Eva Jessye Collection: 1927-1992 (bulk 1935-1980)
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Church Committees and Organizations [series]

The Church Committees and Organizations series (4.2 linear feet) is composed of materials related to the activities of the church's numerous committees, clubs, and interest groups. It is divided into four subseries: Committees, Church Clubs, Women's Alliance (National Alliance of Unitarian and Other Liberal Christian Women), and Other Women's Groups.

 
Committees [subseries]

The first subseries consists of minutes, reports, and events programming for twelve committees organized around church management, ministry, and community service. Records of the Worship Committee, which is responsible for planning worship services, church activities, and attending to the needs of the congregation, comprise the bulk of this subseries.

 
Administration and Personnel Committee
Box   9  
Minutes and reports 1996-2004
Box   9  
Personnel policy manual 2009
Box   9  
Correspondence 1987-1988
 
Black Concerns Working Group
Box   9  
Events and activities 1988, 1990s
Box   9  
Newspaper clippings 1989 undated
Box   9  
"An interpathic interpretation of African-American male alienation from the church," by Darryl W. Robinson 2000
Box   9  
Birmingham Unitarian Church/First U-U Church of Detroit Coalition, minutes and activities 1999, 2000
Box   9  
Buildings and Grounds Committee, minutes 1995-1999, 2004
Box   9  
Development Committee, minutes and events 1997-2000, 2003, 2004
Box   10  
Membership and Growth Committee, minutes
Box   10  
1996-1998
Box   10  
2007, 2010
Box   10  
Ministerial Advisory Committee 1973-1988
Box   10  
Ministry, Committee on, reports 1987-1988
Box   10  
Operating Committee, minutes and reports 1933-1934
 
Service Committee
Box   10  
Minutes 1912-1914
Box   10  
Correspondence and reports 1967-1977
Box   10  
Taskforce for mental health 1963-1964
Box   10  
Wayne County General Hospital program 1964
Box   10  
Social Responsibility Committee 1950s-1960s
Box   10  
Ways and Means Committee 1947-1951
 
Worship Committee
Box   10  
Annual reports 1979-1980
Box   10  
Mass attendance records 1980s-1997
 
Minutes and related records
Box   10  
1979-1988
Box   10  
1987-1989
Box   10  
1993-1994
Box   10  
1995
Box   10  
1996
Box   10  
1997-2000
Box   10  
2001
Box   10  
2002
Box   10  
2003
Box   10  
2004, 2005, 2011
 
Activities
Box   10  
Children's music 1989 undated
Box   10  
Congregational surveys 1960s, 2005
Box   10  
Performing artists 1980-1983
Box   10  
Sermons 1980-1984, undated
Box   10  
Service ideas 1978, 1980s undated
Box   10  
Service schedules 1995
Box   10  
Speakers 1983-1986
Box   10  
Survey report 2002
Box   10  
Ushering 1986, 1994-1996, undated
Box   10  
Worship schedule topics 2001-2003
 
Reference materials
Box   10  
Bible information undated
Box   10  
Leadership retreat 1994, 1995
Box   10  
Leading congregations in worship: a guide 1983
Box   10  
Readings 1980s
Box   10  
Assorted reference materials for worship leaders undated
 
Unspecified Committees
Box   10  
Record of committee activities 1985-1994
Box   10  
Annual reports 1897-1919
Box   10  
Miscellaneous committee reports 1903, 1914, 1921, 1928, 1935-1939
Box   10  
Membership lists 1992, 1993 undated
Box   10  
Miscellaneous committee correspondence 1890-1899, 1918, 1919, 1934
Box   10  
Assorted committee records 1920s, 1940s, 1990s undated
Box   10  
Photographs 1956, 1960, 1984, 1989 undated
 
Church Clubs [subseries]

The second subseries consists of minutes, reports, correspondence, membership rosters, and events programming for 17 clubs organized around various constituencies (youth and students, women) and around artistic, cultural, and community service pursuits.

Box   11  
Arista Club
Box   11  
Reports 1939
Box   11  
Scrapbook (events, newspaper clippings, members) 1926-1930
Box   11  
Busy Bee Serving Society, membership directory undated
Box   11  
Channing Club and College Club assorted records 1940s-1950s
Box   11  
Charity Club, annual reports 1895-1897
Box   11  
Community Ministry, minutes and reports 2004
Box   11  
Couple's Club, membership lists 1960s
Box   11  
Doublets Club, minutes and reports 1936-1944
Box   11  
Double-U Club, minutes and records 1930s-1960s
Box   11  
The Drama Group, assorted records 1959-1962
Box   11  
Fireside Group, reports 1925-1926, 1930s, 1940, 1944
Box   11  
Fortnightly Club, reports and events 1899-1901
 
Laymen's League
 
Reports and correspondence
Box   11  
1910, 1919, 1930s-1940s, 1952
Box   11  
1966-1968
Box   11  
Lay leader notebook undated
Box   11  
Reference resources for lay leaders 1974, 1987
 
The Mission Circle, minutes
Box   11  
1917-1924
Box   11  
1925-1929
Box   11  
1932-1940
Box   11  
Multiple Arts Club, minutes and events 1957-1959
Box   11  
Parent Teacher Association assorted records 1934-1937, 1940
Box   11  
Unity Club, assorted records 1881, 1895-1910
 
Young People's Religious Union
Box   11  
Reports and programs 1906, 1918, 1919
Box   11  
Detroit '97 convention 1897
Box   11  
Miscellaneous church groups, annual reports 1903-1904, 1925, 1936-1937
 
Women's Alliance (National Alliance of Unitarian and Other Liberal Christian Women) [subseries]

The third subseries contains administrative records, annual programs, member directories, minutes, reports, and subcommittee records for one of the church's most prominent women's groups.

Box   11  
Bylaws 1965, 1981
 
Manuals
Box   11  
1926-1927
Box   11  
1936-1937
Box   11  
Organizational history 1986
 
Annual programs
Box   11  
1911-1942
Box   11  
1964-1979
Box   11  
1981-1989, 2004-2008
 
Reports
Box   11  
1895-1910
Box   11  
1920-1932
Box   11  
1933-1938
Box   11  
1939-1942
Box   11  
1948-1952
Box   11  
Reports (subcommittees) 1933-1955
Box   11  
Directories 1935-1936, 1986-1989, 1991-1995, 1997-2005
 
Membership rosters
Box   11  
1950s
Box   11  
1963-1967
 
Minutes (bound)
Box   12  
1891-1897
Box   12  
1897-1901
Box   12  
1904-1905
Box   12  
1907-1910
Box   12  
1910-1912
Box   12  
1916-1920
Box   12  
1920-1935
Box   12  
1930-1940
Box   12  
1935-1955
Box   12  
1940-1950
 
Minutes
Box   12  
1962-1964
Box   12  
1965
Box   12  
1966
Box   12  
1967-1968
Box   12  
1969-1971
Box   12  
1977-1980
Box   12  
1980s
Box   12  
1990s
Box   13  
2000-2007
Box   13  
Account book 1920-1928
Box   13  
Correspondence 1965-1967
Box   13  
Services and hymns 1927
Box   13  
Words from a Free Pulpit (publication) 1902
Box   13  
Alliance Potpourri (newsletter) 1964-1968
 
Programming and events
Box   13  
1947-1948, 1953, 1959-1961
Box   13  
1982-1994, undated
Box   13  
Photographs, assorted events 1980s-1990s (2 folders)
 
Junior Alliance
 
Minutes
Box   13  
1908-1911

(bound)

Box   13  
1911-1915

(bound)

Box   13  
Flower Committee 1912-1915
Box   13  
Ladies Industrial Circle undated
Box   13  
Miscellaneous records 1920, 1922, 1950s undated
 
Other Women's Groups [subseries]

The fourth subseries contains administrative records, minutes, and correspondence from other national and Michigan-based women's groups, including the Ladies Union of the First Universalist Church of Detroit and the Clara Barton Sisterhood.

 
Ladies Union of the First Universalist Church of Detroit
Box   13  
Constitution circa 1900
Box   13  
Constitution and membership rosters (bound) 1899-1912
Box   13  
Yearbooks 1912, 1915, 1917, 1919
 
Annual reports
Box   13  
1897, 1899, 1900
Box   13  
1901-1902
Box   13  
1904-1905
Box   13  
1906-1908
Box   13  
Treasurer's reports 1892-1896
Box   13  
Miscellaneous reports 1895-1905
 
Minutes
Box   13  
1891-1896

(bound)

Box   13  
1915-1920
Box   13  
Record book 1891-1895
Box   13  
Correspondence and other records 1900, 1901, 1906, 1922, 1924
Box   13  
Book of recipes 1915
 
The Clara Barton Sisterhood
Box   13  
Biographies 1983, 1988
Box   13  
"In sisterhood...the life stories of the Unitarian-Universalist Women's Federation Clara Barton Sisters" (Unitarian-Universalist Women's Federation) 1989
Box   13  
Association of Universalist Women, yearbooks 1945, 1948, 1950
Box   13  
Unitarian-Universalist Women's Federation, newsletters 1983-1984
Box   13  
Women's Guild, minutes and reports 1926-1928
Box   13  
Assorted Michigan-based women's groups, assorted records 1914, 1951
Box   13  
Unspecified women's interest groups, minutes (bound) 1888-1896