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Maryland Churches United Records

 Collection
Identifier: R0067-MCU

Scope and Contents

The Maryland Churches United Records document the functions and projects of the organization including various programs, fundraising, volunteering projects, and ecumenical services. Materials include annual reports, meeting minutes, newsletters, newspaper clippings, films, correspondence, financial records, and church historical information projects.

Dates

  • 1971-1975

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Historical Note

The Maryland Churches United (MCU) was founded in 1972, after the Maryland Council of Churches dissolved in 1970. The Maryland Council of Churches (MCC) was previously founded in 1937. The Maryland Churches United was an inter-church agency for Christian cooperation whose mission included furthering Christian education, communication, missions, social service, and social action.

In 1988, the name of the MCU organization was changed to the Central Maryland Ecumenical Council, Inc. (CMEC). The Christian organization advocates to support social, economic, racial, and environmental issues. Its activities continue to focus on ecumenism and collaborating to support social justice concerns.

[Information for this historical note was gathered from the Central Maryland Ecumenical Council website www.cmecouncil.org/History.html]

Extent

8.4 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

The collection is arranged as an inventory.

Custodial History

The collection was originally part of the Maryland Council of Churches (MCC) records, which were donated to the University of Baltimore by Walter C. Houck on October 8, 1973 and were collected in multiple accessions between 1973 and 1977. The Maryland Churches United records were part of an accrual that was transferred on August 4, 1977.

Related Materials

Related materials at UBalt Special Collections and Archives include the Maryland Council of Churches Records.

Processing Information

Eight boxes in the collection have been processed and described as a folder inventory. One box is not inventoried.

Title
Finding aid for the Maryland Churches United Records
Author
Finding aid prepared by archives staff. Revised by Aiden Faust (2011). Revised by Laura Bell (2022).
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Baltimore Regional Studies Archives Repository

Contact:
H. Mebane Turner Learning Commons, Room 104
1415 Maryland Avenue
Baltimore Maryland 21201 USA
410-837-4253