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First United Methodist Church (Valparaiso, Ind.) records

First United Methodist Church (Valparaiso, Ind.) records

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First United Methodist Church (Valparaiso, Ind.) records LOC.2010.0166

Porter County, Ind.

Archives of DePauw University and Indiana United Methodism
11 E. Larabee Street
Greencastle, IN
765-658-4406
archives@depauw.edu



Profile Description

Creation: This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2017-07-13T13:55-0400
Language: Description is in English.

Repository: Archives of DePauw University and Indiana United Methodism
creatorFirst United Methodist Church. (Valparaiso, Ind.)
Title: First United Methodist Church (Valparaiso, Ind.) records
Dates: 1911-1990
Quantity: 0.02 Linear feet, 1 document case
Identification: LOC.2010.0166
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Collection Statement

The collection consists of pictorial directories, Quarterly Conference minutes, proposal for remodeling and additions, a couple of church programs, an alphabetical listing of the members of the First UMC dated 1935 and also a small black book titled "Manual of the First MEC in Valparaiso" dated 1911.


Historical Sketch

Valparaiso Methodism began in 1835 as a part of the Deep River Mission, serving what is now Porter and Lake Counties. In 1840, the first Methodist society in Valparaiso had 7 members. The first small frame church was built in 1847 and replaced in 1849 by a permanent building. A rapidly growing church required the rental of the YMCA for classroom space while an educational building was being built. In 1969 the congregation moved to a new sanctuary.


First United Methodist Church. (Valparaiso, Ind.)

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Usage Restrictions

Copyright interests for this collection are held by DePauw University or the United Methodist Church.


Related Material

Church record books including membership, baptism, marriages and deaths.

Meth. Vol. #1865: 1850-1869 #1871: 1933-1945 #1866: 1857-1895 #1872: 1945-1952 #1867: 1883-1920 #1873: 1929-1970 #1868: 1895-1903 #1874: 1951-1957 #1869: 1896-1925 #1875: 1951-1967 #1870: 1916-1950

Quarterly Conference Minutes Meth. Vol. #1861: 1864-1889 #1862: 1891-1893 #1863: 1893-1910

Official Board Minutes Meth. Vol. #1864: 1906-1915

Quarterly Conference Minutes

Meth. Vol. #204 and Microfilm #373: Valparaiso Circuit: Oct. 23, 1852 - July 02, 1853 Chesterton Circuit: Nov. 05, 1853 - July 14, 1866 (Some ink is so poor film can't be read in some places)


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