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African American Mennonite Association Records

Overview

Abstract

Scope and Contents

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Founding and Governing Documents

Assemblies and Events

Minutes and Dockets

Photographs

Educational Program Records

Correspondence and Subject Files

Sound Recordings



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African American Mennonite Association Records, 1969-2001 | Mennonite Church USA Archives

By Colleen McFarland and Elizabeth Wittrig

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Collection Overview

Title: African American Mennonite Association Records, 1969-2001Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1974-1993

ID: I/06/007

Primary Creator: African American Mennonite Association

Extent: 20.0 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: By series

Subjects: African American Mennonite Association, African American Mennonites, Race relations - Religious aspects

Forms of Material: Audiocassettes, Correspondence, Photographs, Slides (photographs)

Languages: English

Abstract

Records of the African American constituency group of the (old) Mennonite Church.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Records of the African American constituency group of the (old) Mennonite Church. Emerging from the Minority Ministries Council, the African American Mennonite Association began its orginizational life as the Black Council or Black Caucus.  In the early 1980s the name was changed to the African American Mennonite Association (AAMA).  The AAMA strove to support black and racially integrated congregations in the (old) Mennonite Church through annual assemblies and programming, leadership training, educational opportunites, and congregational economic development.

Records are divided into the following series:

(1) Founding and Governing Documents

(2) Assemblies and Events

(3) Dockets and Minutes

(4) Photographs

(5) Educational Program Records

(6) Correspondence and Subject Files

(7) Sound Recordings

Subject/Index Terms

African American Mennonite Association
African American Mennonites
Race relations - Religious aspects

Administrative Information

Repository: Mennonite Church USA Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 8 records cartons, seven archives boxes, 1 half archives box, five audiocassette boxes, and 1 oversize folder

Access Restrictions: These materials are open for public research.

Use Restrictions: Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright owned by the Mennonite Church USA Archives.

Preferred Citation: African American Mennonite Association Records, 1969-2001.  I-06-007. Mennonite Church USA Archives. Elkhart, Indiana.


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[Series 1: Founding and Governing Documents],
[Series 2: Assemblies and Events],
[Series 3: Minutes and Dockets],
[Series 4: Photographs],
[Series 5: Educational Program Records],
[Series 6: Correspondence and Subject Files],
[Series 7: Sound Recordings],
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Series 1: Founding and Governing DocumentsAdd to your cart.
Includes copies of bylaws, important reports about the beginnings of the Black Council / Black Caucus / African American Mennonite Association, and other materials pertaining to the early years of the organization.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: AAMA Structural Recommendations, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Background Material for African American Mennonite Association, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Black Caucus Name Change Ballots, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Black Caucus Structural Change, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Black Council Bulletin, 1981-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Black Council Members, 1974-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Black and Hispanic Service on Churchwide Boards, Agencies, Institutions, and Committees, 1972-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 8: "Black Manifesto", 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Brochures, 1981-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 10: By-Laws, 1974-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 11: By-Laws, 1981-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Certificates, circa 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Comprehensive Plans, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Directories, 1978-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 15: James B. White Report to Black Caucus, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Leadership Development Chart, circa 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Letterhead, circa 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Membership List, circa 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Office of Black Concerns and the Local Congregation: Proposal by Hubert Brown, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Orientation Booklet, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Report to the African American Mennonite Association, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 22: The Merger Then and Now: Minority Staff Report, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Urban - Racial Council Concerns, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Vision and Goals, 1984Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Founding and Governing Documents],
[Series 2: Assemblies and Events],
[Series 3: Minutes and Dockets],
[Series 4: Photographs],
[Series 5: Educational Program Records],
[Series 6: Correspondence and Subject Files],
[Series 7: Sound Recordings],
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