Social and Fraternal Organizations

"Masonic Lodge History, 1842-1943," Robert R. Wright, no date (C0776)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Remarks on Rocheport, Missouri, and surrounding lodges.

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140th F Club Records, 1927-1982 (K0119)
1 c.f.

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The collection contains meeting minutes, financial records, membership records, annual reunion photographs, and memorabilia related to the activities of the 140th F Club.

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4-H Clubs of Missouri Collection, 1920s-1930s (CA6133)
1 cubic foot

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The collection includes award winning blue ribbons for Buchanan County 4-H, Missouri State Fair, and MU Junior Farmer’s Day; buttons; charters; and very limited correspondence.

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African American Heroines of Jericho Guiding Star Court No. 15, Joplin, Missouri Records, 1916-1959 (R0970)
(30 folders)

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These are records of the African American organizatin of the Heroines of Jericho at Joplin in Japser County, Missouri. The records consist of minutes of meetings, memership records, attendance rolls, miscellaneous papers, financial records, and communications to and from the Grand Court of Missouri.

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Alpha Gamma Rho, Theta Chapter Records, 1920-1973 (C3621)
0.5 cubic feet

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Records, correspondence and scrapbooks of a University of Missouri agricultural fraternity and its building association.

Altrusa Club (Columbia, Mo.) Records, 1960s-2000s (CA2749)
11.9 cubic feet, 2 oversize volumes

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Addition to records of the club include newsletters, bulletins and other publications, meeting and convention materials, correspondence, financial records, newspaper clippings, photographs, membership directories, and scrapbooks concerning the Columbia chapter and activities at the district and national levels of the organization.

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Altrusa Club (Columbia, Mo.) Records, 1937- (C2305)
1.2 cubic feet, 2 oversize volumes (20 folders, 11 volumes)

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Minutes of club meetings and board meetings, projects, membership lists, budgets, treasurer's reports, and scrapbooks of a women's service organization.

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Alumnae Panhellenic Association of Greater Kansas City Records, 1925-2002 (K0824)
6 c.f.

The Association is a social group for college sorority alumnae engaged in philanthropic work. Organizational records including minutes, financial records, rush materials, committee reports, and photos and newspaper clippings. Also information on the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and its effect on sororities.

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American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association Collection, 1948-1992 (S1175)
0.01 cubic foot

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This collection contains program books for the coronation of the queen of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association. Opponents of the Ku Klux Klan founded this fraternal group on July 26, 1922. The group's members aspired to help Greek immigrants assimilate into the United States.

American Legion Fair, Caruthersville, Missouri Collection, 1951 (R0890)
(1 folder)

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This is a souvenir program booklet for the American Legion Fair held at Caruthersville in Pemiscot county, Missouri, on October 3-7, 1951. Included are a history of the fair, a description of acts at the grandstand show, and a schedule of horse races.

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American Legion, Gideon-New Madrid Post No. 324 Collection, 1967 (R0705)
(1 folder)

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This is a program booklet for the 21st annual Cotton Festival and Homecoming, sponsored by Gideon-New Madrid American Legion Post No. 324 and its Auxiliary, held at Gideon in New Madrid County, Missouri, September 1-3, 1967.

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American Legion, Herbert Williams Post 202 (Columbia, Mo.) Records, 1919-2009 (C4257)
2 cubic feet (27 folders)

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Records of the Columbia, Missouri, organization include membership lists, meeting minutes, newsletters, correspondence, programs, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous material.

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Ancient And Accepted Scottish Rite Orient Of St. Louis Convacations, 1911-1917 (S0654)
0.4 cubic foot, 9 folders

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This collection contains programs for the annual convocations of the Thirty Third Degree of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in the Orient of St. Louis, 1912-1917. Also included in the collection is one program from the Moolah Temple, AAONMS, May 26, 1911.

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Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, Abou Ben Adhem Temple, Springfield, Missouri Collection, 1950-1977 (R0827)
(1 folder)

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These are newsletters for October 1950, June 1853, January-February 1968, April 1970, and April 1977 for Abou Ben Adhem Temple, a chapter of the "Shriners," at Springfield in Greene County, Missouri.

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Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, Abou Ben Adhem Temple, Springfield, Missouri Program Collection, 1910 (R1023)
(1 folder)

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This is a program booklet for the business and ceremonial session of Abou Ben Adhem Temple, a chapter of the Ancient Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine "Shriners" held at Springfield in Greene County, Missouri, on October 27, 1910.

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Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, Abou Ben Adhem Temple, Springfield, Missouri Yearbook Collection, 1991 (R0977)
(1 folder)

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These are yearbooks for 1986 and 1991 for Abou Ben Adhem Temple, a chapter of the Ancient Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine "Shriners", at Springfield in Greene County, Missouri.

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Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, Tuscan Lodge No. 360 (St. Louis, Mo.) Resolution, no date (C3752)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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The collection contains copies of proceedings and a resolution thanking Jay L. Torrey for creating the Torrey Gavel Fund. The fund was used to have a gavel made for the incoming Worshipful Master of the lodge.

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Ancient Order of United Workmen, Fruitland Lodge No. 429 Records, circa 1889-1900 (R0731)
(1 folder)

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These are records of the Ancient Order of United Workmen's Lodge at Fruitland in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. Much of the information is related to the fraternal organization's primary function of providing life insurance to its members.

Anniversary Club Records, 1915-1978 (S0388)
0 .4 cubic feet

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The Anniversary Club is the oldest continuing black men's social organization in St. Louis. Members, who are from business and the professions, meet once a month to socialize and to hear talks on issues of concern to African Americans. The collection includes bylaws, meeting minutes, and two attendance books.

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Ararat Shrine Band Collection, no date (KA2457)
17 c.f.

Collection of materials related to the Ararat Shrine Band in Kansas City including sheet music and programs from events.

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Ashlar Masonic Lodge No. 306 Records, 1868-1882, 1928, 1937 (CG0035)
0.1 c. f.

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The Ashlar Lodge No. 306 Records contain photocopies of the minute book of the Masonic lodge from 1868 to 1882. Also included are two photocopies of the "History of the Ashlar Lodge No. 306" from 1928 and 1937.

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Association of Young Republicans of Missouri Collection, 1926, 1935 (R1035)
(1 folder)

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These are program booklets for the Association of Young Republicans of Missouri's annual Lincoln Day Banquets, held on February 12, 1926 and February 12, 1935 at the Shrine Mosque in Springfield in Greene County, Missouri. Governor Sam A. Baker and Senator George H. Williams were featured speakers in 1926, while United States Representative Hamilton E. Fish and Dewey J. Short headlined the event in 1935.

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Astronomical Society of Kansas City Records, 1983-1991 (K0853)
0.1 c.f.

Includes an incomplete set of the newsletter, "Cosmic Messenger" and revised bylaws, membership registration and questionnaire, brochures, an observation calendar, and meeting invitations.

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Auroran Club, Phyllis Wheatley Branch, Young Women's Christian Association Scrapbooks, 1958-1981 (S0391)
4 volumes

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This collection contains scrapbooks of programs, histories, photographs, newspaper clippings, and invitations of the employed Black Women's Club of the Phyllis Wheatley Branch of the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA). The 3rd volume includes the memorial program for Mrs. Percy R. Gentry, a principal fundraiser for the YWCA.

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B'nai B'rith Youth Organization (BBYO) Scrapbooks, 1937-2000 (K0657)
8 c.f.

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BBYO is an international, pluralistic Jewish youth group for high school-age teenagers. Scrapbooks contain paperwork, photographs, and memorabilia related to meetings, programs, and conferences.

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John Baeke, Sr. Banner Collection, 1982 (K1325)
2 c.f.

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The collection consists of two (2) canvas banners, screen printed, approximately 3' x 5', dating from circa 1982. The banners were purchased from the J.C. Nichols Company by John Baeke, Sr., president of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club. The club hosted regular Heart of America minimeets, one of which was held on the Country Club Plaza by the Swanson's department store, circa 1982.

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Michael William Bauer 32nd Degree Mason Certificate, 1924 (C2349)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Printed certificate, in Latin, naming Bauer a 32nd Degree Mason in May 1924.

Ralph C. Bedell Papers, 1929-1986 (C2543)
50.25 cubic feet, 36 audio tapes, 2 films, 1 filmstrip

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Papers of educator and psychologist. Bedell directed NDEA Counseling and Guidance Institutes, taught at the Universities of Nebraska and Missouri, and served as secretary-general of the South Pacific Commission. Collection includes materials from Counseling and Guidance Institutes, counseling case files, and papers of South Pacific Commission.

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Leonard Belove Papers, 1933-1970 (K1048)
1 c.f.

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Scrapbooks, photos, correspondence, memorabilia, and a plaque related to Belove's work with B'nai B'rith, Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA), and the Resident Theater.

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Benecke Family Papers, 1816-1989 (C3825)
90.8 cubic feet, 62 volumes, 3 audio tapes, 3 audio discs, 413 glass plate negatives

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Correspondence, business and law firm records, civic, political, legislative, and personal papers of a German American family of Brunswick, MO. Civil War and military claim agents' records. Records of military and veterans' organizations; the State Federal Soldiers' Home; immigration; the Constitutional Convention, 1943-1944; the Constitutional Convention Association; and U.S. Commissioners. Church and cemetery records. Maps, photographs and glass plate negatives

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Beta Phi Mu, Librarian Oral History Project, 1980-1985 (C4071)
0.4 cubic feet, 25 audio cassettes, 6 video tapes

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The Beta Phi Mu Librarian Oral History Project collection contains the audio, video, and transcripts of interviews with Missouri librarians and members of Beta Phi Mu. Also included are an interview guide, correspondence, the interviewers' notes, and background materials on the librarians.

Beta Theta Pi, Zeta Phi Chapter Papers, 1921-1963 (C3217)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)

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Copies of miscellaneous letters, clippings, and songs of a University of Missouri fraternity.

John Irwin Billman Collection, 1892-1933 (K0126)
0.12 c.f. (2 folders)

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Scrapbook of clippings, letters, photographs, and memorabilia related to Billman and his work with the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) for which he served as the national historian for at least fourteen terms.

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Bingham Sketches, Incorporated Records, 1970s (CA2307)
16 cubic feet, 2 card files

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Records of the fund-raising campaign to acquire George Caleb Bingham drawings from the Mercantile Library Association in St. Louis.

Carl E. Bolte, Sr. Papers, 1959 (K0905)
0.1 c.f.

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Bound volume of appreciation letters for Bolte at the end of his term as president of the Kansas City Rotarians.

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Book Lovers Club Program, 1978-1979 (S0354)
0.01 cubic foot

Booklovers Club. Literary Club for Black women. 1978-1979 program guide.

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Boonslick Kiwanis Club (Columbia, Mo.) Records, 1920-2010 (CA6318)
4 cubic feet

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Reports, correspondence, minutes, sponsored events, photographs, and miscellaneous material of the Boonslick Kiwanis Club, Columbia, Missouri, a civic service club which operated both locally and internationally. Also included is an oral history interview (with transcription) of Raymond W. Lansford, World War II veteran, a professor of finance at the University of Missouri and former treasurer, world president, and member of the Kiwanis International Board of Directors.

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Boy Scout Troop #61 Collection, 1917-2001 (K0809)
1 c.f.

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75th Anniversary commemorative book, scrapbooks, publications, printed materials and photographs concerning the sole surviving Jewish sponsored Boy Scout Troop in Kansas City.

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Boy Scouts of America, MoKan Area Council Collection, 1951 (R1031)
(1 folder)

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These are programs for the annual Boy Scout Circus at Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri. Sponsored by the MoKan Area Council, hundreds of Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Explorers, and their leaders participated in the events, which featured demonstrations of scouting skills, contests, and entertainment. Programs are available for 1937 to 1940 and 1951.

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Boy Scouts of America, Ozarks Empire Area Council Collection, 1965 (R1066)
(1 folder)

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This is Volume 2, Number 1 (January 1965) of "Pow Wow", the newsletter of the Ozarks Empire Area council of the Boy Scouts of America. Headquartered at Springfield in Greene County, Missouri, the Council served 225 units in six districts in southwestern and south central Missouri.

Boy Scouts of America Scrapbook, 1932-1933 (C1385)
0.21 cubic feet (1 volume)

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Newspaper clippings of central Missouri Boy Scout activities, 1932. Pictorial Supplement of the ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, January 8, 1933.

Louise Bradford Collection, 1919-1985 (R0468)
28 folders

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This collection includes correspondence, printed material, and ephemera collected by Louise
Bradford (1898-1986), and Eva Ann Bradford (1900-1966), during their careers as teachers in
Missouri schools. Included are letters from former pupils, and printed materials from education and
teachers associations, schools in Berkeley, Rolla, St. James, Salem, and Sullivan, Missouri, and
women's clubs and service organizations in Dent and Phelps counties.

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Frank P. Briggs Papers, 1900-1992 (C3950)
6 cubic feet, 3 audio cassettes, 2 films, 9 audio discs

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Papers of a Democratic Missouri state senator, U.S. senator, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish and Wildlife, Freemason, and newspaper publisher, consisting of correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, speeches, campaign materials, and miscellaneous papers.

Brotherhood of Eperotes, St. Louis Chapter Constitution, 1934 (S0416)
0.01 cubic foot

This collection contains a photocopy of the Consitution of the Brotherhood of Eperotes of Macedonia, Thrace, Asia Minor, and the Islands of the Aegean, Alexander the Great Chapter, St. Louis, Missouri, 1934, in Greek.

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Shirley Bowden Brown Papers, no date (CA5288)
0.2 cubic feet

A scrapbook and memorabilia of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and childhood and family photographs.

Burnett and Denney Families Papers, 1864-circa 1985 (R0353)
0.06 cubic foot (6 folders)

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This collection includes correspondence, business papers, genealogical material, and photographs of the families of Ensign Burnett (1833-1912) and Tyre Denney (1828-1873) of Dade, Linn, and Webster counties in Missouri. Included are photographs of Burnett School in Webster County, and miscellaneous items pertaining to the communities of Linneus, Lockwood, and Seymour in Missouri.

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Ken Bush Papers, 2006 (K1038)
0.04 c.f.

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Retired Old Men's Eating Association (R.O.M.E.O) comic book and DVDs written and produced by Bush for the club.

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Sarah Lewis Bush Family Papers, 1888-1972 (K0237)
1 c.f.

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Correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other documents regarding members of Bush's family: Dr. Charles Wesley Burrill, Surgeon General of the Grand Army of the Republic and doctor in Kansas City, Evelyn Burrill Lewis, and William A. Lewis, educators in Kansas City

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Business and Professional Women's Club (Columbia, Mo.) Records, 1941-1966 (C2538)
5.73 cubic feet (209 folders, 5 volumes, 1 oversize item, 2 audio cassettes, 1 DVD, 1 video cassette)

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The records of the Columbia Business and Professional Women's Club contain presidents' and secretaries' files, minutes, histories, yearbooks, committee records, photographs, memorabilia, and scrapbooks of the Columbia Business and Professional Women's Club; as well as some scattered materials from regional, state, and national instances of the Business and Professional Women's Club.

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