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Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Historical Materials, 1902-1962

PPL
International Order of The King’s Daughters and Sons,
including Benevolent Circle and Opportunity Circle
[1902-1962]


Finding aid prepared and encoded by Anna Henderson in April 2008.


Overview of the Collection
Repository: Plainfield Public Library, Local History Department, 800 Park Avenue, Plainfield, NJ 07060
Creator: International Order of The King’s Daughters and Sons (IOKDS)
Title: Papers of the International Order of The King’s Daughters and Sons
Dates: 1902-1962
Quantity: 12 file folders [0.5 linear feet]
Abstract: The International Order of The King's Daughters and Sons (IOKDS) [1902-1962] is an international and interdenominational organization of Christian men and women dedicated to service in Christ's name. The Plainfield branches – the Benevolent Circle (founded in 1950) and Opportunity Circle (founded in 1956) – are not currently active. This collection includes the constitution, by-laws, and correspondence of the Benevolent Circle, in addition to several bound volumes, including a roll book, a cook book, and meeting minutes.
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

Founded January 13, 1886, the International Order of The King's Daughters and Sons (IOKDS) [1902-1962] is an international and interdenominational organization of Christian men and women dedicated to service in Christ's name. The objects of the Order are "the development of spiritual life and the stimulation of Christian activities." Its threefold program are Religious, Educational and Philanthropic, with the purpose of training its members for Christian Service. Members are organized in Circles and the Order is presently active in Branches (states and provinces) and several foreign countries.” – IOKDS web site

The Benevolent Circle (founded in 1950) and Opportunity Circle (founded in 1956) were based in Plainfield, NJ, but are not currently active. This collection includes the constitution, by-laws, and correspondence of the Benevolent Circle, in addition to several bound volumes, including a roll book, a cook book, and meeting minutes.

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Scope and Contents

The International Order of The King's Daughters and Sons (IOKDS) [1902-1962] is an international and interdenominational organization of Christian men and women dedicated to service in Christ's name. The objects of the Order are "the development of spiritual life and the stimulation of Christian activities." This collection includes the constitution, by-laws, and correspondence of the Benevolent Circle, in addition to several bound volumes, including a roll book, a cook book, and meeting minutes.

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Arrangement

The "International Organization of The King’s Daughters and Sons" collection is arranged into one series:

Series 1: Historical Materials [1902-1962]
This series includes the constitution, by-laws, and correspondence of the Benevolent Circle, in addition to several bound volumes, including a roll book, a cook book, and meeting minutes. It is arranged chronologically.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

The “International Order of The King’s Daughters and Sons” collection is available for research.

Access is restricted to materials prepared by the Local History department staff. All materials must be viewed in the Plainfield Room and may not be removed to another area of the library without permission of the Library Director or designee. Materials must be handled carefully and kept in order. Materials must not be leaned upon, altered, folded, ripped, or traced upon. Marks may not be added or erased from materials. Materials must be returned directly to Local History department staff and inspected before the researcher leaves the Plainfield Room.

Restrictions on Use

One photocopy may be made (by Plainfield Public Library staff) of each document for the purpose of research; official Local History departmental reproduction fees may apply. Permission to publish must be obtained by the Plainfield Public Library Board of Trustees as delegated to the Library Director. Permission to publish does not constitute a copyright clearance. The researcher is responsible for further copyright restrictions. The Plainfield Public Library is not responsible for the misuse of copyrighted material.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Organizations:

International Order of the King's Daughters and Sons.

Places:

Plainfield (N.J.)

Subjects:

Benevolent Circle.
Opportunity Circle.

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Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements

This collection consists of paper documents, which do not require any additional technology for access.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Identification of item; Date (if noted); “International Organization of The King’s Daughters and Sons” collection, Box and Folder Number; Local History Department, Plainfield Public Library, Plainfield, New Jersey.

Acquisition Information

Unknown.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Anna Henderson in April 2008. The finding aid was written by Anna Henderson in April 2008. Finding aid content follows the guidelines suggested by Describing Archives: A Content Standard.

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Detailed Description of the Collection
Series 1: Historical Materials, 1902-1962
Box Folder
1 1 Constitution and By-Laws for the New Jersey Branch, Plainfield City Union and Benevolent Circle, 1948-1967
2 Benevolent Circle Annual Reports, 1936-1952
3 Benevolent Circle Correspondence, 1937-1953, undated
 


Box Folder
2 1 Benevolent Circle Miscellaneous, 1936-1952, undated
2 Benevolent Circle Roll Book, 1928-1935
3 Benevolent Circle Meeting Minutes, 1917-1921
4 Benevolent Circle Meeting Minutes, 1921-1928
5 Benevolent Circle Meeting Minutes, 1928-1935
6 Benevolent Circle Meeting Minutes, 1936-1942
7 Benevolent Circle Meeting Minutes, 1943-1944
8 Benevolent Circle Meeting Minutes, 1945-1951
9 Opportunity Circle Cook Book, 1962

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