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Catalog Number 1000.01.07.02
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 02: Insignia
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.7.2. Insignia" dates from circa 1880s to 1927, with the majority of records dating from 1907 to 1927, and contains insignia record books and a scrapbook of insignia, rosettes, and diplomas. This subseries is arranged by document type, and then chronologically within each type. The exception to this rule is the undated insignia record books, which are arranged by insignia number.
Dates of Creation c. 1880-1927
Year Range from 1880
Year Range to 1927
Relation Show Related Records...
Legal Status On loan from The Military Order of The Loyal Legion of The United States (MOLLUS).
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Containers Insignia record book, 1-14437
Insignia record book, 14438-18437
Insignia and rosettes, reprots and action record book
Insignia record book and materials removed
Insignia, rosettes and diplomas scrapbook