TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Container List

Series 1. Connecticut Federation of Churches 1911-1932

Series 2. Connecticut Sunday School Union 1832-1916

Series 3. Connecticut Sunday School Teachers Association 1857-1896

Series 4. Connecticut Sunday School Association 1874-1923

Series 5. Connecticut Sunday School Association and Connecticut Council of Religious Education 1912-1932

Series 6. Connecticut Council of Religious Education 1924-1934

Series 7. Historical Material 1853-1921

RG 134, Connecticut Council of Churches and Religious Education

Inventory of Records

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.

Copyright © 2011 by the Connecticut State Library



Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Connecticut Council of Churches and Religious Education
Title: Connecticut Council of Churches and Religious Education records
Dates: 1832-1934
Quantity: 6.25 cubic feet
Abstract: The Connecticut Council of Churches and Religious Education was formed "to promote and extend the Christian religion in Connecticut by furnishing an interdenominational agency for cooperation in Christian education, comity, and social relations". Contains minutes, treasurer's records, convention records, printed materials, reports and statistics of the Connecticut Federation of Churches, Connecticut Sunday School Union, Connecticut Sunday School Teachers Association, Connecticut Sunday School Association, Connecticut Council of Religious Education, Highland Auxiliary of the Connecticut Sunday School Association, and North Tolland Sunday School Association.
Identification: RG134
Accession: 1944-003; 2011-085; 2011-086
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

The Connecticut Council of Churches and Religious Education was formed "to promote and extend the Christian religion in Connecticut by furnishing an interdenominational agency for cooperation in Christian education, comity, and social relations" (Constitution). The Council functions as the accredited auxiliary of The International Council of Religious Education and maintains associate relations with The Federal Council of Churches of Christ of America. It resulted from a merger in 1932 of The Connecticut Council of Religious Education and the Connecticut Federation of Churches.

Sunday School conventions in Connecticut originated in 1857 with the first State Convention held at Hartford. Subsequently the Connecticut Association of the American Sunday School Union was formed. In 1871 the Connecticut Sunday School Teachers Association was organized which in 1886 became the Connecticut Sunday School Association. Their Executive Committee meeting minutes of April 8, 1924, state a proposed change in the name of the organization from "The Connecticut Sunday School Association" to "The Connecticut Council of Religious Education."

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Scope and Content

Contains minutes, treasurer's records, convention records, printed materials, reports and statistics of the Connecticut Federation of Churches, Connecticut Sunday School Union, Connecticut Sunday School Teachers Association, Connecticut Sunday School Association, Connecticut Council of Religious Education, Highland Auxiliary of the Connecticut Sunday School Association, and North Tolland Sunday School Association.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

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:

Connecticut Council of Churches and Religious Education
Connecticut Council of Religious Education
Connecticut Federation of Churches
Connecticut Sunday School Association
Connecticut Sunday School Teachers Association
Connecticut Sunday School Union

Places:

Bolton (Conn.)
Connecticut -- Church history
Coventry (Conn.)
East Windsor (Conn.)
Ellington (Conn.)
Manchester (Conn.) -- Church history
South Windsor (Conn.)
Tolland (Conn.) -- Church history
Vernon (Conn.)

Subjects:

Connecticut Council of Churches and Religious Education -- Records and correspondence
Religious education -- Connecticut
Sunday school conventions

Document Types:

Financial records
Minutes
Pamphlets
Periodicals
Programs
Publications
Reports

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Administrative Information

Provenance

The records were received on February 10, 1944, from the Reverend Everitt A. Babcock, General Secretary of the Connecticut Council of Churches. Accessions 2011-085 and 2011-086 were donated by the Union Congregational Church to the State Library in 2010.

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Container List

Series 1. Connecticut Federation of Churches, 1911-1932
Box
Minutes, 1920-1932, 1 binder 1
Committee on Comity minutes, 1914-1921, 1 folder
Treasurer's records 2
1911-1921, 1 volume
1921-1929, 1 volume
Series 2. Connecticut Sunday School Union, 1832-1916
Dedication of the Beaver Brook Union Sunday School chapel, 1887, program 3
1861-1911 Jubilee anniversary of the Beaver Brook Union Sunday School, 1911, program
Fifty years of the Litchfield Northwest Sunday School Union / by John Calvin Goddard, 1913, pamphlet
Treasurer's book of the Hartford Union of Elementary Sunday School Teachers, 1907-1912, notebook
New London County Union Sunday School Institute at Norwich, Conn., 1875, program
Records of the Wethersfield and Berlin Sunday-School Union
No. 1, 1832-1866, 1 volume
No. 2, 1867-1916, 1 volume
Wethersfield and Berlin Sunday School Union programs, 1881-1916, 1 envelope
Semi-Centennial of the Wethersfield and Berlin Sunday School Union, 1832-1883, 1882, pamphlet
Series 3. Connecticut Sunday School Teachers Association, 1857-1896
Minutes of Central Committee, 1871 March 16 - 1896 December 31, pamphlet 3
Includes Constitution of Connecticut Sunday School Association, 1826.
Report of the doings of the first state convention of Sabbath school teachers, held at Hartford, Conn., April 28, 29, and 30, 1857, with statistics appended, 1857, 1 volume
Report of the doings of the second state convention of Sabbath school teachers, held at New Haven, Conn., June 1,2, and 3, 1858, with statistics appended, 1858, 1 volume
Connecticut Sunday School Association, 8th-14th conventions, 1872-1884, 1 volume
Back of book: First convention of the Sunday School Superintendents of Connecticut, 1885.
Series 4. Connecticut Sunday School Association, 1874-1923
Constitution and amendments, undated 4
Executive Committee records, 1898-1902, 1911
Board of Directors minutes, 1902, 1905, 1911, undated
General Secretary reports, 1898-1903
Highland Auxiliary of the Connecticut Sunday School Association minutes, 1904-1921, Accession: 2011-085, 1 volume 10
Normal Committee reports, 1903 4
Treasurer's reports, 1897-1901
Miscellaneous letters and memoranda, 1875-1919, undated
Printed material 5
Statistics and financial report, 1874
Seventeenth state convention of the Connecticut Sunday-School Association, held at Danbury, Conn., November 11, 12, and 13, 1890; Proceedings of the convention, reports, addresses, papers, list of officer, etc., 1890
Eighteenth state convention of the Connecticut Sunday-School Association, held at New Britain, Conn., November 15, 16, and 17, 1892; Proceedings of the convention, reports, addresses, papers, list of officers, etc., 1892, 3 copies
Nineteenth biennial state convention of the Connecticut Sunday-School Association, held at New London, Conn., November 13, 14, and 15, 1894; Proceedings of the convention, reports, addresses, papers, list of officer, etc., 1894, 2 copies
Report of the State Central Committee of the Connecticut Sunday-School Association for the two years ending, 1890-1898
For years ending: November 12, 1890; November 15, 1892, 2 copies; November 13, 1894; October 6, 1895, 3 copies; November 1, 1898, 6 copies.
Report of the State Executive Committee of the Connecticut Sunday-School Association for two years ending, 1900-1902
For years ending: November 1, 1900, 4 copies; November 1, 1902, 4 copies.
State convention programs, 1912-1916, 1 volume
Connecticut Sunday School Record, 1881-1897
1881 November 1 -1884 November 27, 1 volume
1884 November 1 - 1886 November 20, 1 volume Oversize volume
1889 March 1 - 1890 October, 1 volume Oversize volume
1891 January - 1894 October, 1 volume Oversize volume
1895-1897, unbound 5
There are 3 copies of 1896.
Connecticut Sunday School Standard, 1912-1916 6
1912-1913, 1 volume
1912-1913, 1 volume
1914, 1 volume
1915, 1 volume
1916, 1 volume
Reports, programs and "The Standard", 1917-1923
1917-1921, 1 volume
1922-1923, 1 volume
Silver Trumpet, 1907-1912, 1 volume
Series 5. Connecticut Sunday School Association and Connecticut Council of Religious Education, 1912-1932
Minutes, 1912-1932, 2 binders, typescript 7
Both binders contain minutes for both organizations. One binder contains Conn. Sunday School Association Executive Committee minutes, 1912-1925 and Conn. Council of Religious Education minutes, 1925-1929. The second binder contains Conn. Sunday School Association Executive Committee minutes, 1912-1924 and Conn. Council of Religious Education minutes, 1925-1932.
Series 6. Connecticut Council of Religious Education, 1924-1934
Secretary's reports, 1927-1934 8
1927-1929, 1 volume, typescript
1930-1934, 1 volume, typescript
Treasurer's reports, 1929-1932, 1 binder, typescript
Financial report (Summer school), 1927-1928
1927, 1 volume, typescript
1927-1928, 1 volume, typescript
Reports and programs, 1924-1929
1924-1926, 1 volume
1927-1929, 1 volume
Series 7. Historical Material, 1853-1921
American Sunday school, 1921, pamphlet 9
Call upon the unemployed talent of the church, 1853, printed sermon
Bible teaching review, 1889, pamphlet
Church pamphlets
Center Methodist Episcopal Church, East Hartford. 25th Anniversary, 1916
First Church of Christ, Glastonbury. Outline history of the church school, 1919
First Congregational Church and Sunday School, Haddam. Historical sketches, 1919
First Congregational Church, Meriden. 175th Anniversary, 1904
First Congregational Church, Norwich Town, Conn. Calendar card, 1916
Warburton Chapel. 50th Anniversary, 1916
Convention pamphlets
Biennial State Sunday School Convention, 1898
Connecticut Sunday School Teachers Associations conventions, 8th-14th, 1872-1884
International Sunday School Conventions
2nd, Atlanta, Georgia, 1878
8th, Boston, Mass., 1896
New Jersey Sunday School Association. 55th Annual convention, 1913
Newspaper clippings
North Tolland Sunday School Association secretary's records, 1901-1913, Accession: 2011-086, 1 volume 10
Post card from H.H. Smith to Woodin Wallace 9
John T. Robinson addresses
"Value of the Sunday School from the Standpoint of a Layman"
"Duties of President"
Song "Connecticut"
Sunday School material
Congregational Sabbath School. Article from "History of Francetown, N.H."
Invitation to President and officers of Hartford Graded Union Sunday School Workers to attend conference on child welfare, 1915
International Sunday School Association. Articles from South Carolina Sunday School Promoter
Virginia State Sunday School Association. Historical bulletin no. 1
Sunday school superintendents
Report of the first state convention of Sunday-school superintendents of Connecticut, 1885
Hartford Sunday School Superintendents Union. Book containing minutes, programs, etc.
Coleman's historical text-book & atlas of Biblical geography, 1854