January 17, 1970, ca. 250 items; Papers (1920-1957), including secretary's books, correspondence, membership lists, financial records, scrapbooks, U.D.C. histories, biographical sketches, pamphlets, clippings, and miscellaneous.
March 24, 1971, ca. 125 items; Papers, including minutes, programs, leaflets, clippings, etc.
July 6, 1983, ca. 100 items; Papers, including clippings, programs, membership lists, and miscellaneous materials. Gift of Mrs. J. G. Lautares, Greenville, N.C.
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
George B. Singletary Chapter U.D.C. Papers (#108), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
- Gift of Mrs. J. G. Lautares
The George B. Singletary Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy was organized June 19, 1899, in Greenville, N.C., by Mrs. T. J. Jarvis who served as its first president. Owing to the failure of several members to pay back dues, the charter was lost but a reorganization of the chapter restored the charter April 1, 1920. The Greenville chapter was named in honor of Colonel George B. Singletary, Commander of the 44th Regiment N.C. Troops. Colonel Singletary was killed in action June 5, 1862, about eight miles above Washington, N.C., in an engagement with federal forces.
Correspondence in the collection is of a general nature and is primarily from the National Headquarters and the N.C. Division Headquarters of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Of interest is a letter (September 1937) from a Confederate veteran who had been "adopted" by the Singletary Chapter. The letter concerns the veteran's involvement in the war and describes the capture of Fort Fisher (Wilmington).
The collection also includes minutes of the monthly meeting taken by the secretary in the years 1920-1953. Financial records for the chapter are available for the years 1928-1953. Essays and reports presented at the meeting deal with the Civil War and Southern heritage.
Extensive newspaper and magazine clippings included in the collection relate to the Old South and Southern tradition as well as activities of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.Two scrapbooks kept by the Singletary Chapter in the years 1942-1953 are of a similar nature as they deal also with the preservation of Southern traditions and U.D.C. activities, as well as give information on Confederate leaders and memorials to the Confederacy.
Miscellaneous material includes programs from Lee-Jackson Day celebrations; pamphlets, general bulletins, and programs from the state, national, and local organizations; as well as two souvenir booklets concerning Fort Fisher; and popular sheet music and lyrics of the Confederate States.