Murray State University
200 Pogue Library
Murray, Kentucky 42071
Collection Title: Graves County Chapter - United Daughters of the Confederacy Records.
Series Number: MS03-01
Processed and Cataloged by: Reprocessed in July of 2010 by Sheree Wise.
Date Listed: July 14, 2010
Date Span: 1899-1969
Size of Collection: 3.0 linear feet.
Number of Boxes: 4 legal size document cases and 1 oversized box.
Type of Material: Minutes, correspondence, financial records and ephemera.
Condition of Material: Fair with foxing and fading of documents due to improper storage.
Arrangement: Organized into series; arranged by type and subject of material; Chronological arrangement.
Biographical / Historical Information: The Graves County Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy was organized on November 29, 1899 in Mayfield, Kentucky. The chapter was chartered by the Kentucky Division of the organization on December 7, 1899. The chapter remained in existence until the late 1960s when declining membership led to its termination. The charter was responsible for the construction of the Confederate Memorial before the Graves County court house in 1917 and the Confederate Monument at Camp Beauregard, near Water Valley, in 1920.
Scope and Content: Collection consists of meeting minutes of the Graves County Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy from 1899 to 1968. The collection contains the organization’s correspondence, scrapbooks, yearbooks, financial records, applications and petitions for membership, membership lists and related ephemera printed by the state division and local chapter. Included in the collection are eligibility certificates, veteran biographies and lists of recipients of the Southern Cross of Honor for Graves County, Kentucky.
Subject Headings / Descriptors:
United Daughters of the Confederacy. Kentucky Division. Graves County Chapter.
Kentucky – History – Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States – History – Civil War, 1861-1865.
Graves County (Ky.) – History.
Camp Beauregard (Ky.)
War memorials – Kentucky – Graves County.
Veterans – Kentucky – Graves County.
Additional Sources: See also Lizzie Lowe Fuller Manuscript - MS10-01.
Research Notes: Copy restrictions apply due to the deteriorating condition of some materials. The published minutes of the Kentucky Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy from 1899 to 1984 (incomplete set) have been removed from the collection and placed in Special Collections.