A Guide to the Blacksburg Virginia Odd Fellows Records 1902-1969 Blacksburg Virginia Odd Fellows Records 1902-1969. Ms1988-009

A Guide to the Blacksburg [Virginia] Odd Fellows Records 1902-1969

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Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1988-009


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Collection number
Ms1988-009
Title
Blacksburg [Virginia] previous hitOdd next hit previous hitFellows next hit Records 1902-1969
Physical Description
1.4 cu. ft.
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access

The collection is without restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Blacksburg [Virginia] previous hitOdd next hit previous hitFellows next hit Records, 1902-1969, Ms1988-009, Special Collections, University Libraries, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University.


Biographical/Historical Information

The Blacksburg previous hitOdd next hit previous hitFellows next hit lodge was probably formed in December of 1904. It was a branch of the Grand United Order of previous hitOdd next hit previous hitFellows next hit, a mutual relief society for people of color.

Scope and Content Information

The Blacksburg, Virginia previous hitOdd next hit previous hitFellows next hit Records consist of financial records, correspondence, minute books, brochures of several annual conferences, by-laws and previous hitodd next hit issues of the previous hitOdd next hit previous hitFellows next hit Journal for the men's lodge. There are also correspondence, minutes and financial records for the women's group - the Household of Ruth.

Organization

The records are arranged in two series - Lodge and House of Ruth, and then arranged chronologically.

Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • Grand United Order of previous hitOdd next hit previous hitFellows next hit in America. Tadmore Light Lodge #6184 (Blacksburg, Va.)
  • Subjects:

  • Blacksburg (Va.)
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Montgomery County (Va.)

Contents List

Box 1 1902-69
  • Box-folder 1-1
    "Funeral Ceremony of the Use of the Lodges of the Grand United Order of previous hitOdd next hit previous hitFellows next hit in America" 1902
  • Box-folder 1-2
    Tadmore Light Lodge minute book 1904-1911
  • Box-folder 1-3
    "Third Quarterly Circular: Sub-committee of Management" 1905
  • Box-folder 1-4
    Payment Records 1905-1906
  • Box-folder 1-5
    Correspondence 1905-1906
  • Box-folder 1-6
    Correspondence 1907
  • Box-folder 1-7
    "First Quarterly Circular: Sub-committee of Management 1907
  • Box-folder 1-8
    Payment records 1907
  • Box-folder 1-9
    Receipts 1907
  • Box-folder 1-10
    Receipts 1908-1909
  • Box-folder 1-11
    Correspondence 1908-1909
  • Box-folder 1-12
    Application for membership, Plymouth Christian 1910
  • Box-folder 1-13
    Meeting minutes 1910
  • Box-folder 1-14
    Correspondence 1910
  • Box-folder 1-15
    Receipts 1910
  • Box-folder 1-16
    Proceedings of the Fifth General Meeting September 12-17, 1910
  • Box-folder 1-17
    Tadmore Light Lodge financial records 1910-1922
  • Box-folder 1-18
    Payment records 1911
  • Box-folder 1-19
    Receipts 1911-1919
  • Box-folder 1-20
    Tadmore Light Lodge minute book 1912-1914
  • Box-folder 1-21
    Tadmore Light Lodge dues record book 1912-1922
  • Box-folder 1-22
    Ritual of the Grand United Order of previous hitOdd next hit previous hitFellows next hit, Book Second 1914
  • Box-folder 1-23
    Correspondence 1915
  • Box-folder 1-24
    The King's Messengers (magazine), October 1916
  • Box-folder 1-25
    Ritual of The Grand United Order of previous hitOdd next hit previous hitFellows next hit, Book First 1916
  • Box-folder 1-26
    Ledger--Officers roll 1916-1919; meeting minutes, 1942-1962 1916-1962
  • Box-folder 1-27
    Members and semi-annual dues notebook 1917
  • Box-folder 1-28
    "Second Semi-annual Circular: Sub-committee of Management" 1919
  • Box-folder 1-29
    Checkbook stubs 1920-1921
  • Box-folder 1-30
    Envelopes 1921
  • Box-folder 1-31
    "Extract of the Biennial Report of A.T. Shirley, District Grand Secretary" 1921
  • Box-folder 1-32
    Correspondence 1921
  • Box-folder 1-33
    Committee of Management (correspondence) 1921-1925
  • Box-folder 1-34
    Title: W.E. Floding catalogs, lodge ephemera 1922
  • Box-folder 1-35
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Electric Light Department payment stubs 1922-1965
  • Box-folder 1-36
    "Proceedings of the 10th Biennial Session and 33rd General Meeting;" Richmond, Virginia August 18-30, 1923
  • Box-folder 1-37
    "First Semi-annual Circular: Sub-committee of Management" 1924
  • Box-folder 1-38
    "Second Semi-annual Circular: Sub-committee of Management" 1924
  • Box-folder 1-39
    Correspondence 1926
  • Box-folder 1-40
    Dues records book 1926-1936
  • Box-folder 1-41
    District Grand Lodge--correspondence 1927
  • Box-folder 1-42
    Correspondence 1929
  • Box-folder 1-43
    Applicant's agreement 1929
  • Box-folder 1-44
    "First Semi-annual Circular: Committee of Management" 1930
  • Box-folder 1-45
    [Folder removed from collection]
  • Box-folder 1-46
    "Proceedings of the 14th Biennial Session and 37th General Meeting of District Grand Lodge #15," Fredericksburg 1931
  • Box-folder 1-47
    Title: Correspondence 1931-1932
  • Box-folder 1-48
    Proceedings of the 15th Biennial Session and 38th General Meeting of District Grand Lodge #15, Petersburg 1933
  • Box-folder 1-49
    Committee of Management correspondence 1933-1934
  • Box-folder 1-50
    previous hitOdd next hit previous hitFellows next hit Journal 1934
  • Box-folder 1-51
    Correspondence 1934
  • Box-folder 1-52
    District Grand Lodge Correspondence 1934-1937
  • Box-folder 1-53
    Endowment Department reports 1935-1937
  • Box-folder 1-54
    previous hitOdd next hit previous hitFellows next hit Journal March 5, 1936
  • Box-folder 1-55
    previous hitOdd next hit previous hitFellows next hit Journal May 7, 1936
  • Box-folder 1-56
    previous hitOdd next hit previous hitFellows next hit Journal July 2, 1936
  • Box-folder 1-57
    Correspondence 1936
  • Box-folder 1-58
    Correspondence 1937
  • Box-folder 1-59
    Thanksgiving services and Ogden Day celebration program May 9, 1937
  • Box-folder 1-60
    Committee of Management correspondence 1937-1939
  • Box-folder 1-61
    28th Biennial Movable Conference, souvenir program; Charlotte, North Carolina August 8-13, 1938
  • Box-folder 1-62
    Correspondence 1938
  • Box-folder 1-63
    District Grand Lodge correspondence 1938-1941
  • Box-folder 1-64
    Envelopes 1930
  • Box-folder 1-65
    Correspondence 1941
  • Box-folder 1-66
    Payment records 1942
  • Box-folder 1-67
    Correspondence 1943
  • Box-folder 1-68
    Quarterly Bulletin February-May 1943
  • Box-folder 1-69
    Committee of Management correspondence concerning death of Edward H. Morris February 3, 1943
  • Box-folder 1-70
    Committee of Management correspondence 1944-1945
  • Box-folder 1-71
    District Grand Lodge correspondence 1944-1947
  • Box-folder 1-72
    Quarterly Bulletin February-May 1945
  • Box-folder 1-73
    Correspondence 1945-1946
  • Box-folder 1-74
    Endowment Department Report 1946
  • Box-folder 1-75
    Membership Drive announcement 1946
  • Box-folder 1-76
    District Grand Lodge correspondence 1947
  • Box-folder 1-77
    Correspondence 1947
  • Box-folder 1-78
    Committee of Management correspondence 1948-1949
  • Box-folder 1-79
    22nd Biennial Session and 45th General Meeting, correspondence; Newport News, Virginia August 23-25, 1949
  • Box-folder 1-80
    Envelopes 1940-1949
  • Box-folder 1-81
    Committee of Management correspondence 1950-1952
  • Box-folder 1-82
    23rd Biennial Session and 46th General Meeting, correspondence; Richmond, Virginia August 28-30, 1951
  • Box-folder 1-83
    Correspondence 1951
  • Box-folder 1-84
    District Grand Lodge correspondence 1952
  • Box-folder 1-85
    Correspondence 1952
  • Box-folder 1-86
    Petition for membership 1953
  • Box-folder 1-87
    Ritual of the Grand United Order of previous hitOdd next hit previous hitFellows next hit, Book First 1953
  • Box-folder 1-88
    Committee of Management Correspondence 1953-1955
  • Box-folder 1-89
    Correspondence 1954
  • Box-folder 1-90
    previous hitOdd next hit previous hitFellows next hit Bulletin, Spring 1954
  • Box-folder 1-91
    Grand Lodge Session, Correspondence August 5-6, 1957
  • Box-folder 1-92
    26th Biennial Session of District Grand Lodge #15 and District Grand Household #11, souvenir program; Norfolk, Virginia August 5-8, 1957
  • Box-folder 1-93
    Correspondence 1957
  • Box-folder 1-94
    Envelopes 1950-1959
  • Box-folder 1-95
    Receipts 1963
  • Box-folder 1-96
    Correspondence 1969
  • Box-folder 1-97
    Envelopes 1960-1969
Box 2 1922, n.d.
  • Box-folder 2-1
    Miscellaneous 1922
  • Box-folder 2-2
    Dues records, receipts No Date
  • Box-folder 2-3
    Tadmore Light membership ribbons;previous hitOdd next hit previous hitFellows next hit membership badge No Date
  • Box-folder 2-4
    Floding Company brochures No Date
  • Box-folder 2-5
    Ritual Cards No Date
  • Box-folder 2-6
    Gospel Hymns No Date
  • Box-folder 2-7
    Clearance Cards, as member credentials No Date
  • Box-folder 2-8
    Thanksgiving service program No Date
  • Box-folder 2-9
    Tadmore Light Lodge 27th anniversary announcement No Date
  • Box-folder 2-10
    Envelopes No Date
Box 3 1904-51
  • Box-folder 3-1
    Household of Ruth--membership questionnaire 1904-1943
  • Box-folder 3-2
    Household of Ruth--correspondence 1916
  • Box-folder 3-3
    Household of Ruth---"General Laws and Regulations of the Household of Ruth Grand United Order of previous hitOdd next hit previous hitFellows next hit in America" 1918
  • Box-folder 3-4
    Household of Ruth--minute book 1918-1921
  • Box-folder 3-5
    Household of Ruth--finance book 1918-1921
  • Box-folder 3-6
    Household of Ruth--order for masonic supplies 1919
  • Box-folder 3-7
    Household of Ruth--correspondence 1921
  • Box-folder 3-8
    Household of Ruth--receipt 1921
  • Box-folder 3-9
    Household of Ruth--financial records 1921-1927
  • Box-folder 3-10
    Household of Ruth--First Annual Banquet invitation 1922
  • Box-folder 3-11
    Household of Ruth--record book of minutes and roll of officers 1923-1935
  • Box-folder 3-12
    Household of Ruth--District Grand Household correspondence 1924
  • Box-folder 3-13
    Household of Ruth--correspondence 1925
  • Box-folder 3-14
    Household of Ruth--diary, author unknown (probably from Blacksburg, VA), written during a convention in Farmville [VA] 1927
  • Box-folder 3-15
    Household of Ruth--"General Laws and Regulations of the Household of Ruth Grand United Order of previous hitOdd next hit previous hitFellows next hit in America" 1927
  • Box-folder 3-16
    Household of Ruth--record book of taxes collected 1934
  • Box-folder 3-17
    Household of Ruth--bill for previous hitOdd next hit previous hitFellows Journal Subscription 1935
  • Box-folder 3-18
    Household of Ruth--meeting minute book 1935-1946
  • Box-folder 3-19
    Household of Ruth--financial records 1937
  • Box-folder 3-20
    Household of Ruth--receipt 1938
  • Box-folder 3-21
    Household of Ruth--correspondence 1940
  • Box-folder 3-22
    Household of Ruth--correspondence 1947
  • Box-folder 3-23
    Household of Ruth--District Grand Household #11 correspondence 1949
  • Box-folder 3-24
    Household of Ruth--membership credential 1950
  • Box-folder 3-25
    Household of Ruth--excerpts from District Grand Household District Convention 1951
  • Box-folder 3-26
    Household of Ruth--applicant's agreement No Date
  • Box-folder 3-27
    Household of Ruth--dues cards No Date
Box 4 n.d.
  • Black wool uniform coat with brass buttons and insignia BOOF