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MS111 - Octagon Club Records

Records of the Octagon Club, an African-American club of freemasons, active in Portsmouth, NH, from 1942 to c1956. Includes the proposed constitution, correspondence, letters of support for Clayton Sinclair who worked at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, some receipts and financial records. Also includes a list titled, 'The Colored Population of Portsmouth, NH, 1949.' A newsletter from the Prince Hall Lodge in New York discusses the merits of integrating black and white members of freemasonry. Contents: Box 1 F1: Founding and Proposed Constitution, 1942-1943 F2: Correspondence, 1942-1966 F3: Mt. Zion Lodge, Roxbury, 1925-1956 (bulk 1943) F4: Letter

S1324 - Octagon Club Appreciation Plaque

Appreciation plaque drawn by C.U. Costaras, Nashua, NH. Lists important members of the Octagon Club, an African-American club of freemasons active in Portsmouth, NH, from about 1942-c1956. It is decorated with gilt and includes several Masonic symbols. People listed on the plaque are: George F. Bowles, Alexander Moore, Harold Allston, Clayton Sinclair, Arthur Gilliam, Clarence Cunningham, Robert Cooper, Jr., and Harold Motin. See also: MS111