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Archives and History

Contacts:
Chair: TBS

Secretary: Marilyn Steenwyk RMML9347@gmail.com

Historian: Dan Swinson, pastordan@sycamoreumc.org

Archivist: TBA

Depository: Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, The Styberg Library, 2121 N. Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60201  847.866.3909  jaeyeon.chung@garrett.edu

General Commission on Archives and History

Resources:

Rock River Journals: In cooperation with G-ETS Styberg Library, we have digitized the nearly 400-page typescript of the Rock River Conference Journals from 1840-1852 into a searchable pdf. Click to view.

Download some of these other helpful documents

Survey for Local Church 
Mission and Scope of the NIC Archives & History
Local Church Records – What to Save
Guidelines for Creating an Oral History

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