Browse Items (47 total)

  • Collection: African American Freemasonry & Fraternalism

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Letter from the Prince Hall Grand Chapter of Massachusetts. Dated January 14, 1975. This letter from the Prince Hall Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons invites Prince Hall Freemasons “to journey to Monrovia, Liberia, Africa, to witness and assist in…

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Amateur minstrels show handbill. Dated February 25, 1907. This small handbill publicizes an amateur minstrels show held for the "benefit of the Colored Odd Fellows." Wilbur Miles, a world-renowned entertainer of mixed race descent, headlined the…

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Letter from Sovereign Grand Commander Peter W. Ray to the Supreme Council. Dated September 1884. In this letter from Sovereign Grand Commander Peter W. Ray to the Supreme Council, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, Ray provides a history of his Supreme…

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Real photo postcard of Pollie Thomas. Dated between 1904 and 1918. This real photo postcard print or RPPC depicts Pollie Thomas of Staunton, Virginia, the Worthy Recorder of the Rose of Sharon Household of Ruth, No. 79. Printed on Azo paper.…

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Real photo postcard of James Henry Thomas. Dated between 1907 and 1929. This real photo postcard print or RPPC depicts James Henry Thomas of Staunton, Virginia, a member of the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows. Printed on Noko paper. Embossment on…

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Rose of Sharon Household of Ruth, No. 79, by-laws and rules of order. Dated January 5, 1915. Inscribed "Sister Pollie Thomas" on front cover.

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An undated membership application for William S. Miller. In this document, Miller applies for membership at Arkansas Valley Lodge, No. 21, of Wichita, Kansas.

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A handwritten petition from Joseph Wilson, Jr., to the members of Arkansas Valley Lodge, No. 21. Dated May 18, 1907. In this petition, Wilson applies for membership at Arkansas Valley Lodge, No. 21, of Wichita, Kansas.

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An unissued membership application for the International Free & Accepted Modern Masons. Dated about 1975.

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A letter from Claud W. Williams to the members of Arkansas Valley Lodge, No. 21. Dated December 5, 1898. In this letter, Williams applies for membership at Arkansas Valley Lodge, No. 21, of Wichita, Kansas.