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Emma Harvat was mayor of Iowa City from 1922 to 1924, serving one term. She was the first female mayor of Iowa City.

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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

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Minutes from October 14, 1923, joint meeting with all church officers

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Minutes from December 9, 1923, meeting with church officers

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Minutes from December 16, 1923, meeting with church officers

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A copy of the Church’s Land Patent Record. Filed by J. M. Kadlec on May 25, 1923.

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Letter from A.B. Walker to Rev. Robert Reed regarding property that was deeded to the church

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John Carroll was mayor of Iowa City from 1925 to 1932, serving four terms.

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

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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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Letter from H.A. Walker of the Austin Organ Company to Henry L. Fisk. The letter relates to the shipment of organ parts to Iowa City, and gives some instructions on what should be done when the parts arrive.

Henry L. Fisk was an architect.

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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.

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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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A memorandum that details the shipping of organ parts from the Austin Organ Company in Hartford, CT to the Church in Iowa City. There were 82 packages weighing 14,365 pounds. The memorandum lists the train route used and the number of the train car…

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

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

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Thomas Martin was mayor of Iowa City from 1935 to 1936, serving one term.

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Letter from custodians about mechanical and facility issues in the church

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Myron Walker was mayor of Iowa City from 1937 to 1938, serving one term. According to Volume 37 of the Iowa Journal of History and Politics, Mayor Walker oversaw the development of the "Iowa City Centennial Association" (1944-45, p. 363).

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Henry Willenbrock was mayor of Iowa City from 1939 to 1942, serving two times.

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

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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 Rev. Ilion T. Jones to Jacob Van der Zee, thanking him for his work in researching and writing about the history of the Church.

1940 Letter from Guy Barnes to the Church
Letter from Guy L. Barnes detailing some information about the McCready family. It mentions James and Eliza McCready, and Almon and Sarah Barnes, who were all founding members of the First Presbyterian Church in Scott township. Almon Barnes was…

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Letter from Rev. Harmon Johnson of the Synod of Illinois to Rev. Harvey Mullan of the Rushville Presbytery, inquiring as to whether they might have any of records that are missing from the Church in Iowa City. At its founding, the Church was part of…

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Letters written by Jacob Van der Zee--to the Office of the General Assembly in Philadelphia, and Rev. Harmon Johnson of the Synod of Illinois--inquiring about early records from the Church.

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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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Typed version of Hummer's Bell, written by W.H. Tuttle.

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1940s New Year's Day Recalls 3 Bells of Olden Times

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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 Alvin F. Smith to J. Kirkwood Craig, related to Craig's search for information about the Church's missing bell. Smith relates that there are two bells in possession of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints, one of which came from…

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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 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 John H. Taylor to J. Kirkwood Craig, related to Craig's search for information about the Church's missing bell.

John Taylor was the President of the Temple Square Mission in Salt Lake 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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Wilber Teeters was mayor of Iowa City from 1943 to 1946, serving two terms.

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Letter from H.S. (Sherman) McCready to Jacob Van der Zee, relating details about the deaths of his father and grandfather, James McCready and James M. McCready.
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