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Arcadia Methodist Church collection

 Collection — Folder: S2148
Identifier: S2148

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a typewritten copy of the essay "History of the Arcadia Methodist Church, Arcadia, Indiana" compiled by Chester C. Sowers and dated May 3, 1942. The collection also includes photocopies of the essays "Forever Beginning: Bicentennial of American Methodism, 1766-1966" signed by Raymond J. Wade on February 11, 1966 and "Arcadia Methodist Church Anniversary" and signed by Bishop Wade on March 9, 1966.


  • 1942-1966


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 Arcadia Methodist Church was founded in Arcadia, Indiana following a series of revival meeting conducted by Reverend J.W. Diefendorf from August 1867 to April 1868. The first services were held in the Albright Church and then the Evangelical church was purchased in 1870. Reverend Raymond J. Wade was appointed to the church in 1897 and a new church was built and dedicated on March 18, 1900 during his pastorate. The church was sold in 1966 and the church began sharing facilities with the Atlanta Methodist Church until a new church was built. On July 2, 1967, the churches merged to form the Trinity United Methodist Church.


Information found within collection.

"Trinity United Methodist Begin Charter Enrollment." Tipton Daily Tribune (Ind.), January 5, 1968.

"Trinity United Methodists to Mark Church Centennial." Noblesville Daily Ledger (Ind.), June 6, 1968.


0.02 Cubic Feet (2 folders)

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This collection is arranged by chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mrs. Roland C. Lorton on 1966/03/30.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2021/02/03 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2021/02/03 by Laura Eliason.
Arcadia Methodist 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.