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Collection Rebekah Lodge #73 (Moline, Ill.) records
Collection Number I/O:53
Dates of Creation 1887-1968
Extent of Description 3.5 linear feet, 9 boxes
Language English
Creator Daughters of Rebekah. Rebekah Lodge #73 (Moline, Ill.)
Search Terms Daughters of Rebekah. Rebekah Lodge #73 (Moline, Ill.)
Daughters of Rebekah
Independent Order of Odd Fellows
Moline (Ill.)
Fraternal organizations
Fraternal, Insurance
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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