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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Daughters of the American Revolution. Anthony Wayne Chapter, Mankato, Minnesota. Collection, 1899 - 2001.
MSU Archives Collection 1268



Daughters of the American Revolution. Anthony Wayne Chapter, Mankato, Minnesota. Collection, 1899 - 2001. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1268. 6 records center boxes, 1 oversized records center box, and 1 Hollinger box.

Abstract:

This collection consists of items pertaining to the Anthony Wayne Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, based in Mankato, Minnesota. The organization's goals include promoting American and local history and conducting genealogical research. The collection contains many items collected by the Anthony Wayne Chapter, including scrapbooks and topical files. Also included in the collection are items published by the Daughters of the American Revolution, including a newspaper column titled "Genealogical Questions and Answers - A Weekly Feature", and copies of Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine. The records and files of the Anthony Wayne Chapter are also a part of the collection. Include in these files are membership lists, financial records, handbooks, meeting minutes, correspondence, and other miscellaneous items.

Historical Note:

The National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution was organized in 1890 in Washington D.C., and incorporated by an Act of Congress on June 8, 1891. The object of the National Society and local chapters is "to perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American Independence." Eligibility is limited to women descended from someone who served in the cause of American Independence in the original thirteen states, and who are personally acceptable to the Society. The Daughters of the American Revolution was organized because the Sons of the American Revolution refused to accept women as members.

The Anthony Wayne Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, in Mankato, Minnesota was organized on June 20, 1899 with the same goals and requirements as the national society. The chapter is named after Gen. Anthony Wayne of Pennsylvania, who was the hero of the battle of Stony Point, NY. Although the founding members did not know it, this name proved to be especially fitting for the Mankato area. The "Anthony Wayne" was also the name of a steamboat that regularly traveled the Minnesota River in the 1800s. The organization had 13 charter members in 1899, and enrollment grew to 60 in 1946 and was down to 42 in 1962.

The organization remains active in the Mankato area following surges in membership in 1976 and 1999. The local chapter has worked to preserve and commemorate historical sites, such as that of Fort L'Huillier, south of Mankato. The group also presents a gold medal to an outstanding cadet in Minnesota State University, Mankato's ROTC program, and honors outstanding local teachers of history.

Information obtained from the collection and The Mankato Free Press, September 1999.

Scope and Content:

This collection consists of items that pertain to the Daughters of the American Revolution, Anthony Wayne Chapter, Mankato, Minnesota. The collection is made up of meeting minutes, financial records, published articles, files collected by chapter members, scrapbooks, a collection of the Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine, and other miscellaneous objects. The collection is made up of three series, each containing different kinds of items.

Series 1 - Anthony Wayne Chapter - Records, 1896 - 1992:
This portion of the collection includes the meeting minutes, and records of the Anthony Wayne Chapter, along with other miscellaneous items. Included in this section are membership lists, financial records, meeting minutes, handbooks, and a guest book from the Anthony Wayne Chapter. Also included are miscellaneous items, including certificates awarded to members of the Anthony Wayne Chapter for their work in local history, five issues of National Historical Magazine, and a metal plate purchased by the Anthony Wayne Chapter, to be placed on a chair in Constitution Hall, in Washington D.C.

Series 2 - Items collected by members of the Anthony Wayne Chapter, 1896 - 1994:
This portion of the collection contains various items collected by the members of the Mankato chapter of the DAR. Members gathered these items between 1896 and 1976. Members collected newspaper articles, photographs, and other printed materials and separated them by topic. Included in this section are clippings of the "Genealogical Questions and Answers - A Weekly Feature" newspaper column, which ran in the Hartford (Conn.) Times. These clippings are dated 1955 - 1963. Some of the topics included in the rest of this series: Mankato history, patriotic television and radio programs, genealogical information, and programs and yearbooks from various DAR meetings. Also included in this section are the scrapbooks complied by members of the Anthony Wayne Chapter. These scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings, photographs, programs, and other memorabilia from the history of the Anthony Wayne Chapter. These scrapbooks cover the history of the Mankato chapter from 1896 until 1974.

Series 3 - Daughters of the American Revolution (National Society) - Publications, 1903 - 2001:
This portion of the collection consists of published items from the Daughters of the American Revolution. Included in this section are copies of the Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine. This magazine collection runs from 1956 through 2001, but not all of the volumes are included. There are no magazines between 1975 and 1993. The issues between 1993 and 2001 are incomplete. However, the collection does contain two issues for each year after 1993 and through 2001. Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine contains articles about American history and the activities of the various chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution. In addition, the collection contains: In Washington, National Historical Magazine, Ritual of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Daughters of the American Revolution Newsletter.

Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property and libel laws as they apply.

Collection Citation:

Daughters of the American Revolution. Anthony Wayne Chapter, Mankato, Minnesota. Collection, 1899 - 2001. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1268, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Acquisition:

Helen M. Klenk donated the original collection in April 1976. Barbara Odegaard donated additions to the collection in 1979, and the Anthony Wayne Chapter contributed additional materials in 1988. In January 2002, Lenore Fonda donated additional items to the collection.

Processed By:

Karin Thiem processed this collection in June 1978. Finding aid revised by Robert Russell November 2000. Jeff A. Jenson completed additional processing in March 2002.

Related Collections:

it has been determined that there are no similar manuscript collections about the Daughters of the American Revolution, Anthony Wayne Chapter available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Daughters of the American Revolution. Anthony Wayne Chapter (Mankato, Minn.).
Daughters of the American Revolution.
Daughters of the American Revolution--Periodicals.
Clubs--Minnesota--Mankato.
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783 --Societies, etc.
Minnesota--Mankato--History.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 1268

Box

Folder

Anthony Wayne Chapter – Records, 1896 – 1992

 

 

Anthony Wayne, General – Programs and Picture of Church, undated

2

42

A Register of the Minnesota Chapters of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 1908

1

14

Charter – Anthony Wayne, includes 1896 membership card for Carrie A. Brewster, 1899 letter confirming charter application, and photograph of Betsy Bunker, ca. 1890s

2

41

Correspondence, from National Society D.A.R., 1965 – 1976

2

8

Directory of the Officers and Membership of the Minnesota Daughters of the Revolution, 1941, 1948, 1953

1

16

Directory of the Officers and Membership of the Minnesota Daughters of the Revolution, 1941, 1948, 1953

1

17

Directory of the Officers and Membership of the Minnesota Daughters of the Revolution, 1941, 1948, 1953

1

18

Financial Records, 1899 – 1963

1

9

Financial Records, 1899 – 1963

1

10

Financial Records, 1899 – 1963

1

11

Financial Records, 1899 – 1963

1

12

Framed certificate from National Society of the Children of the American Revolution to the Fort L’Huillier Society, 1957

7

 

Guest Book, undated

1

13

Guest book, D.A.R. Centennial Antique Show and Silver Tea, 1958

2

43

Local programs about chapter, ca. 1924 – 1955

2

27

Meeting Minutes, 1899 – 1962. (including newspaper clippings, correspondence and miscellaneous loose papers)

1

2

Meeting Minutes, 1899 – 1962. (including newspaper clippings, correspondence and miscellaneous loose papers)

1

3

Meeting Minutes, 1899 – 1962. (including newspaper clippings, correspondence and miscellaneous loose papers)

1

4

Meeting Minutes, 1899 – 1962. (including newspaper clippings, correspondence and miscellaneous loose papers)

1

5

Meeting Minutes, 1899 – 1962. (including newspaper clippings, correspondence and miscellaneous loose papers)

1

6

Meeting Minutes, 1899 – 1962. (including newspaper clippings, correspondence and miscellaneous loose papers)

1

7

Meeting Minutes, April 1966 – November 1977

7

2

Meeting Minutes, March 1978 – June 1985

7

3

Meeting Minutes, July 1985 – June 1992

7

4

Miscellaneous papers (financial records, programs, name tags, correspondence), ca. 1978 –1979

7

1

Miscellaneous program material, undated and 1939 – 1965

2

25

Miscellaneous programs given at Anthony Wayne meetings, undated and 1917 – 1970

2

24

Press relations, 1945 – 1959

2

23

Programs – district, 1927 – 1963

2

28

Programs – state, 1944 – 1972

2

29

Regent’s reports on Chapter, undated and 1941 – 1960

2

31

Reports from old books, Membership lists, ca. 1926 – 1956

2

32

Roll Call of Members, 1899 – 1938

1

1

Stationary, undated

2

38

Yearbook, 1980 – 1981 and notice of receipt of gift by the National D.A.R. Library

8

2

Yearbooks and programs, 1908, 1913 – 1919, 1920 – 1976

2

40

Items collected by members of the Anthony Wayne Chapter, 1896 – 1994

 

 

Anniversaries, 1960 – 1974

2

1

Anthony Wayne and Washington Memorial, 1929 – 1973

2

2

Book Lists and Those Wanted, 1924 – 1962

2

3

Chapter Members’ Clippings, including correspondence, photographs and memorabilia, 1896 – 1960

2

4

Children of American Revolution, including newspaper clippings, program notes and photographs, ca. 1904 – 1954

2

5

Conservation, undated

2

7

Constitution-Local-State-National, ca. 1899 – 1960, including miscellaneous printed patriotic material

2

6

Defense, ca. 1957

2

9

Flag Code, undated

2

10

“Genealogical Questions and Answers – A Weekly Feature”, from the Hartford ( Conn.) Times, 1955 – 1963

5

 

Genealogy information, undated

2

15

“Geography of Minnesota” by Gertrude Wiswell – typescript and handwritten copy, undated

2

14

Graves marked by chapter, ca. 1928 – 1960

2

16

History – Anniversary, ca. 1919

2

17

History – Mankato Area, undated and 1916 – 1975

2

18

History – Minnesota, ca. 1940s – 1960

2

19

Indian Americans, newspaper clipping, 1965

2

20

Metal Plate purchased by Anthony Wayne Chapter D.A.R. for a chair in Constitution Hall, Washington D.C. in 1916

Certificate of Miss Nettie J. Severance as a member of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, 1899

8

1

Money-making projects, undated

2

21

Newspaper Clippings, ca. 1960s

2

11

Newspaper Clippings, Fort L’Huillier, including two photographs of monument

2

13

Newspaper Clippings—historical events, 1919 – 1927

2

12

Patriotic programs on radio, TV, undated and 1933 – 1970

2

22

Proceedings of the Sixty-second and Sixty-fifth Continental Congress, National Society of D.A.R., 1953

1

25

Proceedings of the Sixty-second and Sixty-fifth Continental Congress, National Society of D.A.R., 1956

1

26

Program material – general interest, 1932 – 1958

2

26

Programs – national, undated and 1919 – 1971

2

37

Recipes, undated

2

30

Schools – local, ca. 1927 – 1965

2

35

Sibley House, Fariboldt [sic] House, printed pamphlets and newspaper clippings, ca. 1910 – 1971

2

33

Scrapbook, 1896 – 1954

3

1

Scrapbook, loose pages, 1953 – 1962

3

3

Scrapbook, 1954

3

2

Scrapbook, 1956

3

4

Scrapbook, 1956 – 1960

3

5

Scrapbook, 1957 – 1964

3

6

Scrapbook, 1963

4

1

Scrapbook, 1964 – 1965

4

2

Scrapbook, 1966

4

3

Scrapbook, 1967, includes loose sheets

4

4

Scrapbook, 1968

4

5

Scrapbook, 1974

4

6

Scrapbook, 1984 – 1988

7

 

Scrapbook, September 1988 – December 1991

7

 

Scrapbook, January 1992 – December 1994

7

 

Sons of American Revolution pamphlet, 1964 – 1965

2

34

War service of members’ sons and daughters, undated and 1920s – 1940s

2

39

War service record of members’ relatives (including newspaper clippings)

1

8

“What the Daughters Do” printed pamphlets and newspaper clippings, undated and 1928 – 1968

2

36

Daughters of the American Revolution (National Society) – Publications, 1903 – 2001

 

 

Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine . November, December 1956

5

 

Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine . January – March, July, August, 1957

5

 

Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine . January – December, 1962

5

 

Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine . October, November, December, 1963

6

 

Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine . January – September, 1964

6

 

Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine . February – December 1966

6

 

Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine . January – March, May – July, October – December, 1967

6

 

Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine . January – June, August – December 1968

6

 

Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine . January 1969

6

 

Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine . December 1971

6

 

Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine . January – December 1972

6

 

Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine . January – December 1973

6

 

Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine . January – December 1974

6

 

Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine . January – December 1975

6

 

Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine . January – May, July – November 1976

6

 

Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine . October 1993 – October 1993

8

4

Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine . February 1996 – November 1998

8

5

Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine . July 1999 – December 2000

8

6

Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine . February and May 2001

8

7

Daughters of the American Revolution Newsletters . July and October 2001

8

3

Handbook , National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 1938

1

20

Handbook , National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 1951

1

21

Handbook , National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 1958

1

22

Handbook , National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 1966

1

23

Handbook , National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 1969

1

24

In Washington , Diamond Anniversary National Society of D.A.R., 1890 – 1965.

1

27

National Historical Magazine , published by National Society, D.A.R., March 1940

1

28

National Historical Magazine , published by National Society, D.A.R., May 1940

1

29

National Historical Magazine , published by National Society, D.A.R., June 1940

1

30

National Historical Magazine , published by National Society, D.A.R., January 1941

1

31

National Historical Magazine , published by National Society, D.A.R., April 1941

1

32

Ritual of the Daughters of the American Revolution , 1903

1

15