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Volume 6 Relation of U.B/EUB Virginia Conferences to Shenandoah University Dec. 26, 2013


The purpose of this history is to provide indexed and searchable resources for those interested in
conducting research into the history of United Brethren (U.B.) and EUB (EUB) preachers and churches
from the Virginia Conference, since the Conference’s inception as part of the United Brethren in Christ
(UBIC). Most of the information found in this document is derived from Virginia Conference Minutes,
1876-1968, and other sources found in The Gruver-Souders U.B./EUB Archives of Shenandoah
University. Other information and photographs have been collected by the Archives Working Group,
comprising Presley R. “Pete” Phillips, head; Caroline Bateman Phillips; Jacob Paul “Jake” Gruver, Jr.,
and the editor, Robert P. McDonald-Walker.

This abbreviated history of Shenandoah University focuses primarily on Shenandoah’s
relationship to the United Brethren Church (1875-1946) and the EUB Church (1947-1968), after which
time the EUBs merged with The Methodist Church to form The United Methodist Church. Throughout
its history, Shenandoah University has been a religiously-affiliated educational institution, with varying
degrees of direct financial support from the Church.

This document is one of nine volumes that constitute A History of the Virginia Conference of
United Brethren and Evangelical United Brethren, 1800-1969. Drafts of these volumes were distributed
in electronic form to more than 150 persons, societies, and institutions in the fall and winter of 2012 for
comment and early use. Additional information provided by recipients are included in the following:

 Vol. 1, History of the U.B./EUB Churches in the Harrisonburg-Staunton Region of Virginia
 Vol. 2, History of the U.B./EUB Churches in the Winchester Region of Virginia
 Vol. 3, History of the U.B./EUB Churches in Morgan and Berkeley Counties of West Virginia
 Vol. 4, History of the U.B./EUB Churches in the South Branch Region of West Virginia
 Vol. 5, History of the U.B./EUB Churches in Maryland, Especially Western Maryland
 Vol. 6, Relation of the U.B./EUB Virginia Conferences to Shenandoah University, 1875-1969
 Vol. 7, History of the U.B. Virginia Conference of United Brethren, 1800-1946 (comprising

extracts of the Virginia U.B. Annual Conference Minutes relating to churches and preachers)
 Vol. 8, History of the EUB Virginia Conference, 1947-1969 (comprising extracts of the Virginia

EUB Annual Conference Minutes relating to churches and preachers)
 Vol. 9, Preachers of the U.B./EUB Virginia Conferences: Biographical Sketches and Memoirs,

A complete list of references is found at the end of Volume 9.

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