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bMS 592

All Souls Universalist Church, Brooklyn, New York. Records, 1845-1945: A Finding Aid.

Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: bMS 592
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Creator: All Souls Universalist Church, Brooklyn, New York.
Title: All Souls Universalist Church, Brooklyn, New York. Records, 1845-1945.
Date(s): 1845-1945.
Date(s): 1845
Date(s): 1845-1849
Date(s): May 28, 1876
Date(s): July 22, 1905
Quantity: 38 boxes
Abstract: Trustees records; governance records, including congregational constitution and by-laws, list of founding members, and trustees' meeting minutes; financial records; scrapbooks; yearbooks and directories; annual church calendars; treasurer's ledgers and receipts; congregation membership records; Sunday school minutes, student lists, roll books, and miscellaneous records; and congregational society records.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of the Unitarian Universalist Association.

Access:

There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

Biographical / Historical

In 1845 "All Souls" opened its Chapel doors for its first religious worship. The first pastor of the church was the Rev. Henry Lyon, (1845-1849). On May 28, 1876All Souls Church of Brooklyn dedicated its Chapel located on South 10th Street, Brooklyn. Before too long, a larger church was needed, and the laying of the cornerstone for the newest church took place on July 22, 1905, at the southeast corner of Ocean and Ditmas Avenues. The first service was held in September of that same year.

Scope and Contents

Trustees records; governance records, including congregational constitution and by-laws; list of founding members; trustees' meeting minutes; financial records; scrapbooks; yearbooks and directories; annual church calendars; treasurers' ledgers and receipts; congregation membership records; Sunday school minutes, student lists, roll books, and miscellaneous records; and congregational society records.

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