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Central Congregational Church Altruist Club

Central Congregational Church Altruist Club
Date: 1963-1976
This three-ring binder contains meeting minutes and photographs from the Altruist Club of the Central Congregational Church in Topeka, Kansas. Correspondence, newspaper clippings, membership and mailing lists can also be found inside.


Central Congregational Church bulletins

Central Congregational Church bulletins
Date: 1890-1981
These are bulletins from the Central Congregational Church in Topeka, Kansas, include hymns, prayers, church notes, activities, and order of services.


Central Congregational Church directory of members

Central Congregational Church directory of members
Creator: Central Congregational Church (Topeka, Kan.)
Date: 1894-1915
This is a directory of members of the Central Congregational Church in Topeka, Kansas, containing the names and addresses of members, including a directory of officers and organizations, such as the Mary Sheldon Missionary Society and Altruist Club. Financial reports and receipts, as recorded by the treasurer, and membership statistics, such as marriages and deaths, are included.


Central Congregational Church play programs

Central Congregational Church play programs
Date: 1910-1947
These are programs for plays presented by the Central Congregational Church in Topeka, Kansas, including In His Steps, The High Calling, Betty Lee's Adventure, Fifty-Fifty, Today and Tomorrow, The Silent Harp, and Investments in Men.


Central Congregational Church yearbooks

Central Congregational Church yearbooks
Date: 1916-1925
These are yearbooks of the Central Congregational Church in Topeka, Kansas, containing the names and addresses of members and a directory of officers and organizations, such as the Mary Sheldon Missionary Society and Altruist Club. Financial reports and receipts, as recorded by the treasurer, and membership statistics, including marriages and deaths, are included.


Charles M. Sheldon and Central Congregational Church correspondence

Charles M. Sheldon and Central Congregational Church correspondence
Date: 1888-1984
Charles M. Sheldon (1857-1946) served as minister of the Central Congregational Church in Topeka, Kansas from 1889 to 1920. He was also an author of the international best seller, In His Steps, which was published in 1897. A series of correspondence, presented here, is arranged in chronological order. A complete description of the entire collection is available through a link below. The correspondence consists of letters, postcards, cards, one notebook containing letters and newspaper clippings, and assorted personal items such as his self-portrait drawings. The majority of the correspondence consists of handwritten and typed letters to and from individuals, members or groups related to the Central Congregational Church, and organizations associated with his lifelong activities as a pastor and author, including Theo Peers, Ethel Peers, Anna Heartburg, Dorothy Heartburg, Helen T. Capps, Lida R. Hardy, May Flickinger, Charles Warren Helsley, Luther D. Whittemore, Hamilton Holt, Robert Thomson Jr., Norman J. Rimes, Lloyd George, James Wise, Arthur Capper, Michael I. Pupin, Alf M. Landon, Roy B. Guild, Arthur E. Hertzler, Samuel J. Crumbine, Wilbert E. Dull, M. de Arrude Camargo, Frank J. Warren, Beatrice Hoover, Samuel C. Spalding, H. T. Chase, Bishop Wise, The Emporia Gazette, Green Gables (the Dr. Benjamin F. Bailey Sanatorium), The Atlantic Monthly, The World's Christian Endeavor Union, Plymouth Congregational Church, University of Illinois at Urbana Department of Physics, Abraham S. Hoyo, Harry Emerson Fosdick, International College in Turkey, Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America, Rollins College in Florida, The Topeka City Commission, Students' Christian Association of South Africa, Crosset & Dunlap Inc. Publishers in New York, Christian Herald Association, The Texas Herald, The Henry F. Henrichs Publications, Frankfort Rotary Club, and Notre-Dame de France/Jerusalem. There are letters involving other individuals, including Charles W. Helsley, Emma Crabb, H. J. Colburn, Robert Stone, Arthur G. Sellen, Henry F. Henrichs, Logan Shoop, Frank Jacobs, Hugh F. Mckean, Lee Braxton, Cady Hodge, Charles S. Lawrence, Elizabeth Turner Rawlings, Elisabeth Ebright, R. L. McNatt, Gale L. Beck, John H. Lehman, Helen Bradford, and Everett R. Daves. Charles W. Helsley was a minister at the Central Congregational Church after the passing of Charles M. Sheldon, and Emma Crabb was in charge of the Sheldon Collection at the Central Congregational Church.


Charles M. Sheldon memorials

Charles M. Sheldon memorials
Date: 1924-1984
Charles M. Sheldon (1857-1946) served as a minister of the Central Congregational Church in Topeka, Kansas from 1889 to 1920. He was also an author of the international best seller, In His Steps, which was published in 1897. A series of memorials, presented here, comprises part of the Charles Monroe Sheldon/Central Congregational Church Collection. A complete description of the entire collection is available through a link below. This series includes letters, a notebook, published articles, and assorted items surrounding Sheldon's death and memorials in his honor. The letters are to and from individuals and members or groups associated with Sheldon's study, the Altruist Club of Central Congregational Church organized by Sheldon, and exhibits related to Sheldon after his death. Correspondents include Carl K. Linge, Elsei Hobson, Hugh F. McKean, Charles W. Helsley, Howard S. Searle, Hermione Adams, Brewster Place, Catharine Brandenburg, Andrew K. Craig, John Goodin, Emma Crabb, Walter Earl Glover Architect, Bailey-Reynolds Chandelier Company, D. O. Coe Seed & Grain Company, Pilgrim Congregational Church in California, and First (Park) Congregational Church. Emma Crabb was in charge of the Sheldon Collection at the Central Congregational Church. The publication, Congregational KANSAS, published in 1946, provides his picture on the cover page and an article titled "Dr. Charles Monroe Sheldon, Congregational Minister." The topics of other publications, such as the Congressional Record of 1946, and PROGRESS, also published in 1946, include Sheldon's lifelong activities as a pastor and author.


Charles M. Sheldon to Theodore W. Peers

Charles M. Sheldon to Theodore W. Peers
Creator: Sheldon, Charles Monroe, 1857-1946
Date: December 25, 1888
Charles M. Sheldon wrote to the Chairman of Trustees of the Central Congregational Church, Theodore W. Peers, accepting the position of pastor.


Letter from Hugh F. McKean to Dr. Charles W. Helsley

Letter from Hugh F. McKean to Dr. Charles W. Helsley
Creator: McKean, Hugh F.
Date: March 17, 1954
Hugh F. McKean, who served as President of Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, wrote to Dr. Charles W. Helsley at Central Congregational Church in Topeka, Kansas. This letter discusses a memorial stone in the "Walk of Fame" for Dr. Charles M. Sheldon.


Letters to Mrs. E. F. Stanley

Letters to Mrs. E. F. Stanley
Date: 1949
This three-ring notebook, given to Mrs. E. F. Stanley, contains letters and photographs in honor and appreciation for her work with the Altruist Club of the Central Congregational Church in Topeka, Kansas.


Mary M. Sheldon correspondence

Mary M. Sheldon correspondence
Date: 1919-1949
This correspondence was written to and from Mrs. Mary Merriam Sheldon, wife of Charles Sheldon, minister of the Central Congregational Church in Topeka, Kansas. Governor Arthur Capper is notably included. Many of the letters express sympathy after the death of Charles Sheldon on February 24, 1946. A searchable transcription is available by clicking "Text Version" below.


The Woman's Society of Central Congregational Church

The Woman's Society of Central Congregational Church
Date: 1907-1927
These yearly programs were issued by The Woman's Society of Central Congregational Church in Topeka, Kansas. Each program includes the names of officers, committee members, and advisory board members, as well as brief descriptions of meeting proceedings.


Willing Duty Seekers of Central Congregational Church

Willing Duty Seekers of Central Congregational Church
Date: 1917-1927
These two yearbooks were for for a bible class called "Willing Duty Seekers" at the Central Congregational Church in Topeka, Kansas. Each yearbook includes meeting times, the names and addresses of members, as well as the names of officers, committee members.and hostesses for social meetings.


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