A Guide to the Floyd Courthouse, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Records, 1935-2004 Floyd Courthouse, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Records Ms2005-008

Floyd Courthouse, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Records, 1935-2004

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Collection Number Ms2005-008


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2005-008
Title
Floyd Courthouse Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Records, 1935-2004
Physical Characteristics
0.5 cu. ft. 1 box
Creator
Daughters of the American Revolution. Floyd Courthouse Chapter. (Floyd, Va)
Language
English
Abstract
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.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Floyd Courthouse Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Records must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Floyd Courthouse Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Records, Ms2005-008 - Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

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

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).


Historical Information

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.

Scope and Content

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.

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.


Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • Daughters of the American Revolution. Floyd Courthouse Chapter. (Floyd, Va)
  • Geographical Names:

  • Floyd County (Va.)
  • Subjects:

  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Women--History

Contents List

Series I: Administrative Information, 1959, 2004, n.d.
  • Box-folder 1-15
    Address to the Meeting of the VA DAR, March 17, 1959
  • Box-folder 1-16
    Information About the Floyd Courthouse Chapter DAR's Organization and History, c. 2004
  • Box-folder 1-22
    Cover of a Pamphlet for the Floyd Courthouse DAR Chapter
Series II: Awards, 1997
  • Box-folder 1-13
    "Centennial Gift to the Chapters of the Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution from Mrs. H. T. N. Graves, State Regent," [1997]
Series III: Correspondence, 1983
  • Box-folder 1-19
    NSDAR Correspondence, July 1983
Series IV: Minutes, 1935-1985, n.d.
  • Box-folder 1-1
    1935-1942
  • Box-folder 1-2
    1943-1950
  • Box-folder 1-3
    1951-1955
  • Box-folder 1-4
    1956-1959
  • Box-folder 1-5
    1960-1968
  • Box-folder 1-6
    1969-1975
  • Box-folder 1-7
    1976-1978
  • Box-folder 1-8
    1979-1980
  • Box-folder 1-9
    1981-1982
  • Box-folder 1-10
    1983-1985
  • Box-folder 1-18
    Undated Minutes
Series V: Publications, 1959-2001, n.d.
  • Box-folder 1-11
    Yearbooks, 1959-1989
  • Box-folder 1-12
    Yearbooks, 1992-2001
  • Newspaper Clippings, 1986, n.d.
    • Box-folder 1-14
      "DAR Good Citizen Named" Article, The Floyd Press, January 3, 1986
    • Box-folder 1-21
      "Floyd Courthouse DAR has Meeting," The Floyd Press, March 20, 1986
    • Box-folder 1-17
      "DAR Patriots Take Conservative Stand" by Brian O'Neill
    • Box-folder 1-20
      Photocopy of a Newspaper Photograph of the Fall Conference of the Southwest District DAR