Unitarian Universalist Association, Ohio-Meadville District

Range: 1920 - 1998 Size: 46 cubic feet Record Group:

Primarily records of the Ohio-Meadville District (UUA-OMD) from 1963-1998, includes: District office records, board records, program records, financial records, and congregational records. Collection consists of correspondence, minutes, press releases, and photographs.

Ruhlin, Mrs. Ben. Prayer Campaign Committee Records

Range: 1970 - 1977 Size: 12 cubic feet Record Group: $content.recordGroup

Mrs. Ben H. Ruhlin was a “prayer crusader” from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio who spent two and a half years crusading to have prayer restored to schools during the 1970s through the Prayer Campaign Committee. The records include correspondence, publicity, petitions, and other materials relating to Mrs. Ruhlin and the committee’s efforts to restore prayer to public schools.

Ross, Rev. George Everett, Papers

Range: 1957 - 1990 Size: 5.5 cubic feet Record Group: $content.recordGroup

Rev. George Everett Ross was Rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Akron, Ohio, one of the largest churches in the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio and played a pivotal role in the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous. Ross was an alcoholic who was a crusader for the addicted and homeless. His papers include sermons, correspondence, newspaper clippings, course outlines for classes he conducted, class notes, term papers, and phonotapes. They also include church bulletins and documents relating to diocesan and parish matters of the Episcopal Church. 

Priest, Dr. Ira A., Papers and Artifacts

Range: 1876 - 1956 Size: 12.0 Record Group: 99/84

Dr. Ira A. Priest (1856-1933) was a minister in the Universalist Church, fifth president of Buchtel College (now The University of Akron), and a chaplain in the 8th Ohio Infantry of the Ohio National Guard. His papers and artifacts consist of correspondence, sermons, writings, printed materials, photographs, clippings, uniforms, personal items, and memorabilia that relate to Dr. Priest’s long career as a minister, chaplain, and academic in Ohio, Texas, and Vermont.

[Finding Aid] What is this?

Pilgrim United Church of Christ, Cuyahoga Falls

Range: 1833 - 1976 Size: 1 cubic foot Record Group:

Minutes, reports, financial records, membership rosters, scrapbooks, sermons, historical summaries, correspondence, clippings, and photographs.

McKeeman, Rev. Gordon B., Papers

Range: 1980s - 1990s Size: 1.0 Record Group: $content.recordGroup

Rev. Gordon B. McKeeman (1920-2013) of Lynn, Massachusetts served as minister of several Universalist churches in New England before serving as pastor of the Unitarian Universalist Church (UUC) in Akron, Ohio from 1961 to 1983. He was also an active member of the Unitarian Universalist Association and served as president of the Starr King School, a seminary in Berkeley, California. His papers include notes, newsletters, sermons, programs, and other materials created and collected by McKeeman that document his life and work and the history of the UUC.

First Universalist Church, Norwalk

Range: 1972 - 1975 Size: N/A Record Group:

Publications, class rosters, forms, minutes of Women's Universalist Missionary Association, financial reports, and other church records.

Council of Churches of Christ

Range: 1964 - 1973 Size: 5 cubic feet Record Group:

Membership in the Council of Churches of Christ is open to all Christian churches; the organization assembled four times a year. Included in this collection are a position paper, constitution, pastor's list, programs of annual meetings, and various brochures/pamphlets.

Akron Area Council of Churches

Range: 1908 - 1975 Size: 6 cubic feet Record Group:

Council activities, committee activities, financial records, community projects records, minutes of Akron Ministerial Association meetings (1909-1967), and a small amount of other church related materials, including: minutes of the Akron Sunday School Superintendents' Association, the Secretary's Book of the Summit County Evangelical Alliance, ministerial membership lists and copies of the Metro Memo (newsletter of the Metropolitan Interchurch Ministries)