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First Christian Church, Philip Fall Memorial Library records
University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506
Church Records (reels 1 -18) A. Minutes; B. History of Church; C. Memory books; D. Membership Lists; E. Bulletins; F. THE CHRISTIAN MESSENGER, 1944-1962; G. Woman's organizations; H. Philip Fall Memorial Library; I. Miscellaneous Records, arranged chronologically under each organizational unit. II. Philip Slater Fall Papers (reels 19-21) A. Sermons, Addresses & Tracts; B. Letters; C. Clippings and Pictures, arranged chronologically under each unit. III. George Darsie Papers (reels 22-28) A. Diaries, 1866- 1904; B. Scrapbook; C.Sermons and Articles, arranged chronologically under each unit. IV. Miscellaneous Pamphlets and Periodicals (reels 29-30) THE CHRISTIAN PREACHER, etc. arranged chronologically under various titles.
Collection is open for research.
[Identification of item], First Christian Church, Philip Fall Memorial Library records, 1803-1962, 1F66M-513, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.
30 reels of microfilm.
Church. Established in 1863 in Frankfort, Kentucky.
These are the records of the First Christian Church in Frankfort, Ky. for the years 1803 to 1861, along with materials relating to the church's pastors.The first eighteen reels contain the church records including the minutes of the administrative board. There are also bulletins dating 1912-1961, and membership lists and directories from 1885 to 1959. Records from women's groups such as the Ladies Aid Society and the Women's Missionary Society are also present. These reels also contain filmed copies of the scrapbooks, photographs, family papers dating from 1803 which belonged to the Thomas family, and miscellaneous clippings.
Three reels concern the church's first pastor, Philip Slater Fall. They contain his sermons, addresses, and tracts, along with correspondence, genealogical materials, clippings, and photographs. Seven reels contain the diaries (1866-1904), sermons, articles, and scrapbook of George Darsie, a later pastor. The last two reels contain miscellaneous pamphlets and periodicals.