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Daughters of the American Revolution. Chief Tuskaloosa Chapter (Tuscaloosa, Alabama) records

Identifier: MSS-0397

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of one photocopied and bound ledger reporting the minutes of the first years of the Tuscaloosa chapter (1901–1920). There are also two ledgers covering the minutes from 1921–1927 and 1927–1946. There are five loose leaf notebooks with handwritten and typed minutes. The dates covered by the notebooks are 1946–1954, 1954–1962, 1962 –1972, 1972–1979, and 1979–1988. There are also newspaper clippings taped in the ledgers and notebooks or in protective sleeves.


  • 1901-1988


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Due to the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access to certain materials may require additional advance notice.

Biographical / Historical

The Alabama Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution was organized and founded in 1894. The first State Regent of Alabama was Claudia Burwell Marshall Morson (Mrs. James Bruce Morson), 1855–1917. The Chief Tuskaloosa chapter (originally the Tuskaloosa chapter) was organized on Friday, February 1, 1901 at the home of Mrs. Eugene Smith of Tuscaloosa.


5 Linear Feet (1 bound copy, 2 ledgers, 5 notebooks)

Language of Materials



One photocopied and bound ledger, two ledgers and five loose leaf notebooks containing the minutes of the membership and board of the Chief Tuskaloosa Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution from 1901 to 1988.


Gift from Carol Gatewood, Regent, Chief Tuskaloosa Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1997


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Ellen Garrison, 1997; updated by Martha Bace, 2008, 2013
Guide to the Daughters of the American Revolution. Chief Tuskaloosa Chapter (Tuscaloosa, Alabama) minutes
February 1997
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266