New Salem Church of Christ (Snowville, VA) Records, 1890-1964

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Scope and Content Note

Large pulpit Bible and ledger book from the New Salem congregation. Pulpit Bible was a gift of the publishers of the American Christian Review as a premium for a group subscription; they ledger book covers the dates ca. 1890-1950. Additionally, includes a wedding gift book for Timothy Edward Walker and Glenda Faye Spain, which includes a genealoogy connecting Walker to the Showalters.

Biographical Note

The New Salem Church of Christ was established on the farm of J. T. Showalter near Snowville, VA as a result of a division in the local Christian Church concerning instrumental music, ca. late 1880s. This ledger accounts for the membership of the acapella congregation, led by various members of the Showalter family.

Donor Note

Donated by Tim and Glenda Walker via ACU professor Dr. Monty Lynn.

Content List

Box #1 - Bible Box #2 - Church ledger book - Wedding gift book


Churches of Christ--Virginia



Extent of Collection

2 Boxes

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #381

Physical Location

Center for Restoration Studies

Use Restrictions

Open to researchers. Contact Milliken Special Collections to make an appointment.

Processing Status


Finding Aid created by

McGarvey IceBrady Cox

Subjects--Personal Names

Showalter, J. T.; Showalter, G. H. P.


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