Item #5428 Virginia City, Montana, Maternal/Fraternal Auxiliary Organizations collection. Flora McKay McNulty, Ladies of the Maccabees of the World, Ancient Order of United Workmen Degree of Honor.
Virginia City, Montana, Maternal/Fraternal Auxiliary Organizations collection

Virginia City, Montana, Maternal/Fraternal Auxiliary Organizations collection

[Virginia City, MT]: 1893-1938. 45 items. Varying sizes. Printed and manuscript. All material very good. Item #5428

This collection of material was archived by Flora [McKay] McNulty, with the vast majority of it concerning her in particular, either as correspondence or records kept by. McNulty acted in a variety of positions and capacities in both the Ladies of the Maccabees of the World and the Ancient Order of United Workmen, it appears to be primarily she was the recorder for both. Both of the groups appear to have been very active in the Montana mining town of Virginia City, Montana.

The Ladies of the Maccabees of the World were the female auxiliary for the Knights of the Maccabees, a fraternal organization that primarily offered low-cost insurance to members. The Degree of Honor were the female auxiliary for the Ancient Order of United Workmen, which was a fraternal benefits society that was formed shortly after the American Civil War.

Flora McKay McNulty (1861-1945) was an influential community leader in Virginia City where her accolades are lengthy, McNulty was a doctor (one of the first female M.D.s in the state), was instrumental in the building of the Library, patron of the arts, paid for the higher education of numerous local young adults, and with her sister Mary were at the center of social life in Virginia City for many years. The McNulty home is intact and located in the Virginia City National Historic Landmark District.

This collection spans four decades, but most of this collection dates from 1896 to 1902. Includes a manuscript roll-call; printed notices from the L.O.T.M.O.T.W headquarters in Port Huron, Michigan; printed L.O.T.M.O.T.W. reports with blanks to be filled in; TLS on L.O.T.M.O.T.W. letterhead; various printed ephemera from the L.O.T.M.O.T.W.; manuscript financial report for the L.O.T.M.O.T.W.; program for Madison County Federation of Women's Club; semiannual reports for the A.O.U.W. that are printed with manuscript entries; Degrees of Honor from the A.O.U.W.; printed/manuscript receipts from the A.O.U.W.

Price: $450.00