Guide to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Montefiore Lodge, #794, Pittsburgh, Pa. Records, 1920-1962 AIS.1988.05

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Montefiore Lodge, #794, Pittsburgh, Pa. Records
Creator
Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Montefiore Lodge No. 794 (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
Collection Number
AIS.1988.05
Date
1920-1962
Extent
1.25 linear feet (2 boxes)
Abstract
The Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Montefiore Lodge, #794, was established in 1890 in the Hill District, a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This collection includes minutes, dues ledger, membership lists, correspondence, legal papers, guides to ceremonies, and publications.

Preferred Citation

Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Montefiore Lodge, #794, Pittsburgh, Pa. Records, AIS.1988.05, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh

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History

The Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Montefiore Lodge, #794, was established in 1890 in the Hill District, a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Membership to #794 was mostly Jewish. As a subordinate lodge to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Montefiore Lodge followed many of the guiding principles as set out by the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania. These included "the creation and disbursement of a fund for the benefit and relief of its members in sickness or distress, the assistance of their wives, widows and orphans, the burial of its members and their wives, and the maintenance and support of the Homes established by the Order."

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Scope and Content Notes

The Records of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Montefiore Lodge, #794, contains minutes, dues ledger, membership lists, correspondence, legal papers, guides to ceremonies, and publications for the period 1920-1962. The bulk of the materials directly relate to the Montefiore Lodge. However some materials relate to other lodges and the Grand Lodge.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, September 13, 1989

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Revision Description

 Converted from EAD Version 1.0 to EAD Version 2002 July 1, 2006

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright

Permission for publication is given on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh 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.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Richard Linder in May 1988.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by John Thompson on September 13, 1989.

Revision and rearrangement for the encoded version of the finding aid provided by Julie Aher in September 2003. Information about the collection title and the controlled access terms was extracted from the MARC record in the University of Pittsburgh catalog Voyager ID number: 1407722.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Montefiore Lodge No. 794 (Pittsburgh, Pa.).

Subject(s)

  • Ethnic groups
  • Fraternal organizations -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Jews -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- Societies and clubs
  • Societies

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Previous Citation

Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Montefiore Lodge, #794, Pittsburgh, Pa. Records, AIS.1988.05, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Independent Order of Odd Fellow, Montefiore Lodge, #794, Pittsburgh, PA Records, 1920-1965, ais 88:5, Archives of Industrial Society, University Library System, University of Pittsburgh

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Collection Inventory

Series  I. Organization, 1931-1955 

  BoxFolder
Amendments, December 9, 1931 and October 16, 1940; February 2, 1938 - February 18, 1955 11
  Folder
Minutes of weekly meetings, February 20, 1946 - November 17, 1948, January 3, 1950 - May 17, 1961 2-3
  Folder
Membership lists, 1925, 1950, 1953 4
  Folder
Dues ledger, 1940-1966 5
  Folder
Petition, 1940 6
  Folder
Certificates, 1920, 1940-1951, 1957, 1961 7
  Folder
Election results, 1942, 1946-1961 8

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Series  II. Correspondence, 1929-1961 

  Folder
General correspondence, 1929-1958 9
  Folder
Correspondence with other lodges, 1947-1955 10
  Folder
Correspondence with Grand Lodge, 1949-1961 11

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Series  III. Committees and Clubs, 1903-1962 

  BoxFolder
Auditing Committee, 1930-1962 212
  Folder
Montefiore Social Club, 1942 13
  Folder
Montefiore Hall Association, 1903 14
  Folder
Second District Hall Association Committee, 1954 15

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Series  IV. Ceremonies 

  Folder
Ceremonies, 16

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Series  V. Publications, 1948-1960 

  Folder
Lodge Bulletin, 1948-1960 17
  Folder
Various booklets, 1955 and n.d. 18

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