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Collection Summary

Identifier

MA 67

Title

Independent Order of Odd Fellows Collection

Creator

Independent Order of Odd Fellows (South Dakota)

Dates

1998-2002

Extent

0.21 linear feet (1 small document case)

Language

English

Repository

South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Access note

This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Preferred Citation

Name of item . Independent Order of Odd Fellows Collection. MA 67. South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Abstract

The Independent Order of Odd Fellows began in England in the 18th century and became established in the United States in 1819. The collection contains the constitution and bylaws of the Unified Encampment of South Dakota and the proceedings of the Grand Encampment of South Dakota.

Historical Note

The Independent Order of Odd Fellows began in England in the 18th century and became established in the United States in 1819. The organization’s purpose is to unit people in providing aid and support to each other and to their communities.

Contents Note

The collection contains the constitution and bylaws of the Unified Encampment of South Dakota and the proceedings of the Grand Encampment of South Dakota.

Key Words

Independent Order of Odd Fellows

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Independent Order of Odd Fellows Collection Container List. MA 67

BoxFolderDescriptionDate(s)
11Constitution and by-laws of the Unified Encampment of South Dakota2002
12Proceeding of the Grand Encampment and Ladies Auxiliary of South Dakota1998-2002
13Proceedings of the Annual Department Council2001-2002

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Researchers conducting extensive research are asked to make an advance appointment to access archival material. Please call or e-mail prior to visiting the collection and indicate as much detail as possible about a particular topic and intended use.

South Dakota State University supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections. Nonetheless, access to some items may be restricted as a result of their fragile condition or by contractual agreements with donors.

Copyright note

Copyright restrictions apply in different ways to different materials. Many of the documents and other historical materials in the Archives are in the public domain and may be reproduced and used in any way. There are other materials in the Archive carrying a copyright interest and must be used according to the provisions of Title 17 of the U.S. Code. The Archive issues a warning concerning copyright restrictions to every researcher who requests copies of documents. Although the copyright law is under constant redefinition in the courts, it is ultimately the responsibility of the researcher to properly use copyrighted material.

Arranged and Described by

Michele Christian, University Archivist, 2016.