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St. Paul's Episcopal Church Records (DeKalb)

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Addendum 1

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Collection Overview

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

ID: RHC/RC/055

Extent: 5.0 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 00/00/1978. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: DeKalb (Ill.), Episcopalians, Religious Institutions-- DeKalb, St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Collection Historical Note

Founded in 1876 under the leadership Rev. William E. Tall, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church constructed its first church building on South Second Street in 1878.  The congregation dedicated the building in 1881.  The church moved into a new brick building constructed on the same site in 1917.  In 1966, St. Paul’s moved to a location on Annie Glidden Road to be closer to the students of Northern Illinois University.  Their most recent move, in 1977, remains the present facility at 900 Normal Road.

With the arrival of the Normal School in DeKalb, St. Paul’s began an effort to include the students in its church.  The congregation inaugurated the First Canterbury program for college students in 1951 and established a student center at 328 Augusta in 1953.

St. Paul’s greatest attribute has always been its congregation with Episcopal Church Women remaining at the forefront of fund-raising and community activities.  The group has organized and run numerous events, the most important being the Annual Lobster Boil.  Started in 1976 by the ECW, the Lobster Boil has, year after year, proven to be the most lucrative event put on by St. Paul’s, bringing in thousands of dollars for church renovations and charitable donations.

Subject/Index Terms

DeKalb (Ill.)
Episcopalians
Religious Institutions-- DeKalb
St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Accruals: Additional records were donated at a later date.

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.

Use Restrictions: Property rights to the records remain with St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, DeKalb, Illinois; literary rights are dedicated to the public.

Acquisition Method: 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.


Box and Folder Listing


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[Oversize Volume 1: Canonical Record, 1911-1948],
[Addendum 1],
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Addendum 1
Series I: Church Records
Box 2
Folder 1: 100 Years: Episcopal Churchwomen, 1984
Folder 2: The Church History Series, 2005
Folder 3: History of Episcopal Church Women of St. Paul's, 1984
Folder 4: History of the Church of St. Paul, 1977
Folder 5: Annual Parish Meetings, 1989-2007
Folder 6: Baptism Records, 1984-2012
Folder 7: Burials, 1984-2013
Folder 8: Confirmations, 1979-2008
Folder 9: Marriage Certificates, 1985-2010
Folder 10: Register of Church Services, 1980-1981, 1985-1988
Folder 11: Charity Information, 1990-1995
Folder 12: Korea Outreach Thank You Cards, 2008, 2010
Folder 13: Donation and Fee Form, 1970
Folder 14: Pledge Charts, 1994-1999
Folder 15: St. Paul's Budget, 1974-1999
Folder 16: St. Paul's Church Endowment Fund, 1999
Folder 17: Parish Directories, 1995-1999, 2001, 2003-2004, 2006-2007
Folder 18: Parish Profile, 1999, 2010
Folder 19: Church Correspondence, 1971-2008, no date
Folder 20: Church Development Notes, 1975
Folder 21: Follow-Up for Church Activities, 1980-1986, no date
Folder 22: Parish Announcements, 1963-2010, no date
Folder 23: Reports on Church Organizations, 2004, no date
Folder 24: Petition for Morning Prayer Service, 1976
Folder 25: Consecration Pamphlet, 1917
Folder 26: Dedication and Celebration of Parish Status, 1969, 1983
Folder 27: Funeral Program, 2008
Folder 28: Music Sheet, no date
Folder 29: Stations of the Cross, 1981
Folder 30: United Thank Offering Prayer, no date
Series II: Episcopal Church Women
Box 2
Folder 31: Annual Diocesan Directory of the Episcopal Church Women, Diocese of Chicago, 1992-1997
Folder 32: Annual Meeting and Convention of Episcopal Church Women, Diocese of Chicago, 1991, 1996
Folder 33: Treasurer's Reports, 1993-1995
Folder 34: Budget Information, 1990-2000
Folder 35: Meeting Agendas, 1975-1998
Folder 36: Meeting Minutes, 1969-1999, no date
Folder 37: Budget, 1972-1993
Folder 38: Board Meeting Minutes, 1971-1978
Folder 39: Business Meeting Minutes, 1974-1984
Folder 40: Meeting Attendance, 1993-1996
Folder 41: Advertisements and Correspondence, 1973-1991, no date
Folder 42: Handwritten Notes, 1975-1981
Series III: Newspaper Clippings
Box 2
Folder 43: Articles from Dorothy O'Brien, 1914-1921
Folder 44: Articles on St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1931-2006, no date
Folder 45: Lobster Boil, 1981-2006, no date
Folder 46: Newspaper Clippings, 1963-1966, no date
Folder 47: Newspaper Clippings, 1994-2012, no date
Series IV: Photographs
Box 2
Folder 48: Bishop Wallace E. Conkling, no date
Folder 49: The Rt. Reverend Gerald Francis Burrill, 1954
Folder 50: Unidentified Cross, no date
Folder 51: Parishioner, 2005-2006
Folder 52: St Paul's Second Church Building, no date
Folder 53: St. Paul's Churches, 1878-1967
Folder 54: "A Pioneering Bishop," Philander Chase, no date
Folder 55: Various Photographs from Parish, 1941, 1966-1967, 2009
Series V: The Mars Hill Proclaimer
Box 2
Folder 56: The Mars Hill Proclaimer, 1986-2004
Folder 57: The Mars Hill Proclaimer, 2004-2010
Series VI: Service Bulletins
Box 3
Folder 1: Service Bulletins, 1997-2005
Folder 2: Service Bulletins, 2005-2006
Folder 3: Service Bulletins, 2006-2009
Folder 4: Service Bulletins, 2009-2010
Series VII
Box 4
Folder 1: St. Paul's in the News, 1976-1986
Folder 2: News of St. Paul's, 1980-1993
Folder 3: News of St. Paul's, 1992-2002

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