Chicago Theological Seminary Collection on Merom Institute, 1934-1973

Collection Information
Title:

Chicago Theological Seminary Collection on Merom Institute

Creator(s):

Chicago Theological Seminary

Holt, Arthur E. (Arthur Erastus), 1876-1942

McGiffert, Arthur Cushman, 1892-1993

Merom Institute

Dates:

1934-1973

Extent:

4 document cases (1.7 linear feet)

Collection ID #:

RG 4993

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is available, unrestricted, for access by researchers.

Copyright: Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item], in the Chicago Theological Seminary Collection on Merom Institute, RG 4993. The Congregational Library and Archive, Boston, MA.

Language:

English

Processing information:

Collection accessioned by Cristina Prochilo, June 11, 2013 using DACS.

Revision History:

This collection has been minimally processed for access. Please contact the archivist or librarian for more information.

Abstract:

This collection contains institutional records of Merom Institute as well as records from its founder, A.E. Holt, president of Chicago Theological Seminary and others from CTS.

Note: This collection has been minimally processed for access and is available for researcher access.

Acquisition Information:

Collection donated to the Congregational Library and Archive in January 2011.

Organizational History

The Merom Institute was founded in 1936 as a Protestant ecumenical religious center offering a camp, seminars, lectures and various community activities. Located in Merom, Indiana it was the site of the previously closed Union Christian College. The Merom Institute was renamed the Merom Conference Center sometime in the late 1970s when it was taken over as a ministry of the Indiana-Kentucky UCC Conference. Arthur E. Holt, President of Chicago Theological Seminary in the 1930s, was an instrumental founder of the Merom Institute. After President Holt's death in 1942, the Chicago Theological Seminary kept close institutional ties with the Merom Institute under its next president, A.C. McGiffert, and beyond.

 

Scope of Collection

This collection includes board meeting minutes, articles of incorporation, reports, receipts, correspondence, legal papers, historical sketches, and calendars.

 

Arrangement

This collection has not been arranged. The order delineated in this guide is the original order in which the records were given to the library. All content information has been transcribed from provided folder titles; items in brackets delineate supplied titles when the folder was left blank.

 

Access Terms

Chicago Theological Seminary.

Church - Associations, institutions, etc.

Holt, Arthur E. (Arthur Erastus), 1876-1942.

Indiana-Kentucky Conference.

McGiffert, Arthur Cushman, 1892-1993.

Merom Conference Center.

Merom Institute.

Union Christian College (Merom, Indiana) - History.

 

Related Materials

Merom Conference Center records (microfilm)

 

Detailed Description and Container List

Box 1
  Merom 1935
  Merom Institute 1936
  Merom Institute 1937
  [Merom Institute] 1938
  [Merom Institute] 1938-1939
  Merom 1940
  [Merom Institute] 1941
  Merom 1942-1943
  [Merom] 1943
  Merom 1944
Box 2
  Merom Official Documents - Articles of Incorporation and Titles 1937-1945
  Merom Institute Constitutions 1936
  Merom Reports 1947-1948
  Merom Tax Receipts 1935, 1937
  Merom Institute Minute Book and Records 1934-1944
  Merom Institute Minute Book and Records 1945-1949
Box 3
  Merom Institute. Shirley E. Greene, Director, Correspondence. 1941-1942
  Merom Institute. Miscellaneous 1937
  Merom Institute. Legal Papers 1936-1937
  Merom Institute. D.E. Lindstrom, Correspondence. 1937
  Merom Institute. Publications (mimeographed) 1937
  Merom Institute. Contributions 1936
  Merom Institute. Shirley E. Greene, Director, Correspondence. 1937-1938
  Merom Institute. Extension Work 1937-1938
  Merom Institute. Clarence Bennett, Director, Correspondence. 1936
  Merom Institute. Building Committee 1936
  Merom Institute. Board of Directors' Chairman Folder 1938
  Merom Institute. Correspondence with Shirley Greene 1938
  Merom Institute. Bridge and Park Project 1938
  Merom Institute. Board of Directors' Chairman Folder 1939
  Merom Institute. Correspondence with Shirley Greene 1939
  Merom Institute. Rural Life Conference 1939
Box 4
  Merom Institute. Correspondence 1946-1956
  Merom Institute. Reports 1949-1957
  Merom Institute. Secretary's Reports 1947-1948
  Merom Institute. Secretary's Reports 1936-1946
  U.C.C. Alumni 1959-1964
  [Correspondence and Presentations] 1940s-1960s
  [Arthur E. Holt Memorial Materials] 1942
  America's Rural Heritage by Arthur E. Holt circa 1942
  The Bible as a Rural Book by Arthur E. Holt 1947
  Merom High Memories 1971
  Historical Sketches of Union Christian College Merom, Indiana, 1860-1924 1972
  Merom Institute Board Minutes 1964-1965
  Calendars 1972-1973

 

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