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Division of Town and Country. Roanridge Training and Conference Center. Records
- 1931-1971 (Creation)
2 cu. ft. (7 boxes partial)
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From 1945 to 1977 Roanridge Training and Conference Center in Missouri was the primary center of operation for the Division of Town and Country within the Home Department, although the two entities were structurally distinct. The Division’s records contain administrative and program files, conference materials, reports generated by the Division (often in consultation with Roanridge or with persons affiliated with the National Council’s Unit of Research and Field Study), and resource materials formerly housed in the Roanridge Library. Of particular interest in the latter series is a scrapbook collected by Edna Eastwood on the Church’s early ministry to the “isolated,” and a set of surveys generated by the Unit of Research and Field Study. Also present are subject files and correspondence documenting field visits and consultations to rural areas throughout the country.
This fonds is described as file series 5 in the finding aid for the Records of Roanridge Training and Conference Center.
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Access to Episcopal Church records is governed by the Archives Public Access Policy. Research requests must be submitted in writing.
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The Archives is able to respond to limited requests for reproductions subject to copyright restrictions, internal policy, and the condition of the source documents.
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Other records held by The Archives of the Episcopal Church with substantial Town and Country Division records include:
- Records of the Division of Town and Country Work, 1943-1970
- Records of the Division of Town and Country Work, 1923-1963
Materials held by other institutions:
The Roanridge Foundation donated Wilbur Cochel’s papers, including much information about Roanridge, to the Kansas City Historical Museum.