01/AR0858 Guide to the Texas Brigade, Society of the Descendants of Washington's Army at Valley Forge Papers Texas Brigade, Society of the Descendants of Washington's Army at Valley Forge Papers Finding Aid Authors: Emily Aparicio.

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Guide to the Texas Brigade, Society of the Descendants of Washington's Army at Valley Forge Papers University of North Texas Special Collections Overview of the Collection Texas Brigade, Society of the Descendants of Washington's Army at Valley Forge Papers 01/AR0858 2.00 English University of North Texas Special Collections
University of North Texas, Wilis Library 1155 Union Circle # 305190 Denton, TX, URL: http://libiow.library.unt.edu/Archon321
A compilation of organizational papers and photographs for the Texas Brigade, Society of the Descendants of Washington's Army at Valley Forge.
Administrative Information Acquisition Information:

Gift.

Accruals:

2015-059

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This collection is not restricted.

Preferred Citation:

Texas Brigade, Society of the Descendants of Washington’s Army at Valley Forge Papers, University of North Texas Special Collections

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This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hour notice prior to use.

Arrangement of Materials:

The papers are arranged by document genre and arranged chronologically within the assigned genre, if dated.

Scope and Contents

The Texas Brigade, Society of the Descendants of Washington's Army at Valley Forge Papers is a collection which highlights the society’s main purpose: to preserve the identities of the soldiers who fought at Valley Forge, PA. In 1976, the organization submitted an application with the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration; marking the Society as an authorized Bicentennial Project. Descendants, both men and women, of the soldiers who fought at Valley Forge were welcome to apply for membership to the society. Members gathered officially, on October 23, 1976, for their first meeting in General Washington’s headquarters.

Soon after the first meeting, the Society’s members gathered to compile objectives for the organization. The objectives, including the aforementioned main purpose, includes: to mirror the loyal spirit of General Washington’s army - soldiers who encountered great adversity while ensuring the success of the American Revolution; to advocate the ideals of general Washington’s loyal soldiers; to resist ideology contradictory to the character of these men; to create a roll of all soldiers at the Historic encampment to honor the fallen soldiers; and to research and publish the incidents which took place at the Historic encampment.

Following the mission statement set forth by the national society, the Texas Brigade was chartered in May of 1990. At the brigade’s first meeting in July on 1990, charter members were recognized, officers were selected, and a meeting schedule was solidified. Texas descendants of those who fell at Valley Forge continue to honor their ancestors by upholding the values of General Washington’s loyal army and of the Society.

Contents of materials in the collection include papers documenting the history of the national society and the Texas Brigade; organizational bylaws; meetings and minutes of the Texas Brigade; scholarship information about awards available to members and students; as well as photographs from the meeting and minutes sleeves.

Detailed List of Contents id144239 1 Papers 663072 id144240 1 1 Bylaws 1998-2003 id144251 1 1 Bylaws of national society 1998-05 id144252 1 1 Brigade Bylaws 2003-06 id144241 1 2 History undated-2000 id144253 1 2 Excerpts taken from Society publications undated id144254 1 2 Washington's Prayer for the United States of America undated id144255 1 2 History of Organization 1990-1999 id144256 1 2 Membership 2000-07 id144242 1 3 Meetings 2006-2014 id144257 1 3 Meeting - College Station, TX 2006 id144258 1 3 Meeting - San Antonio, TX 2007 id144259 1 3 Society Encampment 2007-06 id144260 1 3 Meeting - Spring, TX 2009 id144261 1 3 Society Encampment - Valley Forge, PA 2011-06 id144262 1 3 Meeting - Denton, TX 2011 id144263 1 3 Society Encampment - Valley Forge, PA 2012-06 id144264 1 3 Meeting - Huntsville, TX 2012 id144265 1 3 Grave Marking - Winchester, VA 2013-05 Scope and Contents

Grave marking was by member of Valley Forge ancestor.

id144266 1 3 Society Encampment - Valley Forge, PA 2013-06 id144267 1 3 Meeting - Castroville, TX 2013 Scope and Contents

Includes information on Hereditary Societies meeting held in San Antonio, TX.

id144268 1 3 Meeting - Waco, TX 2014
id144243 1 4 Minutes 1998-2007 id144269 1 4 1998-08 id144270 1 4 Salado, TX 1999 id144271 1 4 Salado, TX 2001 id144272 1 4 Dallas, TX 2002 id144273 1 4 College Station, TX 2003 id144274 1 4 San Antonio, TX 2007 id144245 1 5 Photographs - Meetings 2007-2014 Scope and Contents

This folder contains photographs that were filed in with meeting information. Photographs grouped by meeting date on orginal sleeve in binder.

id144247 1 6 Photographs - Minutes 1999-2003 Scope and Contents

This folder contains photographs that were filed in with minutes information. Photographs grouped by date on orginal sleeve in binder.

id144244 1 7 Scholarships undated Scope and Contents

Information on Society award for high school students, scholarships for Society members, and on Society award for elementary students.

id144248 2 663071 id144249 2 Mounted poster - Duportail's Map of Valley Forge undated Scope and Contents

Includes information about the map on back of mat board. Map is a publication of the Valley Forge Park Interpretative Association.

id144250 2 Charter of the Texas Brigade 1990-05-19 Scope and Contents

Charter was approved by Commander-in-Chief Betty Brown Miller, Adjutant General Judy Howard Fulton, and Texan Lucius J. Polk, IV.