A Guide to the Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church Archives1867-1993 Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church Archives M 57

A Guide to the Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church Archives 1867-1901

A Collection in
Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library
Collection Number M 57


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Processed by: Melinda D. Gales

Repository
Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, Virginia Commonwealth University
Collection number
M 57
Title
Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church Archives 1867-1993
Physical Characteristics
.36 linear feet
Creator
Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for use without restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Box/folder, Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church Archives, M 57, Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, Virginia Commonwealth University.

Acquisition Information

Material donated to Special Collections and Archives by Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church in 1994.

Processing Information

Collection processed in July 1998.


Biographical/Historical Information

The Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church was founded by Reverend John Jasper on September 3, 1867 and was the first church in Richmond organized by an African American. The congregation originally met in an abandoned horse stable on Brown's Island in the James River. In 1869 the congregation purchased land on Duval Street located in what is now Jackson Ward. The core of the present church building was erected in 1885 by George Boyd. The 1925 remodeling of the church in the Gothic Revival style was done by architect Charles T. Russell and builder I. Lincoln Bailey. The church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.

Source: Virginia Department of Historic Resources, National Register of Historic Places registration form, Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1996.

Scope and Content Information

The collection consists of an assortment of historical documents, programs, photographs, brochures and clippings concerning the church, its pastors and Jackson Ward.

Arrangement

The materials are in one box and arranged alphabetically.

Contents List

Architects: photocopied pictures
Architecture photocopied pictures
Article "The Antebellum Preacher"photocopy
Article "John Jasper: Colored Prophet"
Article "John Jasper: From Slave Preacher to Community Leader"
Article "John Jasper: The Preacher Who Moved the Sun"
Article on John Jasper, from Great Negroes: Past and Present
Article- "Richmond Church now a Virginia Landmark"
Article- "Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church, Richmond, Virginia, has Practical Tips for Preserving History."
Article- "Strong Foundation"
Booklet-Anniversary and Re-dedication of Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church, photocopy
Booklet-A Celebration of 130 Years of Christian Heritage 1867-1997
Brief History of Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church
Brochure-Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church
Bulletin-Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church
Calendar-Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church
Certificate-The Virginia Landmarks Register (photocopy)
Christmas Card-Interior of Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church
Historic Marker-photocopy
Historic Quilt-Picture
Installation Exercises for Reverend Peyton
John Jasper- "Ev'budy got ter rise ter meet King Jesus in de Mornin"(photocopy)
John Jasper-Family Record (photocopy)
John Jasper-Pictures (photocopies)
Letter-Celebrating our 130th Year, 1867-1997
Letter-Maintaining Historical Artifacts
National Register of Historic Places Registration Form
Pamphlet-Experience Historic Jackson Ward, Richmond, Virginia
Pamphlet-The John Jasper Room
Requisition Form
Sermon- "De Sun Do Move"by John Jasper
Sixth Mount Zion Homecoming Activities 1992-1997
Installation Services for Rev. John E. Johnson 1993
"Oberlin"First Annual Dr. Vernon D. Johns Memorial Program 1990
Sixth Mount Zion 125th Church Anniversary 1992
"In Memory of Rev. Isaac James" 1991-1993
Historical Information: Church and Jasper