Manuscript MS-003



SOURCE:  LaGrange Chapter, N.S.D.A.R., 1983

SIZE:  4.5 linear feet

SHELVING UNITS:4 document boxes

                11 volumes (scrapbooks)




     The Susannah Elliott Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution organized in LaGrange in 1894 as one of the first D.A.R. chapters in Georgia only to disband in November, 1902. The LaGrange Chapter organized February 5, 1920, and has remained active as a patriotic and service organization of women since that time.

     The N.S.D.A.R. is open to women who can prove descent from a soldier or other individual who materially aided the cause of American independence. The Society's objects are to perpetuate the memory and the spirit of the men and women who achieved American independence, to foster patriotic citizenship, and to promote the development of an enlightened public opinion.

     A paper titled "History of the LaGrange Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, 1920-1956~, (box 1, folder 1) by Louise Haralson Holder, recounts the chapter's early activities. More recent accomplishments are documented in scrapbooks dating from 1976. Details on specific projects can be found in the miscellaneous committee reports (1980-1987) and minutes of monthly meetings (1975-1987). Yearbooks (1964-) contain membership rosters, lists of officers and monthly program schedules. (New records and scrapbooks are periodically added to the collection.)

     LaGrange Chapter member, Mrs. Neil Glass, served as State Editor and Press Relations Chairman, 1950-1952. Two scrapbooks prepared by Mrs. Glass contain newspaper clippings relating to state and national D.A.R. activities during the early fifties.

     A chapter of Children of the American Revolution was sponsored by the LaGrange D.A.R. chapter from the late 1920s through the 1940s. Membership applications, including pedigree charts, contain genealogical data on many of Troup County's oldest families. Minutes, treasurers' reports, and a few items of correspondence (1928-1948) comprise the chapters' business records. Five copies of Children of the American Revolution Magazine, 1942-1947, describe the Society's national activities.



Box 1  Historical and Business Records

Folder     1  Application for charter, Susannah Elliott Chapter, N.S.D.A.R., 26 November 1895

             "History LaGrange Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, 1920-1956," Louise Haralson Holder

             Roster of patriot ancestors, LaGrange Chapter, n.d.

             Roster of LaGrange (and Sussannah Elliott) Chapter members, 1894-1966

     2  Certificates of merit to LaGrange Chapter members, 1954-1960

             Newspaper clippings, 1959-1960

     3  Miscellaneous national D.A.R. publications, 1947

     4  Minutes, 1975-1987

             Treasurers' reports, 1982-1987

     5  Yearbooks, 1964-1965, 1967-1968, 1976-1987


Box 2  Committee Reports, 1980-1987

Folder     1  American heritage

     2  American Indians

     3  Americanism and D.A.R. manual for citizenship

     4  Annual letters

     5  Annual reports of regents

     6  Budget

     7  By-laws

     8  Centennial Jubilee

     9  Chaplain

     10  Children of the American Revolution

     11  Conservation

     12  Cooperation with Sons of the American Revolution

     13  Correspondence

     14  Corresponding Secretary

     15  Constitution Week

     16  Continental Congress

     17  Executive Committee minutes

     18  Fall Board of Management

     19  Flag

     20  First Vice Regent

     21  Genealogical records

     22  Georgia Day

     23  D.A.R. Good Citizens

     24  Graves of Revolutionary soldiers

     25  Historian

     26  Histories of Revolutionary soldiers

     27  Honor roll

     28  Inactive committees

     29  Insignia

     30  Internal Revenue Service

     31  Junior American Citizens

     32  Junior membership

     33  Liberty Love Day

     34  Librarian

     35  Lineage research

     36  D.A.R. Magazine

     37  Meadow Garden

     38  Medals and prizes

     39  Membership

     40  D.A.R. Museum

     41  National defense

     42  Parliamentary procedures and protocol

     43  Press book

     44  President General

     45  Print-outs


Box 3  Committee Reports, 1980-1987

Folder     1-2  Programs

     3  Public relations

     4  Recording Secretary

     5  Regent

     6  Registrar

     7  Resolutions

     8  D.A.R. School

     9  Scholarships

     10  Scrapbook

     11  Service for veteran patients

     12  State conference

     13  State Regent

     14  Textbook study

     15  Transportation safety

     16  Treasurer


Box 4  Children of the American Revolution

Folder     1  Correspondence, 1936-1948

     2-3  Minutes, 1928-1948

     4  Treasurers' reports, 1928-1935

     5  Children of the American Revolution Magazine, 1942-1947

     6-10  Membership applications



Scrapbooks (11 volumes), 1950-1952, 1976, 1979-1983, 1985-1989



Children of the American Revolution

Patriotic organizations



Women's organizations