The Daughters of the American Revolution library and other repositories near DC offer a wide variety of unique resources, especially copies of DAR applications dating back up to 100 years or more. Here’s what the DAR says about their collection.
The DAR Library’s file collection is a mixture of materials which have come with DAR membership applications, subsequent donations by DAR members, and items given by the public. Innumerable Bible records, family studies, pamphlets, and research notes are included. Numbering an estimated 300,000 folders, the richness and variety of the collection covers the entire United States and concentrates on the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries, with significant colonial records as well.