Independent Order Free Sons of Israel, Atlanta Lodge Records
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.
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1877 - 1898
- Independent Order Free Sons of Israel (Atlanta, Ga.) (Organization)
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.
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Language of Materials
The Independent Order Free Sons of Israel was an early Atlanta Jewish fraternal lodge. The records consist of membership applications.
All material is arranged in alphabetical order and chronologically within each folder.
- Independent Order Free Sons of Israel Atlanta Lodge Records, Mss 35
- Erin L. Wright
- June 2019
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