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

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Container List

Series 2: Subject Files., 1790-1980. 4.75 Linear Feet In 10 manuscript boxes and 1 oversize flat box.

Arrangement

The folders are arranged alphabetically by description and chronologically within type. With the exception of some files that needed redescription or to be moved to another series, the files are as maintained by the Church and the original file organization can be found in the "Inventories of Church Files" folder.

Scope and Contents

The Subject Files series collects the files kept by the Church covering its various interests and activities.

Of particular note are the "History" files which contain documents related to the early formation of the Congregation. These files include correspondence between the founders, resolutions and other actions of Trustees, early lists of subscribers, By-Laws, and early bills and accounts. The documents address the incorporation of the Congregation, the acquisition of land and the building of the Church of the Saviour, ministers, music, and other major matters of the congregation. Documents related to the early formation of the 2nd Congregation can also be found among these "History" folders. Some other documents related to the early and foundational years of the church can be found in the folders on By-Laws, Covenants and Statements of Faith, and Special Services. Also of interest are documents on the Church's work with children and youth including various clubs and very early documents regarding the Church's Sunday School. There is also club work here regarding psychiatric social work and counseling made available to parishioners during the tenure of John H. Lathrop. Researchers interested in the Low family should also note one file regarding the family with documents mostly unrelated to the church dating back to 1790.

Subject Files also holds published directories of the Church which have Parish lists, club reports with member rolls, updated by-laws and other information on the Church. Some of these directories have been annotated, particularly in the Parish membership lists. Other family-oriented documents include the Bequests, Memorials, Special Services, and membership files.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 1 Bequests: A-L
1847-1941
Box: 10 Folder : 2 Bequests: M-Z
1875-1940
Box: 10 Folder : 3 Bequests: Memorial Lanterns
1916-1918
Box: 10 Folder : 4 Bequests: Miscellaneous
1883-1942
Box: 10 Folder : 5 Bequests: Murals
1938
Box: 10 Folder : 6 Bequests: Parker Memorial Mosaic
1934-1935
Box: 10 Folder : 7 Brooklyn Liberal Christian Union
1866, 1888
Box: 10 Folder : 7 The Brooklyn Unitarian
1959, 1970, 1976
Box: 10 Folder : 8 By-Laws
1845, 1919
Box: 10 Folder : 9 Celebrations: Anniversaries, General
1916-1944, 1980
Box: 10 Folder : 10 Celebrations: 50th Anniversary
1894
Box: 10 Folder : 11 Celebrations: 75th Anniversary
1917
Box: 11 Folder : 1-2 Celebrations: 100th Anniversary
1933
Box: 11 Folder : 3 Celebrations: Channing Centenary
1880
Box: 11 Folder : 4 Celebrations: Lathrop's 20th Anniversary
1931
Box: 11 Folder : 5 Celebrations: Lathrop's 25th Anniversary
1936
Box: 11 Folder : 6 Celebrations: Lathrop's 25th Anniversary: Dinner and Reception
1936
Box: 12 Folder : 1 Celebrations: Lathrop's 25th Anniversary: Correspondence
1935-1936
Box: 12 Folder : 2 Celebrations: Other Congregations
1914-1937
Box: 12 Folder : 3 Celebrations: Unitarian Festival
1862
Box: 12 Folder : 4 Cemetery: Greenwood

General

Moved to Oversize Box 1:

- One map of plots with subscriber names (Undated)

- Two ledger pages of Treasurer's reports of cemetery accounts(1845, 1846)

1844-1929, 1976
Box: 12 Folder : 5 Cemetery: Greenwood: Correspondence
1901-1941
Box: 12 Folder : 6 Clergyman's Office Year Book
1956-1957
Box: 12 Folder : 7 Clerk of the Church
1927-1932
Box: OS 4 Folder : - Clipper Ship Drawings
1847-1852
Box: 12 Folder : 8 Clubs: Alfred T. White Society
1931, 1942
Box: 12 Folder : 9 Clubs: Boy Scouts
1925-1941
Box: 12 Folder : 10 Clubs: General Entertainments and Ideas for Entertainments
Undated, 1914, 1919
Box: 12 Folder : 11 Clubs: Laymen's League
1921-1925
Box: 12 Folder : 12 Clubs: Miscellaneous
1916-1939, 1945
Box: 13 Folder : 1 Clubs: Old Fort Club
1923-1931
Box: 13 Folder : 2 Clubs: Old Fort Club: Scrapbook
1922-1924
Box: 13 Folder : 3 Clubs: Pierrepont Wednesday Club
1917-1918
Box: 13 Folder : 4 Clubs: Psychiatric Social Work, Beatrice Bishop Berle
1930-1931
Box: 13 Folder : 5 Clubs: Samuel Longfellow Club
Undated
Box: 13 Folder : 6 Clubs: Service Men's Center
1944-1945
Box: 13 Folder : 7 Clubs: Young People's Religious Union
1923-1937
Box: 13 Folder : 8 Communion
Undated, 1914
Box: 13 Folder : 9 Covenants and Statements of Faith
Undated, 1842-1844, 1920s
Box: 13 Folder : 10 Deacons
1913-1937
Box: 13 Folder : 11 Directories
1890-1891, 1914-1921
Box: 14 Folder : 1 Directories
1922-1930
Box: 14 Folder : 2 Directories
1930s
Box: 14 Folder : 3 Directories
1942-1950
Box: 14 Folder : 4 Directories
1953, 1956
Box: 14 Folder : 5-7 History
1830s-1843
Box: 15 Folder : 1-10 History

General

Moved to Oversize Box 1:

One "Deed of Land" for Church of the Saviour plot, 1844

1844-1960s
Box: 15 Folder : 11 History: Bills, Receipts and Accounts
1842-1851
Box: 15 Folder : 12 History: Studies and Pamphlets
1920, 1930
Box: 15 Folder : 13 History: Timelines
Undated
Box: 16 Folder : 1 In Memoriam
circa 1880s, 1912-1953
Box: 16 Folder : 2 In Memoriam: World War I, Honor Roll and Service Flag
1917-1919
Box: 16 Folder : 3 In Memoriam: World War I, Honor Roll and Tablet in Vestibule
1923-1924
Box: 16 Folder : 4 In Memoriam: World War II
1940s
Box: 16 Folder : 5 Inventories of Church Files
circa 1930s
Box: 16 Folder : 6 Legal Issues
1848, 1910, 1927-1931
Box: 16 Folder : 7 Low Family Papers
1790, 1813-1880s, 1952
Box: 16 Folder : 8 Membership: Attendance
1920s
Box: 16 Folder : 9 Membership: Transfer by letter
1890s-1920s
Box: 16 Folder : 10 Membership Drive
1925
Box: 16 Folder : 11-12 Music
1900-1950
Box: 16 Folder : 13 Organ
1848, 1900-1927
Box: 16 Folder : 14 Organ: Repairs and Contracts
1900-1945
Box: 17 Folder : 1-3 Post Office Mission Books
1921, 1923-1928
Box: 17 Folder : 4 Post Office Mission: Strike Notice
1936
Box: 17 Folder : 5 Programs
1929-1967
Box: 17 Folder : 6 Programs: other Churches and Services
Undated, 1855-1949
Box: 17 Folder : 7 Publicity
1910s-1940s
Box: 17 Folder : 8 Resolutions
1910s-1940s
Box: 17 Folder : 9 The Retreat, Inc.
1910s-1930s
Box: 17 Folder : 10 The Samaritan Alliance
1931
Box: 17 Folder : 11 Signature File
1920s-1940
Box: 18 Folder : 1-2 Special Services
1844, 1860s-1940s
Box: 18 Folder : 3 Staff
1920s-1930s
Box: 18 Folder : 4 Sunday School
1842-1873
Box: 18 Folder : 5 Sunday School: Christmas and Easter Services
1868-1919
Box: 18 Folder : 6 Survey and Recommendations
1938
Box: 18 Folder : 7 Union Services
1910s-1930s
Box: 19 Item : 1 Visitors Log Book
1925-1949
Box: 19 Item : 2 Visitors Log Book
1949-1963
Box: 20 Folder : 1 White, Alfred T.: Obituaries, Memorials, and Condolences
1921-1941
Box: 20 Folder : 2 White, Frances Harriet
Undated, 1937
Box: OS 1 Folder : - Oversize Flat Box 1
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