Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Grand Lodge of Georgia records

Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Grand Lodge of Georgia records

Descriptive Summary

Title: Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Grand Lodge of Georgia records
Creator: Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Grand Lodge of Georgia
Creator: McCowen, B. B.
Creator: Robertson, T. H.
Creator: Bennett, John W., 1865-
Creator: Dozier, James Howard, 1869-
Inclusive Dates: 1902-1917
Bulk Dates: 1904-1908
Language: English
Extent: 2.8 Linear Feet (7 document boxes)
Collection Number: ms32
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

The Grand Lodge of Georgia of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows was established in 1843.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of the records of the Grand Lodge of Georgia of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows from 1902-1917 (with gaps). The bulk of the collection is comprised of the correspondence of Grand Masters John W. Bennett (1904-1905), T.H. Robertson (1905-1906), B.B. McCowen (1906-1907), and James Howard Dozier (1907-1908). The correspondence pertains to the daily business of the Lodge including financial matters, elections, the establishment and dissolution of local lodges, and its relationship with the Rebekah Assembly (the women's branches). The collection also contains some printed material (1902-1917, with gaps) including proceedings, constitutions, and bylaws of various Georgia lodges.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Grand Lodge of Georgia records, ms32, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

Donated by the Dozier Lumber Company in 1955.


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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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66Miscellaneous, undated
 
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7Booklets and Pamphlets

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