The North Carolina Conference Archives has recently received two nice gifts. The largest gift ever received came from the estate of the late Rev. L. Franklin (Frank) Grill; former historian and Archivist of the North Carolina Conference. This gift consisted of most of his library and all of his personal and research papers on various subjects. At the present time we have only been able to receive part of the gift as the Pandemic has interfered with our being able to pick up the second half of the gift. This is not only one of the largest private gifts of new material that the Archives has ever received but it is of tremendous value to someone researching the numerous subjects covered by the gift.
A second gift came to the Archives from a family member of the late Rev. Chancie D. Barclift. This gift consisted of a large number of papers concerning Charlie Soong, who was at one time a member of Fifth Street UMC and who returned to China to spread the gospel. He was also the father of Mayling Soong Chiang (Madame Chiang Kai-shek). There also were a nice number of documents on Women’s Society history and various other subjects.
We would hope that there might be others in our Conference who have books, papers and other memorabilia of our Conference that they would consider giving to the Archives. You can email the Archives at email@example.com or call Dennis Lamm @ 252-521-1452. We appreciate any and all gifts!