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

Manuscript Collection #443

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: King's Daughters and Sons, Patient Circle Records
    Creator: King's Daughters and Sons
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: 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.
  • Description
     

    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.

  • Biographical / Historical Note
     

    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.

  • Administrative Information
     
    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.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mrs. Clara Moye Shackell
    Gift of 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.

    Processing Information

    Processed by K. Elmore, June 1982

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

Container List

  • Minutes, 1888-1902, 1922-1924, 1928-1931, 1934-1937, 1938-1944
     
    Patient Circle Records Minutes, 1888-1889
    Patient Circle Records Minutes and Membership Rolls, 1889-1897
    Patient Circle Records Minutes and Membership Rolls, 1897-1902
    Patient Circle Records Minutes, 1922-1924
    Patient Circle Records Minutes, 1928-1931
    Patient Circle Records Minutes, 1934-1937
    Patient Circle Records Minutes, 1938-1944
  • Patient circle records membership list; correspondence; miscellany; scrapbook
     
    Patient Circle Records Membership List, 1931; Committees, 1931
    Patient Circle Records Membership Dues, 1900-1923
    Patient Circle Records Membership Rolls and Committees, 1929-1930
    Patient Circle Records Treasurer's Records, 1910-1923
    Patient Circle Records Correspondence, 1945-1979, undated
    Patient Circle Records Miscellany, 1924-1964
    Patient Circle Records Scrapbook of State Conventions, 1927-1942
Scrapbook of Patient Circle, 1957-1967.
Scrapbook of Patient Circle, 1980-1981

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Container List

  • Minutes, 1888-1902, 1922-1924, 1928-1931, 1934-1937, 1938-1944
     
    Patient Circle Records Minutes, 1888-1889
    Patient Circle Records Minutes and Membership Rolls, 1889-1897
    Patient Circle Records Minutes and Membership Rolls, 1897-1902
    Patient Circle Records Minutes, 1922-1924
    Patient Circle Records Minutes, 1928-1931
    Patient Circle Records Minutes, 1934-1937
    Patient Circle Records Minutes, 1938-1944
  • Patient circle records membership list; correspondence; miscellany; scrapbook
     
    Patient Circle Records Membership List, 1931; Committees, 1931
    Patient Circle Records Membership Dues, 1900-1923
    Patient Circle Records Membership Rolls and Committees, 1929-1930
    Patient Circle Records Treasurer's Records, 1910-1923
    Patient Circle Records Correspondence, 1945-1979, undated
    Patient Circle Records Miscellany, 1924-1964
    Patient Circle Records Scrapbook of State Conventions, 1927-1942
Scrapbook of Patient Circle, 1957-1967.
Scrapbook of Patient Circle, 1980-1981


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