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Rev. John Crozier (August 27, 1822-December 23, 1891) was pastor at First Presbyterian Church from May-August, 1853. During his short tenure he met several times with Rev. Michael Hummer to discuss the stolen Church bell and Rev. Hummer’s claims…

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…

Letter from church leadership to members who purchased church fixtures regarding a request to sell those fixtures to Old Brick Associates, who had purchased the church building

The caption on the back of the postcard reads, "Clinton Street, Iowa City, Iowa, Home of the University of Iowa." Business signs shown include Moose, Woolworth's, the Deadwood, Iowa State Bank & Trust Company, Number on bottom left-hand corner reads…
Photographs of downtown Iowa City Pedestrian Mall at College Street and interior of the Old Capitol Mall, downtown Iowa City.

Document outlining the various bids from organ builders that submitted proposals to the Church for their new organ.

Constitution of the First Presbyterian Church.

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.

A program created for the church’s centennial celebration in 1940.

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

Service booklet from June 24, 1956. Back page has historical notes.

Litany of dedication for bible markers and a pulpit scarf that were presented as a memorial to Matthew Slemmons. Back cover has historical information about, and a photo of, Mr. Slemmons.

Service booklet from 1956, marking the centennial celebration of the Church building (Old Brick).

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

List of building fund bond coupons. April 1, 1931 – April 1, 1932

Information and policies for church materials auction

Specifications for receiving bids to demolish church building

Letter from Henry Fisk to Willis Mercer, regarding the completion of the installation of the new organ in the Church. Henry Fisk was an architect involved with the installation, and Willis Mercer was on the Board of Trustees of the Church.

“Received in good order from E Cooke four (4) boxes stained glass” Receipt for stained glass sent from Chicago.

Sr. Murray, Sir in compliance with your request I enclose to your address in substance a copy of my brother’s letter __________ to the __ Bell. From the indifference manifested through Mr. Sharp, I concluded that I could be of no service to the…


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.…

Text on the front of the postcard reads, "Plum Grove, Historic Home of Robert Lucas/First Governor, Territory of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa." The caption on the back repeats the text of the front.

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…

Sermon from dedication of First Presbyterian Church

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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…
The Goosetown Tree Walk begins at the Hickory Hill parking lot off of Bloomington Street and ends at the Hickory Hill park trees near Cedar Street. The tour walks along Bloomington, Reno, Center, Davenport, Pleasant, and Cedar Streets. Due to the…
"Some Leaves You May See on a Tree Walk". Pamphlet displays leaf shapes for trees living in the Iowa City area. Pamhplet printed double-sided on 8.5x14" green paper with black ink. Trees include the following: Apricot, Eastern Arborvita, Mountain…
The Longfellow Tree Walk begins at the Longfellow school parking lot, heads west on Seymour, north on Clark, west on Court, south on Summit, east on Sheridan, and back up east on Seymour Street. Due to the changing nature of the neighborhood and…
The North Side Tree Walk begins at North Market Square and walks along Johnson, Ronalds, Van Buren, Church, Linn, Davenport, Dubuque, Bloomington, and Dodge Streets. Due to the changing nature of the neighborhood and other natural occurrences, the…
The Oakland Cemetery Tree Walk begins at the east end of Brown Street, walks along the Governor Street side of the cemetery, turns east when parallel to Church, heads back towards Brown, and turns and curves past past many of the walkways in the…
Our Live Ones title page
George W. Ball was mayor of Iowa City from 1905 to 1909, and an Iowa Senator from 1900-1902. According to the 1910 Census, George Ball resided at 429 North Clinton Street. His wife was named Estella and had two children, Walter M (also a lawyer, and…
In the 1910 Census, W. J. McDonald was listed as a general practice lawyer. Born in 1873, his wife was named Margery, and their children were named Mary and Richard. The family had a servant named Laura Lincoln. His brother was named Timothy, also a…
In the 1910 Census, John J. Ney resided at 522 East Burlington Street. He was born in 1853 and had a wife named Anastasia. They had a son named John J., Jr., and a maid Nora Yeries. In the 1908 City Directory, his office address was listed as 108 ½…
James L. Records was born in 1953. In the 1910 Census, he was listed as a proprietor of a wholesale jewelry company. His wife was named Anna and their children named Catharine, Edwin, Donald, and Theodore. He had a maid named Frances Sokup and a…
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