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Title Lake Agassiz Daughters of the American Revolution Collection
Call Number MSS 196
Extent 3 Boxes
Dates of Creation 1916-1952
Creator Lake Agazzis DAR
Scope & Content The records document the founding and endeavors of the Lake Agassiz chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Moorhead, Minnesota between the years 1916 and 1952. The records included are correspondence from the early development stages of the chapter, the original bylaws, and original members roster. Newspaper clippings, programs, yearbooks, and records from the regents, registrar, and secretary are also located in the collection, as are scrapbooks compiled by the chapter historians.
Admin/Biographical History The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 and incorporated by Congress in 1896. Frustrated by the lack of patriotic clubs and groups open to women at the time, female descendants of American Revolutionary War soldiers and officers founded the D.A.R. in order to perpetuate the memory of those soldiers. Their objectives, both then and today, are Historic Preservation, Education, and Patriotism.
The Lake Agassiz chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in Moorhead, Minnesota in 1917 and officially recognized in 1918. There were sixteen original members of the chapter and their early work included efforts to aid the World War I effort.
Subjects Daughters of the American Revolution
Agassiz, Lake
Access Conditions There are no access restrictions on the materials, and the collection is open to all members of the public in accordance with state law.
Copyrights The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright of the state of Minnesota which may be involved in the use of this collection.
Language of Material English
Archival History Donated in 1936 by Mrs. Edgar Sharp (36.167)
Donated by Lake Agassiz Daughters of the American Revolution (37.75)
Donated by Edgar and Grace Sharp (64.36.1)
Containers Lake Agassiz DAR Regent’s Reports 1927-34
Lake Agassiz DAR Registrar’s Reports 1918-32
Lake Agassiz DAR Secretary’s Reports 1928-34
Lake Agassiz DAR Historian’s Reports 1932
Lake Agassiz DAR Treasury Report 1928-32
Lake Agassiz DAR Club History
Lake Agassiz DAR Yearbooks 1920-50
Lake Agassiz DAR Invitations/Programs 1918-22
Lake Agassiz DAR Correspondence 1923-29
Lake Agassiz DAR Newspapers, Articles, Clippings 1922-31
Journal (Small)
Scrapbook (Large)
Historian’s Record/Scrapbook (Black) 1932-40
Scrapbook (Brown) 1916-52