Maryland Churches United Records
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.
- Maryland Churches United (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
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]
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Language of Materials
The collection is arranged as an inventory.
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.
Eight boxes in the collection have been processed and described as a folder inventory. One box is not inventoried.
- Finding aid for the Maryland Churches United Records
- Finding aid prepared by archives staff. Revised by Aiden Faust (2011). Revised by Laura Bell (2022).
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