The Daughters of the American Revolution Library
The Daughters of the American Revolution Library is a private, non-circulating library with over 100,000 books and thousands of files relating to American history and genealogy. It was established in 1896 for DAR staff genealogists, but is now open to the public. Non-members must pay a small entrance fee. For information about the DAR genealogy society itself, see the topic Daughters of the American Revolution.
DAR Library or DAR Museum
Telephone: (202) 628-4780
Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Unannounced closings may occur; call ahead to make sure they will be open when you plan to visit.
The DAR Library collection includes books pertaining to genealogy and American and local history. Among their special collections are Genealogical Records Committee Reports from all 50 states, which contain selected Bible records, cemetery transcriptions, court record abstracts, censuses, military records, and vital records. They also have files which document DAR membership applications, 25,000 family histories, a collection of genealogical research notes and personal letters, a Native American collection, genealogical periodicals, and city directories. In addition, there is also special collection devoted to the history of the American Revolution, the formation of the Union, and the Constitution.
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