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

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Container List

Series 10: Willow Place Chapel and Columbia House, 1865-1972. 5 Linear Feet In 12 manuscript boxes.

Arrangement

Materials in the Willow Place Chapel and Columbia House" series are arranged alphabetically by description.

Scope and Contents

Willow Place Chapel was built in 1876 under the direction of Alfred T. White who was seeking a more proper setting for the settlement school under his charge. The Chapel functioned somewhat separately from the Church of the Saviour and conducted its own evening services as well as adopting the First Congregation's Sunday School. In addition to these tasks, some other classes (such as in music or sewing), clubs, and welfare work operated out of Willow Place Chapel. In 1906 Columbia House was added to the settlement complex and carried on its own outreach and community work in conjunction with Willow Place Chapel. The Willow Place Chapel and Columbia House series contains the records related to the work carried on within these buildings and on behalf of the members including annual and trustee reports, deacon meeting minutes, Sunday school records, and the records of the Chapel Association. The series also holds relevant building records in regards to construction and alterations, financial information including accounts and salaries, various records on clubs and events that functioned out of the Chapel, and records related to health and social work carried out by the Chapel's staff. Prior to the establishment of Willow Place Chapel these tasks, particularly social and settlement work, were done at the Furman Street Mission. Reports and other records relevant to work done at the Furman Street Mission can be found in this series, particularly among material before 1876.

For more on the Congregation's Sunday school, see the series Sunday School Books. For registers pertaining to services and members of the Willow Place Chapel, see the  Registers series. Some financial records of the Sunday School can be found in the  Financial Records series.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 63 Folder : 1 50th Anniversary
1915
Box: 63 Folder : 2 97th Company
1890-1892
Box: 63 Folder : 3-4 Accounts Ledger
1906-1920
Box: 63 Folder : 5 Alfred T. White Community Center
1962
Box: 63 Folder : 6 American Unitarian Association
1917-1919
Box: 63 Folder : 7-8 Annual Meeting Reports
1922-1939
Box: 64 Folder : 1 Annual Meeting Reports
1940-1946
Box: 64 Folder : 2 Annual Picnic
1915-1922
Box: 64 Folder : 3 "B" Miscellaneous
circa 1910s
Box: 64 Folder : 4 Bequests: Windows, Lanterns and Banners
1892-1932
Box: 64 Folder : 5 Better Times, the Weekly Welfare Magazine
1926
Box: 64 Folder : 6 Board of Education
1922-1947
Box: 64 Folder : 7 Boy Scouts
1917-1918
Box: 64 Folder : 8 Boys' Clubs
1915-1916
Box: 64 Folder : 9 Brooklyn Bureau of Charities
1916-1919
Box: 64 Folder : 10 Brooklyn Trust Company
1880s, 1920s
Box: 64 Folder : 11 Budgets
1914-1922
Box: 64 Folder : 12 Buildings: Alterations and Repairs
1906-1924
Box: 64 Folder : 13 Buildings: Contracts
1905, 1925
Box: 64 Folder : 14 Buildings: Heating
1924-1925
Box: 64 Folder : 15 Buildings: Insurance
1925-1937
Box: 64 Folder : 16 Buildings: Specifications
1875
Box: 65 Folder : 1 Buildings: Specifications
1905
Box: 65 Folder : 2 Burke Relief Foundation
1916-1917
Box: 65 Folder : 3 "C" Miscellaneous
1916-1917
Box: 65 Folder : 4 Calendars
1921-1924
Box: 65 Folder : 5 Calendar Notices
1918-1919
Box: 65 Folder : 6 Camps
1917-1918
Box: 65 Folder : 7 Cash Accounts System
circa 1910s
Box: 65 Folder : 8-9 Cash Books, Receipts and Disbursements

General

Moved to Oversize Box 2:

One ledger of Receipts and Disbursements, 1920-1925.

1909-1925
Box: 65 Folder : 10 Chapel Association: Annual Meetings and By-Laws
1890-1911
Box: 65 Folder : 11 Chapel Association: Meeting Minutes
1914-1917
Box: 66 Folder : 1 Chapel Association: Meeting Minutes Book
1912-1925
Box: 66 Folder : 2 Chapel House News
1912, 1913
Box: 66 Folder : 3 Children's Aid Society: Summer Vacation
1920
Box: 66 Folder : 4 Children's Year
1918-1919
Box: 66 Folder : 5 Christmas Services
1908-1920
Box: 66 Folder : 6 Citizenship and Americanization
circa 1918
Box: 66 Folder : 7 Clubs and Entertainments
1913-1922
Box: 66 Folder : 8 Clubs: By-Laws
circa 1910s
Box: 66 Folder : 9 Clubs: Suggestions
circa 1910s
Box: 66 Folder : 10 Columbia Civic Club
1917
Box: 66 Folder : 11 Columbia House
1918-1944
Box: 66 Folder : 12 Columbia House: Accounts Ledger
1919-1920
Box: 67 Folder : 1 Columbia House: Brass Band
1917-1918
Box: 67 Folder : 2 Columbia House: Music School
1919-1936
Box: 67 Folder : 3 Columbia House: Reports to the Treasurer
1921-1922
Box: 67 Folder : 4 Columbia House: Sewing School and Library
1928-1946
Box: 67 Folder : 5 Columbia House: Summer Vacation Work
1915-1941
Box: 67 Folder : 6 Columbia Men's Club
1916-1917
Box: 67 Folder : 7 Community Councils
1919-1920
Box: 67 Folder : 8 Constitution and By-Laws
circa 1910s
Box: 67 Folder : 9 Country Fortnight Outings
1918
Box: 67 Folder : 10 "D" Miscellaneous
circa 1916
Box: 67 Folder : 11 Deacons: Meeting Minutes
1943-1951
Box: 67 Folder : 12 "E" Miscellaneous
1917
Box: 67 Folder : 13 Easter Services
1904-1916
Box: 67 Folder : 14 Edison Electric Illuminating Co.
1916-1917
Box: 67 Folder : 15 Educational Dramatic League
circa 1910s
Box: 67 Folder : 16 Employment Agencies and Bureaus
circa 1910s
Box: 68 Folder : 1 "F" Miscellaneous
1915-1921
Box: 68 Folder : 2-7 Finances
1916-1948
Box: 69 Folder : 1 Finances: Accounts and Statements
1917-1923
Box: 69 Folder : 2 Finances: Analysis
1921
Box: 69 Folder : 3 Finances: Salary and Other Disbursements
1917-1918
Box: 69 Folder : 4 Food Selection and Preparation
1917
Box: 69 Folder : 5 Form Letters
1919-1921
Box: 69 Folder : 6 Fourth of July Committee
1916-1919
Box: 69 Folder : 7 Fundraising
1907
Box: 69 Folder : 8 Furman Street Mission
1867-1869
Box: 69 Folder : 9 "G" Miscellaneous
1917
Box: 69 Folder : 10 "H" Miscellaneous
1916-1918
Box: 69 Folder : 11 Health Clinics
1916-1920
Box: 69 Folder : 12 History
1865-1914, 1972
Box: 69 Folder : 13 Infantile Paralysis
1916-1917
Box: 69 Folder : 14 Intersettlement Athletic League
1916
Box: 69 Folder : 15 "L" Miscellaneous
1917, 1920
Box: 69 Folder : 16 Lantern Slides
circa 1910s
Box: 69 Folder : 17 Lathrop, John H.
1918-1924
Box: 70 Folder : 1 "M" Miscellaneous
1916-1920
Box: 70 Folder : 2 Merger with Pierrepont Chapel
1926
Box: 70 Folder : 3 Military Census
circa 1917
Box: 70 Folder : 4 Ministers
1886, 1915-1930
Box: 70 Folder : 5 Monday Club
1908-1914
Box: 70 Folder : 6 Mothers' Aid Day Nursery
1911
Box: 70 Folder : 7 "N" Miscellaneous
1918-1924
Box: 70 Folder : 8 "P" Miscellaneous
1919
Box: 70 Folder : 9 Plays
circa 1910s
Box: 70 Folder : 10-11 Programs
1890, 1912-1922
Box: 70 Folder : 12 Refurbishing (Baker Drawings)

General

Moved to Oversize Box 3:

- One sketch of alterations and design for message board, Undated.

- One sketch of turned wood candlestick, Undated.

circa 1915
Box: 70 Folder : 13-14 Reports
1868-1927
Box: 71 Folder : 1-6 Reports to the Trustees
1867-1907
Box: 72 Folder : 1-4 Reports to the Trustees
1908-1926
Box: 72 Folder : 5 Resolution: Unity with First Congregation
1951
Box: 72 Folder : 6 Riverside Improvement Association: Zoning Restrictions

General

Moved to Oversize Box 2:

Two blueprints of proposed cable and box for NY & NJ Telephone Company

1906-1925
Box: 72 Folder : 7 Settlements
1915-1923
Box: 73 Folder : 1 Special Services
1871-1923
Box: 73 Folder : 2 Staff: Paid and Voluntary
1908-1928
Box: 73 Folder : 3 Summer Work
1920-1921
Box: 73 Folder : 4 Sunday School: Curriculum
1920s-1940s
Box: 73 Folder : 5 Sunday School: List of Early Teachers
1916-1926
Box: 73 Folder : 6 Sunday School: Outline of Mission
Undated
Box: 73 Folder : 7 Sunday School: Questionnaires
1920s
Box: 73 Folder : 8 Sunday School: Reports
1905-1923
Box: 73 Folder : 9 Sunday School: Teachers and Pupils Book
1865-1917
Box: 74 Folder : 1 Titles, Deeds, and Leases

General

Moved to Oversize Box 1:

- Two deeds of indenture between the Board of Education and Trustees of the Church, 1875

- Two maps/plans of the area bordered by Columbia Place, State Street, Willow Place, and Joralemon Street, 1875 and 1947

1875-1947
Box: 74 Folder : 2 Treasurer
1918-1920
Box: 74 Folder : 3 Treasurer: Accounts Record Book
1931-1941
Box: 74 Folder : 4 War Correspondence
1918
Box: 74 Folder : 5 War Savings Committee

General

Moved to oversize:

Three War Savings Stamps propaganda posters, c. 1918

1918
Box: 74 Folder : 6 Willow Place Chapel News
1921-1927
Box: 74 Folder : 7 Women's Club
1930s-1940s
Box: 74 Folder : 8 Wonderland
1921-1922
Box: 74 Folder : 9 YMCA
1920
Box: OS 1 Folder : - Oversize Flat Box 1
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Box: OS 2 Folder : - Oversize Flat Box 2
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Box: OS 3 Folder : - Oversize Flat Box 3
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