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Congregational Christian Historical Society records, 1899-2010.

 Collection
Identifier: RG1187

Scope and Contents

This collection includes photographs, printed material, Minutes and Committee Reports, Individual Correspondences and Files, CCHS Founding Documents, Celebrations and Anniversaries, Histories and Church Projects and financial information.

Dates

  • 1899-2010

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 Information

The Congregational Christian Historical Society was formed for multiple reasons, as noted in the original articles of incorporation. They included cultivating a deeper interest in the history of the Congregational Christian Churches in all aspects, to encourage and to participate in the creation, preservation and correlation of records, the scholarly use of historical materials and the production of historical works, to promote the observance of anniversaries and other occasions of historical interest, and the preservation of monuments and historical sites, and finally, to work in cooperation with the relevant instrumentalities of the United Church of Christ, the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches, the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference, the Evangelical and Reformed Historical Society, among other similar organizations. Frederick L. Fagley, the Society's first executive secretary, led the group while it was housed in New York, but following his death they moved to the Congregational House, located at 14 Beacon Street in Boston. By 2010, the organization had formally disbanded and its material and mission are now carried on by the Congregational Library and Archives.

Extent

3.49 Cubic Feet (4 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Congregational Christian Historical Society was formed to help preserve and make accessible the historical records of Congregationalists, Congregational Societies, and related monuments and historical sites. Frederick L. Fagley was the first executive secretary; following his death the Congregational Christian Historical Society moved to the Congregational House, located at 14 Beacon Street in Boston. By 2010 the organization had formally disbanded; its collections and mission are now held by the Congregational Library & Archives. This collection includes photographs, printed material, Minutes and Committee Reports, Individual Correspondences and Files, CCHS Founding Documents, Celebrations and Anniversaries, Histories and Church Projects and financial information.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically except for the Individual Correspondences and Files sub-series, which is arranged alphabetically.
Series 1: Photography and Printed Media, 1899-2005.
Series 2: Society Records, 1941-2009.
Subseries 1: Celebrations and Anniversaries, 1941-2005.
Subseries 2: CCHS Founding Documents, 1949-2009.
Subseries 3: Minutes and Committee Reports, 1951-2007.
Subseries 4: History, 1952-2000.
Subseries 5: Individual Correspondences and Files, 1953-2007.
Subseries 6: Church Projects, 1955-2004.
Series 3: Financial Information, 1949-2010.

Acquisition Information

Collection has been housed at the Congregational Library and Archives for sometime, first year it was received is unknown; Accession: 2014-37.

Processing Information

Processed by Jessica Steytler in 2005 and 2008. Re-processed by William McCarthy in September 2018.
Title
Congregational Christian Historical Society records, 1899-2010.
Status
Completed
Author
William McCarthy
Date
2018-09-26
Description rules
Dacs2 2013
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

Contact:
14 Beacon Street
Suite 200
Boston MA 02108
617-523-0470