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Guide to the First Unitarian Congregational Society of Brooklyn records ARC.109

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Collection processed by Craig P. Savino

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 17, 2018
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Container List

Series 1: Trustee Records., 1833-1966. 3.75 Linear Feet In 4 manuscript boxes and 4 oversize flat boxes.

Scope and Contents

The Trustee Records series contain the official records as maintained by the Board of the Church. This primarily consists of the resolutions of the Board and meeting minutes for regular meetings, annual meetings, and committee meetings.

Annual Meetings and Trustee Meetings cover finances, attendance, buildings, music, the Sunday school and other major concerns of the Congregation. In addition to minutes, annual meetings files include correspondence, reports, and other documents introduced to the Board over the course of the meeting. Reports presented to the Trustees by the Treasurer, the Pastor, and various committees are also collected in a dedicated ledger of reports. Some committees of note among these reports are the Female Samaritan Society, the Willow Place Chapel committee, the Music and Organ committees, and the various clubs that were a part of the Church's activities. Reports by the Pastor include information on deaths and baptisms in the Church. The Auditor's reports presented to the Trustees are grouped together in a separate folder.

Some of the correspondence and resolutions of the Trustees, particularly those pertaining to the early days of the church and its formation, can be found in the "History" folders within the Subject Files series.

Some bound material, including the Reports Ledgers and the Society Meeting Minutes, include indexes of the contents of the ledgers, pointing out subjects and events. The indexes to the Society Meeting Minutes include lists of officers and the members of various committees. The early By-Laws (as of 1843) of the Society can also be found within these bound meeting minutes.

The series also contains some minutes of meetings of a Joint Committee of the 1st and 2nd Congregations from around the time of their split and attempted reconciliation in the 1840s.


Trustee Records are arranged alphabetically by document/record type and chronologically within type.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1-8 Annual Meetings


Moved to Oversize Box 2:

One oversized Treasurer's report from Folder 2, 1853.

Box: 2 Folder : 1-7 Annual Meetings


Items moved to Oversize Box 1:

- Large ledger pages of Treasurer's reports from Folder 3, 1893-1894

- Large ledger pages of Treasurer's reports from Folder 4, 1895-1896

Box: 3 Folder : 1-8 Annual Meetings
Box: 4 Folder : 1-16 Annual Meetings
Box: 4 Folder : 17 Auditors Reports
Box: 4 Folder : 18 Building Committee Minutes (including identifying correspondence)
1842-1844, 1944
Box: 4 Folder : 19 Joint Committees of the 1st and 2nd Congregations Meeting Minutes and Resolutions
Box: 4 Folder : 20 President's Record
Box: 5 Item : 1 Reports Ledger
Box: 5 Item : 2 Reports Ledger
Box: 6 Item : 1 Society Meeting Minutes, Index and list of officers and committee members
Box: 6 Item : 2 Society Meeting Minutes, bound
Box: 7 Item : 1 Society Meeting Minutes, Index and list of officers and committee members
Box: 7 Item : 2 Society Meeting Minutes, bound
Box: 8 Item : 1 Standing Committee Meeting Minutes, bound
Box: 8 Item : 2 Standing Committee Meeting Minutes, bound
Box: 9 Item : 1 Trustees Meeting Minutes, bound
Box: 9 Item : 2 Trustees Meeting Minutes
Box: OS 1 Folder : - Oversize Flat Box 1
Box: OS 2 Folder : - Oversize Flat Box 2

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