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Langsdale Library

OFP Collection Overview

Collection Title: The Order of the Founders & Patriots (OFP)  

Inclusive Dates: 1896-2000

Size: 61.7 linear feet

Scope and Contents:  
Lineage papers and administrative records 

Historical Note:  
The Order of the Founders and Patriots of America is a male lineage society established in 1896.  Members must prove to be descended from an ancestor who settled in one of the original thirteen colonies before May 13, 1657. An additional criterion requires members be descended through the same line from a patriot in the Revolutionary War (regardless of military service).  The society's activities include presenting awards to military organizations, individuals, and students; commemorating historic events; historical and genealogical research; and social events.

Access Note:
Use of this collection is restricted to OFP members or researchers from the general public who obtain prior written permission from the donor society.  Please contact John Mealey [410.837.4266] for more information.

Custodial History:  
The collection was donated to the University of Baltimore by John Michael Phelps, OFP Governor General, on September 27, 2006.