Red Bird Mission Directors' Office Files,1946-1981

Descriptive Summary

Title
Red Bird Mission Directors' Office Files,1946-1981
Creator
Red Bird Mission
Extent
9 microfilm reels; 1 partial microfilm reel
Subjects
Fund raising -- Red Bird Mission
Hospitals -- Red Bird Mission Hospital
Bell County, Kentucky -- Housing
Bell County, Kentucky -- Farming
Bell County, Kentucky -- Arts and crafts
Social settlements -- Red Bird Mission
Bell County, Kentucky -- Social settlements
Bell County, Kentucky -- Hospitals
Missions, Methodist -- Red Bird Missionary Conference
Missions, Methodist -- Kentucky Missionary Conference
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: staff; machine-readable finding aid created by:M. Plarr
Repository
Berea College

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
These document the Red Bird Mission after its incorporation in 1968, although some earlier materials are also included.
Included are materials that document the tenure of Mission directors John Bischoff (1946 - 1973) and Edward Ehresman (1973 - present). Among these are Board of Directors minutes, reports, and correspondence (1968 - 1978); finance and fund raising materials (1967 - 1978); and documentation on the Red Bird Mission Hospital (1949 - 1981). Also included are copies of the Kentucky Missionary and Red Bird Missionary Conference Proceedings (1955 - 1976).
Also present are resource and economic development files (1961 - 1980) documenting work training, housing, farming, and crafts projects sponsored by the Mission in conjunction with church, government, or private organizations. Personnel files (1947 - 1981) include applications, academic and professional credentials, and correspondence concerning Mission staff.