Finding aid for the Czecho-Slavonic Benevolent Society Minute Book

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Czecho-Slavonic Benevolent Society
Title: Czecho-Slavonic Benevolent Society Minute Book
Dates: 1882-1893
Extent: 0.10 linear feet (1 container)
Abstract: Cesko-Slovanske podporujici spolky ve Spojenych Statech (Czecho-Slavonic Benevolent Society, was a mutual benefit association founded in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1870. Its early members served in the Union army during the American Civil War. Initially, benefits were paid to dependents of men killed in the war. The first Cleveland, Ohio, branch was the third branch of the national organization, and by 1919, 23 branches were located in the city. The national organization was headed by a supreme lodge which had 11 Grand Lodges beneath it. Cleveland was the seat of the Ohio Grand Lodge, which at one point had 31 individual lodges with 3,400 members under its charge. The Czecho-Slavonic Benevolent Society minute book, 1882-1893, consists of a single volume of the Ohio Grand Lodge. The collection is useful for understanding the activities of a late 19th century Czech benevolent society.
MS Number MS 4186
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in Czech