M95-02 - CHURCH WOMEN UNITED COLLECTION

The collection consists of the records of Church Women United in Arkansas.  Records include the constitution, by-laws, history, officer directories minutes, financial records, correspondence, celebration information, project information, newsletters, photographs, and news clippings.  It was donated to the UCA Archives by Church Women United in Arkansas on January 28, 1995.

The United Council of Church Women was organized in 1941 during World War II.  Several peace programs were held throughout the war, and the Council sent considerable aid to Europe.  The organization changed its name to United Church Women Church in 1950 when it joined eleven other organizations in founding the National Council of Churches.  In 1966, “Church Women United” was chosen as the official name of the organization in order to emphasize unity among women.  The Arkansas Council of Church Woman was organized in Little Rock in 1945.  As of 1997, Church Women United had 19 active local councils in Arkansas.

Church Women United is a national movement through which Protestant, Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and other Christian women may express their ecumenical faith and work.  Throughout it history, CWU has been active in promoting women’s rights and civil rights and in addressing social issues.  The organization is committed to worldwide peace and to developing global relations with Christian women of other countries.

CWU sponsors 3 annual economical celebrations, World Day of Prayer, May Fellowship Day, and World Community Day.

Arrangement

Series I – Local City or County Units

Series II – State Unit

Series III – National Unit

Series IV – Oversized Material

 

Series I

Box 1

File 1 – Arkadelphia Unit Records, 1954-1995 and undated

File 2 – Arkadelphia Minutes, 1984-1995

File 3 – Arkadelphia Unit Records, 1998-1999

File 4 – Batesville Unit Records, 1973-1991

File 5 – Baxter County Records, 1980-1991

File 6 – Bella Vista Unit Records, 1979-1990’s

File 7 – Berryville Unit Information, 1996

File 8 – Camden Unit Records, 1958-1994 and undated

File 9 – Central Arkansas North Unit Minutes and Officers, 1946-1991

File 10- Central Arkansas North Unit Correspondence and Recognition, 1988-1994

File 11- Central Arkansas North Unit Celebration Information, 1962-1992

File 12- Central Arkansas North Unit Newsletters, 1983-1994

File 13- Central Arkansas North Unit News clippings and Photographs and miscellaneous,1959-1991

File 14- Central Arkansas South Unit History and Officers, 1939-1994

File 15- Central Arkansas South Unit Correspondence and Budget Records, 1985-1990, 2007

File 16- Central Arkansas South Unit Newsletters and celebration information, 1964-1989

File 17- Central Arkansas South Unit News clippings, 1960-1989

File 18- Conway Unit Constitution and By-Laws and History, 1985-1992

File 19- Conway Unit Officers and Committees and Minutes, 1958, 1986-1989, 1990-1993, &1999-2002

File 20- Conway Unit Celebration Reports and Information, 1986-1999

File 21- Conway United news clippings and photographs, 1985-1999 (Note: Conway unit changed names in 2002 because Morrilton changed its name to Conway Co. Unit. See Faulkner Co. Unit in Box 2 for 2002-forward)

File 22- Crawford - Sebastian County Unit Local Officers and Directories and Correspondence,1984-1987

File 23- Crawford - Sebastian County Unit Records, 1970-1989

File 24- Crawford - Sebastian County Unit Celebration, 1987-1990’s

File 25- Crawford - Sebastian County miscellaneous, 1989 & undated

File 26- Drew County Unit Records, 1984-1991, 2006

File 27- East Arkansas Unit (Forest City) Correspondence and miscellaneous records,1945-1954

File 28- East Arkansas Unit (Forest City) News clippings, 1946-1967

File 29- El Dorado Unit News clippings, 1954-1958

File 30-Fayetteville Unit Records and News clippings, 1947-1955

End of Box 1

 

 

Series I

Box 2

File 1a – Faulkner County Unit History, 1869-2006

File 1b - Faulkner County Unit History – Yearbooks – 2003-2011

File 2 – Faulkner County Unit Officers, Committees and Minutes, 2002-2011

File 3 – Faulkner County Unit Programs, Bulletins, etc., 2003-2009

File 4 – Faulkner County Unit Correspondence, 2003-2009

File 5 – Faulkner County Unit Newspaper Clippings and photos, 2003-2011

File 6 – Garland County Unit History, 1941-1991, 1995

File 7 – Garland County Unit by-laws, 1991

File 8 – Garland County Unit Jubilee Year Scrapbook – 1990-1991

File 9 – Garland County Unit Host Churches, Officers, and Directories, 1958 and 1980’s-1990’s

File 10- Garland County Unit Minutes and Annual Reports – 1985-1989

File 11- Garland County Unit Minutes and Annual Report, 1990

File 12- Garland County Unit Minutes and Annual Reports, 1991-1992

File 13- Garland County Unit Minutes, 1993

File 14- Garland County Unit Minutes, 1994

File 15- Garland County Unit Minutes, 1995

File 16- Garland County Unit Minutes, 1995 1996-1997

File 17- Garland County Unit Minutes, 1998-1999

File 18- Garland County Unit Minutes, 2000-2003

File 19- Garland County Unit Records, 2007

File 20 - Garland County Unit Correspondence – 1979-1995

File 21- Garland County Unit News clippings, 1945-1998

File 22- Green County Unit Records, 1946-1986

File 23- Harrison Unit Records, 1945-1991

File 24- Hope Unit Records, 1958 and 1988

File 25- Hot Springs Unit Records, 2000

File 26- Jonesboro Unit Records, 1954-1995

File 27- Jonesboro Unit News clippings and Photographs, 1946-1995

File 28- Lawrence County Unit Records, 1986-1995

End of Box 2

 

 

Series I

Box 3

File 1 – Magnolia Unit Constitution and By-Laws, 1974

File 2 – Magnolia Unit Directories and Rosters

File 3 – Magnolia Unit Minutes, 1982 and 1985

File 4 – Magnolia Unit Treasurer’s Report, 1983-1987

File 5 – Magnolia Unit Publicity and News Releases, 1984-1986

File 6 – Magnolia Unit Correspondence, 1966-1988

File 7 – Magnolia Unit News clippings, 1954-1988

File 8 – Magnolia Unit Records: Misc., 1967-1987

File 9 – Malvern Unit News clippings, 1945-1947

File 10- Monroe County Unit Records, 1985-1995

File 11- Monticello Unit, Records

File 12- Morrilton Unit Records, 1981-1991

File 13- Northeast Arkansas Unit Records, 1945-1968

File 14- Northwest Arkansas Unit Records, 1946-1981

File 15 – Ouachita County Unit Minutes – 2002-2003

File 16 – Pulaski County Unit Minutes – 1967-2003

File 17- Pine Bluff Unit Records, 1947-1990 & 2008

File 18- Russellville Unit Records and News clippings, 1953-1958, 1991

File 19- Searcy Unit Records, 1947-1966

File 20- Springdale Unit Officers, 1958 and 1979-1991

File 21- Springdale Unit Records, 1947-1989

File 22- Texarkana Unit Records, 1970-1980

File 23- Tri-County Unit Records, 1945

File 24- New Unit Information and Local Unit Miscellaneous

File 25- Book: On Our Way Together, handbook for local units, June, 1988

File 26 – Book – Arkansas Council Church Women United – 1945-1964 & Church Women United in Arkansas – 1964-1975 (history)

File 27 – Book – Church Women United in Arkansas Volume II – Reaching our Jubilee Year – 1995

File 28 - Miscellaneous

End of Box 3

End of Series I

 

 

Series II

Box 1

File 1 – State Constitution, By-Laws, Standing Rules, and Common Goals, 1952-1996 & undated

File 2 – CWU History, 1945-1975 and 1990’s

File 3 – Officer Directories, 1945-2000’s

File 4 – Minutes, 1945-1951

File 5 – Minutes, 1954-1958

File 6 – Minutes, 1959-1960

File 7 – Minutes, 1961-1964

File 8 – Minutes, 1966-1969

File 9 – Minutes, 1970-1972

File 10- Minutes, 1974-1979

File 11- Minutes, 1980-1989

File 12- Minutes, 1990-1996, 1998

File 13- Minutes, 2000-2010

File 14 – Minutes, 2011

File 15- Resolutions, 1952, 1954, 1957, 1981

File 16- Correspondence, 1945-1964

File 17- Correspondence, 1965-1984

File 18- Correspondence, 1985-1990’s and 2000-2008

File 19- President’s Reports, 1967-1989 and State Annual Reports, 1978-1980’s

File 20- Miscellaneous Reports, 1947-1993

File 21- Budget Records, 1956-1995

File 22- Financial Records, 1956-1970’s

File 23- Financial Correspondence and Miscellaneous Financial Information, 1980’s-90’s

File 24- Christian World Missions and World Day of Prayer Reports and Correspondence, 1946-1996

File 25- Christian Social Relations and May Fellowship Day Reports and Correspondence,1947-1963

File 26- Christian World Relations and World Community Day Reports and Correspondence,1964-1988

File 27- Annual Meeting and Convention Information, 1945-2008

End of Box 1

 

 

Series II

Box 2

File 1 – Newsletter - Arkansas Church Woman, 1952-1959

File 2 – Newsletter - Arkansas Church Woman, 1960-1969

File 3 – Newsletter - Arkansas Church Woman, 1970-1979

File 4 – Newsletter - Arkansas Church Woman, 1980-1989

File 5A- Newsletter - Arkansas Church Woman, 1990-1999

File 5B- Newsletter - Arkansas Church Woman, 2000

File 6 – Arkansas Church Woman Reports and Information, 1955-1986

File 7 – Projects and Events, 1958-1995 and 2005

File 8 – Projects: “5 Year Imperative”, 1987-1992 and “The Poverty of Women and Children”,1986-1989

File 9 – WICS/Job Corps Applicants in Little Rock, 1968-1969

File 10- Miscellaneous projects of the Arkansas Conference of Churches and Synagogues, 1984-1989

File 11- Jubilee Information - 1995

File 12- Publicity, News Release, and Bulletins, 1954-2000’s

File 13- Awards and Proclamations

File 14- Blank Report Forms, Surveys, and Certificates

File 15- State News clippings, 1945-2000’s

File 16- State Photographs, 1953-1990’s

File 17- Miscellaneous Records, 1967-2000’s

File 18- Leaders Council Minutes, Notes, and Miscellaneous, 1990’s-2000’s

End of Box 2

End of Series II

 

 

Series III

Box 1

File 1 – By-Laws, Common Goals, Statement of Mission, 1968-1990’s

File 2 – Basic Information on Structure

File 3 – History

File 4 – Common Council and Executive Council Minutes and Correspondence, 1982-1990’s, 2000's

File 5 – Policies and Resolutions

File 6 – Correspondence, 1945-1985

File 7 – Correspondence, 1986-1989

File 8 – National Council of Churches Correspondence and Information, 1963-1983

File 9 – Annual Reports, 1977-1992

File 10- Resources and Financial Information, 1949-1996

File 11- Fund for the Fifth Decade Information, 1981-1986

File 12- World Day of Prayer Information, 1942-1990’s

File 13- May Fellowship Day Information, 1947-1990’s

File 14- World Community Day Information, 1962-1990’s

File 15- South Central Region Assembly Information, Mt. Sequoyah, 1946-1996

File 16- National Annual Assembly Information, 1955-1988

File 17- Ecumenical Development, 1985-1985

File 18- Magazine - The Church Woman and miscellaneous Church Woman information, 1985-1986, 1995

File 19 – Miscellaneous projects and issues – 1957-1980’s

File 20 – Miscellaneous printed material from National Headquarter

End of Box 1

 


Series III

Box 2

File 1- Newsletter - Lead Time, 1983-1986

File 2- Newsletter - Lead Time, 1987-1988

File 3 - Act and Inform Bulletins, 1985-1990’s, 2008

File 4 - CWU Continuing: National Continuing Fellowship Newsletter, 1986-1989

File 5 - Peace Links News Newsletter, 1986-1988

File 6 – Peace projects and issues – 1967-1990 and undated

File 7- Miscellaneous Newsletters, 1983, 1986, 1988

File 8- Wellsprings and Fellowship of the Least Coin Information, 1969-1989

File 9- CWU and the United Nations, 1945-1985

File 10 – AARP Women’s Initiative, 1984-1987

File 11 – Causeways, 1978-1989

File 12 – Children and Youth Ministries, 1979-1989

File 13 – Denominational Information – 1970’s-1990’s

File 14- Leadership Training Workshop Materials

File 15 – Migrant Ministry and Stamp Project, 1964 and 1974

File 16 – Assignment: Poverty of Women, 1980-1988

File 17 – Assignment: Race, 1961-1964 and 1981

File 18 – Women’s Rights and Civil Rights Issues, 1980-1988

File 19 - WICS/Job Corps Information and Correspondence, 1967-1989

File 20- News Releases, 1980-1987

File 21- Other State’s Newsletters, 1987-1991

File 22- Newsclippings and Photographs, 1954-1987

File 23 – Information Handbook and Directory – 1998-1999

End of Box 2

End of Series III

 

 

Series IV

Box 1

Item 1 – Peace Ribbons – Banner for Peace – 1984-1985

Item 2 – Audiovisual Materials including Slides and Audiotapes

Item 3 – Video: “A Visit with Claire Randall”, President of CWU

Item 4 – Video: “Meet Dodie Younger”, CWU General Director

Item 5 – CWU Banners, qty. 5 – FMC Drew County, Arkansas

Item 6 - CWU Banners, qty. 1 – FMC Marked Tree, Poinsett County, Arkansas

Item 7 – 1-1½” diameter Medallion with Starburst emblem and 24” Chain

End of Box 1

 

 

Series IV

Box 2

Item 1 – One Oversize Scrapbook – The Arkansas Council of Church Women – 1945-1981

End of Box 2

End of Series IV

End of Collection