Guide to the Blackburn Collection of Pullman Community Congregational Church Records 1961-1977
Cage 480

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Blackburn, Charles and Alice
Title
Blackburn Collection of Pullman Community Congregational Church Records
ID
Cage 480
Date [inclusive]
1961-1977
Extent
430.0 items.
General Physical Description note
.75 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Committee records, minutes, calendars, budget data, newsletters and other papers relating to activities of the church as received and collected by the Blackburn family.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 480, Blackburn Collection of Pullman Community Congregational Church Records . Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

The Blackburn Collection of Pullman Community Congregational Church Records was compiled during the 1965-1977 period by Charles and Alice Blackburn. The Blackburns were active members of the Church and involved in many types of committee work. Charles was a member of the Board of Deacons, and the Self-Study Commission; Alice was a member of the Board of Trustees and the Church Council, and they both were involved the weekly Sunday night discussion groups held at the Church. The Community Congregational Church itself was founded in 1886 and has been a continuous part of Pullman since that time. Despite serious hardships and difficulties, the building was lost in the great fire of 1890 which destroyed a large part of the town, the Community Congregational Church has remained an active part of the community's religious life. For a more detailed history of the Church see the earlier register of the church's records, Cage 314.

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Scope and Contents note

The records of the Community Congregational Church contain an annual report; Board of Deacons and Board of Trustees records; budget information; church calendars; records from committees such as: Church Council, Education Committee, Self-Study Commission, and others; copies of the Church newsletter The Communicator; the constitution and revision proposals; ministerial and general correspondence; orders of worship; sermons; membership lists; and some records of activities related to the Vietnam War. Although the records cover the period 1961-1977, the bulk of the material dates from 1966-1976.

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Arrangement note

The Church records have been arranged in a single alphabetical subject series entitled: Alphabetical Subject File, 1961-1977.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1983

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The records of the Pullman Community Congregational Church (MS 83-15) were donated to the Washington State University Libraries by Mrs. Alice K. Blackburn in October and December, l977, as part of the Charles E. Blackburn Papers (Cage 479, MS 77-61).

Processing Information note

The Church records were separated from the original accession in March l983.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

For additional records of the Community Congregational Church, see: Cage 314 and Cage 448.

Separated Materials note

The remainder of the original accession is held as Cage 479, the Charles E. Blackburn Papers.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Pullman Community Congregational Church. --Archives

Personal Name(s)

  • Blackburn, Charles Edwin, 1915-1976

Subject(s)

  • Church records and registers--Washington (State)--Pullman
  • Congregational churches--Washington (State)--Pullman
  • Religion
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Box-folder

Annual Report 1976-1977   1.0 item.

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Board of Deacons 1967-1976   13.0 items.

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Board of Trustees 1965-1967   50.0 items.

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Budget Information 1974-1977   50.0 items.

1 / 4

Church: 

Box-folder

Calendars 1969-1976   6.0 items.

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Council 1972-1975   21.0 items.

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Rental Policy 1973 undated   4.0 items.

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Box-folder

Committees 1966-1974   23.0 items.

1 / 8

The Communicator 1970-1977   60.0 items.

1 / 9

Constitution and Revisions 1961-1974   10.0 items.

1 / 10

Education Committee 1966-1972   18.0 items.

1 / 11

General Correspondence 1966-1975   16.0 items.

1 / 12

Ministerial Correspondence 1962-1975   16.0 items.

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Orders of Worship 1964-1976   100.0 items.

1 / 14-15

Postcard Announcements 1968-1975   16.0 items.

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Self-Study Commission 1972-1973   20.0 items.

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Sermons 1969-1976   12.0 items.

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Various Lists of Members 1966-1972   11.0 items.

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Vietnam War-Related Activities 1973   3.0 items.

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