Browse Collections (12 total)

Fraternal Membership Certificates

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The Fraternal Membership Certificates collection features certificates from non-Masonic fraternal organizations in the Van Gorden-Williams Library…

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Women and Freemasonry & Fraternalism

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Although denied membership in mainstream Anglo-American Masonic lodges, women have participated in a variety of fraternal groups in the United States.…

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African American Freemasonry & Fraternalism

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This collections brings together a number of documents related to historically black fraternal organizations, including many related to Prince Hall…

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American Civil War Collection

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Following the November 1860 election of Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) as President of the United States, seven states in which slavery was legal…

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Harry S. Truman Letters

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President Harry S. Truman (1884-1972) became a Freemason in 1909. By 1940, he was elected Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. In 1945, Truman…

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Jacob Norton Papers

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This collection contains a selection of letters written to Jacob Norton (1814-1897). Norton, a Polish Jew who immigrated to England, was a furrier by…

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Selections from the Van Gorden-Williams Library & Archives

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This collection contains a selection of diverse materials from the Van Gorden-Williams Library & Archives, reflecting its focus on Freemasonry,…

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Postcard Views of Scottish Rite Buildings

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The Postcard Views of Scottish Rite Buildings collection contains a selection of early 20th-century postcard views of Scottish Rite buildings in the…

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Armand P. Pfister Masonic Papers, 1840-1846

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The Armand P. Pfister Papers span the years 1840-1846 and feature seven letters received by Pfister as the Grand Secretary for the Grand Chapter, the…

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Masonic Membership Certificates

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The Masonic Membership Certificates collection features Masonic certificates from the Van Gorden-Williams Library & Archives collection, spanning…

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