Joyner Library’s Manuscripts and Rare Books Department received a donation of $1,000 in December from Neill Lindsay and Bill Spade on behalf of the Grand Lodge Knights of Pythias Domain of North Carolina. Lindsay is grand chancellor and Spade is grand secretary of the organization.
The funds will assist in processing the group’s records collection, housed in the ECU Manuscript Collection. The collection dates back to May 2009 and contacts records (1873-2010) of the fraternal secret society.
Records include biennial and annual reports of local lodges, the records of proceedings for the annual sessions of the Grand Lodge, financial records, constitutions and bylaws, publications and items such as the 1909 Pythian Service Book.