Hutchinson, Kansas Cyrus Cauldron souvenir photo book
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.
- approximately 1920s
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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)
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
- Finding aid prepared by geb. Finding aid encoded by geb.
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English.
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- Preferred citation
Hutchinson, Kansas Cyrus Cauldron collection, RH PH P2838, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.