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Minute Book, 1920-1954

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 97, Folder: 1

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

This ledger contains the minutes of the Order of the Eastern Star of Easton, Massachusetts, which was organized May 17, 1920. It was organized as a social and financial aid to the chapter. The ledger gives members’ names and activities.

A summary of some of the organization's activities:

Raised money by having rummage sales, food sales, etc. Activities such as sewing, singing hymns, putting on plays for the community, organizing fairs, volunteering and quilting (i.e. knitting an afghan p. 119). Members met a few times each month at members’ homes, and usually had dinner with their meetings, sometimes inviting their husbands. Members donated money to help their community, i.e. gave funds to the Paul Dean Lodge so that they could build a lavatory (p. 37). Members showed their affiliation to the Masons by acting as caterers for the Masonic Lodge (page 93). The ledger includes a meeting calendar at the front of the ledger.


  • Creation: 1920-1954

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Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.


From the Collection: 0.02 Linear Feet

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository