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Sunday School anniversary service, Central United, 1952
Sunday School anniversary service, Central United, 1952
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Central United Church fonds

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Table of Contents

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Series 1 Church government - Minutes, correspondence and annual reports. -- 1883-1985
Series 2 Sunday School. -- 1905-1967
Series 3 Women's groups. -- 1896-1967
Series 4 Men's groups. -- 1903-1962
Series 5 Membership lists. -- 1886-1971
Series 6 Weekly calendars (church bulletins). -- 1912-1976
Series 7 Newsletters. -- 1887-1975
Series 8 Newspaper clippings. -- 1883-1975
Series 9 History Committee and Centennial of Church. -- 1974-1975
Series 10 Programs, memorabilia, circulars, etc. -- 1897-1979
Series 11 Architectural plans and specifications. -- 1912-1955
Series 12 Financial records. -- 1913-1948
Series 13 Photographs. -- [ca. 1884]-1975

Inventory

Series 1 Church government - Minutes, correspondence and annual reports. -- 1883-1985
  Church government - Minutes. -- 1883-1972
M-1365-1 Minutes of Quarterly Board of Central Methodist Church. -- 1883-1902
M-1365-2 Minutes - Copy of portion of minutes in M-1365-1 above. -- 1884-1888
M-1365-3 Minutes of Quarterly Board of Central Methodist Church. -- 1902-1912
M-1365-4 Minutes of Quarterly Board of Central Methodist Church. -- 1912-1914, 1917
M-1365-5 Minutes of the Official Board. -- 1923-1931
M-1365-6 Minutes of the Official Board. -- 1927-1931
M-1365-7 Minutes of the Official Board. -- 1932-1947
M-1365-8 Minutes of the Official Board. -- 1947-1961
M-1365-9 Minutes of the Official Board. -- 1962-1965
M-1365-10 Minutes of the Finance Committee. -- 1908-1914
M-1365-11 Minutes of the Finance and Executive Committee. -- 1914-1918
M-1365-12 Minutes of the Finance and Executive Committee. -- 1915-1916
M-1365-13 Minutes of the Finance and Executive Committee. -- 1917-1920
M-1365-14 Minutes of the Executive Committee. -- 1920-1921
M-1365-15 Minutes of the Finance Committee. -- 1937-1945
M-1365-20 Minutes of Session. -- 1926-1932
M-1365-21 Minutes of Session. -- 1928-1931
M-1365-22 Reports of Session. -- 1944-1946
M-1365-23 Session membership lists. -- 1957
M-1365-24 Minutes of Session. -- 1964-1966
M-1365-25 Minutes of Stewards. -- 1931
M-1365-26 Minutes of Stewards. -- 1946-1956
M-1365-27 Minutes of Stewards. -- 1956-1960
M-1365-28 Minutes of Trustee Boards of Central United. -- 1929
M-1365-29 Minutes of Trustees. -- 1947-1972
M-1365-29a Minutes of Executive long range planning committee. -- 1964-1965
  Church government - Correspondence. -- 1903-1977
M-1365-29b Constitution, etc. -- 1977. -- Includes constitution of the Board of Elders of Central United Church and recommendations of the Official Board to the Congregation regarding union of Session and Committee of Stewards.
M-1365-30 Correspondence and minutes. -- 1903-1910. -- Re transfers, budget, and treasurer's statement.
M-1365-31 Correspondence. -- 1915-1919. -- Re choir finances, church notice in newspaper, Mount Royal College Conservatory of Music, use of mite box system [alms], organ, insurance, YMCA, 1916 fire, Burrell and McDonell (architects), committee reports, caretaker, Alberta Musical Festival, and church events.
M-1365-32 Report to Mayor re fire at Central Methodist Church. -- 1916. -- Written by Alfred Cuddy (police chief), James Smart (fire chief) and George W. Craig (city engineer). Includes testimony by Miss Constance Seymour, C.H. Spencer, P.C. Finlayson, Reverend Mr. Pallis, and Mr. Johns.
M-1365-33 Correspondence. -- 1917-1918. pp Re mite box system [alms], new minister, social service league, and building fund.
M-1365-34 Correspondence. -- 1918-1920. -- Re postitions in church, new ministers, Reverend Charles Alfred Sykes, and use of organ.
M-1365-35 Correspondence. -- 1919-1920. -- Re use of church rooms, committee work, church notice advertising, repair to doors, coal bin and budget.
M-1365-36 Correspondence. -- 1927-1929. -- Re trustee board activities, parsonage, books, piano and church officers.
M-1365-37 Correspondence. -- 1929-1931. -- Re Dwight Powell, finances, congregational meeting, meetings and activities of church groups and committees, widening of 1st Street W, building modifciations, contribution to Alberta Prohibition Association, report of committee on evangelism and social services, Christian Manhood convention, General Ministerial Association, summer preachers, and deaths. Includes information about Charles F. Adams, and Wilkinson Electric Company.
M-1365-38 Correspondence - Resignation of A.G. Austin from Board. -- 1931
M-1365-39 Correspondence - New minister. -- 1947. -- Includes material related to Gordon Lapp.
M-1365-40 Correspondence - Church renovations. -- 1956
M-1365-41 Correspondence. -- 1969-1970. -- Re reception for Board of Elders, meals on wheels, Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA); and Calgary Youth Aid Centre.
  Church government - Annual reports. -- 1908-1985
M-1365-97 Annual reports. -- 1908-1914. -- All except 1910.
M-1365-98 Annual reports. -- 1942-1949. -- All except 1944
M-1365-99 Annual reports. -- 1950-1968. -- All except 1964
M-1365-100 Annual reports. -- 1969-1975. -- All except 1971
M-7054 Annual reports. -- 1976, 1979, 1982-1985
Series 2 Sunday School. -- 1905-1967
  Sunday School - Minutes
M-1365-101 Minutes of Sunday School annual meetings. -- 1907-1920
M-1365-102 Minutes of Sunday School annual meetings. -- 1925-1927
M-1365-102a Minutes and annual reports of Philathea Bible Class. -- 1920-1954
M-1365-102b Minutes of Philathea Bible Class. -- 1934-1943, 1944-1955
  Sunday School - Correspondence, annual reports and finances. -- 1906-1967
M-1365-103 Correspondence and annual reports. -- 1927-1929. -- Re attendance, programs, Lamont hospital, assistance rendered to programs, piano, flowers, services and resignation.
M-1365-104 Correspondence and annual reports. -- 1936-1942
M-1365-105 Correspondence and annual reports. -- 1948-1952
M-1365-106 Christian Education Committee correspondence. -- 1938-1952. -- Re developments, academic qualifications of Stephen Yee Tong, Robert S. Christie.
M-1365-107 Sunday School Annual report. -- 1909
M-1365-108 Sunday School annual report. -- 1927-1928
M-1365-109 Sunday School cash book. -- 1906-1916
M-1365-110 Sunday School cheque books. -- 1916-1919
M-1365-111 Sunday School bank books. -- 1910-1917
M-1365-112 Program of New Year's rally of all Methodist Sunday Schools in Calgary. -- 1918
M-1365-113 Newsletter, Central Sunday School Sentinel, vol.1, no. 1,2,3,4; and vol.2, no.3. -- 1923-1924
M-1365-114 Sunday School staff list. -- 1914-1915
M-1365-115 Central United Kindergarten attendance record. -- 1965-1966
M-1365-116 Handbook for 9th annual Sunday School retreat, Banff. -- 1966
M-1365-117 Sunday School promotions lists. -- 1964-1967 and n.d.
M-1365-118 Manuscript, "Growth of Central United Church Sunday School". -- n.d.
M-1365-vol.7 "Journeyings by R.C. Peck. -- n.d. -- Consists of a large scrapbook of magazine photos of countries around the world. It isannotated ont he back: "Primary Department Central Church".
  Sunday School attendance records. -- 1905-1928, 1946
M-1365-119 Sunday School attendance records (Central Methodist). -- 1905-1908
M-1365-120 Sunday School attendance records. -- 1911-1914
M-1365-121 Sunday School attendance records. -- 1914-1917
M-1365-122 Sunday School attendance records. -- 1917-1920
M-1365-123 Sunday School attendance records. -- 1920-1923
M-1365-124 Sunday School attendance records. -- 1920-1922
M-1365-125 Sunday School attendance records. -- 1922-1923
M-1365-126 Sunday School attendance records. -- 1923-1924
M-1365-127 Sunday School attendance records (Central Methodist, then Central Unites). -- 1924-1928
M-1365-128 Sunday School attendance records. -- 1946. -- Includes information related to Reverend Robert Erskine Pow.
M-1365-128a Sunday School anniversary booklets. -- 1944, 1950-1955
Series 3 Women's groups. -- 1896-1967
  Ladies Aid Society / Women's Association. -- 1896-1961
M-1365-129 Ladies Aid Society of Central Methodist Church - Minutes. -- 1896-1907
M-1365-130 Ladies Aid Society - Minutes. -- 1908-1917
M-1365-131 Ladies Aid Society of Central Methodist / United Church - Minutes. -- 1917-1926
M-1365-132 Ladies Aid Society - Minutes. -- 1926-1932
M-1365-133 Ladies Aid Society / Women's Association of Central United Church - Minutes. -- 1933-1942. -- The name changed about 1935.
M-1365-134 Women's Association - Minutes. -- 1942-1952
M-1365-135 Women's Association - Minutes. -- 1952-1958
M-1365-136 Women's Association - Minutes. -- 1959-1965
M-1365-137 Ladies Aid Society - Correspondence. -- 1926-1927. -- Re banquet, tea, debt of church and constitution. Includes material related to the Calgary Board of Public Welfare.
M-1365-138 Ladies Aid Society - Correspondence. -- 1926-1934. -- Re welfare tag day, inventories of chruch goods, parsonage.
M-1365-139 Ladies Aid Society / Women's Association of Central Methodist / United Church - Financial ledger. -- 1922-1944
M-1365-140 Ladies Aid Society - Constitution. -- 1934
M-1365-141 Women's Associatin of the United Church of Canada. -- n.d. -- Consists of prayers, mottos and hymn.
M-1365-142 Ladies Aid Society - Membership register. -- 1913-1929
M-1365-143 Junior Group of the Women's Association - Minutes. -- 1937-1958
M-1365-144 Junior Group / Alice Aitken Group of the Women's Association - Minutes. -- The name changed by 1956
M-1365-145 Central Group of the Women's Association - Minutes. -- 1957-1958
M-1365-146 Comeetus Group of the Women's Association - Minutes. -- 1956-1958
M-1365-147 Homemaker's Group of the Women's Association - Minutes, correspondence, etc. -- 1948-1961. - The group was formed in 1948.
M-1365-148 Mount Royal Group of the Women's Association - Minutes. -- 1942-1950. -- A note on the front of the volume says that previous records were mislaid.
M-1365-149 Mount Royal Group of the Women's Assocaition - Minutes. -- 1950-1961
M-1365-150 Northwest Group of the Women's Association - Minutes. -- 1944-1957
M-1365-151 North Hill Group of the Women's Association. -- Minutes. -- 1950-1961
  Woman's Missionary Society (WMS). -- 1900-1967
M-1365-151a Woman's Missionary Society - Minutes. -- 1903-1910
M-1365-151b Woman's Missionary Society - Minutes. -- 1909-1912, 1916-1920
M-1365-151c Woman's Missionary Society - Minutes. -- 1920-1926
M-1365-151d Woman's Missionary Society - Minutes. -- 1932-1934, 1936-1937
M-1365-151e Woman's Missionary Society - Minutes. -- 1938-1944
M-1365-151f Woman's Missionary Society - Minutes. -- 1944-1950
M-1365-151g Woman's Missionary Society. -- 1900-1906. -- Consists of loose correspondence and notes removed from the minute books above.
M-1365-151h Women's Missionary Society - Correspondence and notes. -- 1906-1910
M-1365-151i WMS - Correspondence and notes. -- 1909-1912
M-1365-151j WMS - Correspondence and notes. -- 1916-1920
M-1365-151k WMS - Correspondence and notes. -- 1936-1937
M-1365-151L WMS - Correspondence and notes. -- 1941-1944
M-1365-151m WMS - Correspondence and notes. -- 1944-1947
M-1365-152 Attendance register of various WMS groups. -- 1922-1923
M-1365-153 Annual reports of various WMS groups. -- 1943-1949
M-1365-154 Constitution and bylaws. -- 1950. -- Of the Woman's Missionary Society of the United Church of Canada. Includes "In Memoriam" certificates.
M-1365-155 Program for "They Builded Well" pageant, by Eula C. Lapp. -- 1955
M-1365-156 Correspondence and annual reports. -- 1955-1958. -- Re missionary activities of various WMS groups.
M-1365-157 WMS - Financial records. -- 1956-1961
M-1365-158 Annual reports of various WMS groups. -- 1948-1955
M-1365-159 Manuscript, "Central Women" by Mrs. F.E. Graham. -- 1967. -- Re various women in the history of Central United Church.
M-1365-160 Evening Auxiliary of the Woman's Missionary Society - Minutes. -- 1933-1937
M-1365-161 Evening Auxiliary of the WMS - Minutes. -- 1938-1946
M-1365-162 Evening Auxiliary of the WMS - Minutes. -- 1946-1954
M-1365-163 Evening Auxiliary of the WMS - Minutes. -- 1955-1957
M-1365-164 Evening Auxiliary of the WMS - Reports and correspondence. -- 1933-1941
M-1365-165 Evening Auxiliary of the WMS - Reports. -- 1941-1942
M-1365-166 Evening Auxiliary of the WMS - Reports. -- 1951-1954
M-1365-167 Evening Auxiliary of the WMS - Reports. -- 1955-1956
M-1365-168 Dency McCalla Group of the Woman's Missionary Society - Minutes. -- 1950-1957
M-1365-169 Dency McCalla Group of the WMS - Treasurer's record books. -- 1948-1951
M-1365-170 Dency McCalla Group of the WMS - Treasurer's record books. -- 1951
M-1365-171 Dency McCalla Group of the WMS - Financial reports. -- 1955-1958
M-1365-172 Dency McCalla Group of the WMS - Treasurer's record books. -- 1958-1961
M-1365-173 Dency McCalla Groups of the WMS - Inventory of cards on hand. -- 1961
M-1365-174 Afternoon Auxiliary of the Woman's Missionary Society - Minutes. -- 1950-1955
M-1365-175 Afternoon Auxiliary of the WMS - Minutes. -- 1956-1961
M-1365-176 Afternoon Auxiliary of the WMS - Membership list. -- 1961
M-1365-177 Afternoon Auxiliary of the WMS - Treasurer's record book. -- 1957-1961
M-1365-178 Naomi Group of the Woman's Missionary Society - Minutes. -- 1955-1958
M-1365-179 Mission Circle Group of the Woman's Missionary Society - Minutes. -- 1920-1921
M-1365-180 Mission Circle Group of the WMS - Minutes. -- 1928-1932
M-1365-181 Mission Circle Group of the WMS - Reports. -- 1929-1932
M-1365-182 McDougall Group of the Woman's Missionary Society - Minutes. -- 1951-1961
M-1365-183 Queen Esther Group of the Woman's Missionary Society - Minutes. -- 1953-1957
M-1365-184 Associate Department of the Woman's Missionary Society - Reports and membership lists. -- 1957-1960
M-1365-185 Woman's Missionary Society - Membership lists. -- 1958-1960
M-1365-185a Program of the 34th meeting of the Calgary Presbyterial of Woman's Missionary Society. -- 1959
M-1365-185b United Church Women - Constitution, bylaws and handbook. -- [ca. 1961]
Series 4 Men's groups. -- 1903-1962
M-1365-186 Handbooks, etc. -- 1959-1961 and n.d. -- Consists of executive handbook, members handbook, song and grace, literature list, rally program, awards, and constitution.
M-1365-187 Certificate of affiliation with Central AOTS Council [As One That Serves]. -- 1948
M-1365-188 Central AOTS Men's Club - Minutes. -- 1948-1949
M-1365-189 Central AOTS Man's Club - Minutes, correspondence, etc. -- 1950-1954
M-1365-190 Handbook and report. -- 1959 and n.d. -- Consists of executive handbook, United Church AOTS Men's Clubs; and proceedings of the First National Convention of AOTS Clubs.
M-1365-191 Central AOTS Men's Club - Pamphlets, etc. -- 1958-1960. -- Consists of note re oratorial contest; article by Morris Shumiatcher re "The Buckskin Curtain"; and periodical, The Bridge Builder, vol.2, no.2.
M-1365-192 Central AOTS Men's Club - Treasurer's records. -- 1953-1955
M-1365-193 Central AOTS Men's Club - Treasurer's records. -- 1958-1960
M-1365-194 Central AOTS Men's Club - Treasurer's records. -- 1961-1962
M-1365-195 Notes re history of Young Men's Club from 1903 to 1939. -- [ca. 1939]
M-1365-196 Young Men's Club - Minutes. -- 1903-1904
M-1365-197 Young Men's Club - Minutes. -- 1910-1914
M-1365-48 Young Men's Club - Programs. -- 1904-1906. -- For first annual banquet and anniversary concert.
M-1365-198 Young People's Society - Minutes. -- 1942-1943
M-1365-199 Pulpit Supply Committee - Minutes. -- 1939-1942
Series 5 Membership lists. -- 1886-1971
M-1365-199a Central Methodist Church - Register of members. -- 1886-1907
M-1365-200 Central United Church - Membership lists. -- 1931-1940
M-1365-201 Membership lists. -- 1930-1945. -- Includes reserve list (1930-1945); non-resident members before 1930; old members not located, deaths (1930-1934, 1937-1944); deletions (1940-1943).
M-1365-202 Membership list. -- [ca. 1946]
M-1365-203 Membership lists. -- 1944-1946. -- Includes reserve list, active list, new members, roll call.
M-1365-204 Name list. -- [ca. 1959]. -- Includes officers of various church groups.
M-1365-205 Membership list. -- [ca. 1962-1963]
M-1365-205a New members lists. -- 1946-1971
Series 6 Weekly calendars (church bulletins). -- 1912-1976. -- Consists of programs of weekly services.
M-1365-206 Weekly calendars. -- 1912-1925. -- Iincomplete set.
M-1365-207 Weekly calendars. -- 1927-1936. -- Incomplete set.
M-1365-208 Weekly calendars. -- 1937-1944. -- Incomplete set.
M-1365-209 Weekly calendars. -- 1945-1947. -- Incomplete set.
M-1365-210 Weekly calendars. -- 1948-1949. -- All except June 26, 1949.
M-1365-211 Weekly calendars. -- 1950-1951. -- Complete set.
M-1365-212 Weekly calendars. -- 1950-1951. -- Duplicate set of M-1365-211 above.
M-1365-213 Weekly calendars. -- 1952-1953. -- All except October 11, 1953.
M-1365-214 Weekly calendars. -- 1954-1955. -- Complete set.
M-1365-215 Weekly calendars. -- 1956-1957. -- Incomplete set.
M-1365-216 Weekly calendars. -- 1958-1959. -- All except January 5, 1958 and June 8, 1958.
M-1365-217 Weekly calendars. -- 1960-1961. -- Complete set.
M-1365-218 Weekly calendars. -- 1962-1963. -- Complete set.
M-1365-219 Weekly calendars. -- 1964-1965. -- Complete set.
M-1365-220 Weekly calendars. -- 1966-1967. -- All except April 17, 1966.
M-1365-221 Weekly calendars. -- 1968-1969. -- All except November 10, 1968 and December 29, 1968.
M-1365-222 Weekly calendars. -- 1970-1971. -- Incomplete set.
M-1365-223 Weekly calendars. -- 1972-1973. -- Incomplete set.
M-1365-224 Weekly calendars. -- 1974-1976. -- Incomplete set.
Series 7 Newsletters. -- 1887-1975
M-1365-50 Church publications, etc. -- 1887-1946. -- Includes Pioneer Post, vol.1, no.1; Once-a-month, vol.1, no.1; and Central V.P. Gazette (April 1946).
M-1365-46 Newsletter, Once-a-month, vol.1, no. 5. -- 1919
M-1365-225 Newsletter, Central Chimes. -- 1954-1958
M-1365-225a Newsletter re activities of the church. -- 1967-1975
Series 8 Newspaper clippings. -- 1883-1975
M-1365-226 Newspaper clippings. -- 1887-1975 and n.d. -- Re George McDougall and John Chantler McDougall family; church developments; Dr. Robert Henderson McKinnon; and Dr. George W. Kerby.
M-1365-227 Newspaper clippings. -- 1958-1960. -- Re Calgary churches and Reverend Joseph E. Ball.
M-1365-228 Newspaper clippings. -- 1914-1918. -- Re 1916 fire; dead in the first world war; renovations; Sunday School meetings; Calgary churches; 30th anniversary; place for services; New Year's rally; stations of Alberta ministers; and re-dedication of church.
M-1365-229 Newspaper clippings. -- 1944-1949. -- Re new church wing; wedding services; Dr. Thomas Powell; Alberta Conference; early years of Sunday School; Lloyd B. Graham; and death of R.B. Bennett.
M-1365-230 Newspaper clippings. -- 1925-1926. -- Re 41st and 42nd anniversary services.
M-1365-231 Newspaper clippings. -- 1883-1955. -- Re death of John McDougall; sandstone buildings; golden anniversary; W.H. Cushing; McDougall church; Methodism in Calgary; church activities; church music; George Ho Lem; and Sunday School mission work.
M-1365-232 Newspaper clippings. -- 1904-1961. -- Re Dr. George W. Kerby; and Reverend Salem Bland.
M-1365-233 Newspaper clippings. -- 1916-1959. -- Re sandstone buildings; services; Percy Lynn Newcombe; budget; organ; radio broadcasts; choirs; Dr. Florence Chambers; early history; Reverend Leon Joseph Desire Doucet; Austin Pemberton Horner; Reverend Jack T. Lowery; missionaries; 1916 fire; and The Search Light.
M-1365-234 Newspaper clippings. -- 1940-1950. -- Re services; 75th anniversary; and church music.
M-1365-235 Newspaper clippings. -- 1936-1949 and n.d. -- Re Reverend Charles Alfred Sykes; Mount Royal College; services; musical presentations; Reverend C. Andrew Lawson; Austin Pemberton Horner; and the new wing.
M-1365-236 Newspaper clippings. -- 1950-1966. -- Re veteran members; services; musical presentations; commentaries; Clinton J. Ford; wedding; dinners; Reverend Dr. Gerald Breen Switzer; building plans; and youth groups.
M-1365-237 Newspaper clippings. -- 1953-1959. -- Re Harry Lyman Flumerfelt; services; commentaries on world events; Reverend A.A. Hamilton; Reverend Dr. Gerald Breen Switzer; and musical presentations.
M-1365-238 Newspaper clippings. -- 1941-1966. -- Re services; banquets; J.B. Corley; musical presentations; women's groups; evangelistic services; building dedication; Calgary churches; world affairs; youth groups; Clinton J. Ford; Reverend Nelson R. Mercer; Reverend Dr. Gerald Breen Switzer; and Reverend John M. Fawcett.
M-1365-239 Newspaper clippings. -- 1963-1975. -- Re 100th anniversary; services; United Church Women Presbytery meetings; musical presentations; missions; Clinton J. Ford; and Sunday School.
M-1365-239a Newspaper clippings. -- 1956-1973 and n.d. -- Re building of church; church centennial; Reverend Melville Aitken; Tuxis Boys Parliament; fundraising campaign; and anniversary of church.
Series 9 History Committee and Centennial of Church. -- 1974-1975. -- See also photographs listed in Series 13 below.
M-1365-240 History Committee - Correspondence. -- 1974-1975. -- Re history of Central United Church.
M-1365-241 Chapter 7 of proposed history. -- 1975
M-1365-242 Notes re history of Sunday School. -- [compiled 1974-1975]
M-1365-243 Notes re history of Hi-C. -- [compiled 1974-1975]
M-1365-244 Notes re activities of the Board of Central Unites. -- [compiled 1974-1975]
M-1365-245 Correspondence re centennial of church. -- 1974-1975
M-1365-246 Program and guest book for centennial banquet. -- 1975
M-1365-247 Church directory. -- [ca. 1945]
M-1365-248 Choir list. -- [compiled 1974-1975]. -- Includes members of Central United choie throughout its history.
M-1365-249 Missionary posters. -- n.d. -- Re Reverend Thomas Crosby, Reverend Robert P. MacKay, and Reverend Robert T. Rundle.
M-1365-250 Notes from early church minutes. -- [compiled 1974-1975].
M-6560 Notes and script for play, "Tales from the Tunnel". -- 1975
RET-20 Sound recordings of centennial events. -- 1975. -- 4 audio cassettes. -- Consists of recordings of the book dedication (February 1975), centennial service (October 1975) and other centennial events.
Series 10 Programs, memorabilia, circulars, etc. -- 1897-1979
M-1365-vol.8 Visitors' book. -- 1929-1979
M-1365-vol.9 Visitors' book. -- 1961-1977
M-1365-42 Notes re historic occasions in the church. -- 1942-1949
M-1365-43 Crusade for Christ and his Kingdom program. -- 1945. -- Re moderators conference.
M-1365-44 Circulars - Proposed gift for P.L. Newcombe and Phyllis C. Clarke. -- 1949 and n.d.
M-1365-47 Poems by William D. Lyon and Vi Lucas. -- 1941, 1957
M-1365-49 Postcards. -- 1907, 1918. -- Re church contribution, meetings.
M-1365-51 Notes re church finance and resignation from Board. -- 1897 and n.d. -- Includes information related to Reverend C. Andrew Lawson, and Shaver and Graham Ltd.
M-1365-52 Certificates. -- 1907. -- Re primitive Methodist connection of Jeanie Johnston and transfer form of Mr. B.D. Weaver.
M-1365-53 City licence for use of the church as a hall. -- 1918
M-1365-54

Sermons. -- 1918-1954 and n.d. -- Consists of the following:

The Merry-Go-Round by C. Andrew Lawson
Before Bereavement by Dr. G.B. Switzer
Bridges of Understanding by C. Andrew Lawson
Essentials to World Salvation by C. Andrew Lawson
Essential Religion by C. Andrew Lawson
Do the Dead Speack by Dr. G.B. Switzer
The Light of the World by Dr. G.B. Switzer
List of sermons to be preached by Reverend Samuel W. Fallis

M-1365-55 Minutes of the Red Deer District Ministerial Fellowship and Olds and District Ministerial Fellowship. -- 1944-1954. -- Includes information related to R.S. Kelly
M-1365-56 Red Deer Ministerial Fellowship account book. -- 1937-1951
M-1365-57 Stationery - Subscription to new Central Methodist Church. -- n.d.
M-1365-58 Correspondence and programs re church choir presentation. -- 1939-1970. -- Includes information related to North Hill United Church.
M-1365-59 Pamphlets re radio ministry of Central United Church. -- n.d.
M-1365-60 Excerpt from manuscript presented to Reverend Charles A. Sykes. -- 1902
M-1365-61 Tribute to R.B. Bennett by Reverend C. Andrew Lawson. -- 1947
M-1365-62 Manuscript re Reverend George Kerby. -- n.d.
M-1365-63 Minutes of Interdenominational Committee of Religious Education. -- 1942
M-1365-64 Booklet, Milestones of Methodism in Calgary and Canada, by Reverend George W. Kerby. -- [ca. 1925]
M-1365-65 Canvass Committee of Central United - Invitation to loyalty dinner. -- 1956
M-1365-66 Map of United Churches in Calgary, with street addresses. -- n.d.
M-1365-67 Programs - Hollinshead Concert Company, and a course for artists. -- 1917-1918
M-1365-68 Construction contract. -- 1947. -- Between McTavish, McKay and Company and Central United re additions and alterations to church building.
M-1365-69 Presbyterian statistics on religious education. -- 1938
M-1365-70 Mrs. Bella Dunlop's membership certificate. -- 1921
M-1365-71 Mount Royal College financial statements and minutes. -- 1931
M-1365-72 Report of the Historical Committee of the Alberta Conference. -- 1947
M-1365-73 Notes re Reverend John E. Todd and Reverend Samuel H. Fallis. -- n.d.
M-1365-74 Fundraising contract between Central United and Wells organization. -- 1956
M-1365-75 Notes and financial statement for Lamont Public Hospital. -- 1929-1941. -- Includes material related to Morley A.R. Young.
M-1365-76 Speech by Dr. George W. Kerby to the Alberta Military Institute. -- February 12, 1937
M-1365-77 Birth dates of children at Central United. -- 1947-1953
M-1365-78 Program for Citizen's dinner for Reverend George W. Kerby. -- 1942
M-1365-79 Programs and newspaper clippings re the evangelical work of Reverence Charles B. Templeton. -- 1952
M-1365-80 Pamphlet re canvass for church development. -- 1956
M-1365-81 Notes re early history of church in southern Alberta. -- n.d.
M-1365-82 Certificates. -- 1924-1968. -- Re awards to Central United by the National Girls Work Board of the Religious Education Council of Canada; and the National Canadian Girls in Training Committee of the Canadian Council of Churches.
M-1365-83a Program for Sacred Christmas Concert held at Central Methodist Church. -- 1913
M-1365-83b Program for Easter Sunday special service at Central Methodist Church, with the Full Chorus Choir singing Rossini's Stabat Mater. -- March 27, 1921
M-1365-84 Program of service in Calgary on day of coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. -- 1937.
M-1365-85 Program for historical evening given by the Alberta Conference of the United Church of Canada. -- 1955
M-1365-86 Pamphlets re McDougall Memorial Church at Morley. -- 1956-1975 and n.d. -- Includes material related to L.L. Gaetz, and Mabel E. Jordan.
M-1365-87 Proceedings of the 5th meeting of the Alberta Confrence of the United Church of Canada. -- 1929. -- Includes material related to Reverends George Baines Backus, James Cormack, James Thompson Ferguson, Gavin Hamilton, Alexander McLennan, P.K. McRae, William Shearer, and Alfred Tennyson Wilkinson.
M-1365-88 Programs of meetings of the Alberta Conference of the United Church of Canada. -- 1930-1931, 1947, 1962, 1966
M-1365-89 Minutes of the annual conference of the Methodist Church in Canada. -- 1906
M-1365-90 Reports of the commissions on the permanent organization of the church. -- n.d.
M-1365-91 Program of the 2nd General Council of the United Church of Canada. -- 1926
M-1365-91a Program for memorial for King George VI. -- 1952
M-1365-92 Service lists of men from Central united who served in the First World War or Second World War. -- 1914-1918 and 1939-1945
M-1365-45 First World War honour roll. -- 1921
M-1365-93 Program of memorial service for those who served in the First World War. -- 1923
M-1365-94 Honour roll of men from Central United who served in the First World War. -- 1917-1918
M-1365-95 Membership list of those serving in his Majesty's forces. -- n.d.
M-1365-96 War saving record of money pledged to the war effort. -- 1941-1942
M-1365-96a Program of the 60th anniversary of the Calgary Area Canadian Girls in Training (CGIT). -- 1975
M-1365-96b Pamphlets. -- 1943 and n.d. -- Re Annie E. Bradley; careers in the church; handbook of deaconess order; Mary Slessor; Watson Thomson; and Jews in Europe.
M-1365-96d Construction agreement between Rodger Brothers and Central Methodist. -- 1916
M-1365-96e Presentation gift folder to Paul Brecken for service to the church. -- 1949
M-1365-96f Inventories of the church manse. -- 1937-1966
M-1365-96g Newspaper excerpt re Dr. Thomas Clarke Buchanan. -- 1941
M-1365-96h Circulars re donations, church work, retirements and missions. -- 1943-1959
M-1365-96i Circulars and letters re missionary work, salaries, etc. -- 1965-1970
M-1365-96j Circulars re Christmas Bureau of Calgary. -- 1963. -- Includes information related to Council of Social Agencies of Calgary.
M-1365-96k Press release re service held as tribute to long time members. -- 1966
M-1365-96L Programs for musical presentations. -- n.d.
M-1365-96m Circulars, newspaper clippings, etc. -- 1969. -- For Pastoral Institute, Trinity United Industries, Pleasand Heights day care, and a senior citizens group.
M-6075 Mrs. Lapp's collection. -- 1946-1955, 1975. -- Consists of annual reports, memberships, programs, etc. collected by Mrs. Lapp, wife of Reverend Gordon Lapp, while involved as minister's wife in various church groups and activities.
M-1364 Golden Jubilee anniversary program. -- 1933. -- Includes lists of ministers, original board of trustees, and brief history of church.
M-1363 Church folder. -- 1962. -- Consists of folder with brief history and list of ministers. Also includes letter written by mrs. E. Reisberry, giving some details about her father, Reverend J.J. Leach.
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Posters, certificates, etc. -- 1919-1975. -- Consists of the following:

Certificate of enrollment in the Win One Organized Class, 1919
Certificate of enrollment in the Rainbow Class, n.d.
Charts of church, 1946
Charts of church, 1955
Enlistments from Anti-Knockers Bible Class, n.d.
Poster for Provincial Boys Work Conference, n.d.
Poster for 54th Tuxis and Older Boys' Parliament of Alberta, 1973
List of ministers, 1875-1929
LIst of ministers, 1929-1975
Christian Science Monitor - Coronation issue (King George VI), April 22, 1937

V-3 Meeting Place. -- 1978. -- 1 video cassette. -- Consists of television program about Central United Church.
Series 11 Architectural plans and specifications. -- 1912-1955
M-1365-96c Architectural specifications. -- 1916-1951 and n.d. -- For Central Methodist Church (Burrell and McDonell architects); parsonage for Moravian Church (Mr. Leuchner, architect); and Chapel for Central United (Stevenson and Dewar, architects).
M-1365-oversize-2 Architectural plans for Central Methodist Church by Badley and Nicklas, architects. -- n.d. -- 12 plans. -- Consists of elevations, basement and roof, as well as details of windows, dome, copings, entrance, porch, skylight, and railings.
M-1365-oversize-3 Architectural plans for Central Methodist Church by Burrell and McDonell, architects. -- 1916. -- 7 plans. -- Consists of plans for rebuilding and alterations, including elevation, section through church, ground floor, balcony, basement, gable, and electric lighting.
M-1365-oversize-4 Architectural plans for Central United Church plans by Haddin and Miles, engineers. -- 1945. -- 9 plans. -- Consists of plans for main floor, longitudinal section, north elevation, basement, balcony and roof.
M-1365-oversize-5 Arhcitectual plans for Central United Church additions by Stevenson, Cawston and Stevenson, archititects. -- 1947. -- 15 plans. -- Consists of general plan, footing, basement, first floor, second floor, elevations, wall sections, window details, and electrical, heating and ventilating. Includes duplicates of many of the plans.
M-1365-oversize-6 Architectural plans for Central United Church additions and alterations by Stevenson and Dewar, archititects. -- 1951-1955. -- 20 plans. -- Consists of basement, first floor, second floor, elevations, wall sections, window and door details, northwest tower stairs, southwest stair, south balcony, and sections.
M-1365-oversize-7 Architectural plans for Moravian Church and parsonage, Bow Park, Calgary by George Leuschner, architect. -- [ca. 1912-1913]. -- 13 plans. -- Consists of elevations, foundation and basement, ground floor and first floor plans for both buildings.
M-1365-oversize-8 Miscellaneous plans and drawings. -- n.d. -- 20 items. -- Consists of seating plans, dome section, gallery seating, drainage, pulpit platform, stairs, honor roll design, air conditioning, kitchen, cantilever balcony.
Series 12 Financial records. -- 1913-1948
M-1365-16 Ledger - General finances, rebuilding fund, organ fund. -- 1913-1914, 1917
M-1365-17 Financial statements. -- 1915, 1917, 1927 and 1942
M-1365-18 Financial statements. -- 1926-1927
M-1365-19 Financial statements and correspondence re church audit. -- 1929-1931
M-1365-vol.1 Ledger. -- 1914-1919
M-1365-vol.2 Ledger. -- 1919-1924
M-1365-vol.3 Ledger. -- 1924-1930
M-1365-vol.4 Ledger. -- 1930-1936
M-1365-vol.5 Ledger. -- 1936-1942
M-1365-vol.6 Ledger. -- 1942-1948
Series 13 Photographs. -- [ca. 1884]-1975. -- 220 photographs

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PA-555 Church building and membership. -- 1907-1975. -- 27 photographs. -- Consists of views of interior and exterior of church, members and church personalities, centennial services, and Morley mission.
PA-3097 & PB-752 Photos gathered and used in centennial history book. -- [ca. 1900-1975]. -- 181 photographs
PB-153 Interior views of church and church groups. -- 5 photographs. -- 1933-1975
PE-89 Joint Committee on Church Union, Toronto. -- 1924. -- 1 panorama
NA-656 Various views. -- [ca. 1884]-1952. -- 5 photographs. -- Consists of portrait of Reverend J.J. Leach ; Sunday School teachers; 1916 fire; women's group; and interior of the church
ND-31 Church interior. -- n.d. -- 1 photograph
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