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Cochrane Street United Church Archives
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Annual reports

Series consists of annual reports including the work of the Board, and the reports of the various committees and organizations in the congregation. The reports also include financial statements and budgets for the Board, committees and organizations. Some of the annual reports are printed in-house or, in the case of some of the early ones, printed by either a newspaper publisher or a publisher within the community. Some of the reports are in the form of working notes. These working notes are the reports of the various organizations which would form the final annual report of the congregation. Some of the annual reports are missing; the whereabouts of these is unknown.

The records are as follows: annual reports including financial statements 1916, 1917, 1920, 1948; 1950-1953 includes working notes for 1953; 1954-1962 includes working notes for 1958-1965, 1967-1969, 1971, 1973-2005.

Financial records

Series consists of financial statements and reports including some annual budgets and analyses of contributions 1935, 1939-1943, 1950-1964, 1966-1998; treasurer's reports 1990-1997, 1999-2004; audited financial statements 1964, 1967-1968, 1970-1981, 1985 and un-audited financial statements 1923, 1989, 1990.

Sunday School records

Series consists of minutes of the administration of the Sunday School for [1886]-1922 including financial statements; Board of Directors minutes 1962-1963, and Bible Class (teenage children) minutes 1964-1965 including annual reports and correspondence. Also a part of this series are attendance and membership records including students and teachers for 1914-1921, Beginner's Department 1924-1930, 1961-1962, Junior Church 1954-1933, Attendance roll [196-?] and a list of students and teachers [196-].

Other records comprising this series are financial records: account book 1961-1967; donation envelopes 1961-1963; and a single invoice for 1960; reports 1963-1964; a significant piece of correspondence dated 1924 which is a letter from missionary in China with translation and supporting documentation, as well as several pieces of correspondence dated 1962-1963. A miscellaneous group of records consists of service bulletins [191-]-[192-], cradle roll certificates [195-]-[196-], collection envelopes [191-]-[192-?], Sunday School Library Book Catalogue [19-], Sunday School curriculum material 1933-1934, 1938, [195-?], [198-], invitation to attend Sunday School [19-], invitation and program for nursery party 1965, and the Sunday School Institute round table discussion program [19-].

General correspondence

Series consists of a file of miscellaneous correspondence, not attributable to any particular organization or body in the congregation. They include letters to the congregation from the minister of the time, notices about activities within the congregation and received correspondence from various sources. These records cover the years 1979-1985, 1992-2003.

Legal records

Series consists of legal records that are primarily copies and include deeds 1876, 1883, 1899, 1924, 1955; minute of meeting re: transfer of lease of land to Board of Trustees 1879; statement of costs re: refinanced mortgage of manse 1981; and a summary of descriptions of church property [189-].

Membership records

Series consists of a membership list of the congregation who have been admitted as members through affirmation of faith, re-affirmation of faith, confirmation, or transfer of membership from another congregation. The records are arranged as follows: membership lists 1891-1916, circuit register 1917-1967, historic rolls 1966-2006.

Men's groups records

Series consists of constitutions [198-], 1995; member lists, officers and members of Committees 1961, [198-]-1998; minutes 1956-1966, 1985 (summary), 1986 (2 mtgs.), 1987 (1 mtg.), 1986 (1 mtg.), 1988 (1 mtg.), 1989-2000; activities lists and reports [195-], 1990-1998 and records relating to Usher Committee Cambridge Choir Concert 1995.

Also a part of the series are financial records which include reports (primarily annual) 1943, 1948, 1951, 1957, 1961, 1963, 1987-1998; miscellaneous financial records 1950-1951, 1999-2001; publications comprising monthly newsletters 1958-1966 describing the work and activities of the club and the 1st edition of the St. John's Young Chinese Christian Association Journal February 1958; correspondence 1985-2002; and annual reports 1963, 1989, [1990], 1995.

A number of graphic images are included. They are described as follows: dinner with the attendees identified (date unknown), two photographs of identified attendees at a partridge supper 1944, men serving flipper dinner 1985 and five photographs of men in the club serving Jiggs Dinner.

Miscellaneous records include dinner meeting invitation to the 10th annual meeting 1950; newspaper clipping [194-?]; invitations to men's meeting [191-]; Men's Club locker inventory 1995; information file about the club 1990; Memorial hymn sing pledge sheets; correspondence and order of service 2001; hymn sheets [19-] and a Song book [19-]. Also included is a copy of "Minutes of preliminary meeting held at manse Oct 16, 1939 for the purpose of forming a men's association" (2 meetings 16 Oct. 1939 and 13 Nov. 1939) - original held at the Newfoundland and Labrador Conference Archives, Mr. Harold Luscombe private papers).

Cochrane Street United Church Men's Group

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