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Bozeman Ministerial Conference Records, 1892-1914
- Bozeman Ministerial Conference
- Bozeman Ministerial Conference Records
- 2 volumes
- Collection Number
- Collection 2400, MtBC, us (collection)
- The Bozeman Ministerial Conference Records consist of minute books that document the meetings from 1892 through 1908 of a ecumenical organization consisting of Protestant clergymen in Bozeman, Montana. Information contained in the minute books includes the papers presented at the meetings, committee reports on social issue actions, and treasury reports.
Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Montana State University-Bozeman Library
Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
P.O. Box 173320
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open for research.
- Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities
Historical NoteReturn to Top
The Bozeman Ministerial Conference was an ecumenical organization consisting of Protestant clergymen in Bozeman, Montana. Denominations represented by the members included the Methodist Episcopal North, Methodist Episcopal South, Presbyterian, Baptist, and Disciples of Christ. The group met monthly in various homes to discuss matters of mutual interest and present formal papers on religion, morality, and ethics. The group also concerned itself with local social issues such as the operation of the Gallatin County Poor Farm and the city's regulation of saloons and houses of prostitution.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The minute books document the group's meetings from 1892 through 1908 and include information on the papers presented at the meetings, committee reports on social issue actions, and treasury reports. An additional folder of material laid in the minute books accompanies the records.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Minute books of the Bozeman Ministerial Conference were donated to Special Collections by Merrill G. Burlingame in 1969 and by Rev. John McGrory in 1995. The book donated by Burlingame was formerly designated as accession number 648.
This collection was processed 2009 April 20
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Church and social problems-Montana-Bozeman
- Protestant churches-Montana-Bozeman-Clergy-Societies, etc
- Protestant churches-Montana-Bozeman-Relations
- Bozeman (Mont.)-Church history
- Bozeman (Mont.)-Religious life and customs