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Inventory of the Marna McKenzie Collection of Developing Ministries, Cooperative Ministries in Higher Education
GTU 94-11-01  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Index
  • Other Finding Aids

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Marna McKenzie Collection of Developing Ministries, Cooperative Ministries in Higher Education
    Dates: 1964-1993
    Collection number: GTU 94-11-01
    Creator: McKenzie, Marna
    Creator: Cooperative Ministries in Higher Education (CMHE)
    Collection Size: 4.4 linear feet (4 archival boxes)
    Repository: The Graduate Theological Union. Library.
    Berkeley, CA 94709
    Abstract: Marna McKenzie was hired in 1984 to direct the Developing Ministries project for the Cooperative Ministries in Higher Education of Northern California and Nevada. She coordinated resources to create campus ministry programs with local church support in schools within Northern California. These schools included Santa Rosa Junior College, Sonoma State, California State University-Sacramento, Contra Costa College and Chico State.
    Physical location: 4/D/2-3
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Graduate Theological Union. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Graduate Theological Union as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    Marna McKenzie Collection of Developing Ministries, Cooperative Ministries in Higher Education, GTU 94-11-01. Graduate Theological Union Archives, Berkeley, CA.

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were donated by Marna McKenzie in November 1994.

    Biography / Administrative History

    Marna McKenzie directed the Developing Ministries project for Cooperative Ministries in Higher Education (CMHE) of Northern California and Nevada from 1984 until 1992. An ecumenical organization of Protestant communions, CMHE sought to expand campus ministry beyond its core eight schools: San Francisco State, San Jose State, Stanford, UC-Berkeley, UC-Santa Cruz, UC-Davis, Fresno State, and UN-Reno.
    The committee intended CMHE to be a resource in assisting campuses to develop programs with local church support. McKenzie writes, "Developing Ministry came into being as a response to the needs of churches interested in higher education but not in the sphere of interest of existing campus ministry." These schools included Santa Rosa Junior College, Sonoma State, California State University-Sacramento, Contra Costa College and Chico State. Some of the efforts bore fruit and continued after the CMHE dissoved and became the Association of Campus Christian Ministries (ACCM) in 1995.
    Marna McKenzie worked in campus ministry in Northern California for almost 25 years. From 1968 to 1981 she served in various staff and administrator capacities at Unitas in Berkeley and Ecumenical House at San Francisco State. From 1981 to 1987 she served CMHE as part-time fund raiser and assisted in public relations and special assignments. From 1984 through 1992 she worked mostly full-time directing the Developing Ministries Project of CMHE.
    Along with her campus ministry work, she is a founding member of the Office for Women's Affairs in 1970, which became the Center for Women and Religion, Graduate Theological Union. She was recognized in October 1981 as one of the organization's Women of the Decade. She served on the Presbyterian synod task force on the status of women.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection contains organizational and program records of the Developing Ministries program of the CMHE, a Protestant ecumenical organization in Northern California and Nevada, from 1983 to 1993.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Cooperative Ministries in Higher Education.
    Church Work with students.
    Universities and colleges--Religion--Northern California.
    Interdenominational cooperation--Northern California.

    Jentzsch, Trilla
    McKenzie, Marna
    Cavaghan, Barry

    Other Finding Aids

    Campus ministry: GTU 94-11-04 Cooperative Ministries in Higher Education of Northern California and Nevada Collection; GTU 2006-7-02, John S. Hadsell Westminster House Collection (U.C.-Berkeley, Presbyterian Campus Ministry); GTU 2001-11-02, United Campus Christian Ministry at San Jose State University Collection, 1960-2000; GTU 89-5-016, Berkeley Free Church Collection, 1959-1976; GTU 2003-10-02, Albert G. Cohen Campus Ministry, Social Justice and Environment Collection. Women in Religion: GTU 92-3-1, Centers and Programs, Office of Women's Affairs and Center for Women and Religion, 1969-2003.