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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 592

All Souls Universalist Church, Brooklyn, New York. Records, 1845-1945.

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.

Dates

  • 1845-1945.
  • 1845
  • 1845-1849
  • May 28, 1876
  • July 22, 1905

Access

There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

Extent

38 boxes

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.

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, 1876 All 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.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Unitarian Universalist Association.
Title
All Souls Universalist Church, Brooklyn, New York. Records, 1845-1945: A Finding Aid.
Author
Andover-Harvard Theological Library
EAD ID
div00592

Repository Details

Part of the Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School Repository

Special Collections at Andover-Harvard Theological Library preserves and makes accessible primary source materials documenting the history of religion and theology, with particular historical emphasis on American liberal religious traditions. Though the historical strengths of the collections have been in the field of Christianity, other religious traditions are increasingly reflected, in step with Harvard Divinity School's evolving focus on global religious studies.

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