Boyne USA Resorts records: 1935-2005 (bulk 1950s-2002)
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Container / Location Title
 
Church Governance and Policies [series]

Within the first series, Church Governance and Policies, the annual reports from 1977 to 1980 provide a detailed description of the church's activities and concerns after its move to the new facility. The reports reflect something of the personality of Charles Adams as well. The Leadership Council minutes provide insight into issues of importance to church members, such as the changing economic and social makeup of the neighborhood around the church, the importance of community involvement, and how to involve youth in the church. The folder of information for new members contains histories of the church and other information on the organization and beliefs of the church.

Box   1  
Annual Reports 1959, 1977-1980, 1989
Box   1  
Constitution and bylaws 1967, undated
Box   1  
Deacon Board Manual 1986
Box   1  
Diaconate annual report 1999
 
Financial
Box   1  
Ledger 1922-1929 (2 folders (original and photocopy))
Box   1  
Ledger 1929-1936
Box   1  
Mortgages 1923-1940 (scattered dates)
Box   1  
Reports and Miscellaneous 1922-1929
Box   1  
Hartford Economic Development Corporation Financial Statements 1986-1987
 
Leadership Council Minutes
Box   1  
1968-1975
Box   1  
1976-1995 (scattered dates)
Box   1  
Membership Directory 1976
Box   1  
Membership Register and Church Records 1970-1971
Box   1  
Name Change 1981-1982
Box   1  
New Member Information undated
Box   1  
Officers (Officiary) 1976-1999 (scattered)
Box   1  
Personnel Policy manual 1985
Box   1  
Policies and Guidelines 1970-1987 (scattered dates)
Box   1  
Guidelines for Church Leaders 1976, 1990, undated
Box   1  
Other Policies 1986-1987, undated
Box   1  
Trustee Minutes 1966-1972
 
Committees and Other Church Organizations [series]

The series Committees and Other Church Organizations documents committees and groups such as the Women's Day Committee and Hartford Men United, as well as on social service organizations, such as Agape House. Information about the music ministry of the church is also included here along with programs of performances.

Box   1  
Birthmonth Clubs 1970-1996 (scattered dates)
Box   1  
Building Administration Committee, (includes floor plans) 1991, 1994, undated
Box   1  
Children's Church 1999
Box   1  
Endowment Fund Committee 1991
Box   1  
Food Services Committee 1991
Box   1  
Hartford Agape House 1989-1999 (scattered)
Box   1  
Hartford Institute of Biblical Studies 1988-1993
 
Hartford Men United
Box   2  
General 1978-1996 (scattered dates)
Box   2  
Mentoring Program 1996
 
Hartford Women United/Women's Day Committee
Box   2  
Minutes 1979-1981
Box   2  
Other 1978-1996 (scattered dates)
Box   2  
Head Start 1971-1978
Box   2  
Histories of Church Organizations 1945-1995 (scattered dates)
Box   2  
Kentake and KAFO Academies undated
 
Music
Box   2  
General 1982-1986
Box   2  
Concert Programs 1979-1995 (scattered dates)

(include Jubilee Chorus)

Box   2  
Senior Choir; Inspirational Chorus 1952-1963
 
Events and Celebrations [series]

The Events and Celebrations series includes celebratory programs honoring African American history, anniversary celebrations of the installation of Pastor Hill, and various other dinners and pageants.

Box   2  
American African Events 1980-1994 (scattered dates)
Box   2  
Anniversary Celebrations 1963-2002 (scattered dates)

(include Videotape (VHS): 75th anniversary celebration of Hartford)

Box   2  
Calendar of Activities 1985, 1993
Box   2  
Christian Debutante Pageant 1980
Box   2  
Cornerstone Laying April 1, 1945
Box   2  
Drama Group Presentations 1985, 1995
Box   2  
Economic Awareness and Empowerment Day 1984
Box   2  
Harambee Fellowship Dinner 1994-1995
Box   2  
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Birthday Celebration 1985
Box   2  
Religious Freedom Celebration 1993
Box   2  
Welcome Dinners 1991
Box   2  
Other Events
 
Services [series]

The series Services contains programs for services and revivals dating primarily from the 1990s. The weekly church bulletin and memorial service programs are included within the Publications series.

Box   2  
Lenten and Easter Services 1977-1998 (scattered dates)
Box   2  
Revivals 1990, 1996
Box   2  
Saturday Services 1996
Box   2  
Special Services 1980-1998 (scattered dates)
 
Topical Files [series]

The Topical Files series contains information on Charles Hill's nomination as a candidate for the Detroit city council election in 1945, biographical information on Charles Adams, and information surrounding the controversial decision to allow Kmart to build on land owned by the church.

 
Adams, Charles G.
Box   2  
Biographical Material and Other 1985-1998
Box   2  
Speeches and Writings 1965-1985 (scattered dates)

(includes log of church sermons)

Box   2  
Programs from services where Adams was the speaker
Box   2  
50th Year Ministry Celebration 2004
Box   3  
Hill, Charles A. (Biographical Material, 1945)
Box   3  
Histories 1977, undated
 
Kmart
Box   3  
General 1997-1998
Box   3  
Detroit Planning Commission Meeting on Re-Zoning Area for Super K-Mart 1997
Box   3  
Memorials 1952
Box   3  
Pioneers of Church
 
Publications [series]

The series of Publications is the largest in the collection. In addition to Souvenir Bulletins that contain historical information and photographs of people and facilities, the series also includes an extensive run of the weekly bulletin (currently called the Booster), copies of the articles written by Charles Adams for the Michigan Chronicle entitled "In Our Opinion," and printed obsequies of church members. This series also includes files from the mid-1990s of various church services and programs. Similar earlier materials were placed within the Events and Celebrations series and the Services series.

 
Various [subseries]
Box   3  
Birthday and Wedding Anniversary Calendar
Box   3  
Griot April 1993, February 1997, May 1997
Box   3  
Hartford Business Association Directories 1985-2001 (scattered dates)
Box   3  
Souvenir Bulletins 1962-1998 (scattered dates)
 
Booster /weekly church bulletin [subseries]

(scattered issues before 1970 mainly anniversary and souvenir bulletins)

Box   3  
1929-1971
Box   4  
1972-1977
Box   5  
1978, 1982-1986
Box   6  
1987-1991
Box   7  
1992-1994
Box   8  
1995-1997
Box   9  
1998-March 2000
Box   15  
April 2000-2002
Box   16  
2003-2006
Box   18  
2007-2008
Box   18  
2010-2011
 
"In Our Opinion" column of Charles Adams
Box   10  
1970-1991 (scattered)
 
Obsequies [subseries]
Box   11  
1960-1993
Box   12  
1994-2005
Box   13  
2006-2008
 
Other programs [subseries]
Box   13  
1996, 1999-2008 (10 folders)
 
Miscellaneous [series]

The Miscellaneous series includes information regarding church membership, including lists of new members, deaths and funerals files, and church membership transfer files. In addition, there are files relating to the Progressive National Baptist Church and the Michigan Progressive Baptist Church.

Box   14  
New members 1959-1967, 1978-1979 (3 folders)
Box   14  
Deaths and funerals 1981-1997 (2 folders)
Box   14  
Letters of transfer 1988-1994
Box   14  
Forms and mimeographed mailings 1985 (11 folders, 1 volume)
Box   14  
Athletic Ministry 1999-2001
Box   14  
Autoporium Developments Plans 1991
Box   14  
Cotillion Club 1973
Box   14  
Hartford Economic Development Corporation proposal 1984 (2 folders)
Box   14  
Hill family papers 2000

(photographs of opening dedication program at the Bentley Library)

Box   14  
Hill family. Funeral and obituary of Bermecia Morrow-McCoy 2002 [Digitized audio files are currently available only in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
 
Papers [Digitized audio files are currently available only in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
Box   14  
Homegoing for Bermecia Morrow-McCoy 2002 June 14 [Digitized audio files are currently available only in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.] (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Side 1] ([9930-SR-1-1]) [Digitized audio files are currently available only in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Tape 1; Hartford Memorial Baptist Church - Dr. Charles G. Adams, Pastor. Funeral service Bermecia Morrow-McCoy.) (mp3 file) [access item]
  Online  
[Side 2] ([9930-SR-1-2]) [Digitized audio files are currently available only in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Tape 1; Hartford Memorial Baptist Church - Dr. Charles G. Adams, Pastor. Funeral service Bermecia Morrow-McCoy.) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   14  
Homegoing for Bermecia Morrow-McCoy 2002 June 14 [Digitized audio files are currently available only in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.] (Audio Cassette, Compact Cassette, 1 7/8 ips)
  Online  
[Side 1; no Side 2] ([9930-SR-2-1]) [Digitized audio files are currently available only in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Tape 2; Hartford Memorial Baptist Church - Dr. Charles G. Adams, Pastor. Funeral service Bermecia Morrow-McCoy.) (mp3 file) [access item]
Box   17  
Progressive National Baptist (and Michigan Progressive Baptist) publications

(also includes 1 VHS videotape of convention, 1991)

Box   17  
Quilting Sisters Ministry
Box   17  
Record of pledges 1965, 1976, undated
Box   17  
Roster and Telephone Book, ca. 1973
Box   17  
Senior Citizen Retirement/Shopping Center Village 1991
Box   17  
Planners for church events and other scheduling materials (2 folders)
Box   17  
Miscellaneous (2 folders)