Creator

Date Original

1959-1999

Description

This collection contains the official board minutes of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in Arkansas. Included in these minutes are membership lists and committee and budget reports from 1959 to 1999.

Biographical/Historical Note

The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America was founded in 1891, and is an organization for women with an ancestor who came to America before 1750 and contributed to the Colonial Period by serving in some type of official position. The society is involved in museums and historical preservation and restoration, owning forty-one historic properties, while providing financial and volunteer support to thirty additional properties nationwide. The Arkansas division was organized January 26, 1898, and has provided support for many historical preservation projects. The Arkansas Colonial Dames played a large role in the 1930s restoration of buildings that are now part of Historic Arkansas Museum, and donated funds to the Old State House in 1986. The Arkansas division has also assisted the Arkansas History Commission in copying and preserving early Arkansas Post court records.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

MG.02861

Resource Type

Text

Collection

National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, State of Arkansas, records, MG.02861

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, State of Arkansas, records, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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