New York Conference. Hudson-Mohawk Association. Records, 1906-1959
These records were donated to the Congregational Library in 1995 by Rev. Richard D. Hunter on behalf of the Hudson-Mohawk Association, New York Conference. The original order of these records was chronological; but since their arrival at the Congregational Library, they have been reorganized by type of record as shown in this finding aid. Rev. Hunter created a complete chronological index of this collection which will serve as a useful reference. A copy of the index can be found in the finding aid folder housed with this collection.
Scope and Content
These records consist of minutes, programs, reports, correspondence, newspaper clippings and other ministerial information for the Hudson River Association of the New York Conference.
The majority of records in this collection are minutes or correspondence and cover the years 1936-1959. Many individual items had no apparent date. However, since they were originally housed in chronological order, the processor added the date (when one could be determined by placement) in the top right corner in parentheses. The items were separated by type of material where possible, but some were glued together and were best left conjoined. A complete chronological index can be found in this collection with the finding aid.
Series I consists of minutes of the Association from the years 1928-1959. They are first divided by committee or other creator and then placed in chronological order. The folders are in alphabetical order with the exception of General Minutes coming first and Miscellaneous Minutes following at the end. The first 3 folders (General Minutes) contain several items that were glued and were unable to be separated; therefore, some consist of minutes and programs for the same event glued together. Similarly, folder 15 (Ordination and Installation Council) contains items that are minutes, programs and correspondence glued together but covering the same event.
Series II contains programs for Hudson River Association programs and meetings, as well as programs for the Society of Congregational Christian Women and ministerial events such as ordination and installation services.
Series III consists of any type of correspondence, arranged in chronological order.
Series IV contains a small amount of newspaper clippings, many of which are related to documents housed elsewhere in the collection.
Series V consists of other Association records that did not fall in the above categories. Folder 1 contains items such as Selective Service certificates, maps of Association boundaries, a list of meeting locations (1924-1960), and brief ministerial biographies. Folder 2 has several different copies of the Association's constitution plus any amendments or revisions. Folder 3 consists of a few flyers of Association events. Folder 4 contains mostly essays and sermons written by those seeking ordination.