Charles Berry Interview, 2005
In this 2005 interview, Charles Berry, a 33rd degree Scottish Rite Mason, discusses his life growing up in Cleveland in the 1930s and his involvement with the Scottish Rite Masons with whom he had been a member a the time of this interview for 48 years. Berry is a volunteer worker at the Masonic Library in Cleveland, and has acquired a wealth of knowledge of Masonic history by reading many of the books at the Library. Along the way, Mr. Berry has also met many famous Clevelanders who were members of the Scottish Rite Masons and is knowledgable of the history of the Masonic Lodge in downtown Cleveland. Mr. Berry puts together slide shows of Mason history, and makes presentations of the history of the Masons, a society of free thinkers, to Masonic lodges around Cleveland.
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History 400: Local History
Interviews conducted by students in the Local History seminar (HIS 400) at Cleveland State University Department of History, supervised by professors Mark Tebeau and Mark Souther.