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Gaston Methodist Episcopal Church collection

 Collection — Folder: S1318
Identifier: S1318

Scope and Contents

Two booklets in this collection were published by the First Methodist Episcopal Church of Gaston, Indiana. The first is a souvenir program published for the February 21, 1904 dedication of their third building. It includes etchings and photographs of people as well as local business advertisements.

The second booklet is the annual financial report for the year ending April 3, 1911. Reverend George H. Redding was pastor. The report lists names of subscribers with the amount pledged and amount paid. For the year, two dollars was donated anonymously.


  • 1904 and 1911


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Historical Note

The First Methodic Episcopal Church of Gaston, Indiana began in 1843 meeting in homes and schools. In 1854-1855, their first church was built in Delaware County. In 1904, when the church published this souvenir program, that building was owned by the Christian Church. The second church building was constructed in 1894, and was destroyed by fire on December 3, 1902. The third building, costing $10,000, was dedicated on February 21, 1904.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Imogene Hannon Brown on 1975/10/29.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed 2017/10/12 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield.
Gaston Methodist Episcopal Church collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.