Episcopal Church Women. Records

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Episcopal Church Women. Records


  • 1978-2012 (bulk 1985-1991) (Creation)


1.35 cu.ft. (2 boxes)

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The first General Meeting of the Women’s Auxiliary was held in 1874, when the women resolved to meet concurrently with General Convention in what came to be known as the Triennial meetings. During the Triennium of 1956-1958, women's work in the Church as a division of the National Council was renamed the General Division of Women's Work. Rejecting the auxiliary status, diocesan organizations began to rename themselves the Episcopal Church Women. For several sessions, the Triennial was primarily organized by various ad hoc committees until the 1985 gathering, which established the Episcopal Church Woman (ECW). This organization reclaimed its right as the successor body to the Women's Auxiliary and assumed responsibility for organizing the Triennial gatherings.

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Questionnaires, correspondence, printed material, minutes, reports, speeches, audio cassettes, and other materials comprise the records of the Episcopal Church Women. The records contain information regarding the Triennial Committee and individual Triennial meetings including directories, delegate mailings, reports, minutes, evaluations, delegate profile questionnaires from the 1991 meeting, and copies of the Triennial Newsletter and Triennial Today. The majority of records fall into the period 1985-1991.


Administrative Records, 1984-1991 (Financial, Reports, Publications)
Triennial Records, 1978-1991 (Newsletters, Reports, Minutes, Delegate Profiles)

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Access to Episcopal Church records is governed by the Archives Public Access Policy. Research requests must be submitted in writing.

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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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