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Elizabeth J. Forrester papers on Episcopalianism

1970-1991, 3.33 linear feet

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Elizabeth J. Forrester papers on Episcopalianism

1967-1999, 3 linear feet

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Elizabeth J. Forrester papers on Episcopalianism

1860-1938, 2 linear feet

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Elizabeth J. Forrester papers on Episcopalianism

1790-2014, 50 linear feet

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Elizabeth J. Forrester papers on Episcopalianism

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Elizabeth J. Forrester papers on Episcopalianism

1828-1888, 2.5 linear feet

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Elizabeth J. Forrester papers on Episcopalianism

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Elizabeth J. Forrester papers on Episcopalianism

1870-1940, 5 linear feet

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Elizabeth J. Forrester papers on Episcopalianism

1834-1945, 1995, 2.75 linear feet

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Elizabeth J. Forrester papers on Episcopalianism

1975-2001, 2 linear feet

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Elizabeth J. Forrester papers on Episcopalianism

1826-1941, 1.5 linear feet

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Elizabeth J. Forrester papers on Episcopalianism

1869-1935, 1.2 linear feet

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Elizabeth J. Forrester papers on Episcopalianism

1838-1942, 2.25 linear feet

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Elizabeth J. Forrester papers on Episcopalianism

1834-1968, 2.75 linear feet

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Elizabeth J. Forrester papers on Episcopalianism

circa 1875-1986, 1 linear feet

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Elizabeth J. Forrester papers on Episcopalianism

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Elizabeth J. Forrester papers on Episcopalianism

1871-1953, 1.75 linear feet

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Elizabeth J. Forrester papers on Episcopalianism

1872-1942, 2 linear feet

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Elizabeth J. Forrester papers on Episcopalianism

1871-1992, 1.25 linear feet

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Elizabeth J. Forrester papers on Episcopalianism

1889-1973, 2 linear feet

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Elizabeth J. Forrester papers on Episcopalianism

1861-1988, 2 linear feet

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Elizabeth J. Forrester papers on Episcopalianism

1773-2012, 25 linear feet

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Elizabeth J. Forrester papers on Episcopalianism

1879-1991, 2.2 linear feet

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Elizabeth J. Forrester papers on Episcopalianism

1877-1987, 1.25 linear feet

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Elizabeth J. Forrester papers on Episcopalianism

circa 1820-1975, 15 linear feet

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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas
Creator:
Forrester, Elizabeth J., 1916-1991
Title:
Elizabeth J. Forrester papers on Episcopalianism
Date [inclusive]:
1970-1991
Call Number:
02
Extent:
3.33 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
8 document boxes
Language:
English
Abstract:
Elizabeth J. Forrester (1916-1991) was a community leader active in the Episcopal Church. For most of her career she worked in the Philadelphia area as a social worker and as a director of community improvement projects; she also served on the Boards of numerous charitable, health and educational organizations. Deeply involved with her congregation, the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas, Forrester became the first African-American president of the Episcopal Church Women in the Diocese of Pennsylvania. The Elizabeth J. Forrester papers on Episcopalianism, 1970-1991, consist of papers accumulated by Forrester on Episcopalianism, church issues, Episcopal organizations with which she was involved (principally the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas and Episcopal Church Women), and other Episcopal congregations. Included are pamphlets, newsletters, and other printed ephemera; correspondence; handwritten notes; and a few photographs.
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Repository:
African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas
Creator:
Clark, Frances I.
Title:
Frances I. Clark papers on African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas
Date [inclusive]:
1967-1999
Call Number:
03
Extent:
3 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
7 document boxes
Language:
English
Abstract:
Frances I. Clark was a West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania resident active in the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas, especially from the 1960s through the 1990s. The Frances I. Clark papers on African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas, 1967-1999, include church records, history/research materials, clippings, pamphlets and brochures, some photographs, and other materials relating to Clark's involvement with the church. A large quantity pertain to the church's history and anniversary programs.
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Repository:
Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church
Creator:
Nineteenth Street Methodist Episcopal Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Title:
Nineteenth Street Methodist Episcopal Church records
Date [inclusive]:
1860-1938
Call Number:
51
Extent:
2 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
2 boxes, 8 volumes, 1 folder
Language:
English
Abstract:
Nineteenth Street Methodist Episcopal Church was located at 19th and Poplar Streets in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1860 from Hedding Methodist Church, and in 1939 merged with Emmanuel Methodist Episcopal Church (at 25th and Brown Streets). Emmanuel Methodist Episcopal Church was discontinued in 1985. The Nineteenth Street Methodist Episcopal Church records, 1860-1938, consist of trustee minutes, Quarterly Conference minutes, historical information, class members listing, attendance and offering book, other documents, and a large amount of member and vital records.
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Repository:
African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas
Creator:
St. Thomas' Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Title:
African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas records
Date [inclusive]:
1790-2014
Call Number:
01
Extent:
50 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
Established in 1792 by and for persons of African descent, the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is the first African American Episcopal Church in the United States. St. Thomas' founder and first rector was Absalom Jones (1746-1818), the first African American ordained in the Episcopal Church. The African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas records, 1790-2014, consist mainly of original church records, as well as some accumulated secondary-source materials. The collection also contains photographs, audio-visual materials, printed materials, and objects.
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Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
Creator:
Temple University Hospital, Inc. Episcopal Campus.
Title:
Episcopal Hospital (Philadelphia) records
Date:
circa 1851-2001
Call Number:
MC 155
Extent:
58 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
This collection contains records of Episcopal Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. Materials include minutes, annual reports, strategic plans, estate files, photographs, artifacts, and other items.
Cite as:
Episcopal Hospital (Philadelphia) records, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Repository:
Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church
Creator:
Nazareth Methodist Episcopal Church (13th and Spring Garden Streets, Philadelphia, Pa.)
Title:
Nazareth Methodist Episcopal Church records
Date [inclusive]:
1828-1888
Call Number:
26
Extent:
2.5 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
3 boxes, 9 volumes, 1 folder
Language:
English
Abstract:
Nazareth Methodist Episcopal Church was established in 1818 and moved to 13th Street between Race and Vine streets in 1827. In 1887, the congregation merged with nearby Central Methodist Episcopal Church to form Thirteenth Street Methodist Episcopal Church. Thirteenth Street Methodist Church was discontinued in 1940. The Nazareth Methodist Episcopal Church records, 1828-1888, consist of Board of Trustees minutes, Leaders' and Stewards' Meeting minutes, Quarterly Conference records, deeds, record of certificates, membership and vital records (members, marriages, baptisms), and various other documents.
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Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
Title:
Nurses Alumni Association of the Episcopal Hospital collection
Date [bulk]:
2009
Date [inclusive]:
1941-2009
Call Number:
MC 177
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet
Language:
English
Mixed materials: [Box]
1
Abstract:
This is an artificial collection of materials collected from Episcopal Hospital nursing alumni in honor of the school's closing. It consists of letters from former students, clippings, artifacts, ephemera, and other memorabilia.
Cite as:
Nurses Alumni Association of the Episcopal Hospital collection, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Repository:
Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church
Creator:
Methodist Episcopal Church. Woman's Foreign Missionary Society. Philadelphia Branch
Title:
Philadelphia Branch of the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church records
Date [inclusive]:
1870-1940
Call Number:
55
Extent:
5 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Woman's Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1869 in Boston, Massachusetts in response to a recognized need for women missionaries who could minister to women in foreign countries. The Philadelphia Branch of the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1870. In 1973 this organization merged with other women's missionary groups to establish United Methodist Women, the women's mission organization of the United Methodist Church. The Philadelphia Branch of the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church records, 1870-1940, consist primarily of printed annual reports, but also include minutes, a life member list, newsletters, meeting programs and other ephemera, constitution and by-laws, appropriations records, and other documents.
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Repository:
Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church
Creator:
Church of the Covenant Methodist Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Title:
Church of the Covenant Methodist Church records
Date:
1834-1945, 1995
Call Number:
47
Extent:
2.75 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
2 boxes, 12 volumes, 3 folders
Language:
English
Abstract:
Salem Methodist Episcopal Church was founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1835, and re-located to Lombard and Juniper Streets in 1841. It merged with Western Methodist Episcopal Church to form Methodist Episcopal Church of the Covenant in 1894, located at 18th and Spruce Streets. Church of the Covenant Methodist Church was discontinued in 1945. Most of the Church of the Covenant Methodist Church records, 1834-1945 and 1995, are Salem Methodist Episcopal Church registers and minutes (First Leaders, trustees, and Quarterly Conference). Records from Western Methodist Episcopal Church and Church of the Covenant Methodist Church are also present.
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Repository:
African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas
Creator:
Townsend, James T., 1915-2000
Title:
James T. Townsend papers of African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas
Date [inclusive]:
1975-2001
Call Number:
04
Extent:
2 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
5 document boxes
Language:
English
Abstract:
James T. Townsend (1915-2000), formerly a state welfare supervisor and veteran of the United States Navy, was organist and choirmaster at the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for more than fifty years. Named in his honor, the James T. Townsend Vocal Scholarship Award is given annually by the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas Music Committee to an African American student under age 25 who is pursuing studies and training in voice at an accredited college or university, or with a master teacher affiliated with an accredited school of music. Most of the James T. Townsend papers of African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas, 1975-2001, are applications for the Townsend scholarship. Additionally, the collection includes church and vestry records, church history research, clippings, correspondence, and photographs. Of special interest are illustrations of church vestments and a rectory drawn in 1941 by Dorothy Young (James Townsend's future wife).
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Repository:
Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church
Creator:
Ebenezer Methodist Episcopal Church (Southwark, Philadelphia, Pa.)
Title:
Ebenezer Methodist Episcopal Church records
Date [inclusive]:
1826-1941
Call Number:
38
Extent:
1.5 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
1 box, 7 volumes, 1 folder
Language:
English
Abstract:
Ebenezer Methodist Episcopal Church in the Southwark section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was founded in 1790 and discontinued in 1938. The Ebenezer Methodist Episcopal Church records, 1826-1941, consist largely membership, marriage, and baptism records. There is also a Quarterly Conference Record dating from 1835 to 1867, one book from 1903 to 1904 consisting of burial records from both Ebenezer Methodist Episcopal Church in Southwark and Ebenezer Church in Havertown, and various other documents.
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Repository:
Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church
Creator:
Preachers' Aid Society of the Philadelphia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church
Title:
Preachers' Aid Society of the Philadelphia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church records
Date [inclusive]:
1869-1935
Call Number:
53
Extent:
1.2 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
7 volumes
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Preachers' Aid Society of the Philadelphia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church was incorporated in 1869 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Society's objectives included providing assistance to members, widows and orphans of members, ministers and their families, and the families of itinerant ministers of the Philadelphia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The Preachers' Aid Society of the Philadelphia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church records, 1869-1935, consist of minutes, reports, and financial records.
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Repository:
Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church
Creator:
Preachers' Meeting of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Philadelphia
Title:
Preachers' Meeting of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Philadelphia minutes
Date [inclusive]:
1838-1942
Call Number:
56
Extent:
2.25 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Preachers' Meeting of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Philadelphia, known at other times as the Methodist Ministers' Meeting of Philadelphia and Vicinity, was a collegial gathering of local Methodist ministers that began in the 1820s or earlier and continued into the 20th century. They often had a featured topic to discuss, were visited by a guest speaker, or considered changes to the Methodist form of worship. They also would occasionally comment on some pressing social issue or read memoirs of fellow clergy who died. The Preachers' Meeting of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Philadelphia minutes, 1838-1942, consist entirely of minute books.
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Repository:
Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church
Creator:
Christ Methodist Episcopal Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Title:
Christ Methodist Episcopal Church records
Date [inclusive]:
1834-1968
Call Number:
31
Extent:
2.75 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
7 boxes, 4 volumes, 1 folder
Language:
English
Abstract:
Christ Methodist Episcopal Church was located at North 38th Street in the Mantua neighborhood of West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was also known at various times as Mantua, Thirty-Eighth Street, and Heiskell Chapel Methodist Episcopal Churches. The church was founded in 1852 and discontinued in 1968. The Christ Methodist Episcopal Church records, 1834-1968, consist of membership records, marriages, baptisms, Quarterly Conference records, minute books, and various assorted financial, property, and other records.
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Repository:
Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church
Creator:
Emmanuel Methodist Episcopal Church (25th and Brown Streets, Philadelphia, Pa.)
Title:
Emmanuel Methodist Episcopal Church records
Date:
circa 1875-1986
Call Number:
39
Extent:
1 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
11 volumes, 1 folder
Language:
English
Abstract:
Emmanuel Methodist Episcopal Church was located at 25th and Brown Streets in the Fairmount neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Started as a mission of the Spring Garden Street Church, it was founded in 1875 and discontinued in 1985. The Emmanuel Methodist Episcopal Church records, circa 1875-1986, consist primarily of membership and vital records, with one minute book, twenty years of "The Emmanuel Observer" newsletter, and various other documents.
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Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
Creator:
Methodist Episcopal Hospital Training School for Nurses.
Title:
Methodist Episcopal Hospital (Philadelphia) School of Nursing records
Date [bulk]:
1905-1944
Date [inclusive]:
circa 1900-1991
Call Number:
MC 190
Extent:
18 Linear feet
Language:
English
Text: [Box]
1
Abstract:
The Methodist Episcopal Hospital was located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It opened in 1892 and soon afterwards established a nursing school. This collection contains student nurse records from the early 20th century and financial records from the World War II period.
Cite as:
Methodist Episcopal Hospital (Philadelphia) School of Nursing records, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Repository:
Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church
Creator:
Norris Square Methodist Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Title:
Norris Square Methodist Church records
Date [inclusive]:
1871-1953
Call Number:
43
Extent:
1.75 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
2 boxes, 10 volumes, 1 folder
Language:
English
Abstract:
Norris Square Methodist Episcopal Church, the successor to Somerset Mission and Lehigh Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church, was incorporated in 1874 and located on Mascher and Colona streets, above Susquehanna Avenue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Norris Square Methodist Church was discontinued in 1952. The Norris Square Methodist Church records, 1871-1953, consist largely of membership and vital records such as baptisms, marriages, deaths, and transfers. Also included are minutes of the Official Board, Quarterly Conference, and membership meetings; materials relating to the church's closing; property documents; charters; and various other documents.
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Repository:
Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church
Creator:
Park Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Title:
Park Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church records
Date [inclusive]:
1872-1942
Call Number:
30
Extent:
2 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
3 boxes, 6 volumes, 1 folder
Language:
English
Abstract:
Park Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church was established in 1873 at Park and Norris Streets in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Park Avenue Methodist Church was discontinued around 1941. The Park Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church records, 1872-1942, consist of organizational meeting minutes, trustee minutes, membership and vital records (members, marriages, and baptisms), and various other documents.
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Repository:
Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church
Creator:
Gap United Methodist Church (Gap, Pa.)
Title:
Gap United Methodist Church records
Date [inclusive]:
1871-1992
Call Number:
40
Extent:
1.25 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
2 boxes, 3 volumes
Language:
English
Abstract:
Around 1872 or 1873, the congregation of Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church in Sadsbury Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania decided to build a new church in nearby Gap, PA, where the population was larger, and change its name to Gap Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1997, Gap United Methodist Church and nearby Atglen United Methodist Church merged to establish Asbury Community United Methodist Church, holding meetings at the Atglen location in Chester County, PA. The Gap church building was sold in 2000 and Asbury Community United Methodist Church was discontinued in 2002. The Gap United Methodist Church records, 1871-1992, consist primarily of Official Board minutes, 1914-1990, and membership and vital records such as baptisms, marriages, and deaths, 1902-1992. Also included are some Charge Conference records, Quarterly Conference records, Board of Trustees minutes, and membership directories. A small amount of records relate to Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church.
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Repository:
Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church
Creator:
United Methodist Church. Philadelphia Annual Conference. Laymen's Association
Title:
Laymen's Association of the Philadelphia Annual Conference records
Date [inclusive]:
1889-1973
Call Number:
57
Extent:
2 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Philadelphia Laymen's Association of the Methodist Episcopal Church was organized on 1889 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in order to bring together the laymen in the city's vicinity for the purpose of promoting the interests of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Although the organization always dealt with a variety of topics relating to the Church, in its early years, the group especially focused on securing equal representation of laymen and ministers in regional annual conferences and the national General Conference. The organization changed its name to the Laymen's Association of the Philadelphia Annual Conference in 1893. The Laymen's Association of the Philadelphia Annual Conference records, 1889-1973, consist of minute books, financial ledgers and treasurer's accounts, printed proceedings, and a scrapbook.
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Repository:
Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church
Creator:
Spring Garden Street United Methodist Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Title:
Spring Garden Street United Methodist Church records
Date [inclusive]:
1861-1988
Call Number:
20
Extent:
2 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
3 boxes; 7 volumes; 3 folders
Language:
English
Abstract:
Founded in 1861, Spring Garden Street Methodist Episcopal Church's building at 20th and Spring Garden Streets in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was constructed in 1865. In 1986, there was a resolution to discontinue Spring Garden United Methodist Church, but its closing appears not to have happened until 1988. The Spring Garden Street United Methodist Church records, 1861-1988, consist of minutes of the corporation, trustee minutes, Quarterly Conference minutes, baptisms, marriages, and funerals.
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Repository:
Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church
Creator:
United Methodist Church (U.S.). Eastern Pennsylvania Conference
Title:
Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church records
Date [inclusive]:
1773-2012
Call Number:
04
Extent:
25 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The first conference of Methodist preachers in the colonies was held in Philadelphia in 1773. The Philadelphia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, organized in 1796, was one of the six original regional annual conferences after the Methodist Episcopal Church in America was incorporated. As of 2014, the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church covers 16 counties, ranging roughly from Philadelphia to Harrisburg. About half of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church records, 1773-2012, are printed proceedings. Other document types, including reports to the conference, correspondence, and audiovisual materials, are also included in the collection.
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Repository:
Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church
Creator:
Olivet-Bethany United Methodist Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Title:
Olivet-Bethany United Methodist Church records
Date [inclusive]:
1879-1991
Call Number:
13
Extent:
2.2 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
4 boxes, 4 volumes, 2 folders
Language:
English
Abstract:
Bethany Methodist Episcopal Church at 11th Street and Mifflin Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was established in 1872. Olivet Methodist Episcopal Church was established in 1901 at 63rd Street and Grays Avenue. The two churches merged in 1922 to form Olivet-Bethany Methodist Episcopal Church at the 63rd Street and Grays Avenue location. Olivet-Bethany United Methodist Church was discontinued in 2005. The Olivet-Bethany United Methodist Church records, 1879-1991, consist of Quarterly Conference records, official board records, trustee minutes, membership and vital records (baptisms, marriages, deaths), legal papers, and some other documents.
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Repository:
Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church
Creator:
Tioga Methodist Episcopal Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Title:
Tioga Methodist Episcopal Church records
Date [inclusive]:
1877-1987
Call Number:
50
Extent:
1.25 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
2 boxes, 3 volumes, 2 folders
Language:
English
Abstract:
Tioga Methodist Episcopal Church in North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was founded in 1877. It was located at Venango and 18th streets, then moved to 18th and Tioga streets. In 1985, Tioga United Methodist Church merged with Gethsemane United Methodist Church. The Tioga Methodist Episcopal Church records, 1877-1987, include trustees minutes, Leaders and Stewards minutes, Quarterly Conference records, membership directories, worship bulletins, photographs, Sunday School attendance, and a few other documents, as well as membership lists, marriages, and baptisms.
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Repository:
Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church
Creator:
Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church
Title:
Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church collection of Methodist organizations records
Date:
circa 1820-1975
Call Number:
05
Extent:
15 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
Methodism is a protestant Christian faith based in the teachings of John Wesley (1703-1791), who preached "practical divinity," emphasis on Christian living, and putting faith and love into action. The Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1784 in the United States. After a series of divisions and unifications over the centuries, the modern United Methodist Church (U.S.) was formed in 1968. The Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church collection of Methodist organizations records, circa 1820-1975, consists of small amounts of records from various Methodist organizations within the boundaries of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church, roughly ranging from Philadelphia to Harrisburg. The amount of documentation varies by organization, but there is less than one linear foot of material for each of the organizations included in this collection. Minute books, newsletters, property-related records, financial documents, and several other types of materials, including some audio recordings and photographs, can be found.
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Biography/History

"Elizabeth J. Forrester, [1916-1991], known as Bette to her friends and the wider community, was the eldest daughter of the late Louise Peyton and Arthur Johnson. Born in Staunton, Virginia at her mother's ancestral home, she grew up in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Staunton where she received her formal schooling through the teacher training level.

"For many years, Mrs. Forrester worked as a Social Worker in the Philadelphia area and was widely known during her ten year tenure as the first Executive Director of the Neighborhood Gardens Association, a community improvement project begun by the late Mrs. Louise Bush-Brown, the renown[ed] horticulturalist and widely publicized through the beautification campaign of Mrs. Lady-Bird Johnson during President Johnson's White House years.

"Her efforts on behalf of her community were most strongly felt in her acts of Christian mission, through her involvement in the parish of Historic St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, and in the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania, where she served as the first African-American president of the Episcopal Church Women.

"Over the years, Mrs. Forrester served as a valued member of the Board of numerous charitable, health and educational organizations, including the Philadelphia Association of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers, the Planned Parenthood Association, Personnel Resources, Inc., the United Way of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia Center for older people. For these efforts, she received many honorary awards and citations.

"In her retirement, Mrs. Forrester continued to devote her energies to the community. She instituted the Historical Society of St. Thomas' Church, the oldest Black Episcopal religious institution in America. She also remained a consultant for urban beautification programs and developed and implemented travel groups desired to enrich family unity."

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Quoted text from: Obituary in Elizabeth J. Forrester memorial program, St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, June 14, 1991. Document found in collection, June 2014.

Biography/History

Frances I. Clark was a West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania resident active in the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas, especially from the 1960s through the 1990s. She was elected to the church's Auxiliary Vestry in 1968 and was appointed Clerk at the reorganization meeting of the church's Vestry in 1973. She served as head of the Episcopal Church Women (Diocese of Pennsylvania) in the 1990s.

Biography/History

Methodism is a protestant Christian faith based in the teachings of John Wesley (1703-1791), who preached "practical divinity," emphasis on Christian living, and putting faith and love into action. The Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1784 in Baltimore, Maryland with Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke as its first bishops and held its first general conference in 1792. In May of 1939, the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; and the Methodist Protestant Church united to form the Methodist Church (U.S.). In 1946 the Church of the United Brethren in Christ (New constitution) and the Evangelical Church united to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church. In 1968 the Methodist Church (U.S.) and the Evangelical United Brethren Church united, forming the United Methodist Church (U.S.).

Nineteenth Street Methodist Episcopal Church was located at 19th and Poplar Streets in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1860 from Hedding Methodist Episcopal Church (founded in 1854; located at 16th and Fairmount Streets; later known as Sixteenth Street Church; merged with Trinity Church at 15th and Mt. Vernon Streets in 1881). In 1939, Nineteenth Street Methodist Episcopal Church merged with Emmanuel Methodist Episcopal Church at 25th and Brown Streets, retaining the name Emmanuel Methodist Episcopal Church. Emmanuel Methodist Episcopal Church originally started in 1875 as a mission of the Spring Garden Street Church and was discontinued in 1985.

Biography/History

"Originally established as the African Church, The African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas [in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania] was founded in 1792 by and for persons of African descent to foster personal and religious freedoms and self-determination. The original African Church was an outgrowth of the Free African Society, a mutual aid organization established in 1787 by Absalom Jones, Richard Allen and others, to assist the Black population in Philadelphia. The early religious services were held in private homes and in a school. Within the congregation were many who, because of growing racial tension and insults, had followed the lay preachers, Absalom Jones and Richard Allen, in an historic walkout from St. George's Methodist Church [in 1787]. Affiliation with the Episcopal Church was ratified in 1794. The Reverend Absalom Jones became the first Episcopal priest of African American descent and the first rector of St. Thomas' Church.

"The original church house was constructed at 5th and Adelphi Streets in Philadelphia, now St. James Place, and dedicated on July 17, 1794. Subsequent locations of the church included: 12th Street below Walnut; 57th and Pearl Streets (uniting with the Church of the Beloved Disciple); 52d and Parrish Streets; and the current location, Overbrook and Lancaster Avenues (formerly St. Paul's [Episcopal Church], Overbrook) in Philadelphia's historic Overbrook Farms neighborhood. The congregation has continued to be predominately African American.

"The parish's Eucharist-centered liturgy has evolved over the years from a traditional Anglican/Episcopal high church worship experience to one that is enriched with an evangelical Afrocentric focus.

"...St. Thomas' clergy and parishioners have played key roles in the abolition/anti-slavery/underground railroad movements and the early equal rights movement of the 1800s. [Since the mid-1950s], St. Thomas has figured prominently in the civil rights movement, the NAACP, Union of Black Episcopalians, Opportunities Industrialization Center [of America], Philadelphia Interfaith Action and Episcopal Church Women. Paramount, however, has been the movement to uphold the knowledge and value of the Black presence in the Episcopal Church. Today, that tradition continues with an ever-growing membership and through a host of ministries such as Christian Formation, the Chancel Choir, Gospel Choir, Jazz Ensemble, Men's Fellowship, Young Adult and Youth Ministries, Church School, Health Ministry, Caring Ministry, and a Shepherding Program."

Bibliography:

Quoted text from: African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas. "About Us..." 2006. Accessed on July 2, 2014. http://www.aecst.org/about.htm.

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Methodism is a protestant Christian faith based in the teachings of John Wesley (1703-1791), who preached "practical divinity," emphasis on Christian living, and putting faith and love into action. The Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1784 in Baltimore, Maryland with Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke as its first bishops and held its first general conference in 1792. In May of 1939, the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; and the Methodist Protestant Church united to form the Methodist Church (U.S.). In 1946 the Church of the United Brethren in Christ (New constitution) and the Evangelical Church united to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church. In 1968 the Methodist Church (U.S.) and the Evangelical United Brethren Church united, forming the United Methodist Church (U.S.).

Nazareth Methodist Episcopal Church was established in 1818 at Perry Street south of Vine Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was rebuilt in 1827 on 13th Street between Race and Vine streets and enlarged in 1835. In 1887, the congregation merged with Central Methodist Episcopal Church (established in 1855 and formerly located on Vine Street above 12th Street) to form Thirteenth Street Methodist Episcopal Church. Thirteenth Street Methodist Church was discontinued in 1940.

Biography/History

Methodism is a protestant Christian faith based in the teachings of John Wesley (1703-1791), who preached "practical divinity," emphasis on Christian living, and putting faith and love into action. The Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1784 in Baltimore, Maryland with Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke as its first bishops and held its first general conference in 1792. In May of 1939, the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; and the Methodist Protestant Church united to form the Methodist Church (U.S.). In 1946 the Church of the United Brethren in Christ (New constitution) and the Evangelical Church united to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church. In 1968 the Methodist Church (U.S.) and the Evangelical United Brethren Church united, forming the United Methodist Church (U.S.).

The Woman's Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1869 in Boston, Massachusetts in response to a recognized need for women missionaries who could minister to women in foreign countries. Several branches of the organization were established throughout the United States. The Philadelphia Branch of the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1870 with Mrs. J. T. Gracey as its first president. For the first four years, it was known as the "Central Branch."

In 1973, the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church merged with other women's missionary groups to establish United Methodist Women, the women's mission organization of the United Methodist Church.

Bibliography:

Philadelphia Branch of the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Historical Chronology (Time Line, 1870-1930). Document viewed in collection.

The United Methodist Church General Commission on Archives and History. "Site of the Founding of the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church." 2014. Accessed August 29, 2014. http://www.gcah.org/research/travelers-guide/site-of-the-founding-of-the-womans-foreign-missionary-society-of-the-method.

United Methodist Women. "History and Legacy." 2014. Accessed August 29, 2014. http://www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/about/history.

Biography/History

Methodism is a protestant Christian faith based in the teachings of John Wesley (1703-1791), who preached "practical divinity," emphasis on Christian living, and putting faith and love into action. The Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1784 in Baltimore, Maryland with Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke as its first bishops and held its first general conference in 1792. In May of 1939, the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; and the Methodist Protestant Church united to form the Methodist Church (U.S.). In 1946 the Church of the United Brethren in Christ (New constitution) and the Evangelical Church united to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church. In 1968 the Methodist Church (U.S.) and the Evangelical United Brethren Church united, forming the United Methodist Church (U.S.).

Salem Methodist Episcopal Church was founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1835. It was located at Salem and 13th Streets, then was rebuilt at Lombard and Juniper Streets in 1841. It merged with Western Methodist Episcopal Church (founded in 1834; located on 20th Street below Walnut Street) to form Methodist Episcopal Church of the Covenant in 1894, located at 18th and Spruce Streets. Church of the Covenant Methodist Church was discontinued in 1945.

In 1954, the Church of the Covenant building was remodeled for the use of Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, a recently organized Jewish congregation. Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel still uses this building as of 2014.

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James T. Townsend (1915-2000), formerly a state welfare supervisor and veteran of the United States Navy, was organist and choirmaster at the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for more than fifty years.

"J. T." Townsend was one of six children born in Philadelphia, PA to funeral director Fletcher H. Townsend. He began taking music lessons as a child and played in the band and orchestra while attending Germantown High School. During World War II, Townsend served in the United States Navy. Afterwards, he attended the Philadelphia Music Academy and began working as a caseworker for the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare. Townsend retired in 1976, having achieved the position of Supervisor of the Girard District of the welfare department.

Townsend joined St. Thomas' church choir in his mid-teens and was directing it by 19 years of age. He started a boys' choir that was well-known among out-of-town churches, who often invited the choir to sing. He was organ master and choirmaster for 57 years and served as president of the church's Music Committee. His contributions were recognized in a scholarship that was named in his honor in 1974. "The [James T. Townsend Vocal Scholarship Award] is awarded annually to an African American student under age 25 who is pursuing studies and training in voice at an accredited college or university, or with a master teacher affiliated with an accredited school of music. Applicants must be in good academic standing. The winner of the vocal auditions, held at the Church in May of each year, is awarded two thousand dollars."

Townsend was active in the Pomona-Cherokee Civic Council, the Germantown Old-Timers, the Pro-Arts Society, the Episcopal Church Club, the Pennsylvania Retired State Employees, and Tuscan Morning Star Lodge 48, Free and Accepted Masons.

Townsend met his wife, Dorothy E. Young, at St. Thomas. They married in 1948 and had one daughter together. Townsend passed away in 2000, ten years after Dorothy.

Bibliography:

Obituary for James T. Townsend. August 11, 2000. Accessed July 3, 2014. http://articles.philly.com/2000-08-11/news/25592928_1_biscuits-choir-loft-computer

Quoted text from: African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas. "The Music Committee." Accessed July 3, 2014. http://www.aecst.org/music_comm.htm.

Biography/History

Methodism is a protestant Christian faith based in the teachings of John Wesley (1703-1791), who preached "practical divinity," emphasis on Christian living, and putting faith and love into action. The Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1784 in Baltimore, Maryland with Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke as its first bishops and held its first general conference in 1792. In May of 1939, the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; and the Methodist Protestant Church united to form the Methodist Church (U.S.). In 1946 the Church of the United Brethren in Christ (New constitution) and the Evangelical Church united to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church. In 1968 the Methodist Church (U.S.) and the Evangelical United Brethren Church united, forming the United Methodist Church (U.S.).

Ebenezer Methodist Episcopal Church was founded in 1790 and discontinued in 1938. It was located in the Southwark section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at 2nd and Queen Streets, then moved a few blocks to Christian Street between 3rd Street and 4th Street, then re-located across town to 52nd and Parrish Streets.

Biography/History

Methodism is a protestant Christian faith based in the teachings of John Wesley (1703-1791), who preached "practical divinity," emphasis on Christian living, and putting faith and love into action. The Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1784 in Baltimore, Maryland with Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke as its first bishops and held its first general conference in 1792. In May of 1939, the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; and the Methodist Protestant Church united to form the Methodist Church (U.S.). In 1946 the Church of the United Brethren in Christ (New constitution) and the Evangelical Church united to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church. In 1968 the Methodist Church (U.S.) and the Evangelical United Brethren Church united, forming the United Methodist Church (U.S.).

The Preachers' Aid Society of the Philadelphia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church was organized on March 22, 1869 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and incorporated on April 2, 1869. The Society had three objectives: to assist the Philadelphia Conference's members and widows and orphans of members in obtaining a "comfortable support" each year, to assist ministers and their families in need due to circumstances outside their control, and to give a monetary sum to the widow and children (or executors, administrators, or assigns) of a deceased itinerant minister of the Philadelphia Conference from the Preachers' Mutual Relief Fund (a special fund comprised of annual contributions made from the itinerant ministers in the Philadelphia Conference and other donations).

Bibliography:

The Preachers' Aid Society. The Constitution of the Preachers' Aid Society of the Philadelphia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church with the Act of Incorporation. Philadelphia, PA: Sylvania Printing Co. Ltd., 1895. Document viewed in collection.

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The Preachers' Meeting of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Philadelphia, known at other times as the Methodist Ministers' Meeting of Philadelphia and Vicinity, was a collegial gathering of local Methodist ministers. They often had a featured topic to discuss, were visited by a guest speaker, or considered changes to the Methodist form of worship. They also would occasionally comment on some pressing social issue or read memoirs of fellow clergy who died. The group began in the 1820s or earlier when the four ministers stationed at the St. George's Circuit to service several local churches began meeting weekly at the home of the preacher in charge to plan for the coming Sabbath. Other local ministers began coming to join the "brotherly conversation" until the group became too large for a private home and relocated to nearby church basements. The group continued to exist into the 20th century.

Biography/History

Methodism is a protestant Christian faith based in the teachings of John Wesley (1703-1791), who preached "practical divinity," emphasis on Christian living, and putting faith and love into action. The Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1784 in Baltimore, Maryland with Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke as its first bishops and held its first general conference in 1792. In May of 1939, the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; and the Methodist Protestant Church united to form the Methodist Church (U.S.). In 1946 the Church of the United Brethren in Christ (New constitution) and the Evangelical Church united to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church. In 1968 the Methodist Church (U.S.) and the Evangelical United Brethren Church united, forming the United Methodist Church (U.S.).

In 1850, the first Methodist services in the Mantua neighborhood of West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania were held in the home of William Smitheman. A church building at 38th and Wallace Streets was opened in 1852, and the following year the church was recognized by the Philadelphia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church as Mantua Methodist Episcopal Church. The church moved a few blocks away to a new building, at 38th and Mount Vernon Streets, and in 1857 was renamed Thirty-Eighth Street Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1868, the church moved once more, this time to 38th and Hamilton Streets. It was briefly known as Heiskell Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church before the name was changed, yet again, to Christ Methodist Episcopal Church in 1869. The church was discontinued in 1968.

Bibliography:

Pennsylvania Society of New York. Year Book of the Pennsylvania Society of New York. 1903. Accessed August 25, 2014. http://books.google.com/books?id=uR0UAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA100.

Biography/History

Methodism is a protestant Christian faith based in the teachings of John Wesley (1703-1791), who preached "practical divinity," emphasis on Christian living, and putting faith and love into action. The Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1784 in Baltimore, Maryland with Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke as its first bishops and held its first general conference in 1792. In May of 1939, the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; and the Methodist Protestant Church united to form the Methodist Church (U.S.). In 1946 the Church of the United Brethren in Christ (New constitution) and the Evangelical Church united to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church. In 1968 the Methodist Church (U.S.) and the Evangelical United Brethren Church united, forming the United Methodist Church (U.S.).

Emmanuel Methodist Episcopal Church in the Fairmount neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, started as a mission of the Spring Garden Street Church. Founded in 1875, the congregation built a church building designed by Hewitt Brothers at 25th and Brown Streets in 1881. The church was discontinued in 1985.

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The Methodist Episcopal Hospital School of Nursing, Philadelphia, was started by nurse Linda Richards at the time the Methodist Episcopal Hospital, Philadelphia, opened for patients in 1892. Originally the hospital was located on a full city square in South Philadelphia at Broad, Wolf, Ritner, and 13th Streets. The Hospital became affiliated with Jefferson Medical College in the 1950s, and in 1961 its name was changed to Methodist Hospital. In 1996, the Methodist Hospital became part of the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Its present address is 2301 S. Broad Street.

Biography/History

Methodism is a protestant Christian faith based in the teachings of John Wesley (1703-1791), who preached "practical divinity," emphasis on Christian living, and putting faith and love into action. The Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1784 in Baltimore, Maryland with Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke as its first bishops and held its first general conference in 1792. In May of 1939, the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; and the Methodist Protestant Church united to form the Methodist Church (U.S.). In 1946 the Church of the United Brethren in Christ (New constitution) and the Evangelical Church united to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church. In 1968 the Methodist Church (U.S.) and the Evangelical United Brethren Church united, forming the United Methodist Church (U.S.).

Somerset Mission (City Missionary Society), located at Somerset and Front streets in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was organized in 1870. Later, Somerset Mission became the Lehigh Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church, located at Lehigh Avenue and Hancock streets. The successor to Somerset Mission and Lehigh Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church, Norris Square Methodist Episcopal Church was incorporated in 1874 and located on Mascher and Colona streets, above Susquehanna Avenue. Norris Square Methodist Church was discontinued in 1952.

Biography/History

Methodism is a protestant Christian faith based in the teachings of John Wesley (1703-1791), who preached "practical divinity," emphasis on Christian living, and putting faith and love into action. The Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1784 in Baltimore, Maryland with Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke as its first bishops and held its first general conference in 1792. In May of 1939, the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; and the Methodist Protestant Church united to form the Methodist Church (U.S.). In 1946 the Church of the United Brethren in Christ (New constitution) and the Evangelical Church united to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church. In 1968 the Methodist Church (U.S.) and the Evangelical United Brethren Church united, forming the United Methodist Church (U.S.).

Park Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church was established in 1873 at Park and Norris Streets in what is now the campus of Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Park Avenue Methodist Church was discontinued around 1941.

Biography/History

Methodism is a protestant Christian faith based in the teachings of John Wesley (1703-1791), who preached "practical divinity," emphasis on Christian living, and putting faith and love into action. The Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1784 in Baltimore, Maryland with Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke as its first bishops and held its first general conference in 1792. In May of 1939, the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; and the Methodist Protestant Church united to form the Methodist Church (U.S.). In 1946 the Church of the United Brethren in Christ (New constitution) and the Evangelical Church united to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church. In 1968 the Methodist Church (U.S.) and the Evangelical United Brethren Church united, forming the United Methodist Church (U.S.).

Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church was established 1821 in Sadsbury Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. By the early 1870s the church building in use by the congregation was in need of several costly repairs. The congregation decided to abandon that building around 1872 or 1873 and build a new church, Gap Methodist Episcopal Church, in nearby Gap, PA, where the population was larger. Until the new church building was completed in 1876, services were held in Gap Hall.

Gap Methodist Episcopal Church and Georgetown Methodist Episcopal Church constituted the Georgetown-Gap Circuit in 1873, part of the Susquehanna District. In the early 1980s, Gap United Methodist Church and nearby Atglen United Methodist Church became a two-point circuit, and in 1997, these two churches merged to establish Asbury Community United Methodist Church, which held its meetings at the Atglen location in Chester County, Pennsylvania. The Gap church building was sold in 2000, and Asbury Community United Methodist Church was discontinued in 2002. Remaining congregants and assets of Asbury Community United Methodist Church merged with Grace United Methodist Church of nearby Coatesville to establish Faith Community United Methodist Church in Parkesburg (Chester County), a congregation which is still active as of 2014.

Bibliography:

Ellis, Franklin, and Samuel Evans. History of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania: With Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Pioneers and Prominent Men. Philadelphia, PA: Everts & Peck, 1883. Accessed August 20, 2014. http://books.google.com/books?id=WsQxAQAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false.

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Methodism is a protestant Christian faith based in the teachings of John Wesley (1703-1791), who preached "practical divinity," emphasis on Christian living, and putting faith and love into action. The Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1784 in Baltimore, Maryland with Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke as its first bishops and held its first general conference in 1792. In May of 1939, the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; and the Methodist Protestant Church united to form the Methodist Church (U.S.). In 1946 the Church of the United Brethren in Christ (New constitution) and the Evangelical Church united to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church. In 1968 the Methodist Church (U.S.) and the Evangelical United Brethren Church united, forming the United Methodist Church (U.S.).

Since its inception in England, Methodism has used laymen (non-ordained members of the Church) as preachers and leaders. Despite their leadership role, laymen were not officially recognized in the United States by the Methodist Episcopal Church from the beginning; they were not members of their respective regional annual conferences and played no part in the national General Conference. As early as 1821 members of the Church were pushing for representation of laymen and their activities in conferences. The rejection of these ideas by the 1828 meeting of the General Conference contributed to the establishment of the Methodist Protestant Church, which provided representation for laymen in both the annual conferences and its General Conference.

The Philadelphia Laymen's Association of the Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1889 at Arch Street Church. Membership was limited to residents of Philadelphia. The group dealt with issues including new church buildings, equal lay representation, and admission of women to the General Conference. They also organized the first national convention of Methodist Episcopal laymen in 1892. The Philadelphia Laymen's Association of the Methodist Episcopal Church dissolved shortly thereafter.

In 1893, the dissolved organization was replaced by the similarly titled, Laymen's Association of the Philadelphia Annual Conference. It is considered by some to be the first Methodist Laymen's Association of any Annual Conference in the United States (see Charles F. Eggleston, Pioneering in Penn's Woods). They encouraged the formation of similar organizations in other Methodist Episcopal Church conferences.

The Laymen's Association of the Philadelphia Annual Conference and similar associations in other Methodist Episcopal Church conferences collaborated to advocate for equal representation of laymen and ministers in the General Conference. By 1900 this goal was achieved. Next, the associations focused on securing equal lay representation at the regional annual conferences across the country. The measure was voted down by the annual conferences in 1920 and 1924, but became the law of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1932.

In 1968, when the Methodist Church (U.S.) and the Evangelical United Brethren Church united, forming the United Methodist Church (U.S.), the General Board of Lay Activities of The Methodist Church and the Department of Christian Stewardship and the general organization of Evangelical United Brethren Men of the former E.U.B. Church were united under the name General Board of the Laity. The Laymen's Association of the Philadelphia Annual Conference likely fell under the purview of this new Board in 1968, but ceased its activity in the early 1970s.

Bibliography:

Quoted text from: "Laymen's Associations." In The Encyclopedia of World Methodism: Volume II, edited by Nolan B. Harmon, 1401-1402. Nashville, TN: The United Methodist Publishing House, 1974. Accessed on August 28, 2014. http://www.mocavo.com/The-Encyclopedia-of-World-Methodism-Vol-2-J-Z-Volume-2/311448/45.

Biography/History

Methodism is a protestant Christian faith based in the teachings of John Wesley (1703-1791), who preached "practical divinity," emphasis on Christian living, and putting faith and love into action. The Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1784 in Baltimore, Maryland with Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke as its first bishops and held its first general conference in 1792. In May of 1939, the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; and the Methodist Protestant Church united to form the Methodist Church (U.S.). In 1946 the Church of the United Brethren in Christ (New constitution) and the Evangelical Church united to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church. In 1968 the Methodist Church (U.S.) and the Evangelical United Brethren Church united, forming the United Methodist Church (U.S.).

Members of several Methodist churches in the vicinity of 22nd and Mount Vernon Streets in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania began meeting for religious study in 1858. Soon after, in 1861 Spring Garden Street Methodist Episcopal Church was founded as a charge separated from the nearby Green Street Methodist Episcopal Church. A church building was constructed at 20th and Spring Garden Streets in 1865.

A mission of the Spring Garden Street Methodist Episcopal Church became Emmanuel Church in 1875. In 1892, the congregation of Emory Methodist Episcopal Church (formerly Fairmount Methodist Episcopal Church) at 18th and Callowhill Streets merged into the Spring Garden Street Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1986, there was a resolution to discontinue Spring Garden United Methodist Church, but its closing appears not to have happened until 1988.

Biography/History

Methodism is a protestant Christian faith based in the teachings of John Wesley (1703-1791), who preached "practical divinity," emphasis on Christian living, and putting faith and love into action. The Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1784 in Baltimore, Maryland with Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke as its first bishops and held its first general conference in 1792. In May of 1939, the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; and the Methodist Protestant Church united to form the Methodist Church (U.S.). In 1946 the Church of the United Brethren in Christ (New constitution) and the Evangelical Church united to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church. In 1968 the Methodist Church (U.S.) and the Evangelical United Brethren Church united, forming the United Methodist Church (U.S.).

The first conference of Methodist preachers in the colonies was held in Philadelphia in 1773, over a decade before the "Christmas Conference" of 1784 when the Methodist Episcopal Church in America was officially incorporated. The Methodist Episcopal Church in America met every four years at a General Conference beginning in 1792. The Philadelphia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, organized in 1796, was one of the Church's six original regional annual conferences. As of 2014, the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church covers 16 counties, ranging roughly from Philadelphia to Harrisburg.

Biography/History

Methodism is a protestant Christian faith based in the teachings of John Wesley (1703-1791), who preached "practical divinity," emphasis on Christian living, and putting faith and love into action. The Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1784 in Baltimore, Maryland with Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke as its first bishops and held its first general conference in 1792. In May of 1939, the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; and the Methodist Protestant Church united to form the Methodist Church (U.S.). In 1946 the Church of the United Brethren in Christ (New constitution) and the Evangelical Church united to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church. In 1968 the Methodist Church (U.S.) and the Evangelical United Brethren Church united, forming the United Methodist Church (U.S.).

Bethany Methodist Episcopal Church at 11th Street and Mifflin Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was established in 1872. Olivet Methodist Episcopal Church was established in 1901 at 63rd Street and Grays Avenue. The two churches merged in 1922 to form Olivet-Bethany Methodist Episcopal Church at the 63rd Street and Grays Avenue location. Olivet-Bethany United Methodist Church was discontinued in 2005.

Biography/History

Methodism is a protestant Christian faith based in the teachings of John Wesley (1703-1791), who preached "practical divinity," emphasis on Christian living, and putting faith and love into action. The Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1784 in Baltimore, Maryland with Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke as its first bishops and held its first general conference in 1792. In May of 1939, the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; and the Methodist Protestant Church united to form the Methodist Church (U.S.). In 1946 the Church of the United Brethren in Christ (New constitution) and the Evangelical Church united to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church. In 1968 the Methodist Church (U.S.) and the Evangelical United Brethren Church united, forming the United Methodist Church (U.S.).

Tioga Methodist Episcopal Church in North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was founded in 1877. It was located on Venango Street between 18th and 19th Streets before moving to nearby 18th and Tioga Streets in 1895. The church was part of Delaware Conference from 1960 to 1965. In 1985, Tioga United Methodist Church merged with Gethsemane United Methodist Church at Broad and Westmoreland Streets.

Biography/History

Methodism is a protestant Christian faith based in the teachings of John Wesley (1703-1791), who preached "practical divinity," emphasis on Christian living, and putting faith and love into action. The Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in 1784 in Baltimore, Maryland with Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke as its first bishops and held its first general conference in 1792. In May of 1939, the Methodist Episcopal Church; the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; and the Methodist Protestant Church united to form the Methodist Church (U.S.). In 1946 the Church of the United Brethren in Christ (New constitution) and the Evangelical Church united to form the Evangelical United Brethren Church. In 1968 the Methodist Church (U.S.) and the Evangelical United Brethren Church united, forming the United Methodist Church (U.S.).

The territory of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church (U.S.) covers sixteen counties in the southeastern quarter of the state of Pennsylvania, roughly from Philadelphia to Harrisburg.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of papers accumulated by Elizabeth J. Forrester on Episcopalianism, church issues, Episcopal organizations with which she was involved (principally the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas and Episcopal Church Women), and other Episcopal congregations. Included are pamphlets, newsletters, and other printed ephemera; correspondence; handwritten notes; and a few photographs.

A large portion of this collection is material on the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas, of which Forrester was an active member. Administrative records, such as correspondence, financial records, and vestry minutes; documentation of church programs, including the Emergency Food Cupboard and Music Committee; and research on notable people associated with the church, such as clergyman Absalom Jones and composer Francis Johnson; can be found amongst these materials. There is also a significant quantity of records of the Episcopal Church Women (of which Forrester was the first African-American president), including mailings from the parent group and newsletters/ephemera from other Episcopal churches.

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This collection consists of Francis I. Clark's papers related to her involvement with the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas, including church records, history/research materials, clippings, pamphlets and brochures, and some photographs. A large quantity of these materials relate to the church's history and anniversary programs, such as: planning materials for the church's bicentennial in 1992, with research and history of the church and people associated with it; records of the church's history committee (also known as the Absalom Jones Historical and Cultural Center), including financial records, minutes, and reports; research on and pamphlets from other historic churches; materials relating to the 250th anniversary of Absalom Jones; and photocopied research articles, especially on historical figures associated with the church. There are also some records of the church, including vestry minutes and parish reports; newsletters, correspondence, and other materials from the Episcopal Church Women; minutes of the Matron's Guild (1967-1970s); and documents relating to the Union of Black Episcopalians.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of trustee minutes (1860-1923), Quarterly Conference minutes (1889-1897), historical information (1860-1910), class members listing, attendance and offering book (1860-1865), other documents, and a large amount of member and vital records (members: 1860-1865, 1867-1873, 1873-1875, 1876-1880, 1881-1887, 1894-1922, 1923-1930, 1930-1935; marriages: 1860-1867, 1867-1873, 1873-1878, 1876-1881, 1881-1894, 1894-1923, 1923-1929; and baptisms: 1860-1867, 1867-1873, 1873-1876, 1876-1878, 1881-1894, 1894-1922, 1923-1938, 1930-1936). A folder-level inventory for the collection is available.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists mainly of original church records as well as some accumulated secondary-source materials. The latter include: newspaper clippings; research materials (historical/biographical articles and photocopies of primary-source documents held elsewhere); and pamphlets/ephemera from other organizations (including Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, PA). The collection also contains photographs, audio-visual materials, printed materials, and objects. The collection is organized into twelve series: I. Administrative, II. Financial records/ledgers, III. Building sites, IV. Bulletins/Programs, V. Individuals, VI. Registers/Records, VII. Parish organizations, VIII. Printed materials, IX. Plaques, X. Audio-visual, XI. Memorabilia, and XII. Photographs. A partial item-level inventory exists on site.

Church records include, but are not limited to: administrative materials, such as Vestry minutes, records of the Absalom Jones Theological Institute (a unit of the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, GA), annual reports, and correspondence; financial records, such as reports, check stubs, budgets, fundraising ledgers, receipts and disbursements, and accounts (Treasurer, Vestry, and Warden); church bulletins, 1880s-present (with gaps); event programs from church fundraisers, funeral services, music and other events; records and registers of membership, transfers, Church School students; marriage and other sacramental records; records from various church sub-groups and committees; materials relating to organizations associated with St. Thomas' Church or the Episcopal faith such as the Sons of St. Thomas, the Union of Black Episcopalians, and Episcopal Church Women; and a few scrapbooks.

Audio-visual materials include photographs of church buildings, rectors, members, church events, the Vestry, church committees, and other subjects related to the church; at least one DVD; and multiple copies of the phonograph recording for books 1 and 2 of "Francis Johnson: American Cotillions Volume 1." Original photographs in the collection mostly date from the 1930s to the present, but there are some that pre-date the 1930s. Some of the photographs are copies.

Also present in the collection are planning materials, research, and programs/flyers relating to the church bicentennial in 1992; research materials that pertain to the history of St. Thomas, people associated with the church, and African American history; and some materials relating to Boy Scout Troop 133, an African American troop that has operated out of St. Thomas church since its founding in the 1940s.

Of particular interest are early original records of the church, including: Vestry minutes, 1813-1965; pew rental records, 1791-1892; receipts and disbursements, 1790-1840; parish registers, 1796-1919; canonical registers, 1795-1952; and 19th century photographs depicting church members and the Vestry. A volume of financial statements of the Free African Society is a highlight of the collection.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of Board of Trustees minutes (1835-1887), Leaders' and Stewards' Meeting minutes (1855-1883), Quarterly Conference records (1854-1866), deeds (1828-1888), record of certificates (1837-1881), and membership and vital records (members, 1857, 1861-1865, 1865-1871, 1871-1877, 1876-1886; marriages, 1851-1871, 1857-1858, 1861-1864, 1864-1865, 1865-1871, 1871-1875, 1877-1887; baptisms, 1857-1858, 1859-1862, 1862-1866, 1866-1871, 1871-1877, 1877-1887), with a few photographs and other documents. A folder-level inventory for the collection is available.

Scope and Contents

This collection primarily consists of letters from former Episcopal students, addressed to Patricia D'Antonio. Most of the letters contain reminisces of their student experiences. It is partially processed, this finding aid represents an inventory of the current collection. Please contact the Center for more information.

Scope and Contents

The bulk of this collection is printed annual reports, 1873-1940. Also included in the collection are minutes, 1870-1932; a life member list, 1870-1909; various issues of "The Message" newsletter; appropriations records, 1930s; constitution and by-laws; quarterly and annual meeting programs; ephemera; and other documents.

Scope and Contents

Most of this collection is records from Salem Methodist Episcopal Church, but smaller amounts of material from its successor, Church of the Covenant, and Western Methodist Episcopal Church, with which it merged, are also present. The Salem Methodist Episcopal Church records include: church registers, 1835-1895; class records, 1835-1851; First Leaders minutes, 1834-1895; trustees minutes, 1835-1893; Quarterly Conference records, 1835-1876; member and probationer records, 1835-1876; and a sale agreement, 1841. Later records from the Church of the Covenant consist of trustees minutes, 1893-1941; Quarterly Conference minutes, 1876-1913; and a membership register (members, marriages, baptisms), 1895-1945. There are also two volumes from Western Methodist Episcopal Church with members (1835-1882), marriages (1834-1865, 1865-1882), and baptisms (1834-1865, 1865-1881). A small amount of records relating to Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, which now uses the former Church of the Covenant building, are also present in the collection. A folder-level inventory for the collection is available.

Scope and Contents

The bulk of this collection is applications for the James T. Townsend Vocal Scholarship Award, given annually by the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas Music Committee to an African American student under age 25 who is pursuing studies and training in voice at an accredited college or university, or with a master teacher affiliated with an accredited school of music. Additionally, the collection includes church and vestry records, such as financial reports, annual reports, and grant applications; clippings, correspondence, and research on the history of St. Thomas and the people associated with it; and photographs. Of special interest are illustrations of church vestments and a rectory drawn in 1941 by Dorothy Young (James Townsend's future wife). The collection also includes a pew rope.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists largely of vital records: membership records (1873-1893, 1873-1918, 1908-1926, 1904-1938), marriage records (1833-1874, 1871-1893, 1893-1918, 1918-1926, 1927-1938), and baptism records (1826-1871, 1871-1893, 1893-1918, 1918-1926, 1927-1938). There is also a Quarterly Conference Record dating from 1835 to 1867; one book from 1903 to 1904 consisting of burial records from both Ebenezer Methodist Episcopal Church in Southwark and Ebenezer Church in Havertown, who shared a burial ground (in 1904, the remainder of the grounds were sold; remains, as well as a few small monuments and tombstones, were removed to Arlington Cemetery, Delaware County); and various other documents. A folder-level inventory for the collection is available.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of minutes and reports (1869-1935), financial records from the Preacher's Mutual Relief Fund (1869-1894), certificate books with stubs (1893-1902), and a cash book (1912-1933). There is some, but not much, genealogy information available on some of the certificates (name of person, date, death date). The minutes include occasional information on deceased preachers.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists entirely of minute books of the Preachers' Meeting of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Philadelphia, later known as the Methodist Ministers' Meeting of Philadelphia and Vicinity, 1838-1942.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of membership records, 1853-1867, 1855-1859, 1870-1881, 1870-1910, 1909-1925, 1924-1966; marriages, 1854-1867, 1871-1881, 1870-1881, 1870-1910, 1910-1925, 1924-1952; baptisms, 1853-1867, 1874-1881, 1875-1881, 1870-1909, 1910-1925, 1927-1968; Quarterly Conference records, 1890-1905; minute books, 1868-1935; and various assorted financial, property, and other records. A folder-level inventory for the collection is available.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists primarily of membership and vital records, such as baptisms, marriages, and deaths, 1875-1984. There is also one minute book, 1894-1934; issues of "The Emmanuel Observer" newsletter, 1893-1916; and various other documents. A folder-level inventory for the collection is available.

Scope and Contents

According to the donor, these volumes are among the few remaining records of the Methodist Episcopal Hospital and its nursing school. Most of the records were severely damaged in a flood at the Methodist Hospital sometime after it became part of the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, circa 2000-2001. Other surviving records were donated to Drew University and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

This collection consists of three volumes: Two volumes of student records, 1900-1915, and one volume of "Financial Contributions to U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Fund," 1943-1948.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists largely of membership and vital records (marriages: 1874-1890, 1881-1885, 1891-1909, 1901-1911, 1911-1922, 1922-1942, 1943-1950; baptisms: 1871-1891, 1881-1887, 1891-1901, 1901-1911, 1911-1922, 1931-1928, 1922-1943, 1943-1952). Also included are minutes of the Official Board, Quarterly Conference, and membership meetings; materials relating to the church's closing; property documents; charters; and various other documents. A folder-level inventory for the collection is available.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of organizational meeting minutes (1872-1874), trustee minutes (1873-1942), membership and vital records (members, 1873-1891, 1892-1904, 1904-1941; marriages, 1874-1892, 1892-1904, 1904-1941; and baptisms, 1874-1891, 1892-1903, 1904-1941), and various other documents. A folder-level inventory for the collection is available.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists primarily of Official Board minutes, 1914-1990, and membership and vital records such as baptisms, marriages, and deaths, 1902-1992. Also included are Charge Conference records, Quarterly Conference records, Board of Trustees minutes, and membership directories. A small amount of records relate to Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church (Sadsbury Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania), which became Gap Methodist Episcopal Church in 1872 or 1873. A folder-level inventory for the collection is available.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of minutes (1889-1973, with gaps), financial ledgers (1934-1960), treasurer's accounts (1957-1970), printed proceedings (1897-1963), and a scrapbook (1889-1904) with the organization's constitution and by-laws as well as handwritten minutes, ephemera, and correspondence.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of minutes of the corporation, 1862-1945; trustee minutes, 1862-1940; Quarterly Conference minutes, 1884-1896; baptisms, 1861-1910, and 1914-1931; marriages, 1862-1905 and 1914-1931; and funerals, 1914-1931. An assortment of church newsletters, bulletins, directories, photographs, anniversary programs, and other documents are also present. A folder-level inventory for the collection is available. Copies of the baptism, marriage, and funeral records are also available on microfilm at the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania.

Scope and Contents

About half of this collection is printed proceedings of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church and predecessor organizations, 1773-2012. Also included are: letters received by the conference; conference papers including financial reports, committee reports, seminary reports, correspondence, and other documents pertaining to the business of the church; handwritten minute books; and membership rolls. Some audiovisual materials, such as photographs of conference officers, slides of churches within the conference district, vinyl records of conference recordings and Methodist Radio Hour (circa 1946), and audiocassette recordings of some proceedings, are also in the collection. A shelf inventory covering the materials in this collection is available on-site.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of Quarterly Conference records, 1926-1966; official board records, 1926-1951; trustee minutes, 1901-1945; membership and vital records (baptisms, marriages, deaths), 1896-1991; legal papers; and some other documents. A folder-level inventory for the collection is available.

Scope and Contents

The collection includes trustees minutes (1878-1903), Leaders and Stewards minutes (1877-1878, 1897-1903), Quarterly Conference records (1892-1904, 1953-1959), some membership directories (1916-1941), selected worship bulletins (1915-1957), several photographs, Sunday School attendance (1877-1879), and a few other documents, as well as membership lists (1888-1906, 1904-1926, 1927-1959), marriages (1894-1905, 1904-1926, 1926-1957), and baptisms (1891-1904, 1904-1924, 1926-1960). A folder-level inventory for the collection is available.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of small amounts of records from various Methodist organizations within the boundaries of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church, roughly ranging from Philadelphia to Harrisburg. The amount of documentation varies by organization, but there is less than one linear foot of material for each of the organizations included in this collection. Minute books, newsletters, property-related records, financial documents, and several other types of materials, including some audio recordings and photographs, can be found.

Organizations represented in this collection include:

  • Association of Methodist Historical Societies
  • Board of Lay Activities
  • Board of Ministerial Training and Qualifications, circa 1950-1956
  • Cabinet of South District Epworth League, 1908-1924
  • Centennial Celebration of the Organization of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1884
  • Centennial Funds of the Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Chester Valley M.E. Ministerial Association, 1888-1898
  • City Evangelization and Church Extension Union of Reading and Vicinity, 1908-1915
  • Commission for the Bicentennial of the Birth of John Wesley, 1903
  • Commission on Collegeville Methodist Youth
  • Conference Deaconess Board, 1905-1968
  • District conference minutes
  • Eastern Conference, Evangelical United Brethren, 1963-1969
  • Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Needlework Circle
  • Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, Ministers Wives
  • Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, School of Christian Mission
  • Education Fund of the Philadelphia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Garden Spot Commission
  • Garden Spot Epworth League Institute
  • Garden Spot Institute for Methodist Youth
  • Haverford Institute for Methodist Youth
  • Historical Society of the Philadelphia Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Home Missionary Society
  • Lancaster County Methodist Ministerium, 1924-1942
  • Laymen's Library for Methodist Ministers, 1921-1929
  • M.E. Ministerial Association of Schuylkill County, 1875-1888
  • Methodist Episcopal Home for the Aged
  • Methodist Episcopal Hospital in the City of Philadelphia
  • Methodist Episcopal Orphanage
  • Methodist Ministers Association of the Anthracite Region, 1927-1944
  • Methodist Radio Society of Philadelphia and New Jersey Methodist Conferences
  • Methodist Service Center, 1943-1946
  • Methodist Social Union
  • Millersville Epworth League Institute
  • Ministerial Fellowships of Northeast Philadelphia
  • Ministers Wives Association, 1911-1954
  • North District Epworth League / Youth Fellowship
  • Northwest and West Districts Laymen Association
  • Oral history audiocassette tapes
  • Philadelphia Annual Conference Stewards, 1819-1856
  • Philadelphia Board of Church Extensions
  • Philadelphia Collegiate Institute for Girls, 1896-1962
  • Philadelphia Conference Board of Missions, 1965-1971
  • Philadelphia Conference Education Society, 1880-1973
  • Philadelphia Conference Tract Society, 1853-1938
  • Philadelphia Local Preachers Association, 1884-1926
  • Philadelphia Methodist Publication Association, 1852-1853
  • Portia Society, 1897-1913
  • Prohibition League, Philadelphia Conference
  • Rural Church Institute
  • Social Service Commission
  • South Philadelphia District, 1877-1880
  • Sunday School Union
  • United Methodist Social Union
  • United Methodist Women
  • Uniting Conference, 1939
  • Various Quarterly Conferences minute books
  • Wesley Institute of Methodist Youth

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University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing

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Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church

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University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing

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African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas

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Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church

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University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing

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Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Sarah Leu through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories

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Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Sarah Leu through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories

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Finding aid prepared by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories using data provided by the Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church

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Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Sarah Leu through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories

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Finding aid prepared by Center staff, updated by Bethany Myers

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Finding aid prepared by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories using data provided by the Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church

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Finding aid prepared by Center Staff, updated by Bethany Myers

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Sarah Leu through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories using data provided by the Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Sarah Leu through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories using data provided by the Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Sarah Leu through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Sarah Leu through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories

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Finding aid prepared by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories using data provided by the Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church

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Finding aid prepared by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories using data provided by the Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church

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Finding aid prepared by Center staff, updated by Bethany Myers

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Finding aid prepared by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories using data provided by the Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories using data provided by the Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories using data provided by the Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Sarah Leu through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories using data provided by the Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Sarah Leu through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories

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Finding aid prepared by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories using data provided by the Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories using data provided by the Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church

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Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Sarah Leu through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories

Sponsor

This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Sponsor

This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Sponsor

This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Sponsor

This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Sponsor

This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Sponsor

This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Sponsor

This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Sponsor

This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Sponsor

This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Sponsor

This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Sponsor

This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Sponsor

This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Sponsor

This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Sponsor

This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Sponsor

This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Sponsor

This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Sponsor

This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Sponsor

This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Sponsor

This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Sponsor

This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Sponsor

This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Sponsor

This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Access Restrictions

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Access Restrictions

This collection is unrestricted.

Access Restrictions

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Access Restrictions

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Access Restrictions

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This collection is unrestricted.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Gift of Elizabeth Forrester.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Gift of Clark family, circa 2010.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

The Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church is the repository for records of member churches when they close.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

The Historical Society of the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas is the repository of the church's records.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Temple-Episcopal Hospital, 2009-2010.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

The Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church is the repository for records of member churches when they close.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

The Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church is the repository for records of member churches when they close.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

The Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church is the repository for records of member churches when they close.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

The Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church is the repository for records of member churches when they close.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

The Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church is the repository for records of member churches when they close.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Jean Kunkle Magilton, 2012.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

The Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church is the repository for records of member churches when they close.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

The Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church is the repository for records of member churches when they close.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

The Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church is the repository for records of member churches when they close.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

The Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church is the repository for records of member churches when they close.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

The Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church is the repository for records of member churches when they close.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

The Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church is the repository for records of member churches when they close.

Processing Information Note

Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.

In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas directly for more information.

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Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.

In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas directly for more information.

Processing Information Note

Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.

In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church directly for more information.

Processing Information Note

Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.

In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas directly for more information.

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This collection is unprocessed. A preliminary inventory is given here. Please contact the Center for more information.

Processing Information Note

Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.

In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church directly for more information.

Processing Information Note

Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.

In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church directly for more information.

Processing Information Note

Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.

In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church directly for more information.

Processing Information Note

Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.

In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas directly for more information.

Processing Information Note

Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.

In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church directly for more information.

Processing Information Note

Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.

In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church directly for more information.

Processing Information Note

Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.

In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church directly for more information.

Processing Information Note

Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.

In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church directly for more information.

Processing Information Note

Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.

In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church directly for more information.

Processing Information Note

Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.

In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church directly for more information.

Processing Information Note

Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.

In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church directly for more information.

Processing Information Note

Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.

In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church directly for more information.

Processing Information Note

Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.

In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church directly for more information.

Processing Information Note

Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.

In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church directly for more information.

Processing Information Note

Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.

In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church directly for more information.

Processing Information Note

Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.

In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church directly for more information.

Processing Information Note

Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.

In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church directly for more information.

Processing Information Note

Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.

In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church directly for more information.

Existence and Location of Copies

Some church records at the Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church, particularly membership and vital records, are available in digital form through Ancestry.com or on microfilm at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and/or the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania.

Existence and Location of Copies

Some church records at the Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church, particularly membership and vital records, are available in digital form through Ancestry.com or on microfilm at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and/or the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania.

Existence and Location of Copies

Some church records at the Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church, particularly membership and vital records, are available in digital form through Ancestry.com or on microfilm at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and/or the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania.

Existence and Location of Copies

Some church records at the Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church, particularly membership and vital records, are available in digital form through Ancestry.com or on microfilm at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and/or the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania.

Existence and Location of Copies

Some church records at the Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church, particularly membership and vital records, are available in digital form through Ancestry.com or on microfilm at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and/or the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania.

Existence and Location of Copies

Some church records at the Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church, particularly membership and vital records, are available in digital form through Ancestry.com or on microfilm at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and/or the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania.

Existence and Location of Copies

Some church records at the Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church, particularly membership and vital records, are available in digital form through Ancestry.com or on microfilm at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and/or the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania.

Existence and Location of Copies

Some church records at the Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church, particularly membership and vital records, are available in digital form through Ancestry.com or on microfilm at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and/or the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania.

Existence and Location of Copies

Some church records at the Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church, particularly membership and vital records, are available in digital form through Ancestry.com or on microfilm at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and/or the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania.

Existence and Location of Copies

Some church records at the Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church, particularly membership and vital records, are available in digital form through Ancestry.com or on microfilm at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and/or the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania.

Existence and Location of Copies

Some church records at the Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church, particularly membership and vital records, are available in digital form through Ancestry.com or on microfilm at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and/or the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania.

Existence and Location of Copies

Some church records at the Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church, particularly membership and vital records, are available in digital form through Ancestry.com or on microfilm at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and/or the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials Note

New York Public Library, Schomburg Center Manuscripts and Archives: Anne Forrester collection, 1955-2006, Sc MG 838.

Related Archival Materials Note

Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church: Emmanuel Methodist Episcopal Church records, circa 1875-1984.

Hedding Methodist Episcopal Church records can be found in the Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church closed churches records.

Related Archival Materials note

See also: MC 151, Temple-Episcopal Hospital School of Nursing; MC 177, Nurses Alumni Association of Episcopal Hospital.

Related Archival Materials Note

Records of Central Methodist Episcopal Church and Thirteenth Street Methodist Episcopal Church can be found in the Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church closed churches records.

Related Archival Materials note

See also: MC 151, Episcopal Hospital School of Nursing; MC 155, Episcopal Hospital Records.

Related Archival Materials Note

Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church: Nineteenth Street Methodist Episcopal Church records, 1860-1938.

Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church: Spring Garden Street United Methodist Church records.

Related Archival Materials Note

Lehigh Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church records can be found in the Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church closed churches records.

Related Archival Materials Note

Historical Society of Pennsylvania: Park Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church (Philadelphia, Pa.) Ladies Aid Society minute book, 1877-1889, Am.786.

Related Archival Materials Note

Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church: Atglen United Methodist Church records, 1920-2000.

Related Archival Materials Note

Records of Emory Methodist Episcopal Church and Green Street Methodist Episcopal Church can be found in the Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church closed churches records

Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church: Emmanuel Methodist Episcopal Church records.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Episcopal Church Women
  • Episcopal Church. Diocese of Pennsylvania
  • Episcopal Church
  • St. Thomas' Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Personal Name(s)
  • Forrester, Elizabeth J., 1916-1991
Subject(s)
  • African American Episcopalians
  • African American women
  • Episcopalian women
  • Women in the Episcopal Church

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Episcopal Church Women
  • Episcopal Church. Diocese of Pennsylvania
  • Episcopal Church
  • St. Thomas' Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • African American churches
  • African American Episcopalians
  • African American women
  • Episcopalian women
  • Women in the Episcopal Church

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Nineteenth Street Methodist Episcopal Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
  • United Methodist Church (U.S.)
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • City churches
  • Methodism
  • Methodists

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • St. Thomas' Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Geographic Name(s)
  • Overbrook (Philadelphia, Pa.)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Personal Name(s)
  • Jones, Absalom, 1746-1818
Subject(s)
  • African American churches
  • African American Episcopalians
  • African Americans
  • Church group work
  • Church work
  • Episcopalians

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Temple-Episcopal Hospital.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Administrative records
  • Hospital records
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Nursing schools.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Nazareth Methodist Episcopal Church (13th and Spring Garden Streets, Philadelphia, Pa.)
  • United Methodist Church (U.S.)
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • City churches
  • Methodism
  • Methodists

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Nurses Alumni Association of the Episcopal Hospital.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Letters (correspondence)
Subject(s)
  • Nursing schools.
  • Nursing.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. Woman's Foreign Missionary Society. Philadelphia Branch
  • United Methodist Church (U.S.)
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Methodism
  • Methodists
  • Missionaries
  • Women missionaries

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Church of the Covenant Methodist Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
  • Salem M.E. Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
  • United Methodist Church (U.S.)
  • Western Methodist Episcopal Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • City churches
  • Methodism
  • Methodists

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • St. Thomas' Church (Philadelphia, Pa.). Music Committee
  • St. Thomas' Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Personal Name(s)
  • Townsend, James T., 1915-2000
Subject(s)
  • African American churches
  • African American Episcopalians
  • Church music
  • Scholarships

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Ebenezer Methodist Episcopal Church (Southwark, Philadelphia, Pa.)
  • United Methodist Church (U.S.)
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
  • Southwark (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • City churches
  • Methodism
  • Methodists

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Preachers' Aid Society of the Philadelphia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church
  • United Methodist Church (U.S.)
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Circuit riders
  • Clergy
  • Fraternal organizations
  • Methodism
  • Methodists

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Preachers' Meeting of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Philadelphia
  • United Methodist Church (U.S.)
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Methodism
  • Methodist Church--Clergy
  • Methodists

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Christ Methodist Episcopal Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
  • United Methodist Church (U.S.)
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • City churches
  • Methodism
  • Methodists

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Emmanuel Methodist Episcopal Church (25th and Brown Streets, Philadelphia, Pa.)
  • United Methodist Church (U.S.)
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • City churches
  • Methodism
  • Methodists

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Methodist Episcopal Hospital Training School for Nurses.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Financial records
  • School records
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Personal Name(s)
  • Magilton, Jean Kunkle
Subject(s)
  • Nursing schools.
  • Nursing students

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Lehigh Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
  • Norris Square Methodist Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
  • Somerset Mission (Philadelphia, Pa.)
  • United Methodist Church (U.S.)
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • City churches
  • Methodism
  • Methodists

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Park Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
  • United Methodist Church (U.S.)
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • City churches
  • Methodism
  • Methodists

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church (Sadsbury Township, Lancaster County, Pa.)
  • Gap United Methodist Church (Gap, Pa.)
  • United Methodist Church (U.S.)
Geographic Name(s)
  • Gap (Pa.)
  • Lancaster County (Pa.)
  • Sadsbury (Lancaster County, Pa. : Township)
Subject(s)
  • Methodism
  • Methodists

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Philadelphia Laymen's Association of the Methodist Episcopal Church
  • United Methodist Church (U.S.)
  • United Methodist Church. Philadelphia Annual Conference. Laymen's Association
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Lay ministry
  • Methodism
  • Methodists

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Spring Garden Street United Methodist Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
  • United Methodist Church (U.S.)
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • City churches
  • Methodism
  • Methodists

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Methodist Episcopal Church. Philadelphia Conference
  • United Methodist Church (U.S.). Eastern Pennsylvania Conference
  • United Methodist Church (U.S.)
Geographic Name(s)
  • Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Methodism
  • Methodists

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Olivet-Bethany United Methodist Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
  • United Methodist Church (U.S.)
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • City churches
  • Methodism
  • Methodists

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Tioga Methodist Episcopal Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
  • United Methodist Church (U.S.)
Geographic Name(s)
  • (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • City churches
  • Methodism
  • Methodists

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • United Methodist Church (U.S.)
Geographic Name(s)
  • Pennsylvania
Subject(s)
  • Charities
  • Christian education
  • Church group work with youth
  • Methodism
  • Methodist Church--Clergy
  • Methodists
  • Missions

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Collection Inventory

Collection Inventory

Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Quarterly Conference Minutes, 1889-1897.

1 1

Trustee Minutes, 1860-1882.

1 2

Trustee Minutes, 1882-1903.

1 3

Trustee Minutes, 1903-1923.

2 1

History, 1860-1890.

2 2
Volume

Church records, 1867-1873.

1

Church records, 1860-1867.

2

Church records, 1873-1876.

3

Church records, 1876-1881.

4

Church records, 1881-1894.

5

Church records, 1894-1922.

6

Church records, 1923-1938.

7

Church records, 1930-1936.

8
File
History file.
History File Scope and Contents note

50th Anniversary history 1860-1910, Financial Report 1888-1889, Request for transfer 1919

1

Collection Inventory

Collection Inventory

Inventory.

Box

Board of Trustees: By-Laws; Miscellaneous.

EPIH.001

Board of Trustees: Minutes, 1852-1912.

EPIH.002

Board of Trustees: Minutes, 1851-1928; 1 scrapbook of Volunteer Dept program photos (1980s?); 1 flat box minutes, 1900-1928; Box, Minutes, 1900-1928.

EPIH.003

Board of Trustees: Minutes, 1912-1950.

EPIH.004

Board of Trustees: Minutes, 1950-1960.

EPIH.005

Board of Trustees: Minutes, 1961-1972.

EPIH.006

Board of Trustees: Minutes, 1972-1977.

EPIH.007

Board of Trustees: Minutes, 1977-1980, 1981-1982, 1989.

EPIH.008

Annual Reports, 1951-1908.

EPIH.009

Annual Reports, 1911-1931.

EPIH.010

Annual Reports, 1932-1944.

EPIH.011

Annual Reports, 1944-1955.

EPIH.012

Annual Reports, 1956-1966.

EPIH-013

Annual Reports, 1966-1990.

EPIH.014

Medical Board, Minutes, 1928-1940.

EPIH.015

Board of Managers, 1851-1909.

EPIH.016

Board of Managers, 189?-1925.

EPIH.017

Episcopal Hospital Medical-Surgical Reports (printed): Vols., 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1920.

EPIH.018

Episcopal Hospital Medical-Surgical Reports (printed): Vols. 1921-1930; Wills, 1800-1905 (Part 1).

EPIH.019

Wills (Part 1), 1800-1905.

EPIH.020

Wills (Part 2), 1800-1905.

EPIH.021

Medical Board, Minutes, 1941-1947; Medical Board, Reports, 1914-1915.

EPIH.022

Board of Directors [?]: Correspondence & Files, 1850s-circa 1920s.

EPIH.023

Registers: Admissions Dept: Harrison Memorial House, Register, 1898-1917; Hospital Death Register, 1950-1953; Wills (Part 3).

EPIH.024

Episcopal Hospital: Chapel Records, 1854-1945.

EPIH.025

Volunteer Dept. Files (Alpha by topic), circa 1990-1997.

EPIH.026

Volunteer Dept. Files (Alpha by topic), circa 1983-1993.

EPIH.027

Volunteer Dept. Files. Photos, circa 1983-1997.

EPIH.028

Elizabeth Price Martin League For Service, Episcopal Hospital Unit 2. Files, circa 1988-1990s.

EPIH.029

Elizabeth Price Martin League For Service, Episcopal Hospital Unit 2. Files, circa 1988-1990s.

EPIH.030

Finance, 1959-1969.

EPIH.031

Finance, 1971-1973.

EPIH.032

Strategic Plans, 1979-1999.

EPIH.033

PR [or Admin] Department Photo Files (Hospital/Physicians), A-G.

EPIH.034

PR [or Admin] Department Photo Files (Hospital/Physicians), L-Z.

EPIH.035

Photos: Centenial Dinner, December 1952; 150th Anniversary, December 2002.

EPIH.036

Slide Trays (2) with historical images and explanations.

EPIH.037

Elizabeth Price Martin League For Service, Episcopal Hospital Unit 2. Files, circa 1975-1982.

EPIH.038

Harrison Memorial House Records: Admission Ledger, circa 1890s-1905; Applications for Admission, 1960s (loose papers).

EPIH.039

Photographs, 1950-1980; Videotape(s).

EPIH.040

Financial Account Books, Estate Records, 1851-1950s.

EPIH.041

Estate Files (part 1), circa 1900-1945.

EPIH.042

Estate Files (part 2), circa 1900-1945.

EPIH.043

Estate Files (part 1), circa 1945-1990s.

EPIH.044

Estate Files (part 2), circa 1945-1990s.

EPIH.045

Estate Files (part 3), circa 1945-1990s.

EPIH.046

Estate Files (part 4), circa 1945-1990s.

EPIH.047

Estate Files (part 5), circa 1945-1990s.

EPIH.048

PR [or Admin] Department Photo Files (Hospital/Physicians), H-L.

EPIH.049

Episcopal Hospital History (from 1940 on), manuscript.

EPIH.050

Artifacts: Hymnal Books, 1902, 1982, etc.

EPIH.051

Artifacts: Bibles.

EPIH.052

Artifacts: Hospital Ward Signs, 1920s-1930s.

EPIH.053

Artifacts: Physicians' Tools.

EPIH.054

School of Perfusion Science, Records, 1989-1990.

EPIH.055

School of Perfusion Science, Records, 1990-1994.

EPIH.056

School of Perfusion Science, Records, 1994-1996.

EPIH.057

School of Anesthesia: Photographs, diplomas.

Quality of Nursing Reports.

Admission and Discharge Records, circa 1873.

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Board of Trustees Minutes, 1841-1876.

1 1

Board of Trustees Minutes, 1877-1887.

1 2

Minutes of Meetings on Merger, Nazareth and Central, 1887.

1 3

Leaders' Meeting Minutes, 1835-1854.

2 1

Leaders' and Stewards' Meeting Minutes, 1855-1863.

2 2

Leaders' and Stewards' Meeting Minutes, 1875-1883.

2 3

Quarterly Conference Record, 1854-1866.

3 1

Record of Certificates Given and Received, 1837-1881.

3 2

Deeds, 1828-1835.

3 3

Deeds, 1849-1888.

3 4
Volume

Church records, 1836-1856.

1

Membership list, 1850.

2

Church records, 1857-1858.

3

Marriage certificates, 1851-1871.

4

Church records, 1864-1865.

5

Church records, 1861-1866.

6

Church records, 1865-1871.

7

Church records, 1871-1877.

8

Church records, 1877-1887.

9
Shelf

Trustees record (first minute book), 1835-1846.

34
File
History file.
History File Scope and Contents note

Constitution-1835, History-1886, 5 photos (3" x 5", church), Closing Services and Dedicatory Services 1887-1888, Construction order 1870s

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Box Folder
Morrell, Christine Hepperle, 1948-. Christine Hepperle Morrell, Class of 1969, 1967-2009.
Scope and Contents note

Written autobiography Junior-senior Dinner Dance program, May 11, 1968 Commencement program, August 6, 1969 Photocopies of graduation news clipping and a 40th reunion photograph 2 patient care observation sheets, 1967 Nursing vocabulary list

1 16

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Biederman, Florence Landis, 1914-. Florence Landis Biederman, Class of 1936, 2009.
Scope and Contents note

2 photographs circa 2009 Handwritten biography

1 15

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Nurses' Alumni Association of Episcopal Hospital Pictures on CD, circa 2009-2010. 1 cd.

1 1

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Episcopal Hospital Nurses' Alumni Commemorative Book, 2010. 1 book.

1 2

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DVD Prepared for Closing Tea, October 11, 2009.

1 3

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Program for Tea to Commemorate the Closing of Episcopal SON, October 11, 2009.

1 4

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Gastfriend, Barbara. Barbara Gastfriend, Class of 1980, 1978-2009.
Scope and Contents note

Letter to Patricia D'Antonio Graduation news clipping, July 17, 1980 Photograph circa 1980 Capping Ceremony booklet, December 1, 1978 106th Commencement program, May 21, 1993

1 5

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Harbison, Margaret Peeler. Margaret Peeler Harbison, Class of 1945, 1941-2009 (Bulk, 1943-1945) .
Scope and Contents note

letters from Harbison to Patricia D'Antonio, 2009-09 1941 letter to Anna Behman at Protestant Episcopal Hospital Protestant Episcopal Hospital newsletter "pen news", June 28th, 1943 Capping Exercise booklets for October 31, 1942 and January 30th, 1943 News clippings c. 1943

1 6

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Margaret Peeler Harbison, "The Episcopalian" Yearbook, 1945, 1945. 1 yearbook (separated from Harbison folder).

1 7

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Judge, Theresa Falk. Theresa Falk Judge, Class of 1938, October 16, 2009.
Scope and Contents note

Letter from Judge to Patricia D'Antonio

1 8

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Hall, Mary F. Mary F. Hall, Class of 1955.
Scope and Contents note

Notecard from Hall to Patricia D'Antonio Biographical information, 1958-1991 Print of a scan of her SON student card, September 2, 1952, and a photograph 2 military photo prints

1 9

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Slavecki, Elizabeth Pocock. Elizabeth Pocock Slavecki, Class of 1954, July 21, 2009.
Scope and Contents note

Email from Slovecki to Patricia D'Antonio

1 10

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Smith, Elizabeth Stratton. "Negative Thoughts on the Closure of the Episcopal Hospital School of Nursing..." by Elizabeth Stratton Smith, Class of 1945, 2009.

1 11

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Sagolina, Evelyn Mae Brown Wylie. Evelyn Mae Brown Wylie Sagolina, Class of 1944, August 5, 2009.
Scope and Contents note

Letter from Sagolina to Patricia D'Antonio

1 12

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Carol Mertz Rankin Collection, 1965-1968.
Scope and Contents note

Photographs, postcards circa 1965-68 Student Nurse Association cards Photocopy of caricature sketch of group of nurses

1 13

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Newsclippings, 2007-2009.

1 14

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Artifact: Silver Tea Pot.
Existence and Location of Originals note

Bates Center 2015

1 - 2009.11

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Artifact: Silver Tea Set.
Existence and Location of Originals note

Bates Center 2015

2 - 2009.11

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Collection Inventory

Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Members Received and Removed by Certificate, Salem,1835-1876.

1 1

Record of Probationers, Salem,1835-1875.

1 2

Agreement of Sale, Salem, 1841.

1 3

Trustee Minutes, Salem, 1893-1895.

1 4

Trustee Minutes, Salem, 1895-1896.

1 5

Trustee Minutes, Salem, 1902-1911.

1 6

Quarterly Conference Minutes, Salem, 1911, 1913.

1 7

Quarterly Conference Minutes, Salem, 1876-1894.

2 1

Trustee Minutes, Church of the Covenant and Salem Memorial Chapel, 1916-1923.

2 2

Trustee Minutes, Church of the Covenant and Salem Memorial Chapel, 1924-1941.

2 3

Trustee Minutes, Church of the Covenant and Salem Memorial Chapel, 1900-1916.

2 4
Shelf Volume

Register, Salem, 1853-1875.

78 1

Register, Salem, 1875-1884.

78 2

Register, Salem, 1884-1895.

78 3

Register, Salem, 1835-1875.

78 4

Class records, Salem, 1835-1851.

78 5

First Leaders minute book, Salem, 1834-1895.

34 1

Trustees minutes, Salem, 1835-1847.

34 2

Quarterly conference, Salem, 1835-1876.

34 3

Trustees minutes, Salem, 1848-1893.

34 4

Church register (members, marriages, baptisms), Western 1834-1865.

82 1

Church register (members, marriages, baptisms), Western 1865-1881.

82 2

Church register (members, marriages, baptisms), Covenant, 1895-1945.

66 1
File
Salem history file.
Salem History File Scope and Contents note

Constitution, Constitution of Female Provident Society 1869, Annual Record (1884, 1885, 1886, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1892, 1893) Invitation to 50th Anniversary 1887, In Memoriam Book for Rev. Izer 1903, 1896 directory

1
Covenant history file.
Covenant History File Scope and Contents note

Historical Address 1928; Salem M.E. Church Annual Record 1892, 1913, 1915; Papers relating to the building of the church (1896, 1897, 1920); Picture of church; About Temple Beth Zion - Beth Israel; Correspondence Re: Beth Zion Synagogue- 1995; Shabbat Shalom from Temple Beth Zion=Beth Israel

2
Western history file.
Western History File Scope and Contents note

Programme - Grand Musical 1877

3

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Quarterly Conference Record, 1835-1867.

1 1

Arlington Cemetery Company, 1903.

1 2
Volume

Church records, 1835-1873.

1

Church records, 1871-1893.

2

Church records, 1893-1918.

3

Church records, 1918-1926.

4

Church records, 1927-1938.

5

Church records, 1938-1941.

6

Membership records, 1938-1941.

7
File
History file.
History File Scope and Contents note

History with directory 1890; Constitution; Centennial program 1890; Watch night extraordinary; Negative of church 1790-1890; Photo of church; Sabbath School Celebration 1890; Letter explaining need to move location 1903; Drawing of church; clipping on Centennial Anniversary of its Foundation

1

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Collection Inventory

Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Trustee Minutes, 1868-1875.

1 1

Quarterly Conference Record, 1890-1894.

2 1

Quarterly Conference Record, 1894-1898.

2 2

Quarterly Conference Record, 1898-1905.

2 3

Meetings of the Corporation, Minutes, 1902-1935.

3 1

Official Board Minutes, 1913-1923.

4 1

Meetings of the Corporation, Minutes, 1869-1872.

5 1

Official Board Minutes, 1931-1935.

5 2

Annual Financial Reports, 1920-1923.

5 3

Membership Directory. 1931.

5 4

Membership Record, 1834-1866.

6 1

Class Lists, 1834-1849; Membership Record, 1851-1853.

6 2

Membership Record, Record of Contributions, 1911-1912.

6 3

Trustees and Corporate Members resolution, 1869-1870.

7 1

Correspondence, 1869-1870.

7 2

Subscription books, 1868, undated.

7 3

Charter and amendments, 1868-1906.

7 4

Deeds, 1867-1868.

7 5

Title searches and brief of title, 1866-1867, 1876.

7 6

Bond and warrant: mortgages, 1869-1871.

7 7

Papers relating to construction of the building, 1868-1869.

7 8

Articles of agreement, 1907; settlement of sale, 1922.

7 9
Volume

Church record, 1870-1910.

1

Church record, 1870-1910.

2

Church record, 1909-1925.

3

Church record, 1924-1952.

4
File
History file.
History File Scope and Contents note

Request for Information; Charters of Incorporation 1808 and 1868; Name Change 1870; Feb. 1979 bulletin; 50th Anniversary directory 1852-1902; 75th Anniversary directory 1852-1927; 93rd Anniversary history

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Collection Inventory

Volume

Issues of "The Emmanuel Observer" newsletter, 1893-1916.

1

Minute book, 1894-1934.

2

Class lists, undated.

3

Church records, circa 1882-1905.

4

Church records, 1875-1879.

5

Membership list, 1984 (folder).

6

Church records, circa 1875.

7

Church records, 1965-1982.

8

Church records, circa 1925-1965.

9

Member list, 1904 (packet).

10

Church records, circa 1905-1920.

11
File
History file.
History File Scope and Contents note

Historical Sketch - Emanuel Beacon 1882; Report of the Treasurer 1891; History 1867-1892; Annual Treasurer's Statement 1893; 62nd Anniversary 1929; Dedication and Directory 1936; Record of Discontinuation of church 1984; History undated; 58th Anniversary 1925; 60th Anniversary 1927; 62nd Anniversary 1929; 1 photo (Church); Sunday School - Opening Day Jubilee 1883; Correspondence Re: "Emmanuel Experience" 1982; complaints to the Bishop 1982; Appointment Information Sheet; New part-time pastor appointment; School District of Phila. for leasing space in Church 1984; Agreement of Lease for School District; Letters to transfer Membership 1985; Church Conference Worksheet 1984-1985; Request for and Cancellation of Day Care 1984; Boys and Girls Meeting Forms 1902; 1904; Sale of defunct church; Picture of church; Confirmation of entry in safe 1986 (Business Card); Request for funds 1939; Thanksgiving bulletin 1983; 1984 bulletin; "Emanuel Observer"--Golden Anniversary 1917; 1951 directory; 1939 newspaper article (Church merger); 1841 Daily Chronicle newspaper article; 1930 newspaper article

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Collection Inventory

Series 1.  Student records, 1900-1915.

Volume I, October 4, 1900-March 22, 1912.
Scope and Contents note

Student records. Includes names of applicant, date entered, acceptance status, date accepted, date finished, records of work on wards or service, number of days in each service, and remarks.

Volume 2, March 1904-October 1915.
Scope and Contents note

Grade book. Volume includes the following information: name of student, monthly average marks in each subject, name of examiner, scores on lectures and classes, and ward experience for years 1-3 of the program.

Beginning in 1909, record also includes additional personal information on each student including age (in years), height, weight, level of education completed at time of admission, comments on the student?s performance, and notes on any illnesses during the student?s period of enrollment at the school.

Correspondence regarding students, circa 1947-1991.
Scope and Contents note

This file contains several letters relating to former students Methodist Episcopal Hospital School of Nursing. Also included is a maternity ward card for the Hospital.

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Series 2.  U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Fund financial records. 1 folder of loose pages.

Record of Financial Contributions to the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Fund, 1943-1948.
Scope and Contents note

Ledger showing amounts contributed to support the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Fund. Contributions are broken down to show the type of expense covered including Maintenance, Stipend, Tuition, Textbooks, Indoor Uniforms; Outdoor Uniforms; and Miscellaneous (Fees, etc.). Figures show amounts ?allowed by USPHS? [U.S. Public Health Service].

It is not clear from entries who is doing the collecting. Record for Dec. 1945-May 1946, for example, lists names of contributors: these include names of physicians, the Methodist Hospital, the payroll department, and possibly outside companies such as General Biological Supply.

Sums are substantial. For instance, figures for May-July 1946, for ?USPHS Quoted on 35 Cadets,? show that the account was debited $35,169.

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Quarterly Conference Minutes, 1885-1899.

1 1

Minutes, Meetings of Male Members, 1879, 1886.

1 2

Official Board Minutes, 1928-1937.

1 3

Official Board Minutes, 1928-1948.

1 4

Minutes, Quarterly Conference, 1945-1952; Official Board, 1951; Members Meetings, 1948, 1951.

1 5

Minutes relative to closing, 1948-1952.

1 6

Certificates of Transfer, 1951-1953.

2 1

Charter, 1874, 1887.

2 2

Property Documents, 1879-1923.

2 3
Volume

Church records, 1922-1943.

1

Church records, 1922-1930.

2

Church records, 1943-1953.

3

Church records, 1930-circa 1944.

4

Church records, 1943-1951.

5

Church records, 1871-1891.

6

Church records, 1881-1887.

7

Church records, 1901-1911.

8

Church records, 1911-1922.

9

Church records, 1891-1909.

10
File
History file.
History File Scope and Contents note

Memories 1952; 48th Anniversary 1918; Golden Anniversary 1871-1921; 61st Anniversary and Directory 1931; History 1942; History 1870-1951; Names and address list; Financial Report Jan.-Apr. 1952; Christmas Card 1923; Financial Report 1900; May 1951 bulletin; May 1952 bulletin; Dec. 1904 church newsletter; 1918 directory; 61st Anniversary and Directory 1931; Directory 1937

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Minutes of Organizational Meetings, 1872-1874.

1 1

Trustee Minutes, 1873-1885.

1 2

Trustee Minutes, 1885-1891.

1 3

Trustee Minutes, 1891-1899.

2 1

Trustee Minutes, 1899-1915.

2 2

Trustee Minutes, 1915-1928.

3 1

Trustee Minutes, 1936-1942.

3 2
Volume

Church records, 1874-1891.

1

Church records, circa 1850-1858.

2

Church records, 1873-1892.

3

Church records, 1892-1904.

4

Church records, 1904-1941.

5

Church records, 1873-1892.

6
File
History file.
History File Scope and Contents note

Golden Anniversary History and Program 1923; History; 2 Pictures (Church); 1 Photo (1900); Golden Anniversary invitation; Program; Sunday School 1923; 6th Anniversary Handout of Activities 1879; Correspondence Re: Cemetery Fence 1890; 1912 church newsletter; deeds (1875, 1882, 1884); directories (1878, 1888; 1892; 1911; 1922); Silver Anniversary Clippings 1898

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Charge Conference Records.

1 1

Membership directories.

1 2

Official Board Minutes, 1914-1922.

1 3

Official Board Minutes, 1922-1925.

1 4

Official Board Minutes, 1932-1939.

1 5

Official Board Minutes, 1939-1947.

1 6

Official Board Minutes, 1947-1960.

1 7

Official Board Minutes, 1961-1968.

1 8

Official Board Minutes, 1968-1990.

2 1

Quarterly Conference Records.

2 2

Quarterly Conference Records, 1921-1926.

2 3

Trustee Minutes, Asbury and Gap, 1871-1972.

2 4

Trustee Minutes, 1985.

2 5
Volume

Church records, 1904-1962.

1

Church records, 1962-1992.

2

Church records, 1902-1939.

3

Collection Inventory

Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Minutes of the Corporation, 1862-1945.

1 1

Trustee Minutes, 1862-1893.

1 2

Trustee Minutes, 1927-1931.

2 1

Trustee Minutes, 1932-1934.

2 2

Trustee Minutes, 1935-1940.

2 3

Quarterly Conference Minutes, 1884-1888.

2 4

Quarterly Conference Minutes, 1888-1892.

2 5

Quarterly Conference Minutes, 1892-1896.

2 6

Trustee Minutes, 1893-1921.

3 1

Trustee Minutes, 1921-1926.

4 1
Volume

Church records, 1877-1885.

1

Church records, 1868-1873.

2

Church records,1861-1868.

3

Church records, 1871-1877.

4

Church records, 1914-1931.

5

Church records, 1931-1962.

6

Church records, 1861-1910.

7
File
History file.
History File Scope and Contents note

100th Anniversary 1956, Fragments from the Diary of Fifty Years, Correspondence Re: Church Records 1988, Personal Notes for Sermon, Correspondence Re: 1988 Closing of Church Resolution to Discontinue Church 1986, Report of Moving of Church 1985, Sister-Church Relationship 1985, Pastor's Report 1984, Updating Parsonage 1981, Return of Items on Loan 1981, "Re-birth of Church" 1981, Jubilee 1913 Minutes, 50th Anniversary Acknowledgement, Correspondence Re: 1914 from Wm. Kelley, Speech from Bd. of Home Missions, RSVPs to Jubilee Supper 1914, 1936 bulletin, 1937 bulletin, 1938 bulletin, 1983 directory; 1984 Homeless Shelter clipping

1
History file.
History File Scope and Contents note

Constitution 1864-Ammended 1901, Anniversary 1905, Diary 1864-1914, Conference Directory 1919, 75th Anniversary 1938, 80th Anniversary 1943, 1 Photo (Organ), 1 Photo (Church), Specifications for a Pipe Organ 1936-Hall, Moller, Herbert Brown, Austin, Estey, 60th Anniversary Program 1864-1924, Correspondence Re: Pastor's Report 1900, 1901, 1904, Quarterly Conference; Ladies Aid Society Report 1906, Plan of Galleries 1919, First Floor Plan 1919, Correspondence Re: Organ 1937, Excuses about Salvation Booklet, 9 Spanish Language bulletins 1962, 3 English Language bulletins 1962

2
History file.
History File Scope and Contents note

Newletter 1898, newsletter 1899, 1985 newspaper article (U.S.. Grant Visit)

3

Collection Inventory

Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Administrative Board Minutes.

1 1

Charge Conference Record, 1973-1990.

1 2

Legal papers.

1 3

Legal papers.

1 4

Membership Directories, 1953, 1989.

2 1

Official Board Minutes, 1942-1945.

2 2

Quarterly conference and Official Board Record, 1937-1939.

2 3

Quarterly conference and Official Board Record, 1939-1941.

2 4

Quarterly conference and Official Board Record, 1942-1949.

2 5

Quarterly conference and Official Board Record, 1950-1951.

2 6

Quarterly Conference Records, 1958-1960.

3 1

Quarterly Conference Records, 1961-1966.

3 2

Trustee Minutes, 1901-1910.

3 3

Trustee Minutes, 1910-1913.

3 4

Trustee Minutes, 1910-1916.

3 5

Trustee Minutes, 1939-1945.

3 6

Trustee Minutes, 1926-1928 (photocopies).

3 7

Quarterly conference and Official Board Record, 1926-1928 (photocopies).

3 8

Miscellaneous Minutes, 1939-1945 (photocopies).

3 9

Account of founding, 1898-1900 (photocopy).

3 10

Records of members and baptisms, 1953, 1980-1985.

4 1

Records of members, baptisms, marriages, deaths, 1961-1991.

4 2

Records of members, baptisms, marriages, 1926-1929.

4 3
Volume

Bethany Membership, 1896-1922.

1

Olivet Bethany Register, 1901-1921,.

2

Olivet Bethany Register, 1921-1937 and Pastors, 1901-1950,.

3

Olivet Bethany Register.

4
File
History file.
History File Scope and Contents note

Bethany: A Home Camp Meeting (undated); Preacher License 1879-1880 (Joseph Duckworth)

1
History file.
History File Scope and Contents note

Olivet Bethany: Directory and Church History 1953; Request for Information; Court Order-Merging Petition 1922; Flag Raising Exercises 1917; Anniversary bulletin 1944; 1953 Directory

2

Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Miscellaneous Minute Book: Sunday School Meeting, 14 Nov 1877; Teachers Meeting, 10 Dec 1877; Sunday School Attendance Record, 1877-1879; Board of Stewards, 1877-1878; Board of Trustees, 1878-1879.

1 1

Board of Trustees Minutes, 1880-1890.

1 2

Board of Trustees Minutes, 1897-1903.

1 3

Board of Leaders and Stewards Minutes, 1897-1903.

1 4

Quarterly Conference Record, 1892-1896.

1 5

Quarterly Conference Record, 1897-1899.

1 6

Quarterly Conference Record, 1892, 1901-1904.

2 1

Quarterly Conference Record, 1953-1959.

2 2

Membership Directories, 1916, 1925, 1933, 1936, 1941.

2 3

Worship Bulletins (selected), 1915-1957.

2 4

Photographs, n.d.

2 5
Volume

Church records, 1926-1961.

1

Church records, 1891-1905.

2

Church records, 1904-1926.

3
Files
History file.
History File Scope and Contents note

60th Anniversary 1937, Request for Information, Pictures of exterior and interior of church 1877-1960, Photo (Organ), Picture (Rev. Crouch), (Bishop Hamilton), Drawing of Church, Holy Week Program 2009, Dedication of Organ 1938, Tioga M.E. Society Ribbon, , Junior Rally Chorus Ribbon, Young People's Society 1892 Ribbon, Tioga M. E. Church, Jubilee Souvenir 1937, Superintendent's Report 1890, bulletins (1907, 1912, 1898, 1899), directories (1985, 1987, 1927, 1936, 1907), newspaper articles (1998 (Installation of DS), 1902 Church Fire, Speak - Easy Raid - undated

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Elizabeth J. Forrester papers on Episcopalianism

1970-1991, 3.33 linear feet

02

Elizabeth J. Forrester papers on Episcopalianism

1967-1999, 3 linear feet

02

Elizabeth J. Forrester papers on Episcopalianism

1860-1938, 2 linear feet

02

Elizabeth J. Forrester papers on Episcopalianism

1790-2014, 50 linear feet

02

Elizabeth J. Forrester papers on Episcopalianism

02

Elizabeth J. Forrester papers on Episcopalianism

1828-1888, 2.5 linear feet

02

Elizabeth J. Forrester papers on Episcopalianism

02

Elizabeth J. Forrester papers on Episcopalianism

1870-1940, 5 linear feet

02

Elizabeth J. Forrester papers on Episcopalianism

1834-1945, 1995, 2.75 linear feet

02

Elizabeth J. Forrester papers on Episcopalianism

1975-2001, 2 linear feet

02

Elizabeth J. Forrester papers on Episcopalianism

1826-1941, 1.5 linear feet

02

Elizabeth J. Forrester papers on Episcopalianism

1869-1935, 1.2 linear feet

02

Elizabeth J. Forrester papers on Episcopalianism

1838-1942, 2.25 linear feet

02

Elizabeth J. Forrester papers on Episcopalianism

1834-1968, 2.75 linear feet

02

Elizabeth J. Forrester papers on Episcopalianism

circa 1875-1986, 1 linear feet

02

Elizabeth J. Forrester papers on Episcopalianism

02

Elizabeth J. Forrester papers on Episcopalianism

1871-1953, 1.75 linear feet

02

Elizabeth J. Forrester papers on Episcopalianism

1872-1942, 2 linear feet

02

Elizabeth J. Forrester papers on Episcopalianism

1871-1992, 1.25 linear feet

02

Elizabeth J. Forrester papers on Episcopalianism

1889-1973, 2 linear feet

02

Elizabeth J. Forrester papers on Episcopalianism

1861-1988, 2 linear feet

02

Elizabeth J. Forrester papers on Episcopalianism

1773-2012, 25 linear feet

02

Elizabeth J. Forrester papers on Episcopalianism

1879-1991, 2.2 linear feet

02

Elizabeth J. Forrester papers on Episcopalianism

1877-1987, 1.25 linear feet

02

Elizabeth J. Forrester papers on Episcopalianism

circa 1820-1975, 15 linear feet

02

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas
Creator:
Forrester, Elizabeth J., 1916-1991
Title:
Elizabeth J. Forrester papers on Episcopalianism
Date [inclusive]:
1970-1991
Call Number:
02
Extent:
3.33 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
8 document boxes
Language:
English
Abstract:
Elizabeth J. Forrester (1916-1991) was a community leader active in the Episcopal Church. For most of her career she worked in the Philadelphia area as a social worker and as a director of community improvement projects; she also served on the Boards of numerous charitable, health and educational organizations. Deeply involved with her congregation, the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas, Forrester became the first African-American president of the Episcopal Church Women in the Diocese of Pennsylvania. The Elizabeth J. Forrester papers on Episcopalianism, 1970-1991, consist of papers accumulated by Forrester on Episcopalianism, church issues, Episcopal organizations with which she was involved (principally the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas and Episcopal Church Women), and other Episcopal congregations. Included are pamphlets, newsletters, and other printed ephemera; correspondence; handwritten notes; and a few photographs.
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Repository:
African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas
Creator:
Clark, Frances I.
Title:
Frances I. Clark papers on African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas
Date [inclusive]:
1967-1999
Call Number:
03
Extent:
3 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
7 document boxes
Language:
English
Abstract:
Frances I. Clark was a West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania resident active in the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas, especially from the 1960s through the 1990s. The Frances I. Clark papers on African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas, 1967-1999, include church records, history/research materials, clippings, pamphlets and brochures, some photographs, and other materials relating to Clark's involvement with the church. A large quantity pertain to the church's history and anniversary programs.
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Repository:
Historical Society of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church
Creator:
Nineteenth Street Methodist Episcopal Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Title:
Nineteenth Street Methodist Episcopal Church records
Date [inclusive]:
1860-1938
Call Number:
51
Extent:
2 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
2 boxes, 8 volumes, 1 folder
Language:
English
Abstract:
Nineteenth Street Methodist Episcopal Church was located at 19th and Poplar Streets in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1860 from Hedding Methodist Church, and in 1939 merged with Emmanuel Methodist Episcopal Church (at 25th and Brown Streets). Emmanuel Methodist Episcopal Church was discontinued in 1985. The Nineteenth Street Methodist Episcopal Church records, 1860-1938, consist of trustee minutes, Quarterly Conference minutes, historical information, class members listing, attendance and offering book, other documents, and a large amount of member and vital records.
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Repository:
African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas
Creator:
St. Thomas' Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Title:
African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas records
Date [inclusive]:
1790-2014
Call Number:
01
Extent:
50 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
Established in 1792 by and for persons of African descent, the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is the first African American Episcopal Church in the United States. St. Thomas' founder and first rector was Absalom Jones (1746-1818), the first African American ordained in the Episcopal Church. The African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas records, 1790-2014, consist mainly of original church records, as well as some accumulated secondary-source materials. The collection also contains photographs, audio-visual materials, printed materials, and objects.
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Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
Creator:
Temple University Hospital, Inc. Episcopal Campus.
Title:
Episcopal Hospital (Philadelphia) records
Date:
circa 1851-2001
Call Number:
MC 155
Extent:
58 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
This collection contains records of Episcopal Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. Materials include minutes, annual reports, strategic plans, estate files, photographs, artifacts, and other items.
Cite as:
Episcopal Hospital (Philadelphia) records, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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