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Catalog Number 1000.01.05.03
Collection The Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States(MOLLUS) Records
Object Name Records
Title Group I: Commandery-in-chief, Series 5: Correspondence, Subseries 03: State commanderies
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.5. Correspondence" dates from 1866 to 2000 and is divided into four subseries: "I.5.1. Officers," "I.5.2. General correspondence," "I.5.3. State commanderies," and "I.5.4. Individuals and organizations."

The subseries "I.5.3. State commanderies" dates from 1866 to 1995, with the majority of the records dating from 1986 to 1995, and contains correspondence regarding the Connecticut, District of Columbia, Illinois, Kansas, Ohio, South Carolina, and Tennessee commanderies. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by state, and then chronologically within each state.


Dates of Creation 1866-1995
Year Range from 1866
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).
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Containers Commandery of the state of Connecticut
Commandery of the District of Columbia
Commandery of the state of Illinois
Commandery of the state of Kansas
Commandery of the state of Ohio
Commandery of the state of South Carolina, department of the South
Commandery of the state of Tennessee