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Guide to the Ladies' Christian Union Records
1850-2001 (Bulk 1858-1960)
  MS 359

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Container List

Series III: Minutes, 1858-1958

Scope and Contents note

This series includes minutes from different groups within the LC, including the minutes of the organization as a whole, minutes of the Sage House and minutes of the Devotional Meetings. These materials have been digitized and can be viewed here.

Subseries 1: Minutes of General Meetings of LCU, 1858-1917

Scope and Contents note

This subseries includes an almost complete set of minutes for general LCU meetings for years 1858-1917. The minutes contain discussion of the current business of the organization including statements from the treasurer, reports of various committees, and descriptions of issues concerning houses owned by the LCU. The minute books reveal details about the death of LCU members, issues with specific boarders, and particulars regarding the purchase and maintenance of LCU homes. The books also contain minutes of the Annual Meeting, usually held in January of each year.

Some of the meeting minutes are from monthly meetings (1868-1870 and 1914-1917) and others are from meetings held bimonthly (1871-1913). Because the LCU did not meet July through September, there are no minutes for those months in any year.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Minute Book
1858 Nov.-1870 Nov.
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Minute Book
1870 Dec.-1875 May
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Minute Book
1875 Oct.-1876 Oct.
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Minute Book
1876 Oct.-1877 Nov.
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Minute Book
1877 Dec.-1882 Oct.
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Minute Book
1882 Oct.-1883 Dec.
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Minute Book
1884 Jan.-1885 Oct.
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Minute Book
1885 Nov.-1890 Dec.
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Minute Book
1891 Jan.-1892 Dec.
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Minute Book
1893
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Minute Book
1894
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Minute Book
1895
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Minute Book
1896
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Minute Book
1897
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Minute Book
1898
Box: 6 Folder : 7 Minute Book
1899
Box: 6 Folder : 8 Minute Book
1900
Box: 6 Folder : 9 Minute Book
1901
Box: 6 Folder : 10 Minute Book
1902
Box: 6 Folder : 11 Minute Book
1903
Box: 6 Folder : 12 Minute Book
1904
Box: 6 Folder : 13 Minute Book
1905
Box: 6 Folder : 14 Minute Book
1906
Box: 6 Folder : 15 Minute Book
1907
Box: 6 Folder : 16 Minute Book
1908
Box: 6 Folder : 17 Minute Book
1909
Box: 6 Folder : 18 Minute Book
1910
Box: 6 Folder : 19 Minute Book
1911
Box: 7 Folder : 1 Minute Book
1913-1917
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Drafts of Minutes
1874-1875

Subseries 2: Minutes of Sage House, 1867-1958

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains information on the administration of the Young Women's Home, later called the Sage House. It includes minutes detailing the condition of the building as well as information on boarders.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Minutes of Young Women's Home
1867-1868
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Minutes of Young Women's Home
1869-1871
Box: 7 Folder : 5 Sage House Committee Meeting Minutes
1939-1945
Box: 7 Folder : 6 Minutes of Board Meetings of Sage House
1945-1950
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Minutes of Board Meetings of Sage House
1950-1958

Subseries 3: Minutes of Devotional Meetings, 1867-1871

Scope and Contents note

The Devotional Meetings held by the LCU met on Wednesdays from November through May. The meetings were open to anyone and included prayer and a sharing of Christian thoughts or experiences. The minutes of the meetings describe the testimonies and prayers that occurred during the meetings.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Folder : 2 Minutes of the Devotional Meetings
1867-1871

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