UCC Archives

What is the United Church of Christ Archives?

What the UCC Archives Does:

Collects, preserves, and provides access to the records of the UCC from around the time of the creating Union in 1957 onward. 

– Acts as the office of records management for the national setting of the denomination.

– Provides guidance for how to manage current and historical records to all settings of the denomination.

What is in the UCC Archives:

The records, photographs, resources, and objects from around the time of the creating Union in 1957 onward.

A selection of a few of the vast resources include:

– Records from the national offices
        – UCC Yearbooks
        – General Synod Minutes
        – Executive Council Minutes
        – Resources developed by national offices
        – Documentation about the formation of the UCC
        – Records of projects and innitiatives

Collections from national UCC organizations, committees, councils and groups
        – Council for Health and Human Services
        – UCC Historical Council

Personal papers of people involved in the work of the national setting of the denomination
        – Rev. Arthur Clyde’s collection of hymnals
        – Rev. Harold Wilke’s papers documenting his work in the UCC

Conference publications and newsletters

Written histories of local churches, associations, conferences, and other UCC-related ministries

On-Line Resources

Archival Finding Aids

Electronic versions of General Synod Minutes, The Constitution and Bylaws and New Conversations are now available at rescarta.ucc.org.

All documents are searchable by keyword, and are complete to present. 

 Partnerships with other Historical Organizations:

The UCC Archives works closely with other archives that hold the records of the denominations that united to form the UCC. Please visit the Historical Council page to find more information about those institutions.