Inventory of the Plainville Christian Church Records In the New Bedford Whaling Museum Research LibraryProcessed by: Jalien Hollister; machine-readable finding aid created by: Mark ProcknikInventory of the Plainville Christian Church Records In the New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library

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Historical Note

Scope and Content Note

Information for Researchers

Administrative Information

Description

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Inventory of the Plainville Christian Church Records

In the New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library



Title:
Plainville Christian Church Records
Date Span:
1884-1985
Creator:
Plainville Christian Church
Mss Number:
Mss 119
Extent:
16 inches
Abstract:
Notebooks, treasurer’s records, receipts, and miscellaneous notes created by the Plainville Christian Church in New Bedford, Massachusetts
Repository:
New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library
Whaling Museum: (508) 997-0046
Maritime Curator/Librarian: (508) 717-6837

Historical Note

The origin of the Plainville Christian Church dates back to December 17, 1870, when Richard Wilson sold a plot of land to the Plainville Religious Society, an organization dedicated for religious worship. The land was located on Plainville Road in the northern part of New Bedford, Massachusetts. A chapel was built on this land and dedicated on July 14, 1871, and on March 21, 1906, the Society became the Plainville Christian Church and Soceity.

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Scope and Content Note

The Plainville Christian Church Records contain material documenting the activities of the Church and the Sunday School. Most of the records in this collection are notebooks and include treasurer's reports, secretary reports, and correspondence. Also included among the Church's records are numerous recipies for utilities, the Willing Workers Sewing Circle, and insurance records.

Arrangement of Collection

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Information for Researchers

Access to Collections

Unrestricted. Consult librarian for an appointment.

Preferred Citation

New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library Mss 119, [sub-group, series, sub-series, folder/volume as appropriate], [item]

Copyright Notice

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Materials in this collection were donated to the New Bedford Whaling Museum by Roland G. Trahan on October 24, 2008, as part of Accession #2008.57.

Processing Information

Processed by: Jalien Hollister, 2011

Encoded by: Mark Procknik, 17 December 2013

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Description

Series I: Church Records, 1884-1985 [1.5 linear feet]
Church records include treasurer's reports, secretary's reports, and records pertaining to the Sunday School
Box 1
Folder 1
Sunday school book lists: Plainville Library, 1884-1898
Folder 2
Treasurer's reports, 1890-1931
Folder 3
Treasurer's reports, 1899-1934
Folder 4
Sunday School records, 1900-1935
Folder 5
Plainville Sunday School, 1921-1966
Folder 6
Treasurer's records, 1943
Folder 7
Secretary's reports: Sunday School, 1952-1956
Box 2
Folder 1
Papers enclosed in secretary's reports; Sunday School, 1952-1956
Folder 2
Secretary's reports: Sunday School, 1956-1958
Folder 3
Papers found in secretary's reports, 1956-1958
Folder 4
Church records, 1961
Folder 5
Correspondence found in church records, 1961
Folder 6
Receipts fuond in church records, 1961
Folder 7
Sunday School records, 1962-1964
Folder 8
Receipts enclosed in Sunday School records, 1962-1964
Folder 9
Correspondence enclosed in Sunday School records, 1962-1964
Box 3
Folder 1
Sunday School records, Jan. 1964 - Sept. 27, 1964
Folder 2
Correspondence enclosed in Sunday School records, 1964
Folder 3
Receipts enclosed in Sunday School records, 1964
Folder 4
Church records, 1968
Folder 5
Receipts enclosed in church records, 1968
Folder 6
COrrespondence enclosed in church records, 1968
Folder 7
Sunday School records, 1969
Folder 8
Receipts enclosed in Sunday School records, 1969
Folder 9
Correspondence and ephemera: Sunday School records, 1969
Folder 10
Church records, 1974-1975
Folder 11
Correspondence enclosed in church records, 1974-1975
Folder 12
Receipts enclosed in church records, 1974-1975
Folder 13
Sunday School records, 1979-1980
Folder 14
Correspondence enclosed in Sundat School records, 1979-1980
Folder 15
Receipts enclosed in Sunday School records, 1979-1980
Folder 16
Sunday School records, 1981-1982
Folder 17
Receipts enclosed in Sunday School records, 1981-1982
Box 4
Folder 1
Sunday School records, 1983-1985
Folder 2
Receipts enclosed in Sunday School records, 1983-1985
Folder 3
Composition book and notes, 1952
Consisting of lessons and sermons
Series II: Willing Workers Sewing Circle, 1891-1934 [2 inches]
Series II contains financial records, minutes, ephemera, and the Constituion of the Willing Worker's Sewing Circle
Folder 4
Officers, constitution, and minutes, 1891-1934
Folder 5
Financial records, covenant, and ephemera, 1932, 1934
Series III: Insurance Papers, 1934-1938, 1952-1960 [3 inches]
Insurance papers consist of correspondence and legal documents
Folder 6
Insurance correspondence, 1934-1938
Folder 7
Insurance papers, 1952
Folder 8
Insurance correspondence, 1955-1960
Series IV: Foreign Mission, 1961 [1 item]
Series IV consists of one oversize poster
Folder 9
Poster and correspondence, 1921-1966
Philippines Missionary
Appendix
Folder 1
Information regarding the Church's founding dates and location, 1870-1871, 1894

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Added Entries

Church archives--Mass.--New Bedford
Church records and registers--Mass.--New Bedford
Insurance
Missionaries--Philippines
Plainville Christian Church (New Bedford, Mass.)
Sunday schools--Mass.--New Bedford
Willing Workers Sewing Circle (New Bedford, Mass.)

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