Colonel William Christian Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Records,
Scope and Content
The collection contains administrative materials from the organization, programs and mementos from chapter and regional events, information about DAR memorials and markers, as well as articles featuring information about the Christiansburg Chapter.
- Daughters of the American Revolution. Colonel William Christian Chapter (Christiansburg, Va.) (Organization)
Collection is open for research.
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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 Colonel William Christian Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution was the Christiansburg Chapter of the NSDAR. The chapter was established in 1935 and stayed active throughout the rest of the twentieth century before being disbanded.
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The Colonel William Christian Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Records contain administrative papers, memorabilia, documents relating to community work, and correspondence from the now disbanded Christiansburg, VA, chapter. Papers date from the mid 1930s to the 1990s.
The records in this collection are organized into ten series, based on topics and subjects, and arranged alphabetically by title. The collection includes Series I: Administrative Materials, Series II: Awards, Series III: Brochures and Pamphlets, Series IV: Christiansburg DAR Chapter History, Series V: Correspondence, Series VI: Markers and Memorials, Series VII: Memorials and Funerals, Series VIII: Publications, Series IX: Special Events and Meetings, and Series X: Yearbooks and Photographs. Within each series, folders are in alphabetical order by title.
This collection was donated to Special Collections in 2014.
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Colonel William Christian Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Records was completed in November 2014.
- Colonel William Christian Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Records, 1935-1990s
- Betsy Reed, Graduate Assistant and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
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