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Guide to the Carl H. King Papers, 1918-1973 and undated

Abstract

Methodist minister from Salisbury (Rowan Co.), N.C., King was executive secretary of the Methodist Board of Education of the Western North Carolina Conference, 1934-1967. His wife, Mary Eskridge King, was active in affairs of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and president of the Women's Society of Christian Service of the Western North Carolina Conference, 1960-1964.

The papers of Carl Howie King and of Mary Eskridge King span the dates 1918-1973, and document aspects of Methodism and politics and social movements in North Carolina during the later 20th century. Types of materials chiefly consist of correspondence, meeting and conference files, and biographical material on Carl and Mary King. Mary King's papers form the majority of the collection and document her extensive involvement in the Methodist Church and its organizations; topics of interest include Christian education, political conservatism and the John Birch Society, the Civil Rights movement, prayer in schools, the Vietnam War, student unrest, and communism. Carl King's papers include correspondence, writings, and notes from his student days at Trinity College, now Duke University, and Yale University.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
King, Carl Howie, 1898-1967.
Title
Carl H. King papers, 1918-1973 and undated
Language of Material
English
Extent
14.5 Linear Feet, Approximately 10,000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The papers of Carl Howie King and of Mary Eskridge King span the dates 1918-1973 and document aspects of Methodism and politics and social movements in North Carolina during the later part of the 20th century. C. H. King was executive secretary of the Methodist Board of Education of the Western North Carolina Conference, 1934-1967. His papers, housed in the Carl King Papers and Writings Series, consist principally of letters from people to whom he had sent copies of his pamphlet, "Historical Highlights of the Educational Ministry." Also present are materials from his student days at Trinity College (now Duke University), Durham, N.C., and Yale. Mary Eskridge King was active in affairs of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and president of the Women’s Society of Christian Service of the Western North Carolina Conference, 1960-1964. Her papers, in the Mary Eskridge King Series which forms the majority of the collection, concern her activities in Methodist affairs on the local, regional, and national level, as president of the Women’s Society of Christian Service, and her service on various other church boards and special committees. Topics of interest in her papers include Methodism and public affairs, including political conservatism and the John Birch Society, the Civil Rights movement, prayer in schools, the Vietnam War, student unrest, and communism.

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Contents of the Collection

Papers, 1918-1968; Biographical Information
Box 1
Correspondence, 1929-1967, Printed Material
Box 27
Writings, 1924-1929 (Student Notes)
Box 28
Writings, 1929, Miscellaneous
Box 29
Methodism and Higher Education in North Carolina, 1957-1972
Box 2
Women's Society of Christian Service: 1954-1965
Box 2
Women's Society of Christian Service: 1965-1968
Box 3
Women's Society of Christian Service: 1969-1970
Box 4
Women's Society of Christian Service: 1971-1972 Oct.
Box 5
Women's Society of Christian Service: 1972 Dec. and n.d.
Box 6
North Carolina Council of Churches, 1968-1969
Box 6
Methodism, Board of Hospitals, 1963-1974
Box 6
Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization, 1970-1972
Box 6
Methodism and Public Affairs, 1952-1961
Box 6
Methodism and Public Affairs, 1961-1971
Box 7
Western North Carolina Conference and the Southeast Jurisdictional Conference, 1963-1969 June
Box 7
Western North Carolina Conference and the Southeast Jurisdictional Conference, 1969-1973
Box 8
Western North Carolina Conference and the Southeast Jurisdictional Conference, 1963-1972
Box 9
Ecumenicalism, National Council of Churches, and World Council of Churches, 1952-1967
Box 9
Ecumenicalism, National Council of Churches, and World Council of Churches, 1952-1967
Box 10
National and World Councils of Churches, 1969 Nov.-1972
Box 11
United Methodist Church, Board of Missions: 1962-1964
Box 11
United Methodist Church, Board of Missions: 1965-1968 Mar.
Box 12
United Methodist Church, Board of Missions: 1968 Apr.-1969
Box 13
United Methodist Church, Board of Missions: 1970-1971
Box 14
United Methodist Church, Board of Missions: 1971-1972 and n.d.
Box 15
United Methodist Church: General Conferences: 1960-1964
Box 16
United Methodist Church: General Conferences: 1964-1972
Box 17
United Methodist Church: General Conferences: 1972
Box 18
United Methodist Church: General Conferences: 1972 and n.d.
Box 19
United Methodist Church and Human Rights and Social Concerns: 1957-1966
Box 19
United Methodist Church and Human Rights and Social Concerns: 1967-1969
Box 20
United Methodist Church and Human Rights and Social Concerns: 1969-1969
Box 21
United Methodist Church and Human Rights and Social Concerns: 1969-1970
Box 22
United Methodist Church and Human Rights and Social Concerns: 1970-1973
Box 23
United Methodist Church and Human Rights and Social Concerns: Undated
Box 24
United Methodist Church, First Methodist Church, Charlotte, NC, 1968-1972
Box 24
United Methodist Development Fund, 1972
Box 25
United Methodist Church, Miscellaneous, 1969-1971
Box 25
United Methodist Church, National Convocation of Methodist Youth, 1959
Box 25
United Methodist Church, Conference Schools of Christian Missions, 1969-1970
Box 25
Regional Schools Committee, 1970 Aug. 28-1972 June
Box 25
Biblical Studies, Program Planning, and related
Box 25
Miscellaneous, 1941-1965
Box 25
Biblical Studies, Program Planning, and Miscellaneous, 1965-1973
Box 26
Obituaries, Bibliography
Box 26

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Carl H. King Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Carl H. King Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1973.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff, February 1973

Encoded by Robert Carlson, April 2009

Accession from 1973 is described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.