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Title: North Dakota Conference of the United Methodist Church Records

Dates: 1825-1999

Collection Number: 10333

Quantity: 39.5 feet

Provenance: The State Historical Society of North Dakota acquired the North Dakota Conference of the United Methodist Church Records from Rev. Norman C. Neuman, President of the Board of Trustees, North Dakota Conference of the United Methodist Church, on June 7, 1983. The inventory to this collection was prepared by Gregory Camp, November 1984.

Property rights: The State Historical Society of North Dakota owns the property rights to this collection.

Copyrights: Copyrights to materials in this collection remain with the donor, publisher, author, or author's heirs. Researchers should consult the 1976 Copyright Act, Public Law 94-553, Title 17, U.S. Code and an archivist at this repository if clarification of copyright requirements are needed.

Access: This collection is open under the rules and regulations of the State Historical Society of North Dakota.

Citation: Researchers are requested to cite the collection title, collection number, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota all footnote and bibliographic references.

Transfer: Photographs of UMC/EUB leaders and activities were transferred to the Photo Archives. A large number of books and periodicals were sent to the Library for processing. Inventories of photos and periodicals/books can be found at end of this inventory.

Note: CONTENT LIST FOR MICROFILM ROLLS #7049-7050

Note: The microfilms and the material in Archives file 10333, boxes 17 and 18 are NOT the same! The microfilms are for the Evangelical United Brethren Church; the Archives material is for the Methodist Episcopal Church. Therefore, I cannot compare the two, but here is a content list for the microfilms. Also: reel 1 and reel 2 of the microfilms are the same! Although there is a content list at the beginning of the microfilm reel, it does not agree with the actual contents because the microfilming ends with 1909.

Reel 1
The contents list at the beginning of the reel has the following:
1884 - 1898 English only
1899 - 1922 English and German
This section actually ends with 1909 at the end of the reel.
1920 - 1922 North and South Dakota minutes - not on the reel
Not on the reel:
Constitution of the Deaconess Society, South Dakota Conference
Minutes, 1921 - 1922, of the Deaconess Society, South Dakota Conference
English only:
Dakota Conference Journal 1884 - 1888.
Dakota Conference Journal 1889 - 1893.
Dakota Conference Journal 1894 - 1898.

German with English translation:
Dakota Conference Journal 1899 - 1909

Reel 2 is a copy of Reel 1.

HISTORICAL SKETCH

According to reliable accounts, Methodism made its advent into Dakota Territory at Vermillion in 1861. One Bishop Osman Baker was said to have delivered the first sermon in an 18' by 20' log church. Ten years later, the Rev. James Gurley was sent as a missionary to northern Minnesota and what would later become eastern North Dakota. From 1872 onward, Methodist Churches sprang up in rapid succession, beginning in Fargo and spreading to Grand Forks, Casselton, Valley City, Jamestown, Bismarck, Caledonia, and Pembina. By 1873, North Dakota was incorporated into the Northwest Iowa Conference and renamed the Northern Pacific Mission, later changed to the Red River District when it became part of the Minnesota Conference.

Methodist history can be divided into three relatively distinct periods. The first period includes the incorporation of Dakota into the Iowa and later Minnesota Conferences, with the conclusion of the Mission Conference around 1886. This time period is marked by the expanding railroad system, new settlements to the west of the Red River Valley, and nearly complete settlement of the Red River Valley itself. The second period extends from roughly 1886 to 1915, a period of nearly three decades which saw the rapid expansion of both North Dakota and the Methodist Church. Indeed, by 1915 there was little choice land left in the state, and the Methodist Church faced the challenge of needing to expand with the growth or lose out to a competing denomination. In both the second and third periods of its history in North Dakota, the scramble for church members by different denominations was fierce and sometimes not entirely in keeping with the Christian message all were alleged to proclaim. The third period, or that from 1915 to the present, can perhaps be characterized as an era of further development or solidification, along with a decline, only to be followed by a "rebirth" of sorts. As with any large church organization, times of decline in membership and missionary work can be detected, only to be followed by a rekindling in both areas. The joining of the Evangelical United Brethren with the United Methodist Church in the 1960s is evidence of this "rebirth" phenomenon in the ranks of organized religion.

The United Methodist Church shows promise of having as colorful and successful a future as it has an interesting past. The church's own sense of history permeates their past and is detectable throughout this collection, especially in those areas dealing with local church history. Perhaps the best summary was provided by one of the UMC history conference bulletins: "Looking to the past for a view of the future."

Information was taken from History of the Methodist Church in North Dakota, by C.A. Armstrong, published by E.D. Lum and Sons of Wahpeton, North Dakota, 1946; History of the Methodist Church in North Dakota, by members of the North Dakota Conference Historical Society, Nashville, Methodist Printing House, 1960.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The North Dakota Conference of the United Methodist Church Records date from 1825 (missionary reports, national) to local North Dakota records up to 1982. This collection is broken down into five series: Congregational Records, North Dakota Conference Minutes and Journals, Administrative Files, North Dakota Conference History Files and Local Church or Congregational History Files. The entire collection occupies twenty-five and one-half feet.

Series I, which contains the Congregational Records, is arranged alphabetically by local congregations, with each group of congregation records containing essentially the same material. These records deal with church membership and finances, minutes of church board meetings, missionary and youth ministry, and women's and elderly church programs. In each of these areas, with the exception of the minutes, correspondence to and from churches can be found, as well as pamphlets and brochures advocating or advertising either missionary efforts or perhaps a summer camp. These records serve to show the workings of local congregations on the administrative level. Also, "spiritual" information such as baptismal, marriage, membership, and death data is recorded, and are found by and large in the membership records. Of lesser importance are the secretary's records, which can be found in only a few of the local congregational records. These records usually documented planning of finances or future meetings dealing with church administration. This series has a volume of eight feet and covers the years 1875 to 1972.

Series II. contains both the minutes and journals of the North Dakota Conference of the United Methodist Church between 1874 and 1972. The journals contain summaries of the year's events and happenings, as well as articles and essays on projected future projects and planning. In the body of this portion of the series, copies of journals from 1874 to 1959 can be found. They provide an interesting year-by-year comparison of the evolution of church doctrine and priorities, as well as conflicts sometimes present in the Methodist faith. The minutes provide a more in-depth look at local church planning for the future as well as some debate on the past. A more "nuts-and-bolts" approach if you will, than the journals, the minutes offer or present local interpretation of national or international church policy. Sometimes mundane, minutes also deal with the minutia of administration of local, as well as North Dakota Conference churches. In terms of time period and conference headquarters, both the journals and minutes document the shift from northwest Iowa to Minnesota, to finally North Dakota conferences between 1874 and 1972. Series two can be found in boxes 17 through 21, and occupies five feet.

The Administrative Files make up Series III, and are comprised of Articles of Incorporation, Missionary reports, Ministerial transfers, administrative correspondence within the North Dakota Conference, Annual Conference records, service records of local church officials, credentials of ministers, youth and women's ministries, education and the church, and Annual Methodist Missionary reports, the latter dating from 1825-1871. Overall the dates covered herein, excluding the Annual Methodist Missionary Reports, are between 1900-1972. The primary thrust of all of the areas is, of course, administrative, dealing with operations, planning, and finances. This can be seen in the correspondence to and from various North Dakota Conference of the Methodist Churches. Other areas in this series, such as ministerial transfers and credentials, are pretty much self-explanatory, being basically documents certifying ministry and where an ordained minister had served. Also included in this series are financial records of conference churches, as well as instructions or guide-lines for the efficient financial operation by the North Dakota Conference of the United Methodist Church. This series as a whole gives the researcher a sense of not only the priorities within the Conference, but how they were managed as well. This series has a volume of three feet.

Series IV. is reflective of the great emphasis placed on history by the North Dakota Conference of the United Methodist Church in particular, and the United Methodist Church in general. Entitled "North Dakota Conference History Records," this series encompasses the general topic of historical research of local and conference church topics. This includes the Proceedings of the Annual Meetings of the North Central Jurisdiction's Historical Society, Methodist-Evangelical United Brethern Relations, Manual for Local Church Records and History Committee, information on National Historical Shrines, Archives of DePauw University, National Historical Society of the EUB, Conferences of History and Archives, and correspondence of local churches to and from the various historical societies of the Methodist and EUB Churches. Virtually all of these records are testimony of the keen interest both Methodist and Evangelical United Brethern have exhibited over the past century, as well as the enthusiasm shown by the North Dakota Conference of the United Methodist Church in maintaining such programs in the future. This series covers the years 1825-1975, and occupies three and one-half feet.

Series V. is comprised of local church histories from member congregations of the North Dakota Conference of the United Methodist Church. The average such "history" is a small brochure or booklet containing a thumbnail sketch of the church in question, its founding members, and a short synopsis of the role of the church in local and state history. Histories like these, of course, vary in size according to the size of the congregation; smaller churches, perhaps due to the lack of members and funds, usually have a booklet little more than a brochure. The fact that even small congregations were involved in this type of research again points to the Methodist Church's advocation of historical study at the local level, and the importance placed on remembering and documenting its past. In so doing, a sense of church pride can be sensed in even the smallest history, something that the North Dakota Conference and indeed, National Methodist Church exhibits on a larger scale. Also included in Series V. is a small collection of "time capsule" materials which were placed in cornerstones of now demolished Methodist and EUB Churches. Materials include old newspapers, Norwegian Bibles, and signed papers declaring the faith of the congregation and leaders of the church. The entire collection covers the years between 1890 and 1972 and occupies six feet.

SERIES DESCRIPTION

Series I. Congregational Records, 1875-1972

Series II. North Dakota Conference of the United Methodist Church, Journals and Minutes, 1874-1972

Series III. Administrative Files, 1900-1972

Series IV: North Dakota Conference of the United Methodist Church, Historical Materials, 1825-1975

Series V: Local Church Histories, Evangelical United Brethren Material, 1884-1972

BOX / FOLDER INVENTORY

Series I: Congregational Records

Anamoose Evangelical United Brethren Church Records

Box 1:
v.1 Minutes, 1899-1911
f.1 Minutes, 1901-1925
v.2 Minutes, 1911-1919
v.3 Minutes, 1937-1956
f.2 Minutes, 1948-1964
f.3 Minutes, 1958-1963
v.4 Anamoose Mission Minutes, 1911-1937
v.5 Ledger, 1954-1963
v.6 Ledger, 1958-1963
v.7 Ledger, 1955-1963

Box 2:
v.1 Ledger, 1961-1964
v.2 Membership Record
f.1 Miscellaneous, 1917-1963

Anamoose Women's Missionary Society (WMS) Records

v.3 Minutes, 1927-1928
f.2 Minutes, 1956-1964
f.3 Miscellaneous, 1955-1963
f.4 Records of Receipts and Disbursements, 1958-1961

Aneta Methodist Church Records

f.5 Membership Record, 1959-1968
f.6 Miscellaneous, 1968

Ashley Methodist Church

Box 3:
f.1 Membership Record, 1886-1936

Balfour EUB Church Records, including the Salem EUB and Drake Mission Church

v.1 Minutes, 1903-1931
v.2 Minutes, 1900-1926
f.2 Minutes, 1941-1947
v.3 Membership Record, 1912-1946
v.4 Membership Record, 1913-1918
f.3 Budget, 1953-1967
f.4 Membership Record, 1947-1952
f.5 Records Collections, 1967-1968
f.6 Miscellaneous, 1967-1968

Balfour Women's Missionary Society Records

Box 4:
v.1 Minutes, 1958-1967
v.2 Membership Record, 1912-1946
v.3 Ledger, 1940-1968
f.1 Miscellaneous, 1966-1980

Balfour Young People's Missionary Circle

v.4 Minutes, 1941
f.2 Miscellaneous, 1942

Balfour Youth Fellowship

v.5 Ledger, 1947-1953
v.6 Ledger, 1953-1958
v.7 Minutes, 1947-1951
f.3 Miscellaneous, 1957-1958

Benedict Methodist Church Records

Box 5:
v.1 Membership Record, 1912-1951
f.1 Miscellaneous, 1927-1951

Bismarck EUB Church Conference Records

v.2 Minutes, 1926-1933

Bismarck Women's Missionary Society Records

v.3 Minutes, 1920-1930
v.4 Minutes, 1926-1934
v.5 Minutes, 1930-1933
v.6 Minutes, 1935-1942

Bismarck Methodist Church Records (WMS)

Box 6:
f.1 Treasurer's Record, 1922-1935
f.2 Miscellaneous, 1879-1944

Bismarck Ladies Aid Society

f.3 Minutes, 1943-1944
f.4 Miscellaneous, 1944

Bismarck District Camp Meeting Association

f.5 Minutes, 1915-1933
f.6 Miscellaneous, n.d.

Braddock Methodist Episcopal Church Records

v.1 Membership Record, 1920-1937
v.2 Membership Record, 1923-1953
f.7 Miscellaneous, 1930-1957

Cavalier Methodist Episcopal Church Records, including Hamilton, Glaston, and Carlisle Methodist-Episcopal Churches

v.3 Membership Record, 1880-1897
v.4 Membership Record, 1883-1893
f.8 Miscellaneous, 1891-1982

Chaseley EUB Church

Box 7:
f.1 Mission Minutes, 1913-1937
f.2 Minutes, 1903-1950

Dawson Methodist Episcopal Church Records

v.1 Membership Record, 1890-1940
v.2 Collection Record, 1910-1916
f.3 Miscellaneous, 1981

Bethal and Springbrook Evangelical United Brethren Church

f.4 Minutes, 1916-1927
v.3 Minutes, 1916-1935
v.4 Membership Record, 1926-1939
v.5 Minutes, 1935-1939

Bethal and Springbrook Sunday School Records

Box 8:
v.1 Membership Record, 1920-1935
f.1 Minutes, 1926-1936

Bethal and Springbrook Women's Missionary Society

f.2 Minutes, 1927-1931

Edgeley Methodist Episcopal Church Records

v.2 Minutes, 1888-1913
v.3 Minutes, 1934-1953
f.3 Miscellaneous, 1925-1962

Edgeley Epworth League

f.4 Minutes, 1912-1933

f.5 Minutes, 1936

Goodrich EUB Church, including Martin-Mission and Chaseley-Goodrich EUB Churches

v.4 Missionary Membership Record, 1900-1920

Goodrich EUB Church, including Martin-Mission and Goodrich-Chaseley EUB Churches

Box 9:
v.1 Minutes, 1911-1955
f.1 Minutes, 1949-1968
f.2 Minutes, 1956-1959
f.3 Minutes, 1964-1968
f.4 Miscellaneous, 1936-1957

Goodrich Ladies Aid Society

v.2 Minutes, 1913-1956
v.3 Minutes, 1938-1945
f.5 Minutes, 1945-1946
v.4 Minutes, 1946-1955
f.6 Miscellaneous, 1943-1956

Goodrich Women's Club

Box 10:
v.1 Minutes, 1917-1924
v.2 Minutes, 1928-1938
f.1 Miscellaneous, 1924-1940

Grandin Methodist Episcopal Church Records

Oversize volume

Zion Evangelical Church Records

f.2 Minutes, 1883-1904

Gwyther Methodist Episcopal Church Records

v.3 Membership Record, 1904-1953
f.3 Miscellaneous, 1916-1971

LaMoure Methodist Episcopal Church Records, including records of the Verona Methodist Episcopal Church

v.4 Membership Record, 1885-1931
v.5 Membership Record, 1900-1930

LaMoure Methodist-Episcopal Church Records

Box 11:
v.1 Membership Record, 1928-1951
f.1 Miscellaneous, 1937-1969

Napoleon Methodist-Episcopal Church Records

v.2 Membership Record, 1914-1943
v.3 Membership Record, 1930-1955
v.4 Membership Record, 1930-1937
f.2 Miscellaneous, 1916-1955

Napoleon Women's Foreign Missionary Society

f.3 Membership Record, 1916-1926
f.4 Secretary's Book, 1924-1925
f.5 Secretary's Book, 1926-1938
f.6 Miscellaneous, 1942

Napoleon Ladies Aid Society

f.7 Minutes, 1905-1907
v.5 Minutes, 1912-1913

Box 12:
v.1 Minutes, 1921-1928
v.2 Minutes, 1928-1934
v.3 Minutes, 1934-1952
f.1 Ledger, 1939-1957
f.2 Ledger, 1957-1959
f.3 Miscellaneous, 1927-1957

Napoleon Women's Missionary Society

f.4 Minutes, 1952-1959
f.5 Miscellaneous, 1958-1959

Newburg Methodist-Episcopal Church Records

f.6 Membership Record, 1911-1921

New Rockford Emmanuel EUB Church Records

v.4 Membership Record, 1944-1960
f.7 Miscellaneous, 1954

New Rockford Women's Missionary Society Records

Box 13:
v.1 Minutes, 1955-1961
f.1 Miscellaneous, 1952-1961

New Rockford Youth Fellowship Records

v.2 Minutes, 1952-1959

v.3 Minutes, 1959-1961
f.2 Miscellaneous, n.d.

Saline Methodist-Episcopal Church Records

v.4 Membership Record, 1907-1927
f.3 Miscellaneous, 1905-1923

Velva, Voltaire, and Benedict Methodist-Episcopal Church Records
v.5 Minutes, 1941-1947
f.4 Minutes, 1947-1949
f.5 Minutes, 1950-1954

Velva, Wahpeton Church Records

Box 14:
f.1 Minutes, 1954-1958
f.2 Membership Record, 1900-
f.3 Membership Record, 1900-1953
f.4 Treasurer's Record, 1944-1946
v.1 Treasurer's Record, 1946-1947
v.2 Treasurer's Record, 1948-1949
v.3 Treasurer's Record, 1949-1951
f.5 Correspondence-Membership, 1959-1961
f.6 Correspondence-church property, 1950-1953
f.7 Correspondence-general, 1948-1953, 1970-1982

Wahpeton Church Records

Box 15:
f.1 Church Superintendent's Reports, 1949-1953
f.2 Treasurer's Quarterly Reports, 1949-1954
f.3 Pastor's Quarterly Reports, 1946-1953
f.4 Local Women's Society of Christian Service Reports, 1948-1953
f.5 Methodist Youth Fellowship Reports, 1949-1953
f.6 Financial Records: 1948-1953
f.7 Church Officer Rosters, 1948-1954
f.8 Board Meeting Agendas, 1949-1953
f.9 Miscellaneous, 1948-1954

Wahpeton EUB Church Records

f.10 Minutes, 1948-1949
f.11 Minutes, 1949-1950
f.12 Minutes, 1950-1953
v.1 Minutes, 1953-1959
v.2 Minutes, 1959-1961
f.13 Minutes, 1950-1963
f.14 Miscellaneous, n.d.
f.15 Mission Book, 1886-1918

Box 16:
v.1 Quarterly Conference Minutes, 1884-1889
f.1 Quarterly Conference Minutes, 1897-1911
f.2 Quarterly Conference Minutes, 1900-1905
f.3 Quarterly Conference Minutes, 1926-1927
f.4 Quarterly Conference Minutes, 1940-1955

Series II: North Dakota Conference, Minutes and Journals, 1874-1972

Journals of the North Dakota Conference

Box 17:
v.1 Journal of the North Dakota Conference, 1874-1885
v.2 Journal of the North Dakota Conference, 1881-1883
v.3 Journal of the North Dakota Conference, 1884-1892
v.4 Journal of the North Dakota Conference, 1887-1895
v.5 Journal of the North Dakota Conference, 1890-1899
v.6 Journal of the North Dakota Conference, 1896-1903
v.7 Journal of the North Dakota Conference, 1900-1905
v.8 Journal of the North Dakota Conference, 1904-1907
v.9 Journal of the North Dakota Conference, 1906-1910
v.10 Journal of the North Dakota Conference, 1908-1911
v.11 Journal of the North Dakota Conference, 1911-1920
v.12 Journal of the North Dakota Conference, 1912-1915

Box 18:
v.1 Journal of the North Dakota Conference, 1916-1919
v.2 Journal of the North Dakota Conference, 1920-1923
v.3 Journal of the North Dakota Conference, 1921-1930
v.4 Journal of the North Dakota Conference, 1924-1927
v.5 Journal of the North Dakota Conference, 1928-1931
v.6 Journal of the North Dakota Conference, 1931-1937
v.7 Journal of the North Dakota Conference, 1932-1935
v.8 Journal of the North Dakota Conference, 1936-1939
v.9 Journal of the North Dakota Conference, 1938-1945
v.10 Journal of the North Dakota Conference, 1940-1943
v.11 Journal of the North Dakota Conference, 1944-1947

Box 19:
v.1 Journal of the North Dakota Conference, 1946-1953
v.2 Journal of the North Dakota Conference, 1948-1951
v.3 Journal of the North Dakota Conference, 1952-1953
v.4 Journal of the North Dakota Conference, 1954-1958
v.5 Journal of the North Dakota Conference, 1956-1959

Minutes of the North Dakota Conference

f.1 Minutes: 1960-1961
f.2 Minutes: 1962-1963
f.3 Minutes: 1964-1965
f.4 Minutes: 1966-1967
f.5 Minutes: 1968
f.6 Minutes: 1969
f.7 Minutes: 1970
f.8 Minutes: 1971
f.9 Minutes: 1972

Box 20:
1 Minutes: 1973
2 Minutes: 1974
3 Minutes: 1975
4 Minutes: 1976
5 Minutes: 1978
6 Minutes: 1899-1900
7 Minutes: 1901-1902
8 Minutes: 1903-1904
9 Minutes: 1905-1906
10 Minutes: 1907-1908
11 Minutes: 1909-1910
12 Minutes: 1911-1912
13 Minutes: 1913-1914
14 Minutes: 1915-1916
15 Minutes: 1917-1918
16 Minutes: 1919-1920
17 Minutes: 1921-1922
18 Minutes: 1923-1924
19 Minutes: 1925-1926
20 Minutes: 1927-1928
21 Minutes: 1929-1930
22 Minutes: 1931-1932
23 Minutes: 1933-1934
24 Minutes: 1935-1936
25 Minutes: 1937-1938
26 Minutes: 1939-1940
27 Minutes: 1941-1942
28 Minutes: 1943-1944
29 Minutes: 1945-1946
30 Minutes: 1947-1948
31 Minutes: 1949-1950
32 Minutes: 1951-1952
33 Minutes: 1953-1954
34 Minutes: 1955-1956
35 Minutes: 1957-1958
36 Minutes: 1959-1960
37 Minutes: 1961-1962
38 Minutes: 1963
39 Minutes: 1964
40 Minutes: 1965-1966
41 Minutes: 1967

Box 21:
1 Minutes: 1921-1922
2 Minutes: 1923-1924
3 Minutes: 1925-1926
4 Minutes: 1927-1930
5 Minutes: 1930-1934
6 Minutes: 1943-1944
7 Minutes: 1945-1946
8 Minutes: 1947-1948
9 Minutes: 1949-1950
10 Minutes: 1957-1959
11 Minutes: 1960-1961
12 Minutes: 1963-1965
13 Minutes: 1966-1972
14 Minutes: 1922-1926
15 Minutes: 1946
16 Minutes: 1891-1907
17 Minutes: 1922-1923; 1926-1927
18 Minutes: 1930-1931; 1936-1937
19 Minutes: 1918-1923
20 Minutes: 1924-1925
21 Minutes: 1928-1930
22 Minutes: 1931-1932
23 Minutes: 1939-1941
24 Minutes: 1942-1943
25 Minutes: 1945-1947
26 Minutes: 1948-1949
27 Minutes: 1950-1951
28 Minutes: 1952-1953
29 Minutes: 1954-1955
30 Minutes: 1956-1957
31 Minutes: 1958-1959
32 Minutes: 1960-1961
33 Minutes: 1962-1963
34 Minutes: 1964-1965
35 Minutes: 1966-1968

Series III: Administrative Files

Box 22:
1 Articles of Incorporation, 1939; resolution Amending The Articles of Incorporation
2 Annual Audit Reports, 1953-1965
3 Old Financial Reports, 1953-1965
4 Treasurer and Auditor's Reports, 1968-1969
5 Dakota Conference of the Methodist Church, late 19th, early 20th Century material
6 North Dakota Conference of the Methodist Church, conference information, 1961-1968
7 North Dakota Conference of the Methodist Church, conference information, 1963-1967
8 Conference Service Records, 1920-1959
9 Conference Service Records, 1920-1959, North Central North Dakota
10 Conference Service Records, 1957-1963
11 Individual Church correspondence, rural and urban; guides to better management, financial statements, 1950-1960
12 Records of closed churches
13 Surrendered credentials
14 Transfer, correspondence relating to 1890s
15 Transfers, 1903-1904, 1909-1910, 1912-1915, 1917, 1920-1921
16 Transfers; 1922-1923, 1925, 1927-1928, 1931-1933
17 Transfers; 1935-1950
18 Transfers; 1951-1966
19 Methodist town and country work, 1953-1968
20 Methodist town and country fund
21 Devotional booklets, n.d.

Box 23:
1 Paid bills and letters regarding paid bills
2 Dakota Youth Conference
3 Youth Ministry Reports, 1956-1960
4 Youth Camp Publications, 1930s-1960s
5 General Remittance Blanks, 1965
6 Camping Committee, 1965-1967
7 Correspondence (Youth Fellowship), 1960-1962
8 The Church in North Dakota Schools, 1963-1967
9 Conference Board on Education, 1967-1972
10 Higher Education, 1967-1969
11 Men's Congress, 1963
12 Minister's Wives Association, 1936-1968
13 Women's Society of the World Service, 1953-1960
14 Women's Society of the World Service, 1953-1960
15 Women's Missionary Society Reports (EUB), 1911-1929
16 Women's Missionary Society Reports (EUB), 1930-1939
17 Women's Missionary Society Reports (EUB), 1940-1949
18 Women's Missionary Society Reports (EUB), 1950-1959
19 Miscellaneous Women's Missionary Society Material (EUB), n.d.
20 Methodist Youth Conference Material (miscellaneous)
v.1 Women's Missionary Society, 1933-1939
v.2 "Little Herald" record, branch of Dakota, WMS
v.3 Treasurer Book, Women's Missionary Society, 1949-1959
v.4 Empty Ledger Book
v.5 Women's Missionary Society Conference Material, 1900
v.6 Treasurer Report, in Norwegian, 1893-1899

Box 24:
1 Notice of foreclosure, 1937
2 Promises to Abstain from Alcohol and Tobacco, 1910-1922
3 Babcock Discipline and Pension Case, 1943-1946
4 Kenmare Lakeside Hospital Information, 1921-1935
5 Epworth League Institute, 1931
6 Epworth League Institute, 1932
7 Epworth League Institute, Valley City, 1932
8 Missionary Information, 1964
9 Pension Material, 1950s
v.1 Sunday School Record
v.2 Condensed Superintendent Record

Box 25:
1 Annual Methodist Missionary Reports, 1825-1845
2 Annual Methodist Missionary Reports, 1846-1853
3 Annual Methodist Missionary Reports, 1854-1860
4 Annual Methodist Missionary Reports, 1861-1871

Series IV: North Dakota Conference History Records

5 "Methodist-EUB Relations" by R.C. Garvin
6 Report of the Annual Meeting - North Central Jurisdictional Historical Society, 1933-1954
7 Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Historical Society, North-Central Jurisdiction, 1958
8 Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Historical Society, North-Central Jurisdiction, 1963
9 Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Historical Society, North-Central Jurisdiction, 1964
10 Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Historical Society, North Central Jurisdiction, 1965
11 Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Historical Society, North-Central Jurisdiction, 1966
12 Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Historical Society, North-Central Jurisdiction, 1967
13 Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Historical Society, North-Central Jurisdiction, 1968
14 Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Historical Society, North-Central Jurisdiction, 1969
15 Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Historical Society, North-Central Jurisdiction, 1970
16 Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Historical Society, North-Central Jurisdiction, 1971
17 Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Historical Society, North-Central Jurisdiction, 1972
18 Directory of Annual Conference Historical Society Officers and Historical Depositories
19 Manual for Local Church Records and History Committee, 1972
20 Workshop on Records and History, North Dakota Conference, 1971
21 General Information on Methodist History
22 Historical Shrines, 1968
23 Early dates, "Old People," history volumes
24 Archives of Depauw University

Box 26:
1 Detroit Conference Historical Society: A History
2 Historical Society: Conference, "Historian's Attic"
3 Dakota Conference Historical Society
4 Correspondence, EUB Historical Society, 1960s
5 Historical Society Correspondence and Minutes, 1962-1969
6 Archives and History Correspondence, 1969-1970
7 Historical Society Reports, 1968-1970
8 Reports of District Superintendents, 1919-1920
9 Historical Society of the EUB, 1960s
10 Historical Society of the EUB, 1960s
11 "Historian's Materials" folder, United Methodist Church, Miscellaneous, 1960s
12 Commission on Archives and History, 1964
13 Commission on Archives and History, 1964
14 Methodist History, "Materials for Use in the 1986 History"
15 Miscellaneous documents and letters concerning conferences, shrines, and general information, 1965-1975
16 Statement on the Vietnam War, 1970
17 Methodist News, 1966
18 Charts on Conference Missions of the Evangelical Church in North America, 1929-1940
19 The EUB in Germany, 1960s
20 Local Church Reports, EUB, 1949-1951
21 Miscellaneous, 1960-1970

Box 27:
1 Various and Sundry Historical Material given
to the Methodists by Carrier Heinitt, January 1961
2 Various and Sundry Historical Material given
to the Methodists by Carrier Heinitt, January 1961
3 National Funeral Directors Association, Jud Methodist, 1966
4 Out-of-State Church Histories and Consecrations
5 Local History reports
6 Anniversary Bulletins
7 Anniversary Bulletins
8 Historical Sketches
9 Bulletin of EUB Historical Society and Source books

Box 28:
1 Dakota Conference Historians: Walter D. Elmer
2 Historical Curio: Wooden Crosses from Methodist Tower, Baltimore; appeal for funds, 1960
3 Dictionary of World Methodism, 1965
4 "Historical Papers" folder, along with miscellaneous materials concerning the out-of-state, but regional, conferences, 1940-1970
5 Mandan Methodist Home, 1958
6 Copies of The Evangelical, 1919-1926
v.1 Minutes of Meetings, 1969
v.2 "From Saddle bags to Satellites"
v.3 Secretary's Record, Board of Examiners South Dakota Conference, 1921 v.4
The Most Popular Book in the World, by S.P. Sperry
v.5 Orftes Deutsches Lefebuch, 1900
v.6 One Witness in One World, Ray Short
v.7 Circuit Riders of the Middle Border, Matthew Smith
v.8 One Hundred and Fifty Years, John Ness, Jr.
v.9 Miracles of Grace, Rev. August Hvelster
v.10 "Clippings and Articles of Historic Significance to the Historian of the North Dakota Conference, 1919-1933."

Series V. Local Church Histories

Box 29:
1 Local Church History: Arthur
2 Local Church History: Absaraka
3 Local Church History: Ashley-Salem
4 Local Church History: Bantry
5 Local Church History: Bismarck
6 Local Church History: Bowbells
7 Local Church History: Bowesmont
8 Local Church History: Braddock
9 Local Church History: Burnstad
10 Local Church History: Cando
11 Local Church History: Casselton
12 Local Church History: Cavalier
13 Local Church History: Center
14 Local Church History: Clyde, Cleveland
15 Local Church History: Cogswell
16 Local Church History: Concrete
17 Local Church History: Crystal
18 Local Church History: Carrington
19 Local Church History: Dazey
20 Local Church History: Des Lacs/Devils Lake
21 Local Church History: Dickey
22 Local Church History: Donnybrook
23 Local Church History: Drayton
24 Local Church History: Drake
25 Local Church History: Edgeley
26 Local Church History: Enderlin
27 Local Church History: Elgin
28 Local Church History: Ellendale/Epworth
29 Local Church History: Fairmont
30 Local Church History: Fargo
31 Local Church History: Grace City/Glasston
32 Local Church History: Goodrich/Chaseley
33 Local Church History: Great Bend
34 Local Church History: Grand Forks
35 Local Church History: Grassy Butte
36 Local Church History: Hamilton, Harvey, Harvey Center, Hannah
37 Local Church History: Hazen-Beulah, Hazen, Hansboro
38 Local Church History: Hebron
39 Local Church History: Holmes, Pleasant View
40 Local Church History: Hettinger, Hoople
41 Local Church History: Jamestown
42 Local Church History: Joliette, Juanita
43 Local Church History: Jud, Nortonville

Box 30:
1 Local Church History: Kindred
2 Local Church History: Kulm
3 Local Church History: Langdon
4 Local Church History: Lehr
5 Local Church History: Linton
6 Local Church History: Larimore
7 Local Church History: Langsford/Langdon
8 Local Church History: Leonard/Lidgerwood/Lisbon
9 Local Church History: Mandan
10 Local Church History: Marion
11 Local Church History: Martin/Anamoose
12 Local Church History: McCluskey/Maxbass
13 Local Church History: Minot/Milnor
14 Local Church History: Mott/Moffit
15 Local Church History: Napoleon
16 Local Church History: New Rockford
17 Local Church History: Neche/Noonan
18 Local Church History: Nortonville
19 Local Church History: Pembina
20 Local Church History: Riga/Robinson/Rocklake
21 Local Church History: Salem
22 Local Church History: Sheldon
23 Local Church History: Sterling, Starkweather, Streeter
24 Local Church History: Tuttle/Sterling
25 Local Church History: Tioga/Ray
26 Local Church History: Valley City/Velva/Vincient
27 Local Church History: Washburn/Williston/Willow Grove
28 Local Church History: Wishek/Walcott
29 Local Church History: Williston
30 Local Church History: Wahpeton
31 Local Church History: Miscellaneous Dakota Conference Material

Box 31: Epworth League Meeting Material

Box 32: Sermon Reader, EUB

Box 33: EUB Missionary Ledger Books

Box 34: EUB Treasury Books

Box 35: EUB Treasury Books

Box 36:
1 EUB Dakota Conference Materials, 1884-1889
2 EUB Dakota Conference Materials, 1890-1893
3 EUB Dakota Conference Materials, 1894-1898

Box 37: EUB Dakota Conference Materials, 1900-1930

Grant Center EUB Church Cornerstone

Box 38:
1 Booklets, pamphlets, etc. on Church history, 1915
2 Newspapers on the building and world affairs, 1915
3 Miscellaneous, 1915
v.1 German Language New Testament, 1893

Box 39:
1 Newspapers on the building and world affairs, 1915
2 Various and sundry printed EUB material, 1915. Bible, English Language, King James Version: Methodist Hymns

Box 43:
1 Minutes of the Dakota Conference (ME), 1914-1920
2 Minutes of the Dakota Conference (ME), 1923,1924
3 Minutes of the Dakota Conference, 1925,1926
4 Yearbook, Dakota Conf. Methodist Church, 1943,1944
5 Yearbook, Dakota Conf. Methodist Church, 1946,1947
6 Yearbook, Dakota Conf. Methodist Church, 1948,1949
7 Yearbook, Dakota Conf. Methodist Church, 1950,1951
8 Yearbook, Dakota Conf. Methodist Church, 1952,1968
9 Yearbook, SD Conf. Methodist Church, 1954,1955
10 Yearbook, SD Conf. Methodist Church, 1958,1962
11 Yearbook, SD Conf. Methodist Church, 1964,1967
12 Yearbook, SD Conf. Methodist Church, 1968,1975
44 1 Yearbook/Journal SD Conf. United Methodist Church, 1979
2 Minutes, ND Conf. United Methodist Church, 1977,1985
3 Journal ND Conf. United Methodist Church, 1987,1988
4 Journal ND Conf. United Methodist Church, 1991
5 Daily Christian Advocate, General Conference, 1968
6 Daily Christian Advocate, North Central Jurisdiction 1968
7 Daily Christian Advocate, General Conference, 1970

Box 45:
1 Together/Dakota Area News Edition, 1959-1970
2 The No So Dak News, 1968,1970
3 Dakotas Connection, 1990-1991
4 Dakotas Connection, 1992-1994
5 Dakotas Connection, 1994-1995
6 United Methodist Reporter, Prairie Flame, 1987
7 The Communicator, 1972-1981
8 Miscellaneous Publications

Box 46:
1 Kensal (ND) history 1987
2 Wesley United Methodist Church anniversary booklet and service program         1987
3 Centennial celebration correspondence and literature for Bismarck, Mott, and the state of North Dakota            1976-1989

Box 49:
1 Correspondence       1988-1996
2 Budget Workbooks  1988
3 Annual Report         1996
4 McCabe United Methodist Church History           
5 Mott Methodist Church History     
6 Photograph - Methodist Church Mott ND 
7 Newsletter    1989

Box 50:
1 “History of the Evangelical United Bretheren Church in the Dakotas,” Richard M. Lunde, Master of Arts Thesis, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, August 1959
2 Richard M. Lunde thesis, August 1959 (continued)
3 “A History of the Dakota and South Dakota Conference of the Evangelical Church from its Beginning to 1937,” A. Eldon Joachim, 1938
4 A. Eldon Joachim thesis, 1938 (continued)
Loose Video: Closing Services Hunder United Me, 1999

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