Guide to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Capitol Lodge No. 87 (Sacramento, Calif.) records

Sean Heyliger
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Guide to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Capitol Lodge No. 87 (Sacramento, Calif.) records

Collection number: MS0021

Center for Sacramento History

Sacramento, CA
Processed by:
Sean Heyliger
Date Completed:
06/04/2019
Encoded by:
Sean Heyliger
© 2013 Center for Sacramento History. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Capitol Lodge No. 87 (Sacramento, Calif.) records
Dates: 1856-1948
Collection number: MS0021
Creator: Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Capitol Lodge No. 87 (Sacramento, Calif.)
Collection Size: .25 linear feet (1 box)
Repository: Center for Sacramento History
Sacramento, California 95811-0229
Abstract: The Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Capitol Lodge No. 87 (Sacramento, Calif.) records document the establishment and day-to-day activities of the Capitol Lodge no. 87 in Sacramento, California from it's establishment in 1859 through 1907. The records are organized into six series: Series 1. Correspondence, Series 2. Petitions, Series 3. Membership and rosters, Series 4. Financial records, Series 5. Reports, Series 6. Assorted.
Physical location: 28F4
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

Collection is open for research use.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Capitol Lodge No. 87 (Sacramento, Calif.) records, MS0021, Center for Sacramento History.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from archives and artifact dealer Wendell Hammon by the Center for Sacramento History in 1984 (Accession #1984/186).

Processing Information

Collection processed by Sean Heyliger, 2019.

Biography / Administrative History

The Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Capitol Lodge No. 87 (Sacramento, Calif.) was established on June 10, 1859 by Samuel Cross as a local chapter of the non-political and non-sectarian fraternal organization Independent Order of Odd Fellows. The Capitol Lodge no. 87 was the second chapter of Odd Fellows founded in Sacramento, the first established by Albert Winn in 1849. The charter officers included E.F. White, C.M. Mason, John McClintock, Amos Woods, E.M. Heuston, G.A. Basler, C.B. Steane, Lewis Shuck, Thomas B. Byrne, James Bowstead, M.M.Estee, and F.K. Krauth. The lodge held meetings every Friday evening and was originally located at the intersection of K Street and 3rd St in downtown Sacramento, California.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Capitol Lodge No. 87 (Sacramento, Calif.) records document the establishment and day-to-day activities of the Capitol Lodge no. 87 in Sacramento, California. The records are organized into six series: Series 1. Correspondence, Series 2. Petitions, Series 3. Membership and rosters, Series 4. Financial records, Series 5. Reports, Series 6. Assorted. The correspondence series includes assorted correspondence written to the Capitol Lodge No. 87 Sacramento California from various Odd Fellow lodges throughout California regarding various members and lodge activities. Petitions consist of applications to join the Capitol Lodge No. 87 by potential members and petitions to financially aid other lodges and members throughout the State of California. Membership and rosters series includes membership applications, rejection letters, and receipt of membership dues. It also includes one membership application to the Wampanoag Lodge no. 311, 1856 and a membership roster of the masonic luncheon club of Sacramento, California, 1944. The financial records include membership dues receipts and treasurer bonds of the Capitol Lodge no. 87 Sacramento, California. Also included is a 1948 booklet of Dewey-Warren Dollar Certificates in support of the Thomas Dewey-Earl Warren dollar certificate fund. Reports in the collection consist of semi-annual reports of the Capitol Lodge no. 87 and two reports of the R.W. Grand Lodge of the State of California listing reinstated, suspended, resigned, and rejected members from lodges across the State of California. The assorted series includes items that were part of the original purchase of the collection from Wendell Hammon's Archives and Artifact but are not directly related to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Capitol Lodge No. 87 (Sacramento, Calif.) and include Independent Order of Odd Fellows programs from other lodges in California, a booklet, "Why let if burn," and two copies of Home News, the newsletter of the Children of the Rebekah Orphans Home, Gilroy, California.

Arrangement

Series 1. Correspondence Series 2. Petitions Series 3. Membership and rosters Series 4. Financial records Series 5. Reports Series 6. Assorted

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Sacramento (Calif.)--History
Fraternal organizations--California--History
Independent Order of Odd Fellows

Thompson and West's history of Sacramento County California with illustrations, 1880 pp.165.

Other Finding Aids

Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Phoenix Lodge No. 239 (Galt, Calif.) records, Center for Sacramento History.

Collection Contents

Box 1:1

Series 1. Correspondence 1860-1907

Physical Description: 1 folder

Series Scope and Content Summary

Assorted correspondence written to the Capitol Lodge No. 87 Sacramento California from various Odd Fellow lodges throughout California regarding various members and lodge activities.
Box 1:2

Series 2. Petitions 1859-1907

Physical Description: 1 folder

Series Scope and Content Summary

Assorted petitions to join the Capitol Lodge No. 87 by potential members and petitions to financially aid other lodges and members throughout the State of California

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically
Box 1:6

Series 3. Membership and rosters 1856-1944

Physical Description: 1 folder

Series Scope and Content Summary

Membership applications, rejection letters, and receipt of membership dues. Includes one membership application to the Wampanoag Lodge no. 311, 1856 and membership roster of the masonic luncheon club of Sacramento, California, 1944.
Box 1:7

Series 4. Financial records 1860-1948

Physical Description: 1 folder

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes membership dues receipts and treasurer bonds of the Capitol Lodge no. 87 Sacramento, California. Also included is a booklet of Dewey-Warren Dollar Certificates in support of the Thomas Dewey-Earl Warren dollar certificate fund.
Box 1:8

Series 5. Reports 1859-1861

Physical Description: 1 folder

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes Semi-annual reports of the Capitol Lodge no. 87 and two reports of the R.W. Grand Lodge of the State of California listing reinstated, suspended, resigned, and rejected members from lodges across the State of California.
 

Series 6. Assorted 1890-1919

Physical Description: 3 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes programs, a booklet, "Why let if burn," and two copies of Home News, the newsletter of the Children of the Rebekah Orphans Home, Gilroy, California.
Box 1:5

Grand Lodge International Organization of Odd Fellows programs 1890-1907

Box 1:4

"Why let it burn: the case against the red light district," American Social Hygiene Association, Inc. [two copies] 1919

Box 1:4

Minnie F. Harbaugh candidate for Assembly 14th District Republican primary election flyer 1918

Box 1:3

Home News, vol. 3 no. 3, the newsletter of the Children of the Rebekah Orphans Home, Gilroy, California March 1907