Iowa City Public Library

First Presbyterian Church

1842 Photocopy of Certificate of Organization
1842 Photocopy of Founding Letter
1844 Letter and envelope from Theodore Sanxay to Rev. Michael Hummer
1844 Envelope from Rev. Michael Hummer
1847 Constitution of the First Presbyterian Church
1847 Rev Hummer’s Collection Ledger, 1847 & Expense Ledger, 1847-1850
1847 Rev. Michael Hummer’s Church Book, 1845-1847
1851 Response to Bill of Complaint brought by Rev. Hummer against the Church
1851 Cross Bill filed by the Board of Trustees of the First Presbyterian Church against Rev. Hummer
1853 Report to the Board of Trustees of the First Presbyterian Church
1853 Report to the Board of Trustees of the First Presbyterian Church
1853 Letter from Rev. Hummer to Rev. Crozier
1853 Rev. Hummer’s Proposed Settlement with the First Presbyterian Church
1853 Receipt for $91.00 received by Rev. John Crozier, for services as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church
1853 Request for Rev. Michael Hummer to be paid $490.00
1855 Subscription ledger for a bell for the North Presbyterian Church in Iowa City
1855 Subscription ledger for a bell for the North Presbyterian Church in Iowa City
1855 Receipt for $600 received by Rev. F.A. Shearer, for services as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church
1858 Resignation letter of the North Presbyterian Church Board of Trustees
1860 Sheriff’s Certificate—N. Oakes vs. Presbyterian Church
1860 Receipt for $905.85 received by Rev. Oliver O. McClean, for services as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church
1868 Church pew rent ledger
1868 Pew rent agreement
1868 Pew rent booklet
1869 Church bell subscription ledger
1869 Contract for the building of a spire for the First Presbyterian Church
1869 Warranty contract for Sheets & Adams to the Board of Trustees of the Church
1870 Document detailing Stone Church property
1872 Receipt for payment of salary to Pastor Samuel M. Osmond
1873 Sunday School Attendance
1874 Sunday School Records
1890 Letter from Rev. O. O. McClean regarding the Church’s 50th anniversary celebration
1890 First Presbyterian Church Jubilee Anniversary Program
1890 Letter from John Shoup to Rev. Dr. Barrett
1890 Letter from Rev. Crozier to Rev. Barrett
1911 Letter from George Gibbs to Walter Davis about the Church’s missing bell
1911 Letter from Rev. Schell to Rev. Wylie about the Church’s missing bell
1911 Letter from Andrew Meneely of Meneely & Co. to Rev. Wylie, about the bell that the foundry made for a church in Iowa City in 1849.
1911 Letter to Meneely & Co.
1912 Letter from Andrew Meneely to Rev. Wylie about bells
1911 Letter from Rector Williams to the First Presbyterian Church
1915 Program for the Church’s 75th anniversary service
1923 Land Patent Record for the First Presbyterian Church (copy)
1934 Proposal for installing new organ at the church
1934 Letter from HA Walker of the Austin Organ Company to Henry Fisk regarding special features and attributes of Austin Organs
1934 Tabulated Quotations on Organ Specifications
1934 Memorandum of Agreement between First Presbyterian Church of Iowa City and the Austin Organ Company
1934 Memorandum for shipment of organ parts from Hartford, CT to Iowa City
1934 Letter from H.A. Walker to Henry L. Fisk, regarding the shipment of organ parts
1934 Letter from Henry Fisk to Willis Mercer regarding the installation of the new organ in the Church
1934 Letter from BG Austin to WW Mercer of the First Presbyterian Church regarding the receipt of payment and invoice for the new organ
1934 Specification of the new organ at the Church
1940 First Presbyterian Church of Iowa City Centennial Celebration program
1940--History of First Presbyterian Church of Iowa City, 1840-1940
1940 Letter regarding Barnes genealogy
1940 Letter from Guy L. Barnes detailing McCready genealogy
1941 A Pioneer Bell
1941 Letter from J. Kirkwood Craig to Mr. A. J. Larew
1941 Letter from J. Kirkwood Craig to Dr. J Van Der Zee
1941 Letter from Alvin F. Smith to Rev. J. Kirkwood Craig
1941 Letter from John H. Taylor to J. Kirkwood Craig
1942 Letter from J. Kirkwood Craig to Jacob Van der Zee
1943 Letter from J. Kirkwood Craig to Jacob Van der Zee and photocopied portrait of Elder Shoup
1944 Letter from J. Van der Zee to Mr. Sherman McCready
1944 Letter from H. S. McCready
1940s New Year's Day Recalls 3 Bells of Olden Times
1940s Hummer's Bell
 Chronicles of the Bell, A. D. 1848
1940 Letters requesting assistance in finding missing information
1940 Letter to Rev. Harvey H. Mullan
1940 Letter from Ilion T. Jones to Jacob Van der Zee
1950 Nails from floor of Old Brick
1956 Service Booklet
1956 Litany of dedication booklet
1956 Festival Service Commemorating the Centennial of the Building
1964 Letter from West Music Company to Rev. Zerwas
1965 125th Anniversary History booklet
1974 First Presbyterian Church groundbreaking press release
1975 Pipe Organ removal contact
1977 Organ dedication program
[1800s]  Letter from CM Galkin to Murray re: Bell
[1960s] Property description for 530 Ferson Avenue
1965 "Consider the Days of Old": First Presbyterian Church anniversary sermon
1850 Sermon from the dedication of First Presbyterian Church
1865 Receipt for stained glass
1865 Receipt for payment of stained glass windows
1865 Receipt for carpet
1869 Receipt for hardware from J.P. Sanxay
1865 Receipt for payment for building part of the church cornice
1868 IOU from Joseph Barker
1869 Receipt for building part of the Presbyterian Church of Iowa City
1869 Receipt for building the First Presbyterian Chruch spire
1869 Receipt for building First Presbyterian Church spire
1869 Receipt for building First Presbyterian Church spire
1869 Receipt for brick work on First Presbyterian Church
1869 Receipt for building spire at First Presbyterian Church of Iowa City
1869 Receipt for building spire at First Presbyterian Church of Iowa City
1869 Receipt for building spire at First Presbyterian Church of Iowa City
1869 Receipt for building spire at First Presbyterian Church of Iowa City
1869 Receipt for building spire at First Presbyterian Church of Iowa City
1869 Receipt for building spire at First Presbyterian Church of Iowa City
1869 Receipt for building spire at First Presbyterian Church of Iowa City
1869 Receipt for building spire at First Presbyterian Church of Iowa City
1869 Receipt for building spire at First Presbyterian Church of Iowa City
1869 Receipt for building spire at First Presbyterian Church of Iowa City
1869 Receipt for building spire at First Presbyterian Church of Iowa City
1869 Receipt for building cornice at First Presbyterian Church of Iowa City
1869 Receipt for bricks for First Presbyterian Church of Iowa City
1923 Board meeting minutes for First Presbyterian Church of Iowa City
1923 First Presbyterian Church officers meeting minutes
1923 First Presbyterian Church officers meeting minutes
1923 First Presbyterian Church officers meeting minutes
1931-1932 Building fund bond coupons
1937 Letter from custodians about issues in the First Presbyterian Church
1971 Letter about First Presbyterian Church demolition
1971 Letter regarding purchasing First Presbyterian Church building
1971 Request to sell First Presbyterian Church building
1971 Letter about selling the First Presbyterian Church building to the University
1973 Letter about purchasing First Presbyterian Church building
1974 Letter about the sale of the First Presbyterian Church building
1974 Letter offering to purchase First Presbyterian Church building
1974 proposal for creating The World Friendship Center
1975 Information and policies for First Presbyterian Church materials auction
1975 Letter offering to purchase the First Presbyterian Church building
1976 Specifications for receiving bids to demolish church building
1976 Bid from Gordon Russell Inc. to demolish church building
1977 Letter about selling First Presbyterian Church fixtures to Old Brick Associates
1976 Document seeking to block demolition of First Presbyterian Church building
1923 Letter from A.B. Walker to Rev. Robert Reed regarding church property
Date unknown: Specifications for the Presbyterian Church spire

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