the American Revolution Don Jose de Ortega Chapter Collection
engagement and social networks of a subset of Los Angeles women in the last quarter of the
20th century. The Don Jose de Ortega Chapter is part of the national lineage-based
membership organization Daughters of the American Revolution. Scrapbooks and newsletters
document the Chapter's local historical preservation efforts, philanthropic work, and
aspects of San Fernando Valley social life.
The Daughters of the American Revolution, Don Jose de Ortega Chapter is based in Canoga
Park, California. It is a member of the National Society Daughters of the American
Revolution, a membership organization that admits descendants of those that aided the
American Revolution in some form. The Chapter was founded on October 9, 1970 at the Andres
Pico Adobe in Mission Hills. It was named for Don Jose (Francisco) de Ortega, an ancestor of
member Marcia Havens Stowers. Ortega, born in 1734, was a Spanish soldier who played a role
in establishing mission sites and the Santa Barbara presidio.
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The collection is open for research use.