United Thank Offering. Records

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United Thank Offering. Records


  • 1970-1980 (Creation)


4 cu.ft. (4 boxes)

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The United Thank Offering (UTO) began in 1889 as a special fund-raising initiative, organized by the Woman's Auxiliaries of each of the dioceses and missionary districts to support missionary work of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS). Since its inception, the UTO has been a form of grassroots, self-organized participation by women in a leadership role that is historically intertwined with the history of women and their role in the Episcopal Church.

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The records of the United Thank Offering (UTO) office includes materials from two successive UTO Coordinators: Judith Gillespie and Alice P. Emery. The bulk of the collection contains correspondence with a small amount of financial records also included.


Correspondence of the UTO Coordinator with the Members of the UTO Executive Committee, 1970-1982
Correspondence of the UTO Coordinator with Diocesan and Parish UTO Chairpersons, 1973-1979
Diocesan General Correspondence, 1978-1980
Correspondence and Information Filed by Topic or Title, 1971-1981
Overseas General Correspondence, 1971-1979
Financial Records, 1974-1975

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The Archives is able to respond to limited requests for reproductions subject to copyright restrictions, internal policy, and the condition of the source documents.

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  • English

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