Fonds P112 - North Hatley Unitarian Universalist Church fonds

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North Hatley Unitarian Universalist Church fonds

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  • 1891-2011 (Creation)

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0.89 l.m. of textual records, 1 photograph.

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The North Hatley Unitarian Universalist Church was incorporated in 1886 under the name First Universalist Church of North Hatley. However, the first church was built only in 1895. The church was served by the minister of the Huntingville Universalist Church until a full-time minister was employed. Since 1953, the services are held only in the summer and on special occasions. The Church members are from different places in the Eastern Townships: North Hatley, Sherbrooke, Lennoxville, Rock Forest, Magog, Knowlton, etc. The Church was affiliated with the Vermont and Quebec Universalist Unitarian Convention until the reorganization of the Convention in the 1960s to form the New Hampshire Vermont District of Unitarian Universalist Societies. The Church is managed by a board of directors, different organizations and committees such as the Sunday School and the Women's Alliance. The North Hatley Unitarian Universalist Church is the only active Universalist church in Quebec.

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The fonds contains primary source information on Church management and activities from 1891 to 2011. It also provides information on the New Hampshire Vermont District of Unitarian Universalist Societies, on the Canadian Unitarian Council, and on the Huntingville and Moe's River Universalist churches. It consists primarily of minutes; registers of baptisms, marriages, and burials; correspondence; membership lists; directories; newsletters; reports; and press clippings. It is comprised of the following series: Administration and Management (1899-2009), Financial Resources (1892-[1992?], [2000-2010?]), Buildings and Property (1957-1991, 2009), Membership (1891-2009), Ministry ([193-?]-1993), Worship (1927-2011), Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials (1897-2001), Organizations (1903-1992), External Organizations (1901-2010).

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The fonds was loaned in 1993 by the North Hatley Unitarian Universalist Church.


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  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • Latin

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Most of the documents are in English, some in French, two in Dutch, one in Latin.

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The registers of baptisms, marriages and burials may be restricted at the discretion of the Archivist.
The records of adoptions are restricted for a period of 150 years following the date of their creation.

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The following finding aid is available: Catalogue to the North Hatley Unitarian Universalist Church fonds, prepared by Sylvie Côté, 2000.

Associated materials

Researchers may also consult the following fonds: Huntingville Universalist Church fonds (P087), and Caroline M. Jackson Lebaron fonds (P144).

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Further accruals are expected.

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New material was processed and described by Jazmine Aldrich, archival technician, in 2018 courtesy of funding received from Canadian Heritage.

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Preservation photocopies of the press clippings were made in 2000.

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Finding aid prepared using Rules for Archival Description (RAD).


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28 janvier, 2016

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