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American Congregational Deaconess Association

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1901 (date of establishment)

Historical Summary

The American Congregational Deaconess Association grew out of a tradition of multiple churches to establish a place for women to be trained in taught in ways to help the community. The ACDA was incorporated in the year 1901, forming in Chicago at the recommendation of the Illinois State Association. A Deaconess Training Home opened later that year with instructors from Chicago Theological Seminary.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

American Congregational Deaconess Association records, 1901-1906.

 Collection
Identifier: RG5006
Abstract The American Congregational Deaconess Association, incorporated in 1901, grew out of a tradition of multiple churches to establish a place for women to be trained in taught in ways to help the community. This collections contains meeting minutes for the board of trustees, a record of cash receipts and reinbursements.
Dates: 1901-1906