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Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Grand Lodge of Oregon records

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: B 073

Scope and Contents

The collection (1891-1893) consists of two volumes containing the written record of decisions and transactions of Grand Master Abel D. Helman. One volume is from June 13, 1891 to May 13, 1892. The second volume is from May 19, 1892 to May 1893.

Dates

  • 1891-1893

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

The Independent Organization of Odd Fellows is a fraternal organization that traces its roots back to 17th century England. The first North American Odd Fellows lodge was founded in Baltimore, Maryland, on April 26, 1819.

The first Odd Fellows lodge in Oregon was organized in 1852, in Salem.

Abel Helman (1824 - ), of Ashland, Oregon, was an Oregon pioneer. He was the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Oregon in the late 1890s.

[Source: http://www.ioof.org/aboutus.html ]

Extent

0.025 linear feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Independent Organization of Odd Fellows is a fraternal organization that traces its roots back to 17th century England; the first Odd Fellows lodge in Oregon was organized in 1852, in Salem. The collection (1891-1893) contains the transactions of Grand Master Abel D. Helman, of the Grand Chapter of Oregon.

Related Materials

Other collections relating to Abel Helman at Special Collections and University Archives include: Abel Helman papers, A 048.

Other collections relating to Independent Order of Odd Fellows at Special Collections and University Archives include:

G. W. Connell letter, CA 1873 Mar 4;

N.O. Parker letter, CA 1872 Dec 21;

Chester N. Terry letters, CA 1873 Mar 19;

Chester N. Terry letter, CA 1873 April 17;

Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Hannibal, Missouri, Lodge #8 certificate, CA 1840 Nov 10;

Odd Fellows Hall Association (Portland, Or.) contract, CA 1869 June 7;

Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Empire City, Or. correspondence, CA 1872 Sept 23;

Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Blue Mountain Lodge of Canyon City, Or. correspondence, CA 1873 Jan 30;

Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Spencer Butte Lodge No. 9 records, Coll 379.

Physical Description

1 folder.

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.

Title
Guide to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Grand Lodge of Oregon Records
Status
Complete Description
Author
Tanya Parlet.
Date
2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.
Sponsor
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Contact:
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA