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Reverend Walter C. Hook Collection

Identifier: Mss.Coll.054

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the sermons of the Reverend W. C. Hook. His sermons included subjects such as spiritual matters, church matters, memorial addresses, holidays (both religious and secular), special events, and communion services. Sermons were preached in churches of both the Christian and Methodist denominations. Written on the back of each sermon are the dates and locations it was used, mostly in North Carolina and Virginia. Also included are speeches to civic groups at banquets and other special events. Ephemera such as church programs, greeting cards, newspaper clippings, and pamphlets related to some sermons are also part of the collection.


  • Creation: 1920-1970


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The nature of the Archives and Special Collections of Belk Library means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of Belk Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research of otherwise should be fully credited with the source

Biographical / Historical

Reverend Walter C. Hook was a minister in the Christian Church; he was an active minister from 1920 to 1970, preaching in both Christian and Methodist churches. He was a member of the Southern Christian Convention; in 1929, he was a delegate from the convention to the General Convention of the Christian Church’s meeting in Piqua, Ohio, at which the Christian Church voted to merge with the Congregational Church. Two years later he was a delegate to a meeting between the Christian Church and the Congregational Church, held in Seattle, Washington. It was at this meeting that the two churches merged and became the Congregational Christian Church. Reverend Hook attended Elon College and was a student in 1912.


4 Linear Feet (4 archival boxes)

Language of Materials



This is a collection of sermons of the Reverend Walter C. Hook. Reverend Hook was a minister in the Christian Church and preached to both Christian and Methodist congregations in North Carolina and Virginia. This collection has sermons he delivered between 1920 and 1970.

Physical Location

The collection is located in Belk Library Archives Satellite Shelving at Elon University. Please contact the Archivist and Special Collections Librarian for further details about the location.

Immediate Source of Acquisition


Processing Information

Processed by Randall Bowman. 2018.

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Repository Details

Part of the Belk Library Archives & Special Collections Repository

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Elon North Carolina 27244 USA