|Collection||Rebekah Lodge #73 (Moline, Ill.) records|
|Dates of Creation||1887-1968|
|Extent of Description||3.5 linear feet, 9 boxes|
|Creator||Daughters of Rebekah. Rebekah Lodge #73 (Moline, Ill.)|
Daughters of Rebekah. Rebekah Lodge #73 (Moline, Ill.)
Daughters of Rebekah
Independent Order of Odd Fellows
|Administrative or Biographical History||
The Rebekah degree became an honorary degree of the Independent order of Odd Fellows in 1851. The organization existed unofficially without the benefits of being a subordinate lodge for seventeen years until they received official standing as a subordinate lodge within the Odd Fellows in 1868. The first national convention of the Rebekah degree was held over two decades later in Columbus, Ohio with 500 people in attendance.
|Scope & Content||
The collection contains detailed minutes from meetings held by the lodge 1887-1968. The bulk of the correspondence in the collection relates to issues within the Rebekah State Assembly and lodge procedures. The financial records 1933-1964 include bi-annual reports and cashbooks. The membership records 1880s- include biographical information such as age, occupations, and current addresses. The collection also contains the Constitution, By-Laws and Rules of Order of the Swedish Olive Rebekah Lodge.
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