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Alexandria District of the Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church records

 Collection
Identifier: LACUMC-Alexandria District UMC

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the minutes of annual meetings (called a District Conference) by the Alexandria District of the Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church. These meetings were attended by the district’s clergy and lay delegates from each pastoral charge; it was presided over by the district superintendent.

The minutes document the administrative activities of the meetings and regularly include a roll of members, lay activities, resolutions, and reports from the following: United Methodist Women, the Wesley Foundation, and Camp Brewer.

Dates

  • 1972 - 1983

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Physical rights are retained by the Centenary College of Louisiana Archives and Special Collections. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Biographical / Historical

The Alexandria District of the Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church originated through the 1971 merger of Louisiana’s two racially segregated conferences. From 1968 to 1971, Louisiana’s Conference A (for white churches) and Conference B (for black churches) existed as a temporary measure to work towards racial integration of the Louisiana Conference following the denomination’s 1968 dissolution of the Central Jurisdiction (a racially segregated unit for black Methodists).

In 1972, the district reported 9,535 members. The district consisted of congregations in central Louisiana stretching from Olla (north) to Rosedale (south) and Sieper (west) to Vidalia (east).

In 2013, the Alexandria District of the Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church was dissolved. The congregations that constituted the district were assigned to other districts: Acadiana District of the Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church, Lake Charles District of the Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church, Monroe District of the Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church, and Shreveport District of the Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
Title
Finding Aid to the Alexandria District of the Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church records
Author
Chris Brown
Date
2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Centenary College of Louisiana Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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Shreveport LA 71104 US
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