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|Record Creator:||Murray, Peter C.|
|Title:||Peter Murray Collection on the Central Jurisdiction of the Methodist Church|
|Abstract:||This collection deals with the elimination of the Central Jurisdiction.|
|Extent:||0.312 cu. feet|
This collection deals with the elimination of the Central Jurisdiction, the all-black, non-geographic jurisdiction created by the Plan of Union in 1939. Many African-American Methodists protested in 1940 against the Plan of Union because it divided the jurisdiction on racial lines.
Consists of printed documents related to the elimination of the Central Jurisdiction including: Cincinnati Exploratory Meeting (May 26- 28, 1962); Report of the Central Jurisdiction Study and Research Committee; An Approach to the Central Jurisdiction Problem of the Methodist Church, Pre-Conference Reflections of the Jurisdictional Problem of the Methodist Church; Summary of Proposals Regarding the Central Jurisdiction; Program and Procedures for Abolishing the Central Jurisdiction; Proposed Solution to the Central Jurisdiction Problem; Proposals Suggested for Consideration by the Special Exploratory Conference of the Central Jurisdiction; The Problem of the Central Jurisdiction and the Methodist Church; Plan for Completing the Elimination of the Central Jurisdiction; Basic Premises and Responsibility of the Central Jurisdiction Study Committee; Central Jurisdiction Exploratory Meeting (March 26-28, 1962; Introductory Statement; Study document on Realignment of the Central Jurisdiction; Creative Pursuit of an Inclusive Church; Letters of transmittal (1964).
Materials have been arranged in the following manner.
The collection is arranged by topic then calendar date.
When citing material from this collection please use the following format: Direct reference to the item or its file folder, Peter C. Murray Collection, United Methodist Church Archives - GCAH, Madison, New Jersey. Do not make use of the item's call number as that is not a stable descriptor.
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Selma Richardson reference Collection
William B. McClain Manuscript
|Additonal Creators - Personal|
|:Brawley, James P.|
|:Dixon, Ernest T.|
|:Erwin, Richard C..|
|:Golden, Charles Franklin|
|:Grahm, John H.|
|:Kirk, W. Astor|
|:Thomas, James S.|
|:Ward, A. Dudley|
|Subject Names - Corporate|
|Methodist Church (U.S.). Central Jurisdiction|
|Call Number||Folder Title||Date(s)|
|1553-6-4: 1||Central Jurisdiction||1962|
|1553-6-4: 2||Committee of Five||1964|
|1553-6-4: 5||Jackson, Mississippi||1964|
|1553-6-4: 6||Manuscripts and Notes||1967|
|1553-6-4: 7||West Texas Conference Merger||1969|