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United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., Synod of Nebraska


RG2674.AM:  United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., Synod of Nebraska

Records:  1872-1974
Nebraska:  United Presbyterian church
Size:  9 reels of microfilm; 4 volumes

HISTORICAL NOTE

The Synod of Nebraska, which was the statewide governing body of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., was organized on October 1, 1874, composed initially of the Presbyteries of Omaha, Nebraska City, and Kearney. The Presbytery of Nebraska City, over the churches in Nebraska south of the Platte River, had been organized in November of 1862 by instructions of the Synod of Iowa South. The Presbytery of Omaha covered the churches north of the Platte.

In November of 1872, the state was further sub-divided by the organization of the Presbytery of Kearney with jurisdiction over the churches in Nebraska west of a line running north and south along the eastern boundaries of Nuckolls, Clay, and Hamilton counties. In October of 1881, the Presbytery of Hastings was established from territory originally included in that of Kearney. These two were merged in 1944 to form the Presbytery of the Platte.

The Presbytery of the Niobrara was organized in 1885. In 1958 the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. merged with the United Presbyterian Church of North America to form the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The collection of the records of the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., Synod of Nebraska contains four volumes and nine reels of microfilm arranged in six series: (1) Minutes of the Annual Session of the Synod of Nebraska, 1874-1888; (2) Records of the Presbytery of Hastings, 1881-1920; (3) Records of the Presbytery of Kearney, 1873-1944; (4) Records of the Presbytery of Nebraska City, 1872-1974; (5) Records of the Presbytery of the Niobrara, 1964-1973; and (6) Records of the Presbytery of the Platte, 1944-1958.

Series 1 contains two volumes of the minutes of the Annual Meetings of the Synod of Nebraska from its organization on October 1, 1874, to October 13, 1888. These records exist in three different forms: the original volumes, a typescript copy bound in two volumes, and a microfilm copy of the original volumes on one reel. Series 2 consists of records of the Presbytery of Hastings from October 14, 1881, to May 16, 1920, including minutes of meetings and committee reports. Series 3 contains records of the Kearney Presbytery from its founding on November 18, 1873 to its dissolution in September 1944. Included are membership lists, minutes of meetings and committee reports.

Series 4 includes records of the Nebraska City Presbytery from November 6, 1872, to August 14, 1974. Each volume contains lists of ministers and church members. The first three volumes have a detailed table of contents. Series 5 contains one volume of records of the Presbytery of the Niobrara from May 19, 1964, to November 13, 1973. The five volumes preceding this one are not included in this collection. Series 6 consists of records of the Presbytery of the Platte from its first meeting on September 12, 1944, to July 15, 1958.

DESCRIPTION

Series 1 - Minutes of the Annual Sessions of the Synod of Nebraska, 1874-1888

Reel 1
Volume
  1. October 1, 1874-October 13, 1883
  2. October 9, 1874-October 13, 1888

Series 2 - Records of the Presbytery of Hastings, 1881-1920

Reel 2
Volume
  1. October 14, 1881-May 29, 1891
  2. April 28, 1891-September 28, 1898
  3. April 25, 1899-September 23, 1908
  4. October 10, 1908-May 6, 1920

Series 3 - Records of the Presbytery of Kearney, 1873-1944

Reel 3
Volume
  1. November 18, 1873-April 13, 1886
  2. September 14, 1886-October 14, 1896
  3. April 13, 1887-October 14, 1911
  4. April 9, 1912-February 21, 1921
  5. April 12, 1921-September 8, 1936
  6. October 6, 1936-September 13, 1944

Series 4 - Records of the Presbytery of Nebraska City, 1872-1974

Reel 4
Volume
  1. November 6, 1872-September 6, 1882
  2. April 5, 1883-September 5, 1888
  3. April 4, 1889-April 7, 1896
  4. June 3, 1896-April 29, 1902
Reel 5
Volume
  1. July 24, 1902-April 8, 1908
  2. April 21, 1908-October 21, 1915
  3. October 21, 1915-December 31, 1946
Reel 6
Volume
  1. January 14, 1947-December 29, 1960
Reel 7
Volume
  1. January 23, 1961-January 9, 1966
Reel 8
Volume
  1. January 18, 1966-August 14, 1974

Series 5 - Records of the Presbytery of the Niobrara, 1964-1973

Reel 8
Volume
  1. May 19, 1964-November 13, 1973

Series 6 - Records of the Presbytery of the Platte, 1944-1958

Reel 9
Volume
  1. September 12, 1944-November 19, 1951
  2. January 8, 1952-July 15, 1958

 

ADDED ENTRIES:

Presbyterian Church in Nebraska
United Presbyterian Church in Nebraska
United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., Synod of Nebraska

 

Revised 06-08-2009   TMM

 

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