The Ward M. Canaday Center

for Special Collections

The University of Toledo

Finding Aid

Monroe Street United Methodist Church Records, 1906-2002

MSS-167

Size: 36.25 linear feet

Provenance: Monroe Street United Methodist Church

Access: open

Collection Summary: Contains records documenting the history of one of the oldest and most prominent church groups in Toledo.  Includes administrative files, auxiliary group files, media and ministry files, photographic/visual materials, events and publications, pastors’ files, building files, legal documents, historical records and artifacts, and ephemera.

 

Subjects:  Philosophy and Religion  

Related Collections:

Processing Note:  Located at the Northwest Ohio Book Depository

Copyright: The literary rights to this collection are assumed to rest with the person(s) responsible for the production of the particular items within the collection, or with their heirs or assigns.  Researchers bear full legal responsibility for the acquisition to publish from any part of said collection per Title 17, United States Code.  The Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections may reserve the right to intervene as intermediary at its own discretion.

 

Completed by: Kim Brownlee, April 2003, Sara Wise, March 2005.  Inventory revised by Kim Brownlee, January 2008; last updated: July 2014; addition, Sara Mouch, August 2014

 

NOTE:  This collection is located at the NWOBD


Historical Sketch

 

Monroe Street United Methodist Church traces their beginning to 1825. That year, John Baughman, the first ordained minister circuit rider in Northwest Ohio, rode into the settlement near the Tremainsville Bridge over Ten Mile Creek, (now known as the Ottawa River) and according to church records asked whether there was, “an opening hereabouts to preach the Gospel.”  One of the settlers, Eli Hubbard, offered his log cabin for a meeting place and that service is claimed to be the first Protestant service held within the present limits of Toledo.  Soon a class was formed and met on a regular basis, whether or not a circuit rider was available to provide a sermon.  Little is known about the class except the names of some of its members:  Mr. and Mrs. William Wilkinson, Amasa Bishop, Mrs. Maria Whitney, Mary and Sarah Keeler, and John, Samuel, and Sophronia Horton.

 

The class soon outgrew the Hubbard cabin however, and in 1833 split into two separate classes and homes. The class formed by Mr. Noah and Maria Whitney, which began meeting in their home on Detroit Avenue, would be the forbears of the Monroe Street Congregation, and the other class the forbears of the Collingwood Methodist Congregation. It wasn’t long before the Whitney class outgrew their home however, and began meeting in a log schoolhouse on Auburn Avenue near Bancroft. 

 

In 1837, the congregation was able to move into a two-story frame structure that they shared with the Collingwood Methodist congregation.  This building was later sold to the Lenk Wine Company and housed a huge oak wine cask that, at the time, was the largest in the world.  In 1923, the structure was sold to the DeVilbiss Company, but was later demolished. 

 

In 1859 a brick building was constructed at the corner of Monroe Street and Auburn Avenue at the cost of $1,400 and was dedicated in the summer of that year. William Thatcher was the pastor at the time and this was also when the church’s name officially became Monroe Street Methodist Church. Circuit riders continued to provide sermons until 1875, when Thomas N. Barkdull became the first full-time pastor.  Also in the 1870s, a dispute arose when part of the congregation started a movement to sell the church building and move eastward closer to the city.  This effort was defeated, and the congregation remained in the brick structure until it burned in 1891.  A new building was constructed at the same location before the year ended, and was enlarged four years later.  In May 1905, the church celebrated its eightieth anniversary. 

 

During the following years, and especially after World War I, Toledo’s western suburbs increased substantially and by 1923 church membership had grown so much that the congregation began discussing construction of an even larger facility.   The idea of taking on such a huge financial obligation was staggering to people of such humble means, but they agreed to proceed. A site at the corner of Monroe Street and Rosedale Avenue was selected and construction began.  Two years later, in 1925, the first unit of the new church facility was dedicated, and its members celebrated their one hundredth anniversary by marching from the former location of the old church to the site of the new one. At the time of the dedication, membership was recorded at 1,400. Construction of an additional structure that would include a sanctuary and music and educational facilities was planned as soon as the loan for the first unit could be paid.

Unfortunately, the Great Depression hit the Monroe Street congregation hard. With approximately a third of its members unemployed and $85,000 in debt from the construction of the new building, the church began a financial campaign to have its members commit to give an extra penny per day. With nearly 800 members committed to this enough money was provided to make payments on the interest of their loans for a number of years.

 

By 1943 the mortgage had been paid in full and by 1955 they were able to add the sanctuary facility. Membership had been steadily growing, reaching 2,450 in 1950 and nearly 3,000 by 1960. In 1964, a new three-manual Moller Organ was installed in the sanctuary and in 1970 membership exceeded 3,200.

 

The church’s growth was slowed by the late 1970s however, and was forced to make financial cuts in the face of declining membership and rising inflation. In 1990, a Building Task force was created to find ways of using the large facilities more efficiently and cost-effectively, even discussing the possibility of blocking off a significant portion of the Education Building to save on utility costs. By 1991, the church membership had been reduced by more than half and Monroe Street began renting out a significant amount of classroom space to charitable neighborhood organizations. Along with these changes church leaders have sought to strengthen the worship and evangelism strategy to reach out to the local neighborhoods, a challenge which continues to face Monroe Street today.


Scope and Content Note

 

The records of the Monroe Street United Methodist Church consist of approximately 30 linear feet divided into ten series:  S.1 Administrative files, S.2 Auxiliary Groups, S.3 Media and Ministry Files, S.4 Photographic/Visual Materials, S.5 Events and Publications, S.6 Pastors’ Files, S.7 Building Files, S.8 Legal Documents, S.9 Historical Records and Artifacts, and S.10 Ephemera.  Series’ 1-5 are further divided into sub-series according to group description and title. The collection covers the years from 1906-2002, with very few items from earlier years. 

 

The series’ titles denote the subject and related materials contained in each, but many files overlap with other series’ and an effort has been made to note these within the finding aid. Within each series and sub-series the materials are arranged in alphabetical and/or chronological order.

 

            This collection contains the records of one of the oldest and most prominent church groups in Toledo. Not only are the records valuable for the study of church history, but also for the history of spiritual growth in the city. Included are the records and minutes of the church administration overall, as well as numerous subordinate, auxiliary and mission groups. The most substantial portion of materials included is from the pastorates of Dr. George Lackland and Dr. Paul Vandegriff, or roughly from 1960-1980.

 

 

 

***Oversize materials are integrated according to their series and are denoted by box numbers

                        or location in bold and an “Oversize” note in bold***

 

***The researcher should be aware of changes in structure and nomenclature that have occurred in the United Methodist Church overall, and the Monroe Street Congregation in particular.  Informational notes that will aid the researcher have been included in the series descriptions***


Pastors of Monroe Street Church

***Where spelling incongruities exist between records, both versions are included***

 

1825-26           

John A. Baughman & Solomon Maneer

1827-28

George W. Walker

1829

Jacob Hill

1830-31

James W. Finley

1832

Elijah H. Pilcher & Elnathan C. Gavitt

1833

Elijah H. Pilcher & William Sprague

1834

William Sprague & Sylvester Southard

1835

Cyrus Brooks (Robert Triggs was the preacher)

1836-37

Ira Chase

1838

Wesley Brock & Andrew M. Fitch

1839

Austin Coleman & Samuel Gibberson

1840

John Tibbahs

1841

E.R. Hill & F.C. Paine (Ralph Wilcox)

1842-43

Samuel Youstee/Yourtee

1844

Luke S. Johnston (Simon H. Alderman)

1845

Martin Welch

1846

William Thatcher

1847

Joseph L. Jones (T. Jackson Pope)

1848

Octavius Waters & Jason M. Wilcox

1849

Allanson Foster & Alfred H. Walters

1850

Jacob Evans & John Crabbs

1851

John Crabbs & George G. Tyon

1852

David W. Ocker & John A. Shannon

1853

David W. Ocker & Joseph Shannon

1854

Lorenzo D. Rogers & A.B. Poe

1855

Ambrose Hollington & A.B. Poe

1856

Henry Warren

1857

E.B. Morrison & John R. Colgan

1858-59

William Thatcher

1860

Oliver Kennedy

1861

Elnathan C. Gavitt

1862

Louis M. Albright

1863

Silas B. Maltbe

1864

Louis M. Albright

1865

Jacob F. Burkholder

1868-69

John Farley

1870

Supply (Elias Camman)

1871

Thomas McKean

1872

Edward Arkinson Berry

1873-74

Samuel S. Bates

1875-77

Thomas N. Barkdull (1st full-time minister)

1878-80

Nathaniel B.C. Love

1881-83

Edmund Sehou Dunham

1884-85

Joseph Ayers

1886

Mortimer Gascoigne

1887-90

John William Miller

1891-93

Greenbury H. Priddy

1894-95

Stewart C. Wright

1896-97

Walter Heury Leatherman

1898-99

Daniel Carter

1900-05

George B. Wiltsie

1905-10

Matthias Cowan Howey

1910-12

Willoughby N. Shank

1912

Nathan S. Brockney

1913

Clayton J. Yeisley

1914-18

Charles W. Collinge

1918-21

Purdy Van Wicklen

1921

Edgar H. Cherington

1922-31

Wesley H. Bransford

1931-38

Clarence H. LaRue

1938-43

Charles F. Murphy

1944

Robert M. Morris

1944-46

Joseph R. Rosemurgy

1946-50

John R. Cheney

1950-64

George S. Lackland

1964-76

Paul M. Vandegriff

1976-79

Ralph K. Shunk

1979-85

Herman A. Emmert

1985-89

James B. Foster

1989-95

Thomas E. Sagendorf

1995-97

J. Jeannette Cooper

1997-00

Robert L. Alexander

2001-

Karen M. Shepler

 


Associate Pastors of Monroe Street Church

 

1929-30

Ray Dibble

1941-42

Lloyd Holloway

1942-44

Robert M. Morris

1944-46

A.W. Elmgreu

1946-48

Allen R. Conway

1948-49

Edwin G. Corwin

1950-53

Lloyd H. Olson

1953-54

W. Arthur Weber

1954-57

Frank E. Crofoot

1957-60

Richard C. Reynolds

1957-61

James W. Mason

1960-62

Vincent James Jeffery

1961-65

James C. Charmley

1962-66

Gilbert P. Reichert

1965-68

Grayson L. Atha

1966-85

James E. Martin

1968-77

John H. Williams

1973-79

Stanley Jeffery

1973-76

Thomas R. Harry

1977-78

Thomas K. Speer

1978-79

Robert E. Schneider

1978-87

Rachel L. Kurt

1979-80

Karen Shepler

1979-84

Paul Tovey

1979-82

Harry Osborn

1982-89

William S. Koppert

1984-94

Denise E.R. Baker

 


Series List

 

S.1

Administrative Files

This series contains approximately 6 linear feet arranged in sections according to the administrative body they pertain to. The first contains minutes from the Official Board, the Administrative Board, the Administrative Council, and the Council on Ministries. The second contains minutes from the Board of Trustees.

 

***Note that the Board of Trustees and the General Administrative files will include many subject files pertaining to the church at large***

 

The third consists of Financial Records and contains Finance Committee records, fundraising records, and various accounting records. The fourth sub-series are the church’s Membership Records and contains membership, official, and committee lists as well as various church directories arranged chronologically. The fifth sub-series are General Administrative Files which contains a large amount of general church files, including correspondence filed according to subject matter, Annual Reports, and various commission, committee, and activity materials. Ending this series are Microfilms of important church records, including baptism and death records.

 

S.2

Auxiliary Groups, Administrative Files

This series contains 4 linear feet sub-divided into files arranged according to the group to which they pertain. The many different groups are arranged alphabetically and generally consist of records, correspondence, and event notes. The files within each sub-series are arranged alphabetically and then the items are arranged chronologically. The sub-series’ titles in order are: Apex Class, Bible Study, Builders Class, Crusaders Class, Keystone Class, Ladies Aid Society, Lookout Class, Lulasti Class, Lydian Class, Methodist Men’s Union, Music Program (with a large sub-series of Wesleyan Chorus materials), Nonpareils, Pilgrim Class, Searchers Class, Sunday School Board/Board of Education, United Methodist Women (U.M.W.), Woman’s Society of Christian Service, Youth Fellowship and Z.A.O. Bible Class.

 

S.3

Media and Ministry Files

This section contains approximately 2 ½ linear feet of files on the various ministries of the church, as well as outside ministries supported by the church. The section is divided into three sub-series arranged according to type, and then alphabetically according to title. The first sub-series, Media Ministry, contains materials of various media outreaches arranged according to type. There are magazine article clippings, newspaper clippings, newsletters, and TV/radio broadcast materials. Also contained are recorded broadcast tapes of worship services from June 1989. The second contains Related Ministry files of organizations from both the local community as well as larger national and global ministries that the church supported. The third and final sub-series is the Church Ministry which contains materials on ministries from within Monroe Street United Methodist Church itself.

S.4

 

 

Photographic/Visual Materials

The prints, negatives, and slides contained in this series (approximately 3 ½ linear feet) have been sub-divided according to type and then arranged alphabetically according to subject matter. The first sub-series, Photographs, contains prints arranged under four sub-headings: People, contains images of a number of pastors and missionaries, along with miscellaneous images arranged alphabetically. The Groups section is arranged alphabetically according to group title. The Events/Functions section is arranged alphabetically either by title of the event/function or by the general subject or group which participated in it. The Building and Grounds section contains prints of groundbreaking, construction, and general images of the church’s establishments. The second sub-series contains a small number of photographic Negatives. The third sub-series contains Slides arranged alphabetically according to subject matter and then chronologically if subject is unknown. Also included is a Film reel, 16mm, of the Church in 1937.

 

S.5

Events and Publications

This series contains 6 linear feet of materials divided into four sub-series of church publications. The Bulletins and Programs are arranged chronologically and approximately span the years 1934-2002. The Bulletins are the weekly worship service handouts and often include inserts about special events and charities. The Programs are from special events, such as church anniversary celebrations, conferences, and memorial services. (Church Directories are located within the Membership Records in S.1 Administrative Files and are arranged chronologically.) The Newsletters consist of weekly publications of The Voice and The Primary Reader and are arranged chronologically from 1924-2002. Also included are a number of typewritten copies and galley proofs.  The final sub-series is Holiday Letters to the Congregation.

 

***Materials not published by the church itself may be found in S.3 Ministry Files  under Media Ministry***

 

 S.6

Pastors’ Files

This series contains 4 linear feet with files arranged alphabetically according to each pastor and the materials that pertain to them. These files include correspondence, biographical information, administrative work, and sermons. The included pastors are: Grayson L. Atha, Denise E.R. Baker, Wesley H. Bransford, John R. Cheney,  Herman A. Emmert, James B. Foster, Matthias C. Howey, Stanley Jeffery, William S. Koppert, Rachel Kurt, George Stanley Lackland, Clarence H. LaRue, N.B.C. Love, James E. Martin, Charles F. Murphy, John P. Osborn,  Thomas E. Sagendorf, Raph Shunk, Paul Tovey, Paul Vandegriff, John H. Williams, and Stewart C. Wright. The items are arranged alphabetically within each sub-series and the sermons are arranged chronologically. Following these are Unidentified/Miscellaneous materials of sermon notes from unknown and/or visiting pastors, as well as scripts, poems, and stories used for services.

 S.7

Building Files

The Building Files consist of approximately 1 ¾ linear feet of materials relating to the physical church building itself. Included are files on the fundraising and building of the New Sanctuary, the fundraising and installation of the Moller Organ, and the design and significance of the building’s stained glass windows. There are also records of Memorial Giving for various construction/remodeling projects, insurance records, room schedules and various building reports and appraisals.

 

S.8

Legal Documents

This section contains legal files relating to the church, including the Appointment of Agent, Articles of Incorporation, Certificate of Continued Existence, Taxation, and other legal notices. This series is approximately ¼ of a linear foot.

 S.9

Historical Records and Artifacts

This section is a linear foot containing a number of files relating to the Monroe Street Methodist Church’s history as well as to the history of the Methodist church. This series includes the small amount of materials which date before 1906 (the rest of the collection’s materials date after that time). A number of artifacts are also included, such as Communion cups and a sub-series of Scrapbooks. The Scrapbooks are arranged alphabetically according to subject matter or chronologically if the subject is unknown.

 

***A number of the Scrapbooks include significant historical records and photographs of the early church leaders and buildings***

 

S.10

Ephemera

The final series of Ephemera, approximately 1 linear foot, consists of miscellaneous files relating generally to the church. It includes overall information on the United Methodist Church faith, creeds, symbols, sacraments, and special services. Also included are materials from other Methodist churches and other organizations not directly affiliated with the church.

 


Folder List

 

Box Folder Arrangement
      S.1 ADMINISTRATIVE FILES
*** In 1968, the Methodist and Evangelical United Brethren (EUB) churches merged to create the United Methodist Church.  Prior to the merger, the governing body of the individual Methodist churches was called the “Official Board.”  After the merger, the name of the governing body was eventually changed in the individual churches to “Administrative Board.”  While the Administrative Board dealt with the administration of the building, finances, Trustees, etc., and another body called the “Council on Ministries” dealt with the programming of the church.  This continued for approximately twenty years until the two governing bodies merged and became known as the “Administrative Council.”
These minutes are scattered with many other types of documents, including the reports of various subordinate committees, lists of officers, minutes of quarterly and charge conferences, budgets and other financial notes and documents, correspondence, resolutions, bulletins, newsletters, etc.***   
        
      Official Board/Administrative Board/ Administrative Council/Council on Ministries 
        
1 1 Minutes, Official Board, Oct. 1913-Aug. 1922 (This book includes the minutes of the Monroe Street United Methodist Church Sunday School Board for the period from Jan. 1910-Jan. 1911.) 
  1 2 Minutes, Official Board, Sept. 1922-Apr. 1931 (includes Oct. 1922 resolution authorizing the purchase of the property at the corner of Monroe and South Cove Blvd. For the construction of the church building). 
27 1 Minutes, Official Board, Feb 1924 –Jan. 1925 
27 3 Minutes, Official Board, May 1931-Sept. 1936 
27 4 Minutes, Official Board, Oct. 1936-Dec. 1939 
27 5 Minutes, Official Board, 1940-1944 
27 6 Minutes, Official Board, 1945-1948 
27 7 Minutes, Official Board, 1949-1950 
27 8 Minutes, Official Board, 1951-1952 
27 9 Minutes, Official Board, 1953-1954 
27 10 Minutes, Official Board, 1955-1956 
27 11 Minutes, Official Board, 1957-1958 
27 12 Minutes, Official Board, 1959-1960 
27 13 Minutes, Official Board, 1961-1962 
27 14 Minutes, Official Board, 1963-1964 
27 15 Minutes, Official Board, 1965-1966 
2 1 Minutes, Official Board, 1967-1968 
2 2 Minutes, Administrative Board, 1969-1970 
2 3 Minutes, Administrative Board, 1971-1972 
2 4 Minutes, Administrative Board, 1973-1974 
2 5 Minutes, Administrative Board, 1975-1976 
2 6 Minutes, Administrative Board, 1977-1978 
2 7 Minutes, Administrative Board, 1979-1980 
2 8 Minutes, Administrative Board, 1981-1982 
2 9 Minutes, Administrative Board, 1983-1984 
2 10 Minutes, Administrative Board, 1985-1986 
2 11 Minutes, Administrative Board, 1987-1988 
2 12 Minutes, Administrative Board/Administrative Council, 1989-1990 
2 13 Minutes, Administrative Council, 1991-1992 
2 14 Minutes, Council on Ministries, 1969-70 
2 15 Minutes, Council on Ministries, 1970-71 
2 16 Minutes, Council on Ministries, 1971-72 
2 17 Minutes, Council on Ministries, 1972-73 
2 18 Minutes, Council on Ministries, 1973-74 
2 19 Minutes, Council on Ministries, 1974-75 
2 20 Minutes, Council on Ministries, 1975-76 
2 21 Minutes, Council on Ministries, 1976-77 
2 22 Minutes, Council on Ministries, 1979-80 
2 23 Minutes, Council on Ministries, 1980-81 
2 24 Minutes, Council on Ministries, 1981-82 
        
      Board of Trustees Files 
        
2 26 Computer data for insurance purposes 
5 68 Correspondence, open letter to members, 1977 
2 27 Correspondence, 1979-80 
2 28 Custodial Fee Schedule 
2 33 Local Church Report to Annual Conference, 1979 
2 34 Loss Prevention Report, 1978 
        
      ***These minutes include scattered minutes of other governing bodies and committees, including the Official Board, Charge Conferences, Quarterly Conferences, and staff meetings.  Many other documents are also contained within these files, including scattered correspondence, list of board and various committee members, resolutions, contractors’ bids and contracts, financial and budgetary material, scattered offering reports, Reports to Annual Meeting of Members of the Corporation [usually in April or May], insurance material, Report to District, etc. Some minutes were types and pinned into the bound minute books immediately after their handwritten counterparts.  These were removed from the bound book, but retained in the same folder along with the book*** 
        
2 35 Minutes, Sept. 1919-June 1931 
2 36 Minutes, Nov. 1931-Dec. 1952 
2 37 Minutes, Jan. 1953-May 1953 
2 38 Minutes, June 1953-May 1954 
2 39 Minutes, June 1955-May 1956 
2 40 Minutes, June 1956-May 1957 
2 41 Minutes, June 1957-May 1958 
2 42 Minutes, June 1963-May 1964 
2 43 Minutes, June 1964-May 1965 
2 44 Minutes, June 19655May 1966 
2 45 Minutes, June 1966-May 1967 
2 46 Minutes, June 1967-May 1968 
2 47 Minutes, June 1968-May 1969 
2 48 Minutes, June 1969-May 1970 
2 49 Minutes, June 1970-May 1971 
3 1 Minutes, June 1971-May 1972 
3 2 Minutes, June 1972-May 1973 
3 3 Minutes, June 1973-May 1974 
3 4 Minutes, June 1974-May 1975 
3 5 Minutes, June 1975-May 1976 
3 6 Minutes, June 1976-May 1977 
3 7 Minutes, June 1977-May 1978 
3 8 Minutes, June 1978-May 1979 
3 9 Minutes, June 1979-May 1980 
3 10 Minutes, June 1980-May 1981 
3 11 Minutes, June 1981-May 1982 
3 12 Minutes, June 1982-May 1983 
3 13 Minutes, June 1983-May 1984 
3 14 Minutes, June 1984-May 1985 
3 15 Minutes, June 1985-May 1986 
3 16 Minutes, June 1986-May 1987 
3 17 Miscellaneous Contracts, 1954-1958 
        
      Financial Records
***Records of the Finance Committee include budgets, budget comparisons, minutes, tax records, Financial Campaign letters and other materials, offering reports, reports of account status, reconciliation reports, scattered correspondence, purchase requisitions, Reports to Official Board, etc.*** 
        
27 2 Account Status, June 1980-May 1989 
27 3 Budget, 1927-1974 
27 4 Budget, 1974-1975 
27 5 Budget, 1975-1984 
27 6 Budget, 1976-1991 
27 7 Canvasses, 1923-1936 
 27  8 Canvasses, Every Member Commitment, 1949-1961 
27 9 Canvasses, Every Member Commitment, 1962-1974 
27 10 Canvasses, Every Member Commitment, 1975-1979 
27 11 Canvasses, Every Member Commitment, 1979-1989 
27 12 Canvasses, Every Member Commitment, aux. 1966-1986 
27 13 Canvasses, Every Member Commitment, 1990-1991 
27 14 Canvasses, Every Member Commitment, miscellaneous 
27 15 Cash Account Analysis, June 1966-April 1967 
27 16 Cash Account, Dec. 1973-Aug. 1975 
27 17 Cash Account, Sept. 1975-Nov. 1976 
3 35 Finance Committee Records, 1924 
3 36 Finance Committee Records, 1925 
3 37 Finance Committee Records, 1961 
3 38 Finance Committee Records, 1965 
3 39 Finance Committee Records, 1966 
3 40 Finance Committee Records, 1967 
3 41 Finance Committee Records, 1969 
3 42 Finance Committee Records, 1970 
3 43 Finance Committee Records, 1971 
3 44 Finance Committee Records, 1972 
3 45 Finance Committee Records, 1973 
3 46 Finance Committee Records, 1974 
3 47 Finance Committee Records, 1975 
3 48 Finance Committee Records, 1976 
3 49 Finance Committee Records, 1977 
3 50 Finance Committee Records, 1978 
3 51 Finance Committee Records, 1979 
3 52 Finance Committee Records, 1980 
4 1 Finance Committee Records, 1981 
4 2 Finance Committee Records, 1982 
4 3 Finance Committee Records, 1983 
4 4 Finance Committee Records, 1984 
4 5 Finance Committee Records, 1985 
4 6 Finance Committee Records, 1986 
4 7 Finance Committee Records, 1987 
4 8 Finance Committee Records, 1988-1989
5 69 Finance Committee Records, 1991 
4 9 Financial Journal, 1946-50 
27 18 Foundation, Assets 
5 70 Fundraising, Annual Loyalty Campaign, 1951-1952, 1958-1962 
5 71 Fundraising, Annual Pledge Consecration, 1950-1951 
5 72 Fundraising, Every Member Commitment, 1983 
5 73 Fundraising, The Circuit Rider Commitment Program, 1988 
4 10 Fundraising Efforts 1974 
4 11 Fundraising Efforts 1975 
4 12 Fundraising Efforts 1976 
4 13 Fundraising Efforts 1977 
4 14 Fundraising Efforts 1978 
4 15 Fundraising Efforts 1979 
4 16 Fundraising Efforts 1980 
4 17 Fundraising Efforts 1981 
4 18 Imprest Fund 
27 19 Offering Reports, Feb.-July 1984 
27 20 Offering Reports, Jan. 1988-June 1989 
5 74 Payroll, Hourly Reports and Time Slips, 12/5/75-12/10/76 
5 75 Payroll, Hourly Reports and Time Slips, 12/27/96-12/9/77 
20 1 Payroll, Hourly Reports and Time Slips, 1/10/78-10/19/78 
20 2 Payroll, Hourly Reports and Time Slips, 11/8/78-7/27/79 
20 3 Payroll, Hourly Reports and Time Slips, 7/29/79-1/31/80 
20 4 Payroll, Hourly Reports and Time Slips, 4/23/78-1/7/79 
27 21 Pension Crusade 
4 19 Pension Crusade, 1974 
27 22 Receipts and Disbursements, June 1966-April 1967 
4 20 Release of Mortgage 1984 
4 21 Reports to Congregation on Financial Campaign 
27 23 Report, June 1966-April 1967 
27 24 Report, Treasurer, 
4 22 Treasurer’s Account Book, 1921-22 
4 23 Treasurer’s Account Book, 1922-23 
31 3 Treasurer’s Account Book, 1922-1935 
4 24 Ways and Means, Recommendations of the, 1966, 1972 
27 25 Ways and Means, Recommendations of the, 1969, 1972, 1975 
     
   Membership Records
***In addition to yearly membership lists, these files contain weekly lists of new members received, college students, and rosters of officers*** 
     
27 26 Address changes, Transfers, Deaths 
20 5 Address List, undated 
4 25 Affiliate Member, 1952-70 
4 26 Affiliation terminated, 1961-69 
27 27 Attendance Record, 1949-1958 
27 28 Attendance Record, July and August, 1961-1965 
27 29 Attendance Registration, Feb. 12-19, 1995 
4 27 Baptisms, 1952-71 
20 6 Church Directory, Toledo Area Council of Churches, 1968-1969 
27 30 Church Directory, Toledo District Directory, 1988-1989 
20 7 Church Directory, 1909 
20 8 Church Directory, 1943 
20 9 Church Directory, 1965-1966 
20 10 Church Directory, 1968 
20 11 Church Directory, 1970-1972 
20 12 Church Directory, 1972-1973 
27 31 Church Directory, 1975-1976 
20 13 Church Directory, 1976 
20 14 Church Directory, 1977-1978 
20 15 Church Directory, 1980 
20 16 Church Directory, 1986 
20 17 Church Directory, 1988 
20 18 Church Directory, 1990 
20 19 Church Directory, 1992 
20 20 Church Directory, 1993 
20 21 Church Directory, 1995 
20 22 Church Directory, n.d. 
27 32 Church Staff/Officials, 1948-1949 
20 23 Church Staff/Officials, 1954-1955 
27 33 Church Staff/Officials, 1955-1969 
20 24 Church Staff/Officials, 1969-1970 
20 25 Church Staff/Officials, 1970-1971 
20 26 Church Staff/Officials, 1971-1972 
20 27 Church Staff/Officials, 1972-1973 
27 34 Church Staff/Officials, 1970-1974 
27 35 Church Staff/Officials, 1974-1985 
27 32 Church Staff/Officials, 1993 
27 36 Church Staff/Officials, miscellaneous 
3 18 Committee Lists, 1979-1980 
20 28 Committee Lists, miscellaneous 
27 38 Directory, International Students 
27 37 Funeral Clergy Records, 
4 28 Members deceased, 1950-71 
4 29 Members moving by transfer, 1952-71 
4 30 Members received on Confession of Faith, 1952-71 
4 31 Members received through Reaffirmation of Faith, 1953-65 and 1970-71 
4 32 Members moving out of town, 1950-1969 
4 33 Members requesting Inactive Status, 1952-69 
4 34 Members removed by request, 1951-71 
4 35 Members removed by transfer, 1952-71 
27 44 Members removed by transfer, 1994-1996 
4 36 Membership changes, Apr. 1982-June 1989 
27 39 Membership changes, 1994-1995 
27 40 Membership changes, miscellaneous 
27 45 Membership Commission ***also see S.1 General Administrative*** 
27 46 Membership and Evangelism Commission 
4 37 Membership/Confirmation Classes, 1956-71 
27 47 Membership/Confirmation Classes, 1970-1988 
4 38 Membership/Confirmation Classes, 1982-90 
4 39 Membership List, 1966-67 
4 40 Membership List, 1967-68 
4 41 Membership List, 1968-69 
4 42 Membership List, 1969-70 
4 43 Membership List, 1970-71 
4 44 Membership List, 1971-76
20 29 Membership List, 1976 
27 41 Membership List, 1977 
4 45 Membership List, 1987-88 
20 30 Men of Monroe, Sept. 1972 
27 42 New Members, 1967-1995 
27 43 Official Board, 1936-1937 
5 1 Restored to membership, 1950-69 
20 31 Senior Citizens, 1969-1970 
5 2 Visitors, Jan. 1986-June 1989 
27 48 Youth, 1962-1969 
        
      General Administrative Files 
        
27 49 Annual Report to Charge Conference 1949 
5 3 Annual Report to Charge Conference 1955-56 
5 4 Annual Report to Charge Conference 1956-57 
5 5 Annual Report to Charge Conference 1957-58 
5 6 Annual Report to Charge Conference 1958-59 
5 7 Annual Report to Charge Conference 1960-61 
5 8 Annual Report to Charge Conference 1961-62 
5 9 Annual Report to Charge Conference 1962-63 
5 10 Annual Report to Charge Conference 1963-64 
5 11 Annual Report to Charge Conference 1964-65 
5 12 Annual Report to Charge Conference 1965-66 
5 13 Annual Report to Charge Conference 1966-67 
27 50 Annual Report to Charge Conference 1959-1970 
5 14 Annual Report to Charge Conference 1971-72 
5 15 Annual Report to Charge Conference 1974 
5 16 Annual Report to Charge Conference 1976-82 
30 1 Annual Report to Charge Conference 1976-1990 
30 2 Annual Report to Charge Conference 1982 
30 3 Annual Report to Charge Conference 1993, from the Council on Dev. 
30 4 Annual Report to Charge Conference 1993-1994 
5 17 Adult Council 
5 18 Altar Guilds 
5 19 Assemblies Committee 
30 5 Attendance Crusade 
30 6 Baptism 
5 20 Baptism 
35 - Birth Record, “Cradle Roll” 1911 OVERSIZE ***also see Microfilm in S.1 General Administrative*** 
30 8 Blood Donors 
5 21 Calendar, “Back to Church Month” 
5 22 Canvasser Kit  ***also see S.1 Financial Records*** 
35 - Certificates, “One Hundred Percent Achiever Church” (1977-1986) OVERSIZE 
5 23 Charge Conference, 1983 
5 24 Christian Action for America 
5 25 Commission on Education 
30 9 Commission on Education 
5 26 Communion 
5 27 Communiqué, to all church members 
5 28 Communiqué, to all staff members 
30 10 Confirmation, 1977-1978 
5 29 Covenant Statement 
5 30 Departmental Reports, Anniversary banquet, 1937 
5 31 Departmental Reports, Anniversary banquet, 1939 
5 32 Energy Conservation work 
5 33 Foundation 
31 17 Foundation 
30 11 Foundation, Reports and Minutes, 1962-1990 
30 12 Foundation, Wills and Memorials 
30 13 Funerals 
5 34 Goals and Strategies 
30 14 Goals and Strategies, 1975-1977 
5 35 Good Friday, Communion Service 
30 15 Greeters, record notebook, May 1978-June 1986 
30 16 Greeting Cards 
5 36 Historical Committee 
30 23 House Committee on Un-American Activities (HCUA) 1967 
5 37 Lay Ministers 
5 38 Library 
31 13 Library, Accession Record, 1959-1985 
5 39 “Master Book,” 1975-1976 
5 40 Member’s Response, “Future direction,” May 2, 1976 
42 - Memorial record books, 1954, n.d. OVERSIZE
5 41 Ministerial Staff 
5 42 Miscellaneous 
30 24 Mission Commission, 1977-1978 
5 43 Mission Statement 
5 44 Nominating Committee 
30 25 Nominating Committee, nominations 1955-1959 
30 26 North East Ohio Annual Conference, 1957, Charles Wesley Commemoration
30 27 Obituaries 
5 45 Past Mailings 
5 46 Pastoral Relations Committee 
30 28 Pastoral Relations Committee, pastoral employment 
5 47 Personnel Policies 
5 48 Programs and Activities 
5 49 Promotional Materials 
5 50 Quarterly Conference, May 1947 
5 51 Recommendation, letters of 
30 30 Recommendation, letters of 
30 31 Retreat, “5 year dreaming”, Oct. 20-21, 1989 
5 52 Rules and Regulations 
30 32 Scholarships, 1965-1966 
30 32 Servicemen 
30 33 Social Concerns Commission 
30 34 “Spiritual Healing” 
5 53 Staff Parish Relations Committee 
30 35 Staff Parish Relations Committee, 1980-1985 
30 36 Staff Parish Relations Committee, 1986 
30 37 Staff Parish Relations Committee, 1987-1989 
30 38 Staff Parish Relations Committee, 1989-1990 
30 39 Summer Recreation Program 
5 54 Task Force, 1983 
5 55 Tenebrae Service/ Maundy Thursday 
5 56 Tithing 
30 40 Tithing, offering envelopes and pledge cards 
30 41 Tithing, visitors 
30 42 Toledo Council of Churches 
30 43 Toledo Council of Churches, mailing/solicitation list ~1935 
5 57 Ushers 
30 44 Ushers, youth ushers 
30 78 Ushers, Board of, rules and regulations 
30 45 Visitors 
5 58 Visitors 
30 46 Visitors, Jan. 1990-June 1991 
5 59 Volunteers 
5 60 Weddings 
30 48 Weddings, certificate and service 
30 49 Wesley Fellowship, contact list 
30 50 Wesley Foundation development 
30 51 West Ohio Conference, Book of reports, 1990 
30 52 West Ohio Conference, Book of reports, 1994 
30 53 West Ohio Conference, Conference Day on the District, 1980 
5 61 West Ohio Conference, 14th Annual Session 
5 62 West Ohio Conference, Methodist Ministers Choir, 1980-1981 
5 63 West Ohio Conference, 1987 
5 64 West Ohio Conference, Nominations and Recommendations, 1987-1988 
30 54 West Ohio Conference, Recommendations 
5 65 West Ohio Conference, Relations Committee 
5 66 West Ohio Conference, Section on Higher Education and Campus Ministry, 1980 
5 67 West Ohio Conference, Worship Planning Committee, 1988-1991 
30 55 Worship Commission 
        
Microfilm
28 Roll 1, c.1, 2 
28 - Roll 2, c.1,2 
28 - Roll 3, c.1,2 
28 - Roll 4, c.1,2 
28 - Roll 5, c.1,2 
 S.2 AUXILIARY GROUPS, ADMINISTRATIVE FILES
Advent Class  
30 56 Correspondence and Roster, 1975
6 1 Membership Rosters, 1968-71, 1976, 1990, n.d.
Altar Guild 
5 18 Records
30 57 Records
Apex Class  
6 2 Historical note, n.d.
6 3 Record Book, 1919-1922 (Includes minutes [pages 1-17], record of fund for porch [page 75], financial account [page 100], record of class dues for 1922 [page 138], Worthington Children’s Orphanage Fund [page 140], and membership and attendance records [pages 144-45, 148-49].  Teachers memorandums, receipts, and additional minutes and financial materials are also located in this file).
      
Bible Study 
        
8 44 Cards and letters, 1978-81
8 45 Class Rosters, 1978 & n.d.
8 46 Membership application, n.d.
8 47 Notebook, 1974-81
        
Builders Class 
        
30 58 25th Anniversary Banquet, 1962 
17 1 Birth Dated Calendars, 1942 
21 Class Activities Book, 1937-1984. OVERSIZE 
6 4 Membership roster, 1952-53 
6 5 Membership roster, 1960-61
6 6 Membership roster, 1966
6 7 Membership roster, 1969-70
6 8 Membership roster, n.d. 
38 - Photograph of chapel with floor plans. OVERSIZE
30 58 President’s list, through 1984 
  
Crusaders Class 
        
6 9 Membership rosters, 1962-64, 1967-70, 1982-83, & 1990
        
Keystone Class 
30 59 Address List, 1972-1973
6 10 Annual Banquet, Menu/Program, Invitations, & place card, 1951, 1953, 1964, 1968-72
6 11 Class Book, 1939
6 12 Class Book, 1939-41
6 13 Class Book, 1941-43
6 14 Class Book, 1943-44 
6 15 Class Book, 1944-45
6 16 Class Book, 1945-46
6 17 Class Book, (4) 1946-47
6 18 Class Books (2), 1947-48
6 19 Class Books (2), 1948-49
6 20 Class Books (2), 1949-50
6 21 Class Book, 1950-51
6 22 Class Book, 1951-52
6 23 Constitution, 1936
6 24 Correspondence, 1937, 1942-43, 1948, & 1951 (Includes letters from World War II servicemen)
6 25 Correspondence, 1968-71 & n.d.
6 26 Membership and Committee rosters, 1950-52, 1962, 1964-1970, & n.d.
6 27 Membership and Committee rosters, 1970-1980
6 28 Promotional Committee report, n.d.
30 59 Receipts, miscellaneous
6 29 Secretary’s Reports, n.d. (some years include financial reports)
6 30 Secretary’s Reports, 1939-40 
6 31 Secretary’s Reports, 1940-41
6 32 Secretary’s Reports, 1941-42
6 33 Secretary’s Reports, 1942-43
6 34 Secretary’s Reports, 1943-44
6 35 Secretary’s Reports, 1944-45
6 36 Secretary’s Reports, 1945-46
6 37 Secretary’s Reports, 1946-47
6 38 Secretary’s Reports, 1947-48
6 39 Secretary’s Reports, 1948-49 
6 40 Secretary’s Reports, 1949-50
6 41 Secretary’s Reports, 1950-51 (includes two resolutions dated Oct. 8, 1950)
6 42 Secretary’s Reports, Jan.-May 1968
6 43 Secretary’s Reports, Jan.-May, 1969
6 44 Secretary’s Reports, 1969-70
6 45 Secretary’s Reports, 1970-71 (includes attendance record for the year)
6 46 Secretary’s Reports, 1971-72
6 47 Secretary’s Reports, 1972-73
6 48 Secretary’s Reports, 1973-74
6 49 Secretary’s Reports, 1974-75
6 50 Secretary’s Reports, 1975-76
6 51 Secretary’s Reports, 1976-77
6 52 Secretary’s Reports, 1977-78
6 53 Secretary’s Reports, 1978-79
6 54 Secretary’s Reports, 1979-80 
  
Ladies Aid Society 
6 55 Accounting Ledger, Sept. 1921-June 1940
6 56 Cook Book, n.d.
6 57 Minute Book, Sept. 1, 1921-Oct. 3, 1928
6 58 Minute Book, June 13, 1929-June 10,1938 (a typewritten copy of the Constitution of this organization is clipped onto the last page of this volume) 
37 1 Notebook of meetings, 1938-1940
      
Lookout Class 
6 59 Bylaws, May 1952
6 60 Program of Lecture Tour, 1923-24
Lulasti Class 
30 60 History, of the group’s naming
6 61 History, 1953
6 62 Invitation to join, n.d.
6 63 Membership rosters and lists, 1933, 1943, 1946-47, 1964, 1967, 1972, n.d. 
6 64 Record book, 1956 (Consists of historical records and notes concerning the class, and also includes newspaper clippings and photographs)
20 32 “Story of the Lulasti Class”
Lydian Class 
        
8 33 Minute Book and Membership list, Sept. 19, 1950-Sept. 25, 1961 (includes a thank-you note and letter concerning the Ethel Harpst Home)
 8 34 Minute Book, May 1958-Dec. 27, 1960
  8 35 Minute Book, Oct. 25, 1961-May 22, 1962 (clipped inside are several thank-you notes)
  
      Methodist Men’s Union 
        
35 - Charter, 1955 OVERSIZE 
30 61 Records, 1969-1972
20 33 Membership Lists and Reports
      Music Program
***Justified entries are materials relating to the Music Program in general. Indented entries belong to the group title under which they fall. All materials are organized alphabetically*** 
        
6 65 Anthems for the Junior Choir, n.d.
30 62 Bell Choir and the Toledo Chapter Choristers Guild, 1978-1985
Boys Choir 
6 66       Attendance Book, 1956-57
6 67       Attendance Book, 1957-58
6 68       Membership roster, n.d.
Carol Choir 
6 69       Attendance Book, 1956-57
6 70       Attendance Book, 1957-58
Cecilian Choir 
6 71       Attendance Book, 1956-57
6 72       Attendance Book, 1957-58
6 73       Certificate of Graduation 
      Chapel Choir: 
7 1       Alumni Roster, Dec. 1987
7 2       Attendance Book, 1956-57
7 3       Attendance Book, 1957-58
7 4       European Tour, 1968
 7 5       Information and Guidelines, 1985-86
7 6       Letters and communiqués, 1982, 1986, and undated
7 7       Membership roster, 1985-86
7 8       Cherub Choir, Attendance Book, 1957-58
Choir Guild 
7 9       Cookbook, ca. 1950
7 10       Minute Book, Dec. 1948 & Jan. 1949
7 11       Officers rosters, 1952-57 (Includes rosters of Choir mothers, Music Fund
            reports, robe inventories, pledges, and record of piano tuning)
7 12       Publicity Book, 1960-1966 (Includes programs and clippings covering the
            Choir Guild’s Salad Buffet and Style Show)
7 13       Record Book, 1948-58 (Includes minutes, lists of officers, correspondence,
            membership lists for Wesleyan Chorus, Carol Choir, Cherub Choir,
            Cecilian Choir, & Chapel Choir, clippings, programs, bulletins, and
            informational brochure).
7 14       Record Book, 1959-62
7 15       Record Book 1962-73 (Also includes Annual report for 1962-63, financial
            records)
7 16       Treasurer’s Reports, 1948-52, 1954, 1958, & 1972-74
7 17 Choir Letters and communiqués, 1976, 1983-87, 1990, & n.d.
7 18 Choir Newsletter, Apr. 1985 and Feb. 1986
7 19 Choir Programs (all choirs), 1955, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1968-70, 1974, 1976-80, 1982-84, 1987, & n.d
7 20 Choir Recognition Services and Dedications, 1953-57, 1960-62, 1987-93, & 1995-96
7 21 Choirs, general information, schedules, and membership lists (scattered from 1976, 1982-1991, undated material filed at end)
20 43 Concerts, Spring, April 30, 1995
20 44 Concerts, Symphonic, April 8, 2001
20 45 Concerts, Toledo Symphony Chorale, Christmas Concert, Dec. 8, 1980
30 63 Concerts, miscellaneous, 1964-1976
30 64 Correspondence, Sass, Kenneth D.
30 65 Easter Services, 1976-1983
7 22 “Entertainment for a Winter Night,” Feb. 1971 (Includes scripts, promotional flyer, program, and music)
7 23 Festival of Praise, May 1955
7 24 Gloria Choir, Attendance Book, 1957-58
30 66 Good Friday
20 34 Hymns, index card list
7 25 Hymnals, memorial list
7 26 Junior Choir Festival, 1954 and 1955 (newspaper clippings)
20 35 Membership, Drive Calling Cards, A-Lashbrook
20 36 Membership, Drive Calling Cards, Lasobik-Z
20 37 Membership, “Ministry of Music” Cards
20 40 Miscellaneous
30 67 Miscellaneous
7 27 Music and lyrics
20 41 Music and lyrics, “Advance, O Church of God”
Ministers Choir: 
20 38        Correspondence, 1982-1985
20 39        Minutes and Records
      Music Committee: 
7 28        Minutes, scattered from 1984-86
7 29 Music programs (not choir), 1971, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1994, & n.d.
7 30 Organ dedications and Organ Fund, 1955, 1964, 1971, and 1987
7 31 Oriola, A New and Complete Hymn and Tune Book for Sabbath Schools
7 32 Plays and program scripts, n.d.
      “The Challenge of the Cross”
      “Democracy, Vegetable Soup, and Commitment”
      “The First Easter”
      “One Solitary Life”
      “Why the Chimes Rang”
      unidentified material
7 33 Project “Scandanavia,” 1967
7 34 Promotional flyers, 1959-60, 1966-67, 1970, 1973-74, 1975-76, 1982-83, 1988-89, & 1989-90
20 42 Promotional flyers, 1983-1984
7 35 Record of Choir Awards, 1953-1964
7 36 Salad Buffet notes, 1965-68 (Includes recipes, work plans, a grocery list, and a list of Board Members and Officers for 1967-68)
7 37 Search for Music Director, 1987
7 38 Senior High Bell Choir, 1975-76
7 39 Trip Proposal, European Choir Tour, 1968
Wesleyan Chorus 
40       Cash Book, 1927-65
20 46       The Clef, Sept. 1952
7 41       Constitution and By-Laws, Oct. 26, 1920
7 42       Constitution, May 28, 1952
7 43       Constitution, Oct. 19, 1960
7 44       Constitution, n.d.
7 45       Correspondence, 1948-53 & n.d.
7 46       Correspondence, 1954-57, 1964-69, 1973, 1983, 1985-86, & n.d.
7 47       General Information and Guidelines for Members, n.d.
7 48       Membership rosters, 1948-56, & 1958
7 49       Membership rosters, 1960-69, 1970-78
7 50       Membership rosters, 1981-88, and undated sign-up sheet
7 51       Minute Book, Dec. 1930-Apr. 1948
7 52       Minutes, 1948 (June only)
7 53       Minutes, 1948-49 (Jan. & June only)
7 54       Minutes, 1949-50
7 55       Minutes, 1950-51
7 56       Minutes, 1951-52
7 57       Minutes, 1952-53
7 58       Minutes, 1953-54 (Oct., Nov., & May only)
7 59       Minutes, 1954-55
7 60       Minutes, 1955-56
7 61       Minutes, 1956-57
7 62       Minutes, 1957-58 (includes information on Westminster Choir Festival in May)
7 63       Minutes, 1958-59 (includes treasurer’s report for the year)
7 64       Minutes, 1959-60
7 65       Minutes, 1960-61
7 66       Minutes, 1961-62
7 67       Minutes, 1962-63 (includes material relating to the Marie Garwood Memorial)
7 6/       Minutes, 1963-64
7 69       Minutes, 1964-65 (includes photo of altar arrangement, thank-you note, receipt
            for donation to Williamson Scholarship Fund, and program for Organ
            Dedication Service in Feb. 1964)
7 70       Minutes, 1965-66
7 71       Minutes, 1966-67 (includes monthly treasurer’s reports)
7 72       Minutes, 1967-68 (includes monthly treasurer’s reports)
7 73       Minutes, 1968-69 (includes monthly treasurer’s reports)
7 74       Minutes, 1969-70 (includes correspondence, and programs)
7 75       Minutes, 1970-71 (includes programs and recital invitations)
7 76       Minutes, 1971-72 (includes a program, invitation, and advertisement for the
            “Requiem”)
7 77       Minutes, 1972-73 (includes monthly treasurer’s reports)
7 78       Minutes, 1985 (July only)
8 1       Officers, 1961-73
20 47       Programs, 3/8/48
20 53        “Requiem”
8 2       Robe and folder assignments, Sept. 1985
8 3       Staiger, John A., obituary, n.d.
8 4       Treasurer’s Reports, 1966-68
8 5 Westminster Choir College (includes brochure about the 1956 Master Classes, and a 1974 concert program)
8 6 Westminster Choir College, 33rd Annual Tour, 1954 (includes correspondence, programs, advertising, etc.)
  
Nonpareils 
  
30 70 Constitution and History
41 - Events, 1947, 1982-1983, n.d. OVERSIZE
30 68 Miscellaneous
30 69 Mother-Daughter Banquets
20 48 Programs and Newsletters ***also see S.6 Pastors’ files, Vandegriff, Paul***
       
Pilgrim Class 
8 7 Membership rosters, 1984-85 & 1987
Searchers Class 
8 8 Activities and events, 1969-70 & n.d.
30 71 Activities and events, 1990-1991
8 9 Fall Program 1962
8 10 Membership rosters, 1961, 1968, 1970, 1983, 1985-90 & n.d.
30 73 Silver Anniversary
  
Sunday School Board/Board of Education 
20 49 Adult Division Summer Program
8 11 Attendance Books, Sophomore Girls, 1931-32 & n.d.
8 12 Attendance Records, 1956-57, A-L
8 13 Attendance Records, 1956-57, M-Z
8 14 Attendance Records, 1961-62, A-L
8 15 Attendance Records, 1961-62, M-Z
8 16 Attendance Record and Comparison counts, 1964-68, 1972, & n.d.
8 17 Berean Intermediate Lesson Quarterly, First Qtr., 1900
8 18 Children’s Council, Minutes, Mar. 20, 1979
20 50 “Christian Education”
30 74 “Christian Education” certificates
8 19 Christmas Program, Dec. 1948
8 20 Class Book, unidentified class, n.d.
8 21 Commission on Education, Members, 1962-63 & 1969
8 22 Commission on Education, Minutes (Jan. 9, 1973; Aug. 18, 1975; Feb. 22, 1979; & Apr. 26, 1979 only) 
30 75 Commission on Education, miscellaneous
8 23 Correspondence, n.d.
8 24 Educational Resources
8 25 Hall supervisors, n.d.
20 51 Lab School
8 26 Membership Rosters, Adult Classes, 1969-71 & n.d.
8 27 Membership Rosters, children’s classes, Sept. 1977 (includes Toddler, 2’s Nursery, Kindergarten, and 1st & 2nd grade classes)
8 29 Membership Rosters, Elementary & High School, 1963-64, 1966-67, 1969-70, 1978-80, 1986-87, 1990-91, & n.d.
8 30 Minute Book, Jan. 3, 1907-July 31, 1909
8 31 Minute Book, Jan. 14, 1919-Apr. 11, 1928 (Includes Dec. 31, 1906 issue of “The Worker” and a July 15, 1906, bulletin from St. Paul’s Methodist Episcopal Church)
8 32 Minute Book, Aug. 10, 1932-July 22, 1934
8 33 Minutes, Commission on Education (Jan. 9, 1973, & Aug. 18, 1975 only)
8 36 Preschool (includes application, class rosters for 1978-80, instructional material, & a budget for 1978-79)
8 37 Promotional material, 1976-78, 1980-81, 1984-85 & n.d. 
30 76 Puzzles
16 40 Record Book, 1913-15 (includes weekly reports, attendance records, secretary’s reports, budget for 1978-79)
8 38 Report to Charge Conference, 1976
8 39 Service of Dedication for Teachers and Leaders, n.d.
30 77 Small Groups
8 40 Teachers and Officers lists, 1949-50, 1966-68 & n.d.
8 41 Teaching schedules (1978-79) and lesson plans (May 1979)
23 - The Adult Bible Class Monthly (newsletter) OVERSIZE 
23 - The Portal (newsletter), Jan. 9, 1932. OVERSIZE 
23 - The Sunday School Advocate (publication) May 13, 1905. OVERSIZE 
23 - The Sunday School Advocate (book) 1951-1952. OVERSIZE 
8 42 The Word (newsletter), Sept. 1974 & Sept. 1976
23 - Twelve Fifteen (newsletter) OVERSIZE 
8 43 Vacation Venture School, Aug. 1978
  
      United Methodist Women (U.M.W.)
8 48 Bridge Marathon, 1976-77
8 49 China Update, Mar. 1, 1979
8 50 Correspondence, 1968 & 1978
20 52 Correspondence, 1976
8 51 Elizabeth Circle membership booklet, 1992
      ***Minutes are incomplete and the files occasionally include membership and officer rosters, financial and budgetary reports, annual reports of activities, calendars*** 
8 52 Minutes, 1974-75
8 53 Minutes, 1975-76
8 54 Minutes, 1976-77  
8 55 Minutes, 1977-78
8 56 Minutes, 1978-79 (Includes minutes of the Toledo District U.M.W. meeting held Jan. 20, 1979) 
8 57 Minutes, 1979-80
8 58 Minutes, 1980-81
8 59 Minutes, 1981-82
8 60 Minutes, 1983-84
8 61 Minutes, 1985-86
8 62 Minutes, 1986-87
8 63 Minutes, 1987-88
8 64 Minutes, 1988-89
8 65 Minutes, 1989-90
8 66 Minutes, 1990-91
8 67 Mothers’ and Daughters’ Banquets, 1958 and 1972
8 68 Officers Rosters, n.d.
8 69 Program Booklet and membership list, 1974 
8 70 Program Booklet and membership list, 1976
8 71 Program Booklet and membership list, 1977
8 72 Program Booklet and membership list, 1979
8 73 Program Booklet and membership list, 1981
8 74 Programs and invitations, 1982 & n.d.
8 75 Woman Day Apart, Apr. 4, 1984 
        
      Woman’s Society of Christian Service
***When the Methodist Episcopal Church, the Methodist Episcopal Church South, and the Methodist Protestant Church merged in 1939 to form the Methodist Church, the women’s societies from all of the different churches also merged and formed the W.S.C.S.  The Monroe Street chapter of this group held their first meeting on Sept. 1, 1940*** 
8 76 Annual Report, Ohio Conference, 1946
8 77 Annual Report, Ohio Conference, 1947
20 54 Annual Report, Ohio Conference, 1971
8 78 Annual Reports, 1947-50
8 79 Auburndale Circle, Calendar and membership roster, 1946
8 80 Auburndale Circle, Calendar and membership roster, 1947
8 81 Charter Members, n.d.
8 82 Circle membership lists, 1967-72 & n.d. (includes lists of new church members, transfers, and other membership changes called on by the various Circle members)
8 83 Circle Pledge Service, 1966
8 84 Committee on Nominations, n.d.
8 85 Constitution and Bylaws, 1968 
8 86 Correspondence, 1958-69
39 - Framed certificate of appreciation presented to the Woman’s Home Missionary Society for the gift to the Jubilee Building Fund. OVERSIZE
8 87 Hampton Park Circle, Calendar and membership roster, n.d.
8 88 Installation Service, officers, n.d.
8 89 Invitation to membership, n.d.
8 90 Lent Program, 1946
8 91 Lent Program, 1967 
16 41 Membership register book, 1940-1975, (includes Charter Members, Officers, Circle Leaders, Wesleyan Service Guild Officers, Key Women, committee members, and a brief history of this Organization.
8 92 Membership roster, Dec. 1, 1961
8 93 Membership roster, Aug. 1964
8 94 Membership roster, n.d. 
  
      ***W.S.C.S. Minute files includes minutes of Regular, General and Executive Board meetings, Treasurer’s reports and budgets, scattered correspondence, scattered clippings, 1940-1974 includes mention of Circle Captains*** 
  
8 95 Minutes, 1940-41
8 96 Minutes, 1941-42
8 97 Minutes, 1942-43
8 98 Minutes, 1943-44
8 99 Minutes, 1944-45
8 100 Minutes, 1945-46
8 101 Minutes, 1946-47
8 102 Minutes, 1947-48
8 103 Minutes, 1948-49
8 104 Minutes, 1949-50 
8 105 Minutes, 1950-51
9 1 Minutes, 1951-52
9 2 Minutes, 1952-53
9 3 Minutes, 1953-54
9 4 Minutes, 1954-55 (includes brochure entitled “Victory Crusade,” which includes a photograph of the W.S.C.S. presenting $7,000 to pastor for the building fund)
9 5 Minutes, 1955-56
9 6 Minutes, 1956-57 
9 7 Minutes, 1957-58 
9 8 Minutes, 1958-59 
9 9 Minutes, 1959-60 
9 10 Minutes, 1960-61 
9 11 Minutes, 1961-62 
9 12 Minutes, 1962-63 
9 13 Minutes, 1963-64 
9 14 Minutes, 1964-65 
9 15 Minutes, 1965-66 
9 16 Minutes, 1966-67 
9 17 Minutes, 1967-68 
9 18 Minutes, 1968-69 
9 19 Minutes, 1969-70 
9 20 Minutes, 1970-71 (includes a list of W.S.C.S. presidents from the Toledo District) 
9 21 Minutes, 1971-72 
9 22 Minutes, 1972-73 
9 23 Minutes, 1973-74 
30 79 Miscellaneous 
9 24 Newspaper clipping, n.d. 
9 25 Nominating Committee, Slate of Officers, n.d. 
9 26 Officers rosters, 1940, 1962-63, 1966-68, & n.d. 
9 27 Ohio Conference, 1945 
9 28 Ohio Conference, 1966 
9 29 Pamphlet:  Do you know (about money?), n.d. 
9 30 Policy Sheet, n.d. 
30 80 Policy Sheet, n.d. 
9 31 Program Book, 1966-67:  Dialogue and Design 
9 32 Seven Star Special (newsletter), 1st edition, 1946 
9 33 Standing Rules, Ohio Conference, Mar. 1967 
9 34 Telephone Committee, 1945 & n.d. 
9 35 Transition plan, 1973 (transition from W.S.C.S. to U.M.W.) 
9 36 Union Service program, May 22, 1970 (union of W.S.C.S. and Wesleyan Service Guild) 
30 81 United Nations and Peace Institute, 1955 
9 37 University Circle, Calendar and membership roster, 1946 
9 38 Wesleyan Service Guild 
9 39 Whitney Hills Circle, Calendar and membership roster, 1939-40 
9 40 Women’s Retreat, n.d. 
9 41 Year Book, 1953-54 
9 42 Year Book, 1954-55 
9 43 Year Book, 1955-56 
9 44 Year Book, 1966-67 
9 45 Year Book, 1967-68 
9 46 Year Book, 1968-69 
9 47 Year Book, 1969-70 
        
      Youth Fellowship
20 55 Directory, 1989-1990 
20 56 Mission Project, Cookson, OK, 1990 
20 57 Programs and Correspondence 
30 82 Miscellaneous 
30 83 Summer Programs 
        
      Z.A.O. Bible Class 
        
16 42 Record Book, 1911-13 (includes minutes, attendance records, and treasurer’s reports) 
S.3 MINISTRY FILES
        
      Media Ministries 
20 58 Article, “Called to be Sheepdogs,” Circuit Rider, n.d. 
30 84 Article, “Christian Beliefs about Life after Death,” Library of Philosophy and Religion, n.d. 
25 2 Article, “Survival,” Challenge of Psychical Research, n.d. 
20 59 Article, “The ‘United Methodist Church’: Critique and Proposal,” The Christian Century, Feb. 9, 1966 
20 59  “Is This Renewal?” June 23, 1965 
30 86 Article, “Statements 65,” 1965 
20 60 Article, “Minstrel, Farmer, Weaver of Spells,” The Blade Sunday Magazine, Feb. 24, 1974 
20 61 Article, “Remapping American Culture,” U.S. News & World Report, Dec. 4, 1989 
25 3 Audio-Visual Schedule, 1975 
41 - Cast of Rural Court Comedy OVERSIZE
25 4 Cultural Information Service, literature, 1 of 2 
25 5 Cultural Information Service, literature, 2 of 2 
25 6 Newsletter, 1825-1975: Voices from the Past 
20 62 Newsletter, Engage/Social Action 
30 86 Newsletter, I.F. Stone’s Weekly 
25 7 Newsletter, MedCenter: St. Vincent Medical Center. Fall 1985. 
20 63 Newsletter, Neet Klat: A Paper for Teenagers 
20 64 Newsletter, Ohio West News 
30 87 Newsletter, The People’s Voice 
20 65 Newsletter, Together (Ohio Council of Churches), 1968, 1973 
25 8 Newsletter, Trinity Topics, March 15, 1980 
25 9 Newsletter, The United Methodist Journal, 1977 
32 1 Newsletter, The United Methodist Journal, 1978, 1991-1993 
25 10 Newsletter, United Methodist Newscape, Nov.11, 1983 
32 2 Newsletter, West Ohio News, Mar. 1995 
37 3 Newsletters, 1938, 1952, 1954
25 11 Newspaper, Christmas Advertisement 
20 66 Newspaper, Clippings, 1929-1991 
20 67 Newspaper, Clippings, n.d. 
35 - Newspaper, “New Monroe Street Methodist Church to be dedicated Sunday” (1925) OVERSIZE 
35 - Newspaper, “Monroe Street Methodist Episcopal Church Women Present Rural Court Comedy” (1932) OVERSIZE 
35 - Newspaper, “When they saw the star, they rejoiced with great joy” (1942) OVERSIZE 
35 - Newspaper, War Advertisements (1943) OVERSIZE 
30 85 Newspaper, Press Releases, 1949-1951 
32 3 Record, 33 1/3 rpm, Side 1-“New Sights and Sounds”
                                 Side 2-“Modern Martyrdom” 
20 4 Tape, Recorded Broadcast, Worship Service, May 31, 1987 
25 68 Tape, Recorded Broadcast, Worship Service, June 11, 1989 
25 12 Tape, Recorded Broadcast, Worship Service, June 18, 1989 
25 13 Tape, Recorded Broadcast, Worship Service, June 25, 1989 
25 14 Television, WSPD-TV, Aug. 10, 1952 
25 15 Television, WTOL-TV 11, Ecumenical Communications Commission 
        
      Related Ministries 
25 16 Auburndale Senior Citizens Club 
37 2 Auburndale Senior Citizens Club
25 17 Auburndale Senior Citizens Club, Certificates of Appreciation 
32 6 Auburndale/Parkside Community, Thanksgiving Festival 
32 7 Boy Scouts of America, Hints on Explorere Leadership 
32 8 Boy Scouts, Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner, April 1982 
25 18 Boy Scout Troop 44, Memorabilia, 1 of 2 
25 19 Boy Scout Troop 44, Memorabilia, 2 of 2 
25 20 Collingwood Cluster 
32 9 Covenant Productions 
32 10 Flower Hospital & Guild 
32 11 Friendly Center 
25 21 Interfaith Justice and Peace Center 
25 22 Interfaith Justice and Peace Center, Linkages, 1981-1983 
25 23 Jenny Cricket Day Care Center / Toledo Day Nursery 
25 24 Lake Park Hospital 
25 25 Lee Foundation 
32 12 Maumee Valley Hospital Guild, 1950 
25 26 Metro Toledo Churches United (MTCU) 
25 27 Monroe Street Center 
32 13 Nursing Home Coalition 
25 28 Old West End Fellowship 
25 29 Otterbein Home 
32 14 Red Cross, Blood Drive 
25 30 Stephen Ministries 
25 31 Stephen Ministries, “There’s a Place for You Here” 
32 15 Street Ministry of Toledo 
25 32 Sunset House 
32 16 Toledo Medical Educational Center Inc., Commencement Exercises 
25 33 West Ohio United Methodist Credit Union 
25 34 Young at Heart Senior Citizens Club, Minutes, 1968-1970 
32 17 YWCA, Y Matrons Club 
        
      Church Ministries 
32 18 Bancroft-Upton-Monroe Association (BUMA) 
25 35 Bridge Ministry 
32 19 Bridge Ministry, Bridge Marathon, 1978-1979; Memorandum, 1990 
25 36 Calling Ministry 
25 37 Charity, Recognition and Thanks 
32 18 Church Neighborhood Mission, Prospectus, 1977 
25 38 Counseling 
32 15 Council on Youth Ministry 
32 20 Epworth League, Hymn and Poem 
32 21 Epworth League, Secretary’s Reports, April 1925-May 1931 
38 - Epworth Service Guild, 1949-1951 OVERSIZE
25 39 Missions 
25 40 Missions, Commission on 
32 22 Missions, Correspondence from Missionaries 
32 29 Missions, Pickett, Bishop J. Waskam 
25 41 Neighborhood Group Callers, 1962-1966 
31 18 Neighborhood Group Callers, Oct.-Dec. 1966 
32 23 Neighborhood Ministry, District and Neighborhood listings 
25 42 Neighborhood Programs (1 of 2) 
32 24 Neighborhood Programs (2 of 2) 
32 25 New Life Mission 
32 26 Newspaper Drive 
32 27 Renewal for a Third Century 
32 30 School of Religion, 1949 
25 43 School of Religion, 1967-1968 
32 31 Shepherds, Correspondence and Minutes, 1976-1985 and miscellaneous 
32 32 Shepherds, Group and Address lists 
32 28 Shut-Ins/Tape Ministry 
32 33 Teenage Auto Club 
25 44 University of Life, 1971-1976 
25 45 University of Life, 1977-1978 
25 46 University of Life, 1978 (cont.) – 1979 
25 47 University of Life, 1980 
25 48 University of Life, 1981-1986 
32 34 Women’s Foreign Missionary Society, Secretary’s Reports, 1921-1927 
32 35 World Service Guild, Minutes, June 1934-June 1940 
      S.4 PHOTOGRAPHIC/VISUAL MATERIALS 
        
      Photographs 
        
      People 
        
9 48 A-F 
19 62 Anderson, Mary 
32 38 Grayson, Atha 
22 Bishop, Amasa. OVERSIZE 
35 - Brehaut, Harry and Burke (in grocery store 1900?) OVERSIZE 
26 1 Brown, Dr. Earl P. 
32 36 Cheney, John and Hazel 
 32  37 Cowell, Mayme 
19 63 Dewey, Dr. 
32 36 Dewey, Dr. 
9 49 Dicks, Rev. J. Jeannette Cooper 
32 38 Foster, James 
32 36 Frazer, Dr. and Mrs. Hugh 
32 36 Freer, Harold Wiley 
9 50 G-M 
19 64 G-M 
32 37 Kurt, Rae 
9 51 Lackland, Dr. George S. 
26 2 Lackland, Dr. George S. 
32 36 Lackland, Dr. George S. and Blanche 
19 65 Martin, Rev. Paul 
9 54 Miscellaneous 
19 66 Miscellaneous 
26 5 Miscellaneous 
9 55 Missionaries 
32 36 Morley, Bob 
9 52 N-S 
32 38 Northcraft, Steven 
22 - Reaume-Daniel, Mrs. Sarah Majors. OVERSIZE 
32 37 Sass, Kenneth 
32 38 Simpson, Rev. 
32 40 Staff and Congregation under Dr. Lackland 
32 39 Staff and Congregation under Dr. Vandegriff 
9 53 T-Z 
32 37 Thornton, Ralph and Mary 
32 37 Udy 
9 56 Unidentified 
32 38 Unidentified 
9 57 Vandegriff, Dr. Paul M. 
19 67 Vandegriff, Dr. Paul M. 
32 38 Vandegriff, Dr. Paul M. 
26 3 Vandegriff, Dr. Paul M, “Circuit Rider” 
22 - Whitney, Mrs. Maria. OVERSIZE 
32 37 Williams, Rev. John 
        
      Groups 
        
19 68 8th Grade Membership Class 
9 58 Acolytes 
32 50 Albion College Choir, 1986 
9 59 Basketball Teams 
32 41 Basketball Teams 
32 50 Beginners Department, 1922/23? (teacher: Bertha Ray) 
9 60 Bell Choir 
32 42 Boy Scout Troop 44 
35 - Builders Class OVERSIZE 
32 49 Caboose Club 
9 61 Choirs 
32 49 Choirs 
32 43 Choirs, 1922/24?, 1958, and miscellaneous 
19 69 Choirs, 1943, 1949 
19 70 Choirs, 1957-59 
19 71 Choirs, 1960-61 
19 72 Choirs, 1968 
19 73 Choirs, 1988 
19 74 Choirs, n.d. 
22 - Choirs, unknown. OVERSIZE 
32 51 Christian Education, 1960 
22 - Committee for fund drive to build new sanctuary. OVERSIZE 
32 44 Confirmation Class, 1981 
32 50 Elizabeth Fellowship, Christmas Party, 1978 (Pininah Simon) 
32 50 Lookout Class, 1932 
9 62 Lulasti Bible Class 
19 75 Lulasti Bible Class, 1916-1920’s? 
19 76 Lulasti Bible Class, 1917 
36 - Lulasti & ZAO Bible Classes, October 5, 1919 OVERSIZE
19 77 Lulasti Bible Class, 1926 
32 45 Lulasti Bible Class, 1924, 1928, 1960’s? 
36 - Lulasti & ZAO Bible Classes, October 27, 1929 OVERSIZE
19 78 Lulasti Bible Class, 1949 
19 79 Lulasti Bible Class, 1957-58 
19 80 Lulasti Bible Class, 1968 
19 81 Lulasti Bible Class, n.d. 
22 - Lulasti Bible Class, 1926 OVERSIZE 
19 82 Lulasti Nursery 
32 51 Membership Class, 1961 
19 83 Membership Class, 1961 
9 63 Methodist Youth Fellowship (MYF) 
9 64 Missionary Guild Cabinet, 1938 
32 46 Missionary Support, Photos and Letters of Support 
32 49 Monroe St. League, Lakeside Institute, Aug. 1925 
9 65 New Members and Membership Classes 
19 84 Nursery class
32 51 Nursery School 
31 51 Official Board, 1943 
9 66 Pastors 
32 47 Preschool Program, 1947-1983, and undated 
9 67 Primary Class, ca. 1886 
1 85 Sunday School Classes 
19 86 Sunday School Classes, Cherubs, 1967 
19 87 Sunday School Classes, unidentified, adult
19 88 Unidentified 
9 68 Unidentified 
32 44 Unidentified 
22 - Unidentified. OVERSIZE 
19 89 Usher’s Club 
9 69 Various 
32 49 Wesleyan Chorus, 1920’s? 1933, 1957 
9 70 Youth 
3 48 Youth Fellowship, Lakeside and trip to Colorado 
32 49 Youth Membership Class 
        
      Events/Functions 
        
19 90 140th Anniversary Pageant 
26 4 150th Anniversary 
40 - 150th Anniversary, Advent workshop, Preschool, Miscellaneous, parking lot, exterior of church, murals. OVERSIZE
32 52 150th Anniversary, Dinner, Parade, “150 Miracles” Production 
32 53 150th Anniversary, Wesleyan Fellowship Table, 1985-1905 with Dr. Bransford 
32 54 Christmas, 1980 
9 71 Communion
32 55 Conference, 1913, Returning from Marion 
32 56 Easter Service, 1963 
19 91 Easter Service, n.d. 
9 72 Elementary Class I 
9 73 Elementary Class II 
9 74 Fun Night, 1996 
9 75 Halloween Dinner, Oct. 25, 1992 
19 92 Hands Across America 
9 76 Helen Graver’s Reception 
36 - Homecoming, Lulasti and Z.A.O Bible Class, Oct. 5, 1919 (1 of 4) OVERSIZE
36 - Homecoming, Lulasti and Z.A.O Bible Class, Oct. 5, 1919 (2 of 4) OVERSIZE
36 - Homecoming, Lulasti and Z.A.O Bible Class, Oct. 5, 1919 (3 of 4) OVERSIZE
36 - Homecoming, Lulasti and Z.A.O Bible Class, Oct. 5, 1919 (4 of 4) OVERSIZE
36 - Homecoming, Lulasti and Z.A.O Bible Class, Oct. 27, 1929 (1 of 2) OVERSIZE
36 - Homecoming, Lulasti and Z.A.O Bible Class, Oct. 27, 1929 (2 of 4) OVERSIZE
19 96 March to New Church at Monroe and Auburn, 1925 
32 59 March to New Church at Monroe and Auburn, 1925 
32 60 Mayfest, 1983 
9 77 Missions 
9 78 Moonlight Masquerade 
32 61 Mortgage Burning, Parking Lot, 1984 
9 79 Newspaper Drive 
9 80 Nursery Class 
32 62 Parking Lot ceremony, 1979 
9 81 Staff Parish Meeting, 1996 
9 82 Sunday School Class Picnic, ca. 1913 
9 83 Sunday School Classes 
9 84 Unidentified 
19 93 Unidentified 
32 61 Unidentified 
32 65 Unidentified, 1980 
9 85 Unidentified dance, 1997 
19 94 Unidentified reception, 1990’s? 
10 1 Unidentified youth event, 1998 
10 2 Unidentified youth event, n.d. 
19 95 Unidentified youth event, n.d. 
10 3 University of Life children 
10 4 Vacation Bible School 1998 
10 5 Vacation Church School 1973 
32 63 Wedding, 1966 
10 6 Worship Services 
32 64 Worship Services, during pastorate of Dr. Vandegriff 
10 7 Youth Ministry 
        
      Building and Grounds 
        
10 8 Architectural Drawings 
10 9 Construction 
32 66 Construction of New Sanctuary 
10 10 Drawing of original plan for new church building 
32 67 Education Building, 1942 
10 11 Exterior Views 
19 97 Exterior Views 
35 Grocery store on Monroe St. near Auburn, 1900? OVERSIZE 
10 12 Groundbreaking for new church building 1924 (Austin Bishop) 
32 57 Groundbreaking and building new church 1924-1925 
10 13 Groundbreaking for new sanctuary 
32 58 Groundbreaking and Cornerstone Laying, 1954 
32   70 Gymnasium and Old Sanctuary 
10 14 Miscellaneous views 
19 98 Miscellaneous views 
32 68 Miscellaneous and Promotional views of the Church 
22 - Old Church Building, interior view of sanctuary and exterior view with insert portrait of Rev. George B. Weltsie, 1900-1905. OVERSIZE 
35 - Old Church Building, interior view of sanctuary and exterior view OVERSIZE 
10 15 Old Church Building 1919 
19 99 Old Church Building 
10 16 Parking lot 
32 56 Parking lot, house demolition 
32 69 Parsonages 
10 17 Reeder Hall 
32 69 Reeder Hall, Wedding reception and unidentified 
19 100 Residences/Parsonages? 
10 18 Sanctuary 
19 101 Sanctuary 
32 71 Sanctuary, new 
32 69 Stained Glass Windows (includes 2 copies of a DVD slide show)
10 19 South Cove window 
37 4 Victory Sunday, May 6, 1945
        
      Slides 
        
33 3 Building, Exterior Views 
33 3 Choirs 
26 6 General Church, Feb. 1, 1981 
26 7 Haiti 
26 8 Junior Church, “Worship of God” series 
26 9 Life of Jesus 
33 3 March to New Church, 1925 
33 4 Migrant Slides, “Worship of God” 
26 14 Miscellaneous, 1965 
26 15 Miscellaneous, 1966 
26 16 Miscellaneous 1968 
26 17 Miscellaneous, 1972 
26 18 Miscellaneous, 1974 
26 19 Miscellaneous, 1979 
26 20 Miscellaneous, 1981 
26 21 Miscellaneous, 1990’s? 
26 22 Miscellaneous, n.d. 
26 10 Senior MYF Institute, Lakeside 
26 11 Sunday School, Breakfast, June 1975 
26 12 Windows and Sanctuary (1 of 2) 
26 13 Windows and Sanctuary (2 of 2) 
        
      Film 
        
29 - Church, 1937, 16mm 
        
      Miscellaneous 
        
24 4 Album, unknown, 1970’s? 
10 20 Negatives 
33 22 Negatives 
19 102 Organ 
35 - Sketch of the church, promotional 
33 1 Unidentified/Miscellaneous 
      S.5 EVENTS AND PUBLICATIONS
        
      Bulletins
        
33 5 Bulletin, 1924, January 13 
26 23 Bulletins, 1934 (March 25-May 20, Easter) 
26 24 Bulletins, 1935 (April 14-21, Easter) 
26 25 Bulletins, 1936 (April 5-12, Easter) 
26 26 Bulletins, 1938 (Sept. 4, Rev. LaRue’s last service) 
26 27 Bulletins, 1939 (Thanksgiving) 
33 6 Bulletins, 1940-1942 
10 21 Bulletins, 1942 
10 22 Bulletins, 1944 
10 23 Bulletins, 1946 
10 24 Bulletins, 1947 
10 25 Bulletins, 1948 
10 26 Bulletins, 1949 
10 27 Bulletins, 1950 
10 28 Bulletins, 1951 
10 29 Bulletins, 1952 
10 30 Bulletins, 1953 
10 31 Bulletins, 1954 
10 32 Bulletins, 1955 
10 33 Bulletins, 1956 
10 34 Bulletins, 1957 (Oct. 13, Dedication of new sanctuary) 
10 35 Bulletins, 1958 
10 36 Bulletins, 1959 
10 37 Bulletins, 1960 
10 38 Bulletins, 1961 
10 39 Bulletins, 1962 
10 40 Bulletins, 1963 
10 41 Bulletins, 1964 
10 42 Bulletins, 1965 
10 43 Bulletins, 1966 
10 44 Bulletins, 1967 
11 1 Bulletins, 1968 
11 2 Bulletins, 1969 
11 3 Bulletins, 1970 
11 4 Bulletins, 1971 
11 5 Bulletins, 1972 
11 6 Bulletins, 1973 
11 7 Bulletins, 1974 
11 8 Bulletins, 1975 
11 9 Bulletins, 1976 
11 10 Bulletins, 1977 
11 11 Bulletins, 1978 
11 12 Bulletins, 1979 
11 13 Bulletins, 1980 
11 14 Bulletins, 1981 
11 15 Bulletins, 1982 
11 16 Bulletins, 1983 
11 17 Bulletins, 1984 
12 1 Bulletins, 1985 
12 2 Bulletins, 1986 
12 3 Bulletins, 1987 
12 4 Bulletins, 1988 
12 5 Bulletins, 1989 (Mar. 5, George Lackland Memorial Service; Aug. 15, May Hoshal Memorial Service; Oct. 10, Anwar Sadat Memorial Service) 
12 6 Bulletins, 1990 
12 7 Bulletins, 1991 
12 8 Bulletins, 1992 
12 9 Bulletins, 1993 
12 10 Bulletins, 1994 
12 11 Bulletins, 1995 
12 12 Bulletins, 1996 (1 of 2) 
12 13 Bulletins, 1996 (2 of 2) 
13 1 Bulletins, 1997 (1 of 2) 
13 2 Bulletins, 1997 (2 of 2) 
13 3 Bulletins, 1998 
13 4 Bulletins, 1999 
13 5 Bulletins, 2000 (Sept. 17, Anniversary Sunday) 
13 6 Bulletins, 2001 
13 7 Bulletins, 2002 
        
      Programs 
        
33 8 Cards, Reminders and Registrations 
33 10 Healing Worship Services, 1957-1963 
33 12 Lenten Dinner, 1955 
26 28 Memorial/Funeral Services, 1980-1995 
37 5 Miscellaneous
33 13 Order of Worship, 1961-1969 
31 6 Special Events, 150th Anniversary, “1825-1975: Voices From the Past,” copy and draft 
26 29 Special Events, 1905-1939 
26 30 Special Events, 1941-1965 
26 31 Special Events, 1966-1985 
26 32 Special Events, Bishop’s Rally Day, n.d. 
33 9 Special Events, Christian Unity Week, 1968 
26 33 Special Events, of Church Groups ***also see under group name in S.2*** 
33 11 Special Events, Heritage Sunday, 1990-1991 
33 13 Special Events, Prayer Vigils, 
26 34 Special Events, Prayer Vigils, 1961-1969 
        
      Newsletters 
        
26 35 The Primary Child/The Little Beginner, Feb. 14, 1932-Sept. 26, 1937 
13 8 The Voice, 1924 (Feb. 10 only) 
33 7 The Voice, 1924 (Apr. and Oct.) 
13 9 The Voice, 1925 (July 7 only) 
13 10 The Voice, 1926 (Dec. 26 only) 
13 11 The Voice, 1928 (Jan. 1, June 14, & Nov. 4 only) 
33 7 The Voice, 1928 (Jan. and June) 
13 12 The Voice, 1929 (Oct. 13 only) 
33 7 The Voice, 1929 (Sept.) 
13 13 The Voice, 1930 (Mar. 23 & June 8 only) 
33 7 The Voice, 1930 (June) 
13 14 The Voice, 1931 (Feb. 1 & May 10 only) 
26 36 The Voice, 1935 (March only) 
26 37 The Voice, 1936 (March only) 
13 15 The Voice, 1944 (Sept. 29 to end of year only) 
13 16 The Voice, 1945 (includes a July 23 newsletter entitled the “Blue Star Edition,” which contains information about servicemen from the congregation) 
13 17 The Voice, 1946 (scattered issues) 
13 18 The Voice, 1947 (missing Dec. 26) 
13 19 The Voice, 1948 
13 20 The Voice, 1949 
13 21 The Voice, 1950 
13 22 The Voice, 1951 
13 23 The Voice, 1952 
13 24 The Voice, 1953 
13 25 The Voice, 1954 
13 26 The Voice, 1955 
13 27 The Voice, 1956 
13 28 The Voice, 1957 
13 29 The Voice, 1958 
13 30 The Voice, 1959 
13 31 The Voice, 1960 
13 32 The Voice, 1961 
13 33 The Voice, 1962 
14 1 The Voice, 1963 
14 2 The Voice, 1964 
14 3 The Voice, 1965 
14 4 The Voice, 1966 
14 5 The Voice, 1967 
14 6 The Voice, 1968 
14 7 The Voice, 1969 
14 8 The Voice, 1970 
14 9 The Voice, 1971 
14 10 The Voice, 1972 
14 11 The Voice, 1973 
14 12 The Voice, 1974 (missing August) 
14 13 The Voice, 1975 
14 14 The Voice, 1976 
14 15 The Voice, 1977  
14 16 The Voice, 1978 
14 17 The Voice, 1979 
14 18 The Voice, 1980 
14 19 The Voice, 1981 
14 20 The Voice, 1982 
14 21 The Voice, 1983 
14 22 The Voice, 1984 
14 23 The Voice, 1985 
14 24 The Voice, 1986 
14 25 The Voice, 1987 
15 1 The Voice, 1988 
15 2 The Voice, 1989 
15 3 The Voice, 1990 
15 4 The Voice, 1991 
15 5 The Voice, 1992 
15 6 The Voice, 1993 
15 7 The Voice, 1994 
15 8 The Voice, 1995 
15 9 The Voice, 1996 
15 10 The Voice, 1997 
15 11 The Voice, 1998 
15 12 The Voice, 1999 
15 13 The Voice, 2000 
15 14 The Voice, 2001 
15 15 The Voice, 2002 
31 4 The Voice, galley proofs, Apr. 5-Oct. 11, 1991 
26 38 The Voice, typewritten copies, Jan. 2, 1975-June 26, 1975 
26 39 The Voice, typewritten copies, Aug. 28, 1975-Dec. 31, 1975 
26 40 The Voice, typewritten copies, Jan. 8, 1976-June 3, 1976 
26 41 The Voice, typewritten copies, June 10, 1976-Nov. 25, 1976 
26 42 The Voice, typewritten copies, Dec. 2, 1976-Mar. 10, 1977 
26 43 The Voice, typewritten copies, Mar. 17, 1977-June 30, 1977 
26 44 The Voice, typewritten copies, Sept. 15, 1977-Dec. 29, 1977 
Holiday Letters to the Congregation
30 17 Advent
30 18 Ash Wednesday
30 19 Christmas
30 20 Easter and Lent
30 21 Tenebrae Service/Maundy Thursday
30 22 Thanksgiving
      S.6 PASTORS’ FILES
        
      Atha, Grayson L. 
        
33 19 Biographical information 
15 16 Sermon:  If Not Together Then Not At All, Aug. 6, 1967 
        
      Baker, Denise E.R. 
        
26 45 Biographical information 
26 46 Board of Ordained Ministry, 1978-80, 1982-83, 1985 
26 47 Board of Ordained Ministry, 1984-90 
15 17 Christmas 
15 18 Church and Society, 1981-83 
15 19 Clergy women, 1989 
15 20 Confirmation, 1984 
15 21 Confirmation classes, 1985-87 
15 22 Correspondence, 1984-87 
33 16 Correspondence, birth announcement and thank-you’s 
15 23 Current Policy papers, 1981-83 
15 24 District Senior High Camp, 1983 
15 25 District Youth Council, Minutes, Sept. & Oct. 1982 
15 26 Lent and Easter, 
15 27 Mayfest Games Report, 1983 
15 28 Methesco information 
15 29 Metro-Toledo Churches United (MTCU) 
15 30 Miscellaneous papers 
15 31 Newspaper clippings, 1982-83 & n.d. 
15 32 Orders of Worship, 1976, 1978-84, 1987, & 1989 
15 33 Partnership in the Gospel 
15 34 Senior High Sunday School, 1982-84 
15 35 United Nations Washington Youth Study Seminar, Mar. 1982 
26 48 Writings 
15 36 Youth Advisory Team, 1983-86 
15 37 Youth Fellowship schedules and events, 1983-84 & 1986 
15 38 Youth Outreach Program, 1982-84 
15 39 Youth Plan Book, 1980-81 
        
      Bransford, Wesley H. 
        
26 49 Appointment to Indiana 
26 50 Appointment to Ohio, Toledo, & 150th Anniversary, etc. 
15 40 Biographical Information 
33 17 Calendar, 1923-23 
33 17 Correspondence 
26 51 Dynamite of God 
33 17 Letter to the congregation, 1925 
        
      Cheney, John R. 
        
15 41 Biographical Information (includes biography of wife, Hazel George) 
        
      Emmert, Herman A. 
        
26 52 Bills and Receipts 
33 18 Correspondence 
26 53 Correspondence 
26 54 Correspondence, with staff 
15 42 Sermons:
Commitment, June 24, 1979
On Not Having Much Time for God, July 15, 1979
The Rat Race, July 29, 1979
Not According to Conscience, Sept. 21,1980
Duty:  A Humdrum Word, Oct. 12, 1980
Religious:  A Slippery Word, Oct. 19, 1980
15 42 Sermons, continued:
Church:  No Isolated Word, Oct. 26, 1980
Commitment: A Word For Every Member, Nov. 9, 1980
Differentness--The Gift of God, Jan. 18, 1981
A Yearning for Goodness, Jan. 25, 1981
Love Never Ends, Feb. 15, 1981
Standing Up to Pressure, Mar. 22, 1981
The Christian Faith and Being a Child, Mar. 29, 1981
The Journey Inward, Apr. 5, 1981
for funeral of Ida Moreno, May 7, 1981
Where Do They Keep the Faith?, Sept. 20, 1981
Cop-Out Realism, Sept. 27, 1981
The Commitment of the Cup, Oct. 4, 1981
A Penny for Your Thoughts, Oct. 18, 1981
The Midnight Muddle of Indecision, Oct. 25, 1981
The Fishing is Still Good, Nov. 8, 1981
The Ascending Scale of Gratitude, Nov. 22, 1981
A Lesson in Church, Feb. 28, 1982
The Sun'll Come Out Tomorrow, Mar. 7, 1982
Dare It Now; Clear the Tracks, Mar. 14, 1982
The Penetrating Renaissance, Mar. 28, 1982
It All Happened in a Garden, Apr. 11, 1982
Rejoice in the Lord, Apr. 18, 1982
The World is My Parish, Apr. 25, 1982
There Ought the be Clowns, May 2, 1982
Marks of a Whole Person, May 23, 1982
Laughter is Medicine, Oct. 25, 1982
16 1 Sermons:
A Change from Lifelessness to Liveliness, Jan. 16, 1983
The Fear of Failure, Jan. 23, 1983
Communicate, Jan. 30, 1983
When Life Thunders, Feb. 13, 1983
Life at Forty, Feb. 20, 1983
Change for the World, Mar. 6, 1983
Getting to Know You, Mar. 20, 1983
Satisfaction--The Bottom Line, May 8, 1983
God is More Than a Dream, May 15, 1983
A Night to Forget, Sept. 25, 1983
Let There Be Music, Oct. 16, 1983
Stir Up the Gift of God, Nov. 13, 1983
O Little Town of Bethlehem, Dec. 18, 1983
If Your Heart Beats With My Heart, Jan. 29, 1984
Sorting Our Commitments, Mar. 25, 1984
God is Doing a New Thing, Apr. 1, 1984
The Great Adventure, Apr. 8, 1984
On Being a Friend, Oct. 28, 1984
Our Task--Not to Brood, But to Accept, Nov. 4, 1984
Don't Omit the Little Things, Nov. 25, 1984
The Search for Self, Mar. 3, 1985
Love Never Ends, Mar. 10, 1985
        
      Foster, James B. 
        
26 55 Correspondence 
16 2 Correspondence, 1985-87 
        
      Howey, Matthias C. 
        
16 3 Biographical Information (includes obituary of daughter, Gayle) 
        
      Jeffery, Stanley 
        
16 4 Biographical information 
16 5 Sermon, The Faith of the Fathers n.d. 
        
      Koppert, William S. 
        
16 6 Correspondence, 1982-83 
16 7 Correspondence, 1984-85 
16 8 Correspondence, 1986-87 
16 9 Miscellaneous papers (includes information on the church softball team, leadership teams, and outreach programs; the June 9, 1982 issue of The Voice welcoming the Kopperts to Monroe Street U.M. Church) 
16 10 Sermons, 1982-84 
        
      Kurt, Rachel H. 
        
16 11 Biographical and professional information 
16 12 Correspondence, 1983-87 
16 13 Miscellaneous papers (includes minutes of June 23, 1983, meeting of the Jenny Cricket Day Care Board of Trustees; information sheets for baptism chairperson; drafts of articles for inclusion in The Voice; material on the Bancroft-Upton-Monroe Association; and a press release concerning a film program entitled “Creating Family”) 
16 14 Sermons, 1983-85 
        
      Lackland, George S. 
        
33 20 Biographical Information 
16 15 Biographical Information 
29 56 Correspondence 
16 16 Sermons:
Know Your Bible, n.d.
Know Your Bible, n.d.
Micah and Isaiah and the Messiah, Dec. 2, 1951
Holy Birth, Dec. 9, 1951
The Jewish Law—Deuteronomy, Jan. 6, 1952
Jeremiah and Lamentations, Feb. 17, 1952
Mark--The First Gospel, Mar. 9, 1952
The Earliest New Testament Books--Thessalonians and Galatians, Apr. 27, 1952
First and Second Corinthians, May 25, 1952
Romans, June 8, 1952
Unknown Prophets, Sept. 28, 1952
Public Leaders--Good and Bad, Oct. 19, 1952
1 & 2 Kings, Nov. 16, 1952
Luke the Christmas Gospel, Dec. 7, 1952
The Promised Land: Joshua and Judges, Jan. 4. 1953
Ezekiel , Feb. 15, 1953
Spiritual Epistles:  Philemon, Colossians, Philippians, Ephesians, Mar. 8, 1953
The Gospel in Human Relations: 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus, James, Apr. 12, 1953
The Epistle to the Hebrews, May 17, 1953
1 & 2 Peter and Jude, June 14, 1953
Genesis, Sept. 20, 1953
Exodus, Oct. 11, 1953
Leviticus and Numbers, Nov. 15, 1953
St. Matthew, Dec. 6, 1953 
16 17 Sermons:
The Legacy of Moses, Jan. 3, 1954
The Epistles of John, Feb. 14, 1954
Revelation, Mar. 14, 1954
The Acts of the Apostles, May 2, 1954
Job--Life's Greatest Mystery, May 23, 1954
Life's Higher Wisdom:  Proverbs, June 6, 1954
Life's Lights and Shadows:  Song of Songs and Ecclesiastes , Sept. 26, 1954
God in Daily Life:  Psalms 1-72, Oct. 10, 1954
Thanks be to God:  Psalms 73-150, Nov. 21, 1954
St. John--The Gospel of Love, Dec. 5, 1954
Facing Testing Times:  Obadiah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi, Jan. 23, 1955
Kingdom Builders:  Ezra and Nehemiah, Feb. 20, 1955
The Suffering Savior:  Isaiah 40-66, Mar. 6, 1955
Heroic Youth:  Esther and Daniel, May 1, 1955
God in History:  I and II Chronicles, May 22, 1955
The Romance and Adventure of Youth: Joel, Ruth and Jonah, June 12, 1955
untitled, Jan. 16, 1956 
16 18 Sermons:
High Points of the Bible, Jan. 30, 1956
Attaining a Faith, Oct. 19, 1958 
16 19 Sermons:
A True Church, Oct. 25, 1958
Thanksgiving and Morale, Nov. 23, 1958
God of Grace, Jan. 18, 1959
Christian Tolerance, Oct. 23, 1960
The Holy Spirit and the Church, Mar. 20, 1961
Jesus--Lord of Eternal Life, Apr. 2, 1961
Learning from the Roman Catholics, Oct. 8 & 22, 1961
Learning from the Lutherans, Nov. 5, 1961
Learning from the Baptists, Dec. 3, 1961
The Inner Light—Learning from the Quakers, Dec. 1961
The Promises of God, Jan. 28, 1962
Learning from the Episcopalians, Feb. 18, 1962
Learning from the Presbyterians, Mar. 4, 1962
Learning from the Mormons and Seventh Day Adventists, n.d.
Learning from the Jews, n.d.
Why Go to Church, Apr. 29, 1962
My Creed, May 20, 1962
Catholic Union? , Oct. 28, 1962
Is Jesus Impractical? , Mar. 10, 1963
Jesus, Lord of Health, Mar. 17, 1963
Jesus and Immortality, Apr. 14, 1963
Memories and Miracles, Feb. 5, 1964
The Parables:  Matthew and Mark, n.d.
The Kingdom of God, n.d.
Wisdom Literature, n.d.
Wisdom and Semantics, n.d. 
16 20 Sermons, Old Testament History Series:
Old Testament History, n.d.
The Books of the Law:  Genesis, Exodus Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, n.d.
The Prophets, n.d.
The Four Gospels:  Mark, Luke, Matthew, John, n.d.
New Testament Epistles, n.d. 
        
      LaRue, Clarence H. 
        
16 21 Biographical information 
26 57 “Loyalty Days”, Oct. 5-6, 1935 
   58 “What Toledo Needs in the Next 100 Years” 
        
      Love, N.B.C. 
        
16 22 Biographical Information 
      Martin, James E. 
        
33 21 Martin and Associates 
16 23 Sermons:
Man Tends-God Mends, Aug. 4, 1968
First Things First, July 27, 1969
God Never Promised You a Rose Garden, Aug. 24, 1969
Years Without Moments, July 11, 1971
Pastoral Counseling--Peril and Promise, Nov. 26, 1972 
        
      Murphy, Charles F. 
        
16 24 Biographical Information 
33 22 Correspondence 
        
      Osborn, John P. 
        
16 25 Sermons:
A Fruitful Relationship, Oct. 5, 1980
Commission:  A Challenging Word, Nov. 2, 1980
A Candle on the Water, Feb. 8, 1981
Don't Be Left Out, Nov. 15, 1981
Joyful Preparation, Dec. 6, 1981
The Great Exchange, Dec. 27, 1981 
        
      Sagendorf, Thomas E. 
        
16 26 Correspondence, 1989 
16 27 Correspondence, 1990 
33 23 Correspondence, 1990 
16 28 Correspondence, 1991 
16 29 Miscellaneous articles 
16 30 Resume 
16 31 Sermons:
The Questions for a New Day , June 25, 1989
The Christian Witness , Nov. 25, 1990
Family Values, June 5, 1994 
33 24 Sermons:
An Abundance of Fruit, April 28, 1991
Who’s calling my name?, Oct 18, 1992 
        
      Shunk, Ralph 
        
16 32 Congregational letter, 1976 & n.d. 
26 59 Correspondence 
16 33 Correspondence 1976-77 (includes a letter to Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy's restaurants) 
16 34 Sermons: 
Warranted if Well Used, May 2, 1976
The Compulsion of a Vision, June 6, 1976
What is Greatness? , May 22, 1977
Prayer for the Presence of Christ, Mar. 25, 1979
The Broad Base, n.d. 
        
      Tovey, Paul 
        
16 35 Biographical Information 
        
      Unidentified pastors 
        
16 36 Sermons:
The Compulsion of a Vision, June 6, 1976
The Faith of the Future, n.d.
Passion, n.d. 
        
      Vandegriff, Paul 
        
18 1 150th Anniversary, Monroe St. U.M. Church, 1974-75 (1 of 2) 
26 60 150th Anniversary, Monroe St. U.M. Church, 1974-75 (2 of 2) 
18 2 A Visit to Hell 
18 3 Ad Hoc Committee, 1975 
18 4 Administrative Board, 1971-75 
18 5 Administrative Board, 1975-76 (Includes minutes of some Charge Conferences) 
18 6 Administrative Board Lists, 1970-75 
18 7 Anderson, Mary C., biographical material 
18 8 Anniversary Sunday 
18 9 Annual Report (Includes material from 1965, 1967, 1968-71, & 1973-74) 
18 10 Apportionments, 1966 
18 11 Attendance Sheets, 1976 
18 12 Auburn-Parkside Community Thanksgiving Festival 
18 13 Biographical Information 
18 14 Bishop 
18 15 Black Manifesto 
18 16 Boy Scouts 
18 17 Brochures, 1957-71 
18 18 Budgets 1969-76 
18 19 Builder’s Club, 1962-63 
18 220 Bus Ministry 
18 21 Campus Ministry 
18 22 Charge Conference Materials, 1976 
18 23 Child Care-Haiti 
18 24 Choir Guild 
18 25 Christian Education and Adult Classes 
18 26 Christians Who Really Mean It, 1973 
18 27 Christmon Tree 
18 28 Church Activities 
33 26 Church Directory Agreement 
18 29 Church School 
18 30 Church School Lists 
18 31 Church School Staff, 1971-72 
18 32 College Students, 1961-70 
18 33 Commission on Education 
18 34 Congregational Letters, 1964-67 
18 35 Congregational Letters, 1968-70 
18 36 Congregational Letters, 1971-73 
18 37 Congregational Letters, 1974-76 (Includes minutes of the Congregational meeting on July 18, 1976) 
18 38 Correspondence to and from Rev. Vandegriff, 1964-71, 1975-76, & n.d. (Includes a letter from Frank Borman, NASA astronaut and later CEO of Eastern Airlines.  Also includes information on group tours to "Europe and the Bible Lands" and "Around the World," hosted by the Vandegriffs) (1 of 2) 
33 25 Correspondence, with Bishop Ensley 
26 61 Correspondence, June 3, 1964-January 1, 1976 (2 of 2) 
26 62 Correspondence, Harbage, Lois, postcards from world travel 
26 63 Correspondence, staff 
18 39 District information 
33 26 District morale committee 
18 40 District news [United Methodist Journal, scattered issues from 1971-75] 
18 41 Ecumenical Services, 1971 
18 42 Faith in Action Weekend, May 1971 
18 43 Finance Commission, 1969-71 and 1974-76 
18 44 Forest Warren 
18 45 Good Friday Services 
18 46 Higher Education, Ohio Methodist Crusade 
18 47 Hymn Sings 
18 48 Key ‘73 
33 27 Key ’73, “Calling our Continent to Christ” 
18 49 Key Punch System 
18 50 Lay persons, biographies (Includes biographical material on Imam Adil Moti Al-Aseer, Bishop F. Gerald Ensley, Dr. Porter L. Fortune Jr., Dr. Morton Goldberg, Rosalind Rinker, Rev. David B. Sageser, D. Elton Trueblood, and Gordon Ward) 
18 51 Lay Witness Mission, 1971 
18 52 Lay Witness Mission, 1972 
18 53 Lenten Dinners (Includes material from 1954-55, 1957-58, & 1965-69) 
18 54 Light Company (musical group) 
18 55 Man to Man Association 
18 56 Marriage Licenses [1968-70] 
18 57 Master Plan 
18 58 Membership Comparison, Toledo District, 1954-64 
18 59 Men of Monroe, 1954, 1956, & 1962-70 
18 60 Men's Club 
18 61 Methodist Youth Fellowship (MYF), 1962-69 
18 62 Ministers, United Methodist Church 
18 63 Minute Men Talks 
18 64 Miss Church 
18 65 Missionary Information, Benevolent Giving, 1961-69 (Contains material and correspondence from missionaries in India, Korea, Japan, Africa and Haiti.  Includes photograph of First Methodist Church, Che-ju City, Che-ju, Korea; photographs sent to Dr. George S. Lackland by  R.V. Marble from India; press release and photograph of Halsey Dewey, missionary in India; and the Oct. 4, 1963, issue of The Voice) 
18 66 Missionary Speakers, 1964-67 (Includes photograph of Annual Conference in Sibu, Sarawak, Nov. 1964) 
19 1 Neighborhood Visitation 
19 2 New Life Mission, 1966 
19 3 New Life Mission, 1967 
19 4 New Life Mission, 1968 
19 5 New Life Mission, 1969 
19 6 New Life Mission, 1970 
19 7 New Life Mission, 1972 
19 8 New Life Mission, 1973 
19 9 New members [1971-76] 
19 10 Nonpareils ***see also S.1 General Administrative files*** 
19 11 Official Board Lists, 1954-73 
19 12 Official Board Members and Committees, 1954-55 
19 13 Oil Painting on loan from The Toledo Museum of Art 
19 14 Ordained Ministry 
19 15 Paper Drives and Glass Recycling 
19 16 Pastor-Parish Committee 
19 17 Pension Crusade, 1974-75 
19 18 Play, “The First Easter” 
19 19 Prayer Group 
19 20 Pre-school 
19 21 Publicity 
19 22 Receipts and Disbursements, 1977 
19 23 Recreation Program 
33 29 Report of the Pastor, 1966 
33 28 Retreats 
19 24 Roads to Renewal, 1970 
19 25 Scandinavian Trip, July 25, 1974 
19 26 Scholarship Applications, 1958-59 
19 27 School of Christian Living 
19 28 School of Religion—New Members 
19 29 School of What’s Happening Now, 1971 
19 30 Sermons:
Living at Peace Under Pressure, Jan. 2, 1966
I God Dead?, Feb. 20, 1966
The Shadow of Peter, Sept. 12, 1966
Creating a Climate of Concern, Sept. 10, 1967
One Cheer for the Hippies, Oct. 8, 1967
Concerned Christians and Black Power, Feb. 25, 1968
The Church's Ministry of Healing, Feb. 2, 1969
poem used in sermon, Mar. 2, 1969
Home is Where the Hurt Is, May 11, 1969
What's Right with America? , June 1, 1969
Address to the graduating class of the Toledo Hospital School of Nursing, 1969
Story of the Man Paralyzed by Sin, July 7, 1969
Bringing the Church Together Again, Sept. 7, 1969
The Christian View of Sex, Mar. 1, 1970
Selling America to Americans, July 5, 1970
God, the Disturber of the Peace, Sept. 6, 1970
excerpts from sermon, Nov. 8, 1970
The Right Direction, Dec. 27, 1970
Ground Rules for Family Fights, May 9, 1971
Closing the Generation Gap, May 16, 1971
TV Meditation, May 14, 1972
The Tie that Binds, Sept. 23, 1973
We Didn't Get Here on our Own (150th Anniversary Sermon) , Jan. 5, 1975
Candle light service, n.d. 
26 64 Christmas materials 
19 31 Seventh & Eighth Grade Membership, 1961, 1966, & 1968 
19 32 Singlets, 1972-73 
19 33 Small Groups 
19 34 Social Concerns (material scattered from 1961-75) 
19 35 Special speakers 
19 36 Stewardship, 1972 
19 37 Stewardship, 1973 
19 38 Tithing 
19 39 Toledo District U. M. Church Directory and General Information 1970-1971 
19 40 Transfers out, 1977 
19 41 Trustees 
19 42 University of Life, 1965 
19 43 University of Life, 1966 
19 44 University of Life, 1967 
19 45 University of Life, 1968 
19 46 University of Life, 1969 
19 47 University of Life, 1970 
19 48 University of Life, 1971 
19 49 University of Life, 1972 
19 50 University of Life, 1973 
19 51 University of Life, 1974 
19 52 Urban Consultation 
19 53 Ushers 
19 54 Victory Crusade, 1955 
33 29 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 
19 55 Week of Renewal, 1971, “An Experiment in Daring Faith” 
19 56 Week of Renewal, 1972, “Come Follow Me” 
19 57 Witnessing 
19 58 Women’s Society of Christian Service, 1963, 1965-66, & n.d.  
19 59 World Council of Churches 
19 60 Young Married Class 
19 61 Youth Groups 
        
      Williams, John H. 
        
16 37 Easter explanation for children 
16 38 Congregational Letter 
16 39 Sermons:
The Gospel of Peace June 7, 1970
What it Means to Be Alive Aug. 2, 1970
What Attracts Me to the Christian Faith Mar. 14, 1971 
Beginnings May 5, 1974
Loving Different Ways Oct. 12, 1975
On Loving Eternally Mar. 7, 1976
Appearances Aug. 14, 1977 
        
      Wright, Stewart C. 
        
33 30 Meeting invitation 
        
      Unidentified/Miscellaneous 
        
26 65 Notes, Miscellaneous 
26 66 Poems, Songs, and Scripts 
26 67 Sermon materials and stories 
33 31 Sermon, Unknown, “Jesus: Life before Death” April 3, 1977 
      S.7 BUILDING FILES
      ***note that many files pertaining to the Building will also be included in S.8 Legal Documents***   
        
35 - Blueprint, Dept. of Welfare, South Cove Blvd. 1922 OVERSIZE 
2 25 Building Requests 
33 32 Building Task Force 
33 33 Building Task Force, letters from George R. Krueger 
37 6 Church Building Design Information, 1950
33 34 Education Building Remodeling, 1966 
2 29 Eviction proceedings 
33 3 Fence Agreement, Grabel, 1972 
2 30 Fire related records, 1979-1980 
33 36 Fire safety and planning 
33 37 Floor Plans 
33 38 Groundbreaking ceremonies, Church and Parking Lot 
2 31 Insurance records 
33 39 Insurance, 1967-1969 
33 40 Insurance, 1970-1973, 1982 
33 41 Kitchens/Food Service 
33 42 Kitchen, Receipts 
2 32 Lease 
33 43 Loan Payment Guarantee, copy, 1924 ***also see S. 9*** 
33 44 Maintenance and Regulations 
33 45 Memorial Giving, Consecration, Youth Center 
33 46 Memorial Giving, Sanctuary, (1 of 2) 
33 47 Memorial Giving, Sanctuary, (2 of 2) 
37 7 New Church Finance Committee (1 of 3)
37 8 New Church Finance Committee (2 of 3)
37 9 New Church Finance Committee (3 of 3)
33 48 Organ 
33 49 Organ dedication, recital, and fund 
33 50 Organ, receipts 
31 9 New Building Programme (for church on Monroe/Auburn) 
31 15 New Building and Finance Committee, Minutes, 1925 
3 19 Ohio Building Restoration, Inc. 
3 20 Parking Lot 
33 52 Parking Lot, Ad Hoc committee 
33 51 Parking Lot, groundbreaking ceremony 
3 21 Parking Lot, Mannick & Schneider 
3 22 Parking Lot project—property purchase 
3 23 Parking Lot, subcommittee 
3 24 Parsonage information 
3 25 Plans, blueprints (1 of 2)
3 26 Plans, blueprints (2 of 2) 
35 Plans, blueprint, 1st floor plan, proposal 
3 27 Plans, contracts 
3 28 Plans, remodeling bids 
3 29 Plans, specifications 
33 53 Pledges, New Building, 1924-1925 
3 30 Rental properties 
33 56 Regulations on “Local Church Property”, Charge Conference 
3 31 Research notes 
3 32 Residence, 2044 Gunckel Blvd. 
33 54 Room Schedule, Jan.-Mar. 1983 
33 55 Room Schedule, Mar.-June 1983 
33 57 Room Schedule, June-Oct. 1983 
33 58 Room Schedule, Oct.-Dec. 1983 
33 59 Room Schedule, Jan.-May 1984 
33 60 Room Schedule, May-Sept. 1984 
33 61 Sanctuary, Campaign, 1946-1948 
33 62 Sanctuary, campaign letters, Oct.-Nov. 1953 
33 63 Sanctuary, city department approvals 
33 64 Sanctuary, contracts and receipts 
33 65 Sanctuary, pledge lists 
33 66 Statement of Values, 1969 
3 33 Storm windows 
3 34 Utilities 
33 67 Valuation Report, Appraisal, 1961 
33 68 Valuation Report, 1973-1980 
33 69 Whitney Parlor, dedication 
33 70 Windows 
      S.8 LEGAL DOCUMENTS
        
33 71 Appointment of Agent, 1952-1953 
33 68 Appointment of Agent, 1973 
33 72 Articles of Incorporation (Original articles dated Sept. 1916, along with 1954 and 1973 amendments.) 
33 75 Articles of Incorporation, review and comments 
33 73 Certificate of Continued Existence 
33 75 Code of Regulations 
31 10 Land Contract and Ownership 
33 74 Notice, Toledo Legal News, 1924 
31 5 Petition, against Tavern establishment, n.d. (1920’s/30’s?) 
33 68 Statement of Interest and Taxes paid 
33 76 Taxation 
      S.9 HISTORICAL RECORDS AND ARTIFACTS 
        
35 - Advertisement for New Church, 1925 OVERSIZE 
31 12 Album of Methodist History, gift from Dec. 25, 1954 
33 77 Brief History of the Sandusky Conference 
31 - Cyclopedia of Methodism, 1880, c.1 and c.2 
33 79 Church History, John Wesley 
33 78 Church Planning Minutes, 1896 
34 1 Communion Cups and Service 
34 5 Glass slide, Devotional picture 
34 2 Guestbook, Good Friday, 1967 
        
      Historical Committee 
34 25 Letters from the Congregation 
34 26 Minutes 
34 27 Pastor Lists 
        
      Historical Resources 
34 28 Church Resource Library, Archival Research 
34 29 United Methodist Historical Society of Ohio 
34 30 West Ohio Conference Archives
34 3 History, the DeVilbiss Company 
34 4 History, the Methodist Church 
31 1 Histories of Monroe Street Church, various 
41 - Histories of Monroe Street Church, various notes and photographs OVERSIZE
31 2 Histories of Monroe Street Church, pastoral recollections 
34 6 Little Light Bearers Enrollment Card, 1911 
34 7 Manual, of the Monroe Street M.E. Church, 1896 
34 8 Map, Historic Sites of the Ohio Methodist Church 
34 9 Map, “Lands of the Bible Today” 
34 10 Map, U.S. Methodist Tourism, Institutions and Projects 
34 11 Miscellaneous 
31 16 Newspaper Clippings, Toledo Times, 1929 and 1932 
34 12 Newspaper Clippings, 1891-1995 and n.d. 
34 14 Newspaper Clippings, Scrapbook, 1958-1960 
31 7 Newspaper Clippings, miscellaneous, (legal size) 
31 15 Pastors’ biographies, miscellaneous 
31 16 Pins, American Red Cross Service 
31 17 Pins, Lulasti Class and Box 
31 18 Postcard, Whitney, H.P., 1913 
31 13 Postcard Reminders, 1926, 1932 
31 19 Printing Block 
31 20 Recipe Book, circa 1908-1914, incl. church records and history 
42 - Register pages of congregants from 1825-1979 OVERSIZE
17 2 Scrapbook, Auburn Senior Citizens, 1955-1961 
17 3 Scrapbook, Auburn Senior Citizens, 1962-1967 
17 4 Scrapbook, Church Photographs 
17 5 Scrapbook, History of the Church, 1816-1955 
34 23 Scrapbook, M.S.U.M.C., 1955 
34 6 Scrapbook, Wesleyan Chorus, 1909-1955 
24 1 Scrapbook, unknown, 1950’s,1960’s? 
24 2 Scrapbook, unknown, 1970’s, 1980’s? 
24 3 Scrapbook, unknown, 1980’s? 
34 21 Sunday, Billy, Memorabilia 
34 22 Whitney, H.P., Historical Records 
      S.10 EPHEMERA
        
34 31 Advent Calendar 
34 32 Asbury United Methodist Church 
34 33 Bethesda United Methodist Church, memorial service 1997 
34 34 Board of Education, Methodist Church, “Great Religious Art of the Masters” 
34 35 Calendar Reform, Circuit Rider, 1983 
34 36 Catalogs, Pulpit Robes 
34 37 Christ United Methodist Church, budget, 1977 
34 38 Clarksville United Methodist Charge 
34 39 Collingwood United Methodist Church 
34 40 Convoy Methodist Charge, Otto Wortman 
34 41 Covenant Service, Wesleyan 
34 42 Creeds of the Early Church 
31 31 Emanuel Methodist Church, Centennial Celebration, 1950 
34 43 Epworth United Methodist Church 
34 44 Farley United Methodist Church, 100th Anniversary, 1970 
34 45 First Congregational Church, history article, 1988 
34 46 First National Methodist Conference on Family Life, 1951 
34 47 Grace Methodist Church, dedication, 1965 
34 48 Groveport United Methodist Church, Raisin Center Friends 
34 48 Hennepin Avenue Methodist Church 
34 49 Jewish Ethics, “Popular Studies in Judaism” 
34 50 Joint Community Ministry, with Bancroft United Methodist Church 
34 51 Maplewood United Methodist Church, history 
34 52 Maumee United Methodist Church 
34 53 “Meditations for Mothers” 
31 8 Methodist Bicentennial Celebration Day 
34 54 Methodist Bicentennial, “Proclaiming Grace and Freedom” 
34 55 North Broadway United Methodist Church, Tower Talk, 1975 
34 56 Occupations, Methodist Church Related 
31 14 Ohio Association for the Education of Young Children, Annual Conf.,        “All Aboard for Children” 1982 
35 57 Ohio Arts Council 
35 58 Ordination of Deacons and Elders 
35 59 Sacraments, for the Lord’s Supper and Communion 
35 56 Short Team Projects, 1968 
35 61 “Seven Helper Resources” United Methodist Church (1 of 2) 
35 62 “Seven Helper Resources” United Methodist Church (2 of 2) 
35 63 Social Principles, United Methodist Church 
35 64 Songs, Poems, Stories, Journals 
35 65 St. Paul’s United Methodist Church 
35 66 Statement/Creed, United Methodist Church 
35 67 Stationary, Greeting Cards 
35 68 Stone Church, Dedication, 1928 (under Dr. Lackland) 
35 69 Symbols, Guides and Explanations 
35 70 Symbols, Transparencies 
34 60 Toledo Blade Advertisement Analysis 
34 71 Toledo District Methodist Church 
34 72 Toledo District Methodist Church, Directory and General Info. 
34 53 “The Twelve” 
34 53 “Your Children and Mine”