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Title Charles J. Strosacker Memorial Presbyterian Church Papers
Catalog Number 2007.100.0045
Collection Charles J. Strosacker Memorial Presbyterian Church Papers
Source Midland County Historical Society
Object Name Correspondence
Year Range from 1943
Year Range to 1971
Creator Strosacker, Dr. Charles J.
Other Creators First Presbyterian Church
Bertha R. Strosacker Memorial Presbyterian Church
Admin/Biographical History The First Presbyterian Church of Midland was organized on 4 September 1867, with five charter members. Constructed in 1868, the First Presbyterian Church was the first church built in Midland. The first church was destroyed in the fire of 1876. The second church was built in 1882 and served the members until the construction of the Bertha R. Strosacker Memorial Presbyterian Church in 1953.

Dr. Charles Strosacker pledged funds for the construction of a new church in 1943, construction was delayed by the Second World War, ground was broken in 1951 with the new church dedicated on Easter 1953 and dedicated to the memory of Charles Strosackers sister, Bertha Strosacker.
Scope & Content Records include documentation on the planning, financing and construction of the Bertha R. Strosacker Memorial Presbyterian Church, funded by Dr. Charles Strosacker. The new church replaced the existing First Presbyterian Church and was named in memorial to the sister of Charles Strosacker.

Records include annual reports, committee meeting minutes, correspondence, and financial records documenting the cost of construction and records of funds provided by Charles Strosacker.

Records include correspondence, plans and financial records for the construction of the Education Wing added to the building in 1960 and also funded by Charles Strosacker.
System of arrangement The records are arranged by Series

Series I: Correspondence
Series II: Financial Records
Series III: Reports
Series IV: Education Wing Addition
Series V: History
Level of description Fonds/Coll
Subjects Church dedications
Churches
Classification Correspondence/Letter
Churches & Temples
Buildings
Search Terms Church, Presbyterian Church
Church, Memorial Presbyterian Church
City, Midland
Church, First Presbyterian Church
People Strosacker, Charles John
Yates, William
Cole, E. R.
Extent of Description Extent of records include two legal size manuscript box and one1/2 size letter size manuscript box totaling approximately 1 cubic foot of material.
Relation Show Related Records...
Containers Series I--Correspondence--Architect-Aymar Embury II
Series I--Correspondence--Architect-Aymar Embury II
Series I--Correspondence--Builder-Hegeman-Harris Company
Series I--Correspondence--Clock Tower and Bells-Gillet and Johnson Ltd.
Series I--Correspondence--Clock Tower and Bells-Gillet and Johnson Ltd.
Series I--Correspondence--Heating and Venting System
Series I--Correspondence--Interior Decorating-Bennet Incorporated
Series I--Correspondence--Interior Decorating-Bennet Incorporated
Series I--Correspondence--Organ-Austin Organ Company
Series I--Correspondence--Charles Strosacker
Series I--Correspondence--William Yates
Series I--Correspondence--Miscellaneous
Series I--Correspondence--Church Re-Decorating
Series II--Financial Records--Architects Financial Statement
Series II--Financial Records--New Building Fund
Series II--Financial Records--Hageman-Harris Payment Requisitions
Series II--Financial Records--Bertha Strosacker Memorial Presbyterian Church Cost Analysis
Series II--Financial Records--Endowment Maintenance Fund
Series II--Financial Records--Charles Strosacker Building Fund Contributions
Series III--Reports--List of Contractors/Construction Timeline
Series III--Reports--Cornerstone Laying and Building Dedication
Series III--Reports--Job Meeting Minutes
Series III--Reports--Job Site Journals
Series III--Reports--Construction--Electrical Wiring
Series III--Reports--Notice of Invitation for Bids
Series III--Reports--Building Committee Report
Series III--Reports--Report to the Building Committee
Series III--Reports--Annual Meeting of Church and Congregation
Series III--Reports--Annual Reports
Series III--Reports--Church Property Inventory and Dispensation
Series III--Reports--Expediting Reports
Series III--Reports--Special Report of Ministerial Relations Committee
Series IV--Education Wing Addition--Agreement with Architect
Series IV--Education Wing Addition--Board of Trustees Annual Meeting
Series IV--Education Wing Addition--Building Addition Fund
Series IV--Education Wing Addition--Building Addition Bids
Series IV--Education Wing Addition--Building Committee Correspondence
Series IV--Education Wing Addition--Building Committee Minutes
Series IV--Education Wing Addition--Building Committee Minutes
Series IV--Education Wing Addition--Building Committee Reports
Series IV--Education Wing Addition--Church School Advisory Committee Recommendations
Series IV--Education Wing Addition--Cornerstone Laying
Series IV--Education Wing Addition--Correspondence
Series IV--Education Wing Addition--Space Allocation Needs
Series IV--Education Wing Addition--Planning Committee Reports
Series IV--Education Wing Addition--Proposed Building Addition
Series V--History--Booklet--Memorial Presbyterian Church
Series V--History--Church Facts
Series V--History--Miscellaneous
Series V--History--Resolutions
Series V--History--Seventy-Five Years of Service
Series V--History--Midland Daily News paper
Series V--History--Brooks Sprinkling System
Series V--History--Plot Plan
Series IV--Education Wing Addition--Architects Sketch-