Pitts Theology Library
Archives and Manuscripts Department

United Methodist Church, North Georgia Conference
Board and Agency records, 1830-1983

Descriptive Summary
Creator:United Methodist Church, North Georgia Conference.
Title:United Methodist Church, North Georgia Conference Board and Agency records, 1830-1983.
Call Number:Record Group No. 025-2
Extent:6 cubic feet (9 boxes)
Abstract:Consists of the board and agency records of the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Language:Materials entirely in English.
Administrative Information
Restrictions on AccessUnrestricted access.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.
Citation[after identification of item(s)], United Methodist Church, North Georgia Conference Board and Agency Records, RG 025-2, Archives and Manuscript Department, Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.
ProcessingProcessed by Nancy H. Watkins, August 1997; Anne Graham, April 2003.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the records of several boards and agencies of the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church, as well as the preceding denominations, the Methodist Episcopal Church (M.E.C.), the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (M.E.C., S.), and the Methodist Church. In each case the organization existed for the purpose of overseeing specific areas of work for the entire conference. Activities prominently featured in this collection include benevolent aid, community outreach, and missionary work.

Several agencies assisted pastors and their families in time of need. Most notable within the collection are the Bishop’s Fund, the Fund of Special Relief, and the Preacher’s Aid Society, whose activities are recorded for the years 1830 to 1943 through their financial and administrative records. Among the various outreach programs, the Sunday School Society contains the most material. The societies’ work for the period 1852 to 1930 is established in a variety of records. Considerably less material is available for the Council on Ministries and Asbury Hills Home for the Aged, Inc., the majority of which is financial, and ranges from 1968 to 1979. Missionary work for the period 1830 to 1951 is well documented within the collection, with the exception of a gap from 1866 to 1889. This may be due to chaos following the Civil War or that these records did not survive. The activities of women within the conference are known through the records of the Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society and the Woman’s Missionary Society for the period 1878 to 1931 and 1937. Additional subjects of interest in the series include the United Methodist Children’s Home, conference legal transactions from 1841 to 1908, the merger with the Central Jurisdictional Conference, temperance activities for the years 1964 to 1965, and politics and current events in the Atlanta area from 1898 to 1904.

This series is arranged alphabetically by name of organization, then alphabetically by type of material and, thereunder, chronologically.

Container Listing

 Atlanta Area Reconciliation Committee
 66Audit reports1971, 1973
 94Budget ledger [bound and oversized]1969-1973
 Bishop’s Fund
211Financial records1865-1892
 Board of Finance
 12Financial records1849-1857
213Financial records1858-1881
 14Financial records1882-1895
 Board of Health and Welfare Ministries
 Asbury Hills Home for the Aged, Inc.
 95Accounts ledger [bound and oversized]1968-1972
 68Audit report1971-1972
 69Board of Trustees Meeting material1969
 Board of Ministerial Training
 610Diplomas1942, 1946
 Board of Missions
 93Treasurer, banking ledger1881-1890
 611Financial reports1889-1891
 15Record book, V.21897-1912
 Board of Missions and Church Extension
 71Executive Committee minutes1940-1944
 72Executive Committee minutes1945-1948
 Centenary Committee
 52Pledge list [bound and oversized]1841-1842
 73Pledge records1840-1854
 91Report [oversized]n.d.
 Commission on Religion and Race
 74Material on merger with Central Jurisdiction1973-1974
 Commission on World Service and Finance
 75Audit reports1969-1970
 76Audit reports1970-1973
 Commission on Worship
 77Calendar and lectionary1965-1966
 Committee on Ecumenical Affairs
 78Correspondence and reports1967
 Committee on Outdoor Ministries
 92Evaluation study [oversized]ca. 1978
 Council on Ministries
 79Budget material1974-1978
 710Executive Committee meeting material1976
 711Executive Committee meeting material1977
 712Executive Committee meeting material1978-1979
 713Staff quarterly reports1975-1976
 Fund of Special Relief
821Record book1830-1934
 Georgia Commission on Higher Education
 81Supplementary report1960
 82Wesley Foundation, Georgia College - “Wesley Notes”1978
 83Wesley Foundation, University of Georgia - Miscellaneous1950-1977
 84Wesley Foundation, Valdosta State College - Dedication service program1973
 Georgia Temperance League
 85Report to district conferences1964-1965
 Legal Conference
 22Records book1841-1908
 Missionary Society
825Treasurer’s book1831-1835
831Treasurer’s book1840-1850
 61Treasurer’s report1860
 101Certificate of life membership to the Missionary Society1800s
 Preacher’s Aid Society
 62Correspondence and minutes1921-1943
 32Record book1838-1943
 Preacher’s Meeting
 65Minutes [bound]1898-1900
 Elberton district [also Preacher’s Institute, Missionary Institute]
 86Minutes [bound]1900-1904
 Standing Rules Committee
 Study Committee on District Lines
 Sunday School Board
 89Minutes [bound]1897-1929
 810Loose material1912-1930
234Treasurer’s book1833-1853
 United Methodist Children’s Home
 Urban Action, Inc.
 811Annual report1975
 812Grant proposal outlines and funding applications1976-1978
 Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society
 Woman’s Missionary Society
 43Executive meeting1937
 45Pledge list1919
1046Treasurer’s book1878-1886

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