Scope and Content
Title: Daughters of American Colonists (Stockton, Calif.
Date (inclusive): 1957-1997
Collection number: Mss284
Extent: 1.5 linear ft.
University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of
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Collection is open for research.
[Identification of item], Daughters of American Colonists (Stockton,
Calif. Chapter) Papers, Mss284, Holt-Atherton Department of Special
Collections, University of the Pacific Library
Women -California -Stockton -Societies and clubs
Stockton (Calif.) -Social life and customs
Daughters of American Colonists (Stockton, Calif.
The members of this organization must be descended from persons who were
resident in the British North American colonies prior to July 4, 1776. The
national society was founded in Washington D.C. in 1921. The first California
Chapter was established in 1925 and the Stockton Chapter was organized November
5, 1957 as the twenty-fourth in the state. The objects of the society are to
make known the deeds of the American colonists and to foster patriotism in the
community. Member activities include: genealogy and history research and
writing, community service on (and fund-raising for) various projects and
encouragement of patriotism at the community level through placement of plaques
at historic sites and acquisition of American flags for schools and other
entities. The society also provides college scholarships for American Indians.
The Stockton Chapter has donated copies of local cemetery records to the
National Society Library, contributed funds to a state genealogy microfilm
project, given public presentations on important historic figures like Betsy
Ross before other civic clubs and provided community service for the local
mental hospital, Red Cross, and Salvation Army.
Scope and Content
The Daughters of American Colonists Papers consist of Minute Books,
Treasurer's Reports and Scrapbooks of the Stockton (Calif.) Chapter (1957-1996)
as well as Yearbooks and periodical publications of the national organization