|Size:||2 linear feet in 2 boxes|
|Repository:||Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, 400 S. State St., Chicago, IL 60605|
|Immediate Source of Acquisition:||Transferred from the Pullman Branch of Chicago Public Library around 1982.|
|Custodial History:||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.|
|Conditions Governing Access:||Materials are open without restrictions.|
|Conditions Governing Use:||Please consult staff to determine ability to reuse materials from collection.|
|Preferred Citation:||When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: Fernwood Methodist Church, Fenstemacher Scrapbooks [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections, Chicago Public Library.|
|Finding Aid Author:||Original author unknown. Processed fall 1982. Updated and ingested into ArchivesSpace by Johanna Russ, 2021.|
Scrapbooks compiled by Mr. and Mrs. William Fenstemacher. These scrapbooks contain photographs of members of the congregation of the Fernwood Methodist Church at religious and social events. Also included are news clippings and programs relating to the activities of the church.
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 Contents
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.
Scrapbooks are arranged in original order as created by the Fenstemachers.
- Fenstemacher, William
- Fenstemacher, Beryl
- Fernwood United Methodist Church (Chicago, Ill.)
- Roseland (Chicago, Ill.)
- Washington Heights (Chicago, Ill.)
|Box 1||Volume I, 1953-1968|
|Box 2||Volume II, 1953-1971|