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3/B Hiram Church
Folders
“Miscellaneous Information Regarding Hiram Church”
“List of Pastors Beginning with Lloyd Darsie, 1907 to Present”
Dean, J.E. “Information Regarding Date when Hiram Church Declared Itself”
“List of Hiram Missionaries”
Dean, B.S. “Extracts from Articles Regarding Hiram Church” [see also Box 1/S Trustees Subject Files John
J. Ryder]
Cochran, George “Writings on the Upper Cuyahoga”
Hinsdale, B.A. “A History of the Disciples in Hiram, Portage County, Ohio” [A Discussion Delivered to the
Church on Sunday] (26 Mar 1876)
Smith, Agnes M “Brief History of Hiram Church” [Also Tape of Talk]
_____. “Reminiscences of the Hiram Christian Church” [accessioned A2003 -15]
_____. “Historical Commentary for ‘Service of Celebration and Renewal’ Hiram Christian Church
(28 Feb – 2 Mar 1975)
“Copy of Deed of Land Sold by Samuel and Ann Jane Wick for the Purpose of Building the First Hiram
Church of the Disciples”
Kenyon, John S. “Beginnings of Hiram Church History”
Miscellaneous newspaper clippings regarding Hiram Christian Church
Brochures
Davis, Harold E. “Early Religion in Hiram: Address at 104th Anniversary of the Hiram Church” 1939 [4 copies]
Osgood, Eliott I. “Centennial History of the Hiram Church, 1835 – 1935” (Dec 1935) [5 copies]
Scrapbook
Church newspaper clippings

3/B Hiram Church
Folders
Bennett, Mildred “A Brief History of the Hiram Church” (Aug 1979)
“Announcement of Dr. Frank Pippins Arrival” (n.d.)
“Special Recognition in Major Offices” (n.d.)
Leach, Harry M. “Churches” (n.d.)
“Miscellaneous news clippings about Church” (n.d.)
Adams, Charles and Paul Sharp “Campus Comments: Hiram College” in Ohio Work (n.d.)
Allyn, Madge “Memorial Windows List and Essay” (n.d.)
Debase, Amie. “Hiram Wood Beckons Hands” Record Courier (18 Aug 1978)
“Jessie Brown – Pounds, ‘Chair’” (n.d.)
Junior Endeavor Society “Praise Service Topics” (1891)
“Yearbook of the Hiram Church of Christ” (1909 – 1910)
“Directory of Church of Christ of Hiram, Oh.” (1897)
“Installation Invitation” (May 1987)
“The First Church in Portage County” The Ravenna Republican (31 May 1906)
“Christian Women’s Fellowship Minutes, Afternoon Circle” (1974 – 1980)
Notebooks
“Meeting Minutes” (4 Sept 1958 – 6 May 1965)
“Afternoon Circle” (6 June 1970 – 11 April 1972)
“Afternoon Circle” (1 July 1968 – 4 Nov 1969)
“Minutes – Circle 3 Hiram Church” (1955 – 1958)
Pamphlet
“Cherish the Children” Christian Women’s Fellowship (1995)

3/B Hiram Church – Sunday School
Folder
“Sunday School – Treasury Ledgers”
Book
“Ladies Aid – Hiram Church” (1906 – 1954)

3/B/(1) Hiram Church – Christians Women’s Board of Missions
Folders
“List of Members of CWBM”
“Hiram Church – Christian Women Board of Missions”

3/B/(2) Hiram Church Publications
Folder
The Christian Visitor. Vol. 1, No. 3. (Mar 1866)
Newsletters
The Hiram Herald. Vol. 1, No. 2 (23 Sept 1928) - Vol. 6, No. 4 (17 Sept 1933)
The Hiram Christian. No. 1 (Mar 1953) - No. 149 (15 Dec 1967)
Pamphlets (filed with The Hiram Christian)
“Easter 1955”
“Children’s Day; Diamond Anniversary” (5 June 1955)
“Week of Compassion” (17-24 Feb 1957)
“Exalt the Risen Christ: Easter 1957”
“Your United Promotion Dollar 1957 – 1958”
“Easter 1958”
“Children’s Day 1958”
“Children’s Day 1960”
“Week of Compassion” (19 – 26 Feb 1961
“Easter 1961”
“Children’s Day 1961”
“Easter 1962”
“World Mission Movie”
“Unified Promotion: Our Chosen Way 1967 – 1968)”
“Not Growing Old”
“Breakthrough to Life: Easter 1967”
“Week of Compassion” (19 – 26 Feb 1967)
“Children’s Day Offering” (1967)
“Children’s Day 1967”

3/B/(2) Hiram Christian Church Publications: Hiram Christian
Folders
Hiram Christian (1953 - 26 Dec 1988)

3/B/(3) Hiram Church Records; Sermons Correspondence
Folders
“Church Deeds”
“Proposed Constitution of Hiram Christian Church with Accompanying Letter” (1958)
“Constitution of the Band of Election of the Disciples of Christ”
“Reports – Hiram Christian Church”
(1 Oct 1957 – 30 Sept 1958)
(1 Oct 1960 – 30 Sept 1961)
(1 Oct 1964 – 30 Sept 1965)
“Church Budget and Fiscal Reports”
Garfield, James A. “Discourse Delivered at Hiram, Ohio, Accasioned by the Death of Elder John T.
Smith” (3 Mar 1861)
Jefferson, Hamilton J. “Of Love and Fear” (28 May 1967)
Hilfer, Fred W. “Sermon delivered on 100th Anniversary of Hiram Christian Church” (3 Mar 1935
Humbert, Harold F. “The Human Life of God” [Farewell Sermon as Minister of Hiram Church] (Dec 1953)
Niccolls, S. Thomas “To Number Our Days” (27 Jan 1985)
“Ohio Pilgrim Fellowships”
“Constitution of the Ohio Pilgrim Fellowship”
“OPF Constitution Recommendations”
“Report of the Nomination Committee”
“Correspondence to Church Members; Miscellaneous” 
“Miscellaneous Items”
“Hiram Listening Conference” (5 Mar 1991)
Pamphlets
“Year Book” (1946 – 1947)
“Year Book” (1947 – 1948)
“CWF Year Book” (1955 – 1956)
“CWF Year Book” (1957 – 1958)
“Year Book” (n.d.)
“Women on World Highways” (1958 – 1959)
“Set Our Feet on Lofty Places” (1960 – 1961)
“Doorways to Decisions” (1961 – 1962)
“Christian, Rise and Act Thy Creed” (1962 – 1963)

3/B/(4) Hiram Church Programs
Folders
(1887; 1901 – 1910)
“Vesper Service Programs” (1921 – 1935)
“Hiram Church: Miscellaneous Items”
Programs
“Young People’s Society of Christian Endeavor” (n.d.)
“The White Gift Service of Hiram Church” (22 Dec 1946)
(6 Mar 1926 - 24 Dec 1949)

3/B/(4) Hiram Church Programs (1950 – 1959)
Programs
(1 Jan 1950 – 27 Dec 1959)

3/B/(4) Hiram Church Programs (1960 – 1963; 1963 – 1967; 1982; 1985; 1987 – 1991)
Programs
(1 Jan 1960 – 20 Dec 1987)

3/B/(4) Hiram Christian Church
Programs
(10 Jan 1988 – 11 Apr 1993)
Brochure
“What Is the Hiram Church?” (n.d.)
Directories/Programs
Church Directory (1897)
“Trusting” Hiram Christian Women’s Fellowship [HWF] Directory (1980 –1981)
“Put Love First” HWF Programs (1982 – 1983)
“The World Is My Neighborhood” HWF Programs (1985 –1986)
“Exploring 1000 Years of Christianity in the USSR” and “Who Is the Faithful and Wise Steward?” HWF
Program (1987 – 1988)
“Dare to Be Courageous” HWF (1988 –1989)
“The Global Family” HWF (1989 – 1990) [2 copies]
HWF Directory (1990 – 1991) [2 copies]
HWF Directory (1991 – 1992) [2 copies]
“Women in Covenant with God” HWF Programs (1992 – 1993)
“How Can We Sing the Lord’s Song?” HWF (1993 –1994)
“Cherish the Children” HWF (1995)
HWF Directory (1996)
Pictorial Directories
(n.d.)
(1972) [2 copies]
(1980) [2 copies]
(1986) [4 copies]
(1990) [2 copies]
(2002)
Notebook
Membership Roster (1953 – 1967)
Folders
“Minister Lists”
“Archival Materials List”
“Church Directory Clippings”

3/B/(5) Folder
Hilfer, Fred W. “W.W.II Letters to Hiram Residents Serving in Military” (9 Feb 1944 – 25 June 1945)

3/B/(5) Hiram Church Beckelhymer Sermons
Folders
Bennett, Mildred. “Biographical notes regarding Hunter Beckelhymer” (n.d.)
Bartunek, Ed. “Sermon for July 4, 1976”
Program
“Service of Installation for Paul Hunter Beckelhymer” (1 Feb 1953) [2 copies]
Sermons
(15 Nov 1953 - 31 July 1966)

Model Drawing
“North End of Old Hiram Church 1860 – 1970”
“Interior Arrangement of Old Church at Hiram, Ohio 1860 – 1870”
Binder
Bennett, Mildred L. A History of the First Christian Church of Hiram, Ohio (1835 – 1978).

Box
“Minutes of the Business Meetings of the Hiram Church of Christ” (Nov 1923 – Nov 1928).

Books
“Minutes of the First Christian Church of Hiram, Ohio. Book I” (2 Oct 1929 – 30 Sept 1945) 
“Minutes of the First Christian Church of Hiram, Ohio. Book II” (1 Oct 1945 – 30 Sept 1958)
“Minutes of the First Christian Church of Hiram, Ohio. Book III” (1 Oct 1958 – 30 Sept 1965).
“Minutes of the First Christian Church of Hiram, Ohio. Book IV” (1 Oct 1965 – 30 June 1970)
“Minutes of the First Christian Church of Hiram, Ohio. Book V” (1 July 1970 – 30 June 1975)
“The Minutes of the First Christian Church of Hiram, Ohio” (1 July 1975 – 31 Dec 1986)
The Holy Bible

Books
Check Book (Oct 1937 – Sept 1939)
Check Book (Oct 1939 – Sept 1940)
Treasurer’s Account (1 Apr 1876 – 1887)
Cash Book (July 1891 – 1911)
Account Book (1916 – 1921)
Account Book (Oct 1921 – July 1940)
Fund Book (Apr 1940 – Sept 1946)
Fund Book (Oct 1946 – Sept 1954)
Pledges (Sept 1904 – 1905)
Pledge Payments (Sept 1906 – Aug 1921)

3/C Mormons (Box 1)
Newsclipping
“The Mormons Are Only a Memory, But ‘Hiram Hill’ Is Still Unchanged” Plain Dealer Magazine. (21 Feb 1909) Pg. 5
Folders
Smith, Joseph. Joseph Smith Tells His Own StorySelections From the Writings of Joseph Smith. Salt
Lake City: Deseret News Press, n.d. [2 copies]
Fairchild, James H. Manuscript of Solomon Spaulding and The Book of Mormon. Tract #77, WRHS
Garfield, Abram. “An Episode of the Thirties” 1934.
_____. An Episode of the Thirties” personal ms., 1934.
Smith, Agnes M. “Mormonism on the Western Reserve, 1830 – 1840”
_____. “The First Mormon Mission to Britain” History Today (July 1982): 24 – 31
_____. “Early Mormonism in Hiram and Kirtland” 
_____. “Folklore and History in the Mormon Encounter with the Disciples of Christ at Hiram, Ohio, March 1832” 
Book
Mormons in Portage County [2 copies]

3/C Mormons (Box 2)
Folders
“Ouida Blanthorn Donation”
Letter to Archives
Lisonbee, Janet. Acknowledgement and Table of Contents to Book
Poem by Eliza Snow
Adams, Dale W. Grandson Newell’s Obsession
Blanthorn, Ouida. “Luke Johnson and John Johnson Family” Chapter 11 of The Founding of Rush Valley Town
Cowles, Bill and Adelaide. “Historic John Johnson Home.” [Aaron Stevens Letter (1859) included].
Huber, Donald L. “The Prophet Joseph in Ohio” Timeline (Nov – Dec 1999): 2 – 17; 55; 56
“Kirtland Temple Pamphlet”
“Picture Postcards of Kirtland Temple” [6 postcards]
“Johnson Home Pamphlet”
“Article of Faith of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter – Day Saints”
Kimball, Stanley B. “Sources on the History of the Mormons in Ohio, 1830 – 1838” BYU Studies, (Summer
1971): 523 – 540.
Richards, Elder Le Grand. “The Mormons and the Jewish People.” Salt Lake City: Desert News Press (n.d.)
Smith, Joseph and Apostle Hyrman C. Smith. “The Mobbing of Joseph Smith” an excerpt from the History of
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
.
Ryder, Hartwell. “A Short History of the Foundation of the Mormon Church” personal ms. (1903 – 1904)
Binder
“Kirtland, Ohio”
"Hiram: a Stake in Zion" Writings on the Upper Cuyahoga by George Cochran. Written for
the Upper  Cuyahoga Association (in conjunction with a CETA Grant). Donation by Richard Masters.
Topics:
Joseph Smith -- Mormon Church in Hiram
Joseph Smith being "tar and feather" by mobsters at Johnson Farm
Healing of Mrs. Johnson and other miracles of Joseph Smith
Symonds Ryder
1828 Alexander Campbell Preaching in Mantua
Campbellites in Hiram
Sidney Rigdon
Solomon Spaulding -- Fiction Book -- Book of Mormon

Pamphlets
Hinckley, Gordon B. “Brigham Young: Pioneer Entrepreneur!”
“Historic John Johnson Home and Farm”

Hiram Christian Church: Betty Niccolls Collection
Folders
“Church Management Issues (Employment, etc.)”
“Constitutions, By-Laws”
“Correspondence (Personal)”
“Correspondence (Church Related)”
“Community and Social Justice Issues”
“Media Clippings”
“Meetings, Agendas”
“Membership, Lists, Committee Assignments”
“Worship Service and Worship Related Materials”

(1/A) Hiram Christian Church Bulletins
Folders
(4 Sept 1966 – 28 Dec 1969)
(4 Jan 1970 – 31 Dec 1972)
(7 Jan 1973 – 28 Dec 1975)
(4 Jan 1976 – 24 Dec 1978)
(7 Jan 1979 – 26 Dec 1980)
(4 Jan 1981 – 27 Dec 1981)

(1/B) Hiram Christian Church Bulletins
Folders
(6 Jan 1985 – 28 Dec 1986)
(1987)
(1988)
(1989)

(1/C) Hiram Christian Church
Programs
(9 Jan 1989 – 29 May 1998)
The Hiram Christian (30 Apr 1999 - Nov 2002)

(1/D) Hiram Christian Church 2002 –
Folder
Annual Report (2002)
Programs
The Hiram Christian (Jan 2003 - Dec 2004)

Hiram Christian Church Annual Reports, Minutes, Membership
Folders
Annual Reports (1951-52 – 1959-60)
Annual Reports (1959-60 – 1962-63; 1948; 1975; 1977)
Annual Reports (1960-61 – 1969-1970)
Annual Reports (1971 – 1978-79)
Annual Reports (1979-80 – 1980-81; 1982-83 – 1988-89)
Annual Reports (1989-90 – 1995)
Annual Reports (1997 – 2000)
Annual Reports (2001 – )
Minutes of the Cabinet Meetings (1954 – 1978)
Minutes – Congregational Meetings (1956 – 1989)
Minutes – Annual Business Meeting (1971 – 1984)
Minutes – General Board (1956 – 1969)
Minutes – General Board (1970 – 1975)
Minutes – General Board (1976 – 1979)
Minutes – General Board (1980 – 1982)
Minutes – General Board (1983 – 1985)
Minutes – General Board (1986 – 1987)
Minutes – General Board (1988)
Minutes – General Board (1989)
Minutes – Various Committees
Minutes of the Housekeeping Committee (12 Aug 1975 – May 1980)
Trustee Minutes (1945 – 1954)
Trustee Minutes (June 1975 – Dec 1975)
Trustee Minutes (Jan 1976 – Nov 1977; Oct 1989 – Nov 1989)
Transfer Records to Hiram Church (1950 – 1989)
Transfer Records from Hiram Church (1950 – 1989)
Membership Records – Correspondence (1924 – 1979)
Membership Records – List of Members
Membership Lists (1930 – 1935; 1952; 1971)

Hiram Christian Church Box 24: Missionary Reports
Books
Secretary’s Book (1909 – 1911)
Secretary’s Book (1911 –1915)
Secretary’s Book (1915 – 1918)
Folders
Secretary’s Book/ Missionary Organization (Jan 1919 – Dec 1920; Aug 1933 – Mar 1936)
Secretary’s Book/ Missionary Organization (Jan 1937 – June 1940; Sept 1940 – June 1943)
Secretary’s Book/ Missionary Organization (Sept 1943 – July 1947; Sept 1947 – June 1950)
Secretary’s Book/ Missionary Organization (Nov 1950 – Mar 1953)

CD-Rom
“History of Mantua Center Christian Church, Mantua Ohio 1827 – 2002”

Book
On the Principle of Faith: The Story of Mantua Center Christian Church 1827 – 2002

Hiram Christian Church Box 3
Book
Financial Reports (1961 – 1984)
Our Church Guests (1953 – 1970)
Our Church Guests (1971 –1990)
Binder
“Church Property Extension Fund Campaign” (27 Apr – 28 May 1958)
Folders
Correspondence (Sept 1948 – Oct 1986)
Correspondence (Jan 1987 – June 1987)
Correspondence (July 1987 – Dec 1987)
Correspondence (Jan 1988 – June 1988)
Correspondence (July 1988 – Dec 1988)
Correspondence (Jan 1989 – May 1989)
Correspondence (June 1989 – Dec 1989)
“Church in World Committee” (1970 – 1971)
“Christian Education” (1970 – 1971)
“Deacons/Deaconess and Elders” (1970 –1971)
“Finances” (1970 –1971)
“Membership Committee” (1969 – 1971)
“Missions” (1970 – 1971)
“Minister’s Report” (1952 –1965; 1988)
“Pulpit Committee/ Supply” (1970 – 1971)
“Stewardship Committee” (1970 – 1971)
“Trustees” (1970 – 1971)
“Worship Committee” (1970 – 1971)
“Outreach Committee/ Business” (1970 – 1971)
“Outreach: Refuge Family/Financial Records/Expenditures”
“Outreach: Correspondence/ Tri-Community Refuge Project”
“Outreach: Clippings Regarding Quach Family”
“Outreach: Refuge Family, Speech About”
“Hiram Christian Church Constitution”
“Minister’s Contracts”
“Miscellaneous Information”
“Notes Concerning Early Settlers”
“Early Church Members”
“Centennial Celebration” (1935; 1940)
“Logo for Sesquicentennial”
“Ministries, Invitations to: for Sesquicentennial”
“Material Regarding ‘The Disciples in Hiram’”
“Correspondence Regarding ‘Minute in Hiram History’”
“Orders for Sesquicentennial Plate”
“Hiram College: Relations with Sesquicentennial”
“Clippings Regarding Sesquicentennial”
“Historical Play for Sesquicentennial, Written by Laura Turner”
“Miscellaneous Programs, etc. Regarding Hiram Christian Church”
“Dedication Day” (16 Jan 1966)
“Service of Celebration and Renewal” (2 Mar 1975)
“A Brief History of the Hiram Church 1835 – 1979)
“Oral Histories” (1975)
“Material Sent to Archives” (1982 – 1983)
“Old Church Documents” (1906; 1931)
“Photographs”
“Newspaper/ Magazine Articles”
“Small Books”
“Disciples of Christ Centennial Medal” (1909)

3/D/1 Disciples of Christ Regional Church History
Folders
“Mahoning Baptist Association, Constitution and minutes, held by John Randolph until the winter of 1875
when it was given into the custody of the president of Hiram College” (1820 – 1827)
“Mahoning Baptist Association, Minutes of the meeting held in Sharon, Pennsylvania in August” (1829)
“Bethesda Church Minutes” (1824)
“Church of Christ of South Orange, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, record, photograph donated by Phebe R.
Zimmerman (3/79)” (n.d.)
Hinsdale, Burke A. “A History of the Disciples of Christ at Hiram, 1808 – 1876”
“Organization and Minutes of the Congregation of Jesus Christ at Hiram” (1 Mar 1835 – 10 July 1858)
“Congregation of Jesus Christ at Hiram, Membership lists” (7 July 1859 – 3 Dec 1871); “Minutes of
Business Meetings” (7 Nov 1869 – 5 May 1871)
“Photocopies of records of Freedom Congregational Church” (1828 – 1895)
Books
Disciples of Christ Register (1872 – 1895)
Disciples of Christ Register (1896 – 1907)
Disciples of Christ Register (1908 – 1919)
Disciples Church Records (28 Sept 1914 – 1924)
Congregational Records of the Church in Garrettsville (22 Feb 1834 – 7 July 1861)
The Holy Bible
Register of the Ladies’ Aid Society (6 June 1906 – 26 Sept 1935)
Congregational Church Records, Garrettsville (1834 – 1887)
Church Records of the Disciples of Christ at Mantua (1827 – 1893)

Map
Hiram College Teachers Plat

Box
“Myra Pow Kenyon’s Wedding Gown” (n.d.)
“Christening Dress, Embroiders of Dress, 2 Bonnets, Beaded Bag”

Book
Church Records of the Disciples of Christ in Mantua (1827 – 1893)


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