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Capital Area Council of Churches Records

1941-2002

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Abstract

This collection contains administrative files, correspondence, newsletters, subject files and meeting minutes from the Capital Area Council of Churches, an organization designed to promote cooperation between different religious institutions in the Albany, N.Y. area.

Summary

Creator:
Capital Area Council Of Churches
Date Coverage:
1941-2002
Quantity:
9 cubic ft.

The Capital Area Council of Churches (CACC) was founded in 1941 as the Federation of Churches of Christ in Albany, N.Y. and Vicinity. The name was changed to the CACC as part of the adoption of a new organizational constitution submitted for approval to the Annual Meeting in June 1958. The preliminary considerations for forming this organization had been discussed among four Albany area clergymen: the Rev. William H. McConaghy of the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Erville Maynard of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, the Rev. Arthur Adams of the First Presbyterian Church and Dr. Kenneth B. Wells of the Westminster Presbyterian Church. These discussions culminated in a meeting of area congregation representatives on April 4, 1941 when a "meeting of Clergy and Laity" was held "to consider a proposal for the establishment of a City Federation of Churches in Albany, N.Y." (Minutes, April 4, 1941.) The first meeting was chaired by the Rev. M. Stephen James who summarized earlier, efforts to organize and credited Mr. Benton S. Hoit with the exploratory work of a draft constitution. Three of these organizational meetings were held in 1941 resulting in the official incorporation of the Federation of Churches of Christ in Albany, New York, and Vicinity on January 12, 1942.

The Federation was intended to encompass, absorb, coordinate and extend the community service and ministry functions of several existing organizations including the Albany Protestant Welfare Society (House of Friendship), the Albany City Council of Religious Education, the State College Christian Association, the Federation of Youth, and the Ministerial Association. These organizations continued to operate under their own names, but were brought to varying degrees under the organizational and financial umbrella of the Federation. Later additional affiliations included: the Council of Church Women of Albany in January 1944; Chapel House (Albany Collegiate Interfaith Center) on December 16, 1966, and the Seaman's Agency of Albany (the Port Ministry) in 1978.

As stated in its Constitution of 1948, "The particular objects for which this organization is formed are to develop the spirit of Christian fellowship and to promote through cooperative effort the spiritual, moral, social and civic welfare of the community." Rewording in later revisions elaborates and specifies. The CACC administration currently consists of four officers: President, Vice-President, Recording Secretary and Treasurer and a Council Assembly consisting of the clergy and two lay persons from each member congregation (previously there were additional representatives for those congregations larger than a certain size), and the director and two members of other member organizations. They are governed by a Board of Directors consisting of the four officers, committee chairs and a maximum of twelve members-at-large chosen from local laity and clergy of member congregations. Earlier constitutions included one member of each communion in place of the members-at-large. Operational responsibilities are handled by an Executive Committee consisting of the four officers (previously including division chairs and department chairs) with daily administrative responsibilities residing with an Executive Director hired by the Executive Committee.

As of the date of transition from the Federation to the Council in 1958, during the presidency of Dr. Carlyle Adams, the organization consisted of divisions based on geographic proximity; and departments which acted as administrative units or as liaisons to the semi-autonomous organizations which provide services to the community under joint auspices. These were separated into: Program Departments of Community Ministry, Hospital Ministry, Student Work, Christian Education, Social Education and Action, and Evangelism; General Departments of United Church Women, United Church Men, and Ministers' Association; and Central Departments such as Business and Finance and Public Relations. Current structure provides for standing committees which include the Executive Committee, Nominating Committee, Finance Committee and the Personnel Committee. Previously existing geographic divisions are not specified as of the 1980 Revised Constitution.

Presidents:
1941-1942Mr. Winthrop P. Stevens
1942-1943Rev. Brewer Burnett
1943-1945Rev. William McConaghy
1945-1947Rev. Hobart F. Goewey
1947-1949Rev. Arthur M. Adams
1949-1950Rev. Erville B. Maynard
1950-52Rev. Arthur F. Jennings
1952-1954Rev. Dr. Russell G. Ganzele
1954-1956Rev. Ross Blake
1956-1958Mr. Russel H. Broughton
1958-1960Rev. Dr. Carlyle Adams
1960-1961Rev. Harold Griffis
1961-1963Rev. Dr. LeRoy C. Brandt
1963-1965Dr. Milton C. Olson
1965-1966Rev. Dr. Norman E. Thomas
1966-1968Rev. Ralph M. Carmichael
1968-1969Rev. W. Bernard Grossamn
1969-1970Rev. Dr. Robert C. Lamar
1970-1972Rev. Ralph H. Elliot
1972-1973Rev. Louis Brewer
1973-1975Rev. Robert B. Thomas
1975-1977Rev. Bruce Miller
1977-1979Rev. Richard B. Hunter
1979-1982Rev. Craig Bartholomew
1982-1984Rev. William Roland
1984-1986Mr. Joseph Lynn, Jr.
1986-1988Hon. Morton M. Z. Lynn
1988-1991Mrs. Evelyn C. Stone
1991-1993Rev. Dr. S. Albert Newman
1993-1995Rev. Fred Shilling
1995-1997Rev. Allan Janssen
1997Rev. Edgar N. Kemp, Jr.
1997-1999Marlene Shilling
2000-2001Harold R. Howes
2001-2002Rev. William Cotant

The majority of records in this collection are board minutes (with organizational constitutions, Director's Reports, and some committee minutes) reports, newsletters, administrative files, subject files, and some correspondence. There is also a collection of clippings from local newspapers.

Well structured documentation, in the form of meeting minutes, of the formative period of the organization allow for a determination of the principle factors, both human and situational, for the genesis of the CACC. There are numerous sources (minutes, newsletters, annual reports) of the names of individuals and the roles they played in the organization; names, locations, size, relative prosperity and denomination of member congregations; and information pertaining to the other groups, individuals, and organizations which provided services in the Capital District.

Many of the records show the degree to which the organization was concerned and involved with issues and events of local, national and international concern including World War II, the anti-Communist fervor, the Civil Rights Movement, the Abortion debate, the evolution of the State University of New York system, urban blight, and fair housing.

Early correspondence was not usually kept or was only occasionally filed with the meeting minutes at which the subject matter was discussed. Several references are made to a city-wide survey conducted in the summer of 1946 to determine area residents' religious denomination and to which congregation (if any) they belonged. However, no results of these efforts has been located beyond a January 1947 mention that the report of the findings is not yet ready.

A mention in correspondence is made of a visit to the area of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on June 14, 1961. Regrettably, there is no further mention of the planned speaking engagement, nor a report of it in meeting minutes or subject files. There are numerous gaps in the coverage of newsletters, annual reports and meeting minutes. These sometimes occur at times when social issues (such as civil rights) were most likely occupying the efforts and energies of Council personnel. Unfortunately, it is these times when records of events and issues, as they affected this organization, would be most valuable.

The collection is organized into five series.

Series 1, 2 and 4 are arranged alphabetically. Series 3 and 5 are arranged chronologically.

All items in this manuscript group were donated to the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives by the Capital Area Council of Churches in January 2002.

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Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Capital Area Council of Churches Records, 1941-2002. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as [shortened name]).

Contents of Collection

Quantity: 2.4 cubic ft.
Arranged alphabetically.
The Administrative Files follow standard practice using the name of report type, originating committee, special event or external entity as the subject heading. The deepest historical contents are found in folders for Annual Reports (beginning 1944), Black Book (1945-56), Budgets (1954-56), Federation Membership (1947-51), Membership Committee (1942-47), and Organization of the Federation (1941-48). It should be noted that much financial, membership and special events information not included in these Administrative Files can be found filed with the Meeting Minutes at which the topic or report was discussed or in the Annual Reports. Of notable length are the holdings of Annual Reports, which cover the years from 1944 - 2002 (missing are 45-46, 48-52, 53-54 and 1980). These consist of the year-end reports from the President and Executive Director; summary reports of the major standing and special events committees; and Treasurer's report and budget as presented to the Annual Assemblies. The financial reports contained therein include the past year's income and expenses including support received from each member congregation (grouped by denomination). A calendar of upcoming events for the year is also presented, as are award and scholarship recipient's names. The Annual Reports also include a full listing of nominated officers and board members for the forthcoming year containing full name and church community to which they belong. Anniversary year's reports from 1981, 1990, and 2000 include reflections, summaries and histories.
BoxFolderContentsDate

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1 1Addresses for Mailing1959-1975

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1 2Administrative Endowment Fund1988

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1 3Annual Meetings1961-1987

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1 4Annual Report1944-1945

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1 5Annual Report1947-1948

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1 6Annual Report1952-1953

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1 7Annual Report1954-1955

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1 8Annual Report1955-1956

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1 9Annual Report1956-1957

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1 10Annual Report1957

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1 11Annual Report1958-1959

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1 12Annual Report1959-1960

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1 14Annual Report1961-1962

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1 16Annual Report1963-1964

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1 17Annual Report1964-1965

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1 18Annual Report1965-1966

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1 19Annual Report1966-1967

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1 20Annual Report1967-1968

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1 21Annual Report1968-1969

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1 22Annual Report1969-1970

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1 23Annual Report1970-1971

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1 24Annual Report1971-1972

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1 25Annual Report1972-1973

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1 26Annual Report1973-1974

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1 27Annual Report1974-1975

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1 28Annual Report1975-1976

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1 29Annual Report1976-1977

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1 30Annual Report1978

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1 31Annual Report1979

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1 32Annual Report1981

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1 33Annual Report1982

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1 34Annual Report1983

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1 35Annual Report1984

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1 36Annual Report1985

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1 37Annual Report1986-1987

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1 38Annual Report1987

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1 39Annual Report1988

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1 40Annual Report1989

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1 41Annual Report1990

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1 42Annual Report1991

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1 43Annual Report1992

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1 44Annual Report1993

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1 45Annual Report1994

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1 46Annual Report1995

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1 47Annual Report1996

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1 48Annual Report1997

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1 49Annual Report1998

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1 50Annual Report1999

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1 51Annual Report2000

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1 52Annual Report2001

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1 53Annual Report2002

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1 54Applications for Membership in Council1960-1964

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1 55Assembly Meeting1959-1962

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1 56Assembly Meetings1962

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1 57Assembly Meetings1985-1986

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1 58Black Book1945-1956
Quantity: 0.4 cubic ft.
Arranged alphabetically.
Most of the correspondence in this series (with a few exceptions) is from the 1980s during the directorships of Joyce Steinkraus Giles and James H. Snedeker, Jr.. Most earlier materials were filed with the meeting minutes or with the subject files to which they pertain. Much of the included materials consist of letters sent by individual contributors (usually along with a donation) and letters and faxes between CACC and other local service organizations, clergy members and political leaders. Topics center around thank you letters; invitations to special events; requests for support of new or ongoing Council initiatives and programs; activities related to the protests against Apartheid in South Africa; family planning issues; and building / facility usage. Folder 19 (Outgoing, 1986-1987) includes a "Policy Option Ballot" for then-current topics on U.S. Central American policy from the Roosevelt Center for American Policy Studies, Washington, D.C.; and a letter from the National Council of Churches concerning guidelines for new Social Security Administration policies pertaining to ordained ministers (May 2, 1956) as well as official brochures from the Social Security administration regarding the changes. Featured among correspondents are The Hon. Erastus Corning II (1909 - 1983), Mayor of Albany from 1942 - 1983; The Most Rev. Howard Hubbard, Roman Catholic Bishop of Albany from 1977 to the present; and Dr. Henry Pitney Van Dusen (1897 - 1975), President of New York's Union Theological Seminary from 1945 - 1963 (correspondence includes Van Dusen's resume as of 1947 - Folder 16). Others include clergy of member churches, health care facility directors, and state and national affiliated organizations
BoxFolderContentsDate

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1 1A1980-1986

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1 2B1981-1987

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1 3C1981-1987

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1 4Correspondence-In1986-1988

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1 5Miscellaneous1988

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1 6D1981-1987

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1 7E1985-1987

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1 8F1981-1985

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1 9G1981-1987

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1 10H, 1981-19871981-1987

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1 11K1980-1987

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1 12L1980-1987

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1 13Letters to Pastors1958-1961

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1 14Lynn, Morton M.Z, President CACC1988

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1 15M1981-1987

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1 16Miscellaneous1947, 1952-1953, 1960-1961

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1 17N1981-1986

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1 18O1980-1986

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1 19Outgoing, 1986-19871986-1987

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1 20P-Q1980-1987

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1 21R1981-1987

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1 22S1980-1987

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1 23Social Security1956-1957

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1 24T1985-1987

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1 25U1980-1987

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1 26V1980-1987

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1 27W1980-1987

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1 28X, Y, Z1981-1987
Quantity: 0.6 cubic ft.
Arranged chronologically.
Early examples of the monthly newsletters are sparse with some years being represented by a single month's edition. Evidence that a letter was definitely produced every month without fail is not forthcoming, and thus the included examples could be exhaustive. Contents typically include sections on seasonal celebrations; announcements from various committees and sub-groups; upcoming special events information (or reports on those past); and in early examples, listings of recommended radio programs and new books on matters of faith. Relevant topics from the news began to be included in the mid-1950s editions, and radio program and book promotions ended. Announcements of Welcome to clergy joining member congregations are included periodically. Occasionally included are newsletters of other affiliated organizations of those covering topics of interest, such as the NYS Commission Against Discrimination (Fall 1961). At some point between April 1978 and February 1982 (series holdings do not include this date range), the newsletter came to be called Connection. Examples from 1982 onward are more numerous and have fewer gaps in coverage than is true of earlier years.
BoxFolderContentsDate

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1 1 Federation of Churches Newsletter 1948-1953, 1956-1959

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1 2 News from the Capital Area Council of Churches 1960-1963

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1 3 Newsletter 1967, 1970-1971

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1 4 Newsletter 1973-1974

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1 5 Newsletter 1977

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1 6 Newsletter 1978

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1 7 Connections 1982

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1 8 Connections 1985-1986

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1 9 Connections 1987

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1 10 Connections 1988

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1 11 Connections 1989

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1 12 Connections 1990

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1 13 Connections 1991

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1 14 Connections 1992

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1 15 Connections 1993

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1 16 Connections 1994

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1 17 Connections 1995

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1 18 Connections 1996

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1 19 Connections 1997

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1 20 Connections 1988

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1 21 Connections 1999

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1 22 Connections 2000

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2 1 Connections 2001

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2 2 Connections 2002-2003

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2 3Newsletters, Other Organizations1988
Quantity: 3.6 cubic ft.
Arranged alphabetically.
The file name may be either the administrative unit or function within CACC or the external event or organization with which the materials are primarily concerned. Commonly included records are statements of association with external organizations; agendas for special events; documentation of legal procedures for incorporation of an affiliated organization; prominent events in history and CACC departments and committees. Subject files on associated or affiliated organizations include: Albany Youth Council; regional schools, hospitals and nursing homes; Chapel House; food pantries; Horizon House; Institute for Christian Living; Jail Ministries; NYS Council of Churches; and South Mall Towers. Subject files on special events include: Billy Graham Crusade; Russell Broughton arrest; Crop Walk; and the Albany Tricentennial. Subject files on internal committees and departments include: Assemblies; Dept. of Christian Education; Dept. of Christian Living; Faith & Order Department; Leadership Training School; Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Fund and Senior Services. Other subject files include newspaper clippings and photographs.
BoxFolderContentsDate

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1 1Albany Medical Center1988

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1 2Albany Youth Council1960-1961

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1 3Albany Youth Services, Lenten Services1957-1959

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1 4Ann Lee Home1988

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1 5Assembly1980-1986

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1 6Assembly1988

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1 7Bicentennial Celebration1976

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1 8Billy Graham Crusade1988

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1 9Breakfast ForumsUndated

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1 10Broome County Council of Churches1987-1989

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1 11Broughton, Russell H. Arrest1963

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1 12Broughton, Russell H. Case1963 April 9

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1 13Capital District Psychiatric Center1979

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1 14Chapel House1983-1987

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1 15Chapel House1988

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1 16Chapel House History1966-1982

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1 17Chaplains1986-1987

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1 18Christians United in Mission, Inc.1987-1988

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1 19Christians United in Mission, Inc.1988

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1 20Church Women United1985-1988

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1 21Civil Defense Clergy1953-1955

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1 22Clergy-Physicians Dinner1955-1959

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1 23Clergy-Physicians Dinner1962-1963

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1 24Clinical Pastoral Training1960-1961

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1 25Community Groups1986-1987

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1 26Community Thanksgiving Day Service1989

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1 27Community Worship1985-1986

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1 28Community Worship1989

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1 29Community Worship Committee1988

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1 30Council of Churches Agency1988

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1 31Crop Cooperative1987

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1 32Crop Walk, Recruiting1984-1986

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1 33Crop Walk1985-1987

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1 34Crop Walk1988

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1 35Department of Christian Education, Rev. James Richard1958-1961

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1 36Department of Christian Education, Roy Damonte Chair1961-1962

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1 37Department of Christian Living1957

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1 38Department of Christian Living1959-1961

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1 39Department of Hospitality Ministry1961

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1 40Department of Hospitality Ministry1961-1964

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1 41Ecumenical Event1988

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1 42Ecumenical Relations1986-1987

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1 43Eden Park Nursing Home1987-1988

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1 44ELCA Hudson Mohawk Conference1988

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1 45Energy, Nuclear, etc.1978

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1 46Equinox1988

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1 47Faith and Learning Commission1989

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1 48Faith and Order1962-1963

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1 49-50Faith and Order Department, Thomas Hunter, Chair1964-1965

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2 1Family LifeUndated

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2 2Family Planning1988-1989

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2 3Films1988

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2 4Food Pantries for Capital District1988

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2 5Gambling1979

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2 6Giles, Joyce S. Installation1977

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2 7Good Friday, 1982, 19881982, 1988

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2 8Habitat for Humanity1988-1989

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2 9HANNYS, Hunger Action Network of New York State, 19881988

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2 10Holocaust Services1986

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2 11Holy Week1957

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2 12Holy Week1958

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2 13Homeless, 1988-19891988-1989

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2 14Homeless Shelters1987

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2 15Horizon House, Minutes, By-laws, Financial Reports, and Correspondence1985-1987

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2 16Horizon House, Minutes, By-laws, Financial Reports, and Correspondence1987-1988

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2 17Horizon House1988

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2 18Horizon House and Seamans Agency History1978-1981

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2 19Hospital Chaplains1988

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2 20Hospitality Ministry, Clergy Physicians Dinner1969

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2 21Hospital Work (AMCH) [Albany Medical Center Hospital]1986

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2 22Housing1988-1989

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2 23Hunger Issues, 1985-19861985-1986

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2 24Impact1988-1989

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2 25Inclusive Language Resources1988

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2 26Inner-City Prior to 19671966

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2 27Intensive English Program1990

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2 28Interdenominational Ministers Association1988

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2 29Interfaith Community of Schenectady, 19891989

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2 30Interfaith Experiences, 1979-19801979-1980

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2 31Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless1988

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2 32Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless1989

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2 33Interfaith Social Action Coalition1988

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2 34International Club1988

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2 35Installation Service/Assembly1988

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2 36Institute for Christian Living1958

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2 37Institute for Christian Living1962-1963

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2 38Institute for Christian Living, Peter Libassi, Chair1959

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2 39Institute for Christian Living, Robert Hudnut, Chair1959-1960

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2 40Institute for Christian Living, Robert Hudnut, Chair1961-1962

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2 41Institutional Ministries1981-1985

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2 42Institutional Ministries1989

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2 43Jail Ministry1979-1980

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2 44Jail Ministry and Phase Out/Re-Entry (PORE)1980-1981

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2 45Jail Ministry and Phase Out/Re-Entry1981-1982

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2 46Jail Ministry1982-1989

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2 47Jail Ministry1984-1987

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2 48Jail Ministry1988

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2 49Job Fair1987

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2 50Junior League1987-1988

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2 51Knickerbocker Lenten Meditations1955

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2 52Labor Religion Coalition1987

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2 53Labor Religion Coalition1989

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2 54Leadership Training School1958

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2 55Leadership Training School1959

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2 56Leadership Training School, Rev. Robert Withers1960

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2 57Legislation1981-1984

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2 58Literacy Volunteers of America1989

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2 59Luncheon Forums1986-1987

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3 1Martin Luther King, Miscellaneous1984-1988

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3 2Martin Luther King Services1985-1987

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3 3Martin Luther King Scholarship1989-1990

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3 4Mental Health1988

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3 5Mental Health, 19891989

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3 6Miscellaneous Brochures1940-1976

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3 7Mohawk Hudson Foundation1985

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3 8Mohawk Hudson Foundation1988

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3 9Music Festivals1957-1964

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3 10Musical1984-1988

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3 11Musical Celebrations1980-1981

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3 12Musical Celebration1986

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3 13Musical Celebration1987

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3 14Musical Celebration, 1988-19891988-1989

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3 15Muslim Christian Relations, Office of, Newsletter, 19881988

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3 16National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Albany Branch1989

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3 17New Clergy1988

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3 18New York Council of Churches1988

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3 19News Clippings1960-1962

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3 20New York State Council of Churches1988-1989

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3 21Niebuhr Institute Planning Committee1988

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3 22Nominations for the Corlyle Adams Ecumenical Award-Form forUndated

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3 23Organ Donor Workshop1989

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3 24Peace and Justice1985-1986

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3 25Peace and Justice1988

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3 26Peace and Justice1989

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3 27People Resources1988

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3 28-29PhotographsUndated

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3 30Prayer and Worship Commission1989

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3 31Prayer Walk1987

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3 32Prayer Walk1988

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3 33Professor Albright Luncheon1958 January 7

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3 34Quilt Tricentennial1986

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3 35Research and Planning1989

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3 36Retreat Centers1988

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3 37Retreat Centers1989

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4 1Schenectady Inner City Ministry1989

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4 2Scrapbook, News Clippings1963-1969

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4 3Senior Citizens1988

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4 4Senior Housing1988

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4 5Senior Service Center/ Board1988-1989

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4 6Sexual Violence1989

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4 7Singles Outreach Support1988

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4 8Social Action Coalition, 19891989

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4 9Social Education and Action, John W. Jennings, Chair1963-1964

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4 10Social Justice Center1988

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4 11Somaltow Housing Co. Inc.1988

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4 12Somaltow Housing Co. Inc., South Mall Towers1989

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4 13Song SheetsUndated

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4 14South End Ecumenical Community1988

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4 15South Mall Towers1986-1987

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4 16Spirituality1988

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4 17Substance Abuse1988

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4 18Substance Abuse1989

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4 19Task Force on Advocacy for the Spanish Speaking1988

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4 20Teresian House1988

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4 21Texas Faith Friends1988

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4 22Thanksgiving Worship1985-1986

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4 23Training Seminar for Program for Peace, 1959-19601959-1960

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4 24Tricentennial1986

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4 25Tri-Cities Mass Communications Committee, George Hosler, Chair1961-1962

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5 1UNICEF1987

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5 2United Nations1988

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5 3United Nations1989

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5 4University Heights, 19881988

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5 5Upstate New York Synod ELCA1988

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5 6Vacation Church School Institute1957

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5 7Vacation Church School Institute1958

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5 8Vision Interfaith Satellite Network, Communications1988

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5 9Vision Interfaith Satellite Network, Communications1988-1989

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5 10Women in Ministry1984-1988

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5 11Youth1989

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5 12Youth Council, Constitution, 1954-19601954-1960
Quantity: 2 cubic ft.
Arranged chronologically.
Series 5 includes minutes of the three formative meetings held in 1941 as well as the official documentation of incorporation and topical correspondence. Included in the minutes, or as supplements filed with them, are lists of member churches, size of congregations, financial contributions and indications of existing organizations particular to a single denomination. The names of member congregation's representatives and Council officers are also included with consistency. Included is one folder of older meeting minutes (Box 1, Folder 1: 1940, 1942-45) from the Albany City Council of Religious Education, which later came under the auspices of the CACC and Hospital Ministry minutes (Box 2, Folder 18: 1954-61). The remainder of the series are minutes from the monthly meetings of the executive committee and/or board of directors of the Federation/Council. Correspondence is often filed along with the minutes of the meeting at which the letter was discussed. Typically the minutes include a list of attendees; the leader of the opening prayer; the approval of the minutes of the previous meting; report from the president, executive director, treasurer and committee chairs; record of any resolutions or topics of discussion; announcements and a statement of adjournment.
BoxFolderContentsDate

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1 1Albany City Council of Religious Education, Executive Committee, 1940, 1942-19451940, 1940

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1 2Federation, Minutes1941-1944

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1 3Federation, Minutes1945-1948

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1 4Federation, Minutes1948

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1 5Federation, Minutes1949

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1 6Federation, Minutes1950

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1 7Federation, Minutes1951

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1 8Federation, Minutes1952

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1 9Federation, Minutes1953

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1 10Federation, Minutes1954

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1 11Federation, Minutes1955

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1 12Federation, Minutes1956

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1 13Federation, Minutes1957

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1 14Federation, Minutes1958

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1 15Federation, Minutes1959

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2 1Board of Directors1960

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2 2Board of Directors1961

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2 3Board of Directors1962

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2 4Executive Committee1963-1965

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2 5Board of Directors1963-1966

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2 6Board of Directors1967-1969

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2 7Board of Directors1970-1976

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2 8Board of Directors1977-1978

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2 9Board of Directors1979-1980

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2 10Board of Directors1981

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2 11Board of Directors1982

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2 12Board of Directors1983

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2 13Board of Directors1984

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2 14Board of Directors1985

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2 15Board of Directors1986

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2 16Board of Directors1987

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2 17Board of Directors1988

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2 18Hospital Ministry, Minutes and Meetings1954-1961