University of Minnesota

Hungarian Evangelical Reformed Conventus Archives, Records

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Immigration History Research Center, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Creator: Hungarian Evangelical Reformed Conventus Archives (Budapest, Hungary).
Dates: ca 1904-1915
Abstract: Records of Hungarian Evangelical Reformed Conventus Archives (Budapest, Hungary) consist of correspondence, reports, registers, and publications relating to Hungarian Evangelical Reformed Churches in the United States and Canada.
Quantity: 29 microfilm reels.
Language: In Hungarian.
Collection ID: IHRC961

HISTORICAL SKETCH

The Hungarian Evangelical Reformed Churches in the United States had strong ties to the homeland, fostered by the American Action plan devised by the Hungarian government in 1903. The goals of the plan were to protect emigrants from political pressure, including assimilation into American society, and to encourage their return to Hungary. The American Action program operated through the churches (Catholic as well as Protestant) to alleviate problems with the American church hierarchies and strengthen ties with the homeland. Hungarian congregations in Canada and the United States which joined the homeland church received financial and spiritual assistance from the General Conventus of the Reformed Church of Hungary. The records in this collection document the most successful period of the American Action program.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Hungarian Evangelical Reformed Conventus Archives collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Hungarian Evangelical Reformed Conventus Archives collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Reseach Center, University of Minnesota.

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CITE AS

The Hungarian Evangelical Reformed Conventus Archives Records, Hungarian American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Hungarians--Canada--Religion.
Church records and registers--Hungary.
Hungarian Americans--Religion.

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