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Michigan Conference of Congregational Christian Churches records, 1908-1964. : [manuscript]

Identifier: RG4966

Scope and Contents

This collection covers a portion of the first half of the 20th century. There are three distinct divisions within the collection. First, over half the collection are the Trustees meetings. The second largest section is comprised of women’s groups, which have a great deal of overlap. It is unclear if the Union, the Missionary Union, and the Fellowship are actually three distinct groups, or if it’s simply a name change, which is extremely common with this type of Congregational church group. Finally, the Education Committee has a small representation comprising two folders.


  • 1908-1964

Biographical / Historical

This collection documents the Michigan Conference, but mostly the Detroit Association while it was under the auspices of the Congregational Christian denomination. It has since evolved. The current association is called the Detroit Metropolitan Association and is part of the United Church of Christ (UCC). The library, at the time of this collection’s arrangement, did not have a complete copy of the history of the organization and the current Detroit Metropolitan Association’s site does not include a history of the organization.


1.09 Cubic Feet (1 carton)

Language of Materials



Because there is only one box of material, there is no official set of subsections. The annual meeting minutes are first, followed by Trustees, then Education, and finally Women’s. Each of these sections is arranged as close to chronological order as possible.

Custodial History

Arrived 2011 from the Michigan Conference, UCC.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by the Michigan Conference, UCC. Accession number 2011-4.

Related Materials

Wenstrom, Donald A. A history of the Michigan Conference United Church of Christ and its parent denominations, 1842-1992. Michigan Conference, UCC: 2001. Catalog number 9.3.282

Detroit Congregational Union. Records, 1908-1937. RG 4973

Processing Information

Processed by Jessica Steyler, January 2012, using DACS Second Edition.
Completed by William McCarthy
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Repository Details

Part of the Congregational Library & Archives Repository

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