Church History New Jersey Christian Conference Collection
Scope and Contents
This is a collection of materials related to the New Jersey Christian Conference of the Christian Church. It includes files on the various churches of the conference, which encompassed congregations in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Documents in the collection include correspondence, newspaper clippings, church histories, proposals, directories, photographs, minutes, programs, reports, cemetery listings, copies of deeds, notes, biographies, and postcards. Many of the older documents are photocopies of the originals. Newspaper articles come from various local newspapers, as well as The Christian Palladium and The Herald of Gospel Liberty, two publications of the Christian Church.
The individual church files are: Baleville; Fairview; Finesview; Frenchtown; Gloucester; Gulph Mills; Hope; Hopewell Mountain; Irvington; Johnsonburg; Locktown; Madisonville; Milford; Mixed Churches; Mount Zion; Ridley; Sweet Valley; Tinicum; Tullytown; and Vienna-Caddington.
Other items in the collection include: a copy of handwritten correspondence of the New Jersey Christian Conference, 1866-1900; softbound xeroxed copies of the NJCC minutes, 1888-1900; 1901-1910; 1911-1920; hardbound xeroxed copies of NJCC minutes, 1921-1930; a book, The Carversville Christian Church: 1837-1987 by Edwin Harrington, published 1987, a history of the church’s first 150 years.
- Creation: 1833-1996
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 New Jersey Christian Conference was organized in 1830 and met every year until it merged with the Middle Atlantic Conference of the Congregational Church in 1931.
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This is a collection of materials related to the New Jersey Christian Conference of the Christian Church. It includes files on the various churches of the conference, which encompassed congregations in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. The NJCC merged with the Middle Atlantic Conference of the Congregational Church in 1931.
The collection is arranged into four series: Church Files; Correspondence; Minutes; and Publications. Files in the Church Files are further arranged alphabetically by church; the other three series are arranged chronologically.
The collection is in the Belk Library Archives Satellite Shelving at Elon University. Please contact the University Archives staff for further details about the location.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift. Materials received from Janice K. Heeber, Executive Secretary, Carversville United Church of Christ, Carversville, Pennsylvania.
Processed by Randall Bowman
- General Council of the Congregational Christian Churches of the United States--History. (Organization)
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- United Church of Christ--History. (Organization)
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