Collections

The Desert Southwest Conference Archives contain the records of Methodism in Arizona and southern Nevada since the 1870s. Items include records of the Desert Southwest Conference and its predecessors, district records, records from closed churches, histories of churches in the conference, photographs, video tapes, and much more. Below are lists of some of the records in the Archives.

Search the catalog to locate records in the Archives: 
https://www.librarything.com/catalog/DSC_UMC
[note: the catalog is under constructions and does not contain the complete holdings of the Archives]

 


Records of Closed Churches
This is an incomplete list of closed churches with records in the Archives.

  • Ash Fork Community Methodist Church (Ash Fork, Arizona)
  • Bethel United Methodist Church (Phoenix, Arizona)
  • Capitol - St. Paul's United Methodist Church (Phoenix, Arizona)
  • Celebration! United Methodist Church (Henderson, Nevada)
  • Christ Community United Methodist Church (Avondale, Arizona)
  • Convenant United Methodist Fellowship (Las Vegas, Nevada)
  • El Mesias United Methodist Church (Nogales, Arizona)
  • Faith United Methodist Church (Tucson, Arizona)
  • Faith Springs United Methodist Fellowship (Las Vegas, Nevada)
  • First United Methodist Church (Henderson, Nevada)
  • Garfield United Methodist Church (Phoenix, Arizona)
  • Grace Community Church (Boulder City, Nevada)
  • Grace United Methodist Church [formerly Broadway Methodist Church] (Phoenix, Arizona)
  • Hayden Community United Methodist Church (Hayden, Arizona)
  • Higley Federated Community Church (Higley, Arizona)
  • Imani Cathedral United Methodist Fellowship (Las Vegas, Nevada)
  • Mosaic United Methodist Church [formerly Oasis United Methodist Church] (Tucson, Arizona)
  • Needles Community United Methodist Church (Needles, California)
  • Pueblo Gardens United Methodist Church (Tucson,  Arizona)
  • St. Andrew's United Methodist Church (Mesa, Arizona)
  • Seguidores de Cristo United Methodist Fellowship (North Las Vegas, Nevada)
  • Seligman Methodist Church (Seligman, Arizona)
  • Sunrise Mountain United Methodist Church (Las Vegas, Nevada)
  • Wesley United Methodist Church (North Las Vegas, Nevada)
  • Asbury United Methodist Church (Phoenix, Arizona)

 


Archival Collections

  • District Conference Records, Tucson District, 1929-1937
  • Minister's Wives Associations, Phoenix District, 1959-1975
  • United Methodist Women, 1946-2001 (bulk 1961-2001)
  • The Arizona Methodist Church Extension Society, 1948-1979
  • Personal Papers of Rev. Mardogueo B. Garcia, 1924-1984

 


 Annual Conference Journals

  • Desert Southwest Annuual Conference, The United Methodist Church, 1985-2013
  • Pacific and Southwest Annual Conference, The United Methodist Church, 1977-1984
  • Southern California - Arizona Annual Conference, The United Methodist Church, 1968-1976
  • Southern California - Arizona Annual Conference, Methodist Church, 1939-1968
  • Arizona Annual Conference, Methodist Episocal Church, South, 1922-1934, 1936
  • Los Angeles Annual Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1921
  • Pacific Annual Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1897, 1922-1939
  • Arizona Mission Annual Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, 1884-1887, 1889-1890, 1892-1894, 1896-1917, 1919
  • Southern California Annual Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, 1889-1938
  • California Conference, United Brethren Church, 1930-1931, 1933-1937, 1939-1940, 1942-1946
  • California Conference, Evangelical United Brethren Church, 1947-1951, 1955-1963, 1965-1967
  • Western Jurisdictional Conference, 1940, 1944, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1980, 1988
  • General Conference, The United Methodist Church, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004
  •  Actas del Cuarto Periodo de Sesiones de la Mision Mexicana del Occidente, Iglesia Metodista Episcopal del Sur, 1921, 1927-1931, 1933-1937
  • Latin American Provisional Annual Conference, Methodist Church, 1938-1939, 1941-1954
  • California Oriental Provisional Annual Conference, Methodist Church, 1940-1947
  • Pacific Japanese Provisional Annual Conference, Methodist Church, 1943, 1947-1949
  • Hawaii Mission Annual Conference, Methodist Church, 1955-1957, 1959-1960, 1963, 1965-1967