National Council of Congregational Churches of the United States. Collection of records, 1865-1961.
The National Council of the Congregational Christian Churches of the United States was the denominational name was officially established in 1878 and renamed General Council of Congregational Christian Churches after the 1931 merger with the Christian Denomination. However, "National Council" features both before and after the official timeline in these records.
The Layman's Advisory Committee became the Commission on Missions of the General Council of the Congregational Christian Churches. It started off as a "committee on large gifts" and changed name to "committee on supplementary gifts," then changed to Laymen's Advisory.
Scope of Collection
Collection includes material about the Layman's Advisory Committee, which mentions ABCFM and Congregational World Movement. The bulk of the material from this committee is from 1945-1961. The collection also has a folder with autographs of delegates from an annual meeting; some reports from a commission looking into making a shorter Catechism; letters; minutes of meetings; and material from the Committee on Research.