Title: Long Island Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Collection
Collection Number: Kingsport Community Manuscript Collection (KCMC) 332
Physical Description: 11 boxes, 2 oversize frames
Creator: Long Island Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Repository: Archives of the City of Kingsport
Provenance: The Long Island Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Collection was donated to the Archives of the City of Kingsport by members of the Long Island Chapter in 1997. Additions to the collection have been made on an ongoing basis.
Access/Restrictions: There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.
Processed by: Brianne Johnson processed the collection and developed the finding aid in April 2008.
This collection should be cited as:
Long Island Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Collection, 1929-2005. KC Manuscript Collection 332, Archives of the City of Kingsport, Tennessee.
The National Association of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) was founded in 1890. The DAR is a public service organization that focuses on historic preservation and education. Membership in the DAR is restricted to women who can document their lineage to participants in the American Revolutionary War.
The Long Island Chapter of the DAR was founded on October 24, 1929 in Kingsport, Tenn. with nine charter members. The chapter has been in continuous operation since that time. The Long Island Chapter took its name from the part of the Wilderness Road that used to run through Kingsport. The termination point of the road was at the Long Island of the HolstonRiver. This road is the oldest wagon road in Tennessee. In 1761, the island road was built by militia engineers of the Virginia Militia to supply FortRobinson, located on the banks of the HolstonRiver on the upper end of Long Island.
The Long Island Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution celebrated its 75th anniversary in October 2004.
SCOPE AND CONTENT
The collection consists of scrapbooks that contain newspaper clippings, photographs, yearbooks, and miscellaneous ephemera that document the chapter’s activities since its inception. Included is material on the chapter’s 50th and 75th anniversaries, the renovation of the national headquarters in WashingtonD.C., and information on the accomplishments and goals of the chapter.
Daughters of the American Revolution
Daughters of the American Revolution. Long Island Chapter (Kingsport, Tenn.)
BOX AND FOLDER LIST
1. Scrapbook, 1929-1961
1. Scrapbook, 1962-1969
2. Scrapbook, 1969-1971
1. Scrapbook, 1975-1977
1. Scrapbook, 1976
1. Scrapbook, 1977-1983
1. Scrapbook, 1978-1979
1. Scrapbook, 1979-1981
1. Scrapbook, 1983-1986
2. Scrapbook, 1987-1989
1. Scrapbook, 1989-1992
2. Scrapbook, 1991-1995
1. Scrapbook, 1997-1999
2. Scrapbook, 1999-2001
1. American Spirit, May/June 2002
2. Blackburn Architects, P.C., renovation of National DAR Headquarters, undated
3. DAR anniversaries, 50th and 75th. 1919, 2004
4. DAR programs for 2004-2005
5. Photographs, 2004
a. Group portrait, October 12, 2004
b. Irma Webb, Thelma Parham, Jeanette Blazier, and Jane Nottingham, October 12, 2004
c. Nancy Pridemore, undated
6. Photographs, miscellaneous, undated
1. Framed picture of Tennessee Bicentennial quilt
2. Framed copy of the Declaration of Independence