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Immigration and Refugee Ministries

This class is designated for records of the Church's work in the mid to late twentieth century with immigrants and refugees, including policy advocacy, refugee resettlement (Episcopal Migration Ministries), issue awareness, recruitment of volunteers, social network development, and fund raising. See also ERD under AO: Episcopal Church Organizations and Agencies.

Ecumenical Office. Records

This fonds documents the work of Ecumenical Officer Peter Day in representing the Episcopal Church on various external Christian bodies engaged in consultation on common liturgical and social matters, as well as discussions of unity. Of particular note are the Episcopal Church's files on the Consultation on Church Unity (COCU). Correspondence, reports, newsletters, articles, questionnaires are also found in the records.

Ecumenical Office

Advisory Commission on Ecclesiastical Relations. Records

This is a small group of the Commission’s minutes and reports. Of note is a 1931 report by Frank Gavin on the condition of the Church in Europe and the Middle East, which was filed with the Committee on Ecclesiastical Relations as it was then known.

Advisory Commission on Ecclesiastical Relations

Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

Records of offices and staff engaged in the Episcopal Church's ecumenical and interreligious relationships, including meeting records of Episcopal and Anglican dialogues, consultations, and covenanted agreements; conversations with faith traditions, work with ecumenical organizations such as the NCCC and WCC, on-going work with full communion partners, and operational files.

Communications and Promotions

Non-serial records in print or other media have been generated by a number of program support units with the aim of distributing news, information, and promotional or messaging content, mostly in support of its evangelism and missionary work, but to connect leaders an membership with newsworthy stories. It includes operational records and pictorial representations, motion pictures, transparency slides, audio and video recordings, and after 1995 website records, e-records, digital publications, and digital video recordings. (See also EP Official Documents, Published Media, and Records-in-Print Collection.)

Social Justice and Public Advocacy

Records of DFMS's ministries involved broadly in Christian social relations and public policy advocacy, specifically in the areas of domestic affairs relating to poverty work, protection of women and children, health care, those with physical disabilities, the aged, the incarcerated, and similar groups typically affected by economic and social inequities.

Education, Evangelism, and Congregational Services

A category of record relating to specific programs to attract new members and retain existing members through educational activities, congregational support, local giving capacity building, special conferences and revivals, and targeted membership development, particularly the youth. The records include evangelical events, planning, publications, video marketing and appeals.

Ministries to Episcopal Church Communities and Groups

Includes records of directors and staff of offices that address the needs and development of under represented constituencies within The Episcopal Church (e.g., Black Ministries, Hispanic Ministries, and Indigenous Ministries); also includes ministries to young people. See also Social Justice and Public Advocacy for related records.

Domestic Mission: Program Administration and Coordination

A category of records that includes executive-level planning and management of Domestic Mission offices, staff and activities. It may include policy documents, budgets and staffing decisions, planning documents, and reports to the Presiding Bishop, Council, and General Convention bodies. (See also AR PB 02 Administration, Administrative Officers, and Canons for overlapping areas of domestic program coordination).

National and World Mission. Anglican Communion Records

The Anglican Communion Records largely document the communication between staff of the National and World Mission office and representatives of other provinces and dioceses of the Anglican Communion. Included are reports, correspondence, meeting materials, and financial statements.

National and World Mission Office

World Mission: Program Administration and Coordination

A category of records of the Church's international mission activity (exclusive of Province 9 and the ECIE, which are formal missionary areas), including coordination of missionaries or mission personnel. The programs involve sponsored mission exchanges and records of coordinating staff, volunteers, and networks. The class category describes the monitoring of world and Anglican mission relationships and records produced by offices with geographical (i.e.,jurisdictional) responsibility, ministry, or authority (e.g. representatives or delegates for Africa, Latin America, the Anglican Communion, United Nations, etc.).

Henry Forrester Missionary Papers

Henry Forrester’s working papers primarily document his domestic missionary activity in New Mexico and include four bound volumes of correspondence sent and received beginning with the final months of his rectorship in Terry, Mississippi (1874), through his early services in Santa Fe, Las Vegas, and Albuquerque. Also represented in the archive is a scrapbook volume titled “Forresteriana,” which covers the period 1871 to 1880 and includes clippings on topics of concern to him, news items on his work, published letters, and tracts written by Forrester for his work with the Spanish speaking population of the territory.

Domestic Committee

Division of College Work. Records

The records of the Division of College work document the Church’s work in college and university communities around the United States. Budgets and grant awards, and photographs constitute the unique records in this group. The photographs depict students, faculty, clergy, and lay leaders at conferences and gatherings in a variety of settings, as well as church buildings and interiors at various colleges and universities around the United States.

Division of College Work

Domestic Mission and Program Administration

A category that distinguishes the establishment of foreign mission churches and the missionaries sent by the DFMS, including personnel records generated on individuals engaged in work outside the United States and in Episcopal Church provincial jurisdiction. The records document recruitment, training, and placement of DFMS missionaries or representatives, mission volunteers, and others engaged in evangelism or service work abroad or in technical assistance to others in jurisdictions beyond the United States. The records also frequently contain abundant personal information on individual experiences in foreign service.

Department of Finance. China Mission Records

Mostly correspondence and some financial records make up this set of records, which dates from 1941 to 1951, excluding the period from January of 1947 through November of 1948. They capture an important record of the activities of the Episcopal Church in China during World War II and during the last days of its work in the early 1950s. The correspondence contains far more than a record of financial transactions, since Allen wrote detailed letters recording the events taking place in China. There is some correspondence with the Bank of China, 1941-1944.

Department of Finance

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