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Christian Ministries of Delaware County records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-208

Scope and Contents

The collection includes primarily newsletters, annual reports, and correspondence from 1979 to 1995. It also includes meeting minutes, correspondence, and reports from the Futures Committee (1986-1987,) the Long Range Planning Committee (1984-1985), and the Social Justice Committee (1987-2000). It includes the major Needs Assessment survey with its findings, the Christian Ministries Newsletters (1986-1993), and the notes from a prominent member, George Jones, Director of Religious Studies at Ball State University.

Dates

  • 1979-1991

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Archives and Special Collections, Ball State University Libraries, Muncie, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Archives and Special Collections.

Administrative History

Christian Ministries is an independent, ecumenical organization established in 1945 as the Delaware County Council of Churches to encourage cooperative efforts among local churches. It reorganized and changed its name to Christian Ministries of Delaware County in 1972. The Christian Ministries of Delaware County’s mission statement is “...to serve and care for the spiritual and physical needs of all people....to speak out by word and deed on issues of social justice and Christian morality, especially on behalf of the poor and powerless....to express the oneness Christians are given through Jesus Christ's life, death and resurrection while respecting the rich diversity of our many traditions.” The organization has been involved in programs such as Migrant Ministries, Hope House, Feed the Baby, the Blanket Cupboard, the Helping Hand Commission, and emergency assistance programs. It was also active in a survey of area ministers in 1987. It has developed surveys to assess the needs of Delaware County and has created ideas to help these needs be met. This organization is still active in Delaware County in 2006.

Extent

1.3 Cubic Feet (2 Boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in the following series:

Series 1: Christian Ministries of Delaware County administrative files, 1964-1995

Series 2: Delaware County coalition for human services, 1991-1993

Series 3: Christian Ministries of Delaware County future directors committee, 1985-1992

Series 4: Christian Ministries of Delaware County needs assessment records, 1980-1992

Series 5: Christian Ministries of Delaware County newsletters, 1979-1995

Series 6: Christian Ministries of Delaware County social justice committee records, 1960-1995

Series 7: Christian Ministries of Delaware County website archive, 2019-

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation.

Accruals

No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2006/08/17 by J. Gray. EAD finding aid created 2012/10/15 by Julie Hausknecht. EAD finding aid revised 2013/10/29 by Rebecca Marangelli.
Title
Christian Ministries of Delaware County records
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Script of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Stoeckel Archives of Local History Repository

Contact:
Alexander M. Bracken Library
2000 W. University Avenue
Muncie Indiana 47306 USA