Central Christian Church records

Abstract

The Central Christian Church records (dated 1852-1948, undated; 0.1 cubic feet; 4 reels) consist of microfilmed copies of the records of the Central Christian Church in Lexington, Kentucky.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Central Christian Church records
Date
1853-1952, undated (inclusive)
Extent
0.1 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Church records and registers -- Kentucky -- Lexington.
Deeds.
Disciples of Christ -- Kentucky.
Minutes (Records)
Women and religion.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig. Paper finding aid encoded by Ida Sell Mangum
Preferred Citation
M-69: [Identification of item], Central Christian Church records, 1853-1952, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Central Christian Church began in 1816, when Barton W. Stone, founder of the Disciples of Christ denomination, established a congregation in Lexington. It was formally created as the Hill Street (Christian) Church in 1832. The church later moved to Main Street and changed its name to correspond to that address. The congregation moved to Short Street in 1894 and adopted the present name.
Scope and Content
The Central Christian Church records (dated 1852-1948, undated; 0.1 cubic feet; 4 reels) consist of microfilmed copies of the records of the Central Christian Church in Lexington, Kentucky. They include church registers from 1831 (transcript made in 1860) to 1924, treasurer's books covering 1896 to 1935, and missionary treasurer's books for 1896 to 1928. There are minutes for the church as a whole for the years 1853 to 1859 and minutes for several subunits, such as the Ladies Aid Society, building committees, and the Woman's Council, over various times in the period covered. It also has copies of financial records kept by Norah B. Taylor and Bella Withers, Bible class records kept by E. E. Snoddy and Mrs. I. J. Spencer, and various church publications such as The History of The Woman's Missionary Society by Edyth B. Prather. There are also lists of former members and a deed to the Hill Street Church property.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Main Street Christian Church minutes, 1853-1859

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Ladies Aid Society records, 1897 September 28-1929 January 2

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Main Street Christian Church Building Committee minutes, 1891-1894, 1913

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Central Christian Church was built in 1894.

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Main Street Christian Church Board of Deacons minutes, 1888 May 5-6

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Sunday School Committee minutes, 1913 May 27

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List of former members, compiled Charles R. Staples, 1944 December 31

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Church Register B, transcribed by J.B. Morton, 1831-1869

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Church Register C, transcribed by J.B. Morton, 1869-1874, 1876

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Church Register D, transcribed by Henry H. White, includes copy of Deed to Hill Street Church property, 1877 November 26-1890 January 1

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Church Register E, J.H. McCall and Clarence Egbert, Clerks, 1890-1897

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Church Register F, Clarence Egbert, Clerk, 1897-1908

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Register and Records: minutes of meetings, newspaper clippings, and programs, 1907-1924

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Includes receptions back to 1864.

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Treasurer's Book, Account Book, special accounts., 1896 November 1-1904

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Treasurer's Record Book, building fund information, pp. 71-73., 1931-1935

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Book of Missionary Treasurer, 1896-1898

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Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) Jubilee Drive, 1919

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Book of Missionary Treasurer, 1899-1903

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Book of Missionary, 1907-1928

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Treasurer's Book, opened at the request of the Ways and Means Committee, includes loose bills, 1927-1928

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Miscellaneous Financial Records, Mrs. Norah B. Taylor, Assistants, 1899-1912

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Guide to Lexington with membership by districts with pictures of district maps, Mrs. Bella Withers's financial records, undated

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Administrative Board minutes, 1926-1931

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Administrative Board minutes, 1932-1933

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Administrative Board minutes / Board attendance, 1934-1937 / 1932-1938

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Woman's Council minutes, 1929 October 10-1933 October 18

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Woman's Council minutes, 1934-1939 June 27

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Woman's Council Bible class minutes, 1940 February 12-1948 January

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Mrs. I. J. Spencer's Bible Class minutes, 1925 November-1927 January 17

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Class was named Monday Bible Class on January 31, 1927.

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Woman's Monday Bible Class minutes, 1927 January 31-1931 December 14

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Name changed to Woman's Council Bible Class on October 14, 1929.

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Woman's Council Bible Class minutes, 1932-1940 February 5

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E. E. Snoddy's Bible Class minutes and record of attendance (Twentieth Century Men's Bible Class), 1917 October 3-1923

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Christian Missionary Society pledges, disbursementasnd budgets, 1929-1938

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Main Street Christian Church Young Ladies Mission Band minutes, records of attendance and constitution, 1885 March 1-1890 April

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On October 3, 1886 name changed to Young People's Mission Band.

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Educational Committee minutes, 1913 May 27-1927 September 12

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Building and Decorating Committee, 1914 September 15-1915 September 19

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Men's Club constitution and by-law, 1930-1932

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Prather, Edyth B., History of Women's Missionary Society, 1929 September 7

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Educational Committee minutes, 1917 March 28- 1920 September 14

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Main Street Christian Church Board of Deacons minutes, typed copy, 1881 March 20-1892 February 20

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Publications about Central Christian Church in Kentucky Quarterly / Golden Jubilee Devotional Service / Kentucky Annual Quarterly, 1923 December / 1924 October 15 / 1926 September

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Miscellaneous material, undated

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