Mt. Moriah Masonic Papers

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Title: Mt. Moriah Masonic Papers

Dates: 2004

Creator: Harry Dement

Summary/Abstract: These papers consist of photocopies of research materials and an album prepared to recognize and preserve the history of the Murfreesboro Mt. Moriah Masonic Lodge, located on Middle Tennessee Boulevard. To create this album, Dement researched the histories of several leading figures in the Murfreesboro Masons, culminating in biographical sketches of each.

Quantity/Physical Description: Approximately .5 linear feet

Language(s): English

Repository: Albert Gore Research Center, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN 37132, (615) 898-2632

Restrictions on Access: None

Copyright: It is presumed that corporate and individual copyrights in manuscripts, photographs, and other materials have been retained by the copyright owners. Copyright restrictions apply. Users of materials should seek necessary permissions from the copyright holders to comply with U.S. copyright laws.

Preferred Citation: (Box Number, Folder Number), Mt. Moriah Masonic Papers, Albert Gore Research Center, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Acquisition: Harry Dement, April 2004

Processed By: Original Processor undetermined

Arrangement: The first folders of these papers provide context for the album prepared by Harry Dement. From there, the folders are arranged according to their order in Dement’s album. The biographical sketches are ordered alphabetically.

Biographical Note: As part of an effort to honor past leaders of the Mt. Moriah Masonic Lodge in Murfreesboro, Harry Dement collected biographical and general historical information on the history of the Masons in Murfreesboro. From this research, he wrote brief biographical sketches of some of the Masonic leaders accompanied by their pictures and created a commemorative album. He entitled this album, “Masonic History of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.”

The Mt. Moriah Masonic Lodge was founded in 1817, was inactive between 1838 and 1841, but has remained active since then. Notable members of that lodge were John P. Buchanan and Joseph Palmer.

Scope and Content: This collection contains photocopies of research materials and of the album created by Harry Dement to honor past leaders of the Mt. Moriah Masonic Lodge of Murfreesboro. All items are photocopies. There are also archival quality scans of the album located in the photograph collection, and a photocopy of the album is also located in the manuscript collection. Most other materials are copies of the research materials used by Harry Dement to create the album. There is also documentation of the dedication ceremony to honor the past leaders of the lodge and news coverage of both the album and the dedication ceremony.

Associated Materials: Archival quality scans of the album are located in the photograph collection and a photocopy of the album is also located in the manuscript collection.

Related Collections: There are no known related collections.

Subject Terms

Persons
Harry Dement
John Price Buchanan
Hardy M. Burton
William Reuben Butler
Charles H. Byrn
Joseph Stineford Carels
Robert Lester Evans
Henry Lee Fox
William Thomas Gerhardt
Paul Fisher Lanius
Newton Cannon Maney
Joseph Benjamin Palmer
James Daniel Richardson
William David Robison
William Josiah Sanders, Jr
John Roy Stracener
John Thomas Woodfin, Jr.

Places
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Subjects (General)
Mt. Moriah Masonic Lodge
Freemasonry
Men’s’ Social Clubs
Fraternal Organizations

Material Types
Photocopies
Digital Scans

Collection Inventory:

Folder

Description of Contents

1

February 2004 Newsletter

2

Dedication Ceremony, 12 September 1999

3

City of Murfreesboro Officials

4

"Masonic History of Murfreesboro Tennessee"

5

Rutherford County Masonic History

6

John Price Buchannan

7

Hardy M. Burton

8

William Reuben Butler

9

Charles H. Byrn

10

Joseph Stineford Carels

11

Robert Lester Evans

12

Henry Lee Fox

13

William Thomas Gerhardt

14

Paul Fisher Lanius

15

Newton Cannon Maney

16

Joseph Benjamin Palmer

17

James Daniel Richardson

18

William David Robison

19

William Josiah Sanders, Jr.

20

John Roy Stracener

20

John Thomas Woodfin, Jr.