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Guide to the Methodist Churches of Brooklyn collection 1986.027

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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on March 30, 2017
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 Last updated by John Zarrillo  , March 2017

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bridge Street African Wesleyan Methodist Episcopal Church (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
Creator: First A.M.E. Zion Church (New York, N.Y.)
Creator: First Place Methodist Episcopal Church (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
Creator: Fourth Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
Creator: Hatfield Methodist Episcopal Mission Church (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
Creator: Janes Methodist Episcopal Church (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
Creator: Newman Memorial United Methodist Church (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
Creator: New York Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
Creator: North Fifth Street Methodist Episcopal Church (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
Creator: Nostrand Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
Creator: St. John's Methodist Episcopal Church (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
Creator: St. Mark's Methodist Episcopal Church (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
Creator: St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal Church (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
Creator: Summerfield M.E. Church (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
Creator: Washington Street Methodist Episcopal Church (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
Title: Methodist Churches of Brooklyn collection
Dates [inclusive]: 1856-1978
Abstract: The Methodist Episcopal Church (later, the Methodist Church) was the one of the first organized expressions of Methodism in America. In 1668, Methodism was introduced into what is today the borough of Brooklyn. One of the original itinerant preachers sent to the colonies, Thomas Webb, performed the first Methodist sermon in Brooklyn. It wasn't until the late 18th century that Methodist churches were established in what is today Queens (1785), Staten Island (1787), and Brooklyn (1794). The Methodist Churches of Brooklyn collection contains materials relating to seventeen Methodist churches located in Brooklyn and includes church histories, yearbooks, bulletins, invitations, directories, programs, and one scrapbook. The collection spans the years 1856 to 1978.
Quantity: 1.5 Linear Feet in two manuscript boxes and one oversize folder
Text [Box]: 1986.027 1 of 2
Text [Box]: 1986.027 2 of 2
Mixed Materials [Box]: OS-20
Call Phrase: 1986.027
Sponsor: This collection was processed and described as part of the project, "Uncovering the Secrets of Brooklyn's 19th Century Past: Creation to Consolidation," funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources, with additional support from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.