First Christian Church (Albany, OR), Christian Endeavor Society records
Scope and Contents
The collection (1893-1901) contains constitution, by-laws, meetings minutes, and a membership list of the society.
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Biographical / Historical
"The first Christian Endeavor Society was formed in 1881 under the guidance of Dr. Francis E. Clark," who was from Portland, Maine. "The society that formed at the Williston Congregational Church encouraged young people to express themselves through participation in Christ-centered tasks."
"The Society began as a small group of young people meeting at the house of Pastor Clark. Within a year, five more Societies had been formed. The organization continued to expand rapidly, hitting fifty-six Societies after only two years. By 1906, 67,000 youth-led Christian Endeavor societies had been organized worldwide, with membership reportedly topping four million young people."
0.1 linear feet (1 container) : 1 folder
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A chapter of the Christian Endeavor Society organized at the First Christian Church at Albany, Oregon. The collection (1893-1901) contains a constitution, by-laws, meeting minutes, and a membership list of the society.
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- Albany (Or.) -- Church history Subject Source: Lcnaf
- Bylaws (administrative records) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Church work with youth -- United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Constitutions Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Membership lists Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Religion Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Guide to the First Christian Church (Albany, OR), Christian Endeavor Society Records
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- Tanya Parlet and Kira B. Homo.
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- Finding aid written in English.
- Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).