Secret societies -- United States.
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Jonathan Blanchard Papers
Collection — Box microfilm
Abstract The Jonathan Blanchard Collection is a diverse gathering of items covering the family of Wheaton College's first president. Ranging from the scribblings of grandchildren to a petition for the abolition of slavery, they illuminate Blanchard in many roles: Minister, College President, Abolitionist, Anti Secretist, Reformer, lecturer, and head of a large family. Jonathan Blanchard's life in both the public and private realm is detailed. In addition to the biographical interest of the materials,...
Dates: Created: 1808-2018; Majority of material found within 1808 - 1893
Found in: Wheaton College Archives / Jonathan Blanchard Papers
National Christian Association (NCA) Records
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents The National Christian Association was founded in 1868 with the purpose of organizing Christian opposition to secret societies, i.e., oath-bound orders such as the Freemasons, Knights Templar, Oddfellows, and Knights of Pythias. Researchers inquiring into the areas of Christian reform, fraternalism, and anti-secretism of the late 19th and early 20th centuries will find ample material in this collection. In addition, The Christian Cynosure (1868-1983), the official organ of the...
Dates: Created: 1868-2010; Other: Majority of material found in 1870-1983; Other: Date acquired: 1984