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Title: North Dakota Conference of Churches Records

Dates: 1891-1982

Collection Number: Mss 10110

Quantity: 11 feet

Provenance:  The State Historical Society of North Dakota acquired the North Dakota Conference of Churches Records from Russell Dilley in September 1982.  This collection was processed and the inventory prepared by Gregory S. Camp in August 1986 and Kari Rombs Kohlhoff, Lotte Bailey, Grace Wanttaja, and Karen Mund in April 1988.

Property Rights:  The State Historical Society of North Dakota owns the property rights to this collection.

Copyrights:  Copyrights to material in this collection remains with the donor, publisher, author, or author's heirs.  Researchers should consult the 1976 Copyright Act, Public Law 94-553, Title 17, U.S. Code and an archivist at this repository if clarification of copyright requirements is needed.

Access:  This collection is open under the rules and regulations of the State Historical Society of North Dakota.

Citation:  Researchers are requested to cite the collection title, collection number, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota in all footnote and bibliographic references.

Transfer:  Two and one-half feet of material were removed from the North Dakota Conference of Churches Records and transferred to the appropriate collection management area of the State Archives.  The majority of material consisted of publications such as books, bulletins, newsletters, and periodicals.  All publications were transferred to the library.

Eight photographs were transferred to the Photo Archives.  The photographs were black and white and of individuals presumably involved with the North Dakota Conference of Churches.

Several maps of North Dakota, Valley City, and Dickinson were transferred to the map collection.

Thirty ribbons from the Ransom County Church School Convention were transferred to the ephemera collection.

One item, a medal commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Massachusetts Sunday School Association, was transferred to the Museum Division.

Several post cards and postal covers were placed with the philatelic collection.

Related Material in State Archives Manuscripts Collections:

Bismarck Ministerial Association Records, 1972-1982, .75 ft., 10281.  Bismarck, North Dakota.  Records consist of minutes, letters, rosters, schedules, and printed materials relating to religious education, ecumenism, legislation and politics, and prison and hospital ministries.

Church History Collection, ca. 1930s, 1 ft., 10086.  Collection consists of photographs, newspaper clippings, and histories of various Baptist, Catholic, Congregational, Episcopal, Methodist, and Presbyterian churches in North Dakota.  Includes a history of the North Dakota Sunday School Association and a report of the North Dakota Council of Christian Education, 1939.

Church Women United in North Dakota Records, 1963-1980, .5 ft., 10288.  Records consist of annual meeting reports, programs, agenda, news releases, newspaper clippings, printed material, and photographs.  Records relate to annual meetings, administration, women's issues, and the North Dakota Conference of Churches.

Bertha Rachael Palmer Papers, 1825-1842; 1927-1933, 9.5 ft., 10098.  Superintendent of Public Instruction, 1927-1932.  Papers consist of correspondence, reports, scrapbooks, family papers, and clipping files relating to administration of the Department of Public Instruction, education, the North Dakota Federation of Women's Clubs, North Dakota Women's Christian Temperance Union, and the North Dakota Sunday School Association. Collection includes papers of Palmer's maternal grandfather, Aaron M. Ludlow.

HISTORICAL SKETCH

The activities of various Christian churches on the northern plains played an important role in the social and religious history of the region.  Among the many denominations and sects active in Dakota Territory and later North Dakota were several that would later comprise the North Dakota Conference of Churches.  This conference was born out of a desire for ecumenical unity between diverse Christian beliefs.  The dream for a "Christian front" did not materialize immediately nor without problems, but those believing in that dream welcomed its arrival with joy.

Early inter-church cooperation in Dakota Territory began in 1888 when the Dakota Sunday School Association began its ministry in what is today South Dakota.  In 1890 the North Dakota Sunday School Association held its first conference in Grand Forks and drew over one hundred interested people.  Leadership from Winnipeg and Minneapolis were also in attendance and helped found the organization.  At the time of their first convention the North Dakota Sunday School Association represented 90 organized Sunday schools in 9 counties.  The Association continued to operate into the twentieth century when it was reorganized and renamed.

In 1923 the North Dakota Sunday School Association was reorganized into the North Dakota Council of Religious Education; during the 1930s the organization came to be known as the North Dakota Council of Christian Education.  It represented, in 1923, 19 denominations.  This reorganization remained intact until another restructuring occurred in 1945. Renamed the North Dakota Interchurch Council, it served in an expanded capacity until the establishment of the North Dakota Council of Churches in 1959.

The founding of the North Dakota Conference of Churches, ca. 1971, was merely an evolutionary step from its predecessors.  In the 1960s the changes in structure were profound.  Under the leadership of Reverend Oscar Olsen, five ministry branches were administered. They included Christian Education, Christian Social Relations, Ecumenical Relations, Evangelical and Promotional, and the North Dakota Council of Church Women United.  In turn, each of those groups were subdivided into specifically defined areas.  The change in the infrastructure of the North Dakota Council of Churches was only a part of the overall metamorphosis the organization experienced.

In the decade of the 1960s there was a general awakening of social and political consciousness of which the North Dakota Council of Churches was a part.  Prior to the 1960s the council and its antecedent organizations were not involved in politics.  The rise and growth of the civil rights movement, the Supreme Court decision regarding prayer in school, and the Vietnam War helped push the council into the political world.  The result was a veritable explosion of lobbying efforts and the publication of a multitude of brochures and other materials pertaining to church-related topics.  An even more noticeable and certainly far-reaching change was underway at this time.

The influence of liberal theology and philosophy during the 1970s and 1980s was apparent in the National Council of Churches (NCC) as well as the North Dakota Conference of Churches.  In the 1980s the emphasis on the social gospel, "liberation theology", and general support of liberal domestic and international policies caused the NCC to be the target of growing criticism.  Ironically just as early twentieth century religious groups shunned politics, the NCC of the 1970s and 1980s embraced it.  Although not as politically active as the National Council, the North Dakota Council of Churches nevertheless followed the lead of its larger national counterpart.

The North Dakota Conference of Churches continues to be active in a variety of secular and religious areas.  Because it represents a wide range of religious beliefs, the Council is understandably in a position of neutrality on doctrinal statements. Nevertheless, the North Dakota Conference of Churches offers a strong and unified organization for its members in those areas where there is agreement.

Source:  North Dakota Conference of Churches Records, 10110.

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The North Dakota Conference of Churches Records date from 1891 to 1982 and measure 11 feet.  This collection documents the evolution of and activities pursued by the Conference to achieve its objective, which originally was to "...unite all Evangelical Christians and Sunday School workers through the state in earnest endeavor to promote the Sunday School cause". 

The records of the North Dakota Conference of Churches are organized into seven series:  Minutes, 1891-1974, 1 1/4 ft.; annual and financial reports, 1907-1973, 1/2 ft.; subject files, 1915-1982, 6 1/2 ft.; local county records, 1906-1959, 1/2 ft.; regional and county files, 1963-1981, 1/2 ft.; denominational files, 1955-1980, 1 1/4 ft.; financial records, 1947-1968, 1/2 ft.

Minutes date from 1891 to 1974 and measure 1 1/4 ft. This series contains minutes of the North Dakota Sunday School Association, North Dakota Council of Religious Education, North Dakota Council of Christian Education, North Dakota Interchurch Council, North Dakota Council of Churches, and the North Dakota Conference of Churches.  Also found in this series are agenda, correspondence, dockets, and memoranda.  The minutes are arranged chronologically.

Annual and financial reports measure 1/2 foot and date from 1907 to 1973.  Contained in this series are annual reports presented at the annual meetings of the North Dakota Sunday School Association, North Dakota Council of Christian Education, North Dakota Interchurch Council, and North Dakota Council of Churches.  Less extensive financial reports for the Sunday School Association, Council of Religious Education, and the Council of Churches are also included.  The reports are arranged chronologically with annual reports preceding financial reports.

Subject files date from 1915 to 1982 and measure 6 1/2 ft.  This series consists of applications, brochures, budgets, bylaws, clippings, constitutions, correspondence, invitations, memoranda, petitions, reports, speeches, and surveys.  Included are files on Bible-reading campaigns, cooperative parishes, ecumenical trends, the history of the organization, and rural churches.  Several oversize items, including two unidentified plats, two County Council Standard posters, a Constitutional Convention delegates poster, and two "Guide These Hands" posters, are also a part of this series.  The subject files are arranged alphabetically by keyword with foldered material preceding the bound volume.

Local county records measure 1/2 ft. and date from 1906 to 1959.  This series contains files and record books from seven county-level councils.  Correspondence, minutes, reports, and records of receipts and disbursements are included in this series which focuses on efforts by these counties to promote ecumenism.  The local county records are arranged alphabetically with foldered material preceding bound volumes.

Regional and county files measure 1/2 ft. and date from 1963 to 1981.  Consisting of agenda, clippings, and correspondence, this series consists of a census of the churches in the eight regions and fifty-three counties of North Dakota.  Rather than provide information on individual congregations in North Dakota, this series provides an overview of ecumenical activities from county to county and region to region.  Also included in this series are two oversize posters announcing a dialog between farmers and businessmen entitled "Inter-Dependence in Rural America".  Arrangement of the regional files is numeric while county files are arranged alphabetically by county name.

Denominational files date from 1955 to 1980 and measure 1 1/4 ft.  Brochures, correspondence, memoranda, programs, and religious tracts are contained in this series.  Included are files on Conference member as well as non-member churches such as the American Lutheran Church, the Baha'i of Bismarck, and the United Methodist Church.  Arrangement of this series is alphabetical in name direct order.

Financial records measure 1/2 ft. and date from 1947 to 1968.  This series consists solely of daybooks of the North Dakota Interchurch Council and the North Dakota Council of Churches.  The daybooks record miscellaneous debits and credits as well as more specified transactions of the organization, e.g. individual contributions, refunds, books. This series is arranged chronologically.

BOX/FOLDER INVENTORY


Minutes

Box 1:
1. Sunday School Board of Trustees Minutes            1921-1926                           
2. Sunday School Central Committee Minutes          1912-1921                           
3. Sunday School Executive Com. Minutes               1907-1919                           
4. Sunday School Executive Com. Minutes               1919-1929                           
5. Sunday School State Convention Minutes             1891-1897                           
6. Sunday School State Convention Minutes             1907-1919                           
7. Sunday School State Convention Minutes             1919-1927                           
8. Council of Religious Education Minutes                1927-1929                           
9. Council of Religious Education Minutes                1929-1930                           
10. Council of Christian Education Minutes              1941                                    
11. Council of Christian Education Minutes              1942                                    
12. Council of Christian Education Minutes              1943                                    
13. Council of Christian Education Minutes              1944                                    
14. Council of Christian Education Minutes              1945                                    
15. Interchurch Council Minutes                                1946                                    
16. Interchurch Council Minutes                                1947                                    
17. Interchurch Council Minutes                                1948-1954                           
18. Interchurch Council Minutes                                1953-1955                           
19. Interchurch Council Minutes                                1956-1958                           
20. Council of Churches Minutes                               1958-1961                           
21. Council of Churches Minutes                               1962-1965                           
22. Council of Churches Minutes                               1958-1967                           

Box 2:
1. Conference of Churches Minutes                           1971-1972                           
2. Conference of Churches Minutes                           1973-1974                           
3. Conference of Churches Minutes                           1974   
                                 
Annual and Financial Reports

4. Sunday School General Secretary Reports             1907-1921                           
5. Sunday School Superintendent Reports                 1918-1923                           
6. Council of Christian Education Annual Reports    1938-1942                           
7. Council of Christian Education Annual Reports    1943-1945                           
8. Interchurch Council Annual Reports                      1946-1949                           
9. Interchurch Council Annual Reports                      1950-1951                           
10. Interchurch Council Biennial Reports                  1953-1955                           
11. Interchurch Council Annual Report                     1957                                    
12. Council of Churches Annual Reports                   1959-1961                           
13. Council of Churches Annual Reports                   1962-1964                           
14. Council of Churches Annual Reports                   1965-1967                           
15. Council of Churches Annual Reports                   1968-1970                           
16. Sunday School Association Financial Reports     1918-1923                           
17. Council of Religious Ed. Fin. Report                   1926-1929                           
18. Conference of Churches Audit Reports               1972-1973                           

Subject Files

19. Adult Leadership Training Camp                         1963-1968                           
20. Alcohol Studies, UND School of                         1959-1970                           
21. Articles of Incorporation, Interchurch                  1945-1958                           
22. Ballots, Annual Assembly                                    1970                                    
23. Banquet                                                                 1970                                    

Box 3:
1. Bible-Reading Campaign                                        1964-1968                           
2. Bible-Reading Committee                                      1960-1963                           
3. Bible-Reading Committee                                      1961-1969                           
4. Bible-Reading Course                                             1947-1968                           
5. Bible-Reading Leaflets                                           1966-1970                           
6. Brochures, Annual                                                  1972-1982                           
7. Brochures, Churches of Bismarck                          1970-1980                           
8. Brochures, Miscellaneous                                       1970-1972                           
9. Brown, C. Maxwell                                                1969-1970                           
10. Budgets and Plans, Amended                              1970-1975                           
11. Camps and Retreats                                              1973-1978                           
12. Catholic Constitutional Convention                     1971-1972                           
13. Catholic World                                                      1971                                    
14. Census Statistics                                                   1950-1962                           
15. Children's Village                                                 1971-1973                           
16. Children's Village                                                 1972-1973                           
17. Children's Work Department                                1958-1965                           
18. Christian Education Division                                1939-1978                           
19. Christian Education in Public Instruction             1963-1971                           
20. Christian Education in Public Instruction             1957-1972                           
21. Christian Education in Public Instruction             1973-1974                           
22. Church Activity, Out-Of-State                             1969-1970                           
23. Church Executive Directory                                 1975-1980                           
24. Church Planning and Adjustment Dept.              1959-1967                           
25. Church Planning Committees, Regional               1971-1972                           
26. Church-State Issues                                              1961-1965                           
27. Church Women United Bylaws                            1960-1968                           
28. Church Women United Indian Fund                    1970                                    
29. Church Women United World Day of Prayer      1967-1970                           
30. Clergy Economic Education Foundation             1970-1971                           
31. Coal Seminar                                                         1976                                    

Box 4:
1. Coalition and Network, Miscellaneous                   1973                                    
2. Committee Reports                                                 1950-1954                           
3. Committee Reports                                                 1954-1960                           
4. Committee Reports                                                 1959-1967                           
5. Committee Reports                                                 1951-1968                           
6. Communication Department                                   1957-1968                           
7. Conference of Churches                                         1971-1972                           
8. Conference Planning Committee                            1971-1973                           
9. Constitution, Amendment, Conf. of Church          1974                                    
10. Constitution, Proposed, Conf. of Church             1969-1971                           
11. Convention                                                           1915-1971                           
12. Convocation for Ministers                                    1965-1971                           
13. Convocation for Ministers                                    1960-1972                           
14. Cooperative Parishes                                             1961-1968                           
15. Correspondence                                                    1920-1929                           
16. Correspondence                                                    1971-1972                           
17. Correspondence                                                    1972                                    
18. Correspondence                                                    1972                                    
19. Correspondence                                                    1974                                    
20. Correspondence                                                    1974                                    
21. Correspondence                                                    1973-1975                           
22. Correspondence                                                    1975                                    
23. Correspondence                                                    1976                                    
24. Correspondence                                                    1976                                    
25. Constitution and Bylaws, Interchurch                  1944-1958                           

Box 5:
1. Correspondence                                                      1977                                    
2. Correspondence                                                      1978                                    
3. Correspondence                                                      1979                                    
4. Correspondence, National Council                         1971                                    
5. Correspondence, National Council                         1971-1972                           
6. Council News Items                                                1969-1970                           
7. Council of Churches                                               1959-1968                           
8. Council of Churches                                               1959-1970                           
9. Council of Churches Clippings                               1971-1972                           
10. Council of Churches, National                             1969-1972                           
11. Council of Churches, Out-Of-State                      1967-1973                           
12. Council Secretaries Association                            1970-1971                           
13. County Councils Department                               1955                                    
14. CROP (Christian Rural Overseas Program)          1960-1963                           
15. CROP (Christian Rural Overseas Program)          1959-1966                           
16. CROP, Applications for Director                         1966                                    
17. Delta Ministry Report                                           1968-1969                           
18. Denominational Papers                                         1965                                    
19. Digest of the Laws of North Dakota                    1980                                    
20. Directors Board                                                    1970                                    
21. Directors Board                                                    1971-1976                           
22. Directors Board Meetings                                     1966-1970                           
23. Directors Board Membership                                1970-1973                           
24. Economic Opportunity Office                              1968-1971                           
25. Economic Opportunity Office                              1971                                    
26. Ecumenical Center of Renewal                            1972                                    
27. Ecumenical Mission, Foundations for                  1974                                    
28. Ecumenical Prayer Seminars                                 1966-1973                           
29. Ecumenical Prayer Seminars                                 1972-1974                           

Box 6:
1. Ecumenical Relations Division                               1963-1969                           
2. Ecumenical Standing Committee                           1970-1972                           
3. Ecumenical Standing Committee                           1972-1973                           
4. Ecumenical Strategy Committee                            1967-1968                           
5. Ecumenical Trends                                                  1971-1973                           
6. Ecumenical Worship Services                                 1964-1967                           
7. Education Standing Committee                             1971-1972                           
8. Ellingson, Arvin B.                                                 1971                                    
9. Episcopal Clergy Retreat                                        1970-1972                           
10. Estate Planning                                                     1970-1971                           
11. Executive Guidance Ltd.                                      1972-1973                           
12. Fargo-Moorhead Ministerial Association             1963                                    
13. Farm Worker Ministry                                          1972-1973                           
14. Farm Workers Network                                        1973-1974                           
15. Finance Committee                                               1958-1969                           
16. Fister, J. Blaine, Opening Statement                    1975-1976                           
17. Five- and Ten-Year Certificates                                                                       
18. Fort Yates Consultation                                        1964                                    
19. General Assembly                                                 1974-1976                           
20. God and Steve Johnson                                                                                    
21. Governor's Conference on Corrections                 1972                                    
22. Great Plains Inter-Religious Commission             1971-1973                           
23. Great Plains Inter-Religious Commission             1972-1973                           
24. Group Process Seminar                                         1973                                    
25. Highway Safety                                                    1971-1972                           
26. Historical Guide for Local Churches                    1971                                    
27. History of the Interchurch Council                       1958                                    
28. Indian Affairs Committee                                    1969-1970                           
29. Indian Work Department                                      1970                                    
30. In service Training                                                1958-1967                           
31. Invitations                                                             1969-1970                           
32. Jamestown State Hospital                                     1959                                    
33. Key 73                                                                  1972-1973                           
34. Knudsen, Dr. Raymond, Seminars                       1973                                    
35. Lay Ministers' Course                                           1965                                    
36. Leadership Training Camps and Conference        1963-1966                           
37. Legislation Department                                        1963                                    
38. Legislative Committee, Joint Religious                1971-1972                           
39. Legislative Committee, Religious                         1967-1972                           
40. Legislative Committee, Religious                         1972                                    

Box 7:
1. Legislative Committee, Religious                           1972                                    
2. Legislative Committee, Religious                           1973-1975                           
3. Legislative Issues                                                    1970-1975                           
4. Legislative Issues                                                    1975-1976                           
5. Legislative Issues                                                    1969-1977                           
6. Letters We Like to Receive                                    1974                                    
7. LIP (Legislative Information Program)                  1972-1976                           
8. LIP (Legislative Information Program)                  1977                                    
9. LIP (Legislative Information Program)                  1977-1978                           
10. LIP Correspondence                                             1976                                    
11. LIP Membership                                                   1976-1977                           
12. LIP Seminars                                                        1975-1976                           
13. LIP Seminars, Grand Forks                                                                              
14. LIP Seminars, Minot                                             1976                                    
15. LIP Seminars, Richardton                                    1975-1976                           
16. Lutheran Social Welfare                                       1965-1970                           
17. Membership Applications                                     1965-1966                           
18. Membership Statistics                                           1950-1971                           
19. Memoranda                                                           1971                                    
20. Migrant Ministry                                                   1968-1973                           
21. Ministers and Priests Directory                             1950-1970                           
22. Ministers' Orientation                                           1969-1972                           
23. Ministers' Orientation                                           1972-1974                           
24. Ministers' Orientation                                           1975-1976                           
25. Ministers' Training in Mental Health                    1957-1968                           
26. Mission Standing Committee                               1968-1972                           
27. Montana Church Conference                                1974-1977                           
28. Mother's Day Department                                    1961-1962                           
29. Music Workshop                                                   1964-1973                           
30. Nurses Convention                                               1971                                    
31. Olsen, Rev. Oscar                                                 1959                                    
32. Operations Reports                                               1971-1972                           
33. Organizational Maps                                             1965-1970                           
34. Parish Research and Planning Council                 1970-1974                           
35. Pastoral Effectiveness Training Course                1972-1973                           

Box 8:
1. Pastors Convocation                                               1963-1971                           
2. Pastors, Directory of                                               1973                                    
3. Patriotism Sunday                                                   1972                                    
4. Peace Action                                                           1973                                    
5. Petitions and Legislative Bills                                1975-1976                           
6. Political Matters                                                      1965-1973                           
7. Political Matters                                                      1972-1978                           
8. Population Changes                                                1970-1974                           
9. Prison Reform                                                         1973-1974                           
10. Program Agency                                                   1970                                    
11. Program Planning Calendar                                  1972                                    
12. Quality of Life Conference                                  1972                                    
13. Radio and Television Matters                               1969-1970                           
14. Red Willow Meeting                                            1973                                    
15. Rehabilitation Training for Clergy                        1970                                    
16. Religion and Public Education                             1963-1977                           
17. Religion in Public Schools                                    1946-1969                           
18. REMINDER Materials                                         1971-1972                           
19. Restructuring Study Committee                           1969                                    
20. Riverdale and Fargo Growth Patterns                  1957-1968                           
21. Rough Drafts                                                        1977                                    
22. Rural Church Scoring Chart                                                                             
23. Rural Churches                                                     1963-1972                           
24. Selective Service Counseling                                1970-1972                           
25. Social Action Standing Committee                      1970-1972                           
26. Social Concerns and Services Department           1968-1970                           
27. Social Education Department                               1959-1967                           
28. Social Relations and Services Division                 1961-1965                           
29. Social Welfare Department                                   1951-1970                           
30. Sorenson's Report                                                 1971-1972                           
31. Special Services Program for Minorities               1973                                    
32. Speeches                                                               1971                                    
33. Staff Members, New                                            1969                                    
34. State of Society Conference                                 1964                                    
35. Survey, Bowman and Slope Counties                                                              
36. Survey, Cass County                                            1956                                    
37. Survey of State Institutional Chaplaincy              1959-1965                           

Box 9:
1. Task Force Reports                                                 1978-1979                           
2. Technology of Livelihood                                      1962-1968                           
3. Through-the-Week Curriculum                               1968-1971                           
4. Town and Country Conference                              1965-1967                           
5. Treasurer's Correspondence and Reports                1972-1974                           
6. Underground Evangelism                                       1973                                    
7. Unionization, Mandatory                                        1960                                    
8. United Church Women                                           1969-1970                           
9. Vietnam War, Impact of                                         1971-1972                           
10. Volker, Stanley                                                     1963-1974                           
11. Week of Prayer for Christian Unity                      1967                                    
12. Workbook for the General Assembly                   1969-1970                           
13. Youth Work Committee                                       1969-1970                           
14. Youth Work Department                                      1960-1963                           
15. Miscellaneous                                                        1972                                    

Local County Records

15. Cavalier County Council Treasurer                       1942-1954                           
16. Emmons County Secretary and Treasurer            1946-1951                           
17. Hettinger County Council Secretary                    1950                                    
18. Ramsey County Interchurch Council Record       1944-1955                           
19. Ransom County Council Records                        1929-1946                           
20. Ransom County Council Records                        1946-1959                           
21. Sheridan County Council Records                       1948-1953                           
22. Walsh County Council Records                           1948-1955                           
31. Cavalier County Council Secretary's Book          1906-1948                           
32. Cavalier County Council Secretary's Book          1943-1955                           
33. Cavalier County Council Treasurer's Book           1915-1954                           
34. Hettinger County Council Secretary’s Book        1925-1950                           
35. Walsh County Council Secretary's Book              1928-1946                           
36. Walsh County Council Secretary's Book              1947-1954                           

Regional and County Files

23. Region I                                                                1971-1973                           
24. Region II                                                               1971-1972                           
25. Region III                                                             1971-1973                           
26. Region IV                                                             1971-1972                           
27. Region V                                                               1971-1972                           
28. Region VI                                                             1971                                    
29. Region VII                                                            1971-1973                           
30. Region VIII                                                          1971-1972                           

Box 10:
1. Adams County                                                        1972-1981                           
2. Barnes County                                                        1972-1981                           
3. Benson County                                                       1972-1981                           
4. Billings County                                                       1981                                    
5. Bottineau County                                                   1963-1981                           
6. Bowman County                                                     1972-1981                           
7. Burke County                                                         1972-1981                           
8. Burleigh County                                                     1963-1981                           
9. Cass County                                                            1973-1981                           
10. Cavalier County                                                    1972-1981                           
11. Dickey County                                                      1972-1981                           
12. Divide County                                                      1972-1981                           
13. Dunn County                                                        1972-1981                           
14. Eddy County                                                        1972-1981                           
15. Emmons County                                                   1972-1981                           
16. Foster County                                                       1972-1981                           
17. Golden Valley County                                          1972-1981                           
18. Grand Forks County                                             1972-1981                           
19. Grant County                                                        1972-1981                           
20. Griggs County                                                      1972-1981                           
21. Hettinger County                                                  1972-1981                           
22. Kidder County                                                      1972-1981                           
23. LaMoure County                                                  1970-1981                           
24. Logan County                                                       1972-1981                           
25. McHenry County                                                  1972-1981                           
26. McIntosh County                                                  1972-1981                           
27. McKenzie County                                                 1972-1981                           
28. McLean County                                                    1972-1981                           
29. Mercer County                                                      1972-1981                           
30. Morton County                                                     1972-1981                           
31. Mountrail County                                                 1972-1981                           
32. Nelson County                                                      1970-1981                           
33. Oliver County                                                       1972-1981                           
34. Pembina County                                                   1972-1981                           
35. Pierce County                                                       1971-1981                           
36. Ramsey County                                                    1972-1981                           
37. Ransom County                                                    1972-1981                           
38. Renville County                                                    1972-1981                           
39. Richland County                                                   1971-1981                           
40. Rolette County                                                     1972-1981                           
41. Sargent County                                                     1972-1981                           
42. Sheridan County                                                   1972-1981                           
43. Sioux County                                                        1972-1981                           
44. Slope County                                                        1972                                    
45. Stark County                                                         1972-1981                           
46. Steele County                                                       1972-1981                           
47. Stutsman County                                                  1972-1981                           
48. Towner County                                                     1972-1981                           
49. Traill County                                                         1972-1981                           
50. Walsh County                                                       1972-1981                           
51. Ward County                                                        1971-1981                           
52. Wells County                                                        1972-1981                           
53. Williams County                                                   1971-1981                           

Denominational Files

54. American Baptist Church                                     1971-1974                           
55. American Free Lutheran Church                          1973                                    
56. American Lutheran Church                                  1971-1974                           
57. Baha'i of Bismarck                                                1974                                    
58. Baptist General Conference                                  1973                                    
59. Christian Reformed Church of Hull                     1973                                    
60. Church Directory for North Dakota                     1973                                    
61. Church Directory for North Dakota                                                                 
62. Church of God, Anderson                                    1971-1972                           
63. Church of God, Cleveland                                   1973                                    
64. Church of God Prophecy                                      1973                                    
65. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day St.             1973                                    
66. Church of the Brethren                                         1971-1974                           
67. Church of the Nazarene                                        1973                                    
68. Conservative Baptist Association                         1973                                    
69. Disciples of Christ                                                1971-1973                           
70. Evangelical Covenant Church of America           1973                                    
71. Evangelical Mennonite Brethren                          1973                                    
72. Forest River Colony Hutterites                             1973                                    
73. Jewish Synagogue                                                 1973                                    
74. Lutheran Church Missouri Synod                         1974-1976                           
75. Mennonite Church                                                1973                                    
76. North American Baptist Gen. Convention           1973                                    
77. North Dakota District Assembly of God             1973                                    
78. Orthodox Presbyterian Church                             1973                                    
79. Proposal for Conference Reorganization              1973                                    
80. Protestant Episcopal Church                                 1971-1973                           
81. Quakers                                                                 1976                                    
82. Red River Valley Synod                                       1964-1974                           
83. Reformed Church in America                               1971-1973                           
84. Religious Census                                                   1955-1971                           
85. Religious Census                                                   1967-1980                           
86. Religious Statistics                                                1965-1975                           
87. Roman Catholic Church                                       1971-1973                           
88. Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ                     1970-1971                           
89. Salem Mennonite Church                                     1973                                    
90. Salvation Army                                                     1973                                    
91. Seventh Day Adventist                                        1973                                    
92. Southern Baptist Convention                               1972                                    
93. Southern Baptist Convention                               1973-1978                           
94. The Moravian Church in America                         1971-1974                           

Box 11:
1. United Church of Christ                                         1971                                    
2. United Church of Christ                                         1971-1972                           
3. United Church of Christ                                         1973                                    
4. United Church of Christ                                         1973-1974                           
5. United Methodist Church                                       1972-1973                           
6. United Methodist Church                                       1972-1974                           
7. United Presbyterian Church                                   1971-1974                           
8. Wesleyan Church                                                    1973                                    


Financial Records

9. Interchurch Council Daybook                                1947                                    
10. Interchurch Council Daybook                              1954                                    
11. Interchurch Council Daybook                              1955                                    
12. Interchurch Council Daybook                              1957                                    
13. Interchurch Council Daybook                              1958                                    
14. Council of Churches Daybook                             1959                                    
15. Council of Churches Daybook                             1960                                    
16. Council of Churches Daybook                             1961                                    
17. Council of Churches Daybook                             1962                                    
18. Council of Churches Daybook                             1963                                    
19. Council of Churches Daybook                             1964                                    
20. Council of Churches Daybook                             1965                                    
21. Council of Churches Daybook                             1966                                    
22. Council of Churches Daybook                             1968                                    

 

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