First Congregational Church of Walla Walla Records, 1828-1981  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
First Congregational Church of Walla Walla
Title
First Congregational Church of Walla Walla Records
Dates
1828-1981 (inclusive)
Quantity
13.63 linear feet, (11 record cartons, 2 flat boxes)
Collection Number
WCMss.111
Summary
The First Congregational Church of Walla Walla was first gathered in April, 1864 by Reverend Peasley B. Chamberlain, and is the oldest congregational church in what is now the state of Washington. The collection consists primarily of membership records and directories, deeds and abstracts, correspondence, annual reports, and meeting minutes.
Repository
Whitman College and Northwest Archives
Whitman College and Northwest Archives
Penrose Library, Room 130
345 Boyer Avenue
Walla Walla, WA
99362
Telephone: 509-527-5922
Fax: 509-526-4785
archives@whitman.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The First Congregational Church of Walla Walla was first gathered in April, 1864 by Reverend Peasley B. Chamberlain. The church was the first congregational church established in what is now the state of Washington and was originally located on the current site of the Marcus Whitman Hotel. It was officially organized on January 1, 1885 with seven charter members, Reverend Cushing Eells and his wife Myra Fairbanks Eells and son Edwin Eells, Reverend Peasley B. Chamberlain and his wife Alice, and J.W. McKee and his wife Mary. In January, 1900, the church moved to its current location on the corner of Palouse Street and Alder Street.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The First Congregational Church of Walla Walla Records consists of membership records and directories, deeds and abstracts, correspondence, annual reports and meeting minutes, records of the Peace United Church of Christ, ledger books, the Whitman Memorial service program, financial information, newspaper clippings and a journal, "Records of the First Congregational Church of Walla Walla Washington Territory," from the oldest Congregational Church in the state of Washington.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Donated to the Whitman College and Northwest Archives by the First Congregational Church on April 13, 1987. The accession number associated with this donation is retro-0107.


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