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Independent Order Free Sons of Israel, Atlanta Lodge Records

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 035

Scope and Contents

Independent Order Free Sons of Israel Atlanta Lodge was one of the first Jewish lodges in Atlanta. Researchers studying these records will gain insight into the organizations members because the records contain members' date of birth and country of origin. All material is arranged in alphabetical order and chronologically within each folder.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1877 - 1898

Creator

Biographical / Historical

The Independent Order Free Sons of Israel is the oldest national Jewish fraternal order still in existence. It was founded in New York City on January 10, 1849, by a group of men who were Masons and Odd Fellows. Its motto is "Friendship, Love and Truth." It still uses regalia, passwords, ritual and is organized in lodges governed by a Grand Lodge. It admits both men and women, 18 years of age or older, into its ranks.

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Independent Order Free Sons of Israel was an early Atlanta Jewish fraternal lodge. The records consist of membership applications.

Arrangement

All material is arranged in alphabetical order and chronologically within each folder.
Title
Independent Order Free Sons of Israel Atlanta Lodge Records, Mss 35
Status
Completed
Author
Erin L. Wright
Date
June 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository

Contact:
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