St. John's Episcopal Church : records, 1873-1979  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
St. John's Episcopal Church (Logan, Utah)
Title
St. John's Episcopal Church : records
Dates
1873-1979 (inclusive)
1945-1979 (bulk)
Quantity
34 boxes, (20.5 linear ft. )
Collection Number
USU_COLL MSS 77
Summary
This collection includes parish registers (1873-1968), guest books (1954-1982), record of services (1947-1968), general and treasurer's correspondence (1943-1993), parish reports (1945-1978), seminarians and ordinands records (1974-1980), vestry minutes (1947-1985), and miscellaneous budget and financial records. Also includes the records of the Episcopal Church Women of St. John's (1951-1970).
Repository
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections & Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
84322-3000
Telephone: 435-797-8248
Fax: 435-797-2880
scweb@usu.edu
Access Restrictions
Restrictions

Open to public research.

Languages
English.
Sponsor
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008


Historical NoteReturn to Top

On January 31, 1873, Episcopal Bishop Daniel S. Tuttle arrived in Logan riding on the first railroad train to reach the town. His mission was to establish a new Episcopal parish, St. John's, as a northern outpost in Utah. Despite initial hostility from the dominant Mormon population the church was established along with a school. (Prior to Utah's statehood in 1896 there was no public school system.) While the Episcopal congregation remained small the school did quite well, and eventually a majority of the students attending came from Mormon homes. In 1876, three years after its founding, the church purchased property on Center Street at 300 West, although a permanent building was not erected until 1888.

The church moved again to its current location (85 East 100 North) in 1909 when a new church building was completed. This move coincided with the active and high profile ministry of the Rev. Paul Jones and the Rev. Donald Johnson. The two young priests were active proponents of the Social Gospel movement as well as Progressive Era reforms. They did extensive public outreach, including establishing the first lending library in Logan along with a smoker's lounge. (Other notable first included the first indoor shower and first tennis court.) During their tenure in Logan, Jones and Johnson published a journal called The Portal (Special Collections call # 979.26 P831), which contained articles on a variety of literary, theological, community and social reform issues. Following Johnson's departure to Pennsylvania in 1911 and Jones' move to Salt Lake City in 1913 (where he subsequently served as Bishop of Utah until being forced to resign for his pacifist views during World War I) St. John's entered a prolonged period of decline. This eventually resulted in the discontinuance of regularly scheduled church services (and the absence of a resident clergy) from 1927 to 1942.

St. John's resurrection occurred with the on-set of World War II and the influx of military personnel at the Utah Agricultural College (now USU). Major Ben B. Blair spearheaded the renewal with help from Walter P. Cable, a licensed lay-reader from Ogden who was assigned to St. John's by the Diocese of Utah. In 1945 a permanent priest was once again assigned to the Logan church. Although the fortunes of St. John's continued to wax and wane during the next several decades by the 1980s the church entered a period of relative stability and gradual growth. This growth eventually resulted in a massive renovation and expansion of the church as well as the construction of a new social hall/classroom wing (replacing the earlier parish house), which was dedicated in October 2004.

Sources of Information:

Building the "Goodly Fellowship of Faith," by Frederick Quinn (Main stacks: BX 5917 .U8 Q85 2004)

"The Reopening of St. John's Church," by Sandy Hays (Spec. Coll.: Pam C 219)

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection includes parish registers (1873-1968), guest books (1954-1982), record of services (1947-1968), general and treasurer's correspondence (1943-1993), parish reports (1945-1978), seminarians and ordinands records (1974-1980), vestry minutes (1947-1985), and miscellaneous budget and financial records. Also includes the records of the Episcopal Church Women of St. John's (1951-1970)

Addendum to the Archives of St. John's Church, 1909-1994 (Processed 2006) box 17-34.

Note for Researchers:

Also see P0164 for a photograph of the interior of St. John's Episcopal Church, ca. 1910.

Special Collections has a number of publications and additional photographs pertaining to St. John's. Please consult with the appropriate curator for more information. A scrapbook of photos and newspaper clippings for the Girls Friendly Society, a 1950s group affiliated with St. John's, has been transferred to the Photo Archives.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Permission to publish material from the St. John's Episcopal Church : records must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

St. John's Episcopal Church : records, 1873-1979. (COLL MSS 77). Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1 Book 1 : Register 1873-1899
1 Book 2 : Register 1906-1944
1 Book 3 : Register 1945-1966
Folder
1 1 Letters of Transfer 1960-1975
2 Book 1 : Guests 1954-1973
2 Book 2 : Guests 1973-1982
2 Book 3 : Register of Services 1947-1956
2 Book 4 : Register of Services 1957-1968
2 Book 5 : Seminarian's Day Book 1978-1979
Folder
2 1 Record of Activities (Lay Reader in Charge) 1943
2 2 Record of Activities (Lay Reader in Charge) 1944
3 Treasurer's Record (collections) 1927, 1953-1962
Folder
4 1 General Correspondence
F.P. Champ, Waiter Preston Cable
1943
4 2 General Correspondence
Ven. W.F. Bulkley, Fr. Geo. Argyle, F.P. Champ, Walter Preston Cable
1944
4 3 Rt. Rev. Arthur W. Moulton 1944
4 4 General Correspondence
Col Ben B. Blair, Fr. George Argyle
1945
4 5 Rt. Rev. Arthur W. Moulton 1945
4 6 Treasurer's Correspondence
F.P. Champ
1945
4 7 Joseph E. MacGinnis, Lay Reader-in-Charge 1946
4 8 Joseph E. MacGinnis, Lay Reader-in-Charge 1947
4 9 General Correspondence 1947
4 10 General Correspondence
F.P. Champ, Fr.. Alvin P. Lafon, Diocese
1954
4 11 Fr. Norman W. Riebe 1962
4 12 Fr. Norman W. Riebe 1967-1963
4 13 General Correspondence 1969
4 14 General Correspondence 1970
4 15 Rt. Rev. Richard S. Watson 1964-1971
4 16 Rt. Rev. E. Otis Charles 1971
4 17 Fr. Paul J. Habliston 1971
4 18 General Correspondence
Fr. David W. Schmidt
1973
4 19 General Correspondence
Bishop Charles, Fr. Winder, K. Kaisch
1974
4 20 General Correspondence
Diocese, Sue Reed, Logan Assembly of God
1975
4 21 General Correspondence
Sue Reed, Treasurer; Robert M. Gordon
1976
4 22 General Correspondence
Sue Reed, Bp., Charles, A.J. Simmonds
1977
4 23 General Correspondence
Sue Reed, Bp. Charles, A.J. Simmonds
1978
4 24 General Correspondence
B.E. Norton, Robert M. Gordon, Barbara Crookston
1979
5 1 Parish Report 1945-1946
5 2 Parish Report 1947-1949
5 3 Parish Report 1950-1951
5 4 Parish Report 1958-1959
5 5 Parish Report 1960
5 6 Parish Report 1961
5 7 Parish Report 1962
5 8 Parish Report 1963
5 9 Parish Report 1964
5 10 Parish Report 1965
5 11 Parish Report 1966
5 12 Parish Report 1967
5 13 Parish Report 1969
5 14 Parish Report 1970
5 15 Parish Report 1972
5 16 Parish Report 1974-1975
5 17 Parish Report 1976-1978
5 18 Vestry Minutes 1947-1955
5 19 Vestry Minutes 1955
5 20 Vestry Minutes 1956
5 21 Vestry Minutes 1957
5 22 Vestry Minutes 1958
5 23 Vestry Minutes 1959
5 24 Vestry Minutes 1961
5 25 Vestry Minutes 1967
5 26 Vestry Minutes 1969
5 27 Vestry Minutes 1970
5 28 Vestry Minutes 1971
5 29 Vestry Minutes 1972
5 30 Vestry Minutes 1976
5 31 Vestry Minutes 1974-1977
6 1 Episcopal Church Women of St. John's (ECW) Minutes 1951-1952
6 2 ECW Minutes 1953
6 3 ECW Minutes 1954
6 4 ECW Minutes 1955
6 5 ECW Minutes 1960
6 6 ECW Minutes 1961
6 7 ECW Minutes 1962
6 8 ECW Minutes 1963
6 9 ECW Minutes 1966-1967
6 10 ECW Minutes 1968
6 11 ECW Minutes 1970
6 12 ECW Membership 1962-1963
6 13 ECW Dues 1960-1966
6 14 Constitution and By-Laws of ECW
6 15 ECW Annual Reports
6 16 Annual Committee Reports
6 17 ECW Report
6 18 ECW Correspondence 1957
6 19 ECW Correspondence 1968-1969
6 20 ECW Finance and Budget
7 1 Bryan Jones
Restricted until 2016
7 2 Patricia O' Reilly
Restricted until 2016
7 3 Christopher Sterry
Restricted until 2016
7 4 Seminarians
Restricted until 2016
1977
7 5 Seminarians
Restricted until 2016
1978
7 6 Lance Eagleman
Restricted until 2016
7 7 David Robinson
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7 8 Seminarians' Contracts
Restricted until 2016
7 9 Seminarian Search Committee
Restricted until 2016
1979
7 10 Seminarian Search Committee
Restricted until 2016
1980
7 11 Bishop's Correspondence re: Seminarians
Restricted until 2016
8 1 Pledges 1951
8 2 Pledges 1952
8 3 Pledges 1953
8 4 Pledges 1954
8 5 Pledges 1955
8 6 Pledges 1970
8 7 Pledges 1973
8 8 Pledges 1974
8 9 Pledges 1976
8 10 Pledges 1979
8 11 Pledge Records 1967-1969
8 12 Pledge Records 1970
8 13 Pledge Records 1971
8 14 Pledge Records 1972
8 15 Pledges and Reports 1970, 1975
8 16 Pledge Cards and List 1969
8 17 Pledge Cards and List 1970
8 18 Pledge Cards 1971
8 19 Pledge Sheets and Card 1975
8 20 Pledge Cards 1977
8 21 Pledge Statements 1977
8 22 Pledge Drive 1977
8 23 Stewardship, general material
9 1 Budget 1945-1955
9 2 Budget 1957
9 3 Budget 1967-1969
9 4 Budget 1970
9 5 Budget 1971
9 6 Budget 1972
9 7 Budget 1973-1974
9 8 Budget 1974-1975
9 9 Budget 1974-1975
9 10 Budget 1976
9 11 Budget 1977
9 12 Miscellaneous budgetary papers 1976-1981
9 13 Diocesan Budget 1974-1979
9 14 Budget Summaries 1975-1977
9 15 Budget Summaries 1978
9 16 Budget Summaries 1979
9 17 Budget Projections 1975-1983
10 1 Treasurer F.P. Champ's Correspondence 1964
10 2 Treasurer F.P. Champ's Correspondence 1967
10 3 Treasurer F.P. Champ's Correspondence 1968
10 4 Treasurer F.P. Champ's Correspondence 1969
10 5 Treasurer F.P. Champ's Correspondence 1969
10 6 Treasurer F.P. Champ's Correspondence 1970
11 Check Stubs 1954-1976
Folder
12 1 Cancelled Checks and Bank Statements 1959
12 2 Cancelled Checks and Bank Statements 1960
12 3 Cancelled Checks and Bank Statements 1961
12 4 Cancelled Checks and Bank Statements 1962
12 5 Cancelled Checks and Bank Statements 1963
12 6 Cancelled Checks and Bank Statements 1964
12 7 Cancelled Checks and Bank Statements 1965
12 8 Cancelled Checks and Bank Statements 1966
12 9 Cancelled Checks and Bank Statements 1967
12 10 Cancelled Checks and Bank Statements 1968
12 11 Cancelled Checks and Bank Statements 1969
13 1 Cancelled Checks 1969-1970
13 2 Bank Statements 1970
13 3 Cancelled Checks 1971
13 4 Bank Statements 1971
13 5 Cancelled Checks 1972
13 6 Bank Statements 1972
13 7 Cancelled Checks 1973
13 8 Bank Statements 1973
13 9 Cancelled Checks 1974
13 10 Miscellaneous Bank Statements 1973-1977
13 11 Checkbooks 1943-1975
13 12 Bank Account Papers 1977
13 13 Interest Received on Bank Accounts 1970, 1975-1976
14 Receipt and Deposit Records (Treasurer) 1957-1977
Folder
15 1 Receipts for Bills Paid 1969
15 2 Receipts for Bills Paid 1970
15 3 Receipts for Bills Paid 1971
15 4 Receipts for Bills Paid 1972-1973
15 5 Receipts for Bills Paid 1974
15 6 Receipts for Bills Paid 1975
15 7 Receipts for Bills Paid 1976
15 8 Receipts for Bills Paid 1977
16 1 St. John's House 1946-1947
16 2 Open Letters to the Congregation (Habliston) 1971
16 3 Parish List 1972-1974, 1976
16 4 Memberships 1974
16 5 St. John's Newsletters 1974-1975
16 6 Sunday Bulletins 1977-1978
16 7 Aaron DeWitt Letter 1975 (1980 copy)
16 8 Convention 1976
16 9 Convention 1977
16 10 Parish Notes 1976
16 11 Parish Notes 1977
16 12 Hymns Used
16 13 Altar Guild
16 14 Building Plans
16 15 Church Bulletins
16 16 Parish Goals
16 17 Parish Administration: Vestry Job Descriptions
16 18 Memorials
16 19 Seabury Press
16 20 St. John's College Work
16 21 Parish Program and Goals Report
17 1 Savings Account Book 1975-1979
17 2 Financial Records, 1984, Unidentified survey results
17 3 Organ Fund Contribution List 1975-1979, 1984
17 4 Misc. Parish and Diocesan Documents 1980-1985
17 5 Vestry Records 1981
17 6 Vestry Records 1982
17 7 Vestry Records 1983
17 8 Vestry Records 1984
17 9 Vestry Records 1985
17 10 Needs Assessment Survey 1985
18 1 Misc. Logan Savings & Loan statements 1981-1984 (partial)
18 2 Misc. bills and receipts 1981-1982
18 3 Bank statements (quarterly) 1980 January - 1981 June (partial)
18 4 Notes from Diocesan Budget Workshop 1980
18 5 Diocesan Base Budget for St. John's 1981
18 6 Monthly financial statements 1977
18 7 Monthly financial statements 1978
18 8 Monthly financial statements 1979
18 9 Monthly financial statements 1980 December
18 10 Monthly financial statements 1981
19 Cancelled checks 1977-1980
Folder
20 1 Financial statements 1978
20 2 Pledge tracking sheets 1978
20 3 Pledge sheets 1978
20 4 Paid bills 1978
20 5 Financial statements 1979
20 6 Pledge tracking sheets 1979
20 7 Paid bills 1979
20 8 Monthly budget reports 1980
20 9 Paid bills 1980
20 10 Diocesan budget forms
21 1 Misc. documents (Vestry Notes, Financial Statements, Diocesan Information) 1979
21 2 Misc. documents (Vestry Notes, Financial Statements, Diocesan Information) 1980
21 3 Misc. documents (Vestry Notes, Financial Statements, Diocesan Information) 1981
21 4 Financial Summaries 1981-1987
21 5 Misc. documents (Vestry Notes, Financial Statements, Diocesan Information) 1982
21 6 Misc. documents (Vestry Notes, Financial Statements, Diocesan Information) 1983
21 7 Misc. documents (Vestry Notes, Financial Statements, Diocesan Information) 1983
21 8 Misc. documents (Vestry Notes, Financial Statements, Diocesan Information) 1984
21 9 Misc. documents (Vestry Notes, Financial Statements, Diocesan Information) 1985
22 1 Correspondence and reports (Misc.) 1974-1980
22 2 Correspondence 1981
22 3 Correspondence 1982
22 4 Correspondence 1982
22 5 Correspondence 1983
23 1 Financial Records
Restricted until 2016
1986 January & February 1986
23 2 Financial Records
Restricted until 2016
1986 March
23 3 Financial Records
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1986 March & April
23 4 Financial Records
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1986 May
23 5 Financial Records
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1986 June
23 6 Financial Records
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1986 July
23 7 Financial Records
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1986 August
23 8 Financial Records
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1986 September
23 9 Financial Records
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1986 October
23 10 Financial Records
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1986 November
23 11 Financial Records
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1986 December
23 12 Annual Report
Restricted until 2016
1986
23 13 Receipts
Restricted until 2016
1986
23 14 Stewardship Materials
Restricted until 2016
1988
24 1 Financial Records
Restricted until 2016
1987 & 1988 (esp. January 1987)
24 2 Financial Records
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1987 February
24 3 Financial Records
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1987 March
24 4 Financial Records
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1987 April
24 5 Financial Records
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1987 May
24 6 Financial Records
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1987 June
24 7 Financial Records
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1987 July
24 8 Financial Records
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1987 August7
24 9 Financial Records
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1987 September
24 10 Financial Records
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1987 October
24 11 Financial Records
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1987 November
24 12 Financial Records
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1987 December
24 13 Receipts
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1987
24 14 Receipts
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1987
25 1 Financial Records
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1988 January
25 2 Financial Records
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1988 February
25 3 Financial Records
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1988 March
25 4 Financial Records
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1988 April
25 5 Financial Records
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1988 May
25 6 Financial Records
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1988 June
25 7 Financial Records
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1988 July
25 8 Financial Records
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1988 August
25 9 Financial Records
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1988 September
25 10 Financial Records
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1988 October
25 11 Financial Records
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1988 November
25 12 Financial Records
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1988 December
25 13 Financial Records
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1988 Annual
26 1 Financial Records
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1989 January
26 2 Financial Records
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1989 February
26 3 Financial Records
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1989 March
26 4 Financial Records
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1989 April
26 5 Financial Records
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1989 May
26 6 Financial Records
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1989 June
26 7 Financial Records
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1989 July
26 8 Financial Records
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1989 August
26 9 Financial Records
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1989 September
26 10 Financial Records
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1989 October
26 11 Financial Records
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1989 November
26 12 Financial Records
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1989 Annual
27 1 Financial Records
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1991 January1
27 2 Financial Records
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1991 February
27 3 Financial Records
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1991 March
27 4 Financial Records
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1991 April
27 5 Financial Records
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1991 May
27 6 Financial Records
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1991 June
27 7 Financial Records
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1991 July
27 8 Financial Records
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1991 August
27 9 Financial Records
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1991 September
27 10 Financial Records
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1991 October1
27 11 Financial Records
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1991 November
27 12 Financial Records
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1991 December
28 1 Stewardship Pledges, Parish Finances
Restricted until 2016
1990-1991
28 2 Deposit slips
Restricted until 2016
1991
28 3 Check register
Restricted until 2016
1991
29 1 Financial Records
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1992 January
29 2 Financial Records
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1992 February
29 3 Financial Records
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1992 March
29 4 Financial Records
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1992 April
29 5 Financial Records
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1992 May
29 6 Financial Records
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1992 June
29 7 Financial Records
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1992 July
29 8 Financial Records
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1992 August
29 9 Financial Records
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1992 September
29 10 Financial Records
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1992 October
29 11 Financial Records
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1992 November
29 12 Financial Records
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1992 December
30 1 Deposit slips
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1992
30 2 Check register
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1992
31 1 Financial Records
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1993 January
31 2 Financial Records
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1993 February
31 3 Financial Records
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1993 March
31 4 Financial Records
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1993 April
31 5 Financial Records
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1993 May
31 6 Financial Records
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1993 June
31 7 Financial Records
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1993 July
31 8 Financial Records
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1993 August
31 9 Financial Records
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1993 September
31 10 Financial Records
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1993 October
31 11 Financial Records
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1993 November
31 12 Financial Records
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1993 December
31 13 Financial Records, Glen McEvoy Misc.
Restricted until 2016
1993
32 1 Deposit slips
Restricted until 2016
1993
32 2 Check register
Restricted until 2016
1993
33 1 Photocopies of Champ Memorial Window Dedication Program 1982
33 2 Stained Glass Window-Charles T Connick Associates
33 3 Stained Glass Window-Reed Stock file, Senior Warden
33 4 Stained Glass Window-Misc. correspondence
33 5 St. John's Window-Fred P. Champ files
33 6 John Wallis-Fred P. Champ files
33 7 George L. Payne-Fred P. Champ files
33 8 Charles Rogers Church Interiors-Fred P. Champ files
33 9 The Metcalf Studios
33 10 Whittemore Associates, Inc. 1950-1952
33 11 Roger D. Darricarrere
33 12 Stephen J. Szot Construction Proposal 1978
34 1 Misc. Historical Information and Narratives about St. John's 1909-1994
34 2 "St. John's Church & School, 1873-1956" by Dr. J. Duncan Brite
34 3 Misc. newspaper articles 1952-1984
34 4 Quarterly Reports 1917-1921
34 5 Blueprints for Organ Loft Undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Church archives--Utah--Logan.
  • Church records and registers--Utah--Logan.
  • Corporate Names :
  • Episcopal Church Women of St. John's (Logan, Utah)
  • Episcopal Church--Utah--Logan--Archives.
  • St. John's Episcopal Church (Logan, Utah)
  • Utah State University. Libraries. Special Collections and Archives. (contributor)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Logan (Utah)--Genealogy.