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  • Collection: African American Freemasonry & Fraternalism

Philomathian Lodge lady's invitation ticket, 1859 December 29

An invitation to the Citizens' Grand Dress Ball, given to "Philomathian Lodge" for women to attend. Though the creator is unknown, the recipients may have been Philomathean Lodge, No. 645, the first African American branch of the Grand United Order…

Prince Hall Master Mason traveling certificate issued by Adelphic Union Lodge, No. 14, to John Thomas Allen, 1917 April 24

A traveling certificate for John Thomas Allen, a Prince Hall Master Mason, issued by Adelphic Union Lodge, No. 14, of New York, New York.

Membership card issued by Pride of Ohio Lodge, No. 80, to Roosevelt Scott, 1959

A membership card issued to Roosevelt Scott, with a statement of account on the reverse, granted by the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Ohio.

Prince Hall Masonic temple postcard, undated

A black and white postcard with a view of the Prince Hall Masonic temple that stood on Tremont Street in Boston.

Grand United Order of Oddfellows Juvenile Branch Charter of the Household of Ruth, No. 59, 1898 March 22

The Grand United Order of Odd Fellows was, at one time, the largest Black fraternal order in the United States. In 1843, Peter Ogden and several other Black men were rejected from the white Independent Order of Odd Fellows. After receiving a charter…

Historical program for the dedication of the Pythian Temple of the Grand Lodge and Court of Michigan, 1952 September 21

This item contains numerous pictures of officers of the Grand Lodge of Michigan and the Grand Court of Michigan, Order of Calanthe. It also contains histories and pictures of officers of "blue" lodges and courts.

Pictorial review of East Rock Lodge, No. 141, Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the World, 1957

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This pictorial review documents the Golden Anniversary Celebration of the East Rock Lodge, No. 141, established in 1907. It includes photographs of the Grand Lodge Officers, General Chairman and Committee Charman, and assorted committees, as well as…

Fly to the 74th annual session program, 1967

Fly to the 74th annual session program. Dated 1967. This program describes the schedule of social events for the 74th annual session of the Prince Hall Shriners and the 56th annual session of the Daughters of Isis. Cleveland, Ohio, hosted the event,…

Trinity Lodge, No. 18, officers’ photograph, about 1966

Trinity Lodge, No. 18, officers’ photograph. Dated about 1966. Pictured second from the right is Trinity Lodge’s Senior Deacon Peter B. C. Brown, Jr. Also pictured are Senior Warden Ephriam S. Sweatt, fourth from the left; Worshipful Master John L.…

Prince Hall Master Mason certificate issued by Trinity Lodge, No. 18, to Peter B. C. Brown, Jr., 1964 May 2

A Master Mason certificate issued by Trinity Lodge, No. 18, to Peter B. C. Brown, Jr., and dated May 2, 1964. Signed by Trinity Lodge’s Worshipful Master, Willie L. Crice, and its Secretary, Charlie C. Harvey, Jr.