Fonds UC005 - Lennoxville United Church fonds

Lennoxville United Church Lennoxville United Church Children's Group Lennoxville United Church Boys Group Gertrude Scott Hall Lennoxville United Church

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Lennoxville United Church fonds

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CA E001 UC005

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  • 1838-2013 (Creation)

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2,78 m of textual records. - 24 photographs. - 1 postcard. - 4 drawings. - 18 architectural drawings.

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The Lennoxville United Church, initially of Methodist denomination, was organized as an independent charge in 1875. At the time, Methodism had been practised in Lennoxville for more than fifty years. The present Church building was dedicated in 1876. It was built to replace an older church [c.1849], which burned in the Lennoxville fire of 1874. In 1925, the United Church of Canada was founded, amalgamating Methodist, Presbyterian and Congregational Churches. The Methodist Church in Lennoxville decided to join the Union. Over the years, the Lennoxville charge had the oversight of many congregations, namely those in Johnville, Capelton and Minton. Today, the Church is still active. The Lennoxville United Church 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 Official Board, the Session, the Board of Stewards and the Board of Trustees in co-operation with committees and organizations within the Church, such as the Sunday School and the United Church Women.

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The fonds contains source material on church management, the congregation's affairs, and church organizations for the Lennoxville United Church from 1838 to 2012. It consists mainly of minutes, financial records, correspondence, guest books, marriage licences, registers of births, marriages, deaths, newsletters, photographs, drawings, postcards. It also includes a register of births, marriages and deaths for the Belvidere Methodist Circuit from 1894 to 1917. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Church Boards (1900-2011), Buildings and Property (1939-1940, 1964), Financial Resources (1907-2005), Annual Reports (1920, 1954-2013), Guest Books (1959-1990), Registers of Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials (1838-1960), Orders of Service (1939, 1953-1989), Funds (1979-1981), Membership (1876-1974), Historical ([1909?]-2010), Newsletters ([1955?]-1975), Organizations (1906-2007), Committees (1952-1990), Prints, Paintings, Drawings (1955-1974), Photographs ([1913?]-[198-?]), and Miscellaneous ([192-?]-1993).

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The registers of baptisms, marriages, and burials may be restricted at the discretion of the Archivist.

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Dry Method for Surface Cleaning of Paper was done in December 2001 by Francine Godbout.
The documents were loaned in 1993 by the Montreal and Ottawa Conference of the United Church of Canada.
The fonds includes 1 unprocessed accrual (1939-2012): 0.54 l.m. of textual records, 71 lantern slides, 18 architectural drawings, 1 map, and 1 photograph. The archives of the Quebec and Sherbrooke Presbytery local churches are all arranged according to a common classification system established by Susan Stanley, former Montreal and Ottawa Conference Archivist.
The documents are in English, some in French.

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The fonds was processed and described by Ariana Ho, archival intern, under the supervision of Jody Robinson in 2016 courtesy of funding from Canadian Heritage.

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