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Toaping Castle Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution records

 Collection 0545-MDHC
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization and genealogical society for women who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution. The NSDAR was founded on October 11, 1890, and currently has 3,000 chapters across the United States and internationally and 185,000 members. Members participate in historic preservation projects, educational programs, and acts of patriotism in their local communities. The Toaping Castle Chapter was founded on June 22, 1945, in Hyattsville, Maryland. The name "Toaping Castle" comes from the name of the Isaac Walkers family home on Greenbelt Road. Both Isaac and his son, Nathan, served in the American Revolutionary War. The Toaping Castle Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) records document the society's activities from 1946 to 2018 on a national and local level within the NSDAR organization. This collection includes yearbooks, national magazines, memorabilia from the organization's centennial celebration, membership guides, handbooks, historian's notebooks, meeting minutes, meeting notes, reports, correspondence to and from the regents of the chapter, individual and chapter awards, and scrapbooks. In addition, this collection contains a brick from the original Toaping Castle building and a silver spoon engraved in remembrance of the centennial of the NSDAR. These materials provide insight into the structure and proceedings of the Toaping Chapter, as well as illuminate the Daughters of the American Revolution as a national organization.

Dates

  • 1754-2018
  • Majority of material found within 1946-2018

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is unprocessed. This means that materials are in the same state we received them and have not been reviewed for content or condition. The collection may need to be screened prior to use. Please contact us before visiting the Special Collections reading room to view this collection. Preliminary inventories are available under the Inventories/Additional Information section.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies or digital surrogates may be provided in accordance with Special Collections and University Archives duplication policy.

Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs unless otherwise specified. It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission to publish materials from the appropriate copyright holder.

Archival materials may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws or other regulations. While we make a good faith effort to identify and remove such materials, some may be missed during our processing. If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the special collections reading room staff.

Extent

11 Linear Feet (7 paige boxes, 1 legal hollinger box)

Content Description

The Toaping Castle Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) records document the society's activities from 1946 to 2018 on a national and local level within the NSDAR organization. This collection includes yearbooks, national magazines, memorabilia from the organization's centennial celebration, membership guides, handbooks, historian's notebooks, meeting minutes, meeting notes, reports, correspondence to and from the regents of the chapter, individual and chapter awards, and scrapbooks. In addition, this collection contains a brick from the original Toaping Castle building and a silver spoon engraved in remembrance of the centennial of the NSDAR. These materials provide insight into the structure and proceedings of the Toaping Chapter, as well as illuminate the Daughters of the American Revolution as a national organization.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated to the University of Maryland Libraries by Jane Lee Johnson in June 2018. Ms. Johnson made an additional donation of materials in June 2019.

Processing Information

This collection is unprocessed except for basic rehousing tasks. Upon arrival of the first accession, the materials were rehoused into archival quality boxes and placed in acid-free folders. Loose materials were placed in folders and added to the end of the collection. Some items that arrived in binders and plastic sleeves have been removed from the binders and placed in acid-free folders. All notations have been photocopied or transferred onto the new folder under the “Note” on the outside of the folder. All items that have been removed from their original container have been also noted in the preliminary inventory.

Materials recieved in June 2019 were removed from the large plastic bin in which they arrived and transferred to archival quality boxes. Materials were left in their original folders, and the post-it notes designating the title of each folder were left in place. This accession came with a printed-out inventory, which was left loose at the beginning of Box 1. No items were removed and the original order has been preserved.
Title
Guide to the Toaping Castle Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution records
Status
Minimally Processed
Author
Liz Caringola.
Date
2020-04-27
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

Contact:
University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742
301-405-9212