Michigan Conference of Congregational Christian Churches. Records, 1908-1964

Collection Information

Records of the Michigan Conference of Congregational Christian Churches


Michigan Conference of Congregational Christian Churches. Congregational Association of Detroit




1.3 linear feet, 1 box.

Collection ID #:

RG 4966

Conditions Governing Access:


Copyright: Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item], in the Congregational Association of Detroit (Michigan Conf.) records, RG 4966. The Congregational Library and Archive, Boston, MA.



Processing information:

Collection processed by Jessica Steytler, January 2012


This collection is primarily the Trustees minutes from the Detroit Association from 1935-1964. There is also some representation from the women's groups active in the Association with a bit of material going as far back as 1908, but primarily focused in the 1930s and 1940s.

Acquisition Information:

Arrived 2011 from the Michigan Conference, UCC.

Historical Note

This collection documents the Michigan Conference, but mostly the Detroit Association while it was under the auspices of the Congregational Christian denomination. It has since evolved. The current association is called the Detroit Metropolitan Association and is part of the United Church of Christ (UCC). The library, at the time of this collection's arrangement, did not have a complete copy of the history of the organization and the current Detroit Metropolitan Association's site does not include a history of the organization.


Scope of Collection

This collection covers a portion of the first half of the 20th century. There are three distinct divisions within the collection. First, over half the collection are the Trustees meetings. The second largest section is comprised of women's groups, which have a great deal of overlap. It is unclear if the Union, the Missionary Union, and the Fellowship are actually three distinct groups, or if it's simply a name change, which is extremely common with this type of Congregational church group. Finally, the Education Committee has a small representation comprising two folders.



Because there is only one box of material, there is no official set of subsections. The annual meeting minutes are first, followed by Trustees, then Education, and finally Women's. Each of these sections are arranged as close to chronological order as possible.


Related Material

Wenstrom, Donald A. A history of the Michigan Conference United Church of Christ and its parent denominations, 1842-1992. Michigan Conference, UCC: 2001.


Access Terms

Michigan Conference of Congregational Christian Churches, Congregational Association of Detroit.

Home missions - Michigan.

Fellowship of Congregational Christian Women.

Women in church work - Michigan.


Detailed Description and Container List

Financial ledger 1926-1942
Annual meetings 1938-1946
Trustees meetings 1935-1964
Education committee minutes 1941-1952
Century Fund 1938
Women's Department Reports 1936-1938
Annual Report of Women's Work 1938-1939
Women's Union records 1928-1947
Women's Missionary Union 1908-1944
Women's Fellowship 1947-1952


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