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Worcester, MA. Adams Square Congregational Church records, 1897-2011.

 Collection
Identifier: RG5046

Scope and Contents

This collection contains records related to the Adams Square Congregational Church. This includes historical information, vital statistics, deacon and pastor notes, church records, meeting minutes, standing committee reports and various handouts. Financial information includes donations, deeds, receipts, budgets and records discussing the sale of the church building. Also included are organizations like the Ladies Missionary Society, Ladies Aid Society, Women’s Fellowship, Lincoln-Burncoat Men’s Club, Women’s Association, the Brotherhood, North Park Circle and Sarah Club.

Dates

  • 1897-2011

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

Adams Square Congregational Church was established in 1898 as a missionary church to serve residents in the Burncoat-Lincoln area. They were a member of the United Church of Christ. At the end of 2009, the congregation unanimously voted to call it quits. The final days of the church came in 2011, when the building was sold.

Extent

5.03 Cubic Feet (6 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Adams Square Congregational Church was established in 1898 as a missionary church to serve residents in the Burncoat-Lincoln area. The final days of the church came in 2011, when the building was sold. This collection contains records related to the Adams Square Congregational Church. This includes historical information, vital statistics, deacon and pastor notes, church records, meeting minutes, standing committee reports and various handouts. Financial information includes donations, deeds, receipts, budgets and records discussing the sale of the church building. Also included are organizations like the Ladies Missionary Society, Ladies Aid Society, Women’s Fellowship, Lincoln-Burncoat Men’s Club, Women’s Association, the Brotherhood, North Park Circle and Sarah Club.

Arrangement

This collection has been arranged into three series and thirteen subseries. The series and subseries are further arranged by topic and chronologically.
Series 1: Church and Committee records, 1897-2011.
Subseries 1: Historical Information, 1897-1964.
Subseries 2: Vital Statistics, 1898-1990.
Subseries 3: Deacon and Pastor Notes, 1898-2009.
Subseries 4: Church Records and Meetings, 1898-2011.
Subseries 5: Standing Committee, 1904-1998.
Subseries 6: Annual Reports, 1920-2009.
Subseries 7: Handouts and Ephemera, 1975-2011.
Series 2: Finances, 1897-2011.
Series 3: Church Organizations, 1899-1993.
Subseries 1: Ladies Missionary Society, 1899-1914.
Subseries 2: Ladies Aid Society, 1901-1922.
Subseries 3: Other Groups, 1910-1962.
Subseries 4: Women's Fellowship, 1921-1993.
Subseries 5: Lincoln-Burncoat Men's Club, 1928-1952.
Subseries 6: Women's Association, 1930-1963.

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated to the Congregational Library and Archives in 2012; Accession: 2012-12.

Processing Information

Collection was accessioned and minimally processed in 2012. Fully processed by William McCarthy in June 2018.
Title
Worcester, MA. Adams Square Congregational Church records, 1897-2011.
Status
Completed
Author
William McCarthy
Date
2018-06-06
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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