North Carolina Council of Churches records, 1935-2019
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- Scope and content:
Primarily office files, including commission and committee meeting minutes, reports, correspondence, financial records, printed material, and other items. The files document the council's attempts to marshal churches in N.C. to act on a variety of social concerns, including race relations, poverty, immigration, the death penalty, war and peace, and ecumenism. Special topics include the United Church Women, NCCC Social Ministries, and outreach to migrant and aging populations. The collection includes a scrapbook for the United Church Women, 460 black-and-white and 66 color photographs, 43 color slides, and 60 black-and-white and 142 color negatives. (59,739 items; 94.45 lf; 1935-2001 (bulk 1969-1994)(01-100, 01-135)
Addition (dated 1971-1975 and undated) contains materials related to the organization's ministry with the aging. There are brochures, fliers, publications, and manuals, many regarding how to establish a meals-on-wheels program. This accession is unprocessed.
The 2006 addition (2007-0133)(5,000 items, 6.6 lin. ft.; dated 1966-1982) contains operational and subject files, including correspondence, executive board meeting files, minutes, reports from sub-committees, and files related to similar religious organizations.
Addition (2020-0094)(3.0 linear feet; dated 1947-2019) contains materials generated by Church Women United in North Carolina, a covenant partner of the North Carolina Council of Churches. These materials include the Constitution of the NC Council of Church Women, annual meeting minutes, annual reports and records, newsletters, directories, bylaws, reports, speeches, projects, brochures, board meeting minutes, budgets, and materials from local units.
- Biographical / historical:
Established in 1935 under the leadership of H. Shelton Smith, professor in the Religion Department at Duke University.
- Acquisition information:
- The North Carolina Council of Churches records were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book Manuscript Library as a gift in 2001, 2006, and 2020.
- Processing information:
Processed by Fiona Gillespie; Ming Guo; Arístides Llaneza, Ruth Bryan, August 2001.
Additions processed by John Mayrose and Megan E. Lewis.
This collection has been given core level processing: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.
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- Emigration and immigration -- Religious aspects
Poverty -- Religious aspects
Peace -- Religious aspects
Capital punishment -- North Carolina
Pacifism -- Religious aspects
War -- Religious aspects
Local church councils
Christian union -- History
Race relations -- Religious aspects
Women and religion -- Southern States
- Color photographs
- North Carolina Council of Churches
National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Dept. of United Church Women
Church Women United in North Carolina
- North Carolina -- Economic conditions
North Carolina -- Social conditions
North Carolina -- Race relations
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