Massachusetts Council of Churches. Records, 1887-Present. -- Box List

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Box List

       

Series I: Parent Organizations

  Sub-series 1: Massachusetts Sunday School Association (MSSA)
Box 1
    Administrative Records:
      Board of Directors - Meetings 1920-1924
      Boston Local Committee to Receive and Entertain the Annual State Convention (20th Anniversary) 1909
      Constitution and By-laws 1901
      District Notebook [n. d.]
      District Officers 1895-1898
      District Organization 1892-1894, 1920
      Executive Committee Meetings 1889-1924
      General Secretary (Hamilton S. Conant)  Annual Reports 1897-1911
      Secretary of Primary Work (Bertha Vella) Correspondence 1892-1900
      Treasurer's Reports and Budgets 1920-1924
    Conventions:
      Pre-convention program 1887
      State Convention Programs 1889-1924
    District Convention Programs:
      Attleboro 1927
      Ayer 1895-1923
      Barnstable  
        (Central)
(East)
(North)
(West)
1892-1924
1892-1925
1893-1924
1895-1923
      Berkshire  
        (Central)
(North)
(South)
1893-1925
1895-1925
1895-1921
      Boston 1896-1921
      Brockton 1892-1925
      Cambridge 1895-1921
      Chelsea 1896-1924
      Chester 1894-1928
      Clinton 1895-1923
      Concord 1896- 1922
      Cummington 1896-1919
      Essex County, Lynn (Southern District) 1893-1919
      Fall River 1898-1930
      Framingham 1893-1929
      Franklin  
        (North)
(South)
(West)
1895-1930
1897-1915
1892-1929
      Gloucester, (Essex County) 1893-1914
      Hampden 1900-1926
      Hampshire 1895-1920
Box 2
      Haverhill 1893-1930
      Ipswich 1896-1915
      Lawrence 1893-1929
      Lowell 1894-1922
      Lynn 1920-1927
      Malden 1894-1918
      Martha's Vineyard 1894-1927
      Middleborough 1893-1921
      Nantucket  
      New Bedford 1894-1927
      Newburyport 1894-1922
      Norfolk  
        (Central)
(East)
(West)
1893-1918
1919
1894-1917
      Norumbega 1902-1927
      Plymouth 1893-1929
      Salem 1893-1927
      South Shore 1920
      Taunton 1893-1925
      Three Rivers 1893-1925
      Webster 1894-1928
      Woburn 1900-1929
      Worcester 1895-1930
        (North)
(South)
1892-1930
1893-1929
      Worcester / Franklin 1894-1924
    Correspondence, 1909-1921
Box 3
    Correspondence, 1922-1924
    Northfield Summer School of Sunday School Methods:
      Correspondence,
Certificates of Award
1910-1918
      Clippings 1895-1899
    Primary and Junior Sunday School Teacher's Union:
      Clippings
Programs
Misc. materials
1895-1900
1892-1900
 
    Sunday School Superintendent's Union of  Boston,  By-laws
      Correspondence & Programs 1909-1919
    Misc. Manuscript Materials:
      Hamilton S. Conant, "Quarter of a Century Review" April 1, 1895;
revised, 1921
      Brief history of Religious Educational work in Massachusetts  
      G. Stebbins to H. Conant (photocopy) 1916
      E. Morris Fergusson, "District Officer's  Manual" [n. d]
      Children's Division, Report 1920/1921
      Young People's Division, "Brief History, 1905-1918"  
      Diaries 1894-1895
      Annual Statistical Reports 1909-1910
      Misc. Materials  
       
  Sub-series 2: Massachusetts Council of Religious Education
    Administrative Records:
      By-laws 1924
      Board of Directors 1925-1933
      Executive Meetings 1925-1927
      General Secretary's Reports  (Ivan S. Nowlan) 1925-1934
      Conventions: misc. programs & posters  
      Correspondence 1925-1933
Box 4
    Religious Schools of Training
      Abington - Brookline 1920-1929
      Cambridge - Dorchester 1920-1929
      Fall Rivers - Ipswich 1920-1929
      Lexington - Lynn 1920-1929
      Malden 1920-1929
      Medford - Norwood 1920-1929
      Norumbega - Pittsfield 1920-1929
      Salem - Worcester 1920-1929
       
  Sub-series 3: Massachusetts Federation of Churches
    Annual Meeting Programs 1908-1912;
1927-1933
    Annual Reports 1926-1929
    By-Laws 1926
    Constitution: "Manual of the Massachusetts Federation of Churches" 1906, 1921
    Agreement of Association  
    Correspondence 1913-1932
    Misc. Statements & Reports  
    Misc. Materials, including clippings about MCRE and MFC merger  
    Publications:  
      Greater Boston Federation of Churches 1919-1934,
1938-1942
      Early Councils of Churches throughout Mass.  
    Correspondence & programs 1920s-1930s
       
  Sub-series 4: Massachusetts Federation of Women's Church Society
    Massachusetts Council of Church Women 1935, 1949-1956
    New England Council of Federated Church Women  
    Midwinter Bulletins – Removed and added to Publication pile 1935 & 1936
   

Series II: Massachusetts Council of Churches

  Sub-series 1: Meetings: Annual, Board of Director
Box 1
    Early Correspondence (Rev. Roy B. Guild) about Merger
(note: outgoing correspondence is very fragile)
1933-1942
    Early Administrative Records, Executive Committee Meetings 1934
    List of Presidents 1935-1946
    Corporation Papers  
    Constitution, many revisions 1933-1983
    Annual Meeting of the Assembly 1934-1957
    Board of Director Meetings 1934, 1940-1957
Box 2
    Annual Meetings and Board of Director Meetings 1958-1969
Box 3
    Annual Meetings and Board of Director Meetings 1970-1977
Box 4
    Annual Meetings,
and Board of Director Meetings
1978-1989
1978-1987
Box 5   [not full]
    Annual Meetings,
and Board of Director Meetings
1990-
1988-
     
  Sub-series 2: Commissions, Committees
Box 1
  Non Active Commissions and Committees
    Commissions:  
      Advisory Commission on Communication 1972
      Cooperative Staff Council on Race 1968
      Commission on Church and Race 1966-1969
      Ecumenical Commissions 1990-96
      Metropolitan Boston Commission 1968-1970
      Social Issues, Commission on 1968
    Committees:  
      Administration 1958-1962
      Advisory Board of Ethicists 1988-94
      Advisory Board of Lawyers 1994
      Administrative Committee 1970-1973
      Advisory Committee (to the Executive Director for a new Associate Director for Public Policy) 1988-1989
      Central Program Committee 1960-1967
      Chapels, Committee on 1965
      Christian Educators 1990-1996
      Christian Unity 1961
      Constitution Revision 1999-2000
      Constructive Conflict Working Group 1994-95
      Consultation Committee 1974
      Cooperative Movement 1966-1969
      Corporate Responsibility 1978
      Director’s Circle 2002-2005
      Ecumenical Century Fund 1977-1983
      Executive Director Search 2006
      Executives 1963-1970
      Church Executives 1972-1974
      Denominational Executives 1970-1971
Box 2
      Finance Committee  (see Financial Records)  
      Interfaith Committee on Blizzard Relief 1978-1980s
        Correspondence 1979-1982
        Correspondence, PR, Studies 1978
        Reports 1978-1980
      Investment Committee  (see Financial Records)  
      Kessler, Diane-Retirement 2007
        Fund for Reconciliation 2007
      Legislative 1950-61
      Location and Office Space 1959-1974
      PED (Partners in Ecumenical Development)  
      Peace & Reversing the Arms Race 1981-1985
      Protestant Guild for the Blind 1948
      Purposes and Goals of Ecumenism 1971-1977
      Racism, Working Group to Counter 1995-96
      Search Committees for Directors 1968; 1972
      Special Committee for Downsizing 1995-6
      Staff Salaries Committee 1966-1970
      Strengthening Local Cooperation 1963-1967
      Study Committee "Towards Oneness in Mission" 1966-1969
      Study of the Cooperative Movement of Religious Bodies in Mass. 1966-1969
    Active  Committees and Dialogs  
      Nominating Committee 1989-2006
      Personnel Committee 1969-2002
Box 3 [not full]
      Personnel Committee 2003-2006
        Yapp / Lewis 1975-1976
    Dialogues:  
      Christian (9/11/2001) 2001
      Christian Marxist 1989
      Evangelical Liberal 1980-1990;
1988-2006
      Interfaith 1976-1978
      Interfaith Meetings / Actions 2001, 2003-2006
      Jewish Christian 1977-1987;
1989-2006
      Muslim / Christian Dialogue 1970-1984;
1989-2006
       
  Sub-series 3: Conferences, Meetings, Events
Box 1
    Conferences:  
      Child Care 1996
      Confronting World Poverty December 7, 1968
      Corporate Responsibility April 7, 1972
      Ecumenical Trends in Christian Worship April 3, 1989,
Nov. 13-14,1992
      Ethics of Revolution November 1966
      Hunger & Homelessness Feb. 7, 1985
      International Relation and Religious Education December, 1967
      Israeli / Palestinian Conflict - Stewards of Hope - Conference 2002
      "Joyful Noise", publication of the Common Bible April 8, 1973
      Local Parish 1972
      New England Gathering on Race Relations 1964-1965
      New England Ecumenical Study Conference 1967
      Planning for Christian Mission in New England 1967-1968
      Theological Basis of Cooperation in the MCC April 1964
    Meetings, Events  
      Abortion 1995, 1996-1999
      ADL Breakfast 1994
      AFLCIO lunch 2005
      AIDS Task Force 1989-90
      BCTV television recordings 1995
      Balkans Project 1993
      Bishop Johnson Dinner 1994
      Bosnia 1994-
    Bossey BTI & MCC 1992, 1996
    Boston Globe 1994-2000, 2004
      Boston Herald Meeting 1999
      Boston Theological Institute 1994
      Cassidy Event 1992
      Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Consultation March 1993
      Church Resource Centers 1991-96
      Church Security Forum 1996
      Christian Educators 1990-96
      Communication Task Force 1996
      Denominational Executives 1977-85
      Denominational Stewardship & Planned Giving  
      Denominational Women 1993
      Director’s Circle 2002-2006
      Ecumenical Advocacy and Training Day 2003
      Ecumenical Consultation for Regional Councils of Churches  
      Ecumenical Decade  
      Ecumenical Hospitality Book Project 2004-2005
      Ecumenical Hospitality Project 1994
      Ecumenical Hymn Sing Events 1995-1998
      Ecumenical Staff Consultations 1989-1996
      Ecumenical Youth Encounter Camp 2001-2002
      Eddy (Herbert) Event 1995
      Edgar Luncheon 2000, 2003
      Envoys For Ecumenism 1990-95,
1998-2005
      Ethnic Ministries 1990-91
      Federated Church Conference 1983
      Flanagan, Bishop Bernard. Symposium 2003
      Fitzgerald Luncheon 1994
      Fosberg Meeting 1992
      Gallant Meeting (Public Welfare) 1992
      Gambling: Mass. Anti-Casino Coalition 1994-96
      Gambling: Clergy Lobby Day 1994
      Grant Dinner 1991
Box 2
      Harare Dinner 1998
      Health Insurance Meeting, Jon M. Kingsdale 2007
      Hispanic Pastors Meeting 1992
      Intercultural Pastoral Education Program 1973
      Jubilee 2000 2000
      Kobia Event 2005
      Lapsey, Rev. Michael Luncheon Oct. 1991
      Lilly Project/Peluso Meeting 1993
      Marsh Chapel 1992
      Mass Faith Helps [Hurricane Katrina] Project 2005
      Meehan Meetings (Health Care) 1993
      Ministry to the Disabled 1996
      MLK Training Session 1997
      Multi-Related Churches Conference 1982
      Nature and Purpose of the Church 2001
      NCC Faith & Order Racism Study Group 1993
      Needle Exchange 1991
      Nessen Meeting March 1992
      Nicastro TV Project 1996
      Ozemir, Adil - Luncheon / Dialog 1994
      "One Great Hour of Sharing" (Refugee Assistance) 1990
      Peacemaking in the Middle East 2003
      Polity Teachers 1990
      "Prioress's Tale" 2009
      Prophetic Ministry 2003
      Protestant Church Leaders 1991-1994
      Public Policy Advocacy 2002
      Racism Dialogue Meeting June 1992
      Reconcile Memories 2000
      Religious Leaders Energy Summit 2008
      Responsibilities of Churches in this Time of War 1999
      Prison Chaplains Meeting 1997
      Roman Catholic Directory Forum 1996
      Raiser Reception 1995
      Sabbath Self-care 2003
      Skeet Dinner 1996
      Sowers Farewell Party 2005
      Speakers Bureau 1991-92
      Ten Point Coalition 1995
      Vacation Bible School, DPH Regulations 1999-2000
      Weaver Project - Youth Leadership 1995
      When the Walls Come Tumbling Down 2004
      Workfare 1993
      World Council of Churches Reunion Lunch 2006
      Youth Ministry 1992-1995
         
  Sub-series 4: Correspondence
Box 1
    General, A-Z 1967-1972
    General Out-going 1972, 1975-1988
Box 2
    General, A-Z 1983-1988
    Out-going, A-R 1983-1988
    General Out-going, S-Z 1983-1988
    Executive Director (Sprague), A-Z 1973-1974
    Executive Director (Sprague), Out-going 1973
Box 3
    Executive Director (Sprague), Out-going 1974
    Associate Director (Nash - "JAN"), A-G 1967-1977
    Executive Director (Nash), A-R 1970-1977
Box 4
    Executive Director (Nash - "JAN"), S-Z 1970-1977
    Executive Director (Nash), A-M 1978-1982
Box 5
    Executive Director (Nash - "JAN"), N-Z 1978-1982
    Executive Director (JAN), Out-going 1978-1984
Box 6
    Executive Director (Nash - "JAN"), Out-going 1985-1988
    Associate Director (Kessler - "DCK"), A-M 1974-1979
Box 7
    Associate Director (Kessler - "DCK"), N-Z 1974-1979
    Associate Director (Kessler), Out-going 1974-1979
    Associate Director (Kessler) 1980-1988
Box 8
    Associate Director (Kessler - "DCK"), Out-going 1980-1988
    Associate Director (Edco Bailey), Out-going 1981-1986
    Associate Director (DCK), Out-going  A-R 1989-1994,
1997-2007
Box 9
    Associate Director (DCK), Out-going  S-Z 1989-1994,
1997-2007
    Exec. Director: D.C. Kessler 1988-1998
    Assoc. Director: David Anderson 1987-91
    Writings & Presentations  
      James Nash  
      Diane Kessler  
         
  Sub-series 5: Department Records, 1940-1970:
Box 1
    Community Information Center 1968
      Dept. of Community Information  Center 1968
      Dept. of Comity: Meetings, Minutes and Reports 1944-1948
      Dept. of Church World Responsibility 1957-60
      Dept. of Research & Planning: Meetings, Minutes and Reports 1945-1948
      Dept. of Planning & Comity: Meetings, Minutes and Reports 1948
      Dept. of Research & Strategy:  
        Budgets
Correspondence
1949-1970;
1960-1970
      Lists (membership) 1960-1969
      Meetings 1949-1966
      Dept. of Research: Meetings 1966-1969
      Church Extension Committee 1949-1965
    Dept. of Research & Strategy:  
      Committee on Church Extension 1958-1961
      Subcommittee on Comity Procedures for Church Extension 1957-1963
Box 2
      Church Outreach Survey Workshop 1970
      Church Planning Committee 1966
      Institute of Religious Research 1956-1957
      Regional Planning Committee, Areas 1-17  
      South End Study Group 1955-1957
      Studies for Areas:  
        Attleboro 1967
        Brockton 1968
        Building Permit Study  
        Carver 1969
        Columbia Point 1963-1970
        Martha’s Vineyard 1970
        New Bedford 1967-1970
        New Seabury 1963-1967
        Reconnaissance  
        Revere 1965-1967
        Small Church 1965-1966
        Springfield 1964-1969
        Winchendon 1967-1970
        Worcester County 1966-1969
        Worship Service Study 1967
        Misc. Studies 1966-1969
    Dept. of Communication 1964-1964
      Publications: Newscript Correspondence 1961-1973
    Dept. of Evangelism: Meetings 1955-1965
    Dept. of Institutional Ministry: Meetings 1949-1955
    Dept. of Pastoral Services: Meetings 1967-1969
Box 3
    Dept. of Pastoral Services: Ministries  
      Meetings: 1956-66
      Commission on Ministry to Institutions 1955-1958
      Committee on Ministry in Institutions 1959-1970
    Dept. of Public Relations  
    Dept. of Religious Education:  
      Annual Meetings 1951-1961
      Committee on Church, State  
      Community 1967-1972
      Exceptional Persons Comm. 1960
      Executive Committee 1949-1956
      Meetings 1949-1961
      Northfield Conference 1954
      Publications -- moved to separate sub-series  
      Weekday Religious Ed. 1961
      Misc. Dept. Activities 1951-60
      Misc. Materials  
    Dept. of Social Relations: SEE Subseries 5 (Departments) Box 4  
    Dept. of Town & Country Church: Meetings 1949-1968
    Dept. of Youth Services  
    Dept. of Pastoral Services - Ministries:  
      Belchertown State School  
      Boston State Hospital  
      Chelsea Soldier's Home  
      Cushing Hospital  
      Danvers Chapel  
      Devers (Paul A.) State School  
      Fernald, St. Luke's Chapel  
      Fernald (Walter E.) State School  
      Foxborough State Hospital  
      Gardner State Hospital  
      Gould Farm  
      Grafton State Hospital  
      Hawthorne Regional Center  
      Holyoke Soldier's Home  
      Institute for Juvenile Guidance  
      John Augustus School  
      Lakeville Hospital  
      Lancaster Industrial School for Girls  
      Lemuel Shattuck Hospital  
      Luke's Chapel - Metropolitan Hospital  
      Lyman Industrial School for Boys  
      M.C.I. Bridgewater  
      M.C.I. Concord  
      M.C.I. Framingham  
      M.C.I. Norfolk  
      Massachusetts Hospital School  
      Massachusetts Mental Health Ctr.  
      Medfield State Hospital  
      Metropolitan State Hospital  
      Monroe Reforestation Camp  
Box 4
      Monson State Hospital  
      Myles Standish State Forestry Camp  
      Norfolk Fellowship  
      Northampton State Hospital  
      Pondville Hospital  
      Reception & Detention Centers  
      Rutland Heights Hospital  
      Shirley School  
      Solomon (Harry C.) Mental Health Ctr.  
      Stephen French Forestry Camp  
      Taunton State Hospital  
      Tewksbury Hospital  
      U.S. Public Health Service Hospital  
      Veterans Administration Hospital  
      Walpole State Prison  
      Warwick Reforestation Camp  
      Westborough State Hospital  
      Western Mass. State Hospital  
      Westfield Detention Camp  
      Worcester State Hospital  
      Wrentham State Hospital  
      Misc. Correspondence re: Ministries 1965-1968
    Department of Social Relations  
      Minutes 1953-1969
      Correspondence  
      Mass. Dept of Public Welfare  
      Memos and Reports  
      International Relations Committee 1966-69
      Mass. Public Welfare 1967-1975
      Memos, Reports, etc.  
       
  Sub-series 6: Financial Records
Box 1
    Audits 1934-1990
    Budgets 1943-1988
    Endowment 1992-1993
    Finance Committee 1945-1970
    Regulation for Administration of Reserve Fund May 27, 1947
    Finance Committee 1971-2006
    Fundraising  
      General Fundraising 1972-1979
      Foundation Giving 1958, 1967-1973
      Fundraising Committee 1975-90
      Givenation.com 2000
      Letters 1988-94,
1997-2008
      Letter for printing “Odyssey Toward Unity”  
      Sponsors 1968-1970
Boxes 2 and 3
    Investment Committee 1966-2006
Box 4
    Phone-a-thon 1979, 1990-94
    Regulations for Administration of the Reserve Fund 1947
    Treasurer's Reports 1934-1984
         
  Sub-series 7:  Programs
Box 1
    SAC: Strategy and Action Commission -- Administrative  
      Associate Director Job Description 1978
      Associate Director 1988
      Development 1973-1974
      Legislative Breakfast 1983-1987
      Meetings 1974-1985
      Legislative Network 1975
Box 2
      Meetings 1986-1996
      Energy Project 1980-83
      Legislative Workshop, The State Budget of the Poor 1983
      Meetings 1982-1987
      Memos 1975-1979
      Reports to the Board of Directors 1975-1980
      Refugee Project: 1979-1983
      Meetings 1988-96,
1997-2001,
2005-2006
    REN: Regional Ecumenical Network  
      ADED Search Committee 1976-1980
      ADED Search Committee 1986
      ADED Steering Committee 1987-1988
      Associate Directors:  
        Robert Johnson 1973-1974
        Dean Gordon 1976-1978
        Edco Bailey 1981-1985
        David Anderson 1987-
      Cable Television Workshop 1982-1983
      Consultant Service Guidelines 1978
      Correspondence 1974-1980
      Development of REN (Sprague, Misc.)  
      Directories  
      Massachusetts Division of Youth Services 1974
      Meetings 1973-1990
      Memoranda 1974-1990
      Odyssey Toward Unity Study Guide  
      Publication: Responsible Representative 1985
      Regional Assessment Process 1977
Box 2A
      Regional Groups, Reports: 1973-1990
        Board of Directors 1976-1981
        "Regional Gatherings" 1987
        Reports, misc.  
Box 3
      Steering Committee:  
        Activities & Meetings 1974-1990
        Members 1974-1990
        Planning Conference 1974
        Planning meetings & documents  
        Reports 1974-1975
           
    SAC: Strategy & Action Commission -- Programs  
      Tax Reform Program  
        Justice in Taxation  
        Coalition for Tax Reform 1972-1976
        Editorials on Taxation  
        Graduated Income Tax -  editorials, news clippings 1976
        General information 1976
        Lawsuit 1976
        Participants in Taxation Project - correspondence 1977-1978
        General information, planning  
        Public Forums 1978
        Correspondence  
        Forum speeches, questionnaires 1978
        Publication  
        Correspondence, drafts 1977
        Grant application & documents  
        Grant project correspondence
Drafts, final
1977-1978
        SAC subcommittee 1976
        Workshop May 15, 1976
      Health Care Program  
        "Certificate of Need Legislation"  
        SAC memo 10/6/77
        "The Church and Health Care..."  
        SAC statement 1977
        Congressional Information 1975-1979
        Correspondence 1976-1978
        Denominational Policy Statements & Positions 1975-1979
        Editorials (WBZ-TV4, WCVB-TV5) 1976-1979
        Health Care Advisory Committee 1978
        Inter-religious Coalition on Health Care 1975-1977
        Mass. Committee for National Health Insurance 1980
        Mass. Hospital Association "Legal / Legislative Report" 1977-1979
        News briefs & articles 1976-1979
        News Releases  
Box 4
        Public Forum on National Health Insurance June 14, 1979
        SAC activities  
        SAC statements  
        Workshop on Health Care 5/9/77
        Christian Medical Commission 1971-1976
      Prison Reform  
        Alternatives to Prisons - Pamphlets  
        Construction & Expansion  
        Consultation on Prison Reform 1975
        Correspondence A-Z (Incoming) 1971-1979
        Correspondence A-Z (Outgoing) 1971-1976
        Furlough Program  
        Ad Hoc Committee on Prison Reform  
        Legislation  
        Memoranda  
        News Editorials  
        News Releases & Statements  
        Overcrowding  
        Regional Meetings on Prison Reform 1971
        SAC Priority  
        Sprague Correspondence & Memos  
Box 5
    Programs (not SEC or REN)  
      Affirmative Action 1997-2000
      Anti-Racism 1993, 2000-2001
      Bible Study 1997-1998
      Boston Catholic Television 1997-2006
      Capital Punishment  
        Records 1970s-1990s
        Correspondence 1980s-1990s
        Statements, News Releases, Editorials 1980s
        Petition 1991, 1994
        Window of Opportunity 1998
        Testimony 2005
      Casino - Anti-Gambling  
        Records 2003, 2008
        Sue Tucker, Consultant 1994-1997
      Child Abuse -- Mandated Clergy Training 2002
      Church Membership 1977
      Disability -- Conferences, Meetings, Dialog, Gunn Award 2000-2005
      Ecumenical Action Team Against Hunger 1977-1980
      Education -- Justice & Quality in  
Box 6
      Education -- Justice & Quality in (cont.)  
      Education:  
        News Releases & Statements 1974-
        SAC Activities  
        SAC Publications  
        METCO  
        NECCL - Conf. Church, State & Community  
      Health: “Rx For Survivial” 2005
      Racial Imbalance  
      Sex Education  
      Take Back Your Time 2004-2007
      Washington DC Trips 1977-1991
      Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2006-2007
      Welfare 1970s-1980s
      Farmworkers in Massachusetts  
        Correspondence 1974
        Mailings  
        Memos for Legislative Action  
        "Migrant Farmworkers in Mass." J. A. Nash publication 1974
        Migrant Research, J. A. Nash  
        Report and Recommendations on Migrant Farmworkers in Mass., J. A. Nash 1973
        Research files  
Box 7
        General Information  
        Mass. Interfaith Committee on Justice Farmworkers  
        Ministry to Migrants  
        Pesticides  
        Position Statements  
        Unemployment Insurance  
        Wages  
      United Farmworkers  
        Calif. Migrant Ministry, Hartmire  
        Documents  
        Cesar Chavez, Visit 1974
        Church Exec. trip to Bakersfield, CA 1973
        Correspondence  
        Labor Sunday 1973
        Legislation  
        Memoranda  
        National Farmworkers Week 1974
        News coverage  
Box 8
        News Releases  
        Papers, J. A. Nash  
        Requests for Nash to give speeches 1968-1969
        Position Statement  
        Speaking Engagements  
        Strategy of Boycott & Follow-up  
         
  Sub-series 8: Subject Files
Box 1
    Administrative Staff Meetings 1970-1971
    American Jewish Committee 1972-1982
    Anti-Defamation League 1981-1985
    90th Anniversary 1993
    100th Anniversary 2002
    Anniversary - Diane Kessler 2000
    Archdiocese of Boston 1973-1974
    Arms Control 1987
    "B" Misc. Subject files  
    Biographies  
    Bishop Edward Carroll Reception May, 1980
    Bishop Tutu Luncheon May, 1979
    Black Church Community 1973
    Boston Bicentennial  
    Boston Industrial Mission 1970-1975
    Boston Theological Institute 1970-1974
    City Missionary Society 1970-1974
    Chaplaincy 1972-1974
    Civil Service Reform 1966-1970
    Choir Festival 1977-1985
    Clergy and Laity Concerned 1971-1973
    Columbia Point Christian Center 1970-1974
    Columbia Point "Report on the Columbia Point Christian Center" 1971
    Community of Peace April 1971
    Consultation on Reorganization of National Council of Churches 1989
    Court Monitoring 1970
    Covenant of Justice, Equity, and Harmony 1979-1982
    Danielson Fund, Inc. 1955-1968
    Danielson Pastoral Counseling Services 1973-74
    Department & Committees:  
      Membership Lists 1954-1978
    Easter Message 1969-1972
    Ecumenical:  
      Award (Forrest Knapp) 1977-1989
      Luncheons, Breakfasts, etc, misc. 1968-1989
      Ecumenical Partnership - draft brochure 1989
      Open House for Seminarians 1989
      Luncheon for Seminarians 1989
      Relations 1965-1975
      Trends in Christian Spirituality 1990
    Energy Crisis 1974
    Episcopal Church Women 1972-1974
    Episcopal Diocese of Western MA 1971-1974
    Essay Contest: Action for Peace in Local Church & Community 1964
    Evangelistic Committee for Urban Ministries in Boston 1973
    Fundraising Letters 1979-1994
    Geneva Point Committee 1969-1973
Box 2
    General Theological Library 1970-1972
    Governor's Meeting 1989
    Gordon, Yuri 1989
    Graham, Billy, Luncheon April 2, 1982
    Heroin Maintenance 1976
    History and Profiles of MCC 1940s-1970s
    Installations:  
      General guidelines  
      Executive Directors:  
        Rev. C. Joseph Sprague 1974
        Rev. James Nash 1976
        Rev. Diane Kessler 1988
        Jack Johnson 2008
    Inter-religious Legislation Action Council 1969-1979
    Jewish Community 1972-1974
    Knapp, Forrest  
      Writings  
      Correspondence 1953-1978
    Koch, Anna: Archival Collection of the Mass Council of Churches 1991
    Levy, Yaakov 1989
    Local Cooperation in Western MA., (P. H. Steinmetz) 1968-1969
    Mass. Catholic Conference 1969-1974
    Mass. Research Center  
    Member Churches  
      A.M.E. Zion, Correspondence 1970-1974
      Episcopal Diocese of MA, Correspondence 1970-1974
      Friends (Society) 1972-1974
      Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston  
    Memos:  
      Sprague 1973-1974
      James Nash 1975-1976
    Middle East Conflict 1968-1972
    Muelder, Walter: Endowment Fund Campaign 1972
    Papal Visit 1979
    Personnel:  
      Rev. Robert Dodds  
      B - T 1950-1970
      Support Staff 1950-1970
Box 3 (sm.)
    Professorship Search Committee 1983-1986
    Nash, James: Event June 23, 1988
    News Clippings 1973, 76, 83,
84, 85, 88, 90
    News Releases: 1954-1990
Box 4
    Policies / Procedures for Issuance of Statements, Resolutions & Documents 1964, 1966
    Positions & Statements  
      General Positions and Policies 1975-1996
        Booklet 1954-66
        Abortion 1967, 1972, 1976
        Armenian Genocide (1915-1923) Resolution 2007
        Birth Control Information 1965
        Capital Punishment 1974
        Central America / Sanctuary 1984
        Charitable Immunities Act 2006
        Christian Unity 1978, 1979
        Church and Social Order 1966
        Civil Disobedience and Violence in American Society 1969
        Desegregation 1974
        Drugs 1976
        Education 1974
        El Salvador Appeal 1996
        Employment 1976
        Energy Crisis 1977
        Graduated Income Tax 1994
        Health Care 1977
        Human Rights 1965, 1974
        Israel 1972
        Middle-East 1973
        Nuclear Weapons 1978
        Patient's Right of Refusal Bill: A Critical Response from the Board 1986
        Physician Assisted Suicide/ Euthanasia 2001
        Principles: Relating to charges of communism against clergymen 1953
        Prison Reform 1973
        Prop. 13 1978
        Public Activities on Sunday Mornings 1990
        Question 1 1978
        Question 1, 2 3 1986
        Shared Letter of Common Concern to the Citizens of Boston 1989
        State Aid to Non-Public Schools 1971
        United Farm Workers 1973 & 1974
        Vietnam War 1972
        Voting Rights Act 1981
        Welfare 1969, 1973
    Presidents list 1934
    Project Interaction  
    Protestant Guild for the Blind, Inc.  
    Publication: Action Update - correspondence  
    Purpose and Goals 1983-1991
    Radio Deregulation - MCC Comments 1980
    Religious Programming in Mass. 1973-1980
    Reorganization of MCC 1972-1973
    Resolutions Adopted by the Assembly / Board (Packet: Resolutions adopted 1963-1964)  
      Annual Meeting Resolutions
SEE ALSO: Christian Outlook
1944-1951
      Boston School Situation 1965
      Capital Punishment 1957
      China Question Sept., Nov. 1965
      Equal Rights Amendment 1976
      J. P. Stevens Boycott 1978
      Letters to the Churches 1967
      Protestant Principles 1963
      Racism - Vietnam 1968
      Social Action in Behalf of Human Rights  
      United Nations 1946
      Universal Military Training 1951
      Vietnam 1969
      War in Vietnam 1966
      Working Women  
    Search Committee for General Sec. 1972-73
    Sun Day Liturgical Committee 1978
    Task Forces:  
      Aids 1989
      Bicentennial 1973-1974
      Camps & Conferences 1970-1973
      Churches and Human Sexuality 1971-1977
      Communications ?, 1989
        Protestants in the Press 2000
      Ecumedia 1973-1975
      Education 1976-1976
Box 5
      Evaluation 1975
      Human Services 1972-1973
      Hunger  
      Media Survey Project 1989
      Planning 1970
      Programs 1970-1971
      U.S. Military Power 1974
      Welfare 1968-1975
      Women 1973-1976
Box 6 (sm)
    Vietnam War: General (also see box 54)  
      Amnesty  
      Church's Role  
      Clippings  
      Correspondence, incoming & outgoing  
      SEE ALSO: Dept. of Social Relations: International Relations Committee  
    Whitehouse, T. C., Event 1973
         
  Sub-Series 9: Ecumenical Agencies
Box 1
    Ecumenical Conferences 1995-1997
    Ecumenical Events 1998-2005
    Association of Council Secretaries, Northeast 1965-1966
    Black Ecumenical Commission 1969-1983
    Boston Area Ministers 1970-1975
    Boston Faith and Justice Network 2006-2009
    Church Covenant for Urban Justice
(see also Greater Boston Church Leaders' Covenant)
1980-1984,
1989-1991
    Church Leaders Covenant in Massachusetts 1995-2006
    Council on Religion and International Affairs 1970-1971
    Consultation on Interchurch Cooperation in Metropolitan Boston 1966-1967
    Draft Counseling  
    Ecumenical Commission 1997-2002
    Envoys for Ecumenism 1996-2002
    Greater Boston Church Leaders' Covenant
(see also Church Covenant for Urban Justice)
1985-2001
Box 2
    Local Councils of Churches, Correspondence:  
      Allston-Brighton - Beverly Interchurch  
      Boston  
      Bridgewater - Cambridge  
      Cape Cod  
      Central Middlesex - Framingham Area  
      Fall River (Greater)  
      Greenfield (Greater) - Jamaica Plain  
      Lawrence (Greater) - Lynn (Greater)  
      Malden - Methuen Christian League  
      Milford Area Ecum. - Montachusett  
      Nantucket - Newton Council  
      Northampton - Pittsfield Area  
      Plymouth - Southbridge Area  
      Springfield (Greater)  
      Stoneham - Wollaston, North Quincy Interchurch  
      Worcester, Worcester County Ecum.  
    Massachusetts Commission on Christian Unity 1967-1990
    Mass. Coalition for Christian Unity  
    National Association Ecumenical Staff 1972-1990, 1999,
2000, 2004-2005
    National Council of Churches Commission on Regional and Local Ecumenism (CORLE) 1977-1989
      Committee on Academic Training for Church Planners 1964-1966
      Committee on Future Ecumenical Structure 1971
      Dept. of Educational Development 1966
      Division of Church and State 1976-1984
      General Correspondence 1968-1989
    National Council of Churches  
      Listening Team 1978-1979
      Peace, Justice, Liberation Action Network 1971
      National Workshop on Christian Unity 1977-1986
      Workshop on Jewish-Christian Relations 1981-1983
      60 Minutes 1983
    New England Association of Denominational & Council Executives 1968-1969
    New England Consultation of Church Leaders (NECCL) 1971-1973
      Annual Assemblies, Education and Renewal Committee, Race / minorities Committee  
      Conference on Church, State and Community in the Education of the Public 1972
      New England Town and Country Church Commission 1971
    Northeastern Ecumenical Council 1971-1974
    Northeast Ecumenical Institute 1992-2002
Box 3
    Northeast Ecumenical Institute 2003-2009
    State Council of Churches:  
      Connecticut - Virginia 1973-1974
    World Council of Churches:  
      Faith & Order Commission Boston 1988
      World Conference on Faith, Science, And the Future 1979
      Correspondence  
         
  Sub-Series 10: Photographs
Box 1
    Activism and Rallies  
      Farmworkers’ Protests 1973-1974
      Clergy Lobby Day Against Gambling 1994
      Anti-Casino / Gambling 2000-2008
      Anti-Death Penalty Rallies 1997 & 2005
      Conference on Decade to Overcome Violence 2005
      "Cut No More in 2004" 2002
      Ecumenical Memorial Service for Philippine Martyrs September 11, 1985
      Good Friday Witness for Peace circa 1998
      Labor Protest (Possibly against Senator Litton) circa 1975
      Religious Fast for Welfare Justice April 3-7, 1995
      Rx for Survival Campaign 2005
      Stewards of Hope: Points for Peacemaking 2002
      Unlabeled Negotiations with Politicians circa 1970-2000
    BCTV – Week of Prayer TV Program 1998-2004
    Conferences and Events circa 1955-2004
    Churches, Seminaries, and Religious Gathering Places circa 1950-2005
Box 2
    Dialogues Between Faiths circa 1995-2005
    Ecumenical Institute of New England 1998-2005
    Envoys for Ecumenism circa 1999-2005
    MCC Annual Meetings 1962-2006,
1998-2002 bulk
Box 3
    MCC Board, Committee, and Commission Meetings 1998-2002 bulk
    MCC Office, Staff, and Meetings circa 1965 -2000
    MCC Officers / Board 1976-2000
    People, Undated circa 1950-2000
    People, Dated 1952-1997
    Portraits ca. 1950-2000
      Anderson, David – 1 photo, black and white circa 1990
      Barker, Glen – 1 photo, black and white circa 1970
      Bergstrom, Charles V. – 4 photos including 1 duplicate, black and white circa 1965-1975
      Carper, Eugene – 1 photo, black and white November 1969
      Day, T. C. - 1 photo, black and white circa 1960
      Horton, Mrs. Douglass – SEE McAfee, Mildred H.  
      Kessler, Diane – 1 photo, color circa 1997
      Knapp, Forrest L. – 4 photos including 3 duplicates, black and white circa 1950-1970
      McAfee, Mildred H. – 1 photo, black and white circa 1960-1975
      McGinty, John - 1 photo, black and white circa 1990
      Mitchell, Robert - 1 photo, color circa 1980
      Mueller, Rueben - 1 photo, black and white 1964
      Nash, James A. - 1 photo, color circa 1980
      Porter, Jo - 1 photo, black and white circa 1955
      Porter, Joseph E. - 1 photo, black and white circa 1965
      Post, Avery D. - 1 photo, black and white circa 1980
      Raiser, Konrad - 1 photo, black and white 1995
      Sprague, C. Joseph - 4 photos including 3 duplicates, black and white circa 1970-1985
      Stearns, Howard O. - 1 photo, black and white circa 1958-1959
      Sullivan, Emmanuel - 1 photo, color October 1988
      Walmsley, Arthur E. - 1 photo, black and white 1967
      Watson, Frederick - 2 photos, black and white circa 1970-1980
      Watson, W. C.  - 1 photo, black and white circa 1990
      Wiley, Jill - 1 photo, color 2000
      Wedel, Cynthia - 1 photo, black and white circa 1970
      Wilkins, Roy - 1 photo, black and white circa 1968
      World Council of Churches 1965-2000,
1998 bulk
         
  Sub-Series 11: Publications
Box 1
    MSSA:  
      Publications: Removed from collection, integrated into periodical / journal section  
        "The Massachusetts Interdenominational Sunday School Record" 1892; 1894
        "The Massachusetts Sunday School Worker" 1903
        "The Massachusetts Sunday School Bulletin" 1906
        "The Message" 1906-1909
        "The Sunday School Message" 1910-1919
    MFC  
      Publications: Separated  
        Rev. E. T. Root, "State Federations" 1908
        "National Federation of Churches, New England Office,  Bulletin", nos. 5-16 1906-1910
        "Mass. Federation of Churches, Bulletin", nos. 2-64 (new series) 1912-1930 (gaps)
        "Facts and Factors, Quarterly Bulletin" 1911-1931 (gaps)
        "Bay State Church Bulletin", 1931, nos. 5-7 1931
    New England Council of Federated Church Women  
      Midwinter Bulletin 1935-1936
    United Church Women of Massachusetts  
      "Massachusetts Church Woman" 1939-1940;
1945-1956
    Massachusetts Federation of Women’s Church Societies  
      Brochures and Pamphlets  
      Bulletin 1933-1938
    Religious Education Department  
      "Adventures in Discovering God"  
      "The Bible Jesus Knew"  
      "Christian Church"  
      "Early Church"  
      "Good News and How it Travels"  
      "Home Life in Bible Times Today"  
      "The Later Church"  
      "Looking at Life with Jesus"  
      "Reading Book on the Christian Church"  
      "Training of a Nation"  
Box 2
    Population Data 1950s and 60s
    Publications:  
      Affirmative Action Study Guide 1998
      "The Church as Consumer" [Project Equality of Massachusetts]  
      Churches in Massachusetts 1956
      Council's Position: 1954-1966 1967, 1994
      Directory of Ecumenical Colleague Groups 1994
      Ecumenical Accountability 1990
      Ecumenical Artists Directory 1993
      "Ecumenical Dissent - a Functional  Response to LIMA on Ministry" [J. A. Nash], manuscript copy  
      Ecumenical Model for Ministry: Constitution of the MCC, (adopted 1974)  
      Ecumenical Network of Church Resource Centers 1994
      Federated Churches-a Manual [New York State Council of Churches]  
      Guide to Some Immigration and Refugee Services 1992
      Guide to Provide Ministers with Information on Services for Young People June 1970
      Handbook for Local Councils of Churches, [Forrest Knapp] 1955
      Labor & Leisure 1994
      Media Directory to Massachusetts Protestant Churches 1993
      Metropolitan Boston: Its Churches and its People 1962
      Migrant Farmworkers in Massachusetts [J. A. Nash] 1974
      Odyssey Towards Unity 1977 & 1993
      Odyssey Towards Unity Study Guide 1995
      Protestants in the Press 1990
      Relations between Church and State 1960
      "Report on the Columbia Point Christian Center", [Moreen P. Jones] 1971
      Studying the Bible Together 1998
      Suggested Next Steps in Latin America [Forrest Knapp] [n. d.]
      Sunday Closing Laws Revisited 1993
      Taxes: Fair or Foul? 1977
      Toward Christian Unity 1958
      Toward Oneness in Mission 1968 & 1969
      "Your Church and Metropolitan Boston" 1963
      "Your Will - And God"  
    Newsletters: 1980s; 1990-1992
    Personnel Policies, Constitutions - Knapp era  
Box 3
    Brochures, misc. 1944-present
    Newsletters:  
      Action Update 1970-1999
      Bay State Church Life
(becomes Christian Outlook)
1930s-1945
      Christian Outlook
(becomes Outlook)
1945-1971
      Ecumgram 1974
      Guide Lines 1958-1961
      Impact 1961-1967
      In-Depth Reports 1974
      Intersect 1975-present
      Legislative Bulletin 1946-1953
      Outlook 1971-1973
      Trends / Issues 1970-1973
    Department Newsletters:  
      Dept. of Communication  
        Newscript 1973-1977
      Dept. of Mass. Council of Church Women  
        Massachusetts Church Women 1946-1955
      Dept. of Social Relations  
        Social Relations Bulletin 1953-1961
        Social Relations Newsletter 1964-1972

 

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