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Matherville #997, Sherrard Lodges #637 and #532 and Swedona #637 (IOOF), records 1877-1962

Size: 2.25 linear feet, 5 boxes

Acquisition: The collection was donated to SSIRC in 1992 by Carter Nicholson, former member of the Swedish Olive Lodge in Moline.

Access: The collection is open for research and a limited amount of copies can be requested via mail.

Processed by: David Wise and Christina Johansson June - December 2004.

Control Num.: SSIRC I/O: 57


Content Note

This collection includes scattered records from four different lodges, Matherville #997, Sherrard #637, Sherrard #532, and Swedona #637. The Swedona Lodge #532 merged with the Matherville Lodge at the end of the 1940s. Matherville Lodge #997 merged with the Swedish Olive Lodge in 1962.

The records from the Matherville Lodge #997, includes minutes, membership records and various account books. The minutes 1911-1960 gives insight into the activities the lodge sponsored and benefits paid to members. The membership records include names, place of residences, and occupations of all members. The roll book contains names of the individuals who were lodge officers.

Included are also minutes from Swedona Lodge #637, 1877-1879 and minutes and cash books from the Sherrard Lodge #637, 1923-1950, and minutes from Sherrard #532, 1929-1948.


Inventory

Box 1, Items 1 – 3 (Matherville #997)

1. Meeting Minutes 1911 -1920.
2. Meeting Minutes 1929 -1945.
3. Meeting Minutes 1945 -1960.

Box 2, item 1, folders 1 – 6

Item 1. Membership dues book
folder 1. Finance Committee Report / Election Trustees
folder 2. Annual Reports 1947 – 1960.
folder 3. Member Applications / Constitution & By – Laws.
folder 4. Receipt Book
folder 5. Correspondence.
folder 6. Correspondence.

Box 3, Items 1 – 6

1. Membership Register
2. Financial Secretary’s Cash Book 1943 – 1962
3. Roll Book 1934 – 1962
4. Treasurer’s Account Book 1961 – 1962
5. Ritual Book
6. Question Book

Box 4, item 1, folders 7-9 (Sherrard Lodge #532 merged with Matherville #997)

1. Official Certificates
2. Minutes of Swedona Lodge 1877 – 1879
3. Minutes of Sherrard Lodge # 637 1930 – 1950

Box 5, Items 1 – 3

1. Meeting Minutes 1923 – 1929 (Sherrard #637)
2. Minutes 1929 – 1948 (Sherrard #532)
3. Secretary’s Cash Book 1929 – 1949 (Sherrard #637)