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Germantown Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution records


Held at: Germantown Historical Society [Contact Us]5501 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19144

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Germantown Historical Society. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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"The DAR [Daughters of the American Revolution], founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children... As one of the most inclusive genealogical societies in the country, DAR boasts 170,000 members in 3,000 chapters across the United States and internationally. Any woman 18 years or older--regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background--who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible for membership."

The Germantown Chapter of the DAR was founded in 1898.

This collection contains scrapbooks, administrative records, and pamphlets/ephemera. The scrapbooks, which constitute the largest part of the collection, date from 1898-1978. A rough inventory of the remainder of the collection is listed as follows:

2 issues of National Historical Magazine (August 1939 and October 1940)

Envelope labeled in pencil "Old Inventories"

Envelope labeled in pencil "Mrs. Barndt's Records"

Checkbook, 1943-1944

Record book: "Reconstructed List of the Graves of Revolutionary Soldiers Marked by Germantown Chapter NSDAR"

Booklet: "Guests, NSDAR, Germantown Chapter"

Folder: "Final Report of the Special Relic Committee in regard to Chapter Possessions," May 6, 1969 Annual Meeting of Germantown Chapter, NSDAR

Notebook: "Information about graves and markers, both soldiers and members. For the Chapter Historian."

Folder: "Past Card parties, 1967-1979"

Paperback booklet: "Germantown Green: A Living Legacy of Gardens, Orchards, & Pleasure Gardens," published by Wyck Assn., 1982

Notebook: Roll Books, By-Laws, program of activities, membership lists etc., 1910-1986

Folder: Germantown Chapter NSDAR, Centennial booklet, 1898-1998

Secretary's notebook, Germantown Chapter NSDAR: Minutes, 1968-1971

Notebook: "1956-1959 notes on meetings, Gladys Geiger's"

Scrapbook: "Germantown Chapter NSDAR 1942-1943" (postcards, clippings, etc.)

Scrapbook: "Germantown Chapter NSDAR 1959-1962

Scrapbook: "Germantown Chapter NSDAR Historian's Records 1962-1965"

Scrapbook: "Germantown Chapter NSDAR Duties, Reports, etc. 1968-1974"

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Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Michael Gubicza through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories
This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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