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Blacksburg [Virginia] Odd Fellows Records

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1988-009

Scope and Content

The Blacksburg [Virginia] Odd Fellows Records consist of financial records, correspondence, minute books, brochures of several annual conferences, by-laws and odd issues of the Odd Fellows Journal for the men's lodge. There are also correspondence, minutes and financial records for the women's group - the Household of Ruth.

Dates

  • 1902 - 1969

Creator

Language of Materials

The materials in the collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials. Reproduction or digitization of materials for personal or research use can be requested using our reproduction/digitization form: http://bit.ly/scuareproduction. Reproduction or digitization of materials for publication or exhibit use can be requested using our publication/exhibition form: http://bit.ly/scuapublication. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives (specref@vt.edu or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.

Administrative History

The Blacksburg Odd Fellows Lodge is the Tadmore Light Lodge No. 6184 and was probably formed in December of 1904. It was a branch of the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows, a fraternal and mutual relief society for people of color. The Household of Ruth was an auxiliary for wives of fellows.

Read more on the SCUA blog posts, "Grand United Order of Odd Fellows, Tadmore Light Lodge, No. 6184 (Blacksburg, VA)" and Household of Ruth, No. 5533, both by archivist Anthony Wright de Hernandez.

Extent

3.4 Cubic Feet (4 boxes)

Abstract

The Blacksburg [Virginia] Odd Fellows Records consist of financial records, correspondence, minute books, brochures of several annual conferences, by-laws and odd issues of the Odd Fellows Journal for the men's lodge, Tadmore Light Lodge No. 6184 of the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows. The collection also contains correspondence, minutes and financial records for the women's group, the Household of Ruth.

Arrangement

The records are arranged in two series - Tadmore Light Lodge and Household of Ruth, and then arranged chronologically with undated items at the end.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Blacksburg [Virginia] Odd Fellows Records by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

  • Box 1, Folder 45, Tadmore Light Lodge financial records, 1930-1958
Title
Blacksburg [Virginia] Odd Fellows Records, 1902-1969
Status
Completed
Author
Laura Katz Smith, Archivist
Date
2000 (CC0 1.0)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Contact:
Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US
540-231-6308