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Presbytery minutes

Series consists of regular, special and Executive minutes of Presbytery meetings (includes Presbyterian Church in Canada Presbytery of Chatham), 1920-1989

United Church of Canada. Kent Presbytery

Records of Meetings and the Board Executive

Series consists of minutes of Annual Meetings, 1955-1967; minutes of the Executive, 1956-1967 (incomplete); Annual Reports of the Board, 1956-1964; minutes and reports, agendas, and background materials of Board committees for which Secretaries had responsibility, including the Communications Standing Committee, Communications Survey Committee, Committee on Information and Public Relations, various committees on literature distribution, Stewardship Committee, Mission Education Committee, and Committee of Liaison with the Woman's Missionary Society, 1956-1967; correspondence with the General Council and Boards, 1955-1965; correspondence with Conferences and Presbyteries, 1956-1966; correspondence files with Board staff on subjects including Berkeley Studio, staff appointments, interdenominational broadcasting, 1957-1968; general correspondence files, 1957-1964; correspondence, financial and annual reports relating to the Literature Distribution Centre and regional depots, 1954-1966; a series of general files organized on a subject basis and arranged alphabetically, 1955-1965; financial documents including budgets, 1955-1965; and files related to general Board activities, including its constitution and amalgamation into the Division of Communication.

Records Relating to Administration and Federal Legislation

Subseries consists of records relating to administration and legislation, including minutes of the Committees of Law and Legislation, 1921-1933; copies of The United Church of Canada Act (Dominion), 1924, and similar legislation for the provinces, Newfoundland and Bermuda; correspondence re passage of the legislation; copies of the House of Commons debates, 1924; general correspondence, 1922-1942; accounts, 1923-1930; correspondence re use of the name "Presbyterian Church in Canada"; papers of the Committee Chairman, Newton Wesley Rowell, 1921-1929, and of W.R. Motherwell, a defender of the legislation in the House of Commons, 1924-1925; and "Resolutions re Church Union of Presbyterian General Assembly, 1899-1923; of the Joint Committee on Church Union, 1904-1923; Methodist General Conference, 1902-1922; and of the Congregational Union of Canada, 1901-1923: a compilation with index (94.167C).

Records of Proceedings of annual and general meetings

Manitou Conference met annually from 1975 to 1992; however, at the 1992 annual meeting, Conference moved to meet every two years. Series consists of the record of the Conference's annual meeting, referred to as the "Record of Proceedings." In addition to the minutes of the annual meeting, a Record of Proceedings may also include a history of the Conference, compiled minutes of the Executive Committee meetings for that year, reports and the agenda distributed prior to an annual meeting, a Conference directory and an index of motions. Series consists of official and unofficial records of proceedings of annual/general meetings and executive minutes, 1975-2012; annual meeting report books, 1989-1995; and general meeting correspondence and reports, 2002-2003, 2007. Records of Proceedings and executive minutes from 1982 to 1990 are bound.

United Church of Canada. Manitou Conference

Minutes and Reports

Series consists of the minutes and reports of the Toronto United Church Council and its antecedent
bodies and committees including the Methodist Social Union of Toronto, the Methodist Union of Toronto,
Toronto Church Extension and Mission Union, Toronto Home Missions Council, and Dufferin - Peel
Presbytery Church Extension Council. Records are predominately 1897-1935, and 1980-1990.

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