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Austin Daughters of the American Revolution (David Kennison Chapter) Records

 Collection
Identifier: spe-adar

Scope and Contents

The six scrapbooks compiled and collected by ADAR members contain news clippings, photographs and yearbooks describing ADAR functions and members. Eight photographs of ADAR members also appear.

Dates

  • 1930 - 1938

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical / Historical

The Austin Daughters of the American Revolution (ADAR) - David Kennison Chapter was founded on December 12, 1921. The chapter’s namesake, David Kennison, was a Revolutionary War veteran who lived to be 115 years old. He died in 1852, and was buried in Lincoln Park, which was then a cemetery.

According to the ADAR constitution and by-laws, the objects of the organization were to “perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American Independence;” to carry out President Washington’s farewell address injunction and “promote ... institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge;” “to cherish, maintain and extend institutions of American freedom;” and "to foster true patriotism and love of country....”

Extent

1 Linear Feet (in 2 boxes, plus 8 photographs)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Austin Daughters of the American Revolution (ADAR) - David Kennison Chapter was founded on December 12, 1921. The chapter’s namesake, David Kennison, claimed to be a Revolutionary War veteran. He died in 1852 and was buried in Lincoln Park, which was then a cemetery. Six scrapbooks compiled by ADAR members contain news clippings, photographs and yearbooks describing ADAR functions and members.

Arrangement

The original arrangement of the scrapbooks, as compiled by the members of the ADAR, has been maintained. They have been processed and housed in chronological order. Photographs are housed separately and arranged alphabetically by subject.

Custodial History

The Austin Daughters of the American Revolution (ADAR) Records were kept in the Chicago Public Library’s Austin Branch’s historical collection for about 50 years.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Austin Branch Library in 1984, funded by the Dr. Scholl Foundation.

Related Materials

  • Austin Community Collection
  • Austin High School Records
  • Austin Newspapers Collection
  • Austin Woman’s Club Records
  • Goldwin E. Anderson Notebooks

Title
Guide to the Austin Daughters of the American Revolution (David Kennison Chapter) Records
Status
Completed
Author
Original author unknown. Processed, 1984. Updated and ingested into ArchivesSpace by Johanna Russ, 2021.
Date
1984
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Unit at Harold Washington Library Center Repository

Contact:
Harold Washington Library Center, 9th Floor
Chicago Public Library
400 S. State Street
Chicago IL 60605 United States
(312) 747-4875