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RG/RG01. Mount Vernon Ladies' Association

 Record Group Term
Identifier: RG/RG01
Papers and records of the Board of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, the Regent and Vice Regents

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Early Records of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association

Identifier: A-MVLA-ER
Scope and Contents The nucleus of this collection was created from papers given to the Association by Ann Pamela Cunningham around the time of her retirement as Regent. Several other Vice Regents followed her example and later donated their papers as well. These records were referred to as the “Early Records” since the time they were first established as an archival collection. A large portion of this collection is correspondence concerning the founding of the MVLA and the operation of Mount Vernon as a...
Dates: 1853 - 1951; Majority of material found within 1853-1875

Emma Read Ball Genealogical Research Files

Identifier: A-ERB
Scope and Contents At the time of her death, Mrs. Ball was preparing to publish a book on the life and ancestry of Mary Ball Washington. She struggled during her later years, however, and never completed the project. A portion of the research files she used for this project are represented in this collection. Mount Vernon received this material from Alison Burdick, Vice Regent for Delaware, sometime around March 1965 after she sorted through the collection and weeded some of its content. A report written by...
Dates: compiled ca. 1911-1912

Land Records of the MVLA

Identifier: A-LR
Scope and Contents

This small collection contains records concerning land gifts, purchases, and easements obtained by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association. Types of records include deeds, memorandums, signed agreements, land plats, maps, drawings, and correspondence. The material dates from 1858 to 2006, however there is some information on Washington family property that dates from the 1830s (the originals of these items were removed and replaced with photocopies in 2001).

Dates: 1858-2006

Operation Overview Collection

Identifier: A-OOC
Scope and Contents These records were collected the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association to document the Operation Overview movement. A large portion of the collection is correspondence, including letters by and from Vice Regent Frances Bolton and other members of Congress. Other types of records represented are organizational reports, bulletins, statements, Congressional transcripts and bills, news clippings, financial papers, and several drawings and photographs. The bulk of the records range from the 1960s to...
Dates: 1953-1983

Papers of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association

Identifier: A-MVLA
Scope and Contents This collection documents the care and management of Mount Vernon through the work of the MVLA. Types of material include correspondence, reports, memos, notes, personal and biographical information, news clippings, meeting agendas, photographs, scrapbooks, and ephemera. Several highlights of the collection include the original minutes of Council meetings, scrapbooks and ledgers created by Vice Regents, and early correspondence with Regents and Vice Regents. While the library’s collection...
Dates: 1858-2016

Publications Committee Collection

Identifier: A-PCC
Scope and Contents The Publications Committee Collection contains the files created by the MVLA and its employees who worked to research, write, and prepare publications for print. The MVLA often worked with private authors to produce educational and informative titles, and coordinated with printers to independently publish their own works. A small group of files from the Public Information Committee, which merged with the Publications Committee in 1982, is included as a second series. These records document...
Dates: 1951-1997