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Roy Davis collection of African American masonic programs

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 16493
Content Description This collection contains thirty-two programs of Masonic related events. Twenty-seven are souvenir programs from African American Masonic meetings and events belonging to Roy Davis, a resident of Norwalk, Connecticut who was active in the Prince Hall Grand Chapter of New England. In addition to these are five programs for miscellaneous African American society events in the Northeast. Most of the programs were for events taking place in Connecticut between the late 1960s and early 1980s....
Dates: 1960 - 1981

Karen Green's Nu Kopelle Scrapbook

 Collection — Flat_Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 16838
Content Description This collection contains a scrapbook documenting one year of service of the Nu Kopelles, a youth group based in Queens, New York, sponsored by the African American professional and business women's sorority Lambda Kappa Mu. The scrapbook is dedicated to their youth coordinator, Elizabeth Lockett, and the opening title page, written in ink, identifies the club officers: President Karyn Greene, Vice President Jackie Chamacoon, Secretary Yvonne Stallworth, and Treasurer Sheila Blake. This...
Dates: 1974-1975

Sons of Staunton African American Fraternal Lodge minutes book

 Collection — Box: BW 30, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16522
Content Description Manuscript minutes book of the Sons of Staunton African American Fraternal Lodge in Staunton, Virginia. Containing 154 pages of manuscript in pencil, dated 1914-1919. The Sons of Staunton Lodge no.1833 Grand United Order of Odd Fellow, an African American masonic lodge based in Staunton, Virginia. Each entry lists the officers present, the amount of dues paid, and any other business attended to during the meetings. Also included is a 1927 letter on letterhead of the King Harem Lodge, a...
Dates: 1914-1919; 1927; 1948; 1948; 1927

Southern District Grand Tent No.1 (membership certificate for Eliza Braxton)

 Collection — Box: BW 49, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16739
Content Description Once named for abolitionists J. R. Giddings and Jolifee Union, the Southern District Grand Tent No. 1 is a secret organization to help African American Christian women. It was created by former enslaved women, Annette Lane and Harriet Taylor. The collection contains a membership certificate for Eliza Braxton. It certifies that Braxton was part of the Iola Tent No.74 of Richmond, Virginia. The United Order of Tents was formed in 1867 in Richmond. The society provided aid to the African...
Dates: 1911

Vera Lee and Berry Clanton papers

Identifier: MSS 16494
Content Description A collection of 31 souvenir programs, plus approximately 50 ephemeral items, 12 periodical issues, six books, and three folders of Masonic Lodge records and documents. The majority of the items date from the 1960s and 1970s. The Clantons were prominent members of the San Francisco African American community, active in their local church (Third Baptist) as well as in the National Baptist Convention, their local African American masonic lodges (at the local, district, and state...
Dates: c.1951-1990