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American Baptist Convention. Yearbook, 1907/12-1969/70.

American Baptist Convention. YEARBOOK, 1907/12-1969/70.

Dallas, TX: Microfilm Center, 1972
American Church Records. Series 2
21 reel(s)

Filmed in this collection are yearbooks of the Northern Baptist Convention for the years 1907-1970. The yearbooks contain the proceedings of the yearly meetings of the Convention. The material includes a list of officers, minutes, addresses, speeches, reports, and financial statements delivered at the meetings.

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American Baptist Foreign Mission Society. Annual Report, 1815-66, 1875-82, 1905-08.

American Baptist Foreign Mission Society. ANNUAL REPORT, 1815-66, 1875-82, 1905-08.

Dallas, TX: Microfilm Center, 1972
American church records. Series 2.
4 reel(s)

This collection contains reports from the annual meetings of the Baptist Convention for Missionary Purposes for 1815-1866, 1875-1882, and 1905-1908. The report from the 1814 founding convention is also included. The reports list delegates attending and officers. They also give tables of affiliate congregations, financial reports listing all contributions to the Convention, minutes from the sessions, addresses, resolutions, sermons, reports from the missions (including the missions to the American Indians), and letters from missionaries.

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American Baptist Home Mission Society. Annual Report, 1832-1913.

American Baptist Home Mission Society. ANNUAL REPORT, 1832-1913.

Dallas, TX: Microfilm Center, 1972
American Church Records. Series 2.
5 reel(s)

The proceedings of the annual meetings of the Baptist Convention for Home Missions for the years 1832 to 1913 are reproduced in this series. The proceedings include minutes of the sessions, reports of the executive committee, financial reports listing contributions and expenses, the lists of those actively engaged in missionary work, and the resolutions of the Convention. The title of the report varies: for the years 1832/33 to 1839 (1st-7th) the title is Report of the Executive Committee of the American Baptist Home Mission Society, for the years 1840 to 1863 (8th-31st) the title is Report of the American Baptist Home Mission Society.

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Assemblies of God. General Council. Departmental Reports and Financial Statements, 1923-1945.

Assemblies of God. General Council. DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS AND FINANCIAL STATEMENTS, 1923-1945.

Dallas, Texas: Microfilm Service and Sales, 1966
Library of American Church Records, ser. 1
1 reel(s)

The financial condition of the Assemblies of God General Council from year to year is recorded in these reports and financial statements. They identify areas of expenditure for such things as mission work, publishing, benevolence, as well as the daily operations of the administrative offices of the Council.

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Assemblies of God. General Council. Minutes, 1914-1965.

Assemblies of God. General Council. MINUTES, 1914-1965.

Dallas, Texas: Microfilm Service and Sales, 1966
Library of American Church Records, ser. 1
2 reel(s)

The minutes contain the discussions and decisions of the controlling body for the Assemblies of God. These discussions include doctrinal issues, the need for and scope of evangelism and mission work, maintenance doctrinal unity among the clergy, as well as practical organizational problems involved in coordinating the activities of the widely scattered churches. This material is on reels one and two of the Assemblies of God collection.

The minutes are arranged in chronological order, with summaries of the minutes for several councils also presented periodically.

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Assemblies of God. General Council. Official List of Ministers and Missionaries, 1941-1963, 1965.

Assemblies of God. General Council. OFFICIAL LIST OF MINISTERS AND MISSIONARIES, 1941-1963, 1965.

Dallas, Texas: Microfilm Service and Sales, 1969
Library of American Church Records, ser. 1
5 reel(s)

Each directory contains a current list of churches by state, a complete list of ordained ministers and missionaries, and the members of the General Presbytery.

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Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church General Synod. Minutes, 1803-1968.

Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church General Synod. MINUTES, 1803-1968.

Dallas, TX: Microfilm Cente,
American Church Records. Series 2
5 reel(s)

This collection contains the minutes of the Associated Reformed Presbyterian Church General Synod for 1803-1968. It should be noted that the name of the issuing body has varied over the years. Some of the records are transcripts while others are reproductions of original printed documents. For some years the minutes are taken from the Christian Magazine of the South. The records for 1841 are actually extracts from the minutes. Included in the records are treasury, presbyterial, and foreign mission reports.

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Billy Sunday in Philadelphia, 1915 [Microform]

BILLY SUNDAY IN PHILADELPHIA, 1915 [MICROFORM]

9 reel(s)

William Ashley “Billy” Sunday (1862-1935) was an American Christian evangelist. Sunday played professional baseball for 8 years (1883-1891). After retiring from baseball, he became well known for his preaching at large rallies. Sunday was also active in the Prohibition movement. These reels contain articles from the (Philadelphia) Evening Telegraph, the North American, and the Press (Philadelphia) covering Billy Sunday’s Philadelphia campaign from January 3 to March 20, 1915.

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Brethren in Christ Church. General Conference. Minutes, 1871-1970.

Brethren in Christ Church. General Conference. MINUTES, 1871-1970.

Dallas, Texas: Microfilm Center,
American Church Records, ser. 2
6 reel(s)

This collection contains the Brethren in Christ Church General Conference Minutes for 1871 to 1970. The minutes were published in condensed form and are concerned with such subjects as missions within the United States, marriage outside the church, church finance, and education.

This collection is on reels 1-4 of a six reel series. Reels 5 and 6 cover the Brethren in Christ Handbooks of Mission for 1918-1970. See separate entry.

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Brethren in Christ Church. Handbook of Missions, 1918-1970.

Brethren in Christ Church. HANDBOOK OF MISSIONS, 1918-1970.

Dallas, TX: Microfilm Center,
American Church Records. Series 2
6 reel(s)

The Brethren in Christ Handbooks of Missions for 1918 to 1970 are reproduced in this collection. The handbooks were published annually and deal with both home and foreign missions. They include reports on miscellaneous mission affairs, finance, and education. Brethren in Christ foreign missions were situated in Africa and India.

This collection is on reels 5-6 of the series that begins with the Brethren in Christ General Conference Minutes for 1871-1970. See separate entry.

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Calendar of Probate and Administration Acts 1407-1541 and Abstracts of Wills 1541-1581 in the Court Books of the Bishop of Hereford.

CALENDAR OF PROBATE AND ADMINISTRATION ACTS 1407-1541 AND ABSTRACTS OF WILLS 1541-1581 IN THE COURT BOOKS OF THE BISHOP OF HEREFORD.

London, England: British Record Society, 1989
Index Library–British Record Society Microfiche
7 fiche

This collection is composed of a calendar of the existing acts in the record books of the diocese of Hereford from 1407 to 1541, and a calendar of will abstracts from 1541 to 1581, along with an index to these calendars. These records comprise the oldest spiritual administrative business of the diocese, created when the court made its circuit every year. Each of these circuits lasted several weeks, and made a one day court stop in each parish church in every deanery within Hereford.

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Calendar of probate and administration acts 1407-1541 and abstracts of wills 1541-1581 in the court books of the Bishop of Hereford

The guide consists of an introduction to the collection, a map of the diocese and a chronological list of records.

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Canadian Records of the United Society of the Propagation of the Gospel ‘E’ Series, 1901-1951

CANADIAN RECORDS OF THE UNITED SOCIETY OF THE PROPAGATION OF THE GOSPEL 'E' SERIES, 1901-1951

East Ardsley, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England: Microform Academic Publishers, 1986
14 reel(s)

This collection discusses the work of the Society in Canada from 1901-1951, and is arranged on the reels chronologically.

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Catholic Church. Diocese of Louisiana and the Floridas. Microfilm Edition of the Records of the Diocese of Louisiana and the Floridas, 1576-1803.

Catholic Church. Diocese of Louisiana and the Floridas. MICROFILM EDITION OF THE RECORDS OF THE DIOCESE OF LOUISIANA AND THE FLORIDAS, 1576-1803.

Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Archives, 1967
12 reel(s)

Records of the Catholic Diocese of Louisiana and the Floridas show the close connection between the church and state during the French and Spanish colonial period. Arranged chronologically, the records deal with ecclesiastical affairs, including marriages, funerals, dispensation records, the assignment and transfer of priests, finances, and census reports.

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Catholic Church. Diocese of Louisiana and the Floridas. Guide to microfilm edition of the records of the Diocese of Louisiana and the Floridas, 1576-1803.

The guide provides a detailed description of the contents of each reel and an alphabetical index by author, person, or place.

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Christian Churches (Disciples of Christ). Yearbook of the Christian Churches (Disciples of Christ), 1867-1964

Christian Churches (Disciples of Christ). YEARBOOK OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCHES (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST), 1867-1964

Dallas, Texas: Microfilm Service and Sales, 1969
Library of American Church Records, ser. 1
17 reel(s)

This collection consists of yearbooks of the Church of the Christian Churches (Disciples of Christ) for the years 1849, 1869, 1885, 1888, 1892, 1895, 1897-1907, and 1909-1964. The yearbooks contain material from the yearly convention of the Disciples of Christ. Included are the reports from the committees, financial statements listing revenues and expenses, lists of preachers, data on local churches, and reports from the missions. The titles vary: Christian Almanac, Yearbook of Disciples of Christ, Yearbook of the Churches of Christ (Disciples), and Yearbook of Christian Churches.

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Church Missionary Society West Indies Mission Records, 1819-1861

Church Missionary Society WEST INDIES MISSION RECORDS, 1819-1861

London: Church Missionary Society, 1967
14 reel(s)

Mission work in the West Indies was begun in Antigua in 1813 when William Dawes offered to act as a Church Missionary Society agent. A mission was established in Barbados in 1820, British Guiana (Guyana) in 1827 and Trinidad in 1836. The Church Missionary Society was turned over to the Anglican Church after a financial crisis in 1839. In addition to the Barbados, British Guiana and Antigua mission records, there are documents in the West Indies collection relating to Anguilla, Bahamas, Dominica, Honduras, Jamaica, Nevis, Trinidad, St. Kitts, and St. Vincent. Letterbooks from 1829 to 1861, containing copies of outgoing correspondence from secretaries at headquarters, and mission books, containing incoming papers for the same dates, are filmed. Contemporary name indexes are included for each mission and letter book. The last and largest grouping of records is Original Papers. These papers consist mainly of letters, journals and reports but minutes of local Church Missionary Society committees are also included. The bulk of these papers are sorted by the individual who wrote them and arranged alphabetically. They are concerned with appointment of clergy, mission schools, emancipation of slaves, and local disasters.

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Church Missionary Society. Africa (Group 3) Committee. Catalogue of the papers of the missions of the Africa (Group 3) Committee

The guide provides a description of the letter books, the reprints, and the correspondence in the collection.

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Churches of Christ. Directory of Preachers, 1906-1942, 1942-46, 1949-50, 1958.

Churches of Christ. DIRECTORY OF PREACHERS, 1906-1942, 1942-46, 1949-50, 1958.

Dallas, Texas: Microfilm Service and Sales, 1969
Library of American Church Records, ser. 1
3 reel(s)

This collection consists of directories of the Churches of Christ published between 1906 and 1963. The directories include the lists of preachers arranged by name and by state and the lists of the affiliated churches.

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Congregational Yearbook, 1854-1928.

CONGREGATIONAL YEARBOOK, 1854-1928.

Dallas, TX: Microfilm Service and Sales, 1969
Library of American Church Records. Series 1.
11 reel(s)

This collection contains the yearbooks of the Congregational Church from the period of 1882 to 1960. The yearbooks provide information about the church including lists of the affiliated churches and their membership in each state, a directory of ministers, financial reports of the central committee listing contributors and expenses reports about the missionary activities at home and abroad, lists of church publications, and statistics concerning the colleges and seminaries operated by the church.

The yearbooks for the years 1854 to 1859 and 1879 to 1881 are within the same microfilm series and are entitled the Congregational Quarterly. The yearbook suspended publication between 1860 and 1878. During this period one issue per year of the Congregational Quarterly served as a yearbook of the church.

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Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Minutes, 1810-1966.

Cumberland Presbyterian Church. MINUTES, 1810-1966.

Dallas, Texas: Microfilm Service and Sales, 1966
Library of American Church Records, ser. 1
10 reel(s)

This collection contains the minutes for the Cumberland Presbytery (1810-1813), the minutes for Cumberland Synod (1813-1828,) and the minutes of the Cumberland Presbyterian General Assembly after 1829. This denomination represented an important cultural institution in the trans-Allegheny region during and after the War of 1812. The minutes record who attended the gathering, their home Presbytery, and organizational matters that arose as the church expanded its operations.

The volumes for 1959-1966 are filmed with the Assembly's Yearbook for 1958-1966.

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Dead Sea Scroll on Microfiche: A Comprehensive Facsimile Edition of the Texts from the Judean Desert.

DEAD SEA SCROLL ON MICROFICHE: A COMPREHENSIVE FACSIMILE EDITION OF THE TEXTS FROM THE JUDEAN DESERT.

New York: E.J. Brill, 1993
134 fiche

The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in caves during the 1940s and 1950s near the Dead Sea in the Judean desert by Bedouins. Eventually the scrolls, a collection of Hebrew and Aramaic documents, consisting of literature, Biblical manuscripts, legal documents and liturgical works. This collection contains the complete Dead Sea Scrolls from the Judean desert, which were photographed for the Palestinian Archaeological Museum, Israel Antiquities Authority, and the Shrine of the Book Archives.

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The Dead Sea scrolls on microfiche : [guide] : a comprehensive facsimile edition of the texts from the Judean Desert.

The guide consists of two volumes. Volume I, the Companion Volume, contains an introduction, a history of the photographic methods used, a list of the texts from the Judean Desert and their negative numbers, a chronological list of negatives, a history of the discoveries and sites, and a bibliography. The second volume, Inventory List of Photographs, contains a list of the photographs by number and a bibliography.

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Ettwein, John Bp 1721-1802. Papers of John Ettwein from the Archives of the Moravian Church, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Ettwein, John Bp 1721-1802. PAPERS OF JOHN ETTWEIN FROM THE ARCHIVES OF THE MORAVIAN CHURCH, BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA.

New Haven, Conn.: Research Publications, 1969
8 reel(s)

John Ettwein was born in 1721 in Wurttemberg (now incorporated into Baden – Wurttemberg, Germany). He joined the Moravian Church in 1740 and in 1754 he and his family embarked for America. They settled in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The Moravians were isolated from Anglo-Saxon America. Their position in American life was complicated by their conscientious objection to bearing arms and their refusal to join in the American Revolution. It was largely through the efforts of John Ettwein that the Moravians were able to maintain a rapport with the American authorities and not suffer the same fate as many Loyalists after the Revolution. His papers consist of some 1,800 items and reflect a practical man, both literate and fluent in English who handled a great deal of the daily business for his religious community.

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Hamilton, Kenneth G. (Kenneth Gardiner), 1893- John Ettwein and the Moravian church during the Revolutionary period.

Appendix B in the guide provides a catalog of the Ettwein papers preserved in the Moravian Archives in Bethlehem.

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Faith and Order Paper

FAITH AND ORDER PAPER

Dallas, Texas: Microfilm Service and Sales Company, 1960
10 reel(s)

The General Convention of the Episcopal Church made the suggestion, in 1910, that a world conference be held to decide matters of faith and order. A Joint Commission was formed to invite all churches to join and Robert H. Gardiner was appointed Secretary of the project. The publications in this series were published in four series, from 1910 to 1974. See entry for World Council of Churches for Gardiner's correspondence and minutes of the Commission.

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DeGroot, A. T. (Alfred Thomas), 1903- Check list, Faith and Order Commission, official, numbered publications: series I, 1910-1948; series II, 1948-to date (1962)

The Guide contains a bibliography of publications by the Faith and Order Commission, and a brief explanatory note.

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General Council of the Congregational and Christian Churches of the United States. Minutes of the Regular Meeting, 1852-1961.

General Council of the Congregational and Christian Churches of the United States. MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING, 1852-1961.

Dallas, TX: Microfilm Service and Sales, 1969
Library of American Church Records. Series 1
4 reel(s)

This collection contains minutes of the meetings of synods of the Congregational Church. The synods were held in 1852, 1865, every third year from 1871 to 1934 and every second year from 1934 to 1958. The last synod included in the collection met in 1961. The minutes give the names of delegates participating and officers elected, the reports of the committees, and the statistics of the church. Also included are the resolutions and by-laws voted on by the synods. The last reel contains also two digests of important acts of the synods held between 1871 and 1929.

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Linkugal, Wilmer Albert. Speeches of Anna Howard Shaw

Linkugal, Wilmer Albert. SPEECHES OF ANNA HOWARD SHAW

Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin, 1960
1 reel(s)

Anna Howard Shaw (1847–1919) was the first female Methodist minister in the United States, a medical doctor, suffragist, civil rights advocate, and great orator. Born in Scotland and raised in Massachusetts and Michigan, she attended Boston University Theological School and Medical School, receiving her M.D. in 1886. She was close friends with Susan B. Anthony and was the first woman to receive the Distinguished Service Medal for her efforts running the Women’s Committee of the National Council of Defense. This biographical dissertation contains her sermons, suffrage speeches, temperance speeches, WWI and League of Nations speeches, characteristics of her speeches (style, argument, refutation, and critical commontary), and texts of her sermons and speeches.

Note: Dissertation for the doctor of philosophy degree. Bibliography at end.

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Mayo, Hope. Three Merovingian Rules for Nuns.

Mayo, Hope. THREE MEROVINGIAN RULES FOR NUNS.

1974

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Nova Scotia Records of the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, 1722-1860.

NOVA SCOTIA RECORDS OF THE UNITED SOCIETY FOR THE PROPAGATION OF THE GOSPEL, 1722-1860.

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, England: Microform Limited, 1984
British records relating to America in microfilm
15 reel(s)

The Society's missionary activities in Nova Scotia effectively began after the founding of Halifax in 1749. Since most of the residents of Nova Scotia were dissenters at that time, the Anglican Church did not gather much strength until the heavy influx of American Loyalists after the Revolution. At this point, in 1787, an Anglican bishopric was established and the Church in Nova Scotia strengthened in order to minimize dissent against English control. This collection contains correspondence from clergymen in Nova Scotia to the Secretary of the Society.

At the beginning of each reel is an index of persons mentioned and an annotated calendar of each letter received.

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The Nova Scotia records of the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, 1722-1860

The guide contains the provenance of the records, background information on the Society records, a list of reel contents, and a bibliography of related works.

Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, Church History Microforms, History Microforms

Perry, William Stevens, Editor. Historical Collections Relating to the American Colonial Church.

Perry, William Stevens, editor. HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS RELATING TO THE AMERICAN COLONIAL CHURCH.

Hartford, CT: Church Press Co., 1870
2 reel(s)

Perry (1832-1898) was a Protestant Episcopal bishop who served many areas throughout the United States. He wrote or edited numerous books, most of which are about church history. These volumes cover five states. Vol. 1: Virginia. Vol. 2: Pennsylvania. Vol. 3: Massachusetts. Vol. 4: Maryland. Vol. 5: Delaware.

Microfilmed by the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. Original is at the Yale Divinity School, New Haven, CT. Five volumes; includes bibliographical references. Two hundred and fifty copies printed; this is no. 58. Much of the material was originally collected by Francis Lister Hawks, historiographer of the American Church. Also published under the title “Papers Relating to the History of the Church.”

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Salpointe, Jean Baptist. Brief Sketch of the Mission of San Xavier Del Bac, with a Description of its Church.

Salpointe, Jean Baptist. BRIEF SKETCH OF THE MISSION OF SAN XAVIER DEL BAC, WITH A DESCRIPTION OF ITS CHURCH.

Tucson: Arizona Star Job Printing Office, 1880
1 reel(s)

Salpointe (1825-1898) was a Roman Catholic archbishop who was sent to the Arizona territory in 1866 and became the First Vicar Apostolic of Arizona in 1868. He was promoted to archbishop in 1884. The Mission of San Xavier del Bac, located in the Santa Cruz valley nine miles south of Tucson, was established near the end of the 17th century by Jesuit missionaries for the Papago (Tohono O'Odham) Indians. This book gives its history and a detailed description of its church.

Microfilmed by Southwestern Microfilm, Inc., Dallas, TX

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Seventh-Day Adventists. General Conference. Bulletin, 1887-1899.

Seventh-Day Adventists. General Conference. BULLETIN, 1887-1899.

Dallas, TX: Microfilm Center,
American Church Records. Series 2.
4 reel(s)

Reel 2 contains the daily bulletins of the annual general conferences for 1887 to 1899. Reel 3 contains daily bulletins of quarterly general conferences. The records on this reel are not in strict chronological order. Reel 4 contains general conference bulletins for 1909 to 1922 followed by the weekly Seventh Day Adventist Newspaper The Advent Review and Sabbath Herald for 1905 to 1936. Reel 5 contains The Advent Review for 1941 to 1966 followed by the numbers for 1864 to 1886. The records include reports from missionaries abroad, information on canvassing, denominational medicine and schools, and reports on the effect of World War II on the efforts of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Europe.

These records are contained on reels 2-5 of the seventeen-reel series which begins with the Seventh Day Adventist General Conference Statistical Report.

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Seventh-Day Adventists. General Conference. Statistical Report.

Seventh-Day Adventists. General Conference. STATISTICAL REPORT.

Dallas, TX: Microfilm Center,
American Church Records. Series 2.
1 reel(s)

This collection contains the annual statistical reports of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church for the period from 1967 to 1968. Some of the records are reproductions from the General Conference Bulletin and the Advent Review and Sabbath Herald. A few are copies from Seventh-Day Adventist yearbooks. The records contain statistical information about contributions, membership, churches, and ministers by conference and mission. There are also reports on the status of missions, sanitariums, and schools. The reports indicate the many countries in which the church operated during the period and the numerous languages of its publications.

This is reel 1 of a seventeen reel series concerning the Seventh-Day Adventists church. The records are in chronological order.

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Seventh-Day Adventists. Yearbook of the Seventh-Day Adventist Denomination, 1883-1967.

Seventh-Day Adventists. YEARBOOK OF THE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST DENOMINATION, 1883-1967.

Dallas, TX: Microfilm Center,
American Church Records. Series 2.
12 reel(s)

This collection contains the yearbooks of the Seventh Day Adventist Church for 1883-1969 preceded by the report of the General Conference for 1882. The yearbook was suspended between 1895 and 1903 but publication resumed in 1904. The yearbooks contain general conference proceedings, names of ministers, lay workers, officers, composition of committees and boards, and statistics. The collection includes information on denominational medicine and education, temperance, and summaries of missionary work in Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia, and North America.

These records are contained on reels 6-17 of the seventeen reel series which begins with the Seventh Day Adventist General Conference statistical report.

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Smart, Christopher. Hymns for the Amusement of Children

Smart, Christopher. HYMNS FOR THE AMUSEMENT OF CHILDREN

London: 1775
1 reel(s)

Smart (1722-1771) was a poet and reverend who won acclaim for is epic religious poem A Song to David. These 39 Christian hymns expound on various subjects, such as prayer, beauty, truth, faith, silence, long suffering, and good nature to animals, among others. They are dedicated to His Royal Highness Prince Frederick, Bishop of Osnabrug. There are many woodcuts throughout and ads for books at the end.

Third edition. Bodlian Library Douce Adds. 280.

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Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (Great Britain) the SPG and the United States of America.

Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (Great Britain) THE SPG AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

1 reel(s)

This small collection comprises two volumes (CLS/127 & CLS/128), with indices, of copies of the most important US-related correspondence; both received [i.e. those read before the Society] and sent. These reveal the on-going, albeit much reduced, extent of the SPG's activities in the United States during the latter half of the nineteenth, and into the early twentieth century, covering the periods from March 1851 to March 1916 and from April 1916 to July 1928 respectively. They are accompanied by the only volume of copies of letters received from the Diocese of Honolulu (CLR/217), the first item being from the King Kamehameha V, to the Archbishop of Canterbury and dated 28 January 1871. The second letter, and most thereafter, are from Alfred Willis, Bishop of Honolulu, spanning the annexation of Hawaii by the USA in July 1898, and ending on 21 March 1910 with a letter from Professor Richard H. Thorntory, regarding the transfer of "certain funds held by your Society in trust for the Church in Hawaii, now an integral part of the American Church." Description from Microfilm Academic Publishers [http://www.microform.co.uk/full-catalogue.php?browse=search&filter=&term=%22british+online+archives%22&limit=all&value=&p=6&ref=9781851172252].

Published April 2010. Also available via British Online Archives (BOA) as a supplement to the collection: American material in the archives of the USPG.

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Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (Great Britain) the SPG and the West Indies and Latin America: Copies of Letters Received and Sent, 1834-1931 : CLR & CLS.

Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (Great Britain) THE SPG AND THE WEST INDIES AND LATIN AMERICA: COPIES OF LETTERS RECEIVED AND SENT, 1834-1931 : CLR & CLS.

12 reel(s)

Comprising thirty volumes of the most important correspondence between the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (SPG) in London and its missionaries in parts of Latin America and the British colonies of the West Indies, including the Honduras, Guiana, Argentina, as well as some items from the Falkland Islands, and Antigua, Barbados, Jamaica, Nassau in the Bahamas, and Trinidad. Beginning in 1834, the year that slavery was abolished in the British Empire, this collection complements the earlier published materials from C and E series records relating to the West Indies, and the X series records relating to Codrington College, Barbados, in the archives of the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, held at the Rhodes House Library, Oxford. Contains both copies of letters sent (CLS) and copies of letters received (CLR). – from Merlin record

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Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, London. Journal, 1701-1738.

Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, London. JOURNAL, 1701-1738.

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, England: Micro Methods, 1964
British records relating to America in microfilm
2 reel(s)

The majority of the society's work in the eighteenth century was concentrated in the American colonies. Journals of the society record the minutes of their meetings, together with decisions made and letters from missionaries. The early journals record the discussions and resolutions concerning the appointment of missionaries to work in the plantations, their work there, and payments made to them. In the colonies, missionaries set up schools and performed divine service, catechism, and baptism.

Each volume has a contemporary index.
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Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, London. Letters, 1701-1812.

Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, London. LETTERS, 1701-1812.

East Ardsley, Yorkshire, England: Micro Methods, 1964
British records relating to America in microfilm
27 reel(s)

The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts was founded in 1701 by the Church of England to provide libraries and clergy for emigrants, soldiers, officials, and merchants in colonial outposts as well as to provide missions to non-Christians. The letters give a full picture of contemporary colonial life before, during, and following the War of Independence. This collection contains correspondence between those outposts and the secretary of the Society. Consult the tables of contents and the indexes to locate information for a specific location or individual.

At the beginning of each of the three series, an introduction gives information on the archives of the Society, a history of the Society, a brief listing of the contents of each volume, and a guide to further reading. Each volume also has a contemporary index listing documents alphabetically by the location of origin. A separate reel contains an index of all the material on all reels. Also useful is SPEC-R Z1236 .C74 1979 A Guide to Manuscripts Relating to America in Great Britain and Ireland, p. 158-159.
NOT IN MERLIN

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Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, Church History Microforms, Great Britain, History Microforms

Stanton, Robert Livingston. Church and the Rebellion

Stanton, Robert Livingston. CHURCH AND THE REBELLION

New York: Derby and Miller, 1864
1 reel(s)

Stanton (1810-1885) was a professor in the Theological Seminary of the Presbyterian Church of Danville, KY. Chapters in this work against the secession of states from the Union include “Character of the Rebellion,” “Cause of the Rebellion,” “Responsibility for the Rebellion,” “Responsibility for Beginning and Continuing the War,” “Responsibility of the Southern Church for the Rebellion and the War,” “The Church and Slavery,” “Slavery and Polemics,” and more. Stanton dedicated it “To the young men of the United States, of every creed in religion and every party in politics, who prefer freedom to slavery; who are loyal to the country, and who are aiding to sustain its government against rebellion.”

Microfilmed by the Library of Congress, Washington, DC

FILM MISC

Posted in Church History Microforms, Civil War Microforms, History Microforms

Strickland, William Peter. History of the Missions of the Methodist Episcopal Church from the Organization of the Missionary Society to the Present Time.

Strickland, William Peter. HISTORY OF THE MISSIONS OF THE METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH FROM THE ORGANIZATION OF THE MISSIONARY SOCIETY TO THE PRESENT TIME.

Cincinnati: L. Swormstedt & J.H. Power, 1850
1 reel(s)

Strickland (1809-1884) was an educated clergyman and author of several religious books. This one covers the missions of the Methodist Episcopal Church from 1816 to 1850. Chapter 1: Organization of the Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Chapter 2: Domestic Missions. Chapter 3: Auxiliaries. Chapter 4: Mission Among the Indians. Chapter 5: Mission to Africa. Chapter 6: Mission to Oregon. Chapter 7: Mission to South America. Chapter 8: Mission to Texas. Chapter 9: Mission to the Germans. Chapter 10: Mission to China. Chapter 11: Missionaries. Chapter 12: Appeal in Behalf of Missions.

Contains an appendix at the end.

FILM MISC

Posted in Church History Microforms, History Microforms

West Indies Records of the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, 1710-1908.

WEST INDIES RECORDS OF THE UNITED SOCIETY FOR THE PROPAGATION OF THE GOSPEL, 1710-1908.

East Ardsley, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England: Microform Limited, 1984
British records relating to America in microform
19 reel(s)

The material in this collection covers the growth of the Society and its work in the Bahamas, Jamaica, Barbadoes, Antigua, Trinidad, British Guiana (Guyana), Honduras, and the Mosquito Coast. A central issue for several reels concerns the Codrington bequest to the Society for creation of an institution to convert and educate slaves.

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Guides:

West Indies records of the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, c. 1710-1908 [guide]

The guide contains the provenance of the collection, background information on the Society and a description of its records, a list of contents for each reel and a bibliography of related works, both primary and secondary. The guide is reproduced at the beginning of reel one.

Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, Church History Microforms, History Microforms, Honduras, West Indies Microforms

West Indies Records of the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel ‘E’ Series, 1901-1950.

WEST INDIES RECORDS OF THE UNITED SOCIETY FOR THE PROPAGATION OF THE GOSPEL 'E' SERIES, 1901-1950.

East Ardsley, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England: Microform Academic Publishers, 1987
British Records Relating to America in Microform
13 reel(s)

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Guides:

West Indies records of the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel ‘E’ series 1901-1950 [guide]

The guide gives a description of each chronologically arranged reel, and a bibliography.

Posted in British Records Relating to America on Microfilm, Church History Microforms, History Microforms

Utah and the Mormons.

UTAH AND THE MORMONS.

New Haven, CT: Research Publications, 1966
53 reel(s)

Books, government documents, periodicals and newspapers chronicle the Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints' move from Illinois, Ohio, and Missouri, their settlement in Utah, their doctrine, and their experiments in communitarianism and polygamy. Among the serials reproduced are The Latter Day Saints and Millenial Star (1840-1905) and the Union Vedette (1836-1967). The works of prominent church leaders, including Joseph Smith and Parley Parker Pratt, are well represented.

Each monograph title is cataloged in MERLIN, but serial titles are not yet cataloged.

FILM BOOK 0285

Guides:

Microfilm index to Utah and the Mormons : a collection available on microfilm.

Posted in Church History Microforms, History Microforms, Western US Microforms

World Conference on Faith and Order. Minutes, 1910-1949, and Minutes of its Executive Committee, 1910-1927. Filmed with the Correspondence of Robert H. Gardiner, 1910-1924 and Correspondence of Ralph W. Brown, 1924-1932.

World Conference on Faith and Order. MINUTES, 1910-1949, AND MINUTES OF ITS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, 1910-1927. FILMED WITH THE CORRESPONDENCE OF ROBERT H. GARDINER, 1910-1924 AND CORRESPONDENCE OF RALPH W. BROWN, 1924-1932.

Chicago: University of Chicago Library, 1960
11 reel(s)

For a description of World Conference on Faith and Order see entry on the Faith and Order Paper. This collection contains papers from the Faith and Order Archives in Geneva of the correspondence of R.H. Gardiner, first secretary of the Episcopal Church's Commission on a World Conference on Faith and Order and Ralph W. Brown from 1924 to 1931.

FILM BOOK 0244

Posted in Church History Microforms, History Microforms