Summary Information:Call Number: bMS 214
Title: New Bedford, Massachusetts. First Universalist Church of New Bedford. Records, 1833-1931.
Repository: Harvard Divinity School Library, Harvard Divinity School,
45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138-1911
Quantity: 2 boxes.
bMS 214/1 (1) Historical summary of church and society, 14 pp., NOvember 2, 1833-1917.
bMS 214/1 (2) First Universalist Church of New Bedford. Record book, 1838-1931. Includes records, July 8, 1838-March 17, 1842: minutes containing constitution, lists of members, baptisms, officers; records (First Universalist Church of Christ), May 30, 1842-March 1, 1846: Minutes containing constitution, lists of members, officers, accounts of services; records, October 30, 1855-1869: minutes containing lists of members, officers, admissions, accounts of services; occasional records, 1875-1931: minutes containing constitution, baptisms, admissions, annual meetings; financial records, 1855-1877.
bMS 214/1 (3) First Universalist Church of New Bedford. Record book, 1833-1870. Includes records, NOvember 28, 1833-January 6, 1834: minutes containing constitution, list of members, annual and business meetings, warrants; records, April 19, 1836-April 5, 1849; minutes containing constitution, lists of members, officials and committees, warrants, financial data, business; records, December 9, 1851-April 4, 1870: minutes containing constitution, list of members and officials, warrants, monthly and annual meetings, financial accounts; financial record, 1840-1841.
bMS 214/2 (1) First Universalist Society of New Bedford. Record book, 1851-1924. Includes records, 1851-1870: constitution, minutes, members; records, April 22, 1870-January 6, 1918: minutes containing warrants, lists of members and officers, annual and regular meeting; records (First Universalist Parish of New Bedford), April 1, 1918-December 13, 1923: minutes containing lists of members and officials, warrants, annual and quarterly meetings.
bMS 214/2 (2) First Universalist Society/Parish of New Bedford. Records, 1924-1931. Includes: minutes, March 6, 1924-September 17, 1931, containing annual and quarterly meetings; warrants; committee reports; lists of officials.
bMS 214/2 (3) Legal documents from previous records. Including: constitution, April 1, 1918; documents, 1893, relating to the ownership of church land by the Massachusetts Universalist Convention.
bMS 214/2 (4) Miscellaneous papers from previous records.
bMS 214/2 (5) Parish committee/Board of Trustees. Record book, 1900-1918. Includes: minutes of monthly and annual meetings, February 18, 1901-December 23, 1938.
bMS 214/2 (6) Board of Trustees. Records, September 17, 1930-May 18, 1931. Minutes of monthly and nnual meetings.
bMS 214/2 (7) Woman's Universalist Missionary Society. Record book, 1907-1923. Includes records, January 25, 1907-April 1913: minutes containing reports of committees, treasurer's and secretary's reports, study groups, donations; Mission Circle records, April 10, 1913-June 1923: minutes containing committees', treasurers', and secretaries' reports, study groups, donations; lists of members, 1907-1914, 1920-1921, and 1923.
bMS 214/2 (8) News clippings concerning history of the church.