National Council of Congregational Churches of the United States. Collection of records, 1865-1961.

Collection Information
Title:

National Council of Congregational Churches of the United States collection of records, 1865-1961

Creator(s):

National Council of the Congregational Churches of the United States

Dates:

1865-1961

Extent:

1 clamshell box (0.3 cubic feet)

Collection ID #:

RG0056

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Copyright: Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item], in the National Council of Congregational Churches of the United States collection of records, RG0056. The Congregational Library & Archives, Boston, MA.

Language:

English

Processing information:

Processed by Jessica Steytler, September 2013, using DACS Second Edition.

Abstract:

This is an intentional collection of material created by the National Council covering several disparate topics and times.

Description

Historical Note

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.

 

Further Searches

Subject Headings

National Council of the Congregational Churches of the United States. Commission on the Congregational World Movement.

National Council of Congregational Churches.

American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions.

General Council of the Congregational Christian Churches of the United States.

 

Related Materials in the archives:

National Council of the Congregational Churches of the United States minutes, 1871-1901.

National Council of Congregational Churches. Provisional Committee records, 1883-1913.

National Council of Congregational Churches. Publishing Committee minutes, 1883-1898.

National Council of Congregational Churches. Treasury records, 1889-1910.

National Council of the Congregational Churches of the United States records, 1871-1874.

National Council of the Congregational Churches of the United States records, 1957.

 

The library holds significant numbers of material in its non-circulating collection. Please contact a librarian or archivist if further assistance is required.

 

Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.

 

Contents

  Date Folder
The Layman's Advisory Committee minutes 1865-1961 F1
The Layman's Advisory Committee minutes 1865-1961 F2
Autographs of Delegates 1865 F3
Catechism Commission 1881-1883, 1933 F4
Letters 1886 F5
Minutes Digest 1907-1923 F6
Committee on Research 1950-1953 F7

 

Become a Member