The Resource National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Massanutton Chapter records

National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Massanutton Chapter records

Label
National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Massanutton Chapter records, 1895-2005
Title
National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Massanutton Chapter records
Inclusive dates
1895-2005
Title variation
Massanutton Chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution Collection,
Title variation date
1885-2005
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Consists of official papers of the Chapter: minutes, reports, yearbooks, and a small number of correspondence and subject files. Also included are 4 scrapbooks of clippings and notes
  • Subj/Corr. files: Awards given, awards received, bylaws, cemetery recs. & hist. mkrs., info. about Constitution Week, the Diamond Jubilee, 1971, the flag, history of the chapter, membership info., info. about the name "Massanutton," naturalization, pubs. & compilations, various reports, the ROTC medal and the commemorative stamp
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Biographical or historical data
The Massanutton Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution was chartered in 1897 by a group of prominent Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, Va. women. The name and spelling of "Massanutton" has been a topic of local interest for years. The Chapter has been an active one, initiating public celebrations such as Flag Day, George Washington's Birthday and Constitution Week. It has contributed to national war efforts over the decades and has supported various local endeavors such as equipping a local hospital room. The Chapter has placed several historical markers in the area, and sponsors programs and essay contests in local schools to stimulate an appreciation for American history. In the 1960's and 70's, members compiled several lists which were sent to the Virginia State Library, including a list of otherwise unnoted county graveyards - "A record of burial places in Rockingham County, Va."; "Church and family cemeteries, Eastern section, Rockingham County, Va."; a unique list of inns titled "Ordinaries of Rockingham County and Harrisonburg, Va. 1778-1855"; and a list of "Revolutionary soldiers, Rockingham County, Va." Also in recent years, the Chapter has held a ceremony after naturalization proceedings to welcome new citizens.
Cataloging source
VMC
Label
National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Massanutton Chapter records
Link
http://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/manuscripts/2001NSDAR.aspx
Arrangement
The collection is arranged in 4 series: Series I - Minutes, 1885-1991 -- Series II - Yearbooks, 1912-1991 -- Series III - Correspondence and Subject Files,1897-2005 -- Series IV - Scrapbooks, 1922-1981.
Control code
46597781
Cumulative index finding aids
See web link for Finding Aid.
Extent
4 Hollinger boxes, and 1 oversize manuscript box.
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections librarian. Copyright, where applicable, is maintained by the Massanutton Chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution. Anyone wishing to use any part of this collection for publication must acquire written permission from the Chapter
Immediate source of acquisition
The collection was placed on deposit by contract signed by Mrs. Mildred Onsgard, Regent, on November 6, 1985; additions through 2005.
Note
In order to streamline the process of applying collection numbers, Special Collections staff completed a large-scale renumbering campaign in the spring of 2017. This collection was previously cataloged as SC 2001.

Library Locations

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      Carrier Library Second Floor Room 203, MSC 1704, 880 Madison Drive, Harrisonburg, VA, 22807, US
      38.438299 -78.8741916
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