Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Epworth League secretary's book

Abstract

The Epworth League secretary's book (dated 1910-1911; 0.04 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises one secretary's book that documents the religious activities and work of a local chapter of the Epworth League in the 1910s.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Epworth League secretary's book
Date
1910-1911 (inclusive)
Extent
0.04 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Christian youth -- Religious life
Religion
Religious education
Temperance.
Women and religion.
Women in the Methodist Church
Youth -- Societies and clubs.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format. The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters has been processed into discrete collections based on provenance.
Finding Aid Author
Sarah Coblentz
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0216: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Epworth League secretary's book, 1910-1911, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The Epworth League is a Methodist young adult association that was founded in 1889 at Cleveland Central Methodist Church. The main purpose of the organization was to promote intelligent piety among the young people of the Church. By 1899, the League had over 1.75 million members in 19,500 chapters across the globe. The League divided their social service into six departments: Spiritual Life, Social Work, Literary Work, Correspondence, Mercy and Help, and Finance. In the 1930s, the organization's name changed to the Methodist Youth Fellowship, and in 1994 became the United Methodist Youth Fellowship.
American Letters collector Wade Hall (1934-2015) was a native of Union Springs, Alabama. Starting in 1962, he lived in Louisville, where he taught English and chaired the English and Humanities/Arts programs at Kentucky Southern College and Bellarmine University. He also taught at the University of Illinois and the University of Florida. He held degrees from Troy State University (B.S.), the University of Alabama (M.A.), and the University of Illinois (Ph.D.). He served for two years in the U.S. Army in the mid-fifties. Dr. Hall was the author of books, monographs, articles, plays, and reviews relating to Kentucky, Alabama, and Southern history and literature. His most recent books include A Visit with Harlan Hubbard; High Upon a Hill: A History of Bellarmine College; A Song in Native Pastures: Randy Atcher's Life in Country Music; and Waters of Life from Conecuh Ridge.
Source: Case Western Reserve University. (2018). Epworth League. Retrieved from https://case.edu/ech/articles/e/epworth-league
Scope and Content
The Epworth League secretary's book collection (dated 1910-1911; 0.043 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises one secretary's book that documents the religious activities and work of a local chapter of the Epworth League in the 1910s. The secretary for this local chapter is Nellie Taylor. The book lists active and associate members, roll of chapter officers, monthly reports from the officers and departments of the organization, attendance numbers for events and meetings, and meeting minutes. Additionally, there are a few papers from Epworth League on officer elections, duties of the secretary, and devotional topics.
The Epworth League secretary's book is part of the Wade Hall Collection of American letters, which includes correspondence and diaries from all over North America covering the time period of the Civil to Korean Wars. The materials were collected by Wade Hall and document everyday men and women.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Epworth League secretary's book, 1910-1911

  • Box 263, folder 8
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