Beckwith, Kenneth D. Papers, 1922-1966.

Collection Information
Title:

Kenneth D. Beckwith papers, 1922-1966.

Creator(s):

Beckwith, Kenneth Daggett

Dates:

1922-1966

Extent:

1 document case (0.35 cubic feet)

Collection ID #:

MS5211

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is unrestricted and open to the public.

Copyright: Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item], in the Kenneth D. Beckwith papers, MS5211. The Congregational Library & Archives, Boston, MA.

Language:

English

Processing information:

Processed by Jessica Steytler, December 2014, using DACS Second Edition.

Abstract:

Kenneth Daggett Beckwith served Congregational churches in Vermont and Massachusetts before serving as Associate Minister for the Massachusetts Conference. This collection contains keepsakes and material from key points in Beckwith's career and a ledger book of vital statistics of parishioners.

Acquisition Information:

Gift from the Massachusetts Conference, September 2014.

Description

Historical Note

Kenneth Daggett Beckwith was born in Connecticut in 1896. He attended Williams College and Hartford Theological Seminary. He was ordained a Congregational minister in 1924 in Brooklyn, New York and served the Clinton Avenue Church. Other churches served included Westminster, Vermont; Pittsfield, Mass. Pilgrim Memorial Church; and Beverly, Mass. Dane Street Church. He also served as Associate Minister for the Massachusetts Conference. He married Elizabeth Scott Maynard in 1925.

 

Scope of Collection

This collection contains keepsakes and material from key points in Beckwith's career and a ledger book of vital statistics of parishioners. The ledger covers baptisms, accessions, weddings, and funerals dating from before Beckwith's ordination up to the last church he served before serving as Associate Minister.

 

Further Searches

Subject Headings

Beckwith, Kenneth Daggett

Baptismal records.

Marriage records - Massachusetts

Church records and registers - Massachusetts.

Clergy - Correspondence.

Clergy - Pictorial works.

Ordination.

Pilgrim Memorial Congregational Church (Pittsfield, Mass.)

Dane Street Congregational Church (Beverly, Mass.)

United Church of Christ. Massachusetts Conference.

 

Arrangement

Folders are arranged in alphabetical order

 

Contents

  Date Box/Folder
Biographical information, photographs, clippings, programs 1924-1965 B1/F1
Correspondence, reports, speech 1952-1959, undated B1/F2
Beverly, Mass. Dane Street Church. Celebration of 15 years' service 1946 B1/F3
Certificate honoring 50th high school graduation anniversary 1966 B1/F4
Ledger – baptisms, funerals, weddings, accessions 1922-1944 B1/F5
Newspaper clippings circa 1957 B1/F6
Ordination 1924 B1/F7
Pittsfield, Mass. Pilgrim Memorial Church installation 1926 B1/F8
Pittsfield, Jane Austin Russell memorial parish house dedication 1928 B1/F9
Pittsfield memories (unbound) 1931 B1/F10
Springfield, Mass. Conference minister 10 years' service 1956-1957, 1959 B1/F11

 

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