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500 pieces, .25 linear feet
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 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, Degree 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.
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.
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Finding Aid Citation
Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections, Winthrop University, "Degree of Pocahontas, Rock Hill Chapter Records - Accession 1681". Finding Aid 1173.
LC Subject Headings
Degree of Pocahontas. Tepee of Alletah Council No. 17 (Rock Hill, S.C.)--Archives; Degree of Pocahontas; Degree of Pocahontas. Great Council of South Carolina; Improved Order of Red Men. Wigwam of Calumet Tribe No. 36 (Rock Hill, S.C.); Improved Order of Red Men; Women--South Carolina--Rock Hill--Societies and clubs; Fraternal organizations--South Carolina--Rock Hill