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Guide to the Daughters of the American Revolution Don Jose de Ortega Chapter Collection, 1970-2009
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Description
The Daughters of the American Revolution Don Jose de Ortega Chapter Collection documents community 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.
Background
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.
Extent
25.92 linear feet
Restrictions
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Availability
The collection is open for research use.