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Scrapbook and other records, 1978-1994
Manuscript Collection MC 1330


Marion Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution was organized on December 9, 1910. It was named in honor of General Francis Marion, who was commissioned Brigadier General of the state troops of South Carolina. The earliest records of the Chapter were lost; however, continuous records exist from September 25, 1915. One of the activities of the early group was the giving of historical programs such as "Reminiscences of Early Fayetteville." Another activity was the locating and marking of graves of Revolutionary patriots. Perhaps the most important achievement of the early Chapter was the organization and support in 1916 of a City Library. Marion continues annually to support the library and many of its members are volunteers there. The Chapter endeavors to promote and foster true patriotism and love of country by observing Memorial Day at the National Cemetery, Fayetteville, by supporting activities at the Veterans' Hospital, by awarding recognition to the outstanding R.O.T.C. cadets at the University of Arkansas, and by giving Good Citizenship awards to the outstanding high school students in Fayetteville and surrounding towns, and history awards to the grade school students.


Rose Marie Haptonstall of Fayetteville, Arkansas, donated the records to Special Collections on November 8, 1994.

The records include a scrapbook and other print and typescript documents pertaining to the history and activities of the Marion Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

(NOTE: The collection continues with Supplement 1. There is also a related collection: Lest We Forget: Memorial Record for Washington County, MC 1334)

Processed by Vera Ekechukwu, November 1995. Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas.


Box 1
  1. History of Marion Chapter, 1910-1992 Regents' Reports.
  2. Marion Chapter By-Laws, 1978.
  3. Marion Chapter Information.
  4. History of Marion Chapter--Information on Revolutionary War soldiers buried in Northwest Arkansas.
  5. Our First Hundred Years 1893-1993. Chapter Histories of the Arkansas State Society, NSDAR, 1994.
  6. Origins of the Names of Chapters in the Arkansas State Society, DAR, 1986.
  7. Marion Chapter, DAR, 1988-1989.
  8. Marion Chapter, DAR, 1989-1990.
Box 2
  1. Scrapbook, Marion Chapter, NSDAR, Sept. 1990-Feb. 1994.
  2. Scrapbook, Marion Chapter, NSDAR, Sept. 1990-Feb. 1994 (con.t).
  3. Scrapbook, Marion Chapter, NSDAR, Sept. 1990-Feb. 1994 (con.t).
  4. Scrapbook, Marion Chapter, NSDAR, Sept. 1990-Feb. 1994 (con.t).
  5. Local High School students honored by DAR, Feb. 12, 1994.
  6. DAR Good Citizens Committee, 1992-1994.
  7. Chapter Manual. National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution.

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