Skip to main content

Records of Religious and Benevolent Societies, Organizations, and Meetings

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


  • 1804-1987

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.


The societies and organizations are listed alphabetically:


24 Linear Feet (58 boxes)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL


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.

Guide to the Records of Religious and Benevolent Societies, Organizations, and Meetings
Compiled by Martha Lund Smalley
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Yale Divinity Library Repository

409 Prospect Street
New Haven CT 06511 US
(203) 432-5301

Opening Hours