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Tarboro Temperance Society Minutes, 1859, 1880

(Manuscript Collection #526)

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Title: Tarboro Temperance Society Minutes
Creator: Tarboro Temperance Society (Tarboro, N.C.)
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Minutes (1859, 1880) including Blue Book containing Sons of Temperance rituals, note book containing minutes, list of members, notations, diagram, passwords, etc.
Extent: 0.11 Cubic feet, 2 items , consisting of a Blue Book (1859) containing Sons of Temperance rituals, and a notebook (January 9 - December 10, 1880) containing minutes, lists of members, and notations of the Tarboro Temperance Society.

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Accessions Information

March 27, 1987, 1 volume, minutes (1880) of Tarboro, N.C., temperance society

May 19, 1987, 1 volume, ritual blue book for Sons of Temperance. Donor: Mr. B. M. Bass, Jr., Tarboro, N.C.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

Tarboro Temperance Society Minutes (#526), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mr. B. M. Bass, Jr.

Processing Information

  • Processed by V. Leary, September 1987

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


Description Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

The notebook of minutes of the Tarboro Temperance Society (N.C.) kept from January 9, 1880, to December 10, 1880, contains an account of new members installed, resolution for admitting women, members expelled for various reasons, and amounts collected for dues and fines at the meetings. A list of the membership is included in the back of the minute book.

The Blue Book of rituals and procedures of the Sons of Temperance was published in 1859, and listed there are all the officers, representatives, and committees for the national society. Also found is the emblem with a detailed description of its significance, passwords, and their different relevant situations concerning proper use, specific rules for the use of the gavel and the care and responsibility of the ritual book during and between meetings, detailed descriptions of regalia, and a diagram of the placement of officers and brothers during meetings. The rituals included are: opening service, order of business, ceremony of initiation, closing service, installation service, and suggested music selections for the society.

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Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Special Collections Division, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University. The materials described here are physically available in our reading room. None of the original documents in this collection are digitally available online at this time.
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