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Knights of Pythias

 Collection
Identifier: MS-220

Overview

The Knights of Pythias is a secret fraternal organization or order founded in Washington D. C. in 1864. The purpose of the order was social and charitable service. The order was founded upon the legend of Pythias, a 4 th century B.C. Pythagorean philosopher and his devotion to friend Damon. The Sisters of Pythias was established to allow women into the order. The order is divided into ranks of page, esquire, and knight. Each rank is given a color and symbol. Pages are blue and "F" for fraternity. Esquires are yellow and "C" for charity. Knights are red and "B" for benevolence. Marco L. Huddleston and Marco L. Prothero donated the collection in 1982.

Dates

  • 1864 - 1982

Extent

13 Boxes

Arrangement

Box 1 Sisters of Pythias

Box 2-4 Ceremonial Robes



Box 5 Shields



Box 6 Drum



Box 7 Jewels



Box 8-9 Ballot Box



Box 10 Red Jewel Box



Box 11 Books



Box 12-13 Ledgers
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the WSU Stewart Library Special Collections Repository

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