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 UHC306
Accession Number: 08-023
Collection Number: University Historical Collection 306
Creators: National Daughters of the Grand Army of the Republic: Capt. John Kelly Fortress No. 11 (Eau Claire, Wis.)
Title: National Daughters of the Grand Army of the Republic: Capt. John Kelly Fortress No. 11 (Eau Claire, Wis.) Scrapbook
Quantity: 0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Location of Collection: A10/3d
Languages: Collection materials are in English. Summary: Scrapbook of photographs of members of the National Daughters of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) from the Eau Claire post, as well as some newspaper articles.
Biographical / Historical Note
The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) was the largest Civil War veteran organization. Founded in 1866, the GAR was open to veterans of all ranks who had served in the Union Army. In 1907, daughters of Civil War veterans united in an association to perpetuate the memory of the men who served in the Civil War and to teach the following generation a broader patriotism and knowledge of the principles for which their fathers fought. The first reference to the National Daughters of the GAR in the Eau Claire city directory appeared in 1929.
This collection consists of one scrapbook with photographs of members of the Eau Claire post of the National Daughters of the GAR. Photographs are labeled with names, titles, and dates. Also included are a few newspaper articles about veterans or members, and a couple of poems written by members.
Acquisition Information: Donated to the Special Collections & Archives, University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire prior to March 2006.
Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public.
Use Restrictions: Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright not owned by the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire.
Preferred Citation: National Daughters of the Grand Army of the Republic: Capt. John Kelly Fortress No. 11 (Eau Claire, Wis.) Scrapbook, 1934-1936. UHC306. Special Collections & Archives. McIntyre Library. University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. Eau Claire, WI.
Processing Note: Processed by Lark Keating-Hadlock in July 2007
Arrangement: Single item
Corporate Names: National Daughters of the Grand Army of the Republic. Capt. John Kelly Fortress No. 11 (Eau Claire, Wis.)
Subject Terms: United States—History—Civil War, 1861-1865—Veterans—Wisconsin Women --Wisconsin --Eau Claire --Societies and clubs.
Genre Terms: Scrapbooks, Photographs, Clippings