The Archive of the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church resides
at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. Materials in the archive are
collected, organized, and preserved for the use of anyone interested in the
history of the North Texas region.
About the Collections
The Archive consists of more than 150 linear feet of published and unpublished
historical research materials dating back to the 1800s, including such items as:
Conference business records
of discontinued churches
Of Special Note:
of the North Texas Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South
(1844-1938), the Methodist Church (1939-1967), and the United Methodist Church
(1968-present) include reports, statistics, and leadership appointments made for
the coming year. They are a good resource for answering questions about church
organization at the local and regional level. The Conference Archive has copies
of Journals from these years: 1867, 1869, 1881, 1885, 1888-89, 1890, and
The North Texas Conference Archive also includes the
Walter L. Zimmerman Photograph Collection.
Every third year between 1977 and 1998, Rev. Zimmerman took photographs of
pastors and other North Texas Conference leaders for inclusion in the Conference
Journal. Upon retirement, Rev. Zimmerman gave these photographs and negatives to
the Conference Archive. This collection is an excellent resource for those who
do not have pictures of a relative who was a member of the North Texas Annual
Conference over the past thirty years.
Accessing the Collections
Persons wishing to use the resources of the North Texas Annual Conference
Archive must make an appointment with Conference Archivist Frances Long (email@example.com).
Research requests may also be submitted to Frances Long at the same email
address. Research service fees may apply for assistance with genealogical