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First Christian Church (Albany, OR), Christian Endeavor Society records

 Collection — Volume: 1
Identifier: B 003

Scope and Contents

The collection (1893-1901) contains constitution, by-laws, meetings minutes, and a membership list of the society.


  • Creation: 1893-1901


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

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.

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.

Guide to the First Christian Church (Albany, OR), Christian Endeavor Society Records
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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).

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA