Grand Lodge A.F. and A.M. of North Dakota Records, 1882-1957
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Brief Description:

The Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of North Dakota Records consist of a series of biographical sketches of members of the Hillsboro Lodge No. 10, Hillsboro, North Dakota; minutes of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors, George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association, 1921-1940; a draft copy of the Certificate of Incorporation of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association, and a memorial booklet and informational pamphlets on George Washington, the Mason.

The bulk of the collection consists of the minutes of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Association. The Executive Committee minutes cover a period from 1922 to 1933. The Board of Directors minutes cover a period from 1921 to 1940. This correspondence was sent to Walter L. Stockwell, in his role as a member of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors would usually meet on an annual basis, while the Executive Committee would meet on a bi-monthly basis to conduct the routine business of the association. Most of the information contained in the minutes is routine, concerning the construction of the memorial building, but certain sections give a true inside view on what it took to erect the memorial to Washington. In 1921, there was internal discord over Association President Watres methods and manners of running the association. The Treasurer, John Cowles, resigned over the matter. In 1924, funding problems arose and means of resolving the problem were explored. The memorial was dedicated on May 12, 1932 and on June 22, 1932, The Cranford Company, the prime contractor, notified the Executive Committee of their plans to liquidate the assets of their company. Further, the architects, contractors, and sub-contractors appear to have been selected on the basis of their masonic affiliation.

Additionally, there are a series of historical sketches on the members of the Hillsboro Lodge No. 10, Hillsboro, North Dakota. These cover a period from 1882 to 1957. Some of the sketches contain a significant amount of information regarding members, but most have very little information. The collection was received in a well-organized manner and has been maintained that way.

Held at:
Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections
Chester Fritz Library
3051 University Ave Stop 9000
Grand Forks, ND 58202 9000
Phone: 701-777-4625
Fax: 701-777-3319
Email: und.archives [at] library.und.edu
Record Series Number: OGLMC/1088
Volume: 0.25 Linear Feet
Acquired: 01/00/1987.
More information is available at http://library.und.edu/holdings.php?id=ODIN_ALEPH000769644
Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Subject Index
Hillsboro, North Dakota
Organizational Records
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes:   Donation; Acc.87-1502
PreferredCitation: (Description of Item).  Grand Lodge A.F & A.M. of North Dakota Records.  OGLMC 1088, Box #, Folder #.  Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.
Finding Aid Revisions: Finding aid migrated to Archon in October 2014.