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First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ of Frankfort, Indiana collection

 Collection — Folder: S2075
Identifier: S2075

Scope and Contents

This collection contains photostat copies of four pages from the record book of the First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ of Frankfort, Indiana, including a March 22, 1868 entry regarding the establishment of the church and a listing of members, an October 4, 1888 entry regarding the establishment of an "Official Board" for the church, and the entry of the October 8, 1888 board meeting minutes regarding church building improvements. The collection also includes a copy of an October 9, 1961 letter sent by Mrs. John Templeton, a member of the church, to a Miss McCollough clarifying a question about the record book entries and a typewritten copy of an exerpt from "History of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Frankfort, Indiana" that was sent with the letter.


  • 1868-1888; 1961

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 Christian Church, Disciples of Christ of Frankfort, Indiana was established March 22, 1868 by evangelists Austin Council and Richard C. Flower. There were fifteen charter members, all women except for Urban C. McKinsey who served as Elder. The founding of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in America grew out of two religious movements in the early 19th century led by Alexander Campbell and Barton Stone, Presbyterian ministers who wanted to restore Christian unity by returning to New Testament faith and practices.


Information found within collection.

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). "History of the Disciples: Early History."Accessed November 24, 2020.

Frankfort First Christian Church - Disciples of Christ. "Welcome to First Christian Church - Disciples of Christ." Accessed November 30, 2020.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records transfer from the Genealogy Division on 1963/11/11.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2020/11/30 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2020/11/30 by Laura Eliason.
First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ of Frankfort, Indiana 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.