Colonial Dames XVII Century | East Texas Research Center

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Title: Colonial Dames XVII CenturyAdd to your cart.

ID: B/15

Extent: 8.0 Boxes

Subjects: Colonial Dames of the XVII Century. James Haggard Chapter (Nacogdoches, Tex.), Genealogy -- Societies, etc.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection includes correspondence, Constitution, By-laws, certificates, membership applications, Annual Tour of Homes information, and other materials related to the Chapter. Genealogical and biographical information are also included.

Collection Historical Note

The James Haggard Chapter of the Colonial Dames of the XVII Century was organized in Nacogdoches, Texas on November 15. 1958, with Hattie (Mrs. E. R.) Bates as the organizing President and Mrs. Everett Bowen as the Organizing State President. The object of the Chapter is to aid in the preservation of the records and historic shrines of the United States, to aid in the education of the youth of the United States, and to commemorate the noble and heroic deeds of American colonists who were ancestors of Chapter members. To become members, invited applicants must show proof of lineal descent from one or more ancestors who resided in an American Colony prior to 1701, and who performed civil or military services to the country. Monthly Chapter meetings were originally held on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons. By the late 1960's, luncheon meetings were usually held on the first Tuesdays of September through May with certain Saturday meetings planned for members who were teachers.

As a Chapter project in the 1960's, members donated genealogical books, magazines, and manuscripts to The East Texas Room of the S.F.A. Library. The Chapter also contributed to the book fund of the Colonial Dames XVII Century Library in Washington D.C. Other projects of the Chapter included presenting scholarships annually to outstanding history students at SFASU and awarding certificates of merit annually in May or June to three high school graduates who are selected on the basis of their character, scholarship, and interest in history. Annual Tours of Outstanding Homes and Historical Places were held during 1960-1970 to earn money for Chapter projects. In 1980, the James Haggard Chapter received Certificates of Recognition for its pledge to give

Subject/Index Terms

Colonial Dames of the XVII Century. James Haggard Chapter (Nacogdoches, Tex.)
Genealogy -- Societies, etc.

Administrative Information

Repository: East Texas Research Center

Related Materials:

National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century. Texas Society. Texas Society Colonial Dames Seventeenth Century early history and member list, 1939-1973. Dallas, Tex.: The Society, 1987. ETRC E186.7 .T4 1987x

Bassett, Sandra (Sandra Cook). Texas Society of the National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century : history 1939-2007. Texas: Texas Society Colonial Dames XVII Century, 2006. ETRC E186.7 .T42 2006x


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[Scrapbook 3: 1971-1972],
[Scrapbook 4: 1977-1980],
[Scrapbook 5: 1981-1983],
[Bundle 1: In Frame: Coat of Arms of James Haggard Chapter with descendants of Haggard on typed sheet on back],
[Bundle 2: In Frame: Charter of the James Haggard Chapter, March 3, 1959],
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Folder 1: Texas Society: Blank Certificate of Recognition, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Texas Society: Programs for Annual Conferences, 1962-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Texas Society: Banquet program for the 25th Annual Conference held in Nacogdoches, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Texas Society: Fan Favors for the 25th Annual Conference held in Nacogdoches, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Texas Society: "Eyes of Texas" bag distributed during the 25th Annual Conference held in Nacogdoches, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Texas Society: Souvenirs and tourist information in the "Eyes of Texas" bag for the 25th Annual Conference, (1 fountain pen, 1 magnifying glass, 1 perfume bottle), 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Texas Society: Heart-shaped, paper doily probably used during the 25th Annual Conference, Feb. 14-15, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Texas Society: Newspaper clippings about the 25th Annual Conference held in Nacogdoches, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Texas Society: Program for a tour of historic Nacogdoches during the 25th Annual Conference, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Lists of National, National Committee Chairman, State and Chapter officers, 1965-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Program for the dedication of a historical marker at the Sabine River Bridge on Hwy. 21 by the Texas Society and National Society, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 12: National Society: Constitution and By-Laws, 1956-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 13: National Society: Packet of correspondence to state and chapter officers, Summer, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 14: National Society: Packet of correspondence to state and chapter officers, Summer, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 15: National Society: Miscellaneous correspondence and forms, 1965-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 16: National Society: Stationery, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 17: National Society: Postcard showing the National Headquarters building in Washington, D.C., 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 18: National Society: Yearbook, 1959-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 19: National Society: Newsletter, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 20: National Society: Bulletin, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 21: National Society: Bulletin, (Includes a letter from Anna Irion Powell, member of Board of Managers), 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 22: National Society: Membership eligibility publication, n.dAdd to your cart.

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[Box 1],
[Box 2],
[Box 3],
[Box 4],
[Box 5],
[Box 6],
[Box 7],
[Box 8],
[Scrapbook 1: 1960-1961],
[Scrapbook 2: 1963-1965],
[Scrapbook 3: 1971-1972],
[Scrapbook 4: 1977-1980],
[Scrapbook 5: 1981-1983],
[Bundle 1: In Frame: Coat of Arms of James Haggard Chapter with descendants of Haggard on typed sheet on back],
[Bundle 2: In Frame: Charter of the James Haggard Chapter, March 3, 1959],
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