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"One Hundred Years of Methodism in Kendallville" pageant script

 Collection — Folder: S2157
Identifier: S2157

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a copy of "One Hundred Years of Methodism in Kendallville: An Historical Pageant of the First Methodist Church, Kendallville, Indiana," a pageant written by Paul Warren Ashby in 1955. Along with the complete pageant script, the collection also includes a second copy of the prologue pages and a copy of the program.


  • 1955


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

In 1850, circuit rider O.P. Boyden was appointed to the Methodist mission at Lisbon, Indiana. Kendallville, Indiana was one of fifteen "points" in his circuit. In 1854, the head of the fifteen points was moved from Lisbon to Kendallville and Asbury Andrews was assigned to the circuit. The congregation worshipped in an old Baptist church until they built their own church in 1858. The church burned down in 1872 and a new building was completed and dedicated on Christmas Day 1874. Known for a time as the First Methodist Episcopal Church, the congregation is now known as Trinity United Methodist Church.


Information found within collection.

First Methodist Episcopal Church (Kendallville, IN). "Year Book Directory." 1904. Indiana Pamphlet, Indiana Collection, Indiana State Library.

Trinity Church. "About Us: Who We Are." Accessed March 2, 2021.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Lucile Williams of the Kendallville Public Library.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2021/03/02 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2021/03/02 by Laura Eliason.
"One Hundred Years of Methodism in Kendallville" pageant script
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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