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

 Collection
Identifier: LACUMC-Alexandria District ConfAUMC

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the minutes of annual meetings (called a District Conference) by the Alexandria District of the Louisiana Conference A 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: Women’s Society of Christian Service, Centenary College of Louisiana, Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home, the Wesley Foundation, Board of Pensions, the Methodist Hospital, and the New Orleans Methodist Hospital.

Dates

  • 1969 - 1971

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 A of the United Methodist Church originated through the 1968 merger of two denominations – the Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church. Prior to 1968, the district was the Alexandria District of the Louisiana Conference of the Methodist Church (South Central Jurisdiction). 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 1969, the district reported 9,837 members. The district consisted of congregations in central Louisiana stretching from Winnfield (north) to Oakdale (south) and Marthaville (west) to Simmesport (east).

Through the 1971 merger of Louisiana’s two Conferences – A and B – this district became the Alexandria District of the Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church. In 1971, the district reported 90,510 members.

Extent

2 Folders

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
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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