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Denny and Janet Osborne Murat Shriners band photographs

 Collection — Folder: SP126
Identifier: SP126

Scope and Contents

This collection includes 3 photographs from Denny and Janet Osborne in Indianapolis, Indiana and New York in 1951 and undated, showing members of the Murat Highlanders Pipe and Drum Band. One image depicts an unidentified man in a Murat Shriners Highlanders uniform with bagpipes. The remaining iamges are two group photographs of the Murat Highlanders, both on parade at the 77th Imperial Council Session of the Shriners in New York City, July 8-14, 1951 and standing in front of the World War Memorial in Indianapolis, Indiana.


  • 1951, undated

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

Shriners International, also commonly known as "the Shriners" and formerly known as the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (AAONMS), is a Masonic society headquartered in Tampa, Florida. Two Master Masons, Dr. Walter M. Fleming and William J. “Billy” Florence, a well-known actor, founded the AAONMS in 1872. The organization describes itself as "a fraternity defined by fun, fellowship and philanthropy." There are approximately 350,000 members from 196 temples (temples) around the world. The Murat Shrine in Indianapolis, Indiana was chartered in March 1884. The Murat Highlanders Pipe and Drum Band is Indianapolis' oldest Scottish bagpipe and drum corps who "have brought the Shrine message across the world for 70 years as innovative, distinguished and colorful ambassadors for Shrinedom."


Murat Shriners. "Highlanders Pip and Drum Band." Shriners International, Murat Shriners, Indianapolis. Accessed November 17, 2021.

Page, Paul. "The Great Parade of the Nobles of Murat." Shriners International, Murat Shriners, Indianapolis. Accessed November 17, 2021.

Shriners International. "About the Shriners." Accessed November 17, 2021.

Wikipedia. "Shriners." Accessed November 17, 2021.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Christy Minear on 2021/10/28.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2021/11/17 by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid created 2021/11/17 by Brittany Kropf.
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Repository Details

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