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Title:
Free Methodist Church. Alberta Conference fonds

Date(s):
1875-1970, predominant 1905-1961

Physical Description:
37.5 cm of textual records. -- 5 audio cassettes

History:
In 1905, following a plea made at the Western Ontario Conference in Sarnia, Reverend O.L. King was appointed elder of the first Free Methodist Society in Alberta, organized in Hurry (now Bruce), Alberta. He ministered to several Free Methodist families, principally from Ontario and Michigan, USA, who had homesteaded in Alberta. In 1906 a Western Canadian Conference was organized in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Since that time the church has continued to grow and has several congregations throughout Alberta.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of minute books of the Alberta conferences, the Calgary circuit, the Northern district quarterly conferences, the Armada Free Methodist Church and the Calgary Women's Missionary Society; recorded interviews, correspondence and a manuscript regarding the history of the Free Methodist church in Alberta; and registers and Sunday school records of the Calgary Free Methodist Church. Includes biographical notes about Free Methodist preachers Louis Freitag, Roland Haight, William H. Haight, and F.B. Lewis; and interviews with Reverends F. Walker, H. Schnell and J. Kirk.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Reverend D.H. Russell, 1970.

Language:
The material is in English.

Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.

Finding Aids:
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.

View finding aid / scanned documents:
http://www.glenbow.org/collections/search/findingAids/archhtm/methodist.cfm

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-1373, RCT-74

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