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Finding Aid for the First Presbyterian Church of Oxford Photograph Collection (MUM01768)

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Finding Aid for the First Presbyterian Church of Oxford Photograph Collection



Descriptive Summary

PURL: http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM01768/
Title: First Presbyterian Church of Oxford Photograph Collection
Dates: 1879-1944
Collector: First Presbyterian Church (Oxford, Miss.)
Physical Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear feet)
Repository: University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections. University, MS 38677, USA
Identification: MUM01768
Location: Visual Collections
Language of Material: English
Abstract: The collection contains photographs of buildings and congregation members of First Presbyterian Church in Oxford, Miss.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Donated by First Presbyterian Church of Oxford

Processing Information

Collection processed by Gloria Gonzalez, January 2011. Finding aid encoded by Kathryn Michaelis, May 2012.

Additions

No further additions are expected to this collection.


Subject Terms

First Presbyterian Church (Oxford, Miss.)
Presbyterian Church -- Mississippi -- Oxford


Formats

photographs
photograph albums
church bulletins


Historical Note

The First Presbyterian Church of Oxford was founded in 1837 by early settlers of Scottish descent. Several of the elders, the pastor and practically every able-bodied man in town went to war between 1861 and 1865. While they were away, the northern army camped on the church grounds. They set fire to the church, but one fearless female in the congregation put out the fire while the soldiers jeered. By 1880, the building, in need of extensive repair, was torn down. The present church was built in 1881 on the same site. Many community leaders attended First Presbyterian including three University of Mississippi Chancellors: Waddel, Fulton, and Hume (Source: First Presbyterian Church of Oxford website, accessed 25 January 2010).


Scope and Content Note

The collection contains three folders containing photographs, four framed photographs and a photo album containing 39 portraits.


User Information

Preferred Citation

First Presbyterian Church of Oxford Photograph Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

Access Restrictions

The First Presbyterian Church of Oxford Photograph Collection is open for research. This collection is stored at an off-site facility. Researchers interested in using this collection must contact Archives and Special Collections at least two business days in advance of their planned visit.

Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.


Related Material

Resources in Archives and Special Collections at the University of Mississippi

The History of the First Presbyterian Church U.S.A., Oxford, Mississippi: Volume II, 1951-1987 by Franklin E. Moak and Maud Morrow Brown. Call number: BX8947.M7 O9 1987


Container List

Folder 77.1.1 Photograph: Catechism Class, 1917
Scope: Group of young girls sitting on steps with teachers
Folder 77.1.2 Photograph: D.H.A. Minon, Macon, Miss., undated
Scope: Elderly man
Folder 77.2.1 Photograph: Men’s Bible Class First Presbyterian Church Oxford, Miss. (on occasion of Dr. Hume leaving to go to Southwestern, having been fired by Bilbo), August 1930
Scope: Group of men standing on steps
Folder 77.2.2 Photograph: Men’s Bible Class, 1985
Scope: Group of seven men standing on steps
Folder 77.3.1 Photograph: Mary and Martha Sunday School Class, undated
Scope: Group of elderly women seated indoors
Folder 77.3.2 Photograph: Bertha Rosemond Wohleben, 30 September 1879
Scope: Wohleben sanctuary window
Folder 77.3.3 Photograph: Grandpa Wohleben, undated
Scope: Wohleben sanctuary window
Folder 77.3.4 Photograph: First Presbyterian Church Manse-Oxford, Miss., undated
Scope: White house with two trees in front
Folder 77.4.1 Church program/bulletin, 19 May 1991
Folder 77.4.2 Church program/bulletin, 1 March 1925
Framed item 1 J.E. Wallace, undated
Scope: Portrait of older man with glasses
Framed item 2 Original drawing for bulletin by Mrs. J.B. Looper, 1944
Scope: Illustration of church building and surrounding landscape
Framed item 3 Dr. Alfred Hume’s SS Class, August 1930
Scope: Large group of men standing on steps occasion: Dr. Hume leaving to go to Southwestern at Memphis
Framed item 4 Top photograph: Church Manse. Bottom photograph: original wood frame church built in 1847, 1920
Scope: Buildings on church grounds
Photo album A bridal gift for Sister Emma from Bell, 11 May 1881
Scope: 39 portraits