Much of these records date from the first fifty years of the Church Mission of Help (CMH), when its primary focus was on social services. These records include the annual file, containing documents related to the organization’s annual accomplishments; sub-committees and member agencies file; and the majority of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors minutes and reports, which are accompanied by associated documents such as the bylaws and constitution. Additionally, the general file contains documents related to conferences in which the CMH participated, as well as miscellaneous materials such as case worker evaluations, clippings, and correspondence related to Executive Secretary Edith Balmford (1950-1960).
The financial records from this period are concentrated towards the later decades, with most of them beginning in the 1940s. Notable exceptions include some ledgers, beginning in 1920; documents related to the Standing Committee on Trust Funds, also beginning in 1920; and documents related to scholarships and fellowships, spanning 1910 through 1972. The CMH’s final years are most heavily represented in the remaining financial records, including budgets, financial statements, correspondence, cash receipts, and income; however, there are also organizational histories from the late 1960s and Executive Committee and Board of Directors minutes and reports from 1960 through 1975.
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