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Turnbull, Helen Brogden. Papers

This archive is a comprehensive set of the personal papers of Helen Brogden Turnbull from early grade school to her retirement and beyond. The materials are centered on her professional endeavors with the Church, including her work with the World Council of Churches, United Church Women, and Windham House.

Turnbull, Helen Brogden

Woman's Auxiliary and the General Division of Women's Work. Records

This small collection includes minutes, reports, correspondence, mailings, position papers, and printed materials that document the Woman’s Auxiliary and its successor body, the General Division of Women’s Work, in their efforts to integrate lay women into the whole structure of the Episcopal Church on every level.

Woman's Auxiliary

National Conference of Deaconesses. Records

The organizational records span from 1912,when the National Conference was still in development, to 1975 and include documents such as by-laws, annual reports, triennial reports, meeting minutes, Executive Committee meeting minutes, lists of deaconesses, and correspondence. Additionally, a small number of documents concern General Convention and the Lambeth Conference. Also present are program materials on conferences, retreats, and meetings held by the organization from 1916 to 1970 as well as miscellaneous publications and audio/visual materials, the bulk of which are printed materials and include prayer leaflets from the 1930s; newsletters, under numerous names, from 1927 through 1979; and scrapbooks from 1917 to 1935.

National Conference of Deaconesses

United Thank Offering. Grants

These records consist entirely of United Thank Offering grant files from the years 1973 to 1978, with a small amount of administrative records and correspondence extending before and after. The files include formal applications, support documents, status reports, and correspondence. The institutions reflected in these files include Episcopal parishes in the United States, Anglican parishes or dioceses abroad, ecumenical groups, and social welfare organizations. Common types of grant proposals include building projects, equipment and transportation purchases (especially for overseas dioceses), and budget support for childcare, health, and education programs associated with Episcopal dioceses.

United Thank Offering

Retiring Fund for Deaconesses. Records

The records of the Retiring Fund for Deaconesses (RFD) comprise correspondence, minutes, printed material, financial documents, and reports that originated primarily in the files of Margaret Jackson, who served as the Secretary (1967-1982) and as a member of the Board of Directors (1982-1984). The correspondence reflects the devotion of women nurturing a community of former colleagues, a considerable portion of which documents the deaconesses’ position on the ordination of women as deacons and priests.

Retiring Fund for Deaconesses

St. Margaret’s House. Records

This collection comprises printed materials, minutes, reports, correspondence, class lectures, photographs, literary works, and guest books created and collected by St. Margaret’s House to document its work educating women as deaconesses, missionaries, and educators. The majority of the records date from 1920 to 1950 with the largest number belonging to the Board of Trustees and the Dean’s Office.

Although most of the records pertaining to academics are from the institution’s final years of operation, there are some files relating to special academic programs, projects, and divisions pre-1945. Also included are a variety of material published by St. Margaret’s House, as well as other material collected by staff in scrapbooks, such as leaflets, articles, and photographs, spanning the organization’s history from its beginning in 1908. A small amount of material from the 1990s, related to the Strong Center, is also present.

St. Margaret’s House