Inventory of the Cooperative Ministries in Higher Education of Northern California and Nevada Collection

David Stiver
Graduate Theological Union Archives
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Inventory of the Cooperative Ministries in Higher Education Collection of Northern California and Nevada

Collection number: GTU 94-11-04

Graduate Theological Union Archives

Graduate Theological Union

Berkeley, California
Processed by:
David Stiver
Date Completed:
02/15/08
Encoded by:
David Stiver
Date Revised:
07/21/11
© 2011 Graduate Theological Union. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Cooperative Ministries in Higher Education of Northern California and Nevada
Dates: 1964-1994
Collection number: GTU 94-11-04
Creator: Cooperative Ministries in Higher Education of Northern California and Nevada
Collector: Jentzsch, Trilla
Collection Size: 6.5 linear feet (7 record boxes)
Repository: The Graduate Theological Union. Library.
Berkeley, CA 94709
Abstract: The collection contains minutes of board meetings, administrative records, and program files of the Cooperative Ministries in Higher Education of Northern California and Nevada.
Physical location: 4/D/4-5
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to The Graduate Theological Union. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Graduate Theological Union as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

Cooperative Ministries in Higher Education of Northern California and Nevada, 1964-1994, GTU 94-11-04. Graduate Theological Union Archives, Berkeley, CA.

Acquisition Information

Materials were donated by Trilla Jentzsch on November 17, 1994.

Biography / Administrative History

The ecumenical movement of the main Protestant communions led to the creation of shared campus ministry organizations on a national and regional level in the mid-20th century. The United Ministries in Higher Education (UMHE) became the main organizational body in the Sixties. In California and Nevada, the UMHE was divided between northern and southern regions. Organizations founded a few years earlier included United Campus Christian Fellowship and United Campus Christian Ministry.
The UMHE of Northern California and Nevada was formed in 1966 (For Southern California, see GTU 2003-10-02, Albert G. Cohen Campus Ministry, Social Justice and Environment Collection). The organization amended its name to CMHE (Cooperative Ministries in Higher Education) in 1974 to reflect a new cooperative operating agreement. The basic aims of the organization were "to be about the mission of the Church, to be ecumenical in intention and to be participants in the work of colleges and universities" (Theological-Philosophical Statement of CMHE, September 12, 1981). Throughout its existence it continually revisited its mission and processes in order to remain an effective organization. Trilla Jentzsch, who donated the collection, served as secretary-treasurer for nearly all of its history.
Similar to the national UMHE organization, the initial communions were United Church of Christ, Christian Churches (Disciples of Christ) and United Presbyterian Church. This organization had briefly been preceded by a similar group, the United Christian Campus Fellowship. Other denominations, such as the United Methodist Church, Church of Brethren and American Baptists, joined (see Timeline below for a list of membership). The Episcopal Church joined briefly to coordinate efforts on community colleges. The eight core ministries were San Francisco State, San Jose State, Stanford, UC-Berkeley, UC-Santa Cruz, UC-Davis, Fresno State, and UN-Reno. However, other campuses in the Northern California and Nevada region were members from time to time, including schools in the Sacramento area, UC-San Francisco, and junior and community colleges.
Founded during one of the most contentious periods on campus during the Sixties, the organization struggled to be effective. Campus ministers faced a new role providing direction on civil rights and social justice issues, as well as counseling for draft and drug issues along with unplanned pregnancies. A number of campus ministers became mediators between groups in conflict. The collection includes materials that document the role of campus ministry during events such as the San Francisco State Strike in 1968-69 and the failed tenant collective at the Westminster House in Berkeley in 1970. Local congregations often disagreed with activism and new initiatives promoted by the campus ministry, resulting in additional conflict within denominations and greatly reduced local contributions and support.
During the late seventies and eighties, the CMHE worked to expand their support to other campuses within the region. Marna McKenzie, a staff member and interim director for a campus ministry, was hired to spearhead funding and direct developing ministries (see GTU 94-11-01, Marna McKenzie Developing Ministry Collection). At this time, evangelical and other non-mainline Protestant organizations, along with non-Christian religions, grew in prominence on campuses.
In the early nineties, ongoing lack of funding and denominational support forced CMHE to create a new identity. On January 1, 1995, CMHE became the Association of Campus Christian Ministries (ACCM), a voluntary organization that continued the legacy of the UMHE.
Campus ministry efforts were left to the individual campuses. Local organizations at some schools continued a coordinated presence as before, for example, the United Campus Christian Ministry at Stanford and the Edge at San Francisco State. At UC-Berkeley, specific communions rather than ecumenical organizations provided a physical presence, as with the Westminster House (Presbyterian) and Wesley Foundation (Methodist). At other schools, campus ministry came to be either supported by local churches within these denominations or closed completely (San Jose State).

Chronology: Denominational Support

1966 United Ministries in Higher Education of Northern California and Nevada formed by United Church of Christ, United Presbyterians, and Disciples of Christ
1969 United Methodists and Episcopal Church (community colleges) join. American Baptists join and then leave
1970 Church of Brethren joins
1973 Church of Brethren leaves
1974 Episcopal Church leaves
  UMHE of Northern Californai and Nevada renamed Cooperative Ministries in Higher Education of Northern California and Nevada
1977 American Baptists re-join
1985 American Baptists suspend formal relationship but continue funding
1991 American Baptists suspend funding
1995 CMHE becomes Association of Campus Christian Ministries (ACCM)

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection contains minutes of board meetings, administrative records, and program files of the CMHE and local campus ministries. Of particular interest are campus ministry involvement in student activities in the sixties and seventies. The original order has been maintained.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

United Christian Campus Fellowship.
United Campus Christian Ministry.
United Ministries in Higher Education.
Cooperative Ministries in Higher Education.
Association of Campus Christian Ministries.
Disciples of Christ--California--History.
Episcopal Church--California--History.
Presbyterian Church--California.
United Church of Christ--California--History.
United Methodists--California--History.
Church work with students--California--History.
Church work with foreign students--California--History.
Church work with students--Christian--Disciples of Christ.
Church work with students--Lutheran Church.
Church work with students--Presbyterian.
Church work with students--Congresses.
College chaplains--United States.
College chaplains--Congresses.
Universities and colleges--Religion--Societies, etc.
Baptists--California--History.
Christianity and justice--United States.
Interdenominational cooperation--California--History.
Student movements--California.
Church and college--California.
Clergy--Political activity--Archives.
Church and social problems--United States.
Civil disobedience--Religious aspects.

Jentzsch, Trilla
McKenzie, Marna

Other Finding Aids

GTU 94-11-01 Marna McKenzie Collection, Developing Ministries, CMHE (Cooperative Ministries of Higher Education) in Northern California; GTU 2006-7-02, John S. Hadsell Westminster House Collection (U.C. Berkeley, Presbyterian Campus Ministry); GTU 2001-11-02, United Campus Christian Ministry at San Jose State University Collection, 1960-2000; GTU 89-5-016, Berkeley Free Church Collection, 1959-1976; GTU 2003-10-02, Albert G. Cohen Campus Ministry, Social Justice and Environment Collection.

Separated Material

Duplicate materials documenting activities at the Ecumenical House during the San Francisco State Strike (1968-69) were donated to the San Francisco State Strike Archives, Special Collections, San Francisco State University, on April 4, 2008.

Collection Contents

Box 1 - 3

Series 1 Administration Records 1965-1994

Physical Description: 65 folders
box 1, folder 1

Articles of Incorporation 1969-1984

box 1, folder 2

Board structure 1987

box 1, folder 3

Bylaws 1979-81

box 1, folder 4

Bylaws 1989

box 1, folder 5

Bylaws, Local Campus Ministries 1969-84

box 1, folder 6

Contact lists, board and ministers 1967-94

box 1, folder 7

Cooperative Operating Agreement 1981

box 1, folder 8

Correspondence 1975-90

box 1, folder 9

Board, welcome letters 1978-92

box 1, folder 10

Minutes UCCM 1965-66

box 1, folder 11

Minutes 1967-70

box 1, folder 12

Minutes 1971-75

box 1, folder 13

Minutes 1976-77

box 1, folder 14

Minutes 1978-79

box 1, folder 15

Minutes 1981-82

box 1, folder 16

Minutes 1982-83

box 1, folder 17

Minutes 1984-87

box 1, folder 18

Minutes 1985-87

box 1, folder 19

Minutes 1988-89

box 1, folder 20

Minutes 1990-91

box 1, folder 21

Minutes 1992-94

box 1, folder 22

Executive Committee Meetings 1981-94

box 1, folder 23

Budget hearings 1966

box 1, folder 24

Financial Reports 1966-70

box 2, folder 1

Budget hearings 1967

box 2, folder 2

Budget hearings 1968

box 2, folder 3

Budget hearings 1969

box 2, folder 4

Budget hearings 1970

box 2, folder 5

Budget hearings 1971

box 2, folder 6

Budget hearings 1972

box 2, folder 7

Budget hearings 1973

box 2, folder 8

Budget hearings 1974

box 2, folder 9

Budget hearings 1975

box 2, folder 10

Budget hearings 1977

box 2, folder 11

Budget hearings 1978

box 2, folder 12

Budget hearings 1979

box 2, folder 13

Budget hearings 1980

box 2, folder 14

Budget hearings 1981

box 2, folder 15

Budget hearings 1982-83

box 2, folder 16

Budget hearings 1984

box 2, folder 17

Budget hearings 1985

box 2, folder 18

Financial Reports 1966-70

box 2, folder 19

Financial Reports 1971-81

box 2, folder 20

Financial Reports 1983-95

box 2, folder 21

Budget Financial Report 1987-88

box 2, folder 22

Budget Financial Report 1988-89

box 2, folder 23

Budget Financial Report 1989-90

box 2, folder 24

Budget Financial Report 1991

box 2, folder 25

Budget Financial Report 1991-92

box 2, folder 26

Budget Financial Report 1992-93

box 2, folder 27

Agreement of Financial Support 1981-84

box 2, folder 28

Agreement of Financial Support 1985-87

box 2, folder 29

Financial Correspondence 1969-73

box 2, folder 30

Fund Development Brochure 1967

box 2, folder 31

Interim Report to the Commission 1967

box 2, folder 32

Grants and funding requests 1972-73

box 2, folder 33

Insurance 1978-94

box 3, folder 1

Policy Statements 1967-81

box 3, folder 2

Priorities and Mission 1979-84

box 3, folder 3

Priorities and Mission 1986-88

box 3, folder 4

Property 1975-90

box 3, folder 5

Personnel Procedures 1969-78

box 3, folder 6

Selected Papers Cal-Aggie Christian Association 1970

Box 3 - 5

Series 2 Subjects 1965-1994

Physical Description: 75 folders
box 3, folder 7

American Baptists 1976-91

box 3, folder 8

Area Staff Design 1981

box 3, folder 9

Atkinson Foundation 1992-94

box 3, folder 10

Brochures 1970-85

box 3, folder 11

Issues in California Public Higher Education ca. 1969

box 3, folder 12

Task Force on Public Policy and Higher Education 1971-72

box 3, folder 13

California Committee on Higher Education 1972

box 3, folder 14

Campus Ministry on an Escalator film 1974-76

box 3, folder 15

Campus Ministry Review 1965-79

box 3, folder 16

Campus Ministry Review Procedures 1965-69

box 3, folder 17

Center for Mission Training 1967

box 3, folder 18

Collegium Report 1973

box 3, folder 19

Collegium Richard Boles 1972-73

box 3, folder 20

Collegium 1977-83

box 3, folder 21

Collegium 1984-93

box 3, folder 22

Community College Project Report 1965-68

box 3, folder 23

Community College Project Robert Mayo 1970

box 3, folder 24

Community College Project 1968-71

box 3, folder 25

Community College Position Papers Part 1 1966-69

box 3, folder 26

Community College Position Papers Part 2 1966-69

box 3, folder 27

Community College Position Papers Part 3 1966-69

box 3, folder 28

Community College Consultations 1977

box 3, folder 29

Consultations 1986-1990

box 4, folder 1

Coordinator for Interpretation and Development (CID) 1979-88

box 4, folder 2

Contra Costa Project 1989

box 4, folder 3

Developing Ministries 1983-84

box 4, folder 4

Developing Ministries 1985-92

box 4, folder 5

Disciples of Christ 1986-89

box 4, folder 6

Financial Crisis 1988-93

box 4, folder 7

Five Year Evaluation 1978-79

box 4, folder 8

Fund Raising School 1980

box 4, folder 9

Future of CMHE 1993

box 4, folder 10

Greater Richmond InterFaith Program 1982

box 4, folder 11

Interim Design Task Force 1990-93

box 4, folder 12

Junior College Dialogue Committee 1966-67

box 4, folder 13

Junior College Dialogue Committee 1968

box 4, folder 14

Just War Theory John Coleman 1968

box 4, folder 15

Landberg Center 1985-87

box 4, folder 16

Legislative Advocate 1967

box 4, folder 17

Local Board Training 1983

box 4, folder 18

Long Range Planning 1981-82

box 4, folder 19

Long Range Planning 1992

box 4, folder 20

Methodists and Campus Ministry 1968-72

box 4, folder 21

Mission Projections 1978-79

box 4, folder 22

Mission Statement 1993

box 4, folder 23

Major Mission Fund 1985

box 4, folder 24

New Concepts 1985-88

box 4, folder 25

Newsletters 1978-87

box 4, folder 26

Noseworthy Consultation 1994

box 4, folder 27

Papers 1965-69

box 4, folder 28

Papers 1970-82

box 4, folder 29

Personnel Policies 1984-91

box 4, folder 30

Presbyterian Higher Education Committee 1985

box 4, folder 31

Project Reformulation Part 1 1969-70

box 4, folder 32

Project Reformulation Part 2 1969-70

box 4, folder 33

Project Connect 1989

box 4, folder 34

Quadrennial Review 1988-90

box 5, folder 1

Redwoods Presbytery 1988-90

box 5, folder 2

Relationship with CMHE 1981-88

box 5, folder 3

Restructure Committee 1971-72

box 5, folder 4

Reports 1967-70

box 5, folder 5

Report Disadvantage Students 1970

box 5, folder 6

Revisioning CMHE 1992-93

box 5, folder 7

Sacramento Developing Ministry 1986-89

box 5, folder 8

Search Process Guidelines 1983-85

box 5, folder 9

Self-Evaluation Campus Ministries 1981-84

box 5, folder 10

Self-Study/Evaluation 1979-80

box 5, folder 11

Self-Study/Evaluation Conference 1980

box 5, folder 12

Sierra Mission Area 1968-91

box 5, folder 13

Statement on Campus Rebellions UMHE-NCN 1969

box 5, folder 14

Suggested Model for Ecumenical Campus Ministry 1974

box 5, folder 15

Termination by CMHE Partners (form) 1991

Box 5 - 8

Series 3 Local Campus Ministries 1964-1993

Physical Description: 54 folders
box 5, folder 16

Audits 1970-71

box 5, folder 17

Board of Directors 1978-94

box 5, folder 18

Campus Reports 1981-83

box 5, folder 19

Review of Campus Ministries 1969

box 5, folder 20

Community Colleges Proposals 1971-74

box 5, folder 21

Bakersfield 1971-86

box 5, folder 22

UC Berkeley Unitas Special File 1969-70

box 5, folder 23

UC Berkeley Unitas 1973-93

box 5, folder 24

UC Berkeley Legal 1964-70

box 5, folder 25

UC Berkeley 1969-74

box 5, folder 26

Chico State 1964-74

box 5, folder 27

Chico State 1975-87

box 5, folder 28

UC Davis 1969-78

box 6, folder 1

UC Davis Legal 1969-85

box 6, folder 2

UC Davis 1970-79

box 6, folder 3

UC Davis 1980-81

box 6, folder 4

UC Davis 1982

box 6, folder 5

UC Davis 1983-89

box 6, folder 6

UC Davis 1989-93

box 6, folder 7

Fresno State 1964-73

box 6, folder 8

Fresno 1974-79

box 6, folder 9

Fresno State nd

box 6, folder 10

Humboldt State 1967

box 6, folder 11

Las Vegas 1968-79

box 6, folder 12

College of Marin 1966-69

box 6, folder 13

UN Reno Legal 1966-71

box 6, folder 14

UN Reno 1970-74

box 6, folder 15

UN Reno 1975-92

box 6, folder 16

Sacramento Area 1966-75

box 6, folder 17

San Francisco State 1964-69

box 6, folder 18

San Francisco State Legal 1966-69

box 6, folder 19

San Francisco State Crisis Part 1 1966-70

box 6, folder 20

San Francisco State Crisis Part 2 1966-70

box 6, folder 21

San Francisco State Special Report on Ecumenical House Copyright registration 1969

box 6, folder 22

San Francisco State Ecumenical House 1969-73

box 6, folder 23

San Francisco State 1974-93

box 7, folder 1

UC Medical San Francisco 1968-71

box 7, folder 2

San Mateo Jr. College Resource Center 1970

box 7, folder 3

UC Santa Cruz 1969-72

box 7, folder 4

UC Santa Cruz Legal 1970-72

box 7, folder 5

UC Santa Cruz 1973-74

box 7, folder 6

UC Santa Cruz 1975-87

box 7, folder 7

UC Santa Cruz 1988-93

box 7, folder 8

San Jose State Review 1990

box 7, folder 9

Santa Rosa Jr. College 1986-89

box 7, folder 10

Stanford 1966-74

box 7, folder 11

Stanford 1970-74

box 7, folder 12

Stanford Hardegree Terminated 1971

box 7, folder 13

Stanford 1974-91

box 7, folder 14

University of Pacific Stockton 1966-74

box 8, folder 1

Artwork and Slides campus ministry Santa Cruz no date

box 8, folder 2

Badges stickers bag ca. 1983

box 8, folder 3

Slides campus ministry Santa Cruz no date

box 8, folder 4

Slides campus ministry identified and unknown no date