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Southern Convention Collection.

Identifier: EUCH020

Scope and Contents

This is a collection of documents related to or produced by the Southern Christian Convention and the agencies of the convention. Agencies of the Southern Christian Convention include its boards, churches, councils, conferences, colleges, societies, and fellowships. Some of the material is related to particular colleges, such as Elon College and Franklinton College. Documents include correspondence, minutes, studies, resolutions, budgets, agendas, reports, financial statements, brochures, newspaper clippings, legal documents, resolutions, by-laws, certificates, charter information, member lists, audits, church listings, speeches, ministerial information, biographies, and a scrapbook.


  • 1860s - 1980s

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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 Southern Christian Convention was formed in 1856 following the schism between the northern and southern churches of the O’Kelly Christian Church, just prior to the American Civil War. The SCC founded Elon College in 1889. The convention joined a national organization, the General Convention of the Christian Church, in 1922. After the merger of the General Convention with the Congregational Church, the SCC became the Southern Convention of the Congregational Christian Churches. In 1965, the Southern Convention merged with the Southern Synod of the Evangelical & Reformed Churches to become the Southern Conference of the United Church of Christ.


9 Linear Feet (15)

Language of Materials



This is a collection of documents related to or produced by the Southern Christian Convention and the agencies of the convention.


Folders are arranged by agency or topic, type of document, and dates.

Physical Location

The collection is in Belk Library Archives Satellite Shelving at Elon University. Please contact the University Archivist for further details about the location.

Immediate Source of Acquisition


Related Materials

Church History Individual Church Files-North Carolina, EUCH002. Church History Individual Church Files-Virginia, EUCH003. Southern Conference Archives Collection, EUCH010. Church History General Collection, EUCH011. Church History Pamplet Collectin, EUCH017.

Processing Information

Processed by Katie Nash, completed by Randall Bowman.

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Repository Details

Part of the Belk Library Archives & Special Collections Repository

100 Campus Drive
2550 Campus Box
Elon North Carolina 27244 USA