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Church history -- Indiana

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 93 Collections and/or Records:

"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.
Dates: 1955

Paul Leach, "The Church of Christ in Indiana" essay

 Collection — Folder S2069
Identifier: S2069
Scope and Contents This collection includes a one-page introduction and eight-page essay titled "The Church of Christ in Indiana." The typewritten essay is a portion of a manuscript compiled and written by Paul Leach of Bloomington, Indiana circa 1940s containing a brief history of the church, with emphasis on the period from 1850 to 1900 that includes details about the church in Monroe County, Indiana.
Dates: circa 1940s

Pisgah Methodist Church collection

 Collection — Folder S2152
Identifier: S2152
Scope and Contents This collection consists of photostatic copies of documents of the Pisgah Methodist Church located in Graham Township, Jefferson County, Indiana. Copied from origninals in the possession of Herbert Heller, the documents range from 1818 to 1832 and include information about the founding of the church, the building of the meeting house, and money received and paid out. Some of the original documents were damaged and incomplete.
Dates: 1818-1832

Plainville Christian Church history

 Collection — Folder S2080
Identifier: S2080
Scope and Contents This collection includes a copy of "History of Plainville Christian Church, July 16, 1888 to July 16, 1938," a five-page typed essay written by Miss Goldie Witsman, a lifelong member of the church and daughter of founding member James M. Witsman.
Dates: 1938

Pleasant Run Congregation records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S2163
Scope and Contents This collection includes photocopies of the session books of the Associate Congregation of Pleasant Run with entries from 1834 to 1853, and the church's constitution, bylaws and session records from 1873 to 1923 when the church called itself the Pleasant Run Congregation. The collection also includes photocopies of the record book of the Associate Presbytery of Northern Indiana containing entries ranging from 1849 to 1892.
Dates: 1834-1923

Portersville Presbyterian Church transcript

 Collection — Folder S2745
Identifier: S2745
Scope and Contents The collection includes two photostats presented by Mrs. William A. Wilson on September 20, 1826 in Jasper, Indiana on the 100th anniversary of the First Indiana Presbytery. The document covers the proceedings of the Indiana Presbytery from 1826 to 1844. In addition, it reviews the origin of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Tennessee and Kentucky and concludes with a letter from Reverend W.E. Gray from 1924.
Dates: 1926/09/20

Posey County collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S1687
Scope and Contents The collection contains materials related to Posey County, Indiana, comprising copies of handwritten minutes and constitution of the Society of New Harmony Community of Equality, New Harmony, Indiana (1825-1826); a typed, translated copy of a February 1, 1837 letter from Prince Maximilian von Wied to Charles Lesueur of New Harmony, Indiana regarding a visit to New Harmon y in 1832-1833 (original at Indiana Historical Society); a handwritten letter from W.H. Watkins in New Harmony to A.M....
Dates: 1825-1959

Reverend Thomas A. Long, "Recollections of Daviess County Methodists" collection

 Collection — Folder S2555
Identifier: S2555
Scope and Contents This collection contains photocopies of articles written by Rev. Thomas A. Long and printed in the Washington Gazette (Ind.) from March 30 to June 1, 1897 under the title "Recollections of Daviess County Methodists." The series final article was to be Rev. Long's personal account of his life, but he passed away a few days before it was to be published. Included in the collection is this final article that was printed in the June 5, 1897 ...
Dates: 1897

Roscoe R. Leak papers

Identifier: L089
Scope and Contents This collection includes correspondence, receipts, financial documents, essays, histories, research notes, newspaper clippings, photographs, postcards, pamphlets, periodicals, and other papers and ephemera from the Roscoe R. Leak and the Buzzard, Leach, and Leak families (also spelled Leake) ranging from 1842 to 1958 and undated, regarding family, business affairs, and Indiana history, specifically genealogy, history in Hendricks and Clark counties and church history, including the Disciples of...
Dates: 1842-1958, undated

Salem Christian Church collection

 Collection — Folder S2211
Identifier: S2211
Scope and Contents This collection includes a typewritten copy of "Charter Members of the Salem Christian Church in 1842," a six-page composition by Lennie Martin Berkey consisting of biographical sketches of the first 26 members of the church (circa 1942). The collection also includes a typewritten copy of "A Great Church is Born," a 1942 script for a play containing a prologue that recounts the establishment of the Disciples of Christ and the Christian church taken from a program prepared by Mrs. Cecil...
Dates: 1942