St. Paul's Episcopal Church Records (DeKalb), 1911+
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Brief Description:

The collection contains baptismal, communicant, burial, marriage, and family listings (1911-1948); records helpful for local and genealogical research.  A register of church services (1915-1973) and programs (1917-1975) complete the collection.  Many of the records needed to document the early history of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church remain with the congregation.

The addendum consists of seven series: Church Records, Episcopal Church Women, Newspaper Clippings, Photographs, The Mars Hill Proclaimer, Service Bulletins, and Scrapbooks.  Included in Series I is financial records, baptism, confirmation, marriage and burial information of church members, membership directories, and organizational documents.  Series II contains meeting minutes, financial records, and correspondence for the Episcopal Church Women.  Contained in Series III are newspaper clippings on activities and members.  Series IV includes photographs of individuals and the church building.  A newsletter, the Mars Hill Proclaimer, service bulletins, and scrapbooks make up the final three series.

The second and third addendums consist of five pre-established series: (I) Church Records; (III) Newspaper Clippings; (IV) Photographs; (V) The Mars Hill Proclaimer; and (VI) Service Bulletins. Most of the added material falls between the dates of 2010 and 2016, with a couple of records dating back to 1943. The annual parish meeting minutes from 1963-1988 were part of the later donations and can be found under addendum three.

Held at:
Northern Illinois University
Founders Memorial Library
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-1779
Email: rhcua [at]
Record Series Number: RHC/RC/055
Volume: 5.0 Linear Feet
Acquired: 00/00/1978. Additional records were donated at a later date.
Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.
Subject Index
DeKalb (Ill.)
Religious Institutions-- DeKalb
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Property rights to the records remain with St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, DeKalb, Illinois; literary rights are dedicated to the public.
Acquisition Notes:   The St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Records were deposited in the Northern Illinois University Archives.  In 1978, University Archivist J. Joseph Bauxar transferred the material to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center.