Church of Our Father – Meeting Minutes, Mar 14, 1898 (Music / Library Report)

Monday, March 14, 1898

The Board met at the Woodman of the World Building with every member of the Board present.

A written report was submitted by the Music Committee which was amended to contain the names of Messrs. St. Amand, Peck and Frost and ordered to be speech on the minutes.

Music Committee Report

Since the last monthly meeting of the Trustees, the Music Committee has had only one meeting which was held Feb 23rd.  At this meeting Messrs. St. Amand, Peck and Frost kindly proposed to donate the services of Miss Morehead to the Committee which offer was thankfully accepted.

Miss Morehead sang at the Church for the first time Feb 13th.  Since then, every Sunday which had greatly improved the music.

The Children’s Choir is still in existence, but not as large as it should be.  We hope some time in the future to get more recruits for the Choir.

Respectfully submitted,


Emma L. Abel, Chair

Library Report

The report of the Librarian was read and ordered transcribed.

To the Trustees of the Church of Our Father,

Since August 1897, when I began acting as Librarian, the number of patrons outside the Church has decreased a little on account of the fee system, although all expressed their willingness to pay 5 cents a month as fees before the new system was put into effect.  The number of persons now using the Library is 48.

The last accession (Archivist Note: accession – a new item added to an existing collection of books, paintings, or artifacts.) number is 1861, though there are not 1861 books in the Library, for many have been taken out, before I came, and only about six have been returned.

The income of the Library is as follows:

Dues for Oct:  $.70
Fines for Oct: $.00
Dues for Nov: $.65
Fines for Nov: $.28
Dues for Dec: $.65
Fines for Dec: $.76
Dues for Jan: $.85
Fines for Jan: $.93
Dues for Feb: $.50
Fines for Feb: $.14

Total: $5.46

There are many persons who owed dues and fines and preferred to give up using the Library to paying them.

In the last month or two, no new books have been donated.

Respectfully submitted,

Otto Abel, Librarian  3/14/98

Treasurer’s Report

The Treasurer reported

On hand and received since last meeting of the Board: $88.48
Disbursements: $81.19
On Hand: $7.29

A motion was carried that the Equal Suffrage Association be charged $15.00 per year for the gas and fuel payable quarterly in advance beginning with November 1897.

Property Committee

The Property Committee reported that no tenant had been secured for the Parsonage yet.

The meeting then adjourned.


E.A. Davidson, Clerk

Physical Archive: UUCA Box: 26 Folder: 02 Book: 02 Pages: 143 – 144
Citation: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta Records, RG 026, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University, Atlanta GA

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