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Ohio State Grange. Pomona Grange #30 (Wood County, Ohio) - MS 1063

Introduction | Agency History | Scope and Content | Series Description | Inventory

Introduction

The records of Ohio State Grange, Pomona Grange #30, Wood County, Ohio, consist of approximately .25 linear ft. of minutes, membership information, bylaws, and address listings, dating from 1888 through the 1970s.

The collection was transferred to the Center for Archival Collections in June 2007 through the cooperation of Robert Waggoner, of Lake Grange #2205. There are no restrictions on the research use of this collection and duplication is permitted for research purposes. The finding aid was completed July 2007 by Marilyn Levinson, Curator of Manuscripts.

Agency History

As defined by the National Grange, subordinate Granges within a given district are grouped together on a county or regional basis into Pomona Granges. These units offer the Fifth Degree of the order, and provide the leadership for educational, legislative, and business interests of the Subordinate Granges in its jurisdiction. The Pomona Grange #30 was formed in Wood County, Ohio around 1888, the membership being composed of the Masters and Past Masters of subordinate granges in the area, functioning as an intermediate jurisdictional organization for such local Wood County granges as Union #1475, Lake #2205, Enterprise #472, Live Oak, Pioneer #136, Oak Grove, Middleton #2350, Wingston #2627, Ft. Meigs #2125, Jackson #2269, Montgomery, Liberty #2365, Bloom #2323, Sugar Ridge, Salem #2259.

Scope and Content

The records of Pomona Grange #30, Wood County, Ohio document the establishment of the grange with its bylaws and early member lists, the general operation and meeting agendas, and personal notes about members. While the actual procedural votes and discussion isn't defined in the minutes, they do provide information about program topics, such as these from 1917: "Selling butter, cream, and whole milk", "What part of the farmer's income should belong to the farmer's wife", and "What are the Grange ladies doing to help win the War".

Series Description

PROCEEDINGS

MINUTE BOOKS
1888-1923, 1949-1962
Arranged chronologically
Secretary's minute books, including the bylaws of Pomona Grange, the membership as of 1888, death notices, meeting agendas and proceedings

MEMBERSHIP/ADDRESS BOOKS
1970s, n.d.
One unidentified address listing and one notebook with listing of 5th Degree members of Lake Grange, with notation next to names of 7th Degree members; includes member's name and address

Inventory

Box 1

Folder

  1. Minutes, 1888-1923
  2. Minutes, 1949-1962
  3. Address book (5th & 7th Degree members), 1970s
  4. Address book, n.d.

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