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The Dakota Classis Disbanded Churches Record Group documents the corporate institutional lives of various small congregations in Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Nebraska in the late nineteenth and the twentieth centuries. The records typically include the minutes of the consistory and membership books. Occasionally, other materials are also included, such as treasurer’s records, young people’s society records, clippings, letters of reminiscence, and photographs. Collectively, these archives provide evidence for the history of rural and small town religious life in the trans-Mississippi prairies and northern plains over the span of a hundred years.