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A receipt for payment to apply to the contract to build cornice at the First Presbyterian Church

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A history of the First Presbyterian Church, from 1840-1965, written by Clarence A. Andrews. The booklet covers 125 years of Church history, and includes photos of some of the founding members and pastors of 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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A specification of the new organ for the Church, which details the various stops. The organ is designated as Austin, Op. 1868.

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

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“$120. By the 1st June 1869 I promise to pay the trustees of the (north) Presbyterian Church. One hundred and twenty dollars for [unreadable…] after maturity. For pew #14. Joseph Barker. August 14, 1868”

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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…

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Letter from University of Iowa President Willard Boyd to Lyle Duncan about whether the University wished to purchase the church building

fpc_1973-136.pdf
Letter from University of Iowa President Willard (Sandy) Boyd to members of First Presbyterian Church regarding the University potentially purchasing the church building

fpc_1974-138.pdf
Letter from University of Iowa President Willard (Sandy) Boyd to church leadership, offering to purchase church building

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A request by the Board of Trustees of the First Presbyterian Church of Iowa City, to the Treasurer of the Church, stating that Rev. Michael Hummer should be paid $490.00 out of any available Church funds. This request comes after many months of…

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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…

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A warranty obligation created by Sheets & Adams, binding them to the Board of Trustees for $1500 (or the cost of damages) if they do not fulfill their contract for the spire. Signed Sheets & Adams; Jos. [illegible]; Mortimer Ryan; R M…

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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_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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Letter from J. Kirkwood Craig to A.J. Larew. Craig mentions that he is sending his recollections of the missing Church bell, and also speaks about his grandfather, John Shoup.

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Letter from J. Kirkwood Craig to Jacob Van der Zee, detailing some of Craig's efforts to find and identify the missing Church bell.

Jacob Van der Zee was wrote many historical items, including a History of Presbyterianism in Iowa City.

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Letter from J. Kirkwood Craig to Jacob Van der Zee, which he sent along with letters from John Taylor and Alvin Smith from Salt Lake City.

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Letter from J. Kirkwood Craig to Jacob Van der Zee, which accompanied a photography of John Shoup.

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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_1977-144.pdf
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

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Photographs of downtown Iowa City Pedestrian Mall at College Street and interior of the Old Capitol Mall, downtown Iowa City.

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

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Constitution of the First Presbyterian Church.

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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_1931-130.pdf
List of building fund bond coupons. April 1, 1931 – April 1, 1932

fpc_1975-140.pdf
Information and policies for church materials auction

fpc_1976-142.pdf
Specifications for receiving bids to demolish church building

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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.

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