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Daughters of the American Revolution Don Jose de Ortega Chapter Collection

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Title: Daughters of the American Revolution Don Jose de Ortega Chapter Collection, 1970-2009Save to your list.

ID: URB/DAR-JO

Primary Creator: Daughters of the American Revolution, Don Jose de Ortega Chapter

Extent: 25.92 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 10/26/2017

Forms of Material: Albums, Ephemera, Paper records, Photographic material, Publications, Scrapbooks

Languages: English

Abstract

The Daughters of the American Revolution Don Jose de Ortega Chapter Collection documents community engagement and social networks of a subset of Los Angeles women in the last quarter of the 20th century. The Don Jose de Ortega Chapter is part of the national lineage-based membership organization Daughters of the American Revolution. Scrapbooks and newsletters document the Chapter's local historical preservation efforts, philanthropic work, and aspects of San Fernando Valley social life.

Biographical Note

The Daughters of the American Revolution, Don Jose de Ortega Chapter is based in Canoga Park, California. It is a member of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, a membership organization that admits descendants of those that aided the American Revolution in some form. The Chapter was founded on October 9, 1970 at the Andres Pico Adobe in Mission Hills. It was named for Don Jose (Francisco) de Ortega, an ancestor of member Marcia Havens Stowers. Ortega, born in 1734, was a Spanish soldier who played a role in establishing mission sites and the Santa Barbara presidio.

The Chapter is involved in community service through donations to educational organizations, literacy promotion, historic preservation, and supporting programs for veterans and their families. In addition to charity work for veteran causes, the chapter also pursues patriotic projects, including an annual Flag Day Luncheon Celebration, a U.S. Flag Committee that assists local businesses and establishments with replacing damaged American flags, and programs to increase local school participation in Constitution Week activities. The Chapter actively engages with history through field trips to local historical sites and an active genealogy group conducting lineage research.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Daughters of the American Revolution Don Jose de Ortega Chapter Collection is primarily comprised of newsletters and scrapbooks that document Chapter monthly business meetings and activities through press clippings, photographs, and ephemera. Activities include genealogical research, scholarship awards for San Fernando Valley students pursuing medical and education fields, historic preservation, conservation activities, and patriotic projects. Materials are arranged alphabetically by type, and then chronologically within type.

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & Archives

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions: Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Acquisition Source: Cathey Sinai

Preferred Citation: For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials guide.

Processing Information: Mallory Furnier, 2018


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