Daughters of the American Revolution. Bitter Root Chapter (Missoula, Mont.) Records, 1880-2017 PDF XML
- Daughters of the American Revolution. Bitter Root Chapter (Missoula, Mont.)
- Daughters of the American Revolution. Bitter Root Chapter (Missoula, Mont.) Records
- 1880-2017 (inclusive)18802017
- 9.25 linear feet
- Collection Number
- Mss 013 (collection)
- The Bitter Root Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution was organized in 1919. The collection includes meeting minutes, clippings about chapter activities, scrapbooks, and historical records relating to Montana and the Bitter Root Valley.
- University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
University of Montana
32 Campus Dr. #9936
- Access Restrictions
Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and the University of Montana-Missoula.
- Funding for creating this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historic Publications and Records Commission. Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is a women's organization with three objectives: historical preservation, educational pursuits, and patriotic endeavors. The DAR image is one of service to home, country, and God. DAR works to preserve the heritage of the United States through historic tours, restorations and markers, museums, and genealogical research. They emphasize education through citizenship classes, youth development, programs and announcements on TV and radio, DAR-approved schools, student scholarship and loan funds, and patriotic publications. To be a member, one must be at least eighteen years of age and in direct lineal descent of a man or woman who served in the armed forces or as a civil officer in one of the colonies or states, was a recognized patriot, or was an individual who gave material aid in the fight for American independence. The Montana state society DAR began in 1894, and the Bitter Root chapter, which formed the bulk of this collection, organized in 1919 with twelve charter members.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The collection contains meeting minutes, scrapbooks, and genealogical records from the Bitter Root Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes. Copyright not transferred to the University of Montana.
Daughters of the American Revolution. Bitter Root Chapter (Missoula, Mont.) Records, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana--Missoula.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
The collection is divided into ten series:
Series I: Meeting Minutes, 17 folders, 1919-2015
Series II: Procedures, 2 folders, 1919-2012
Series III: Correspondence, 1 folder, 1940-1980
Series IV: Newspaper Clippings, 16 folders, 1912-1995
Series V: History, Genealogy, and Related Materials, 28 folders, 1880-2019
Series VI: State Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 4 folders, 1894-1999
Series VII: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 3 folders, 1939-1991
Series VIII: Yearbooks, 4 folders, 1929-2000
Series IX: Scrapbooks, 4.5 linear feet, 1952-2017
Series X: Financial Ledger, 1 ledger, 1949-1989
Gift of Mrs. H.W. Gregory, 1974. Gift of the Bitter Root Chapter of the DAR, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2019.
The collection was first processed in 1998. In 2008, DAR scrapbooks originally placed in the Juliet Gregory papers (Mss 192) were reincorporated with the DAR records. Additional scrapbooks and DAR records donated to the Archives between 1974 and 2008 were also placed in the DAR collection at that time. The 2006-2008 scrapbooks in Box OS 3 were acquired in 2009. The 2008-2010 scrapbook was acquired in 2011. The 2010-2011 scrapbook was acquired in 2012. Scrapbooks, minutes and a few folders for the Historical series were donated in 2019.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Series I: Meeting Minutes , 1919-2015Return to Top
This series includes minutes to Bitter Root chapter general meetings and board meetings. Member attendance sheets, monthly and yearly treasurer reports, and newspaper clippings are also included.
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Series II: Procedures , 1919-2012Return to Top
This series contains chapter by-laws, monthly and yearly treasurer's reports, meeting rituals, duties of DAR secretaries, presentations, National Defense Committee report, a blank letterhead, as well as an exhaustive list of Bitter Root chapter DAR members.
Series III: Correspondence , 1940-1980Return to Top
Included are thank you, membership and resignation letters, letters from national and state committees, Albert L. Stone, and Elers Koch, and letters regarding the DAR Outstanding Home Economics Award and the Deaf Citizens of Montana.
Series IV: Newspaper Clippings , 1912-1995Return to Top
This series includes newspaper clippings pertaining to the history of Missoula, the Bitter Root valley and Montana, and photos of Montana governors 1864 to 1925. Also included are articles about chapter meetings, activities, guest speakers, state convention, award winners, and editorials on behalf of DAR. This series also includes Press Books that were compiled by the DAR.
Series V: History, Genealogy, and Related Materials , 1880-2019Return to Top
This series contains papers on numerous historical subjects relating to western Montana, including excerpts from the January 1, 1892 Missoula Gazette, church and mission histories, church records of baptisms, burials, and marriages, the history of the Missoula Library, Missoula, Missoula County and the Bitter Root valley, the history of the Bitter Root chapter DAR, historical landmarks, tombstone inscriptions, the early history of the Forest Service, biographies of Franklin Hargraves Woody, Hiram Knowles, John B. Catlin, De Loss Smith, Francis Dean Brown, and James Walsh, the history of the As You Like It Club and of the first president of Montana State University.
Montana and Missoula History
University and Organizational Histories
Church Records and Tombstone Inscriptions, 1871-1943
Genealogical Records, 1883-1892
Genealogical Records, 1889-1892
Genealogical Records, 1892-1902
Genealogical Records, 1893-1895
Genealogical Records, 1897-1901
Montana State Society Daughters of the American Revolution History, Bitter Root Chapter, 1894-1984
Update to the Montana State Centennial History Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 5, 1894-2008
Bitter Root Chapter the First One Hundred Years
125 Years of Service to Montana, Publication
Series VI: State Society Daughters of the American Revolution , 1894-1999Return to Top
Included are state by-laws, dues, correspondence, conference programs, scholarship fund materials, and a history of the state society, comprised of biographies of state regents, state chapter histories of all seventeen chapters, history of the student loan and scholarship fund and historic markers, and a comprehensive membership roll.
By-laws and Correspondence
State Conference Programs
State Society DAR history
State Centennial History, 1894-1994
State History, 1970-1980
Montana Scholarship Fund
Series VII: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution , 1939-1991Return to Top
This series contains publications of the National Defense Committee, National Defense through Patriotic Education Committee, and DAR-approved schools.
series Series VIII: Year Books, 1929-2000Return to Top
Year Books include membership and event information.
Series IX: Scrapbooks, 1952-2017Return to Top
Scrapbooks typically include photographs, programs, correspondence and newspaper clippings.
Series X: Financial Ledger, 1949-1989Return to Top
Ledger book documenting membership payments and chapter income and expenses.
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Patriotic societies--Montana--Missoula
- Women--Montana--Missoula--Societies and clubs
- United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Societies, etc.
- Daughters of the American Revolution
- Daughters of the American Revolution. Montana State Society