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Guide to the W. E. Musgrave Collection 


Prepared by Micah Kunze, Archival Assistant, 9/6/2007 

Overview of Collection 

Record Creator:  Musgrave, Walter Emmett
Title:  W. E. Musgrave Collection
Abstract:  W. E. Musgrave served as a Bishop in the Church of the United Brethren in Christ for 24 years. His collection consists of several sermons, articles and biographies.
Quantity:  1.5 cubic feet
Identification:  UBHC.MS.9

Biographical Note 

Walter Emmett Musgrave was born September 7, 1880 in Ohio. He was converted during a revival meeting at a Methodist Protestant Church in 1899. W. E. Musgrave joined the Church of the United Brethren in Christ in 1902 and received his quarterly conference license the same year. In 1903 he was received into Scioto Annual Conference. On February 6, 1904, W. E. Musgrave married Anna Yarnell, The couple would have three children. In 1906 he was ordained by the Bishop Alwood. Musgrave would serve fourteen years as pastor at various circuits and would also act as a presiding elder for five years.

Musgrave was elected as executive secretary of the Otterbein Forward Movement by the general conference and four years later in 1925 was elected Bishop. Musgrave served as Bishop for twenty four years with twelve years over the north district and twelve years over the south district. In 1949 he was elected Bishop Emeritus. He received an honorary doctor of divinity degree from Huntington College in 1928. Musgrave was commissioned by the church in 1945 to write a history of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ but he died on May 6, 1950 before he could complete it.

Scope Note 

The W. E. Musgrave Collection contains articles written by Musgrave which appear in the Christian Conservator as well as his writings on church history and freemasonry. The bulk of the collection are handwritten sermons in notebooks. Much of the collection is not dated.

Arrangement 

  • Series: Sermons
  • Series: Writings

Preferred Citation 

When citing material from this collection please use the following format: Direct reference to the item or its file folder, The W. E. Musgrave Collection, United Brethren Historical Center, Huntington, Indiana. Do not make use of the item’s call number as that is not a stable descriptor.

Access Restrictions 

There are no restrictions regarding this collection.


Subject Terms 

Subject Names – Additional Creators 

Leona Musgrave Brechbill

Norman Brechbill

Subject Names – Personal 

J. E. Harwood
R. W. Rash

Subject Names – Corporate 

Christian Conservator

Church of the United Brethren in Christ (Old Constitution)

United Brethren Publishing Establishment

Department of Christian Education

Subject Topics 

Freemasonry

Church history

Subject Geographic 

Indiana

Genre 

Books

Sermons

Occupations 

Bishop


Container List
 

 

Series: Sermons     
Call Number  Folder Title  

Date(s) 

9-1:1

Sermons 1

no date

9-1:2

Sermons 2

no date

9-1:3

Sermons 3

no date

9-1:4

Sermons 4

no date

9-1:5

Sermons 5

no date

9-1:6

Sermons 6

no date

9-1:7

Sermons 7

no date

9-1:8

Sermons 8

no date

9-1:9

Sermons 9

no date

9-1:10

Sermons 10

no date

9-1:11

Sermons 11

no date

9-1:12

Sermons 12

no date

9-2:1

Sermons 13

no date

9-2:2

Sermons 14

no date

9-2:3

Sermons 15

no date

9-2:4

Sermons 16

no date

9-2:5

Musgrave loose sermon notes Sermons 17 & 18

no date

9-2:6

Musgrave sermons Sermons 19

no date

     
Series: Writings     
Call Number  Folder Title   Date(s) 

9-2:7

Modernism: The Child of Freemasonry

1929

9-2:8

The Church of the United Brethren in Christ its teachings and progress

1945

9-2:9

From W. E. Musgrave’s Sermon Books

no date

9-2:10

Conservators containing articles by Bishop Musgrave

1944-4