Special Collections and Preservation Division
Neighborhood History Research Collection
Fernwood Methodist Church, Fenstemacher Scrapbooks
1 linear ft.
Call number: Archives_FMC
Mr. and Mrs. Fenstemacher were active members of the Fernwood Methodist Church from 1948 until their retirement in March 1971, when they moved to New Jersey. Mr. Fenstemacher was a professor for many years at George Williams College in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, and Mrs. Fenstemacher taught English at Fenger High School.
These scrapbooks contain photographs of members of the congregation at various religious and social events. Also included are newsclippings and programs relating to the activities of the church. These scrapbooks clearly reflect the strong role played by the Fenstemachers in the activities of the church.
The scrapbooks of Fernwood Methodist Church were donated to the Pullman Branch Library to be included in the historical collection of the Chicago Public Library, on June 26, 1972, by Mr. and Mrs. William Fenstemacher. The scrapbooks were made available for research in the Fall of 1982.
The Fernwood Methodist Church Scrapbooks are available to the public for research in the Special Collections and Preservation Division Reading Room on the 9th floor of the Chicago Public Library's Harold Washington Library Center, 400 South State Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60605. The collection does not circulate, although photocopy and photoreproduction services are available depending upon the condition of the original materials. First time patrons to Special Collections must present photo identification and complete a Reader Registration Form. Telephone inquiries on this collection and other Special Collections holdings can be directed to 312-747-4875.
Volume I, 1953-1968BOX 2
Volume II, 1953-1971