Daughters of the American Revolution Yearbooks Collection
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of Daughters of the American Revolution yearbooks, including the District of Columbia State Chapter and District of Columbia Local Chapters, from 1924-1962.
- Creation: 1924-1962
- Daughters of the American Revolution. District of Columbia (Organization)
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Use
No known restrictions.
Biographical / Historical
The Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 as a service organization dedicated to the promotion of patriotism, historic preservation, and education. The DAR is open to any woman, at least 18 years of age, who can prove blood lineal descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence.
The District of Columbia State Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution was established in 1891, with local chapters forming as early as 1892. Though there were once as many as 60 local chapters, most have either disbanded or merged together. As of 2020, there are 18 local chapters in D.C.
0.5 Linear feet
Processed without series.
The materials in this collection were relocated from DC Public Library Special Collection’s vertical files and the Cutter collection.
Basic archival procedures were used at the time of processing.
- Daughters of the American Revolution
- An inventory of Daughters of the American Revolution Yearbooks at DC Public Library
- Finding aid prepared by Ryan P. Semmes.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Code for undetermined script
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