O’Kelly Chapel Contents Collection
Scope and Contents
This collection consists mostly of ledgers for the chapel’s Sunday School classes. Thirteen ledgers range in dates from 1891 to 1941; most have information such as attendance numbers, class member lists, class officers, tithes collected, and remarks. There is also a report of attendance and tithes that appears to have been cut out of a ledger book; this collection is titled “Report from Oct 7 1951 to June 6 1952 was left cash on hand $22.04.” Other contents include an undated note book with a list of church members, addresses, and telephone numbers; a printed card titled “Member’s Application to the Southern Convention of Congregational Christian Churches, Inc., Group Insurance Plan”; and a list entitled “For Pastor’s Salary” with names of church members and amounts given.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Biographical / Historical
The box in which this collection was originally housed had this note on the lid: “On October 24, 1958, Dr. Scott, Mrs. Scott, Mrs. W.W. Sellers, Mr. Basnight, W.T. Scott, Jr, and Mrs. Oma U. Johnson visited the O’Kelly Chapel to inspect the building. The material in this box was scattered about in the building. Dr. Scott gathered it up and asked Mrs. Johnson to store it away safely until it was determined whether it had any value.” At the time, Mrs. Johnson was the Head Librarian of Carlton Library at Elon College. The lid with the note has been preserved in the collection.
1 Linear Feet (1 archival box)
Language of Materials
This collection consists mostly of ledgers for the chapel’s Sunday School classes, ranging from 1891 to 1952. There is a handful of other documents, including a note book with a list of members and their addresses, as well as other documents.
The collection is 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
Gift. Materials gathered and given to Elon College by Rev. William T. Scott on October 24. 1958.
Processed by Randall Bowman
- Chatham County (N.C.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Church records and registers. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- O'Kelly Chapel (Chatham County, N.C.) Subject Source: Local sources
- Randall Bowman
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script
Part of the Belk Library Archives & Special Collections Repository
Belk Library, Room 204
Campus Box 2550
Elon U.S.A. - North Carolina 27244