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Catalog Number 1000.01.07.05
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 05: State 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.7.5. State membership cases" dates from 1866 to 1953 and contains record books that document defunct commanderies, applications for charters, and the roll of commanderies. This subseries is arranged chronologically.
Dates of Creation 1866-1953
Year Range from 1866
Year Range to 1953
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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 Defunct commanderies record book
Applications for charters record book
Roll of commanderies record book, and materials removed