A Guide to the Roberts United Methodist Church Records, 1877-1913 Roberts United Methodist Church Records 48

A Guide to the Roberts United Methodist Church Records, 1877-1913

A Collection in
Alexandria Library
Local History/Special Collections
Accession Number 48


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Repository
Alexandria Library, Local History/Special Collections
Accession Number
48
Title
Roberts United Methodist Church Records 1877-1913
Physical Characteristics
1 box
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Roberts United Methodist Church Records, Accession #48, Alexandria Library, Local History/Special Collections, Alexandria, Va.

Acquisition Information

Margaret Vining. These materials were xeroxed from the original in July 1979.

Alternative Form Available

The records are available on microfilm.


Biographical/Historical Information

In 1830, African American members of the Trinity Methodist Church decided to form their own congregation. They formed the Methodist Episcopal Church which became more firmly established with the building of a chapel in 1834. This chapel, named the Davis Chapel, after a white minister, was renamed the Roberts Chapel in 1844 giving the congregation its current name. Until the Civil War, white ministers led the church, but after 1866 African Americans have filled the pulpit.

Scope and Content

The original collection consisted of a variety of record books and other loose materials. The books recorded the attendance at the Sunday School as well as more general church events, such as a list of contributors or the events of the quarterly conferences on the condition of the church. Of particular interest to historians of the church may be the notes of the pastors in the front of the Comprehensive Church Record (folder 6) which record some of the financial and congregational struggles of the church between 1893 to 1905. Genealogists may well want to search the same Record for the names of members during this same period.

Arrangement

The records are divided into two series: I. Sunday School Records, arranged chronologically. II. Other Church Records and Miscellaneous Materials, arranged chronologically.

Index Terms


Adjunct Descriptive Data

Location of Originals

Originals are still held at the Roberts United Methodist Church.

Contents List

Series I: Sunday School Class Records
Box: 48
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Series II: Other Church Records and Miscellaneous Materials
Box: 48
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