The provenance and donor of the Masonic Lodge Records is unknown. The collection contains over one hundred miscellaneous photographs, many of which have regional ties. A number of photographs depict the Native American tribes of the region, as well as artifacts they created. There are also a large number of photographs related to the Fargo/Moorhead area, including those depicting flooding and city officials.
Also included are manumission documents related to a former slave named Antoine Labadie, who was freed by a court in St. Louis County, Missouri, in 1841. Documents regarding the Civil War service and military career of Ezra B. Eddy are also included. Eddy was a Fargo banker and business leader and Eddy County, North Dakota is named in his honor. Other materials in the collection include an essay on women's suffrage, an essay on the Louisiana Lottery in North Dakota, a two page paper regarding the Civil War service of Josiah Knodle, and information regarding the settlement of Northwood Township in Grand Forks County, North Dakota.