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Volunteer Band. Records, 1911-1929

Identifier: RG12-45

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of membership rosters (1911-1928), a minute book (1920-1929), and a ledger for the 1920 Annual Conference of the Student Volunteer Unit of North Carolina. The membership roster is arranged alphabetically. Each sheet includes name, date of birth, parents' names and occupation, and church background. Some pages include further biographical details. The minute book (1920-1929) provides accounts of both general club and executive committee meetings. It also includes a listing of former members and their post-graduation activities in foreign missions. The 1920 Annual Conference of the Student Volunteer Unit of North Carolina was held at Davidson College. The ledger includes the registration of all delegates and speakers, clippings about the conference, longer annotations by the student delegates, a typescript of the Constitution of the Student Volunteer Union.


  • Creation: 1911


Biographical / Historical

The Volunteer Band began under the auspices of the YMCA. It was an organization for students interested in foreign mission work. There is a photograph and membership list in the 1908 student yearbook and the club is mentioned in the college catalogs and student handbooks from 1910 to 1942. The club appears to have become less active in the 1930s and for the 1930-1931 academic year, the club joined with the Ministerial Band. The club sponsored speakers, carried on correspondence with foreign missionaries and sponsored projects to assist foreign missions.


3.00 Files (3 files)



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Repository Details

Part of the College Archives Repository