Lancaster Law and Order Society Collection, 1868-1972

Call Number:  MG-62 

8 boxes     76 folders     4.25 cubic ft.

Repository:  LancasterHistory.org (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location:  Archives South, Side 2

Description:  Records of an organization founded by business and church leaders to overthrow commercialized vice in Lancaster by sending agents into the community to check for prostitution, obscenity, drinking, and gambling. Collection includes by-laws, minutes, annual reports, treasurers’ reports, agents’ expenses, reports on findings, correspondence, newspaper clippings, 25 books of agents’ on-duty reports, and investigative reports. The Rev. Clifford G. Twombly was identified with this movement, as was the late William H. Hager, department store merchant.

Creator:  Lancaster Law and Order 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

Source of Acquisition:  Unknown.

Note:  Many of the items in this collection are in poor condition and fragile.

 

Box 1

Folder 1 Historical Data, 1868-1960.
Folder 2 Booklets and articles by Society. 1890 1980.
Folder 3 An article by Peter J. Betts, “The Law and Order Society of the City of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. 1965.
Folder 4 Charter of Certificate of Incorporation. 1915. By-Laws adopted in 1921.
Folder 5-8 Board Minutes and Annual Reports. 1920-1968.
Folder 9 Dissolution of the Society. July 20, 1972.
Folder 10 Tributes to Rev. C.G. Twombly and William H. Hager. 1917-1957.
Folder 11 Employment of Agents. 1913-1966.
Folder 12 Contributions. 1912-1942.
Folder 13 Contributions, contributors and correspondence. 1943-1952.
Folder 14 Treasurers’ Reports. 1926-1966.
Folder 15 Ledgers. 1940-1951.
Folder 16 Cash book. 1941-l947.
Folder 17 Agents’ expenses. 1941-1947.

 

Box 2

Folder 18 Agents’ expenses. 1947-1952.
Folder 19 Invoices. 1932-1966.
Folder 20 Federal Income tax records. 1924-1927.
Folder 21 State tax records. 1926.
Folder 22 Workmens’ Compensation Records. 1925-1948.
Folder 23 Legislation. 1925-1957.
Folder 24 Reports on vice in Lancaster. 1912-1962.
Folder 25 Prostitution Survey. 1934.
Folder 26 Enforcement of legal actions. 1912-1920.
Folder 27 Enforcement of legal actions. 1921-1939.
Folder 28 Enforcement of legal actions. 1940-1966.
Folder 29 Bingo and gambling data. 1913-1953.
Folder 30 Movie and theater data. 1911-1966.
Folder 31 Pornography. 1913-1966.
Folder 32 Lancaster Council of Churches. 1940-1951.
Folder 33 American Social Hygiene Association. 1936-1966.
Folder 34 Related organizations. 1911-1962.
Folder 35 Related organizations. 1937-1941.
Folder 36 Correspondence. 1925-1955.
Folder 37 Various publications. 1921-1968.

 

Box 3

Folder 38  Newspaper clippings. 1942-1967.
Books 1-10  Carbon copy of Agents on-duty reports. 1913-1917.

 

Box 4

Books 11-25 Carbon copy of Agents on-duty reports. 1917-1939.

 

Box 5

Folders 39-46 Handwritten Agents on-duty reports. March 1940 to December 1943.

 

Box 6

Folders 47-54 Handwritten Agents on-duty reports. January 1944 to December 1948.

 

Box 7

Folders 55-64  Handwritten Agents on-duty reports. 1949 to December 1966.

 

Box 8

Folder 65 Duplicate materials from collection. No date.
Folder 66 Investigator’s Reports, Pages 1 – 47, 1913
Folder 67 Investigator’s Reports, Pages 48 – 116, 1913
Folder 68 Investigator’s Reports, Pages 117 – 178, 1913
Folder 69 Investigator’s Reports, Pages 179 – 190, 1913
Folder 70 Investigator’s Reports, Pages 191 – 222, 1913
Folder 71 Investigator’s Reports, Pages 223 – 247, 1916
Folder 72 Investigator’s Reports, Pages 248 – 270, 1916
Folder 73 Investigator’s Reports, Pages 271 – 289, 1916
Folder 74 Investigator’s Reports, Pages 290 – 315, 1916
Folder 75 Investigator’s Reports, Pages 316 – 350, 1916
Folder 76 Investigator’s Reports, Pages 351 – 380, 1916