TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Container List

Series 1. Governance 1912-1990

Series 2. Membership 1921-1999

Series 3. Clerk 1940-2000

Series 4. Committees 1923-2002

Series 5. Sunday School 1914-2001

Series 6. Procedures 1958-1992

Series 7 Miscellaneous 1958-2001, undated


RG 070:081 Second Church of Christ, Scientist (Hartford, Conn.)

Inventory of Records

Finding aid prepared by Paul E. Baran.

Copyright © 2008 by the Connecticut State Library


Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Second Church of Christ, Scientist (Hartford, Conn.)
Title: Second Church of Christ, Scientist records
Dates: 1912-2002
Quantity: 8 cubic feet
Abstract: The Second Church of Christ Scientist Hartford, was organized in 1907 by 11 members of The Mother Church. The first service was held on an upper floor at 64 Pearl Street, and as the congregation grew, services were moved twice to other sites. The church building at the corner of Lafayette and Russ Streets held its first service January 4, 1925. A diminished membership prompted the congregation to sell the church building to the State of Connecticut in 2008.
Identification: RG070_081
Accession: 2008-035
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

The Second Church of Christ Scientist Hartford, was organized in 1907 by 11 members of The Mother Church. The first service was held on an upper floor at 64 Pearl Street, and as the congregation grew, services were moved twice to other sites. The church building at the corner of Lafayette and Russ Streets held its first service January 4, 1925. A diminished membership prompted the congregation to sell the church building to the State of Connecticut in 2008.

Source: Christian Science in Connecticut, Welcome to Second Church of Christ, Scientist Hartford, Connecticut USA! http://www.christiansciencect.org/hartford2/ (accessed May 23, 2008).

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Scope and Content

Series 1, Governance is comprised mainly of two notebooks. One contains Board standing rules and votes, 1912-1990, and the other contains standing church votes, 1912-1987. Series 2, Membership includes two volumes of church meeting attendance registers, 1921-1938, a monthly envelopes register, 1935-1948, and membership lists for 1996 and 1998. Series 3, Clerk includes the clerk's files. These files contain chiefly correspondence to and from the Board of Directors as well as files for various committees. Series 3 also includes financial records including four ledgers, 1932-1955. Series 4, Committees include minutes and reports of Advertising Information Committee, Circulation Information Committee, House Committee, Literature Distribution Committee, and Sanatorium Information Committee that date primarily from the 1920s to 1960s. There are also single folders for the War Relief Committee, 1941-1945. Of note in Series 5, Sunday School are two volumes of teachers' meeting minutes, 1914-1925.

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Arrangement

Series 1. Governance, 1912-1990

Series 2. Membership, 1921-1999

Series 3. Clerk, 1940-2000

Series 4. Committees, 1923-2002

Series 5. Sunday School, 1914-2001

Series 6. Procedures, 1958-1992

Series 7 Miscellaneous, 1958-2001, undated

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

These records are stored at an off-site facility and therefore may not be available on a same-day basis.

See the Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections policy.

Restrictions on Use

See the Reproduction and Publications of State Library Collections policy.

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Related Material

None.

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Index Terms

Organizations:

Second Church of Christ, Scientist (Hartford, Conn.)

Subjects:

Church records and registers -- Connecticut -- Hartford
Second Church of Christ, Scientist (Hartford, Conn.) -- Records and correspondence

Document Types:

Correspondence
Financial records
Membership lists
Minutes
Reports

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Administrative Information

Provenance

The State Library acquired these records in 2008 after the congregation sold the church building to the State of Connecticut.

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Container List

Series 1. Governance, 1912-1990
Box Folder
Board standing rules and votes, 1912-1990, 1 notebook 1 1
Standing church votes, 1912-1987, 1 notebook 2
Unidentifed index, undated, 1 notebook 3
Series 2. Membership, 1921-1999
Membership lists, 1996, 1999 1 4
Monthly envelopes register, 1935-1948, 1 volume
Church meeting attendance register
1921-1928, 1 volume
1933-1938, 1 volume
Series 3. Clerk, 1940-2000
Clerk's Files, 1958-2000
Reading room correspondence, 1995-1996 2
C.O.P. for Connecticut, 1987 December
Correspondence from Board, 1995
Correspondence from Board, 1996
Visiting Nursing Service
Visiting Nursing Service - Central Connecticut
C.S. Publishing Society
TMC clerk's correspondence, 1994-1995
Letters to the Board of Trustees from church members, 1995-1996
Mother Church correspondence from office of clerk, 1986-1993
Letters from the Board of Trustees to church members, 1994-1995
Church appointment records - Clerk
Church meetings and Teller's Committee reports, 1991-1996
Employee time cards
Letters to family members mostly regarding contributions in the name of a family member
Growing together workshop meeting
High Ridge House, Inc.
Board of Trustee agendas, 1982 July - 1987 September
Laurel Crest, Inc.
Directories - church worship
Johnson Publishing Company (Directory)
Miscellaneous correspondence from Board (Forms), 1980
Miscellaneous correspondence received
Allotment checks, Request for
Appointments, 1978
Appointment lists, 1971 July
Board of Trustees miscellaneous correspondence
Board of (Directors) Trustees, Letters to and from the Board
Bulletin boards, Church
Christian Science churches other than Hartford, 1970-1979
C.O.P. for Connecticut, 1979
Messages from Board of Trustees, 1963-1972
Church Manufacturers Guild, Inc., Contract for rehabilitation of church pews, 1975 November
Clerks' report, 1970-1976
Contracts
Price & Lee Hartford City Directories
Custodian time sheets
Marguerite Upson correspondence
Fowler / Fuller correspondence
Sign data
Film & broadcasting info from the Mother Church
As others see us on film, 1977 May 16
Field assistant program , 1979 May 12
Healing goal meeting, 1977 November, 1978 May
The Mother Church Board of Directors, 1958-1979
C.S. Publishing Society, 1960-1978
Maintenance workers procedures, State Dept. of Labor
Copy machine
Christian Science branch churches (Not Hartford-Glastonbury), 1980-1989
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Hartford, 1971-1989
First Church of C.S. Longmeadow, Mass. - Sharing Church Comm., Big E activities
Reports annual meeting, 1988-1989
Committee reports, 1988 October 17
Committee reports, 1974 April, May, October, November 3
Church Committee appointments, 1987-1990
Lecture folder, 1979-1980
Lecture preparatory meeting worldwide
Church lending library - Hymnal Committee
Literature Distribution Committee, 1974-1979
Clerk-Treasurer Monitor Committees, 1973-1978
Youth Committee, 1978-1979
C.S. Committee for institutional work in Conn. bylaws and correspondence
House Committee reports, 1974
House Committee petty cash reports, 1972-1973
Pigeon Control Committee
House Committee, 1976-1979
House Committee applications, 1978-1979
House Committee, 1980-1980
House Committee reports, 1975
Sunday School, 1978-1979
Orin E. Carpenter, C.S.B. Assc.
The Mother Church reading rooms
Usher
Lending Library / Hymnal
C.S. joint media project WOR
Neighborhood communications
Usher
WOR radio joint church lecture
Sunday School weekend
"Among the Branches"
Hartford Courant ads
CL&P
Custodian duties
All committee chairmen
Care facilities - Info re establishing
Child Care Committee
College organization information, 1966-1973
A-Z correspondence files, 23 folders
Typewriter - Epson 4
Typewriter - Juki - Sierra
Mr. Skarie - Special meeting
Publishing Society, The C. S.
Clerk's office
Films and tapes, TMC B & P order forms
Monitor endowment fund
Videoconference, 1984 December 8
House Committee, 1973
House Committee, 1971-1972
Correspondence from clerk, 1992-1994
Church Activities, Dept. of - The Mother Church
Annual meeting of the Mother Church regarding videotape
Annual meeting, 1983
General correspondence to Second Church , 1981
Reports - Metaphysical Committee, 1985
Letters from Board of Trustees Clerk, 1992-1994
Letters to the Board of Trustees from members of the Second Church, 1990-1993
Letters to the Board of Trustees from church members, 1994
Letters to the Board of Trustees from other than church members, 1994
Church meeting - annual committee reports, 1991
Church meeting - annual committee reports, 1992
Church meeting - annual committee reports, 1993
Church meeting - annual committee reports, 1994
Church meeting - semi-annual committee reports, 1987-1989
Church meeting - semi-annual committee reports, 1990
Church meeting - semi-annual committee reports, 1991
Church meeting - semi-annual committee reports, 1992
Church meeting - semi-annual committee reports, 1993
Connecticut Committee on Publication, 1990-1994
Reading room correspondence
House Committee, 1991-1992
Lecture Committee, 1991-1992
Literature Distribution Committee, 1980-1989
Christian Science Reading Room reports, 1990-1995
Ushering staff, 1978-1984
Christian Science Reading Room - correspondence, 1990-1994
Correspondence, 1940, 1988-1999, undated 7 1-7
Correspondence - sample letters, 1970-1993, undated 8
Financial Records, 1928-1998
Bills paid, 1987-1989 7 12-36
Arranged by check number.
Collections and petty cash book, 1928-1998 27
Ledgers, 1932-1955 6
1932 September - 1937 April, 1 volume
1937 May - 1943 May, 1 volume
1943 June - 1949 August, 1 volume
1949 September - 1955 November, 1 volume
Insurance papers, 1944-1946, undated 7 28
Petty cash, 1990-1995 29
Sales slips, 1991 30
Vouchers, 1988-1989 31
Voucher lists, 1987-1996 32-35
Handbook, 1992-2000, undated 9-11
Interest/Occupation card file 5
Series 4. Committees, 1923-2002
Appointments, 1991-1999 7 36-47
Appointments, 2001-2002 8 1-2
Lists, 1980-1999 3
Blank appointment forms, undated 4
Advertising Committee/Promotion Committee/Extension Work Committee minutes
Minutes, 1923-1928, 1 volume 5
Advertising Information Committee
Advertising records, 1945-1950 6
Bulletin board photographs, undated 7
Correspondence, 1941-1955, undated 8-9
Lists of articles covering 1917 through 1938, 1938 10
Lists of members, 1944-1950 11
Minutes, 1928-1950, undated 12-19
Mission, 1924-1931 20
Reports to Board of Directors, 1946-1954 21-22
Reports to Board on regular and special meetings, special letters and lists, 1940-1943 23
Service Bulletins, 1942 July - 1943 November 24
Circulation Information Committee
Correspondence, 1945-1966, undated 25-27
Correspondence with Board of Directors, 1950-1965 28-29
Correspondence on news stands, 1950-1957, undated 30
Display photographs, 1938-1944, undated 31
Miscellaneous, Undated 32
Newsletters, 1958-1965, undated 33
Notebook, 1958-1975 34
Pamphlets, undated 35
Promotional material, undated 36
Receipts, 1954-1958 37
Reports to Board of Directors, 1950-1966 38-41
Semi-annual reports, 1950-1966 42-43
Finance Committee
Reading room, 1998 44
House Committee
Agendas, 1975-1976 45
Minutes, 1930-1940, 1 volume 46
Minutes, 1975-1976 47
Reports to Board of Directors, 1975-1976 48
Literature Distribution Committee
Correspondence, 1934-1960 49-54
Financial statements, 1944-1959 55-57
Lecture orders, 1951-1959 58
Minutes, 1923-1939 59-61
Minutes, 1940-1959 9 1-4
Miscellaneous, undated
Orders, 1944-1960, undated 6-11
Reports to Board of Directors, 1946-1953 12-13
Sanatorium Information Committee
Minutes, 1935-1955 14
War Relief Committee, 1941-1945 15
Series 5. Sunday School, 1914-2001
Attendance cards, 1989 9 16
Attendance cards, 1996-2001 17
Attendance notebook, 1994-2001 18
Camp lists, 1963 19
Loan library borrowers' cards, circa 1991-1997 20
Procedures, undated 21
Rules of the Sunday school, 1979, 1 pamphlet 22
Teachers' meeting minutes, 1914-1918 February, 1 volume 23
Teachers' meeting minutes, 1918 May - 1925, 1 volume 24
Visitors' cards, circa 1982-2000 25
Series 6. Procedures, 1958-1992
Helpful information for readers 9
1958 26
1963 27
1983, 1992 28
Schedule of work to be done in and around church by week days, 1967 August 15 29
Series 7 Miscellaneous, 1958-2001, undated
Christian Science activities a the World's Fair, 1964-1965 9 30
Photograph album of church interior, 1981 31
Picture card set, Christian Science Pavilion, World's Fair, 1964-1965 32
Posters giving church and reading room hours, undated 33
Proclamations for Public Thanksgiving, 1998-1999 34
Responses by Committee on Publications and others to September 11 attacks in New York City, 2001 September-October 35
Real estate marketing book + text of 1930 article describing church building, circa 2007 36
The Real estate marketing book was created to interest potential buyers.
It shows interior views of the church and exterior views of the church and surrounding area.
Theodore Wise letter against the M.B.E. library, 2001 37
Views of the world headquarters, Boston, Mass., 1974 38
Christian Science Monitor 50th Anniversary 1908-1958 sticker 10
Sunday School Free Circulating Library sign
Engraving plates, 4 items
Christian Science Monitor, 1996 June 6, 3 copies
Christian Science subject cards