Archives of the Texas United Methodist Historical Society

The Texas United Methodist Historical Society (TUMHS) was organized in 1976 to promote the study of Methodist history in the seven annual conferences contained, or partially contained, within Texas: Central Texas, New Mexico, North Texas, Northwest Texas, Oklahoma Indian Missionary, Rio Texas, and Texas.

Today the TUMHS continues to educate and inspire persons interested in Methodist history and its relevance to the present. The organization’s membership includes writers, educators, clergy, historians, and archivists. The group maintains connection through an annual program and business meeting. TUMHS publishes a quarterly newsletter and an annual Heritage Journal. It also sponsors the Kate Warnick Local Church History contest and the Walter N. Vernon Student Essay competition.

The Archives of the TUMHS comprise twelve linear feet of meeting minutes, project reports, publications, and correspondence. These records documenting the organization’s decisions and programming have been housed at Bridwell Library since 2010.