Fonds yuk-648 - The Order of the American Boy, Dawson City Chapter fonds

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The Order of the American Boy, Dawson City Chapter fonds

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yuk yuk-648

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  • 1901, 1907 (Creation)
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    Order of the American Boy. Dawson City Chapter

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.01 m of textual records

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No information available. Function: The mission of the order was "The cultivation of manliness in muscle, mind and morals" and more definitively stated, "To promote mutual and helpful friendships among boys, to give wider circulation to high class boys' literature; to cultivate in boys physical and moral courage, and develop them along social, intellectual and moral lines". Other Information: "The Order of the American Boy" was a "National Non-Secret Society for American Boys" organized by the publishers of the periodical, "The American Boy". The Order had members across the States and membership was open to anyone (man, woman, boy or girl) who was a paid-up yearly subscriber to "The American Boy" (the official organ of the Order).

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The fonds consists of a photocopy of a publication, "The Order of the American Boy", which provides details on organizing a Company for the Order, membership, available badges and stamps, proposed constitution, By-laws, Rules and Order of Business, and a listing of members in various U.S. states. Also included in the fonds is a copy of handwritten minutes and bookkeeping records of a Dawson City Chapter of the Order of the American Boy.

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