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Rebekah Lodges #734 Reynolds, #365 Silvis, #256 Moline, #445 East Moline, Moline, records, 1906-1971

Size: 2 linear feet, 6 boxes

Acquisition: The collection was donated to SSIRC in 1992 by Carter Nicholson, previous 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.

Processor: David Wise and Christina Johansson, June-December 2004

Control Num.: SSIRC I/O: 54


Content Note

This collection consists of scattered records from three different Rebekah Lodges in Western Illinois. The material from Rebekah #734 includes a listing of the charter members and minutes 1923-1926. The minutes include financial reports, elections of officers and delegates and details on various lodge activities. Rebekah #734 merged with Rebekah #73 in 1926.

The Rebekah Lodge #365 Silvis, Illinois includes the Treasurer's Book 1958-1959.

The records from the Myrtle Rebekah Lodge #256, Moline, Illinois include a Black Book 1906-1907, the Constitution and By-Laws

The records from Rebekah Lodge #445, East Moline, Illinois include extensive and detailed minutes for the period 1913-1971.

The collection also include unidentified photographs from Sweden (Göteborg's harbor)


Inventory

Box 1, folders 1-2 Rebekah Lodge #734, Reynolds, Illinois.

1. Charter Members 1912
2. Meeting Minutes April 1923 – June 1926.

Box 2, Item 1, Rebekah Lodge #365 Silvis, Illinois.

1. Treasurer’s Book 1958-1959.

Box 3, folders 1-2, Myrtle Rebekah Lodge #256, Moline, Illinois

1. Black Book 1906 – 1917.
2. Constitution By-Laws & Fraternal Officers Memorandum.

Box 4, items 1-3, Rebekah Lodge #445, East Moline, Illinois

1. Minutes from Meetings April 25, 1913 – Dec. 27, 1927
2. Minutes from Meetings Jan. 10, 1928 – June 27, 1939
3. Minutes from Meetings July 11, 1939 – Dec. 23, 1947

Box 5, items 1-3 Rebekah Lodge #445, East Moline, Illinois

1. Minutes from Meetings Jan. 13, 1948 – Feb. 9, 1954
2. Minutes from Meetings Feb. 23, 1954 – Dec. 26, 1961
3. Minutes from Meetings Jan. 23, 1962 – June 22, 1971

Box 6, folders (Rebekah – not identified)

1. Photographs from Masthugget in Göteborg, various unidentified emigrants onboard a Swedish ship, and Chicago (?).
2. Unidentified individuals on Harley Davidson motorcycles
3. Unidentified couple and women – out door shots
5. Negatives, Sweden, farms, Emigrants onboard a ship etc. unidentified
6. Portraits, unidentified
7. Family Photographs, Swedish farm, city in the United States, etc. all unidentified
8. Account Book, 1925-1951.