The Greenville Council of Church Women (GCCW) Collection (1945-1987) contains printed materials, board meeting minutes, clippings, their constitution, correspondence, a scrapbook (photocopy due to deteriorating condition of original), annual reports and a history related to their activities in Greenville, North Carolina. Some of their activities included clothing drives (1968), participation in World Day of Prayer (1955), and creating a Protestant Kindergarten at Jarvis Memorial Methodist Church (1951-1952) with the help of “Miss Murray” of East Carolina College (ECC). Also the organization participated in the promotion of hiring more African-Americans (1950-1987) by petitioning newspapers, promoting interdenominational prayer (1950-1987), and assisting UNICEF(1950-1987).
Printed materials of interest include various newspaper clippings (1949-1987), either loose or in a scrapbook, relating to many Greenville churches such as York Memorial, Chicod, Hollywood Presbyterian and various preachers including Reverend Richard Ottaway and Reverend Roy Sharrett. Other people of import mentioned include various people from ECC including Dr. Kathleen Stokes (1950-1987), Dr. George A. Douglas (1950-1987), and Dr. Robert L. Holt (1951-1968). Also mentioned are Venetia Cox and Mrs. D.H. Conley both who served as President of the Council of Church Women (1947-1951). In addition the scrapbook often mentions Dr. Andrew A. Best (1948-1972), a local African-American doctor. Loose items from the scrapbook include a photograph, correspondence (1949, 1953), and recommendations (1952) from the Christian Social Relations Committee to the Executive Board, many of which deal with improving conditions for the African-American citizens.
Also included in this collection is a rough draft (1928?) of a constitution for the Woman's Club of Greenville (North Carolina).