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Odd Fellows of Baltimore collection

Identifier: 2019-031-LIB


  • circa 1890-1945

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This collection is unprocessed and materials are not currently available for access.

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1 Linear Feet (1 record carton box)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Bonnie Schupp, January 2020.

Content Description

This collection contains an assortment of books and palm-sized handbooks relating to the Odd Fellows of Baltimore. This fraternal society’s roots lie in Britain, but the first lodges in America were right here in Baltimore. Items include the following publications: “Odd Fellowship – Its History and Manual,” published circa 1890 and containing Baltimore-related content; “Code of General Laws of the I.O.O.S.,” published 1945; “Proceedings of the 13th Annual Session – The Rebekah Assembly Independent Odd Fellows of the State of Maryland,” and “Ceremonies for the Installation of Officers of Subordinate Lodges,” Baltimore, 1908. Also included are 6 photographs circa the 1940s of Oddfellows officers, including the donor’s grandfather, pictured perhaps in front of the Baltimore lodge.

Guide to the Odd Fellows of Baltimore collection
Mallory Harwerth
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the H. Furlong Baldwin Library Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library
Maryland Center for History and Culture
610 Park Avenue
Baltimore MD 21201 United States