University of West Georgia
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|
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|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.|
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.
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.
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.
See Daughters of the American Revolution, McIntosh Reserve Chapter, LH-0051
|8||1||Scrapbook [1 of 3], 2003-2004|
|2||Scrapbook [2 of 3], 2003-2004|
|3||Scrapbook [3 of 3], 2003-2004|
|4||Scrapbook [1 of 4], 2004|
|5||Scrapbook [2 of 4], 2004|
|6||Scrapbook [3 of 4], 2004|
|7||Scrapbook [4 of 4], 2004|
|8||Scrapbook [1 of 2], 2005-2006|
|9||Scrapbook [2 of 2], 2005-2006|
|12||1||50th Anniversary Cookbook, 2003|
|6||List of Members Oliver Bowen (McIntosh Reserve) Chapter, 1914|
|9||National DAR materials, 1980s|
|Contains handouts and items pertaining to National DAR actions, facts, policies, and protocols.|
National Historical Magazine, Jan - June 1941|
National Historical Magazine, July - Dec 1941|
National Historical Magazine, 1945|
National Historical Magazine, 1946|
|3||Newsletter, January 2015|
Kate Duncan Smith DAR School News, vol. 5 no. 1, Sept 1987|
|5||Newspaper clippings, 1986|
|6||Regent’s Notebook [1 of 5], 2000-2004|
|7||Regent’s Notebook [2 of 5], 2000-2004|
|14||1||Regent’s Notebook [3 of 5], 2000-2004|
|2||Regent’s Notebook [4 of 5], 2000-2004|
|3||Regent’s Notebook [5 of 5], 2000-2004|
|4||Sign-up sheet - Festival at West Georgia College, 1986 Nov 1-2|
|5||State Workshop sessions, 1982|