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First United Methodist Church (Oberlin, Ohio) - MS 573 mf

Introduction | Order of Microfilming


The records of the First United Methodist Church were transferred to the Center for Archival Collections for microfilming on April 20, 1990, with the assistance of Roland Baumann and Florence Worcester. The collection consists of five volumes of Record Books, dating from 1873 to 1930, which provide such membership statistics as baptisms, marriages, deaths, and membership status. A separate listing of funerals conducted is not kept until 1924, however, earlier deaths are noted within the alphabetical listing of members. Also information on baptisms in unavailable between 1893 and 1896, and unavailable for marriages between 1894 and 1899.

Various administrative and committee minutes are also included in this collection. The Board of Trustees minutes date from 1869 to 1908. The minutes of the Official Board date from 1956 to 1968, and are followed by the Administrative Board minutes which date from 1969 to 1978. Minutes and other administrative papers of the Building Committee are available from 1967 to 1969. Also included is one volume of the Women's Home and Foreign Missionary Societies minutes, dating from 1922 to 1940, and a scrapbook from the Woman's Society of Christian Service, dating from 1940 to 1951. Various loose files documenting the Church's history, various deeds and mortgages, articles of incorporation and memorial dedications complete this collection.

No restrictions exist on the use of this collection and duplication is permitted for research purposes. The finding aid was prepared by Ann Bowers in April 1990.

 Order of Microfilming

Roll 1

  1. Record Book, 1873-1885
  2. Record Book, 1885-1896 (baptisms, 1885-1892; marriages, 1885-1893)
  3. Record Book, 1897-1907 (marriages begin in 1900)
  4. Record Book, 1907-1921
  5. Record Book, 1924-1930
  6. Board of Trustees Minutes, Dec 1869-1908
  7. Official Board Minutes, Aug 1956-Dec 1960 (some information compiled from 1946 and 1951)
  8. Official Board Minutes, Jan 1961-May 1963
  9. Official Board Minutes, July 1963-May 1964
  10. Official Board Minutes, Oct 1964-May 1965
  11. Official Board Minutes, Sept 1965-May 1966
  12. Official Board Minutes, Sept 1966-June 1967
  13. Official Board Minutes, June 1967-May 1968
  14. Official Board Minutes, July-Dec 1968
  15. Administrative Board Minutes, Jan 1969-Nov 1971
  16. Administrative Board Minutes, Jan 1972-Sept 1978
  17. Building Committee Minutes, Jan 1967-Sept 1969
  18. Women's Home and Foreign Missionary Societies Minutes, Sept 1922-Feb 1940
  19. Woman's Society of Christian Service Scrapbook, Sept 1940-May 1951
  20. Church histories, 1874-1990, n.d. and scattered dates
  21. Deeds, mortgages, legal papers, 1860-1988, scattered dates
  22. Articles of Incorporation, 1951-1988, scattered dates
  23. Dedication of Memorials, 1968-1970

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