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Home Department. Records

This record group includes correspondence, reports, surveys, printed matter, photographs, grant requests, and subject files. The majority of the correspondence relates to awarded grants, placement of workers, requests for assistance, and reports from the aided dioceses.

Home Department

Foreign Mission Fields and Overseas Missionary Program and Personnel

Records documenting the operation and programs carried out during the period of the Board of Missions and loosely reporting to and/or funded by the Board of National Council in an official capacity. Some Board of Missions fonds or records may be found with a continuing body or function of a National Council successor unit, or with a continuing Executive Council entity.

Department of Christian Education. Records

The records relate to the reorganization of Christian education under the National Council beginning with the phase that retained some of the self-governing aspects of the Church’s board structure. The administrative records include minutes, reports, surveys, correspondence, financial statements, and printed matter. Of note is a significant amount of documentation relating to an annual index of Episcopal Camps and Conferences, including questionnaires, leaflets, brochures, and correspondence as well as two film series including Here and Now and Going on from Here, along with production records. Reports, minutes, transcriptions, and correspondence that document the various aspects of the Department’s work among youth round out the collection.

Department of Christian Education

General Board of Religious Education. Minutes

The minutes document the Church's work in the field of religious education carried out by the General Board of Religious Education from its inception in 1911 to its dissolution in the 1960s. The General Board’s records are confined to the minutes of the Executive Committee.

General Board of Religious Education

Board of Missions Program and Administration

Records documenting the domestic and foreign operation and program of the offices and agents of the Board of Missions, including entities with loose reporting relationship or funded directly by the Board of Missions. Some Board of Missions fonds and records may have been processed with a continuing body of records or a similar function of a National Council successor unit, or even with a continuing Executive Council entity. Some notes indicate that archivists arranged early records in large groupings for convenience (cf.., introductory notes for RG 45 and RG 50).

Records of the Executive Office

Includes records generated by the Secretary, the Treasurer of General Convention (if separate person), the Executive Officer (if a separate person), the Convention Manager, and other officials serving the Convention in the functions of planning, arrangements, statistical reporting on the state of the church, and other administrative coordination.

House of Bishops

Pastoral letters, communication to the Church, records of the Secretary of the House including rolls, registers and Interim Meeting records, and House committee records. (Does not include Presiding Bishop's administrative records on the House's operation, or records pertaining directly to the triennial session.)

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