Daughters of the American Revolution, Abraham Baldwin Chapter records
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Daughters of the American Revolution, Abraham Baldwin Chapter records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: University of West Georgia
Creator: Daughters of the American Revolution. Abraham Baldwin Chapter (Carroll County, Ga.).
Title: Daughters of the American Revolution, Abraham Baldwin Chapter records
Dates: ca. 1914, 1953-2016
Quantity: 12.26 Linear feet (14 boxes)
Abstract:The Daughters of the American Revolution, Abraham Baldwin Chapter, was chartered on April 1, 1953. It is the second DAR organization to be organized within Carroll County after the McIntosh Reserve Chapter (1914-1918). The Abraham Baldwin Chapter is active within the National and State Societies of the Daughters of the American Revolution. It participates in various community activities and as well as offers various awards.
Identification: LH-0074

Biographical/Historical Note

The Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890, committed to preserving American history and fostering patriotism. To be eligible for membership, a woman must be at least eighteen years of age and be able to trace her lineage to a patriot of the American Revolution. The Abraham Baldwin Chapter was chartered on April 1, 1953 and is the second DAR organization chartered in Carroll County after the McIntosh Reserve Chapter. The McIntosh Reserve Chapter was active from 1914 to 1918 and named after the Creek Indian chief, William McIntosh. One goal of the current Abraham Baldwin Chapter was to create the McIntosh Reserve Park near Whitesburg where McIntosh’s plantation Lockchau Talofau, or “Acorn Bluff” was located and where McIntosh would be killed by Upper Creek warriors after surrendering all their land to Georgia.

The Abraham Baldwin Chapter was named in honor of Abraham Baldwin who was born in 1754. Baldwin was a State Legislature, known as the Father of the Georgia State University system. He was also present at the Constitutional Convention of 1787 and helped draft the United States Constitution. In 1788, Baldwin would be elected to the United States Congress as a Representative. He served as a Representative for Georgia until 1798 and then was elected to the Senate where he would serve until his death in 1807.

The Abraham Baldwin Chapter is active within the National and State Societies of the Daughters of the American Revolution. It participates in various community activities and as well as offers various awards. The Chapter is also still an ongoing organization in which eligible members can join.


Scope and Content Note

The organizational records of the Daughter of the American Revolution, Abraham Baldwin Chapter consist of a cookbook, correspondence, a 1914 list of Oliver Bowen (McIntosh Reserve) Chapter members, organizational minutes, a Regent’s notebook, twenty-six scrapbooks, and a Yearbook. The scrapbooks include various newspaper articles and photographs about the activities of the Abraham Baldwin Chapter, as well as some background information on the organization. The Regent’s notebook contains various reports while Violette Denney was Regent including annual contest entry forms, community service awards, Honor Roll reports, Master Questionnaires, miscellaneous events, NSDAR Chapter Achievement Award reports, and Reports for Proceedings Book.


Index Terms

Carroll County (Ga.)--History.
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Societies, etc.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Daughters of the American Revolution, Abraham Baldwin Chapter records. Annie Belle Weaver Special Collections, Irvine Sullivan Ingram Library, University of West Georgia.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Given by Tina Clune, Regent, and Violette H. Denney, Past Regent, Daughter of the American Revolution, Abraham Baldwin Chapter, in October 2013. Denney donated a small addition to the records in November 2013. Another small accession came November 2013 as transfers from the Neva Lomason Library. Further additions were donated by Violette Denney in April 2015 and June 2015.

Processing Information note

Processed by Candice Larson in October 2013, January 2014, and January 2016.

Sponsorship


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to all users; no restrictions

Conditions Governing Use note

The Daughters of the American Revolution, Abraham Baldwin Chapter, retains all copyrights. For copyright permission contact the current chapter Regent.


Related Material

See Daughters of the American Revolution, McIntosh Reserve Chapter, LH-0051


Container List

 

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1Scrapbook, 1953-1965
 

Box

2Scrapbook, 1964-1974
 
Scrapbook, 1976-1980
 
Scrapbook, 1984-1986
 

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3Scrapbook, 1985-1986
 
Scrapbook, 1988-1989
 
Scrapbook, 1989-1990
 
Scrapbook, 1990-1991
 

Box

4Scrapbook, 1991-1992
 
Scrapbook, 1992
 
Scrapbook, 1993
 

Box

5Scrapbook, 1994-1995
 
Scrapbook, 1995-1996
 
Scrapbook, 1996-1997
 

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6Scrapbook, 1997-1998
 
Scrapbook, 1998-1999
 
Scrapbook, 1999-2000
 

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7Scrapbook, 2000-2001
 
Scrapbook, 2001-2002
 

Box

Fldr

81Scrapbook [1 of 3], 2003-2004
 
2Scrapbook [2 of 3], 2003-2004
 
3Scrapbook [3 of 3], 2003-2004
 
4Scrapbook [1 of 4], 2004
 
5Scrapbook [2 of 4], 2004
 
6Scrapbook [3 of 4], 2004
 
7Scrapbook [4 of 4], 2004
 
8Scrapbook [1 of 2], 2005-2006
 
9Scrapbook [2 of 2], 2005-2006
 

Box

9Scrapbook, 2006-2007
 
Scrapbook, 2006-1008
 

Box

10Scrapbook, 2008-2009
 
Scrapbook, 2009-2010
 
Scrapbook, 2010-2011
 

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11Scrapbook, 2011-2012
 
Scrapbook, 2013-2014
 

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Fldr

12150th Anniversary Cookbook, 2003
 
2Brochures, 2014 - 2016
 
3Correspondence, 1983-1987
 
4Correspondence, 2000-2004
 
5Liberty Love Day, 1985
 
6List of Members Oliver Bowen (McIntosh Reserve) Chapter, 1914
 
7Minutes, 1999-2004
 
8Miscellaneous, 1980s
 
9National DAR materials, 1980s
Contains handouts and items pertaining to National DAR actions, facts, policies, and protocols.
 
10 National Historical Magazine, Jan - June 1941
 
11 National Historical Magazine, July - Dec 1941
 

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Fldr

131 National Historical Magazine, 1945
 
2 National Historical Magazine, 1946
 
3Newsletter, January 2015
 
4Newsletter - Kate Duncan Smith DAR School News, vol. 5 no. 1, Sept 1987
 
5Newspaper clippings, 1986
 
6Regent’s Notebook [1 of 5], 2000-2004
 
7Regent’s Notebook [2 of 5], 2000-2004
 

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Fldr

141Regent’s Notebook [3 of 5], 2000-2004
 
2Regent’s Notebook [4 of 5], 2000-2004
 
3Regent’s Notebook [5 of 5], 2000-2004
 
4Sign-up sheet - Festival at West Georgia College, 1986 Nov 1-2
 
5State Workshop sessions, 1982
 
6Yearbook, 1972-1973