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Guide to the United Methodist-Presbyterian Ministry Records, 1933-1974

Abstract

The United Methodist-Presbyterian Ministry coordinated and gathered the activities of the Methodist and Presbyterian student religious groups on campus.

This collection contains papers and photographs relating to activities of Methodist and Presbyterian organizations at Duke University. The material ranges in date from 1933-1974, bulk from 1950-1974.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Duke University. United Methodist-Presbyterian Ministry.
Title
United Methodist-Presbyterian Ministry records, 1933-1974
Language of Material
English
Extent
4.5 Linear Feet, 3600 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

This collection is divided into four series: organizations; writings; student protests and civil rights; and photographs and related material. The material ranges from 1933-1974, bulk 1950-1974.

Series one includes programs, minutes, charters, papers and posters from campus, chiefly from the Campus Church Relations Committee, Westminster Fellowship, United Ministry, University Christian Movement, Religious Life Council, United Campus Fellowship, Methodist Student Center, and Presbyterian Student Center. Notable inclusions are the architectural plans for the Westminster House and papers of the Celestial Omnibus Coffee House.

Series two includes essays, reprints, articles, texts, worship services, songs, and plays written by both staff and students.

Series three includes pamphlets, letters, and posters from the Civil Rights Movement and student protests of the Vietnam War. Chief among these materials are papers on the Duke Vigil following Martin Luther King Jr.'s death.

Series four is comprised of photographs and materials related to the campus religious organizations and students. These include photographs of the Wesley Players acting group, interest group sign-up sheets, and a memorial for student Nanci Weldon.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the University Archives to use this collection.

Collection is open for research.

warning Use Restrictions

Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Contents of the Collection

Organizations

(1.5 boxes)
Presbyterian Christian Life Committee, 1970-1973
Box 1
Campus-Church Relations Committee,1958-1960
Box 1
Campus-Church Relations Committee,1962-1965
Box 1
Campus-Church Relations Committee,1966-1967
Box 1
Campus-Church Relations Committee,1968
Box 1
Campus-Church Relations Committee,1969-1970
Box 1
Campus-Church Relations Committee,1971-1974
Box 1
Campus-Church Relations Board,1958-1963
Box 1
Westminster Fellowship Minutes and Merger Study, 1950-1957
Box 1
Westminster Fellowship, 1958-1962, Undated
Box 1
Westminster Fellowship, 1964-1971, Undated
Box 1
Westminster Fellowship Programs, 1957-1964
Box 1
Westminster Fellowship Programs, Undated
Box 1
Westminster Fellowship Inventory of House Furnishings, 1969
Box 1
Westminster Fellowship House Design and Specifications
Box 1
Westminster Fellowship Fundraising, 1962-1967
Box 1
University Christian Movement Working Papers, 1966-1967
Box 1
University Christian Movement Working Papers, 1968
Box 1
University Christian Movement Working Papers, Undated
Box 1
University Christian Movement, 1967-1970
Box 1
University Christian Movement, Duke,1967
Box 1
University Christian Movement, Local,1966-1968
Box 1
University Christian Movement, Local, Charter and Position Papers,1968
Box 1
University Christian Movement, North Carolina, 1968
Box 1
University Christian Movement, National, 1966-1967
Box 1
United Ministry Papers, 1970-1972
Box 1
United Ministry Papers, 1973-1974
Box 1
United Ministry Papers, Undated
Box 1
United Ministry Posters, Undated
Box 1
United Ministry Self-Study, 1969-1971 (1 of 2)
Box 1
United Ministry Self-Study, 1969-1971 (2 of 2)
Box 1
United Campus Christian Fellowship, 1953-1966
Box 1
United Campus Christian Fellowship, 1967-1969, Undated
Box 1
Methodist Center, 1968-1972
Box 2
Methodist Student Center, 1949-1955 (1 of 2)
Box 2
Methodist Student Center, 1949-1955 (2 of 2)
Box 2
Methodist Student Center, 1956-1974
Box 2
Methodist Center Insurance Papers, 1962-1971
Box 2
Specifications for the Methodist Student Center
Box 2
Presbyterian Student Center HVAC Systems, 1963-1967
Box 2
Presbyterian Insurance Papers, 1970
Box 2
Religious Life Council, 1956-1965
Box 2
Religious Life Council, 1966-1970
Box 2
Methodist Student Felloship Report, 1954-1955
Box 2
Campus Ministry and ACT
Box 2
Omega House, 1970-1973
Box 2
Community Two
Box 2
House Church
Box 2
Celestial Omnibus Coffee House, 1967-1969 (1 of 2)
Box 2
Celestial Omnibus Coffee House, 1967-1969 (2 of 2)
Box 2
Wesley Players, 1958-1960
Box 2
Board of Trustees Minutes - Jordan Building, 1973-1974
Box 2
Community of Lay Scholars, 1959-1963
Box 2
Summer Community Service, 1964-1965
Box 2
Proposed Cooperation Between Methodists and Lutherans, 1964-1968
Box 2
Calendars of Duke Events, 1965-1966
Box 2
Nanci Weldon Memorial, 1965-1970
Box 2
Interest Groups: Sign-up Sheets, 1972
Box 2
Sorority Evaluation
Box 2
[Unlabeled Folder]
Box 2
Methodist Student Center Photographs, 1949-1958
Box 2
Wesley Players Photographs, 1959
Box 2
Reprints, Essays, Articles, Texts (1 of 11)
Box 2
Reprints, Essays, Articles, Texts (2 of 11)
Box 2
Reprints, Essays, Articles, Texts (3 of 11)
Box 2
Reprints, Essays, Articles, Texts (4 of 11)
Box 2
Reprints, Essays, Articles, Texts (5 of 11)
Box 2
Reprints, Essays, Articles, Texts (6 of 11)
Box 2
Reprints, Essays, Articles, Texts (7 of 11)
Box 2

Writings

(1 box)
Reprints, Essays, Articles, Texts (8 of 11)
Box 3
Reprints, Essays, Articles, Texts (9 of 11)
Box 3
Reprints, Essays, Articles, Texts (10 of 11)
Box 3
Reprints, Essays, Articles, Texts (11 of 11)
Box 3
Conference Programs
Box 3
The Church and Higher Education (1 of 4)
Box 3
The Church and Higher Education (2 of 4)
Box 3
The Church and Higher Education (3 of 4)
Box 3
The Church and Higher Education (4 of 4)
Box 3
General Correspondence, 1969-1973
Box 3
Mailing Lists
Box 3
Ecumenical Conversations, 1966-1968
Box 3
Duke Chapel Wedding Service Information and Forms
Box 3
The Challenger, 1959-1964
Box 3
Communications, 1968-1973
Box 3
Art Exhibitions
Box 3
Concerning the Draft, 1968
Box 3
Poetry and Plays, 1933-1965
Box 3
Curious Kaleidoscope, 1973, Undated
Box 3
Song Sheets, 1972-1974, Undated
Box 3
Essays by Charles Johnson, 1962-1964
Box 3
Spring Thing Report, 1972
Box 3
Human Sexuality Course Material, 1971, Undated
Box 3
Worship Services and Papers, 1963-1973, Undated
Box 3
World Student Christian Federation Publications, 1959
Box 3
Ecumenical Concerns, 1965-1969
Box 3
Program Materials, 1950-1964, Undated
Box 3
Scrapbook, 1956-1962
Box 3
Motive Magazine Mailing Lists, 1969-1970
Box 3
New University Conference, 1969
Box 3
Magazine Clippings, 1960-1971
Box 3
Civil Rights Movement Materials, 1961-1964
Box 3
Vietnam, 1966-1968
Box 3
Student Protests, 1967-1968
Box 3
Duke Vigil, 1968 (1 of 2)
Box 3
Duke Vigil, 1968 (2 of 2)
Box 3
Black Thursday - Black Students at Duke, 1969
Box 3
Poverty, 1966-1969
Box 3
Military and Moratorium, 1969
Box 3
Grape Workers Strike, Undated
Box 3
Labor at Duke
Box 3

Historical Note

The United Methodist-Presbyterian Ministry coordinated and gathered the activities of the Methodist and Presbyterian student religious groups on campus.

Methodist and Presbyterian religious groups have been, and continue to be, active in student life at Duke University. From the 1950s-1970s, groups like the Omega House, Westminster House, Methodist Student Center, and Celestial Omnibus Coffee House provided students with living and social activities on campus. They also gave students an opportunity to voice opinions on civil rights and the Vietnam War. It is unclear when or how the two religious student groups joined to form the United Methodist-Presbyterian Ministry or when the joint venture ceased.

Today those activities are carried on by the Westminster Presbyterian Fellowship and Wesley Fellowship.

Subject Headings

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], United Methodist-Presbyterian Ministry Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The United Methodist-Presbyterian Ministry Records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1980.

Processing Information

Processed by Matthew Shangler, June 2009

Encoded by Matthew Shangler, June 2009

Accession A80-26 is described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.