Church of Our Father – Meeting Minutes Nov 8, 1893 (Officers Elected / Library Rules Established)

Atlanta, Ga. Nov 8, 1893
Special meeting of the Board of Trustees called to meet in Mr. Dixon’s office at 5 o’clock pm Nov. 8, 1893
Present: Messrs. Behre, Crafts, Currier, Dixon, Harding, Kennedy and Mr. Frank Lederle. The later having been elected to the Board by the church in the annual meeting held Nov. 6th, 1893.

Minutes of last meeting read and approved.

On nomination and vote, Mr. Geo. H. Crafts was elected permanent Chairman of the Board.

The Chairman then appointed the Standing Committees of the Board as follows:

  • On Ways and Means – Messrs. Dixon, Behre, Crafts, Kennedy and Winslow
  • On Operation of the Church – Messrs. Currier, McCutcheon, Lederle and Rev. Mr. Cole, ex officio
  • On Care of Church Property – Messrs. Winslow, Dixon and Harding
  • On Music – Messrs. Behre and Harding
  • On Library and Reading Room – Messrs. Crafts, Currier and Lederle

Mr. Crafts from the special committee to wait response (from) Mr. Cole and present the letter of the Board under date of Nov. 1st, 1893, reported that the committee had performed this duty assigned them and that Mr. Cole had the letter under consideration. On motion the report of the committee was accepted and the committee discharged.

The Clerk reported that the Annual Meeting of the church had referred the following recommendation from the Librarian Report to the Board of Trustees with power to act.


1st That everyone interested in this, the only free library in our city, should themselves donate and also ask their friends to donate any books they felt they could spare.

2nd That all who came should kindly lend good magazines and periodicals to the Reading Room

3rd That some means be devised for securing more comfortable chairs for the use of the readers and visitors at the reading room.

On motion, it was voted to authorize the Library Committee to call the Library of the Church of Our Father (the) “Liberal League Library.”

Mr. Behre then addressed the Board stating that one of members, Mr. Harding, had lately been called upon to part with his father and sister-in-law deceased. And moved that a committee consisting of Messrs. Dixon, Currier and Crafts be appointed to draft suitable resolutions of sympathy, which was adopted.



H.M. Currier, Clerk

Physical Archive: UUCA   Box: 26   Folder: 02 Book: 02 Pages: 106 – 107
Citation: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta Records, RG 026, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University, Atlanta GA

Posted in Church of our Father, Meeting Minutes, Physical Collection, Unitarian Records - Book 2

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