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http://history.icpl.org/import/fumc_1989.pdf
"Celebrating Together for Tomorrow" booklet created to celebrate the installation of a new organ at the First United Methodist Church of Iowa City.

fpc_1847-009.pdf
Constitution of the First Presbyterian Church.

fpc_1847-016.pdf
First pages of ledger detail money collected by Rev. Michael Hummer in 1847, for the building of the First Presbyterian Church. Rev. Hummer made two trips out East to raise funds for the Church, and the ledger records the amounts received in…

fpc_1847-017.pdf
An expense ledger kept by Rev. Michael Hummer from mid-1845 to 1847. The ledger details the amounts paid for various materials and services related to building a church. Rev. Hummer was the first pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, and had been…

fpc_1850-101.pdf
Sermon from dedication of First Presbyterian Church

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fpc_1851-019.pdf
Cross Bill filed by the Board of Trustees, in response to Rev. Hummer’s Bill of Complaint against them. The Cross Bill has several questions that the Board compels the Court to have Rev. Hummer address, and also asks the Court to rule against Rev.…

fpc_1851-018.pdf
Response by the President and the Board of Trustees of the First Presbyterian Church to the Bill of Complaint brought by Rev. Michael Hummer.

fpc_1853-020.pdf
Report by Rev. John Crozier to the Board of Trustees of the Church, detailing two monetary claims against the Church. The first claim is held by Rev. Michael Hummer, former pastor of the Church, for $658.00. The second claim is held by Miss Legare,…

fpc_1853-021.pdf
Report by Rev. John Crozier to the Board of Trustees of the Church, detailing his attempts to settle Rev. Michael Hummer’s claim against the Church for unpaid salary. The report was written in Burlington, Iowa, where Rev. Crozier had gone to meet…

fpc_1860-030.pdf
Sheriff’s Certificate, describing Sheriff Edmund Harrison’s posting of a specific lot of land for sale (block 86, lot 8, the northwest corner of Market St. and Clinton St.) in November, 1859. An added portion, written by N. Oakes and dated August…

fpc_1868-033.pdf
Ledger detailing amounts paid for specific pews in the First Presbyterian Church during 1868-1869.

fpc_1868-036.pdf
Booklet recording the cost of and rentals paid by Church members for specific pews.

fpc_1869-032.pdf
Ledger detailing the amounts pledged by Church members for a new bell during the years 1869-1871.

fpc_1869-037.pdf
Handwritten contract between Sheets and Adams carpenters and the Board of Trustees of the First Presbyterian Church for a new spire. The contract details the amount to be paid and the conditions under which the spire will be built. Signed: Rush…

fpc_1868-039.pdf
Document recording a meeting where the First Presbyterian Church has been asked to consider a purchase of the Stone Church on Burlington St. by Rev. S. S. Howe. The document details the state of the building as well as its liabilities and any value…

fpc_1873-041.pdf
1873 Sunday School Attendance record book

fpc_1890-045.pdf
Program created for the First Presbyterian Church’s Jubilee Anniversary, which took place September 11-13, 1890. The Church celebrated 50 years of organization with special services and activities. Rev. Edward Barrett was pastor at the time.

fpc_1890-046.pdf
Letter written by Rev. John Crozier to Rev. Edward Barrett in 1890. In it, Rev. Crozier talks about Rev. Michael Hummer at length, including information about his parents, his education, and his early days as a reverend. Crozier states that…

fpc_1890-044.pdf
A letter written by Rev. Oliver O. McClean (to the then-current pastor Rev. Edward Barrett?) sending his regrets that he could not attend the First Presbyterian Church’s 50th anniversary Jubilee. The letter was written in Lewistown, Pennsylvania.

fpc_1911-047.pdf
George Gibbs, writing as Secretary to the President of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints, responds to a previous letter from Walter Davis inquiring about the possibility of the First Presbyterian Church’s missing bell being in possession…

fpc_1911-048.pdf
Rev. J.P. Schell writes to Rev. D. W. Wylie about the Church’s missing bell. He states that, in addition to hearing about the bell from other sources, while serving as a missionary in Utah he met Brigham Young’s brother George, and that George…

fpc_1923-126.pdf
Minutes from March 20, 1923, meeting between Iowa State University Department Presbyterian Board of Education, First Presbyterian Church of Iowa City board, and Sessions of this church

fpc_1923-127.pdf
Minutes from October 14, 1923, joint meeting with all church officers

fpc_1923-128.pdf
Minutes from December 9, 1923, meeting with church officers

fpc_1923-129.pdf
Minutes from December 16, 1923, meeting with church officers

fpc_1976-146_1923letter.pdf
Letter from A.B. Walker to Rev. Robert Reed regarding property that was deeded to the church

fpc_1931-130.pdf
List of building fund bond coupons. April 1, 1931 – April 1, 1932

fpc_1934-063.pdf
Letter from BG Austin to WW Mercer of the First Presbyterian Church regarding the receipt of payment and invoice for the new organ.

fpc_1934-057.pdf
Letter from HA Walker of the Austin Organ Company to Henry Fisk regarding special features and attributes of Austin Organs, to persuade Mr. Fisk to purchase one for the church.

fpc_1934-059.pdf
Memorandum of Agreement between First Presbyterian Church of Iowa City and the Austin Organ Company for the purchase and installation of a new Austin Organ, 1934.

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fpc_1934-056.pdf
Letter from P.E. Nielsen of the Austin Organ Company to Henry Fisk regarding the proposal for organ installation at the church.

fpc_1937-131.pdf
Letter from custodians about mechanical and facility issues in the church

fpc_1934-065.pdf
A program created for the church’s centennial celebration in 1940.

fpc_1940s-068.pdf
A letter from Guy Barnes detailing the McCready family. It mentions James M. McCready and Sarah McCready, who were early members of the Church in Iowa City. It also mentions Almon Barnes, who was ruling elder in the First Presbyterian Church in Scott…

fpc_1940-066.pdf
A pamphlet created for the centennial celebration of the First Presbyterian Church of Iowa City. Pamphlet describes the founding and history of the church.

fpc_1940s-079.pdf
Typed version of Hummer's Bell, written by W.H. Tuttle.

fpc_1940s-078.pdf
1940s New Year's Day Recalls 3 Bells of Olden Times

fpc_1940s-069.pdf
A re-telling of Craig Schell's account of the Church's missing bell, by J. Kirkwood Craig. Schell's account was from 1911, and Craig is giving an abbreviated version of it in 1941, and adds his own recollections and information to the story.
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