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Commission on Archives & History

J.A. Baughman Award

The Commisssion on Archives & History sponsors an annual church history competition named in honor of Rev. John A. Baughman, a prominent founder of Methodist churches in southeastern Michigan during the nineteenth century.

Churches, groups, or individuals interested in this award can send in a written history, video history, or even the link to a website detailing the story of their church.

Contestants are under no strict guidelines. Past entries have included formal written histories complete with oral histories, video interviews with longtime congregants and church historians, photographs, building histories, and video/audio recordings of sermons and special services. The only limitation is imagination!

Groups interested in participating in this competition should include this information when mailing in their histories:

Church Information:

Name of church:




Church website (if applicable):

Contact person/phone, e-mail:

Format (circle all that apply):

Date history was compiled:

The above and the history should be sent to:

Conference Archivist
Archives of the Detroit Conference of the United Methodist Church
Shipman Library
Adrian College
110 S. Madison Street
Adrian, MI 49221

Rev. James G. Simmons and Charlotte Simmons

* Due to an error by the archivist, two awards were given out with the year 2011 and none with the year 2010.