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Award winning Maccabee Drill Team, [ca. 1950s]
PA-3493-72

Order of Maccabees, Tent Hive No. 2 (Calgary) fonds

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Table of Contents

Series 1History, minutes, procedures. -- 1936-1998
Series 2Memberships. -- 1942- 1998
Series 3Charitable activities. -- 1970- 1996
Series 4Social / member-related activities. -- 1936-1998
Series 5Drill team. -- 1950- 1975
Series 6Maccabees Hall. -- 1937- 1991
Series 7Calgary Tent Hive No. 2 monthly newsletters. -- 1980-1999
Series 8Published Maccabees manuals and guides. -- 1911, 1932-1966
Series 9Home Office (Michigan). -- 1938, 1955, 1973-1998
Series 10Financial records. -- 1953- 1996

Inventory

Series 1

History, minutes, procedures. -- 1936- 1998

M-8745-osCharter. -- 1936
M-8745-1History of the Maccabees, and Calgary Tent Hive No. 2. -- 1936-1967 and nd. -- Consists of brief histories, historical notes compiled from early minute books, early convention program, R.O. Howell's past commander certificate, and photocopies of magazine articles about the group.
M-8745-2Minutes. -- 1977-1979
M-8745-3Minutes. -- 1980-1982
M-8745-4Minutes. -- 1983-1990
M-8745-5Minutes. -- 1991-1997
M-8745-6Rough minutes. -- 1994-1998
M-8745-7Building Committee minutes. -- 1988-1991
M-8745-8Standing motions. -- 1971, 1992
M-8745-9Returns under the Societies Act. -- 1986-1989. -- Includes "Certificate of Revival" (1987).
M-8745-10Installation procedures. -- 1978-1981 and nd. -- Consists of various typewritten copies of the procedures, used in specific ceremonies.
M-8745-11Annual passwords. -- 1964-1991. -- Includes a key to those written in code.
M-8745-85Calta-Mac Unit. -- 1951. -- Consists of charter for the teenage branch.
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Series 2

Memberships. -- 1942-1998

M-8745-12Membership lists. -- 1959-1984
M-8745-13Membership lists. -- 1987-1992
M-8745-14Memberships, long-service awards. -- 1963-1984, 1995-1996, 1998
M-8745-15Roll call of officers. -- 1958-1983
M-8745-16Roll call of officers. -- 1972-1995. -- Includes lists of members of refreshment committees, tea convenors, hall cleaners, etc.
M-8745-17Lists of Past Commanders. -- 1960-1983. -- Compiled for Past Commanders Night.
M-8745-18Lists of commanders, officers, and scholarship winners. -- [compiled ca. 1974]. -- Consists of lists of commanders from 1936 to 1974; officers from 1968 to 1977; and scholarship winners from 1963 to 1973.
M-8745-19Lists of Provincial Officers. -- 1958-1983
M-8745-20Provincial Officers' camp-outs. -- 1965, 1971-1982. -- Consists of lists of participants.
M-8745-86"In Memory". -- [ca. 1974]. -- Consists of memorial for provincial officers for the years 1967-1974.
M-8745-21Lists of deceased members. -- 1976-1988
M-8745-22Memorials for deceased members. -- 1977, 1980. -- Consists of funeral programs, and newspaper obituaries.
M-8745-23Memorials for deceased members. -- 1981. -- Consists of funeral programs and newspaper obituaries.
M-8745-24Memorials for deceased members. -- 1982. -- Consists of funeral programs and newspaper obituaries.
M-8745-25Memorials for deceased members. -- 1983. -- Consists of funeral programs and newspaper obituaries.
M-8745-26Memorials for deceased members. -- 1984, 1988- 1995, 1998. -- Consists of funeral programs and newspaper obituaries.
M-8745-27Maccabees pins, hat, badge, stickers, and wallet calendars. -- 1991, 1996 and nd.
M-8745-87Honour roll. -- [ca. 1945]. -- Consists of names of those enlisted in the armed services during the Second World War.
PB-881-1Commanders of the Maccabees. -- [compiled ca. 1969]. -- Consists of a composite photograph of Commanders of Tent Hives No.2 and No.5 for the years 1945-1969. Includes photographs of these individuals: M. Crosbie, V. McKinlay, E. Sawkins, B. Billing, A. Barker, J. Thompson, A. Stone, G. Wright, J. McKinlay, D. Fife, A. McKinlay, R. White, L. Wilson, R. Haynes, T. Campbell, M. Heacock, H. Horrell, M. Walker, D. Jones, B. Jones, L. Himmelrich, A. Heacock, E. Himmelrich, E. Haynes, G. Cape, and D. McKinlay.
PB-881-2Maccabees Tent Hive No. 2 Past Commanders. -- [compiled ca. 1958]. -- Consists of a composite photograph of Past Commanders for the years 1938-1958. Includes photographs of these individuals: J.E. Kirby, M White, V. Temple, N.J. Campbell, M. Jones, G.C. Stancer, R. Simpson, S.J. Whitford, H. Lloyd, V. Thompson, D. Coupland, A. Bull, A. Young, F.Carter, M. McPherson, F. Richardson, D. Howell, R.K. White, C. Carter, C. Martin, B. Forbes, J. Karg, J.P. Dalgetty, G. Dalgetty, M. McNeill, and B. Bryant.
PB-881-3Past Commanders, Calgary Tent Hive No. 2. -- [compiled ca.1942]. -- Consists of a composite photograph of Past Commanders for the years 1936-1942. Includes photographs of these individuals: J. Young, R. Howell, G. Kirby, E.G. McLean, M Staal, A. Jones, E. Hunter, M. Green, H. Fife, and R. Ridewood.
PB-881-4Past Commanders, Calgary Tent Hive No. 2. -- [compiled ca. 1977]. -- Consists of a composite photograph of Past Commanders for the years 1951-1977. Includes photographs of these individuals: L. Williamson, G. Sanders, I. Bullen, L. Cape, M. Traynor, G. Stone, T. Billing, R. McKinlay, E. Robson, and J. Bateman.
PB-881-5Past Commanders, Calgary Tent Hive No. 2. -- [compiled ca. 1981]. -- Consists of a composite photograph of Past Commanders for the years 1971-1981. Includes photographs of these individuals: M.A.L. White, K. Lloyd, J. Thompson, K. Leslie, and R.K. White. The composite has five unused spaces.
PB-881-6Photograph of the Maccabees Twenty-First Quadrennial Supreme Convention, Detroit, Michigan. -- August 1950. -- Consists of view of seated delegates, including some members of the Calgary drill team in their satin shirts.
PA-3493-(1-44)Photographs of Maccabees members and activities. -- 1946-1972 and nd. -- 43 photoprints
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Series 3

Charitable activities. -- 1970- 1996

M-8745-28Charitable donations. -- 1980-1984. -- Consists of correspondence and tax receipts.
M-8745-29Charitable donations. -- 1985-1991. -- Consists of correspondence and tax receipts. Attached to many of the letters is the obituary and / or funeral program for the member in whose memory the donation was made.
M-8745-30Charitable donations. -- 1992-1996. -- Consists of correspondence and tax receipts. Attached to many of the letters is the obituary and /or funeral program for the member in whose memory the donation was made.
M-8745-31Charitable donations to Handi-Bus. -- 1993- 1995
M-8745-32Special projects. -- 1970-1980. -- Consists of reports on the Korean orphan and deaf children projects, and lists of members who took part in the Coronary Pulmonary Resuscitation program.
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Series 4

Social / member-related activities. -- 1936-1998

M-8745-88"The Maccabees Unit Activity Book". -- 1957-1958. -- Consists of scrapbook of photographs and newsclippings.
M-8745-33Teas. -- 1975-1985, 1990, 1992. -- Consists of reports including costs, and a list of convenors back to 1965.
M-8745-34Sick and visiting committees. -- 1983-1985, 1988, 1990. -- Consists of thank you notes from members, and financial reports.
M-8745-35Dr. Lewke. -- 1966. -- Consists of contract as physician for Tent Hive No. 2, and subsequent cancellation upon enactment of Medicare.
M-8745-36Merry Macs Trailer Club. -- 1984. -- Consists of fluorescent trailer sticker, and an article about the club in an Alberta Travel Trailer Association newsletter.
M-8745-37Maccabees Christmas Tree. -- 1981-1984. -- Consists of financial statements.
M-8745-38Bridge Schedules. -- 1981-1982
M-8745-39Welcome Centre sandwiches. -- 1967-1975. -- Consists of financial statements.
M-8745-40Social events. -- 1967-1998. -- Consists of miscellaneous reports, financial statements, sign-up lists, etc. for events such as birthday suppers, Burns Night celebrations, church services, banquets, and Stampede breakfasts.
M-8745-41Newsclippings. -- 1979-1994 and nd. -- Consists of newspaper articles about the activities of the Calgary Maccabees.
M-8745-42Letters from members. -- 1988-1998 and nd. -- Consists of thank you notes, and social letters.
M-8745-89Calgary centennial poster. -- 1975. -- Consists of poster covered with autographs of members' names, and the date they first joined the Maccabees.
PA-3493-(45-55)Photographs of parades and floats. -- 1936, 1938, 1953 and nd. -- 11 photoprints. -- Consists of views of Maccabees floats and decorated cars.
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Series 5

Drill team. -- 1950-1975. -- The "Calgary Stampeders Drill Team" won many Maccabees drill team competitions in the 1950s.

M-8745-43Calgary Stampeders Drill Team. -- 1950-1975. -- Consists of constitution and bylaws, prompt cards for introducing the various drills, and articles and newsclippings about the team (including copies of The Maccabees Bee Hive).
M-8745-90Calgary Stampeders Drill Team cashbook. -- 1958- 1967
PA-3493-(56-69)Calgary Stampeders Drill Team photographs. - - [ca. 1950s and 1960s]. -- 13 photoprints. -- 4 photonegatives.
PA-3493-(70-82)Calgary Stampeders Drill Team photographs. - - [ca. 1950s-1960s]. -- 14 photoprints
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Series 6

Maccabees Hall. -- 1937- 1991

M-8745-44Hall licences. -- 1973-1977, 1980, 1986, 1988
M-8745-45Provincial office. -- 1957. -- Consists of letter about possibility of the Provincial Maccabees renting the hall.
M-8745-oversizeHall plans. -- 1969. -- 7 sheets. -- Consists of architectural drawings by C.V.S. Engineering Services for an extension to the Maccabees Hall.
M-8745-46Hall renovations. -- 1987-1988. -- Consists of costs for renovations and furnishings, and lists of work projects for the hall.
M-8745-47Hall rental agreements, rules, and regulations. -- nd
M-8745-48Loans regarding hall purchase. -- 1972- 1976
M-8745-49City of Calgary. -- 1983, 1989. -- Consists of correspondence regarding taxes and waste collection.
M-8745-50Sale of hall. -- 1990-1991. -- Consists of correspondence and notes.
M-8745-51Hall rentals cashbook. -- March 1973-May 1975
M-8745-52Hall rentals cashbook. -- January 1981-December 1982
M-8745-53Hall rentals cashbook. -- January 1983-December 1984
M-8745-54Hall rentals cashbook. -- January 1985-December 1986
M-8745-55Hall rentals cashbook. -- January 1987-August 1988
M-8745-56Inventories of property. -- 1971, 1974-1983, 1989
M-8745-57Hall insurance. -- 1971-1988
M-8745-58Legal documents. -- 1937-1972. -- Consists of documents regarding tenancy of the IOOF Hall, and an agreement with Dr. Lewke.
M-8745-59Hall vandalism. -- 1982. -- Consists of correspondence about break-in of August 11, 1982.
M-8745-60Hall inspections. -- 1972-1975
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Series 7

Calgary Tent Hive No. 2 monthly newsletters. -- 1980-1999

M-8745-61Newsletters. -- 1980-1989. -- Incomplete from 1983 to 1989.
M-8745-62Newsletters. -- 1990-1994
M-8745-63Newsletters. -- 1995-1999
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Series 8

Published Maccabees manuals and guides. -- 1911, 1932-1966

M-8745-64Book of the Maccabees. -- Ann Arbor, Michigan : Edwards Brothers, 1947.
M-8745-65Laws of the Maccabees. -- 1954, 1958
M-8745-66Tent-Hive Ritual of the Maccabees. -- 1940, 1951, 1966. -- Consists of two copies of each.
M-8745-67Songbooks. -- 1949 and nd. -- Consists of The Maccabees Odes [ca. 1940s]; The Maccabees Songs and Odes [Calgary publication]; and Songs for Courts of Junior Maccabees (1949).
M-8745-68Installation, memorial, funeral services, etc. -- 1943, 1951 and nd. -- Includes a Calgary-published version, compiled by J.S. Green.
M-8745-69Advanced Ritual / Southern Alberta Past Commanders Association. -- nd
M-8745-70Junior Maccabees manual and rituals. -- 1932, 1934
M-8745-71Order of business prompt cards. -- nd
M-8745-72Manual for Degree Floor Work for K.O.T.M. Teams / Major General W.H. Sletzer. -- Port Huron, Michigan : Riverside Printing, 1911.
M-8745-73Blank forms. -- nd. -- Consists of blank applications for membership, certificates, and relief.
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Series 9

Home Office (Michigan head office). -- 1938, 1955, 1973-1998

M-8745-74Home Office correspondence. -- 1973- 1998
M-8745-75Supreme Tent reports. -- 1938, 1955, 1978
M-8745-76Maccabees Mutual Life Insurance Company forms. -- nd
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Series 10

Financial records. -- 1953- 1996

M-8745-77Audited financial statements. -- 1957-1989
M-8745-78Audits by J. Douglas Cageorge (chartered accountant). -- 1992-1996
M-8745-79Monthly financial statements. -- 1998
M-8745-80Ledger. -- 1956-1973
M-8745-91Ledger. -- 1982-1985
M-8745-92Ledger. -- 1987
M-8745-81Cashbook. -- 1966-1974
M-8745-82Cashbook. -- 1984-1987
M-8745-93Cashbook. -- 1992-1994
M-8745-83Bankbooks. -- 1953-1965
M-8745-84Term deposits statements. -- 1975-1994

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