St. Andrew's By-the-Sea Episcopal Church Records, CHR.5090

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St. Andrew's By-the-Sea Episcopal Church Records, CHR.5090

Abstract

St. Andrew's By-the-Sea Episcopal Church was founded as All Saints Episcopal Church in Nags Head in 1850. The church was torn down in 1865 and reconstructed in 1916, before being moved to its current location in 1937. The St. Andrew's By-the-Sea Episcopal Church Records, 1850-1997 and undated, includes correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, vestry meeting minutes, treasurer's reports, church bulletins, and sermons.

Descriptive Summary

Title
St. Andrew's By-the-Sea Episcopal Church Records
Call Number
CHR.5090
Creator
St. Andrew's By-the-Sea Episcopal Church (Nags Head, N.C.)
Date
1850-1997 and undated
Extent
3.88 cubic feet
Language
English
Repository
Outer Banks History Center

Restrictions on Access & Use

Access Restrictions

Available for research.

Use Restrictions

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], CHR.5090, St. Andrew's By-the-Sea Episcopal Church Records, Outer Banks History Center, Manteo, N.C., U.S.A.

Collection Overview

The St. Andrew's By-the-Sea Episcopal Church Records, 1850-1997 and undated, contains materials related to St. Andrew's By-the-Sea Episcopal Church. The collection includescorrespondence from various St. Andrew's rectors, including Rev. F. B. Drane, Rev. Stan Easty, and Rev. Kenneth Whitney. Some of the correspondence from Whitney is prior to his service at St. Andrew's. The collection also holds vestry meeting minutes, treasurer's reports, church mailing lists, sermons, church bulletins, building plans, and parish meeting minutes. There is also information on other church ministries, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, the healing ministry, and church school.

Historical Note

On 18 August 1850, a soundside Episcopal chapel, All Saints, was consecrated in Nags Head, North Carolina, to cater to the growing population of merchants, planters, and businessmen who brought their families to spend the summer at the resort. The chapel was torn down in 1865 by order of Union Forces General Ambrose Burnside, in order to use the lumber for the freedmen's colony on Roanoke Island. Under the leadership of Rev. Robert B. Drane, D.D., a compensation of $700 was paid by Congress for the loss of the church. A new church was constructed and consecrated on 16 August 1916. The new church was called St. Andrew's By-the-Sea. The church was moved to its current location in 1937. Several additions to the church have been made through the years. A new sanctuary was completed and dedicated in 2003. As of 2020 the church still operates in Nags Head.

Contents of the Collection

1. Mailing Lists, 1958-1971

Mission Herald, 1958-1959
Box 2
College List, 1963
Box 2

Building Fund Mailing Lists, 1963-1971

1963-1966, 1963-1966
Box 2
1967-1971, 1967-1971
Box 2

2. Donations, 1964-1971 and undated

Building Fund Donations, 1966-1968
Box 3

EMC and Building Fund Donations, 1968-1970

1968, 1968
Box 3
1969, 1969
Box 3
1970, 1970
Box 3
Building Program Parish Hall Donors, undated
Box 3
Heat Pump Fund, undated
Box 3

Easter Offerings, 1966-1971

1966-1967, 1966-1967
Box 3
1969, 1969
Box 3
1970, 1970
Box 3
1971, 1971
Box 3
Christmas Offerings, 1964-1966
Box 3
Memorial Gifts, undated
Box 3

3. Vestry, 1957-1991 and undated

Vestry Declaration Promise, undated
Box 4

Vestry Meeting Minutes, 1957-1991

1957-1958, 1957-1958
Box 4
1960-1961, 1960-1961
Box 4
1962-1963, 1962-1963
Box 4
1964-1965, 1964-1965
Box 4
1966-1967, 1966-1967
Box 4
1971-1978, 1971-1978
Box 4
1979-1980, 1979-1980
Box 4
1981-1984, 1981-1984
Box 4
1988-1991, 1988-1991
Box 4

4. Correspondence, 1937-1997 and undated

Rev. F. B. Drane, 1937-1965

1937-1945, 1937-1945
Box 1
1946-1951, 1946-1951
Box 1
1951-1954, 1951-1954
Box 1
1955-1965, 1955-1965
Box 1

Rev. Kenneth Whitney, 1952-1966

1952-1963, 1952-1963
Box 1
1964-1966, 1964-1966
Box 1
Rev. Stan Easty Re: Louis Dill, 1970-1971
Box 1

General, 1948-1996

1948-1959, 1948-1959
Box 1
1963-1966, 1963-1966
Box 1
1966-1967, 1966-1967
Box 1
1968, 1968
Box 2
1969, 1969
Box 2
1970, 1970
Box 2
1971, 1971
Box 2
1976-1996, 1976-1996
Box 2
Mobile Chapel, 1957-1958
Box 2
Stained Glass Windows, 1965
Box 2
Church Furniture and Kneelers, undated
Box 2
Building Fund Thank-you notes, undated
Box 2
Church History Inquiries by Lou Overman, 1997
Box 2
Easter Letters, 1954-1970
Box 2
Christmas Letters, 1952-1969
Box 2
Christmas Letter and Offerings, 1970
Box 2
Every Member Canvas Letters, undated
Box 2

5. Parish Meeting Minutes, 1963-1970

6. Treasurer's Reports, 1957-1992

1957-1959, 1957-1959
Box 5
1960-1961, 1960-1961
Box 5
1962-1967, 1962-1967
Box 5
1968, 1968
Box 5
1969, 1969
Box 5
1970, 1970
Box 5
1971, 1971
Box 5
1972-1973, 1972-1973
Box 5
1974, 1974
Box 5
1975, 1978-1979, 1975, 1978-1979
Box 5
1980, 1980
Box 5
1981, 1981
Box 5
1982, 1982
Box 5
1983-1984, 1983-1984
Box 5
1989-1992, 1989-1992
Box 5

7. Services and Ministries, 1956-1982 and undated

Sermons, 1956-1957
Box 6
Bulletins, undated
Box 6

Church Bulletins, 1962-1970

1962, 1962
Box 6
1963, 1963
Box 6
1964, 1964
Box 6
1965, 1965
Box 6
1966, 1966
Box 6
1967, 1967
Box 6
1968, 1968
Box 6
1969, 1969
Box 6
1970, 1970
Box 7
Church School Attendance, undated
Box 7
Church School, 1959-1960
Box 7

Healing Ministry, 1961-1966 and undated

1961-1966, 1961-1966
Box 7
Undated, undated
Box 7
Alcoholism Services, undated
Box 7
Good Friday "The Three Hours", undated
Box 7
Altar Guild, undated
Box 7
Usher Schedule, 1965
Box 7
Tithing, undated
Box 7
American Bible Society, undated
Box 7
Parochial Reports, 1963-1982
Box 7

8. Church Improvements, 1990-1991 and undated

Heating and Air Conditioning System, undated
Box 7
Paint-Exterior, undated
Box 7
Foundation Renewal, undated
Box 7
Roof Re-shingling, undated
Box 7
Brochures and Flyers on Building Materials, undated
Box 7
Adopt-a-Pew Program, 1990
Box 7
Property Maintenance Contract, 1991
Box 7

9. Church Papers, 1850-1987 and undated

Diocese of East Carolina Convention, 1959, 1977

Wilmington, 1959
Box 8
Nags Head, 1977
Box 8
Purchase of J. H. Towe Property, 1963
Box 8
Copies of Deeds for Church Land and Buildings, undated
Box 8
Rectory Lease Agreement, 1960-1961
Box 8

Church Building Plans, 1915-1987

1915-1933, 1915-1933
Box 8
1957-1987, 1957-1987
Box 8
Church Building Survey, undated
Box 9
Church Inventory, undated
Box 9
Church Demographics and Surveys, 1977-1978
Box 9
Parish Report, 1974
Box 9
Land Survey and Appraisal, 1983
Box 9
National Register of Historic Places Nags Head Historical District, 1984
Box 9
Historic Preservation Tax Incentives, undated
Box 9
Diocese of East Carolina Constitution Canons and Rules of Order, undated
Box 9
Church Histories, undated
Box 9
Stocks, undated
Box 9
Fire Insurance, undated
Box 9
New Rector Search Rev. K. Weldon Porcher, undated
Box 9
Annual Convention Journal of the Episcopal Church, 1850, 1851, 1866
Box 9

Newspaper Clippings, undated

1 of 2, undated
Box 9
2 of 2, undated
Box 9
Brochures, undated
Box 9

10. Photographs, undated

11. Certificate of Affiliation, undated

12. Scrapbook Diocese of East Carolina Convention, 1977

Subject Headings

  • St. Andrew's By The Sea Episcopal Church (Nags Head, N.C.)
  • Church records and registers--North Carolina--Nags Head
  • Nags Head (N.C.)
  • Acquisitions Information

    Donated by Rev. Charles Gill on behalf of St. Andrew's By-the-Sea Episcopal Church in 2006.

    Processing Information

  • Processed by Kelly R. Grimm, September, 2009
  • Encoded by Kelly R. Grimm, October, 2009