United Daughters of the Confederacy -- Julian S. Carr Chapter scrapbooks
Scope and Contents
The United Daughters of the Confederacy Collection, 1907-1939, consists of five scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings, histories, photographs, poems, memoirs, postcards, and yearbooks documenting Civil War history and the activities of the organization. Mrs. C. M. Goodlet of Nashville, Tennessee, first organized the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1894. According to its ritual, the group convened to “do homage unto the memory of…gallant Confederate soldiers, and to perpetuate the fame of their noble deeds.” In this aim, the group was committed to preserving “true” Confederate history. The scrapbooks represent Durham’s Julian S. Carr Chapter of the organization, founded December 20, 1899. Their subject matter pertains largely to the history of North Carolina and tribute to those who served in the Confederate Army. Of particular interest, the organization makes a strong distinction that “Civil War” is an inaccurate term. Instead, it directs its affiliates to label the conflict the “War Between the States.”
- Creation: 1907 - 1939
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.
Biographical / Historical
Durham’s Julius S. Carr Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy was founded on December 20, 1899. The national organization that would eventually become the United Daughters of the Confederacy was founded in Nashville, Tennessee on September 10, 1894 by Caroline Meriwether Goodlett and Anna Davenport Raines to “do homage unto the memory of…gallant Confederate soldiers, and to perpetuate the fame of their noble deeds.” In this aim, the group was committed to preserving “true” Confederate history.
5 Linear Feet ((4 oversize boxes) )
Language of Materials
This collection is arranged by subject in the following series: Series 1: Yearbooks. Series 2: Scrapbooks. Series 3: Miscellaneous.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Carr, Julian Shakespeare (Person)
- United Daughters of the Confederacy. North Carolina Division (Organization)
- Finding Aid for the United Daughters of the Confederacy -- Julian S. Carr Chapter Scrapbooks
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- Edition statement
- Updated by Barbara Ilie, 2021.