United Thank Offering. Records

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United Thank Offering. Records


  • 1971-1988 (Creation)


2 cu. ft. (2 boxes)

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The United Thank Offering (UTO) began in 1889 as a special fund-raising initiative, organized by the Woman's Auxiliaries of each of the dioceses and missionary districts to support missionary work of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS). Since its inception, the UTO has been a form of grassroots, self-organized participation by women in a leadership role that is historically intertwined with the history of women and their role in the Episcopal Church.

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The records reflect the business and program of the United Thank Offering (UTO) office and the work of the Coordinator. The central thread of the documentation is the UTO grant program. Administrative records consist of correspondence, specifically letters to diocesan bishops explaining UTO’s grant application process, application instructions, the UTO Committee [Grant] Policy Statement, rosters, and other reference materials. Distributions to the diocesan UTO chairwomen include the Interpretive Materials samples of new promotional materials for that season along with Offerings, the UTO newsletter, grants list brochure, and a UTO poster. The Grants Administration series contains the grant requests and process documents. The “staff book” was an administrative binder containing a comprehensive overview of all UTO grant requests from 1977 until 1983.


Program Administration, 1971-1983
UTO Committee Records, 1976-1985
Grants Administration, 1977-1988

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  • English

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