Creator: Daughters of the American Revolution. Mount Hyalite Chapter (Bozeman, Mont.)

Provenance Note: Speeches and minutes from meetings of the Mount Hyalite chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution were photocopied from the organization's minute book in 1970. Photocopies of two speeches by Margaret P. Griffin were donated by Harvey Griffin the same year. A cassette recording of Dr. Richard Roeder giving a speech to the organization was donated to Montana State University by him on October 2, 1985. This collection incorporates material formerly accessioned as collections number 855 and 1135.

Historical Note: The Mount Hyalite Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution was organized March 8, 1912, at Bozeman, by Organizing Regent Ella Martin. The chapter originally hoped to call itself Sacagawea, but a Washington chapter had already chosen that name. Like its parent organization, the Mount Hyalite chapter is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children. Membership is open to any woman 18 years or older who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution. The Mount Hyalite chapter has contributed to naturalization court classes and sessions in Bozeman; and is currently active in various youth projects.

Content Description Note: The Mount Hyalite chapter records consist entirely of positive photocopies from the chapter's minute book and typed speech transcriptions, along with a cassette recording of a speech delivered to the group in 1975. The collection includes: photocopies of a handwritten speech and its typed transcription, titled "Here I Stand" by Margaret P. Griffin, placed in the same folder as Griffin's remarks at the Sacagawea historical marker in Three Forks, 1920; the minutes for the meeting of January 20, 1949, summarizing the program delivered by Mary Hunter Doane entitled "Pioneer Days," and a transcription of the speech, which gives a general discussion of Bozeman's founding and the arrival of the Andrew Jackson Hunter family in 1864; a typed speech delivered by Charlotte Stafford Koch on April 15, 1955 regarding DAR historical markers; a typed speech of Mrs. Verne Sexton, delivered in 1960 titled "The First Settlers in the Gallatin and How They Came"; an audiocassette recording, a CD rom, and typed transcription of an untitled speech delivered by Dr. Richard Roeder to the chapter in 1975 regarding Gallatin County pioneers. The folders have been chronologically arranged.

Updated: 12/19/12