Title:Knights of Pythias name cards, circa 1890-1910
Creator/Contributor:Knights of Pythias, Lodge 139 (Newman, Calif.), creator
Creator/Contributor:Western Jewish History Center, 168.
Creator/Contributor:Judah L. Magnes Museum, WJHC 1977.014.
Creator/Contributor:Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
Creator/Contributor:Online Archive of California
Collection consists of name cards with rank for the following individuals in the Newman, California lodge (#139) of the Knights
of Pythias : J.F. Pollock; L.B. Rountree; E.D. Hollister; Ben Levy; M.E. Netherton; A.J. Baker; and George Steele.
Subject:Knights of Pythias. -- Lodge 139 (Newman, Calif.) -- Archives
Fraternal organizations -- California -- Newman
Jews -- California -- Newman -- Charities
Jews -- California -- Newman
Formerly: Western Jewish History Center Collection Number 168.
Formerly: Judah L. Magnes Museum Collection Number WJHC 1977.014.
Knights of Pythias name cards, BANC MSS 2010/521, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library, University
of California, Berkeley.
Transfer; Judah L. Magnes Museum; 2010.
The Knights of Pythias is a fraternal organization established to promote friendship, charity, and benevolence. J.H. Rathbone
founded it initially in 1864 to heal hatred caused by the Civil War. It was later incorporated by the U.S. Congress (Aug.
5, 1870). Many of the members were Jewish. Lodge #139 was founded in 1886 in Hills Ferry, California and moved three miles
away in 1889 to the newly-built town of Newman. By 1910, Lodge #139 had approximately 80 members.
Materials in English.
BANC MSS 2010/521