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MS-270

 

The Piqua Baptist Church / First Baptist Church Records Collection

 

INTRODUCTION

 

The Piqua Baptist Church / First Baptist Church Records Collection was accessioned into the Piqua Public Library Archives and Special Collection on December 10, 2018, as a result of a donation by the Piqua Baptist Church.  The collection is housed in twelve Gaylord 1215 acid free archival boxes containing a total of 575 files.  The materials in the collection date from 1820 to 2011.  The rights to the materials in this collection have been deeded over to the Piqua Public Library and the collections is available to our patrons for viewing and research.  There are no known restrictions on the use of the documents in this collection.

 

HISTORY

 

The Piqua Baptist Church had its beginning in the stone house of Charles B. Hilliard on Staunton Street in Shawnee, formerly known as Huntersville.  On August 30, 1811, thirteen men and thirteen women gathered and formed the Salem Baptist Church with Elder Thomas Childers and Elder Samuel Cottrell serving as pastors.

 

On July 8, 1820, a log church 26’ x 30’ was built on the east bank of Spring Creek, three-fourths mile north of the Piqua and Urbana Road.  This church served as the center of membership.  Elder Willis Hance served as pastor.

 

Ten years later, it was decided to return the church to Piqua and a frame building was erected on the southwest corner of East Ash and Harrison Streets.  This marks the beginning of the First Baptist Church of Piqua, Ohio.  The first area Baptist Sunday School was organized in this building.  The first pastor was Elder Daniel Bryant who was followed by Elder J. L. Moore.

 

In 1840, the rural members separated from the Piqua church and formed a new group, meeting in a log schoolhouse on Spring Creek.  This was the beginning of the Springcreek Baptist Church which continues to exist.

 

In 1848, the First Baptist Church built a brick structure on the south side of the 200 block of West High Street (currently the Masonic Temple).  In this church, in 1851, the Dayton Baptist Association was organized.  In 1871, another separation occurred.  In order to serve residents living in the western area of Piqua, a group of members withdrew and formed the Calvary Baptist Church located at 610 West Ash Street.  On April 26, 1911 members of the two churches med together at the Calvary Baptist Church and reunited the congregations into a single Piqua Baptist Church consisting of 297 charter members and called Rev. F. B. Neel as the first pastor.

 

Between 1912 and 1916 the Piqua Baptist Church built a brick building on the northwest corner of Broadway and W. Greene St. (500 Broadway).  This building continued as the home of the church until 1976 when the congregation moved to a new location at 1402 West High Street.  This new building was completed in two phases.  The first phase consisted of an educational wing and a gymnasium (Fellowship Hall).  The second phase, completed in 1980, added the sanctuary to the original building.

 

In 2011 the Piqua Baptist Church celebrated the 200th anniversary of the formation of a Baptist church in Piqua and the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Piqua Baptist Church.

 

Information for this was lifted from “Piqua Baptist Church History 1811-1986.”  The complete document can be found in Box 12, File 9 of the collection.

 

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The Piqua Baptist Church / First Baptist Church Records Collection

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT

 

[NOTE: Below are other collections of PBC records and information]

 

The Piqua Baptist Church / First Baptist Church Records Collection is divided into the following       twenty-three series:

 

SERIES I:  Minutes of Church Business Meetings 1812-1976 – Box 1, Files 1-7 and Box 2, Files

1-6.

SERIES II:  Minutes of Church Trustees and Finance Committee Meetings and

accompanying documents 1926-2002 – Box 2, Files 7-12 and Box 3, Files 1-22.

SERIES III:  Church Treasurer / Financial Secretary Records – Box 3, Files 23-31 and Box 4,

Files 1-33.

SERIES IV: Church Membership Lists and Mailing Lists – Note: on June 1, 1930 there were

429 members – Box 4, Files 34-44 and Box 5, Files 1-15.

SERIES V:  Other Miscellaneous Church Treasurer’s Records – Box 5, Files 16-20.

SERIES VI:  Piqua Baptist Church Board of Deacons – Minutes, Notes and other documents –

Box 5, Files 21-57.

SERIES VII:  Piqua Baptist Sunday School Records and Sunday School Class Records – Box 6,

Files 1-23.

            SUB-SERIES VII A:  Children’s Permanent Record Cards from the Sunday School

Card File Box.  Note: These cards were completed between 1975 and 1977 – Box 6, Files 24-27.    

            SUB-SERIES VII B:  Family Visitation Cards from the Sunday School Card File Box –

Box 6, Files 28-32.

            SUB-SERIES VII C:  Church Service Recruitment Cards from the Sunday School

Card File Box.  Note: the vast majority of these cards are dated May 2, 1971 – Box 6, Files 33-34.

            SUB-SERIES VII D:  Permanent Record Cards from the Sunday School Card File

Box.  Note: the dates on the cards range from 1958 to 1977 (not all the cards are dated) – Box 6, Files 35-38.

SERIES VIII:  Pastoral Relations Committee

            SUB-SERIES VIII A:  Books, pamphlets and other documents from American Baptist

Churches USA – Box 7, Files 1-4.

            SUB-SERIES VIII B:  Documents concerning the functioning of the Piqua Baptist

Church Pastoral Relations Committee – Box 7, Files 5-17.

            SUB-SERIES VIII C:  Pastoral Search Committee Records – Box 7, Files 18-29.

SERIES IX:  Missions – Box 7, Files 30-51 and Box 8, Files 1-9.

SERIES X:  Music – Song Books, Sheet Music and Church Hymnals – Box 8, Files 10-47

            SUB-SERIES X A:  Song Books – Box 8, Files 10-30

SUB-SERIES X B:  Sheet Music – Box 8, Files 31-36

SUB-SERIES X C:  Hymnals – Note:  The hymnals listed here are cataloged with MS-

238 – The Piqua Public Library Hymnal Collection – and begin with Book 23. – Box 8, Files 37-47

SERIES XI:  Church Bulletins – Box 9, Files 1-25

SERIES XII:  Church Directories, Newsletters, Booklets and Pamphlets – Box 9, Files 26-

            SUB-SERIES XII A: Church Directories – Box 9, Files 26-37

            SUB-SERIES XII B:  Church Newsletters, Hill Top Beacon and Annual Reports– Box 9,

Files 38-41

            SUB-SERIES XII C:  Church Constitutions and introductory pamphlets and

brochures – Box 9, Files 42-45

            SUB-SERIES XII D:  Miscellaneous pamphlets and brochures – Box 9, Files 46-50

            SUB-SERIES XII E:  Booklets issued by the American Baptist Churches of Ohio and

the ABC/Ohio Western Baptist Association – Box 9, Files 51-54

SERIES XIII:  Photographs – Box 9, Files 55-

            SUB-SERIES XIII A:  35 mm Slides – Box 9, Files 55-58

            SUB-SERIES XIII B:  Photographs taken at 500 Broadway – 1916-1976 – Box 9, Files

59-71

            SUB-SERIES XIII C:  Photographs Taken Before, During and After Phase I of

Construction at 1402 West High Street – Box 9, Files 72-86

            SUB-SERIES XIII D:  Phase II Construction of the Sanctuary and Dedication of the

New Church – Box 9, Files 87-91

            SUB-SERIES XIII E:  Photographs of activities after the 1980 dedication of the

Church – Box 9, Files 92-104

            SUB-SERIES XIII F:  Panoramic Photographs of Ohio Baptist Assemblies at

Granville, Ohio – Box 10, Files 1-2

            SUB-SERIES XIII G:  Scrapbooks

                        SUB-SERIES XIII G-1:  Pastor’s History Book – this book was created by Laura

Bartholomai – Box 10, Files 3-15

                        SUB-SERIES XIII G-2:  Piqua Baptist Church 1968 Building Fund Campaign

Scrapbook – Box 10, Files 16-25

SUB-SERIES XIII G-3:Piqua Baptist Church Ground-Breaking and Phase I

Construction Photo Scrapbook – Box 10, Files 26-30

SUB-SERIES XIII G-4:Scrapbook of clippings and photos surrounding the

1976 opening of Piqua Baptist Church at 1402 West High Street –

Box 10, Files 31-34

SERIES XIV:Materials from twelve binders containing minutes, notes and working papers

from the fund raising, building and other activities for the Building Council in the years 1967-1968 and 1974-1980.

SUB-SERIES XIV A:Binder for 1967-1968 – Building Council Notes, Minutes, Forms

and other Documents – Box 10, Files 35-37

SUB-SERIES XIV B: Binder for 1974-1975 – Building Council Notes, Minutes, Forms

and other Documents – Box 10, Files 38-47

SUB-SERIES XIV C:Binder for 1974-1977 – Building Council Notes, Minutes, Forms

and other Documents – Box 10. Files 48-59

SUB-SERIES XIV D:Binder of Building Council Notes, Minutes, Forms and other

Documents relating to the move from 500 Broadway to 1402 West High Street – Box 10, Files 60-63 and Box 11, Files 1-3

SUB-SERIES XIV E:Binder for 1977-79– Building Council Finance Notes – Box 11,

Files 4-6

SUB-SERIES XIV F:Binder for 1978-1979 – Building Council Notes On Phase II:

Notes and other materials on Interior finishes and furniture, and on Phase II Fund Raising – Box 11, 7-8

SUB-SERIES XIV G:Binder for August and September 1979 – Building Council

Notes, Minutes, Forms and other Documents – Box 11, File 9

SUB-SERIES XIV H:Binder for Phase II 1979-1980 – Building Council Notes,

Minutes, Forms and other Documents – Box 11, File 10-17

SUB-SERIES XIV I:Binder for Building Council Notes, Minutes, Forms and other

Documents having to do with building finance for 1975 – Box 11, File 18-19

SUB-SERIES XIV J:Binder for Building Council Secretary Pat Wenrick, 1978-1980

(Building Council was officially dismissed June 24, 1980) – Box 11, Files 20-22

SUB-SERIES XIV K:Binder: Pledge Fund Drive for a New Sanctuary – 1979 – Box 11,

File 23

SUB-SERIES XIV L:Binder: Pledge Fund drives to pay off the mortgage on the new

Building – 1983 and 1986 – Box 11, Files 24-25

SERIES XV:Materials found in other Books, Binders and Folios - Box 11, Files 26-38

SERIES XVI:Piqua Baptist Church Histories – Box 12, Files 1-11

SERIES XVII:Church Constitutions – Box 12, Files 12-17

SERIES XVIII:Church Members Lists – Box 12, Files 18-24

SERIES XIX:Booklets, programs, directories, manuals and other booklet type materials – Box

12, Files 25-41

SERIES XX:Certificates and Proclamations presented the Piqua Baptist Church and its

Members – Box 12, Files 42-51

SERIES XXI:Miscellaneous – Box 12, Files 52-71

SERIES XXII:Documents relating to organizations of which Piqua Baptist Church is a

member or contributor – Box 12, Files 72-81

SERIES XXIII:Bibles – Box 12, Files 82-83

SERIES XXIV:  1848 Scroll of Pledges to Build the First Baptist Church – Box 13, File 1

 

Oher Piqua Public Library Collections Containing Piqua Baptist History

 

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CHARLES BLACK PIQUA BAPTIST CHURCH HISTORY COLLECTION

 

INTRODUCTION

 

The Charles Black Piqua Baptist Church History Collection was accessioned into the Piqua Public Library Archives and Special Collections by the Estate of Charles Black on May 19, 2016.  Mr. Black was the recognized historian of the Piqua Baptist Church, Chairman of the Building Council which oversaw the construction of the Piqua Baptist Church building at 1402 West High Street and he was the chairman of the committee that put together the 2011 Bicentennial of Baptists in Piqua and the Centennial of Piqua Baptist Church.  The documents in this collection contain Charles Black’s personal collection of photographs, booklets, working papers and other materials relating to his activities mentioned above.  The collection is housed in a single Gaylord 1215 box containing 84 files.  The ownership of these materials has been transferred to the Piqua Public Library and there is no known restrictions on their use.  This collection was processed by Gary D. Meek in July 2016.

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT

 

The Charles Black Piqua Baptist Church History Collection is divided into the following seven series:

 

SERIES I:            Photographs – Files 1-19

SERIES II:           Piqua Baptist Church Histories – Files 20-34

SERIES III:         Piqua Baptist Church fund raising and Building Council Committees for the construction of a church at 1402 West High Street, Piqua, Ohio – Files 35-37

SERIES IV:         Piqua Baptist Church Bicentennial Celebration – Files 38-44

SERIES V:           Piqua Baptist Church Bulletins and Brochures – Files 45-61

SERIES VI:         Charles and Belva Black Personal Papers and Documents – Files 62-68

SERIES VII:        Miscellaneous – Files 69-84

 

CONTAINER LIST

 

SERIES I:      Photographs

 

BOX 1

 

File      1          Charles Hilliard House – 415 Staunton Street, Piqua – site of the first meeting of Baptists in Piqua in 1811 – 8 x 10 black/white photograph – this is a copy of a photograph taken c. 1930.

            2          Nine photographs of the Charles Hilliard House – 415 Staunton Street, Piqua, Ohio.  These photographs were taken March 16, 2011 and were taken from varying angles.

            3          Five photographs of Garbry Cemetery No. 2 located on Union-Shelby Road between Suber Road and U.S. Route 36 – this was the location of the Salem Baptist Church which was formed out of the meetings of Baptists at the Charles Hilliard House and was the first permanent structure of a Baptist Church  in the Piqua area.  It was a log church and was dedicated in 1820.  A separation in this church in 1830 led to the formation of the Springcreek Baptist Church and the First Baptist Church of Piqua.  The five photos were taken in the fall of 2010.

            4          Six photographs of 297 & 299 East Ash Street – the first site of the First Baptist Church of Piqua after its separation from Salem Baptist Church.  The separation occurred when the town Baptists became tired of driving out to the Spring Creek location on Sunday mornings.  The house is located on the southwest corner of East Ash and Harrison Streets.  These photos were taken March 23, 2011

            5          Six photographs of the Piqua Masonic Temple at 217 West High Street – This building was built in 1847-48 and was the second location of the First Baptist Church of Piqua, Ohio.  First Baptist remained in this building until it remerged with Calvary Baptist of Piqua in 1911 at which time the building was sold and the combined Piqua Baptist Church met in the Calvary building on West Ash Street until a new building could be completed on the northwest corner of Broadway and Greene Streets.  The Masonic Lodges had begun to occupy the building by 1923.  These photos were taken March 14, 2011.

            6          Five photographs of 616 and 618 West Ash Street.  These two houses were built after 1916.  The two lots had previously been the site of the Calvary Baptist Church from 1871 through 1911 and of the Piqua Baptist Church between 1911 and 1916 when the church moved to 500 Broadway.

            7          Carrie D. Gale – Lloyd Studio, Piqua, O. cabinet photo – 4 3/8” x 6 3/8” – according to information on the back of the photo written by John Beck:  “Died in ‘Calfi’ [California].  My Sunday school teacher at Calvary Baptist Church on Ash St. 2nd house east of Walnut St., Piqua, Ohio, 1900, John C. Beck.”  The photograph is c. 1900.

            8          Five color photographs of the exterior of the Piqua Baptist Church at 500 Broadway, Piqua.  This building served the church from 1916 to 1976.

            9          Interior and group photographs at Piqua Baptist Church, 500 Broadway, Piqua:

1. Primary Department – children and two teachers on the front steps – c. 1945

2. Children’s Sunday School class – k-2 – c. 1960

3. Children’s Sunday School class – 3-4 – c. 1960

4. Children’s Sunday School class – 5-6 – c. 1960

5. Baptismal Service at 500 Broadway – c. 1958

6. Church Choir with the director and Rev. & Mrs. Dudley Pomeroy – c. 1946 – photographed on the front steps.

7. Christmas Cantata with a children’s choir, a youth choir and an adult choir – c. 1965. – Some of the children and youth are identified.

8. Photograph of a church service in April 1966 – possibly the first Sunday Rev. George Smith was the pastor.

9. Photograph of a church dinner on the lower level of the Sunday School wing of 500 Broadway.  The photo is dated April 1966 and may have been the dinner honoring the arrival of Rev. George Smith as pastor and his family.

10-12. Photographs clipped from an old church directory.

            10        Printers’ block – etching of the photograph of Piqua Baptist Church, Broadway at Greene, Piqua, Ohio

            11        The Judson House – 428 Broadway – the Judson House contained Sunday School classrooms and was directly across Greene Street from the church on the west side.  The photo is c. 1960.

            12        Eight photographs of the 1991 demolition of the church at 500 Broadway and the resulting parking lot for St. Mary Catholic Church.

            13        Sunday School Superintendent Louis Birman shaving the mustache off of Rev. Terry McKenzie.  Rev. McKenzie agreed to this if we broke an attendance record in Sunday School.  This occurred at 500 Broadway, c. 1975 – three photos.

            14        Photographs of the Ground-breaking Ceremony for the start of construction at 1402 West High Street.  The photos are c. 1975.

[1] Choir Director Dorothy Robbins leads the assembled congregation in the singing of a hymn.

[2] Rev. Terry McKenzie with the shovel

[3] Gordon Wise

[4] Charles “Chuck” Black

[5] Rev. Terry McKenzie

[6] William “Bill” Trockenbrod

[7] Roddy Robbins

[8] Rev. Terry McKenzie assisting an elderly lady who was a charter member of the Piqua Baptist Church in 1911.

            15        Photographs of the centennial celebration of Piqua Baptist Church and the Bicentennial Celebration of Baptists in Piqua – 2011

[1] Photo of the front façade of Piqua Baptist Church, Christmas 2010

[2] Photo of the front façade of Piqua Baptist Church, March 2011

[3] Chris, Sara, Estelle Sullivan and Belva Black

[4] Rev. George Smith and Chuck Black

[5] Belva Black, Gordon Wise and Sheri Cook (Daughter of Rev. George Smith)

[6] Leann Harding, Sheri Smith Cook, Bill Harding

[7] Rev. George Smith and Chuck Black (2 copies)

[8] Gordon Wise and Chuck Black (2 copies)

[9] Rev. George Smith and daughter Sheri Cook (2 copies)

[10] Rev. George Smith

[11] The Roeth family: Allison, Sharon, Roger and Tyler; with Rev. Grover Morris, Vicki Morris and their daughter, ___ (2 photos – in one of the photos Elaine Sullenberger is in the background)

[12] The daughter of Rev. Grover Morris and Lori Hutton

[13] Paula Spade and Linda Black Weikert

            16        Photographs of Rev. Don Wells and his wife, Connie Wells

[1] Piqua Baptist Church sign, “Oil Wells In Texas, Pastor Don Wells In Piqua, Welcome!” – photo dated June 8, 1997

[2] Rev. Don and Connie Wells sitting in the congregation at a Christmas service, December 23, 2007

[3] Rev. Wells performing a baptism

[4] Rev. Don Wells portrait with books in background

[5] Rev. Don Wells seated behind is his desk in his office.

[6] Copy of a photo of Don and Connie Wells cutting the wedding cake at their wedding reception.

            17        Two photos of the Piqua Baptist Church sign at and just after New Years 2012.

            18        Mrs. Charles “Belva” Black – photo taken February 2012

            19        Four pages of a photo collage prepared for use in a Piqua Baptist Church Directory.

 

SERIES II:     Piqua Baptist Church Histories

 

File      20        Copy of a long document written in pencil entitled “Origine and History of 1st Baptist Church, Piqua, Ohio.”  This document was read at the Jubilee Meeting by Rev. F. A. Douglas, Pastor, October 5, 1870.

            21        A History of The Dayton Baptist Association and Member Churches, by L. E. Gayman, printed by The Montgomery Printing Company, Troy, Ohio, 1951 – inside the booklet is a photograph of the Old First Baptist Church of Piqua, Ohio where the Dayton Baptist Association war organized.  The photo shows the building with its original square tower which has since been removed.  The building is currently the Masonic Temple in Piqua at 217 West High Street.

            22        Piqua Baptist Church History, 1811-1986 – 2 copies

            23        Piqua Baptist Church, Brief History of the Church, March 19, 1916 – April 17, 1966 (2 copies)

            24        The History of Piqua Baptist Church – written to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of Piqua Baptist Church.  This document is in large measure drawn from Piqua Baptist Church History, 1811-1986, copies of which are located in File 22 above.  The document was produced in 2011.

            25        Four very brief histories of Piqua Baptist Church.  Two were written for use in 2011;        one was written in 1992; and one was written in 1951

            26        Two copies of a hand written account of the creation of Piqua Baptist Church beginning with the meeting on April 26, 1911 to effect a union between 1st Baptist and Calvary Baptist Churches.  Within this document are the account of the meeting; the officers of the church in 1915; the committees of the church and the committee members; the Cradle Roll of the Piqua Baptist Sabbath School; the present membership of Piqua Baptist Church (1915) listing 347 names; and finally the contributors to the Memorial Fund in Honor and Memory.  There is a cover letter written by Charles E. (Chuck) Black, Chairman of the Building Council and dated September 24, 1979.

            27        Document dated August 26, 1914 in which twenty-four property owners pledged to secure the mortgage in the amount of $23,000 for the building of the Piqua Baptist Church at 500 Broadway, Piqua.

            28        Two copies of the program for the “Day of Dedication, Sunday, March Nineteenth” (1916).  This began two weeks of Sunday-Friday nightly meetings culminating on Sunday, April 2, 1916 with a Home Coming Day.

            29        Documents relating to the Charles Hilliard House at 415 Staunton St. which was the first home of Baptists in Piqua in 1811

            30        Timeline of events in the history of Piqua Baptist Church beginning with August 30, 1811 and ending with November 9, 1986, the 75th Anniversary Celebration.

            31        Anniversary Programs: 

[1] A photocopy of the Silver Anniversary of the Piqua Baptist Church, Broadway at Greene Street, March 16, 1941 – 25 years since the building was dedicated.

[2] Two Golden Anniversary programs, April 17, 1966 – 50 years since the building was dedicated.

            32        Locations, Ordinations, Licensure

[1] The seven locations of the First Baptists in Piqua, Ohio, Now – The Piqua Baptist Church

[2] Members Ordained to the Church Ministry:  J. Walter Poorman (May 6, 1951); Rollin Karnhem (June 6, 1971); Stewart Jamison (October 3, 1982).  Members Licensed to Preach:  Roger Stahl (January 28, 1979); Ronald Heard (March 28, 1982); Byron Shafer (July 28, 1991)

            33        Documents relating to Pastors of Piqua Baptist Church:

[1] Three lists of pastors who have served Piqua Baptist Church – one list ends in 1992; a second list ends in 2004; the final list ends in 2011

[2] Document from the Pulpit Search Committee introducing Rev. Don Wells to the congregation of Piqua Baptist Church.

[3] Letter introducing Rev. Dr. Charles Wilkins and his wife, Carolyn, as the interim pastor.

[4] Piqua Daily Call article dated February 20, 2014 about decorating changes Pastor Wilkins is making to the hallway in the educational wing of Piqua Baptist Church

[5] Piqua Daily Call article dated July 9, 2014 announcing Rev. Charles Wilkins has been named the Senior Pastor at Piqua Baptist Church.

            34        Other documents relating to Piqua Baptist Church history:

[1] Piqua Daily Call article dated October 29, 1976, “Baptists have final service in present structure (500 Broadway)

[2] Piqua Daily Call article dated September 28, 1979, “Piqua Baptists to lay cornerstone.”  The article includes a photograph of the following 9 people gathered around the cornerstone:  (front row) Mrs. Floyd “Pat” Wenrick, Charles Black; (second row) Pastor Terry McKenzie, Roddy Robbins, Bill Trockenbrod, Louis Sullenberger; (third row) Dick Haynes, Lewis Birman; Dan Beaver.

[3] Piqua Daily Call article dated November 13, 1992, “Piqua Baptist Church readies for mortgage burning”

[4] Piqua Daily Call article dated October 2005, “Piqua Baptist Church readies for homecoming and anniversary – the anniversary was 25 years in the new sanctuary.

[5] First draft of an article for the Piqua Daily Call entitled “ From Roger Williams to Piqua . . with history along the way . . the Piqua Baptist Church”

[6] Piqua Daily Call articles dated November 6, 2008 and November 13, 2008 – a two part article in the Religion section of the paper.  Part 1 is entitled, “From Roger Williams to Piqua, the Piqua Baptist Church.”  Part 2 is entitled, “The modern era, growth and relocation of Piqua Baptist.”

[7] Letter dated March 21, 2011 from Charles E. Black to Susan Hartley, Executive Editor, Piqua Daily Call, asking for coverage of the Bicentennial of Baptists in Piqua Celebration

 

SERIES III:   Piqua Baptist Church fund raising and Building Council Committees for the construction of a church at 1402 West High Street, Piqua, Ohio

 

File

            35        Documents and a brochure relating to the 1968 fund raising drive to build a church at 1402 West High Street.

            36        Documents, building committee roster, building fund reports, floor plans dating 1976-1978 for phase one and phase 2 of the construction of Piqua Baptist Church at 1402 West High Street.

            37        Letter and two brochures for the 1983 fund raising campaign to pay off the loan to build the Church at 1402 West High Street.

 

SERIES IV:   Piqua Baptist Church Bicentennial Celebration

 

File

            38        Chuck Black – Chairman of the Planning Committee for the Bicentennial Celebration – documents and notes used during the planning meetings.

            39        Copies of historical documents to be used by the planning committee.

            40        Communications with former pastors and associates inviting them to attend and be part of the bicentennial celebration.

            41        Documents and notes relating to the M. P. Moller pipe organ at Piqua Baptist Church.

            42        Articles about the church music program:  list of Believers Choir members from c. 1970; 2008 Church Choir Concert at Piqua Public Library; 2011 Piqua Civic Band Concert with the PBC Church Choir; and the PBC Choir cantata, Hope, performed December 2011.

            43        2010 church officers and reports – 2011 budget and church officers

            44        Proclamation signed by William D. Vogt, Vice Mayor of the City of Piqua declaring August 30, 2011 as “Piqua Baptist Two Hundredth Anniversary Day.” – this is a copy of the proclamation.

 

SERIES V:     Piqua Baptist Church Bulletins and Brochures

 

BOX 1

 

File      45        Bulletins

[1] November 7, 1976 – “The Piqua Baptist Church Celebrates First Services at 1402 W. High Street.”

[2] November 20, 1977

[3] January 7, 1979 – Bus Sunday

[4] November 9, 1986 – Anniversary Services

[5] December 2, 1990

[6] December 9, 1990

            46        Bulletins 2010

[1] February 4, 2010

[2] August 29, 2010

[3] September 12, 2010

[4] November 7, 2010

[5] November 14, 2010

[6] November 21, 2010

            47        Bulletins 2011

[1] January 9, 2011

[2] January 16, 2011

[3] January 23, 2011

[4] February 6, 2011

[5] February 13, 2011

[6] February 20, 2011

[7] February 27, 2011

[8] March 20, 2011

[9] March 27, 2011

[10] April 17, 2011

[11] June 5, 2011

[12] July 10, 2011

[13] July 17, 2011

[14] July 24, 2011

[15] July 31, 2011

[16] August 7, 2011

[17] August 21, 2011 (partial)

[18] August 28, 2011

[19] November 13, 2011

            48        Bulletins 2012

[1] April 8, 2012 – Sunrise Service

[2] April 8, 2012

[3] April 15, 2012

[4] April 29, 2012

[5] June 3, 2012

[6] June 10, 2012

[7] December 9, 2012

            49        Bulletins 2013

[1] June 16, 2013

[2] June 23, 2013 – Piqua Baptist Church Organ Concert

[3] September 8, 2013

[4] October 27, 2013

[5] November 3, 2013

[6] November 17, 2013

[7] November 24, 2013

[8] December 22, 2013

            50        Bulletins 2014

[1] February 2, 2014

[2] August 31, 2014

[3] October 19, 2014

            51        Piqua Baptist Church Directory

[1] 2008 Directory

[2] 2009 Directory

[3] 2013 Directory

            52        The Hilltop Beacon – September 2005 – newsletter

            53        Piqua Baptist Church Annual Reports

[1] 2004 Report

[2] 2009 Report

[3] 2010 Report

[4] 2011 Report

[5] 2012 Report

[6] 2013 Report

            54        Piqua Baptist Church Constitution, Bylaws, Policies and Statement of Faith

[1] Moral Conduct Policy for Piqua Baptist Church – adopted February 16, 2011

[2] We Believe – statement of faith – revised November 2009

[3] Piqua Baptist Church Constitution & Bylaws – 2008 Edition (2 copies)

[4] Piqua Baptist Church Statement of Faith and Constitution – final draft October 9, 2014 (2 copies)

            55        Piqua Baptist Church brochures given to visitors and distributed at Church Fairs and in other places:

[1] “You’re Invited”

[2] Piqua Baptist Church, Piqua, Ohio – “The Church on the Hill with Piqua on It’s Heart”

[3] Piqua Baptist Church – “To live out loud the life changing love of God, as revealed by Jesus Christ” – c. 2013

            56        Piqua Baptist Church Calendar 2014

            57        Piqua Baptist Church photographic directory – 2011

            58        “In God’s Service 42 Years Pastor Donald R. Wells, 1971 to 2013” – a booklet produced for the retirement of Pastor Don Wells (2 copies)

            59        A packet of materials produced for use by the Pastoral Search Committee in seeking first an interim pastor to replace Rev. Don Wells and second to find and secure a permanent senior pastor to replace Rev. Don Wells.  The packet includes the following:

[1] List of the members of the Pastoral Search Committee

[2] A Covenant of Ministry Between the Congregation and the Senior Pastor (a blank form)

[3] Pastoral Search Update – stating the process to be followed (2 copies)

[4] Miami County, Ohio 2013 Visitors Guide produced by the Miami County Visitors and Convention Bureau

[5] Live, Work, Play Piqua, Together We Grow produced by the Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce – c. 2013

[6] The above materials are housed in a white with blue and red Piqua Baptist Church pocket folder.

            60        Piqua Baptist “In-Between Class” Sunday School Class materials

            61        Piqua Baptist Church Women’s Ministries

[1] 1994-1995 American Baptist Women’s Ministries Piqua Baptist Church – a booklet

[2] Women’s Ministries, “Heart to Heart, Loving God & Loving Others” – 2012

 

SERIES VI:   Charles and Belva Black Personal Papers and Documents

 

File      62        Thank you cards and two Christmas letters to the family from Chuck and Belva

            63        Piqua Baptist Church Memories by Belva J. Black and Belva’s Special Poem: “The Legend of the Raindrop” by Helen Steiner Rice

            64        Written memories and notes on his life by Charles E. Black

            65        Bulletin from Hope Community Church – the church attended by John and Lucinda Black – John Black son of Church and Belva Black.

            66        Aeroproducts Reunion – name and address file – September 2001

            67        McGillvary Family Reunion documents.

            68        Bumper sticker – “I’m Christian and I Vote”

 

SERIES VII:  Miscellaneous

 

File      69        9/11 A Day of Honor:  Piqua Remembers 10 Years Later, September 11, 2001 – Hance Pavilion at Fountain Park – program

            70        Materials used in honoring veterans in Piqua Baptist Church – also materials explaining the crosses in the narthex wall honoring Gary Douglas Jackson and Michael Jaqua

            71        Programs for the 2012 and 2013 Western Baptist Association Discipleship Banquets

            72        Kiwanis Club materials relating to churches:

[1] Welcome: A Directory of Churches and the Synagogue of Piqua, 2013 – courtesy of the Kiwanis Club of Piqua

[2] Kiwanis Club Church Worker of the Year Nomination Form 1999 filled out in the name of Mrs. Marvin (Edith) Karnehm

[3] Piqua Daily Call article published July 22, 2010, “Kiwanis hear history of Bible publishing” a presentation by Rev. Don Wells.

            73        Piqua Daily Call, August 28, 2005 – “Spring Creek Baptist Church to celebrate anniversary

            74        Bible study notes

            75        Letter and poems from Rev. George Smith

            76        Notes for the production of the church history DVD’s – the notes are copies of hand written instructions by Chuck Black to WOTVC who produced the DVD’s from VHS videos.

            77        Special programs of the church

[1] New Members Banquet, January 20, 2001

[2] Holy Humor Sunday, April 19, 2009

[3] Young At Heart dinners and “The Spaghetti Song”

            78        Miscellaneous programs and bulletins:

[1] Memorial service program for Mrs. Lois (Agnew) Smith, wife of Rev. George Smith, born 1933, reborn 1943, died 2011.

[2] Invitation to the last service of Pastor T. Edward Holland at the First Baptist Church of Akron as the result of his retirement.

[3] Bulletin – January 16, 2011 – First Baptist Church, Akron, Ohio, the last service of Pastor Ed Holland before his retirement.

[4] Bulletin – April 29, 2012 – Kanto Plains Baptist Church located at 2-10-7 Futaba-cho, Hamura-shi, Tokyo, Japan – the bulletin is printed in both English and Japanese

            79        Article copied from The Ancient Baptist Journal, vol. 3, issue 3, Winter 2011 – the article is “Staunton Baptist Church: The Pioneer Baptists of the Miami Valley, Ohio,” by Patrick D. Kennedy (director of the Troy History Library).

            80        Special Armed Forces Edition, The Book of John: An accounting of the ministry of Jesus Christ as recorded by the Apostle John.  Printed by God’s Word to the Nations Mission Society, Orange Park, Florida

            81        “On a Mission from God” – DVD of a going away service for both Pastor Don Wells and Associate Daniel Helms, June 16, 2013

            82        DVD – The Construction of Piqua Baptist Church, 1980 – photos by Robert Pottorf

            83        DVD – Piqua Baptist Church, Palm Sunday Service, 2011

            84        DVD – Piqua Baptist History @ Easter 2011 & Tour of Church History at the 200th Celebration, August 2011

 

SMALL COLLECTIONS FOLDERS RELATING TO PIQUA BAPTIST HISTORY

 

NAME

SC NO.     

DATE

ACC. DATE

 

   Piqua Baptist Church misc. materials

1204

n.d.

Dec-00

 

Piqua Baptist Church new church dedication materials

1205

1976

Dec-00

 

Piqua Baptist Church programs

1206

1934, 1935, 1946, 1966

Dec-00

 

 

Piqua Baptist Church – demolition photographs (2)

1377

May-92

Oct-01

 

Piqua Baptist Church:  [A] Bulletin 12 July 1942, [B] Bulletin 23 August 1942, [C] Special Children's Day Program [D] Ballot for Piqua Baptist Church, May 1943

2961

1942-1943

Aug-05

 

Wooden model of 1980 Piqua Baptist Church

3204

11/05/05

Nov-05

 

Boy Scouts charter in frame, Piqua Baptist Church

3205

11/05/05

Nov-05

 

Piqua Baptist Church Choir in frame, c. 1940

3206

11/05/05

Nov-05

 

Piqua Baptist ladies' group, March/1928

3207

11/05/05

Nov-05

 

Piqua Baptist ladies' group, 1930's, 500 Broadway

3208

11/05/05

Nov-05

 

Piqua Baptist Church Judson Class members, 6/67-3/76

3209

11/05/05

Nov-05

 

Piqua Baptist Church Women's Missionary Society Officers and Programs

4151

1978-1979

Jun-06

 

Piqua Baptist Church 2007 telephone directory

4450

2007

Jun-07

Piqua Baptist Church:( Broadway & Greene) demolition -13 pictures

4834

1992

Jun-08

 

Piqua Baptist Church - The Believers: Pass It On! - a 33 1/3 rpm stereo record of a teen choir at Piqua Baptist Church led by Twyla Haynes in the early 1970's.

5169

c. 1973

Dec-09

 

Piqua Baptist Church 100th Anniversary of the creation of Piqua Baptist from 1st Baptist Church and Calvary Baptist Church – celebrated on 17 April 2011:  [1] Bulletin from 17 April 2011;  [2] Narrator’s script for “Recreation: The Birth of Piqua Baptist” compiled and narrated by Gary Meek (2 copies); [3] “Vignettes of Piqua Baptist History” – 5 paragraphs to be used as bulletin inserts (2 copies).

5702

2011

Apr-11

 

Piqua Baptist Church:  working materials to be used in developing the programs for the 100th Anniversary of Piqua Baptist Church (celebrated in April 2011) and the 200th Anniversary of Baptists in Piqua (celebrated in August 2011)

5703

2011

Apr-11

 

First Baptist Church, Piqua, Ohio:  copies of all documents pertaining to a lawsuit listed as No. 11,480 Court of Common Pleas; Miami County, Ohio.  The Plaintiffs were: John E. Loy, John E. Bradley, George W. Licklider, Joseph S. Small and John P. Wood Trustees and officers of the First Baptist Church of Piqua for themselves and other members of said church.  The Defendants were: William Clatworthy (pastor of the church), George W. McKee, Howard Millburn, John T. Cathcart, Morris J. Stillwell, James Hardesty, E. B. Fristoe, Frank Veith and George Licklider.  The suit was filed in 1890 and not resolved until 1895 along with a companion suit in 1894-1895 by W. C. Johnston against First Baptist Church for non-payment of attorney’s fees.

5704

1890-1895

Apr-11

 

First Baptist Church, Piqua, Ohio:  copies of selected pages from the Clerk’s Minute Books for 1886-1908 and 1908-1911.  Also a set of hand written notes by Gary Meek on information found in the two minute books.  The 1908-1911 minute book ends with the union of First Baptist Church and Calvary Baptist Church into a single church, Piqua Baptist Church.

 

5705

1886-1911

Apr-11

 

First Baptist Church, Piqua, Ohio:  Letter of protest at the failed 1907 union of First Baptist and Calvary Baptist written by John Daganhardt to the Dayton Baptist Association.

5706

1908

Apr-11

 

Piqua Baptist Church:  copy of a handwritten report of the April 26, 1911 meeting that created the Piqua Baptist Church out of the First Baptist Church and the Calvary Baptist Church.  This report was written to be read on May 16, 1915 and includes a history of Piqua Baptist from 1911 to 1915, a list of the officers, committees and members of committees and a list of the 347 members of Piqua Baptist Church on May 16, 1915.

5707

1915

Apr-11

 

Piqua Baptist Church – newspaper articles covering the union of First Baptist Church and Calvary Baptist Church to form Piqua Baptist Church, April 1911.

5708

1911

Apr-11

 

Piqua Baptist Church – newspaper articles and a copy of a mortgage guarantee covering the construction and dedication of Piqua Baptist Church at 500 Broadway (northwest corner of Broadway and W. Greene St.).

5709

1912-1915

Apr-11

 

Piqua Baptist Church – color photographic booklets to be handed out to visitors and others – c. 2010 – 2 copies

6874

c. 2010

Sep-14

 

Piqua Baptist Church – 8 color photographs of the church on the corner of Broadway and Greene Streets. c. 1970

6875

c. 1970

Sep-14

 

Piqua Baptist Church, 1402 W. High St. – 10 color photographs – c. 2010

6876

c. 2010

Sep-14

 

Piqua Baptist Church – documents collected for use in the 2011 bicentennial celebration of Baptists in Piqua and the centennial celebration of Piqua Baptist Church.

6877

c. 2010

Sep-14

 

Piqua Baptist Church – photographs of the church at 500 Broadway – 4 x 6 color – 3 copies

6939

c. 1970

Oct-14

 

Piqua Baptist Church – photographs of the church at 1410 W. High Street – 4 x 6 color – 3 copies

6940

c. 2010

Oct-14

 

Piqua Baptist Church Directory – 1976

7947

1976

Jun-18

 

Piqua Baptist Church Directory – 1989-1990

7948

1989

Jun-18

 

Piqua Baptist Church Directory – 1996

7949

1996

Jun-18

 

Piqua Baptist Church bulletin – Sunday, June 6, 1948 – Rev. Dudley T. Pomeroy, Minister

7992

1948

Jul-18

 

First Baptist Church, Piqua - Semper Fidelis Class Banquet Program - 28 October 1904 - Class officers listed.

3486

1904

Feb-06

 

                                           
 

 

MS-270

 

The Piqua Baptist Church / First Baptist Church Records Collection

 

CONTAINER LIST

 

SERIES I:  Minutes of Church Business Meetings 1812-1976

 

BOX 1

 

File      1          Church Clerk’s Minutes Book recording minutes of church business meetings

beginning February 21, 1812 with the adoption of the Church Covenant and ending on July 6, 1839.

The church was formed at a meeting in the home of Joseph Hilliard (415 Staunton St.) as a Regular Baptist Church.  It initially adopted the name Salem Baptist Church.  The congregation met in the homes of the members until July 8, 1820 when they began to hold services at Salem Meeting House on the banks of Spring Creek.  The meeting house was not finished and evidently not heated because the congregation continued to meet in members’ homes during the months November to April.  After March 1822 most meetings were held in the finished Salem Meeting House.  March 31, 1832, church voted to move its place of residence to the town of Piqua.  January 18, 1834 the congregation voted to change the name of the church to The First Regular Baptist Church at Piqua.  January 22, 1838 a church at Spring Creek was constituted and accepted members.

            2          Church Clerk’s Minutes Book recording minutes of church business meetings

beginning August 3, 1839 and ending September 11, 1853.  Including the minutes of the business meetings, there is also a list of the members of First Baptist Church, how they became members, if they were excluded, restored and if they died.  The dates for each of these events are listed and the page of the record where it is entered.  March 6, 1847 the church voted on a contract to build a new house of worship for the sum of $4050.00 [this building is the current Masonic Temple on the south side of the 200 block of West High Street].

            3          Church Clerk’s Minutes Book recording minutes of church business meetings

beginning August 21, 1853 and ending November 13, 1885.  Included in the book are several lists of members.  The entry on January 8, 1876 mentions Calvary Baptist Church in Piqua for the first time.

            4          Church Clerk’s Minutes Book recording minutes of church business meetings

beginning January 2, 1886 and ending January 15, 1908.  Included in these minutes are treasurer’s reports.  The pages for the year 1890 have been cut from the book.  In 1890 a suit was filed in Miami County Common Pleas Court by trustees of the church against the pastor, William Clatworthy, and several others over the sale of the church parsonage.  [Copies of all documents relating to this suit are in Small Collections (SC) -5704.]  The end of the book recounts the early attempts to reunite First Baptist Church and Calvary Baptist Church.

            5          Church Clerk’s Minutes Book recording minutes of church business meetings

beginning February 28, 1908 and ending April 16, 1911.  This book details the negotiations for union between First Baptist Church and Calvary Baptist Church and ends with the creation of Piqua Baptist Church.

            6          Church Clerk’s Minutes Book recording minutes of church business meetings

beginning April 26, 1911 and ending November 2, 1921.  The book begins with the April 26, 1911 combined meeting of the congregations of both First Baptist and Calvary Baptist.  The Articles of Union are listed and voted upon.  The treasurers’ reports of the two churches are placed in the minutes.  Piqua Baptist Church was created.

            7          Church Clerk’s Minutes Book recording minutes of church business meetings

beginning December 28, 1921 and ending May 8, 1946.

 

BOX 2

 

File      1          Church Clerk’s Minutes Book recording minutes of church business meetings

beginning July 10, 1946 and ending May 6, 1953. 

            2          The following documents were found loose in the Church Clerk’s Minutes Book –

July 10, 1946-May 6, 1953:

a. Bi-Monthly Treasurer’s Reports – September 10, 1952; March 11, 1953; April 30, 1953 and Treasurer’s Annual Report, May 1, 1952-April 30, 1953.

b. Sunday School Treasurer’s Reports – May & June 1952; July & August 1952; November & December 1952; January & February 1953; March & April 1953; Yearly Report May 1, 1952-April 30, 1953; May & June 1953.

c. Board of Christian Education Annual Report.

d. Annual Report of Music Committee, May 6, 1953.

e. Senior Baptist Youth Fellowship reports – July & August 1952; February & March 1953; Annual Report, 1952-1953.

f. Junior Baptist Youth Fellowship reports – May & June 1952; February & March 1953; April & May 1953.

g. Student Counselor Report – 1952-1953

h. Pastor’s Report – July 9, 1952; September 10, 1952; March 11, 1953.

i. Church moderators’ notes and order of business – Sept 10, 1952; January 7, 1953; May 6, 1953.

j. Deacons Report – September & October 1952; March 10, 1953; July 8, 1953.

k. Report of the Trustees and Finance Committee, 1952-1953.

l. License issued to Roy M. Trydell to preach the Gospel.

m. City of Piqua Department of Health Food Establishment Permit issued to Piqua Baptist Church.

n. Miscellaneous letters and other documents.

            3          Church Clerk’s Minutes Book recording minutes of church business meetings

beginning July 8, 1953 and ending December 20, 1959.

            4          Church Clerk’s Minutes Book recording minutes of church business meetings

beginning 1960 and ending 1963 – NOTE: This file is blank – the book was not found in the donation.  It is left blank in the hope that the Minutes Book for 1960-1963 may be found.

            5          Church Clerk’s Minutes Book recording minutes of church business meetings

beginning January 8, 1964 and ending November 10, 1976.

            6          History of the Piqua Baptist Church – 1911-1934.  This book contains handwritten

summaries of the events each year along with programs, bulletins and newspaper clippings of the events at Piqua Baptist Church.

 

SERIES II:  Minutes of Church Trustees and Finance Committee Meetings and

accompanying documents  1926-2002

 

File      7          Finance Committee minutes book – January 15, 1926 through March 1, 1939

            8          Miscellaneous documents found inside the above Finance Committee Minutes –

                                    1926-1939

            9          Trustees and Finance Committee minutes book – August 2, 1939 through April 25,

1945

            10        Miscellaneous documents found inside the above Trustees & Finance Committee

Minutes – 1939-1945

            11        Trustees meeting minutes book – January 23, 1962 through November 30, 1976

            12        Trustees meeting minutes book – October 23, 1979 through December 19, 1989

 

BOX 3

 

File      1          Trustees meeting minutes book – January 23, 1990 through August 25, 1998

            2          1973 Letters in which the Piqua Baptist Trustees considered the purchase of a house

at 510 West Greene Street for use as additional Sunday School classroom space.

The lot is adjacent to the church property and is owned by George Fischer. Plot drawings of Lot 457 and part of Lot 456 and a drawing of the first floor of the Fischer House at 510 West Greene Street. The purchase never materialized.

            3          Piqua Baptist Church Budget for 1974.

            4          Trustees meeting minutes for October 28, 1975 and associated documents.

            5          Miscellaneous Trustees documents for the year 1976.

            6          Trustees meeting minutes for the year 1977 and the year-end report.

            7          Documents relative to the Trustees meetings in 1977.

            8          Trustees meeting minutes and related documents for the year 1978.

            9          Trustees meeting minutes and related documents for the year 1979.

            10        Trustees documents – 1980

            11        Trustees documents – 1981

.           12        Miscellaneous Trustees’ documents for the years 1999 through 2000 including: bus

purchase, steeple repair, repair of sanctuary roof, documentation of degradation of the wood trusses in the sanctuary and other issues.

            13        Miscellaneous Trustees’ documents for the years 1991 through 1994.

            14        Trustees meeting minutes – September 22, 1998 through December 22, 1998.

            15        Trustees meeting minutes – January 26, 1999 through December 28, 1999.

            16        Trustees meeting minutes – January 25, 2000 through November 29, 2000.

            17        Trustees meeting minutes and financial reports – January 2, 2001 through December

                                    28, 2001.

            18        Trustees meeting minutes and financial reports – January 27, 2002 through

December 23, 2002.

            19        Trustees and Finance Committee meeting minutes and documents – 1947

            20        Trustees and Finance Committee meeting minutes and documents – 1948

            21        Trustees and Finance Committee meeting minutes and documents – 1949

            22        Trustees and Finance Committee meeting minutes and documents – 1950 – also

included in this file is a photo copy of the deed to the church at 500 Broadway.

 

SERIES III:  Church Treasurer / Financial Secretary Records

 

BOX 3

 

File      23        First Baptist Church, Cash Receipts and Disbursements Journal and members

subscription [pledge] records to pay the salary of the pastor “Brother” McKeena – 1875-1878.

            24        First Baptist Church, Record of members and their financial contributions to the

church.  Also, the record of cash receipts in the weekly offering – April 1878 – May 1855

            25        Piqua Baptist Church Budget Allocation Book – January 1, 1920 through December

1, 1936.  In this book, monthly receipts, as deposited in the bank, are divided among the budgeted funds.

In 1928 the allocations changed to bi-monthly entries.  Beginning in May 1933, because of the drastic decline in giving due to the depression, all receipts were assigned to the Current Fund.

            26        Piqua Baptist Church General Journal listing receipts and payments by month and

then by Sunday in the month.  The book covers the period from January 4, 1920 through December 27, 1931.

            27        Piqua Baptist Church General Journal listing receipts and payments by month and

then by Sunday in the month.  The book covers the period from January 3, 1932 through February 25, 1940.

            28        Piqua Baptist Church Cash Book listing cash receipts and disbursements from

September 4, 1921 through April 29, 1951.

            29        Piqua Baptist Church Financial Secretary’s Bi-monthly Reports – from April 29,

1929 to April 30, 1940.

            30        Piqua Baptist Church Financial Secretary’s Annual Reports – for the years 1929 to

1940.

            31        Checkbook check stubs for checks beginning No. 8045, written January 8, 1934, and

ending with No. 9322, written July 1, 1935.

 

BOX 4

 

File      1          Piqua Baptist Church bank statements from Citizens National Bank & Trust Co.,

Piqua, Ohio beginning February 27, 1933 through April 29, 1940.

            2          Piqua Baptist Church bank statements from Third Savings Bank, Piqua, Ohio –

statements are for the year 1999.

            3          The Piqua Savings Bank Co. account passbook for Piqua Baptist Church.  In the

passbook is recorded the Monday deposits of the church’s Sunday collections.  The entries are from April 7, 1919 to January 26, 1931.

            4          Joseph A. Lake, Treasurer – a 4” x 6” x ½” loose leaf ledger book kept by Joseph

Lake in which he recorded weekly salaries of the pastor, music director, organist and janitor from January 6, 1930 to April 30, 1933.  Also in this book is a record of cash receipts and disbursements from January 6, 1930 to October 3, 1935.

            5          The Third Savings & Loan Co. passbook for account number 23778 – Piqua Baptist

Church.  The account was opened with a $500 deposit on July 1, 1930.  The account was closed on October 13, 1931.

            6          Record of money collected each Sunday and written in six small 2 ½” x 4” x 3/8”

memo books.  The collections were recorded for each service, probably at the time the money was counted and prepared for deposit in the bank.  The books and the dates covered are as follows:

[a] January 11, 1931 to December 20, 1931

[b] January 1, 1933 to December 31, 1933

[c] January 7, 1934 to December 30, 1934

[d] May 2, 1937 to April 24, 1938

[e] November 6, 1938 to April 30, 1939

[f] May 8, 1939 to April 28, 1940

            7          Martha Statler, Treasurer – Record of Receipts and Disbursements – pages from

Miss Statler’s 5 ½” x 9” loose leaf binder.  The pages record receipts for the Current Fund, Youth Ministry, Missions, Scholarship, Building Fund and other special designations.  The pages also record allocations to budgeted accounts and disbursements from those accounts.  These pages are for the year 1972.

NOTE:           Records for the year 1973 are missing and are not part of the collection.

            8          Martha Statler, Treasurer – Record of Receipts and Disbursements – pages from

Miss Statler’s 5 ½” x 9” loose leaf binder.  These pages are for the year 1974.

            9          Martha Statler, Treasurer – Record of Receipts and Disbursements – pages from

Miss Statler’s 5 ½” x 9” loose leaf binder.  These pages are for the year 1975.

            10        Martha Statler, Treasurer – Record of Receipts and Disbursements – pages from

Miss Statler’s 5 ½” x 9” loose leaf binder.  These pages are for the year 1976.

            11        Martha Statler, Treasurer – Record of Receipts and Disbursements – pages from

Miss Statler’s 5 ½” x 9” loose leaf binder.  These pages are for the year 1977.

            12        Martha Statler, Treasurer – Record of Receipts and Disbursements – pages from

Miss Statler’s 5 ½” x 9” loose leaf binder.  These pages are for the year 1978.

            13        Martha Statler, Treasurer – Record of Receipts and Disbursements – pages from

Miss Statler’s 5 ½” x 9” loose leaf binder.  These pages are for the year 1979.

            14        Martha Statler, Treasurer – Record of Receipts and Disbursements – pages from

Miss Statler’s 5 ½” x 9” loose leaf binder.  These pages are for the year 1980.

            15        Martha Statler, Treasurer – Record of Receipts and Disbursements – pages from

Miss Statler’s 5 ½” x 9” loose leaf binder.  These pages are for the year 1981.

            16        Martha Statler, Treasurer – Record of Receipts and Disbursements – pages from

Miss Statler’s 5 ½” x 9” loose leaf binder.  These pages are for the year 1982.

            17        Martha Statler, Treasurer – Record of Receipts and Disbursements – pages from

Miss Statler’s 5 ½” x 9” loose leaf binder.  These pages are for the year 1983.

            18        Martha Statler, Treasurer – Record of Receipts and Disbursements – pages from

Miss Statler’s 5 ½” x 9” loose leaf binder.  These pages are for the year 1984.

            19        Martha Statler, Treasurer – Record of Receipts and Disbursements – pages from

Miss Statler’s 5 ½” x 9” loose leaf binder.  These pages are for the year 1985.

            20        Martha Statler, Treasurer – Record of Receipts and Disbursements – pages from

Miss Statler’s 5 ½” x 9” loose leaf binder.  These pages are for the year 1986.

            21        Martha Statler, Treasurer – Record of Receipts and Disbursements – pages from

Miss Statler’s 5 ½” x 9” loose leaf binder.  These pages are for the year 1987.

            22        Martha Statler, Treasurer – Record of Receipts and Disbursements – pages from

Miss Statler’s 5 ½” x 9” loose leaf binder.  These pages are for the year 1988.

            23        Martha Statler, Treasurer – Record of Receipts and Disbursements – pages from

Miss Statler’s 5 ½” x 9” loose leaf binder.  These pages are for the year 1989.

            24        Martha Statler, Treasurer – Record of Receipts and Disbursements – pages from

Miss Statler’s 5 ½” x 9” loose leaf binder.  These pages are for the year 1990.

            25        Martha Statler, Treasurer – Record of Receipts and Disbursements – pages from

Miss Statler’s 5 ½” x 9” loose leaf binder.  These pages are for the year 1991.

            26        Martha Statler, Treasurer – Record of Receipts and Disbursements – pages from

Miss Statler’s 5 ½” x 9” loose leaf binder.  These pages are for the year 1992.

            27        Martha Statler, Treasurer – Record of Receipts and Disbursements – pages from

Miss Statler’s 5 ½” x 9” loose leaf binder.  These pages are for the year 1993.

            28        Martha Statler, Treasurer – Record of Receipts and Disbursements – pages from

Miss Statler’s 5 ½” x 9” loose leaf binder.  These pages are for the year 1994.

            29        Martha Statler, Treasurer – Record of Receipts and Disbursements – pages from

Miss Statler’s 5 ½” x 9” loose leaf binder.  These pages are for the year 1995.

            30        Martha Statler, Treasurer – Record of Receipts and Disbursements – pages from

Miss Statler’s 5 ½” x 9” loose leaf binder.  These pages are for the year 1996.

            31        Martha Statler, Treasurer – Record of Receipts and Disbursements – pages from

Miss Statler’s 5 ½” x 9” loose leaf binder.  These pages are for the year 1997.

            32        Martha Statler, Treasurer – Record of Receipts and Disbursements – pages from

Miss Statler’s 5 ½” x 9” loose leaf binder.  These pages are for the year 1998.

            33        Letter from The Dayton Power & Light Company, Piqua, Ohio, dated August 29,

1932, notifying the treasurer of Piqua Baptist Church that the church is exempt from the 3% electrical energy tax under Section 616 of the Federal Revenue Act of 1932.  Attached to the letter is a form to claim the exemption. The letter is signed by H. F. Zimmerlin, Cashier.

 

BOX 4

 

SERIES IV: Church Membership Lists and Mailing Lists – Note: on June 1, 1930 there were

429 members.

 

File      34        Record of the officers and members of the Piqua Baptist Church beginning April 26,

1911.  There is an alphabetical list and a chronological list.  The chronological list begins with the Charter Members of the church created from the merger of the First Baptist Church and the Calvary Baptist Church on April 26, 1911.  The record contains other members added through the year 1918.

            35        Membership List, Piqua Baptist Church beginning 1926 with members added or

released through 1931.  The record is in four columns: Name; Address; Received [how]; Losses [reason].          

            36        Active Membership Roll, Piqua Baptist Church, 1931.  This book contains a list of

the names and addresses of active church members in 1931 and later.  In a column after the names and addresses is a column, which states how the individual became a member, i.e. charter member, by baptism, by letter from another church or on an individual’s statement of experience.  The last column, used in the years after 1931, gives a reason for leaving the church, i.e. death, transfer by letter or dropped.  On July 11, 1933, thirty-three members were dropped in a purge of the roll.

            37        Passive Membership Roll, Piqua Baptist Church.  These were members who for

some reason could not attend church.  Eleven members were dropped in the 1933 purge of the roll.

            38        Membership List, Piqua Baptist Church beginning 1936 with members added or

released through 1937.  The record is in five columns: Name; Address; Received [how]; Date Received; Losses [reason and date].

            39        Active Membership Roll, Piqua Baptist Church, 1937.  The pages of this roll book

are divided into the following six columns: Name; Address; Manner [by which they became a member]; Date [of membership]; Release [when and how]; Remarks.

            40        Computer punch card code sheets for Name & Address File, dated February 12, 1967

and for Membership File, dated July 1974.

            41        Computer list of names, addresses and phone numbers for Children’s Church

directors and staff members and for Men’s Chorus and Ensemble members – February 23, 1974.

            42        Computer list of member and prospects names, addresses, phone numbers – June 28,

1974

.           43        Three computer mailing lists – names, addresses, phone numbers:  January 17, 1975;

July 17, 1975; November 26, 1975.

            44        Two computer mailing lists – names, addresses, phone numbers:  June 15, 1978;

November 15, 1978

 

BOX 5

 

File      1          Two computer mailing lists – names, addresses, and phone numbers:  January 5,

1979; March 7, 1979.

            2          Computer mailing list – names, addresses, phone numbers:  October 6, 1980.

            3          Computer mailing list – names, addresses, phone numbers:  September 16, 1981.

            4          Computer mailing list – names, addresses, phone numbers:  April 3, 1985.

            5          Three computer mailing lists – names, addresses, phone numbers:  May 14, 1986;

August 2, 1986; October 20, 1986.

            6          Two computer mailing lists – names, addresses, phone numbers:  January 14, 1987;

September 21, 1987.

            7          Three computer mailing lists – names, addresses, phone numbers:  June 14, 1989;

July 13, 1989; November 27, 1989

            8          Church File cards from the card box – letters “A” and “B”.

            9          Church File cards from the card box – letters “C” and “D”.

            10        Church File cards from the card box – letters “E”, “F” and “G”.

            11        Church File cards from the card box – letters “H”; “I”; “J” and “K”.

            12        Church File cards from the card box – letters “L” and “M

            13        Church File cards from the card box – letters “N”, “O”, “P”, “Q” and “R”.

            14        Church File cards from the card box – letters “S”, “T”, and “V” [no “U” names]

            15        Church File cards from the card box – letters “W”, “Y” and “Z”. [No “Z” names]

 

SERIES V:  Other Miscellaneous Church Treasurer’s Records

 

File      16        Church employees wage and taxes withheld records for the 1999 tax year.

            17        Church employees wage and taxes withheld records for the 2000 tax year.

            18        Reports presented at Bi-monthly Business meetings in 1964 and at the Annual

Business Meeting in January 1965.

            19        Records of church mortgages used to build the church on High Street – 1976 through

the 1990’s.

            20        Documents from Bank One, Dallas, Texas referring to the distribution and closing of

the Kenneth E. Miller IRREV Trust #6861161200 – September 3, 1998

 

SERIES VI:  Piqua Baptist Church Board of Deacons – Minutes, Notes and other documents.

 

File      21        Deacons meeting minutes – 1930

            22        Deacons meeting minutes – 1931

            23        Deacons meeting minutes - 1932

            24        Deacons meeting minutes – 1933

            25        Deacons meeting minutes – 1934

            26        Deacons meeting minutes – 1935

            27        Deacons meeting minutes – 1936

            28        Deacons meeting minutes – 1953

            29        Deacons meeting minutes – 1954

            30        Deacons meeting minutes – 1955

            31        Deacons meeting minutes – 1956

            32        Deacons meeting minutes – 1957

            33        Deacons meeting minutes – 1958

            34        Deacons meeting minutes – 1959

            35        Deacons meeting minutes – 1960

            36        Deacons meeting minutes – 1961

            37        Deacons meeting minutes and communications from Pastor Ed Holland – 1985

            38        Deacons meeting minutes – 1986

            39        Deacons meeting minutes – 1987

            40        Deacons meeting minutes – 1988

            41        Deacons meeting minutes – 1989

            42        Deacons meeting minutes and financial reports and documents – 1990.

            43        Deacons meeting minutes and financial reports and documents including a computer

printout of all the names in the church directory (January 17, 1991) – 1991.

            44        Deacons meeting minutes and financial reports and documents – 1992.

            45        Deacons meeting minutes and financial reports and documents – 1993.

            46        Deacons meeting minutes and financial reports and documents – 1994.

            47        Deacons meeting minutes and financial reports and documents – 1995.

            48        Deacons meeting minutes and financial reports and documents – 1996.

            49        Deacons meeting minutes and financial reports and documents – 1997.

            50        Deacons meeting minutes and financial reports and documents – 1998.

            51        Deacons meeting minutes and financial reports and documents – 1999.

            52        Deacons meeting minutes and financial reports and documents – 2000.

            53        Deacons meeting minutes and financial reports and documents – 2001.

            54        Deacons meeting minutes and financial reports and documents – 2002.

            55        Deacons meeting minutes and financial reports and documents – 2003

            56        Deacons meeting minutes and financial reports and documents – 2004.

            57        Deacons meeting minutes – September 7, 2008

 

SERIES VII:  Piqua Baptist Sunday School Records and Sunday School Class Records

 

BOX 6

 

File      1          Sunday School Secretary’s Record Book:  1913-1916.  This book contains records

for each Sunday on two facing pages.  The left hand page contains the following for each class:  attendance, offering, missions offering, new members, visitors, and the number of class members who brought their Bibles.  There are averages of these figures and totals and a comment on unusual weather conditions.  On the right hand page are notes concerning any events of the day.

            2          Sunday School Treasurer’s Record Book:  May 13, 1951 through December 22,

1956.  This book records collections and disbursements as recorded at Citizens National Bank and in the following fund accounts: General Fund or Current Fund, Missions Fund, Birthday Fund and Special Fund.

            3          Four Judson Improved Sunday School Classbooks.  These small paperback books

were used by Sunday School Secretaries to record total attendance and total offering for each Sunday of the year.  There is one book for each year, 1958, 1959, 1960 and 1961.

            4          Minutes of the meetings of the Board of Christian Education – October 9, 1977

through December 6, 1978.

            5          Minutes of the meetings of the Board of Christian Education – 1979

            6          Minutes of the meetings of the Board of Christian Education – 1980

            7          Minutes of the meetings of the Board of Christian Education – 1981

            8          Minutes of the meetings of the Board of Christian Education – 1982

            9          Reports of the Daily Vacation Bible School, 1979-1982.

            10        Board of Christian Education miscellaneous documents and sub-department records,

1977-1982

            11        Minutes of the meetings of the Board of Christian Education – 1991, 1992 and 1993.

            12        Minutes of the meetings of the Board of Christian Education – 1994

            13        Minutes of the meetings of the Board of Christian Education – 1995

            14        Minutes of the meetings of the Board of Christian Education – 1996

            15        Sunday School class membership lists – 1970 and 1972

            16        Bethany Class Treasurer’s Record Book – September 1934 to September 1946

            17        Documents found loose inside the Bethany Class Treasurer’s Book – 1934-1946

            18        Bethany Class Treasurer’s Record Book – September 1946 to July 1962

            19        Documents found loose inside the Bethany Class Treasurer’s Book – 1946-1962 –

including a Piqua National Bank and Trust Co. Savings Passbook with entries on all pages beginning October 3, 1942 and ending March 1, 1961.

            20        Bethany Class Treasurer’s Record Book – September 1962 to March 1, 1972

            21        Brotherhood Class Secretary’s Record Book including minutes of meetings,

attendance on Sunday and record of collections, contributions and expenditures – January 1955 – December 1956.

            22        Brotherhood Class Secretary’s Record Book including minutes of meetings,

attendance on Sunday and record of collections, contributions and expenditures – January 1957 – January 1960.

            23        Documents found inside the Brotherhood Class Secretary’s Record Book – 1957-

1960.

            SUB-SERIES VII A:  Children’s Permanent Record Cards from the Sunday School

Card File Box.  Note: These cards were completed between 1975 and 1977.

 

File      24        Piqua Baptist Nursery Registration Forms (3) – 1974-1975

            25        Toddlers / Pre-Schoolers – birth dates 1972-1974 and Primary – Kindergarten and

First Grade.

            26        Middlers – Second-Third grade and Juniors – Fourth-Fifth grade

            27        Junior High – Grades: six, seven, eight – High School – Grades nine, ten, eleven,

twelve.

 

            SUB-SERIES VII B:  Family Visitation Cards from the Sunday School Card File Box.

 

File      28        Visitation Cards:  Letters “A”, “B”, “C” and “D”

            29        Visitation Cards:  Letters “E”, “F”, “G” and “H”

            30        Visitation Cards:  Letters “I”, “J”, “K”, “L” and “M”

            31        Visitation Cards:  Letters “N”, “O”, “P”, “Q”, “R” and “S”

            32        Visitation Cards:  Letters “T”, “U”, “V”, “W”, “X”, “Y” and “Z”

 

BOX 6

 

            SUB-SERIES VII C:  Church Service Recruitment Cards from the Sunday School

Card File Box.  Note: the vast majority of these cards are dated May 2, 1971.

 

File      33        Recruitment Cards: Letters “B” through “L” (there were no letters “A”, “D”, “I”)

            34        Recruitment Cards: Letters “M” through “y” (there were no letters “N”, “O”, “Q”,

“U”, “X”, “Z”)

 

            SUB-SERIES VII D:  Permanent Record Cards from the Sunday School Card File

Box.  Note: the dates on the cards range from 1958 to 1977 (not all the cards are dated).

 

File      35        Permanent Record Cards:  Letters “A”, “B”, “C”, and “D”

            36        Permanent Record Cards:  Letters “E”, “F”, “G”, and “H”

            37        Permanent Record Cards:  Letters “J”, “K”, “;”, and “M” (no “I”)

            38        Permanent Record Cards:  Letters “O”, “R”, “S”, “T”, “W”, “Y” and “Z” (other

letters not used)

 

BOX 7

 

SERIES VIII:  Pastoral Relations Committee

 

            SUB-SERIES VIII A:  Books, pamphlets and other documents from American Baptist

Churches USA

 

File      1          Books, pamphlets and other documents on establishing and organizing a Pastoral

Relations Committee.

            2          Books, pamphlets and other documents on the steps a church should take in calling a

Baptist minister.

            3          Books, pamphlets and other documents on the financial support necessary for the

pastoral ministry.

            4          pamphlets and other documents on the evaluation of a minister.

 

            SUB-SERIES VIII B:  Documents concerning the functioning of the Piqua Baptist

Church Pastoral Relations Committee

 

File      5          Constitution and statement of the Doctrines of the Piqua Baptist Church

            6          Summary of responses to a questionnaire given to the congregation in 1978 during

the pastorate of Rev. Terry McKenzie.

            7          Minutes of Pastoral Relations Committee meetings: July 1983-September 1987

            8          Minutes and supporting documents of Pastoral Relations Committee meetings: 

1990-1991

            9          Minutes and supporting documents of Pastoral Relations Committee meetings: 

1992-1993

            10        Minutes and supporting documents of Pastoral Relations Committee meetings: 

1998-1999

            11        Minutes and supporting documents of Pastoral Relations Committee meetings: 

2000-2001

            12        Minutes and supporting documents of Pastoral Relations Committee meetings: 

2002-2004

            13        Resumes and Personal Profiles of individuals to be considered for the positions of

Senior Pastor or Youth Pastor at Piqua Baptist Church

            14        Financial reports used by the Pastoral Relations Committee to determine the level of

compensation of Senior and Youth Pastors:  1987-2004

            15        Documents relating to the ministry of Rev. Grover Morris from his hiring as

Associate Pastor in 1988 to the termination of the Associate Pastor position in September 1991.

            16        Documents relating to the ministry of Rev. Don Wells from his call to Piqua Baptist

in April 1997 to 2003

            17        Documents relating to the ministry of Rev. Dave Smith as Director of Family

Ministries:  May 19, 1999 to 2003

 

            SUB-SERIES VIII C:  Pastoral Search Committee Records

 

File      18        Documents relating to the organization of the Pastoral Search Committee by adding

member to the Pastoral Relations Committee.  This took place after the resignation of Pastor Ed Holland.  Documents from 1990-1991.

            19        Documents relating to the hiring of Dr. Paul Warford as Interim Pastor:  1990-1991

            20        Financial records used by the Search Committee 1989-1991

            21        Special Business Meeting called for June 19, 1991 to discuss progress of getting a

new pastor, cash flow problem, solving the problem by eliminating the Associate Pastor position and other business brought to the floor.

            22        Resumes and Personal Profiles collected from American Baptist Churches USA and

other sources – 1990-1991

            23        Active Resumes in 1991

            24        Second Round Resumes – 1991

            25        Expenses incurred by the Search Committee 1991

            26        Moving service expense 1991

            27        Documents relating to the call of Rev. Glenn Layne as pastor – July 22, 1991 and

after, including a cassette audio tape containing a sermon entitled “I Doubt It”.

            28        Documents relative to the resignation and departure of Glenn Layne as pastor – 1996

            29        Miscellaneous Pastoral Search Committee documents

 

SERIES IX:  Missions

 

File      30        Minutes and record book of the Piqua Baptist Church Ladies Aid Society:  January 4,

1916 to October 2, 1923

            31        Minutes and record book of the Piqua Baptist Church Women’s Missionary Society: 

May 18, 1939 to April 16, 1944

            32        Minutes and record book of the Women’s Missions and Service Union of the Piqua

Baptist Church: May 18, 1944 to May 21, 1953

            33        Women’s Missionary Society program booklets:  [1] 1950-1951; [2] 1951-1952; [3]

1954-1955.

            34        Women’s Missionary Society documents: 1950-1955

            35        Documents and newspaper clippings from the mission secretary’s loose-leaf binder

1956-1957 including The Constitution of the Women’s Society, Piqua Baptist Church and the Constitution and By-Laws of the Dayton and Upper Miami Baptist Association.

            36        Minutes and documents from the Board of Missions:  December 1984 – December 1985

            37        Board of Missions Reports – 1986

            38        Board of Missions meeting minutes, reports and documents – 1987

            39        Board of Missions meeting minutes, reports and documents – 1988

            40        Board of Missions meeting minutes, reports and documents – 1989

            41        Board of Missions meeting minutes, reports and documents – 1990

            42        Board of Missions meeting minutes, reports and documents – 1991

            43        Board of Missions meeting minutes, reports and documents – 1992

            44        Board of Missions meeting minutes, reports and documents – 1993

            45        Board of Missions meeting minutes, reports and documents – 1994

            46        Board of Missions meeting minutes, reports and documents – 1995

            47        Board of Missions meeting minutes, reports and documents – 1996

            48        Board of Missions meeting minutes, reports and documents – 1997

            49        Board of Missions meeting minutes, reports and documents – 1998

            50        Board of Missions meeting minutes, reports and documents – 1999

            51        Board of Missions meeting minutes, reports and documents – 2000

 

BOX 8

 

File      1          Piqua Baptist Church World Wide Guild meeting minutes book:  February 21,1928

through May 5, 1943.

            2          Piqua Baptist Church Irene Angle Missionary Guild meeting minutes book:  May 18,

1943 through April 16, 1957.  The name of the organization was later changed to the Irene Angle Business & Professional Women’s Guild.

            3          Piqua Baptist Church Irene Angle Business & Professional Women’s Missionary

Guild meeting minutes book:  May 21, 1957 through March 19, 1968.

            4          Business & Professional Women’s Missionary Guild meeting minutes book:  April

16, 1968 through April 20, 1971

            5          Documents found inside of the Business & Professional Women’s Missionary Guild

meeting minutes book:  April 16, 1968 through April 20, 1971

            6          Minutes of the meetings of the Lydia Circle:  September 18, 2001 through April 17, 2005

            7          Miscellaneous mission documents

            8          Missions film-strip series – 1968:   [1] Baptists in Burma; [2] The Holy Family in the

Art of Asia and Africa; [3] Principles of Home Visits; [4] Tyre: Bible Backgounds; [5] Walk a New Road; [6] Passing the Buck

            9          Official Report of the Alpha Teens Mission Journey to Geary, Oklahoma – June 26-

July 3, 1970.

BOX 8

 

SERIES X:  Music

 

            SUB-SERIES X A:  Song Books

 

File      10        [1] Country & Western Hymnal – pocket edition – compiled by Fred Bock.  Grand

Rapids, MI: Singspiration Music, a division of the Zondervan Corp. c. 1975 – 117 songs plus index.  [2] Country & Western Gospel Hymnal: volume two – pocket edition – compiled by Fred Bock.  Grand Rapids, MI: Singspiration Music, a division of the Zondervan Corp. 1979 – 78 songs plus index.

            11        Youth Favorites Gospel Songs and Choruses: Another Singspiration Songbook,

compiled by John W. Peterson for Singspiration Inc. a division of Zondervan Corp. in conjunction with Belwin Inc. – 1963.  Foreword by Cliff Barrows of the Billy Graham organization.  This is a pocket edition.

            12        Youth Sings, compiled by Cyrus N. Nelson – pocket edition (2 copies).  Mound,

Minnesota: Praise Book Publications, 1951.

            13        Sunday School Sings: A Praise Book of Favorite Sunday School Hymns and

Choruses, compiled by Cyrus N. Nelson – pocket edition.  Mound, Minnesota: Praise Book Publications, 1957.

            14        Sing ‘N’ Praise Hymnal, Round Note Edition, compiled by Ezra H. Knight and Jack

W. Taylor.  Dallas, Texas:  Stamps-Baxter Music division of Zondervan Corporation, 1976.

            15        Everyone Sings: A Praise Book of 140 Hymns & Songs for All Ages, compiled by

Lois L. Curley and Margaret MN. Self.  Glendale, California:  Praise Music a Division of G/L Publications, 1966.

            16        The Missionary Message in Song No. 2, compiled by Eugene L. Clark.  Lincoln,

Nebraska:  Back to the Bible Broadcasting Association, 1964.

            17        Sing Songs of the Saviour: for VBS, Sunday School, Youth Programs, Christian

Camp.  Cincinnati, Ohio:  The Standard Publishing Company, 1970.

            18        Songs of Grace and Power: Music with a Message, compiled by Kenneth H. Wells. 

Indianapolis, Indiana:  Cadle Tabernacle, 1953.

            19        Edward MacHugh’s Treasury of Gospel Hymns and Poems, compiled by Edward

MacHugh.  Chicago:  The Rodeheaver, Hall-Mack Company, 1938.

            20        Songs You Love No. 7:  Selections for the Entire Family, compiled by Norman J.

Voth.  Lincoln, Nebraska:  Back to the Bible Broadcasting Association, 1966.

            21        Christmas Carols, a collection of sixteen Christmas Carols published for the Third

Savings and Loan Company, Piqua, Ohio.

            22        Happy Praises: Our Annual 1939 Book for Sunday-Schools, Singing-Schools,

Revivals, Conventions and General Use in Christian Worship.  Lawrenceburg, Tennessee:  James D. Vaughan, Music Publisher, 1938.

            23        Cadle Tabernacle 28th Anniversary Song Book.  Indianapolis, Indiana:  Cadle

Tabernacle, 1949.

            24        New Pinebrook Songs, compiled by Ruth D. Crawford and Percy B. Crawford. 

Grand Rapids, Michigan:  Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1936.

            25        Souvenir Songs of the Monitors Quartet.  Indianapolis, Indiana:  The Monitors

Quartet, c. 1955.

            26        Christmas Carols New and Old, Revised Edition, compiled by Haldor Lillenas. 

Kansas City Missouri:  Lillenas Publishing Company.

            27        Bill Gaither Choir Series, Number 5, Arrangements and Compilation by William J.

Gaither, S.A.T.B. Arrangements by Harold Lane.  Grand Rapids, Michigan:  Gaither Music Co., Inc. in conjunction with Singspiration Inc., 1973

            28        Treasure Chest of Homer Rodeheaver Gospel Hymns, compiled by Homer

Rodeheaver.  New York:  Treasure Chest Publications Inc., 1938.

            29        Favorite Gospel Songs, used by Russel E. Ford for years on the nation’s station

WLW.  Indianapolis: Russell E. Ford, c. 1945.  [2 copies]

            30        [a] The Crescent, by C. E. Leslie.  Chicago:  The Chicago Music Company, 1886.

This is a book used to teach elementary music theory.

                        [b] Solos for Low Voice, Volume 4, arrangements by Tom Keene.  Newbury Park,

California: Lexicon Music, Inc., 1982.

 

SUB-SERIES X B:  Sheet Music

 

File      31        [a] “When the Saints Go Marching In,” Conn Home Organ Course Third Edition. 

Oak Brook, Illinois:  Conn Organ Corporation, a Division of C. G. Conn, LTD, 1972.

                        [b] “Faith of Our Fathers,” Conn Home Organ Course Third Edition. 

Oak Brook, Illinois:  Conn Organ Corporation, a Division of C. G. Conn, LTD, 1972.

                        [c] “Under the Double Eagle,” by J. F. Wagner, Arranged by Moissaye

Boguslawski.  Chicago: Moderne Publications, 1936.

                        [d]  “Love Makes the World Go ‘Round,” (Theme from “Carnival”), words and

music by Bob Merrill.  New York:  Robbins Music Corporation, 1961.

                        [e]  “Something Good is Going to Happen to You,” words and music by Ralph

Carmichael.  Waco, Texas:  Lexicon Music Inc., 1969.

            32        [a]  “One Day at a Time,” by Marijohn Wilkin & Kris Kristofferson.  Waco, Texas:

Canaanland Music, Buckhorn Music Publishers, Inc., 1973.

                        [b]  “Walk with Me to the Manger,” words and music by Diana S. Bunyan.  Piqua,

Ohio: Grace Music Co. a division of: Daybreak Evangelism, 1979.

                        [c]  “Through It All,” words and music by Ardrae Crouch.  Burbank, California:

Manna Music Inc., 1971.

                        [d]  “Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo,” words by Helen Deutsch, music by Bronislau Kaper.  New

York:  Robbins Music Corporation; copyright by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., 1952, 1972.  This is part of the Conn Home Organ Course Third Edition.

                        [e]  “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing,” words and music by B. Backer, B. Davis,

R. Cook, R. Greenaway.  Copyright by The Coca-Cola Company, 1971, 1972 – copyright assigned to Shada Music, Inc., New York.

            33        [a]  Piano solo – “Melody of Love,” by H. Engelmann.  Philadelphia: Theodore

Presser Co., 1930.

                        [b]  “Who Am I?” by Charles (Rusty) Goodman.  Madisonville, KY: Journey Music

Company, 1965.

                        [c]  “War,” words by Pearl Foster, music by Leo and Hector Richard.  Professional

Artist Copy.  Aurora, Illinois: Pearl Foster, 1941.

                        [d]  Piano solo – Variations and Transcriptions for the Piano Series Three, “Nearer

My God To Thee,” edited and fingered by M. Greenwald, arranged by James J. Freeman.  New York, Century Music Publishing Co., 1901.

                        [e]  Piano solo – Variations and Transcriptions for the Piano Series One, “Adeste

Fideles,” arranged by James J. Freeman.  New York, Century Music Publishing Co., 1901.

            34        [a]  Piano solo – “Norwegian Cradle Song” by Gabriel Morel. New York, Century

Music Publishing Co., 1914.

                        [b]  Piano Solo – “The Jolly Coppersmith,” by C. Peter, arranged, fingered and

edited by Moissays Boguslawski.  Chicago: Moderne Publications, 1936.

                        [c]  Piano Solo – “Country Gardens”, British Folk Music Settings, collected by Cecil

J. Sharp, arranged for piano by Percy Aldridge Grainger.  New York:  G. Schirmer, Inc., 1919.

                        [d]  Piano Solo – “Christmas Bells,” by H. Karoly, edited by Henry S. Sawyer. 

Chicago:  McKinley Music Co., 1924.

                        [e]  Piano Solo – “Old Refrain,” arranged by Harry L. Harts.  Boston:  L. D. Lasselle

Music Co., 1932.

            35        [a]  Piano Solo – “Trees,”  music by Oscar Rasbach.  New York: G. Schirmer, Inc.,

1922.

                        [b]  Piano Solo – “Convent Bells,” by Henry Bollman.   Chicago: Calumet Music

Co., 1935.

                        [c]  Piano Solo – “County Gardens,” arranged by Calvin Grooms.  New York: 

Century Music Publishing Co., 1937

                        [d]  Piano Solo – “ Auld Lang Syne,” arranged by Edward Hoffman, edited and

fingered by M. Greenwald.  New York:  Century Music Publishing Co., 1907.

                        [e]  Piano Solo – “Texas Galop,” by C. Drumheller, edited and fingered by M.

Greenwald.  New York:  Century Music Publishing Co., 1908.

            36        [a]  Piano Solo – “Wooden Shoe Dance,” by Julius Vandervoort.  Chicago:

McKinley Music Co., 1915.

                        [b]  Piano Solo – “The Lost Cord,” transcription by A. Sullivan, arranged by J. M.

Hitzel.  New York:  Century Music Publishing Co., 1921.

                        [c]  Piano Solo – “Indian Love Call,” Gotham Classics Piano Series, music by

Rudolf Friml, arranged by John Mokrejs.  New York:  Harms Inc., 1939.

                        [d]  “How Great Thou Art,” by Stuart K. Hine.  Hollywood, California:  Manna

Music, Inc., 1955.

                        [e]  “The Bible Tells Me So,” by Dale Evans.  New York: Paramount-Roy Rogers

Music Co., Inc., 1965.

 

SUB-SERIES X C:  Hymnals – Note:  The hymnals listed here are cataloged with MS-

238 – The Piqua Public Library Hymnal Collection – and begin with Book 23.

 

File      37        Tabernacle Hymns Number Three for the Church and Sunday School.  Chicago:

Tabernacle Publishing Company, 1929.  SEE MS-238, BOOK #23.

            38        Rainbow Songs for use in Primary, compiled and edited by Charles H. Gabriel. 

Chicago:  The Rodeheaver-Hall-Mack Co., 1916.  SEE MS-238, BOOK #24.

            39        Children’s Praise and Worship, compiled and edited by A. L. Byers, with Bessie L.

Byrum and Anna E. Koglin as advisors.  Copyright, 1928, by Gospel Trumpet Company, published Anderson, Indiana: The Warner Press, 1928.  SEE MS-238, BOOK #25.

            40        With Heart and Voice, edited by E. S. Lorenz, H. W. Porter, and J. S. Fearis. 

Dayton, Ohio:  United Brethren Publishing House, copyright by the Lorens Publishing Co., 1926.  SEE MS-238, BOOK #26.

            41        Christian Service Songs, compiled by Homer Rodeheaver, George W. Sanville, Y. P.

Rodeheaver, J. N. Rodeheaver, Irvin H. Mack, music editors B.D. Ackley and C. Austin Miles.  Winona Lake, Indiana:  The Rodeheaver-Hall-Mack Co., 1939.  SEE MS-238, BOOK #27.

            42        The Service Hymnal.  Chicago:  Hope Publishing Company, 1971.  SEE MS-238,

BOOK #28.

            43        Worship and Service Hymnal.  Chicago:  Hope Publishing Company, 1957, 1969. 

SEE MS-238, BOOK #29.

            44        Hymns for Praise and Service, compiled by Homer Rodehaver and George W.

Sanville, music editor B. D. Ackley.  Winona Lake, Indiana:  The Rodeheaver Hall-Mack Company, 1956.  SEE MS-238, BOOK #30.

            45        Hymns for Praise and Service, compiled by Homer Rodehaver and George W.

Sanville, music editor B. D. Ackley.  Winona Lake, Indiana:  The Rodeheaver Hall-Mack Company, 1956.  SEE MS-238, BOOK #31.

            46        The Broadman Hymnal, music editor B. B. McKinney.  Nashville, Tennessee: The

Broadman Press, 1940.  SEE MS-238, BOOK #32.

            47        Hymns for the Family of God, compiled and edited by an editorial board consisting

of Fred Bock, Bryan Jeffery Leech, William J. Gaither, Gloria Gaither, Ron Huff, Wayne Erickson, Robert MacKenzie and Dorothy Sickal.  Nashville, Tennessee:  Paragon Associates, Inc., 1976.  SEE MS-238, BOOK #33.

 

BOX 9

 

SERIES XI:  Church Bulletins

 

File      1          Bulletins – [1] June 27, 1926, [2] May 21, 1944; [3] July 15, 1945; [4] December 4,

1949

            2          Bulletins – [1] March 12, 1950; [2] August 16, 1959; [3] November 8, 1959; [4]

December 13, 1959.

            3          Bulletins – [1] April 1, 1962; [2] January 31, 1965; [3] September 26, 1965; [4]

January 9, 1966; [5] February 27, 1966; [6] April 17, 1966 (Golden Anniversary); [7] June 9, 1968.

            4          Bulletins – [1] September 12, 1971; [2] May 28, 1972; [3] September 17, 1972; [4]

October 15, 1972; [5] May 19, 1974.

            5          Bulletins – [1] March 30; [2] two copies, 1 gray & 1 yellow, of the Victory Dinner

program, June 24, 1975; [3] October 26, 1975; [4] November 9, 1975; [5] December 21, 1975; [6] December 28, 1975.

            6          Bulletins – January 4, 1976 through March 28, 1976 – 13 total bulletins.

            7          Bulletins – April 11, 1976 through June 27, 1976 (the bulletin for April 4 is missing)

– 12 total bulletins.

            8          Bulletins – July 4, 1976 through July 18, 1976 (July 25 is missing); August 1, 1976

through August 15, 1976 (August 22 is missing); August 29, 1976 through September 19, 1976 (September 26 is missing) – 10 total bulletins.

            9          Bulletins – October 3, 1976 through November 7, 1976 (November 14 is missing;

November 21, 1976 through November 28, 1976 (the bulletins for December 1976 are missing) – 8 total bulletins.

            10        Bulletins – January 2, 1977 through February 6, 1977 (February 13, 20 and 27 are

missing); March 6, 1977 through March 13, 1977 (March 20 and 27 are missing) – 8 total bulletins.

            11        Bulletins – April 3, 1977 through April 10, 1977 (April 17 is missing); April 27,

1977 through May 15, 1977 (May 22 is missing); May 29, 1977 through June 5, 1977 (June 12 is missing); June 19, 1977 through June 26, 1977 – 11 total bulletins.

            12        Bulletins – July 3, 1977 through September 25, 1977 – 13 total bulletins.

            13        Bulletins – October 2, 1977 through November 27, 1977 (December 4 and 11 are

missing); December 18 and 25, 1977 – 11 total bulletins.

            14        Bulletins – [1] January 1, 1978; [2] January 8, 1978; [3] January 15, 1978; [4]

December 31, 1978; [5] January 7, 1979; [6] June 3, 1979.

            15        Bulletins – [1] May 18, 1980, Dedication Services of the sanctuary; [2] August 30,

1981; [3] December 31, 1981; [4] February 21, 1982; [5] June 12, 1983; [6] June 19, 1983; [7] October 16, 1983; [8] Christmas Eve Service, “Hanging the Green,” – 1980’s during the pastorate of Ed Holland and Grover Morris.

            16        Bulletins – [1] January 12, 1986; [2] October 12, 1986; [3] November 9, 1986 –

morning service; [4] November 9, 1986 – Anniversary Service, Sunday Afternoon; [5] November 9, 1986, “Down Memory Lane” memories; [6] December 21, 1986, Christmas cantata – “Come Celebrate Jesus”; [7] September 6, 1987.

            17        Bulletins – January 1, 1989 through January 29, 1989; February 26, 1989; March 5,

1989; September 24, 1989; December 31, 1989.  9 total bulletins.

            18        Bulletins – [1] January 28, 1990; [2] April 22, 1990; [3] January 6, 1991; [4]

September 13, 1992; [5] January 31, 1993; [6] December 24, 1993.

            19        Bulletins – [1] April 17, 1994; [2] October 2, 1994; [3] November 6, 1994; [4]

November 13, 1994; [5] December 4, 1994; [6] December 24, 1994.

            20        Bulletins – [1] January 1, 1995; [2] May 21, 1995; [3] July 16, 1995; [4] October 1,

1995; [5] October 8, 1995 [6] January 21, 1996; [7] June 2, 1996; [8] September 22, 1996.

            21        Bulletins – [1 & 2] April 20 through April 27, 1997; [3] July 6, 1997; [4] September

21, 1997; [5-9] November 16 through December 14, 1997; [10] August 1, 1999; [11] December 19, 1999. 

            22        Bulletins – [1 & 2] February 20 through February 27, 2000; [3] May 7, 2000; [4]

May 20, 2000 – Janice McAfee Day; [5-7] November 12 through November 26, 2000; [8] December 24, 2000.

            23        Bulletins – [1] January 7, 2001; [2] January 20, 2001 – New Members Banquet; [3]

January 21, 2001; [4] February 18, 2001; [5] March 18, 2001; [6-8] May 27 through June 10, 2001; [9-10] July 1 through July 8, 2001; [11] July 29, 2001; [12-17] August 12 through September 16, 2001; [18] November 11, 2001; [19-20] December 23 through December 30, 2001. 

            24        Bulletins – [1] May 4, 2002 – Sonseekers; [2] June 20, 2002; [3] August 1, 2002 –

R.A.D.; [4] November 17, 2002; [5] April 29, 2003 – Janice McAfee, Celebration of Life; [6] August 10, 2003; [7] May 1, 2005; [8-9] August 14 through August 21, 2005; [10] October 16, 2005 – Homecoming/Anniversary Celebration, Morning Service; [11] October 16, 2005 – Homecoming/Anniversary Celebration, Afternoon Service.

            25        Bulletins – [1] January 13, 2008; [2] March 22, 2009; [3] April 19, 2009 – Holy

Humor Sunday; [4] May 24, 2009; [5] November 15, 2009; [6] December 27, 2009; [7] June 27, 2010; [8] April 17, 2011.

 

SERIES XII:  Church Directories, Newsletters, Booklets and Pamphlets

 

            SUB-SERIES XII A: Church Directories

 

File      26        Church Directory – 1977

            27        Church Directory – 1982

            28        Church Directory – 1989-1990 – many pictures have been cut out.

            29        Church Directory – 1992

            30        Church Directory – 1993-1994

            31        Church Directory – 1995-1996

            32        Church Directory – 1996

            33        Church Directories – 1997 & 1998

            34        Church Directory – 2000 – many pictures have been cut out.

            35        Church Directory – 2002

            36        Church Directories – 2007 & 2008

            37        Church Directory – 2011

 

            SUB-SERIES XII B:  Church Newsletters, Hill Top Beacon and Annual Reports

 

File      38        Newsletters – [1] January 1968; [2] February 1969; [3] October 1971; [4] May

1977; [5] June 1977; [6] August 1977; [7] December 1977; [8] April 1978; [9] November 1982.

            39        Newsletters – [1] February 1984; [2] March 1984; [3] May-June 1984; [4] June-July

1984; [5] September 1984; [6] October-November 1984.

            40        Hill Top Beacon (newsletter) – [1] December 1991; [2] January 1993; [3] February

1993; [4] January 1995; [5] September 2005; [6] January 2006; [7] Summer 2008; [8] December 2008 / January 2009.

            41        Annual Reports for the following Years – 1998; 1999; 2000; 2001; 2002; 2007;

2008; 2009

 

BOX 9

 

            SUB-SERIES XII C:  Church Constitutions and introductory pamphlets and

brochures

 

File      42        Introduction, Church Covenant and a summary of the Church Constitution and By-

Laws – c. 1960 [2 copies]

            43        “We Believe” – a statement of basic Baptist beliefs.

            44        Piqua Baptist Church – a brochure summarizing church history and programs.  Given

out to visitors and new members.  There are two versions of this brochure in the folder: [a] c. 1993 and [b] c. 1998.

            45        Three pamphlets advertising Piqua Baptist Church: [a] c. 1990; [b] c. 2000; [c] c.

2005

 

            SUB-SERIES XII D:  Miscellaneous pamphlets and brochures

 

File      46        John Jacobs and the Power Team – an evangelistic outreach program – c. 2004

            47        R.A.D. – Radically Active Disciples, Piqua Baptist Church Junior and Senior High

Ministries – January to May 1998.

            48        The Annual National Day of Prayer brochure – May 2, 2002

            49        Pamphlets:  [a] “Christian Teaching Begins At Home,” published by Committee on

Christian Family Life, American Baptist Convention; [b] Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Matthew Mikko Reyes and Duane Jay Novonty; [c] “The Last Supper,” an interpretation of Leonardo da Vinci’s painting by Katherine Sturberch and Art Baker.

            50        Pamphlet and newsletter from the Baptist Home of Upper Miami, 650 N. Downing

Street, Piqua, Ohio.

 

            SUB-SERIES XII E:  Booklets issued by the American Baptist Churches of Ohio and

the ABC/Ohio Western Baptist Association 4

 

File      51        The Ohio Baptist Annual, 1948

            52        A Manual of General Procedure for the Division of Church Program and Outreach in

an Association – February 15, 1966.

            53        American Baptist Churches of Ohio, 169th Annual Meeting, October 19-21, 1994 –

Sponsored by American Baptist Churches of Ohio and Hosted by The Western Baptist Association at Piqua Baptist Church – 2 copies

            54        “Carry the Light,” ABC/Ohio Western Baptist Association – 2000 Directory

 

SERIES XIII:  Photographs and Scrapbooks

 

            SUB-SERIES XIII A:  35 mm Slides

 

File      55        Sanctuary construction slides by Bob Pottort – exterior, roof, interior and one slide of

a children’s group in the gym – 38 slides

            56        Sanctuary construction and cornerstone slides.  These slides are from carousel #1,

“Church Addition.”  The slides cover the beginning of the construction of the sanctuary, the pouring of the floor and building exterior walls.  The ceremony surrounding the laying of the cornerstone is also included.  There are five pages containing a total of 100 slides.  Notes: Person in slide #3 is Dan Beaver.  Group in slide #4 is cornerstone ceremony. Slide #8 – Pastor Terry McKenzie and Mid Birman.  Slide #36 – Pastor McKenzie and Deacon Roddy Robbins.  Slide #43 – Louis Birman.  Slides #66, 69, 70 – last 3 charter members of Piqua Baptist Church, also in slide 70 is Marguerite Meek.  Slides #99 & 100 are aerial photos taken near the start of construction.

            57        Slide carousel #2:  There are 3 slide programs on carousel #2.  Program #1:  

Sanctuary construction slides – these are photographs of setting the roof trusses and putting on the roof sheeting and were used at the 1992 Mortgage Burning ceremony.  Program #1 – slides 1-36.

Program #2 – Halloween Party in the Church Fellowship Hall – 1979.  Program #2 –slides 37-60.

Program #3 – Children and Adult Christmas Party in the Church Fellowship Hall – c. 1979.  There appears to be a beautiful baby/pre-K child contest, which is MC’ed by Rob Potorff.  Program #3 – slides 61-92.  Total of 92 slides in File 57.

            58        Slide carousel #3:  Piqua Baptist Church Building #3.  Sanctuary construction slides,

more cornerstone laying ceremony pictures, photos of the trusses that collapsed in a strong wind during construction and interior finishing and the finished exterior.  Total of 100 slides.

           

            SUB-SERIES XIII B:  Photographs taken at 500 Broadway – 1916-1976

 

BOX 9

 

File      59        Baptist Sunday School picnic, c. 1900, on a canal boat.  Went from Piqua up to

Landman’s Mill [Lock 9 to Lock 7].

            60        Piqua Baptist Church, 500 Broadway – 1916-1976

            61        The Junior Department of the Piqua Baptist Church, January 20, 1929.

            62        Piqua Baptist Church Choir with Rev. and Mrs. J. W. Poorman – c. 1940.

            63        Adult ladies Sunday School Class with a man teacher – c. 1940.

            64        A group from Piqua Baptist Church at WLW Radio in Cincinnati at the “Ruth Lyons

50 Club.”  May 3, 1949 – The group consisted of 40 ladies, five men, one boy and two girls.  Betty Stanton is the only person identified.

            65        Dedication and Ordination photos (2) for Rev. J. Walter Poorman – May 6, 1951 –

He became an Air Force Chaplain.

            66        Combined Junior Choir, Girls’ Choir and Senor Choir for a Christmas Concert – c.

1960 – the participants are partially identified.

            67        Charles “Chuck” Black, Sarah Thornton and a Children’s Church group – 1971 (2)

            68        Carry-in Dinner at 500 Broadway – May 1972 (9 photos)

            69        Children’s Church Christmas party in the basement – December 1968 (2)

            70        Belva Black and Sarah Thornton – Children’s Church workers for 15 years – 1974.

            71        Carry-in and entertainment – 1975 – Chuck and Belva Black with Roddy Robbins

and Men’s Chorus. (2)

 

            SUB-SERIES XIII C:  Photographs Taken Before, During and After Phase I of

Construction at 1402 West High Street.

 

File      72        Aerial view of the site of the new Piqua Baptist Church at 1402 West High Street –

Black/White 8x10 photo looking west.

            73        Phase I construction photographs (4 photos)

            74        Front of the Phase I church – October 1976

            75        (a) Worship in the Fellowship Hall on the stage and a special platform with “The

Last Supper” painting from the old church in the background.

                        (b) Gathering on the front lawn after the first service in the new Phase I building –

1976.

            76        Polaroid Vacation Bible School pictures – c. 1978 – 13 photographs.

            77        Vacation Bible School group photograph – June 15, 1979 – 3 photographs

black/white 8x10.

            78        Vacation Bible School group photo – c. 1980 – black/white 8x10.

            79        Carry-in dinners and programs held in the Fellowship Hall while chairs remained set

up for worship services – 1976-1979 – 11 photos.

            80        Negatives of photographs used in the 1975 fund raising brochures – the negatives are

70mm x 60 mm black/white – 30 negatives.

            81        Negatives of photographs taken for the 1975 fund raising brochure but not used - the

negatives are 70mm x 60 mm black/white – 17 negatives.

            82        Negatives of Pastor Terry McKenzie being shaved as part of the 1975 fund raising

activities – the negatives are 70mm x 60 mm black/white – 10 negatives.

            83        Negatives if the ground breaking ceremony at 1402 W. High Street on April 13,

1975 – the negatives are 70mm x 60 mm black/white – 22 negatives.  There are also 16 color negatives – 70mm x 60 mm.

            84        Phase I negatives of ground clearing, foundation gravel and laying the storm sewer.

Negatives are 70mm x 60 mm black/white – 21 negatives.

            85        Negatives of Phase I construction from foundation to partial completion - the

negatives are 70mm x 60 mm black/white – 32 negatives – 1976.

            86        Negative of Phase I completed – black/white negative 70mm x 60mm – 1976

 

            SUB-SERIES XIII D:  Phase II Construction of the Sanctuary and Dedication of the

New Church

 

File      87        Photos of the early stages of sanctuary construction – 3 ½ x 5 color photos – 14 photos

            88        Photos of church custodian, Louis Sullenberger, and others laying concrete block at

the construction site.  The photos are color 4 ¼ x 3 ¼.

            89        Photos and a newspaper article on the laying of the cornerstone.  Three photos –

color 4 ¼ x 3 ¼ and a newspaper article with picture of Pastor Terry McKenzie, Dick Haynes, Roddy Robbins, Lewis Birman, Bill Trockenbrod, Dan Beaver, Louis Sullenberger, Mrs. Floyd (Pat) Wenrick and Charles Black – September 1979.

            90        Photos of the roof trusses being put in place and a photo of the trusses that collapsed

in a high wind.  Three color photos – 3 ½ x 5.

            91        Photographs of the church dedication activities – nine – 3 ½ x 5 color photos of the

service inside the church and four – 3 ½ x 5 color photos of the service outside in front of the church, plus a 5 x 7 black/white photo of the outside service.

 

            SUB-SERIES XIII E:  Photographs of activities after the 1980 dedication of the

church.

 

File      92        Pastor Ed Holland and wife Gail Holland – 4 x 6 color.

            93        Mother’s Day – May 1982 – three – 3 ½ x 4 ½ color.

            94        Volley ball, pig roast and carry-in dinners in the Fellowship Hall – 1980’s.

            95        Men’s Fellowship breakfast at McDonald’s West – two – 4 x 6 color photos – 2000

            96        Easter Sunrise Service – 1998.  Five – 4x6 color photos and one 3 ½ x 4 ¾ color

photo.

            97        Repairing the Fellowship Hall walls – 2000 – repair done by Bruce Hogston – four -

4x6 color photos.

            98        Photo [3 ½ x 5 color] of the city wide choir festival held at Piqua Baptist Church in

1980.  Also, news clipping and program bulletin from the April 21, 1991 choir festival.

            99        New Member banquet – 2000 – photo exhibits on the history of the church – four

3 ½ x 5 color photos.

            100      (a) God’s Kids – children’s choir directed by Debbie Meek. 1993-2011 – two 4 x 6

color photos

                        (b) Gary Meek – church choir director – 4 x 6 color photo

            101      Pastor Don Wells honoring Edith Karnehm as Kiwanis Club’s Church Worker of

Distinction – June 1999 – 3 ½ x 5 color photo.

            102      Two color photos of the rear / parking lot entrance to the church.

            103      (a) Janice McAfee conducting the choir on Easter, April 13, 1980 – 3 ½ x 5 color.

                        (b) Jerry and Janice McAfee, Rev. George and Lois Smith – 3 ½ x 5 color.

                        (c) Roddy Robbins, Britt Wight (son of Janice McAfee), Chuck Black – 3 ½ x 5

color – 1990.

                        (d) Tom and Marilyn Lanick, Janice McAfee, _?_ - 3 ½ x 5 color.

                        (e) Pastor Ed Holland, Garland Jackson, Roddy Robbins, Edith and Marvin Karnehm

– 4 x 6 color.

                        (f) Mr. William Cummins, _?_, _?_, Belva Black, Mrs. Jane Cummins – 3 ½ x 5

color

            104      (a) Donna Lais with her junior high Sunday School class – 3 ½ x 5 color.

                        (b) Aaron Bolton – Lead singer at the Clyde Dupin Crusade, on stage with band and

Crusade Choir – 4 x 6 color.

BOX 10

 

            SUB-SERIES XIII F:  Panoramic Photographs of Ohio Baptist Assemblies at

Granville, Ohio

File      1          Ohio Baptist Assembly, Granville, Ohio, July 28 to August 8, 1924 – a 40” x 9 ½”

panoramic black/white photo of the people at the assembly.

            2          The Ohio Baptist Assembly Faculty, Granville, Ohio, July 29th through August 9th,

1929 – a 19”x 8” panoramic black/white photograph.

 

            SUB-SERIES XIII G:  Scrapbooks

 

                        SUB-SERIES XIII G-1:  Pastor’s History Book – this book was created by Laura

                                    Bartholomai

 

File      3          Front cover and page 1

  1. Notes inside front cover from 1976 listing the surviving charter members of Piqua Baptist Church.  They are Mrs. Herman Erhardt; Mrs. Laura Bartholomai; Miss Helen Batson; Mr. Ross Cromer; Mrs. Mary Harshman.
  2. Three Newspaper articles about the 100th Anniversary meeting of the Dayton Baptist Association held at Piqua Baptist Church, September 20, 1951.
  3. Picture of the old First Baptist Church where the Dayton Association was organized in 1850 [now the Masonic Temple on West High Street].
  4. Photograph of Miss Martha Weddell, daughter of Rev. P. M. Weddell, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church on West Ash Street.

            4          Page 2 and 3

                        (a) Post card drawing of the new church at 500 Broadway – c. 1912.

                        (b) Piqua Baptist Bulletin – June 13, 1982

                        (c) Sheet of Commemorative Opportunities at the new West High Street church.

            5          Pages 4, 5, and 6 – pastors at Piqua Baptist Church.

                        (a) Rev. Fred Neal – First pastor of Piqua Baptist Church – 1911-1913

                        (b) Rev. C. B. Jones – 1920-1921

                        (c) Rev. F. F. Fenner – 1921-1925

                        (d) Rev. J. T. Whiten – 1925-1929

                        (e) Rev. R. H. Satterfield – 1930-1935

                        (f) Rev. J. W. Poorman – 1935-1946 – 2 pictures

                        (g) Rev. Dudley T. Pomeroy – 1946-1952

                        (h) Rev. Edward Fischer – 1952-1965

            6          Pages 7 and 8 – pastors at Piqua Baptist Church and other materials.

                        (a) Mrs. Edward Fischer

                        (b) Rev. Edward Fischer – 1977

                        (c) Rev. George T. Smith – 1966-1973

                        (d) Chart of the Milestones of the Piqua Baptist Church

                        (e) Ladies Aid and Women’s Missionary Society picnics – 1924

                        (f) Friendly Class – c. 1920’s

            7          Pages 9 and 10

                        (a) Four black/white pictures of Missionary Society groups from elementary age girls

to adult ladies – c. 1920 – these were on page 9.

                        (b) World Wide Guild Young Women’s Missionary Society – two photos, c. 1920

                        (c) Four charter members of the World Wide Guild and a pastor’s wife – c. 1920

                        (d) Wedding reception photo of Lois and J. Walter Poorman.  He was ordained in

Piqua Baptist Church, May 6, 1951 and became an Air Force chaplain.

            8          Pages 11 and 12

                        (a) Cornerstone removed from 500 Broadway

                        (b) The first opening of the cornerstone box by charter members Laura Anderson

Bartholomai and Jane Cromer Cummins, daughter of Ross Cromer (a charter member).

                        (c) Florence Barker Erhardt

                        (d) Helen Batson

                        (e) Florence Erhardt

                        (f) Helen Batson

                        (g) Laura Bartholomai and Jane Cromer Cummins

                        (h) Ross Cromer was in a rest home in Sarasota, Florida at the time of the opening of

the cornerstone box.

            9          Pages 13 and 14 – pictures taken during the last services at the church on 500

Broadway.

                        (a) Newspaper article on the final service – Piqua Daily Call, October 29, 1976

                        (b) Chuck Black and Jane Cummins

                        (c) Charter members from 1915:  Mary Harshman, Florence Erhardt, Laura

Bartholomai

                        (d) Virginia Murphy reading church history to the congregation.

                        (e) Pastor Terry McKenzie

                        (f) Assistant Pastor William Bellaire

                        (g) Charles Black – church historian.

            10        Pages 15 and 16 – pictures taken at the last service at 500 Broadway.

                        (a) Assistant Pastor William Bellaire conducts the church choir.

                        (b) Picture of the congregation in attendance.

                        (c) Picture of the congregation with the painting of “The Last Supper” in the

Background

                        (e) Jane Cummins pinning a corsage on one of the charter member ladies.  Pastor

Terry McKenzie looks on.

                        (f) Chuck Black showing the copper cornerstone box to Laura Bartholomai.

            11        Pages 17 and 18

                        (a) William Cummins greeting Laura Bartholomai during the service.

                        (b) Laura Bartholomai placing items in the cornerstone box.

                        (c) Exterior picture of the church looking at the tower on the northwest corner of

Broadway and West Greene St.

                        (d) “Some Thoughts on Leaving 500 Broadway” – an open letter to the church

written by Laura Anderson Bartholomai and dated October 31, 1976, the date of the last service.

            12        Pages 19 and 20

                        (a) Newspaper picture and small article about the third anniversary of the Men’s

Prayer Circle and its 156th consecutive weekly meeting, c. 1960 – the picture is of the floral presentation surrounding the large copy of DaVinci’s “Last Supper,” which was painted from a “Paint by the Numbers” kit by Miss Marian Libbee, 609 South Wayne.

                        (b) Part of the front page of the fund raising brochure showing a pen and ink drawing

of the new church on West High Street.

                        NOTE:  Page 20 is a tribute to Louis “Louie” Sullenberger and his wife Bessie who

were, for many years, custodians at 500 Broadway and continued at 1402 West High Street.

                        (c) Louie Sullenberger

                        (d) Louie and Bessie Sullenberger

                        (e) A final view of the church at Broadway and Greene St.

            13        Two copies of pages 7-10 of the Piqua Daily Call, Saturday, March 18, 1916,

detailing the plans for two weeks of services to dedicate the new Piqua Baptist Church at 500 Broadway.  These papers were found in the back of the Pastor’s History Scrapbook.

            14        Material found loose in the back of the Pastor’s History Scrapbook.

                        (a) A copy of “Terms of Union of The First Baptist Church of Piqua, Ohio and The

Calvary Baptist Church of Piqua, Ohio.”  The document is dated March 4, 1911.

                        (b) A page from the report of the Dayton Baptist Association, 1926.  On one side is a

“Directory of Church Officers.”  On the other side is a “Summary of Church Statistics” for the member churches of the association.

                        (c) Program (schedule) of monthly meetings of the Women’s Missionary Society of

the Piqua Baptist Church – 1915-1916, listing officers, programs and presenters and hostesses for each meeting.

            15        Bulletins and programs found in the back of the Pastor’s History Scrapbook.

                        (a) Inaugural Concert on the New Moller Organ at the Piqua Baptist Church,

November 23, 1916

                        (b) October 17, 1926 – Rev. J. G. Whiten, pastor

                        (c) June 5, 1927 – Rev. J. G. Whiten, pastor

                        (d) December 25, 1927 – Rev. J. G. Whiten, pastor

                        (e) April 1, 1928 – Rev. J. G. Whiten, pastor

                        (f) April 8, 1928 – Rev. J. G. Whiten, pastor

                        (g) Silver Anniversary of the Piqua Baptist Church, March 16, 1941 – Rev. J. W.

Poorman, Pastor (2 copies)

                        (h) October 7, 1945 – Rev. J. W. Poorman, Pastor

                        (i) March 20, 1946 – Thirtieth Anniversary of Dedication of Church Building – Rev.

Dudley T. Pomeroy, pastor

                        (j) 100th Annual Meeting of the Dayton Baptist Association at Piqua Baptist Church,

September 20, 1951

                        (k) Golden Anniversary of the Piqua Baptist Church, April 17, 1966 – Rev. George

T. Smith, pastor (2 copies)

 

BOX 10

 

                        SUB-SERIES XIII G-2:  Piqua Baptist Church 1968 Building Fund Campaign

Scrapbook

 

File      16        1968 Building Fund Scrapbook pages Title, 1 and 2.

  1. Title page
  2. Twelve page booklet titled “A New Day . . . For Evangelism”
  3. Campaign song sheet
  4. Program brochure – “The Piqua Baptist Church 1968 Great Thanksgiving Fellowship Dinner, Tuesday, November 26, 1968.”  Dinner was held at the Congregational Christian Church across the street a 421 Broadway.  The title of the brochure – “Faith, Prayer, Sacrifice, That We May Carry on Our Christian Heritage.”

            17        1968 Building Fund Scrapbook – pages 3 and 4

                        (a) Letter from Pastor George T. Smith

                        (b) Newspaper article and picture:  “Piqua Baptist Church Plans New Building.”

Piqua Daily Call October 24, 1968

                        (c) Typed statement from Pastor Smith

                        (d) Photograph of a sample of the architects style.

            18        1968 Building Fund Scrapbook – pages 5 and 6

                        (a) Program for the building fund dinner on Thursday, October 31, 1968

                        (b) Pamphlet – “Let’s Be Practical . . . about giving to Our Church Campaign”

                        (c) Campaign Songs – song sheet

                        (d) Letter to church members from Charles Edward Black, General Chairman,

Building Fund Campaign.

            19        1968 Building Fund Scrapbook – pages 7 and 8

                        (a) The Piqua Baptist Church of Piqua, Ohio, 1968 Building Fund Campaign,

Questions and Answers.

                        (b) More Questions and Answers about our New Building.

                        (c) A letter to church members from Richard Birman, Sunday School Superintendent

            20        1968 Building Fund Scrapbook – pages 9, 10 and 11

                        (a) The Piqua Baptist Church of Piqua, Ohio, 1968 Building Fund Campaign,

Questions and Answers and More Questions and Answers about our New

Building – a two sided document.

                        (b) Open letter to the congregation from Marvin Karnehm, Chairman of the Board of Deacons.

                        (c) Copies of three newspaper articles dated November 15 and December 9, 1968.

            21        1968 Building Fund Scrapbook – pages 12, 13 and 14 – Six 4 x 5 color pictures of

the interior of the old church and three black/white 4 x 5 photos of the interior and cornerstone.  A note with these pictures reads as follows: “For Jane Cummins Librarian – Pictures given to the church by Mrs. Jack Steinhilber which belonged to her Aunt, Iva Downey (now deceased but a member of Piqua Baptist Church).”  The photos were taken in October and November 1968.

            22        1968 Building Fund Scrapbook – page 15 – three 4 x 5 color photographs of the

architects rendering of the proposed new Piqua Baptist Church and of the floor plan.

            23        1968 Building Fund Scrapbook – pages 16, 17 and 18

Aerial photograph of the Piqua Baptist Church site on West High Street – an 8 x 10 black/white photograph looking south at High Street.

Aerial photograph of the Piqua Baptist Church site on West High Street – an 8 x 10 black/white photograph looking south at High Street.

Aerial photograph of the Piqua Baptist Church site on West High Street – an 8 x 10 black/white photograph looking east.

            24        1968 Building Fund Scrapbook – page 19 – five 3 ½ x 3 ½ color photographs of the

architects drawings of the new church design and a model of the new church design displayed on a table in the old church – dated March 1969.

            25        1968 Building Fund Scrapbook – material found in the back of the scrapbook

                        (a) “My Wish,” a handwritten paragraph statement written by Ardith Shefbuch.

                        (b) “My Wish,” a handwritten paragraph statement written by Miss Debra Shefbuch.

                        (c) A copy of the Motion to Establish a Building Committee, which was introduced

and adopted at the Annual Meeting in January 1967.

A series of thirteen communications to and from the building committee, the

pastor, American Baptist Home Mission Societies and others in the months between February and September 1967.

A series of notes written about and in support of the Bethany Class of senior

ladies.

A copy of page 7 of The Piqua Daily Call from Saturday, March 18, 1916 on the

formal dedication of the church at 500 Broadway.

Two posters advertising The Kuhn Sisters, “Service in Song” at Piqua Baptist

Church on November 9, 1986

 

SUB-SERIES XIII G-3:  Piqua Baptist Church Ground-Breaking and Phase I

Construction Photo Scrapbook

 

File      26        Ground-Breaking and Fund Raising photographs – pages 1 and 2

Rev. Terry McKenzie, Charles Black and Gordon Wise on the back of a flatbed truck at the ground-breaking ceremony (5 x 7 b/w)

Gordon Wise with spade of dirt at ground-breaking (5 x 7 b/w)

Gordon Wise at the fund raising thermometer.

The fund raising thermometer.

Gordon Wise pointing to the top of the fund raising thermometer.

Dale Compton holding a model of the new church to be built.

            27        Fund Raising and Building Committee meetings – pages 3 and 4

                        (a) Man (not identified) and Garland Jackson

                        (b) Gordon Wise portrait.

                        (c) Larry Fickenwirth, Garland Jackson and others.

                        (d) Man and woman (not identified)

                        (e) Garland Jackson and Roddy Robbins.

                        (f) Bill Trockenbrod, Roddy Robbins, Gordon Wise

                        (g) Photo of the group in a meeting in the basement at 500 Broadway

                        (h) Gordon Wise and Garland Jackson

            28        Construction of Phase I – the education wing and the Fellowship Hall – pages 5-10 –

these are 5 x 7 black/white glossy photographs.  There are 12 photographs that go from the foundation wall to the near enclosing of the two wings.

            29        Construction of Phase I – the education wing and the Fellowship Hall – pages 11-16

– these are 8 x 10 black/white glossy photographs.  There are 6 photographs of the erecting of the steel frame of the two buildings.

            30        Miscellaneous items on pages 17-20 of the Phase I Construction Scrapbook.

                        (a) Letter to church members from C. E. Black, General Chairman Building Fund Campaign.

                        (b) Letter to church members from Marvin Karnehm, Chairman, Board of Deacons.

                        (c) Copy of the article and photo from the Piqua Daily Call, October 29, 1976, with

the headline: “Baptist have final service in present structure.”

                        (d) Golden Anniversary bulletin for Piqua Baptist Church, April 17, 1966.

                        (e) Bulletin for Piqua Baptist Church, Sunday, January 2, 1977.

 

SUB-SERIES XIII G-4:  Scrapbook of clippings and photos surrounding the

1976 opening of Piqua Baptist Church at 1402 West High Street.

 

File      31        Seven 3 ½ x 3 ½ color photos of youth activities.

            32        Copies of newspaper clippings from The Piqua Daily Call, November 5, 1976, page

8 about the opening of the Piqua Baptist Church at 1402 West High Street.

            33        Copy of a flier and cut out hats advertising Piqua Baptist Church Heritage Day,

September 5, 1982.

            34        Documents pertaining to the installation of metal restroom partitions at Piqua Baptist

Church, 1402 W. High St.

Blanket Certificate of Exemption for Piqua Baptist Church signed by Martha

Statler, Treasurer

Copy of design drawings for metal restroom partitions done by Sanymetal

Products Co. for Piqua Baptist Church.  Drawing is dated May 26, 1976.

Bill of Materials from Sanymetal Products Co. for metal restroom partitions for

Piqua Baptist Church.  The document is dated June 8, 1976.

 

SERIES XIV:  Materials from twelve binders containing minutes, notes and working papers

from the fund raising, building and other activities for the Building Council in the years 1967-1968 and 1974-1980.

 

            SUB-SERIES XIV A:  Binder for 1967-1968 – Building Council Notes, Minutes, Forms

                                                and other Documents

 

File      35        Letters, notes, minutes, brochures and charts used in organizing the fund raising

canvas of the members – 1968

            36        Survey Committee names, schedules, membership list in November 1978 and

methods of tabulating results.

            37        Materials from other churches and from the American Baptist Home Mission Society

used to help guide the fund raising canvas of members.

 

BOX 10

 

            SUB-SERIES XIV B:  Binder for 1974-1975 – Building Council Notes, Minutes, Forms

                                                and other Documents

 

File      38        Piqua Baptist Church Building Council organizational chart containing five areas of

responsibility: Survey, Program, Plans & Construction, Finance, Publicity.  The council members assigned to each area are listed below their assigned area.

            39        Preliminary elevation drawings of the classroom wing of the Piqua Baptist Church

by Ferguson Construction Co., Sidney, Ohio – December 18, 1974.

            40        List of the members of the Building Council Committees with their addresses and

phone numbers – August 1, 1974.

            41        Cash flow projections for 1975-1977.  Dated April 1975.  Notes on a meeting with

attorney Robert Fite concerning dividing the contract and on a meeting with Ferguson Construction.

            42        Trustees meeting notes – January-June 1974 including brochure and information

from the Ketchum Inc. Fund Raising Group.

            43        Building Council notes April and May 1974.

            44        Building Council notes June through August 1974.

            45        Building Council notes September through December 1974.

            46        Building Council notes January through March 1975.

            47        Building Council notes April through June 1975.

 

            SUB-SERIES XIV C:  Binder for 1974-1977 – Building Council Notes, Minutes, Forms

                                                and other Documents

 

File      48        Building Council notes January through April 1974.

            49        Building Council notes May through August 1974.

            50        Building Council notes September through December 1974.

            51        Building Council notes January through March 1975.

            52        Building Council notes April through June 1975.

            53        Building Council notes July through September 1975.

            54        Building Council notes October through December 1975.

            55        Building Council notes January through March 1976.

            56        Building Council notes April through June 1976.

            57        Building Council notes July through September 1976.

            58        Building Council notes October through December 1976.

            59        Building Council notes random months in 1977.

 

            SUB-SERIES XIV D:  Binder of Building Council Notes, Minutes, Forms and other

Documents relating to the move from 500 Broadway to 1402 West High Street.

 

File      60        Building Council notes on the move to 1402 W. High and its dedication.

            61        Building Council notes – Equipment inventory

            62        Building Council – Correspondence June through November 1976

            63        Building Council notes on Items Ordered for the new building.

 

BOX 11

 

File      1          Building Council notes relating to the purchase of Adirondack folding chairs for the

new building.

            2          Building Council notes – time schedules

            3          Building Council notes – sub-contracts

 

SUB-SERIES XIV E:  Binder for 1977-79– Building Council Finance Notes.

 

File      4          Building Council Finance Notes – 1977

            5          Building Council Finance Notes – 1978

            6          Building Council Finance Notes – 1979

 

SUB-SERIES XIV F:  Binder for 1978-1979 – Building Council Notes On Phase II: 

Notes and other materials on Interior finishes and furniture, and on Phase II Fund Raising.

 

File      7          Building Council notes on interior design, decorations and furniture.

            8          Building Council notes on Phase II fund raising – 1978-1979

 

SUB-SERIES XIV G:  Binder for August and September 1979 – Building Council

Notes, Minutes, Forms and other Documents

 

File      9          Building Council notes for August and September 1979

 

SUB-SERIES XIV H:  Binder for Phase II 1979-1980 – Building Council Notes,

Minutes, Forms and other Documents

 

File      10        Building Council notes in preparation for the last meeting of the council before it is

dismissed.

            11        Building Council notes – Cost Analysis of the building project – 1980

            12        Building Council notes – Invoices

            13        Building Council notes – Application and Certification for Payment to contractors

            14        Building Council notes – Change Orders

            15        Building Council notes – Contract for relocation of the pipe organ to 1402 W. High

            16        Building Council notes – Summary of Building Fund contributions

            17        Building Council notes – Final items considered before dismissal of the Building

Council.

 

SUB-SERIES XIV I:  Binder for Building Council Notes, Minutes, Forms and other

                                    Documents having to do with building finance for 1975.

 

File      18        Building Council notes – building finance documents March through July 1975.

            19        Building Council notes – building finance documents August through December

1975.

 

BOX 11

 

SUB-SERIES XIV J:  Binder for Building Council Secretary Pat Wenrick, 1978-1980

(Building Council was officially dismissed June 24, 1980)

 

File      20        Building Council Secretary’s notes – 1978

            21        Building Council Secretary’s notes – 1979

            22        Building Council Secretary’s notes – 1980

 

SUB-SERIES XIV K:  Binder: Pledge Fund Drive for a New Sanctuary – 1979

 

File      23        Notes and documents for the 1979 pledge fund drive to fund the new sanctuary.

 

SUB-SERIES XIV L:  Binder: Pledge Fund Drives to pay off the mortgage on the new

Building – 1983 and 1986

 

File      24        Notes and documents for the 1983 pledge fund drive to pay off the mortgage on the

new building.

            25        Notes and documents for the 1986 pledge fund drive to pay off the mortgage on the

new building.

 

SERIES XV:  Materials found in other Books, Binders and Folios.

 

File      26        Giving Records for the years 1869 through 1873, a leather bound ledger book –.  The

book was used by J. W. Brotherton, Treasurer of the First Baptist Church, Piqua, Ohio.

            27        Loose documents found in the Giving Records ledger book in file 26 above:

                        (a) Statement of Events and Procedures Relating to the Movement for Uniting The

First and Calvary Baptist Churches of Piqua, Ohio.  This document was written by Miss Martha E. Weddell, daughter of Rev. P. M. Weddell, the pastor of Calvary Baptist Church of Piqua.  Miss Martha Weddell was a delegate from Calvary Baptist during the negotiations to unite the two churches.

                        (b) A photograph of Rev. P. M. Weddell, Nov. 22, 1820-Mar. 17, 1903.

                        (c) Seven receipts from Piqua Gas Light and Coke Co., Dr. for Gas Consumed by

Baptist Church.  The receipts are dated December 1872 through July 1873 and March 1875.

                        (d) Four receipts issued by First Baptist Church treasurer to church members for

donations in as a result of subscriptions to pay the salary of the pastor.  Three are dated in 1874 and one in 1876.

                        (e) Two receipts from American Baptist Missionary Union for donations by First

Baptist Church and the Piqua Baptist Sabbath School (First Baptist Sunday School) dated 1870 and 1873.

                        (f) A receipt from the American Baptist Home Mission Society for a donation from

Baptist Church of Piqua, dated 1873.

                        (g) Receipt for donation from W.W. Garvey, Oct. 22, 1874

                        (h) List of eighteen individuals and the Ladies Society who agreed to donate money

to pay the old debt of the church.  The amounts pledged by each individual is listed and most are marked “paid.”

            28        Trustees 1979 Records, housed in a small binder with one inch rings.

            29        Material used in the Piqua Baptist Mortgage Burning Celebration on Saturday,

November 21, 1992.  Also included is a Mortgage Account book from Piqua National Bank with entries from October 16, 1979 to December 17, 1986.

            30        Documents relating to the Piqua Baptist Church pipe organ installed by M. P. Moller

Company.  Included in this folder is the original 1916 contract and specifications, plans and materials for the 1954-55 organ up-grade and the letters and contracts involved in moving the organ from 500 Broadway and installing it at 1402 West High Street.

            31        American Baptist 1968 Pre-Convention Resolutions Study Packet.

            32        Original Scope & Specification for a New Sanctuary Addition for Piqua Baptist

Church, Piqua, Ohio, August 29, 1979.  Also found in this book are the following:

                        (a) 8 ½ x 11 copy of a floor plan and a plot plan for the finished church.

                        (b) Eight Application and Certificate for Payment – Dec. 1976 and Oct. 1979

through May 1980.

                        (c) Design for the brick sign in front of the building.

                        (d) Change Order Number 4 for changes in emergency sign lights.

                        (e) Ferguson Construction Co. bill for labor and material to hang the cross.

                        (f) Application for bronze memorial plaque.

                        (g) Some Notable Notes Regarding the Project assigned to the Piqua Baptist

Church’s Building Council, 1966-1980.

            33        Planning materials for the 1994 American Baptist Churches/Ohio Convention which

was held October 19-21, 1994, at Piqua Baptist Church.

            34        Organizing and planning materials for the 1986 Anniversary Celebration – This was

our Tenth Anniversary at 1402 West High Street and it was the 175th Anniversary of Baptists in Piqua.

            35        The Urban Church Survey Manual and planning materials for a July 13-20, 1969,

Crusade of the Americas, Piqua Central Crusade held at Wertz Stadium.

            36        Time to Run – a folio of advertising materials to be used by churches to advertise the

World Wide Pictures / Billy Graham movie which will play in theaters across the nation.  The movie is an evangelistic outreach of Billy Graham Ministries, Inc.  The packet contains numerous materials for print advertising and two records containing 60 second radio spots.

            37        Deacon Minutes – a binder of Deacon Minutes and Election Records from 1987-1992.

                        (a) Deacon Minutes – 1987

                        (b) Deacon Minutes – 1988

                        (c) Deacon Minutes – 1989

                        (d) Deacon Minutes – 1990-1992

                        (e) Church Member Survey Results

                        (f) Copy of the 1986 Church Constitution

                        (g) Church election results and lengths of terms of office – 1983-1994

                        (h) Chart of changes in the order of service on Sunday morning service from 1957-

1980.  

            38        Attendance register for “Young At Heart.”  This was a group of senior citizen church

members and others who met for an evening meal and program one time per month in the Fellowship Hall at Piqua Baptist Church.  The book covers the years 1982 through 1989.

 

SERIES XVI:  Piqua Baptist Church Histories

 

BOX 12

 

File      1          Hand written history of Baptists in Piqua from the earliest church in 1811 to the

construction of First Baptist Church, 200 block West High St., in 1848.

            2          A typed “Statement of First Church Members of Baptist Union, by John

Daganhardt.”  This document recounts the failed attempt to unify the First Baptist Church and the Calvary Baptist Church in 1907.

            3          Copy of a hand written history of the union of First Baptist Church and Calvary

Baptist Church and the building of the Piqua Baptist Church at 500 Broadway.  The history is from 1911 to 1915 and contains the names of the officers of the church in 1915, the members of the standing committees, the Cradle Roll of the Piqua Baptist Sabbath School [containing 45 names], and an alphabetical list of the 347 members of the Piqua Baptist Church in 1915.

            4          A hand written summary of the costs of building the Piqua Baptist Church at 500

Broadway – 1912-1916 – for a total cost of $47,126.58 including $2400.00 for the pipe organ.

            5          Copy of “The Work of Baptists in Piqua,” written during the ministry of Rev. J. W.

Poorman in the 1930’s. 

            6          A profile of Piqua Baptist Church written June 1965 and used by the Pastoral Search

Committee which resulted in the calling of Rev. George T. Smith as pastor.

            7          Two copies of “Piqua Baptist Church History, March 19, 1916 to April 17, 1966.”

            8          Two copies of “Brief History of the Church, March 19, 1916 to October 31, 1976.

            9          Three copies of “Piqua Baptist Church History, 1811-1986” and a copy of a Piqua

Baptist Church Timeline extending from August 30, 1811 to November 9, 1986.

            10        Two copies of “A Brief History, This Piqua Baptist Church, August 11, 1811 to

November 22, 1992.”  Also a skit written by Debbie Meek for use in the November 1992 morning service entitled “Piqua Baptist Church History.”

            11        “The story of the creation of Piqua Baptist Church, a story to be illustrated in four

parts.”  Church history 1886-1911 compiled and narrated by Gary Meek for the 2011 celebration of the 200th Anniversary of Baptists in Piqua and the 100th Anniversary of Piqua Baptist Church.

 

BOX 12

 

SERIES XVII:  Church Constitutions

 

File      12        1966 Constitution and By-Laws – 2 copies

            13        1977 Constitution

            14        1985 Constitution

            15        1986 Constitution

            16        1993 Constitution – one copy and a second copy with side by side comparison to the

1986 constitution.

            17        Rough draft of revisions to the 1993 constitution.

 

SERIES XVIII:  Church Members Lists

 

File      18        List of officers, committees and members in 1915

            19        Computer print-outs of members lists dated January 27, 1965 and December 29, 1965.

            20        Computer print-outs of members lists dated March 5, 1969 and May 5, 1969

            21        Members list – typed – circa 1970-1971

            22        Computer print-outs of members lists dated February 24, 1975, September 16, 1975,

November 26, 1975.

            23        Computer print-outs of members lists dated January 27, 1976, March 19, 1976,

August 18, 1976

            24        Computer print-outs of members lists dated January 4, 1977.

 

SERIES XIX:  Booklets, programs, directories, manuals and other booklet type materials

 

File      25        Manual of the Piqua Baptist Church – 1912, containing a historical summary,

members list in 1912 with additions, the Church Covenant and the Church Constitution and By-Laws.  [2 copies – printed by The Magee Bros. Co., Piqua]

            26        Church Directory and List of Committees for the “Win One” Campaign for the New

Piqua Baptist Church. – 1916

            27        Program booklet for the Dedication Services, Piqua Baptist Church, March 19 to

April 2, 1916.

            28        Piqua Baptist Church Silver Anniversary program – 1941 – 2 copies

            29        The Baptist Church Manual by J. Newton Brown, D.D., copyright 1853, eighteenth

printing March 1952.  Philadelphia: The American Baptist Publication Society, 1952.

            30        “Golden Anniversary Piqua Baptist Church 1916-1966” – Golden Anniversary

Dinner program booklet, April 17, 1966 – 2 copies.

            31        Golden Anniversary bulletin – April 17, 1966 – 50th Anniversary of the Dedication

of the Piqua Baptist Church at 500 Broadway.

            32        Piqua Baptist Church 1968 Great Thanksgiving Fellowship Dinner, November 26,

1968 – program

            33        “Bold Venture with Faith.”  Pamphlet used in the 1970’s fund raising campaign to

build the new church at 1402 West High Street.

            34        “The Piqua Baptist Church Celebrates First Services at 1402 W. High St. bulletin

            35        Piqua Baptist Church, “The Church on the Hill with Piqua on its Heart” booklet used

in the fund raising campaign to build the new sanctuary at 1402 W. High St.

            36        Piqua Baptist Church 1989-1990 picture directory.

            37        Celebration of the Mortgage Burning, November 22, 1992 booklet of church history

and members memories – 2 copies.

            38        American Baptist Churches of Ohio 169th Annual Meeting, October 19-21, 1994 –

held a Piqua Baptist Church – program booklet.

            39        Piqua Baptist Church Telephone Directory 1995-1996.

            40        Piqua Baptist Church Homecoming / Anniversary Celebration, October 16, 2005 –

celebrating the 25th anniversary of the opening of the sanctuary.  Program booklet.

            41        Visitor Information Booklet – 2008

 

SERIES XX:  Certificates and Proclamations presented the Piqua Baptist Church and its

members.

 

File      42        Judson Memorial Fund bond certificate in the amount of $6.00 purchased by Class

No. 5, Piqua Baptist Sunday School.  The bond is dated April 17, 1918.

            43        Certificate stating that the Upper Miami Valley Baptist Men’s Fellowship has

become affiliated with the National Council of Northern Baptist Men and the Northern Baptist Convention – December 28, 1948.

            44        Proclamation issued by the Commissioners of Miami County in support of the Billy

Graham evangelistic film, “Time to Run” – January 2, 1974.

            45        Certificate of Appreciation to Marvin Karnehm by Ohio Baptist Convention for

service as a member of the board of trustees of Ohio Baptist Convention – October 22, 1980.

            46        Certificate of appreciation given to Rev. Edward Holland for assistance with the

Clyde Dupin Crusade Executive Committee – August 17-24, 1986.

            47        Certificate of Appreciation to Mrs. Julie Deaton for 17 years of service as Youth

Director 1984-2001 issued by Western Baptist Association, American Baptist Churches of Ohio.

            48        Certificate from Korean War Veterans Association to accompany a Flag

Presentation, May 26, 2002.

            49        Proclamation from the City of Piqua, Ohio in recognition of the 200th Anniversary of

Baptists in Piqua and 100th Anniversary of Piqua Baptist Church – August 30, 2011.

            50        Proclamation from Ohio House of Representatives of 129th General Assembly

sponsored by Rep. Richard N. Adams, House District #79 – congratulating Piqua Baptist Church on its Centennial, observed August 21, 2011.

            51        Certificate of recognition issued by Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor in recognition

of Piqua Baptist Church centennial celebration – 2011.

 

BOX 12

 

SERIES XXI:  Miscellaneous

 

File      52        A collection of documents, newspaper clippings and photographs used to

commemorate and record the Tenth Anniversary of the Piqua Baptist Church in the building at 1402 West High Street – 1986 Celebration.

            53        A collection of documents used in and recording the Janice McAfee Day celebration

in 2000.

            54        Two copies of a photograph of Calvary Baptist Church, 610 West Ash Street – photo

is dated 1871.

            55        Plot map of the properties at 500 Broadway and at 510 and 514 West Greene St. 

Evidently there was a move on the part of some to purchase the two adjacent properties and expand by addition the church at 500 Broadway.  Nothing came of this.  Map dated September 23, 1970.

            56        Documents relating to the attempted sale of the Judson House at 428 Broadway and

the church at 500 Broadway by Lam-Bee Realty in 1977.

            57        Miscellaneous collection of election results and church officers lists for the years

1943, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1968, 1969, 1970, 2010.

            58        Sunday School organization and reorganization plans, 1959 and 1970.

            59        Piqua Baptist Church Survey, January 1968

            60        Materials and letters used by the pastoral search committee that called Rev. George

T. Smith to Piqua Baptist, 1965

            61        Resume of Rev. Glenn Layne

            62        Bumper sticker – “Piqua Baptist Church Come Celebrate

            63        Card advertising a men’s mass meeting a Piqua Baptist Church on April 22, 1917.

            64        Open Letter to Dr. Edwin Fuller, General Secretary, American Baptist Convention

from Pastor George T. Smith outlining changes in giving to the American Baptist Convention and decrying the liberalism in the Convention leadership.  Also a letter to Piqua Baptist congregation outlining the need for focused giving as opposed to a general sum sent to the convention – June 1970.

            65        Letter from The Young Women’s Missionary Guild to the church recommending the

establishment of a “Bereavement Committee.”  Letter dated January 12, 1972.

            66        The Baptist Teacher, May 1915 – Sunday School Teacher’s Quarterly – published by

American Baptist Publication Society, Philadelphia.

            67        Mortgage documents for the purchase of Piqua Inlot 5221 and a part of Inlot 5222

from Watson Arnett for $30,000 with documents showing payments and the mortgage paid in full.  Mortgage dated July 29, 1998 and paid in full May 9, 2000.

            68        Program bulletin for the Installation Service for Rev. Donald Wells, Pastor, Piqua

Baptist Church – September 21, 1997.

            69        Documents relating to a $20,000 bequest in the will of Kenneth E. Miller –

September 3, 1998.

            70        Invitation and letters of response from former members of Piqua Baptist Church –

the invitation is to Heritage Day Sunday, September 5, 1982.

            71        Listing of items placed in the cornerstone box on May 16, 1915 and on September

30, 1979.  Also a piece from the original cornerstone box (1915) made by Mr. J. F. Jacquemin.  The repaired box is not in the cornerstone at 1402 West High St.

            72        Organizational chart for the 2011 anniversary celebration.

            73        Miscellaneous photographs:

                        (a) The Young Men’s Bible Class – Rev. F. B. Neel is the teacher – c. 1912

                        (b) God’s Kids (children’s choir) singing at Piqua Public Library, October 26, 2008 –

directed by Debbie Meek.

                        (c) Panoramic photo of the church congregation printed at the head of a Piqua

Baptist Church calendar for 1924.

                        (e) Studio portrait of Rev. F. B. Neel – first pastor of Piqua Baptist Church, April

1911 to October 1913 (photo and copy)

                        (f) Portrait of Rev. J. G. Whiten, Pastor of Piqua Baptist Church.

 

SERIES XXII:  Documents relating to organizations of which Piqua Baptist Church is a

member or contributor.

 

File      74        Documents and photographs relating to the establishment of the House of Prayer (the

Bassett Avenue Mission) by the Piqua Council of Churches.

            75        Constitution of the Piqua Council of Churches, proposed changes (1989) and

Minutes of the August 28, 1972 meeting.

            76        Documents relating to the Piqua Council of Churches sponsored and organized

religious census of Piqua – August-September 1972 and April 1973.

            77        Documents and photographs relating to the history of the Springcreek Baptist Church

and their 165th Anniversary celebration in 2005.

            78        Documents concerning the history and churches of the Dayton Baptist Association.

            79        ABC/OHIO Western Baptist Association 2003 Directory and 1971 Recommended

changes to the Western Association Constitution.

            80        A flier about the establishment of a new Baptist Home in the Flesh mansion on North

Downing Street – 1963.

            81        Prospectus and newsletter from “Woman’s School, Huchow Chekiang, China. 

Sponsored by Woman’s American Baptist Foreign Missionary Society.  Prospectus is dated October 1917 and the newsletter is dated January 22, 1918.

 

SERIES XXIII:  Bibles

 

File      82        The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments, Revised Standard Version. 

New York: Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1952.  Presented to the Piqua Baptist Sunday School.

            83        The Holy Bible, Red Letter Reference Edition, King James Version.  Illustrated with

many paintings and with a Biblical Cyclopedic Index.  Iowa Falls, Iowa:  Riverside Book and Bible House, 1971.  

 

SERIES XXIV:  1848 Scroll of Pledges to Build the First Baptist Church

 

BOX 13

 

File      1          An approximately 50 inch scroll of paper mounted on cloth with a wood dowel

attached at the top.  The scroll contains a list of 118 names of people/families who pledged to donate money, labor, materials or equipment for the building of the First Baptist Church on the south side of the 200 block of West High Street (215 W. High).  The pledges are listed in dollar amounts and where cash money was not donated the specific items to be donated are listed after the name in a right hand column.  Middle columns were used to check off when the donation was received.  The building was completed in 1848.  The building served as a church until approximately the end of 1911.  After the union of First Baptist and Calvary Baptist took place the congregation met in the Calvary Baptist Church on West Ash Street until a new church on the northwest corner of Broadway and West Greene was completed in 1916.  The building is currently the Masonic Temple.    

 

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