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Elks Lodge 684 (Frederick, Maryland) Photographs, ca. 1947-1982

Creator:
Elks (Fraternal order). Lodge No. 684 (Frederick, Md.)
Subject:
Boy Scouts of America
Physical description:
.25 cu. ft. : 2 boxes
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Place:
Maryland
Frederick (Md.)
Date:
1947
1982
ca 1947-1982
20th century
Notes:
The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks was founded in New York in 1868 by Joseph Norcross, originally as a social club. It remains one of the largest fraternal organizations in America. It eventually developed into a charitable and service organization. The Elks is organized into three levels, national level, state level, and the local lodge. This collection relates to one local lodge.
Summary:
The collection contains photographs, almost all black-and-white, that document activities of the Elks Lodge 684 of Frederick Maryland, 1947-1982. They depict such things as special events at the lodge, including birthday gatherings and charitable and philanthropic events, some involving Boy Scouts or youth camps or other groups; ceremonial activities and ceremonial regalia; patriotic events such as Fourth of July parades in Frederick, and Flag Day ceremonies in which the members of the lodge participated; exteriors and interiors of the lodge facilities; and individual members of the Lodge.
Cite as:
Elks Lodge 684 (Frederick, Maryland) Photographs, 1947-1982, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Birthday parties
Charity
Flag Day
Fraternal organizations
Parades
Patriotism
Regalia
Local number:
2016.3143 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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