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Floyd Courthouse Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Records,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2005-008

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the records of the Floyd Courthouse Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The collection consists largely of the chapter's meeting minutes, which also include attendance rolls. The collection also contains several of the chapter's yearbooks. Also found here, under the title "Centennial Gift to the Chapters of the Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution," is a set of the chapter's yearly reports to the state organization for the years 1932 to 1997. Among the miscellaneous materials found in the collection are a few pieces of correspondence, a 1959 speech text, and newspaper clippings.

Dates

  • 1935 - 2004

Creator

Language of Materials

The materials in the collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials. Reproduction or digitization of materials for personal or research use can be requested using our reproduction/digitization form: http://bit.ly/scuareproduction. Reproduction or digitization of materials for publication or exhibit use can be requested using our publication/exhibition form: http://bit.ly/scuapublication. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives (specref@vt.edu or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.

Historical Note

Founded in Washington, D. C. in 1890, the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution arose from a desire on the part of women to participate more fully in an upsurge of patriotism during the late nineteenth century. A volunteer service organization, the DAR's mission objectives involve patriotism, preservation of American history, and education. With membership restricted to women who can prove a direct descent from a participant in the American Revolution, the DAR by 2004 encompassed approximately 170,000 members in nearly 2,300 chapters.

The Floyd Courthouse Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution was organized in Floyd, Virginia on December 23, 1931. Anne Simmons Proffitt served as the first chapter regent. The chapter, with an initial membership of 14, has held regular meetings since its founding, with each meeting featuring a program relating to the DAR's interests in patriotism, historic preservation and education. The chapter has also undertaken various projects to coincide with DAR objectives.

Extent

0.5 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Abstract

This collection consists of the records of Floyd Courthouse Chapter (Floyd, Virginia) chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, including minutes, yearbooks, and yearly reports.

Arrangement

The collection in arranged in five series by type of content. Series I: Administrative Information includes history of the organization generated by the chapter. Series II: Awards contains a newspaper clipping about the award-giving history. Series III: Correspondence consists of July 1983 letters from the chapter and national organization. Series IV: Minutes contains more than 50 years of chapter meeting minutes. Series V: Publications includes individual newspaper clippings and several editions of chapter yearbooks.

The series are organized in alphabetical order. Materials within each series are in chronological order at the folder level.

Source of Acquisition

The Floyd Courthouse Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Records were donated to the Special Collections in 2005.

Related Archival Materials

Ms 1995-019, Alleghany Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Records, 1890-2010. Finding aid available online.

Ms2014-013, Colonel William Christian Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Records, 1935-1990s. Finding aid available online.

Library Catalog by the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. CS47 .D38 1983 Special Collections.

Proceedings of the ... State Conference, Virginia Daughters of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (journal). 53rd (1949) - 55th (1951) editions. E202.5 .V85 Special Collections.

Virginia State Conference of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (journal). 32nd (1928)-35th (1931) editions. E202.5 .V85 Special Collections.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Floyd Courthouse Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Records by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement and description of the Floyd Courthouse Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Records commenced and was completed in March 2005.

In 2015, the contents list of the finding aid was reorganized to reflect the arrangement of collections from two other local chapters of the NSDAR (Colonel William Christian Chapter, Ms2014-013, and Alleghany Chapter, Ms1995-019).

Title
A Guide to the Floyd Courthouse, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Records 1935-2004
Status
Completed
Author
John M. Jackson
Date
2005 (CC0 1.0)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Revision Statements

  • 2020-10-12: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Contact:
Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US
540-231-6308