Home Department. Records

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Home Department. Records


  • 1922-1967 (Creation)


5 cu.ft. (5 boxes)

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The Home Department of National Council oversaw grants for the Episcopal Church's mission work, evangelism, and social ministries within the US between 1942 and 1968. Replacing the previous Department of Domestic Missions, the Home Department promoted work formerly conducted by the Domestic Divisions of Christian Social Relations, Christian Education, College Work, and Youth. In 1945, the Army and Navy Division was added, followed by the Division of Town and Country in 1948. The Department supported Church work among Japanese American, African American, and Native American communities, as well as ministry to blind and deaf Episcopalians and support for women Church workers, although these ministries may not be directly documented except by extension through the grant recipients. The Home Department was dissolved in 1968.

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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.


Dioceses and Missionary Districts, Grants and Other Records, 1922-1962
Correspondence, 1953-1957
Subject Files, 1922-1967

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