Ohio Sons of the American
OHiO Revolution Records
H I S T O R Y 5 cubic f e e t
Provenance: The Ohio Historical Society acquired the Ohio Sons
of the American Revolution Records as a g i f t of the OSAR, through
the auspices o f the president, John P. Dean, in April 1981.
David Gray prepared the preliminary inventory i n October 1981.
Property r i g h t s : The Ohio H i s t o r i c a l Society owns the property
r i g h t s t o t h i s c o l l e c t i o n .
Copyrights: The Ohio Sons of t h e American Revolution has dedicated
such copyrights as it possesses in t h i s c o l l e c t i o n t o the public.
Consideration of a l l other copyrights is the r e s p o n s i b i l i t y of
the author and publisher.
Access: This c o l l e c t i o n is open under the r u l e s and regulations
of the Ohio H i s t o r i c a l Society.
Citation: Researchers are requested t o c i t e c o l l e c t i o n name,
c o l l e c t i o n number, and the Ohio H i s t o r i c a l Society in a l l foot-note
and bibliographic references.
Transfer: The following materials were t r a n s f e r r e d t o the Library
Department in July 1981: OSAR Yearbooks, 1895- 1910; OSAR Registers,
1910- 1964; OSAR Proceedings, 1894- 1919; OSAR History, 1 8 9 1 ; Sons
of the American evolution Magazine, 1940- 1979; and- several -
family h i s t o r i e s .
Organizational sketch: The Ohio Sons of the American Revolution
was organized on April 11, 1 8 8 9 , in Columbus, Ohio. A f f i l i a t e d
with the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution,
the OSAR s t r i v e s t o perpetuate the memory o- f those who served in
the American Revolution and to promote followship among t h e i r
descendants. Only male descendants of veterans of the American
Revolution can q u a l i f y for membership. Through its many a c t i v i t i e s ,
the Ohio Sons of the American Revolution encourages p a t r i o t i s m ,
h i s t o r i c preservation, and reverence for the p r i n c i p l e s of
Source: Ohio Sons of the American Revolution Records, MSS 761.
Scope and content: The Ohio Sons of the American Revolution Records
date from 1889 t o 1978 and occupy f i v e cubic f e e t . The OSAR records
consist of minutes of annual meetings, correspondence, f i n a n c i a l
and membership r e p o r t s , and the records of the Benjamin Franklin
Chapter, Columbus, Ohio. Minutes, 1889 t o 1 9 6 6 , document the annual
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