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Finding aid to the Bethel Order of the Eastern Star ledger 1924-1926 SFH 655
SFH 655  
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The Bethel Order of the Eastern Star (Chapter 31) was an African American, predominantly female association. The ledger (1924-1926) contains meeting minutes, correspondence, membership rosters, dues paid and owed, and two photographs with unidentified members of the Shasta Elks Lodge.
The Order of the Eastern Star (OES) was established by Rob Morris in 1850 and approved as an appendant body of the Masonic Fraternity in 1873. They are a worldwide fraternal, faith based non-profit charitable service organization open to both men and women. Members account for all races and denominations with Prince Hall being the primarily African American arm of the order.
1 flat box (1 Linear Feet)
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