Series 3
Paul and Helen Carr papers, 1940-1996
Boxes 16-17

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of the papers of Paul and Helen Carr from 1931-1996. Included are correspondence, documents about farming, and personal and financial records. There are also printed materials, handwritten notes, and documents from Lott Carey Baptist Mission of which the Carrs were members. Correspondence consists of greeting cards, letters from friends and family members, letters from Baptist ministers and religious associations, and notes from members of the Woman’s Baptist Home and Foreign Mission Convention. The majority of the letters are to Helen from her children: Frank, Sarah, Helen, and Ruth. Letters from Baptist ministers touch upon Mrs. Carr’s devotion. The Woman’s Baptist Home and Foreign Mission Convention correspondence consist mostly of updates of the organization but often the correspondents inquire about Mrs. Carr. Agricultural records include promotional material from the Conservation Reserve Soil Bank the Department of Agriculture, forms for compensation, and material pertaining to increasing acreage. Lott Carey Baptist Mission Materials include promotional brochures and booklets, meeting minutes, promotional letters, and a list of committees for the mission group. Financial Materials consist of account books, a check stub, receipts, and a notice of acreage allotment. Printed Materials contain primarily devotional materials. Handwritten notes include reminders, financial notes, snippets of poems, and a letter on Christian mission. Some notes are incomplete.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Box Folder Content
16 1 Agricultural materials, 1957-1959
16 2 Correspondence, 1931, 1941-1946, 1951-1955
16 3 Correspondence, October 1956-December 1957
16 4 Correspondence, February 1958-December 15, 1958
16 5 Correspondence, January 1959-August 1959
16 6 Correspondence, December 1959-January 1960, May 1996
16 7 Correspondence, undated
17 1 Correspondence, unaccompanied envelopes, 1940-1960
17 2 Financial materials, 1942-2005
17 3 Handwritten notes, undated
17 4 Lott Carey Baptist Mission materials, 1955-1959
17 5 Printed materials, 1953-1959