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Archives of Ohio United Methodism

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The Archives of Ohio United Methodism, (AOUM) a collective history of the United Methodist Church in Ohio are held at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio. The current collection comprises documents from the two districts of the United Methodist Church in Ohio; the West Ohio United Methodist Church and East Ohio United Methodist collections, which were unified in 2003.

The first archive for documents pertaining to the church, then known as the Methodist Episcopal Church, was established at Cincinnati, Ohio in 1839, the purpose of which was to "collect and preserve. . .materials for a complete and authentic history of the Methodist Episcopal Church west of the Allegheny Mountains. . ." This collection was later moved to Ohio Wesleyan in 1851.

Included in the collection are original, primary, documents dating from the establishment of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Ohio, and all of its descendant forms and congregations through and including the emergence of the United Methodist Church in 1968.

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Archives of Ohio United Methodism Wikipedia


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