Thursday, July 14, 2005

Nothing New

Truly there is nothing new under the sun. Consider this report from Tenth Church Bible School Superintendent Fred Garibotti in 1955: "This has been the year of disruption and plaster dust (referring to renovations in the middle building).... The limiting factor in providing for every Bible School requirement is space...but we of the school are thankful for what we are getting."

Other noteworthy info: Dr. Barnhouse preached 25 Sundays out of the year, as agreed to when hire. Dwight Small was the "Co-Pastor." He was replaced in 1956 by Edwin Houk, who took the position of "Executive Pastor."


Blogger Joel said...

Cool. I like all the peculiar little details of history. How extensive are the church records/archives? Do they extend back to the 19th century? Would it be possible to use them to research, for instance, pre-Barnhouse liturgical praxis?

12:32 PM  
Blogger M Clark said...

I found this info in a 1955 annual report in a file drawer. The earlier stuff you refer to are probably in the Presbyterian Historical Center, which I think is in Philadelphia. Dot is our historian with the answers.

5:31 PM  
Blogger Joel said...

Thanks. The Presby Hist Soc makes sense (it's in the 400 block of Lombard, behind Old Pine St PCUSA). I've done research there before but hadn't thought whether or not some of Tenth's records might be archived there.

10:03 PM  

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