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Catalog Number 1999/11.0685
Object Name Papers
Scope & Content The United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) is a nationwide organization of women who must prove their lineage to a Confederate soldier or member of the Confederate government. In 1890, the womenof St. Louis, Mo., formed an association to furnish and operate a home for disabled Confederate veterans. This association called itself the Daughters of the Confederacy. The name originated from the title given in 1886 by Gen. John B. Gordon to Varina Anne (Winnie) Davis, youngest daughter of Jefferson Davis. This organization evolved into the UDC, which continues today as a major force for the preservation of Southern history. The group today offers scholarships, publishes articles and magazines on Southern heritage, and provides help and support to veterans.
Title United Daughters of the Confederacy. W. Va. Division
Collection United Daughters of the Confederacy. W. Va. Division
Accession number 1999/11.0685
Finding Aids A printed finding aid is available in the Special Collections Dept., James E. Morrow Library, Marshall University.
People Gordon, Gen. John B.
Davis, Varina Anne (Winnie)
Davis, Jefferson
Subjects United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Confederate States of America
Women--Societies and clubs
Conference proceedings
Related Collections at Marshall University Charter (copy) of Huntington Chapter 150 located in Blake collection (RAB 1. 952).
Search Terms W. Va. Division UDC
United Daughters of the Confederacy
Stonewall Jackson Chapter 1333, U.D.C.
Chapter 150 (Charleston, W. Va.)
Chapter 151 (Huntington, W. Va.)
Extent of Description 6 cf.
Archivist's Notes Accession card recorded. PastPerfect record reviewed 3/17/2011.
Year Range from 1898
Year Range to 2004
Dates of Creation 1898-2004
Dates of Accumulation 1999-2007.
Archival History
System of arrangement Series I : Division (state) records; Series II : District and local chapter records.