Series 3
Organizational files, 1919-1953
Boxes 7-8; OP1-2

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of records relating to Adams' participation and leadership in several civic and religious organizations. Adams served as an officer of the local Grand Lodge Knights of Pythias in Birmingham, Alabama. Under his direction the organization paid off its many debts, and became an economically viable institution. Adams later became the Grand Chancellor of the national organization of the Knights of Pythias and the bulk of material in the series is related to his administrative duties as Grand Chancellor. The series also contains materials relating to Adams service as the secretary/treasurer of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Extension Department and the Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church in Birmingham, Alabama.

Arrangement Note

Knights of Pythias records arranged by record type. Other organizations arranged in alphabetical order.

Knights of Pythias
Box Folder Content
7 1 Advertisements from Knights of Pythias Lodges
7 2 Annual report, 1937
OP2 - Blueprint, Interstate Hotel Company Project and Pythian Building, Birmingham, Alabama, no date
OP1 3 Certificate, Endowment Policy for Henry E. Jones, Harmony Lodge #105, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, May 10, 1925
7 3 Circular letters, 1938-1958
7 4 Circular typescript, August 3, 1937
7 5 Contribution and delegate lodging lists, May 1954
7 6 Correspondence, 1923-1954
7 7 Ephemera, Medals and organizational membership cards, 1944
7 8 Financial records, Project budgets, 1933
7 9 Financial records, Quarterly reports, 1925-1947
7 10 Financial records, Receipts, 1923-1944
7 11 Legal, 1927-1933
7 12 Meeting minutes and statements, 1939-1954
7 13 Photographs, Amos Carnegie, January 13, 1942
7 14 Printed material, Programs, 1944-1961
7 15 Property, Pythian Bath House-Sanitarium Bonds, September 18, 1947
7 16 Property, Pythian Farm, Madison Park, Alabama, 1938
7 17 Property, Pythian Temple and Fraternal Hotel, 1937
7 18 Property, Pythian Temple building tenants, 1952-1954
7 19 Property, Pythian Temple, Specification for Repairing Fire Loss, no date
7 20 Property, Windham and Son, Contractors, 1923-1947
7 21 Speech, no date
Other Organizations
8 1 A.M.E Zion Church, Church Extension Department
8 2 Birmingham and Jefferson County Negro Hospital Association
8 3 Birmingham News- Birmingham Age-HeraldBirmingham Age-Herald
8 4 Birmingham World
8 5 Children's Home Hospital Association
8 6 Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church [Scott's Chapel AME Zion Church]
8 7 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
8 8 United Negro College Fund
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