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Rev. Oscar C. McCulloch papers

Label
Rev. Oscar C. McCulloch papers, 1860-1924
Title
Rev. Oscar C. McCulloch papers
Inclusive dates
1860-1924
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This collection includes McCulloch's diaries, clippings, papers, letters, and many materials for the Plymouth Church and McCulloch Club. The bulk of the collection consists of McCulloch's This collection includes McCulloch's diaries, clippings, papers, letters, and many materials for the Plymouth Church and McCulloch Club. The bulk of the collection consists of McCulloch's
Biographical or historical data
Oscar Carleton McCulloch was born July 2, 1843 in Fremont, Ohio to C. G. and Hattie McCulloch. McCulloch was educated in Portage, Wisconsin, and at Eastman Business College in New York. He worked as a government clerk in Springfield, Illinois and as a salesman in Chicago before entering the Chicago Theological Seminary in 1867. He became the minister of the First Congregational Church in Sheboygan, Wisconsin in 1870. Around this time McCulloch married a woman named Alice and they subsequently had five children: Carleton, David, Agnes, Margaret, and Ruth. McCulloch came to Indianapolis in 1877 and headed up the Plymouth Church. He moved the congregation toward a social gospel mission. He would often visit the poor in their homes or institutions, which led him to begin a study of the genetic and environmental factors affecting poverty. In particular, he studied what he called “the Tribe of Ishmael” and published a pamphlet on the subject in 1888. He played a critical role in the evolution of charity in Indianapolis, moving to a more pro-active organized state from its earlier informal iteration. He assisted in the coordination of the Indianapolis Benevolent Society (IBS) and other local charitable organizations, which led to the creation of the Charity Organization Society (COS). McCulloch was president of the COS from 1882 until his death as well as the president of the IBS. McCulloch was also actively involved with the Board of State Charities and the Flower Mission Society. He became president of the National Council of Charities and Correction in 1891. Oscar C. McCulloch passed away on December 10, 1891.
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1843-1891
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McCulloch, Oscar C.
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  • Charity Organization Society (Indianapolis, Ind.)
  • Chicago Theological Seminary
  • Charities
  • Clergy
  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • Letter writing
  • Charity Organization Society (Indianapolis, Ind.)
  • Chicago Theological Seminary
  • Charities
  • Clergy
  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • Letter writing
  • Indiana
  • Indiana
Label
Rev. Oscar C. McCulloch papers
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Note
Processing information: Collection process completed 1997/09 by Jill Costill. Reprocessed 2007/04 by Elizabeth M. Wilkinson. Finding aid updated 2015/11/04 by Laura Eliason
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
18207938
Extent
6 manuscripts boxes, 3 os. folders
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn663101701
  • (OCoLC)663101701
Terms governing use
Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library. Possession of a reproduction from an Indiana State Library collection does not constitute permission for use.
Label
Rev. Oscar C. McCulloch papers
Link
Note
Processing information: Collection process completed 1997/09 by Jill Costill. Reprocessed 2007/04 by Elizabeth M. Wilkinson. Finding aid updated 2015/11/04 by Laura Eliason
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
18207938
Extent
6 manuscripts boxes, 3 os. folders
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn663101701
  • (OCoLC)663101701
Terms governing use
Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library. Possession of a reproduction from an Indiana State Library collection does not constitute permission for use.

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