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Church Women United records

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 811

Overview

The Church Women United of Lawrence, Kansas, is a group of Christian women formed to strengthen ties with each other and their churches to celebrate World Day of Prayer, Map Fellowship Day and World Community Day, and contribute to action for peace and social justice. This collection includes some of their minutes, publicity scrapbooks, publications, and issues of Churchwoman.

Dates

  • 1960-1998

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

History of the Church Women United of Lawrence, Kansas

The Church Women United of Lawrence, Kansas is a group of Christian women formed to strengthen ties with each other and their churches to celebrate World Day of Prayer, Map Fellowship Day and World Community Day, and contribute to action for peace and social justice. The national group was founded in 1941 as an interdenominational group and is recognized as a non-governmental organization by the United Nations.

The Lawrence group has promoted fair housing, increased funding for public schools and social services, abolishment of the death penalty, and other social justice issues to officials and legislators, as well as provided food and supplies to local food pantries. The group helped found the Emergency Services Council in 1972.

Extent

2.25 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

Physical Location

RH MS 811

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Church Women United, Lawrence Unit, 1996. Transfer from University of Kansas University Archives, 2016.

Title
Guide to the Church Women United of Lawrence, Kansas Collection
Subtitle
Church Women United records
Author
Finding aid prepared by mab, 2006. Finding aid encoded by mab, 2006. Revised by mnm, 2017.
Date
2006
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in<language encodinganalog="language">English.</language>
Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/9726962507
Preferred citation
Church Women United of Lawrence, Kansas Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 811, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

Contact:
1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States
785-864-4334