Blacksburg Virginia Odd Fellows Records A Guide to the Blacksburg Virginia Odd Fellows Records 1902-1969 Ms.1988.009

A Guide to the Blacksburg Virginia Odd Fellows Records 1902-1969 Ms.1988.009


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Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech

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Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
Business Number: 540-231-6308
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Laura Katz Smith

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1988.009
Title
Blacksburg [Virginia] Odd Fellows Records1902-1969
Quantity
1.4 Cubic Feet, 3 boxes
Creator
Grand United Order of Odd Fellows in America. Tadmore Light Lodge #6184 (Blacksburg, Va.)
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.

Administrative Information

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Administrative History

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 Contents

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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Blacksburg (Va.)
  • Grand United Order of Odd Fellows in America. Tadmore Light Lodge #6184 (Blacksburg, Va.)
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Montgomery County (Va.)

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Blacksburg [Virginia] Odd Fellows Records by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Container List

Box 1
1902-69
  • box-folder 1 folder: 1
    "Funeral Ceremony of the Use of the Lodges of the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows in America"
    1902
  • box-folder 1 folder: 2
    Tadmore Light Lodge minute book
    1904-1911
  • box-folder 1 folder: 3
    "Third Quarterly Circular: Sub-committee of Management"
    1905
  • box-folder 1 folder: 4
    Payment Records
    1905-1906
  • box-folder 1 folder: 5
    Correspondence
    1905-1906
  • box-folder 1 folder: 6
    Correspondence
    1907
  • box-folder 1 folder: 7
    "First Quarterly Circular: Sub-committee of Management
    1907
  • box-folder 1 folder: 8
    Payment records
    1907
  • box-folder 1 folder: 9
    Receipts
    1907
  • box-folder 1 folder: 10
    Receipts
    1908-1909
  • box-folder 1 folder: 11
    Correspondence
    1908-1909
  • box-folder 1 folder: 12
    Application for membership, Plymouth Christian
    1910
  • box-folder 1 folder: 13
    Meeting minutes
    1910
  • box-folder 1 folder: 14
    Correspondence
    1910
  • box-folder 1 folder: 15
    Receipts
    1910
  • box-folder 1 folder: 16
    Proceedings of the Fifth General Meeting
    September 12-17, 1910
  • box-folder 1 folder: 17
    Tadmore Light Lodge financial records
    1910-1922
  • box-folder 1 folder: 18
    Payment records
    1911
  • box-folder 1 folder: 19
    Receipts
    1911-1919
  • box-folder 1 folder: 20
    Tadmore Light Lodge minute book
    1912-1914
  • box-folder 1 folder: 21
    Tadmore Light Lodge dues record book
    1912-1922
  • box-folder 1 folder: 22
    Ritual of the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows, Book Second
    1914
  • box-folder 1 folder: 23
    Correspondence
    1915
  • box-folder 1 folder: 24
    The King's Messengers (magazine), October
    1916
  • box-folder 1 folder: 25
    Ritual of The Grand United Order of Odd Fellows, Book First
    1916
  • box-folder 1 folder: 26
    Ledger--Officers roll 1916-1919; meeting minutes, 1942-1962
    1916-1962
  • box-folder 1 folder: 27
    Members and semi-annual dues notebook
    1917
  • box-folder 1 folder: 28
    "Second Semi-annual Circular: Sub-committee of Management"
    1919
  • box-folder 1 folder: 29
    Checkbook stubs
    1920-1921
  • box-folder 1 folder: 30
    Envelopes
    1921
  • box-folder 1 folder: 31
    "Extract of the Biennial Report of A.T. Shirley, District Grand Secretary"
    1921
  • box-folder 1 folder: 32
    Correspondence
    1921
  • box-folder 1 folder: 33
    Committee of Management (correspondence)
    1921-1925
  • box-folder 1 folder: 34
    W.E. Floding catalogs, lodge ephemera
    1922
  • box-folder 1 folder: 35
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Electric Light Department payment stubs
    1922-1965
  • box-folder 1 folder: 36
    "Proceedings of the 10th Biennial Session and 33rd General Meeting;" Richmond, Virginia
    August 18-30, 1923
  • box-folder 1 folder: 37
    "First Semi-annual Circular: Sub-committee of Management"
    1924
  • box-folder 1 folder: 38
    "Second Semi-annual Circular: Sub-committee of Management"
    1924
  • box-folder 1 folder: 39
    Correspondence
    1926
  • box-folder 1 folder: 40
    Dues records book
    1926-1936
  • box-folder 1 folder: 41
    District Grand Lodge--correspondence
    1927
  • box-folder 1 folder: 42
    Correspondence
    1929
  • box-folder 1 folder: 43
    Applicant's agreement
    1929
  • box-folder 1 folder: 44
    "First Semi-annual Circular: Committee of Management"
    1930
  • box-folder 1 folder: 45
    [Folder removed from collection]
  • box-folder 1 folder: 46
    "Proceedings of the 14th Biennial Session and 37th General Meeting of District Grand Lodge #15," Fredericksburg
    1931
  • box-folder 1 folder: 47
    Correspondence
    1931-1932
  • box-folder 1 folder: 48
    Proceedings of the 15th Biennial Session and 38th General Meeting of District Grand Lodge #15, Petersburg
    1933
  • box-folder 1 folder: 49
    Committee of Management correspondence
    1933-1934
  • box-folder 1 folder: 50
    Odd Fellows Journal
    1934
  • box-folder 1 folder: 51
    Correspondence
    1934
  • box-folder 1 folder: 52
    District Grand Lodge Correspondence
    1934-1937
  • box-folder 1 folder: 53
    Endowment Department reports
    1935-1937
  • box-folder 1 folder: 54
    Odd Fellows Journal
    March 5, 1936
  • box-folder 1 folder: 55
    Odd Fellows Journal
    May 7, 1936
  • box-folder 1 folder: 56
    Odd Fellows Journal
    July 2, 1936
  • box-folder 1 folder: 57
    Correspondence
    1936
  • box-folder 1 folder: 58
    Correspondence
    1937
  • box-folder 1 folder: 59
    Thanksgiving services and Ogden Day celebration program
    May 9, 1937
  • box-folder 1 folder: 60
    Committee of Management correspondence
    1937-1939
  • box-folder 1 folder: 61
    28th Biennial Movable Conference, souvenir program; Charlotte, North Carolina
    August 8-13, 1938
  • box-folder 1 folder: 62
    Correspondence
    1938
  • box-folder 1 folder: 63
    District Grand Lodge correspondence
    1938-1941
  • box-folder 1 folder: 64
    Envelopes
    1930
  • box-folder 1 folder: 65
    Correspondence
    1941
  • box-folder 1 folder: 66
    Payment records
    1942
  • box-folder 1 folder: 67
    Correspondence
    1943
  • box-folder 1 folder: 68
    Quarterly Bulletin
    February-May 1943
  • box-folder 1 folder: 69
    Committee of Management correspondence concerning death of Edward H. Morris
    February 3, 1943
  • box-folder 1 folder: 70
    Committee of Management correspondence
    1944-1945
  • box-folder 1 folder: 71
    District Grand Lodge correspondence
    1944-1947
  • box-folder 1 folder: 72
    Quarterly Bulletin
    February-May 1945
  • box-folder 1 folder: 73
    Correspondence
    1945-1946
  • box-folder 1 folder: 74
    Endowment Department Report
    1946
  • box-folder 1 folder: 75
    Membership Drive announcement
    1946
  • box-folder 1 folder: 76
    District Grand Lodge correspondence
    1947
  • box-folder 1 folder: 77
    Correspondence
    1947
  • box-folder 1 folder: 78
    Committee of Management correspondence
    1948-1949
  • box-folder 1 folder: 79
    22nd Biennial Session and 45th General Meeting, correspondence; Newport News, Virginia
    August 23-25, 1949
  • box-folder 1 folder: 80
    Envelopes
    1940-1949
  • box-folder 1 folder: 81
    Committee of Management correspondence
    1950-1952
  • box-folder 1 folder: 82
    23rd Biennial Session and 46th General Meeting, correspondence; Richmond, Virginia
    August 28-30, 1951
  • box-folder 1 folder: 83
    Correspondence
    1951
  • box-folder 1 folder: 84
    District Grand Lodge correspondence
    1952
  • box-folder 1 folder: 85
    Correspondence
    1952
  • box-folder 1 folder: 86
    Petition for membership
    1953
  • box-folder 1 folder: 87
    Ritual of the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows, Book First
    1953
  • box-folder 1 folder: 88
    Committee of Management Correspondence
    1953-1955
  • box-folder 1 folder: 89
    Correspondence
    1954
  • box-folder 1 folder: 90
    Odd Fellows Bulletin, Spring
    1954
  • box-folder 1 folder: 91
    Grand Lodge Session, Correspondence
    August 5-6, 1957
  • box-folder 1 folder: 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 folder: 93
    Correspondence
    1957
  • box-folder 1 folder: 94
    Envelopes
    1950-1959
  • box-folder 1 folder: 95
    Receipts
    1963
  • box-folder 1 folder: 96
    Correspondence
    1969
  • box-folder 1 folder: 97
    Envelopes
    1960-1969
Box 2
1922, n.d.
  • box-folder 2 folder: 1
    Miscellaneous
    1922
  • box-folder 2 folder: 2
    Dues records, receipts
    No Date
  • box-folder 2 folder: 3
    Tadmore Light membership ribbons;Odd Fellows membership badge
    No Date
  • box-folder 2 folder: 4
    Floding Company brochures
    No Date
  • box-folder 2 folder: 5
    Ritual Cards
    No Date
  • box-folder 2 folder: 6
    Gospel Hymns
    No Date
  • box-folder 2 folder: 7
    Clearance Cards, as member credentials
    No Date
  • box-folder 2 folder: 8
    Thanksgiving service program
    No Date
  • box-folder 2 folder: 9
    Tadmore Light Lodge 27th anniversary announcement
    No Date
  • box-folder 2 folder: 10
    Envelopes
    No Date
Box 3
1904-51
  • box-folder 3 folder: 1
    Household of Ruth--membership questionnaire
    1904-1943
  • box-folder 3 folder: 2
    Household of Ruth--correspondence
    1916
  • box-folder 3 folder: 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 folder: 4
    Household of Ruth--minute book
    1918-1921
  • box-folder 3 folder: 5
    Household of Ruth--finance book
    1918-1921
  • box-folder 3 folder: 6
    Household of Ruth--order for masonic supplies
    1919
  • box-folder 3 folder: 7
    Household of Ruth--correspondence
    1921
  • box-folder 3 folder: 8
    Household of Ruth--receipt
    1921
  • box-folder 3 folder: 9
    Household of Ruth--financial records
    1921-1927
  • box-folder 3 folder: 10
    Household of Ruth--First Annual Banquet invitation
    1922
  • box-folder 3 folder: 11
    Household of Ruth--record book of minutes and roll of officers
    1923-1935
  • box-folder 3 folder: 12
    Household of Ruth--District Grand Household correspondence
    1924
  • box-folder 3 folder: 13
    Household of Ruth--correspondence
    1925
  • box-folder 3 folder: 14
    Household of Ruth--diary, author unknown (probably from Blacksburg, VA), written during a convention in Farmville [VA]
    1927
  • box-folder 3 folder: 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 folder: 16
    Household of Ruth--record book of taxes collected
    1934
  • box-folder 3 folder: 17
    Household of Ruth--bill for Odd Fellows Journal Subscription
    1935
  • box-folder 3 folder: 18
    Household of Ruth--meeting minute book
    1935-1946
  • box-folder 3 folder: 19
    Household of Ruth--financial records
    1937
  • box-folder 3 folder: 20
    Household of Ruth--receipt
    1938
  • box-folder 3 folder: 21
    Household of Ruth--correspondence
    1940
  • box-folder 3 folder: 22
    Household of Ruth--correspondence
    1947
  • box-folder 3 folder: 23
    Household of Ruth--District Grand Household #11 correspondence
    1949
  • box-folder 3 folder: 24
    Household of Ruth--membership credential
    1950
  • box-folder 3 folder: 25
    Household of Ruth--excerpts from District Grand Household District Convention
    1951
  • box-folder 3 folder: 26
    Household of Ruth--applicant's agreement
    No Date
  • box-folder 3 folder: 27
    Household of Ruth--dues cards
    No Date