This series consists of minutes, annual reports, the constitution, and bylaws of the Canton Edmonton No. 1 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Also known as the Patriarch’s Militant Level, The Canton is the highest level of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows open to those members who have obtained the Royal Purple Degree.
File List File 1: Canton Edmonton #1 Minutes Ledger (1952 June 12 - 1952 December 11) File 2: Canton Edmonton #1 Patriarchs Militant Certificates - Oversize Documents (1925 - 1956)
This series consists of correspondence, minutes, reports, and financial statements whose originating Lodge is unknown. The series also contains reports and proceedings of the Rebekah Assembly of Alberta, as well as collected histories and publications from other administrative bodies within the I.O.O.F.
This series consists of minutes, annual reports, the constitution, and bylaws of the Edmonton Encampment of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. The Encampment was situated below the Patriarch’s Militant Level of the Cantons and was formed of representatives from the Lodges. The Encampment was open to members of any Lodge who have obtained the third degree.
This series consists of minutes, financial ledgers, membership applications and certifications, and annual reports of the Maple Leaf Rebekah Lodge No. 2. The Lodge was established on March 11, 1907 with fifty-six candidates comprising 32 sisters and 24 brothers. In 2008, the Maple Leaf Rebekah Lodge absorbed the Unity Lodge membership to ease declining membership in both Lodges.
This series consists of membership application ledgers, financial statements, minutes, rolls of honor, challenge books, and receipt books. The Lodge was named after the first watch word of the Odd Fellows motto “Friendship, Love and Truth.”
This series is comprised of minutes, financial statements, membership ledgers, reports, certificates, constitutions, bylaws, and correspondence used in the operations of the Jewel Rebekah Lodge No. 25. The Lodge was established on July 4, 1912 with Sister Emeline Moffat as the Noble Grand. As Lodge membership declined in other I.O.O.F. and Rebekah organizations in the City, The Jewel Rebekah Lodge No. 25 became the custodian of the other organization’s records. In 2020, the Lodge itself had to close its doors due to dwindling membership.
This series consists of minute ledgers and officer roll books from the Unity Rebekah Lodge No. 26. The Lodge was established on July 30, 1912 in Strathcona, Alberta before the town was amalgamated into Edmonton. In 2008, Unity Rebekah Lodge No. 26 ceased individual operations after its consolidation with Maple Leaf Rebekah Lodge No. 2.
This series consists of property reports, financial statements, correspondence, building plans, cash books, and certificates created during the operation of the Edmonton Norwood Temple Hall. While directly associated with the Norwood Temple Lodge No. 41, many other Lodges were engaged in renting the hall for their own events, as well as holding inter-Lodge ceremonies. These records also consist of minutes from board meetings comprised of individual representatives from the Lodges, though not held on the Encampment level.