ELLIOTT, DORENA R., 1902-1977.
Dorena R. Elliott papers, 1944-1981

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

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Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8z884


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Elliott, Dorena R., 1902-1977.
Title: Dorena R. Elliott papers, 1944-1981
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1097
Extent: .5 linear ft. (1 box)
Abstract:Papers of African American clubwoman, Dorena R. Elliott, including minutes, correspondence, printed material and other administrative records that document her involvement in two African American fraternal organizations, the Daughters of Isis and the Order of the Eastern Star.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Purchase, 2008.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Dorena R. Elliott papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by Laura L. Carroll, September 2008.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Dorena R. Elliott (1902-1997) was an African American clubwoman in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. She was active in several African American fraternal organizations associated with the Masonic Order, including the Daughters of Isis. The Imperial Court, Daughters of Isis, is an auxiliary of female family members of Prince Hall Shriners, and was formally organized at the annual session of the Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, held in Detroit, Michigan, on August 24, 1910. Elliott and her husband, Edgar M. Elliott (1898-1996), were also active in the Order of the Eastern Star, Prince Hall Affiliated, Grand Chapter of Indiana. Dorena R. Elliott served in various capacities in both organizations.

Dorena R. Elliott (1902-1997) was an African American clubwoman in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. She was active in several African American fraternal organizations associated with the Masonic Order, including the Daughters of Isis. The Imperial Court, Daughters of Isis, is an auxiliary of female family members of Prince Hall Shriners, and was formally organized at the annual session of the Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, held in Detroit, Michigan, on August 24, 1910. Elliott and her husband, Edgar M. Elliott (1898-1996), were also active in the Order of the Eastern Star, Prince Hall Affiliated, Grand Chapter of Indiana. Dorena R. Elliott served in various capacities in both organizations.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of Dorena R. Elliott from 1944-1981. The papers include minutes, correspondence, printed material and other administrative records that document her involvement in two African American fraternal organizations, the Daughters of Isis and the Order of the Eastern Star. The Daughters of Isis, Saudi Court 121 records include certificates, correspondence, member communications, member lists, minutes, and programs that document the organization's activities from 1950-1981. The Order of the Eastern Star records include similar material, such as correspondence, member communications, and programs. The collection also includes selected issues of the Order of the Eastern Star's newsletter, O.E.S. News, from 1961-1969, and a photograph of the Ohio Grand Chapter in Toledo, Ohio.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type.


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Container List

Daughters of Isis, Saudi Court 121
Box Folder Content
1 1 Certificates, Dorena R. Elliot, 1956-1970
1 2 Correspondence, 1950-1970
1 3 Member communications, 1956-1974
1 4 Member lists, undated
1 5 Programs, 1956-1971
1 6 Reports, 1955-1981 [not consecutive]
Order of the Eastern Star
1 7 Certificates, Dorena R. Elliott and Edgar M. Elliott, 1966
1 8 Member communications, 1948-1968
1 9 Photograph, Ohio Grand Chapter, undated
1 10 Printed material, O.E.S. Newsletter, 1961-1969
1 11 Programs, 1964, 1969
1 12 Reports, 1944-1965
Other organizations
1 13 Printed material, other fraternal organizations
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