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Wheeler City Rescue Mission collection

Label
Wheeler City Rescue Mission collection, 1893-2009
Title
Wheeler City Rescue Mission collection
Inclusive dates
1893-2009
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection includes a commercially printed card from Wheeler City Rescue Mission in Indianapolis, Indiana regarding the Governor's Bible Class
Biographical or historical data
Wheeler City Rescue Mission was founded in 1893 as the Door of Hope, offering services to friendless women and unwed mothers by The Central Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church's Meridian Union of the Women's Christian Temperance Union (WTCU). They also offered religious services to men, women and children (mostly from the poorer strata of society). In 1895, it became known as the Rescue Mission and Home, and its purpose was to be a charitable organization serving the material and spiritual needs of poor individuals and families in Indianapolis through Christian evangelism and conversion. In 1905, it was renamed the Rescue Mission and Home of Indianapolis. William V. Wheeler, originally a volunteer and hardware salesman. was an important force in the organization, becoming part-time, then full-time superintendent, and when he died in in 1908, it was renamed in his honor. In 1918 it merged with the City Mission to become the Wheeler City Rescue Mission. By 1921, though, the enthusiasm for revival meetings had waned and the mission's survival was in doubt. The Board of Directors moved the mission to 134 North Delaware Street and in 1923 appointed Herbert E. Eberhardt as superintendent, with the result of a return of the mission to its original focus on indigent men and families.The organization moved into its current site, 245 North Delaware Street in 1929 and opened a Day Room in 1988. A children's summer camp was built in 1950 and, after Superintendent Hunt's death in 1978, was renamed Camp Hunt in his honor. The mission never refused aid to anyone; however, prior to about 1960, only emergency assistance was provided to African-Americans. In 1968, it was renamed and reincorporated as the Wheeler Rescue Mission, Inc.In 1990 the name was again changed to Wheeler Mission Ministries, reflecting the mission's contemporary outreach organization. It opened a Youth and Family Center in 1994. In 2001, Wheeler Mission Ministries and the Care Center merged. In 2006, it merged with the Lighthouse Mission. In 2009, the Care Center moved to a new building and was renamed the Center for Women and ChildrenAlvis, Rick A. (1994). Wheeler Mission Ministries. In The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis. (p. 1424). Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. ISLI 977.201 M341Ien"Wheeler City Mission." Retrieved 2014/07/2. http://wheelermission.org/who-we-are/wheelers-history/"Wheeler City Mission." Retrieved 2014/07/2. http://www.ulib.iupui.edu/special/collections/philanthropy/mss016.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wheeler City Rescue Mission (Indianapolis, Ind.)
  • Advertising
  • Religious education
Label
Wheeler City Rescue Mission collection
Link
http://www.in.gov/library/files/S1967_Wheeler_City_Rescue_Mission_Collection.pdf
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2014/07/30 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2014/07/30 by Edythe Huffman
Arrangement
This collection is arranged by subject.
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
20354806
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn893917396
  • (OCoLC)893917396
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder
Label
Wheeler City Rescue Mission collection
Link
http://www.in.gov/library/files/S1967_Wheeler_City_Rescue_Mission_Collection.pdf
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2014/07/30 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2014/07/30 by Edythe Huffman
Arrangement
This collection is arranged by subject.
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
20354806
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn893917396
  • (OCoLC)893917396
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder

Library Locations

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