Madison County Methodist Churches Scrapbook, 1872-1964  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Title
Madison County Methodist Churches Scrapbook
Dates
1872-1964
Quantity
1 volume
Collection Number
Collection 0768, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The Madison County Methodist Church scrapbook photocopy contains historical notations and summaries of clergymen, weddings, and handwritten minutes of the governing bodies of the Methodist Episcopal Churches in Virginia City, Sheridan, and Twin Bridges, Montana from 1872-1964. Additional material in the scrapbook includes newspaper obituaries of Methodist clergymen, newspaper historical features, and sample church bulletins from 1907 through 1964.
Repository
Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Montana State University-Bozeman Library
Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT
59717-3320
Telephone: 406-994-4242
Fax: 406-994-2851
spcoll@www.lib.montana.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

The Methodist Episcopal Church, sometimes referred to as the M.E. Church, was first established in America at the Baltimore Christmas Conference in 1784, with Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke as the first bishops. Through a series of divisions and mergers, the M.E. Church became the major component of what was known as the Methodist Church in 1939 and later designated as the United Methodist Church in 1968. In 1864 the M.E. Church established a congregation in Virginia City, Montana and, in 1872, another one in nearby Sheridan. At various times the two congregations were described as members of the "Beaverhead Circuit," the "Virginia City Circuit," or the "Twin Bridges Circuit." The Sheridan church eventually became known as the United Bethel Methodist Church and is still in operation, but the Virginia City church closed sometime prior to 1975.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Madison County Methodist Church scrapbook photocopy contains historical notations and summaries of clergymen, weddings, and handwritten minutes of the governing bodies of the Methodist Episcopal Churches in Virginia City, Sheridan, and Twin Bridges, Montana from 1872-1964. The minutes are variously identified as those for the quarterly meetings of the Beaverhead, Twin Bridges, or Virginia City circuits. Additional material in the scrapbook includes newspaper obituaries of Methodist clergymen, newspaper historical features, and sample church bulletins from 1907 through 1964, with a special emphasis on the Sheridan congregation.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Methodist Church -- Clergy
  • Methodist Church -- Montana -- Beaverhead County (Mont.)
  • Methodist Church -- Montana -- Madison County
  • Methodist Church -- Montana -- Twin Bridges
  • Methodist Church -- Montana -- Virginia City
  • Methodist Church -- Montana -- Sheridan
  • Minutes -- Montana -- Bozeman
  • Scrapbooks -- Montana -- Bozeman
  • Corporate Names :
  • Methodist Episcopal Church -- Montana -- History
  • Geographical Names :
  • Madison County (Mont.) -- Religious life and customs
  • Beaverhead County (Mont.) -- Religious life and customs
  • Montana -- Church history
  • Sheridan (Mont.) -- Religious life and customs
  • Twin Bridges (Mont.) -- Religious life and customs
  • Virginia City (Mont.) -- Religious life and customs