|Title:||Cumberland Lodge No. 5, Knights of Pythias Records|
|Creator:||Cumberland Lodge No. 5, Knights of Pythias.|
|Repository:||ECU Manuscript Collection|
|Abstract:||This collection contains the records (1872-2005, undated) for the Cumberland Lodge No. 5, Knights of Pythias, in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Types of material included are correspondence, financial records, rosters, visitors' registers, by-laws, deeds, records of proceedings and printed material. Membership information often gives a member's age, dates when each class or rank was attained, date of death and what dues were collected. In some cases indication is also given as to when membership was withdrawn, suspended or reinstated.|
|Extent:||5.5 Cubic feet, 1918 items , consisting of ledger books, rosters, financial records, correspondence, deeds, by-laws, account books, registers and printed material|
June 25, 2009, (unprocessed) 1908 items, 4 cubic feet; Records (1872-2005, undated) of the Fayetteville, North Carolina lodge of the national Order of the Knights of Pythias, a fraternal and social organization, including correspondence, receipts, resolutions of respect file, 1919-1926; visitors? registers, 1900-2005 (10 vols.); account books, 1911-1934 (3 vols.); checkbook, 1937-1940; collections book, 1951-1952; cash book, 1955-1982; deeds associated with lots purchased by the Cumberland Lodge for its headquarters, 1793-1984; by-laws, Cumberland Lodge, 1872, undated; by-Laws, Stonewall Lodge No. 1, 1873; record of proceedings, 26th Convention, Supreme Lodge, KOP, 1910; Official Pythian Lodge Directory, 1923; Knights of Pythias Requirements, Catalogue Number 26; Knights of Pythias Opening Ode; miscellaneous printed material; & oversized materials. See preliminary inventory attached. 13 boxes. 1,908 items. 7,002 p. (ca. 4.00 cubic feet) Recd 4/15/2009. Note: Donor is authorized by the Lodge to deposit records in this repository. Early deeds in need of conservation. Donor: Neill Lindsay
February 16, 2011, (unprocessed Addition 1), 1.50 cubic feet, 10 items; Records include ten ledger books (1879-1954) containing membership and dues information documenting the Cumberland Lodge No. 5. Two ledger books (1910-1913, 1913-1921) list members present at meetings and conventions; three books (1903-1922, 1922-1926, 1937-1951) are Rosters of Knighthood containing records that indicate when ranks were conferred or membership was withdrawn, suspended or reinstated; one early book (1879-1883) documents dues collected and membership information such as when each class was attained, the member’s age and his date of death; one membership ledger (1906-1910) also contains loose financial records (1908-1919); and the remaining three ledgers (1924-1928, 1928-1931, 1939-1954) contain membership and dues information. Donor: Vaughn Steele.
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
Cumberland Lodge No. 5, Knights of Pythias Records (#1149), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Encoded by Jonathan Dembo, June 25, 2009 Revised by Martha Elmore, July 8, 2011
Below is material taken from a preliminary inventory and represents content from the collection that is unprocessed.