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Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Phoenix Lodge No. 239 (Galt, Calif.) records
MS0020  
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Description
This is a collection from the Galt Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.) formerly located at 204 Fourth Street in Galt, California. It is divided into six series: Correspondence, Financial, Rebekah Lodge, Administrative, Ephemera, and Bound Volumes. Contained within these series are letters pertaining to lodge activity, membership, benefits, as well as financial information, meeting minutes, and annual convention documents. The collection consists of loose papers and bound volumes, the dates of which range from 1875-1938 with the bulk being from the 1930s. A significant portion of the collection is letters from other lodges to the Galt Lodge and correspondence regarding membership and relief benefits.
Background
The Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.) is a benevolent and social society with initiatory rites and ceremonies, gradation or degrees in membership, and mystic signs of recognition and communication. Its chief purpose is the welfare of its members, providing them with aid in times of need such as illness, unemployment, or injury and providing relief to the families and widows, of deceased members.
Extent
3 linear feet (3 boxes)
Restrictions
All requests to publish or quote from private collections held by the Center for Sacramento History (CSH) must be submitted in writing to csh@cityofsacramento.org. Permission for publication is given on behalf of CSH as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the patron. No permission is necessary to publish or quote from public records.
Availability
Collection is open for research use.