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Hutchinson, Kansas Cyrus Cauldron souvenir photo book

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH PH P2838


This collection includes a souvenir photo book from a women's fraternal organization, Cyrus Cauldron (sometimes spelled Caldron) No. 8, in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas. Photographs appear to be from the 1920s and include member and group portraits and images of buildings and homes within Hutchinson. Notable buildings include the Convention Hall, Sante Fe Railroad, and Fred Harvey's Bisonte Hotel.


  • Creation: approximately 1920s

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Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

History of the Cyrus Cauldron Chapter of the Daughters of Mokanna

Cyrus Cauldron (sometimes Caldron) No. 8 was the Hutchinson, Kansas chapter of the Daughters of Mokanna (DoM). DoM was founded in 1919 and is a female auxilary of the Mystic Order of Veiled Prophets of the Enchanted Realm (MOVPER, or The Grotto), an appendant body in Freemasonry.

According to the Hutchinson News, between 1921 and 1922 the Hutchinson chapter appeared to have regular meetings at the Masonic Temple in Hutchinson. Membership numbers were reported at 500 women in 1921. They appeared to hold many parades, ceremonies, performances, and social events.


1 folder (1 volume in 1 folder)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

RH PH P2838

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, Frank Wood, 2008.

Guide to the Hutchinson, Kansas Cyrus Cauldron Collection
Hutchinson, Kansas Cyrus Cauldron souvenir photo book
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Hutchinson, Kansas Cyrus Cauldron collection, RH PH P2838, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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