AOUM is the official repository of the records of the East and West Ohio Conferences of The United Methodist Church. Items which represent the heritage of The United Methodist Church in Ohio from its inception up to and including the present are collected. Ohio Wesleyan University is the custodian of these materials, not the owner.
Books about the history of United Methodism in general
Manuscripts and conference proceedings relevant to the history of Ohio United Methodism
Artifacts, photos, and other museum objects of good quality that depict the history of United Methodism in Ohio
Publications of The United Methodist Church
Local church history files
Records of closed and abandoned churches
Dead Ministers file (index to clergy who have died - service records & locations of memoirs, photos, etc.)
Newspapers, journals, and periodicals including Western Christian Advocate, Ladies' Repository, Der Christliche Apologete, Haus und Herd, Der Christliche Botschafter, Methodist History
Personal papers and diaries, including J.B. Finley letters, Bishop Thomas A. Morris' papers, and the Roy Leedy Evangelical collection
The Special Collections Department is located on the second floor of Beeghly Library, adjacent to the Bayley Room. The Reading Room is open from 8:30-Noon, and 1-5, Monday-Friday. Students are highly encouraged to schedule appointments, but “walk-ins” are also welcome.
Contact information for appointments:
Eugene Rutigliano (Curator), firstname.lastname@example.org, 740-368-3233
Bernard Derr (Rare Books Librarian), email@example.com, 740-368-3288
Carol Holliger (Archivist), firstname.lastname@example.org, 740-368-3285