The Daughters of the American Revolution Fernanda Maria Chapter Collection documents the Chapter's founding, administration, committee work, and philanthropic activities. The Chapter is particularly active in programs that support U.S. military veterans and educational activities and outreach related to the U.S. Constitution.
Materials also reflect activities at the state and national level, with Daughters of the American Revolution California State Society conference programs and photographs, and records of Chapter members’ attendance at national Continental Congresses. The collection is divided into two major series: Administrative Records (1952-2015) and Club History Records (1952-2015).
Series I, Administrative Records, contains meeting minutes, correspondence, awards received by the organization, DAR manuals, member directories, and two treasurers’ books that document how members ran the club. This series also includes records of the Juan Crespi Chapter, which merged with Fernanda Maria in 2001, and California Region VIII meeting minutes, attendance records, and awards. These are arranged alphabetically by type, and then chronologically.
Series II, Club History Records, contains historian files, photographs, event ephemera, and scrapbooks created by the club historian to document club activities. Several scrapbooks contain materials related to the local Children of the American Revolution chapter. These are arranged chronologically.