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Emmanuel United Church (Cowansville) fonds
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CA ETRC UC031
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1,44 m of textual records. - 20 photographs. - 1 postcard. - 1 drawing. - 13 architectural drawings. - 3 engineering and technical drawings. - 1 artefact.
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Emmanuel United Church came into being following the amalgamation in 1925 of the Methodist and the Congregational Churches in Cowansville. Both churches were organized around 1844. It was decided to use the Congregational Church building and the parsonage for the new church and to use the Methodist Church building as a church hall. Emmanuel United Church, which is part of the Cowansville Area Pastoral Charge, is under the jurisdiction of the Quebec and Sherbrooke Presbytery of the Montreal and Ottawa Conference of the United Church of Canada. The church is governed by the Board of Trustees, the Official Board, the Board of Stewards, the Session and the Congregation in cooperation with organizations within the Church, such as the United Church Women, the Young People's Union, and the Epworth League of Christian Endeavour.
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The fonds contains source material on the management of the church, on the congregation's affairs, on the history of the church from its beginning, and on the activities of the church's organizations and societies for Emmaunuel United Church in Cowansville from 1843 to 1999. It consists mainly of minutes, correspondence, reports, building plans, registers of Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, membership lists, historical sketches, press clippings, and photographs. It also includes information on the Sweetsburg Cemetery. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Church Boards (1877-1986), Buildings and Property (1843-1997), Financial Resources (1910-1959), Annual Reports (1962-1965), Guest Books (1991-1999), Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials (1856-[196-?]), Funds (1923), Membership (1939-1999), Historical (1863-1992), Organizations (1887-[199-]), Prints, Paintings, Drawings ([195-?]), Photographs ([192-?]-[195-?], [197-?], 1984), and Miscellaneous ([19--?]-1990).
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The registers of baptisms, marriages, and burials may be restricted at the discretion of the Archivist.
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Researchers may also consult the Cowansville-Dunham Pastoral Charge fonds (UC082) and the Cowansville Area Pastoral Charge (UC083).
Further accruals are expected.
Title based on contents of fonds.
The documents were loaned in 1993 by the Montreal and Ottawa Conference of the United Church of Canada.
The archives of the Quebec and Sherbrooke Presbytery local churches and pastoral charges are all arranged according to a common classification system established by Susan Stanley, former Montreal and Ottawa Conference Archivist.
The documents are in English.
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Finding aid prepared using Rules for Archival Description (RAD).
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1 février, 2016