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Records of the National Consultation on Equitable Salaries
1973-1979
0.36cubic feet
Records of a national organization which monitors pastoral salary ranges within the annual conferences.

I Always Wore My Topi-The Burma Letters of Ethel Mabuce, 1916-1921
1972
0.45 cu. feet

Bishop Judith Craig Collection
1971- 2005
2.88 cubic feet
Judith Craig (1937- ) is a retired United Methodist Church bishop. Craig was ordained a deacon in 1972 and elder in 1974 by the East Ohio Annual Conference. She served in the local church and annual conference until 1984 when the North Central Jurisdiction elected her to the episcopacy. Craig then served both the Michigan (1984- 1991) and Ohio West (1992-2001) episcopal seats.

Records of Affirmation: United Methodists for Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Concerns
1969-2002
9.0 cubic feet
This collection documents the administrative and programmatic work of Affirmation: United Methodists for Gay and Lesbian Concerns. The organization is a caucus, or unofficial organization, of The United Methodist Church focusing on homosexual issues.

Records of the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women
1968-2012
70.57cubic feet
The General Commission on the Status and Role of Women (COSROW) was established by the 1972 General conference of The United Methodist Church. Emerging from the social climate of the Civil Rights era of the 1960s, the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women was conceived when a 1968 report presented by the Women's Society of Christian Service, known today as United Methodist Women,requested that a study commission be established to research the involvement, or lack thereof, on women in all aspects of the United Methodist Church. The Commission understood itself as an advocate for affirmative action, personnel policies, grievance procedures and as an ally to victims of sexual harassment. Over time, it has sought to eradicate discriminatory language, combat homophobia and provide regional training for those interested in challenging sexism and other forms of oppression.

Records of the Structure Study Commission
1968- 1972
9.0 cu. feet
This special committee established by the Uniting Conference of The United Methodist Church in 1968 was responsible for reviewing the structure of the boards and agencies of The United Methodist Church and recommending changes. Many of the changes were enacted at the 1972 General Conference. The Commission's minutes, reports and study documents are in the collection.

Records of the General Commission on Religion and Race of the United Methodist Church
1968 - 1992
122 cubic feet
The General Commission on Religion and Race helps to educate the denomination on issues of race and ethnicity. The records reflect the agency's workshops, grant programs and monitoring functions.

Bishop Leontine T.C. Kelly
1967- 1996
1.47 cu. feet
Bishop Leontine T.C. Kelly was the first African American Woman to be elected bishop, not only in the United Methodist Church, but in any major denomination.

Alfred Waller Papers
1966-1994
1.26cubic feet
The personal papers of Alfred M. Waller, Jr. (1948-1987), American United Methodist minister and Drew University faculty member. This collection contains reference material, various artifacts, publications, sermons, and correspondence largely pertaining to anti-apartheid activities and African American history and issues.

Methodists United for Peace and Justice Records
1965-2010
18.99cubic feet
Methodists United for Peace and Justice (MUPJ) is an educational and advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C. Their formation grew out of the Foundry United Methodist Church's Foundry Peace Mission to support the UMC's Council of Bishops pastoral letter "In Defense of Creation: The Nuclear Crisis and a Just Peace". Later it evolved to be ecumenical in nature in both membership and glocal issues. The fight against nuclear proliferation of arms and testing makes up the majority of the records. Other peace issues, however, are still an important segment of the collection such as non-violent pacifism, poverty, especially children and youth, along with changing priorities in the U.S. federal budget.