Creator:Bozeman Ministerial Conference

Provenance Note:Mintue books of the Bozeman Ministerial Conference were donated to Special Collections by Merrill G. Burlingame in 1969 and by Rev. John McGrory in 1995. The book donated by Burlingame was formerly designated as accession number 648.

Historical Note:The Bozeman Ministerial Conference was an ecumenical organization consisting of Protestant clergymen in Bozeman, Montana. Denominations represented by the members included the Methodist Episcopal North, Methodist Episcopal South, Presbyterian, Baptist, and Disciples of Christ. The group met monthly in various homes to discuss matters of mutual interest and present formal papers on religion, morality, and ethics. The group also concerned itself with local social issues such as the operation of the Gallatin County Poor Farm and the city's regulation of saloons and houses of prostitution.

Content Description Note: The minute books document the group's meetings from 1892 through 1908 and include information on the papers presented at the meetings, committee reports on social issue actions, and treasury reports. An additional folder of material laid in the minute books accompanies the records.

Updated: 4/20/09