Guide to the First Presbyterian Church of Logan collection,
1920-1995

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: First Presbyterian Church (Logan, Utah)
Title: First Presbyterian Church of Logan collection
Dates: 1920-1995 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 7 boxes (7.5 linear ft. )
Collection Number: USU_P0132
Summary: 717 photographs (black-and-white silver gelatin prints, color snapshots) and 472 slides (largely color), of First Presbyterian Church of Logan, Utah; its building, members, ministry, activities, meetings, trips, worship services, and other Presbyterian church buildings, from 1921 through the early 1990s. Very few of the people in the photographs are identified. Some of the highlights include: a church outing to Guinavah (Logan Canyon) in 1967, dedication services of 1956, the "Ladies Night" activities from 1961, religious illustrations, a trip to Northern California, church members from 1954-64, as well as different occasions involving Rev. and Mrs. Bruner. There are also three double portraits on tintypes, presumably of early members of the Presbyterian faith in Cache Valley, two of men and one of women.
Repository: Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives
Photograph Collection

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-2663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: scweb@usu.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Content Description

This collection contains images of the First Presbyterian Church of Logan including its members, ministry, activities, meetings, trips, worship services, other Presbyterian churches. The collection spans from 1921 through the early 1990s. Very few of the people in the photographs are identified.

This collection centers around life within the First Presbyterian Church in Logan. The collection begins with a box of photographs and snapshots which depict the church members and their interaction as a congregation.

Box 1 also contains three tintypes of early members of the faith in the Cache Valley area. Box 2 contains a notebook of slides which covers similar material. The earliest images in this box are from 1956 and they continue through the 1980s. Boxes 3 through 7 contain oversized photographs.

There are a total of 717 individual images in this collection, black-and-white silver gelatin prints, and color snapshots, 25 cm. x 37 cm. and smaller, and 472 slides. Framed photographs are maintained in their original frames and are housed in acid free boxes. Loose photographs are maintained in acid free folders which are also housed in acid free boxes. Slides have been placed in protective acid-free sleeves and organized in a binder.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  Restrictions

Open to public research. Acetate and color negatives (01:08:01-06, 01:09:01, 01:11:05-06, 01:11:09-11, 01:11:16-17, 01:14:06-07, 01:27:01, and 01:39:06) have been removed to cold storage box 29. Patrons must request to view these negatives 3 hours in advance.

Restrictions on Use :  Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Permission to publish material from the First Presbyterian Church of Logan collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Photograph Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Alternative Forms Available :  

View selected digitized images from the First Presbyterian Church of Logan collection.

Preferred Citation :  

First Presbyterian Church of Logan collection, 1920-1995. (P0132). Utah State University. Special Collections & Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

The photos in this collection are arranged chronologically by topic. Some of the major topics include church members, functions, services, as well as views of the church building itself. This collection also contains numerous slides which are arranged in a similar fashion. Where necessary, size was a factor in the organization of the photographs.

Acquisition Information :  

This collection was acquired by Utah State University Special Collections and Archives in July 1995 from Reverend John McGarey.

Processing Note :  

Register completed by Emily Allen Monson, June 1997, and modified by Daniel Davis, February 2008.


Detailed Description of the Collection

01:01:01-01:01:03:  Tintypes

This folder contains three tintypes, presumably of early members of the Presbyterian faith in Cache Valley. Two of the pictures are of men and one of women. There are two individuals portrayed in each image.

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1 1

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01:02:01-01:02:05:  Views of Member's Home, 1921

This folder contains several photographs of the residence of a member family, the Pillsburys.

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folder
1 2

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01:03:01:  View of Old Church and Congregation, 1921

This folder contains a photograph of the old wooden church building and congregation taken on Easter Sunday of 1921. The entire congregation is posed in front of the chapel.

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1:03:01: Old wooden church building and congregation 1921

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01:04:01-01:04:02:  Church Members, 1940s

This folder contains two photographs of church members in the 1940s. One is a wallet-sized portrait of a young woman, and the other appears to be a portrait of a quartet (two men and two women) taken on the grounds of the church itself.

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folder
1 4

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01:05:01-01:05:05:  View of Church, 1940s

This folder contains several photographs of the church taken circa 1940s. Three of the photos are evening/night shots highlighting the Christmas cross and wreath displayed on the exterior of the building. The other two photographs are daytime photographs of the church.

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folder
1 5

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01:06:01:  Views of Church, 1940s

This folder contains several copies of an 8x10 winter-time photograph taken of the church's exterior.

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folder
1 6

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01:07:01-01:07:12:  McDonald Wedding, 1950s

This folder contains several photographs of the wedding ceremony and celebration of two congregation members in the early 1950s. Also included is an engagement portrait of the couple.

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folder
1 7

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01:08:01-01:08:06:  Church Functions - 75th Anniversary, 1950s

This folder contains several photos of the celebration held in honor of the 75th anniversary of the Presbyterian Church in Logan. Highlighted are the cake in honor of the occasion as well as visiting clergy and dignitaries at the formal celebration.

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folder
1 8

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01:09:01-01:09:02:  Church Functions - Banquets, 1950s.

This folder contains two photographs of banquets held for various occasions at the church. (One of these occasions is specified on the photograph as a dinner for American and international college students which was held on November 23, 1958.)

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folder
1 9

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01:10:01-01:10:03:  Church Choir, 1950s.

This folder contains three snapshots of the church choir performing at various services. Two of the photos are in black and white with one in color.

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box
folder
1 10

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01:11:01-01:11:17:  Views of Church, 1950s

This folder contains several photographs of the Presbyterian church building. All of the photos are in black and white, and show the church from various angles and vantage points.

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folder
1 11

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01:12:01-01:12:04:  Church Groups, 1950s

This folder contains various snapshots and photographs of groups within the general congregation of the church.

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folder
1 12

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01:13:01:  Misc. Buildings, 1950s.

This folder contains a photograph of an unidentified building, presumably the residence of a member or clergy.

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folder
1 13

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01:14:01-01:14:06:  Views of Church, 1960s.

This folder contains several photographs of the Presbyterian church building. The photos are in black and white, four of which include members of the congregation.

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folder
1 14

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01:15:01-01:15:02:  Views of Other Churches, 1960s.

This folder contains one photograph each of the Presbyterian Community Church of Preston, Idaho, and the Presbyterian Church of Orenco, Oregon. Both photographs are in black and white.

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folder
1 15

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01:16:01-01:16:08:  Church Functions - Primary Activities, 1960s.

This folder contains photographs of various activities held by the church for the primary-age children of the congregation. All of the photos are in black and white and are approximately 2"x2" in size.

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folder
1 16

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01:17:01-01:17:02:  Church Choir, 1960s.

This folder contains two black and white photographs of church choirs during the 1960s. One is a group portrait and one was taken during a church service.

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folder
1 17

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01:18:01-01:18:08:  Church Members, 1960s

This folder contains misc. black and white photographs of various congregation members. The majority of the photographs are snapshots.

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box
folder
1 18

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01:19:01-01:19:06:  Church Services, 1960s.

This folder contains black and white snapshots of various church worship services during the 1960s.

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box
folder
1 19

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01:20:01-01:20:15:  Church Services, April 18, 1965.

This folder contains several black and white snapshots of the worship services held on April 18, 1965.

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folder
1 20

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01:21:01-01:21:08:  Church Functions, April 18, 1965

This folder contains several black and white snapshots of various church functions which were held on April 18, 1965.

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folder
1 21

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01:22:01-01:22:07:  Church Functions, April 18, 1965

This folder contains several black and white snapshots of various church functions which were held on April 18, 1965.

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folder
1 22

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01:23:01-01:23:10:  Church Functions, April 18, 1965.

folder contains several black and white snapshots of various church functions which were held on April 18, 1965.

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folder
1 23

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01:24:01-01:24:11:  Church Functions, April 18, 1965.

This folder contains several black and white snapshots of various church functions which were held on April 18, 1965.

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folder
1 24

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01:25:01-01:25:09:  Church Functions, April 18, 1965

This folder contains several black and white snapshots of various church functions which were held on April 18, 1965.

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folder
1 25

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01:26:01:  Misc. Buildings, 1960s

This folder contains one black and white snapshot of the residence of Reverend Bill Daat of Orenco, Oregon.

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folder
1 26

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01:27:01-01:27:10:  Church Views - Interior and Organ, 1970s

This folder contains several color photographs of the organ and pulpit inside the Presbyterian Church building.

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1 27

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01:28:01-01:28:11:  Church Services, 1970s

This folder contains several color snapshots of various worship services held at the church. Included are snapshots of a special banner service held in May of 1978.

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folder
1 28

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01:29:01-01:29:12:  Church Functions, 1970s.

This folder contains several color photographs of functions and programs put on by the church throughout the 1970s.

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folder
1 29

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01:30:01-01:30:02:  Church Choir, 1970s

This folder contains two black and white photographs of church choirs during the 1970s.

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folder
1 30

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01:31:01-01:31:07:  Church Members, 1970s.

This folder contains several photographs (both black & white and color) of various congregation members. Included is a photograph of the Reverend Miner Bruner standing at the entrance of the church building.

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1 31

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01:32:01-01:32:07:  Church Functions, 1970s.

This folder contains several color snapshots of various functions and gatherings held at the church.

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1 32

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01:33:01-01:33:10:  Church Functions, 1970s

This folder contains several black and white snapshots of various functions and gatherings held at the church.

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folder
1 33

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01:34:01-01:34:04:  Church Functions, 1970s.

This folder contains three black and white snapshots taken during an activity held for the primary-age children of the congregation.

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folder
1 34

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01:35:01-01:35:10:  Church Members, 1970s.

This folder contains several black & white (along with one color) snapshots of various members of the congregation.

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folder
1 35

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01:36:01-01:36:04:  Church Functions - Primary , May 1975.

This folder contains four black and white snapshots of activities held for the primary-age children of the congregation in May of 1975.

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folder
1 36

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01:37:01-01:37:09:  Church Functions, May 1975

This folder contains several black and white snapshots of functions and gatherings held at the church in May of 1975.

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folder
1 37

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01:38:01-01:38:12:  Church Services, May 1975

This folder contains several black and white snapshots of worship services held at the church in May of 1975.

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folder
1 38

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01:39:01-01:39:06:  Church Services & Functions, 1970s

This folder contains several black and white photographs of the services and activities held during "Centennial Sunday" (September 18, 1978) in honor of the hundredth anniversary of the establishment of the Presbyterian church in Logan.

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1 39
1:39:03: Centennial Sunday 1978

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01:40:01-01:40:18:  Church Members, January 1980

This folder contains several black and white snapshots of congregation members taken in January of 1980.

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1 40

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01:41:01:  Church Views, 1980s

This folder contains one black and white snapshot taken of the front of the church building in January of 1980.

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folder
1 41

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01:42:01-01:42:04:  Church Members, 1980s.

This folder contains four color photographs of congregation families, three of which are in the form of greeting cards to the Reverend and Mrs. Bruner.

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folder
1 42

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01:43:01-01:43:03:  Church Functions, 1980s

This folder contains several color photographs of various church functions and activities throughout the 1980s.

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1 43

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01:44:01-01:44:07:  Church Services, 1980s.

This folder contains color photographs of church worship services held in September of 1981 and April of 1985.

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1 44

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01:45:01-01:45:03:  Church Functions, 1980s.

This folder contains several black and white photographs of Reverend Doug Allington's Mariners meeting held in March of 1985.

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folder
1 45

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01:46:01-01:46:43:  Church Members, 1980s

This folder contains several wallet-size color photographs of congregation members. These photos appear to have been taken at the same time and place presumably for church records.

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1 46

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01:47:01-01:47:48:  Church Members, 1980s

This folder contains several wallet-size color photographs of congregation members. These photos appear to have been taken at the same time and place presumably for church records.

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folder
1 47

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01:48:01-01:48:02:  Weddings, 1980s.

This folder contains two photographs of newlywed couples with Reverend Bruner on their wedding day.

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folder
1 48

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01:49:01:  Church Functions, 1990s

This folder contains one color snapshot of a congregation family at an activity in August of 1990.

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folder
1 49

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01:50:01-01:50:02:  Misc. Photographs - Baking

This folder contains two misc. black and white photographs of Izar Martinez (Dean of Education at USU) rolling dough, ca. 1975.

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folder
1 50

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01:51:01:  Misc. Photographs - Mountain View

This folder contains a mounted, black and white photograph of a mountain view. While this photograph is unidentified, it was also included among the collection photographs.

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folder
1 51

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First Presbyterian Church - Slides

This box contains material similar to the previous box in slide form. Some of the highlights include: the church outing to Guinavah (Logan Canyon) in 1967, dedication services of 1956, the "Ladies Night" activities from 1961, religious illustrations, a trip to Northern California, church members from 1954-64, as well as different occasions involving Rev. and Mrs. Bruner. The majority of the slides are in color, with only a very few in black and white.

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2
02:01-02:33: Photos from dedication services 1956
02:34-02:56: "Ladies Night" activities May 12, 1961
02:57-02:75: The Bruner Family, The Bruner's Kitchen, and Thanskgiving 1961-1962
02:76-02:80: Christian Illustrations
02:81-02:100.: Northern California 1963
02:101-02:158.: "Guinuiah Outing." 1967
02:159-02:171.: Church Members 1954
02:172-02:284.: Church Members 1960-1964
02:285-02:303.: Word Slides from a Slide show 1960's
02:304-02:395.: Misc. Slides

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First Presbyterian Church - Framed Photographs

This box contains three framed black and white photographs. All three are in the same state as when they were received.

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03:01: A portrait of Rev. Bruner in his early twenties
03:02: A photograph of a congregation taken circa 1920
03:03: A photograph of the church building

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Oversized Photographs

This box contains several oversized photographs, all of which are in black and white.

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04:01.: Presbyterian Church of Logan. Choir - ca. 1950
04:02.: Interior of the Chapel. Note the Podium, homemade curtian divider, and old chairs Pre-1953
04:03.: Logan Presbyterian Church - Chapel 1953
04:04.: Church members celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Logan Presbyterian Church
04:05.: Harris and Helen Pillsbury pictured in front of Manse ca. 1921
04:06.: Logan Presbyterian Church - Chapel 1955
04:07.: Interior of the Chapel. Note the new dedication Pipe Organ and pulpit furniture
04:08.: Centennial Service 1978
04:09.: Christmas Program.
04:10-04:12.: Presbyterian Church of Logan. Choir - various years
04:13.: Kindergarten Department 1945-1950
04:14.: Kindergarten with teacher, Ruth Malouf ca. 1948
04:15.: Childrens Play
04:16.: Youth class
04:17.: Children's Play
04:18.: Choir Performance
04:19.: Pulpit of the Chapel
04:20.: Presbyterian Church of Logan. Choir

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First Presbyterian Church - Oversized Photographs

This box contains several oversized photographs (both in color and black & white) of various activities and functions held at the Presbyterian church. Many congregation members are featured in these photographs. which include: vacation Bible school, dedication ceremonies, banner services, youth activities, and the summer parade.

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5
05:01: Kindergarten group with teacher Melva Wiebe 1961
05:02: Vacation Bible School 1961
05:03: Youth at a Dedication Service 1956
05:04: Reverend Miner E. Bruner
05:05: Small group pictured with Reverend Bruner outside the Church building ca. 1948
05:06: Lee Cole and Reverend Bruner 1960
05:07: Banner Service 1978
05:08: Risk Evangelism Committee 1978
05:09: Reaffirmation of wedding vows, all couples that were married by Reverend Bruner
05:10: Church congregation
05:11-05:28: Summer parade and picnic
05:29: Youth group
05:30: Service Activity

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First Presbyterian Church - Framed Oversized Photographs

This box contains two framed, black and white photographs of the Presbyterian church congregation taken in front of the Church building. These photographs are in their original frames.

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6
06:01: Group in front of the old wood Church, photographed on Easter Sunday 1923
06:02: Group in front of the brick Church building which still stands today 1927

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First Presbyterian Church - Oversized Photographs

This box contains four black and white photographs as well as newspaper clippings and copies of printings that involve the Church.

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7
07:01: The church building taken as part of an advertisement for Sunday morning worship services
07:02: The Church congregation photopraphed on the steps of the church 1923
07:03: Group in front of the old wood Church, photographed on Easter Sunday 1923
07:04: Pastor Harris Pillsbury with his wife and child in front of the manse
07:05: A Logan Journal Newspaper containing an article about the dedication of the new Church building 1925
07:06: Photocopy of a dedication program
07:07: Photocopies of article about the 100th anniversary of the Church in Logan. There is also printed information about the history of the building and the Cache Valley seminary

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Subjects

    • Corporate Names :
    • First Presbyterian Church (Logan, Utah)--Clergy--Photographs.
    • First Presbyterian Church (Logan, Utah)--Photographs.
    • Subject Terms :
    • Church entertainments--Photographs.
    • Presbyterian church buildings--Utah--Logan--Photographs.
    • Presbyterians--Utah--Logan--Photographs.
    • Presbyterians--Utah--Logan--Portraits.
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Tintypes.

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