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Arkansas Society of the Sons of the American Revolution collection

Arkansas Society of the Sons of the American Revolution collection

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Finding aid for the Arkansas Society of the Sons of the American Revolution collection

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700

October 1, 2009



Profile Description

Creation: This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-11-20T14:58-0600
Language: English

Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Sons of the American Revolution. Arkansas Society.
Title: Arkansas Society of the Sons of the American Revolution collection
Dates: 1792-1991
Quantity: 10.4 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains organizational records of the Arkansas Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.
Identification: BC.MSS.98.23
Language: English

Arrangement

This collection is arranged topically and chronologically.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains organizational records of the Arkansas Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.


Historical Information

In 1876, there was a high degree of patriotic feeling in the United States as the country celebrated the Centennial of the American Revolution. Inspired by this fervor, a group of men in San Francisco, California formed an organization called the Sons of Revolutionary Sires. Their objective was to have a fraternal and civic organization to honor men who served in the American Revolution. Out of this organization grew the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, which was organized on April 30, 1889 - the one-hundredth anniversary of George Washington's inauguration.

The National Society of the Sons of the Revolution was chartered by an Act of Congress on June 6, 1906. The charter was signed by President Theodore Roosevelt, who was a member of the organization. In that same year, 1889, Arkansas Governor James P. Eagle named a committee to organize an Arkansas Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. The Society was organized on February 11, 1890, with forty-one charter members. Governor Eagle, himself, was a member. The stated purposes of the Arkansas Society of the Sons of the Revolution are patriotic, historical, and educational. Any man can be a member who is eighteen years of age or older, a citizen of good repute in the community, and a lineal descendent of an ancestor who was "at all times loyal to, and rendered active service in, the cause of the American Revolution."


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Arkansas -- Genealogy -- Sources.
Sons of the American Revolution. Arkansas Society.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Arkansas Society of the Sons of the American Revolution collection, MSS.98.23, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donation, 1998


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