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Records of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Rincon del Diablo Chapter
MS 93-009  
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  • Access to Collection
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Scope and Content
  • Biography
  • Organization of the Collection

  • Title: Records of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Rincon del Diablo Chapter
    Identifier/Call Number: MS 93-009
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 2 archival boxes, 1 records carton, 9 scrapbook boxes (16.33 linear feet)
    Date: Inclusive dates: 1727-2014; Bulk dates: 1954 - 1996

    Access to Collection

    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item name], Daughters of the American Revolution collection, Escondido Public Library, Pioneer Room.

    Acquisition Information

    Initial collection was processed in August 1993. Subsequent items have been added to the collection, with the last accrual in 2015.

    Processing History

    The original collection was inventoried and processed in 1993 by archivist Kathy Cook. Revisions to the collection were made by archivist assistant, Nancy Salisbury, to accommodate subsequent accruals. In 2017, archivist Michelle Peralta re-processed collection while creating machine-readable finding aid.

    Scope and Content

    The collection of the Rincon del Diablo chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution documents the activities and services performed largely from its inception in 1954 through 1981. Collection contains scrapbooks and miscellaneous records to include minutes, manuals, and genealogical records. These records were submitted by members to be added to the California State D.A.R., and the national D.A.R. libraries. Rancho San Bernardo chapter materials are a set of scrapbooks from 1979-1996.

    Biography

    The Rincon del Diablo chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution was organized on October 24, 1954, and its charter was issued on January 5, 1956. By the end of 1954, the chapter consisted of 26 members and was active in programs including national and civil defense, conservation, American history, and good citizenship.
    As membership dwindled in both the Rancho San Bernardo and Rincon del Diablo chapters in the late 1990s, the two chapters merged, retaining the Rincon del Diablo name.
    Records of the Rincon del Diablo chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution were maintained by the various historians and secretaries of the organization. The initial collection was brought to the Pioneer Romm in August of 1993 by Eileen Menees. A deed of gift was signed by Mrs. Fred W. Borggreve, Regent, on August 4, 1993.

    Organization of the Collection

    This collection is organized into series:
    • I. Daughters of the American Revolution, 1727-2006
    • II. Rincon del Diablo Chapter, 1954-2014
    • III. Rancho Bernardo Chapter, 1979-1996