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Executive Council of the DFMS

Records of the proceedings and directly supervised programs of the entities under the management of the Executive Council. Records include proceedings, minutes, reports, documents, governance records, and some administrative records. With the consolidation of executive powers under the primate after 1973, staff offices typically associated with the National/Executive Council were placed under the authority of the Presiding Bishop acting as mission program or administrative entities. These staff offices exist as a separate categories of mission program or in their administrative capacity with the DFMS.

Joint Commission on Renewal. Records

The records of the Joint Commission on Renewal are comprised primarily of meeting minutes, correspondence, reports drafted by the Commission, and printed materials about renewal written by members of the Commission. There is also a small amount of correspondence and records about financial matters.

Consultation on Renewal

Official Acts of the Presiding Bishop

Pastoral records relating to the House of Bishops, diocesan visitations, ongoing episcopal relationships with active and retired bishops, participation in governance bodies, pastoral letters and official communications; formal addresses and sermons; may include the Council of Advice; also includes confidential communications and records of the Ecclesiastical Discipline process, such as official inquiries, charges, proceedings, and accords and orders; also confidential incident or case files of in the oversight of bishops, employees, diocesan entities, and similar bodies.

Special Committee on Theological Education in the Episcopal Church. Records

This collection consists of the Committee’s records as kept by Dr. Charles Taylor, the director of the study, and includes official minutes and reports, correspondence, data on seminaries, and planning and working documents of the Committee. Of note are copies of Nathan M. Pusey’s 1966 Report of the Special Committee titled “Ministry for Tomorrow,” which helped inform the study of theological education undertaken by the Committee and directed by Charles Taylor. Taylor’s work from 1957 to 1967 is well documented and there is correspondence from his time as the director of the American Association of Theological Schools from 1957. Correspondence and reports were generated and collected before, during, and after visits to a number of seminary and theological schools, including Berkeley Divinity School, Episcopal Theological Seminary, and Sewanee.

Special Committee on Theological Education in the Episcopal Church

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

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

General Convention Sessions

Records and official papers of the legislative sessions in joint gathering, including the legislative and special committee records (minutes, documents and other papers, including sanctioned audio, video, and electronic recordings of the proceedings.

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.

Torok (Rt. Rev.), John. Papers

The Papers of John Torok consist primarily of correspondence with some legal or ecclesiastical documents. Torok’s correspondence centers largely on his own efforts to serve as an ordained person in the U.S. Episcopal Church. The material has value to understanding the complexity in ecumenical relationships in the inter-war period. The various legal, diplomatic, medical, and academic documents, including depositions, transcripts of an interrogation that Torok received at the hands of the Economic Warfare division in 1942, and the confession of William Emhardt of the National Council regarding his attempt to undermine Torok in 1924.

Torok’s writings in this collection are primarily ecclesiastical and relate to Count Michael Karolyi, who was briefly the leader of the First Hungarian People’s Republic, 1918-1919. Torok had served under him in the State Department.

Torok, John

Voorhees School and Junior College. Records

Records of the Voorhees School's Board of Trustees include its by-laws (1926), meeting minutes (1939, 1941, 1949-1952), and the school president's annual reports (1947-1955). Financial documentation includes records relating to building construction (1947-1948). The ACI director's correspondence (1923-1954) addresses a wide variety of issues. Background information about the school can be found in historical summaries (c.1925, 1940). This series includes a survey report of the school by the George Peabody College for Teachers (1941).

Voorhees School and Junior College

Gailor Industrial School. Records

The school's Board of Trustees records (1935, 1940, 1944-1946) are slight, but other documentation is present concerning finances and the closing of Gailor Industrial School, dating from 1919 to 1951. ACI Director's correspondence (1938-1944) is with Gailor's principal and the Bishop of Tennessee, and with others concerning the school's building projects. Historical information can be found in historical summaries (1924-1928), publicity (1943), and a survey report of the school by the George Peabody College for Teachers (1946).

Gailor Industrial School

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