United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan oral histories: 1992-2013
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Administration [series]

The Administration series contains the planning materials and records of general assemblies; early records and content related to predecessor organizations; and the records of governing bodies and committees (including the Constitution and Bylaw, Finance and Budget, and Strategic Planning committees among others). The series documents various reorganizations (including the Consultations on the Future of Ecumenism in Michigan that resulted in the MCC's rebirth as the MEF) as well as the evolution of the MCC/MEF's constitution, governance (Board of Directors, Program Development Table, and State Ecumenical Coordinating Committee), and goals. Also present are personnel files of executive directors and other officers as well as printed materials that include news clippings and MCC/MEF newsletters.

 
Assemblies and State Ecumenical Forums
Box   1  
Annual reports and agendas 1940-1976 (21 folders)

(missing 1942, 1946, 1956, 1958-1959)

Box   1  
Correspondence 1969-1972
 
Planning materials, agendas and correspondence
Box   1  
1985-1986 (5 folders (includes 7 audio cassette recordings of the April 1986 State Ecumenical Forum in Grand Rapids))
Box   2  
1987-1994 (26 folders)
Box   3  
1994-2001 (10 folders)
Box   3  
Guidelines 1986-1988
 
Committees
 
Budget and Finance

(includes related financial materials)

Box   3  
Financial records, budgets, and correspondence 1955-1983 (17 folders)

(missing material from 1978-1979)

Box   4  
Financial records, budgets, and correspondence (incomplete materials) 1984-2002
Box   4  
Real property 1956-1957, 1984-1986 (6 folders)

(includes photographs)

Box   4  
MEF Endowment Fund 1988-1995, 2001 (3 folders)
 
Constitution and Bylaws
 
Document revisions and official versions
Box   4  
1945-1957
Box   4  
1964-1995
 
Meeting materials, correspondence, and reports
Box   4  
1962-1969 (2 folders)
Box   4  
1971
Box   4  
1991
Box   4  
Membership and Relationships: clippings, correspondence, directories, etc. 1962-2001 (10 folders)
Box   5  
Nominating: meeting minutes, correspondence, and slates 1987-1996 (9 folders)
Box   5  
Personnel: meeting minutes, correspondence, and job descriptions 1965-1996 (11 folders)
 
Strategic Planning

(includes planning materials from other committees)

Box   5  
Correspondence 1964-1969
Box   5  
Meeting minutes, memoranda, and related materials: 1958-1968 (8 folders)
Box   5  
Position statements 1970-1981
Box   5  
Program Committee materials 1977-1980, 1987-1991
 
Projects
Box   5  
Northport Report 1965
Box   5  
Co-op Ministries 1966-1967
Box   5  
Vacationland Workshop 1967
Box   5  
Consultation on Church Location 1968
Box   5  
Resolutions 1964-1969
Box   6  
Working papers, reports, and proposals 1956-1998 (7 folders)

(includes the MCC-28 planning document)

 
Other
Box   6  
Assemblies 1993-1994
Box   6  
Courtesy 1965-1970
Box   6  
Ecumenical Mission 1997-1998
Box   6  
Friends of MEF 1983-1993
Box   6  
Interchurch Office Center 1963-1964
Box   6  
Justice and Service 1992-1993
Box   6  
Property 1988
Box   6  
Taxation and the Church 1975-1979
 
Early Records and Predecessor Organizations
 
Michigan Sunday School Association

(also known as the Michigan Sunday School Council of Religious Education and the Michigan Council of Religious Education)

Box   6  
Articles of Association (and amendment) 1916, 1926
Box   6  
Certificate of Dissolution 1936
Box   6  
One hundredth anniversary research materials 1959-1960 (2 folders)
Box   6  
Records held by the Michigan Historical Commission Archive Dept. 1961

(item list of records from 1886-1960)

 
Governance
 
"Blue Books": yearly authorized records of action of the MCC containing the minutes of the general assembly, Board of Directors, and the Executive Committee
Box   6  
Description of the Contents of Blue Record Books 1968

(covers 1964-1968)

Box   7  
1928-1936
Box   7  
1964-1968 (4 volumes)
Box   8  
1969-1972 (4 volumes)
Box   9  
1973-1975 (3 volumes)
Box   10  
1976-1977 (2 volumes)
Box   11  
1978-1981 (4 volumes)
Box   12  
Administrative staff meeting minutes and memoranda 1965-1967
 
Correspondence
Box   12  
1967-1971 (3 folders)
Box   12  
1980-2002 (3 folders)
 
Board of Directors: minutes, correspondence, and related materials

(additional materials for 1964-1981 located in the "Blue Books")

Box   12  
1953-1963 (2 folders)
Box   12  
1982-1986 (4 folders)
 
Executive Committee: minutes, correspondence, and related materials

(additional materials for 1964-1981 located in the "Blue Books")

Box   12  
1962-1964
Box   12  
1967-1969
Box   12  
1981-1986 (3 folders)
Box   13  
1990-1999
 
Officers
Box   13  
General lists 1947-1965
Box   13  
Installation of Directors 1960s-1980s
 
Reports of the Executive Director
Box   13  
1965-1968
Box   13  
1981-1988, 2001
Box   13  
Program Development Table 1969-1972 (2 folders)
 
State Ecumenical Coordinating Committee (SECC)

(succeeded the Board of Directors after the MCC became the MEF)

Box   13  
Board directories and curricula vitae 1986-2001
 
Meeting minutes, correspondence, and related materials
Box   13  
1986-1995 (50 folders)
Box   14  
1995-2002 (29 folders)
 
Yearly collections of SECC activities, memoranda, and reports
Box   14  
1985-1986 (2 folders)

(unarranged)

Box   15  
1987-1998 (10 folders)

(unarranged; missing 1995 and 1997)

 
Personnel Files
Box   15  
Bassett, Wendell (Executive Director) 1965-1968
Box   15  
Benallack, William (Associate Director, Division of Christian Mission) 1964

(includes photograph)

Box   15  
Brown, Nelson (Director of Peace Education) 1973-1976

(includes photograph)

Box   15  
Bruun, Arril "Archie" (Director, Michigan Farm Worker Ministry) 1971-1974

(includes photograph)

Box   15  
Crouch, Arthur E. "Ted" (Associate Executive Director) 1972-1974

(includes photograph)

Box   15  
Fisher, Robert (Treasurer) undated
Box   15  
Frears, Robert (Associate Director, Division of Christian Education) 1966-1967
Box   15  
Kearns, Jr., Raymond V. (Executive Director) 1974-1976
Box   15  
Kidd, Samuel E. (Executive Director) 1969-1973
Box   15  
Lord, Harry J. (Director) 1961
Box   15  
McKinney, Harold C. (Associate Director, Division of Church in Society) 1963-1964
Box   15  
Mielke, William C. (Director of Continuing Education) 1972-1973
Box   15  
Mondol, Harold (Associate Director, Division of Church in Society) 1965-1967
Box   15  
Rozendaal, John (Program Director, Michigan Migrant Ministry) 1969-1976
Box   15  
Vore, Duane N. (Executive Director) 1975-1978

(includes photograph)

 
Printed Materials
Box   16  
Clippings and articles 1960-1988
Box   16  
MEF media packet 1986
Box   16  
"Milestones in MEF History" 2002
 
Newsletters
Box   16  
"The Collaborator" 1943-1947
Box   16  
"News Nuggets" 1955
Box   16  
"Spot News" 1966-1968
Box   16  
"Action" 1971
Box   16  
"Council News" 1973-1978 (2 folders)
Box   16  
"The Time Has Come" 1982-1986
Box   16  
"Michigan Ecumenical Forum Newsletter" 1987-1993, 1998 (2 folders)
Box   16  
Press releases 1974-1996
Box   16  
Publications: pamphlets, brochures, and reports 1962-1982
 
Reorganization: Consultations on the Future of Ecumenism in Michigan
Box   16  
Reports on ecumenism 1982-1985
 
Steering Committee
Box   16  
Brown (Patricia): personal notes and correspondence 1980-1985
Box   16  
Meeting materials, correspondence, and related materials 1979-1985 (3 folders)
Box   16  
Transition Committee (MCC, MEF, and School for Ministry) 1984-1985
 
Other
Box   16  
Address system and mailing protocols 1980s
Box   16  
File cabinet manifests 1985-1987
Box   16  
Subscriptions and memberships 1982