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Closed Church Records from Manville UMC

Closed Church Records from Manville UMC

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Central Illinois Conference Closed Church

Manville UMC





Overview of the Collection

Repository:IGRC Archives and Special Collections, MacMurray College, Jacksonville, IL
Creator:Manville UMC
Title:Closed Church Records from Manville UMC
Dates:1923-1974
Quantity:.5 cubic feet
Abstract:The church closed in 1974. The bulk of the transferred records are annual conference reports but there are minutes of the United Methodist Women and its former societies from 1923-1952; church bulletins, church newsletters, correspondence, photographs, official board minutes, a scrapbook and one membership register.
Identification:1571
Language: The records are in English.

Scope and Contents

The collection has two sets of quarterly conference reports (1947-1974). One set was kept by the recording steward. The collection also includes minutes of the United Methodist Women and its former societies (1923-1952). Two folders have weekly church bulletins (1957-1964). Also in the collection are random issues of the church newsletter, correspondence, photographs of the 1948 Sunday school, Official Board minutes, a scrapbook with newspaper clippings and one membership register.


Church History

The Methodist Society of Manville purchased land in October 1874 to build their first church which was later moved. After the move, the church was rebuilt into a two story structure, which provided living quarters on the first floor for the minister. The congregation outgrew that structure and in 1899 a new church was built and dedicated March 1899. Repairs were made to this church and a new wing added in 1956. The cost for a parsonage was split between Streator Hope and Manville in 1956.

In 1974, due to declining membership, the members voted to close. Manville had its last worship service December 31, 1974.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

United Methodist Church (Manville, Ill.)
Livingston County, Ill.
Church registers and records

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

The collection is unrestricted, open for research.


Separated Material

Volumes: 147A Membership Register (1941); 147B Official Board Minutes (1964-1970); 147C Official Board Minutes (1953-1963); 147D Official Board Minutes (1970-1974); 147E Scrapbook. Two photographs of the church are part of the Photograph Collection in the archives.


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