Fonds FD 02 - Arcola Presbytery fonds

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Arcola Presbytery fonds

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  • Textual record

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  • Variations in title: Previously identified as Arcola Presbytery sub-series (A.381.XI.D.2).

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FD 02

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8.5 cm of textual records

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Administrative history

Arcola Presbytery was one of the original 16 presbyteries established by the first General Council of the United Church of Canada (June 1925), to be part of the new Saskatchewan Conference. Initial boundaries were based on the previous Arcola Presbytery, which had been part of the Presbyterian Synod of Saskatchewan. Prior to 1925, there had also been an Arcola District, in the Methodist Saskatchewan Conference.

In 1951, Arcola and Estevan Presbyteries amalgamated and became Arcola-Estevan Presbytery.

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Administrative history

Arcola-Estevan Presbytery was created from the amalgamation of Arcola Presbytery and Estevan Presbytery, in 1951. In 1973, Arcola-Estevan Presbytery was combined with part of Assiniboia Presbytery, becoming the new Souris Valley Presbytery.

Custodial history

Most records in the fonds were likely transferred to the archives between 1925 and 1986. Their original provenance is unclear, though administrative and committee records may have come directly from presbytery secretaries, committee members, delegates or other associated individuals.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of textual materials generated by Arcola and Arcola-Estevan Presbyteries, their secretaries, committees and related bodies, in fulfillment of their responsibilities, as outlined in the Manual of the United Church of Canada.

Contents include meeting minutes (1925-1951), treasurer’s records and records of candidates for ministry.

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Original order for many of these records is unclear. Items listed under A.381.XI.D.2 were arranged sometime before 1990, with those under A.1069 added likely in the early 2000s. Sunday School Association minutes were re-described as a separate fonds, in 2023.

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  • English

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  • Latin

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Microfilm copy of some records available.

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Some records may be restricted, to protect personal information.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Use, publication, and/or reproduction of records are subject to the conditions of the Copyright Act. Please consult archivist for assistance.

Finding aids

GS-168 includes original file and series listings, in section XI.D.2. Additional microfilm copies listed in finding aid IR-12.

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Box numbers (orange label): 70, 81;
Box numbers (pink label): 10429

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Textual records: A.381.XI.D.2.1 to 3; A.1069.SA.4027

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