Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Central Congregational Church records, 1873-1954.

Collection Information
Title:

Philadelphia, Pa. Central Congregational Church records, 1873-1954.

Creator(s):

Central Congregational Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Dates:

1873-1954, bulk 1942-1952

Extent:

1 document case (0.25 cubic feet)

Collection ID #:

RG5201

Conditions Governing Access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted and open to the public.

Copyright: Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item], in the Central Congregational Church (Philadelphia, Pa.) records, RG5201. The Congregational Library & Archives, Boston, MA.

Language:

English

Processing information:

Processed by Jessica Steytler, July 2014, using DACS Second Edition.

Abstract:

The church was established in 1864; the congregation remained independent, but had a strong affinity to Congregational Christian denomination. Collection includes legal, financial, membership, minutes, and ephemera.

Acquisition Information:

Items originally held by the Evangelical and Reformed Historical Society.

Description

Historical Note

The church was established in 1864, their first pastor was Edward Hawes. The congregation remained independent, but had a strong affinity to Congregational Christian denomination. In 1951 the church sold their building and the congregation dissolved in 1953.

 

Scope of Collection

Collection includes legal, financial, membership, minutes, and ephemera. The bulk material is from when the church closed, bulk dates are 1942-1952. The ledger book in folder 2 was unbound during processing.

 

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Subject Headings

Church records and registers - Pennsylvania - Philadelphia.

Church membership.

Ephemera.

Central Congregational Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)

 

Arrangement

Collection arranged by subject.

 

Contents

  Date Folder
Membership Manual, 1864-1883 1883 F1
Financial Records 1934, 1942, 1952 F2
Dissolution, Financial Records, History, Legal 1873-1954 F3
Legal Records, Deeds, Bonds 1929, 1935 F4
Legal Records, Bequests for Elsie Dunbar 1941 F5
History 1914 F6
Anniversary Celebration 1929 F7
Newsletter 1930 F8
Bulletin undated F9
News Clippings 1949, 1952 F10

 

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