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Edwin Holt Hughes (1866-1950)

Two photographs (one signed) of Edwin Holt Hughes, president of DePauw University 1903-1908 and Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church 1908-1940. [D016.044]



DePauw University Tobacco Leather

DePauw University tobacco leather card measuring 2 1/2" x 2". Various tobacco

cards were inserted into cigarette packs to promote sales throughout the years. Of the five basic pictorial give-aways (cards, satins, flannels, leathers and buttons) less in known about leathers than any of the others. They were expensive, short-lived (1912-1914) and not very popular. [D016.097]

John W. Oswald (1917-1995), class of 1938

“D” sweater and 1937 DePauw Little State medal (4th place discus) of John W. Oswald '38 . Oswald did his undergraduate work in botany. He later went on to become president of the University of Kentucky, executive vice president of the University of California, and President of the Pennsylvania State University. [D017.019]



Mount Zion United Methodist Church (Tippecanoe County, Ind.)

Closed church records for Mount Zion UMC including membership, United Methodist Women minutes and records, bulletins, newspaper clippings, histories, directories, Official Board minutes and property records.  [M016.026]

Ivan Blaine Emily (1927-2012)

Seven two-drawer metal file cabinets, for 6x9 inch cards or sheets containing Sunday worship service bulletins and sermons for Rev. Emily's career as a minister in the Indiana and South Indiana Conferences. [M016.028]

First United Methodist Church (Mount Vernon, Ind.)

A DVD of the history of First UMC, Mount Vernon, Indiana, 1815-2015. Mount Vernon is located in Posey County in the southwestern corner of the state.  [M016.027]