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Daughters of the American Revolution, Abraham Baldwin Chapter records

 Collection
Identifier: LH-0074

Scope and Contents note

The organizational records of the Daughters 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.

Dates

  • ca. 1914, 1953-2016

Creator

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.

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 was killed by Upper Creek warriors after surrendering all of their land to Georgia.

The Abraham Baldwin Chapter was named in honor of Abraham Baldwin who was born in 1754. Baldwin was a State Legislator, known as the Father of the Georgia State University system. He was present at the Constitutional Convention of 1787 and helped draft the United States Constitution. In 1788, Baldwin was elected to the United States Congress as a Representative. He served as a Representative for Georgia until 1798 and then was elected to the U.S. Senate where he served 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 offers various awards. The Chapter is also still an ongoing organization in which eligible members can join.

Extent

12.68 Linear feet (15 boxes)

Language

English

Overview

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.

Arrangement

Items in boxes 14 and 15 are additions arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Given by Tina Clune, Regent, and Violette H. Denney, Past Regent, Daughters 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 a transfer from the Neva Lomason Library. Further additions were donated by Violette Denney in April 2015, June 2015, and in February 2020.

Related Archival Materials note

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

Processing Information note

Processed by Candice Larson in October 2013, January 2014, and January 2016. Additions made by Jennah MacPherson in January 2020.
Title
Guide to the Daughters of the American Revolution, Abraham Baldwin Chapter Records
Subtitle
LH-0074
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Candice Larson
Date
October 2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Special Collections, Ingram Library
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton GA 30118-2000 United States