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South Carolina Annual Conference Papers

South Carolina Annual Conference, United Methodist Church. 
Records, 1960-2009
4.3 cubic feet, in 7 boxes

History note: The South Carolina Annual Conference dates to 1785. In 1972, the state’s historically white and historically African-American conferences merged into a new, integrated organization. All United Methodist local congregations in South Carolina are part of the South Carolina Annual Conference.

Organization note: Arranged into 5 series: subject files; Committees; Clippings; Conference Sessions; and Accountant and Audit Reports.

Access note: Unrestricted

Summary note: The Conference Records contain materials relating to the sessions of Annual Conference, to legal and property issues, and from several conference boards and committees. The records include some materials about bishops Paul Hardin Jr., Edward L. Tullis, Roy C. Clark, Joseph B. Bethea, Robert H. Spain, and J. Lawrence McCleskey. The records address a few specific special topics, such as open itinerancy, cross-racial appointments, women in the clergy, and apportionment payments. These records also include a few smaller conference committee files, particularly those committees that have not deposited their full record collections with the archives. Some conference papers have the notation (85) or (66) which refers to the conference organized in 1785 or the African-American conference organized in 1866. The records also include clipping files maintained in the Conference Archives and the reports of the conference audit.

Citation: Cite as: Records of the South Carolina Annual Conference, Archives, Sandor Teszler Library, Wofford College

Location: Archives, Sandor Teszler Library, Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC 29303

Related material: Records of the Conference Council on Ministries; earlier records of the Conference, minutes of the Annual Conference.

Administrative notes: Accessioned from the Conference Center in January 2005, processed November 2006 by Phillip Stone. Additional materials processed in July 2009 by Phillip Stone and Kristy Meehan.

Finding Aid: Folder listing

Folder Listing

Box 1

Series 1 – Subject Files

Conference Papers- Anderson District
Conference Papers- Appointment Process 1974-1975
Conference Papers- Area Administrative Assistant Episcopacy Committee
Installation Service- Bethea, Joseph B.
SC Conference Papers- Equal Rights Amendment 1979-1980
Conference Papers- Claflin Challenge
Conference Papers- Clergy Women
Conference Papers- Cross-Racial Appointments
Conference Papers- SRC “Events at Orangeburg”
Uniting General Conference, 1968
General Conference, 1972
Conference Papers- Greenville District
Conference Papers- Hardin Statement on Racism and Sin, 1963
Jurisdictional Conference, 1964
Jurisdictional Conference, 1968
Conference Papers- Paul Hardin-Billy Graham Golf Match
Conference Papers- Hardin “State of the Church” rel.
Installation Service- McCleskey, J. Lawrence
Conference Papers- Hickory Groove- Fairview Churches
Conference Papers- Legal- Francis Burns-St. Jude Merger
Conference Papers- Legal Issues reuseat ME Church South Name, 1940-45
Conference Papers- Lynnwood Church


Box 2

Merger evaluation, 1977
Conference Papers-Open Itinerancy
Conference Papers- Open Itinerancy
Conference Papers- Open Itinerancy
Conference Papers- Legal- Prospect Methodist Property Dispute
Conference Papers- Consultation on Racial Inclusiveness
Conference Papers- Rock Hill District
Conference Papers- Tullis foreward to Curry book “Passionate Journey”
Conference Papers- Waltersboro District



Box 3
Series 2 – Boards and Committees

Apportionments Committee, 1995-96
Committee to promote apportionment payment
Committee on Clergy Dissatisfaction
Conference Papers- Compensation Study Committee 1983-1989
SC Conference Coordinating Council 1960-1962
SC Conference Coordinating Council 1963
Nominations Committee, Correspondence, 1991-92
Nominations Committee, Correspondence, 1992-93
SC Conference- Coordinating Council, 1968-72
Council on Finance and Administration
Conference Papers- Ethnic Local Church Concerns 1985-88
Board of Health and Welfare Ministries
Conference Papers- Committee on the Lay Worker, General
Conference Papers- Committee on the Lay Worker, 1971-72
Conference Papers- Committee on the Lay Worker, 1972- 76
Conference Papers- Committee on the Lay Worker, 1976-78
SC Conference- Special Task Force on Mental Retardation
Committee on Merger
Board of Ordained Ministries
Board of Pensions
Committee on Proportional Payments
Conference Papers- Board of Missions Racial Unrest, 1969
Commission on Religion and Race
Trustees of the Annual Conference
Conference Papers- Trustees- Methodist Center
Conference Papers- Trustees- Methodist Center


Box 4
Series 3 – News Clippings and Ephemera
Annual Conference Clippings 1862-1940
Annual Conference Clippings 1951-1968
Annual Conference Clippings 1971-1979
Annual Conference Clippings 1980- 1983
Annual Conference Clippings 1984-1986
Annual Conference Clippings 1987- 1989
Annual Conference Clippings 1990-2005
Upper South Carolina Annual Conference

Series 4 – Conference Session Records

Conference Papers- 1969 Conference 85
Conference Papers- 1969 Conference 66
Conference Papers- 1970 Conference 66
Conference Papers- 1971 Conference 66
Conference Papers- 1971 Conference 85
Conference Papers- Merger Documents 1968-74
Conference Papers- 1972 October Special Session
Conference Papers- 1974 Conference
Annual Conference 1976
Annual Conference 1980
Annual Conference 1984

Box 5
Annual Conference 1986
Annual Conference 1987
Annual Conference 1988
Annual Conference 1989
Annual Conference 1999
Annual Conference Clippings 1999
Annual Conference 2001
Annual Conference 2002 Folder 1
Annual Conference 2002 Folder 2
Annual Conference 2003 Folder 1
Annual Conference 2003 Folder 2
Annual Conference Clippings 2003
Annual Conference- 2004 Folder 1
Annual Conference- 2004 Folder 2
Annual Conference- 2005 Folder 1
Annual Conference- 2005 Folder 2
Annual Conference- 2006 Folder 1
Annual Conference- 2006 Folder 2
2007 Annual Conference- Folder 1
2007 Annual Conference- Folder 2
Annual Conference 2009


Box 6
Series 5 – Accountant and Audit Reports
Accountant’s Report S.C. Conference of the Methodist Church (SEJ) (S.D. Clarkson, Treasurer) Columbia, S.C.
June 30, 1961- December 31, 1977 and 1978


Box 7

Financial Statements S.C. Conference of the United Methodist Church (Thad W. Herbert, Treasurer) Columbia, S.C.
June 31, 1978 and 1979- December 31, 1992

Minutes of the Board of Pensions of the S.C. Methodist Conference 1960-61 to 1962-63

Accountants Report The Board of Pensions of the S.C. Conference of the Methodist Church (SEJ) S.D. Clarkson- Treasurer. Columbia, S.C.
May 31, 1961- May 31, 1972