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Daughters of the American Revolution. Jane Parks McDowell Chapter Records

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Daughters of the American Revolution. Jane Parks McDowell Chapter Records

Daughters of the American Revolution. Jane Parks McDowell Chapter records
MS0331

Summary Information

Repository
J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte
Creator
Daughters of the American Revolution. Jane Parks McDowell Chapter (Mecklenburg County, N.C.).
Title
Daughters of the American Revolution. Jane Parks McDowell Chapter records
ID
MS0331
Date [inclusive]
1960-2001
Extent
12.0 Linear inches
Language
English
Abstract
The records of the Jane Parks McDowell chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution contains records and scrapbooks documenting the history and activities of the chapter from its founding in 1960 to 2001.

Preferred Citation note

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

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Biographical/Historical note

In October of 1780 a detachment of the British army encamped at Charlotte evacuated the area to relocate in South Carolina. Along the way, the British soldiers encountered McDowell’s plantation and began seizing any goods of value. The commanding officer of this detachment was named Captain McDowell, and upon learning that the name of this property was the same as his own, he ordered his men to return the goods they taken. Soon, they continued their march southward. Jane Parks McDowell was at the plantation at the time; and once she was confident that the British army had completely left the area, she saddled a horse and rode through the night (taking her infant child with her) to inform American forces of the direction of British troop movements. This information enabled the American forces to continue their harassment of the British in the Carolinas.

The Jane Parks McDowell Chapter of the Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution was founded on February 1, 1960, under the leadership of the North Carolina State Regent, Mrs. William D. Holmes, Junior; Mrs. A. M. Cornwell (state Vice Regent) and Mrs. Max Holland, who became the first regent of this chapter. Their programs usually include guest speakers who discuss informative historical issues relevant to the interest of DAR members. This chapter also participates in patriotic ceremonies, activities, and anniversaries with other DAR chapters at the state and national levels.

Sources: The Charlotte Observer, June 5, 1927. DAR Jane Parks McDowell Records, Mss 331.

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Scope and Contents note

The records contain its organizational bylaws, newspaper clippings (concerning its activities and awards that the chapter had earned over the years), historical notes, and several scrapbooks. Though a wide variety of information can be gleaned from the loose records in the collection, the greatest amount of information concerning this chapter is found in its scrapbooks, which date from 1960 to 2001. Another important source of chapter history and information is found in its annual yearbooks. An incomplete list of these yearbooks in found in series I of this collection. Other volumes have been glued into the scrapbooks.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte August 2009

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

Revision Description

Encoded October 2009

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

Mrs. Grace Elkins, in 2003.

Processing Information note

Processed by Robert A. McInnes, 2009.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

DAR – Liberty Hall Chapter Records, Mss 147. DAR – Mecklenburg Chapter Records, Mss 80. DAR – Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence Ch. Records, Mss 146. Junior DAR Records, Mss 389

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Daughters of the American Revolution. Jane Parks McDowell Chapter (Mecklenburg County, N.C.).

Personal Name(s)

  • McDowell, Jane Parks

Subject(s)

  • Clubs--North Carolina--Mecklenburg County
  • Women--North Carolina--Mecklenburg County--Societies and clubs

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Loose Records

Scope and Contents note

Containing files of loose papers

Box Folder

Bylaws

1 1

Certificates and Awards

1 2

History of the Chapter

1 3

Miscellaneous

1 4

Newspaper Clippings

1 5

Year books 1972-2001

Scope and Contents note

1972-73; 1974-75; 1982-83; 1983-84; 1984-85; 1986-87; 1994-95; 1996-97; 1997-98; 1998-99; 1999-00; 2000-01

1 6

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Series II: Scrapbooks

Scope and Contents note

Containing the scrapbooks that the chapter had compiled from the time of its founding in 1960 until 2001.

Box

Volume I 1960-1972

2

Volume II 1974-1979

2

Volume III 1979-1996

3

Volume IV 1996-1999

Scope and Contents note

(unbound)

3

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Box Folder item

Photographs of the DAR monument to Jane Parks McDowell. circa 1990s

Scope and Contents note

TITLE IN ALLCAPS AND BOLD (Mss 331) PHOTOGRAPHS—PRINTS (P) BOX P38:11

38 11 331/1-4