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Joel Belz
Manuscript Collection MS#001
Box #339

Content Summary: Materials from the Fraternal Relations Committee of the RPCES, 1980-1982 and the RPCES History of the Church Committee, 1971-1973.
The contents of this box represent in effect a deposit on the larger collection of the papers of Joel Belz. Most of Mr. Belz's papers remain in active use by him at this time, both in his work as editor of World magazine and in his service to the Church. In 2003 Mr. Belz served as Moderator of the 31st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America, as it met in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Span dates: 1953, 1971-1982 Size: 0.25 cu. ft. (one carton)

Access: This collection is open to researchers.

Preferred citation:
Joel Belz Manuscript Collection, Box 339, PCA Historical Center, St. Louis, Missouri.

Related Collections:
Max Belz Papers; Presbyterian Journal Records


Box 339
Box/File & Subject
339.01 — Finding Aid
339.02 — Fraternal Relations Committee (RPCES), 1980, Correspondence, Reports, Minutes, including Minutes of NAPARC meetings, [169 leaves]
339.03 — Fraternal Relations Committee (RPCES), 1981, Correspondence, Reports, Minutes, including Minutes of NAPARC meetings, Why the Presbyterian Church in America Did Not Invite the Bible Presbyterian Church to Join Them [brochure, 19pp.], Twenty Questions about the proposal that the RPCES Join the PCA [brochure mockup, 8pp.], Report by Jack Peterson for OPC Committee on Ecumenicity [7pp.], "Remarks on Church Union, by John Frame,  [154 leaves]
339.04 — Fraternal Relations Committee (RPCES), 1982, Correspondence, Reports [117 leaves]
339.05 — Continuing Presbyterian Church, 1972 - 1973, Correspondence, Mailing Lists, News Releases, News Clippings, Reports, Brochures [83 leaves]
339.06 — History of the Church Committee (RPCES), 1971, Correspondence [8 items, 10 leaves]; correspondents include George P. Hutchinson, Wyatt George, Will S. Barker II, Joel Belz and Ed Steele
339.07 — History of the Church Committee (RPCES), 1971, Notes on the Hutchinson manuscript, by Edward A. Steele III [24 leaves]
339.08 — History of the Church Committee (RPCES), 1972, Correspondence [14 items, 17 leaves]
339.09 — History of the Church Committee (RPCES), 1973, Correspondence [21 items, 25 leaves]  correspondents include Belz, Hutchinson and Barker
339.10 — History of the Church Committee (RPCES), 1973, Promotional Brochure for The History Behind the Reformed Presbyterian Church, Evangelical Synod [2 copies]

339.11 — History of the Church Committee (RPCES), undated, Information on Copyright Law
339.12 — Photographs:  (1.) Bible Presbyterian Church, 1953, Photograph of Attendees at the 16th annual Synod, meeting at Faith Theological Seminary in Elkins Park and Synodical Attendees, with partial identification on reverse; (2.) Dr. Robert G. Rayburn, Rudy Schmidt, Nick Barker and Martin Essenberg, at a graduation ceremony at Covenant College, date unknown