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Catalog Number 1000.01.07.04
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 04: Individual membership cases
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.7.4. Individual membership cases" dates from 1895 to 1999, with significant gaps between 1895 and 1911 and 1916 and 1989, and contains applications for membership and membership eligibility cases. This subseries is arranged chronologically.
Dates of Creation 1895-1911
Year Range from 1895
Year Range to 1911
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Legal Status On loan from The Military Order of The Loyal Legion of The United States (MOLLUS).
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Containers T.R. Proctor's application for membership
Eligibility on cases reported and acted on
Cases from commanderies, no action
Applications for membership A-W
John Michael Phelps' application for membership