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Carol Ann Martin scrapbook on Job's Daughters

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RHC-151

Scope and Contents

Scrapbook, 322 x 310 mm. 43 leaves. Maroon padded leather covers, with "Scrap Book" in gold on front cover. The contents, glued or attached with cellophane tape on both sides of the leaves, document seven years of Carol Ann Martin's membership in the Bethel No. 26 (Muskegon) chapter of the International Order of Job's Daughters and other Masonic organizations, from her initiation on 27 March 1950 until 1957.

Items include newspaper clippings, meeting announcements, installation, Grand Council, and banquet programs, and souvenirs relating to Job's Daughters. A number of leaves contain postcards, black-and-white photographs, and program of the 12th Annual Session, Grand Guardian Council, that Carol attended in Marquette, Michigan in June 1952. Also present are publications from the Muskegon Masonic Temple, DeMolay, and Order of the Eastern Star.


  • 1950 - 1957
  • Majority of material found within 1950 - 1952


Access to the Materials

Collection is open for research use. Materials may be accessed by request at Special Collections and University Archives in Seidman House. Materials do not circulate.

Publication Rights

The collection is the physical property of Grand Valley State University, but all literary rights are retained by the original creators of materials, their estates, heirs, or third parties. It is the responsibility of the researcher to secure appropriate permissions for publication beyond the bounds of fair use.

Biographical Note

Carol Ann Martin was born in Muskegon, Michigan on 8 January 1938. Her parents were Clarence Martin (1899-1997) and Clara Ribbink Martin (1899-1981) who married on 20 September 1924 in Grand Haven, Michigan. Clarence was employed for many years with the Pere Marquette and Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad as a freight conductor. Carol had no siblings and did not marry.

In 1950 she joined the International Order of Job's Daughters (Michigan Bethel No. 26), an organization for young women affiliated with the Masonic fraternal organization. She was eligible for membership by virtue of her father's status as Master Mason, and appears that she remained a member until at least 1952.

Carol graduated from Muskegon High School in 1956 in the college preparatory program. It is not known if she later matriculated at a college, nor is her subsequent career or work history. She died on 6 June 2009 and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Muskegon, Michigan with her parents.


1.5 Linear feet (1 flat box)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The scrapbook was purchased on an online auction from Connie D. Baron (Muskegon, Michigan) on 2 October 2018.
Carol Ann Martin scrapbook on Job's Daughters
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Repository Details

Part of the Grand Valley State University Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Seidman House
1 Campus Drive
Allendale MI 49401 United States