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Wyoming Conference United Methodist Church Records

An inventory of its records at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: United Methodist Church. Wyoming Conference.
Title: Wyoming Conference United Methodist Church Records
Inclusive Dates: 1806-1979
Quantity: 14 linear feet
Abstract: Business files (minutes, financial records, hearing records, circuit records, school and missionary society records of individual churches of the Conference); correspondence; memorabilia; and printed material.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

The Wyoming Conference of the United Methodist Church is an umbrella organization that connects more than 300 United Methodist congregations (with more than 60,000 individual members) in Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Southern Tier of New York State. The Wyoming Conference's mission is "to assist local churches in making disciples for Christ, so as to transform the world."

The first Wyoming Conference was held in Carbondale, Pennsylvania, in 1852. Two notable outgrowths of the Wyoming Conference are the Children's Home of Wyoming Conference, focused on needs of and service to children, and United Methodist Homes, whose mission revolves around needs of and service to the aged. The Conference is are also affiliated with Wyoming Seminary, one of the oldest continuously coeducational day and boarding schools in the United States.

[Portions of this biographical sketch adapted from the Wyoming Conference website at]

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Wyoming Conference of the United Methodist Church Records contain business files, correspondence, memorabilia and printed material relating to the Wyoming Conference organization of United Methodist congregations.

Business files relates to the Wyoming Conference itself as well as to individual member churches. Types of material include both general administrative material (constitution and by-laws, anniversary publications, meeting minutes, speeches and addresses, etc.) and financial records (check stubs, bills, receipts, etc).

General Correspondence covers more than 130 years.

Assorted items of Memorabilia include photographs, scrapbooks, maps, posters, and other miscellanea.

Printed material includes Conference newsletters, historical studies, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, and assorted other items.

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Arrangement of the Collection

Correspondence is arranged chronologically; all other series are alphabetical by name or topic.

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Access Restrictions

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Three folders of Board of Ministry Records business files are restricted.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings

Corporate Bodies

Methodist Church -- Clergy.
Methodist Church -- New York (State)
Methodist Church -- Pennsylvania.
United Methodist Church (U.S.)
United Methodist Church. -- Wyoming Conference. -- Archives.

Genres and Forms

Financial reports.
Minutes (administrative records)



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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Wyoming Conference United Methodist Church Records
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Finding Aid Information

Created by: CMV
Date: 11 Dec 1979
Revision history: 20 Feb 2008 - converted to EAD (MRC); 7 May 2009 - oversize 3 added (MRC); 11 Nov 2014 - oversize 4 added (MRC); 27 Feb 2017 - rehoused, inventory updated (MS)

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Business files
Box 1 Adelphian Society Records 1866-1901, 1910-1930 (3 folders)
Box 1 Asbury United Methodist Church 100th Anniversary 1976
Box 1 Autobiography of H. E. Daniels 1889
Binghamton and Vicinity Methodist Ministers' Association
Box 1 [General] 1923-1933 (4 folders)
Box 2 [General] 1933-1959 (3 folders)
Box 2 Receipted bills 1908-1912
Box 2 Records 1894-1913
Binghamton District Ministerial and Literary Association
Box 2 Receipted bills 1908-1912
Box 2 Records 1894-1913
Box 2 Biography of Thomas H. Pearne 1929
Box 3 Board of Ministry Records 1942-1968 (3 folders)
Box 4 Broad Street Church 1973 - preacher and pastor list
Box 4 Centenary Church (Syracuse, NY) - booklet
Box 4 Central United Methodist Church 1976-1977
Box 4 Charles Wesley Brotherhood 1897 - constitution and bylaws
Box 4 Children's Home of Wyoming Conference 1973 - 60th anniversary bulletin
Box 4 Church Extension Anniversary 1898
Box 4 Church Extension Society Records 1869-1878
Box 4 Commission on Archives and History 1971-1972 - minutes
Box 4 Committee reports 1964-1972
Box 5 Conference Program Council Forward Planning Committee 1969 - report
Box 5 Constitution of the Binghamton District Ministerial Association 1894-1912
Box 5 Educational Institutions Study Committee 1970 - report
Box 5 Epworth League Records 1896-1924
Box 5 Evidence concerning case of George T. Price 1899
Financial records
Box 5 Archives and History treasurer's report and budget 1978-1979
Box 5 Budget manuals 1968-1972
Box 5 Cancelled checks and statements 1945-1950
Box 5 Capital funds study 1971
Box 5 Checks 1893-1895
Box 5 Check stubs 1943-1968 (3 folders)
Box 6 General 1963-1972 (2 folders)
Box 7 Idetown United Methodist Church 1961-1975
Box 7 Paid bills 1946-1961
Box 7 Preacher's Aid Fund records 1916-1936
Box 7 Receipts 1947-1958
Wyoming Conference Camp Commission
Box 7 Cancelled checks 1945-1949
Box 7 Paid bills 1945-1948
Box 7 Statements 1946
Box 7 Financial reports (2 folders)
Box 8 Financial reports (cont.)
Box 8 First Wyoming Conference representative meeting 1894 - minutes
Box 8 Fragments
Box 8 Glen Lyon Church 1974 - history
Box 8 Glen Lyon Methodist Church 1973 - 85th anniversary bulletin
Box 8 Gospel Music Museum 1977 - dedication
Box 8 Hanover Circuit of Susquehanna District Records 1843-1860
Box 8 Hearing records concerning Rev. Van Valkenburg 1865
Box 8 Historical address for Wyoming Annual Conference Historical Society 1899
Box 8 Historical sketch of Oneonta District ministerial meeting 1929
Box 8 Historical speech 1931
Box 8 Historic sketch of the Binghamton District Ministerial and Literary Association 1912
Box 8 History of Methodism in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 1892
Box 8 History of the "Master's Call" program
Oversize 1 Horresdale District Conference Records 1873-1878
Box 8 Huntsville United Methodist Church 1977 - 100th anniversary
Box 8 Idetown Administrative Board 1977 - agenda
Box 8 Insurance papers 1970
Box 8 Journal of the Traveling and Local Preachers' Mutual Improvement Society of the Susquehanna District 1842-1872
Box 8 Kingston, Pennsylvania Quarterly Conference minutes 1889-1914
Box 8 Ladies Aid Society Records 1914-1921
Box 9 Ladies Aid Society secretary's book 1898-1914
Box 9 Map of Methodism in the Southern States 1898
Box 9 Methodist Home for the Aged 1969 - financial reports
Box 9 Methodist Ministers' Association of Scranton Records 1906-1921 (2 folders)
Box 9 Methodist Ministers' Association of Wilkes-Barre and Vicinity 1942-1947
Box 9 Methodist Quarterly Review 1867
Box 10 Ministerial Association Records 1910-1942
Box 10 Minutes of the Western New York Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church 1873
Box 10 Miscellaneous 1898-1945
Box 10 Miscellaneous history 1896
Box 10 Newport Circuit Records
Oversize 2 North Abington Charge Records
Box 10 Notebook, handwritten
Box 10 Oak Street United Methodist Church Records 1971-1976
Box 10 Owego District Ministerial Association 1848-1877 - minutes
Box 11 "The Pleasures of Sin" by John D. Sasson 1845 - handwritten; appears to be sermon
Box 11 Programs 1927-1961
Box 11 Properties Study of the Wyoming Conference 1972
Box 11 Quarterly tickets 1835-1889
Box 11 Record of pastoral work of J. T. Warner 1868-1924 (3 folders)
Box 11 Report of the Council on World Service and Finance 1964, 1968 (2 folders)
Box 11 School of Missions 1971, undated
Box 12 School of Missions 1973-1974, undated
Box 12 Steward's Book
Box 12 Tour itineraries 1976
Box 12 Trucksville Church History
Box 12 United Methodist Conference daily bulletin 1976
Box 12 [Untitled records] 1806-1900
Box 12 Vacationland Ministries report 1967
Box 12 Whittemore Hill Church anniversary 1977-1978
Box 12 Wilkes-Barre Methodist Ministers' Association Records
Box 13 Wilkes-Barre Preachers' Meeting Constitution 1891-1924
Box 13 Will of William H. Olin
Box 13 Women's Missionary Society secretary's records 1924-1932
Box 13 Wyalusing District Ministerial Association Records 1871-1877
Box 13 Wyoming Circuit church register 1814-1848
Wyoming Conference
Box 13 Anniversary Celebration pageant script
Box 13 Historical record 1962
Oversize 2 Journal 1885-1888
Box 13 Records, miscellaneous 1964-1979
Box 13 Structure Committee minutes 1972
Box 13 Union Committee records 1971-1972
Wyoming District
Box 14 Annual Conference Committee on Conference Relations records 1929-1954
Box 14 Epworth League Institute Commission 1936-1950
Box 14 Lyceum records 1843-1963
Box 15 Ministerial Association records 1889-1910
Box 15 [General] 1844-1859, 1852-1859, 1891-1898, 1910-1911, 1928, 1945-1947, 1950-1965 (12 folders)
Box 16 [General] 1966-1978 (2 folders)
Oversize 3 "Bishops of the Methodist Episcopal Church" 19th c.
Oversize 4 Cane
Etching blocks
Box 16 Wilton J. Dubrick
Box 16 Sky Lake camp scenes
Box 16 Sky Lake directors
Box 16 J. T. Warner
Oversize 3 Gavels and block (3 items)
Box 16 Map of Wyoming Conference
Oversize 5 Missionary Society Certificate 1865
Box 16 Photographs
Oversize 5 Photographs 1875, 1890, 1913 - conferences and convertions at Oneonta, NY; Binghamton, NY; Wilkes-Barre, PA
Oversize 6 Portrait of William Lord Conyngham II
Box 17 Scrapbook of photographs
Box 17 Walkathon poster
Box 17 The Wesley Oak
Oversize 5 Wyoming Conference Centennial Fund certificate 1884
Printed material
Box 17 A history of Nichols, N.Y.
Box 17 Dimock Camp Meeting 1976
Box 17 The McKendree United Methodist Church 150th Anniversary 1978
Box 17 What's Happening 1978
Box 17 Castle Creek - Glen Castle Church Bulletin 1976
Box 17 Centennial Pageant of Wyoming Conference Program 1952
Box 17 Conference newsletter 1978
Box 17 Congressional Record 1960
Box 17 Court Street United Methodist Church 100th Anniversary 1976
Oversize 6 Daily Christian Advocate 1916
Box 17 Health and Welfare Certification Council brochure
Box 17 Hinghwa 1923
Box 17 Invitations 1892-1942
Box 17 Newspaper, The Beacon 1978
Oversize 6 Newspaper, The Press (Binghamton ) 1978
Box 17 Newspaper clippings 1972
Box 17 Newspaper reprint 1902
Box 17 The Northeastern United Methodist Historical Bulletin 1967-1978
Box 17 "How to Display and Respect the Flag of the United States"
Box 17 Lackawanna Historical Society
Box 17 North Afton United Methodist Church 150 Years 1978
Box 17 Union Valley United Methodist Church 125th Anniversary 1978
Oversize 6 Poster, advertising The Young Lady's Book by William Hosmer 1851
Box 17 Sixth Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference 1960

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