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Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Bureau of Archives and History
Pennsylvania State Archives


MG-370

PENNSYLVANIA SOCIETY OF THE SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION RECORDS

Series Descriptions


Correspondence,
1941.
(1 folder)

{series #370m.1} [Holdings]

Grouped by the historical foundation to which the letter referenced.

Correspondence of Edwin B. Graham in regards to obtaining historic wood from Mount Vernon,the White House, and Valley Forge for a historic gavel for the Sons of the American Revolution. Also included is correspondence relating to the finished gavel and membership issues.

Membership Secretary's Records,
1941-1961.
(1 box)

{series #370m.2} [Holdings]

Grouped by status and divisions of members. Further arranged alphabetically by organization chapter with one card file, ca.1938-1960, arranged alphabetically by surname and by chapter.

Records of the Membership Secretary, PASSAR which consist of: a membership notebook "Members in the Second World War," ca. 1941-1961 and two series of membership files. The notebook is divided into sections labeled as follows: World war award medals, supplemental, transfer, deaths, intrastate, dropped, resignations, suspensions, reinstated, life members, and dues remitted with full names of the members in each section according to the status and division.

Membership Records,
1938-1981.
(5 boxes)

{series #370m.3} [Holdings]

Financial slips arranged alphabetically. File cards grouped by chapter and membership status.

Cards for debits and credits with the full name of a given member. Included are cards with full names and addresses of all members of the Pennsylvania Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.

Motion Picture Film,
1927.
(1 box)

{series #370m.4} [Holdings]

Two film reels recorded in 1927 of the Sons of the American Revolution in Richmond and the Sons of the American Revolution on Flag Day.

Newsletters,
1950-1958.
(2 folders)

{series #370m.5} [Holdings]

Arranged chronologically by publication date.

Incomplete set of newletters of the Pennsylvania Society of the Sons of the American Revolution from October 1950 to February 1958. This set also contains bulletins from the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of the Sons of the American Revolution concerning its distribution and the business of the chapter in 1954.

Programs of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution,
1901-1976.
(2 folders)

{series #359m.6} [Holdings]

Arranged chronologically by publication date.

Set of brochures and programs for the National Congress of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. The brochures and programs contain information on the meeting proceedings and other affairs of the organization.

Photostats,
1776-1783.
(1 oversize folder)

{series #370m.7} [Holdings]

Arranged chronologically.

Photostats of documents pertaining to the history and founding of the Sons of the American Revolution and its society in Pennsylvania. Included in the photstat documents are a facsimile of the American Declaration of Independence; a Declaration of a Freeman by Roderic Marble Olzendon; Hampshire County Public Claim Papers; a membership certificate from the Society of the Cincinatti [a heritary society founded in 1783 by officers of the War of the American Revolution]; a muster roll of Captain Hoofnagle's Company, in the First Battalion of Militia commanded by Colonel George Ross, Lancaster, July 6, 1776; Revolutionary papers from the Gentlemen Committee of Safety, December 29,1775; and a letter Regarding Territory Dispute between the Commonwealths of Pennsylvania and Virginia with Signature Pages.

Special Correspondence,
1955.
(1 folder)

{series #370m.8} [Holdings]

Arranged chronologically.

Labeled as special correspondence, this correspondence includes a letter from Congressional Congress Chapter President Fitz McMaster to Franklin Blackstone, editor, SAR News. Also included are a black and white photograph and a program from the York-Arles Twinning Celebration, Sept. 11-20, 1955.

Yearbook of Organizational history,Constitution, Meeting Proceedings,
1903,1939,1955,1958.
(2 folders)

{series #370m.9} [Holdings]

Arranged chronologically.

Set of written material presented as a yearbook from 1903 with the history of the Pennsylvania Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Membership Requisites,By-laws, full names of members and officials, charter members, committee names and officers,and the Constitution and meetings of the organization. Also included is a 1939 broadside, a 1955 meeting program,a letter concerning the Attorney General,a 1902 newspaper clipping, and a coat of arms.


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