Guide to the Daughters of the American Revolution Fernanda Maria Chapter Collection, 1952-2015

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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Daughters of the American Revolution Fernanda Maria Chapter Collection
Dates: 1952-2015
Identification: URB/DAR-FM
Creator: Daughters of the American Revolution, Fernanda Maria Chapter
Physical Description: 20.22 linear feet
Alternate Extent Statement: 328 MB
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Urban Archives
Abstract: The Daughters of the American Revolution Fernanda Maria Chapter Collection documents the administration and activities of the Northridge based local chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and reflects a segment of San Fernando Valley social life in the 20th and early 21st centuries. The hereditary based organization's educational, patriotic, historic preservation, and genealogy activities are reflected primarily through scrapbooks, meeting minutes, photographs, and awards.

Historical Note:

The Daughters of the American Revolution Fernanda Maria Chapter was founded in 1952 in Van Nuys, but later relocated to Northridge. It is a local chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, which is a membership organization that admits descendants of those that aided the American Revolution in some form. The Fernanda Maria Chapter was named after the first girl child baptized at Mission San Fernando. The Chapter's installation ceremony was held at Campo de Cahuenga on October 20, 1952. In 1953 the chapter organized the San Fernando Valley’s first Children of the American Revolution Chapter, and in January 2001 the chapter merged with the Juan Crespi Chapter.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Genre/Form of Material:

Albums
Ephemera
Paper records
Photographic material
Publications
Scrapbooks

Administrative Information

Processing Information:

Mallory Furnier, 2018

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.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.

Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is open for research use.

Preferred Citation:

For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials   guide.

Arrangement of Materials:

Series I: Administrative Records, 1952-2015
Series II: Club History Records, 1952-2015

Scope and Contents

The Daughters of the American Revolution Fernanda Maria Chapter Collection documents the Chapter's founding, administration, committee work, and philanthropic activities. The Chapter is particularly active in programs that support U.S. military veterans and educational activities and outreach related to the U.S. Constitution.
Materials also reflect activities at the state and national level, with Daughters of the American Revolution California State Society conference programs and photographs, and records of Chapter members’ attendance at national Continental Congresses. The collection is divided into two major series: Administrative Records (1952-2015) and Club History Records (1952-2015).
Series I, Administrative Records, contains meeting minutes, correspondence, awards received by the organization, DAR manuals, member directories, and two treasurers’ books that document how members ran the club. This series also includes records of the Juan Crespi Chapter, which merged with Fernanda Maria in 2001, and California Region VIII meeting minutes, attendance records, and awards. These are arranged alphabetically by type, and then chronologically.
Series II, Club History Records, contains historian files, photographs, event ephemera, and scrapbooks created by the club historian to document club activities. Several scrapbooks contain materials related to the local Children of the American Revolution chapter. These are arranged chronologically.

Collection Contents

 

Series I: Administrative Records, 1952-2015

Box 1, Folder 1

Award, December 1988

Box 1, Folder 2

Awards, 2013-2014

Box 1, Folder 3

Awards, 2014-2014

Box 1, Folder 4

Award, 2014 December-2015 January 6

Box 1, Folder 5

Awards Program Los Angeles Unified School Reserve Officers Training Corps, 1989

Box 1, Folder 6

Constitution Week Committee Report, September 2013

Box 1, Folder 7

Correspondence, 2009 September 8-2014 February 28

Box 1, Folder 8

Correspondence, Department of Veterans Affairs, 2013 June 3-2013 November 13

Box 1, Folder 9

Directory, 2009-2010

Box 1, Folder 10

District VIII Awards, Attendance, and Meeting Minutes, June 1984-June 2010

Box 1, Folder 11

District VIII Awards, Attendance, and Meeting Minutes, 2004 July 1-2007 July 23

Box 1, Folder 12

District VIII Awards, Attendance, and Meeting Minutes, 2006 February 1-2007 June 9

Box 1, Folder 13

Guest Book, 1971 August 2-2002 October 14

Box 2, Folder 1

Juan Crespi Chapter, 1976 October 6-1991 October 2

Box 2, Folder 2

Juan Crespi Chapter, 1991 October 2-1997 January 31

Box 2, Folder 3

Minutes, 1952 October 20-1963 August 6

Box 2, Folder 4

Minutes, 1963 September 3-1985 December 2

Box 2, Folder 5

Minutes, 1986 January 6-1999 July 12

Box 3, Folder 1

Minutes, 2002 July 3-2005 June 6

Box 3, Folder 2

Minutes, 2002 July 3-2005 June 6

Box 3, Folder 3

Minutes, 2002 July 3-2005 June 6

Box 3, Folder 4

Minutes, 2004 October 1-2009 June 1

Box 3, Folder 5

Minutes, 2004 October 1-2009 June 1

Box 3, Folder 6

Newsletter and 50 th Birthday Tea Invitation, August 2002

Box 3, Folder 7

Newsletter, 2008 October 6-2009 June 1

Box 3, Folder 8

Treasurer Book, 1956 June 4-September 1963

Box 3, Folder 9

Treasurer Book, October 1963-June 1965

Box 7, Item 1

Veterans Administration Los Angeles Healthcare System Award, 2010

Flat File Cabinet 2, Folder 1

Awards, 1984 May 31-May 1989

Digital Box 19, Folder 1

District VIII Secretary Files, 2003-2004

Digital Box 19, Folder 2

Minutes, 2014-2015

 

Series II: Club History Records, 1952-2015

Box 4, Folder 1

Historian Scrapbook Access Copy, 1968-1991

Box 4, Folder 2

Historian Scrapbook, 1968-1991

Box 4, Folder 3

Historian Scrapbook, 1968-1991

Box 4, Folder 4

Historian Scrapbook, 1968-1991

Box 4, Folder 5

Historian Scrapbook Access Copy, 1991-1999

Box 4, Folder 6

Historian Scrapbook, 1991-1999

Box 4, Folder 7

Historian Scrapbook, 1991-1999

Box 5, Folder 1

Historian Scrapbook Access Copy, 1999-2000

Box 5, Folder 2

Historian Scrapbook, 1999-2000

Box 5, Folder 3

Historian Scrapbook Access Copy, 2000-2002

Box 5, Folder 4

Historian Scrapbook, 2000-2002

Box 5, Folder 5

Historian Scrapbook, 2000-2002

Box 5, Folder 6

Yearbook, 2002-2003

Box 5, Folder 7

Remembering Veterans Who Earned Their Stripes CD, Flyer, and Photograph, 2005-2013

Box 5, Folder 8

Moore, Frances Sherman Brownell Obituary, 2006

Box 5, Folder 9

Historian Scrapbook Access Copy, 2011-2012

Box 5, Folder 10

Historian Scrapbook, 2011-2012

Box 6, Folder 1

Historian Scrapbook, 2011-2012

Box 6, Folder 2

60th Birthday Power Point Presentation, 2012

Box 6, Folder 3

Historian Files, 2012-2013

Box 6, Folder 4

Historian Files, 2012 December 3-2013 May 31

Box 6, Folder 5

Historian Files, June 2013

Box 6, Folder 6

Historian Files, 2013 July 24

Box 6, Folder 7

Historian Files, August 2013

Box 6, Folder 8

Historian Files, September 2013

Box 6, Folder 9

Historian Files, October 2013

Box 6, Folder 10

Historian Files, November 2013

Box 6, Folder 11

Historian Files, December 2013

Box 6, Folder 12

Historian Files, January 2014

Box 6, Folder 13

Historian Files, February 2014

Box 6, Folder 14

District VIII Luncheon Photographs, 2014 February 8

Box 6, Folder 15

Historian Files, March 2014

Box 6, Folder 16

Historian Files, April 2014

Box 6, Folder 17

Historian Files, May 2014

Box 6, Folder 18

Historian Files, June 2014

Box 6, Folder 19

Induction Ceremony Photographs, 2015

Box 6, Folder 20

"The Women of the Campo" Booklet

Box 8, Item 1

Historian Scrapbook, 1952 April 26-1959 May 28

Box 9, Item 1

Press Scrapbook, 1952-1966 June 6

Box 10, Item 1

Historian Scrapbook, 1954-1972 January

Box 11, Item 1

United States Flag Scrapbook, 1954 February 11-1961 August 31

Box 11, Item 2

Historian Scrapbook, 1966 August 3-1968 June 2

Box 12, Item 1

Historian Scrapbook, 1968 January 28-1979 June

Box 13, Item 1

Historian Scrapbook, 2001-2004

Box 14, Item 1

Historian Scrapbook, 2002-2015

Box 15, Item 1

Historian Scrapbook, 2006-2008

Box 16, Item 1

Historian Scrapbook, June 2008-June 2009

Box 17, Item 1

Historian Scrapbook, 2009-2010

Box 18, Item 1

Historian Scrapbook, 2012-2013

Flat File Cabinet 2, Folder 2

Chapter Display Signs

Flat File Cabinet 2, Folder 3

Promotional Bee-lieve Towel

Digital Box 19, Folder 3

Member Photographs, 2008-2010

Digital Box 19, Folder 4

Event Photographs, 2014-2015