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PIQUA FEMALE BIBLE SOCIETY

 

INTRODUCTION

 

The collection of the Piqua Female Bible Society was accessioned into the Flesh Public Library Archives in 1984.  They were donated by the Westminster United Presbyterian Church, which had been the last meeting place of the Society.  The collection fills four Hollinger boxes and nineteen individual file folders or loose volumes.  There are no restrictions on the use of this collection and the literary copyright has been deeded to the public.

 

SCOPE AND CONTENTS

 

The Piqua Female Bible Society Collection is divided into three series:  Minute Books, Treasurer’s Reports, and Miscellaneous.

 

Series I:  Minute Books, contains seven bound minute books ranging from 1818 until 1969.  The collection is missing the volume/s dating from April 1916 until December 1936.  The minutes contain information on Society activities, listings of members, obituaries and deceased lists, financial reports, and reports on community visitations.  Materials in this series are found in Box 1 and Box 2

 

Series II: Treasurer’s Reports is a collection of reports from the period from 1818 until 1968.  The records are not complete and contain only scattered reports.   Materials in this series are found in Box 3, Files 1-3.

 

Series III:  Miscellaneous, includes scrapbooks, pamphlets, membership reports, depository reports (Bibles), Correspondence, clippings, and other Society memorabilia.  This series covers a range of dates from 1840 until 1968.  Materials in this series are found in Box 3, File 4 – Box 4, File 5.

 

CONTAINER LIST

 

SERIES I: MINUTE BOOKS

 

BOX 1

 

File

            1          Minute Book, April 1818-January 1829

            2          Minute Book, January 1829-April 1842

            3          Minute Book, Mary 1842-February 1865

            4          Minute Book, March 1865-February 1886

 

BOX 2

 

File

            1          Minute Book, February 1886-March 1900    

            2          Minute Book, March 1900-March 1916

            3          Minute Book, January 1937-April 1969

 

SERIES II: TREASURER’S REPORTS

 

BOX 3

 

File

            1          Treasurer’s Reports, 1818 / May 1843-March 1859 / March

1859-January 1896

            2          Treasurer’s Reports, February 1895-1959     

            3          Treasurer’s Reports, January 1938-December 1968, Bank Book 1901-1925

 

SERIES III: MISCELLANEOUS

 

BOX 3

 

File

            4          Scrapbook, 1847-1882

            5          Pamphlets, 75th and 100th Anniversary

            6          Membership Book, 1882-1959

 

BOX 4

 

File

            1          Depository Reports, 1865-1868 / 1901-1909 / 1910-1923

            2          Correspondence, 1840-1968 (scattered)       

            3          Membership Lists, 1838-1900 (scattered)

            4          Miscellaneous, constitutions, certificates, clippings, reports

            5          American Bible Society pamphlets