DAR provides Arizona materials to national library

Mary Wolf, DAR Librarian

Toni Bolling Lutter

Mary Wolf, Librarian, Gila Butte Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and former State DAR Librarian, has announced that the DAR Library has accepted two manuscripts which address Arizona heritage: Images of America: Chandler, Arizona and Histories of Pioneering Cattle Ranches. The manuscripts will take their place in the prestigious collection in Washington, D.C.

The DAR Library is housed in Washington, D.C., in the DAR complex located at 1776 D St. NW, a city-block-long complex with a museum, library, manuscript room and auditorium. It is open to the public. The library was founded in 1896 as a collection of genealogical and historical publications for the use of staff genealogists. Shortly after 1900, the growing collection was opened to the public and has remained so ever since.

Today, the library supports the National Society’s membership application process and furthers the goals of the National Society by acquiring and preserving historical materials – primarily American genealogical research – and by acquiring and preserving records related to the American Revolutionary War period. Many thousands of volumes of genealogical compilations, record abstracts and other materials are available only at the DAR Library. Approximately 3,000 new titles enter the library each year, many of which are works printed in limited quantities.

The microform holdings of the library’s Seimes Technology Center number over 53,000 items and provide a major supplement to printed materials in the library proper. The library also offers genealogical education opportunities through lectures and educational programming.

Gila Butte DAR meets in Sun Lakes and welcomes membership inquiry. Women over 18 who can prove direct bloodline lineage from a Patriot of the American Revolution are encouraged to call 480-802-6993 for membership information and assistance, or access the chapter website, gilabutte.arizonadar.org.