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Identifier

Accession 1681

Inclusive Dates

1909-1922

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

500 pieces, .25 linear feet

Language

English;

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of the records produced by and for the Rock Hill Chapter of the Degree of Pocahontas which is the female auxiliary of the Improved Order of the Red Men. The records in the collection consists of a ledger containing minutes, rosters, and other information, correspondence, applications, reports, and checks related mostly to the Rock Hill, SC female auxiliary, Tepee of Alletah Council, No. 17, Daughters of Pocahontas, but some of the records also relate to the Wigwam of Calumet Tribe, No. 36, Improved Order of Red Men, Rock Hill Chapter. Both of the organizations were created solely for white men and women and remained segregated until 1974. The Improved Order of the Red Men was organized to inspire a greater love for the United States of America and the principles of American Liberty, while the Degree of Pocahontas was created to further the virtues of teaching kindness, love, charity, and loyalty to one’s nation.

Provenance

The Degree of Pocahontas, Rock Hill Chapter Records were donated to the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections by the York County Library via Jason Hyatt on October 11, 2019.

Copyright

For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Degree of Pocahontas, Rock Hill Chapter Records - Accession 1681

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