Southern New England Conference (1970-1993)

Formed in 1970 by merger of the New England and New England Southern Conferences.
Merged in 1993 with the Maine and New Hampshire Conferences to form the New England Conference.

Histories.

Roots and Branches: historical essays on Methodism in Southern New England.

Jerry O. Cook, editor. Boston : New England Methodist Historical Society, 1989.
[C.A.H. J-62 H1]

New England Methodism Comes Full Circle: a brief overview of 200 years and more of the history of New England Methodism in the New England Conference(s).

Written by the Rev. Patricia J. Thompson. New England Conference Commission on Archives and History, 1999.
35 p. ; maps, ill. : 28 cm.
[CAH D-95 F-1]

Conference Journals.[J-62]

United Methodist Church.

[J-62]
1970-1971, 1972-1975, 1976-1977, 1978-1979, 1980-1982, 1983-1985, 1986-1988, 1989-1991, 1992-1993.

Newspapers.

Southern New England Reporter, 1977-1981

United Methodist Reporter, Southern New England Conference edition, 1981-1991.

Conference Records.

Agape

[C.A.H. D-91]
1980-1990.
An unofficial organization of clergy spouses. Successor to the Poor Clares, succeeded by The Wesley Club and the [[New England Connection for the Spouses of Clergy.]]
Correspondence, photographs, minutes, reports etc.

Board of Discipleship.

[C.A.H. D-43]
1 v.
Minutes of the Board, available minutes of the Board’s Divisions of Camps and Conferences, Evangelism, Education, Lay Life and Work, and Worship, 1974-1976.

Board of Education.

[C.A.H. D-43]
1 v.
In 1974, Education became a division of the Board of Discipleship.
Minutes: 1970-1974.

Bureau of Conference Sessions.

[C.A.H. D-41]
.5 lin. ft.
Letters, reports, minutes: 1970-1980, 1970-1976, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1979-1980.

Commission on Camps and Conferences.

[C.A.H. C-017]
1 cu. ft
Minutes, 1971-1989
Copies of reports from annual journals, 1970-1982
Methodist Camp, Inc. Minutes, 1970-1975
Site committee on Camp Aldersgate Minutes, 1977-1989
Site committee on Rolling Ridge Minutes, 1975-1982
Study commission workbook on Rolling Ridge, 1974
Gunderson legal proceeding and Rolling Ridge, 1978-79
Publicity brochures
Two folders of duplicate reports and minutes, 1970-1990.

[C.A.H. D-40]
.25 lin. ft.
Committee Manual.
Camps and Conference Campaign records: 1985-1990.

Committee on the Lay Worker.

[C.A.H. D-43]
1 v.
In 1976, the work of this committee was transferred to the Board of Diaconal Ministry.
Reports, letters: 1972-1976.

Council on Ministries.

Minutes:

1988-1993.
[C.A.H. D-2]
.5 lin. ft.

Southern New England Reporter.

Published by the Council on Ministries of the Southern New England Conference as a “regular, programmatic instrument of the conference.”
Published bi-weekly (1977), weekly (1978-). Numbering is from UMR.
Not published during the summer, but UMR was substituted, not retained.
Officially the United Methodist Reporter, Southern New England Reporter edition, with UMR in smaller type.
Included Zion’s Herald, beginning September 21, 1979.

  • v.4 (1977): no. 43 (April 8), 45 (April 22), 47 (May 6), 23 [sic] (May 20) [CAH N-14]
  • v.5 (1977): no. 27 (June 17), 29 (July 1), 31 (July 15), 33 (July 29), 35 (August 12), 37 (August 26), 39 (September 9), 41 (September 23), [43] (October 7), 47 (November 4), 49 (November 18), 51 (December 2) [CAH N-14]
  • v.6 (1977-1978): no. 1 (December 16, 1977); 4 (January 6, 1978), 5 (January 13), 6 (January 20), 7 (January 27); 8 (February 3), 9 (February 10), 11 (February 24), 12 (March 3), 13 (March 10), 14 (March 17), 15 (March 24),(issue numbering changes) 42 (March 31), 43 (April 7), 44 (April 14), 45 (April 21), 46 (April 28), (issue numbering changes back) 21 (May 5), 22 (May 12), 23 (May 19), 24 (May 26), 25 (June 2), 2 (June 9), 27 (June 16), 28 (June 23), 29 (June 30), 39 (September 8), 40 (September 15), 41 (September 22), 44 (October 13), 45 (October 20), 46 (October 27), 48 (November 10), 49 (November 17), 50 (November 24), 51 (December 1), 52 (December 8) [CAH N-14]
  • v.7 (1978-1979): no. 1 (Deember 15, 1978), 2 (December 22, 1978), 6 (January 19, 1979), 7 (January 26), 8 (Febraury 2), 9 (February 9), 10 (February 16), 11 (February 23), 12 (March 2), 13 (March 9), 14 (March 16), 15 (March 23), 16 (March 30), 17 (April 6), 18 (April 13), 19 (April 20), 20 (April 27), 21 (May 4), 22 (May 11), 23 (May 18), 24 (May 25), 26 (June 8), 27 (June 15), 28 (June 22), 35 (August 10), 40 (September 14), 41 (September 21), 42 (September 28), 43 (October 5), 44 (October 12), 45 (October 19), 46 (October 26), 47 (November 2), 48 (November 9), 49 (November 16), 50 (November 23), 51 (November 30), 52 (December 7) [CAH N-14]
  • v.8 (1979-1980): no. 1 (December 14, 1979), 2 (December 21, 1979), 3 (December 28, 1979), 4 (January 4, 1980), 5 (January 11), 6 (January 18), 7 (January 25), 8 (February 1), 9 (February 8), 10 (February 15), 11 (February 22), 13 (March 7), 14 (March 14), 15 (March 21), 16 (March 28), 17 (April 4), 18 (April 11), 19 (April 18), 20 (April 25), 21 (May 2), 22 (May 9), 23 (May 16), 24 (May 23), 25 (May 30), 26 (June 6), 27 (June 13), 28 (June 20), 29 (June 27), 30 (July 4), 33 (July 25), 39 (September 5), 40 (September 12), 41 (September 19), 42 (September 26), 443 (October 3), 44 (October 10), 45 (October 17), 46 (October 24), 47 (October 31), 48 (November 7), 49 (November 14), 50 (November 21), 51 (November 28), 52 (December 5) [CAH N-14]
  • v.9 (1980-1981): no. 1 (December 12, 1980), 2 (December 19, 1980), 3 ((December 26, 1980), 4 (January 2, 1981), 5 (January 9), 6 (January 16), 7 (January 23), 8 (January 30), 9 (February 6), 10 (February 13), 11 (February 20), 12 (February 27), 13 (March 6), 14 (March 13), 15 (March 20), [127:42] 16 (March 27), [127:43] 17 (April 3), 18 (April 10), 19 (April 17), 20 (April 24), 21 (May 1), 22 (May 8), 23 (May 15), 24 (May 22), 25 (May 29), 26 (June 5), 27 (June 12), 28 (June 19), 29 (June 26), 30 (July 3), 35 (August 14) [CAH N-14]

United Methodist Reporter, Southern New England Conference edition.

Published by the Council on Ministries of the Southern New England Conference.
Not published during the summer, but UMR was substituted, not retained.
Begins with v.9:39 (September 4, 1981); changes numbering with v. 128:24 (November 20, 1981).
Ceased with v. 139:31 (December 27, 1991).
Replaced by [[Zion's Herald]] with United Methodist Review as insert.

v.9 (1981): no. 39 (September 4), 40 (September 11), 41 (September 18), 42 (September 25), 43 (October 2), 44 (October 9), 46 (October 23), 47 (October 30), 48 (November 6) [CAH N-14]
v.128 (1981-1982): no. 24 (November 20, 1981), 25 (November 27) as Southern New England Reporter, 26 (December 4), 27 (December 11), 28 (December 18), 29 (December 25), 30 (January 1, 1982), 31 (January 8), 32 (January 15), 33 (January 22), 34 (January 29), 35 (February 5), 36 (February 12), 37 (February 19), 38 (February 26), 39 (March 5), 40 (March 12), 41 (March 19), 42 (March 26), 43 (April 2), 44 (April 9), 45 (April 16), 46 (April 23), 47 (April 30), 48 (May 7), 49 (May 14), 50 (May 21), 51 (May 28), 52 (June 4). [CAH N-14]
v.129 (1982-1983): no. 1 (June 11), 2 (June 18), 3 (June 25), 4 (July 2), 5 (July 9), [6-13=UMR], 14 (September 10), 15 (September 17), 16 (September 24), 17 (October 1), 18 (October 8), 19 (October 15), 20 (October 22), 21 (October 29), 22 (November 5), 23 (November 12), 24 (November 19), 25 (November 26), 26 (December 3), 27 (December 10), 28 (December 17), 29 (December 24), 30 (December 31, 1982), 31 (January 7, 1983), 32 (January 14), 33 (January 21), 34 (January 28), 35 (February 4), 36 (February 11), 37 (February 18), 38 (February 25), 39 (March 4), 40 (March 11), 41 (March 18), 42 (March 25), 43 (April 1), 44 (April 8), 45 (April 15), 46 (April 22), 47 (April 29), 48 (May 6), 49 (May 13), 50 (May 20), 51 (May 27), 52 (June 3). [CAH N-14]
v.130 (1983-1984): no. 1 (June 10), 2 (June 17), 3 (June 24), 4 (July 1), 5 (July 8), 14 (September 9), 15 (September 16), 16 (September 23), 17 (September 30), 18 (October 7), 19 (October 14), 20 (October 21), 21 (October 28), 22 (November 4), 23 (November 11), 24 (November 18), 25 (November 25), 26 (December 2), 27 (December 9), 28 (December 16), 29 (December 23), 30 (December 30, 1983), 31 (January 6, 1984), 32 (January 13), 33 (January 20), 34 (January 27), 35 (February 3), 36 (February 10), 37 (February 17), 38 (February 24), 39 (March 2), 40 (March 9), 41 (March 16), 42 (March 23), 43 (March 30), 44 (April 6), 45 (April 13), 46 (April 20), 47 (April 27), 48 (May 4), 49 (May 11), 50 (May 18), 51 (May 25), 52 (June 1). [CAH N-15]
v.131 (1984-1985): no. 1 (June 8), 3 (June 22), 4 (June 29), 5 (July 6), [6-7=UMR], 8 (July 27), [9-13=UMR],14 (September 7), 15 (September 14), 16 (September 21), 17 (September 28), 18 (October 5), 19 (October 12), 20 (October 19), 21 (October 26), 22 (November 2), 23 (November 9), 24 (November 16), 25 (November 23), 26 (November 30), 27 (December 7), 28 (December 14), 29 (December 21), 30 (December 28, 1984), 31 (January 4, 1985), 32 (January 11), 33 (January 18), 34 (January 25), 35 (February 1), 36 (February 8), 37 (February 15), 38 (February 22), 39 (March 1), 40 (March 8), 41 (March 15), 42 (March 22), 43 (March 29), 44 (April 5), 45 (April 12), 46 (April 19), 47 (April 26), 48 (May 3), 49 (May 10), 50 (May 17), 51 (May 24), 52 (May 31). [CAH N-15]
v.132 (1985-1986): no. 1 (June 7), 2 (June 14), 3 (June 21), 4 (June 28), 5 (July 5), [6-13=UMR], 14 (September 6), 15 (September 13), 16 (September 20), 17 (September 27), 18 (October 4), 19 (October 11), 20 (October 18), 21 (October 25), 22 (November 1), 23 (November 8), 24 (November 15), 25 (November 22), 26 (November 29), 27 (December 6), 28 (December 13), 29 (December 20), 30 (December 27, 1985), 31 (January 3, 1986), 32 (January 10), 33 (January 17), 34 (January 24), 35 (January 31), 36 (February 7), 37 (February 14), 38 (February 21), 39 (February 28), 40 (March 7), 41 (March 14), 42 (March 21), 43 (March 28), 44 (April 4), 46 (April 18), 47 (April 25), 48 (May 2), 49 (May 9), 50 (May 16), 51 (May 23), 52 (May 30). [CAH N-15]
v.133 (1986-1987): no. 1 (June 6), 2 (June 13), 3 (June 20), 4 (June 27), 5 (July 4), [6-13=UMR], 14 (September 5), 15 (September 12), 16 (September 19), 17 (September 26), 18 (October 3), 19 (October 10), 20 (October 17), 21 (October 24), 22 (October 31), 23 (November 7), 24 (November 14), 25 (November 21), 26 (November 28), 27 (December 5), 28 (December 12), 29 (December 19), 30 (December 26, 1986), 31 (January 2, 1987), 32 (January 9), 34 (January 23), 35 (January 30), 36 (February 6), 37 (February 13), 38 (February 20), 39 (February 27), 40 (March 6), 41 (March 13), 42 (March 20), 43 (March 27), 44 (April 3), 45 (April 10), 46 (April 17), 47 (April 24), 48 (May 1), 49 (May 8), 50 (May 15), 51 (May 22), 52 (May 29). [CAH N-15]
v.134 (1987-1988): no. 1 (June 5), 2 (June 12), 3 (June 19), 4 (June 26), 5 (July 3), 6 (July 10), [7-14=UMR], 15 (September 11), 16 (September 18), 17 (September 25), 18 (October 2), 19 (October 9), 20 (October 16), 21 (October 23), 22 (October 30), 23 (November 6), 24 (November 13), 25 (November 20), 26 (November 27), 27 (December 4), 28 (December 11), 29 (December 18), 30 (December 25, 1987), 31 (January 1, 1988), 32 (January 8), 33 (January 15), 34 (January 22), 35 (January 29), 36 (February 5), 37 (February 12), 38 (February 19), 39 (February 26), 40 (March 4), 41 (March 11), 42 (March 18), 43 (March 25), 44 (April 1), 45 (April 8), 46 (April 15), 47 (April 22), 48 (April 29), 49 (May 6), 50 (May 13), 51 (May 20), 52 (May 27). [CAH N-15]
v.135 (1988-1989): no. 1 (June 3), 2 (June 10), 3 (June 17), 4 (June 24), 5 (July 1), 6 (July 8), [7=UMR], 8 (July 22), [9-12=UMR], 13 (August 26), [14=UMR], 15 (September 9), 15 [i.e.16] (September 9 [i.e. 16]), 17 (September 23), 18 (September 30), 19 (October 7), 20 (October 14), 21 (October 21), 22 (October 28), 23 (November 4), 24 (November 11), 25 (November 18), 26 (November 25), 27 (December 2), 28 (December 9), 29 (December 16), 30 (December 23), 31 (December 30, 1988), 32 (January 6, 1989), 33 (January 13), 34 (January 20), 35 (January 27), 36 (February 3), 37 (February 10), 38 (February 17), 39 (February 24), 40 (March 3), 41 (March 10), 42 (March 17), 43 (March 24), 44 (March 31), 45 (April 7), 46 (April 14), 47 (April 21), 48 (April 28), 49 (May 5), 50 (May 12), 51 (May 19), 52 (May 26). [CAH N-16]
v.136 (1989-1990): no. 1 (June 2), 2 (June 9), 3 (June 16), v. 6 no. 13, ie. v. 136 no. 4 (June 23), 5 (June 30), 6 (July 7), [8-14=UMR], 15 (September 8), 16 (September 15), 17 (September 22), 18 (September 29), 19 (October 6), 20 (October 13), 21 (October 20), 22 (October 27), 23 (November 3), 24 (November 10), 25 (November 17), 26 (November 24), 27 (December 1), 28 (December 8), 29 (December 15), 30 (December 22), 31 (December 28, 1989), 32 (January 5, 1990), 33 (January 12), 34 (January 19), 35 (January 26), 36 (February 2), 37 (February 9), 38 (February 16), 39 (February 23), 40 (March 2), 41 (March 9), 42 (March 16), 43 (March 23), 44 (March 30), 45 (April 6), 46 (April 13), 47 (April 20), 48 (April 27), 49 (May 4), 50 (May 11), 51 (May 18), 52 (May 25). [CAH N-16]
v.137 (1990-1991): no. 1 (June 1), 2 (June 8), 3 (June 15), 4 (June 22), 5 (June 29), [6-14=UMR], 15 (September 7), 16 (September 14), 17 (September 21), 18 (September 28), 19 (October 5), 20 (October 12), 21 (October 19), 22 (October 26), 23 (November 2), 24 (November 9), 25 (November 16), 26 (November 23), 27 (November 30), 28 (December 7), 29 (December 14), 30 (December 21), 31 (December 28, 1990), 32 (January 4, 1991), 33 (January 11), 34 (January 18), 35 (January 25), 36 (February 1), 37 (February 8), 38 (February 15), 39 (February 22), 40 (March 1), 41 (March 8), 42 (March 15), 43 (March 22), 44 (March 29), 45 (April 5), 46 (April 12), 47 (April 19), 48 (April 26), 49 (May 3), 50 (May 10), 51 (May 17), 52 (May 24). [CAH N-16]
v.138 (1991): no. 1 (May 31), 2 (June 7), 3 (June 14), 4 (June 21), 5 (June 28), 6 (July 5), [7-14=UMR], 15 (September 6), 16 (September 13), 17 (September 20), 18 (September 27), 19 (October 4), 20 (October 11), 21 (October 18), 22 (October 25), 23 (November 1), 24 (November 8), 25 (November 15), 26 (November 22), 27 (November 29), 28 (December 6), 29 (December 13), 30 (December 20), 31 (December 27), ceased. [CAH N-16]

Noted on page one of Dec. 20 issue: Succeeded by [[Zion's Herald]], to be issued bi-weekly, with United Methodist Review inside.

Friars.

Continues from the [[New England Conference]].
Continued by the Wesley Club.
[C.A.H. D-68]
Constitution: 1969, 1971, 1976, 1978.
Minutes: 1970-1980.
Minutes of joint meetings with Poor Clares: 1969, 1971, 1974, 1980.
Announcements of joint meetings: 1971, 1975, 1980-1986.
Programs: 1970-1977, 1979-1985.
Membership: 1970-1986.
Presidents: 1970-1986.
Papers and Book Reviews: 1970-1994.

[C.A.H. C-5 Box 2]
Papers: 1970-1975, 1976-1980, 1981-1986.

Poor Clares Club.

[C.A.H. D-69]
An unofficial organization of clergy spouses.
Continues from the [[New England Conference]].
Continued by Agape and later the Wesley Club.
Minutes: 1970-1974, 1977-1978.
Minutes of joint meetings with The Friars: 1974-1977, 1978-1979.
A Brief History of the Clares, by Cecilia Avey, May 1980.

Trustees.

[C.A.H. D-22]
4 boxes
Corporate documents: 1970.
Minutes, agendas, and financial records: 1970-1974.
Investment reports: 1970-1971, 1971-1972, 1972-1974, 1974-1975, 1975-1977.
Files:

  • Annual reports: 1976-1977.
  • Anthony-Gardner Fund: will (Edward M. Anthony, 1919, rev. 1922); application forms; applications 1972-1975, 1977; 1975-1976.
  • Central Falls RI–Embury Memorial Flower Fund.
  • Chelmsford MA–Aldersgate.
  • Christian Asset Managment.
  • Correspondence: 1970-1974, 1976-1977.
  • Custodial Agreement: Rhode Island Hospital Trust National Bank, 1972.
  • Episcopal residence: 53 Worthington St., 1966-1967, 1970-1972.
  • Treasurer’s records: Wellesley, 1968-1970; 1976-1977.
  • Hampden MA–Preachers Fund.
  • Inventory, minor documents: 1978.
  • New Bedford MA–Allen St.
  • Old West.
  • Proxy letters: 1974, 1976, 1977.
  • Social Responsibility Investment Ethics.

United Methodist Council of Lynn.

[C.A.H. D-52]
Secretary’s records: 1970-1971, 1972-1973, 1973-1974, 1975-1976, 1976-1977, 1977-1978, 1979-1980.
Annual report: 1971, 1973, 1974-1975.

United Methodist Women.

[C.A.H. D-49]
Minutes, reports, etc.: 1974, 1983-1986, 1986, 1986-1988, 1989-1993.
Annual minutes: 1975-1982, 1985-1988.
Annual report book: 1986-1990.
Conference officers minutes: 1986.
Executive committee minutes: 1983-1986, 1986-1988, 1991-1993.
Finance committee minutes: 1976-1977, 1979-1980, 19982, 1985-1986, 1986, 1988, 1988-1990.
Treasurer’s reports: 1971-1973, 1975-1977, 1981-1983, 1985-1986, 1986-1989, 1989-1994.
Program committee minutes: 1975-1983, 1985-1986, 1988, 1989-1990.
Secretary’s records: 1979-1985.
School of Christian Mission records: 1975-1977, 1989-1990.
Membership: 1988-1989.
District treasurer’s correspondence: 1970-1978.
District annual reports: 1970-1981.
Correspondence: 1985-1988, 1993.
Minutes of steering committee for union: 1991-1993.
Yearbooks: 1984-1985.
Staff and instructions to treasurers: 1993.
Embosser.
Audits and financial statements: 1972-1977, 1979-1980, 1985-1989.
District audits: 1976-1978, 1981, 1985-1989.
Ledgers: 1970-1972, 1973-1975, 1971-1975, 1972-1974, 1974, 1975-1976, 1977, 1978-1982, 1985-1989, 1991-1992.
Ledger workbook: 1973, 1975-1980.
Trust funds: 1982, 1984-1986, 1986-1988, 1989, 1991, 1992.
Cooper Community Center papers: 1959-1979.
Elvira M. Tuell Trust: 1975-1981.
Woodlawn Cemetery: 1973.
Stock, Bay State Gas: 1965-1971.

Additional materials [C.A.H. C-13]
Audit reports, 1985-1989
Woodlawn Cemetery Lots, 1967-1973
Elvira Tuell Trust, 1984-1985
Adaline Gardner Trust, 1984-1985.
Executive Committee Minutes, 1973-1989.
Finance Commiteee Mintues, 1974-1986
Annual Meeting Minutes, 1973-1989.

United Methodist Women. Boston District.

[C.A.H. D-60]
Letters, minutes, reports: 1970-1972, 1972-1974, 1975.

United Methodist Women. Rhode Island-Southeastern Massachusetts District.

[C.A.H. D-61]
Minutes, Reports, Letters: 1969-1974, 1975-1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1980-1982.

Western District.

(BX8381.N33S67)
4 v.
Trustee’s financial records: 1952-1971.
Steward’s minutes: 1915-1952.
Trustee’s minutes: 1952-1971.

Wesley Club.

Successor to Friars and Poor Clares.
[C.A.H. D-70]
Constitution and by-laws: 1989.
Historical paper on Friars and Poor Clares: 1986.
Book Reviews: 1986-1990.
Papers: 1986-1990.

Wilbur C. Ziegler Award for Excellence in Preaching.

[C.A.H. D-3]
Listing of awards, 1981-1997.
Text of winning sermon:

  • 1991–Robert Alan Moore, Susanna and Daniel: A Story for Our Time.
  • 1992–Mark A. Fowler, A Hellish Place.
  • Continued under New England Conference.

Women’s Society of Christian Service.

[C.A.H. D-42]
.25 lin. ft.
Administrative committee minutes: 1970-1973.
Executive committee minutes: 1970-1973.
Finance Committee minutes: 1970-1973.
Budget, Treasurer’s Reports: 1970-1973.
Letters, reports, minutes: 1971-1972.
Program committee minutes: 1971-1973.
School 1970-1973. [C.A.H. F-7] Also contains records of Southern New England, 1969-1970.

Additional materials [C.A.H. C-13]
Executive Committee minutes, 1970-1973.
Finance Committee minutes, 1973