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Sons of the Revolution in the State of North Carolina Records, 1952-2010

Manuscript Collection #715

Descriptive Summary Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Title: Sons of The Revolution in the State of North Carolina Records
Creator: Sons of the Revolution in the State of North Carolina.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Organizational files (1952-2010) for the Sons of The Revolution in the State of North Carolina including minutes, annual reports, membership rosters, secretary's correspondence, financial records, reports, by-laws, newsletters, project files, publications, programs, photographs, and miscellany.
Extent: 4.95 Cubic feet, 11 archival boxes, consisting of minutes, rosters, by-laws, correspondence, newsletters, publications, programs, photographs, annual reports, and financial records

Administrative Information Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Accessions Information

October 13, 1995 (unprocessed), 120 items; Organizational files (1984-1994), including minutes, annual reports, membership rosters, secretary's correspondence, reports, By-laws, newsletters, project files, and miscellany. Gift of Board, Sons of the Revolution.

February 4, 1997 (unprocessed addition 1), 108 items; Records, including correspondence, programs, etc. for Sons of Revolution in the State of New York (1975-1981); correspondence, minutes, programs, etc. for Sons of Revolution in State of North Carolina (1975-1996); and newsletters for the organization on state and national level. Gift of Dr. W. Keats Sparrow.

June 27, 2002 (unprocessed addition 2), 5 items, 0.001 cubic feet, 20 pages; Addition to Records (1998 - 1999) including Centennial History of the Sons of the Revolution in the State of North Carolina, 1893 - 1993, and Roster of Members, 1999; Errata for 1999 Roster and Cover letter; Wendell K. Sparrow membership card, 1998; and General Society, Sons of the Revolution brochure, 1999. Gift of Dr. W. Keats Sparrow.

June 9, 2003 (unprocessed addition 3), 4 items; President’s and Secretary’s correspondence (2003) concerning the annual meeting held February 22, 2003 in the Special Collections Room of Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC and other events. 4 items. Photocopies. Gift of Dr. W. Keats Sparrow.

September 19, 2003 (unprocessed addition 4), 8 items; Drumbeat, no. 39 (Summer 2003) Newsletter published by the Sons of the Revolution General Society (Reports from General Society Headquarters, Independence, MO); Invitation to the Annual Meeting of the Sons of the Revolution in the State of North Carolina, 6/14/2003, Pinehurst Members Club, NC. Gift of Dr. W. Keats Sparrow.

April 13, 2003 (unprocessed addition 5), 1 item; Drumbeat, no. 40 (Winter 2003) Newsletter published by the Sons of the Revolution General Society (Reports from General Society Headquarters, Independence, MO). Gift of Dr. W. Keats Sparrow.

September 23, 2003 (unprocessed addition 6) 1 item; Drumbeat (Summer 2004) v. 41, published by General Society Sons of the Revolution, Independence, MO. Gift of Dr. W. Keats Sparrow.

January 11, 2005 (unprocessed addition 7) 1 item; Fife and Bugle (Winter 2004), a newsletter published by Sons of the Revolution in the State of North Carolina, Thomasville, NC. Gift of Dr. W. Keats Sparrow.

November 12, 2004 (unprocessed addition 8) 2 items; Fife and Bugle (Spring 2004), a Sons of the Revolution in the State of North Carolina, Thomasville, NC, newsletter; The Gazette, Containing the Freshest Advices, (Fall 2004) v.40, no. 4, a General Society of Colonial Wars, Baltimore, MD, newsletter. Gift of Dr. w. Keats Sparrow.

March 21, 2005 (unprocessed addition 9) 2 items; Centennial History of the Sons of the Revolution in the State of North Carolina and Roster of Members (Southern Pines, NC: Sons of the Revolution in the State of North Carolina, 2001), 13 p.; Drumbeat, No. 24 (Winter 2004), a General Society Sons of the Revolution, Independence, MO, newsletter, 8 p. Printed materials. Gift of Dr. W. Keats Sparrow.

March 28, 2005 (unprocessed addition 10) 3 items; Correspondence, Program, and Certificate of Appreciation (2/19/2005) sent to Dr. W. Keats Sparrow. Gift of Dr. W. Keats Sparrow.

July 11, 2005 (unprocessed addition 11) 6 items; Flintlock and Powerhorn: Magazine of the Sons of the Revolution, v. 19, n. 2; v. 20, n. 1; v. 21, n. 2, v. 23, n. 2 (Fall 2001, Spring 2002, Fall 2003, Summer 2005); Sons of the Revolution in the State of North 2005-2006 Directory; Drumbeat: Sons of the Revolution The General Society, n. 26 (Winter 1996), n. 44 (Summer 2005). Gift of Dr. W. Keats Sparrow.

May 3, 2006 (unprocessed addition 12) 2 items; Flintlock and Powderhorn: Magazine of the Sons of the Revolution, v. 23, n. 4 (Winter 2006); Fife and Bugle (Winter 2006) Newsletter of the Sons of the Revolution in the State of North Carolina. Gift of Dr. W. Keats Sparrow.

July 24, 2006 (unprocessed addition 13) 2 items; Collection (2006) including Flintlock and Powerhorn: Magazine of the Sons of the Revolution, v. 24, n. 1 (Spring 2006) and Fife and Bugle (Summer 2006) Newsletter of the Sons of the Revolution in the State of North Carolina. Gift of Dr. W. Keats Sparrow.

August 3, 2007 (unprocessed addition 14) 3 items; Drumbeat (Winter-Spring 2007) Vol. 24, no. 4 - Vol. 25, no. 1: News of the General and States Societies Sons of the Revolution, Independence, MO; Flintlock and Powderhorn: Magazine of the Sons of the Revolution (Summer 2006), Vol. 24, no. 2. Periodical. Gift of Dr. W. Keats Sparrow.

August 21, 2007 (unprocessed addition 15) 1 item; Drumbeat: News of the General and State Societies Sons of the Revolutionwith Flintlock and Powderhorn (Summer 2007) Vol. 25, no. 2. Published in Independence, MO, copyright 2007 General Society Sons of the Revolution. Periodical. Gift of Dr. W. Keats Sparrow.

April 29, 2008 (unprocessed addition 16) 4 items; Drumbeat: News of the General and State Societies Sons of the Revolution with Flintlock and Powderhorn (2007-2008) Vol. 25, no. 3 - Vol. 26, no. 1. Published in Independence, MO, copyright 2007-2008 General Society Sons of the Revolution; Fife and Bugle (2007) Vol. 2. Published in Fayetteville, NC, copyright 2007 Sons of the Revolution in the State of North Carolina. Periodicals. Gift of Dr. W. Keats Sparrow.

September 4, 2008 (unprocessed addition 17) 4 items; Drumbeat: News of the General and State Societies Sons of the Revolution with Flintlock and Powderhorn (2008) Vol. 26, no. 2 - Vol. 26, no. 4. Published in Independence, MO, copyright 2007-2008 by the General Society Sons of the Revolution; Flintlock and Powderhorn Magazine of the Sons of the Revolution: Evacuation Day 1783 (Spring 1996) Vol. 14, no. 1, Published in New York, N.C. copyright 2008 by the General Society Sons of the Revolution; Frank Horton postcard (2009). Periodicals. Gift of Dr. W. Keats Sparrow.

August 25, 2014 (unprocessed addition 18) 4.0 cubic feet; Records (1952-2010) including correspondence, annual reports, publications, membership rosters, by-laws, meeting minutes, financial records, day planners, photographs, and miscellany related to the Sons of the Revolution in the State of North Carolina. The donor, Dr. James B. Ebert, Sr., held offices continuously from 1988 until 2009 such as secretary, vice president, president, and general vice president for region 3. Gift of Dr. James B. Ebert, Sr.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

Sons of The Revolution in the State of North Carolina Records (#715), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Board, Sons of the Revolution
  • Gift of Dr. W. Keats Sparrow
  • Gift of Dr. James B. Ebert, Sr.

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


Preliminary Inventory Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Below is material taken from a preliminary inventory and represents content from the collection that is unprocessed.

  • Box 1#0715.1
    • Folder a#0715.1.a
      Publication (1988) The Signers of the Declaration of Independence by Bro. C. Edward Quinn and published by The Bronx County Historical Society. Correspondence (1987, 1993) concerns presenting copies to each high school in North Carolina.
    • Folder b#0715.1.b
      Compilation (1990) of all material related to the Sons of the Rev. in the State of N.C. and its predecessor the North Carolina Society of the Sons of the Revolution. By-laws and membership rosters (1988, 1994), and issues of The Fife and Bugle (1994-1995).
    • Folder c#0715.1.c
      Membership Lists (1986-1994).
    • Folder d#0715.1.d
      Annual Reports (1988, 1990-1993). General Society Rosters (1984, 1993).
    • Folder e#0715.1.e
      Minutes of the Board of Directors (1984-1994).
    • Folder f#0715.1.f
      Correspondence and Minutes (1985-1991).
  • Box 2#0715.2
    • Folder a#0715.2.a
      Correspondence, minutes, programs, etc., for the Sons of the Revolution in the State of North Carolina, 1975-1996. Addition #1.
    • Folder b#0715.2.b
      Correspondence, programs, etc., for Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York, 1975-1981. Addition #1.
    • Folder c#0715.2.c
      Newsletters (Drumbeat, The Fife and Bugle, Flintlock & Powderhorn) for the organization on state and national levels. 1981-1996. Addition #1.
    • Folder d#0715.2.d
      Records (1998-1999), including Centennial History of the Sons of the Revolution in the State of North Carolina, 1893-1993, and Roster of Members, 1999; Errata for 1999 Roster and Cover letter; Wendell K. Sparrow membership card, 1998; and General Society, Sons of the Revolution brochure, 1999. Addition #2.
    • Folder e#0715.2.e
      President’s and Secretary’s correspondence (2003) concerning the annual meeting held February 22, 2003 in the Special Collections Room of Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC and other events. Photocopies. Addition #3.
    • Folder f#0715.2.f
      Drumbeat, no. 39 (Summer 2003) Newsletter published by the Sons of the Revolution General Society (Reports from General Society Headquarters, Independence, MO); Invitation to the Annual Meeting of the Sons of the Revolution in the State of North Carolina, 6/14/2003, Pinehurst Members Club, NC. Note: Addition #4.
    • Folder g#0715.2.g
      Drumbeat, no. 40 (Winter 2003) Newsletter published by the Sons of the Revolution General Society (Reports from General Society Headquarters, Independence, MO). Note: Addition #5.
    • Folder h#0715.2.h
      Drumbeat (Summer 2004) v. 41, published by General Society Sons of the Revolution, Independence, MO. Note: Addition #6.
    • Folder i#0715.2.i
      Fife & Bugle (Winter 2004), a newsletter published by Sons of the Revolution in the State of North Carolina, Thomasville, NC. Note: Addition #7.
    • Folder j#0715.2.j
      Fife & Bugle (Spring 2004), a Sons of the Revolution in the State of North Carolina, Thomasville, NC newsletter; The Gazette Containing the Freshest Advices, (Fall 2004) v. 40, no. 4, a General Society of Colonial Wars, Baltimore, MD, newsletter. Note: Addition #8.
    • Folder k#0715.2.k
      Centennial History of the Sons of the Revolution in the State of North Carolina and Roster of Members (Southern Pines, NC: Sons of the Revolution in the State of North Carolina, 2001), 13 p.; Drumbeat, No. 24 (Winter 2004), a General Society Sons of the Revolution, Independence, MO, newsletter, 8 p. Printed materials. Note: Addition #9.
    • Folder l#0715.2.l
      Correspondence, Program, and Certificate of Appreciation (2/19/2005) sent to Dr. W. Keats Sparrow. Note: Addition #10.
    • Folder m#0715.2.m
      Flintlock & Powderhorn: Magazine of the Sons of the Revolution, v. 19, n. 2; v. 20, n. 1; v. 21, n. 2; v. 23, n.2 (Fall 2001, Spring 2002, Fall 2003, Summer 2005); Sons of the Revolution in the State of North 2005-2006 Directory; Drumbeat: Sons of the Revolution The General Society, n. 26 (Winter 1996), n. 44 (Summer 2005). Note: Addition #11.
    • Folder n#0715.2.n
      Flintlock & Powderhorn: Magazine of the Sons of the Revolution, v. 23, n. 4 (Winter 2006); Fife & Bugle (Winter 2006) Newsletter of the Sons of the Revolution in the State of North Carolina. Note: Addition #12.
    • Folder o#0715.2.o
      Collection (2006) including Flintlock & Powderhorn: Magazine of the Sons of the Revolution, v. 24, n. 1 (Spring 2006) & Fife & Bugle (Summer 2006) Newsletter of the Sons of the Revolution in the State of North Carolina. Note: Addition #13.
    • Folder p#0715.2.p
      Drumbeat : News of the General & States Societies Sons of the Revolution (Winter-Spring 2007) Vol. 24, no. 4 – Vol. 25, no. 1, Independence, MO; Flintlock & Powderhorn: Magazine of the Sons of the Revolution (Summer 2006), Vol 24, no. 2. Periodical. Note: Addition #14.
    • Folder q#0715.2.q
      • The Gazette. Summer 2007. Vol. 43, No. 2. General Society of Colonial Wars. Periodical. 1 item. 7 p.  (item #1)
      • Drumbeat. Summer 2007. Vol. 25, No. 2. General Society Sons of the Revolution. Periodical. 1 item. 12 p.  (item #2)
    • Folder r#0715.2.r
      • Drumbeat: News of the General & State Societies Sons of the Revolution with Flintlock & Powderhorn (Autumn 2007) Vol. 25, No. 3. Published in Independence, MO, © 2007 General Society Sons of the Revolution. Periodical. 1 item.  (item #1)
      • Drumbeat: News of the General & State Societies Sons of the Revolution with Flintlock & Powderhorn (Winter 2007) Vol. 25, No. 4. Published in Independence, MO, © 2007 General Society Sons of the Revolution. Periodical. 1 item.  (item #2)
      • Drumbeat: News of the General & State Societies Sons of the Revolution with Flintlock & Powderhorn (Spring 2008) Vol. 26, No. 1. Published in Independence, MO, © 2008 General Society Sons of the Revolution. Periodical. 1 item.   (item #3)
    • Folder s#0715.2.s
      Fife and Bugle (2007) Vol. 2. Published in Fayetteville, NC © 2007 Sons of the American Revolution in the State of North Carolina. Periodical. 1 item.
    • Folder t#0715.2.t
      • Drumbeat: News of the General & State Societies Sons of the Revolution with Flintlock & Powderhorn (Summer 2008) Vol. 26, No. 2. Published in Independence, MO, © 2008 General Society Sons of the Revolution. Periodical. 1 item. 10 p.  (item #1)
      • Drumbeat: News of the General & State Societies Sons of the Revolution with Flintlock & Powderhorn (Winter 2008) Vol. 26, No. 4. Published in Independence, MO, © 2008 General Society Sons of the Revolution. Periodical. 1 item. 14 p.  (item #2)
      • Flintlock & Powderhorn Magazine of the Sons of the Revolution:Evacuation Day 1783 (Spring 1996) Vol. 14, No. 1. Published in New York, N.Y. © 2008 General Society Sons of the Revolution. Periodical. 1 item. 16 p.  (item #3)
      • Frank Horton, Fayetteville, N.C.. Postard to Wendell Keats Sparrow (2/3/2009) inviting him to attend a meeting at the North Carolina State Faculty Club, 21 February 2009. Typescript. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #4)
  • Box 4#0715.4
    • Folder a#0715.4.a
      Bound Engagement Diaries, 2007-2008. 2 items.
    • Folder b#0715.4.b
      Publication: Signers of the Declaration of Independence by Bro. C. Edward Quinn, 1988. Inscription dated 1992. 1 item.
    • Folder c#0715.4.c
      Flintlock & Powderhorn magazine of the sons of the revolution, 1989-2005 and Fraunces Tavern Museum Report, 1989-1990. 9 items.
    • Folder d#0715.4.d
      Drumbeat, Sons of the Revolution General Society bi-annual Newsletter, 1993-1998. 10 items.
    • Folder e#0715.4.e
      Drumbeat, Sons of the Revolution General Society bi-annual Newsletter, 1999-2004. 11 items.
    • Folder f#0715.4.f
      The Fife and Bugle Newsletter, 1994-2002; 2008-2010. 34 items.
    • Folder g#0715.4.g
      Newspaper Clippings related to the Sons of the Revolution. 1975-2004. 24 items.
  • Box 7#0715.7
    • Folder a#0715.7.a
      Membership Rosters, Life Members, Deceased Members, and Membership Applications. 38 items, 1 duplicate. 1988; 1994-2002; 2004; undated. 38 items.
    • Folder b#0715.7.b
      Genealogy Paperwork and Records. 1985, 1996-1997, 2000, 2002-2003, undated. 16 items.
    • Folder c#0715.7.c
      Roster of Officers and Committee Chairs for the General Society, 1997; 1999-2000; 2002. 4 items.
    • Folder d#0715.7.d
      Bicentennial Day, 1987-1989. 3 items.
    • Folder e#0715.7.e
      Triennial Ball and Meeting; Philadelphia, PA, 2003. 21 items, more than one duplicate of one item.
  • Box 9#0715.9
    • Folder a#0715.9.a
      Color photographs of activities such as the cannon dedication at Moore's Creek,a ceremony at Guilford Courthouse, annual meetings, George Washington's birthday celebrations, and Fourth of July celebrations. Many are unidentified and undated. 1987-1999, undated. 108 items.
    • Folder b#0715.9.b
      Color photographs of activities such as General Society Board of Managers' Meetings, George Washington's birthday celebrations, annual meetings, State Conferences for the Children of the Revolution and the DAR, 221st Anniversary of the Surrender of the British at Yorktown, Va., Memorial Day, and the Triennial celebration in Philadelphia (2003). 1999-2004. 68 items.
    • Folder c#0715.9.c
      Color photographs (printed by an inkjet printer) of Dr. James B. Ebert, Sr., at the state conference (2002) and of a ceremony at Guilford Courthouse ( undated). 11 items.
    • Folder d#0715.9.d
      Panoramic color photographs of a ceremony commemorating the Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge (March 13, 1999). 4 items.
    • Folder e#0715.9.e
      Color photographs related to the chartering of the General Nathanael Greene Chapter in Atlanta in 2005 and a meeting in 2009; and Flag Presentation at the George Washington Ball (New York Sons of the Rev.) in 2002. 6 items.
    • Folder f#0715.9.f
      Black and white photographs. One is of Cy Cogsall of Pinebluff, N.C., in 1976. The other two are unidentified and undated. 3 items.
    • Folder g#0715.9.g
      Unidentified and undated negatives. 8 negative strips.
    • Folder h#0715.9.h
      NCSR PO Box stamp, undated. 1 item.

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