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Guide to the Order of the Eastern Star Records, 1898-1999

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Overview of the Collection

Repository:
Special Collections & Archives
McIntyre Library
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
P.O. Box 4004
105 Garfield Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
(715)-836-2739
https://library.uwec.edu/archives/

Reference Code: USGZE UHC359

Accession Number: 16-025

Collection Number: University Historical Collection 359

Creator: Order of the Eastern Star

Title: Order of the Eastern Star Records

Dates: 1898-1999

Quantity: 1 linear feet (1 record carton)

Location of Collection: A10/1e

Languages: Collection materials are in English.

Summary: This collection contains membership applications and other membership records of the Altoona, Augusta, Eau Claire, and Osseo chapters of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Order of the Eastern Star is a worldwide fraternal organization that is open to both men and women. Membership, however, is restricted to men who are Masons and women with specific Masonic affiliation (women who are the wives, daughter, sisters, etc. of Masons). The Order was founded by Dr. Robert Morris, “the poet laureate of Masonry,” in the late nineteenth century. The fundamental principles of the Order are based on the teachings of the Bible, but the Order welcomes followers of all religions as long as they have a belief in a Supreme Being. The organization’s stated purposes are: Charitable, Educational, Fraternal, and Scientific.

Content Description

This collection contains membership applications and other membership records of the Altoona, Augusta, Eau Claire, and Osseo chapters of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information: Donated to the Special Collections & Archives, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire by Roger Davis in April 2016.

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public.

Use Restrictions: Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright owned by the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.

Preferred Citation: Order of the Eastern Star Records, 1898-1999. UHC359 Special Collections & Archives. McIntyre Library. University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Eau Claire, WI.

Processing Note: Processed by Danielle Schroeder in April 2016.

Arrangement: Alphabetical by chapter and then by member name.

OCLC #: 1127053541

Subjects

Order of the Eastern Star
Freemasonry – Wisconsin
Altoona (Wis.)
Augusta (Wis.)
Eau Claire (Wis.)
Osseo (Wis.)

Detailed List of Contents

Container

Contents

Dates

Folder 1

Altoona chapter membership applications, A-J

1918-1972

Folder 2

Altoona chapter membership applications, K-Y

1917-1975

Folder 3

Altoona & Osseo transfers and dual membership applications

1920-1988

Folder 4

Augusta chapter membership applications, A-J

1912-1978

Folder 5

Augusta chapter membership applications, K-Y

1913-1976

Folder 6

Augusta chapter transfer applications

1898-1981

Folder 7

Eau Claire chapter membership applications,

A-G

1945-1998

Folder 8

Eau Claire chapter membership applications,

H-L

1945-1999

Folder 9

Eau Claire chapter membership applications,

M-R

1944-1995

Folder 10

Eau Claire chapter membership applications,

S-W

1944-1997

Folder 11

Eau Claire chapter transfers and dual membership applications, A-M

1945-1998

Folder 12

Eau Claire chapter transfers and dual membership applications, N-W

1940-1995

Folder 13

Osseo chapter membership applications, B-J

1927-1988

Folder 14

Osseo chapter membership applications, K-W

1927-1988

Folder 15

Eau Claire chapter membership records

1928-1984

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