Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Help the PA DeMolay Archive

One of our summer projects at PA DeMolay is the archiving of the Cordon Magazine. What's the Cordon, you ask? The Cordon was published for several decades by DeMolay International. It was the official magazine for every member and advisor of DeMolay. Now, in an effort to preserve our history, PA DeMolay is archiving our copies and scanning them. Our goal is to make every issue of the Cordon available for download by any person researching DeMolay history.

Thankfully, some members of PA DeMolay kept their old magazines, which helped us to build up an archive. However, we are missing several back issues. If you are in possession of any of the following issues of the Cordon, we'd love to hear from you to arrange a donation to the archive.

We need the following issues:
  • 1959 - 60: Volumes 1 through 9
  • 1961: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, June, July, Aug, Sept, Dec
  • 1962: All except April
  • 1963: All
  • 1964: Mar, June, July, Aug, Sept, Nov, Dec
  • 1965: Feb, Mar, Apr, May, June
  • 1968: Feb, Apr, Aug, Sept, Nov
  • 1981: July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec
  • 1982: All
  • 1984: Fall, Summer, Winter
  • 1986: Summer, Winter
  • 1985: All

You can email me at and I'll work with you to secure the back issues.

Frat! ~ "Dad" Seth Anthony


  1. Do you have any idea of when those will be available for download? I'm a DeMolay from Brazil and I want to write about the history of or Order in my thesys. (I apologize if I wrote something wrong)

  2. I can't help with completing the archive, but I was also wondering if, once it's completed, the archive will be available online.

  3. Gabe - it is our goal to post everything online once we have it. That, however, is going to take a lot of time. I don't think you'll see it before the end of the year. Maybe early next year. We will be posting all of the Keystone Crusaders (70+ years worth) by the end of the summer.