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Church Women United In Kansas records.

Creator: Church Women United in Kansas

Date: [ca. 1946-ca. 1990]

Level of Description: Coll./Record Group

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: UID 41235

Unit ID: 41235

Space Required/Quantity: 3.00 cubic feet

Title (Main title): Church Women United In Kansas records.

Titles (Other):

  • Records

Administrative History

Administrative History: Founded in 1941, Church Women United (CWU) is a national volunteer Christian ecumenical women's movement initiated and carried out by women in the United States and Puerto Rico. Since 1941 women of the Church Women United Movement have held a vision of Christian unity and prayerful action. CWU is a movement that brings together women of diverse races, cultures and traditions in closer Christian fellowship, prayer, advocacy, and action for peace with justice in the world.

At its founding, the Movement was named United Council of Church Women (UCCW). The United Council of Church Women's first action was to circulate a petition signed by 84,000 church women "urging the United States at the signing of the United Nations Charter, to join and take its full responsibility in a world organization." The action received wide publicity in the media and Eleanor Roosevelt later involved the UCCW in a conference at the White House on "How Women May Share in Post War Policy Making."

[Church Women United. "Our History." http://www.churchwomen.org/history.html (accessed September 23, 2009.)]

Scope and Content

Scope and content: The Church Women United records include materials from the Kansas Council of Church Women and the Kansas Council of United Church Women. The records document the organization's involvement concerning social issues affecting Kansas, including sponsoring programs and influencing legislation to aid children and disadvantaged Kansans. The majority of the records are meeting minutes dated 1946-1990. Also included are meeting attendance registers, bylaws, executive council rosters, clippings, correspondence, notes, and materials dealing with the Mini Peace Causeway of 1984.

Locators:

Locator Contents
013-06-02-03  1985-1990 
013-06-02-05 to 013-06-02-06  1946-1990 

Index Terms

Subjects

    Church Women United
    Church Women United in Kansas -- Records and correspondence
    Peaceful change (International relations)
    Religious institutions -- Kansas

Creators and Contributors