Lancaster County Sunday School Collection, 1899-1954

Call Number: MG-26

2 boxes    15 folders    1.5 cubic ft.

Repository:  LancasterHistory (Organization); PV7

Shelving Location:  Archives South, Side 1

Scope and Content Note: Collection contains the annual convention publications, under various titles, of the Lancaster County (Pa.) Sunday School Association. The contents of the publications vary, but generally include directories and Sunday school attendance statistics from the churches in each district. Many publications contain commercial advertisements while a few contain pictures or drawings of churches and entertainment sites.

Creator:  LancasterHistory (Organization)

Conditions for Access:  No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Reproductions:  Collection may not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.

Language:  English

Source of Acquisition:  Unknown.

Accruals:  No further accruals are expected.

Preferred Citation:  Lancaster County Sunday School Collection (MG-26), Box #, Folder #, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pa.

Subject Headings:

Associations, institutions, etc. (LHo-LOC sh 85008810)

Sunday school conventions. (LHo-LOC sh 85130519)

Lancaster County Sunday School Association

Sunday schools

Directories

Programs

Search Terms:

Sunday school conventions

Sunday schools

Advertisements

Churches

Directories

Programs

Lancaster County Sunday School Association

Associations, institutions, etc.

Manuscript groups

Finding aids

Processing History:  Processed and finding aid prepared 1998-1999. This collection has been documented, preserved and managed according to professional museum and archives standards. The finding aid was updated using DACS conventions.

 

Box 1

Folder 1

1. Notes on the history of the Lancaster County Sunday School Association from 1891-1929, and on the publications of that organization. 1929

2. Pamphlet #11, from E. J. Berkey, publisher, Chicago. A Sunday school type handout with a drawing of a man and boy on the front. 4 pages.

 

Folder 2 Compendium: Issued by the Lancaster County Sunday School Association, for the use of pastors, superintendents, and Sabbath school workers of Lancaster County. Contains a “Township Directory of Lancaster County Sunday Schools” and attendance and other statistics. Some advertisements. 1899, 1901 (2 copies), 1902.

Insert 1901, copy 2 contains an opening address delivered by Rev. J. E. Whitteker, D. D. at the 7th Annual Convention of the Central Luther League of Lancaster, Pa. on 24 October 1901 at Marietta, Pa.

 

Folder 3 Handbook: A booklet from the Lancaster County Sunday School Association’s annual convention. Contains the convention program and Secretary’s Report on Enrollment and Contributions in all districts. 1909, 1910 (4 copies).

Insert 1909, copy 4. Convention notes.

 

Folder 4 Compendium: Issued by the Lancaster County Sunday School Association. Contains reports of officers and committees with statistical reports on the Sunday schools of Lancaster County, Pa. Photographs of church convention sites, and some advertisements. 1912 (4 copies), 1913 (4 copies).

Insert 1913, copy 3. 21st Annual Convention Program.

Insert 1913, copy 4. List of officers.

 

Folder 5 Compendium: Issued by the Lancaster County Sunday School Association, for the use of pastors, superintendents, and Sabbath school workers of Lancaster County. Contains statistical reports of the Sunday schools of Lancaster County, Pa., from their annual convention. Some advertisements and pictures. 1914, 1915 (4 copies).

Insert 1915, copy 4. Program of the 24th Annual Convention. PA State Sunday Schools and Standards. List of questions about Sunday schools.

 

Folder 6 Compendium. 1916 (4 copies), 1917 (4 copies).

Insert 1917, copy 4. District list, contribution list.

 

Folder 7 Compendium. 27th Annual Convention. Bethel Church of God and Lititz Springs Park pictures. Advertisements. 1918 (4 copies).

Insert Copy 2. PA Sunday School Association standards.

Insert Copy 3. Meeting agenda for 1919.

Insert Copy 4. Graded lesson and promotion report. Needs of the children. Miscellaneous papers: programs and notes.

 

Folder 8 Compendium: Issued by the Lancaster County Sunday School Association, for the use of pastors, superintendents, and Sabbath school workers of Lancaster County. Contains statistical reports of the Sunday schools of Lancaster County, Pa., from their annual convention. Advertisements and church, school, and park pictures. 1919 (5 copies), 1920 (4 copies).

Insert 1919, copy 5. 29th Annual Convention Program, (3 copies). District 17 Convention Program. Children’s week program. Sunday school standards. Notes.

Insert 1920, copy 4. 28th Annual Convention Program.

 

Folder 9 Compendium: Issued by the Lancaster County Sunday School Association for their 30th Annual Convention. Advertisements and St. Paul’s Methodist Church and Lititz Springs Park pictures. Year Book and Directory: Annual yearbook and directory of the Sunday schools of Lancaster County. Published by the Lancaster County Sabbath School Association, Lancaster, Pa. 31st Annual Convention. 1921 (4 copies), 1922 (3 copies).

Insert 1922, copy 1. Newspaper report of 31st convention.

Insert 1922, copy 2. List of people. List of churches. Letter–award list. Convention program.

Insert 1922, copy 3. District #23 report. District’s summary. Miscellaneous notes and standards.

 

Folder 10 Year Book and Directory: Annual yearbook and directory of the Sunday schools of Lancaster County. Published by the Lancaster County Sunday School Association. Sunday school statistics by church. Many advertisements. 1923 (3 copies), 1924 (2 copies), 1925.

Insert 1923, copy 2. 19th District #16 Convention Program and a Children’s Division Institute Program.

Insert 1923, copy 3. Questions and answers on Luther and the Reformation. Miscellaneous notes and statistics.

Insert 1924, copy 2. 33rd and 34th convention programs. Letters on County Children Census. Miscellaneous notes, letters, and pamphlets.

 

Folder 11 Annual Directory and Handbook: Annual yearbook and directory of the Sunday schools of Lancaster County. Published by the Lancaster County Sunday School Association. Sunday school statistics by church. Many advertisements. 1926 (dup.), 1927 (3 copies), 1928.

Insert 1926, copy 2. Pennsylvania State Annual County Sunday School Census, 1926-1927. Letters replying to Sunday school survey. Miscellaneous notes.

Insert 1927, copy 3. Pennsylvania State Jr. and Sr. Sunday school sample programs. Pennsylvania State County Sunday School Gradings.

Box 2

Folder 12 Annual Directory and Year Book: Annual yearbook and directory of the Sunday schools of Lancaster County. Published by the Lancaster County Sunday School Association. Sunday school statistics by church. Many advertisements. 1929 (4 copies), 1930, 1931, 1932.

Folder 13 Year Book and Directory: Annual yearbook and directory of the Sunday schools of Lancaster County. Published by the Lancaster County Sunday School Association. Sunday school statistics by church. Many advertisements. 1933, 1934, 1937-1941.

Insert 1933. District Rally dates.

Insert 1939. Association committee lists. Church school standards, resignation letter, notes. Annual Report and Directory: Pamphlets from conventions. District statistics. No advertisements. 1935 (dup.), 1936.

Insert 1935, copies 1 and 2. 1936.

 

Folder 14 Year Book and Directory. 1943 (dup.), 1944 (dup.), 1945, 1946 (dup.), 1947 (3 copies).

Insert 1944, copy 3. Pennsylvania State Sunday School Program Guide. Sunday School Program Schedule.

 

Folder 15 Year Book and Directory. 1948 (3 copies), 1949 (3 copies), 1950 (5 copies), 1951 (dup.), 1953-1954.