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Fraternal organizations

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: found: Reference.com Web site, Jan. 19, 2006 ("Fraternal organization: A fraternal organization is an organization that represents the relationship between its members as akin to brotherhood. There is a great deal of overlap between the terms Friendly Society and fraternal organization. Most mystical organizations are also fraternal." "Friendly society: A friendly society (sometimes called a mutual society, benevolent society or fraternal organization) is a mutual association for insurance-like purposes, and often, especially in the past, serving ceremonial and friendship purposes also.") found: RootsWeb Web site, Jan. 19, 2006 (RootsWeb's Guide to Tracing Family Trees: "Many of our ancestors joined fraternal orders or organizations--associations of people bound together for philosophical, religious, literary, social, athletic, or philanthropic purposes. They were called friendly societies in Great Britain. A large number of these organizations are still in existence today. Many of them, while based on the Freemasons, would develop for different reasons. Broadly, there are about seven types of these organizations. 1. Social 2. Benevolent (also Service) 3. Ethnic 4. Trade 5. Religious (also Mystical) 6. Political 7. Criminal.")

Found in 49 Collections and/or Records:

Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA), 1928

 File
Identifier: B118.01.0004.0013
Overview The folder contains an image from 1928, when the Denver Chapter No. 6 was four years old. Aleph Zadik Aleph was founded in Omaha, Nebraska in May 1924 as a response to the fact that the Jewish community was generally not allowed into the Greek fraternities. The Aleph Zadik Aleph Denver Chapter #6 was formed shortly after the founding in Omaha. The Aleph Zadik Aleph was a boys organization and currently exists as the male wing of B'nai B'rith Youth Organization.

Anfenger Family Diaries and Material Culture

 Collection
Identifier: B106
Overview Louis Anfenger was typical of the young Jewish men who migrated to the Colorado Territory in the state's formative years. Born in Bavaria, Anfenger came to the United States in the 1850s and moved to Denver in 1870 to seek his fortune. He became a highly successful businessman in the area of real estate as well as a member of the Denver Chamber of Commerce and was later elected to the state legislature in the 1880s. He was a founder of Congregation Emanuel, Denver B'nai B'rith, and National...

B'nai B'rith Certificate to Milton Anfenger, 1950 March 19

 Item
Identifier: B091.02.0001.0003.00004
Overview Certificate from B'nai B'rith in appreciation to Milton Anfenger for more than a half-century of service. The certificate was done in Washington, D. C. and was signed by the President and Secretary of B'nai B'rith. Milton Louis Anfenger served as president of the Denver Lodge No. 171 and as president and treasurer of B'nai B'rith Grand Lodge No. 2. Milton Anfenger was also a Colorado state senator and an attorney.

B'nai B'rith Denver Lodge No. 171 Newsletter, 1911

 Item
Identifier: B091.02.0001.0003.00002
Overview Newsletter of the Independent Order of B'nai B'rith Denver Lodge No. 171. The lodge met the second and fourth Sundays of each month at 1543 Champa Street in Denver, Colorado. The newsletter has meeting information and announcements about the District Grand Lodge No. 2 convention to be held in Denver, Colorado. Milton Louis Anfenger served as president of the Denver Lodge and president and treasurer of B'nai B'rith Grand Lodge No. 2. Milton Anfenger was also a Colorado state senator and an...

B'nai B'rith District Grand Lodge No. 2 Convention President's Message, 1941 May 25

 Item
Identifier: B091.02.0001.0003.00003
Overview Message of Samuel J. Mantel, president of B'nai B'rith District Grand Lodge No. 2, for the eighty-ninth annual convention of the B'nai B'rith District Grand Lodge No. 2 in Columbus, Ohio. Milton Louis Anfenger served as president of the Denver Lodge No. 171 and as president and treasurer of B'nai B'rith Grand Lodge No. 2. Milton Anfenger was also a Colorado state senator and an attorney.

Box 1, 1929-1952

 File — Box B308.01.0001: Series B308.01 [U186020738306]
Identifier: B308.01.0001
Overview Collection contains 3 speeches/addresses given by Charles Rosenbaum 1938-1960 and 2 citizenship manuals written by Charles Rosenbaum for the B'nai B'rith Americanization Committee from 1929 and 1935.

Box 18, 1870-1989

 File — Box B106.03.0018: Series B106.03 [U186023257278]
Identifier: B106.03.0018

Charles Rosenbaum B'nai B'rith Papers

 Collection
Identifier: B308
Overview Charles Rosenbaum was part of the professional law firm, Isaacson Rosenbaum, founded in 1960 and specializing in property law. Charles was active in the B’nai B’rith and the Allied Jewish Federation. He married Louise Michael Anfenger and they had two children: Stanton Rosenbaum and Louann (Rosenbaum) Miller. Collection contains speeches/addresses given by Charles Rosenbaum 1938-1960 and citizenship manuals written by Charles Rosenbaum for the B'nai B'rith Americanization Committee from 1929...

Colorado Association of Elks, circa 1912

 Item
Identifier: B091.01.0002.00001.00021
Overview A group of Colorado Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks members pose in front of the Elks building at 421 Main Street in Ouray, Colorado. The brick Elks Lodge is a 1906 Italianate-Second Empire building. Over the front entrance is a clock with an elk's head decoration in the center of the clock. The curved arch area of the windows have leaded stained glass pieces. Anfenger is fourth from the right of men who are sitting. The photograph is on page 177 of Milton Anfenger's scrapbook. It is...

Denver Elks Drill Team, 1912 July

 Item
Identifier: B091.01.0002.00001.00022
Overview The drill team of the Denver Lodge of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is lined up on a field. Denver won the Elks' drill team competition in Portland, Oregon. The photograph is on page 193 of Milton Anfenger's scrapbook. It is said that Congregation Emanuel in Denver, Colorado was founded at the bris or circumcision ceremony of Milton Anfenger, the eldest son of Louis and Louise Anfenger. Milton Anfenger became a successful attorney and leader in Denver. A member of Elks Lodge #17,...