Skip to main content

Knights of Pythias collection

 Unprocessed
Identifier: 2018-0000-0005

Content Description

This collection contains materials pertaining to the international fraternal organization Knights of Pythias. Several of these items relate to the organization as a whole, while other materials relate to the Knights of Pythias Grand Lodge of Tennessee and the Lily Lodge No. 91 of Cookeville, Tennessee. Among the materials included in the collection are receipts, blank lodge transfer and withdrawal forms, a published volume called Tennessee Knights of Pythias Digest 1893, a card containing lyrics for the Knights of Pythias odes, a pamphlet of by-laws for Lily Lodge, a past chancellor's certificate for a member of Lily Lodge, and a ledger of minutes from meetings and by-laws.

Acquisition Type

Gift

Provenance

These materials were found in the Cookeville collection, which has been dismantled. The Knights of Pythias collection was created by Tennessee Tech University Archives and Special Collections.

Restrictions Apply

No

Dates

  • 1891 - 1911

Extent

12 Leaves

1 Volumes

Inventory

Receipt from C.Y. Jared for purchase made by the Knights of Pythias (1899), receipt from Z.T. Hinds for purchases made by the Knights of Pythias (1899), three blank Knights of Pythias lodge transfer cards (unknown date), card with lyrics for the Knights of Pythias odes (unknown date), receipt from Staley Bros. for purchases made by the Knights of Pythias (1898), published volume entitled Tennessee Knights of Pythias Digest 1893 (1893), pamphlet of by-laws for Lily Lodge No. 91 of the Knights of Pythias (1911), past chancellor's certificate of D.L. Pincus of Lily Lodge No. 91 of the Knights of Pythias (1908), three blank Knights of Pythias withdrawal cards (unknown date), ledger of meeting minutes and by-laws (1891-1899)