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National Society of the Colonial Dames of American in the State of Vermont records, 1915-1986.
National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Vermont.
Holdings
Library Call Number Copy Material Location
Vermont Historical Society Library  MSA 351  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 
Vermont Historical Society Library 
  --Formerly MSA 351. 
MSB 72  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 


Corporate Author : National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Vermont.
Title : National Society of the Colonial Dames of American in the State of Vermont records, 1915-1986.
Physical Description : .75 linear ft.
Summary :

This collection includes two books of minutes and one box of membership applications for the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Vermont for the period 1915 to 1986. The minutes cover the period 1918 to 1976, but the membership applications are dated 1915-1986.

The membership applications are folded in four panels in the way that they were received. They have been numbered in the upper right hand corner of the front panel of each application. They are arranged in numerical order as shown in the inventory below. Indexes of the applications arranged by member's name and historical ancestor's name are included in Folder 0.

Biographical or historical data :

The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Vermont was recognized by the national organization in 1897. It received a charter from the State of Vermont in 1898. The group was organized and a constitution was adopted in May 1900; Mrs. Bradley Barlow Smalley was elected the first president.

Members in this organization are women who can trace their ancestry through one of the original thirteen states, of which Vermont was not one. They must first become an associate member of those state's societies before becoming a member of the Vermont organization. There is a separate organization, the Vermont Society of Colonial Dames, for women whose ancestry can be traced to Vermont during the Colonial era.

Membership in the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Vermont has always been relatively small. In 1940 an organizational history reported that the membership had never exceeded 50, and by 1946 it had dropped to 38. In 1961 the membership had risen to 69.

Related Collections : The collection of the Vermont Historical Society includes a history of the organization entitled "Seventy-five Years, A History of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Vermont, 1897-1972" (Pam. Vt. Soc., lodges, etc.)
Corporate Subject : National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Vermont.
Subject Term : Patriotic societies Vermont.
Genre/Form : Minutes.
Application forms.
Electronic Resource : Click here for full text of finding aid.