Guide to the Lemon Grove Congregational Church Records

Finding Aid Authors: Special Collections and University Archives Staff.
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2007-11-27
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Guide to the Lemon Grove Congregational Church Records 1871/1996

Special Collections & University Archives

Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Lemon Grove Congregational Church Records
Dates: 1871-1996
Identification: MS-0035
Creator: Lemon Grove Congregational Church
Physical Description: 18.02 linear ft
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
Phone: 619-594-6791

Historical Note:

The Lemon Grove Congregational Church was established in 1894. In addition to providing sectarian services to the community, the church has sponsored a number of nondenominational social service organizations.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name:

Congregational Church (Lemon Grove, Calif.) -- Archives

Genre/Form of Material:

Organizational Records
Photographs

Geographic Name:

Lemon Grove (Calif.) -- Church history -- Sources
Lemon Grove (Calif.) -- Social conditions -- Sources
Lemon Grove (Calif.) -- Social life and customs -- Sources

Topical Term:

Congregational churches -- California -- Lemon Grove -- History -- Sources
Congregational churches -- California -- Lemon Grove -- Sources

Administrative Information

Accruals:

Initial Gift 1978, second accession April 17, 1985, third accession October 26, 1998 (Reverend L. Barrett Powell.)

Conditions Governing Use:

The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. 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.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation:

Identification of item, folder title, box number, Lemon Grove Congregational Church Records, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Related Materials:

Lemon Grove Chamber of Commerce Records
Lemon Grove Coordinating Council Records
Lemon Grove Fruit Growers Association Records
Lemon Grove Historical Society Records

Arrangement of Materials:

I. General Administrative Records
II. Correspondence
III. Organizations & Activities
IV. Women's Organizations & Activities
V. Financial Records
VI. Photographs
VII. Oversized Materials

Scope and Contents

The collection includes correspondence, minutes of meetings of Trustees and Deacons, financial records, annual reports, records of the Missionary Society, Sunday School, Ladies Aid, Women's Fellowship, Women's Council, Golden Circle, photographs, and miscellany.  The records relate to churches and religious organizations, cultural affairs, economic conditions, education, Lemon Grove, schools, social conditions, social service agencies, and women.

Detailed List of Contents

 

General Administrative Records

Box 1, Folder 1

Constitution & By-laws 1957-1982

Box 1, Folder 2

Church Clerk's book - minutes 1894-1907

Box 1, Folder 3

Board of Trustees - minutes 1894-1912, 1935-47, 1974-83

Box 1, Folder 4

Christian Endeavor - minutes 1899-1904

Box 1, Folder 5

Church Council - minutes 1968-71

Box 1, Folder 6

Church Council - minutes 1972-74

Box 1, Folder 7

Church Council - minutes 1975-77

Box 1, Folder 8

Church Council - minutes 1978-79

Box 1, Folder 9

Church Council - minutes 1980-82

Box 1, Folder 10

Church Council - minutes, correspondence, misc. 1984

Box 1, Folder 11

Board of Deacons - minutes 1950-53

Box 1, Folder 12

Board of Deacons - minutes 1955-58

Box 1, Folder 13

Diaconate minutes, treasurer's reports, misc. 1971-76

Box 1, Folder 14

Board of Education - minutes 1947-48

Box 1, Folder 15

Request for Special meeting February 24-25, 1957

Box 1, Folder 16

Special meetings of the membership 1957

Box 1, Folder 17

Annual reports 1954-58, 1965

Box 1, Folder 18

Stewardship minutes 1968

Box 1, Folder 19

Golden Circle Bible Club

Box 1, Folder 19

Book I - bylaws, minutes 1937

Box 1, Folder 19

Book II - minutes 1946-50

Box 1, Folder 19

Book III - minutes 1953-56

Box 1, Folder 19

Book IV - attendance 1956-67

Box 1, Folder 19

Book V - minutes 1959-67

Box 1, Folder 19

Book VI - minutes 1955-59

Box 1, Folder 20

Golden Circle Bible Club

Box 1, Folder 20

Book IIIA - minutes, annual report 1950-58

Box 1, Folder 21

Building Development Committee - correspondence, minutes 1959-72

Box 1, Folder 22

Facility Use Agreements/Policies, ca. 1976-81

Box 1, Folder 23

Job Descriptions, ca. 1970

Box 1, Folder 24

U.C.C. Conference Reports & correspondence 1976-87

Box 1, Folder 25

Memorial Book Committee 1967-75

Box 1, Folder 26

Memorial Book & Fund correspondence 1970-75

Box 2, Folder 1

Congregational Meetings - minutes 1968-77

Box 2, Folder 2

Congregational Conference - minutes 1952-56

Box 2, Folder 3

Cabinet Committee - membership list, minutes, special meetings minutes 1945-55

Box 2, Folder 4

General Church Business - mailing list, Sunday announcements, member prospect lists 1945-48

Box 2, Folder 5

Loan request 1949

Box 2, Folder 6

Membership Directories 1942-46 1957-64 1979

Box 2, Folder 7

Church Roll & Record Book 1907-1939

Scope and Contents

includes minutes
Box 2, Folder 8

Church Roll & Record Book 1940-47

Box 2, Folder 9

Church Roll & Record Book 1953-54

Box 2, Folder 10

Church Roll & Record Book 1955-56

Box 2, Folder 11

Church Roll & Record Book 1957

Box 2, Folder 12

Church Register 1958

Box 2, Folder 13

Church Register 1959-60

Box 3, Folder 1

Sunday School Attendance Books

Box 3, Folder 1

Book I 1896-99

Box 3, Folder 1

Book II 1899-1905

Box 3, Folder 1

Book III 1905-13

Box 3, Folder 2

Baby Guide's Manual: for Cradle Roll Superintendents & Visitors 1950

Box 3, Folder 3

Cradle Roll Record Books 1951-56, 1956-59

Box 3, Folder 4

Cradle Roll Record Books 1959-64

Box 3, Folder 5

Membership Certificates 1871-1953

Box 3, Folder 6

Membership Certificates 1954-63

Box 3, Folder 7

Membership Certificates - receipts 1958-62

Box 3, Folder 8

Membership Certificates - receipts 1962-66

Box 3, Folder 9

Membership Certificates - receipts 1966-67

Box 3, Folder 10

Membership Transfers 1966-76

Box 3, Folder 11

Transfers - receipts 1964-69

Box 3, Folder 12

Baptism Certificates 1959-64

Box 3, Folder 13

Requests for Church letter - receipts 1956-64

Box 3, Folder 14

Letter of Recommendation - receipts 1959-62

Box 4, Folder 1

Order of Morning Worship 1965

Box 4, Folder 2

Oder of Morning Worship 1966

Box 4, Folder 3

Plans & Specifications for the Lemon Grove Congregational Church, ca. 1964

Box 4, Folder 4

Plans & Specifications for Sanctuary Lantern 1964

Box 4, Folder 5

Senior Housing 1992

Box 4, Folder 6

U.C.C. Yearbook 1977

Box 4, Folder 7

U.C.C. 70th Anniversary Yearbook 1964

Box 4, Folder 8

"Homelessness & Affordable Housing: a Resource Book for Church Groups" 1989

Box 4, Folder 9

"The California Story of Congregationalism," by George W. Haskell 1962

Box 4, Folder 10

The Book of Psalms 1953

Scope and Contents

Audio Book
Box 4, Folder 11

Guest Book on the Occasion of "The Burning of Our Mortgage" January 29, 1984

Box 4, Folder 12

Address Book n.d.

Box 4, Folder 13

The Lamplighter - newsletter 1964-65

Box 4, Folder 14

Newspaper clippings 1962-94

Box 4, Folder 15

75th Anniversary - correspondence 1969

Box 4, Folder 16

Living Memorial Certificates n.d.

Box 4, Folder 17

Crime Report/Security Recommendation sheet n.d.

Box 4, Folder 18

Inventory List 1978

Box 4, Folder 19

Postcards of S.D. to Pastor & members 1983

Box 4, Folder 20

Church construction & history - articles, misc. documents, ca. 1958

Box 4, Folder 21

Misc. correspondence, documents, etc.

 

Correspondence

Box 4, Folder 22

Correspondence 1894-1913, 1944-52

Box 4, Folder 23

Correspondence 1953-57

Box 4, Folder 24

Correspondence 1958-62

 

Organizations & Activities

Box 4, Folder 25

Board of Home Missions - correspondence 1946-51

Box 4, Folder 26

Every Member Canvasses 1947-55

Box 4, Folder 27

Christian Education & Youth Programs 1960

Box 4, Folder 28

Church World Service - correspondence 1947

Box 4, Folder 29

Los Amigos (young adults) - correspondence 1944-50

Box 4, Folder 30

Merger 1947-56

Box 4, Folder 31

Zone Captains 1951

 

Women's Organizations & Activities

Box 5, Folder 1

Ladies Aid Society - minutes

Box 5, Folder 1

Book I 1897-1902

Box 5, Folder 1

Book II 1902-06

Box 5, Folder 1

Book III 1936-43

Box 5, Folder 1

Book IV 1943-46

Box 5, Folder 2

Ladies Aid Society - minutes

Box 5, Folder 2

Book V 1948-55

Box 5, Folder 3

Ladies Aid Society - Treasurer's Book 1912-27

Box 5, Folder 4

Ladies Aid Society - receipts 1898-1927

Box 5, Folder 5

Ladies Aid Society and Women's Missionary Society - minutes 1902-15

Box 5, Folder 6

Women's Missionary Society - minutes

Box 5, Folder 6

Book III 1917-21

Box 5, Folder 6

Book IV 1921-25

Box 5, Folder 6

Book V 1926-38

Box 5, Folder 6

Book VI 1938-49

Box 5, Folder 6

Book VII 1950-55

Box 5, Folder 7

Women's Missionary Society - Treasurer's Book 1910-55

Box 5, Folder 8

Women's Missionary Society - correspondence 1950

Box 5, Folder 9

Women's Council - minutes August 7, 1950 - January 22, 1951

Box 5, Folder 10

Women's Service Group - memos 1951-53

Box 5, Folder 11

Young Mrs. Club - member list & bylaws 1950

Box 5, Folder 12

Concern Circle - minutes August 2, 1966 - December 11, 1979

Box 5, Folder 13

Women's Fellowship Directory 1980-86

Box 5, Folder 14

Women's Fellowship Board minutes June 7, 1955 - December 12, 1962

Box 5, Folder 15

Women's Fellowship Board minutes January 9, 1963 - May 1, 1968

Box 5, Folder 16

Women's Fellowship Board minutes April 9, 1968 - December 6, 1978

Box 5, Folder 17

Women's Fellowship minutes May 6, 1955 - March 7, 1965

Box 5, Folder 18

Women's Fellowship minutes April 21, 1965 - December 15, 1971

Box 5, Folder 19

Women's Fellowship minutes January 19, 1972 - March 7, 1979

Box 5, Folder 20

Women's Fellowship minutes March 21, 1979 - December 16, 1981

Box 5, Folder 21

Certificate of Appreciation to Mildred Huebsch, Women Helping Women Honoree 1977

 

Financial Records

Box 6, Folder 1

Golden Circle Bible Club Ledger 1940-58

Box 6, Folder 2

Bank Statements 1926-49

Box 6, Folder 3

Bank Statements 1925-51

Box 6, Folder 4

Building Committee - plans, correspondence, architectural schematics 1946-59

Box 6, Folder 5

Building Committee - ledger 1947-49

Box 6, Folder 6

Building Construction - funds, donations 1894-1956

Box 6, Folder 7

Building Supplies - receipts 1898-1910

Box 6, Folder 8

Finance Committee 1946-49

Box 6, Folder 9

Payrolls 1899-1949

Box 6, Folder 10

Printing Bills 1946

Box 6, Folder 11

Receipts 1951

Box 6, Folder 12

State & County Taxes 1897-1909

Box 6, Folder 13

Treasurer's Report & misc. Financial 1895-1912

Box 6, Folder 14

Accounts Payable 1990-91

Box 6, Folder 15

Monthly & Quarterly Payroll Summary 1990

Box 6, Folder 16

Monthly & Quarterly Payroll Summary 1991

Box 6, Folder 17

Monthly & Quarterly Payroll Summary 1992

Box 6, Folder 18

Monthly & Quarterly Payroll Summary 1993

Box 6, Folder 19

Monthly & Quarterly Payroll Summary 1994

Box 6, Folder 20

Monthly & Quarterly Payroll Summary 1995

Box 7, Folder 1

Cash books/ledgers

Box 7, Folder 1

Book 1 1914-16

Box 7, Folder 1

Book 2 1914-19

Box 7, Folder 1

Book 3 1917-18

Box 7, Folder 1

Book 4 1918-19

Box 7, Folder 1

Book 5 1920-22

Box 7, Folder 1

Book 6 1920-29

Box 7, Folder 1

Book 7 1922-29

Box 7, Folder 1

Book 8 1930-34

Box 7, Folder 1

Book 9 1930-41

Box 7, Folder 1

Book 10 1934-39

Box 7, Folder 1

Book 11 1939-44

Box 7, Folder 1

Book 12 1942-45

Box 7, Folder 1

Book 13 1945-47

Box 7, Folder 1

Book 14 1948-49

Box 7, Folder 1

Book 15 1949

Box 7, Folder 1

Book 16 1949-50

Box 7, Folder 1

Book 17 1951-52

Box 7, Folder 2

Church Pledges

Box 7, Folder 2

Book 18 1946-49

Box 8, Folder 1

Church Pledges

Box 8, Folder 1

Book 19 1951

Box 8, Folder 2

Receipts, Pledges

Box 8, Folder 2

Book 20 1951-52

Box 8, Folder 3

Church Pledges

Box 8, Folder 3

Book 21 1953

Box 8, Folder 4

Church Pledges

Box 8, Folder 4

Book 22 1955-56

Box 9, Folder 1

Treasurer's Reports, expenditures, collections, etc. 1951-56

Box 9, Folder 2

Church Treasurer's book

Box 9, Folder 2

Book 23 1899-1909

Box 9, Folder 3

Church Treasurer's book

Box 9, Folder 3

Book 24 1910-1913

Box 9, Folder 4

Receipts

Box 9, Folder 4

Book 25 1954

 

Photographs

Box 10, Folder 1

photos of Sanctuary site n.d.

Box 10, Folder 2

photos 1960's

Box 10, Folder 3

photos 1970's

Box 10, Folder 4

photos 1980's

Box 10, Folder 5

photos 1990's

Box 10, Folder 6

Creative Art School 1996

Box 10, Folder 7

misc. photos various dates

Box 10, Folder 8

drawings

Box 10, Folder 9

Photos slides n.d.

Box 10, Folder 10

Photo negatives n.d.

 

Oversized Materials

Box 11

Photographs of Church

Box 11

Church Phot Layout (photocopied) n.d.

Box 11

Member & Visitor ledger 1952-55

Box 11

Scrapbook - Golden Circle 1937, 45

Box 11

Scrapbook - Church General 1965-75

Box 11

print block of the Reverend & Mrs. Ernest M. Flower & Family n.d.

Box 12

Interior Landscape of Church n.d.

Box 12

Photograph poster of "The Superior People of the Superior Organ Company" n.d.

Box 12

Architectural sketch of church exterior - aerial view n.d.

Box 12

Sketch of Proposed Maintenance Building n.d.

Box 12

California Legislature Assembly Resolution of the Lemon Grove Congregational United Church of Christ September 1994