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Imperial Drum and Bugle Corps Collection, 339 THL
Banner belonging to the Imperial Drum and Bugle Corps, an African American community organization active in the WInchester-Frederick County, Virginia area in the 1940s to 1960s.
Improved Order of Red Men, 420 WFCHS/THL
Documents from the Shawnee Tribe No. 2 of Winchester, Virginia, of the Improved Order of Red Men, including by-laws, rosters, treasurers’ reports and minutes for from 1904 to 1921. The Tribe was established in 1848. Also included in this collection are papers from the Great Council of Virginia, and other Virginia, Oregon, and Iowa tribes. The Improved Order of Red Men had its origins in the Sons of Liberty, a group of patriots active during the Revolutionary War. The Order was officially founded in 1813 and patterned its rituals and regalia after what its members believed to be Native American practices.
Independent Order of Odd Fellows Records, 969 THL
Minutes, lodge books, reports, ledgers, and other miscellaneous papers from the Lafayette, Oakdale, Madison (Winchester, Va.), Norfolk, Washington, and Canton lodges of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. The Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) is a fraternal organizetion founded in 1819 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States.