First Presbyterian Church records, 1870-1988  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
First Presbyterian Church (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Title
First Presbyterian Church records
Dates
1870-1988 (inclusive)
Quantity
25 linear feet
Collection Number
Accn1049
Summary
The First Presbyterian Church records (1870-1988) consist of minutes, baptism lists, ordination certificates, membership lists, financial materials, property deeds, receipts, correspondence, articles, news clippings, scrapbooks, and newsletters. This collection encompasses the history of the First Presbyterian Church in Utah.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
special@library.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The First Presbyterian Church records (1870-1988) consist of minutes, baptism lists, ordination certificates, membership lists, financial materials, property deeds, receipts, correspondence, articles, news clippings, scrapbooks, and newsletters. This collection encompasses the history of the First Presbyterian Church in Utah.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: First Presbyterian Church records, ACCN 1049, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: ACCN 1049.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Annual Meetings and Minutes, 1872-1971Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Minutes of the annual meetings between 1965-1971 and church-wide minutes for 1872-1908.

Deacons Minutes, 1942-1967Return to Top

Container(s): Box 2

Session Minutes, 1872-1972Return to Top

Container(s): Box 3-6

Trustee Minutes, 1915-1963Return to Top

Container(s): Box 7-9

Baptism Register, 1873-1971Return to Top

Container(s): Box 10

Baptisms, 1914-1959Return to Top

Container(s): Box 11

Container(s) Description Dates
box
11
Folder
1-9
Certificates
1945-1959
10
Cradle Roll
1914-1944

MembershipReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 12

Container(s) Description Dates
box
12
Folder
1-7
Letter Requests
1913-1960
8
Membership Chronological Roll
1871-1929
9-12
Ordination Certificates for Deacons and Elders
1871-1975
13
Reception Certificates
1914

Membership Registers, 1870-1941Return to Top

Container(s): Box 13

Container(s) Description Dates
box
13
Folder
1
Membership Dismission Certificate
2
Membership Register
1870-1890
3
Membership Reception
1913
4-5
Membership Register
1871-1941

Membership Registers and Transfers, 1914-1983Return to Top

Container(s): Box 14

Container(s) Description Dates
box
14
Folder
1-5
Transfers and Receptions
1965-1983
6
Membership Register
1914-1945

Membership Transfers and Dismissions, 1937-1965Return to Top

Container(s): Box 15-16

Financial Material, 1871-1923Return to Top

Container(s): Box 17

Container(s) Description Dates
box
17
Folder
1
Assayer
1877-1878
2
Assessment Notices
1884-1885
3
Balance Statements
1885
4
Charge Slips
5-9
Checks
1876-1885
10
Church Support
11-13
Correspondence
1877-1923
14
J. M. Coyner
Passbook, receipts, and a deed of gift of monetary offering to First Presbyterian Church.
1885
15-16
Expenses and Income
1871-1883
17
Financial Statements and Conditions
18
Insurance Material
Insurance policies and deeds.
19
Loan Material--Stein Mortgage
20
Loans
21
Maintenance
22
Ministerial Support

Financial Material, 1877-1885Return to Top

Container(s): Box 18

Container(s) Description Dates
box
18
Folder
1
Mortgages
2
Overdraft Statements
3
Power of Attorney
4
Property
Deeds, title abstracts, and correspondence relating to the property and building of the First Presbyterian Church. Also included are gifts of property and other property related materials.
5
Publications
Subscriptions and payment orders.
6-31
Receipts
These include reciepts from the Salt Lake City Corporation, the Salt Lake City Gas Company, the Salt Lake Collegiate Institute, Utah Telephone Company, ZCMI, Wasatch Council, Josiah Welch, and T. R. Jones.
1877-1885
32
Sunday School Funds
33
Water License
1885
34
YMCA Relief Assistance Requests

Addition Fund, 1955-1956Return to Top

Container(s): Box 19

Container(s) Description Dates
box
19
Folder
1
Campaign Forms
1956
2
Campaign Printing Samples
3
Campaign Proposals
4-5
Correspondence
1955
6
Floor Plans
7-8
Fundraising Booklets and Pamphlets
9
Loyalty Dinner
Programs, reservation cards, pledge cards, and materials related to the fundraising dinner.
1956
10
News Clippings
11
Reports

Building Erection Fund, 1871-1872Return to Top

Container(s): Box 20

Container(s) Description Dates
box
20
Folder
1
Appeal
Mass-mailer to churches around the United States for money to erect a Presbyterian Church in Salt Lake City.
2-10
Correspondence
1871-1872

Building Fund Ledgers, 1956-1982Return to Top

Container(s): Box 21

Container(s) Description Dates
box
21
Folder
1
Building Fund Ledger Accounts
1956-1969
2
Manager's Account Expenditures
1982
3
Petty Cash and Receipts Book
1965-1972
4-5
Pledge Cards
1983

Pledge Records, 1931-1936Return to Top

Container(s): Box 22

General Materials, 1929-1970Return to Top

Container(s): Box 23

Container(s) Description Dates
box
23
Folder
1
Building Fund
1970
2
General Funds
1969
3
Cash Receipts
1965-1970
4-5
Collection Records
1929-1937

Christian Education, Programs and Publicity, 1944-1962Return to Top

Container(s): Box 24

Container(s) Description Dates
box
24
Folder
1
Christian Education
Minutes and other information, including organizational and structural charts.
1956-1962
2-4
Programs/Publicity Material
1944-1948

Dorcas Society, 1945-1970Return to Top

Container(s): Box 25

Container(s) Description Dates
box
25
Folder
1-23
Membership Booklets
1945-1969
24-25
Account Balances
1960-1970
26
Minutes
1965-1968

Ferry Missionary Society, 1926-1948Return to Top

Container(s): Box 26

Container(s) Description Dates
box
26
Folder
1
Booklets
2
Account Book
1946-1948
3
Check Books
1943-1947
4
Financial Reports
5
Correspondence
1930-1940
6
Financial Material
Receipts, treasurer's reports, and other financial materials.
1930-1940
7
Hymns, "National Meeting Hymn"
1938
8
Instructional Materials
9
Lists
10
General Materials
11
Newsletters
12
Programs
1929-1940
13
Reports, Minutes and Motions
14
Rolls
1926-1939

Ferry Missionary Society, 1915-1947Return to Top

Container(s): Box 27

Receipts, membership rolls and other general materials.

Ladies Aid, 1896-1934Return to Top

Container(s): Box 28

Container(s) Description Dates
box
28
Folder
1-2
Treasurer Reports
1896-1917
3-6
Ladies Aid
1907-1934

Mariners, 1963-1970Return to Top

Container(s): Box 29

Container(s) Description Dates
box
29
Folder
1
Clippers
Bylaw and membership handbook.
2
Constitution of Admirality Board
3
Correspondence
4
Cruises and Retreats
5
District/Synod Information
6-11
Executive Board Minutes
1965-1970
12
Financial Material
1968-1970
13
Membership
14
General Materials
15
National Bulletin
16-17
Newsletters
1963
18
Programs
19
Carnival
1968-1969
20
Handbooks and Brochures
21
Statement of Purpose
22
"Thank You" Correspondence

Mariners StampsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 30

Two rubber stamps with deposit information for the Wasatch Mariners Group.

Men's Club, 1943-1956Return to Top

Container(s): Box 31

Container(s) Description Dates
box
31
Folder
1-7
Rolls, Programs and Listings
1943-1950
8
Committee Assignment
9
General Materials
10
Newsletter
11-12
Receipts
13
Savings Account Passbook
1950-1955
14-15
Secretary's Book
1951-1955
16
Treasurer's Book
1948-1956

Missionary Society, 1901-1948Return to Top

Container(s): Box 32

Container(s) Description Dates
box
32
Folder
1-5
Minutes
1901-1948
6
Annual Report
1946-1947

Philo-Christ, 1926-1943Return to Top

Container(s): Box 33

Women's Association, 1941-1964Return to Top

Container(s): Box 34

Container(s) Description Dates
box
34
Folder
1-5
Executive Board
1952-1964
6-8
Minutes
1941-1954

Women's Association, 1955-1964Return to Top

Container(s): Box 35

Container(s) Description Dates
box
35
Folder
1-4
Minutes
1955-1964
5
Loose Material

Youth, 1885-1934Return to Top

Container(s): Box 36

Container(s) Description Dates
box
36
Folder
1-4
Young People
Membership lists, reports, and minutes.
1885-1934

Newsletters, 1956-1970Return to Top

Container(s): Box 37

Church Subjects, 1876-1915Return to Top

Container(s): Box 38

Container(s) Description Dates
box
38
Folder
1
Articles of Incorporation
1878
2
Athletics
3
Board of Trustees
4
Business Meeting
1902
5
C. E. Society--Resignation
6
Choirs
7
Christian Education
8
Church Manual
1915
9
Church Membership
10
Deacons
11
Home Mission Board
12
Mariners
13
General Materials
14
News Clippings
15
Protestant Church Directory
16
Prayer Meeting Committee
17
Roll Call--Acting Members
18
Salt Lake Council of Churches
19
Session
20
Shut-Ins
21
Sunday School
22
Supplemental Mailing List
23
Treasurer Resignation
1877
24
Trustees
25
Josiah Welch Correspondence
1876
26
Josiah Welch News Clippings
27
Women's Association

Guest Registers, 1975-1986Return to Top

Container(s): Box 39

Scrapbooks, 1871-1961Return to Top

Container(s): Box 40

Container(s) Description Dates
box
40
Folder
1
Rev. Josiah Welch
1871-1877
2
Rev. R. G. McNiece
1877-1897
3
Rev. W. M. Paden
1897-1912
4-6
Rev. George Ewing Davies
1914-1927
7
Rev. Jesse H. Baird
1928-1931
8
Rev. Theodore Gailland Lilley
1932-1940
9
Rev. Floyd W. Farr
1941-1945
10
Rev. W. Malcolm Gwaltney
1946-1952
11
Rev. Alvin L. Morris
1953-1961

Scrapbooks, 1961-1977Return to Top

Container(s): Box 41

Container(s) Description Dates
box
41
Folder
1
Rev. Walter J. Kalvesmaki
2
Rev. E. W. Remley
1965-1967
3
Rev. Thomas C. Jackson
1968-1969
4
Rev. James Moore
1970-1972
5
Centennial
1971
6
Centennial and Dr. Paul Fawley
1971-1977

Scrapbooks, 1971-1982Return to Top

Container(s): Box 42

Container(s) Description Dates
box
42
Folder
1-2
Centennial
1971
3
Rev. Harry P. Sweitzer
4
Church Bulletins
1973-1982
5
Hubert W. Hodgens
6
John R. Bodo
7
Ginger Gryzwana

Articles and Publications, 1895-1982Return to Top

Container(s): Box 43

Container(s) Description Dates
box
43
Folder
1
A. Walton Roth, "A Century of Service in Utah"
2-3
"The Church Review"
1895
4
Margaret Lee Chadwick, "The Lee Family of Spanish Fork, Utah"
5
Paul Jesse Baird, "The Shepard's Dog"
6-9
"Utah Historical Quarterly"
1976-1982

Utah Presbyterian Churches, A-L, 1878-1978Return to Top

Container(s): Box 44

Container(s) Description Dates
box
44
Folder
1-4
American Fork--Community Presbyterian Church
Session minutes, correspondence, centennial booklets, and news clippings.
5
American Fork--First Presbyterian Church
1896-1952
6-8
Brigham City--Presbyterian Church
Centennial history and news clippings.
1878-1978
9-10
Cedar City--Union Presbyterian Church
11
Corinne--Presbyterian Church
12
Echo Canyon--Presbyterian Church
13
Ferron--Presbyterian Academy/ Church
14
Fort Douglas--Protestant Chapel
15
Granger--Westvale Presbyterian
16
Gunnison--Presbyterian Church
17
Kaysville--Westminster Presbyterian Church
18-19
Logan--First United Presbyterian Church

Utah Presbyterian Churches, M-R, 1879-1979Return to Top

Container(s): Box 45

Container(s) Description Dates
box
45
Folder
1
Manti--Presbyterian Church
2
Marysville--Community Church
3-4
Monroe--Presbyterian Church
5-6
Mount Pleasant--"Liberal Hall"
7-8
Myton--First Presbyterian Church
9-10
Ogden--First Presbyterian Church
11
Ogden--Trinity Presbyterian
12
Panguitch--Garfield County
"Golden Nuggets of Pioneer Days: A History of Garfield County."
13
Park City--Community Church
14
Parowan--Presbyterian School
15-16
Payson--First Presbyterian Church
1894-1970
17-18
Richfield--Presbyterian Church

Utah Presbyterian Churches, S-ZReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 46

Container(s) Description
box
46
Folder
1-3
Salina--Presbyterian Church
4
Salt Lake City--Community of Christ United Presbyterian Church
5-6
Salt Lake City--Cottonwood Presbyterian Church
7
Salt Lake City--Japanese Church of Christ
8
Salt Lake City--Korean Presbyterian Church
9
Salt Lake City--Mount Olympus Presbyterian Church
10-12
Salt Lake City--Wasatch Presbyterian Church
13
Sandy--Community of Grace
14
Spanish Fork--Presbyterian Church
15
Spring City
16
Springville--Community Presbyterian Church
17
St. George--Parish

Presbyterian Schools, 1979-1988Return to Top

Container(s): Box 47

Container(s) Description Dates
box
47
Folder
1
Early Utah Protestant Schools
Pamphlets, notes, photocopied photographs, and other material concerning early Utah protestant schools.
2
Carl Wankier, "History of Presbyterian Schools in Utah"
3-6
Hungerford Academy, Springville
Programs from the "Celebration of Historic Plaque Presentation for State and National Historic Register," 1981. Also included is a plot map of the academy, correspondence, news clippings, and historical sketches.
1981
7-14
Westminster College
Correspondence; "I Remember," by Emil Nyman; news clippings; interview information from Graham Strong on Emil Nyman; Salt Lake Collegiate Institution; and "Westminster College--105 Years," by Emil Nyman.

Utah PresbyterianismReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 48

Container(s) Description
box
48
Folder
1
M. Katharine Bennett, "A Fiftieth Anniversary"
2
William R. Harshaw, "A Romance of Old Home Missions"
3
Elizabeth O. Thompson, "Woman's Board of Home Missions"
4
A. Walton Roth, "A Century of Service in Utah"
5
Margaret M. Thompson, "Compiled Hisotry of Utah Presbyterian Churches"
6
Paul Jesse Baird, "A Critique of Presbyterian Ministry in Great Basin"
7
"Did You Know That?"
8
Historic Sites Plaque Project
Correspondence, news clippings, and other materials from Graham Strong's project to mark historical Presbyterian Churches in Utah on the national register and commemmorate them with plaques.
9
George K. Davies, "A History of the Presbyterian Church in Utah"
10
Non-Presbyterian Churches
11
Herbert W. Reherd, "An Outline History of the Protestant Churches of Utah"
12
Sheldon Jackson, "Pioneer Work in the Territory of Utah"

Utah Presbyterianism, 1979Return to Top

Container(s): Box 49

Container(s) Description Dates
box
49
Folder
1
"Praise the Lord"--A History of Presbyterianism in Utah
2
George K. Davies, "Presbyterian Beginnings in Utah"
3-8
T. D. Martin, "Presbyterian Work in Utah"
These folders contain pre-publication materials as well as volumes 1 through 5 and a condensation of the article.
1979
9
Andrew E. Murray, "Presbyterianism in Utah"
10
Margaret M. Thompson, "Presbyterian Movement in Utah"
11
Teresa Jackson, "Presbyterian Pioneers in Utah"
12
Presbytery of Utah
13
Walton Roth Interview
1979
14
Sheldon Jackson
15
UEH (Utah Endowment for the Humanities) Grants, Resources
Information relating to the UEH's funding of the historic sites' plaque project.
16
Utah Church Summary Histories
17
Franke Leonard, "When Grandpa Was a Boy"
18
Women's Presbyterial Society of Utah

Synod of Utah, 1913-1950Return to Top

Container(s): Box 50

Container(s) Description Dates
box
50
Folder
1
Standing Rules of the Synod of Utah
2-5
Synod of Utah Minutes
1913-1950

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Church records and registers--Utah--Salt Lake City
  • Church schools--Utah--History--Sources
  • Presbyterian Church--Education--Utah--History--Sources
  • Presbyterian Church--Utah--History--Sources
  • Presbyterians--Utah--Salt Lake City
  • Corporate Names :
  • First Presbyterian Church (Salt Lake City, Utah)--Archives
  • Westminster College of Salt Lake City
  • Geographical Names :
  • Salt Lake City (Utah)--Church history--Sources
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Financial records
  • Membership lists
  • Minutes
  • Newsletters
  • Scrapbooks