Fonds 5-2000 - Basswood OddFellows fonds

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Basswood OddFellows fonds

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CA MCK 5-2000

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  • 1910-1954 (Creation)

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12 cm textual records

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The OddFellows has a long international history as a mutual assistance society for men. OddFellow Lodges were open to white males over the age of 21 who were in good health and possessed good moral character. Upon joining an OddFellow's Lodge, a member received social and financial benefits. The Constitution of the Subordinate Lodges in Manitoba, 1899, notes that OddFellows Lodges were obliged to teach the importance of fraternity. Under the organization's constitution, lodge members assumed five obligations: to visit the sick, to relieve the distressed, to bury the dead, to educate the orphan, and to aid the widow. The Progress Lodge of the Basswood OddFellows was created in 1910; it continued as a group until early 1955, when it amalgamated with the Minnedosa OddFellows. The Progress Lodge of the Basswood OddFellows included men of many different occupations and social classes including, farmers, merchants, ministers, teachers, agents, carpenters, grain buyers, clerks, and laborers.

Custodial history

The records of the Basswood Oddfellows Lodge were in the possession of Mr. Donald McNabb, who for many years was an active member of the Minnedosa Oddfellows. He donated the records to the McKee Archives in June 2000.

Scope and content

This collection consists of five books. The first book is a membership list from 1910-1948. The list includes the members' names and occupations, the date that they joined the lodge, and their status within the hierarchy of the lodge. The other four books consist of minutes for the years 1910-16, 1916-25, 1935-44, and 1945-54.

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McKee Archives, Brandon, MB

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Related material: The Minnedosa OddFellows fonds is also located in the McKee Archives.

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English

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