The East Ohio Conference recently merged with the Archives of the West Ohio Conference at Ohio Wesleyan University to form a new collection. This collection is one of the few such joint collections in the country. The West has housed their collection in Wesleyan since 1859, while the East collection has been housed at various locations over the years, including a lengthy stay at the Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio. This collection includes manuscripts and conference proceedings relevant to the history of Ohio United Methodism as well as membership records of closed or abandoned churches. Other items of interest include papers from the Circuit Riders such as: J.B. Finley, Bishop.

The contact information is subject to change:

Thomas A. Morris, the Roy Leedy Evangelical collection, and materials relating to German Methodism. The center is open Monday Friday from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Research questions can also be submitted by e-mail at:

Aoum@owu.edu or via a request form on the archives Web page.

Ohio United Methodist Archives (Episcopal as well)

http://library.owu.edu/spuma.htm