Creator

Date Original

1918-1922

Description

This collection contains 24 pages of minutes from the 4th-8th annual conventions of the Fort Smith District's Society. Topics include committee reports, annual election of officers, committee appointments and missionary reports.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Women's Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church was founded in 1869 in Boston, Massachusetts by leading women in the church to "extend the Gospel to women by women". As it grew, branches were established; all were conducted by women who volunteered their services because of missionary concerns. The "branches" were centers for the recruitment of young women for overseas careers, for education in surrounding churches, and for securing funds for missionary support. The Methodist Episcopal Church South was the so-called "Southern Methodist Church" resulting from the split over the issue of slavery in the Methodist Episcopal Church. This body maintained its own polity until it reunited with the Methodist Episcopal Church and the Methodist Protestant Church to form the Methodist Church in 1939.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Fort Smith, Sebastian County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.036.009

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Women's Foreign Missionary Society, Fort Smith District convention minutes, SMC.036.009

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Women's Foreign Missionary Society, Fort Smith District convention minutes, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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