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Henry W. Coil Library and Museum of Freemasonry Research Collections

About this Collection

Founded in 1996 with a generous contribution from Henry Wilson Coil, Jr., The Henry Wilson Coil Library & Museum of Freemasonry is named after noted Masonic author Henry Wilson Coil, Sr., the author of eight books on Freemasonry including Coil’s Masonic Encyclopedia (1961).

The research collections of the library and museum include books, periodicals, printed materials, photographs, objects, artwork, ephemera, and manuscript material related to the founding of the Grand Lodge of California in 1850, the history and development of Masonic lodges in California, and the general history of Freemasonry and other fraternal orders in California and the United States.
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