“The Rebekahs, also known as the International Association of Rebekah Assemblies (IARA), and originally the Daughters of Rebekah is an international service-oriented organization and a branch of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. It was initially designed as the female auxiliary of the IOOF, but now allows both female and male members.”
The Maple Leaf Rebekah Lodge No. 3 Records mainly consist of a scrapbook. This scrapbook focuses on the meetings and members of the Maple Leaf Rebekah Lodge No. 3 of Grand Forks, North Dakota. The majority of the scrapbook includes newspaper articles and photos that range from 1945 to the 1990s, but seem to focus on the group’s work throughout the 1980s and early 1990s. The scrapbook showcases the Rebekah’s affiliation The Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Though the scrapbook focuses on the Grand Forks area, it also references the national organization and lodges in other areas.
Also included are two folders: the first contains loose items from the scrapbook, while the second contains photographs.