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Guide to the Archives

Episcopal Church Women of the Diocese of North Carolina

This Guide to the Archives, along with the Finding Aid & Collection List, provides a brief overview of the scope and content of the ECW collection. Visits to the archives are by appointment only. Appointments can be scheduled by contacting Lynn Hoke at archives^ecw-nc#org or (919) 834-7474 (Diocesan House.)

Processed by Lynn Hoke, 2007

The Archives of the Episcopal Church Women
c/o Lynn Hoke, Archivist/Historian
Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina
200 West Morgan Street, Suite 300
Raleigh, NC 27601

E-mail: archives^ecw-nc#org

Access: Collection is open by appointment.

Creators: Bishops of the Diocese of North Carolina (1932-1999), Executive Officers of the Women's Auxiliary to the Board of Missions (1882-1959) and the Episcopal Church Women (1959-Present) of the Diocese of North Carolina.

Title: Archives of the Episcopal Church Women of the Diocese of North Carolina

Dates: 1882 - present

Extent: 32 linear feet; approximately 60 manuscript boxes

Abstract: The collection contains annual reports, yearbooks, handbooks, correspondence, meeting minutes, financial records, photographs, promotional resources, conference materials, scholarship and grant applications, historical sketches, newsletters, pamphlets, books, memorabilia, audio and video recordings. Sources include diocesan and branch officers, Bishops, Provincial and National officers and groups, and conference leaders.

Historical Note: In 1872 the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society of the Protestant Episcopal Church announced the formation of a Woman's Society and Auxiliary to the Board of Missions. Ten years later The Woman's Auxiliary of the Diocese of North Carolina to the Board to Missions held its organizational meeting in conjunction with the 1882 Diocesan Convention in Tarborough. Bishop Theodore Lyman appointed Jane Renwick Wilkes the first Diocesan Executive Secretary. The Auxiliary grew steadily from its inception, following Bishop Lyman's charge "to do mission work in foreign and domestic fields, by means of money and goods." Between 1904 and 1952 the Colored Convocation Women's Auxiliary held separate branch meetings, but made financial contributions and regular reports to the common Annual Meeting. The national organization changed the name to Episcopal Churchwomen in 1958, then again to Episcopal Church Women in 1988.

Preferred Citation: The credit line for all materials reproduced with permission should read, "Courtesy, the Archives of the Episcopal Church Women of the Diocese of North Carolina"

Arrangement and Record Group List:

1. RECORD GROUP - BISHOPS

Edwin Anderson Penick Bishops - Boxes 1 - 3
Richard Henry Baker Bishops - Box 4
Thomas Augustus Fraser Bishops - Box 4, 5 & 6
W. Moultrie Moore Bishops - Box 6
Robert Whittridge Estill Bishops - Box 7
Robert Carroll Johnson, Jr. Bishops - Box 8


2. RECORD GROUP - PRESIDENTS

Margaret Motsinger Presidents - Box 1 - 5
Jackson . . . Darst [various] Presidents - Box 6
Scott Evans Presidents - Boxes 7 - 10
Shara Partin Presidents - Box 11 - 14
Gail Fennimore Presidents - Box 14
Sylvia Nash Presidents - Box 15 & 16


3. RECORD GROUP - EXECUTIVE BOARD

Administration
Executive Board - Box 1 & 2
Program
Executive Board - Box 2
CPC Director
Executive Board - Box 3
UTO Treasurer
Executive Board - Box 4,5 & 6
Treasurer
Executive Board - Box 6 - 15


4. RECORD GROUP - MEETINGS

District
Meetings - Box 1
Annual
Meetings - Box 2 - 7
Triennial [National]
Meetings - Box 8 - 10


5. RECORD GROUP - PUBLICATIONS

Reports
Publications - Box 1 - 3 & Bookshelf
Yearbooks
Publications - Box 4 & Bookshelf
Periodicals
Publications - Box 5 - 8
Pamphlets
Publications - Box 8 - 10
Books
Publications - Bookshelf


6. RECORD GROUP - AUDIO/VISUAL

Videotapes
Bookshelf
Audiotapes
Bookshelf


BISHOPS OF THE DIOCESE OF NORTH CAROLINA

John Stark Ravenscroft
Bishop 1823-1830
 
Levi Silliman Ives
Bishop 1831-1853
 
Thomas Atkinson
Bishop 1853-1881
 
*Theodore Benedict Lyman
Bishop 1881-1893
Bishop Coadjutor 1873-1881
Joseph Blount Cheshire, Jr.
Bishop 1893-1932
Bishop Coadjutor 1893
Henry B. Delaney
  Bishop Suffragan 1918-1928
Edwin Anderson Penick
Bishop 1932-1959
Bishop Coadjutor 1922-1932
Richard Henry Baker
Bishop 1959-1965
Bishop Coadjutor 1950-1959
Thomas Augustus Fraser
Bishop 1965-1983
Bishop Coadjutor 1960-1965
William Moultrie Moore
  Bishop Suffragan 1967-1975
Robert Whittridge Estill
Bishop 1983-1994
Bishop Coadjutor 1980-1983
Frank Harris Vest, Jr.
  Bishop Suffragan 1985-1989
Huntington Williams, Jr.
  Bishop Suffragan 1990-1996
Robert Carroll Johnson, Jr.
Bishop 1994-2000
 
James Gary Gloster
  Bishop Suffragan 1996-2007
Michael Bruce Curry
Bishop 2000-
 
Alfred Clark "Chip" Marble Jr.
  Assisting Bishop 2004-
William Otis Gregg
  Bishop Assistant 2007-


EXECUTIVE OFFICERS OF THE WOMAN'S AUXILIARY & EPISCOPAL CHURCH WOMEN


Woman's Auxiliary to the Board of Missions - Appointed Executive Secretaries & Presidents

Jane Renwick Wilkes (Mrs. John)
St. Peter's, Charlotte
1882-1895
Miss Mary E. Horner
St. Stephen's, Oxford
1895-1904
Margaret C. D. Burgwyn (Mrs. W. H. S.)
Grace, Weldon
1905
Jane Renwick Wilkes, Permanent President
  1905-1912
Miss Katherine Drane Cheshire
Calvary, Tarborough
1905-1912 & 1913-1918
Mary McBee Hoke (Mrs. William Alexander)
Raleigh
1918-1920
Mrs. W. L. Wall
St. Matthew's, Hillsborough
1920-1921


*The Woman's Auxiliary in the Diocese of North Carolina began under Bishop Lyman's direction in 1882.

Woman's Auxiliary to the Board of Missions - Negro District - Chairmen & Presidents

Mrs. W. J. Delaney
St. Augustine's School, Raleigh
1912
Mrs. Henry B. Delaney
St. Augustine's School, Raleigh
1923-1927
Mrs. M. M. Weston
Tarboro
1928-1933
Essie Lee Edwards (Mrs. F. H. U.)
St. Cyprian's, Oxford
1935-1936
Helena Harris
St. Anna's, Littleton
1937-1940
Esther B. Fountain
St. Stephen's, Winston-Salem
1941-1942
Constance S. Young
St. Titus, Durham
1943-1945
Mrs. J. W. Black
Holy Hope, Rocky Mount
1946
Mrs. James T. Taylor
N.C. College, Durham
1950-1952


Woman's Auxiliary to the Board of Missions - Presidents

Fannie Yarborough Bickett (Mrs. Thomas W.)
Good Shepherd, Raleigh
1921-24
Louisa A. S. Way (Mrs. Warren W.)
St. Mary's School, Raleigh
1924-27
Alice Winston Spruill (Mrs. Frank S.)
Good Shepherd, Rocky Mount
1927-1930
Miss Rena Hoyt Clark
Calvary, Tarboro
1930-33
Miss Emma Joy Hall
St. Peter's Charlotte
1933-1936
Anna Clark Gordon (Mrs. W. J.)
St. Luke's, Spray
1936-1939
Caro Adams Holmes (Mrs. Wilmont S.)
Greensboro
1939-1942
Margaret G. Holmes (Mrs. Urban T., Jr.)
Chapel of the Cross, Chapel Hill
1942-43
Leah Graves Peoples (Mrs. E.G.)
St. Stephen's, Oxford
1943-1946
Marion Alston Bourne (Mrs. Henry C.)
Calvary, Tarboro 1946-1949
Mabel S. Lucas (Mrs. Edwin F.)
Holy Trinity, Greensboro
1949-1952
Margaret G. Holmes (Mrs. Urban T., Jr.)
Chapel of the Cross, Chapel Hill
1952-1955
Elizabeth M. Evans (Mrs. Leslie B.) Good Shepherd, Raleigh
1955-1958


Episcopal Church Women - Presidents

Catherine M. Thomas (Mrs. T. P.)
St. Timothy's, Wilson
1958-1961
Eleanor Godfrey (Mrs. James) Chapel of the Cross, Chapel Hill
1961-1964
Vertie May Jackson (Mrs. W. H. R.)
Good Shepherd, Raleigh
1964-1967
Margaret Kings Motsinger (Mrs. M. Eugene, Jr.)
Galloway Memorial, Elkin
1967-1970
June Bourne Long (Mrs. W. J., Jr.)
All Saints, Roanoke Rapids
1970-1973
Rose Flannagan (Mrs. Eric G., Jr.)
Holy Innocents, Henderson 1973-1976
Scott Tyree Evans (Mrs. J. Haywood)
St. Stephen's, Durham
1976-1979
Mary Varden Harris (Mrs. Tyndall P.)
Chapel of the Cross, Chapel Hill
1979-1981
Maydwelle Mason Coleman (Mrs. Harris G.)
St. Michael's, Raleigh
1982-1985
June Gregson Gregory (Mrs. John T.)
Holy Trinity, Greensboro
1985-1988
Mittie Crumpler Landi (Mrs. John N.)
Holy Comforter, Burlington 1988-1991
Carolyn Osborne Darst (Mrs. Robert)
Holy Trinity, Greensboro
1991-1994
Shara Rousselle Partin (Mrs. W. Kimball)
Holy Family, Chapel Hill
1994-1997
Gail Herndon Fennimore (Mrs. Thomas) Holy Comforter, Charlotte
1997-2000
Sylvia Crumpler Nash (Mrs. Brent D.) Calvary Church, Tarboro 2000-2003
Lisa Huggins Towle (Mrs. Karl S.)
Good Shepherd, Raleigh
2003-

To learn more about the history and archives of the ECW of the Diocese of North Carolina, click here.

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