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Harrisburg Christian Church collection

 Collection — Folder: S1865
Identifier: S1865

Scope and Contents

This collection includes photostat copies of the record book of the Harrisburg Christian Church of Fayette County, Indiana, with entries ranging from 1865 to 1917 regarding church officers, church membership rolls, the July 18, 1906 all day church meeting, and church board meeting minutes. The collection also includes a copy of "The Christian Church, Harrisburg, Fayette County, Indiana, September 23, 1865 to November 8, 1917," a typewritten 29-page transcription of the church records presented in 1975 by Mrs. Albert E. Jarvis for the Jonathan Jennings Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). Mrs. Jarvis added a table of contents and a detailed index to the transcription and Mrs. Thomas M. Egan, State Regent, and Mrs. Carl C. Cowen, State Chairman of the Genealogical Records Committee of the DAR are also listed on the title page.


  • 1865-1917, 1975

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

Harrisburg is a unincorporated community located in Harrison Township, Fayette County, Indiana. The Christian Church was located just east of Harrisburg and started as a series of religious meetings in private homes and in the school house prior to the U.S. Civil War. The church was officially founded on September 23,1865 with 40 members and the church building was erected in 1871.


Information found within collection.

Barrows, Frederic Irving. History of Fayette County, Indiana: Her People, Industries and Institutions. Indianapolis, Ind.: B.F. Bowen, 1915.


0.02 Cubic Feet (2 folders)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mrs. Albert E. Jarvis on 1975/05/13.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 1998 by Philip N. Williams. EAD finding aid created 2021/05/11 by Laura Eliason.
Harrisburg Christian 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.