Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society
P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17
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www.handleyregional.org

Brucetown United Methodist Church Records
1505 THL

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains information about the Brucetown United Methodist Church, including bulletins, registers, Sunday school roll books, histories and membership, covering 1850 to 2008.
(3 boxes) Last updated 04/14.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Known records confirm a Methodist Church in Brucetown, VA, in 1852. Gravestones adjoining the church cemetery date from 1822. The cornerstone for the present church was laid on October 10, 1874. The church is located on the north side of State Rt. 672 in northern Frederick County, VA.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Carr, Clay B. Historical Sketches of Places of Worship: Winchester and Frederick County, VA. Winchester, VA: Winchester Printers, 1988.

CITE AS: Brucetown United Methodist Church Records, 1505 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.

ORGANIZATION:

BOX 1

News Articles – unnumbered leaves, printed (photocopy)

Conference Meeting–Burnt Factory – May 29, 1889, 3 leaves, manuscript on
printed form
September 24, 1922, 3 leaves, manuscript

Conference, Board of Trustees – 1922-1937, Minutes, 8 leaves, manuscript on printed form (folded); 11 leaves, manuscript

Membership, Miscellaneous lists – 116 leaves, manuscript, 4 leaves, typescript

Parsonage Aid Society – 1893-1896, 14 items, 1 book, manuscript; 13 scraps, manuscript

Church Register – 1899-1908, notebook (bound), 1 item, unnumbered pages

Church Register – 1908-1913, notebook (bound), 1 item, unnumbered pages

BOX 2

Building Repair, Updates – 1949-2005, 3 leaves, manuscript, 61 leaves, typescript

Building Repair Financial Records – 1980-1991, 29 leaves, manuscript on printed form (photocopy)

Brucetown – Welltown Charge Conference – 1992, 1993, and 1994 (2 copies), 4 items, printed

Charge Conference Reports – 1969-2005, 23 leaves, typescript

Budgets, Financial Reports – 1961-2007, unnumbered leaves, manuscript and typescript (photocopy)

Cards, Notes – 13 leaves, manuscript (small notes); 1 page, manuscript; 3 envelopes, printed; 4 cards printed, with manuscript

Charge Records – 1926-27 and 1937, 2 leaves, manuscript on printed form; 1 book, manuscript

Church Bulletins and Blank Stationary – 3 leaves, printed; 9 leaves, manuscript; 7 leaves, blank, printed form

Histories of Church and Ministers – following items are in folder:

"History of the Brucetown (VA) United Methodist Church" by Douglas B. O’Connell, October 12, 1969, 2 copies, 26 leaves, typescript (second copy, printed)
Article on United Methodist Church from "A Survey of American Church Records", author, date, and publisher unknown, 2 leaves, printed (photocopy)
"Circuit Riders" author, date, and publisher unknown, 1 leaf, typescript
List of former ministers and brief church history, 1948, 2 leaves, typescript (2 copies)
List of ministers, 1959-1995, 2 leaves, typescript (2 copies)
Notes from the Winchester Star, 1898-1908, 2 leaves, typescript
The Brucetown Cemetery, May, 1989, (2 copies) 1 leaf, typescript, 2nd copy, 2 leaves,
typescript
Sunday School information, 1880-1985, 1 leaf, typescript
Biographical information on pastors: Kidd, Timothy, n.d. 1 leaf, manuscript
Kelcher, Jay, May 22, 1995, 1 leaf, printed
Lock, Mary, April 24, 2000, 3 leaves, printed
Suedrick, Cris, August 14, 1991, 1 leaf, printed
Brief History, 1965-1975, 1 leaf, typescript
The Cemetery Fund with cemetery history, 1989, 4 leaves, manuscript

History – "My Yesteryears," Autobiography of Rev. W. O. Jalbert, 2 items (2 copies), 24 leaves, printed (photocopy)

 

History – "100 Years in Brucetown" by Douglas B. O’Connell, folder includes the following:

History of Brucetown United Methodist Church by Douglas B. O’Connell, October 13, 1974, 3 items, 6 leaves, typescript (photocopy)
"Remember Who You Are" an excerpt from Douglas B. O’Donnell’s history of Brucetown United Methodist Church, October 13, 1974, 3 leaves, printed
Invitation to program, 100th Anniversary of the Brucetown United Methodist Church, 1 leaf, printed

Memorial Association – 1946-1967, 1 item

Memorial Funds – 1993, 1998-1999, 12 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

Official Board Minutes – 1961-1964, 2 items

Official Roll and Attendance Records – 1973, 3 items, manuscript on printed form (photocopy)

Poem, "Lines written on Leaving Brucetown Circuit by one of the Family" – 1893, 1 item, 2 leaves (photocopy)

Quarterly Conference Records – 1880-1884, 96 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

BOX 3

Administrative Board Minutes, 1961-1999, 2 leaves, manuscript (photocopy), 91 leaves typescript

Administrative Board Minutes, 1961-1976, manuscript, unnumbered leaves

Administrative Board Minutes, 2000-2006, 99 leaves, typescript

Administrative Council Agenda, 2002-2006, 49 leaves, typescript, includes officer 2003, history 2004, minister listing

Treasurer’s Report, 1989-1993, Trustee Reports, 1968-1971, 12 leaves, manuscript and typescript

Treasurer’s Report, 1973-2000, 105 leaves, typescript

Treasurer’s Report, 2000-2006, 95 leaves, typescript

Membership Forms (includes details on families), 1900-1960, 36 leaves, manuscript on printed form

Membership Listings (includes information on families), 1945-1995, manuscript (photocopy), typescript, unnumbered leaves, loose papers

Membership Transfers, 1958-1997, 10 items, 2 leaves, manuscript on printed forms, 8 leaves, typescript and manuscript, 1 postcard, printed, 6 leaves, typescript (photocopy, 1 leaf, manuscript

Membership Listings -- 1995-2007, folder includes the following: 3 leaves, manuscript, 62 leaves, typescript (loose papers)
Church Directory, 2001, 2 booklet, 8 pages (each), printed
Church Directory, 2002, 2 booklets, 8 pages (each), printed
Church Membership Record, March, 1996- (?), 1 booklet,
unnumbered leaves, manuscript on printed form

BOX 4

Administrative Board Minutes – 1965-1976, 1 notebook, manuscript, unnumbered pages

Membership Roll Book – 1963-1970, 2 items

Membership Records compiled by Frances G. Dorsey, 2006, folder includes the following:
Members—3 pages, typescript
Members and Friends, date of death, 2 pages, typescript
Members for 50 plus years, 1 page, typescript

Quarterly Conference Record Book – 1880-1884

Quarterly Conference Record Book – 1902-1907, also typescript

Quarterly Conference Record Book – 1907-1911

Quarterly Conference Record Book – 1920-1924

Revival and Bible School Records – 1977-1979, 1 item

Sunday School Records Book – 1886-1888

Sunday School Roll Book – 1952

Sunday School Roll Book – 1953-1955

Sunday School Roll Book – 1956-1957

Busy Bees – 1957-1960

Sunday School Roll Book – 1957-1958

Sunday School Roll Book – 1960 (2 books)

Sunday School Roll Book – 1961

Young Adults – 1962-2006

Sunday School Roll Book – 1968-1969
Sunday School Roll Book – 1969
Sunday School Roll Book – 1970
Sunday School Roll Book – 1974
Sunday School Roll Book
Sunday School Roll Book – 1978-1984
Sunday School Roll Book – 1971-1972
1971-1974
1978-1979
1978-1980
Sunday School/Church Attendance – 1985-1989

Sunday School Roll Book – 1982-1994, (one book for each class for these years)

Treasurers Reports – 1978-1979, 1 item

United Methodist Women Records – 1979-1987, 1 item

Women’s Society of Christian Service Minutes – May 1962-1964, June 1964-1966, July 1966-1968, 3 items

Women’s Society of Christian Service Treasurers Reports – 1958-1967, 1 item

BOX 5

Membership Roll Information (includes families) 70 leaves, manuscript on printed form

Church Officers, 1968-2006, 58 leaves, typescript

General Funds, Check Registers, 1995-2006, 143 leaves, typescript

Events, Fundraisers, 1969-2007, 27 leaves, manuscripts, 102 leaves, typescript, unnumbered pages

Parsonages, 1916-2004, 12 items, 35 leaves, typescript

Church Property, Deeds, Survey, 1856-2008, 7 items, 20 leaves, manuscript (photocopy) and typescript

Church Calendars, 1973-2007, 36 leaves, typescript

Church Newsletters, 1991-2005, 23 items, typescript

Gift, Memorials, 1973-1999, 3 leaves, manuscript, 9 leaves, typescript, 12 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

Guest Book, 1984-1989, unnumbered bound book, list of church events, some death noted

Notebook, 1974-1975, unnumbered legal pad notes on church events

Vacation Bible School, 8 leaves, typescript

BOX 6 Photographs

Scrapbook 1 (brown, folds open)

Scrapbook 2 (maroon, book style)

MAPCASE 1, DRAWER 2

Record: Brucetown Methodist Church and Cemetery

NOTE: for cemetery list request MMF Cemeteries: Brucetown United Methodist Cemetery

Membership Forms (Includes details on Families) – 1900-1960, 36 leaves, manuscript on printed form

Membership Transfers – 1958-1978, 5 items, 2 leaves, manuscript on printed form; 1 leaf, typescript on printed form; 1 leaf typescript and manuscript; 1 postcard, printed

Treasurers Report – 1989-1993, 5 leaves manuscript and typescript

 

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