List of Louisiana UM Local Church Histories at the Archives

There are a number of church histories on file in the Archives. If yours is not listed, please send one in today.

The following church histories were on file at the Louisiana Conference United Methodist Archives at Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana, as of June 1997.
A description of what is on file and approximate dates are also shown.

Abbeville: Directory 1973
Alexandria-Horshoe Drive: church history to the mid 1970's
Alexandria-Newman: souvenir program, Annual Conference B 32nd session;
Alexandria-FUMC: history book (1976); Memories of Life at FUMC Alexandria, May 1976; directory
Alexandria-Trinity: book (1984); book (1976); Trinity Family Heritage book (1990); articles on Trinity
Arizona: 1986
Baker-FUMC: historical questionaire 1967; short church history
Blackwater: short history; Baker history booklet 1966; book on the history of Blackwater
Basile: short history circa 1970
Bartholemew: old pictures; brochure 1991; article; history 1986; history 1984; list of other early churches
Bastrop: history book (1992); short history to 1936; history to 1976
Bastrop-Memorial: page on the history (1956-1992); one page history to 1969
Baton Rouge-St. Marks: short history
Baton Rouge-St. Pauls: questionaire on St. Paul (Plank Road); short history
Baton Rouge-University: short history
Baton Rouge-St. Johns: short history (1967)
Baton Rouge-Bethel: short history
Baton Rouge-Broadmoor: short history
Baton Rouge-Camphor Memorial: bulletin (1963)
Baton Rouge-FUMC: bulletin (1977); short history
Baton Rouge-Francis Asbury: short history
Baton Rouge-Hughes Memorial: short history
Baton Rouge-Ingleside: short history
Baton Rouge-Istrouma: short history
Baton Rouge-Jefferson: questionaire (1967); short history
Baton Rouge-Jordan: Dedication bulletin (1960); short history
Baton Rouge-Neely: short history
Baton Rouge-North: short history
Baton Rouge-St. Andrews: folder with copies of photos and information (1984)
Baton Rouge-Wesley: directory 1969
Baton Rouge-Winbourne: Bicentennial brochure (1984); short history
Lasalle Parish-Community: history (1968); copies of pictures, Belah M.C.; Belah Community: land document
Belle Bower: 1880; Belle Bower Cemetery Association Booklet (1985)
Belle Rose-St. James: short history
________________: history brochure (1994);
Benton: history brochure (1972)
Bernice: B&W picture of Alabama church near Bernice; history of Alabama church (1976)
Berwick : dedication bulletin 1977
Bethlehem Methodist Protestant: article 1963
Blanchard : church history 1882 -> (1974)
Blanks-Wiley: brief statement
Blockers Chapel: history article; legal document
Bonne Idee: article on its closing
Bossier City: one page historical sketch: historical sketch from a 1985 directory; historical sketch 1908-1950; typed history to 1993; article; minister list
Boyce: historical questionaire 1967; folder with a history of the Boyce circuit (1964)
Branch: article on the Plaquemine-Brulee church back to 1820; misc. material; article; article on Ebenezer Church - founded 1889 (1939)
Bunkie-David Haas Memorial: book 1888-1988
Bush: history 1996-1997; homecoming brochure; several histories from previous years; bulletins; copies of papers; binder book of historical material (1980)
Buras-Trinity: directory 1990
Caddo Parish-Bradford Chapel: 1884-1985
Calhoun: history booklet 1886-1990
Cameron-Wakefield: history 1884-1976 (1984)
Bienville Parish-Old Castor: history written 1966
Chase: letter; print ("Eden Church remodeled 1938; blt 1903")
Chatham-Concord: history booklet (1990) for the 100th anniversary
Chipola-Darlington: 1837-1975
Church Point : 1976 history dating back to 1890's; photocopies of church pictures & legal documents
Clinton-Asbury, Norwood charge
Clinton-Clear Creek:
Clinton-Mary Winans Wall: short history; 1949 brochure
Clinton-Mount Carmel:
Clinton-Zion:
Clinton-St. Paul:
Clinton-St. Peter:
Clinton:
Columbia: 1982 history pamphlet; Homecoming day material; 1975 history brochure; typed history (1981); typed architectural history (1981); newspaper material
Conference B Churches: photos, directions
Corbin: short history
Cotton Valley: Homecoming brochure (1847-1989)
Coulee Devil: originally called Union Grove Society; typed history (to 1962)
Bretts or Shady Grove or Pine Grove: 1991 affidavit
Coushatta folder: pictures, history of Wesley Chapel UMC (1986), article on Coushatta UMC (1984)
Covington-Fitzgerald: booklet on the first century at Fitzgerald (1882-1982), bulletin for dedication service (1961)
Crossroads: picture, History of Crossroads: 1946-1982
Crowley: FUMC Crowley 1987 directory, history booklet (1987), pictures of centennial celebrations, booklet of the history of Crowley (1961) by Ray Holt, articles, members of the church (1887-1987), articles on Central Methodist Episcopal Church (1987), ministers (1887-1987), photocopies of various documents
Crowville: historical questionaire, history of Crowville MC booklet (1981)
Day’s: 1837-1978 history
Delhi: dedication bulletin 1953, questionnaire 1967
Darlington-Wesley Chapel: photocopy
Denham Springs-FUMC: 1991 directory, short history
Denham Springs-Roberts Chapel: short history
DeQuincy: book (1984), newspaper article (1984), timeline (1984), directories (1983, 1986)
DeRidder: typed history (1901-1973)
DeRidder-Wesley: 30th anniversary bulletin (1952-1982)
Downsville: typed history (1978)
Donaldsonville-FUMC: short history, photocopies of acts
Donaldsonville-St. Peter: short history
Dubach: church history bulletin (1906-1986)
Dykesville-White Hall: short history (1952)
Ebenezer: newspaper articles (circa 1949), includes info on Hebron church
Eden Community: newspaper articles, typed history to 1976, drawings, homecoming (1968), history, documents
Oak Grove: history (1975), 1979 article
Faith: letter about the history (1975)
Epps: 1987 letter
Ethel: list of pastors to 1960, heritage brochure, history booklet (1972), short history
Eunice FUMC: newspapers, documents, articles, copy from a directory (1993), article on the Sevier UMC (says history of Ferriday UMC on it)
Flora-Weaver: history booklet
Florien-Prospect: history (1974)
Forest Hill: history (1907-1976)
Fort Necessity-Boeuf Prairie: 1833-1976
Franklin-FUMC: bulletin (1961), typed history (1876->)
Franklin Asbury: consecration bulletin (1970)
Franklinton-Centenary: centennial booklet (1842-1942), article (1942)
Gibson : 1973 article
Gilbert: 1978 article
Gilliam: bulletin (1995), history (2 copies)
Gold Dust -White’s Chapel: typed history (1990); photographs; cemetery listing
Gonzales-St. Landry: short history (1968)
Grand Coteau : history (1976)
Grand River: short history
Grayson M.P.: dedication bulletin (1954), newspaper article (1935)
Greensburg: short history 1981, bulletin (1981), short history of Wesley Chapel in Darlington
Greenwell Springs-Magnolia: short history
Greenwood: membership records, baptisms, history (1839-1984), booklet (1839-1969), list of pastors, document (1838), short history to 1979, more
Harahan-St. Paul’s: 1982 document
Harmony Chapel (Lincoln parish): article (1974), typed history (1849-1974), 1967 questionnaire
Harrisonburg: 1976 history booklet
Haynesville: A Century of Methodism booklet (1855-1955), 2 copies of the Our Methodist Heritage booklet (1855-1982), bulletin (1982)
Hebert: list of charter members (1894), short history (1977, revised 1984)
Hebron: photocopies of pictures, history (1893-1937), church register, church register for Perry’s Point Church
Hineston-Fellowship: article (1967), typed history (1948)
Hodge: history brochure (1903-1978)
Homer: booklet on FUMC and Wesley Chapel (1990), centennial bulletin for FUMC (1954), questionnaire
Hosston: article on the 80th anniversary (1992), bulletin (1992), typed history (1990)
Houma: short history (1845-1992)
Indian Bayou: typed history (1981), history booklet (1834-1984), article (1949), typed history (1984)
Iowa: old B&W pictures, typed history (1950-1952)
Jackson: short history (1959), history, interesting facts on Jackson (1963)
Jeanerette-McGowen: article (1954)
Jena-Nolley: short history (1984), cemetery list, historical record (1975), bulletin (1984), bicentennial bulletin (2), page from the 1953 LA Methodist on the Richmond Nolley letter, 1952 article on the Morningside Methodist Church of Shreveport, copy of Richmond Nolley article (1978), several articles on Richmond Nolley
Jennings-FUMC: history booklet (1888-1981), directory (1968-69), golden anniversary pamphlet (1888-1938), 1946 bulletin, 2 Raymond UMC history booklets (1889-1976), brief history of Trinity UMC in Jennings (1897-1972)
Jonesburo: 90th anniversary articles (1992)
Keatchie: color pictures, short history on its beginnings (1840->), documents
Keithville: history booklet (1840-1970), typed history (1979), 1984 article (stating that Keithville was 144 years old), history booklet (1840-1970)
Kenner: Hritage Sunday booklet (1990)
Kentwood: typed history (1967), longer history (1895-1966), directory (1967-68)
Kinder: church history (1980)
Lafayette-Asbury: 1975 directory, 1967 questionnaire
Lafayette-Davidson Memorial: history (1941-1981), article (1984)
Lafayette-FUMC: history booklet (1995), dedication (1975), directory
Lafayette-Mallelieu: 84th anniversary brochure
Lake Arthur: paper on the founder (Dr. James L. Gibson) and church history (1890-1974)
Lake Charles-FUMC: book (1875-1965)
Lake Charles-Moss Bluff: typed history (1957-1976)
Lake Charles-Oak Park: short history (1951-1972)
Lake Charles- : ??? brochure (1955)
Lake Charles-Warren: anniversary booklet (1885-1975), booklet (1888-1971)
Lake Charles-Simpson: directory (1958-59), questionnaire (1967), 75th anniversary celebration (1965), building brochure (1952)
Lake Charles-St. Luke: brochure (1956-1981), brochure (1956-1976), short paper (1972), bicentennial article (1984) on St. Luke and Simpson
Lake Providence: history (1981), history (1963)
Leesville-Mt. Zion: history (1982), history (1959, 1976)
Lisbon: history booklet (1849-1947), typed history (1849-1974)
Logansport: typed history (1993), Bethel Methodist Church questionnaire (1967), Bethel article (1976), history of FUMC (1970s), Mt. Zion history (1976)
Long Street: typed history (1906-1976)
Lottie: short history
Lottie-Green Chapel: short history
Luling: history-25th anniversary celebration (1978), history (1983), bulletin (1981)
Lutcher Chapel: short history (1987), history-anniversary booklet (1987), article (1973)
Mandeville-St. Timothy: history (1986), short history (1986)
Mansfield: 150th anniversary bulletin (1996), directory (1995), history (1979), typed history (1961)
Many-Bayou Seie: pictures, history (1834-1994), homecoming brochure (1994)
Many-FUMC: chronology (1969), questionnaire (1967), history (1978)
Many: history of Bayou Seie (1979), historical statement on Bayou Seie (1942), article on the Many Church (1949)
Maplewood: typed history (1974), 1953 building brochure
Maringouin-St. Peter: short history (unknown)
Maringouin: short history (1976)
Marthaville-Beulah: history (1860-1964)
Matthews Memorial: dedication bulletin (1974)
Mer Rouge: history (1893-1984), brochure (1982)
Minden-Lakeview: directory (1951-1971), questionnaire (1967)
Monroe-FUMC: history (1934), educational building brochure (1950s), brochure (1980s)
Monroe-Memorial: centennial brochure (1970)
Monroe-St. James: typed history (1865-1978)
Monroe-St. Marks: homecoming brochure (1963), history (1964-1976)
Monroe-St. Pauls: history (1901-1980)
Monroe-Woodlawn: history (1964-1976)
Monroe-Southside: history (1952-1984), bulletin (1976), history (1952-1975), documents, articles, several directories, homecoming brochure (1959), membership list
Mt. Zion: history (1856-1956), register, photocopies, articles
Mooringsport: history (1868-1975)
Morgan City-Pharr Chapel: 100th anniversary bulletin (1978), bulletin (1975)
Mt. Hermon: (2) 1st 100 years booklet (1874-1974)
Mt. Mariah: history (1970), photocopy
Mt. Nebo: history brochure (1881-1981)
Napoleonville-Woodlawn: short history
Napoleonville-Wesley: short history (1898-1970)
Natchitoches: College Ave: UMC history (1974), article (1976), FUMC directory (1993), FUMC history (1956)
New Orleans-Algiers: directory (1978), brochure (1968)
New Orleans-Aurora: 10th anniversary brochure (1969), bulletin
New Orleans-Asbury: history (1972)
New Orleans-Boynton: historical sketch (1880-1970s)
New Orleans-Carrolton: short history (1969)
New Orleans-Elijah Steele Chapel/Felicity St.: history (1846-1864)
New Orleans-First Street: history (1833-1991), brochures
New Orleans: various documents on N.O. churches
New Orleans-Haven: history (1883-1976)
New Orleans-Mt. Zion: centennial observance (1870-1970), bulletins
New Orleans-Napoleon Ave: book on the centennial anniversary (1942), questionnaire (1967)
New Orleans-Parker Memorial: brochure (1876-1976)
New Orleans-Peck: history (1882-1976)
New Orleans-Peoples: bulletin (1961), program (1953), anniversary booklet (1975), Community Center brochure (1962)
New Orleans-Rayne Memorial: homecoming brochure (1974), bulletin 1875-1975), Hannah Chapel dedication brochure (1978), directory (1993), bulletin (1976), book (1976)
New Orleans-Ross: handwritten history (1976)
New Orleans-St. Matthew: history (1976)
New Orleans-Shaw Temple: typed history (1965), bulletin (1957)
New Orleans-____________ : article on Terrytown & Francis Asbury
New Orleans-Trinity: history (1866-1980), brochure (1963), bulletin (1961), recital bulletin (1961)
New Orleans-Wesley: article, 134 years of Wesley brochure (1838-1972), history (1951)
New Orleans-Williams: 105th anniversary (1866-1971), pamphlet (1976)
New Orleans-Bethany: history (1976), dedication (1965)
New Orleans-Brooks: 27th anniversary bulletin (1975), short history, 31st anniversary bulletin (1979)
New Orleans-FUMC: 150th booklet (1975), short history (1964), questionnaire (1967), Canal St. building brochure (1948)
New Orleans-Grace: typed history (1917-1974)
New Orleans-Hartzell: sourvenir program (1961), history (1973)
New Orleans-LaHarpe: history (1866-1976)
New Orleans-Munholland: The Munholland Story (1936-1974), The Munholland Story (1936-1981), directory (1987), 1986 report; copy of the Munholland Gazette (1986), pictures
New Orleans-Ray Ave.: 50 year brochure (1976), directory bulletins (1978), 24th anniversary booklet (1973)
New Orleans-St. Luke: directory (1987), history (1947-1987), questionnaire (1967)
New Orleans-St. Philip: history (1939)
New Orleans-Thompson: history (1867-1975), program on N.O. District B (1865-1971)
Prospect: history (1988)
New Roads: short history
New Sarpy-St. John: short history (1984), map of new N.O. churches
New Iberia-St. James: historical record (1969)
New Iberia-FUMC: history (1992), booklet (1973), 150th anniversary (1973)
Nobel: history (1976)
Oakdale: history (1909-1972)
Oak Ridge: article (1986), sesquicentennial brochure (1807-1957), questionnaire (1967)
Opelousas: history (1910-1975), cassette tapes of B. Joseph Martin & Jolly Harper, video tape (1985), article (1976), copy of the 1947 reproduction of the 1847 journal, list of pastors, centennial bulletin (1947), bulletins, article (1947), history (1985)
Patterson: history (1957), newspaper articles
Pelican: Our First 86 Years (1890-1977)
Pine Prairie: history (1909->)
Pineville: short history (1964), history (1986)
Pipken-Hopewell: short history (1887-1973)
Plain Dealing: 100 years history (1888-1988)
Plaquemine: Heritage Sunday article (1984), directory, dedication bulletin (1977), short history
Ponchatoula-Wesley Chapel: program (1861-1961)
Port Allen-Scott: history
Port Barre: book (1985), pastor list, article
Rayne-Centenary: pastors list, history 1884-1959, newspaper articles 1949, 1985
Rayville: book (1976), building brochure, dedication bulletin (1954)
Richardson-Fisher: history (1868-1968), centennial brochure (1968
Ringold: booklet (1983), photocopies of pictures
Roanoke: history (1895-1975)
Roberts: article on fouder’s day (1884->)
Rocky Mount: history (1884-1964)
Rodessa : history (1937-1944)
Rosedale : history
Ruston-Trinity: book (1884-1984)
Ruston-Grace: questionnaire (1967)
Ruston: jubilee booklet on Methodist Children’s home (1978)
Ruston-Wesley Chapel: history papers from the 1980s, directories, several histories from the 1980s
St. Francisville: short history
St. Joseph-Wesley Chapel: history (1843-1979)
Shiloh: short history (1895-1967)
Shreveport-Christ: history on disk & printed (1962-1992)
Shreveport-Broadmoor: history (1939-1993), pamphlet, bulletin (1963), directory (1970s), history (1967)
Shreveport-Caddo Heights: history (1966)
Shreveport-Johnson Chapel: history (1902-1990)
Shreveport-Jewella: anniversary booklet (1908-1992), history (1970s)
Shreveport-Noel: Noel at 70 (1906-1976), pamphlet (1906-1953), bulletin (1949), article (1984)
Shreveport-Lakeview: church dedication bulletin (1977), history (1890-1990)
Shreveport-North Highlands: history (1948-1974)
Shreveport-Mangum Memorial: history (1908-1976), book (1908-1983)
Shreveport-Morningside: history (1947-1972)
Shreveport-Providence: history (1872-1948), history (1872-1972)
Shreveport-FUMC: articles, brochure on the stained glass windows (1972), brochure (1845-1950s), history (1845-1961), bulletins, building brochures
Shreveport-St. Paul: 117th anniversary booklet (1868-1982), 126th anniversary booklet (1865-1991), 103rd anniversary pamphlet (1968), founders day booklets
Shreveport-St. James: 130th booklet (1993), (2) 1883-1991 anniversary book
Shreveport-Round Grove: 107th anniversary booklet (1983), history (1875-1992)
Shreveport-St. Luke: history (1958-1982), questionnaire (1967)
Shreveport-Summer Grove: history (1942-1985)
Shreveport-Trinity: short history (1957), directories, brochure (1948-1984)
Winn Memorial : directory (1950), program (1938), 100th anniversary brochure (1975)
Sicily Island: Pine Hill history (1858-1976)
Simmsboro: 3 history booklets (1889-1977)
Slaughter: short history
Springhill: history (1895-1984), copies of documents
Stonewall: bulletin (1975), history (1975)
Sulphur-Henning Memorial: booklet (1894-1976)
Sulphur-Wesley: 1963-1976
Sun: 1811-1960
Sunny Hill: 1925-1964
Sweetlake: 1983 article on 75th anniversary; Rev. Willie Hebert (s/o Eraste & Martha Hayes) was pastor
Tangipahoa: Consecration bulletin; 1818-1974 with history
Taylor Chapel: M.P. Church; 1989 newsletter; cemetery listing
Thibodaux-Calvary: 1867-1993; typed
Tickfaw-Nesom Memorial: Dedication services article; Rev. Henry Blout, pastor
Tinus-Center: Dedication ceremonies; 1977; 1868-1977
Tioga-Palestine: 1982; booklet, typed
Trout-Eddy Justiss Memorial: 1905-1976
Tunica: short history
Union Parish-Tennessee Methodist Church: written 1963, revised 1997; 1840-1890;
in this set of papers is Bird's Chapel (built 1921)
Union Methodist Church: Book 1879-1979 (11 miles SW of Mangham)
Uranin: 1976 history
Vacherie: 1989 history
Vidalia: Dedication bulletin 1973; 1968/69 program booklet (history included)
Vinton: 1976 history
Vivian: 1904-1966 history brochure; brief history 1982+; church notes 1965-1966; guest 1967
Waldheim: 1st century booklet (1875-1975); cassette tape of dedication service; B&W photos; 1978 article; German language articles
Watson-Live Oak: history 1884-1982; short history
Welsh: church directory 1960-61; 1939 history
West Carroll Parish-Campbell Chapel Methodist Protestant: single page history; 1921-1963 discont.
Wilson: short history of Wesley
West Monroe-Claiborne: 1920-1947 history; copies of register entries
West Monroe-FUMC: 1961 history; started as Trenton (1850); historical notes (1976, 1919), building brochure (1913 or 1963?); brief history (1992)
Winnfield-FUMC: history and symbolism brochure (1964); history to 1939 of merger info; annual brochure 1965-66; list of pastors 1865-1977
Winnsboro?: cassette tape of funeral services for Rev. Theron McKisson 1899-1981; history pamphlet 1872-1972; history booklet 1978; church directory 1981; story of the windows 1977
Zachary-FUMC: history booklet 1980; short history
Zachary-Jackson Chapel: short history