Amendments to By-Laws, 1944
Monthly Report of the Financial Secretary, 28 October 1917
Note the larger payments to catch up on months missed.
Note the beautiful script used in this register.
Dues Roster – note funds collected for the support of Sacco and Vanzetti at the bottom.
The Atlantic describes events this way:
In 1921, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, both Italian-Americans, were convicted of robbery and murder. Although the arguments brought against them were mostly disproven in court, the fact that the two men were known radicals (and that their trial took place during the height of the Red Scare) prejudiced the judge and jury against them. A series of appeals followed, funded largely by the private Sacco and Vanzetti Defense Committee [to which we believe the Umberto Lodge contributed from these records]. On April 9, 1927, Sacco and Vanzetti's final appeal was rejected, and the two were sentenced to death and executed by electric chair on 23 August 1927.
Certificate of Merit
Croce Rossa Italiana [Red Cross in Italy], 1920
Typed notices of news and events of interest to members of the lodge, in English and Italian.