A Guide to the Independent Order of St. Luke 1877-1970 Independent Order of St. Luke. Records Ms1988-121

A Guide to the Independent Order of St. Luke 1877-1970

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1988-121


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Collection number
Ms1988-121
Title
Independent Order of St. Luke 1877-1970
Physical Characteristics
1.1 cubic feet, 3 boxes, 44 folders
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Independent Order of St. Luke must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Independent Order of St. Luke, 1877-1970, Ms1988-121, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


Biographical/Historical Information

The Right Worthy Grand Council Independent Order of St. Luke was established in 1867 by Mary Prout of Baltimore, Maryland. It was organized to "promote the general welfare of society by uniting fraternally Negro persons of good moral character who are physically, morally, and socially acceptable, to educate and assist its members in thrift, to create and maintain funds out of which members...may receive benefits for themselves or their beneficiaries, [and] to provide death benefit protection to members" (Rules and Regulations handbook, 1933).

Scope and Content Information

The bulk of the materials in the collection consist of handbooks, correspondence, receipts, programs, membership records, annual reports, and assessment reports of the Order, collected primarily from members in Blacksburg, Virginia. Also includes the minutes (1920-38) of the Blacksburg chapters of the Busy Bee and Maggie L. Walker (Secretary of the Independent Order of St. Luke) Circles.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged according to subject matter.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Blacksburg (Va.)
  • Independent Order of St. Luke (Blacksburg, Va.)
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Montgomery County (Va.)

Contents List

Box 1
  • Box-folder 1-1
    1877, 1894, 1906, 1933, n.d.

    Rules and regulations handbooks.

  • Box-folder 1-2
    1912, 1921, 1954, 1963-68, n.d.

    Receipts, cancelled chacks, and bank statements.

  • Box-folder 1-3
    1915-1916

    Honor Roll: Councils That Have Added Ten New Members.

  • Box-folder 1-4
    1916-1928

    Correspondence.

  • Box-folder 1-5
    1916-18, 1963-64

    Checkbooks and stubs.

  • Box-folder 1-6
    1919-23, 1941, 1949, 1969, n.d.

    Miscellaneous.

  • Box-folder 1-7
    1920s, 1939, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s

    Postcards (receipts).

  • Box-folder 1-8
    1920-38

    Minutes of the Blacksburg Busy Bee and Maggie L. Walker Circles.

  • Box-folder 1-9
    1921-23

    Death claims paid booklet.

  • Box-folder 1-10
    1921, 1923

    Financial report.

  • Box-folder 1-11
    1921-34

    Doctors' excuses.

  • Box-folder 1-12
    1923, 1927

    Convention souvenir programs.

  • Box-folder 1-13
    1923-37

    Membership payment records.

  • Box-folder 1-14
    1924

    Regalia catalog.

Box 2
  • Box-folder 2-1
    1925-38, 1965-67

    Bank statements.

  • Box-folder 2-2
    1927, 1934, 1963-68

    Returned checks.

  • Box-folder 2-3
    1928-29, n.d.

    Monthly Report sheets.

  • Box-folder 2-4
    1930, 1936, n.d.

    Excuses for absences.

  • Box-folder 2-5
    1931-49

    Correspondence (including correspondence to Annie Scott).

  • Box-folder 2-6
    1931, 1960, 1964

    "Fraternal Monitor."

  • Box-folder 2-7
    1933

    By-laws.

  • Box-folder 2-8
    1935

    Annual report.

  • Box-folder 2-9
    1940

    Proof of death instructions.

  • Box-folder 2-10
    1943, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1958

    Lapse reports.

  • Box-folder 2-11
    1946-50, 1960-63

    Empty envelopes (correspondence to Annie Scott and Christine Price).

  • Box-folder 2-12
    1947-1958

    "Fraternal Bulletin."

  • Box-folder 2-13
    1950, 1951, 1964, 1965, 1966

    VPI electric bill receipts.

  • Box-folder 2-14
    1950-69

    Correspondence (to Annie Scott through 1963; to Christine Price, 1964-69).

  • Box-folder 2-15
    1950

    Phone bill.

  • Box-folder 2-16
    1962-67

    "Dunne's Report" pamphlets.

  • Box-folder 2-17
    1959-60

    Annual statement.

  • Box-folder 2-18
    1962, n.d.

    Meeting minutes.

  • Box-folder 2-19
    1967

    Centennial calendar (1867-1967)

  • Box-folder 2-20
    n.d.

    Price lists.

  • Box-folder 2-21
    n.d.

    Applications for transfer.

  • Box-folder 2-22
    n.d.

    Representatives certificate.

  • Box-folder 2-23
    n.d.

    Special dispensation blank forms.

  • Box-folder 2-24
    n.d.

    Legal division form.

  • Box-folder 2-25
    n.d.

    Legal reserve division (blank applications).

  • Box-folder 2-26
    n.d.

    Notice of death forms (blank).

  • Box-folder 2-27
    n.d.

    Juvenile department application forms (blank).

Box 3 (Oversize)
  • Box-folder 3-1
    1936-1963

    Assessment reports.

  • Box-folder 3-2
    1937-1963

    Semi-annual tax reports.

  • Box-folder 3-3
    1964-1970

    Assessment reports.