East Chicago, Indiana. First Congregational Church of East Chicago. Records, 1891-1984.

Collection Information
Title:

East Chicago, Ind. First Congregational Church of East Chicago, 1891-1984.

Creator(s):

First Congregational Church of East Chicago (East Chicago, Ind.)

Dates:

1891-1984

Extent:

5 record cartons, 1 clam shell (5.73 cubic feet)

Collection ID #:

RG5200

Conditions Governing Access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted and open to the public.

Copyright: Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item], in the First Congregational Church of East Chicago (Ind.) records, RG5200. The Congregational Library & Archives, Boston, MA.

Language:

English

Processing information:

This collection has been minimally processed for access by Cristina Prochilo, May, 2015 in accordance with DACS 2013. Please contact the archivist or librarian for more information.

Abstract:

The First Congregational Church of East Chicago was gathered in 1889 in the northwest corner of Indiana. The Congregational church became a UCC church after 1957 and ultimately closed in 1985.

This collection has been minimally processed for access and is available for researcher use.

Acquisition Information:

Items gifted to the Congregational Library & Archives in 2014 from the Chicago Theological Seminary.

Description

Historical Note

The First Congregational Church of East Chicago was gathered in 1889 in the northwest corner of Indiana. Its neoclassical building was erected in 1913 and designed by East Chicago architect Carl D. Norris. In the early 20th century, East Chicago was home to many different ethnic groups as well as home to Marktown, a planned worker community, established by Clayton Mark. East Chicago is in Lake County, on the banks of Lake Michigan, and in close proximity to downtown Chicago. The Congregational church became a UCC church after 1957 and ultimately closed in 1985.

 

Scope of Collection

This collection includes church records, auxiliary group records, scrapbooks, and photographs from the First Congregational Church of East Chicago, Indiana.

 

Further Searches

Subject Headings

Congregational churches - Indiana - East Chicago.

Congregational churches - Indiana - History.

First Congregational Church of East Chicago (East Chicago, Ind.).

 

Arrangement

This collection has not been fully processed. The collection items are in the original order in which the records were given to the library.

 

Contents

  Date Box
Parsonage undated B1
Annual Church Reports 1976, 1977 B1
Articles (Invocation) undated B1
Fall Series 1977 B1
Annual Reports 1973-1976 B1
Bokotola Zaire Project 1977-1979 B1
Book of Acts and Romans undated B1
By-laws undated B1
Bulletin undated B1
Constitution, Annual Report, and Bylaws 1975-1976 B1
Aging: Papers and Report 1974-1975 B1
Annual Association Meeting S. Bend undated B1
Bicentennial 1975-1976 B1
Board of Deacons 1975-1976 B1
Church Women United undated B1
Committee on Women in the Methodist Church Center for University Ministry undated B1
Church Correspondence undated B1
Church Correspondences undated B1
Correspondence Church Related 1974-1975 B1
Church Bulletins 1978 B1
Church Correspondence undated B1
Correspondence 1974 B1
Denominational Expenses Paid for by Association or Conference undated B1
Lorral UCC Financial Reports 1975-1976 B1
Financial Reports 1973-1976 B1
HELP undated B1
HELP undated B1
"Historical Documents" (Hinduism) undated B1
History of the UCC 1975-1976 B1
Hospital Calling undated B1
Indiana Kentucky Conference undated B1
Institute of Protestant Studies 1978-1979 B1
Lectures 1974-1975 B1
Letters of Transfer undated B1
Maunday Thursday Programs 1974-1976 B1
February 1974-1978 B1
Ministerial Reports undated B1
Moments of Concern undated B1
Lenten Services undated B1
Lenten Services 1976-1977 B1
Local Co-op (Meth) undated B1
Memorial Services 1977-1979 B1
Mission-Local undated B1
Monthly Expenses 1975-1977 B1
N.W. Association undated B1
N.W. Ministerial 1975-1976 B1
N.W. Association Religious Education undated B1
Pastor's Annual Report undated B1
Pastor's Annual Report 1979-1980 B1
Pastor's Letters and Notes 1975 B1
PET 1974 B1
Rededication Ceremony 1975 October 5 B1
Relationships with Local Churches 1975-1977 B1
Quarterly Reports Minister 1974-1975 B1
Camper + Conference undated B1
Seminary of the Community 1978-1979 B1
Seminar Services 1976-1977 B1
Special Services Lent, Weddings, Baptisms, Birthdays etc. undated B1
Statistics 1974-1976 B1
Summer Services 1976-1977 B1
Sunday Services 1975 B1
Sunday Services 1974-1976 B1
Organ undated B1
Sunday Services 1975-1977 B1
Tenebrae undated B1
Correspondence on Pastors 1940-1955 B1
Program for Every Member Canvas circa 1960s B1
A Record in Clippings 1935-1936 B1
Sale of Parsonage 1960 B1
  Date Box
The Woman's Association Year Book 1959-1960 B2
The Woman's Association 1960-1961 B2
The Woman's Association 1961-1962 B2
The Woman's Association 1962-1963 B2
The Woman's Association 1963-1964 B2
The Woman's Association 1964-1965 B2
Year Book 1956-1957 B2
Dismissals 1949 B2
Dismissals 1951-1952 B2
Dismissals 1953 B2
Dismissals 1954-1955 B2
Dismissals 1955-1956 B2
Dismissals 1956-1959 B2
Dismissals 1959-1960 B2
Dismissals 1963-1968 B2
Baptism Records 1968-1981 B2
Board of Trustees Minutes 1957 B2
Monthly Reports Trustee Meetings 1980-1984 B2
Indiana Kentucky Conference undated B2
Financial Reports 1940-1953 B2
Trustees Reports 1964-1965 B2
Trustees Reports 1954-1956 B2
Budgets and Letters 1941-1960 B2
Ecclesiastical Council Called 1919 B2
Reports for Annual Meeting 1976 B2
Board of Trustees Reports 1962-1963 B2
Annual Reports 1960s-1980s B2
Diaconate Minutes 1950-1969 B2
Church Officers undated B2
Church Tax Records undated B2
Church Attendance undated B2
Special Event undated B2
Constitutions undated B2
Membership Lists undated B2
Due undated B2
Trustees Pile undated B2
Pulpit Comm 1969 B2
Pastoral Committee 1950s B2
Treasurer's Reports 1972-1973 B2
Trustee Meeting undated B2
Treasurer's Report and Budget 1978-1979 B2
  Date Box
The Ladies of the First Congregational Church of West Chicago, Indiana Secretary's Book 1916-1921 B3
Secretary's Book of the Woman's Home and Foreign Missionary Society of the First Congregational Church East Chicago 1924-1925 B3
The Pricillas records 1939-1942 B3
The Ladies Aid of the First Congregational Church East Chicago, Indiana 1922-1930 B3
Women's Group Minutes 1964-1976 B3
Women's Group Minutes 1959-1982 B3
Baptisms and Church Records 1908-1919 B3
Church Minutes 1920-1929 B3
Guest Book 1952-1982 B3
Guest Book 1951-1984 B3
Membership Book, Baptisms 1928 B3
Church Records, Baptisms 1908-1945 B3
  Date Box
Treasurer's Book Mayflower circle of the First Congregational Church of East Chicago, Indiana 1952-1984 B4
The Priscilla Circle Meeting Minutes 1950 B4
The Priscillas notebook  1943-1947 B4
The Priscillas notebook  1936-1939 B4
Records of the Mayflower Circle 1939-1945 B4
Women's Association meetings 1931-1935 B4
Secretary's Book of the Woman's Hour and Foreign Missionary Society 1913-1923 B4
Ladies Aid Society Secretary's record book 1907-1910 B4
The Congregational Ladies Aid Society dues book 1921-1936 B4
Ladies' Aid Society Treasurer's Book 1903-1929 B4
Secretary's Book of the Woman's Hour and Foreign Missionary Society 1908-1912 B4
Ladies Aid Society Secretary's Book 1911-1912 B4
Mayflower Circle Records 1945-1960 B4
Women's Association Secretary's Records 1931-1939 B4
Women's Association Secretary's Records 1939-1951 B4
Property of Women's Bible Class undated B4
The Priscillas meeting minutes   1954-1973 B4
Report of Scribe of Council of Recognition 1891-1904 B4
Secretary's Book for Congregational Sunday School 1895-1898 B4
Mayflower circle Minutes 1960-1984 B4
The Unites Church of Christ 1970-1974 B4
  Date Box
Trustees Treasurer's Book 1930-1939 B5
Ledger 1953-1962 B5
Membership ledger 1920s B5
Resolution by East Chicago Board of Education 1966 B5
Scrapbook 1930s B5
Scrapbook Property of P. D. Avery 1930s B5
Church School Pledge book 1965-1966 B5
Minutes Trustees Ledger 1920-1943 B5
Photographs undated B5
Annual Reports 1939-1948 B5
Treasurer's Reports 1897-1939 B5
Church Paper Sale of Parsonage and Real Estate Contract 1960, 1974 B5
  Date Box
Journal 1940-1963 B6
Treasurer's Reports 1940-1953 B6

 

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