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Congregational Home Missionary Society records, 1882-1963.

 Collection
Identifier: RG5341

Scope and Contents

This collection contains various letters, notes, and financial information related to the outreach and the daily work conducted by the Congregational Home Missionary Society.

Dates

  • 1882-1963

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Access to this collection is unrestricted and open to the public.

Restrictions on Use

Items in this collection are subject to U.S. Copyright Law. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine the copyright status of collection items and to secure any permissions necessary for their reproduction and publication. Requests for permission to publish material must be discussed with the archivist or librarian.

Historical Note

The Congregational Home Missionary Society provided financial assistance for congregations that were unable to support their own minister and was responsible for the missionary activities in states west of the Mississippi, the southern Ohio River region, Black churches in northern cities, and foreign-speaking churches. The CHMS came out of the American Home Missionary Society, which was a multi-denominational organization started in 1826 to assist congregations that are unable to support the gospel ministry, and to send the gospel to the destitute within the United States. By 1893, the Congregationalists made up most of the organization so the name was changed to Congregational Home Missionary Society.

Extent

1.09 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Congregational Home Missionary Society provided financial assistance for congregations that were unable to support their own minister and was responsible for the missionary activities in states west of the Mississippi, the southern Ohio River region, Black churches in northern cities, and foreign-speaking churches. The CHMS came out of the American Home Missionary Society, which was a multi-denominational organization started in 1826 to assist congregations that are unable to support the gospel ministry, and to send the gospel to the destitute within the United States. By 1893, the Congregationalists made up most of the organization so the name was changed to Congregational Home Missionary Society. This collection contains various letters, notes, and financial information related to the outreach and the daily work conducted by the Congregational Home Missionary Society.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into the two series listed below. Materials in series one have been arranged in alphabetical order by geographic location. Materials in series two have been arranged in chronological order by start date.
Series 1: Mission locations, 1882-1963.
Series 2: Topical letters, notes and pamphlets, 1906-1926.

Acquisition Information

Collection was received from Chicago Theological Seminary in 2014, Acc# 2014-124.

Bibliography

Congregational Home Missionary Society records, 1893-1928. 2012. http://amistadresearchcenter.tulane.edu/archon/?p=accessions/accession&id=457

Processing Information

First processed according to MPLP standards in July 2017. Fully processed by William McCarthy in August 2018, using DACS Second Edition.
Title
Congregational Home Missionary Society records, 1882-1963.
Status
Completed
Author
William McCarthy
Date
2018-08-22
Description rules
3
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Congregational Library & Archives Repository

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