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Fraternal organizations.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Benefit societies ; Benevolent societies ; Fraternal benefit societies ; Mutual aid societies ; Mutual benefit associations ; Friendly societies

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

E.A. Allen Leaf River Masonic Lodge No. 19 Letter

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM15-80
Form of Material

Original letter, encased in hard transparent plastic, for E. A. Allen, member of Leaf River Masonic Lodge No. 19, located in Jones County, Mississippi, dated January 8, 1873. It appears to be a letter accepting Allen’s resignation from the lodge. It is signed by the Secretary, last name Mixon.

Dates: January 8, 1873

AM01-64, circa 1938-2001


1. Political materials: campaign buttons, posters, flyers, pamphlets, cards and bumper stickers.

2. Materials pertaining to Belize: newspapers (Amandala, Belize Times, Reporter

Dates: circa 1938-2001

Dr. John Calvin Berry Papers

Identifier: M536
Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence, photographs, and other memorabilia relating to the life and career of Dr. John Calvin Berry, the first African American faculty member at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Dates: 1953-2013

Boney Family Collection

Identifier: M656

This collection contains Boney Family materials.

Dates: 1886-1931

Sam Bowers Papers

Identifier: M538
Abstract The Sam Bowers) Sam Papers include the correspondence and writings of Ku Klux Klan Imperial Wizard and convicted murderer, Samuel Holloway Bowers, Jr. Bowers’ correspondence contains information concerning the Ku Klux Klan, as well as Bowers’ personal religiosity and philosophy. The writings in the collection are on a variety of topics, including the Medgar Evers assassination and the 1992 Los Angeles Riots. The collection is of particular interest for researchers studying secret societies,...
Dates: 1968; circa 1986-2006

Certificate, Oversize Photographs

 File — Case MC1/D1, Folder: 4
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

The Papers of Howard S. Williams contain information which documents his career as a traveling evangelist for more than thirty years. The collection includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, sermons, promotional material, broadsides and photographs.

Dates: 1916-1960

Arthur Lavonne Gilmore, Sr. and Arthur Lavonne Gilmore, Jr. Papers

Identifier: M660

This collection contains materials related to Arthur Lavonne Gilmore, Sr. and Arthur Lavonne Gilmore, Jr.

Dates: 1912-2010

Hattiesburg American Photograph Collection

Identifier: M566

Original photographs published in the Hattiesburg American.

Dates: 1969, circa 1972-1992

Hattiesburg Knights of Pythias Minute Book

Identifier: M247
Scope and Contents The collection consists of one volume of minutes from meetings of the Knights of Pythias Crescent Lodge #47, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, covering the period March 1900 to August 1913, and two pamphlets on the history of the Knights of Pythias. The pamphlets were provided by Mr. Jack Klai, Supreme Secretary of the Knights of Pythias.The minute book contains weekly chronological entries from meetings held at Castle Hall, Odd Fellows Hall, and the third floor of the Citizens Bank...
Dates: March 1900-August 1913

Leaf River Masonic Lodge, No. 19 Records

Identifier: M407
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a ledger containing handwritten minutes of the meetings of the Leaf River Masonic Lodge No. 19 from 1858 to 1907. The minutes contained therein record names of members, names of officers, payment of dues, and other lodge business. Also included are three loose items found in the ledger, and a photocopy of an obituary attached to page 431 of the ledger. Inclusive dates of these items are ca. 1861-1963.

Dates: 1858-1907; 1963

Charles A. Marx Papers

Identifier: M313

Correspondence, reports, files, magazines documenting his career with the Mississippi Highway Patrol and as an attorney.

Dates: 1939-1997

Dr. William D. McCain Papers of Heritage Organizations

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM15-73

Bound originals and copies of documents for several heritage organizations in which Dr. McCain was a member and/or officer.

Dates: 1957-1991

James Earl Price Mississippi History Collection

Identifier: M397
Scope and Contents

The James Earl Price Mississippi History Collection is comprised of diverse materials and subject matter.

Dates: 1943-2000

Donald Clyde Simmons Jr., Ph.D. Collection

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM2000-40

Political memorabilia, research collections, personal and family materials of a historian and student of state, national, and international politics.

Dates: circa 1864-2001

Ti’ak Lodge 404 Collection

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM17-05

Material received from estate sale conducted by K & D Sales – Estate, Moving & Clean-Out Sales.

Dates: circa 1984-1989; undated

Union Fraternal Association Letter

Identifier: M468

The collection contains a letter from Union Fraternal Association President J. R. Young of Aberdeen, Mississippi, to Vernon Brown in Sherman, Texas.

Dates: August 17, 1910

Ware Family Papers

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM84-5
Form of Material

1. Tax receipts for property in Smith County owned by the W.B.M. Ware family, 1881-1906.

2. Tax receipts for property in Simpson County owned by the W.B.M. Ware family, 1892-1907.

3. Membership cards of Pearl Ware in the Brotherhood of Railway and Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers, Express and Station Employees, 1940-1952.

Dates: 1881-1952

Howard S. Williams Papers

Identifier: M3

Documentation of his career as a traveling preacher.

Dates: 1916-1960