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Automobile Lodge #934 records, 1915-1943

Size: 2.5 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

SSIRC call #: I/O: 56


Historical Sketch

The Automobile Lodge in East Moline was an Odd Fellow Lodge and it merged with the Swedish Olive Lodge at the end of the 1940s. From the material in this collection, it is not clear when the Automobile Lodge was founded. The main function of the lodge was to provide financial assistance to members when ill and unable to work. The lodge also provided benefits to beneficiaries of deceased members.


Content Note

The collection consists of minutes from meetings 1919-1932, which provide details on lodge activities. The correspondence, 1922-1933 contains letters to and from the Grand Lodge in Springfield and correspondence with other lodges around the country. The membership records include names, date of birth and place of residence and various certificates issued by the lodge. The financial records 1916-1930 include semi-annual reports, income and disbursement books, and misc. cash books.


Folder Inventory

Minutes from Meetings

Box, 1 Items 1 – 3

1. Meeting Minutes 1919 – 1922
2. Meeting Minutes 1922 – 1927
3. Meeting Minutes 1927 – 1932

Correspondence 1922 - 1939

Box 2, folders 1-8

1. Correspondence, 1922
2. Correspondence, 1923
3. Correspondence, 1924
4. Correspondence, 1925
5. Correspondence, 1926
6. Correspondence, 1927
7. Correspondence, 1928
8. Correspondence. 1929

Box 3, folders 1-9

1. Correspondence, 1930
2. Correspondence, 1931
3. Correspondence, 1932
4. Correspondence, 1933
5. Correspondence, 1934
6. Correspondence, 1935
7. Correspondence, 1937
8. Correspondence, 1938
9. Correspondence, 1939

Membership and Member information

Box 4, folders 1-6

1. Membership Records, 1907 – 1934
2. Transfer Certificates/Membership Application
3. Withdrawal Certificates
4. Dismissal Certificates
5. Visiting Certificate
6. Funeral and Burial Ceremonies for I.O.O.F. members (booklet)
7. Officers Roll book – names of trustees and committee members 1932 -1943
8. Membership Records 1948

Financial Reports – Account books

Box 5, folders 1-5

1. Receipts Book 1915 -1918
2. Semi-Annual Reports 1916 -1930
3. Benefits and Disbursements 1916 -1924
4. Account book 1923-1934
5. Misc. invoices

Box 6 (Oversized item)

1. Account book, expenses and disbursements, 1918 - 1939