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Catalog Number 1000.01.07.01
Collection The Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States(MOLLUS) Records
Object Name Records
Title Group I: Commandery-in-chief, Series 7: Membership, Subseries 01: Membership records
Scope & Content The MOLLUS collection dates from 1857 to 2012. The majority of the collection consists of record books, meeting records, scrapbooks, correspondence, financial records, registers, published addresses, membership records, photograph books, photographs of members, and songbooks. The collection documents the administration and membership of MOLLUS since its creation, focusing primarily on the Commandery-in-Chief and the Pennsylvania Commandery, but also covering other states, as well as the sister organization Dames of the Loyal Legion of the United States (DOLLUS).

The group "I. Commandery-in-chief" dates from 1865 to 2012 and is divided into ten series: "I.1. Constitutions and bylaws," "I.2. Annual meetings," "I.3. Quadrennial congresses," "I.4. Anniversary meetings," "I.5. Correspondence," "I.6. Financial records," "I.7. Membership," "I.8. Publications," "I.9. Scrapbooks," and "I.10. Miscellaneous."

The series "I.7. Membership" dates from 1866 to 1999 and is divided into five subseries: "I.7.1. Membership records," "I.7.2. Insignia," "I.7.3. Rosters," "I.7.4. Individual membership cases," and "I.7.5. State membership cases."

The subseries "I.7.1. Membership records" dates from circa 1880 to 1995, with the majority of records dating from 1984 to 1995, and contains record books, membership reports, membership listings, membership handbooks, and membership certificates, one of which is signed by Rutherford B. Hayes. This subseries is arranged by document type, and then chronologically within each type. The exception to this rule is the undated membership record books, which are arranged by insignia number.

Dates of Creation c. 1865-1995
Year Range from 1865
Year Range to 1995
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Legal Status On loan from The Military Order of The Loyal Legion of The United States (MOLLUS).
Multimedia Files Click here to view finding aid.
Containers Member record book, insignia 1-3400
State commandery membership reports
Life membership listings alphabetically
Membership listings by state
Membership handbook
Membership certificate
Membership certificate, signed by Rutherford B. Hayes
Membership records, Insignia No. 86-21898
Membership Index
MOLLUS membership index