Carol Leigh Humphries Papers, 1952-1992, undated

(Manuscript Collection #344)

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Series 1 :
Correspondence, 1966-1992, undated
1
Letters sent by Carol Leigh Humphries, 1966-1992
  • Box 1
    • Folder a
      • Friends (23 February 1966) discusses English speaking services at the church in Jos, the conversion of several Nigerian individuals and the opportunity to witness to them. 1 item. 1 p.   (item #1)
      • Mrs. H.H. Welch / Mt. Harmony Church (19 November 1969) discusses the number of conversions, the camps she visited, and the power of prayer she has witnessed. 1 item. 1 p.   (item #2)
      • Friends (18 November 1972) discusses the library she shares with people nearby and seeing God at work in the lives of the mental patients in the local hospital. She is joyful. 1 item. 1 p.   (item #3)
      • Friends (18 May 1973) discusses her activities for Christmas 1972, and gives an update on the individuals she asked for prayer for previously. 1 item. 1 p.   (item #4)
      • Friends (13 May 1975) discusses her reason for extending her missionary work because of the challenge and responsibility she feels, visiting mentally ill patients in the hospital, a new cooking class, efforts to purchase a car for the Mission, and an update on her library efforts. 1 item. 1 p.   (item #5)
      • Mrs. H.H. Welch / Mt. Harmony Baptist Church, (November 1976) discusses the many reasons she rejoices in the Lord after hearing many peoples' testimonies, witnessing more conversions, and her excitement for seeing old friends. 1 item. 1 p.   (item #6)
      • Dr. Donald R. Lennon (November 1977) discusses the dry season in Nigeria, the Lydia Auxiliary Camp, scarcity of items in food stores, and the prospects of starting new churches. 1 item. 1 p.   (item #7)
      • Friends (November 1979) discusses the 3 Baptist Conferences she attended, her position of General Director responsible for all literature to the Hausa, and the activities of the 60th anniversary of the Woman's Missionary Union (WMU) of Nigeria. 1 item. 1 p.   (item #8)
      • Friends (25 April 25) discusses her, happiness in Nigeria, the growth of new conferences and working closely with the directors, working weekly with an Army Women's Christian Fellowship Group, and her plans to attend the Baptist World Alliance meeting in Toronto, Canada. 1 item. 1 p.   (item #9)
      • Mr. and Mrs. Bowles and family (27 June 1981) discusses the Missionaries' Prayer Retreat, three annual conferences, films used as missionary tools, her encouragement at the number of female leaders in the mission, and asks for further prayer. 1 item. 1 p.   (item #10)
      • Mr. Donald R. Lennon / East Carolina University Manuscript Collection (27 June 1981) discusses the Missionaries' Prayer Retreat, three annual conferences, films used as missionary tools, her encouragement at the number of female leaders in the mission, and asks for further prayer. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #11)
      • Mr. and Mrs. H.H. Welch and Church (27 June 1981) discusses the Missionaries' Prayer Retreat, three annual conferences, films used as missionary tools, her encouragement at the number of female leaders in the mission, and asks for further prayer. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #12)
      • Dr. Donald R. Lennon (July 1982) discusses her activities for Christmas 1981, their prayer retreat, her 30th anniversary of serving in Nigeria, and asks for prayer requests. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #13)
      • Mr. Donald R. Lennon (May 1983) asks for continuing prayer requests and asks for more prayer requests. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #14)
      • Mt. Harmony Baptist Church (11 May 1984) thanks the church members for their many letters, hospital visitations, the Nigeria-Alabama Partnership in Mission Crusade, seven baptisms at her church, and mentions her approaching retirement in December 1985 and her desire to find a replacement. 1 item. 1 p.   (item #15)
      • Mrs. Hulon Welch (19 June 1985) discusses her work with a Nigerian woman to train her for the W.M.U., and asks for prayer. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #16)
2
Letters not written by Carol Leigh Humphries, 1992
  • Box 1
    • Folder a
      • Aduke Akinola to Mrs. T.A. Bowles (13 February 1992) discusses the news of the death of Mrs. Carol Leigh Humphries, offers condolences, and states that she will always be remembered by the Baptist Women's Missionary Union of Nigeria. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #17)
3
Prayer Cards, undated
  • Box 1
    • Folder a
      • Prayer Card from Mrs. Humphries in Kaduna (undated) asking for prayer and listing Bible verses. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #18)
      • Prayer Card from Mrs. Humphries in Kaduna (undated) to Mrs. Nina Welch in Rougemont, NC. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #19)
4
Genealogical sketches, undated
  • Box 1
    • Folder a
      • Outline of the genealogy of the Humphries family illustrating that earlier generations were missionaries to China. 1 item. 2 p.  (item #20)
Series 2 :
Printed Material, 1952-1992
1
Newspaper Clippings, 1966-1992
  • Box 1
    • Folder b
      • News Article from The Courier Times (23 June 1966) celebrating Mrs. Humphries' visit home after 14 years of missionary service, mentions the purpose of the missionary work, and some of the problems missionaries face during their missions. 1 item. 2 p.  (item #1)
      • News Article from Dallas, TX (1971) that mentions Mrs. Humphries' future visit to Dallas and her speaking engagements that are open to the public. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #2)
      • News Article from Irving Daily News, Irving, TX (15 January 1971) mentions Humphries' speaking engagements during her visit to Texas. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #3)
      • News Article from The Courier Times (30 May 1974) advertises Humphries' speaking engagement and slide presentation at Bethel Hill Baptist Church about her work in Nigeria. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #4)
      • News Article from The Courier Times (2 June 1977) advertises "Carol Leigh Humphries Sunday" to recognize Mrs. Humphries' efforts in Nigeria. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #5)
      • News Article (December 1979) recognizing Mrs. Humphries as Missionary of the Week and briefly discusses her missionary efforts in Nigeria. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #6)
      • News Article from The Courier Times (14 December 1991) discusses that Mrs. Humphries was names Emeritus Missionary of the Beulah Baptist Association. 1 item. 2 p.  (item #7)
      • Humphries' Obituary from The Courier Times (19 February 1992) discussing the death of Mrs. Humphries by cancer. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #8)
      • Obituary (February 1992) titled, "Nigerian Missionary dies in Roxboro." 1 item. 1 p.  (item #9)
      • News Article from Biblical Recorder (23 May 1992) recognizes the efforts of Mrs. Humphries during her life and missionary effort in Nigeria. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #10)
      • News Article from The Herald-Sun (13 February 1992) lists the obituary of Mrs. Humphries. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #11)
2
Miscellaneous Printed Documents, 1952, 1967
  • Box 1
    • Folder c
      • Testimonial Banquet Program for banquet (17 January 1952) recognizing Miss Humphries as a newly appointed missionary to Nigeria. This is the proof for the printer. 1 item. 2 pages.  (item #1)
      • Exert from a Church Newsletter of North Dallas Baptist Church, Volume 5, Number 8 (18 February 1967) advertising Carol Leigh Humphries Day, 26 February 1967. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #2)

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