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Americana Collection

  • Suffrage March Centennial Anniversary Online Exhibition

    The Americana Collection includes several letters written by suffragist Susan B. Anthony. This exhibit celebrates the vision and courage of several suffragists who were also DAR members including Anthony and Alice Paul.

  • Signers of the Declaration of Independence

    Among the wide variety of holdings in the DAR Americana Collection is a collection of all of the signatures of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.  This exhibit includes a biography, signature, and portrait for each of the 56 signers.

  • "Those Who Knew And Loved Him": The General Henry Knox Family Documents in the Americana Collection

    The DAR Americana Collection explores the life of Revolutionary War General Henry Knox through his letters and other documents and images. The online exhibition features a selection of the materials archived in the Americana Room.

  • Signers of the U.S. Constitution

    The Americana Collection houses a complete set of documents that include the signatures of the 39 signers of the U.S. Constitution.  This exhibit includes brief essays regarding each of the 12 states and the delegates who represented them. The states appear in the order in which they ratified the Constitution. Rhode Island did not participate in the Constitutional Convention. All 39 signers are represented with both a signed document and a portrait.  

NSDAR Archives

The Office of the Historian General also maintains the NSDAR Archives. These online exhibitions explore the fascinating history of the DAR.

  • Four Founders

    Decidedly not ladies of leisure, the four founders of the DAR were anything but traditional. Two were single and two were widowed, and all four were working women who supported either children or extended family.

  • Dazzling Daughters

    From its outset and beginning with its founders, the Society's ranks have included uncommon women who achieved uncommon goals. They include First Ladies and firsts in their field, actresses and adventurers, artists and authors, reformers and humanitarians, educators and engineers, doctors and nurses, and even pioneers in space. While their accomplishments are as diverse as their professions, all of them have been brave women who often performed heroic acts and shared a sense of purpose and pride, and an undaunted pursuit of their ideals.

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