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PRESBYTERY OF CENTRAL TEXAS (PCUS) COLLECTION, 1854-1965


Descriptive Summary

Title: Presbytery of Central Texas (PCUS) collection
Dates: 1854-1965
Accession Number(s): 1994-209
Extent: 6 inches of manuscript material, 2 inches of photographic material
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Austin Seminary Archives at the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary


Biographical Note: The Presbytery of Central Texas was organized on April 10, 1854 in Huntsville, Texas. The territory had previously been part of the Brazos Presbytery. The Presbytery was reorganized on December 31, 1957. In 1972, the Presbytery became part of the Presbytery of the Covenant.

Scope and Contents: The majority of this material (accession 1994-209) was gathered by the Ad Interim Committee on the Centennial in observance of the 100th anniversary of the Presbytery of Central Texas, celebrated on April 10, 1954. The chairman of this committee was W. F. O’Kelley, and much of the project was coordinated by Dr. W. C. Tenney. Other committee members were C. T. Caldwell, W. H. Foster, Roger N. Conjer, James K. Howard, and T. Watson Street.

Other items have been added to this artificial collection, including published material.

Related Collections: See also the following collections at the Austin Seminary Archives: 

Restrictions: Materials are available by appointment only. Contact the archivist for details.

Index Terms:
O’Kelley, William Francis, 1884-1959.
Presbyterian Church in the U.S.--Presbytery of Central Texas.
Church Buildings--Texas.
Presbyterian Church--Texas--History.
Presbyterians--Texas.

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Preferred Citation: Presbytery of Central Texas (PCUS) collection, 1854-1965, Austin Seminary Archives, Stitt Library, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary


Inventory:

Box Number:
 
Contents: 
C104a Standing rules of the Presbytery of Central Texas, undated
  History of the Presbytery of Central Texas, by Rev. L. Tenney, [fragile, preservation photocopy available in holding record], 1895
  Revised Manual of the Presbytery of Central Texas, compiled by M. C. Hutton, 1901
  Correspondence and printed material – clipping and letter soliciting funds for home missions, 1911 and undated
  History of the Woman’s Auxiliary of the Presbytery of Central Texas, prepared by Mrs. George Begg, circa 1927
   
C055 History of the Presbytery of Central Texas, compiled by Mrs. S. M. Tenney [volume two and three], 1939
  Centennial Committee of the Central Texas Presbytery, minutes and correspondence, 1953
  Centennial celebration program, April 20-21, 1954
  Histories of churches in the Presbytery of Central Texas, collected for the centennial observance in 1954:
     Austin (and Eanes):
        First Southern Presbyterian Church
        University (Highland) Presbyterian Church
        Wager Memorial Presbyterian Church
     First Presbyterian Church of Bartlett
     Belton Presbyterian Church
     First Presbyterian Church of Cameron
     First Presbyterian Church of Corsicana
     Patterson Memorial Presbyterian Church of Eureka, TX
     Fairfield Presbyterian Church
     First Presbyterian Church of Gatesville
     First Presbyterian Church of Georgetown
     First Presbyterian Church of Llano
     Lott Presbyterian Church
     Marlin Presbyterian Church
     First Presbyterian Church of Mart
     Maysfield Presbyterian Church
     First Presbyterian Church of Mexia
     Robinson Presbyterian Church
     Rosebud Presbyterian Church
     First Presbyterian Church of Streetman
     First Presbyterian Church of Taylor
     First Presbyterian Church of Temple
     First Presbyterian Church of Waco
  “Historical Data Relating to the Original Presbytery of Central Texas: Organized April 10, 1854, Dissolved December 31, 1957,” [index available], [1957]
   
C056 Slides accompanying “Celebrating a Century of Service in Central Texas,” an address given by Rev. W. F. O’Kelley, [includes text of address and prints made from slides by archivist], April 20, 1954
   
C055 Report of the Ad-Interim Committee on “Glossolalia,” 105th General Assembly, [appointed in response to Overture 46 from the Presbytery of Central Texas], April 21, 1965


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