Overview of the Collection
Special Collections & Archives
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
P.O. Box 4004
105 Garfield Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Reference Code: USGZE UHC 371
Accession Number: 20-003
Collection Number: University Historical Collection 371
Creator: Eau Claire Daughters of the American Revolution
Title: Eau Claire Daughters of the American Revolution Records
Quantity: 1.2 linear feet (3 archives boxes)
Location of Collection: B6/3c
Languages: Collection materials are in English.
Summary: Founded in 1918, the Eau Claire chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is a group of women with ancestry connecting to the American Revolution. Records contain information relating to chapter meetings and historical endeavors in the community.
According to the 1993 DAR Handbook, “The National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, founded in 1890, is a service organization and has as its objectives: to perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American Independence; to develop an enlightened public opinion; and, to foster true patriotism and love of country.” Members are women who can trace their roots back to the American Revolution.
The Eau Claire chapter was organized in 1918 by Mrs. Jeanette Fulton. In the first few years, members helped the Red Cross by sewing to help the war effort. As the years went on, the Eau Claire DAR continued to foster historical work, education, and patriotic spirit, through events like the DAR Good Citizen Awards, given to local high-school students.
The materials from this collection range from 1919-2019, and include chapter yearbooks, meeting minutes, cemetery records, member histories, chapter histories, DAR books, youth awards, intern descriptions, newspaper articles, and photos.
Acquisition Information: Donated to the Special Collections & Archives, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire by Barbara Arnold in June 2019.
Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public.
Use Restrictions: Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright owned by the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.
Preferred Citation: Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.), Eau Claire Chapter. Records, 1919-2019. UHC371. Special Collections & Archives. McIntyre Library. University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Eau Claire, WI.
Processing Note: Processed by Erin Hall in October 2019.
Arrangement: Flat arrangement.
OCLC #: 1130590441
Personal Names: Dottie Carpenter, Nancy Davey, Mabel Louise Cook, Elizabeth Soper Barker, Lillian Close Brackett, Lois Irene Quale (Cox), Margorie Mitchell Barnes, Jessie Moor Weinfeld (Mrs. Emil)
Corporate Names: Eau Claire Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR
Subject Terms: Eau Claire Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR, Good Citizen Awards, American Revolution, cemetery information
Geographical Terms: Eau Claire Region, Eau Claire, Chippewa Valley, United States of America
Detailed List of Contents
Series 1: Eau Claire Daughters of the American Revolution Documents
Description: Contains meeting minutes, yearbooks, cemetery records, member history, DAR history, DAR books, award winners, intern information, newspaper articles, and photos.
Dates: 1919-2019, bulk 1940s-2015
Extent: 1.2 linear feet (3 archives boxes)
Regional DAR History
Wisconsin DAR Books
National DAR Books