bMS 554

Pittsfield, Maine.  First Universalist Church.  Records, 1867-1989.

Summary Information:

  • Call Number: bMS 554
  • Title: Pittsfield, Maine. First Universalist Church. Records, 1867-1989.
  • Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, 45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138-1911
  • Quantity: 15 boxes

Administrative Information:

  • Access: There are no restrictions on access to this collection. 

Historical Note:

The First Universalist Church of Pittsfield, Maine was organized in 1867. 

Scope and Content:

This collection is comprised of historical documents, records, and papers of the First Universalist Church in Pittsfield, Maine, dating from 1867. The material in this collection includes records of membership, births, deaths, and pledges (boxes 6-7); records of annual meetings and reports (boxes 8-9); Board minutes (box 10); financial records (box 11); records of church groups (boxes 11-12); worship material (box 13); information on church ministers (box 14); and denomination material (box 15).

Container List:

  • bMS 554/1 (1) Information concerning the collection.
  • bMS 554/1 (2) History and memorabilia.
  • bMS 554/1 (3) History and memorabilia.
  • bMS 554/1 (4) History and memorabilia
  • bMS 554/1 (5) Possible affiliation with other denominations.
  • bMS 554/1 (6) Possible affiliation with other denominations.
  • bMS 554/2 (1) Constitution.
  • bMS 554/2 (2) Stained glass windows.
  • bMS 554/2 (3) Newspaper clippings.
  • bMS 554/2 (4) Newspaper clippings.
  • bMS 554/2 (5) Photographs.
  • bMS 554/2 (6) Church scrapbook, 1871-1977.
  • bMS 554/2 (7) Documents, correspondence, 1925-1965.
  • bMS 554/2 (8) Centennial celebration, 1967.
  • bMS 554/3 (1) Records of meetings, membership lists, May 25, 1867-November 16 1910.
  • bMS 554/3 (2) Articles of Faith and Constitution, Membership & Record, Book I, 1872-1928.
  • bMS 554/3 (3) Membership & Record, Book II, 1927-1931.
  • bMS 554/3 (4) Membership & Record, Book III, 1931-1937.
  • bMS 554/3 (5) Membership & Record, Book IV, 1937-1948.
  • bMS 554/3 (6) Record books, 1910-1936, originals of loose pages.
  • bMS 554/3 (7) Record books, 1910-1936, copies of loose pages.
  • bMS 554/4 (1) Church log, annual roll call, meetings, 1948-1958.
  • bMS 554/4 (2) Church log, annual roll call, meetings, 1958-1965.
  • bMS 554/5 (1) Bulletins, October, 1939-November, 1965.
  • bMS 554/5 (2) Records & Meetings, 1934-1952.
  • bMS 554/6 (1) Register of members, 1867-1872, 1951-1968, removals & records of deaths, 1891-1986, signers of 2nd constitution.
  • bMS 554/6 (2) Duplicate of most of membership list, bMS 554/6 (1).
  • bMS 554/6 (3) Membership lists, 1934-36, 1964-65, 1967.
  • bMS 554/6 (4) Resident members, December, 1931.
  • bMS 554/6 (5) Non-resident members, December, 1931.
  • bMS 554/6 (6) Christenings, communions, deaths, new members, 1947-1989.
  • bMS 554/7 (1) Donations, 1915-1917.
  • bMS 554/7 (2) Pledges, subscriptions, 1918-1934.
  • bMS 554/7 (3) Pledges, donations, 1919-1923.
  • bMS 554/7 (4) Pledges, donations, 1923-1926.
  • bMS 554/7 (5) Pledges, donations, 1926-1932.
  • bMS 554/7 (6) Subscriptions, 1935-1937.
  • bMS 554/7 (7) Collections, subscriptions, 1937-1939.
  • bMS 554/8 (1) Annual meetings, 1911-1933.
  • bMS 554/8 (2) Annual reports, 1927-1935.
  • bMS 554/8 (3) Annual reports, 1936-1945.
  • bMS 554/8 (4) Annual reports, 1946-1958.
  • bMS 554/9 (1) Annual reports, 1959-1966.
  • bMS 554/9 (2) Annual reports, 1967-1987.
  • bMS 554/9 (3) Annual spring meetings, special meetings, miscellaneous meetings, 1925-1982.
  • bMS 554/9 (4) Trustees, 1917-1952.
  • bMS 554/9 (5) Trustees, 1939-1964.
  • bMS 554/9 (6) Trustees, 1964-1983.
  • bMS 554/10 (1) Financial records, miscellaneous correspondence, 1928-1985.
  • bMS 554/10 (2) George M. Parks bequest.
  • bMS 554/10 (3) Fund drives.
  • bMS 554/10 (4) Treasurer's bank stubs, 1951-1956.
  • bMS 554/10 (5) Treasurer's book (receipts & disbursements).
  • bMS 554/10 (6) Treasurer's reports, 1960-1967.
  • bMS 554/11 (1) Treasurer's book, 1928-1958.
  • bMS 554/12 (1) Mission Circle meetings, 1936-1942.
  • bMS 554/12 (2) Mission Circle meetings, 1942-1950.
  • bMS 554/12 (3) Mission Circle, treasurer, 1940-1952.
  • bMS 554/12 (4) Josephine Folsom Mission Circle, 1951-1959.
  • bMS 554/12 (5) Josephine Folsom Mission Circle, 1951-1960.
  • bMS 554/13 (1) Women's Club, 1967-1984.
  • bMS 554/13 (2) Universalist's Women's Club membership list, account book, 1984-1967.
  • bMS 554/13 (3) Women's Club, 1949-1958.
  • bMS 554/13 (4) Ladies' Aid Society.
  • bMS 554/13 (5) Church guest book, 1955-1961.
  • bMS 554/13 (6) Church guest book, 1961-1976.
  • bMS 554/13 (7) Church guest book, 1967-1982.
  • bMS 554/14 (1) Orders of service, February, 1936-October, 1968.
  • bMS 554/14 (2) Orders of service, November, 1978-May, 1986.
  • bMS 554/14 (3) Worship materials, 1976-1988.
  • bMS 554/14 (4) Special services, 1942-1987.
  • bMS 554/15 (1) Josephine Folsom, Minister, 1939-1946.
  • bMS 554/15 (2) Milo Folsom, Minister, 1927.
  • bMS 554/15 (3) Don Hinckley, Minister, 1946.
  • bMS 554/15 (4) Albert Perry, Minister, 1978-1981.
  • bMS 554/15 (5) Ministers, miscellaneous, 1927-1985.
  • bMS 554/15 (6) Priscilla Murdoch Traunstein, Minister, 1985-
  • bMS 554/15 (7) Universalist Church of Maine, 1947-1953.
  • bMS 554/15 (8) Unitarian Universalist Association, National and Northeast.
  • bMS 554/15 (9) Publications, Universalist Association, UUA, 1928-1967.

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