Supreme Council Library Receives Generous Book Bequest

January 28, 2015
529 pieces bequeathed to Supreme Council Library by Dr. Claude H. Harris, Jr., 33°

Our staff recently completed the first stage of cataloging a generous bequest of 529 pieces we acquired from the estate of Dr. Claude H. Harris, Jr., 33°. Among the collection are some 489 Masonic works—301 books, 186 periodicals, one facsimile, and one manuscript.

The next steps in the cataloging process include protecting and preserving damaged books in the collection and determining where most appropriately to place these materials in our library. For now, the entire collection resides the second floor of our main stacks.

Ill. Harris served as Past Master of Alexandria-Washington Lodge No. 22, A.F.&A.M., and was a dual member of the Scottish Rite Valleys of Alexandria, Va. and Taipei, Taiwan.

Thanks to the generosity of members like Ill. Harris, our Masonic library continues to grow. If you are interested in donating materials, please visit for contact information.