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From the Series: Series I, Administrative, reflects the daily workings of the CAC and is the largest of the collection. Although the series dates from 1923-1996, the bulk of materials range from 1945-1985. The series is divided into the following twelve subseries: Annual Meeting / Christian Action Award, Committees, Correspondence, Finance, Governance, Information, McClain Family, Membership, Minutes, Miscellaneous, Officers, and Self-Study. The Annual Meeting / Christian Action Award subseries includes memos, correspondence, and itineraries for the planning of the Council's annual planning session. Minutes, reports, and memos can be found in the Committees subseries. The Correspondence subseries contains the letters and memos of CAC leaders. Correspondence is broken into general, letters to Howard G. McClain, letters from Howard G. McClain, and the Rev. Clyde Helms letters. Howard G. McClain maintained contact with many prominent South Carolinians, including Arthur Clement, Jr. and James T. McLawhorn. Financial statements, budgets, and audit materials comprise the Finance subseries. Governance contains statements of purpose, governance documents, and the organization's constitution and by-laws. The Information subseries provides general data about the CAC and the McClain Family includes family records and personal records of Howard G. McClain and his family. The Membership subseries consists of mailings and membership lists. The Minutes subseries contains minutes of administrative meetings. The Miscellaneous subseries is comprised of materials that did not fit easily into another category and includes daily schedules, notes, and general office information. Installation programs and personal information can be found in Officers and Self-Study documents the self-analysis the CAC conducted in the early 1970s.


  • 1923 - 1996
  • Majority of material found within 1945 - 1985

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.


From the Series: 0 Cubic Feet (Boxes 1-6, 15)


Repository Details

Part of the South Caroliniana Library Repository

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