Scope and Contents:
In 1904, Mrs. George Busey established a chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Urbana-Champaign, Ill., named for the "Alliance," John Paul Jones's flagship. The chapter became active in historical and political study programs as well as the historic preservation movement. The collection has two parts, with Part I containing genealogies submitted by prospective members in order to satisfy the organization's membership requirements, including transcribed cemetery and church records from Illinois and Ohio locations. Part II consists of seventeen scrapbooks compiled by chapter historians from 1923 to 1956. The scrapbooks, judged for prizes annually at the state conference, contain clippings of local, state, and national events taken from newspapers and magazines, correspondence, genealogical and historical notes, minutes, photographs, chapter programs, transcribed documents, and yearbooks.