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Overview of the Collection

Administrative History

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Scrapbooks, 1957-1998

Austin History Center

Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Texian Chapter Scrapbooks

An Inventory of the Collection



Overview of the Collection

Creator: Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Texian Chapter (The)
Title: Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Texian Chapter Scrapbooks
Inclusive Dates: 1957-1998
Abstract: The Texian chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas was founded in 1957 in Austin, Texas. The eleven scrapbooks in this collection document the activities of the organization from 1957 through 1998.
Identification: AR.2013.013
Quantity: 6 linear feet (11 scrapbooks)
Location: Oversize Volumes
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library,  810 Guadalupe,  PO BOX 2287,  Austin, TX 78768

Administrative History

The Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT) was formed in 1891, making it the oldest patriotic women's organization in Texas. Betty Ballinger and Hally Bryan conceived of the idea of perpetuating the memory of the men and women who established the Republic of Texas by creating an organization of women of their direct descendants. To perpetuate he memory and spirit of those who achieved and maintained the independence of Texas the DRT provides educational programing, encourages research into early Texas records, preserves historic documents, encourages the publication of historic records, and secures and memorializes historic sites. The DRT maintains a Republic of Texas Museum, the French Legation Museum in Austin and the Alamo and DRT Library in San Antonio, as well as other historic properties overseen by DRT chapters across the state.

The Texian chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas was organized in 1957 in Austin, Texas as the third Austin DRT chapter. The chapter was chartered with nineteen members with Mrs. Richard M. Morehead as its first president. The Texian chapter wrote research papers on early Texas history, went on field trips to historic sites, served on the DRT French Legation Committee, assisted with cataloging the DRT Museum Library, participated in the Texas Sesquicentennial Celebration in Austin, and worked to memorialize people and places in Austin that played a role in Texas history. The Texian chapter disbanded in July of 2010.

Sources:

Mrs. Grady Rash, Jr., "Daughters of the Republic of Texas", Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed May 20, 2013.

The Daughters of the Republic of Texas website. Accessed May 20, 2013.

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of eleven scrapbooks, dating from 1957 to 1998, that document the history and activities of the Texian chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. The scrapbooks include newspaper clippings about club business and events, yearbooks, invitations, correspondence, conference programs, membership lists, chapter reports, award certificates, newsletters, photographs of events and meetings, materials related to the Children of the Republic of Texas, historical marker dedication information, and research papers.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use

None.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Persons:
Hawkins, Lel Purcell.
Organizations:
Daughters of the Republic of Texas.
Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Texian Chapter.
Places:
Austin (Tex.)
Texas--History--Republic, 1836-1846.
Subjects:
Daughters of the Republic of Texas--History.
French Legation (Austin, Tex.)
Historic sites--Texas.
Women--Texas--Societies, etc.
Document Types:
Scrapbooks.

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Related Material

General Collection


  • A 369.1 DA Daughters of the Republic of Texas. Constitution and By-laws of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. 1892.
  • A 369.1 DA Daughters of the Republic of Texas. Fifty Years of Achievement: History of the Daughters of The Republic of Texas, Together with the Charter, By-laws, Constitution and List of Members. 1942.
  • A 369.1 DA Daughters of the Republic of Texas. William Barret Travis Chapter. History of William Barret Travis Chapter, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, 1892-1966. 1966.
  • A 929.3 DA V 1 and V2. Daughters of the Republic of Texas. Lineage Book Committee. Founders and Patriots of the Republic of Texas: the Lineages of the Members of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, 1963, 1974.
  • A 976.40062 DA. Daughters of the Republic of Texas. Proceedings of the Annual Convention of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. 1937-1979.
  • A 976.40062 PR. Underwood, Frances B. The Precious Legacy: Compiled Records Concerning the Texas Veteran Association, Daughters of the Republic, History, Objects and the Marking of Historic Sites and Graves. 1994.

Austin Files


  • AF Subject Land Office Building - Daughters of the Republic of Texas Museum L1400 (1)
  • AF Subject Patriotic Societies - Daughters of the Republic of Texas P1900 (8)
  • AF Subject Patriotic Societies - Children of the Republic of Texas P1900 (3)

Archives and Manuscripts


  • AR.1991.104 Daughters of the Republic of Texas, William B. Travis Chapter Records

Available at the Briscoe Center for American History:


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Administrative Information

Custodial History

Donated by a former president and active member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Texian chapter.

Preferred Citation

Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Texian Chapter Records (AR.2013.013). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/1983/076

Donation Date: 2001.

Processing Information

Finding aid created and encoded by Molly Hults in 2013.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Scrapbooks, 1957-1998

Location
Oversize Volumes 1957-1978
1978-1981
1981-1983
1983-1985
1985-1986
1987-1988
1987-1989
1988-1990
1989-1991
1990-1997
1990-1998

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