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] Odd Fellows 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] Odd Fellows Records, 1902-1969, Ms1988-009, Special Collections, University Libraries, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University.


Biographical/Historical Information

The Blacksburg Odd Fellows lodge was probably formed in December of 1904. It was a branch of the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows, a mutual relief society for people of color.

Scope and Content Information

The Blacksburg, Virginia Odd Fellows Records consist of financial records, correspondence, minute books, brochures of several annual conferences, by-laws and odd issues of the Odd Fellows 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 Odd Fellows 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 Odd Fellows 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 Odd Fellows, 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 Odd Fellows, 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
    Odd Fellows 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
    Odd Fellows Journal March 5, 1936
  • Box-folder 1-55
    Odd Fellows Journal May 7, 1936
  • Box-folder 1-56
    Odd Fellows 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 Odd Fellows, Book First 1953
  • Box-folder 1-88
    Committee of Management Correspondence 1953-1955
  • Box-folder 1-89
    Correspondence 1954
  • Box-folder 1-90
    Odd Fellows 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;Odd Fellows 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 Odd Fellows 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 Odd Fellows 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 Odd Fellows 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