Daybook, Ledger, and Minute Book Collection, Series 1 Associations, Organizations, Unions

Call Number:  MG-266,  Series 1  Associations, Organizations, Unions

5 boxes     31 folders     2.5 cubic ft.

Repository: (Organization); PV7

Shelving Location:  Archives South, Side 7

Description:  This series contains business records for associations, social organizations, and trade unions in Lancaster County. The records include membership and financial information, meeting minutes, and constitutions and by-laws.

Creator: (Lancaster, Pa.); Lancaster County Historical Society (Pa.)

Conditions for Access:  No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Reproductions:  Collection may not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.

Language:  English and German

Source of Acquisition:  Source unknown unless otherwise specified at the item level.


Box 1

Folder 1  Account Book of the Beneficial Society. 1872-1878.

Folder 2  Minute book of the Castle Hall Chapter N-410 of the Knights of the Golden Eagle. 1891-1899.

Folder 3  Constitution and by-laws of the Cecilian Society of Lancaster. 1886.

Folder 4  Minutes and roll book of the Cecilian Society of Lancaster. 1896.

Folder 5  East Lyndon Community Association. Record book of expenses. 1951.

Box 2

Folder 6  Conestoga Manor Chapter, Daughters of the American Colonists of Lancaster. Minute book. 1932.

Folder 7  Minute book of Grant and Colfax Club, Elizabethtown. 1868.

Folder 8  Lancaster Press Club Minutes. 1899-1920.

Folder 9  Minute book of Conestoga Council #8 OUAM. 1866-1870. Order of United American Mechanics. The first council to be chartered and located outside the city of Philadelphia was Conestoga No. 8 at Lancaster, 1846. (Ellis & Evans, 496-497)

Folder 10 Minutes of Union Dorcas Society. 1850-1855. Gift of Miss Emma Bricker for the Union Dorcas Society, October 1958.

Folder 11  Minutes of Union Dorcas Society. 1865-1891. Gift of Miss Emma Bricker for the Union Dorcas Society, October 1958.

Folder 12  Minutes of Union Dorcas Society. 1912-1961.

Folder 13  Minutes of Standing Committee of Union League, Lancaster. 1863.

Box 3

Folder 14  Minutes of Village Improvement Society. 1906-1919.

Folder 15  Minutes of the Woman’s Humane League. 1917-1934.

Folder 16  Minutes of the Women’s Suffrage Party. 1917-1919. Gift of Miss Alice H. Gerhard and Miss Elizabeth H. Gerhard, 6 October 1950.

Folder 17  Minutes of the Lucy Leaman Mission Band. 1899-1912.

Folder 18  Account book of the American Mechanics Building and Loan Association. 1949-1955.

Folder 19  Constitution and by-laws of the Pioneer Literary Society, Shank’s School, West Donegal Twp. Contains order of exercises, amendments, and names of members. 1871-1876. Purchased at Horst Auction via The Family Album, September 2003.

Folder 20  Minutes of the Pioneer Literary Society. “A literary society to improve ‘the moral and intellectual faculties’ of the community.” Minutes contain questions for weekly debates. Some members listed. 1872-1873. Purchased at Horst Auction via The Family Album, September 2003.

Folder 21  Constitution, by-laws, and minutes of the Lancaster Military Cadets. Contains signatures of members. 1861-1862. (Please use transcription in the library.)

Folder 22  Minutes of the Highland Literary Society. Highland School House, West Lampeter Twp. Meetings followed procedures of a formal debate—subjects chosen in advance. Contains lists of members. 1885-1887.

Folder 23  Charter, by-laws, and minutes of the Lancaster County Chapter of the United Nations Association. With twenty seven new member cards. 1965-1969. Transferred from the Library.

Box 4             

Folder 24  Protocoll-Buch der St. Petrus Wehllheitigkeits Gesellschaft (Record Book of St. Peter’s Welfare Society). Lancaster. Written in German script. 1860-1889. Gift of Carole Brown, 12 April 1983. Transferred from the Library.

Folder 25  Minutes of the Prohibition County Committee. Lancaster. 1886-1899.

Insert 1  “Prohibition Party.” 1899.

“How to Build the Prohibition Party” and program for the Pennsylvania

Prohibition Conference. 1891.

“Prohibition Clubs,” by Samuel Dickie, with sample constitution. 1891.

“Popular Campaign Songs.” Printed by the Prohibitionist, Lititz. No date.

Insert 2  Newspaper clippings.

Programs for meetings. 1898, 1899.

Election districts of Lancaster County. No date.


Folder 26  Treasury book for the Lancaster County Silk Growing Society. 1839-1840. Gift of A. K. Hostetter, 7 February 1919.

Folder 27  Minute book for Knights of the Golden Eagle Castle #236, New Providence. 1895-1908. Gift of George Ruelens, 1991.


Box 5

Folder 28  Minutes of the Lancaster Conservatory of Arts and Sciences and City Lyceum. 1837-1848. Organized 24 May 1837.

Folder 29  Minutes of the Lancaster Fire Department Relief Association Auxiliary. The organization was formed to provide financial protection for firefighters and their families, to encourage individuals to participate in fire service and to support other local aid organizations. The minutes list officers and members and show the activities of the auxiliary, such as rummage and bake sales, fashion shows, sales of vanilla and candy, an open house for the new fire house in 1957, department picnics and monetary donations to the Salvation Army. 1952-1967. Gift of Heather Tennies, 6 November 2009.

Folder 30  Membership book of the Improved Order of Heptasophs, George Ross Conclave #870. Contains lists of members and [dues] paid. 1914-1924. One page ledger of W. T. Shadtman, printer in Denver, Pennsylvania. 1924. Gift of Abner Beiler.

Folder 31  Minute book of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumni Association of Lancaster. 1947-1958. Gift of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumni Association, 22 March 2018.