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Title:
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. Calgary Lodge No.4 fonds

Date(s):
1921-2005, predominant 1963-1999

Physical Description:
5 m of textual records. -- ca. 300 photographs

History:
The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (BPOE), a fraternal society and service organization, was established in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1912, for "benevolent, provident, moral and charitable purposes". It received its national charter in 1913, and that same year Lodge No. 4 was established in Calgary, Alberta.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of constitution, bylaws, meeting minutes, reports, membership and attendance records, correspondence, newsletters, financial records, Calgary Golf and Country Club material (including the legal dispute between Calgary Elks Lodge #4 and the Elks Club of Calgary concerning the golf course), reports of the Purple Cross Fund, histories, anniversary celebration programs, newspaper clippings, provincial and national convention programs, proceedings, resolutions, and reports, photographs and slides, etc., from the following: Calgary Elks Lodge #4, Medicine Hat Lodge #412, Edmonton Elks Lodge #11, Moose Jaw Elks Lodge #7, Lethbridge Elks Lodge #37, Red Deer Elks Lodge #85, Picture Butte Elks Lodge #268, Carbon Elks Lodge #195, Alberta Elks District 4, Alberta Elks Association, Grand Lodge of Canada, and Order of the Royal Purple.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Lodge No. 4 and the Estate of Andrew Kapp, 1999-2006.

Language:
The material is in English.

Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.

Finding Aids:
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.

View finding aid / scanned documents:
http://www.glenbow.org/collections/search/findingAids/archhtm/elks.cfm

Accruals:
Further additions expected.

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-8713, M-8799, M-9150, PA-3489, PB-1004, PD-415, PE-189, S-215

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