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The mission of the DAR Library shall be to support and enhance the National Society’s membership application process and to further the goals of the National Society by acquiring and preserving historical materials related to genealogical research, primarily American genealogical research, and by acquiring and preserving records related to the American Revolutionary War period.

As part of this mission, the DAR Library

  • Will identify and acquire materials and collections that support these goals;
  • Will promote the availability and use of these materials and collections through in-house research opportunities;
  • Will explore and implement new methods for providing access to these materials and collections; and
  • Will train individuals in the use of Library materials and collections, in genealogical research methods and practices, and in using these materials to facilitate the DAR Application process through a variety of educational materials and programming formats.

For more information about the types of materials held by the DAR Library, please refer to our Collections Development Policy.