United Daughters of the Confederacy–Julian S. Carr Chapter Scrapbooks

Title: United Daughters of the Confederacy–Julian S. Carr Chapter Scrapbooks
Inclusive Dates: 1907-1939
Extent of Materials: 4 print boxes (5 scrapbooks and 1 folder)
Location: Cupboard 17
Subject Headings: United Daughters of the Confederacy–History.
United Daughters of the Confederacy. North Carolina Division.
Women–Societies and clubs– North Carolina–Durham County.
Scope and Content: The United Daughters of the Confederacy Collection, mid-nineteenth century-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.”
Restrictions: The collection is open for research
Biographical Note: 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.
Condition Notes: Fragile
Container List: Shelf Location Box # Description Dates
Cabinet #19 Box 1 Scrapbook 1931-1936
Cabinet #19 Box 1 Scrapbook 1935-1936
Cabinet #19 Box 1 Loose Annual Yearbooks 1907, 1908, 1952
Cabinet #19 Box 2 Scrapbook 1936-1937
Cabinet #19 Box 2 Scrapbook 1937-1938
Cabinet #19 Box 3 Scrapbook 1938-1939