Fernwood Methodist Church, Fenstemacher Scrapbooks

Dates: 1953-1971
Size: 1 linear foot
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, 400 S. State St., Chicago, IL 60605
Collection Number: Archives_FMC
Provenance: 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 fall 1982.
Access: No restrictions
Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: Fernwood Methodist Church, Fenstemacher Scrapbooks [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections, Chicago Public Library.

Historical Note

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.

Scope and Content

These scrapbooks contain photographs of members of the congregation at various religious and social events. Also included are news clippings 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.

Container List

Box 1 Volume I, 1953-1968
Box 2 Volume II, 1953-1971
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