Mayfield Congregational Church Records, 1849+
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Brief Description: Records from the Mayfield Congregational Church date from its organization in 1849 to the present, although the bulk of the material is dated after its affiliation with the Congregation-alists in 1906.  The collection is divided into eight series: Historical and Administrative Records, Membership, Committees, Financial Records, Building Fund/Construction, Church Organiza-tions, Audio-visual, and United Church of Christ. Series I, Historical and Administrative Records, contains historical documentation, church registers, annual reports, correspondence, church newsletters and bulletins.  A complete run of Church Registers from 1906 to 1984 contains minutes of meetings, lists of member’s marriages, baptisms, and deaths.  Membership information, the second series, includes letters of dismission and transfers, biographical information, membership lists and directory, and guest books. The third series, Committees, is arranged alphabetically.  The Financial Records series includes treasurer’s reports, bills and receipts, pledge information, gifts and investments, and insurance.  Series V, Building Fund/Construction consists of construction information for the church and the parsonage.  The records for the three Church Organizations included in Series VI, Ladies Aid Society, Mayfield Women’s Fellowship and Sunday School, consists of minutes and financial information which documents their activities.  Photographs and information from the National and Illinois Conference of the United Church of Christ comprise the last two series. The addenda include further information regarding reports, newsletters, board and committee minutes, women’s fellowship, and financial documents.
Held at:
Northern Illinois University
Founders Memorial Library
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-1779
Email: rhcua [at] niu.edu
Record Series Number: RHC/RC/185
Volume: 10.75 Linear Feet
Acquired: 10/00/1987. Addenda to the collection were added at a later date.
Arrangement: The collection is divided into eight series: Historical and Administrative Records, Membership, Committees, Financial Records, Building Fund/Construction, Church Organiza-tions, Audio-visual, and United Church of Christ. The third series, Committees, is arranged alphabetically.
Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to this collection, except Box 11, Folder 1-3, Pledges.
Subject Index
Congregationalists
LGBT - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender
Mayfield (Ill.)
Mayfield Congregational Church
Methodists
United Church of Christ
Wesleyan Methodist Church, Mayfield
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection belong to the Regional History Center; literary rights are dedicated to the public.
Acquisition Notes: Mr. Charles H. Payne  Mr. Charles H. Payne, Chair of the Board of Trustees, donated the Mayfield Congregational Church Records to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center in October 1987.
Related Materials: For additional information on Congregational and Methodist Churches, researchers should consult the Regional History Center's guide and reference shelflist.