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First Presbyterian Church Records (MC 171)


Scope and Content

The First Presbyterian Church Records comprise two series. The first series are the original and microfilm materials relating to the history of the church. This series includes session minutes, Board of Trustee minutes, deaconate minutes, scrapbooks, and various other historical materials circa 1833-1995. These materials arrived at Columbus State University in September 2006 and were previously housed at the Presbyterian Historical Society in Montreat, North Carolina. Due to the closing of the facility, the church decided to house the materials at Columbus State. The second series includes videotapes of various services and other events related to the church, circa 1991-1996. The church donated these materials to CSU in 2002.


Permission to Publish

First Presbyterian Church (Columbus, GA) retains all legal rights to these materials. Columbus State University retains physical custody of the documents and allows public access. All requests for publication or reuse should be directed to the church at P.O. Box 1094, Columbus, GA 31902.



Transferred from the Presbyterian Historical Society in Montreat, North Carolina., 2006.


Box and Folder List

Series One: First Presbyterian Church Historical Records

Box 1: Session Minutes, 1833-1928.
Box 2: Session Minutes, 1928-1948, Congregational Meeting Minutes, 1907-1951, Session Minutes 1943-1950.
Box 3: Session Minutes, 1951-1965.
Box 4: Session Minutes 1966-1975, Session Correspondence Files, 1904-1933.
Box 5: Board of Trustee Minutes, 1916-1939, Registers 1830-1907.
Box 6: Diaconate Minutes and Records, 1927-1966.
Box 7: Diaconate Minutes and Records, 1967-1975
Box 8: Session Minutes, 1975-1995 (1987 missing)
Box 9: Various Historical materials, 1899-1950, Microfilm Records
Oversize: Session Minute Book, 1871-1892.

Series Two: First Presbyterian Church Videotapes

Box 1: September 29, 1991-December 13, 1992.
Box 2: December 27, 1992-August 8, 1993.
Box 3: August 15, 1993- February 27, 1994.
Box 4: March 6, 1994-September 18, 1994.
Box 5: September 25, 1994- March 26, 1995.
Box 6: April 12, 1995-October1, 1995.
Box 7: October 8, 1995-March 12, 1996.
Box 8: March 24, 1995-September 15, 1996.
Box 9: September 15, 1996-December 29, 1996.