Independent Order of Odd Fellows Records Collection

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

969 THL

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains minutes, lodge books, reports, ledgers, and other miscellaneous papers pertaining to the Lafayette, Oakdale, Madison (Winchester, VA, USA), Norfolk, Washington, and Canton lodges of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
(13 boxes) Last updated 08/2016.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: The Virginia Order of Odd Fellows was founded in 1889. Richard F. Madigan, who was a past Grant Master of the Grand Lodge of Virginia and founder and editor of Virginia Odd Fellow and Rebekah newspaper, donated the items in this collection.

CITE AS: Independent Order of Odd Fellows Records Collection, 969 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.


BOX 1 -- Lafayette Lodge #9, Virginia Beach, VA - minutes, 1960-1973

BOX 2 -- Lafayette, Washington, and Columbia Lodge books

BOX 3 - 4-- Lafayette Lodge books

BOX 5 -- Oakdale Lodge books

BOX 6 -- Oakdale and Norfolk Lodge books

BOX 7 -- Lafayette, Oakdale, and Washington Lodges - loose papers

BOX 8 -- Ledgers, 2 items 

BOX 9 - 10 -- Madison Lodge #6 (Winchester, VA)

Quarterly reports: 1894-1898, 1915-1921

Minute books: 1882-1928, 1971-1978, 1985-1986 (13 volumes)

Dues book, 1898-1903

Attendance reports

Initiation ledger, 1948-1989

Miscellaneous papers

BOX 11 - 12 – Winchester-Canton Lodge #5

Ledgers, 1907-1918

Minute book, 1908-1921

Dues ledger, 1919-1923

Music ledger of hymns, manuscript

BOX 13 -- Miscellaneous papers



Busbee's Digest, 1903

Laws Digest


Register (1933 meeting in Winchester)

“The Independent Odd-Fellow,” Vol. III, No. VIII, November, 1843; 1 booklet, 12 pages, printed