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Finding-Aid for the Mississippi Churches Collection (MUM00300)

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Descriptive Summary
Mississippi Churches Collection.
Inclusive Dates:
Materials in:
Collection consists of programs, minutes, and pamphlets related to several churches throughout the state of Mississippi. Items were created 1846-1997.
2 boxes.
Repository :
The University of Mississippi
J.D. Williams Library
Department of Archives and Special Collections
P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848, USA
Phone: 662.915.7408
Fax: 662.915.5734
Cite as:
Mississippi Churches Collection (MUM00300). The Department of Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi.

Scope and Contents Note
Collection consists of programs, minutes, and pamphlets related to several churches throughout the state of Mississippi. Items were created 1846-1997.

Access Restrictions
Use Restriction
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Container List


Box 1

Folder No.:

1. Cemetery Guide, 1977.

1. Minutes of Baptist Church of Christ, 1846.


1. Program from First Annual Gathering of Presbyterian Women, Presbytery of St. Andrew, 1989.


1. 1959 Annual Report of Trinity Episcopal Church.
2. Information on stained glass window in Trinity Episcopal Church, 1913.


1. Brochure from First Baptist Church, presented at Dedicatory Service of Robert Lowry Covington Memorial Chapel, 1964.

Holly Springs:

1. Pamphlet "A History of the Kirk of Holly Springs," n. d.


1. Program from First Baptist Church Centennial Celebration, 1973.


1. The New Hope Lamplighter, c. 1974.


1. College Hill Presbyterian Church programs, 1968 and 1973, and card with historical information on church.
2. T.M. "115 Years of Methodism in Oxford,"7 pp.
3. T.M. "Our Story," by Will Lewis on 100th Anniversary of First Presbyterian Church sanctuary, 1981, 5 pp.
4. Oxford-University Methodist Church programs, 1953, 1973, 1980 and 1986.
5. Oxford First Baptist Church choral presentations, 1971
and 1972 and n. d.
6. Program from Ordination Service of Kyle Vernon Bennett
to the Sacred Order of Priests, St. Peter's Episcopal
Church,2 April 1995.
7. Program from Ordination Service of Bradner J. Moore,
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 19 December 1923.
8. Program from First Baptist Church Organ Dedication
Service and Recital, 1976.
9. St. Peter's Episcopal Church program from choral
program and organ dedication, 1965 and 1961.
10.Clear Creek Baptist Church dedication service program, 1977.
11. Glad Tidings, newsletter from Primitive Baptist Church,
12. St. Peter's Cemetery Documents, 1899-1922.
13. Spring Creek Church Minutes, 1856-1947.
14. Wedding Program, First Presbyterian Church, July 29, 1972.
15. The Weekly Messenger First Baptist Church, April 2, 1978.
16. Bulletin First Baptist Church, November 4, 1979.
17. "A Goodly Heritage" by John Crews [history of St. Peter's Episcopal Church (1976)].

1. First Sermon Preached in St. Peter's Church Building,
April 8, 1860.

2. Sesquicentennial Chronicle. No. 1. Homecoming 2001. St. Peter's Episcopal Church. Oxford, Mississippi.


1. Petition from Schooner Chapel Baptist Church to
Pontotoc County Baptist Association requesting
admittance into association, 1944.

Port Gibson:

1. First Presbyterian Church The Church News, 1952.
Explanation of unique steeple, typed on church
letterhead. "History of First Presbyterian Church,"

Water Valley:
1. First Baptist Church history, 1960; photocopy.


1. Program from Church of Christ Campus Ministries Retreat, c. 1974.
2. Miscellaneous pamphlets and form letters from Mississippi Baptist Convention.
3. The Mississippi Church Woman, April 1966.
4. The Methodist Advocate, 1949. 150th anniversary issue.
5. Report from The First Annual Interdenominational Conference and Institute for Town and Rural Pastors, Alcorn,
Mississippi, 1939.

6. God and Me: Never Alone, A collection of prayers and drawings by the children of the Mississippi Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Jan 30, 1997. Accretion #2000-50.

7. Letters written by Mississippi Episcopal Bishops to the John Gordon Library, Episcopal Theological School, Cambridge, MA. Includes letters from William Mercer Green, Hugh Miller Thompson, Theodore D. Bratten, Duncan M. Gray, and John M. Allin. Control # 2005-37.

Accretion to the Mississippi churches collection (96-11)
Control No: 99-51
2 boxes

Scrapbook: Autobiography of Elijah L. Shettles, born 1852 (Cousin Lije).

Pasted newspaper clippings. Dec 12, 1935 - July 9, 1936. Recollections of a long life by Reverend Elijah L. Shettles of the Texas Conference of the M. E. Church South. Member of the Southwestern Historical Association. Serial feature from The Pontotoc Progress.

Also included: correspondences to cousin Donie McPhail Phillips, 1936-39.


Donated by Louis Dollarhide, 1999.

TM "Easter's Children" by John Crews.

Oxford-University Methodist Church Easter program. April 25, 1943.

Dantzler Memorial First United Methodist Church, Moss Point, Mississippi. Drawing. 1981. 14/100.

TM "A Goodly Heritage" by John Crews.