Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church Sunday School Records, CHR.5039

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Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church Sunday School Records, CHR.5039

Abstract

Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church was founded in 1887, after a group of Manteo residents were organized by the efforts of circuit preacher Joseph G. Lennon. A half acre parcel of land was purchased for $26.50. The church, on the corner of Ananias Dare and Essex Streets, continues as an active congregation. The Sunday school records document attendance in various classes, names of pupils, teachers and administrators, and a weekly report on services and weather conditions for each Sunday.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church Sunday School Records
Call Number
CHR.5039
Creator
Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church (Manteo, N.C.)
Date
1893-1941 and undated
Extent
17.00 items
Language
English
Repository
Outer Banks History Center

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Available for research.

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Copyright is retained by the authors of these materials, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law (Title 17 US Code). Individual researchers are responsible for using these materials in conformance with copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], PC.5039, Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church Sunday School Records, Outer Banks History Center, Manteo, NC.

Collection Overview

The collection includes 14 Sunday School record books, 1 treasurer's account book (Sunday School, 1 treasurer's account book (Bright Jewel Band), and 1 teacher record book. The record books list the names of Sunday School officers, teachers, students for Men's Bible Class, Women's Bible Class and children's classes, (1893-1906) and weekly reports of attendance, who conducted services, opening hymns, number of teachers and students present and absent, scripture lessons and subject, amount of offering received, weather conditions for the day and how services were closed (1893-1941). The book dated from 1916 - 1922 reflects membership of the Bright Jewel Band.

Arrangement Note

Sunday School record books are arranged chronologically, with treasurer's account book, account book for the Bright Jewels band, and teacher's class book at end of series.

Historical Note

Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church was founded in 1887, after a group of Manteo residents were organized by the efforts of circuit preacher Joseph G. Lennon. A half acre parcel of land was purchased for $26.50.The original structure was built in 1887 and measured 32 x 50 feet at a cost of $1500.00. Additional classrooms, a choir loft and a library were added in 1907. An educational building was constructed on the church property in 1947, and the fellowship hall was dedicated in 1982.Mt. Olivet underwent a major renovation and expansion in 1983 that won the design architects Stephen and Francis the Dumont Award. The design kept the outward appearance of the building intact while enlarging sanctuary by moving interior walls. Original stained glass windows were removed and restored and incorporated into the new design.

Contents of the Collection

Collection Contents
July 1893-December 1894, July 1893-December 1894
1:1.2
January 1895-December 1897, January 1895-December 1897
1:1.3
January 1898-December 1899, January 1898-December 1899
1:1.4
January 1900-December 1900, January 1900-December 1900
1:1.5
January 1901-December 1901, January 1901-December 1901
1:1.6
January 1902-December 1902, January 1902-December 1902
1:1.7
January 1904-December 1904, January 1904-December 1904
1:1.8
January 1905-December 1905, January 1905-December 1905
2:1.9
January 1906-December 1906, January 1906-December 1906
2:1.10
1912 partial, unbound, 1912
2:1.11
December 1925-October 1926, December 1925-October 1926
2:1.12
October 1928-October 1929, October 1928-October 1929
2:1.13
October 1935-September 1936, October 1935-September 1936
2:1.14
October 1940-September 1941, October 1940-September 1941
2:1.15
Sunday School Treasurer's Account Book, 1905-1906
2:1.16
Bright Jewels Band Treasurer's Book, February 1916-September 1925
2:1.17
Teacher's Classbook Mrs. George T. Westcott, undated
2:1.18

Subject Headings

  • Methodism--North Carolina--Manteo
  • Church records and registers--North Carolina--Manteo
  • Manteo (N.C.)--History
  • Acquisitions Information

    Donated by John F. Wilson, IV

    Processing Information

  • Processed by Sarah Downing, October 2008
  • Encoded by Sarah Downing, November 2008