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Capitol Rebekah Lodge No. 274 records

Identifier: 00211

Scope and Contents

The Capitol Rebekah Lodge Records include ledgers of attendance, correspondence, annual meeting proceedings of Rebekah Assembly of Michigan, and meeting minutes. Also included are financial records, which consist of account books ranging from 1905- 1954 and receipts. The membership materials include rosters, petitions for membership, transfers and withdrawals and miscellaneous papers.


  • Creation: 1905 - 1970

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Historical Note

The Capitol Rebekah Lodge No. 274was historically located on 121 N. Washington Ave., Lansing, Michigan and was a women’s society branch of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. The I.O.O.F is an American branch of one of the world’s oldest and largest fraternal orders and was founded in 1819. The Rebekah’s branch began in 1851 as the female counterpart of the Odd Fellows but today includes both men and women. The group’s motto “Friendship, Love, and Truth” is based on the characters and behaviors of notable biblical women and the lodge is dedicated to helping the less fortunate and contributing to local and international communities. The peak of national membership of I.O.O.F was in 1915 when membership reached 3.4 million.


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Custodial History

Gift of Anne E. Tracy.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Capitol Rebekah Lodge No. 274 Records
4 Published And Cataloged
T. Koenigsknecht
February 2011
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US