Colonel William Christian Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Records

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Title

Colonel William Christian Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Records

Subject

Blacksburg (Va.)
Women
Local/Regional History and Appalachian South

Description

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.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.

Date

1935/1990s

Identifier

Ms2014-013

Bibliographic Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Colonel William Christian Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Records, Ms2014-013, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

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