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RG1279.AM:  Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Silver Link Rebekah Lodge #14



Records:  1884-1989

Geneva, Fillmore County, Nebraska

Size:  2.0 cu.ft.; 2 boxes



BACKGROUND NOTE



The Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) is a non-political fraternal order originally founded in 1819 in Baltimore, Maryland.  The order is also known as the Triple Link Fraternity, referring to the order’s “Triple Links” symbol.  The symbol alludes to the IOOF motto, “Friendship, Love and Truth”.  Beginning in 1851 the IOOF became the first national fraternal organization to accept both men and women when it formed the Daughters of Rebekah.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



The collection consists of records of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Silver Link Rebekah Lodge no. 14, Geneva, Nebraska.  The collection includes various record books, membership ledgers, financial registers, etc., dating from 1884 to 1989.



INVENTORY



Box 1

Folder/item




  1. Record book, 1904-1917

  2. Record book, 1917-1923

  3. Record book, 1923-1930

  4. Record book, 1931-1939

  5. Record book, 1939-1948

  6. Record book, 1948-1956

  7. Record book, 1956-1963

  8. Record book, 1963-1971



Box 2

Folder/item




  1. Record book, 1972-1980

  2. Record book, 1981-1986

  3. Record book, 1986-1989

  4. Membership ledger, c.1905-1930

  5. Journal, 1904-1927

  6. Membership ledger, c.1970-1990

  7. Membership ledger, c.1948-1972

  8. Roll call book, 1948-1956

  9. Roll call book, 1928-1946

  10. Membership ledger, c.1924-1949

  11. Semi-Annual Financial Abstracts book, 1911-1927

  12. Receipt book, 1884-1916

  13. Visitors log book, 1915-1955

  14. Minute book, Hakeber Kensington Club, Geneva, 1924-1936



 



Subject headings:



Fillmore County (Nebraska) — Societies

Fraternal organizations

Geneva (Nebraska) — Societies

Hakeber Kensington Club (Geneva, Nebraska)

Independent Order of Odd Fellows

Silver Link Rebekah Lodge no. 14 (Geneva, Nebraska)



 



Revised TMM      03-26-2018