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Maryland State Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry archives

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Abstract

Title:
Maryland State Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry archives
Author/Creator:
Maryland State Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry
Collection number:
73-9
Size:
17.00 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1920-1980
Inclusive dates:
1873-2000
Collection Area:
State of Maryland and Historical Collections
Repository:
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: askhornbake@umd.edu
Abstract:

Colora Grange, founded in 1873 in Cecil County, was the first grange in Maryland. The grange movement developed rapidly as an agricultural fraternity and later as a commercial organization. Over the years, the Maryland Grange has also addressed such issues as war relief and education. Also documented in the files are local granges, juvenile granges, and the relationship of the Maryland and National Granges. The records of the Maryland Grange consist of correspondence, minutes, ledgers, proceedings, directories, pamphlets, clippings, and songs.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred citation:

Maryland State Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry archives, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Publication rights:

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

Oliver Hudson Kelley organized the first grange in Washington in 1868. The Colora Grange in Cecil County was Maryland's first, established in 1873. The grange movement grew quickly, and by 1874, 110 Granges existed all over Maryland. The organization rapidly evolved from an agricultural fraternity to a largely commercial venture. When business failure hit in 1875, membership dropped and many Granges were disbanded. Since that heyday, the Grange has remained active not only in agriculture and things affecting agriculture, but also as a special action group, taking a stand on such issues as war and peace, relief, and education. By 1960, 45 Granges were active in the state of Maryland.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The archives of the Maryland State Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry cover the period from the establishment of the first grange in the state of Maryland in 1873 to 2000. The collection consists of correspondence, financial records, minutes, publications, reports, histories of individual granges, membership lists, proceedings from annual meetings, speeches, and newspaper clippings.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

A. B. Hamilton donated the archives to the University of Maryland Libraries in 1973. Additional materials were received in 1977 and 1979 and incorporated into the collection. Nancy Wolfe donated files relating to the Maryland State Youth Grange in 1981. Materials separated from various university archival groups during processing were incorporated into the collection in January 2000. Maryland State Grange Master John Thompson donated a substantial amount of additional materials in January 2002.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Rick Dyson, March 1986. Revised February 1999. Revised by Jennifer Evans, January 2000. Revised by Jennie Levine, January 2002.

Processing note:

The original donation was processed in March 1973, and later addenda, received in 1977 and 1979, were integrated into the collection. Work on the records of the Maryland State Youth Grange in March 1986 resulted in the establishment of a fifth series. It was determined that the Student Grange and the Junior Grange were separate organizations whose records did not belong together. The Student Grange files remained in Series II and those of the Junior Grange became Series IV. All files have been transferred to acid-neutral folders and boxes. Photographs were transferred to the Photograph Collection and memorabilia was transferred to the Memorabilia Collection. In June 2011, photographs which were previously removed to the Biographical Print Files were reintegrated into the collection.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Henry Allen, July 2004.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Organization, 1873-2000 and undated (7.5 linear feet)

This section is arranged alphabetically by topic and includes material from the Maryland State Grange and the National Grange.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Bond, 1874 series 1box 1folder 1
Clippings, 1948-1953 and undated series 1box 1folder 2
Constitution and Bylaws, 1874-1973 series 1box 1folder 3
Correspondence, 1874-1991 series 1box 1folder 4
Deed, 1925 series 1box 1folder 5
Diamond Jubilee, 1949 series 1box 1folder 6
Directories, 1874-1999 series 1box 1folder 7
Discounts, 1874-1876 series 1box 2folder 1
Executive Committee, 1918-1927 series 1box 2folder 2
Minutes, 1874-1991 series 1box 2folder 3
Minutes, 1874-1991 series 1box 2folder 4
Minutes, 1874-1991 series 1box 2folder 5
Financial Statements, 1924-1926 series 1box 3folder 1
Grange Camp, undated series 1box 3folder 2
History, 1878-1976 and undated series 1box 3folder 3
History, 1878-1976 and undated series 1box 3folder 4
History, 1878-1976 and undated series 1box 3folder 5
Insurance, 1908-1932 series 1box 3folder 6
Joint Committee, Maryland State Grange and Maryland Farm Bureau Federation, 1923 series 1box 3folder 7
Joint Tax Committee, Maryland State Grange and Maryland Farm Bureau Federation, annual report, 1934-1940 series 1box 3folder 8
Joint Tax Committee, Maryland State Grange and Maryland Farm Bureau Federation, annual report, 1940-1952 series 1box 3folder 9
Joint Tax Committee, Maryland State Grange and Maryland Farm Bureau Federation, annual report, 1940-1952 series 1box 3folder 10
Joint Tax Committee, Maryland State Grange and Maryland Farm Bureau Federation, 1960-1963 series 1box 3folder 11
Lecturer, 1923-1926, 1983 series 1box 3folder 12
Manuals, 1929-1978 series 1box 4folder 1
Maryland State Fair -- Register, 1952 series 1box 4folder 2
Maryland State Fair -- Turkey Booth, 1988 series 1box 4folder 3
Maryland State Fair -- Yogurt Booth, 1991-1996 series 1box 4folder 4
Master's Address, 1874-1992 series 1box 4folder 5
Master's Address, 1874-1992 series 1box 4folder 6
Master's Handbook, 1956 series 1box 4folder 7
Membership -- Family Membership List, 1991 series 1box 4folder 8
Membership -- Membership and Receipt Lists, 1990-1991 series 1box 4folder 9
Membership -- Registry, 1930 series 1box 4folder 10
Miscellaneous, 1911-1938 and undated series 1box 4folder 11
National Grange -- Annual Session, 1972 series 1box 4folder 12
National Grange -- Celebrate Grange, 1991 series 1box 4folder 13
National Grange -- Certificates, 1975 and undated series 1box 4folder 14
National Grange -- Correspondence (Scott/Snyder), 1970-1973 series 1box 4folder 15
National Grange -- Journal of Proceedings, 1943-1971 series 1box 5folder 1
National Grange -- Journal of Proceedings, 1972-1997 series 1box 6folder 1
National Grange -- Journal of Proceedings, 1998-2000 series 1box 7folder 1
National Grange -- Operation, 1873-1875 and undated series 1box 7folder 2
National Grange -- Publications, 1966-1975 series 1box 7folder 3
National Grange -- Reports and Pamphlets, 1881-1993 and undated series 1box 7folder 4
National Grange -- Reports and Pamphlets, 1881-1993 and undated series 1box 7folder 5
Programs and proceedings, 1906-1939,1950, 1968-1999 series 1box 8folder 1
Publications, 1936,1938,1948 series 1box 9folder 1
Quarterly Reports, 1880-1881, 1969-1973 series 1box 9folder 2
Quarterly Reports, 1880-1881, 1969-1973 series 1box 9folder 3
Reports, 1898 series 1box 9folder 4
Reports and pamphlets, 1950-1992 series 1box 9folder 5
Resolutions, undated series 1box 9folder 6
Songs, 1874, 1930 and undated series 1box 9folder 7
Treasurer, Cash Book, 1912-1923 series 1box 9folder 8
Treasurer Record, 1964-1982, 1989-1990 series 1box 10folder 1
Treasurer Record, 1964-1982, 1989-1990 series 1box 10folder 2
Treasurer Record, 1964-1982, 1989-1990 series 1box 10folder 3
Treasurer Record, 1964-1982, 1989-1990 series 1box 10folder 4
Treasurer Record, 1964-1982, 1989-1990 series 1box 10folder 5
Treasurer Record, 1964-1982, 1989-1990 series 1box 10folder 6
Treasurer Record, 1964-1982, 1989-1990 series 1box 10folder 7
Treasurer Record, 1990-1999 series 1box 11folder 1
Treasurer Record, 1990-1999 series 1box 11folder 2
Treasurer Record, 1990-1999 series 1box 11folder 3
Treasurer Record, 1990-1999 series 1box 11folder 4
Treasurer Record, 1990-1999 series 1box 11folder 5
Treasurer Record, 1990-1999 series 1box 11folder 6
Treasurer Record, 1990-1999 series 1box 11folder 7
Treasurer Record, 1990-1999 series 1box 11folder 8
Scrapbook (Oversize), 1949-1955 and undated series 1box 12folder 1
Treasurer Record (Oversize), 1986-1988 series 1box 12folder 2

Series 2: Student Grange, 1916-1954 and undated (0.5 linear feet)

This series contains the records of the Student Grange of the University of Maryland, the first group of this type in the United States.

The Student Grange, founded in 1914, was established with four goals:

  • To benefit the state by increasing the number of granges and to train future leaders of new and old granges throughout the state of Maryland.
  • To help uplift the students morally and mentally
  • To provide better representation for the University in the national and state granges.
  • To strengthen the grange movement nationally by organizing new members and chapters.

This series includes minutes, ledger books of membership and finances, correspondence, reports, and directories, arranged alphabetically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Correspondence, 1916-1948 series 2box 1folder 1
Directory, undated series 2box 1folder 2
Ledger, 1919-1925, 1934-1954 series 2box 1folder 3
Ledger, 1919-1925, 1934-1954 series 2box 1folder 4
Minutes, 1920-1950 series 2box 1folder 5
Minutes, 1920-1950 series 2box 1folder 6
Minutes, 1920-1950 series 2box 1folder 7
Minutes, 1920-1950 series 2box 1folder 8
Reports and pamphlets, 1920, 1952 and undated series 2box 1folder 9
Quarterly reports, 1948 series 2box 1folder 10

Series 3: Local Granges, 1873-1979 and undated (6.75 linear feet)

This series contains brief histories of a number of local granges and more extensive documentation, consisting of minutes and accounts, for the Forest Hill Grange. These materials are arranged alphabetically by grange.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Maryland Local Grange Book, 1874-1900s series 3box 1folder 1
Index, 1913-1915 and undated series 3box 1folder 2
Manual of Subordinate Granges, 1873-1908 series 3box 2folder 1
Ballenger Grange, 1966 and undated series 3box 2folder 2
Baltimore County Pomona Grange, 1970 series 3box 2folder 3
Beltsville Grange -- Annual reports, 1957-1973 series 3box 2folder 4
Beltsville Grange -- Annual reports, 1957-1973 series 3box 2folder 5
Beltsville Grange -- Bylaws, 1925 and undated series 3box 2folder 6
Beltsville Grange -- Correspondence, 1921-1969 series 3box 2folder 7
Beltsville Grange -- Dues Book, 1889-1934 series 3box 2folder 8
Beltsville Grange -- Dues Book, 1889-1934 series 3box 2folder 9
Beltsville Grange -- Dues Book, 1889-1934 series 3box 2folder 10
Beltsville Grange -- History, 1969 and undated series 3box 2folder 11
Beltsville Grange -- Home Economics Committee, 1950 series 3box 2folder 12
Beltsville Grange -- Membership, 1941-1945, 1968-1969 and undated series 3box 2folder 13
Beltsville Grange -- Minutes, 1894-1906 series 3box 2folder 14
Beltsville Grange -- Minutes, 1906-1954 series 3box 3folder 1
Beltsville Grange -- Minutes, 1906-1954 series 3box 3folder 2
Beltsville Grange -- Minutes, 1906-1954 series 3box 3folder 3
Beltsville Grange -- Minutes, 1906-1954 series 3box 3folder 4
Beltsville Grange -- Minutes, 1906-1954 series 3box 3folder 5
Beltsville Grange -- Quarterly reports, 1924-1933 series 3box 3folder 6
Beltsville Grange -- Quarterly reports, 1937-1956 series 3box 4folder 1
Beltsville Grange -- Reports and pamphlets-Anniversary booklets, 1969, 1979 series 3box 4folder 2
Beltsville Grange -- Roll Book, 1889-1971 series 3box 4folder 3
Beltsville Grange -- Roll Book, 1889-1971 series 3box 4folder 4
Beltsville Grange -- Roll Book, 1889-1971 series 3box 4folder 5
Beltsville Grange -- Roll Book, 1889-1971 series 3box 4folder 6
Berrett Grange, 1949-1974 series 3box 4folder 7
Braddock Grange, 1974 and undated series 3box 4folder 8
Brighton Grange -- Finances, 1874-1917 series 3box 4folder 9
Brighton Grange -- Finances, 1874-1917 series 3box 4folder 10
Brighton Grange -- Library Committee, 1897 series 3box 4folder 11
Brighton Grange -- Library Register, 1896-1899 series 3box 4folder 12
Brighton Grange -- Library Register, 1896-1899 series 3box 5folder 1
Brighton Grange -- Library Register, 1896-1899 series 3box 5folder 2
Brighton Grange -- Minutes, 1874-1883 (includes Unity Grange minutes, 1874-1876) series 3box 5folder 3
Brighton Grange -- Minutes, 1874-1883 (includes Unity Grange minutes, 1874-1876) series 3box 5folder 4
Brighton Grange -- Minutes, 1874-1883 (includes Unity Grange minutes, 1874-1876) series 3box 5folder 5
Brighton Grange -- Minutes, 1883-1916 series 3box 6folder 1
Brighton Grange -- Minutes, 1883-1916 series 3box 6folder 2
Brighton Grange -- Minutes, 1883-1916 series 3box 6folder 3
Brighton Grange -- Roll Book, 1895-1896 series 3box 6folder 4
Bryans Road Grange, 1949 series 3box 6folder 5
Calvert Subordinate Grange, c. 1974 series 3box 6folder 6
Carol Anne Grange, 1974 series 3box 6folder 7
Carroll County Pomona Grange, 1970-1971 series 3box 6folder 8
Carroll Manor Grange, 1974 and undated series 3box 6folder 9
Charles County Pomona Grange No. 16, 1959-1960 series 3box 6folder 10
Churchville Grange, 1949 series 3box 6folder 11
Creagerstown Grange, undated series 3box 6folder 12
Dublin Grange, 1972, 1974 and undated series 3box 6folder 13
Dublin Grange -- Charter Surrender, 1988-1991 series 3box 6folder 14
Easton Grange, 1934 series 3box 7folder 1
Easton Grange -- Record Book, 1956-1961 series 3box 7folder 2
Emmitsburg Grange, undated series 3box 7folder 3
Emmorton Grange, 1974 and undated series 3box 7folder 4
Eureka Grange, 1889 series 3box 7folder 5
Forest Hill Grange -- Clippings, 1939-1951 and undated series 3box 7folder 6
Forest Hill Grange -- Correspondence, 1949-1954 series 3box 7folder 7
Forest Hill Grange -- Minutes, 1939-1947 series 3box 7folder 8
Forest Hill Grange -- Quarterly reports, 1918-1925 series 3box 7folder 9
Forest Hill Grange -- Dues, 1920-1946 series 3box 8folder 1
Forest Hill Grange -- History, undated series 3box 8folder 2
Forest Hill Grange -- Minutes, 1915-1948 series 3box 8folder 3
Forest Hill Grange -- Minutes, 1915-1948 series 3box 8folder 4
Forest Hill Grange -- Minutes, 1915-1948 series 3box 8folder 5
Forest Hill Grange -- Minutes, 1915-1948 series 3box 8folder 6
Forest Hill Grange -- Minutes, 1915-1948 series 3box 8folder 7
Forest Hill Grange -- Minutes, 1915-1948 series 3box 8folder 8
Forest Hill Grange -- Minutes, 1915-1948 series 3box 8folder 9
Forest Hill Grange -- Membership, 1948-1953 series 3box 8folder 10
Forest Hill Grange -- Miscellaneous, 1930-1948 series 3box 8folder 11
Frederick County Pomona Grange, 1949, 1971-1974 series 3box 9folder 1
Glade Valley Grange, 1949, 1968-1971 and undated series 3box 9folder 2
Glasva Grange, 1949 series 3box 9folder 3
Hancock Grange, undated series 3box 9folder 4
Harford County Pomona Grange, 1971-1972 and undated series 3box 9folder 5
Highland Grange, undated series 3box 9folder 6
Howard County Grange, 1970-1971 series 3box 9folder 7
Jarrettsville Grange, 1958 and undated series 3box 9folder 8
Jefferson Grange, c. 1976 and undated series 3box 9folder 9
Leitersburg Grange, 1965, 1970 series 3box 9folder 10
Lewiston Grange, undated series 3box 9folder 11
Linganore Grange, 1971 and undated series 3box 9folder 12
McConchie Grange, 1949, 1962 series 3box 9folder 13
Medford Grange, undated series 3box 9folder 14
Middletown Valley Grange, 1974 and undated series 3box 9folder 15
Midway Grange, undated series 3box 9folder 16
Monsarada Grange, c. 1949 and undated series 3box 9folder 17
Mt. Pleasant Grange, undated series 3box 9folder 18
Nanjemoy Grange, undated series 3box 9folder 19
Norrisville Grange, undated series 3box 9folder 20
Norrisville Grange -- Certificates, 1957-1974 series 3box 9folder 21
Norrisville Grange -- Minutes, 1959-1966 series 3box 9folder 22
Norrisville Grange -- Quarterly Report and Roster Forms, 1980-1985 series 3box 9folder 23
Norrisville Grange -- Record Book, 1956-1959, 1975-1985 series 3box 9folder 24
Norrisville Grange -- Record Book, 1956-1959, 1975-1985 series 3box 9folder 25
Norrisville Grange -- Roll Book, 1956-1981 series 3box 10folder 1
Olney Grange -- Certificates, 1941-1962 series 3box 10folder 2
Olney Grange -- Finances, 1924-1945 series 3box 10folder 3
Olney Grange -- Membership Book, 1959-1963 series 3box 10folder 4
Olney Grange -- Minutes, 1873-1908 series 3box 10folder 5
Olney Grange -- Minutes, 1873-1908 series 3box 10folder 6
Olney Grange -- Minutes, 1873-1908 series 3box 10folder 7
Olney Grange -- Minutes, 1908-1955 series 3box 11folder 1
Olney Grange -- Minutes, 1908-1955 series 3box 11folder 2
Olney Grange -- Minutes, 1908-1955 series 3box 11folder 3
Olney Grange -- Minutes, 1908-1955 series 3box 11folder 4
Olney Grange -- Minutes, 1908-1955 series 3box 11folder 5
Olney Grange -- Minutes, 1908-1955 series 3box 11folder 6
Olney Grange -- Minutes, 1908-1955 series 3box 11folder 7
Olney Grange -- Minutes, 1908-1955 series 3box 11folder 8
Olney Grange -- Miscellaneous, 1954-1960 series 3box 12folder 1
Olney Grange -- Roll Book, c. 1937-1955 series 3box 12folder 2
Patapsco Grange, 1946-1948, 1990-1991 and undated series 3box 12folder 3
Patapsco Grange -- Certificates, 1953-1991 and undated series 3box 12folder 4
Patapsco Grange -- Dues Account Book, 1937-1943 series 3box 12folder 5
Patapsco Grange -- Lecturer's Program, 1964-1969 series 3box 12folder 6
Patapsco Grange -- Maryland State Fair, 1988 series 3box 12folder 7
Patapsco Grange -- Membership, 1949-1982 series 3box 12folder 8
Patapsco Grange -- Newsletters, 1963-1982 series 3box 12folder 9
Patapsco Grange -- Roll Book, 1936-1970 series 3box 12folder 10
Patapsco Grange -- Scholarship, 1988-1990 series 3box 12folder 11
Patapsco Grange -- Record Book, 1953-1960 series 3box 12folder 12
Patapsco Grange -- Record Book, 1969-1989 series 3box 13folder 1
Patapsco Grange -- Record Book, 1969-1989 series 3box 13folder 2
Patapsco Grange -- Treasurer's Account, 1957-1993 series 3box 13folder 3
Prince George's County Pomona Grange, 1941-1942, 1971 series 3box 14folder 1
Queen Anne Grange, 1949 and undated series 3box 14folder 2
Silver Run Grange, undated series 3box 14folder 3
Talbot County Ponoma Grange -- Minutes, 1912-1929 series 3box 14folder 4
Talbot County Ponoma Grange -- Minutes, 1912-1929 series 3box 14folder 5
Talbot County Ponoma Grange -- Minutes, 1912-1929 series 3box 14folder 6
Thurmont Grange, 1971 and undated series 3box 14folder 7
Tuscarora Grange, undated series 3box 14folder 8
Wacohu Grange, 1972 and undated series 3box 14folder 9
Washington County Pomona Grange, 1970-1972 and undated series 3box 14folder 10
Woodfield Grange -- Dues Book, 1930-1940 series 3box 14folder 11
Woodfield Grange -- Minutes, 1935-1940 series 3box 14folder 12
Woodfield Grange -- Miscellaneous Records, 1945-1946 series 3box 14folder 13
Woodfield Grange -- Record Book, 1945-1946 series 3box 14folder 14
Woodfield Grange -- Roll Book, c. 1930-1940 series 3box 14folder 15

Series 4: Junior Grange, 1927-1945 and undated (0.25 linear feet)

The Junior or Juvenile Grange was founded nationally in 1890 for children ages five through fourteen; the Ballenger Junior Grange, established in 1924, was Maryland's first chapter. The aims of the Junior Grange were threefold:

  • To help the members become better adults.
  • To give the children organization experience.
  • To provide recreation.

This series includes short histories of four Junior Granges, Ballenger, Braddock, Glade Valley, and Thurmont, as well as dues records and minutes from the Forest Hill Junior Grange. These materials are arranged alphabetically by grange.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Ballenger Junior Grange -- History, undated series 4box 1folder 1
Braddock Junior Grange -- History, undated series 4box 1folder 2
Forest Hill Junior Grange -- Dues, 1928-1939, 1945 series 4box 1folder 3
Forest Hill Junior Grange -- Minutes, 1927-1930 series 4box 1folder 4
Glade Valley Junior Grange -- History, undated series 4box 1folder 5
Glade Valley Junior Grange -- Manuals, 1958, 1966 series 4box 1folder 6
Glade Valley Junior Grange -- Reports and Pamphlets, 1954-1981 and undated series 4box 1folder 7
Thurmont Junior Grange -- History, undated series 4box 1folder 8

Series 5: Maryland State Youth Grange, 1949-1977 (2 linear feet)

The Maryland State Youth Grange was founded in 1950 to promote youth participation in the Grange. Membership is open to young men and women, age fourteen or older. Youth Grange members include both teenagers and young married farm couples. The Youth Grange has three objectives:

  • To promote participation of young people in the activities of the Grange. Additionally, special youth activities were undertaken, including Youth Nights and Youth Leadership Conferences at the 4-H camp in Harford County, Maryland.
  • To offer support and encouragement to other rural youth organizations such as the Juvenile Grange (young people under the age of fourteen), the 4-H, and the Future Farmers and Homemakers of America.
  • To encourage youth participation in civic activities.

This series dates from 1949 to 1977 and includes correspondence from the National Grange and other state youth granges to the Maryland State Youth Grange; newsletters of the National Grange, Maryland State Youth Grange, and other Youth Granges; minutes of meetings; annual reports; correspondence and minutes of the Youth Leadership Conference; and information concerning Youth Grange contests and civic programs. These materials are arranged based on their importance to the organization.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Contests and Awards (State Key Achievement Award, Grange Young Couple of the Year, Prince and Princess), 1958-1965 and undated series 5box 1folder 1
Correspondence, 1949-1959 series 5box 1folder 2
Correspondence, 1949-1959 series 5box 1folder 3
Correspondence, 1949-1959 series 5box 1folder 4
Correspondence, 1949-1959 series 5box 1folder 5
Correspondence, 1949-1959 series 5box 1folder 6
Correspondence, 1949-1959 series 5box 1folder 7
Correspondence, 1960-1966 series 5box 2folder 1
Correspondence, 1960-1966 series 5box 2folder 2
Correspondence, 1960-1966 series 5box 2folder 3
Correspondence, 1960-1966 series 5box 2folder 4
Correspondence, 1960-1966 series 5box 2folder 5
Correspondence, 1960-1966 series 5box 2folder 6
Correspondence, 1967-1977 series 5box 3folder 1
Correspondence, 1967-1977 series 5box 3folder 2
Correspondence, 1967-1977 series 5box 3folder 3
Correspondence, 1967-1977 series 5box 3folder 4
Correspondence, 1967-1977 series 5box 3folder 5
Correspondence, 1967-1977 series 5box 3folder 6
Correspondence, 1967-1977 series 5box 3folder 7
Correspondence, 1967-1977 series 5box 3folder 8
Correspondence, 1967-1977 series 5box 3folder 9
Maryland State Grange Youth Committee Newsletter, 1949-1968 series 5box 4folder 1
Maryland State Grange Youth Leadership Conference, 1953-1973 series 5box 4folder 2
Maryland State Grange Youth Leadership Conference, 1953-1973 series 5box 4folder 3
Maryland State Grange Youth Leadership Conference, 1953-1973 series 5box 4folder 4
Maryland State Grange Youth Leadership Conference, 1953-1973 series 5box 4folder 5
Maryland State Grange Youth Leadership Conference, 1953-1973 series 5box 4folder 6
Maryland State Grange Youth Leadership Conference, 1953-1973 series 5box 4folder 7
Maryland State Grange Youth Leadership Conference, 1953-1973 series 5box 4folder 8
Projects -- Materials documenting various projects, 1960-1965 series 5box 4folder 9
Projects -- Evaluation Forms of Subordinate Granges' Need for Youth Activities, 1961 series 5box 4folder 10
Projects -- Grange Inter-State Youth Exchange Project, 1958-1961 series 5box 4folder 11
Projects -- Grange Youth Work, 1964 series 5box 4folder 12
Projects -- National Capital Farm-City Youth Cabinet, 1964 series 5box 4folder 13
Projects -- Questionnaires-Procedures and Rating My Personality, 1961 series 5box 4folder 14

Series 6: Memorabilia, 1874-2000 and undated (35 items)

Series VI contains badges, ribbons, sashes and other items relating to the Maryland State Grange. Included are badges from the Forest Hill Grange, the Harford Pomona Grange and Juvenile Grange #24. The set of thirteen blue velvet sashes contains one for each officer in the Grange. In addition, there are commemorative coins from the New Hampshire State Grange, a mug celebrating 125 years of the Maryland State Grange, and a notepad kit from the Maryland State Grange Youth. Handwritten by-laws and charters from the Brighton Grange, # 60 in 1874 are also included. These items have been transferred to the Memorabilia Collection, #1-26, 733, 762, 763, 1377-1381.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Memorabilia series 6box 1folder 1
Maryland State Grange Seal series 6box 1folder 1item 1
Maryland State Grange. Forest Hill Badge series 6box 1folder 1item 2
Maryland State Grange. Forest Hill Badge series 6box 1folder 1item 3
Maryland State Grange. Forest Hill Badge series 6box 1folder 1item 4
Maryland State Grange. Forest Hill Badge series 6box 1folder 1item 5
Maryland State Grange. Forest Hill Badge series 6box 1folder 1item 6
Maryland State Grange. Forest Hill Badge series 6box 1folder 1item 7
Maryland State Grange. Forest Hill Badge series 6box 1folder 1item 8
Maryland State Grange. Forest Hill Badge series 6box 1folder 1item 9
Maryland State Grange. Forest Hill Badge series 6box 1folder 1item 10
Maryland State Grange. Forest Hill Badge series 6box 1folder 1item 11
Maryland State Grange. Forest Hill Badge series 6box 1folder 1item 12
Maryland State Grange. Forest Hill Badge series 6box 1folder 1item 13
Maryland State Grange. Forest Hill Badge series 6box 1folder 1item 14
Maryland State Grange. Harford Pomona Grange Badge series 6box 1folder 1item 15
Maryland State Grange. Harford Pomona Grange Badge series 6box 1folder 1item 16
Maryland State Grange. Harford Pomona Grange Badge series 6box 1folder 1item 17
Maryland State Grange. Harford Pomona Grange Badge series 6box 1folder 1item 18
Maryland State Grange. Harford Pomona Grange Badge series 6box 1folder 1item 19
Maryland State Grange. Harford Pomona Grange Badge series 6box 1folder 1item 20
Maryland State Grange. Harford Pomona Grange Badge series 6box 1folder 1item 21
Maryland State Grange. Harford Pomona Grange Badge series 6box 1folder 1item 22
Maryland State Grange. Harford Pomona Grange Badge series 6box 1folder 1item 23
Maryland State Grange. Harford Pomona Grange Badge series 6box 1folder 1item 24
Maryland State Grange. Harford Pomona Grange Badge series 6box 1folder 1item 25
Maryland State Grange. Badge series 6box 1folder 1item 26
Maryland State Grange. Gavel. Builder Grange, 1959. From the Kelly farm, Oliver H. Kelly started the Grange. When a tree on his farm was cut down it was made into gavels and given to local granges., 1959 series 6box 1folder 1item 733
Maryland State Grange. Broadside. By-laws of Brighton Grange, No. 60. Handwritten. series 6box 1folder 1item 762
Maryland State Grange. Charter. Brighton Grange, No. 60, June 26, 1874 series 6box 1folder 1item 763
1 item. Mug. White with blue lettering "Maryland State Grange, 125th Anniversary, 1999", 1999 series 6box 1folder 1item 1377
2 items. "Maryland State Grange Youth" notepad in green plastic case with miniature pen. series 6box 1folder 1item 1378
16 items. Assorted ribbons and badges for the Juvenile Grange, no. 24 series 6box 1folder 1item 1379
13 items. Blue velvet sashes with gold trim worn by officers of the Maryland State Grange. Each sash contains markings for a different position in the organization series 6box 1folder 1item 1381

Series 7: Photographs, 1927-1969 and undated (15 items)

Series VII contains fifteen photographs of various Grange activities, including a 1927 photograph of the officers of Glyndon Grange (#321), a photograph of the winning family in the 1966 Grange Young Couple of the Year contest, and a series of photos of an entry for the 1954 Grange Young Couple of the Year contest, showing Paul and Lina Johnson on their farm. All photographs are in black and white. These items have been transferred to the Photograph Collection. Photographs which were previously removed to the Biographical Print Files have been reintegrated into the collection.

The box inventory for this series is not currently available online. Please refer to the series description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

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The Maryland Granger, the newsletter of the Maryland State Grange, is available in the Maryland Room (call number Maryland HD 1485.P2M36 Folio). A partial set of the Proceedings of the Maryland State Grange is archived, but a second partial set is available in the Maryland Room (call number Maryland HD1485.P2M3).

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