Fairfield (Area) Church Papers, 1782-2000
Ms B33

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Summary Information
Biographical/Historical note
Administrative Information
Controlled Access Headings
Collection Inventory
Fairfield Church surveys, 1963 & 1988
Black Rock Congregational Church, Fairfield, 1898-1948
First Congregational Church Fairfield, church minutes, 1928-1960
First Church Congregational Fairfield, leaflets & manuals, 1850-1920
First Church Congregational Fairfield, leaflets & manuals, 1850-1920
First Church Congregational Fairfield, leaflets & manuals, 1859-1920
First Church Congregational Fairfield, leaflets & manuals, 1880's-1980
First Church Congregational Fairfield, First Church Herald, 1958-1971
First Church Congregational Fairfield, Misc.
Greenfield Hill Congregational Church, minute books, 1943-1953, 1960-1969
Greenfield Hill Congregational Church, church calendars, 1931-1938
Church calendars and sermons
Greenfield Hill Congregational Church, Ladies Organizations, 1887-1931
Greenfield Hill Congregational Church, George Merwin's research papers
Greenfield Hill Congregational Church-- Christian Endeavor,   Hill Church News, reports & misc. papers, 1870-1967
Greenfield Hill Congregational Church, misc. papers
Greenfield Hill Congregational Church, misc. papers
Green's Farms Church of Christ correspondence & misc. items
Green's Farms Congregational Society Papers
Green's Farms Congregational Society Papers
Saint Paul's Church, Fairfield; Southport Methodist Episcopal Church; Southport Congregational Church
Southport Congregational Church School
Trinity Episcopal Church, Southport, newsletters and misc. papers
Miscellaneous
Southport Congregational Church Microfilms
Stratfield Baptist Church records
Pages from record books of Fairfield area churches

Summary Information

Repository
Fairfield Museum and History Center
Title
Fairfield (Area) Church Papers, 1782-2000
ID
Ms B33
Date [inclusive]
1782-2000
Extent
10.25 Linear feet 27 boxes
General Physical Description note
Collection includes original records, photocopies, microfilm, photographs, slides and images on CD's.
Language
English
Abstract
Various materials from areas churches are gathered in this collection including legal documents, financial records, member lists, bulletins, newsletters, correspondence, calendars and meeting minutes.

Preferred Citation note

Item, Collection Title, Collection number (Box #, Folder #). Fairfield Museum and History Center, Fairfield, Connecticut.

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Biographical/Historical note

The approximate dates of the establishment of the following churches are: Greenfield Hill-1725, Fairfield First Church Congregational-1640, Fairfield St. Paul's Episcopal-1850, Green's Farms Congregational Church-1611, Southport Congregational Church-1834, Southport Episcopal Methodist Church-1845, Southport Trinity Episcopal Church-1729, Stratfield Baptist Church-1751 (now known as First Baptist Church of Fairfield).

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Fairfield Museum and History Center

370 Beach Rd.
Fairfield, CT
203-259-1598

Conditions Governing Access note

There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

Conditions Governing Use note

Use of the material requires compliance with the Fairfield Museum and History Center regulations.

Processing Information note

Collection processed by Martha Rockwell in April 1989 and added to by others.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • First Baptist Church of Fairfield. Stratfield Baptist Church.
  • First Church (Fairfield, Conn.) . First Church Congregational.
  • Green's Farms Congregational Church (Westport, Conn.).
  • Greenfield Hill Church (Greenfield Hill, Fairfield, Conn.) .
  • Methodist Episcopal Church of Southport.
  • Southport Congregational Church (Southport, CT).
  • St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Fairfield, CT).
  • Trinity Episcopal Church (Southport, Conn.) . Southport Trinity Church.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Fairfield(Conn.)
  • Southport(Conn.)
  • Westport(Conn.)

Subject(s)

  • Bible records.
  • Churches--Connecticut.

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Collection Inventory

 Box I Fairfield Church surveys, 1963 & 1988   250 items

General note

Disc included with printout

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 Box II Black Rock Congregational Church, Fairfield, 1898-1948   100 items

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 Box III First Congregational Church Fairfield, church minutes, 1928-1960   400 items

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 Box IV First Church Congregational Fairfield, leaflets & manuals, 1850-1920   200 items

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 Box V First Church Congregational Fairfield, leaflets & manuals, 1850-1920   200 items

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 Bov VI First Church Congregational Fairfield, leaflets & manuals, 1859-1920   200 items

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 Box VII First Church Congregational Fairfield, leaflets & manuals, 1880's-1980   200 items

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 Bov VIII First Church Congregational Fairfield, First Church Herald, 1958-1971   200 items

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 Box IX First Church Congregational Fairfield, Misc.   200 items

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 Box X Greenfield Hill Congregational Church, minute books, 1943-1953, 1960-1969   100 items

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 Box XI Greenfield Hill Congregational Church, church calendars, 1931-1938   400 items

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 Box XII Church calendars and sermons 

Greenfield Hill Congregational Church, church calendars, 1940-1947   400 items

Sermons of Rev. George Wallace Banks 1866-1896   40 items

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 Box XIII Greenfield Hill Congregational Church, Ladies Organizations, 1887-1931   6 items

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 Box XIV Greenfield Hill Congregational Church, George Merwin's research papers   60 items

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 Box XV Greenfield Hill Congregational Church-- Christian Endeavor,   Hill Church News, reports & misc. papers, 1870-1967   120 items

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 Box XVI Greenfield Hill Congregational Church, misc. papers   100 items

 Folder 1 Legal documents 

 Folders 2-3 Financial records 1811; 1868-1951 

 Folder 4 Subscription lists 1845-1913 

 Folder 5 Meeting notice, 1841; minutes, n.d. 

 Folder 6 Correspondence 1868-1880 

 Folder 7 Building records n.d. 

 Folder 8 Member lists 1912, 1924 

 Folder 9 Greenfield Hill Bible Society records 1844-1906 

 Folders 10-11 Christian Endeavor Society records 1885-1899 

 Folder 12 Sunday bulletins 1925, 1945-1946, 1958-1972 

 Folder 13 Newsletter n.d., 1952 

 Folder 14 Sunday School publications 1886, n.d. 

 Folder 15 Special programs 1891-1944 

 Folder 16 Notices to members 1952, 1962 

 Folder 17 History essays and pamphlets 

 Folder 18 Religious, daily and financial diary from anonymous 1858-1859 

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 Box XVII Greenfield Hill Congregational Church, misc. papers   120 items

 Folder 1 Constitution and by-laws 1921 

 Folder 2 Church manuals 1870 on 

 Folder 3 Annual meeting minutes 1928 

 Folder 3 Annual meeting minutes 1928 

 Folder 4 Financial records 1902-1968 

 Folder 5 Church school flyers 

 Folder 6 Newsletter 1968 

 Folder 7 Women's Guild brochure 1968 

 Folder 8 Samples of cards given to shut-ins 

 Folder 9 Steeple fund appeal 1944 

 Folder 10 Anniversary programs 1876-1927 

 Folder 11 Special programs 1887-1969 

 Folder 12 Historical and informational pamphlets 

 Folder 13 Photographs and slides 

 Folder 14 Newspaper articles 

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 Box XVIII Green's Farms Church of Christ correspondence & misc. items 1836-1918   70 items

Other Finding Aids note

A detailed list of items in this box is available with the collection.

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 Box XIX Green's Farms Congregational Society Papers   44 items

 Folder A History, commemoration of British raid 1979   30 items

 Folder B Church pamphlets   8 items

 Folder C Transcriptions, misc.   4 items

 Folder D Record book [Vol. II] 1728 Dec 12-1819 May 4   1 item

 Folder E Record book [Vol. III] & Society Enrollment 1820 May 6-1874 Jan 6, 1850 & 1832   1 item

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 Box XX Green's Farms Congregational Society Papers   4 items

 Folder A Record book [Vol. IV] & Roll of members 1876 Jun 4-1927 Jan 7, 1909 & 1878   1 item

 Folder B Record book [Vol. V] Treasurer's book 1773-1831   1 item

 Folder C Record book [Vol. VI] Fund agent's book 1812-1932 

 Folder D Greens Farms Society School records 1785-1885   1 item

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 Box XXI Saint Paul's Church, Fairfield; Southport Methodist Episcopal Church; Southport Congregational Church   100 items

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 Box XXII Southport Congregational Church School 1835-1886   158 items

Custodial History note

The items in this box were given by Royal Everts and contain papers from Levi Franklin Sherwood of Spruce Street, Southport, who was the Sunday School Superintendent of the Southport Congregational Church.

 Folder A Sunday School attendance books 1875-1877, 1880, 1885-1886   111 items

 Folder B Sunday School collection envelopes n.d.   36 items

 Folder C Books   3 items

Sunday School Register 1875 

YMCA Hymn and Tune book n.d. 

Classbook inscribed "Miss Annamelia Sherwood" 1835 

 Folder D Periodicals   8 items

Scholar's Quarterly, 1st and 2nd quarters 1880 

Christian World April 1880 

Handful of Pleasant Delights 1879 

Little Wanderer's Friend (annual) July 1879 

American Missionary August 1878 

Good Company, vol. 6, no. 1 August 1878 

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 Box XXIII Trinity Episcopal Church, Southport, newsletters and misc. papers 1851-1962   80 items

Related Archival Materials note

See also MS B43

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 Box XXIV Miscellaneous   25 items

Pamphlets--various churches in Connecticut 

Rate book for the Episcopal Society, Stratfield 1785 

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 Box XXV Southport Congregational Church Microfilms 1843-1971 

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Materials in this box from Accession number L94.Jul.13

Church records, history through annual reports 1843-1858 

Church Bulletins and Annual meeting 1843-1900; History through 1952 

Church records 1898-1920; calendars to 1920 

Church bulletins, The Messenger 1960-1963 

Church bulletins, Order of Worship 1964-1967, 1968-1971 

Church bulletins, Order of Worship 1968-1971, 1945-1946 

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 Box XXVI Stratfield Baptist Church records 1740's-2000's 

Other Finding Aids note

Detailed list of images available in the box.

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 Box XVII Pages from record books of Fairfield area churches 

 Folder A Fairfield First Congregational Church council minutes and miscellaneous papers 1639-1949 

 Folder B Greens Farms Congregational Church burials, baptisms and communicants 1725-1903 

 Folder C Greenfield Hill Congregational Church baptisms, marriages, burials, memorabilia 1805-1961   Mostly photocopies of the original record book

 Folder D St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Fairfield marriages 1856-1870   Typed copy

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