United Methodist Church includes three distinct predecessor
denominations: The Evangelical Church (including the Evangelical
Association and the United Evangelical Church), The Methodist Church
(including the Methodist Episcopal Church, the Methodist Episcopal
Church South, and the Methodist Protestant Church) and the United
Brethren Church. The Evangelical and United Brethren denominations
united in 1946 to form the Evangelical United Brethren (or EUB) Church.
The archives maintain an historical file on each active church and each
known former church within these traditions. The archives have complete
sets of local conference journals and many denominational materials
from each of these traditions.
United Methodist Church,
each congregation is responsible for maintaining its own records of
membership, baptisms, marriages, etc. The archives do not attempt to
gather information of this nature from individual congregations. The
archives will, however, attempt to put individuals seeking such
information in contact with the proper local congregation.
gospel songbook collection (which we are in the process of indexing)
* Secular historical material for the 33 counties within our conference
* Biographical materials on local clergy and nationally prominent
* A collection of Wesleyana
Three large museum-type display cases -- one Evangelical, one United
Brethren, one Methodist -- of artifacts suitable for viewing by
confirmation classes or interested individuals