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King's Daughters and Sons, Patient Circle Records, 1888-1981

Manuscript Collection #443

Descriptive Summary Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Title: King's Daughters and Sons, Patient Circle Records
Creator: King's Daughters and Sons
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Records (1888-1981) including correspondence, minutes, treasurer's records, membership rolls, records of state conventions, a scrapbook, clippings, photographs, etc.
Extent: 1.215 Cubic feet, 99 items , consisting of minutes, treasurer's records, membership rolls, records of state conventions, a scrapbook, correspondence, and miscellaneous materials.

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Accessions Information

Apr. 29, 1982, 35 items and 19 volumes; Circle records (1888-1979), including minutes (1888-1902, 1922-1924, 1928-1954, 1960-1963), treasurers records (1910-1923), membership rolls (1920-1923), scrapbook (1957-1967), minutes & scrapbook of state chapter (1926-1940), and scattered minutes and correspondence (1968-1979).

May 5, 1982, 31 items and 1 volume; Minutes (1955-1959, 1979-1981). Gift of Mrs. Clara Moye Shackell, Greenville, N.C.

May 19, 1997 (unprocessed addition 1), 3 volumes; Scrapbooks (1976-1981). Donor: Ms. Joyce Mayo.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

King's Daughters and Sons, Patient Circle Records (#443), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mrs. Clara Moye Shackell
  • Gift of Ms. Joyce Mayo

Processing Information

  • Processed by K. Elmore, June 1982

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


Biographical / Historical Note Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

The International Order of the King's Daughters and Sons, an international, inter-racial, and inter-denominational organization with approximately 30,000 members in 1,700 circles, was founded in 1886. The Greenville circle is the Patient Circle. The Purposes of the order are to promote Christian activities and help develop spiritual lives. Many of the local circles operate camps, hospitals, homes for the aged, educational programs, and other types of charitable service committees and institutions. The circles also provide scholarships to students studying for the ministry, students in the health care field, and North American Indian students. The publication of the international order is the Silver Cross.

Description Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

The King's Daughters and Sons, Patient Circle Records consist mainly of the minutes of the Greenville circle. These minutes, recorded in volumes and in typescript form (1888-1981), pertain to the activities at monthly meetings, which usually were of a routine nature. The minute books also contain membership rolls, reports of committees (visiting, jail, hospital, etc.) and constitutions and bylaws. Annual reports presented at state conventions (1923-1978, undated) summarize the group's yearly activities and accomplishments. Of particular interest are the treasurer's records (1910-1923), which list items that the Patient Circle purchased for the poor and disabled in the Greenville area. The collection also contains volumes listing dues paid by members (1900-1923) andmembership rosters and committee assignments (1929-1930; 1931). Also in the collection are scattered correspondence (1945-1979, undated) and miscellaneous material, including a speech (undated), undated newspaper clippings, and various publications and programs (1924-1964).

Among the records are two scrapbooks. One of them (1927-1942) contains newspaper clippings, minutes, and photographs pertaining to state conventions and activities of various circles (1927-1942). Another scrapbook (1957-1967) compiled by the Patient Circle contains newspaper clippings, photographs, and printed material reflecting its activities.

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Container List Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Box 4#0443.4
Scrapbook of Patient Circle, 1957-1967.
Box 6#0443.6
Scrapbook of Patient Circle, 1980-1981

Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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