MS 580 - National Society U.S. Daughters of 1812, Jacob Stemple Chapter (Lima, Ohio)
“MS 580 - National Society U.S. Daughters of 1812, Jacob Stemple Chapter (Lima, Ohio).” Finding Aids. BGSU University Libraries, 20 Mar. 2014, lib.bgsu.edu/finding_aids/items/show/1382. Accessed 13 Dec. 2019.
|Title||MS 580 - National Society U.S. Daughters of 1812, Jacob Stemple Chapter (Lima, Ohio)|
|Introduction||The records of the Jacob Stemple Chapter of the Ohio Society of the U.S. Daughters of 1812 were donated to the Center for Archival Collections through the cooperation of Phyllis Leech on May 4, 1990. No restrictions exist on the use of this collection and duplication is permitted for research purposes. The collection was arranged and described by Devon Proudfoot in December 2013.|
|Agency History||The National Society, United States Daughters of 1812 was created by Flora Adams Darling on January 8, 1892. Beginning in Washington D.C., the organization aimed to promote patriotism, preserve documents, record family history, and emphasize the civil and military actions of the time period between the American Revolution and 1815. Emma Hardy, the wife of William Gerry Slade, served as the organizing president of the national society for eighteen years. Today the society has seen more than 5,000 members, with 42 state societies and 162 chapters nationwide. Membership is based on invitation of women over the age of eighteen who can trace their ancestry to a United States citizen who performed military, naval, or civil service between the years 1784 and 1815.|
The Ohio Society contains eleven chapters located in cities such as Columbus, Akron, and Cincinnati among others. The Jacob Stemple Chapter in Lima, Ohio was founded by Luella Smith Lippincott on March 27, 1952. Lippincott, the organizing president, named the chapter after an ancestor of hers who had served in the Virginia Militia during the War of 1812. While the Lima Chapter is a small one, the members participate in annual donations to various schools, hospitals, and libraries in the local community. The group also takes on special projects such as marking the first permanent home in Allen County, and the graves of soldiers who served in the War of 1812.
|Scope and Content||The U.S. Daughters of 1812 – Jacob Stemple Chapter collection is comprised primarily of scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, research notes, and other programs. The collection contains two scrapbooks assembled by unidentified members of the chapter. These contain various newspaper clippings and personal photographs, along with other programs and documents that describe the history and help give context to the organization. One other main strength of the collection lies in the loose newspaper clippings. These come from many newspapers local to the Lima area such as the Journal-News, the Lima News, the Sentinel, and the Ada Herald. These contain information on meetings, events, and community involvement of the Jacob Stemple chapter. The amounts of publicity from these newspaper clippings were compiled into an annual report, titled the Publicity Report, but only one is contained within the collection. Research notes are included, documenting the lineage and ancestry of members of the chapter, along with the day they were accepted into the U.S. Daughters of 1812. The rest of the collection is mainly assorted proceedings, programs, and other important documents.|
Minutes of the regular meeting taking place on January 12, 1974 including officer reports, newly elected members, and upcoming events.
Membership roster for the State Officers Club of Ohio, listing members, officers, directors, and past presidents.
A copy of the original constitution of the Jacob Stemple chapter along with a copy that was revised and amended in 1965.
Letters sent to members of the U.S. Daughters of 1812 regarding publicity in the newspapers and annual dues.
Reports and listings of the newspaper publicity of the Jacob Stemple chapter, stating the size of the article and the number of pictures included for the year 1977.
A brief history of Luella Smith Lippincott’s founding of the Jacob Stemple Chapter in 1952. Also includes lists of projects completed by the chapter along with past presidents, officers, and members.
Genealogical research of the lineage and connection of the members of the chapter with veterans of the War of 1812.
The budget of the Jacob Stemple Chapter for the year 1977, including lists of anticipated incomes and expenses.
SCRAPBOOKS AND SCRAPBOOK MATERIAL
Scrapbooks and loose scrapbook pages filled with newspaper articles and personal photographs of the events of the organization.
Assorted newspaper clippings from The Journal-News, The Lima News, The Sentinel, The Ada Herald containing pictures of events and meetings of the Jacob Stemple chapter.
1964, 1979-1985, 1987-1989, n.d.
Annual booklets of information sent out by the Jacob Stemple chapter including dates of meetings and events along with the addresses of members. Also includes assorted pamphlets from organizations and locations affiliated with events of the Jacob Stemple chapter.
Programs given at the events of the Jacob Stemple chapter. Also includes programs for Ohio state conferences with the list of scheduled events and current officers.
Blue ribbon with the date of the war, 1812, listed down the front.
1. Minutes, 1974
2. Ohio Society Membership Roster, 1981-1988
3. Constitution, 1965
4. Correspondence, n.d.
5. Publicity Report, 1977
6. Chapter History, n.d.
7. Member Genealogy, 1908-1972
8. Chapter Budget, 1977
9. News Clippings, 1977-1981
10. Colonel John Allen Pamphlet, 1964
11. Jacob Stemple Chapter Pamphlets, 1979-1985, 1987-1989
12. Miscellaneous Pamphlets, n.d.
13. Circular of Information, n.d.
14. Museum Bulletin, 1974
15. State Council Meeting Programs, 1972-1988
16. Artifacts, n.d.
1. Scrapbook, 1963-1973
2. Scrapbook, 1952-1974