Archives of the Network of Religious Communities

Material Description

The NRC collection consists of business records (meeting minutes, correspondence, event records and publications) of the NRC and its predecessor organizations ( e.g. Buffalo Area Council of Churches and Buffalo Area Metropolitan Ministries). These include religious and social justice organization projects and collaborative organizations dating back from 1857 to the present. There are also collections of now defunct groups which bequeathed or abandoned their records at the NRC. These include records of the Buffalo City Federation of Women's Clubs from the 1900's to the 1940's. There have been collaborative efforts in housing and migrant ministries, community school/religious education and campus ministries and regional church planning. Additionally, some of the social justice projects include community protests against the creation of Casinos in New York State, Buffalo Coalition for Common Ground (developed after national protests on abortion took place in Buffalo), Love Canal (environmental clean up and anti cover ups), police accountability (after the Rodney King beating), Project Equality (to increase diversity in the work place), Food for All (hunger advocacy program) and Roll Call Against Racism, to name but a few.

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Network of Religious Communities (NRC)


Dr. G Stanford Bratton
Network of Religious Communities

Date Range

1857 - 1857

Geographic Scope

The eight counties of Western New York with particular focus on Buffalo, NY and Niagara Falls, NY.


  • 200 Mixed Archival Collections