Fonds - Hayden I.O.O.F. Lodge 152 fonds

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Hayden I.O.O.F. Lodge 152 fonds

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  • 1874-1990 (Creation)
    Hayden Lodge No. 152 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.)

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21 bound volumes of records
86 loose death cards
1 booklet

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The Independent Order of Odd Fellow (I.O.O.F.) is a religiously and politically independent fraternal order of Odd Fellows founded in 1818 by Thomas Wildey in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. The order is also known as the Triple Link Fraternity, referring to the order's "Triple Links" symbol, alluding to its motto "Friendship, Love and Truth"

As an organization, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows aims to provide a framework that promotes personal and social development. Lodge degrees and activities aim to improve and elevate every person to a higher, nobler plane; to extend sympathy and aid to those in need, making their burdens lighter, relieving the darkness of despair; to war against vice in every form, and to be a great moral power and influence for the good of humanity. In doing so, the Odd Fellows undertake various community and charitable projects including work with the elderly and orphans.

The Hayden Lodge of Norwich, Ontario was established on 26 November, 1874 and was closed in 1990. As of 2016, I.O.O.F. Chapters still existed in Woodstock and Tillsonburg.

Custodial history

The Hayden I.O.O.F Lodge records were donated to the County of Oxford Archives by Max Prouse (via Joyce Pettigrew) of Tillsonburg, Ontario. The records were donated on 8 May 2001.

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The fonds consists of the following series:

Series 1: Membership Records

Series 2: Financial Records

Series 3: Death Cards for Members

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The materials in this collection are in good condition.

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The Hayden I.O.O.F Lodge 152 records were acquired in 2001 via a donation from Max Prouse of Tillsonburg.


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  • English

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The fonds is open to publish research. However, please contact the archivist responsible for the records regarding access, as some materials may be too fragile to handle. The Archives will make every effort to supply reference copies where feasible.

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Copyright is held by the archives. Researchers are responsible for observing copyright regulations that may apply to the publication of their research. If you wish to publish any of this material, please contact the archivist responsible for the records.

The Archivist has the right to restrict reproduction if the material is in a fragile condition.

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