Order of the Eastern Star records, 1976-2005  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Order of the Eastern Star
Title
Order of the Eastern Star records
Dates
1976-2005 (inclusive)
Quantity
.5 linear feet
Collection Number
XOE_CPNWS0196OrderoftheEasternStar (collection)
Summary
This is a collection of organizational records from various Washington State chapters of the Order of the Eastern Star. This fraternal organization is open to both men and women, and although its teachings are based on those in the Bible, individuals of all beliefs are welcome to join.
Repository
Western Washington University, Center for Pacific Northwest Studies
Goltz-Murray Archives Building
808 25th St.
Bellingham, WA
98225
Telephone: 360-650-7534
cpnws@wwu.edu
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Order of the Eastern Star is a fraternal organization open to both men and women. Although its teachings are based on those in the Bible, individuals of all beliefs are welcome to join.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Order of the Eastern Star records are comprised of organizational records including programs, lists of officers, and by-laws from various chapters located throughout Washington State.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Order of the Eastern Star Records, Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, Heritage Resources, Western Washington University, Bellingham WA 98225-9123.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Arrangement

The Order of the Eastern Star records are organized according to the following series arrangement:

  • Series I. Grand Chapter of Washington Records 1979-2004
  • Series II. Local/Regional Chapter Records 1979-2005

Acquisition Information

Donated by Linda Lawson on June 6, 2007.


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Series I. :  Grand Chapter of Washington Records1979-2004Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Officers and Members
1979-2004 (incomplete)
1/2
Programs and Pamphlets
1979-2002
1/3
Officers and Members
1994-1997

Series II. :  Local/Regional Chapter Records1979-2005Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Maple Leaf Chapter
Box/Folder
1/4
Chapter roster and by-laws
1998-1999
1/5
News clippings
2000
1/6
Programs and pamphlets
1979-2005
Skagit County Chapters
Box/Folder
1/7
Programs and pamphlets
1979-1980
Tula Chapter
Box/Folder
1/8
Programs and pamphlets
1979; 1991
Vancouver Chapter
Box/Folder
1/9
Programs and pamphlets
1979
Whatcom County Chapters
Box/Folder
1/7
Programs and pamphlets
1979-1980; 1992

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Community life--Washington (State)--History--Sources
  • Fraternal organizations--Washington (State)--History--Sources
  • Freemasonry--Washington (State)--History--Sources
  • Women and freemasonry--Washington (State)--History--Sources

Corporate Names

  • Order of the Eastern Star--Archives

Geographical Names

  • Washington (State)--History--Sources