Sons of Staunton African American Fraternal Lodge Minute book Sons of Staunton African American Fraternal Lodge Minute book MSS 16522

Sons of Staunton African American Fraternal Lodge Minute book MSS 16522


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Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904-4110
URL: https://small.library.virginia.edu/

Ellen Welch

Repository
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
Identification
MSS 16522
Title
Sons of Staunton African American Fraternal Lodge minutes book 1914-1919; 1927; 1948 1948 1927
URL:
https://archives.lib.virginia.edu/ark:/59853/118472
Quantity
0.03 Cubic Feet, one letter size folder, minute book, receipts, letter, program
Language
English .

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

MSS 16522, Sons of Staunton African American Fraternal Lodge Minute book, Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia Library.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was purchased from AJeffrey Rovenpor by the Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia Library on July 1, 2021.


Biographical / Historical

For more information https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_United_Order_of_Odd_Fellows_in_America

https://nationalheritagemuseum.typepad.com/library_and_archives/africanamerican_fraternal_groups/

Content Description

Manuscript minutes book of the Sons of Staunton African American Fraternal Lodge in Staunton, Virginia. Containing 154 pages of manuscript in pencil, dated 1914-1919. The Sons of Staunton Lodge no.1833 Grand United Order of Odd Fellow, an African American masonic lodge based in Staunton, Virginia. Each entry lists the officers present, the amount of dues paid, and any other business attended to during the meetings. Also included is a 1927 letter on letterhead of the King Harem Lodge, a sister lodge based in Staunton, two leaves from a 1920's minutes book, a rental receipt for a post office box by the King Hiram Lodge, and a church program from Mount Zion Baptist Church in Staunton, Virginia, Sunday September 12, 1948.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • African American fraternal organizations
  • minutes (administrative records)