Patriotic Order of Americans, Camp 90 and Camp 168 records
Held at: Goschenhoppen Historians, Inc. [Contact Us]Red Men's Hall, PO Box 476, Green Lane, PA, 18054
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The Patriotic Order of Americans was the ladies' auxiliary to Patriotic Order Sons of America. The Patriotic Order Sons of America is a patriotic fraternal organization founded "to preserve the Public School System, The Constitution of the United Sates and our American way of life." It was organized by Dr. Reynell Coates (1802-1886) in Philadelphia in 1847.
Patriotic Order Sons of America. "Description of Organization," Accessed December 19, 2001, http://www.posofa.org/General%20Information.htm#DescriptionOrg.
This collection consists of records from two camps of Patriotic Order of Americans located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The majority of records are from Camp #90 (Tylersport, Pennsylvania), and include meeting minutes (1923-1938), correspondence, pamphlets and ephemera, a register of members (with addresses and occupations), a membership dues ledger, and officers lists (1931-1981). The collection also includes three volumes of minutes, circa 1950-1960, from Camp #168 (Green Lane, Pennsylvania).
Anonymous gift, 1996.
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- Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Michael Gubicza through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories
- Records processed and finding aid prepared with support from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and National Endowment for the Humanities.
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