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Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Library
 

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Contact Information

Address:[1]

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
1776 D Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006-5303

Telephone:[1]  202-628-1776

Hours:[1]  Monday-Friday 8:30 to 4:00, Saturday 9:00 to 5:00 

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description

The DAR Library houses one of the largest genealogical collections in the United States. Its book collection includes more than 150,000 volumes concerning people and places throughout the nation. The collection focuses primarily on the American Revolution, but also includes substantial resources for studying people from the Colonial Period and the nineteenth century. "Through the efforts of local DAR members and chapters nationwide approximately 15,000 volumes of Genealogical Records Committee Reports have entered the Library and constitute a unique source for family histories, cemetery record transcriptions, and Bible records."[2]

Tips

Visitors who are not members of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Sons of the American Revolution, the Sons of the Revolution, or the Children of the American Revolution pay a small entrance fee.

Guides

  • Catalogue of Genealogical and Historical Works, Library of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Washington, D.C.: DAR, 1940. FHL US/CAN Book 973 A3dc.

Substitute Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a record at the DAR Library, a similar record may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • Sons of the American Revolution Library, Louisville, Kentucky

Similar Collections

Neighboring Collections

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 DAR Contact Information, DAR National Society, http://www.dar.org/omni/contact.cfm (accessed 3 February 2010).
  2. DAR Library - About the Library, http://www.dar.org/library/about.cfm. (Accessed 8 February 2010)

 

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