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Records of Garfield Lodge No. 19, Order of the Shepherds of Bethlehem

RG-019

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Museum and Library. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Museum and Library
Creator:
Order of Shepherds of Bethlehem. Garfield Lodge No. 19. (Philadelphia, Pa.).
Title:
Records of Garfield Lodge No. 19, Order of the Shepherds of Bethlehem
Date [inclusive]:
1899-1917
Call Number:
RG-019
Extent:
1 Cubic feet ((4 volumes in 2 boxes))
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Garfield Lodge No. 19 was a women's auxilliary to the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. The Records of Garfield Lodge No. 19, Order of the Shepards of Bethlehem, 1899-1917, consist of four volumes of minutes of the lodge.
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Biography/History

The Order of Shepherds of Bethlehem was a women's auxiliary to the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. A meeting at the Anna Camp’s building at Girard and Hutchinson organized October 30, 1899. The camp was instituted at the hall of Star of the East Lodge No. 2, Order of Shepherds of Bethlehem, by the WG Commander Lady Eva Wyckoff with approximately 60 charter members.

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of four minute books of the Lodge.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Museum and Library

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Jack McCarthy and Megan Atkinson, 2009-2010. EAD conversion was completed through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories.

Sponsor

This preliminary finding aid was created by staff of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) using data provided by the Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Museum and Library. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Access Restrictions

Contact the Grand Army of the Republic Museum and Library for information about accessing collection.

Processing Information note

The records were rough sorted and placed in archival boxes by board members and volunteers of the GAR Civil War Museum & Library in 2008. In 2009-2010 they received preliminary processing by Archival Consultant Jack McCarthy and Intern Megan Atkinson, working on a project funded by grants from the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission and National Endowment for the Humanities. This finding aid is the result of that project. The grant funds allowed for only minimal processing and very little re-housing of the records; as noted above, the records require more thorough processing.

The finding aid created by McCarthy and Atkinson was converted to the EAD format in 2011-2012 as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR), funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Grand Army of the Republic. Dept. of Pennsylvania.
  • Grand Army of the Republic.
  • Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.
Subject(s)
  • Fraternal organizations
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Veterans
  • Women--Societies and clubs

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Collection Inventory

Administration.

Box

Minutes, 1899 November 3-1903 June 26 . 1 Items.

1

Minutes, 1903 July 3-1908 March 27. 1 Items.

1

Minutes, 1911 October 6-1914 September 25. 1 Items.

2

Minutes, 1914 October 2-1917 March 30. 1 Items.

2