New DAR Collection Available for Research

Hannah D. Cox, Archivist/Librarian

Have any of your female relatives been members of the Daughter of the American Revolution? The Library of the Albany Institute of History & Art is pleased to announce the completion of processing of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Mohawk Chapter Records, and their availability for research once we reopen. Please read on to learn more about this organization and their collection, and we look forward to research requests soon!
By-laws and Manuals, 1957-1980
By-laws and Manuals, 1957-1980
The Mohawk Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the Revolution (NSDAR), was founded in 1895, just five years after the beginning of the national organization, and was organized by fifteen of the most prominent women in Albany, New York. Mrs. William Croswell Doane served as the first regent of the Mohawk Chapter, NSDAR. Over seventy members strong today, members have been very involved in a variety of events and celebrations over the years, annually marking the graves of soldiers at local cemeteries and that of President Chester A. Arthur, buried in Albany Rural Cemetery; commemorating the Battle of Saratoga; contributing to a variety of patriotic and historic organizations; volunteering widely in the local community; and honoring community members who represent the objectives of their organization. 
The Chapter’s records span from 1785-2019, with the majority ranging from the 1890s-1990s. Divided into series of Histories and Related Materials, Memberships and Yearbooks, Correspondence, Printed Materials, Photographs, Subject Files, and Scrapbooks, this collection offers a wealth of information on the members of the Mohawk Chapter, NSDAR, their history, and the causes in which they have involved themselves over the years. 
Please see the finding aid for further information on this wonderful addition to the AIHA Library, and we look forward to helping you learn more about this collection!  
Anniversary booklets, 1970, 1995
Anniversary booklets, 1970, 1995
As always, please contact us with any questions!
 
14 April 2020