Records of Weoley Hill United Reformed Church

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Pulpit notices, 1922-1992; session minutes, 1918-1989; Sunday School minutes, 1948-1977; Chetwynd Hall minutes, 1918-1922; Congregational meeting minutes, 1922-1990; Women's Guild minutes, reports and other papers, 1931-1969; Committee of Management minutes, 1934-1972; correspondence and other papers, 1915-1979; annual reports, 1962-1982; church magazines; photographs; church history (published in 1983).

Administrative / Biographical History

The Presbyterian Chapel in Green Meadow Road, Weoley Hill was dedicated in 1933. The congregation had been founded in 1922. Copies of a published history of the Church form part of the deposit and should be consulted for further information.

Reference: University of Birmingham, Special Collections Department, A History of the County of Warwick, Volume VII, The City of Birmingham, The Victoria History of the Counties of England  (Oxford University Press, Institute of Historical Research, 1964).

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Some confidential material is subject to a 50 year closure period. All papers held at the Orchard Learning Resources Centre will be viewed at the Birmingham University Information Services, Special Collections Department. Please contact the University Archivist for further information.

Acquisition Information

The first deposit was made by the Weoley Hill United Reformed Church with the Selly Oak Colleges Library in 1983. A number of subsequent deposits have been made since then. The collection was transferred to the Orchard Learning Resources Centre which was opened in 1997 following the merger of the Selly Oak Colleges Library and the Westhill College Library.

Other Finding Aids

A temporary box list of the first deposit is available in the Special Collections Department on request.A brief description is available in electronic format on the Birmingham University Information Services, Special Collections Department website: http://calmview.bham.ac.uk/ and in paper format within the Department.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the University Archivist, Special Collections. Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Special Collections will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.

Custodial History

Following the merger of the Selly Oak Colleges and the University of Birmingham in 1999 the custodial ownership of collections belonging to the Selly Oak Colleges and held at the Orchard Learning and Resource Centre (OLRC) was transferred to the University. These collections now form part of the University's Special Collections Department and are available for consultation at the Main Library on the University's Edgbaston Campus.

Accruals

Further deposits are expected.

Related Material

Weoley Hill United Reformed Church has retained its marriage registers, 1934 onwards, communicants and other roll books and other documents.

The Orchard Learning Resources Centre and the University of Birmingham, Special Collections Department holds a rich collection of archives relating to missions, charities and other religious and ecclesiastical organisations and individuals.