Church Women United Collection, 1629 THL

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains the records of the Winchester chapter of the Council of Church Women, which merged with two other similar national groups to form the Church Women United in 1941. Included in the collection are the attendance records, budgets, membership, minutes, handbooks, and information on various issues, meetings, and activities of the organization. The records cover the period covering 1923 to 2005. The local chapter of the group is not currently active (3 boxes) Last updated 10/08.

HISTORICAL/BIOGRAPHICAL: United Church Women is an interdenominational, ecumenical movement founded in 1941. The organization is represented by 70 Protestant denominations, as well as Catholics, Orthodox, and other Christian women. It has over 1,400 local and state units in both the United States and Puerto Rico. The Winchester Chapter, which met once per month, was actively involved in charitable work in the community, including such organizations as the Salvation Army. They were also affiliated with the Virginia Church Women United and representatives from Winchester were always present at the annual state convention.

BIBLIOGRAPHICAL: Taken from the history and organization folder in Box 2 of this collection, and from the "Church Women United" articles on the Wikipedia website.

CITE AS: Church Women United Collection # 1629, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room, Handley Regional Library, Winchester VA

Box 1 Attendance, Membership, Minutes 1923-2005

1923-1927

1928-1929

1930-1931

1932-1933

1934-1935

1936-1937

1938-1939

1940-1941

1942-1943

1944-1945

1946-1947

1948-1949

1965

1966

1967

1968

1969

1970

1971

1972

1973

1974

1975

1976

1977

1978

1979

1980

1984

1985

1984-1985

1986

1986-1987

1988-1989

1990-1991

1992-1993

1994-1995

1996-1997

1998-1999

2000-2001

2002

2004

2005

BOX 2

Annual Report 1963-2005—incomplete, 10 items, typescript

Attendance 1965-1871, 31 leaves, manuscript

Brochures, eight items, printed

Budget, 1958-1961, one notebook

Budget 1961-1962, one notebook

Budget, 1963-1966, one notebook

Budget 1967-1969, one notebook

Budget, 1970-1972, one notebook

Budget, 1973-1975, one notebook

Budget, 1976-1979, one notebook

Budget, 1980-1987, seven leaves, typescript

Budget, 1990-1998, 20 pages, printed

Budget, 1994-2005, seven leaves, seven leaves, typescript

Certificates of Appreciation—two items, printed

Christmas Luncheon Program—1978, 1979,1980, three items, printed

Citizen Action, three items, printed

Constitution and Bylaws, seven leaves, typescript

Correspondence—10 leaves, manuscript, four leaves, one manuscript, one printed, two typescript

Criteria for CWU Local Units—19 leaves, printed, nine leaves, typescript, 14 pages, 12 printed, two typescript, 11 pages, printed

Donations—four items, printed, six leaves, printed

Fellowship of the Least Coin—three items, one bookmark, printed, one booklet, 35 pages, printed, six pages, printed

General Assembly—two booklets, 17 pages, printed

Handbook, 1964-1965, 42 pages, printed

Handbook, 1965-1966, 42 pages, printed

Handbook, 1972, 67 pages, printed

Handbook, 1973, 65 pages, printed

Handbook, 1974, 67 pages, printed

Handbook, 1975, 63 pages, printed

Handbook, 1976, 65 pages, printed

Handbook, 1977; 1978, 65 pages, printed

Handbook, 1985,--two booklets, 20 pages, printed

Handbook, 1988—two booklets, 106 pages, printed

Handbook, 1991—two booklets, 14 pages, printed

Handbook, 2000-2001—one booklet, 18 pages, printed

Handbook, undated, 132 pages, printed

History and Organization, five items, printed

Jubilee—50th Anniversary, six items, printed

May Fellowship Day, 1983-2003, 11 items, printed

Membership—one page manuscripts, 13 leaves, typescript, two pages, printed, one page, typescript

News Articles—unnumbered, printed

Newsletters: Winchester-Frederick County Church Women United, five items, typescript/printed

Newsletters: Virginia Church women United, 37 items, printed

Study Guide: On Our Way Together, printed by Church Women United, 1972, one item, printed

Study Guide: The Church Women United Heritage Album, printed by Church Women United, 1981, one item, printed

Study Guide: Anything Can Happen at a Well…Start One!, 1984, one item, printed

Study Guide: Jubilee: A Book of Weekly Meditations, published by Joy Erickson Enterprises, 1990, one item, printed

World Community Day, 1981-2005, incomplete, 16 items, printed

World Day of Pray, 1979-1005, 23 items, printed

Yearbook, 1963, 53 pages, printed

Yearbook, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1983, four items, printed

Yearbook, 1990, 1991, 1992, three items, printed

Correspondence – four leaves, printed, one page, printed

Regional Meetings – five items

Economic Issue – five items

Hymns and Songs – two pages, printed

BOX 3

Scrapbook—The Council of Church Women of Winchester, VA, 1960-1980

Scrapbook—Church Women United of Winchester, VA, late 20th century