King's Daughters and Sons, Patient Circle Records

1888-1981
Manuscript Collection #443
Creator(s)
King's Daughters and Sons
Physical description
1.215 Cubic Feet, 99 items , consisting of minutes, treasurer's records, membership rolls, records of state conventions, a scrapbook, correspondence, and miscellaneous materials.
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.
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
No restrictions

Records (1888-1981) including correspondence, minutes, treasurer's records, membership rolls, records of state conventions, a scrapbook, clippings, photographs, etc.


Biographical/historical information

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.


Scope and arrangement

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.


Administrative information
Custodial History

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.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Clara Moye Shackell

Gift of Ms. Joyce Mayo

Processing information

Processed by K. Elmore, June 1982

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Copyright notice

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


Key terms
Corporate Names
King's Daughters and Sons. Patient Circle
Topical
Church charities--North Carolina--Greenville
Religious institutions--North Carolina--Greenville

Container list
Box 1 Folder a Patient Circle Records Minutes, 1888-1889
Box 1 Folder b Patient Circle Records Minutes and Membership Rolls, 1889-1897
Box 1 Folder c Patient Circle Records Minutes and Membership Rolls, 1897-1902
Box 1 Folder d Patient Circle Records Minutes, 1922-1924
Box 1 Folder e Patient Circle Records Minutes, 1928-1931
Box 1 Folder f Patient Circle Records Minutes, 1934-1937
Box 1 Folder g Patient Circle Records Minutes, 1938-1944
Box 2 Folder a Patient Circle Records Minutes, 1945-1948
Box 2 Folder b Patient Circle Records Minutes, 1948-1949
Box 2 Folder c Patient Circle Records Minutes, 1950-1952
Box 2 Folder d Patient Circle Records Minutes, 1952-1954
Box 2 Folder e Patient Circle Records Minutes, 1955-1959
Box 2 Folder f Patient Circle Records Minutes, 1960-1961
Box 2 Folder g Patient Circle Records Minutes, 1962; Budget Report, 1963
Box 2 Folder h Patient Circle Records Minutes, 1979-1981
Box 3 Folder a Patient Circle Records Membership List, 1931; Committees, 1931
Box 3 Folder b Patient Circle Records Membership Dues, 1900-1923
Box 3 Folder c Patient Circle Records Membership Rolls and Committees, 1929-1930
Box 3 Folder d Patient Circle Records Treasurer's Records, 1910-1923
Box 3 Folder e Patient Circle Records Correspondence, 1945-1979
Box 3 Folder f Patient Circle Records Miscellany, 1924-1964
Box 3 Folder g Patient Circle Records Scrapbook of State Conventions, 1927-1942
Box 4 Scrapbook of Patient Circle, 1957-1967
Box 5 Folder a Scrapbook of The Women's Club of Greenville, 1976-1977
Box 5 Folder b Scrapbook of The Women's Club of Greenville, Sept. 1977-June 1978
Box 6 Scrapbook of Patient Circle, 1980-1981