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Records of Religious and Benevolent Societies, Organizations, and Meetings

 Collection
Call Number: RG 34

Scope and Contents

Record Group 34 consists of primarily printed material. This guide lists the organizations and conferences alphabetically by name, with dates and place of origin also noted.

The religious and benevolent societies and organizations represented in this collection generally fit into one or more of the following categories:
  1. Bible and tract societies
  2. Christian education/ministry
  3. Connecticut societies
  4. Conferences, conventions
  5. Ecumenical movements
  6. Protestant Episcopal agencies
  7. Related to Jews
  8. Related to Roman Catholicism
  9. Relief and charitable societies
  10. Sabbath observance
  11. Scholarly societies
  12. Sects, religious societies
  13. Societal reform
  14. Published in the United Kingdom
  15. Women's societies

Dates

  • 1804-1987

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Arrangement

The societies and organizations are listed alphabetically:

Extent

24 Linear Feet (58 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/divinity.034

Overview

This collection contains publications of primarily American and British organizations, societies, conferences, and councils. The publications provide primary source documentation of organizations that focused on a wide variety of issues, ranging from sabbath observance to tract and Bible distribution to support of widows to religious education to ecumenical programs, etc.

Biographical / Historical

The publications in this collection date from the early 19th century to the 1980s.
Title
Guide to the Records of Religious and Benevolent Societies, Organizations, and Meetings
Author
Compiled by Martha Lund Smalley
Date
1987
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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