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Lewis Davis Papers
0.53 cubic feet
Lewis Davis was a Church of the United Brethren in Christ Bishop and president of Otterbein University and Union Biblical Seminary. The collection is made up of addresses, short writings, and a biographical manuscript on the life of David Edwards.

Herman C. and Ethel Anderson Papers
0.85 cubic feet
Herman and Ethel Anderson were Evangelical Church missionaries to China in the 1920s. The collection contains materials relating to their missionary work.

Frederick Merritt Pyke Photographs
0.36 Cubic feet
Frederick Merritt Pyke, (1884-1976), American missionary, and his wife, Frances Louise Taft Pyke, (1887-?), are the subjects of this collection of photographs together with sites and personnel associated with their missionary activity. The collection consists of four folders. Two folders depict family and native Chinese Christians. The other two folders are photographs of Chinese groups in various missions' settings.

John Christman Wengatz Slides
20th Century
0.18 cu. feet
John Wengatz graduated from Taylor University in 1909 with a degree in theology and a passion for mission work. John worked at a mission in Angola from 1910 until 1931, shortly after the death of his first wife, Susan. He later worked at other various mission sites in Africa until his retirement in 1951. This document contains many of the photographs that he took during his eventful life.

Josephine Whitely-Fields Papers
0.18cubic feet
Two publications documenting selected Black clergywomen in the United Methodist tradition.

Guide to the Reference Collection of Bishop Jonathan Doyle Keaton
0.0cubic feet
Jonathan Doyle Keaton (1946- ), United Methodist Bishop, was born on March 30, 1946. He served as bishop in both the Ohio East (1996-2004) and Michigan (2004-2012) Episcopal Areas. The collection currently has two items. A speech by Keaton at the Northern Illinois Annual Conference's annual meeting of United Methodist Men and a signed copy of his book: "The Confessions of Three Ebony Bishops".

We've Come This Far By Faith DVD Reference Collection
cubic feet
Two DVDs on the History of Black Methodism in North Central Jurisdiction and the Northeastern Jurisdiction.

AAR Wesleyan Studies Group Records
1988- 2009
0.42 cubic feet
The Wesleyan Studies Group began in 1983 as consultation which later became a regular working group. WSG's purpose is to seek and promote the critical understanding and appropriation of Wesleyan traditions by understanding the term in the broader Methodist family. The group is to embrace and encourage not only historical and sociological studies but also theological reflection, critique, and extension.

Vernon Lee Schmid Papers
0.18cubic feet
Vernon Lee Schmid (1934- ), American minister and writer, was born in Parsons, Kansas in 1934. He is a prolific author whose specialty is poetry on subjects that range from peace to spirituality. The collection contains various publications of Schmid's poetry as well as a news release.

Records of the Commission on the Study of Ministry.
2.165 cu. feet
A commission established by the General Conference of The United Methodist Church to conduct a broad and comprehensive study of the church's historic and contemporary understanding of ministry. The permanent order of deacon was one of its recommendations.