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Collection Number: 05272

Collection Title: University Methodist Church Sunday School Record Books, 1879-1933

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Size 1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 20 items)
Abstract The University United Methodist Church, Chapel Hill, N.C., was known as University Methodist Church until 1968, when the Evangelical United Brethren Church merged with the Methodist Church. The Methodist Annual Conference assigned its first Methodist minister to Chapel Hill in the 1840s. In 1853, the Methodist congregation's first church building opened its doors on Rosemary Street. In 1889, as the congregation grew, a new church was built between the University of North Carolina's campus and Franklin Street. In 1926, classrooms were added for the Church's Sunday School. In 1961, they were replaced when the Education Wing of the Church was built. The collection contains Sunday school record books for the University Methodist Church, 1879-1933. Many of the record books, particulary the earlier ones, have detailed information, including a register with names of members and teachers; a roll of officers, teachers, and students who attended each Sunday; and a record of church services for each Sunday that may include who conducted the service, collection information, weather, subject of lesson, and a tally of Sunday school participants in attendance. A few of the record books are less detailed and provide mostly administrative information, such as reports of the secretary and treasurer, minutes, and notes.
Creator University Methodist Church (Chapel Hill, N.C.)
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the University Methodist Church #5272, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Doug Eyre of Chapel Hill, N.C., in April 2006 (Acc. 100383).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The University United Methodist Church, Chapel Hill, N.C., was known as University Methodist Church until 1968, when the Evangelical United Brethren Church merged with the Methodist Church. The Methodist Annual Conference assigned its first Methodist minister to Chapel Hill in the 1840s. In 1853, the Methodist congregation's first church building opened its doors on Rosemary Street. In 1889, as the congregation grew, a new church was built between the University of North Carolina's campus and Franklin Street. In 1926, classrooms were added for the Church's Sunday School. In 1961, they were replaced when the Education Wing of the Church was built.

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The collection contains Sunday school record books for the University Methodist Church (predecessor of the University United Methodist Church in Chapel Hill, N.C., 1879-1933. Many of the record books, particulary the earlier ones, have detailed information, including a register with names of members and teachers; a roll of officers, teachers, and students who attended each Sunday; and a record of church services for each Sunday that may include who conducted the service, collection information, weather, subject of lesson, and a tally of Sunday school participants in attendance. A few of the record books are less detailed and provide mostly administrative information, such as reports of the secretary and treasurer, minutes, and notes.

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Contents list

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20 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Sunday school record books for the University Methodist Church, Chapel Hill, N.C., 1879-1933. Some of the record books provide different versions of names for the church and Sunday school. In the 1880s and in a 1919 record book, Methodist Episcopal Sunday School was used. In the 1890s, Methodist Episcopal Church South was used. A record book, 1916-1926, refers to Chapel Hill Methodist. Many of the record books are pre-printed and in the same format. A few of the record books include enclosures that are stories or notes. A 1904 record book includes untitled sheet music, a "Bulletin of Important Facts Concerning Trinity College", Durham, N.C.; and a Coca-Cola advertisement.

Folder 1

Sunday School Record Book, 1879 #05272, Series: "Sunday School Record Books, 1879-1933." Folder 1

Folder 2

Sunday School Record Book, 1880 #05272, Series: "Sunday School Record Books, 1879-1933." Folder 2

Folder 3

Sunday School Record Book, 1881-1882 #05272, Series: "Sunday School Record Books, 1879-1933." Folder 3

Folder 4

Sunday School Record Book, 1883-1884 #05272, Series: "Sunday School Record Books, 1879-1933." Folder 4

Folder 5

Sunday School Record Book, 1886-1887 #05272, Series: "Sunday School Record Books, 1879-1933." Folder 5

Folder 6

Sunday School Record Book, 1889-1890 #05272, Series: "Sunday School Record Books, 1879-1933." Folder 6

Folder 7

Sunday School Record Book, 1892 #05272, Series: "Sunday School Record Books, 1879-1933." Folder 7

Folder 8

Sunday School Record Book, 1893-1894 #05272, Series: "Sunday School Record Books, 1879-1933." Folder 8

Folder 9

Sunday School Record Book, 1895-1896 #05272, Series: "Sunday School Record Books, 1879-1933." Folder 9

Folder 10

Sunday School Record Book, 1897-1898 #05272, Series: "Sunday School Record Books, 1879-1933." Folder 10

Folder 11

Sunday School Record Book, 1899-1900 #05272, Series: "Sunday School Record Books, 1879-1933." Folder 11

Folder 12

Sunday School Record Book, 1901-1902 #05272, Series: "Sunday School Record Books, 1879-1933." Folder 12

Folder 13

Sunday School Record Book, 1904 #05272, Series: "Sunday School Record Books, 1879-1933." Folder 13

Folder 14

Sunday School Record Book, 1905 #05272, Series: "Sunday School Record Books, 1879-1933." Folder 14

Folder 15

Sunday School Record Book, 1914-1915 #05272, Series: "Sunday School Record Books, 1879-1933." Folder 15

Folder 16

Sunday School Record Book, 1915-1918 #05272, Series: "Sunday School Record Books, 1879-1933." Folder 16

Folder 17

Sunday School Record Book, 1916-1926 #05272, Series: "Sunday School Record Books, 1879-1933." Folder 17

Folder 18

Sunday School Record Book, 1919 #05272, Series: "Sunday School Record Books, 1879-1933." Folder 18

Folder 19

Sunday School Record Book, 1924 #05272, Series: "Sunday School Record Books, 1879-1933." Folder 19

Folder 20

Sunday School Record Book, 1932-1933 #05272, Series: "Sunday School Record Books, 1879-1933." Folder 20

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Processing Information

Processed by: Nathalie Wheaton, June 2006

Encoded by: Nathalie Wheaton, June 2006

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