Craigville, Massachusetts. Christian Camp Meeting Association. Records, 1872-1975

Collection Information
Title:

Christian Camp Meeting Association (Craigville, Mass.) records

Creator(s):

Christian Camp Meeting Association (Craigville, Mass.)

Dates:

1872-1975

Extent:

3 linear feet

Collection ID #:

RG 1099

Conditions Governing Access:

None

Copyright: Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item], in the Christian Camp Meeting Association (Craigville, Mass.) records, RG 1099. The Congregational Library and Archive, Boston, MA.

Language:

English

Processing information:

Processed by Gwen Simpson, December 2000

Acquisition Information:

Acquistion number: 2000-6

Introduction

Please see photocopied pages for a history of Craigville, MA and the Christian Camp Meeting Association compiled by Marion Vuilleumier. The pages were taken from Craigville Then and Now and Craigville on Old Cape Cod. These books are part of Series III: Centenary, folder 2/4. Please look at these books to gain more information and see photos that document the period. Copies of this information can be sent upon request.

This is a brief list of important dates chosen from a larger time line found on page 39 of Craigville on Old Cape Cod:

1871 New England Convention of Christian Churches voted to establish a Camp Meeting at the Perry Farm in Barnstable
1872 Christian Camp Meeting Association Formed
  First ten-day camp meeting at Camp Christian
1882 Craigville named for Dr. J. Austin Craig after his death
1888 800 feet of Beach purchased
1923 Craigville Visitor established
1924 Town took 168 feet of Beach by eminent domain
1931 Merger of Christian and Congregational Churches
  Grove cottage given to the Association by Dr. Charles A. Groves.
1945 Present beach house built
1950 Beach parking lot purchased
1956 Stained glass window installed in Tabernacle chancel
1958 Stained glass window installed over Tabernacle door
1960 Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ, lease property
  Craigville Chronicle established
1962 Manor and Lodge acquired
  Year-round programs accommodated
1972 Centennial Celebration

 

Scope and Content

Series I: Christian Camp Meeting Association, Records and Correspondence, 1939-1962
    The Records and Correspondence contained in these folders all relate to the business of the CCMA. They are arranged in reverse chronological order.
Series II : Christian Camp Meeting Association, Secretaries Minutes, 1872-1874 and 1911-1974
  Subseries 1
    These records were created by a number of secretaries of the CCMA and are arranged in chronological order. The first folder is quite old, consisting of records from 1872-1874. These records include a hand written copy of the original constitution and the by-laws. Please see Series VII: subseries 2 for a Photostat copy of the constitution. The two last folders (not numbered) contain bound records from 1911-1934 and 1952-1954 respectively.
  Subseries 2: Herbert Beech and Donald Hurlburt, 1923-1935
    This series contains records from when each of these two men were Secretary. The records were found separate from the other secretary papers.
  Subseries 3
    Records relating to the Beach Association
Series III: Centenary
    These folders include newspaper articles, ephemera, correspondence, historical data, bulletins, items relating to the Centenary committee.
Series IV: James Buffington
    This series includes many of the records and correspondence that James Buffington created and collected during the period in which he served on the Christian Camp Meeting Association as President. Also included is a folder of records from a Vice President serving under James Buffington in 1963 and 1969. Lastly, a folder of correspondence and records relating to the Post Office and a folder of correspondence relating to the Beach and its abutting properties is included.
  Subseries 1
    Records and Memoirs
  Subseries 2
    Correspondence, 1943-1966
  Subseries 3
    Notes and Comments of the President. This consists of three books: 1950-1954, 1954-1961, and 1961-1963.
  Subseries 4
    Records of the Vice President, 1963 and 1969
  Subseries 5
    Records relating to the Post Office, 1957 and 1966
  Subseries 6
    Correspondence regarding the Craigville Beach and abutting properties
Series V: Tabernacle
    This series consists of records, correspondence and ephemera relating to the Tabernacle in Craigville. The folders are organized as follows: Bulletins, Ephemera, Correspondence, Important votes and events, Attendance and offerings, Financial.
Series VI: Financial Records
  Subseries 1
    Chronological Records, 1873 and 1924-1973. The records are organized in reverse chronological order and were created by various treasurers of the Christian Camp Meeting Association.
  Subseries 2
    Treasurer's Books. This consists of six books: 1950-1951*, 1944-1955, 1939-1949*, 1939-1943, 1928-1933, and 1872-1914*.
  Subseries 3
    Pages from ledgers, contracts with utility companies and misc. correspondence.
Series VII: Deeds, Indentures, Titles, Plans and Blueprints
  Subseries 1
    Deeds, Indentures and Titles, 1872-1960. These are in chronological order and in box 7.
  Subseries 2
    Plans and Blueprints. These items organized in chronological order.
  Subseries 3
    Records relating to leases.
Series VIII: Ephemera
    Folders are organized by subject and consist of: Constitution, The Craigville Chronicle*, The Craigville Visitor, Newspaper Clippings*, Photographs and Map*, Programs and small books on Craigville History.
     
* Indicates that items are stored in box 7.
** Indicates that items are stored in the oversized folder.

 

Folder List

Box 1

Series I: Christian Camp Meeting Association, Records and Correspondence, 1939-1962

Folders are arranged in reverse chronological order; each year has its own folder from 1942-1962. 1941 and 1939 folder 22.
 
Box 2

Series II: Christian Camp Meeting Association, Secretaries Minutes, 1872-1874 and 1911-1974

  Subseries 1: Early board meetings
  Folder 1 The constitution and by-laws*
  Folders 2-33 Chronological order. 1929, 1935-1957. Then folders were organized 1957-1958, 1958-1959, etc. This box ends with 1964-1965.
* Indicates that an item is stored in the oversized folder.
Box 3
  Folders 34-43 1965-1966 through 1974-1975
  Folder 44 Loose-leaf reports, 1929-1955
  Folder 45 Sample membership applications
  Folder 46 Correspondence and Records sent to or given to the Secretary from the Treasurer.
The two last folders (not numbered) contain bound records from 1911-1934 and 1952-1954 respectively.
  Subseries 2: Herbert Beech and Donald Hurlburt, 1923-1935
    Folders arranged chronologically from 1923-1924, 1927-1935.
  Subseries 3: Records relating to the Beach Association
    Items remain in the order they were found. Three items relate to a discussion with the Town regarding public access to the beach.
     
Box 4

Series III: Centenary

  Folders 1 and 3 In the original order as found.
  Folder 2 Ephemera, Books on Craigville History and Bulletins
  Folder 4 Oversized and News clippings
     

Series IV: James Buffington

  Subseries 1: Records and Memoirs
  Subseries 2: Correspondence, 1943-1966
  Folder 1 1943-1949
  Folder 2 1950-1959
  Folder 3 1960-1966
  Subseries 3: Notes and Comments of the President
  Folder 1 Book, 1950-1954
  Folder 2 Book, 1954-1961
  Folder 3 Book, 1961-1963
  Subseries 4: Records of the Vice President, 1963 and 1969
  Subseries 5: Records relating to the Post Office, 1957 and 1966
  Subseries 6: Correspondence regarding the Craigville Beach and abutting properties
   

Series V: Tabernacle

  Folder 1 Bulletins
  Folder 2 Ephemera
  Folder 3 Correspondence
  Folder 4 Important votes and events
  Folder 5 Attendance and offerings
  Folder 6 Financial
* Indicates that the items are stored in box 7.
 
Box 5

Series VI: Financial Records

  Subseries 1: Chronological Records, 1873 and 1924-1973
    Folders arranged reverse chronologically from 1973, 1971-1945, 1941, 1939-1938, 1929-1928, 1926, 1924, 1873.
  Subseries 2: Treasurer's Books
  Folder 1 Book, 1944-1955
  Folder 2 Book, 1939-1943
  Folder 3 Book, 1928-1933
    Book, 1950-1951*
    Book, 1939-1949*
    Book, 1872-1914
  Subseries 3: Pages from ledgers, contracts with utility companies and misc. correspondence.*
* Indicates that the items are stored in box 7.
 
Box 6

Series VIII: Ephemera

  Folder 1 Constitution
  Folder 2 The Craigville Chronicle*
  Folder 3 The Craigville Visitor
  Folder 4 Newspaper Clippings*
  Folder 5 Photographs and (Map**)
  Folder 6 Programs and small books on Craigville History
* Indicates that the some or all of the items are stored in box 7.
** Indicates that the item is stored in the oversized folder.
 
Box 7

Series III: Centenary Folder 4

    Oversized and News clippings
     

Series VI: Financial Records

  Subseries 2: Treasurer's Books
    Book, 1950-1951
    Book, 1939-1949
    Book, 1872-1914
  Subseries 3: Pages from ledgers, contracts with utility companies and misc. correspondence
   

Series VII: Deeds, Indentures, Titles, Plans and Blueprints

  Subseries 1: Deeds, Indentures and Titles, 1872-1960
  Folder 1 1872-1890
  Folder 2 1900-1915
  Folder 3 1920-1928
  Folder 4 1930-1960
  Subseries 3: Records relating to leases
   

Series VIII: Ephemera

  Folder 2 The Craigville Chronicle
  Folder 4 Newspaper Clippings
Oversized folder
  Item 1 Perry Map (from Series III)
  Item 2 Constitution - Photostat copy (from Series II)
     

Series VII: Deeds, Indentures, Titles, Plans and Blueprints

  Subseries 2: Plans and Blueprints, 1872-1937
  Item 3 Perry's Plan of Cottage Lots, Christian Camp Ground, 1872
  Item 4 Grounds of the CCMA at Craigville, Barnstable Co., MA, 1895
  Item 5 Plan of Ocean Ave, 1905
  Item 6 Plat Index, Bathhouse sites, CCMA, 1907
  Item 7 CCMA New Craigville Beach Plan, 1917
  Item 8 Plan of Land in Barnstable, MA, 1924
  Item 9 Grounds of the CCMA at Craigville, Barnstable Co., MA, copy made 1928
  Item 10 Plan of Land in Barnstable, 1930
  Item 11 Perry's Plan of Cottage Lots, Christian Camp Ground, copy made 1937
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