First Certificate of Membership


An edition of 1,000 of blank certificates of membership, the form adopted by the Convention of 1900, was printed on vellum paper by R. B. Lockwood, New York, July 2, 1901. The first copy of the membership certificate was framed and presented by W. B. Palmer to the Fraternity library in that month. General Council Secretary Francis J. R. Mitchell sent the first copy issued to Dorr C. Casto, Ohio 1901, on August 14, 1901.