Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
Bay View Association of the Methodist Church Published Materials

Finding aid created by
KYle Garver, Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: Bay View Association of the Methodist Church Published Materials
Creator: Bay View Association of the Methodist Church.
Inclusive dates: 1892-1985, and undated
Extent: 1 cubic foot (in 1 box)
Abstract:
The collection documents the activities and history of the Bay View Association of the Methodist Church in Bay View, Michigan.

Call number: MSS.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University
250 East Preston Street
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Phone: 989-774-3352
Fax: 989-774-2160
Email: clarke@cmich.edu
Website: http://clarke.cmich.edu


Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Acc# 67573

Access Restrictions:

Bay View Association of the Methodist Church Published Materials are open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright is unknown.

Preferred Citation:

Bay View Association of the Methodist Church Published Materials, Folder # , Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University


Arrangement

Collection is organized alphabetically then chronologically.


History

Organizational History:

The Bay View Association of the Methodist Church, in Bay View (Mich.), was founded in 1876 as a Methodist camp meeting. From 1885 to 1915, the community was adapted as an independent Chautauqua, with the country’s only romantically planned campground (resort).

The religiously oriented summer community consists of 437 privately owned cottages; 2 hotels; and 29 additional structures, which belong to the Association. The Association owns the land and governs the community. The 338-acre tract includes curving streets and beautifully maintained Victorian cottages.

The Association was added as a National Historic Landmark on December 23, 1987, to the National Register on March 16, 1972, and to the State Register of Historic Buildings on June 5, 1957. The Association continues to thrive to this day. (This information is from the Association’s website.)


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of published materials of the Association, including Catalogue/Bulletins, 1892-1985; various programs; by-laws; periodicals; and brochures. The collection documents the goals, history, and activities of the Association.

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • Bay View Association of the Methodist Church.
    • Chautauquas.
    • Bay View (Mich.)--History.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
     
    Bay View Association of the Methodist Church Published Materials. [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    Bay View Association of the Methodist Church, History (Website), 2001
    Box   1 F   2
    Bay View Association of the Methodist Church, Bulletins, 1956-1985
    Box   1 F   3
    Bicentennial Events Program, 1976
    Box   1 F   4
    By-Laws, 1929-1978 (Scattered)
    Box   1 F   5
    Campground Association, 1933-1934
    Box   1 F   6
    Catalogue / Bulletin (Summer Programs), 1892-1900
    Box   1 F   7
    Catalogue / Bulletin (Summer Programs), 1901-1915
    Box   1 F   8
    Catalogue / Bulletin (Summer Programs), 1916-1928
    Box   1 F   9
    Catalogue / Bulletin (Summer Programs), 1929-1933
    Box   1 F   10
    Catalogue / Bulletin (Summer Programs), 1934-1938
    Box   1 F   11
    Catalogue / Bulletin (Summer Programs), 1939-1944
    Box   1 F   12
    Catalogue / Bulletin (Summer Programs), 1945-1950
    Box   1 F   13
    Catalogue / Bulletin (Summer Programs), 1951-1955
    Box   1 F   14
    Catalogue / Bulletin (Summer Programs), 1956-1960
    Box   1 F   15
    Catalogue / Bulletin (Summer Programs), 1962-1968
    Box   1 F   16
    Catalogue / Bulletin (Summer Programs), 1971-1979
    Box   1 F   17
    Catalogue / Bulletin (Summer Programs), 1980-1985
    Box   1 F   18
    Church Bulletins, Summer 1983-1984
    Box   1 F   19
    Church Bulletins and Vesper Concert Programs, 1975
    Box   1 F   20
    Directories, 1931-1980 (Scattered)
    Box   1 F   21
    Directories and By-Laws (published in 1 volume), 1983-1984
    Box   1 F   22
    Financial Reports and Statements, 1949-1985 (Scattered)
    Box   1 F   23
    Library Dedication Program, 1932
    Box   1 F   24
    Map and Information, 1978
    Box   1 F   25
    Michigan Christian Advocate, 1965, 1968
    Box   1 F   26
    Music Festival Programs, 1975, 1983-1984 (Scattered)
    Box   1 F   27
    Reading Club Notes, 1986
    Box   1 F   28
    Summer College of Liberal Arts Brochure, 1959
    Box   1 F   29
    Theatre and Musical Productions Programs, 1950-1986, undated