A gallery of abandoned fraternal organizations in the United States.
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations
The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) is the largest federation of unions in the United States comprised of 55 national and international unions.
National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry
The National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry (Grange) is a non-profit, non-partisan fraternal organization that advocates for rural American policies and agriculture
“If any man will not work (doing something that the world needs to have done), neither let him eat.” 1
Independent Order of Odd Fellows
The Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) is a non-political and non-sectarian international fraternal order of Odd Fellowship. The IOOF became the first fraternity in the United States to accept women when it adopted the Degree of Rebekah on September 20, 1851. 2
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- Atlman, J.T. The State Grange.” The Star [Reynoldsville], 21 Jun. 1905, p. 4.
- “History.” The Sovereign Grand Lodge Independent Order of Odd Fellows, article.