Because John Wesley had never intended for the Methodist Church to separate from the Anglican Church, American Methodists had to form a new denomination after the Revolutionary War. Thus, the Methodist Episcopal Church was formed in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1784. The denomination split in 1844 over the issue of slavery, creating the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. The denomination remained split until 1939 when the Methodist Episcopal Church, North and South and the Methodist Protestant Church reunited to form the Methodist Church. In 1968, the Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church merged and formed the United Methodist Church.
This collection contains minutes and reports from the Arkadelphia District, Little Rock Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church South quarterly conferences.
Arkadelphia District, Little Rock Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church South Records. Clark County Historical Association Collection, Riley-Hickingbotham Library Archives and Special Collections, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas.