Danish Brotherhood in America, Lodge 29 (Seattle, Wash.) records, 1888-1999  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Danish Brotherhood in America. Lodge 29 (Seattle, Wash.)
Title
Danish Brotherhood in America, Lodge 29 (Seattle, Wash.) records
Dates
1888-1999 (inclusive)
Quantity
4.5 cubic feet (7 boxes plus 1 vertical file)
Collection Number
(Accession No. 1953)
Summary
Minutes, financial records, correspondence, ritual guides, programs, newsletters, deeds, and other legal documents and records of Danish Brotherhood in America Lodge 29, a Danish-American fraternal benefit and social organization in Seattle, Washington
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Languages
English, Danish
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Danish Brotherhood in America is a fraternal benefit society dedicated to perpetuating Danish cultural traditions by promoting a shared sense of Danish heritage among its members. In addition, the Danish Brotherhood in America provides financial and emotional support to its members in times of need, assists them in securing employment, and offers them low-cost life insurance.

Seattle Lodge 29 of the Danish Brotherhood in America was organized April 8, 1888, when the first officers were installed by Victor Conradsen by the authority of Supreme President L.L. Ries. At the time of its establishment, the lodge had only eleven charter members and was the first Danish Brotherhood in America lodge on the Pacific Coast. Since that time, lodge membership has gradually increased, but the overall mission of the lodge remains the same; namely, to maintain and preserve Danish customs and identity for the benefit of lodge members and their families.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Minutes, financial records, correspondence, articles of incorporation and by-laws, ritual guides, song books, programs, newsletters, deeds, and other legal documents providing insight into lodge meetings and activities and documenting the role of the lodge in Seattle's Danish community.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Literary rights of representatives of the records-creating organization have been transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 1953-005: Danish Brotherhood in America, Lodge 29 records, 1888-1999Return to Top

4.5 cubic feet (7 boxes)

Scope and Content: These records of the Danish Brotherhood in America, Lodge 29, consist of materials dating from 1888 to 1999. These provide insight into lodge meetings and other official functions and activities of Lodge 29, and document the role of the lodge in Seattle's Danish community. Minutes, financial records, and incoming letters series are the most extensive in coverage and contain many Danish language materials. For instance, minutes of meetings before June 26, 1946, were recorded entirely in Danish. Over time, the collection materials transition from Danish to English.

Other series helpful in understanding Lodge 29's functions and activities are organizational features, bylaws, ritual guides, song books, programs, and newsletters. Of particular interest is the program for the 22nd National Convention of the Danish Brotherhood in America, which was held in Seattle, September 15-20, 1947. This provides evidence of the great extent to which Danish immigrants and their descendants had risen in Seattle and Puget Sound businesses at that time.

Restrictions on Access: The collection is open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Literary rights of representatives of the records-creating organization have been transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: The records were donated by Sam Fredriksen, June 20, 1972; Sten Jessen, undated; and the Danish Brotherhood via Otto Brask, March 10, 2003.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder Accession
1/1 1953-005
Historical Features
1947-1999
1/2 1953-005
Organizational Features
1955, 1981-1992, undated
Bylaws
Box/Folder Accession
1/3 1953-005
Danish Brotherhood in America, General Committee of Utah and Idaho
1922
1/4-5 1953-005
Danish Brotherhood in America
1919-1987
1/6 1953-005
Pacific Northwest District Lodges
1966-1980
1/7 1953-005
Seattle Lodge 29
1928-1992
Incoming Letters
Box/Folder Accession
1/8 1953-005
Danish Brotherhood in America
1920-1922, 1948
1/9 1953-005
Danish Brotherhood in America, Lodge 33 (Tacoma, Wash.)
1918-1923
1/10 1953-005
Danish Brotherhood in America, Lodge 49 (San Francisco, Calif.)
1918-1923
1/11 1953-005
Danish Brotherhood in America, Lodge 227 (Detroit, Mich.)
1918-1923
1/12 1953-005
Miscellaneous Lodges
1918-1923
1/13 1953-005
Danish Consulate, Seattle
1918-1923
1/14 1953-005
Foreign Language Information Service, Danish Bureau
1922-1923
1/15-36 1953-005
Miscellaneous A-Z
1914-1948
Box/Folder Accession
1/37 1953-005
Outgoing Letters
1919-1922, 1934, undated
General Correspondence
Box/Folder Accession
1/38 1953-005
Danish Brotherhood in America
1954-1995
1/39 1953-005
Miscellaneous Lodges
1967-1969
1/40 1953-005
Miscellaneous
1965-1970, 1985
Minutes
Box/Folder Accession
1/41-46 to 2/1-31 1953-005
Seattle Lodge 29
1888-1896, 1905-1981, 1991-1999
box-folder:oversize
6/1 1953-005
Seattle Lodge 29
1959-1964
Box/Folder
3/1-5 1953-005
Pacific Northwest District Lodges Annual Conventions
1966-1996
Box/Folder Accession
3/6-12 1953-005
Financial Records
1889-1968
box-folder:oversize
6/2-3 1953-005
Financial Records
1917-1922, 1935-1958
7/1 1953-005
Financial Records
ca. 1918, 1927-1928
Financial Records
Box/Folder Accession
3/13-15 1953-005
Miscellaneous
1954-1966, undated
Applications
Box/Folder Accession
3/16 1953-005
to Washington State Liquor Control Board
1954-1964
Box/Folder Accession
3/17 1953-005
Legal Documents
1924-1955
box-folder:oversize
7/2 1953-005
Legal Documents
1935, 1940-1942
Share Certificates
Box/Folder Accession
3/18-20 1953-005
Building Fund
1907-1918
Box/Folder Accession
3/21-25 1953-005
Annual Reports
1927-1979, 1989-1993
box-folder:oversize
7/3 1953-005
Annual Reports
1969-1975
Box/Folder
4/1 1953-005
Member Directory
1903
Newsletters
Box/Folder Accession
4/2 1953-005
Danish Brotherhood/American Dane
1964-1995
4/3-5 1953-005
Northwest Danes
1971-1975
4/6 1953-005
Seattle Lodge 29
1976-1987
Programs
Box/Folder Accession
4/7-8 1953-005
Conventions of Pacific Northwest Lodges
1952-1970
5/1 1953-005
Conventions of Pacific Northwest Lodges
1971-1999
5/2 1953-005
Danish Brotherhood in America, Lodge 29, Anniversaries
1954-1988
5/3 1953-005
Danish Brotherhood in America National Conventions
1947, 1975
5/4 1953-005
Danish Sisterhood of America, Lodge 40, Centennial
1997
5/5 1953-005
Miscellaneous Programs
1976, 1982
Box/Folder Accession
5/6 1953-005
Speeches and Writings
1984
Subject Series
Box/Folder Accession
5/7 1953-005
First Installation at Swedish Club
1970
Box/Folder Accession
5/8 1953-005
Ritual Guides
1939, 1956
5/9 1953-005
Song Books
1941, 1947, undated
5/10 1953-005
Forms
undated
5/11 1953-005
Notebook
1919
box-folder:oversize
7/4 1953-005
Obituaries
1919-1922, 1985
Photographs
box-folder:oversize Accession
7/5 1953-005
1947 Danish Brotherhood in America National Convention
General Notes: Photocopy.
1947
Box/Folder Accession
5/12-13 1953-005
Clippings
1969-1971, 1989, undated
5/14 1953-005
Memorabilia
1917-1921, undated
5/15 1953-005
Ephemera
1966, 1972, undated
5/16 1953-005
Miscellany
1968, undated

Accession No. 1953-006: Danish Brotherhood in America, Lodge 29 records, 1906-1908, 1973-1998Return to Top

1 vertical file

Scope and Content: Articles of incorporation, articles of dissolution of corporation, warranty deeds, and other legal documents pertaining to the organization.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Otto Brask, 2012-02-10

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Congresses and conventions
  • Danes--British Columbia
  • Danish Americans--Northwest, Pacific
  • Danish Americans--Oregon
  • Danish Americans--Societies, etc
  • Danish Americans--Washington (State)
  • Friendly societies--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Corporate Names :
  • Danish Brotherhood in America
  • Danish Brotherhood in America. Lodge 29 (Seattle, Wash.)--Archives
  • Danish Brotherhood in America. Lodge 49 (San Francisco, Calif.)
  • Danish Brotherhood in America. Pacific Northwest Lodges
  • Denmark. Consulate General (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Foreign Language Information Service (U.S.). Danish Bureau
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Bylaws
  • Newsletters
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Scandinavian Archives (University of Washington)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top