World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women records, 1928-

Emory University

Pitts Theology Library

1531 Dickey Drive, Suite 560

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women.
Title: World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women records, 1928-
Call Number:Record Group No. 112
Extent: 31.7 cubic feet (60 boxes)
Abstract:Contains the administrative records, histories, and, media, collected materials and artifacts of the World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women organization.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Unrestricted access.

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


Gift, June 2021

Custodial History

Received from Nancy Watkins of Southeastern Jurisdiction Heritage Center (June, 2021).


[after identification of item(s)], World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women records, RG 112, Archives and Manuscript Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.


Processed by Nancy Watkins, Brandon Wason, and Maya Espinoza, 2021-2022.

Collection Description

Historical Note

The World federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women (formerly World Federation of Methodist Women) was founded in 1939 with the express goal to connect Christian women around the globe and work toward a “Christian World Order.” With the emblem of the Tree of Life, the organization emphasizes education, evangelism, healthcare, family, and world peace. In 1954, the World Federation affiliated with the World Methodist Council. WFUMCW has grown to every continent and received a non-governmental organization status from the United Nations. The Area and Unit Officers co-ordinate programs and provide a global network for sharing information on program activities. The organization’s main purpose is to be a catalyst in the lives and faith of Christian women.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains both materials created by the organization as well as materials collected by members. Administrative records include materials related to the history of the organization, executive committee meetings, materials created by world officers, task forces and special reports, financial records, and membership records. Other records include materials related to the geographical Areas of the organization, its World Assemblies, publications, oral history, World Federation Days, United Nations NGO status, collected materials (mostly historical), media, printed materials, and artifacts.

Arrangement Note

Organized into eleven series: (1) Administrative, (2) Areas, (3) Assemblies, (4) Publications, (5) Oral History Project, (6) World Federation Day, (7) United Nations NGO, (8) Collected Materials, (9) Photographs and Audiovisual Media, (10) Books and Pamphlets, and (11) Artifacts

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