Creator

Date Original

1906-1907

Description

This collection contains Alexander Copeland Millar's "Presiding Elder's Pocket Minute Book," used in 1906 and 1907.

Biographical/Historical Note

Alexander Copeland Millar (1861- 1940) was born May 17, 1861, in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, to William John Millar and Ellen Caven. In 1867, the Millar family moved to Missouri. In 1885, Alexander Millar graduated Central College, a Methodist affiliated school, in Fayette, Missouri and also earned a M.A. there as well. Millar began teaching after college and first taught at the Brookfield Academy in Missouri.. In 1887, he became president of Central Collegiate Institute in Altus, Arkansas, where he played a major role in changing the school’s name to Hendrix College and moving it to Conway in 1890. Millar was ordained a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church, South in 1888. Millar served in several church administrative positions, including presiding elder of the Little Rock District. Millar later helped organize the Arkansas Anti-Saloon League. Millar died November 9, 1940, in Little Rock.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas, Pennsylvania; Missouri

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.040.007

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Little Rock District Methodist elder's minute book, SMC.040.007

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Little Rock District Methodist elder's minute book, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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