Austin Daughters of the American Revolution (David Kennison Chapter) Papers

Dates: 1930-1938
Size: 1 linear foot, 8 photographs
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, 400 S. State St., Chicago, IL 60605
Collection Number: Archives_ADAR
Provenance: The ADAR records were kept in the Chicago Public Library’s Austin Branch’s historical collection for about 50 years. Under grant funds provided by the Dr. Scholl Foundation in 1984, the Special Collections and Preservation Division processed the papers according to archival standards and housed them in conservationally sound storage.
Access: No restrictions
Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: Austin Daughters of the American Revolution (David Kennison Chapter) Papers [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections, Chicago Public Library.

Historical Note

The Austin Daughters of the American Revolution (ADAR) - David Kennison Chapter was founded on December 12, 1921. The chapter’s namesake, David Kennison, was a Revolutionary War veteran who lived to be 115 years old. He died in 1852, and was buried in Lincoln Park, which was then a cemetery.

According to the ADAR constitution and by-laws, the objects of the organization were to “perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American Independence;” to carry out President Washington’s farewell address injunction and “promote...institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge;” “to cherish, maintain and extend institutions of American freedom;” and “to foster true patriotism and love of country...”

Scope and Content

The six scrapbooks compiled and collected by ADAR members contain press clippings, photographs and yearbooks describing ADAR functions and members. The original arrangement of the scrapbooks, as compiled by the members of the ADAR, has been maintained. They have been processed and housed in chronological order.

Container List


Box 1 Scrapbooks, 1932-1933
Box 1 Scrapbooks, 1933-1934
Box 1 Scrapbooks, 1934-1935
Box 2 Scrapbooks, 1934-1937
Box 2 Scrapbooks, 1936-1937
Box 2 Scrapbooks, 1937-1938


Photograph 1.1 ADAR- David Kennison Chapter, 1933-1934
Photograph 1.2 Atwood, Levina, undated
Photograph 1.3 Burney Family, undated
Photograph 1.4 Burns, Mrs. Hattie M., undated
Photograph 1.5 Custos, Mrs. Mabel (1874-1931), circa 1920s
Photograph 1.6 McGhee, Mrs. Flora J., circa 1933
Photograph 1.7 Snodgrass, Mrs. Edward G., 1933
Photograph 1.8 Weimer, Kathryn, circa 1910-1920
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