Church History General Collection
Scope and Contents
Most of the documents in this collection pertain to denominations related in some way to the history of Elon College and Elon University: the O’Kelly Christian Church; the Congregational and Congregational Christian Churches; the Evangelical and Reformed Church; and the United Church of Christ. Included are documents relating to the conferences affiliated with these denominations, such as the American Christian Convention and the Southern Conference of the UCC. Documents will also be related to the various committees, boards, missions, departments, and publications of these churches. Also included are documents related to churches of other denominations located in the geographical vicinity of the Town of Elon and Elon University. Documents include programs, addresses, articles, reports, correspondence, minutes, essays, pamphlets, bibliographies, contracts, brochures, resolutions, flyers, financial documents, maps, calendars, newspaper clippings, and other documents.
Conditions Governing Access
The nature of the Archives and Special Collections of Belk Library means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of Belk Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research of otherwise should be fully credited with the source.
Biographical / Historical
The Christian Church that created Elon College, sometimes known as the “O’Kelly Christian Church” for founder James O’Kelly, merged with the Congregational Church of the United States to form the Congregational Christian Church in 1931. The Congregational Christian Church merged with the Evangelical and Reformed Church to create the United Church of Christ in 1957.
3 Linear Feet (6 boxes)
Language of Materials
This collection includes materials from denominations related to the history of Elon College and Elon University, including the Christian Church, the Congregational Christian Church, the Evangelical and Reformed Church, and the United Church of Christ. Documents include programs, addresses, articles, reports, correspondence, minutes, essays, pamphlets, bibliographies, contracts, brochures, resolutions, flyers, financial documents, maps, calendars, and newspaper clippings.
This collection is arranged alphabetically, with files arranged by subject, type of document, and year.
The collection is located in the Carol Grotnes Belk Library Archives and Special Collections at Elon University. Please contact the Archivist and Special Collections Librarian for further details about the location.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Unknown. Materials collected and assembled over many years to form collection.
Processed by Randall Bowman, February-June, 2016. Encoded by Randall Bowman, June, 2016.
- General Council of the Congregational and Christian Churches of the United States. Commission on the Ministry
- Evangelical and Reformed Church
- Evangelical and Reformed Church--History.
- General Convention of the Christian Church
- General Convention of the Christian Church--History.
- General Council of the Congregational Christian Churches of the United States
- General Council of the Congregational Christian Churches of the United States--History.
- General Council of the Congregational and Christian Churches of the United States
- United Church of Christ
- United Church of Christ--History.
- United Church of Christ. Southern Conference
- Randall Bowman
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