Archives & History

Pictorial Directories Mack Mathews 50 Year Reunion The parish archives, located in the library, contain many videos, audios, pictures and documents from the entire history of our parish. Many of the items have been digitalized. Both the hard copies and the digital copies are available in the parish library. Here are some of the items you will find in the Library. The most recent History of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church was written by Ann E. Miller, a parishioner. St. Matthew’s History – Ann Miller

Selective Chronology of events in the history of St. Matthew’s

Photographs and other documents related to the following histories can be found and viewed in the Library.

Brief History of the current St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Louisville

Descriptive Chronology of the first St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Louisville

Archival Record – The 50th Anniversary committee prepared a book that cataloged the various items of art, sculpture, etc. at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. The book has been updated and can be borrowed from the Library or viewed here. Click here for PDF version.

Vestry members elected in the past. The following links lead to lists which are not complete. Please contact Lee Fletcher to make corrections or additions.

For a list of Vestry members arranged by the year they were elected click here. Please note that the first column labeled “Class of” is the year that the individual went off or will go off of the Vestry.

For a list of youth representatives elected to the Vestry click here

For a list of Vestry Officers arranged by year of office through 2018 click here

Oral History Project

Rhody Streeter 2014The purpose of this project is to gather information about, and insight into, the history of St. Matthew’s Church. This undertaking grew out of the recognition that there are lessons to be learned from knowledge of the past.  Accordingly, teams of volunteer interviewers and videographers are recording the memories and reflections of parishioners whose association with St. Matthew’s has continued over a period of years, and who have witnessed its growth and development during this time. The completed interviews can be borrowed from the Library or can be viewed there. Click here for a list of the Oral History Project narrators


Church Publications (click to view annual reports, newsletters, Vestry minutes)

Historical Pictures

Flickr Albums Most recent parish life photographs beginning with early 2014 can be found on this site.
Shutterfly Albums    Parish life photographs through 2013 can be found on this site.
Picasa Albums  Photographs from the 1970’s through the 1990’s can be found at this site. This link is currently unavailable.
Flickr Albums     Photographs from the 1940’s through 1960’s can be found at this site.

Trivia Fun from the Digital Archives

Want to know more about St. Matthew’s? Click here to view  the Trivia Quiz from St. Matthew’s Day 2013.

Digital Archives

Not all of the St. Matthew’s Archives are available online or have been digitized. We will continue to add to the online archives as appropriateness and time permits. You are welcome to visit the library where you can browse them on the public computer or request to see the original documents.

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