotte on September 29, 1898. Mrs. Edward Dilworth Latta and Mrs. Stonewall (Mary Anna) Jackson were influential in the chapter's organization. Jackson was elected the first regent of the chapter. The chapter meets monthly and sponsors many community projects. In addition to patriotic activities, the Mecklenburg DAR is involved with charitable organizations such as the American Red Cross, Crossnore School, and the Hezekiah Alexander House. They also work with Native Americans, veterans, and local college scholarships. The chapter also assists in the placement of historic markers in the county. On the state level, the Mecklenburg Chapter has provided officers and hosted meetings.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection is comprised of the records of the Mecklenburg Chapter DAR. Material includes membership applications; minutes of chapter and executive board meetings; histories of the chapter and the state organization; and a list of tombstone inscriptions in Charlotte's Settlers Cemetery. The Daughters of the American Revolution, Mecklenburg Chapter (Charlotte, N.C.)

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of North Carolina at Charlotte University Archives

9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC, 28223
704-687-1170
spec-coll@uncc.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of the Daughters of the American Revolutions, Mecklenburg Chapter, 1982, 1994.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Daughters of the American Revolution. Mecklenburg Chapter (Charlotte, N.C.).

Geographic Name(s)

  • Charlotte (N.C.)--History
  • Mecklenburg County (N.C.)--History

Subject(s)

  • Women--North Carolina--Charlotte--Societies, clubs, etc.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Membership Applications

Scope and Contents note

This series is comprised of the applications of all charter members and many applications of other early members. There is a detailed genealogy on each of the forms and often a narrative of the ancestor's part in the Revolutionary War. Each form is signed by the applicant.

CHARTER MEMBERS

Scope and Contents note

includes a memorial to Mary Anna Jackson (1915) [filed with her application].

Box
1
Folder
1

MEMBERS--A-Z

Box
1
Folder
2-16

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Series 2: Minutes 1898-1993

Scope and Contents note

This series contains the minutes of the meetings of the chapter and the executive board. [NOTE: No minutes available for 11/1915 9/1919].

MINUTES 1898-1915, 1919-1939

Scope and Contents note

includes memorials to Jackson (4/1915) [box 1:19] and Cordelia Phifer (9/1927) [box 1:21], as well as a tribute to Mrs. William Henry Belk [?]. Topics include suffrage [box 1:19] and the Charlotte Branch of the U.S. Mint and the Mint Museum of Art [box 1:23]

Box
1
Folder
17-23

MINUTES 1940-1993

Scope and Contents note

topics includes World War II volunteer activities [box 2:1-2] and preservation of the Hezekiah Alexander House (4/1948) [box 2:2].

Box
2
Folder
1-12

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Series 3: Subject Files 1927-1993

Scope and Contents note

This series is comprised of historical sketches, awards, citations from the North Carolina and national DAR organizations, and photographs.

BYLAWS 1956, 1969, 1979

Box
2
Folder
13

CLIPPINGS AND PUBLICITY 1950-1980

Box
2
Folder
14

CORRESPONDENCE 1987-1993

Box
2
Folder
15

HISTORY 1950

Scope and Contents note

includes a printed history of the North Carolina DAR (1950), a record of tombstone inscriptions in Settlers' Cemetery on West 5th Street, a history of the chapter's name.

Box
2
Folder
16

JAMES K. POLK MEMORIAL (PINEVILLE, N.C.) 1966-1968, 1976

Scope and Contents note

correspondence, newspaper clippings, and programs relating to the dedication of President Polk's birthplace in 1968. First Lady of the United States Lady Bird Johnson attended and gave the address. The chapter erected a historical marker on the site in 1904 and the state began restoring the site in 1965.

Box
2
Folder
23

MECKLENBURG DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE 1927-1977

Box
2
Folder
17

MEMBERSHIP LISTS 1970-1972, 1978, 1983-1991

Box
2
Folder
18

MEMORABILIA 1956, 1961-1973, 1988-1989, undated

Box
2
Folder
19
box:folder Photographs-Prints

PHOTOGRAPH 1964 1.0 Items

Scope and Contents note

contains one photograph (P80/1) taken at the 1964 State Conference in which chapter regent Mrs. George Robinson Smith is shown receiving the Constitution Week Award

P5:41 P80/1

REPORTS 1970-1974, 1991-1993

Box
2
Folder
20

TREASURER'S REPORTS 1981-1993

Box
2
Folder
21

YEARBOOKS 1981-1982, 1989-1990, 1994-1995

Box
2
Folder
22

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Series 4: Scrapbooks 1955-1967

Scope and Contents note

This series includes two scrapbooks which contain newspaper clippings, programs, and other material documenting activities of the local, state, and national organizations.

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MECKLENBURG CHAPTER, DAR RECORDS (Mss 80) PHOTOGRAPHS--PRINTS (P)

Box
5
Folder
41
item
P80/1

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