MS 257 mf - Patrons of Husbandry, Ohio State Grange, Salem Grange #2259
|Title||MS 257 mf - Patrons of Husbandry, Ohio State Grange, Salem Grange #2259|
The records of the Salem Grange #2259 were loaned to the Center for Archival Collections for microfilming on July 22, 1982. The records were transferred with the cooperation of Ida M. Lewis, Secretary-Treasurer of Salem Grange, and Paulette Weiser, graduate assistant at the Center.
The collection, dating from the establishment of the Salem Grange in 1919 until 1968, is comprise of minutes, Juvenile Grange minutes, roll and dues books, and an account ledger. No restrictions exist on the use of the microfilm edition and duplication is permitted for scholarly research and preservation. The register was compiled by Ann Bowers, Curator of Manuscripts, in August 1982.
The Grange, organized on a national, state, county, and local level, combines fraternity, ritual, and business with cultural and educational programs. Women have been admitted from the beginning as equal members, and a juvenile grange promotes total family participation in this organization.
The Salem Grange was formed in December 1919 with the Grange Hal located at the intersection of Cygnet and Wayne Roads. Later the Hall was moved into West Millgrove and now sits, just east of Route 199 on Cygnet Road. When the Grange's membership dropped, the upkeep of the building became prohibitive and it was sold along with all the furnishings. The Grange currently meets at members' homes.
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This collection of Grange records will prove useful to those researchers interested in agricultural and rural studies. The minutes are complete from the establishment of this Grange in 1919 until 1968. The minutes provide information on offices, membership, dues, programs and business conducted; however, the information is in more of an outline format than narrative and thus lacks great detail.
The minutes of the Juvenile Grange begin with its establishment in 1945 and continue until 1954. The minutes document the activities of this youth organization; however, they, like the Grange minutes, are brief and at times sporadic. The roll book provides information on the charter members including degrees earned and occupations. Lastly, the dues account books (1920-1958) and the treasurer's account book (1921-1938) provide details on the financial transactions of this organization.
JUVENILE GRANGE #749 MINUTE BOOKS
DUES ACCOUNT BOOK
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