Finding aid created by: -
Date: 10 May 1966
|8 Dec 2009||converted to EAD (MRC)|
Overview of the Collection
|Creator:||Welch, Edgar T., 1881-1963.|
|Title:||Edgar T. Welch Papers|
|Quantity:||3.0 linear ft.|
|Abstract:||Papers of the American businessman, son of the founder of Welch Grape Juice Co.; succeeded his father as its president in 1926, and subsequently resigned to spend his life and fortune on good works for the Methodist Church. Collection includes correspondence, sermons, speeches, articles, brief notes on the history of the Welch Grape Juice Company, and scrapbooks pertaining to Welch's Methodist Church-related activities.|
|Repository:||Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
Edgar T. Welch (1881-1963) was an American businessman and prominent Methodist layman.
Born in Vineland, New Jersey on January 22, 1881, Welch attended Williamsport-Dirkinson Seminary (now known as Lycoming College) at Williamsport, Pennsylvania. He entered the advertising department of his father's company, Welch's Grape Juice; he later served as secretary and vice-president before assuming the presidency of the company in 1926. Welch remained with the company after it was sold in 1930, resigning in 1935. In 1945, Welch and two partners founded Westfield Frozen Food Lockers, Inc.
Welch was noted for his active participation in many civic and church projects and organizations, especially for his interest in Methodist lay groups.
The Edgar T. Welch Papers consist of biographical material, correspondence, subject files, manuscripts, and published material.
Biographical material contains assorted items relating to Welch's life.
Correspondence includes both incoming and outgoing, as well as a small amount of correspondence of others.
Subject files contain various items of memorabilia, including awards, business cards, literature on the Welch's Grape Juice company, membership certificates, photographs, reference material for sermons, and two scrapbooks.
Manuscripts are those of articles, sermons, and speeches by Welch, as well as a few items by other authors.
Published material consists of articles by and about Welch, and a scrapbook of clippings about Welch and others.
Incoming correspondence is arranged alphabetically, outgoing chronologically. Subject files are alphabetical by subject. Manuscripts are arranged first alphabetically by type and within that alphabetically by title. Published material is alphabetical by type.
Special Collections Research Center has numerous collections relating to Methodist church and clergy; please refer to the SCRC Subject Index for a complete listing.
Welch, Edgar T., 1881-1963 -- Archives.
Welch Grape Juice Company.
Laity -- Methodists.
Lay ministry -- Methodist Church.
Methodists -- United States.
Genres and Forms
Clippings (information artifacts)
Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
Edgar T. Welch Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
|Box 1||1921, 1923, 1926-1927, 1929-1930, 1935, 1951, 1961, undated|
|Box 1||Award, YMCA|
|Box 1||Business cards|
|Box 1||Membership certificate, Rotary Club|
|Box 1||Methodist Man|
|Box 1||Pamphlets, announcements, press releases|
|Box 1||Confirmation and Transformation|
|Box 1||Intelligent Church Members|
|Box 1||Joy of Service|
|Box 1||Laymen's Association|
|Box 1||Laymen's Day|
|Box 2||Laymen Take Hold|
|Box 2||Luke 15|
|Box 2||(Nehemiah) Life|
|Box 2||Patience to Wait, Maine|
|Box 2||Pittsburgh Laymen|
|Box 2||Region and Business|
|Box 3||Three-fold Cord Not Easily Broken|
|Box 3||Miscellaneous clippings|
|Box 3||Scrapbook, Children|
|Box 3||Scrapbook, "Mr. Methodist"|
|Box 3||Welch's Grape Juice Company|
|Speeches, talks, addresses|
|Box 6||Articles about|
|Box 6||Articles by|
|Box 6||Scrapbook of clippings about Welch and others|