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NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG5536.AM:  Ancient Order of United Workmen, Grand Lodge of Nebraska



Letter, certificate: 1894, 1912

Size:  2 items



BACKGROUND NOTE



The Ancient Order of United Workmen, State of Nebraska, was organized to unite white male persons regardless of nationality, political preference or denominational distinction, into a Fraternal Brotherhood. The members of which recognize a belief in the existence of a Supreme Being, the Creator and preserver of the Universe. The order’s main objective was to embrace and give equal consideration to all classes of labor, mental and physical; to endeavor to improve the moral, intellectual and social conditions of the members. The organization held lectures, read essays, discussed new inventions and improvements, encouraged research in art, science, and literature. The order also provided funds to aid members during sickness or other disability, and in case of death, to pay a stipulated sum to the beneficiary. (Extracted from the constitution of the Grand Lodge, State of Nebraska, 1903.)



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of two items relating to the Ancient Order of United Workmen, Grand Lodge of Nebraska.  The first item, a circular letter dated 1894, discusses collecting donations for a relief program.  The second item is a beneficiary certificate issued by the Grand Lodge to Rachel Benson, dating from 1912.



Note:  See the library collections for published materials relating to the Ancient Order of United Workmen.



 



Subject headings:



Ancient Order of United Workmen

Benson, Rachel

Fraternal organizations

Friendly societies

Labor and laboring classes



 



TMM     11-29-2007