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Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of Canada, Athabasca Lodge No. 328 fonds
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- Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of Canada. Athabasca Lodge No. 328
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26 cm of textual records. -- 11 photographs. -- 4 artifacts
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Founded in America in 1868, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks established its first Canadian lodge in 1912 and its first lodge in Alberta in 1928. Athabasca Lodge No. 328 was established in January 1950. The lodge raised funds for community projects and sponsored the local branch of the Air Cadets. Membership began to decline after 1958 and the lodge surrendered its charter in 1972.
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The fonds consists of minutes of Athabasca Lodge No. 328, bylaws, a book of ritual, financial records, membership lists, correspondence and provincial and national convention proceedings. Includes photographs of national and provincial conventions as well as local Elk members in the 1950s.
Artifacts include a metal statue of an elk, a Bible, and a fez belonging to Dr. Edwin Kinney Wright (1898-1966); also a purple and white Elks crest.
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Records donated by members of The Royal Purple in 1997; Joan Veenstra in 2005
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- The material is in English.
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Inventory available for 97.14
Related photographs are found in 85.415 and 87.40. Related textual records are found in 88.32.<br><br>Record No. 97.14 (Box 79);05.11 (Box 79)<br><br>