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Fraternal organizations

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: found: 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 139 Collections and/or Records:

Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA), 1928

Identifier: B118.01.0004.0013

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.

Dates: 1928

Anfenger Family Diaries and Material Culture

Identifier: B106
Abstract 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...
Dates: Other: 1861-1989

Beta Theta Pi (Alpha Zeta Chapter) Records

Identifier: U375

Contains records from the University of Denver chapter of North American social fraternity Beta Theta Pi (ΒΘΠ), known generally as Beta. Collection contains correspondence, event materials, a history document, house lease documentation, notes, press and publications.

Dates: 1912 - 2007

B'nai B'rith, 1968-1978

Identifier: B093.01.0001.0007

Various materials and publications related to B'nai B'rith, a philanthropic and social service organization.

Dates: 1968-1978

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

Identifier: B091.02.0001.0003.00004

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.

Dates: 1950 March 19

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

Identifier: B091.02.0001.0003.00002
Abstract 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...
Dates: 1911

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

Identifier: B091.02.0001.0003.00003

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.

Dates: 1941 May 25

Box 1, 1929-1952

 File — Box B308.01.0001: Series B308.01 [Barcode: U186020738306]
Identifier: B308.01.0001

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.

Dates: 1929-1952

Box 1, 1942-1964

Identifier: B458.03.0001

Box includes one [1] file folder from the documents series. File folder six contains Bert Byron's selective service registration certificate, Bert Byron's Grand Lodge membership card, Bert Byron's property tax receipt from 1955, a copy of Bert Byron's Certificate of Death, Dolly Grey's funeral booklet, a copy of Dolly Grey's Certificate of Death, Pinellas County subdivision plat from 1951, and Bert Byron and Dolly Grey's warranty deed from 1951.

Dates: 1942-1964

Box 1: Beta Theta Pi Records, 1974 - 1990

 File — Box U375.0001: Series U375.02; Series U375.01; Series U375.03; Series U375.04; Series U375.05 [Barcode: U186023304724]
Identifier: U375.02.0001

In this series, box contains one folder of correspondence, mostly to and from alumni advisor Robert (Bob) C. Shattuck.

Dates: 1974 - 1990