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Papers of Colin Williams
2.0cubic feet
Lectures, sermons and correspondence of the Rev. Dr. Colin Williams.

W. Maynard Sparks Papers
1.35cubic feet

Herbert Welch Papers
3.3cubic feet
Herbert Welch (1862-1969), American Methodist Bishop, was educated at Wesleyan University, Drew Theological Seminary and Oxford University. The New York Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church ordained Welsh as a deacon in 1892 and Elder in 1894. After serving several pastorates, he was elected President of Ohio Wesleyan University in 1905. In 1907, he and four other Methodist clergymen created the Methodist Federation for Social Service of which he became the first president. The 1916 General Conference elected Welch to the episcopacy and was assigned to the Japan and Korea area until 1928. In 1938, the retired Bishop was asked by the Council of Bishops to serve as episcopal interim of the Boston area until 1940. Soon after that he was recalled again and appointed as Chair of the Methodist Committee for Overseas Relief (MCOR) from 1940 to 1948. The Herbert Welch collection documents his life and service in the Methodist Church and its antecedent body.

Paul Abels Collection
1942 - 1992
7.0 cubic feet
Paul Milford Abels (1937-1992), American United Methodist minister, one of the first pastors to publicly acknowledge his homosexuality, a pioneer in AIDS activism and a link between the church and several support groups and organizations. The collection contains his personal papers beginning with his high school years, but focuses on his work as an AIDS activist within the church.

Benjamin Matthias Adams Papers
5cubic feet
Benjamin Matthias Adams (1830-1902), an American Minister, was born on June 9, 1830, to General Adams, a former officer in the British Army and his wife, in Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, England. In 1850, Adams was ordained a deacon by the New York Annual Conference and was then elected elder in 1852. Adams continued his ministry with the New York Conference for seventeen years until he transferred to the New York East Conference in 1865, stationed in the Fleet Street Church in Brooklyn where his distinguished career began. Adams died on December 23, 1902, and was buried alongside his wife in the cemetery at Rhinebeck, New York. Benjamin Adams' Papers date from as early as 1846 to 1902, detailing many aspects of his life as a minister and teacher, including personal diaries to extensive sermons. The records are split into series, which include Journals, Correspondence, Manuscripts, Writing, Sermons, Sunday School Lessons, and Biographical documents.

Records of Affirmation: United Methodists for Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Concerns
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.

African American Methodist Heritage Center Serials
4.02cubic feet
The collection is the record copy of serial publications collected the African American Methodist Heritage Center. The serials document the history of African American United Methodist annual conferences and related advocacy organizations in both the United Methodist Church and predecessor denominations.

Alma Matthews House Board Minutes
1961 - 1984
0.36 Cubic feet
The Alma Mathews House opened its doors January 11, 1889 as the Immigrant Girls Home. An early project of the Women's Home Missionary Society of The Methodist Episcopal Church, the House first was located on State Street facing Battery Park, near old Castle Garden, the receiving station for immigrants in the pre-Ellis Island days.

AAR Wesleyan Studies Group Records
1988- 2009
0.42 cubic feet
The Wesleyan Studies Group began in 1983 as consultation which later became a regular working group. WSG's purpose is to seek and promote the critical understanding and appropriation of Wesleyan traditions by understanding the term in the broader Methodist family. The group is to embrace and encourage not only historical and sociological studies but also theological reflection, critique, and extension.

Herman C. and Ethel Anderson Papers
0.85 cubic feet
Herman and Ethel Anderson were Evangelical Church missionaries to China in the 1920s. The collection contains materials relating to their missionary work.