New West Education Commission. Records, 1879-1893.

Collection Information
Title:

New West Education Commission records, 1879-1893.

Creator(s):

New West Education Commission

Dates:

1879-1893

Extent:

6 record cartons, 1 document case, 1 clamshell, 21 negative microfilm reels (7.08 cubic feet)

Collection ID #:

RG0130

Conditions Governing Access:

Access to the physical items is restricted when microfilm surrogate exists. Surrogates are to be used instead. Exceptions may be granted in cases of extenuating circumstance, at the discretion of the Librarian or Archivist.

Physical Access:

1 item in Series III requires staff to instruct proper technique to handle and turn pages of item.

Technical Access:

Microfilm reels require the use of a microfilm reader.

Copyright: Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item], in the New West Education Commission records, RG0130. The Congregational Library & Archives, Boston, MA.

Language:

English

Processing information:

Processed by Jessica Goldweig, 1983.

Revision History:

Re-described by Patrick Shea, April 2015 using DACS second edition.

Abstract:

Organized in 1880, the New West Education Commission was established to promote the Congregationalist religious and social traditions in the western states. This collection contains correspondence from the Office of the General Secretary of the New West Education Commission. The collection also contains the personal notes of Charles Robinson Bliss regarding the history of the Commission.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of the Congregational Education Society, circa 1940.

Existence and Location of Copies:

A positive set of microfilm is held at the Marriott Library at the University of Utah.

Description

Historical Note

With the completion of the country's first continental railroad, the pace of westward expansion increased as many individuals and families began their lives anew. Many Congregationalists, as well as members of other faiths, established thriving communities with markets, churches, and schools. In 1880, the New West Education Commission (NWEC) was established to facilitate a new education program within the western states. Taking place within the school, this program would promote and uphold the social and religious wellbeing of Congregationalists. The NWEC established the office of the general secretary in Chicago, Illinois in 1881 with Reverend Charles Robinson Bliss in its charge. Rev. Bliss corresponded with teachers, principals, and clergy in the field through the Chicago office. As the work of the commission increased, a second office was added in Boston, Massachusetts in 1883 working closely with the Congregational Education Society. In 1893 the NWEC merged with the Congregational Education Society.

This historical note has been edited from its original. The original is available upon request.

 

Scope of Collection

The bulk of this collection contains correspondences between Reverend Charles Robinson Bliss, general secretary of the New West Education Commission, and teachers, principals, and clergy located in western states. Most of these correspondences are in New Mexico and Utah. A complete list of correspondents' names is available in the original finding aid. This scope has been edited from the 1984 original and is available upon request.

 

Further Searches

Subject Headings

American Board of Commissions for Foreign Missions.

American College and Education Society.

American Education Society.

American Home Missionary Society.

American Society for Educating Pious Youth for Gospel Ministry.

Blatchford, E.W.

Bliss, Charles Robinson.

Carter, Sybil.

Christian Education.

College Education Society.

Congregational Education Society.

Gilbert, Simeon.

Gleaner (Boston, Mass.)

Hammond, C.G.

Hood, E. Lyman.

Huse, Isaac Jr.

Manning, Lucia A.

Minutes.

Noble, Frederic A.

Principals.

Savage, G.S.F.

Teachers.

Towne, Margaret A.

Winship, Alfred E.

 

Related Material

Jaques Family Collection correspondence, circa early 20th century. MS1014

Congregational Education Society records, 1816-1947. RG0755

 

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in three series. Documents in Series I are arranged alphabetically by the first letter of the person's surname with the entire correspondence group by year. Series II and III are arranged by date.

 

Contents

Series I: Correspondence Files of Charles Robinson Bliss

Date: 1880-1893
Extent: 19 reels, 5 record cartons
Conditions Governing Access: Access to the physical items is restricted when microfilm surrogate exists. Surrogates are to be used instead. Exceptions may be granted in cases of extenuating circumstance, at the discretion of the Librarian or Archivist.
Scope of Series: Series contains general correspondences of Charles Robinson Bliss and several teachers and clergy in the western states. Also included in this series are correspondence regarding the relations with the American Home Missionary Society and travel manuscripts of Charles Robinson Bliss. Folders 26, 27, and 28 appear to have been added after initial processing with no additional description other than year.
    Date Box/Folder Reel
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, A-F file 1880 B1/F1 R1
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, G file 1880 B1/F2 R1
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, K-PQ file 1880 B1/F3 R1
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, R-W file 1880 B1/F4 R1
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, A-B file 1882 B1/F5 R1
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, C file 1882 B1/F6 R1
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, H file 1882 B1/F7 R1
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, M-Q file 1882 B1/F8 R1
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, T-W file 1882 B1/F9 R1
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, A file 1882 B1/F10 R1
  Date Box/Folder Reel
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, D-G file 1882 B1/F11 R2
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, M-N file 1882 B1/F12 R2
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, A-F file 1882 B1/F13 R2
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, G file 1882 B1/F14 R2
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, R-W file 1882 B1/F15 R2
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, A-B file 1883 B1/F16 R2
  Date Box/Folder Reel
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, D-E file 1883 B1/F17 R3
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, I-L file 1883 B1/F18 R3
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, P-R file 1883 B1/F19 R3
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, A-B file 1883 B1/F20 R3
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, F-H file 1883 B1/F21 R3
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, N-R file 1883 B1/F22 R3
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, W file 1883 B1/F23 R3
  Date Box/Folder Reel
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, A-B file 1885 B1/F24 R4
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, J-L file 1885 B1/F25 R4
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, R-T file 1885 B1/F26 R4
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, W file 1885 B1/F27 R4
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, A-B file 1885 B1/F28 R4
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, E-F file 1885 B1/F29 R4
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, J-K file 1885 B1/F30 R4
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, R-S file 1885 B1/F30 R4
  Date Box/Folder Reel
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, A-B file 1886 B2/F1 R5
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, G-H file 1886 B2/F2 R5
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, I-J file 1886 B2/F3 R5
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, R-T file 1886 B2/F4 R5
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, A-B file 1886 B2/F5 R5
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, G-H file 1886 B2/F6 R5
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, L-M file 1886 B2/F7 R5
  Date Box/Folder Reel
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, R-T file 1886 B2/F8 R6
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, A-B file 1886 B2/F9 R6
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, E-F file 1886 B2/F10 R6
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, L-M file 1886 B2/F11 R6
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, R-T file 1886 B2/F12 R6
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, A-B file 1887 B2/F13 R6
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, C-D file 1887 B2/F14 R6
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, G file 1887 B2/F15 R6
  Date Box/Folder Reel
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, J-K file 1887 B2/F16 R7
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, R-S file 1887 B2/F17 R7
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, A-B file 1887 B2/F18 R7
  Date Box/Folder Reel
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, C-G file 1887 B2/F19 R8
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, I-L file 1887 B2/F20 R8
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, A-B file 1887 B2/F21 R8
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, E-G file 1887 B2/F22 R8
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, L file 1887 B2/F23 R8
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, R-L file 1887 B2/F24 R8
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, A-B file 1887-1888 B2/F25 R8
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, E-G file 1887-1888 B2/F26 R8
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, J-K file 1887-1888 B2/F27 R8
  Date Box/Folder Reel
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, R-T file 1888-1889 B2/F28 R9
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, A-B file 1888-1889 B3/F1 R9
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, F-G file 1888-1889 B3/F2 R9
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, J-L file 1888-1889 B3/F3 R9
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, N-P file 1888-1889 B3/F4 R9
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, A-B file 1889 B3/F5 R9
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, E-F file 1889 B3/F6 R9
  Date Box/Folder Reel
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, K-L file 1889 B3/F7 R10
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, N-P file 1889 B3/F8 R10
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, A-B file 1889 B3/F9 R10
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, H file 1889 B3/F10 R10
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, H file 1889 B3/F11 R10
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, M-P file 1889 B3/F12 R10
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, W file 1889 B3/F13 R10
  Date Box/Folder Reel
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, A-B file 1889 B3/F14 R11
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, H file 1889 B3/F15 R11
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, M file 1889 B3/F16 R11
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, N-P file 1889 B3/F17 R11
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, A-B file 1889 B3/F18 R11
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, E-G file 1889 B3/F19 R11
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, J-L file 1889 B3/F20 R11
  Date Box/Folder Reel
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, P file 1889 B3/F21 R12
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, A-B file 1890 B3/F22 R12
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, C-F file 1890 B3/F23 R12
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, H file 1890 B3/F24 R12
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, L file 1890 B3/F25 R12
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, A-B file 1890 B3/F26 R12
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, G file 1890 B4/F1 R12
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, J-L file 1890 B4/F2 R12
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, R-T file 1890 B4/F3 R12
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, A-B file 1890 B4/F4 R12
  Date Box/Folder Reel
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, G file 1890 B4/F5 R13
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, H-I file 1890 B4/F6 R13
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, R-T file 1890 B4/F7 R13
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, A-B file 1891 B4/F8 R13
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, H file 1891 B4/F9 R13
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, J-L file 1891 B4/F10 R13
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, R-T file 1891 B4/F11 R13
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, A-B file 1891 B4/F12 R13
  Date Box/Folder Reel
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, H file 1891 B4/F13 R14
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, M-P file 1891 B4/F14 R14
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, R-T file 1891 B4/F15 R14
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, A-B file 1891 B4/F16 R14
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, E-F file 1891 B4/F17 R14
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, H file 1891 B4/F18 R14
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, K-L file 1891 B4/F19 R14
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, R-T file 1891 B4/F20 R14
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, A-B file 1891 B4/F21 R14
  Date Box/Folder Reel
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, C-G file 1891 B4/F22 R15
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, H file 1891 B4/F23 R15
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, I-L file 1891 B4/F24 R15
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, A-B file 1892 B4/F25 R15
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, C-D file 1892 B4/F26 R15
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, H file 1892 B4/F27 R15
  Date Box/Folder Reel
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, I-K file 1892 B4/F28 R16
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, S-T file 1892 B4/F29 R16
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, A-B file 1892 B5/F1 R16
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, C-G file 1892 B5/F2 R16
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, H file 1892 B5/F3 R16
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, M-P file 1892 B5/F4 R16
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, A-B file 1892 B5/F5 R16
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, C-G file 1892 B5/F6 R16
  Date Box/Folder Reel
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, H file 1892 B5/F7 R17
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, I-L file 1892 B5/F8 R17
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, R-T file 1892 B5/F9 R17
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, A-B file 1892 B5/F10 R17
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, C-G file 1892 B5/F11 R17
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, H file 1892 B5/F12 R17
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, I-L file 1892 B5/F13 R17
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, A-B file 1893 B5/F14 R17
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, C-G file 1893 B5/F15 R17
  Date Box/Folder Reel
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, H file 1893 B5/F16 R18
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, M-P file 1893 B5/F17 R18
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, A-B file 1893 B5/F18 R18
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, C-G file 1893 B5/F19 R18
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, H file 1893 B5/F20 R18
RESTRICTED Correspondence files of Charles Robinson Bliss, I-L file 1893 B5/F21 R18
RESTRICTED Correspondence 1881-1882 B5/F22 R18
RESTRICTED Correspondence 1886-1888 B5/F23 R18
RESTRICTED Correspondence 1890 B5/F24 R18
RESTRICTED Correspondence 1892-1893 B5/F25 R18
Correspondence 1881 B5/F26  
Correspondence 1883 B5/F27  
Correspondence 1894 B5/F28  
  Date Box/Folder Reel
RESTRICTED Notes from England trip 1891 July-August B5/F29 R19
RESTRICTED Notes from Jaurez, Mexico 1890 December 24 B5/F30 R19
   

Series II: Correspondence Files

Date: 1880-1881
Extent: 1 document case
Conditions Governing Access: Access to the physical items is restricted when microfilm surrogate exists. Surrogates are to be used instead. Exceptions may be granted in cases of extenuating circumstance, at the discretion of the Librarian or Archivist.
Scope of Series: Series contains general correspondence between Charles Robinson Bliss and Reverend F.A. Noble, Colonel C.G. Hammond, E.W. Blatchford and institutions in New Mexico, including the University of New Mexico. Also contained in this series are the personal notes of Rev. Bliss and various photographs.
  Date Box/Folder
Correspondence 1880 October - 1881 March B6/F1
Correspondence 1880 October - 1881 March B6/F2
Correspondence, University of New Mexico 1881 B6/F3
Correspondence, Institutions in New Mexico 1881 B6/F4
Correspondence, Institutions in New Mexico 1881 B6/F5
Photographs undated B6/F6
   

Series III: Record and Reports

Date: 1879-1893
Extent: 1 record carton, 1 document case and 3 reels
Conditions Governing Access: Access to the physical items is restricted when microfilm surrogate exists. Surrogates are to be used instead. Exceptions may be granted in cases of extenuating circumstance, at the discretion of the Librarian or Archivist.
Physical Access: 1 item in this series, B8/F6, requires staff to instruct proper technique to handle and turn pages of item.
Scope of Series: Series contains New West Education Commission reports and records that are bound. Series also contains issues of the journal The Gleaner from 1884-1892 in a single volume bounded, the personal notes of Charles Robinson Bliss and his notes for the history of New West Education Commission.
  Date Box/Folder Reel
RESTRICTED Annual Reports 1881-1893 B7/F1 R19
RESTRICTED Annual Reports 1888 B7/F2 R19
  Date Box/Folder Reel
RESTRICTED Record Book, Volume 1 1879-1883 B7/F3 R20
RESTRICTED Record Book, Volume 2 1884-1892 B7/F4 R20
  Date Box/Folder Reel
RESTRICTED The Gleaner 1884-1892 B7/F5 R21
  Date Box/Folder Reel
RESTRICTED Letters, Bound 1880-1890 B7/F6 R19
RESTRICTED Notes for a history of the NWEC circa 1890s B8/F6 R19

 

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