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Finding Aids

Personal & Organizational Papers

All internal links to finding aids are in PDF form. Links to finding aids at other archives (Bentley Historical Library of the University of Michigan = BHL, Burton Historical Collection at the Detroit Public Library = DPL, Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper County Historical Collections = MTU, United Methodist Church Archives - General Commission on Archives and History = GCAH) are in the format chosen by those institutions.

Name
Records Note
Finding Aid
Arnold, John M. Early Michigan Methodist Episcopal minister; see finding aid Miscellaneous Personal Papers
Bay View Association History file containing programs, publications, clippings, and a microfilm of a history  
Beelby, George See finding aid Miscellaneous Personal Papers
Bentley Historical Library (University of Michigan) List of Methodist Clergy Collections in the Bentley Historical Library Bentley Historical Library Methodist Clergy Collections (BHL)
Blackman, Learner Journal of an early circuit rider and presiding elder in various southern states who lived from 1781 to 1815 (microfilm); see finding aid Miscellaneous Personal Papers
Blakeman, Edward William Counselor in religious education at the University of Michigan; his papers are at the Bentley Historical Library of the University of Michigan; see finding aid Edward W. Blakeman Papers (BHL)
Boehm, Henry Methodist pastor in Lancaster, Pennsylvania who lived from 1775 to 1875 (microfilm); see finding aid Miscellaneous Personal Papers
Bragg, Charles Methodist Protestant minister and eventual President of the Michigan Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church and commissioner of the Methodist Union; holder of the Detroit Conference Cane Miscellaneous Personal Papers
Brashares, Charles W. Pastor at Ann Arbor: First Methodist Church, later a Methodist Bishop; his papers are at the Bentley Historical Library of the University of Michigan; see finding aid Charles W. Brashares Papers (BHL)
Brown, Patricia S. See finding aid Miscellaneous Personal Papers
Brunger, Ronald Alvord Methodist clergyman and historian; see finding aid Ronald A. Brunger Papers
Cargo, Ruth E. See finding aid Miscellaneous Personal Papers
Carlton, Arthur See finding aid Miscellaneous Personal Papers
Carter, John See finding aid Miscellaneous Personal Papers
Casler, David Methodist clergyman, at one point the oldest surviving clergyman in the Detroit Conference; see finding aid Miscellaneous Personal Papers
Caster, Elisha Ezra Methodist clergyman; see finding aid Elisha E. Caster Papers
Collins, Judson Dwight Methodist minister and missionary to China; see catalog record; see finding aids Miscellaneous Personal Papers; Judson D. Collins Papers (BHL)
Craig, Judith Michigan Area Bishop; her papers are at the United Methodist Church Archives - General Commission on Archives and History, Madison, New Jersey; see finding aid Judith Craig Papers (GCAH)
Crane, Henry Hitt Pastor at Detroit: Central Methodist Church; his papers are at the Bentley Historical Library of the University of Michigan; see finding aid Henry H. Crane Papers (BHL)
David, Nellie See finding aid Miscellaneous Personal Papers
Davis, Lorenzo Washtenaw County, Michigan minister, historian, and public official; see finding aid Lorenzo Davis Papers (BHL)
Dystant, John Superintendent of the Bay City District; see finding aid Miscellaneous Personal Papers
Elwood, Isaac Newton Methodist Episcopal minister in Marquette, Fenton, Saginaw, Morenci, Ann Arbor, Port Huron, Ypsilanti, and Flint; his papers are at the Bentley Historical Library of the University of Michigan; see finding aid Isaac N. Elwood Papers (BHL)
Fisher, Frederick Bohn Minister at Detroit: Central Methodist Church; see catalog record Frederick B. Fisher Papers (BHL)
George, Herbert See finding aid Miscellaneous Personal Papers
Gilruth, James Journal of a Methodist Episcopal Church traveling minister, primarily in Ohio and Iowa, who lived from 1793 to 1873 (microfilm); see finding aid Miscellaneous Personal Papers
Gloyd Family Founding members of Allen Park Trinity Gloyd Family Papers
Grindley, Sarah See finding aid Miscellaneous Personal Papers
Hammaker, Wilbur Emery Methodist Bishop, President of the Methodist Church Board of Temperance; his papers are at the Bentley Historical Library of the University of Michigan; see finding aid Wilbur E. Hammaker Papers (BHL)
Harper, Ralph D. Former Detroit Conference archivist/historian; see finding aid Miscellaneous Personal Papers
Heininger, Samuel Evangelical minister in Michigan and during the Civil War; see finding aid Miscellaneous Personal Papers
Hickey, George S. See finding aid Miscellaneous Personal Papers
Hicks, Henry Warren Methodist Protestant minister; in addition to the collection at the Detroit Conference Archives, there is a significant collection of his papers at the Burton Historical Collection at the Detroit Public Library; see finding aids Henry W. Hicks Papers; Henry W. Hicks Papers (DPL)
Hollis, Ben J. See finding aid Miscellaneous Personal Papers
Horton, Robert E. See finding aid Robert E. Horton Papers
Houser, Elmer See finding aid Miscellaneous Personal Papers
Jacklin, James Edward Methodist Episcopal clergyman; see finding aid James E. Jacklin Papers
Jordan, Cecelia C. See finding aid Miscellaneous Personal Papers
Knapp, George Members of the Evangelical Church and later United Brethren Church in Lenawee County, Michigan; see finding aid Miscellaneous Personal Papers
LaLone, Dan See finding aid Miscellaneous Personal Papers
Langford, Howard D. See finding aid Miscellaneous Personal Papers
Lenz, Henry William See finding aid Miscellaneous Personal Papers
Loose, John Wesley Evangelical Church clergyman; see finding aid John W. Loose Papers
Lord, Harry J. See finding aid Miscellaneous Personal Papers
Macmillan, Margaret B. See finding aid Miscellaneous Personal Papers
McEldowney, John E. Michigan minister; see finding aid Miscellaneous Personal Papers
McElroy, George B. See finding aid Miscellaneous Personal Papers
Meally, John Edward Methodist minister and secretary of the Board of Stewards of the Methodist Episcopal Church; his papers are at the Bentley Historical Library of the University of Michigan; see finding aid John E. Meally Papers (BHL)
Methodist Federation for Social Action (Detroit Conference) Methodist social welfare organization; see finding aid Methodist Federation for Social Action
Methodist Publishing Company One volume of records is at the Burton Historical Collection of the Detroit Public Library  
Michigan Christian Advocate Publishing Company Publishers of a Methodist publication; see finding aid Michigan Christian Advocate Publishing Company
Miscellaneous Personal Papers See finding aid Miscellaneous Personal Papers
Native American Files Michigan Indian missions and history; see finding aid Native American Files
Nixon, William G. Methodist Episcopal minister; see finding aid Miscellaneous Personal Papers
Oosting See finding aid Miscellaneous Personal Papers
Pellowe, William Charles Smithson Methodist clergyman, historian, and archivist; see finding aid William C.S. Pellowe Papers
Peterlin, Michael See finding aid Miscellaneous Personal Papers
Phelps, William Henry Methodist clergyman and editor of the Michigan Christian Advocate; his papers are at the Bentley Historical Library of the University of Michigan; see finding aid William H. Phelps Papers (BHL)
Pohl, Keith I. See finding aid Miscellaneous Personal Papers
Polkinghorne, Stephen Methodist Episcopal minister; see finding aid Miscellaneous Personal Papers
Prescott, W. Ray See finding aid Miscellaneous Personal Papers
Ransom, Eugene and Jeanne Bailey Director of the Wesley Foundation at the University of Michigan and his wife; see finding aid Eugene and Jeanne Bailey Ransom Papers (BHL)
Richards, William Methodist Episcopal and later Methodist minister; see finding aid Miscellaneous Personal Papers
Ridgway, Robert Circuit rider; see finding aid Miscellaneous Personal Papers
Royce, Helen Louise Methodist clergywoman; see finding aid Helen L. Royce Papers
Ruotsolainen, K. See finding aid Miscellaneous Personal Papers
Seybert, John Journal of the second Bishop of the Evangelical Association, who lived from 1791 to 1860 (microfilm); see finding aid Miscellaneous Personal Papers
Stephenson, Franklin William Methodist Protestant clergyman; see finding aid Franklin W. Stephenson Papers
Studley, William Sprague Methodist Episcopal minister in Detroit and Ann Arbor; his papers are at the Bentley Historical Library of the University of Michigan; see finding aid William S. Studley Papers (BHL)
Swift Family Methodist circuit rider, his son was a Wesleyan Methodist circuit rider; see catalog record Swift Family Papers (BHL)
Swift, Harriet Young Methodist convert in Lapeer, Michigan; see finding aid Miscellaneous Personal Papers
Taylor Family Methodist clergyman and family; see catalog record Taylor Family Papers (BHL)
Teed, Florence Ernestine Schleicher Methodist Minister; her papers are at the Bentley Historical Library of the University of Michigan; see finding aid Florence E. Teed Papers (BHL)
Tripp, George Francis Methodist Episcopal clergyman; see finding aid George F. Tripp Papers
Weiss, Edwin See finding aid Miscellaneous Personal Papers
Wilson, Francis E. Pastoral Record including baptisms, marriages, and funerals (pastor at Dixboro, Garden City, Detroit: Woodmere, Marlette, and Detroit: Thoburn); see finding aid Miscellaneous Personal Papers
Wilson, George British-born circuit rider around the Port Huron area; see catalog record George Wilson Papers (BHL)
Wolfe, Charles F. Methodist minister in Norway, South Lyon, Detroit, Alpena, and Bay City and District Superintendent for the Marquette District; see finding aid Miscellaneous Personal Papers
York, Frances D. Methodist minister's wife; see finding aid Miscellaneous Personal Papers
York, Lodowick C. Methodist minister; see finding aid Miscellaneous Personal Papers
Zoller, John Detroit radio evangelist, president and preacher of the Wesley Radio League; see catalog record John Zoller Sound Recording Collection (BHL)