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Independent Order of Odd Fellows certificate

 Item — Folder: S1558
Identifier: S1558

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a certicate of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows of the State of Indiana, completed by M. K. Edwards, "Most Worthy Grand Master," appointing C. Frary as District Deputy Grand Master for District No. 211, on July 22, 1853.

Dates

  • 1853

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Administrative History

The Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) is a benevolent fraternal organization purportedly based on the British Oddfellows service organizations of the 18th century. The first establishment of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows as it is today began in Baltimore, Maryland, where five members of the Order from England founded Washington Lodge No. 1 on April 26,1819. IOOF became the first national fraternity to include both men and women with the adoption the Rebekah Degree on September 20, 1851. To this day, the organization has nearly 10,000 lodges in approximately 26 countries. Notable members included Hooser politician and U.S. vice-president Schuyler Colfax, several U.S. presidents, including Ulysses S. Grant and Franklin D. Roosevelt, Charlie Chaplin, Wyatt Earp, and Charles Lindbergh.

District No. 211 was under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Indiana.

Sources:

Items in the collection.

Independent Order of Odd Fellows. "About Us." The Sovereign Grand Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Accessed July 17, 2015. http://www.ioof.org/IOOF/About_Us/About_US/IOOF/About.aspx?hkey=98dab621-cf44-4b0d-b4f1-5a1b5e8326d6.

Smith, Don R. and Wayne Roberts. The Three Link Fraternity - Odd Fellowship in California: An Introduction to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Rebekahs. Linden, CA: Linden Publications, 1993.

Extent

0.01 Cubic Feet (1 item)

Arrangement

There is only one item in this collection.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.

Accruals

No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/04/02 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid created 2015/04/02 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid revised 2015/07/17 by Brittany Kropf.
Title
Independent Order of Odd Fellows certificate
Status
Completed
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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