MS 719 mf - Daughters of the American Revolution. Martha Pitkin Chapter (Sandusky, Ohio)
|MS 719 mf - Daughters of the American Revolution. Martha Pitkin Chapter (Sandusky, Ohio)
The Martha Pitkin Chapter, D.A.R. collection consists of materials relating to the organization and activities of a patriotic women's group in Sandusky, Ohio, whose members had ancestors who fought in the American Revolutionary War. The materials are divided by record group and chronologically within the record groups when possible. The materials date inclusively from 1867 to 2000 and include minutes, programs/yearbooks, and scrapbooks.
The Pitkin Chapter Papers were initially donated to the Center for Archival Collections through the cooperation of the Sandusky Library, 114 West Adams Street, Sandusky, OH, on January 2, 1996, with additional material added in October 1997. No restrictions exist on the use of this collection. Duplication is permitted for the purposes of preservation and research. The collection was processed and register prepared in October 1997 at Bowling Green State University by Marilyn Levinson, Curator of Manuscripts, and revised in May 2004 and March 2005.
The Martha Pitkin Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution was established on April 29, 1897 by a group of Sandusky, Ohio women who had ancestors who fought in the American Revolution, in affiliation with the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The chapter was named for an ancestor of the chapter founder, Mrs. Jay Osborne Moss, who was a lineal descendent of Martha Pitkin through her revolutionary ancestor, Matthew Griswold, Governor of the Connecticut Colony.
The activities of the Chapter covered a mix of patriotic education, public service projects, genealogical research, and social activities. Examples of their endeavors in these areas include support of placing books in local libraries, marking of veterans' graves and historic sites, war relief work in both World War I and II (including contributions to the Red Cross and support of French war orphans), Americanization instruction for immigrants, placement of lineage books in the library, and various pageants and presentations at meetings.
|Scope and Content
The Martha Pitkin Chapter, D.A.R. Papers span the years 1867 to 2000. The largest portion of the collection is the secretary's books which contain the minutes of the activities of the organization as well as membership lists and committees. The proceedings of the Chapter also are represented by a few minute books of the Executive Board, which includes consideration of program activities as well as approval of new members.
The minutes, scrapbooks, and reports from the periods of both World Wars and afterwards give a view of humanitarian projects and support for veterans.
The extensive series of yearbooks illustrate the actual programs presented by the Chapter in their meetings, with various topical groupings such as educational, spiritual, and patriotic used to categorize the events. These yearbooks also provide the names of the hostess for each meeting and an annual roster of the active members.
MINUTES - MEETING MINUTES
MINUTES - BOARD MINUTES
HISTORICAL SKETCHES OF CHARTER MEMBERS
SCRAPBOOKS AND SCRAPBOOK MATERIALS
STATE CONFERENCE PROGRAMS