Guide to the Blackburn Collection of Pullman Community Congregational Church Records
1961-1977

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Blackburn, Charles and Alice
Title: Blackburn Collection of Pullman Community Congregational Church Records
Dates: 1961-1977 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 2 containers. (.75 linear feet of shelf space.) (430 items.)
Collection Number: Cage 480
Summary: Committee records, minutes, calendars, budget data, newsletters and other papers relating to activities of the church as received and collected by the Blackburn family.
Repository: Washington State University Libraries
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections

Pullman, WA 99164-5610 USA
(509) 335-6691
http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc/
mascref@wsu.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical Note

The Blackburn Collection of Pullman Community Congregational Church Records was compiled during the 1965-1977 period by Charles and Alice Blackburn. The Blackburns were active members of the Church and involved in many types of committee work. Charles was a member of the Board of Deacons, and the Self-Study Commission; Alice was a member of the Board of Trustees and the Church Council, and they both were involved the weekly Sunday night discussion groups held at the Church. The Community Congregational Church itself was founded in 1886 and has been a continuous part of Pullman since that time. Despite serious hardships and difficulties, the building was lost in the great fire of 1890 which destroyed a large part of the town, the Community Congregational Church has remained an active part of the community's religious life. For a more detailed history of the Church see the earlier register of the church's records, Cage 314.

Content Description

The records of the Community Congregational Church contain an annual report; Board of Deacons and Board of Trustees records; budget information; church calendars; records from committees such as: Church Council, Education Committee, Self-Study Commission, and others; copies of the Church newsletter The Communicator; the constitution and revision proposals; ministerial and general correspondence; orders of worship; sermons; membership lists; and some records of activities related to the Vietnam War. Although the records cover the period 1961-1977, the bulk of the material dates from 1966-1976.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

This collection is open for research use.

Preferred Citation :  

[Item Description]. Cage 480, Blackburn Collection of Pullman Community Congregational Church Records . Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

The Church records have been arranged in a single alphabetical subject series entitled: Alphabetical Subject File, 1961-1977.

Acquisition Information :  

The records of the Pullman Community Congregational Church (MS 83-15) were donated to the Washington State University Libraries by Mrs. Alice K. Blackburn in October and December, l977, as part of the Charles E. Blackburn Papers (Cage 479, MS 77-61).

Processing Note :  

The Church records were separated from the original accession in March l983.

Separated Materials :  

The remainder of the original accession is held as Cage 479, the Charles E. Blackburn Papers.

Related Materials :  

For additional records of the Community Congregational Church, see: Cage 314 and Cage 448.


Detailed Description of the Collection

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Annual Report, 1976-1977
1 item.
Container(s)
box-folder
1 / 1

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Board of Deacons, 1967-1976
13 items.
Container(s)
box-folder
1 / 2

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Board of Trustees, 1965-1967
50 items.
Container(s)
box-folder
1 / 3

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Budget Information, 1974-1977
50 items.
Container(s)
box-folder
1 / 4

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Church:
Container(s)
Description
Box/Folder
1 / 5 Calendars, 1969-1976
6 items.
1 / 6 Council, 1972-1975
21 items.
1 / 7 Rental Policy, 1973; , undated
4 items.

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Committees, 1966-1974
23 items.
Container(s)
box-folder
1 / 8

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The Communicator, 1970-1977
60 items.
Container(s)
box-folder
1 / 9

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Constitution and Revisions, 1961-1974
10 items.
Container(s)
box-folder
1 / 10

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Education Committee, 1966-1972
18 items.
Container(s)
box-folder
1 / 11

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General Correspondence, 1966-1975
16 items.
Container(s)
box-folder
1 / 12

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Ministerial Correspondence, 1962-1975
16 items.
Container(s)
box-folder
1 / 13

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Orders of Worship, 1964-1976
100 items.
Container(s)
box-folder
1 / 14-15

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Postcard Announcements, 1968-1975
16 items.
Container(s)
box-folder
1 / 16

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Self-Study Commission, 1972-1973
20 items.
Container(s)
box-folder
1 / 17

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Sermons, 1969-1976
12 items.
Container(s)
box-folder
1 / 18

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Various Lists of Members, 1966-1972
11 items.
Container(s)
box-folder
1 / 19

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Vietnam War-Related Activities, 1973
3 items.
Container(s)
box-folder
1 / 20

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Subjects

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

  • Personal Names :
  • Blackburn, Charles Edwin, 1915-1976
  • Corporate Names :
  • Pullman Community Congregational Church. --Archives  ( creator)
  • Subject Terms :
  • Church records and registers--Washington (State)--Pullman
  • Congregational churches--Washington (State)--Pullman

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