Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
Daughters of the American Revolution. Isabella Chapter (Mount Pleasant, Mich.) Organizational records

Finding aid created by
Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: Daughters of the American Revolution. Isabella Chapter (Mount Pleasant, Mich.) Organizational records
Creator: Daughters of the American Revolution. Isabella Chapter (Mount Pleasant, Mich.)
Inclusive dates: 1800, 2012, and undated
Extent: 3 cubic feet (in 3 boxes, 2 Oversized folders)
Abstract:
Organizational records include a constitution, correspondence, membership materials, meeting minutes, publications, financial records, scrapbooks, charter, convention material, historical research, and miscellaneous.

Call number: MSS.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University
250 East Preston Street
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Phone: 989-774-3352
Fax: 989-774-2160
Email: clarke@cmich.edu
Website: http://clarke.cmich.edu


Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Acc# 2964, 73423

Access Restrictions:

Daughters of the American Revolution. Isabella Chapter (Mount Pleasant, Mich.) Organizational records are open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright is unknown.

Preferred Citation:

Daughters of the American Revolution. Isabella Chapter (Mount Pleasant, Mich.) Organizational records, Folder # , Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University


Arrangement

Arrangement is alphabetical, and then chronological.


History

Organizational History:

The Isabella Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) was founded in 1912 in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Among its various programs has been an Adopted Indian Daughter Program, helping save the Isabella County Courthouse copula, Michigan Ancestry Records, and the Pioneer Ancestors of Michigan, Albion to Lansing and Ludington to Three Rivers. The DAR Isabella Chapter continues to meet and function. (This information is from the collection.)


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection includes a constitution, undated; correspondence, 1922-1963, undated; membership cards and papers, undated; meeting minutes, 1912-1939; publications, various; photographs, undated; receipts, 1924-1956; records (minutes and financial reports), 1930-1932; reports, 1940-1945; resident membership books, 1933-1944; treasurer’s books, 1912-1933; scrapbooks, 1912-1956; a charter, 1912. Various other materials document state and national conventions; historical research on Michigan ancestry; and programs of the DAR, Isabella Chapter. A 100th year tea program, 2012, is included, as well as a framed edition of the Jan. 14, 1800 Ulster County Gazette.

Processing Notes: General Michigan material was merged into other collections where it would be most apt to be used. Most publications were merged with the appropriate serials and cataloged.

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • Daughters of the American Revolution. Isabella Chapter (Mount Pleasant, Mich.)
    • Scrapbooks--Michigan--Mount Pleasant.
    • Scrapbooks--Michigan--Isabella County.
    • Mount Pleasant (Mich.)
    • Isabella County (Mich.)
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
     
    Daughters of the American Revolution. Isabella Chapter (Mount Pleasant, Mich.) Organizational records. [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    Adopted Indian Daughter Program, Isabella Chapter, undated
    Box   1 F   2
    Annual State Conference, undated
    Box   1 F   3
    Badges, Isabella Chapter, 1939, undated
    Box   1 F   4
    Constitution, Isabella Chapter, undated
    Box   1 F   5
    Fort Pontchartrain Chapter Program Book, 1934-1935
    Box   1 F   6
    Correspondence, Isabella Chapter, 1922-1963, undated
    Box   1 F   7
    Financial Records, Isabella Chapter, 1934-1957
    Box   1 F   8
    Guest Book, Isabella Chapter, 1943-1959
    Box   1 F   9
    Handbook, English version and others, undated
    Box   1 F   10
    Magazine Questionnaire, 1960-1961
    Box   1 F   11
    Membership Cards, Isabella Chapter, undated
    Box   1 F   12
    Membership Papers, Isabella Chapter (folder 1 of 2), undated
    Box   1 F   13
    Membership Papers, Isabella Chapter (folder 2 of 2), undated
    Box   1 F   14
    Michigan Ancestry Records, undated
    Box   1 F   15
    Michigan State Convention Materials, undated
    Box   1 F   16
    Minutes, Isabella Chapter, 1912-1917
    Box   1 F   17
    Minutes, Isabella Chapter, 1917-1922
    Box   1 F   18
    Minutes, Isabella Chapter, 1922-1926
    Box   1 F   19
    Minutes, Isabella Chapter, 1926-1930
    Box   1 F   20
    Minutes, Isabella Chapter, 1933-1938
    Box   1 F   21
    Minutes, Isabella Chapter, 1939
    Box   1 F   22
    National Committees for Chapter Chairman and Regents, undated
    Box   1 F   23
    National Convention Materials, undated
    Box   1 F   24
    National Publications (folder 1 of 2), undated
    Box   1 F   25
    National Publications (folder 2 of 2), undated
    Box   2 F   1
    National Publications (folder 1 of 1), undated
    Box   2 F   2
    Newspaper Clippings, undated
    Box   2 F   3
    Patriotic Education, undated
    Box   2 F   4
    Photographs, undated
    Box   2 F   5
    Pioneer Ancestors of Michigan, Albion to Lansing, undated
    Box   2 F   6
    Pioneer Ancestors of Michigan, Ludington to Three Rivers, undated
    Box   2 F   7
    Programs, Isabella Chapter, 1912-1975
    Box   2 F   8
    Publications, 48th - 66th Continental Congress, 1939-1957
    Box   2 F   9
    Publications, Other, undated
    Box   2 F   10
    Receipts, Isabella Chapter, 1924-1940
    Box   2 F   11
    Receipts, Isabella Chapter, 1941-1947
    Box   2 F   12
    Receipts, Isabella Chapter, 1948-1956
    Box   2 F   13
    Records (Minutes and Financial Reports), Isabella Chapter, 1930-1932
    Box   2 F   14
    Records, Isabella Chapter, 1932-1933
    Box   2 F   15
    Reports, Isabella Chapter, 1940-1945
    Box   2 F   16
    Resident Membership Book, Isabella Chapter, 1933-1934
    Box   2 F   17
    Resident Membership Book, Isabella Chapter, 1940-1944
    Box   3 F   1
    Related Publications, undated
    Box   3 F   2
    State Historian's Report, 1940-1943
    Box   3 F   3
    State Newsletter, undated
    Box   3 F   4
    Treasurer’s Book, Isabella Chapter, 1912-1922
    Box   3 F   5
    Treasurer’s Book, Isabella Chapter, 1923-1927
    Box   3 F   6
    Treasurer’s Book, Isabella Chapter, 1927-1933
    Box   3 F   7
    Treaty of Paris and Versailles, Bicentennial, undated
    Box   3 F   8
    Scrapbook Volume I, Isabella Chapter, 1912-1927
    Box   3 F   9
    Scrapbook Volume II, Isabella Chapter, 1917-1927
    Box   3 F   10
    Scrapbook Volume III, Isabella Chapter, 1922-1929
    Box   3 F   11
    Scrapbook World War I, Isabella Chapter, 1917-1919
    Box   3 F   12
    Scrapbook, Isabella Chapter, 1923-1930
    Box   3 F   13
    Scrapbook, Isabella Chapter, 1928-1957
    Box   3 F   14
    Scrapbook, Isabella Chapter, 1930-1937
    Box   3 F   15
    Scrapbook, Isabella Chapter, 1936-1941
    Box   3 F   16
    Scrapbook, Isabella Chapter (Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant History), 1936-1941
    Box   3 F   16
    Isabella Chapter 100 year Celebration Tea Program, May 12, 2012
    F   1  
    Oversized Folder: Scrapbook, Isabella Chapter, 1944-1956
    F   2  
    Oversized Folder: Charter, December 12, 1912; letter from Emily M. Dewey (copy), 1912; 1846
    F   2  
    Framed Art: Ulster County Gazette, Saturday, January 14, 1800 (Newspaper #3354; Framed art #108) [note says “Presented to Isabella Chapter DAR by Mrs. Steven Potter, May 5, 1921.” The newspaper is damaged and has been repaired with paper tape. It is in a frame with glass which measures 19.5x25 inches.]  1800, 1921