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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.

Josephine Whitely-Fields Papers
0.18cubic feet
Two publications documenting selected Black clergywomen in the United Methodist tradition.

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

Thelma Marcella Randall Papers
3.44cubic feet
Thelma Marcella Randall Simms (?-?), was an active United Methodist layperson in the Baltimore-Washington area in both the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference and Locust United Methodist Church. Thelma also participated in the support for African American United Methodist causes and identity throughout the larger denomination via the Black Methodists for Church Renewal Caucus (BMCR). Almost all the records within Randall’s collection documents BMCR justice ministries throughout the connectional structure of the denomination.

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.

Charlotte A. Meade Papers
1.44cubic feet
Charlotte Meade (?-?), United Methodist Church West Virginia layperson, is a lifelong member of the Black Methodists for Church Renewal (BMCR) Caucus. Meade served in various leadership capacities for the national BMCR organization. These positions included Secretary and Assistant Secretary for the BMCR National Board of Directors (1971-1980), Board Member at Large (1987), assigned to Personnel Committee (1986) and Communications Committee (1987). The collection essentially documents Meade's involvement with Black Methodists for Church Renewal (BMCR) as evident in her records dating from 1969 to 2002.

Records of the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women
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 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 Turpeau Current Kelly
1967- 1996
1.47 cu. feet
Bishop Leontine Turpeau Current Kelly was the first African American Woman to be elected bishop, not only in the United Methodist Church, but in any major denomination.

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.