This collection includes lineage books of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution containing the numbers and genealogies of NSDAR members, as well as magazines presenting messages from the society's president general, articles on historical events, and news from different departments of the NSDAR. It also includes yearbooks, publications, minutes, scrapbooks, and programs for the Arkansas state chapter, as well as its regional and local ones.
The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) is a lineage-based membership organization of women. It was founded on October 11, 1890, in Washington D.C. and was incorporated by a Congressional charter in 1896. Their objectives are historic preservation, education, and patriotism. In December of 1893, the first Arkansas chapter was founded in Little Rock. The organization has expanded to about 47 chapters today. The first state conference was held in 1909 and is still being held yearly. From its formation in 1905, the Arkansas State Archives has actively been collecting materials from the NSDAR. This collection contains a small portion of what the archives holds. Along with our library holdings, we also have many individual manuscripts. The following are a small portion of what the Arkansas State Archives has: MS879 Robert Rosamon Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Scrapbook; MS839 Daughters of the American Revolution Flag Competition entries; MS644 Sara Shoemaker Papers; SMC Box 88 Number 3 DAR Charter of Little Rock Centennial Chapter; SMC Box 88 Number 19 Mrs. Francis Hanger DAR Election Certificate; SMC Box 88 Number 20 DAR Gilbert Marshall Chapter Charter; SMC Box 88 Number 23 DAR Charter for Little Rock Chapter; SMC Box 88 Number 27 DAR Certificate for Mrs. Francis Hanger; SMC Box 88 Number 29 DAR Chapter for Little Rock B. Gaither Chapter; SMC Box 121 Number 3 DAR Frontier Days of Arkansas Game; SMC Box 145 Number 1 Lena Meriwether Haynie DAR application; and SMC Box 171 Number 11 Clara Eno letter.
Document, 8.5" x 11"
National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) records, MS.000608
Arkansas State Archives
Arkansas State Archives
National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) records, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.
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