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Daughters of the American Revolution, Mecklenburg Chapter, records

 Collection
Identifier: MS0080

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of the records of the Mecklenburg Chapter DAR. Material includes membership applications; minutes of chapter and executive board meetings; histories of the chapter and the state organization; and a list of tombstone inscriptions in Charlotte's Settlers Cemetery. The Daughters of the American Revolution, Mecklenburg Chapter (Charlotte, N.C.)

Dates

  • 1898 - 1993

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Historical Note

The first chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) in North Carolina, the Mecklenburg Chapter was organized in Charlotte on September 29, 1898. Mrs. Edward Dilworth Latta and Mrs. Stonewall (Mary Anna) Jackson were influential in the chapter's organization. Jackson was elected the first regent of the chapter. The chapter meets monthly and sponsors many community projects. In addition to patriotic activities, the Mecklenburg DAR is involved with charitable organizations such as the American Red Cross, Crossnore School, and the Hezekiah Alexander House. They also work with Native Americans, veterans, and local college scholarships. The chapter also assists in the placement of historic markers in the county. On the state level, the Mecklenburg Chapter has provided officers and hosted meetings.

Extent

2 Linear Feet

Overview

Records of the first DAR chapter in North Carolina, founded in 1898. Contains membership applications, including that of Mary Anna Morrison Jackson, widow of General Stonewall Jackson; minutes of chapter and executive board meetings; histories of the chapter and the state organization; and a list of tombstone inscriptions in Settlers Cemetery in uptown Charlotte.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Daughters of the American Revolutions, Mecklenburg Chapter, 1982, 1994.

Related Materials

Willis Irwin Henderson papers, ms430
Title
Records of the Mecklenburg Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Status
Completed
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Contact:
Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
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Charlotte 28223 United Stated