Nebraska Grand Lodge of the Free and Accepted Masons [RG5417.AM]

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RG5417.AM:  Nebraska Grand Lodge of the Free and Accepted Masons



Records: 1863-2003

Nebraska: Fraternal organization

Size:  8.5 cu.ft.; 10 boxes + oversize



BACKGROUND NOTE



The following background information is taken from the website of the Grand Lodge of Nebraska:



“The Grand Lodge of Nebraska was chartered in 1857 when Nebraska Lodge No. 184 (chartered from the Grand Lodge of Illinois), Giddings Lodge No. 156 (chartered from the Grand Lodge of Missouri) and Capitol Lodge No. 101 (chartered from the Grand Lodge of Iowa) came together to form the Grand Lodge of Nebraska.”



“Upon formation, these three Masonic Lodges who first comprised the Grand Lodge would go on to become “Nebraska Lodge No. 1,” “Western Star Lodge No. 2,” and “Capitol Lodge No. 3,” respectively. Since its formation in 1857, the Grand Lodge has grown to represent 134 “Subordinate Lodges” and has reached almost every city and county of this great state; From Omaha in the east, to Chadron in the west.”



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



The collection consists of ten boxes of records, as well as oversized materials, relating to the Nebraska Grand Lodge of the Free and Accepted Masons.  The records date from approximately 1863 to 2003 and include by-laws, correspondence, proceedings, financial information, newsletters, membership materials and some individual lodge records.  The collection is unprocessed, but a basic inventory is available.  Note:  See the photo and audio components for related materials.



INVENTORY



Acc. 2005.0106



Box 1

Folder




    1. Special Committee on Business Affairs – Nebraska Grand Lodge 1957

    1. Funeral Service Directions; Records of Death; National Railroad Adjustment Board – 1955 – ? Records, Letters, etc. by and to Judge Edward F. Carter

    1. AM: Nebraska Grand Lodge – Records, Correspondence, Financial Records, etc. 1960

    1. Scottish Rite Committee 1961 – 1963, 1964?

    1. Loose Material – Copy – Red Cross of Constantine

    1. General Masonic File – Correspondence, Forms, Etc.

    1. Loose Material (Rituals, Letters, Notes)

    1. General Works (Correspondence, Notes; Many Dates)

    1. Masonic Home

    1. Nebraska Lodge #1 – Omaha

    1. Nemaha Valley Lodge #4 – Brownville

    1. Plattsmouth Lodge #6 – Plattsmouth

    1. Fremont Lodge #15 – Fremont

    1. Lincoln Lodge #19 – Lincoln

    1. Platte Valley Lodge # 32 – North Platte

    1. Ashlar Lodge #33 – Grand Island

    1. Northern Light Lodge # 41 – Stanton

    1. Hastings Lodge #50 – Hastings

    1. Lancaster Lodge #54 – Lincoln

    1. Hooper Lodge #72 – Hooper

    1. Cedar Lodge #89 – Fullerton

    1. Shelton Lodge #99 – Shelton

    1. Wymore Lodge #104 – Wymore

    1. Springfield Lodge #112 – Louisville

    1. Ogallala Lodge #159 – Ogallala

    1. Mason City Lodge #170 – Mason City

    1. East Lincoln #210 – Lincoln

    1. Cable Lodge #225 – Arnold

    1. Mitchell Lodge #263 – Mitchell

    1. Florence Lodge #281 – Omaha

    1. Liberty Lodge #300 – Lincoln

    1. Mid West Lodge #317 – Hastings

    1. Bellevue Lodge #325 – Bellevue

    1. Correspondence Dealing with Robert French 1921-1923

    1. Sheets, Frank

    1. Correspondence, Receipts, Business Papers 1908-1940



Box 2

Folder




    1. The Builder Magazine 1915-1930

    1. Correspondence 1888-1908

    1. Correspondence, Certificates 1908-1927

    1. Symbolism

    1. Correspondence 1913-1920

    1. Correspondence 1881-1912

    1. Palmer, Harry O.

    1. Correspondence, Misc. Years C. 1890

    1. Correspondence: Carter, Edward

    1. Booklets

    1. Proceedings

    1. Speech Notes

    1. Approval of Bylaws

    1. Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rites of Freemasonry (Neb.)

    1. Proceedings – Order of the Eastern Star – Grand Chapter of Nebraska 1972



Box 3

Folder




    1. William R. Bowen, Omaha, NE Personal and Private Letters Sent Apr 4, 1878 to Nov. 4, 1886

    1. Letters Sent by William R. Bowen – January 17, 1871 to Nov. 12, 1872 Less Nov 4, 1886 to May 27, 1895



Box 4

Folder




    1. Rainbows

    1. Jobs

    1. Shrine

    1. Tall Cedars of L.

    1. R.O. of Jesteps

    1. Membership Applications

    1. History – Monitor Lodge UD 29 July 1863 – 21 June 1866

    1. Nebr. Soc. For Masonic Research Newsletter

    1. Articles – Unclassified

    1. Rough Drafts for Review

    1. Symbolism

    1. Slide Talks

    1. Letters to J.E.P.J.

    1. Letters from J.E.P.J.

    1. The Notepad

    1. Emessay Notes

    1. Short Talk B.

    1. Masonic Service Association

    1. Demolays



Box 5

Folder




    1. Freemasonry

    1. Book of Sacred Laws

    1. Commandary – K.T.

    1. Ritual

    1. Apron

    1. Table Lodge

    1. Newsletters from Different States

    1. Prince Hall

    1. Newsletters

    1. Slides



Box 6

Folder




    1. Genealogy

    1. Hiram Abif

    1. Eastern Star & Other Women’s Organizations

    1. O.E.S.

    1. Masonic Clothing

    1. Denmark

    1. Grotto

    1. Charges

    1. Landmarks

    1. Status Reports

    1. Working Tools

    1. Where are Traveling

    1. Secret Societies

    1. A.F. & A.M. & Catholic

    1. Summons

    1. Poems

    1. Plays

    1. Whither are We Traveling

    1. Royal Arch

    1. Council

    1. Scottish Rite

    1. “Blue” Lodge

    1. Society Emblems

    1. Masons in Government

    1. By-Laws

    1. Masonic Library



Box 7

Folder




    1. Masonic Publications

    1. Indians

    1. Gov. Burt

    1. Bank Statements

    1. Nebraska Masonic Lodges

    1. The Nebraska Masonic Home

    1. Pictures/LWVN

    1. Women and Groups

    1. Masonry in Nebraska



Box 8

Folder




    1. Summit Lodge No. 7

    1. Colorado

    1. Colorado, pt. 2

    1. Colorado, pt. 3

    1. Colorado A, pt. 1

    1. Colorado A, pt. 2

    1. History of the Grand Lodge Jewels

    1. Annual Communication, 5857-5859



Box 9

Folder




    1. Annual Communication, 5860-5861

    1. Annual Communication, 5862-5863

    1. The Work, pt. 1

    1. The Work, pt. 2

    1. Indian Territory

    1. Jordan Gold Medal



Box 10

Folder




    1. Black Book, 1885

    1. Black Book, 1886

    1. Black Book, 1886-1887

    1. Black Book, 1887

    1. Ritual Book – James R. Cain, Jr.

    1. Nebraska Masonic War Service Committee, etc.

    1. Miscellany

    1. Hiram Club of Lincoln, Nebraska newsletter, 2002-2003  (2003.0456)

    1. Misc. charters, certificates and drawings of Masonic symbols (see oversize)


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