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Bakersfield, Vermont Congregational Church and Town Records

 Collection
Identifier: mss-283

Scope and Content

This collection consists of two parts: the recorded activity of the Bakersfield Congregational Church and its various membership organizations, and coverage of other Bakersfield community organizations.

The non-church material includes the Records (1875- 1893) for the school district, the Minutes for meetings of the school board, on "out name book" (1946-1947) for the Free Public Library, and the hiring record (1850-1861) of an unknown farm laborer. The remainder of the collection, spanning the years 1865 to 1928, concerns the Congregational Church.

The activities of the three women's organizations, the Ladies' Congregational Aid society, the Young ladies' Auxiliary, and the Ladies' Auxiliary are detailed in the constitution, treasurer's's records and minutes for the Congregational Aid Society, and in records and records of collections for the two Auxiliaries.

The remaining material includes Sunday school collection and attendance compilations, the constitution and by-laws of the Parsonage Association and Christian Endeavour, and the Congregational Church Society Records (1870-1914). The records are noteworthy for their mention of the transformation and absorption of the Congregational Church into the First Congregational Church in 1914.

Dates

  • 1850-1947

Language of Materials

English

Access:

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights:

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Manuscripts.

Extent

0.4 Linear Feet

Overview

This collection consists of two parts: the recorded activity of the Bakersfield Congregational Church and its various membership organizations, and coverage of other Bakersfield community organizations.
Title
Guide to the Bakersfield, Vermont Town Records, 1850-1947
Status
Completed
Date
1997
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Vermont Libraries, Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Silver Special Collections Library
48 University Place, Room B201
Burlington Vermont 05405 U.S.A. US
(802) 656-2138
(802) 656-4038 (Fax)