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UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (U.S.). NORTH GEORGIA CONFERENCE.
United Methodist Church, North Georgia Conference board and agency records, 1830-1983.

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: United Methodist Church (U.S.). North Georgia Conference.
Title: United Methodist Church, North Georgia Conference board and agency records, 1830-1983.
Call Number:Record Group No. 025-2
Extent: 6 cubic feet (9 boxes)
Abstract:Consists of the board and agency records of the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Processing

Processed by Nancy H. Watkins, August 1997; Anne Graham, April 2003.


Collection Description

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the records of several boards and agencies of the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church, as well as the preceding denominations, the Methodist Episcopal Church (M.E.C.), the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (M.E.C., S.), and the Methodist Church. In each case the organization existed for the purpose of overseeing specific areas of work for the entire conference. Activities prominently featured in this collection include benevolent aid, community outreach, and missionary work.

Several agencies assisted pastors and their families in time of need. Most notable within the collection are the Bishop’s Fund, the Fund of Special Relief, and the Preacher’s Aid Society, whose activities are recorded for the years 1830 to 1943 through their financial and administrative records. Among the various outreach programs, the Sunday School Society contains the most material. The societies’ work for the period 1852 to 1930 is established in a variety of records. Considerably less material is available for the Council on Ministries and Asbury Hills Home for the Aged, Inc., the majority of which is financial, and ranges from 1968 to 1979. Missionary work for the period 1830 to 1951 is well documented within the collection, with the exception of a gap from 1866 to 1889. This may be due to chaos following the Civil War or that these records did not survive. The activities of women within the conference are known through the records of the Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society and the Woman’s Missionary Society for the period 1878 to 1931 and 1937. Additional subjects of interest in the series include the United Methodist Children’s Home, conference legal transactions from 1841 to 1908, the merger with the Central Jurisdictional Conference, temperance activities for the years 1964 to 1965, and politics and current events in the Atlanta area from 1898 to 1904.

Arrangement Note

Arranged alphabetically by name of organization, then alphabetically by type of material and, thereunder, chronologically.


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Container List

Atlanta Area Reconciliation Committee
Box Folder Content
6 6 Audit reports, 1971, 1973
9 4 Budget ledger [bound and oversized], 1969-1973
6 7 Miscellaneous, 1973-1974
Bishop’s Fund
1 1 Financial records, 1865-1892 [microfilm 2]
Board of Finance
1 2 Financial records, 1849-1857
1 3 Financial records, 1858-1881 [microfilm 2]
1 4 Financial records, 1882-1895
Board of Health and Welfare Ministries
9 5 Asbury Hills Home for the Aged, Inc. Accounts ledger [bound and oversized], 1968-1972
6 8 Asbury Hills Home for the Aged, Inc. Audit report, 1971-1972
6 9 Asbury Hills Home for the Aged, Inc. Board of Trustees Meeting material, 1969
Board of Ministerial Training
6 10 Diplomas, 1942, 1946
Board of Missions
9 3 Treasurer, banking ledger, 1881-1890
6 11 Financial reports, 1889-1891
1 5 Record book, V.2, 1897-1912
Board of Missions and Church Extension
6 12 Correspondence, 1939-1948
6 13 Correspondence, 1949
6 14 Correspondence, 1950-1951
7 1 Executive Committee minutes, 1940-1944
7 2 Executive Committee minutes, 1945-1948
Centenary Committee
5 2 Pledge list [bound and oversized], 1841-1842
7 3 Pledge records, 1840-1854
9 1 Report [oversized], undated
Commission on Religion and Race
7 4 Material on merger with Central Jurisdiction, 1973-1974
Commission on World Service and Finance
7 5 Audit reports, 1969-1970
7 6 Audit reports, 1970-1973
Commission on Worship
7 7 Calendar and lectionary, 1965-1966
Committee on Ecumenical Affairs
7 8 Correspondence and reports, 1967
Committee on Outdoor Ministries
9 2 Evaluation study [oversized], circa 1978
Council on Ministries
7 9 Budget material, 1974-1978
7 10 Executive Committee meeting material, 1976
7 11 Executive Committee meeting material, 1977
7 12 Executive Committee meeting material, 1978-1979
7 13 Staff quarterly reports, 1975-1976
Fund of Special Relief
2 1 Record book, 1830-1934 [microfilm 8]
Georgia Commission on Higher Education
8 1 Supplementary report, 1960
8 2 Wesley Foundation, Georgia College - “Wesley Notes”, 1978
8 3 Wesley Foundation, University of Georgia - Miscellaneous, 1950-1977
8 4 Wesley Foundation, Valdosta State College - Dedication service program, 1973
Georgia Temperance League
8 5 Report to district conferences, 1964-1965
Legal Conference
2 2 Records book, 1841-1908
Missionary Society
2 3 Minutes, 1830-1836 [microfilm 8]
2 4 Minutes, 1830-1866 [microfilm 8]
2 5 Treasurer’s book, 1831-1835 [microfilm 8]
3 1 Treasurer’s book, 1840-1850 [microfilm 8]
6 1 Treasurer’s report, 1860
10 1 Certificate of life membership to the Missionary Society, 1800s
Preacher’s Aid Society
6 2 Correspondence and minutes, 1921-1943
3 2 Record book, 1838-1943
Preacher’s Meeting
6 5 Atlanta Minutes [bound], 1898-1900
8 6 Elberton district [also Preacher’s Institute, Missionary Institute] Minutes [bound], 1900-1904
Standing Rules Committee
8 7 Report, 1965
Study Committee on District Lines
8 8 Miscellaneous, 1976-1977
Sunday School Board
3 3 Minutes, 1852-1866 [microfilm 2]
8 9 Minutes [bound], 1897-1929
8 10 Loose material, 1912-1930
6 3 Miscellaneous, 1854-1857
3 4 Treasurer’s book, 1833-1853 [microfilm 2]
United Methodist Children’s Home
6 4 Miscellaneous, 1952-1983
Urban Action, Inc.
8 11 Annual report, 1975
8 12 Grant proposal outlines and funding applications, 1976-1978
Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society
4 1 Minutes, 1878-1884 [microfilm 10]
4 2 Minutes, 1884-1898 [microfilm 11]
Woman’s Missionary Society
4 3 Executive meeting, 1937
4 4 Minutes, 1885-1900 [microfilm 10]
4 7 Miscellaneous, 1892-1931
4 5 Pledge list, 1919
4 6 Treasurer’s book, 1878-1886 [microfilm 10]
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