A Century of Masonic Purpose 1951

The Grand Lodge of Oregon at the 1951 Annual Communication had the newly assigned Centennial Committee give a report on the progress of the upcoming September 1951 Centennial.

As a side note many Masonic Lodges in the Oregon Jurisdiction each were preparing for their own 100th Centennial Observance. In many of the lodge historical files held within the archives of the museum of the Grand Lodge of Oregon can be found the individual lodge centennial programs.

 

In 1951 an address was given at the Oregon City Senior Hight School.  The program was called, “A Century of Masonic Purpose”.

A Century of Masonic Purpose
An Address Upon the 100th Anniversary of the
Founding of the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and
Accepted Masons of Oregon

By
W. R. May
Editor Co-Publisher
Enterprise-Courier
Oregon City, Oregon

Location was
Oregon City Senior Hight School

September 15, 1951

Paper PDF

Digital Archives Grand Lodge of Oregon Centennial Observance 1951 Oregon City 1951 J. C. Wilkinson Files D9 295, 297-318, 329

You can access the above J. C. Wilkinson File at  Digital Archive Digest No. D9

 

GLO Digital Archives Index – New Addition

Recently several three ring binders from the 1940’s surfaced created by PGM Carl Patterson.  His detailed typed notes on the creation and management of the Education Fund and Building Association is very detailed.  The reasoning and use of these notes are at this time not clear.

Two new additions to the GLO Digital Archives.  The Building Association which was a sub-committee to raise money and build Masonic Temples in the Portland Oregon area.

The ongoing collection of Education Fund records is growing all the time.  The new addition to the Digital Archives is enlightening.

 

Building Association

Building Association GLO  

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Education Fund

GLO Education Fund 

Digital Archives Topical Index – Updated with Digest No. 10

GLO- DIGITAL ARCHIVES INDEX 2022.docx

Very interesting collection within the 600+ pages of Digest No. 10.  Evolution of the Topical History of Grand Lodge of Oregon was through out this collection of papers from the first Grand Historian of the Grand Lodge of Oregon J. C. Wilkinson.

 

Digital Archive – Menu added to main Library and Museum Page

The GLO Library and Museum Page link to the Digital Archives is now available on the menu.

Digital Archive Index – New Digest Available

The GLO Digital Archive Topical Digest No. 8 is now available for viewing.  Index is located at back of the document.

You can access this specific Digest No. 8 along with the other 7 at the below link.

GLO-DIGITAL DIGESTS

You can also search the GLO Digital Archive Topical Index that works with the Digests at the below link.

GLO- DIGITAL ARCHIVES INDEX 2022.docx

 

New: Grand Lodge of Oregon GLO Digital Archives Topical Index

The MWB Robert M. Richmond Memorial Library and Museum is very proud to share the new GLO Digital Archives Topical Index.

GLO- DIGITAL ARCHIVES INDEX 2022.docx

The GLO Library and Museum Committee have been working on this new index to replace the old Digital Archives for over a year.

This Digital Archives will be using very large Digital Digests and direct links to GLO Museum Accession Numbers within the archives.  Many of these files are very large so patience is needed when researching.

The entire GLO Lodge History folders are now available within the index which took over a week to upload.  This directory alone was over 280 GB.

Enjoy.

GLO Library and Museum Committee