May 17, 2016 Marston Memorial Historical Center

Digital Library Project Update

This year, the Marston Memorial Historical Center and the B.L. Fisher Library of Asbury Theological Seminary have begun a partnership to produce digitized materials and reprints of important historical works from the Free Methodist tradition through Asbury Theological Seminary’s First Fruits Press. Of an initial 25 projects proposed, some books have been finished and are currently available at

It is the hope of First Fruits Press, the B.L. Fisher Library, Asbury Theological Seminary and the Marston Historical Center that this partnership will further study and research into the history and influence of the Free Methodist Church by both academics and lay people alike.

Please help us determine what's next! We are in the review process. Click hereto email your suggestions for the next batch of books.

Help fund a book: $100 = 1 book. Click here to give online-designate Digitize Historical Books.

Thank You to Charley Canon

A big thank you to Charles Canon, III-Collection Service Librarian and Archivist-Retired from Roberts Wesleyan College and a member of the Committee on Free Methodist History and Archives. Charley volunteered his time and expertise in working on digitizing the card catalog for a couple of days in April prior to the committee meeting.

This is a time consuming project that is being completed by our digital librarian, Kyle Moran. Once the digital card catalog is available online, researchers across the globe will be able to access this resource.

Recent Visitor-Bishop Samuel

Bishop Samuel Kayinamura of the FMC in Rwanda spent time researching the 75 year history of the FMC in Rwanda. He said this about his visit: "It is amazing to find some pictures of the earlier beginning of the FMC in Rwanda. I know now where we came from. We came from far but we are going far too. I am proud of the work done by our first missionaries."

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