M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives

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Finding Aid for the
CAPITAL AREA COUNCIL OF CHURCHES
RECORDS, 1941-2002
(APAP-129)

For reference queries contact M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives Reference staff

Finding Aid Compiled by
Peter Runge
Christina Moustardas
Amy C. Schindler
August 2003
Robert Klingenberger
September 2004
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives
University Libraries / University at Albany / State University of New York
1400 Washington Avenue / Albany, New York 12222 / (518) 437-3935


VOLUME: 9 cubic feet

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

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Administrative History

Scope and Content Note

Series Descriptions

Box and Folder List:


Capital Area Council of Churches
Administrative History

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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." [1] 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:

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

Executive Directors: [2]

Richard Morford
Harvey W. Hollis
Richard Norman Hughes
Vladimir Hartman
Joyce Steinkraus Giles
James H. Snedeker, Jr., Interim
Fred Shilling
James H. Snedeker, Jr., Interim
Edgar N. Kemp, Jr.
Robert C. Lamar
John U. Miller

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1. Minutes, April 4, 1941
2. This may be an incomplete list.


Capital Area Council of Churches
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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.


Capital Area Council of Churches
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Series 1: Administrative Files, 1941-2002, 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.

Series 2: Correspondence, 1947-1988, .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.

General Note -Preservation photocopying:

In some cases, correspondence in this series was originally printed on thermal fax paper. This material is prone to fading over time and to "off-gassing" which results when the chemicals used in the paper and the faxing process begin to decay. In order to preserve the information contained in these items and protect the other folder contents from chemical residue, these materials have been photocopied onto acid-free paper. The preservation copy was substituted for the original and placed into the appropriate folder in proper sequence.

Series 3: Newsletters, 1948-2003, .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.

Series 4: Subject Files, 1953-1989, 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.

Series 5: Meeting Minutes, 1941-1987, 2.0 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.


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Series 1: Administrative Files, 1941-2002

Box 1
Folder

1. Addresses for Mailing, 1959-1975, 1984-1987
2. Administrative Endowment Fund, 1988
3. Annual Meetings, 1961-1987
4. Annual Report, 1944-1945
5. Annual Report, 1947-1948
6. Annual Report, 1952-1953
7. Annual Report, 1954-1955
8. Annual Report, 1955-1956
9. Annual Report, 1956-1957
10. Annual Report, 1957
11. Annual Report, 1958-1959
12. Annual Report, 1959-1960
13. Annual Report, 1960-1961
14. Annual Report, 1961-1962
15. Annual Report, 1962-1963
16. Annual Report, 1963-1964
17. Annual Report, 1964-1965
18. Annual Report, 1965-1966
19. Annual Report, 1966-1967
20. Annual Report, 1967-1968
21. Annual Report, 1968-1969
22. Annual Report, 1969-1970
23. Annual Report, 1970-1971
24. Annual Report, 1971-1972
25. Annual Report, 1972-1973
26. Annual Report, 1973-1974
27. Annual Report, 1974-1975
28. Annual Report, 1975-1976
29. Annual Report, 1976-1977
30. Annual Report, 1978
31. Annual Report, 1979
32. Annual Report, 1981
33. Annual Report, 1982
34. Annual Report, 1983
35. Annual Report, 1984
36. Annual Report, 1985
37. Annual Report, 1986-1987
38. Annual Report, 1987
39. Annual Report, 1988
40. Annual Report, 1989
41. Annual Report, 1990
42. Annual Report, 1991
43. Annual Report, 1992
44. Annual Report, 1993
45. Annual Report, 1994
46. Annual Report, 1995
47. Annual Report, 1996
48. Annual Report, 1997
49. Annual Report, 1998
50. Annual Report, 1999
51. Annual Report, 2000
52. Annual Report, 2001
53. Annual Report, 2002
54. Applications for Membership in Council, 1960-1964
55. Assembly Meetings, 1959-1962
56. Assembly Meetings, 1962
57. Assembly Meetings, 1985-1986
58. Black Book, 1945-1956

Box 2
Folder

1. Board and Committees, 1979-1980
2. Board and Committees, 1988
3. Board of Directors, 1988
4. Board Roster, 1986-1987
5. Budget, 1954-1955
6. Budget, 1955-1956
7. Budget, Financial Reports, 1969-1984
8. City Problems, 1984-1986
9. Constitutions, 1948-1959
10. Constitution, 1962-1963, 1980
11. Delegates, 1987
12. Delegates to Capital Area Council of Churches, 1961-1962
13. Directory, 1986
14. Directory of Cooperating Churches and Organizations, 1986
15. Employee Ownership Project Meeting Minutes, 1988
16. Federation Membership, 1947-1951
17. Finance Campaign, 1981
18. Finance Committee, 1985-1987
19. Finance Committee, 1986
20. Finance Committee, 1988-1989
21. Finance, Deposit Record to Treasurer, 1982-1983
22. Finance, Deposit Record to Treasurer, 1984-1985
23. Finance, Deposit and Payment Records to Treasurer, 1986-1987
24. Finance History, 1966-1985
25. Form Letters, 1977-1980
26. Funding, 1988
27. Fundraisers, 1988
28. Grants, 1988-1989
29. Job Descriptions, 1969, 1980-1983
30. Letters to be Written, 1988
31. Membership Committee, 1942-1947
32. Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1989
33. News Releases, 1988
34. Nominating Committee, 1986-1989
35. Organization of the Federation, 1941-1948
36. Peace and Justice Committee, 1986-1987
37. Personnel, 1961, 1983-1986, 1988-1989
38. Personnel Committee, 1961-1980
39. Personnel Committee, 1986-1989
40. Press Releases, 1988-1989
41. Protestant Young Adult (PYA) Correspondence, 1963-1967
42. Public Relations, 1970-1980
43. Public Relations, 1989
44. Rhodes, Alan, Minister, 1989
45. Seminary Fund, 1972-1982
46. Seminary Student Fund, 1988

Box 3
Folder

1. Shilling, Fred, Correspondence, 1988-1989
2. South Rensselaer County Division of CACC, 1960-1961
3. Spring Appeal, Pledge Campaign, 1983-1984
4. Steimle, Edmund A, Reverend, DD, circa 1961
5. Task Force for the '90's, 1988-1991
6. Treasurers Report, 1989
7. Volunteer Luncheon, 1989
8. Winter Assembly (January 29, 1963), 1962-1964
9. A World of Difference, 1987
10. Worship Committee, 1987-1988


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Series 2: Correspondence, 1947-1988

Box 1
Folder

1. A, 1980-1986
2. B, 1981-1987
3. C, 1981-1987
4. Correspondence-In, 1986-1988
5. Miscellaneous, 1988
6. D, 1981-1987
7. E, 1985-1987
8. F, 1981-1985
9. G, 1981-1987
10. H, 1981-1987
11. K, 1980-1987
12. L, 1980-1987
13. Letters to Pastors, 1958-1961
14. Lynn, Morton M.Z, President CACC, 1988
15. M, 1981-1987
16. Miscellaneous, 1947, 1952-1953, 1960-1961
17. N, 1981-1986
18. O, 1980-1986
19. Outgoing, 1986-1987
20. P-Q, 1980-1987
21. R, 1981-1987
22. S, 1980-1987
23. Social Security, 1956-1957
24. T, 1985-1987
25. U, 1980-1987
26. V, 1980-1987
27. W, 1980-1987
28. X, Y, Z, 1981-1987


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Series 3: Newsletters, 1948-2003

Box 1
Folder

1. Federation of Churches Newsletter, 1948-1953, 1956-1959
2. News from the Capital Area Council of Churches, 1960-1963
3. Newsletter, 1967, 1970-1971
4. Newsletter, 1973-1974
5. Newsletter, 1977
6. Newsletter, 1978
7. Connections, 1982
8.Connections, 1985-1986
9.Connections, 1987
10.Connections, 1988
11.Connections, 1989
12.Connections, 1990
13.Connections, 1991
14.Connections, 1992
15.Connections, 1993
16.Connections, 1994
17.Connections, 1995
18.Connections, 1996
19.Connections, 1997
20.Connections, 1998
21.Connections, 1999
22.Connections, 2000

Box 2
Folder

1.Connections, 2001
2.Connections, 2002-2003
3. Newsletters, Other Organizations, 1988


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Series 4: Subject Files, 1953-1989

Box 1
Folder

1. Albany Medical Center, 1988
2. Albany Youth Council, 1960-1961
3. Albany Youth Services, Lenten Services, 1957-1959
4. Ann Lee Home, 1988
5. Assembly, 1980-1986
6. Assembly, 1988
7. Bicentennial Celebration, 1976
8. Billy Graham Crusade, 1988
9. Breakfast Forums, undated
10. Broome County Council of Churches, 1987-1989
11. Broughton, Russell H. Arrest, 1963
12. Broughton, Russell H. Case, April 9, 1963
13. Capital District Psychiatric Center, 1979
14. Chapel House, 1983-1987
15. Chapel House, 1988
16. Chapel House History, 1966-1982
17. Chaplains, 1986-1987
18. Christians United in Mission, Inc., 1987-1988
19. Christians United in Mission, Inc., 1988
20. Church Women United, 1985-1988
21. Civil Defense Clergy, 1953-1955
22. Clergy-Physicians Dinner, 1955-1959
23. Clergy-Physicians Dinner, 1962-1963
24. Clinical Pastoral Training, 1960-1961
25. Community Groups, 1986-1987
26. Community Thanksgiving Day Service, 1989
27. Community Worship, 1985-1986
28. Community Worship, 1989
29. Community Worship Committee, 1988
30. Council of Churches Agency, 1988
31. Crop Cooperative, 1987
32. Crop Walk, Recruiting, 1984-1986
33. Crop Walk, 1985-1987
34. Crop Walk, 1988
35. Department of Christian Education, Rev. James Richard, 1958-1961
36. Department of Christian Education, Roy Damonte Chair, 1961-1962
37. Department of Christian Living, 1957
38. Department of Christian Living, 1959-1961
39. Department of Hospitality Ministry, 1961
40. Department of Hospitality Ministry, 1961-1964
41. Ecumenical Event, 1988
42. Ecumenical Relations, 1986-1987
43. Eden Park Nursing Home, 1987-1988
44. ELCA Hudson Mohawk Conference, 1988
45. Energy, Nuclear, etc., 1978
46. Equinox, 1988
47. Faith and Learning Commission, 1989
48. Faith and Order, 1962-1963
49. Faith and Order Department, Thomas Hunter, Chair, 1964-1965
50. Faith and Order Department, Thomas Hunter, Chair, 1964-1965

Box 2
Folder

1. Family Life, n.d
2. Family Planning, 1988-1989
3. Films, 1988
4. Food Pantries for Capital District, 1988
5. Gambling, 1979
6. Giles, Joyce S. Installation, 1977
7. Good Friday, 1982, 1988
8. Habitat for Humanity, 1988-1989
9. HANNYS, Hunger Action Network of New York State, 1988
10. Holocaust Services, 1986
11. Holy Week, 1957
12. Holy Week, 1958
13. Homeless, 1988-1989
14. Homeless Shelters, 1987
15. Horizon House, Minutes, By-laws, Financial Reports, and Correspondence, 1985-1987
16. Horizon House, Minutes, By-laws, Financial Reports, and Correspondence, 1987-1988
17. Horizon House, 1988
18. Horizon House and Seamans Agency History, 1978-1981
19. Hospital Chaplains, 1988
20. Hospitality Ministry, Clergy Physicians Dinner, 1969
21. Hospital Work (AMCH) [Albany Medical Center Hospital], 1986
22. Housing, 1988-1989
23. Hunger Issues, 1985-1986
24. Impact, 1988-1989
25. Inclusive Language Resources, 1988
26. Inner-City Prior to 1967, 1966
27. Intensive English Program, 1990
28. Interdenominational Ministers Association, 1988
29. Interfaith Community of Schenectady, 1989
30. Interfaith Experiences, 1979-1980
31. Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless, 1988
32. Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless, 1989
33. Interfaith Social Action Coalition, 1988
34. International Club, 1988
35. Installation Service/Assembly, 1988
36. Institute for Christian Living, 1958
37. Institute for Christian Living, 1962-1963
38. Institute for Christian Living, Peter Libassi, Chair, 1959
39. Institute for Christian Living, Robert Hudnut, Chair, 1959-1960
40. Institute for Christian Living, Robert Hudnut, Chair, 1961-1962
41. Institutional Ministries, 1981-1985
42. Institutional Ministries, 1989
43. Jail Ministry, 1979-1980
44. Jail Ministry and Phase Out/Re-Entry (PORE), 1980-1981
45. Jail Ministry and Phase Out/Re-Entry, 1981-1982
46. Jail Ministry, 1982-1989
47. Jail Ministry, 1984-1987
48. Jail Ministry, 1988
49. Job Fair, 1987
50. Junior League, 1987-1988
51. Knickerbocker Lenten Meditations, 1955
52. Labor Religion Coalition, 1987
53. Labor Religion Coalition, 1989
54. Leadership Training School, 1958
55. Leadership Training School, 1959
56. Leadership Training School, Rev. Robert Withers, 1960
57. Legislation, 1981-1984
58. Literacy Volunteers of America, 1989
59. Luncheon Forums, 1986-1987

Box 3
Folder

1. Martin Luther King, Miscellaneous, 1984-1988
2. Martin Luther King Services, 1985-1987
3. Martin Luther King Scholarship, 1989-1990
4. Mental Health, 1988
5. Mental Health, 1989
6. Miscellaneous Brochures, 1940-1976
7. Mohawk Hudson Foundation, 1985
8. Mohawk Hudson Foundation, 1988
9. Music Festivals, 1957-1964
10. Musical, 1984-1988
11. Musical Celebrations, 1980-1981
12. Musical Celebration, 1986
13. Musical Celebration, 1987
14. Musical Celebration, 1988-1989
15. Muslim Christian Relations, Office of, Newsletter, 1988
16. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Albany Branch, 1989
17. New Clergy, 1988
18. New York Council of Churches, 1988
19. News Clippings, 1960-1962
20. New York State Council of Churches, 1988-1989
21. Niebuhr Institute Planning Committee, 1988
22. Nominations for the Corlyle Adams Ecumenical Award-Form for, undated
23. Organ Donor Workshop, 1989
24. Peace and Justice, 1985-1986
25. Peace and Justice, 1988
26. Peace and Justice, 1989
27. People Resources, 1988
28. Photographs, undated
29. Photographs, undated
30. Prayer and Worship Commission, 1989
31. Prayer Walk, 1987
32. Prayer Walk, 1988
33. Professor Albright Luncheon (January 7), 1958
34. Quilt Tricentennial, 1986
35. Research and Planning, 1989
36. Retreat Centers, 1988
37. Retreat Centers, 1989

Box 4
Folder

1. Schenectady Inner City Ministry, 1989
2. Scrapbook, News Clippings, 1963-1969
3. Senior Citizens, 1988
4. Senior Housing, 1988
5. Senior Service Center/ Board, 1988-1989
6. Sexual Violence, 1989
7. Singles Outreach Support, 1988
8. Social Action Coalition, 1989
9. Social Education and Action, John W. Jennings, Chair, 1963-1964
10. Social Justice Center, 1988
11. Somaltow Housing Co. Inc., 1988
12. Somaltow Housing Co. Inc., South Mall Towers, 1989
13. Song Sheets, n.d
14. South End Ecumenical Community, 1988
15. South Mall Towers, 1986-1987
16. Spirituality, 1988
17. Substance Abuse, 1988
18. Substance Abuse, 1989
19. Task Force on Advocacy for the Spanish Speaking, 1988
20. Teresian House, 1988
21. Texas Faith Friends, 1988
22. Thanksgiving Worship, 1985-1986
23. Training Seminar for Program for Peace, 1959-1960
24. Tricentennial, 1986
25. Tri-Cities Mass Communications Committee, George Hosler, Chair, 1961-1962

Box 5
Folder

1. UNICEF, 1987
2. United Nations, 1988
3. United Nations, 1989
4. University Heights, 1988
5. Upstate New York Synod ELCA, 1988
6. Vacation Church School Institute, 1957
7. Vacation Church School Institute, 1958
8. Vision Interfaith Satellite Network, Communications, 1988
9. Vision Interfaith Satellite Network, Communications, 1988-1989
10. Women in Ministry, 1988
11. Youth, 1989
12. Youth Council, Constitution, 1954-1960


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Series 5: Meeting Minutes, 1941-1987

Box 1
Folder

1. Albany City Council of Religious Education, Executive Committee, 1940, 1942-1945
2. Federation, Minutes, 1941-1944
3. Federation, Minutes, 1945-1948
4. Federation, Minutes, 1948
5. Federation, Minutes, 1949
6. Federation, Minutes, 1950
7. Federation, Minutes, 1951
8. Federation, Minutes, 1952
9. Federation, Minutes, 1953
10. Federation, Minutes, 1954
11. Federation, Minutes, 1955
12. Federation, Minutes, 1956
13. Federation, Minutes, 1957
14. Federation, Minutes, 1958
15. Federation, Minutes, 1959

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1. Board of Directors, 1960
2. Board of Directors, 1961
3. Board of Directors, 1962
4. Executive Committee, 1963-1965
5. Board of Directors, 1963-1966
6. Board of Directors, 1967-1969
7. Board of Directors, 1970-1976
8. Board of Directors, 1977-1978
9. Board of Directors, 1979-1980
10. Board of Directors, 1981
11. Board of Directors, 1982
12. Board of Directors, 1983
13. Board of Directors, 1984
14. Board of Directors, 1985
15. Board of Directors, 1986
16. Board of Directors, 1987
17. Board of Directors, 1988
18. Hospital Ministry, Minutes and Meetings, 1954-1961


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