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Descriptive Summary

Source: Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
Creator: Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
Title: Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church records
Dates [inclusive]: 1816-2011
Dates [bulk]: 1850-1990
Abstract: The records of the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church document the history of the church, from its founding in 1857 to 2011 (the collection includes material dating back 1816). These records include church bulletins, publications, scrapbooks, membership and vital records, financial records, annual reports, building and property records, clippings, and photographs. The files also document specific aspects of the church, including its pastors (especially Theodore L. Cuyler); the Session; its choir, organ, and music program; Elders and administrators; missionary work (in Korea, Kentucky, and locally in Brooklyn); its Christian education program; various church groups; and LAPC members' roles in World War I and World War II.
Quantity: 42.25 Linear Feet in 32 record cartons, six manuscript boxes, four flat boxes, and one small box
Location: The majority of the materials in this collection are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact library@brooklynhistory.org at least three weeks prior to research visit.
Call Phrase: 2009.011

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Timeline

Timeline
1857 Park Presbyterian Church organized
1860 Rev. Theodore L. Cuyler becomes church pastor
1862 Lafayette Avenue church building completed and church's name is officially changed to the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church
1863 Cumberland Street Chapel organized by W.W. Wickes
1866 Prospect Park Chapel organized on Warren Street by William C. Mumford and other church members (soon thereafter it became the Memorial Presbyterian Church on 7th Avenue)
1867 Young People's Association established
1872 Rev. Cuyler invited Sarah Smiley, a Quaker preacher, to be the first woman ever to preach from a Presbyterian pulpit
1874 Olivet Chapel organized
1881 Dr. John Hyatt Brewer joins the church as its Musical Director
1884 The mission to Korea is established by church member Daniel W. McWilliams. Horace Grant Underwood leads the mission.
1886 Cuyler Chapel opened on Atlantic Avenue by the Young People's Association
1890 Rev. Cuyler retires in the 30th year of his pastorate
1890 Rev. David Gregg becomes the second pastor of the LAPC
1903 Rev. Gregg leaves the church to become president of Western Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh
1904 Rev. Cleland Boyd McAfee installed as third pastor of the LAPC
1907 Buckhorn Church organized in Kentucky by Rev. Harvey Murdoch
1908 First issue of the Lafayette Record published
1909 Rev. Cuyler passes away on Feburary 26th
1910 New church organ dedicated
1912 Rev. McAfee leaves the church to occupy the chair of Systematic Theology at the McCormick Seminary
1913 Rev. Charles Carroll Albertson becomes the fourth pastor of the LAPC
1917 Gregg Chapel organized by the Young People's Association on 4th Avennue. The chapel was established to serve the growing Italian immigrant population.
1919 Rev. Gregg passes away
1919 Parish House opens on property given to the church by John T. Underwood
1920 The Women's Federation was organized, uniting the Women's Home and Foreign Missionary Society, the Ladies' Benevolent Society, the Cuyler Mission Band, and the Lafayette Auxiliary of the Red Cross
1928 Rev. Albertson steps down as pastor
1930 Rev. Alvin E. Magary installed as fifth pastor of the LAPC
1931 Musical Director Dr. John Hyatt Brewer retires and passes away
1932 The steeple is removed from the church building due to safety concerns resulting from subway construction
1938 Rev. Magary marries church organist Marion Clayton
1944 Rev. McAfee passes away
1951 Women elected to the Session for the first time
1956 Women elected to the Board of Deacons for the first time
1956 Rev. Magary resigns as pastor
1957 Rev. George Litch Knight becomes the sixth pastor of the LAPC
1959 Rev. Albertson passes away
1964 Rev. Magary passes away
1989 Rev. Knight retires
1992 Rev. David W. Dyson is installed as the church's seventh pastor
1995 Rev. Knight passes away
2011 Rev. Dyson retires as church pastor

Historical note

The Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church (LAPC) was originally organized as the Park Presbyterian Church in the eleventh ward of Brooklyn, New York, in 1857. At first, the church was temporarily based in the former home of the Park Congregation Church on Carlton Avenue, near DeKalb Avenue, in what is today known as the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn.

In 1860, the church invited Rev. Theodore L. Cuyler to become its first pastor. Cuyler, a vocal supporter of the abolitionist movement, was then the pastor of the Market Street Dutch Reformed Church in New York City. Cuyler agreed to accept the call to Brooklyn on the condition that the church purchase land and erect a new church building on the corner of Lafayette Avenue and South Oxford Street. The congregation purchased the land just ten days later, and Cuyler was installed as pastor on April 24, 1860. The church building was completed and dedicated in March 1862, and the congregation was renamed the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church.

The congregation was greatly expanded under Cuyler, from 140 members in 1860 to over 2,300 in 1890. During this time period the church's Sabbath School was established, along with a number of church groups, such as the Young People's Associations, the Cuyler Mission Band, and Women's Home and Foreign Missionary Society. Several chapels were organized throughout Brooklyn, expanding the reach of the church beyond the Fort Greene neighborhood.

In 1872, Cuyler caused great controversy by inviting Sarah Smiley, a Quaker preacher, to be the first woman to deliver an address at a Presbyterian service.

Another major event which occurred during the Cuyler pastorate was the establishment of the Presbyterian mission in Korea, which was spearheaded by LAPC Elder Daniel W. McWilliams.

Cuyler retired in 1890 after serving 30 years as pastor for the LAPC. The congregation chose Rev. David Gregg, of the Park Street Congregational Church in Boston, as its second pastor. Gregg accepted the call and was installed on December 14, 1890. The church and its chapels continued to expand under his pastorate. Gregg remained at the church until 1903, when he accepted the call to be president of the Western Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The third pastor of the LAPC, Rev. Cleland Boyd McAfee, was installed on October 8, 1904. He had previously served as pastor to the 41st Street Presbyterian Church in Chicago, Illinois. McAfee continued the church's support for missions, both locally and abroad, and was a strong proponent of the church's music program. A new organ was installed in November 1910. He resigned in June 1912, when he accepted the call to serve as the chair of Systematic Theology at McCormick Seminary in Chicago.

On May 6, 1913, Rev. Charles Carroll Albertson was installed as the fourth pastor of the LAPC. Albertson led the effort to enlarge the church's endowment fund during his fifteen year service as minister of the church. He was a leading advocate of the Social Gospel movement in American Protestantism. During his pastorate, the Buckhorn Association was established as a mission in rural Kentucky in 1916. Additionally, a Parish House was built in 1917 to house various community-service projects locally in Brooklyn. He retired on Easter Sunday, 1928.

Rev. Alvin E. Magary was installed as the fifth pastor of the LAPC on May 6, 1930. He led the church through a difficult period, as noted in the LAPC's One Hundredth Anniversary booklet, "with the depression, the war years and the confused times of the post-war period, Brooklyn changed in character far more than our immediate neighborhood. Older members of church families retired and moved away or were taken by death. Younger members of these families moved out of the neighborhood or city." Magary remained pastor for 26 years, retiring in 1956.

The sixth pastor of the LAPC, Rev. George Litch Knight, was installed on December 29, 1957. That year marked the 100th anniversary of the church. The congregation had shrunk dramatically in the previous years, from a height of 2,500 at the turn of the century to less than 100 in 1960. Knight guided the church through another period of change. He led the effort to rehabilitate the church building and oversaw the development of the church's Cultural Crossroads program in the 1970s. The church also catered to newly arrived ethnic populations, such as the "Spanish" congregation, led by Rev. Moises J. Senti, and the Korean congregation, led by Elder Chung H. Ro, Rev. John Y. Paik, and Rev. Sung Kook Shin.

Rev. Knight retired in 1989 after leading the church for over thirty years. He was succeeded by Rev. David W. Dyson, who was chosen as pastor in 1992. Dyson was ordained in 1972, and spent much of the 1970s and 1980s as a labor advocate, first for the United Farm Workers and then for the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union. Prior to coming to the LAPC, he served for two years as executive minister for the Riverside Church in Manhattan. He served as LAPC pastor for eighteen years, where his ministry focused on social justice, retiring in 2011.

As of October 2015, the LAPC is led by Interim Pastor Lindsay Borden.

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Scope and Contents

The records of the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church document the history of the church, from its founding in 1857 to 2011 (the collection includes material dating back 1816). These records include church bulletins, publications, scrapbooks, membership and vital records, financial records, annual reports, building and property records, clippings, and photographs.

The files also document specific aspects of the church, including its pastors (especially Theodore L. Cuyler); the Session; its choir, organ, and music program; Elders and administrators; missionary work (in Korea, Kentucky, and locally in Brooklyn); its Christian education program; various church groups; and LAPC members' roles in World War I and World War II.

Arrangement

The records are organized into 18 series:

Series 1: Church Bulletins

Series 2: Parish Newsletters

Series 3: Lafayette Record

Series 4: Scrapbooks

Series 5: Pastors

Series 6: Membership, marriage, and baptismal records

Series 7: Session, Board of Trustees, and financial records

Series 8: Church manuals and calendars

Series 9: Historical files

Series 10: Elders and Administrators

Series 11: Music and organ

Series 12: Building and property

Series 13: Mission work

Series 14: Sunday School

Series 15: Young People's Association

Series 16: War service records

Series 17: Clippings

Series 18: Photographs

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • McAfee, Cleland Boyd
  • Gregg, David
  • Knight, George Litch
  • Moody, Dwight Lyman
  • Magary, Alvin E. (Alvin Edwin)
  • Albertson, Charles Carroll
  • Cuyler, Theodore L. (Theodore Ledyard)
  • Moore, Marianne
  • Vamos, Jeffrey A.
  • Dyson, David W.

Document Type

  • Newsletters
  • Church bulletins
  • Hymns
  • Sermons
  • Typescripts
  • Manuscripts (document genre)
  • Annual reports
  • Minutes
  • Correspondence
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Calendars
  • Color slides
  • Photographs
  • Audiotapes
  • Programs (documents)
  • DVDs
  • Service books (religious texts)
  • Videocassettes
  • Baptismal registers
  • Marriage registers
  • Scrapbooks
  • Recipes
  • Acetate film
  • Songbooks
  • Concert programs
  • Deeds
  • Death records
  • Bible

Subject Organizations

  • Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
  • Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Presbytery of Buckhorn
  • Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
  • Vassar College. Class of 1903
  • Third Reformed Presbyterian Church (New York, N.Y.)
  • Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company
  • Hook & Hastings (Firm)
  • Brooklyn City news

Subject Topics

  • Missionaries -- Korea
  • Religious institutions -- New York (State) -- Kings County -x History
  • Missionaries -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Hymns -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Presbyterian Church -- New York (State) -- Kings County -x Clergy
  • Presbyterians -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Presbyterian Church -- New York (State) -- Kings County -x Missions
  • Presbyterian Church -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Presbyterian church buildings -- New York (State) -- Kings County -x History
  • Religious education of children -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • American poetry -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Abolitionists -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Missionaries -- Kentucky -- Perry County
  • Church music -x Protestant churches -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Temperance -- New York (State) -- Kings County

Subject Places

  • Kentucky |z Perry County
  • Korea
  • Fort Greene (New York, N.Y.)
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) |x Religious life and customs

Family Name(s)

  • Underwood family

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Open to users without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use

Photographs and publications published prior to 1923 are in the public domain. The copyright status for all other material has not been evaluated. Please consult library staff for more information.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date (if known); Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church records, 2009.011, Box and Folder number; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Related archival materials at other repositories

Official Session minutes are deposited at the Presbyterian Historical Society in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Brooklyn Public Library holds a number of photographs relating to the LAPC.

Berea College Library's Southern Appalachian Archives holds two collections relating to the Buckhorn Association: the Buckhorn Children's Center Records (SAA 45) and the Buckhorn School Oral History Collection (SAA 94).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, 2009. A second accrual of records was deposited at BHS by LAPC in September 2015.

Processing Information

The records were processed, arranged, and described by archivist John Zarrillo, May-August 2015. Series 1-3 were processed primarily by volunteers from Goldman Sachs in June 2010.

Some material that had been deposited at Brooklyn Historical Society has been returned to the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church in accordance with the policies set forth by the Session in a meeting on July 12, 2015, including official Session minutes and financial records dating from 1916 and later.

An accrual of LAPC files were deposited at BHS in September 2015. These files included a bound volume of Brooklyn City News, 1862 (added to Series 17: Clippings); video recordings relating to Rev. Dyson, 2011 (added to  Sub-series 5.8: Rev. David W. Dyson); and several items relating to Rev. Cuyler, 1816-1923 (added to  Sub-series 5.1: Rev. Theodore L. Cuyler).

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Container List

Series 1: Church Bulletins, 1882-2003. 10.5 Linear Feet in 11 record cartons

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Church Bulletins consist of weekly "orders of services" and notifications concerning upcoming events and organizational meetings held at the church and locally, new members, deaths, requests for donations to various charities, and other matters of interest to LAPC congregants. This series contains bulletins dating from 1882 to 2003. This not a complete collection of LAPC bulletins; there are many gaps in the series, especially for the years prior to 1930 and after 1990. Early bulletins which do not appear in this series are likely to be found in Series 4: Scrapbooks.

Beginning in the 1970s, many of these announcements concern art exhibitions, music programs, and other cultural events held at LAPC. The series includes the programs, flyers, and other matter related to these events, including in the late 1970s and later, material regarding the performances, exhibitions, and other programs sponsored at LAPC by Cultural Crossroads, Inc.

Included in this series are bulletins for special events, such as pastor installations and anniversaries, wedding and memorial services for church members, Children's Day, concerts, and building and organ dedications.

Programs for concert and choir performances are especially well represented in the years 1882 to 1903.

The series includes one folder of memorial service bulletins and programs dating from 1960 to 1976.

Beginning in the mid-1970s, the series includes some parish newsletters which were filed with the church bulletins.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1-16 Church Bulletins (16 folders)
1882-1927
Box: 2 Folder : 1-17 Church Bulletins (17 folders)
1927-1935
Box: 3 Folder : 1-16 Church Bulletins (16 folders)
1935-1953
Box: 4 Folder : 1-16 Church Bulletins (16 folders)
1953-1963
Box: 5 Folder : 1-20 Church Bulletins (20 folders)
1963-1971
Box: 6 Folder : 1-14 Church Bulletins (14 folders)
1972-1979
Box: 7 Folder : 1-16 Church Bulletins (16 folders)
1980-1984
Box: 8 Folder : 1-15 Church Bulletins (15 folders)
1985-1990
Box: 9 Folder : 1-16 Church Bulletins (16 folders)
1991-1997
Box: 10 Folder : 1-15 Church Bulletins (15 folders)
1997-2001
Box: 11 Folder : 1-8 Church Bulletins (8 folders)
2002-2003

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Series 2: Parish Newsletters, 1957-1991. 0.3 Linear Feet in five folders

Scope and Contents

Series includes newsletters concerning parish activities and other matters of interest to the LAPC congregation.

Prior to the date range of this series, this type of information was generally found in the Lafayette Record (Series 3).

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 11 Folder : 9-13 Parish Newsletters (5 folders)
1957-1991

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Series 3: Lafayette Record, 1907-1960, 1990-1991. 2.3 Linear Feet in two record cartons and eight folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

The series contains issues of the Lafayette Record, LAPC's periodical that was published from 1907 to 1960, and then again in the early 1990s. The publication included sermons; announcements of births, deaths, and other personal events among the congregation; annual reports from the church's governing bodies; and information about activities from organizations affiliated with the church.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 11 Folder : 14-15 Lafayette Record (2 folders)
1907-1908
Box: 12 Folder : 1-21 Lafayette Record (21 folders)
1909-1928
Box: 13 Folder : 1-26 Lafayette Record (26 folders)
1929-1953
Box: 14 Folder : 1-6 Lafayette Record (6 folders)
1954-1960, 1990-1991

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Series 4: Scrapbooks, 1858-1961. 5.25 Linear Feet in three record cartons, three manuscript boxes, and seven folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically, with the centennial celebration scrapbook placed at the end of the series.

Scope and Contents

The scrapbooks document the day-to-day affairs of the church, and include church bulletins, announcements, calendars, special event and concert programs, clippings, and other ephemera, dating from 1858 to 1961. LAPC organizations and affiliations, such as the Young People's Association, the Gregg Chapel, and the church bible school, are well represented in the scrapbooks.

The series includes one scrapbook documenting the church's centennial celebration (1957).

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 30 Folder : 1-5 1858-1910 scrapbook (1-5 of 8 folders)
1858-1910
Box: 31 Folder : 1-3 1858-1910 scrapbook (6-8 of 8 folders)
1858-1910
Box: 31 Folder : 4-5 1910-1914 scrapbook (1-2 of 5 folders)
1910-1914
Box: 32 Folder : 1-3 1910-1914 scrapbook (3-5 of 5 folders)
1910-1914
Box: 32 Folder : 4-5 1914-1918 scrapbook (1-2 of 4 folders)
1914-1918
Box: 33 Folder : 1-2 1914-1918 scrapbook (3-4 of 4 folders)
1914-1918
Box: 18 Folder : 1-4 1918-1921 scrapbook (4 folders)
1918-1921
Box: 18 Folder : 5-8 1921-1925 scrapbook (4 folders)
1921-1925
Box: 18 Folder : 9-12 1925-1929 scrapbook (4 folders)
1925-1929
Box: 18 Folder : 13 1929-1932 scrapbook (1 of 4 folders)
1929-1932
Box: 19 Folder : 1-3 1929-1932 scrapbook (2-4 of 4 folders)
1929-1932
Box: 19 Folder : 1-3 1929-1932 scrapbook (3 folders)
1929-1932
Box: 19 Folder : 4 Loose scrapbook pages
1930s
Box: 19 Folder : 5-8 1932-1935 scrapbook (4 folders)
1932-1935
Box: 19 Folder : 9-12 1935-1939 scrapbook (4 folders)
1935-1939
Box: 19 Folder : 13-16 1939-1943 scrapbook (4 folders)
1939-1943
Box: 19 Folder : 17 1943-1948 scrapbook (1 of 3 folders)
1943-1948
Box: 20 Folder : 1-2 1943-1948 scrapbook (2-3 of 3 folders)
1943-1948
Box: 20 Folder : 3-5 1948-1953 scrapbook (3 folders)
1948-1953
Box: 20 Folder : 6-9 1953-1957 scrapbook (4 folders)
1953-1957
Box: 20 Folder : 10-12 1958-1960 scrapbook (3 folders)
1958-1960
Box: 21 Folder : 1-4 1960-1961 scrapbook (4 folders)
1960-1961
Box: 33 Folder : 6 Centennial celebration scrapbook

General

Oversize

1957

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Series 5: Pastors, 1816-2011. 4.75 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

The series contains records relating to the church's first seven pastors (Cuyler, Gregg, McAfee, Albertson, Magary, Knight, and Dyson), and one interim pastor (Vamos).

Arrangement

The series is organized into eight sub-series:

Sub-series 5.1: Rev. Theodore L. Cuyler

Sub-series 5.2: Rev. David Gregg

Sub-series 5.3: Rev. Cleland B. McAfee

Sub-series 5.4: Rev. Charles C. Albertson

Sub-series 5.5: Rev. Alvin E. Magary

Sub-series 5.6: Rev. George L. Knight

Sub-series 5.7: Rev. Jeffrey A. Vamos (Interim Pastor)

Sub-series 5.8: Rev. David W. Dyson

Sub-series 5.1: Rev. Theodore L. Cuyler, 1816-circa 1980s. 1 Linear Feet in one record carton

Scope and Contents

The sub-series contains material related to Rev. Thedore L. Cuyler, most of which documents his time as pastor at the LAPC. It includes sermons (handwritten and published, 1852-1900s), correspondence (1854-1908), four bibles (1826-1890), portraits (circa 1850s-1900s), clippings (1867-1978), anniversary and retirement service programs (1885-1890), and published addresses delivered by Cuyler (1890-1896).

Material related to his mother, wife, daughter, son, and grandson can also be found in the series. Addtionally, it contains some biographical materials related to Cuyler, as well as typescripts of a portion of his correspondence.

There are several items of note in the series, including: an 1826 bible (in two volumes), presented to Culyer by his father; his mother's diary (1831-1834); an 1842 broadside advertising a temperance lecture delivered by Cuyler at the Canon Street Chapel (England); a collection of scrapbook pages which include poetry authored by Cuyler, abolitionist writings, and a list of his colleagues at Princeton University (1837-1842); and a handwritten sermon on Abraham Lincoln delivered shortly after his assasination (1865).

Arrangement

The sub-series is organized into five sections:

Section A: Bibles

Section B: Sermons and writings

Section C: Correspondence

Section D: Portraits

Section E: Other items

Related Materials

BHS holds an additional collection of Cuyler correspondence (1978.167)

Section A: Bibles
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 17 Folder : 28-29 Cuyler family bible (2 volumes)
1826
Box: 42 Folder : 1 Cuyler's bible
circa 1860s
Box: 42 Folder : 2 Cuyler's bible
1885
Box: 42 Folder : 3 Cuyler's bible
1890
Section B: Sermons and other writings
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 17 Folder : 1 Scrapbook pages

General

Collected while at Princeton. Includes poetry by Cuyler, abolitionist debates, and list of colleagues at Princeton.

1837-1842
Box: 17 Folder : 2 Handwritten sermons

General

Includes listings of where and when each sermon was delivered

1852-1901
Box: 17 Folder : 3 The Empty Crib: A Book of Consolation advertisement
circa 1870s
Box: 17 Folder : 4 "A Discourse on Abraham Lincoln" handwritten sermon and typescript
1865
Box: 17 Folder : 5 Clippings - Sermons and talks
1870s-1908
Box: 17 Folder : 6 "Demas the Deserter" published sermon

General

The Pulpit Treasury vol. II no. 1; includes Cuyler portrait

1884
Box: 17 Folder : 7 Handwritten memorial to Mrs. Proal
circa 1890
Box: 17 Folder : 8 Published addresses

General

Lasell Seminary for Young Women (1890) and the Bible Society of Virgina (1896)

1890-1896
Box: 17 Folder : 9 "A Shot at the Decanter" published sermon

General

First published in 1865

circa 1900s
Section C: Correspondence
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 17 Folder : 10 Correspondence - To Cuyler
1854-1891
Box: 17 Folder : 11 Correspondence - From Cuyler (originals)
1869-1908
Box: 17 Folder : 12 Correspondence - From Cuyler (typescripts)
circa 1980s
Box: 17 Folder : 13 Letter from Edger Ketchum to Louise F. Cuyler
1875
Box: 17 Folder : 14 Letter to Mary Cuyler Cheesman regarding her mother

General

Incomplete

1909
Box: 17 Folder : 15 Theodore L. Cuyler Jr. letter from Kyoto, Japan
1923
Section D: Portraits
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 34 Folder : - Lithographic portrait, signed by Cuyler
circa 1850s
Box: 17 Folder : 16 Portraits of Cuyler
circa 1870s-1900s
Box: 34 Folder : - Portrait of "The Three Theodores"
1892
Box: 17 Folder : 17 Portraits of Theodore L. Cuyler the Third and others
circa 1910s-1920s
Section E: Other items
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 17 Folder : 18 The Christian's Inheritance... by Clarke, and envelope annotated by Cuyler
1816-1818, circa 1880s-1900s
Box: 17 Folder : 19 Louisa Frances Cuyler diary
1831-1834
Box: 17 Folder : 20 Temperance broadside
1842
Box: 34 Folder : - Cuyler clipping

General

Oversize

1867
Box: 17 Folder : 21 Cuyler and Sarah F. Smiley
1872, 1974
Box: 17 Folder : 22 Anniversary and retirement service programs
1885-1890
Box: 17 Folder : 23 Calling cards and invitations

General

Includes Rev. Cuyler, Mrs. Cuyler, Miss Mathiot and Arthur Reese Proal (in an enveloped labeled "Mrs. Eliza Davidson"), and Lafayette Avenue Church

circa 1880s-1900s
Box: 17 Folder : 24 Clippings - About Cuyler

General

Includes an issue of The Quill (vol. 1 no 4. - April 1893)

1890-1978
Box: 34 Folder : - The Evangelist - Theodore L. Cuyler the Third clipping
1895
Box: 17 Folder : 25 Theodore L. Cuyler memorial booklet
1909
Box: 17 Folder : 26 "Theodore Ledyard Cuyler: Friends of Lincoln and of Mankind" typescript
circa 1950s
Box: 17 Folder : 27 Cuyler visiting London
circa 1960s

Sub-series 5.2: Rev. David Gregg, 1872-1911. 0.5 Linear Feet in nine folders

Scope and Contents

The sub-series contains three volumes of bound, handwritten sermons by Gregg. The sermons, dating from 1872 to around 1884, were written and delivered while Gregg was pastor of the Third Reformed Presbyterian Church in Manhattan. Also included is a hymnal card from the Third Reformed Presbyterian Church (circa 1870s-1880s), two folders of published sermons (circa 1890-1911), documents related to this call to the LAPC (1890), a program for a lecture entitled "The Consecration of Music to the Service of Religion" (1893), a poem written by LAPC Elder A.G. Van Cleve in honor of Gregg departing the LAPC (1904), and a letter from Gregg to John R. Sager (1917).

A letter from Gregg to then-current pastor Cleland B. McAfee regarding the church's music and new organ is housed in the Music and organ series (1910).

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 21 Folder : 24-26 Handwritten sermons (3 volumes)
1872-circa 1884
Box: 21 Folder : 27 Third Reformed Presbyterian Church hymnal card
circa 1870s-1880s
Box: 22 Folder : 1 Call to LAPC
1890
Box: 29 Folder : 13 Portraits
circa 1890s-1900s
Box: 22 Folder : 2-3 Sermons (2 folders)
circa 1890-1911
Box: 22 Folder : 4 "The Consecreation of Music to the Service of Religion" lecture program
1893
Box: 22 Folder : 5 Poem commemorating Gregg leaving the LAPC

General

Composed by A.G. Van Cleve

1904
Box: 22 Folder : 6 Letter to John R. Sanger
1917

Sub-series 5.3: Rev. Cleland B. McAfee, 1901-circa 1960s. 0.5 Linear Feet in six folders and one framed photograph

Scope and Contents

Contains a family scrapbook (1901-1912, 1974), correspondence (1907), reports of the pastor (1908, circa 1910), two sermons ("The Book of Books" and "The Tonic of Prayer," 1911), a typescript written by McAfee's daughter Mildren McAfee Horton on her childhood in the church (circa 1950s), and a photocopy of hymnal sheet music composed and written by McAfee (circa 1960s). The correspondence folder also includes a photographic portrait of George T. Purvis and minutes for a special meeting of the Board of Deacons.

A letter from former pastor David Gregg to McAfee regarding the church's music and new organ is housed in Series 11: Music and organ (1910). Correspondence between McAfee and Henry Logan is housed in Series 7: Session, Board of Trustees, and financial records (1935-1939).

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 16 Folder : 47 McAfee family scrapbook

Scope and Contents

Includes 1993 letter

1901-1912, 1974
Box: 35 Folder : - Installation of Cleland B. McAfee group photograph

General

Includes McAfee, Theodore L. Cuyler, David Gregg, Robert W. Anthony, and George H. Lunn.

1906
Box: 16 Folder : 48 McAfee portraits
1906-circa 1930s
Box: 16 Folder : 49 Correspondence

General

Primarily with Caleb V. Smith, also includes portrait of George T. Purvis and minutes for a special meeting of the Board of Deacons

1907
Box: 16 Folder : 50 Reports of the pastor
1908, circa 1910
Box: 16 Folder : 51 Sermons

General

"The Book of Books" and "The Tonic of Prayer"

1911
Box: 16 Folder : 52 Typescript by Mildred McAfee Horton
circa 1950s
Box: 16 Folder : 53 Hymnal sheet music by McAfee
circa 1960s

Sub-series 5.4: Rev. Charles C. Albertson, 1902-1959. 0.25 Linear Feet in nine folders

Scope and Contents

The sub-series documents Rev. Charles C. Albertson's time as pastor of the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church (LAPC). It includes clippings (1902-1959), correspondence (1919-1959), four sermons (1920-1940), a bookplate belonging to his wife Permelia Hogg Albertson (circa 1900s), hymns and prayers (circa 1920s), a typescript entitled "They Saw the Emperor" with handwritten edits, a service book which was presented to Rev. Frank L. Gosnell by Albertson (1925), his letter of resignation as pastor of the LAPC (1928), and a historical typescript documenting his time as pastor at the LAPC (circa 1957). The series also includes the minutes for the Pastoral Committee which selected Albertson as pastor of the LAPC (1912).

A letter from Albertson to then current Pastor Knight is housed in the correspondence file of Sub-series 5.6: Rev. George L. Knight.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 29 Folder : 11 Pastoral Committee minutes

General

Journal containing meeting minutes of the committee which selected Rev. Albertson to become pastor of LAPC

1912
Box: 21 Folder : 5 Clippings
1902-1959
Box: 21 Folder : 6 Bookplate belonging to Permelia Hogg Albertson
circa 1900s
Box: 21 Folder : 7 Correspondence
1919-1959
Box: 21 Folder : 8 Sermons

General

"The Greatest Mystery" (1920), "The Holy Night" (1920), "He Who Troubleth Us" (1922), "I Want to be Happy" (1940)

1920-1940
Box: 21 Folder : 9 Hymns and prayers
circa 1920s
Box: 21 Folder : 10 "They Saw the Emperor" typescript with handwritten edits
circa 1920s
Box: 21 Folder : 11 Albertson portraits
circa 1920s
Box: 21 Folder : 12 Service book
1925
Box: 21 Folder : 13 Resignation letter and clipping
1928
Box: 21 Folder : 14 Historical typescript

General

Probably produced for centennial celebration

circa 1957

Sub-series 5.5: Rev. Alvin E. Magary, 1929-1964. 0.5 Linear Feet in nine folders and one framed photograph

Scope and Contents

The sub-series documents Rev. Alvin E. Magary's time as pastor of the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church (LAPC). It includes documents relating to his selection as pastor (including correspondence, Session meeting minutes, service of installation program, and a clipping which includes an image of Magary after preaching his first sermon at the LAPC, 1929-1930), a sketch of Magary featured in the Brooklyn Eagle Magazine (1930), a sermon entitled "Shall the Republic Perish?" (1931), documents relating to his marriage (1938), Christmas cards (1943-1956), clippings documenting a burglary and attack on Magary and his wife (1947), sermon typescripts on notecards (1954-1957), retirement clippings (1957), a historical typescript on his time as pastor (circa 1957), and documents relating to his memorial service (1964).

Correspondence from Magary to the Session is housed in Series 7: Session, Board of Trustees, and financial records.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 21 Folder : 15 Call to LAPC
1929-1930
Box: 35 Folder : - Installation of Alvin E. Magary group photographs

General

Two photographs, one framed. Includes Magary, Cleland B. McAfee, Charles C. Albertson, Basil D. Hall, Frank L. Gosnell, Robert W. Anthony, John E. Steen, and F. Raymond Clee.

1930
Box: 21 Folder : 16 Sermon: "Shall the Republic Perish"
1931
Box: 21 Folder : 17 Marriage
1938
Box: 21 Folder : 18 Magary portraits

General

Includes wife Marion Clayton Magary

1930s-1950s
Box: 21 Folder : 19 Margary's Christmas cards and letters
1943-1956
Box: 21 Folder : 20 Attack clippings
1947
Box: 27 Folder : 21 Margary sermons

General

It is possible that the undated sermons in this file are actually Rev. Knight's sermons from the late 1950s.

1954-1957
Box: 21 Folder : 21 Retirement clippings
1957
Box: 21 Folder : 22 Historical typescript

General

Probably produced for centennial celebration

circa 1957
Box: 21 Folder : 23 Memorial service and obituaries
1964

Sub-series 5.6: Rev. George L. Knight, 1952-1995. 1.5 Linear Feet in one record carton, eight folders, and one framed photograph

Scope and Contents

The sub-series documents Rev. George L. Knight's time as pastor of the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church (LAPC), with material dating from 1952 to 1995. It includes, but is not limited to, a photograph documenting the installation of Rev. Knights as pastor (1957), four folders of sermons (1957-1982), correspondence (1959-1981), daily diaries (1963-1982), and a booklet commemorating his memorial service (1995).

Additional sermons by Rev. Knight can be found in Sub-series 10.3: McWilliams family papers. Also, some undated sermons which have been filed under Rev. Alvin E. Magary (sub-series 5.5) may actually be Rev. Knight's sermons from the late 1950s.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 27 Folder : 22 "The Creative use of Hymns in Worship" by Knight

General

Union Seminary Quarterly Review, vol. VII no. 4

1952
Box: 28 Folder : - Service Book
1956
Box: 35 Folder : - Installation of George L. Knight group photograph

General

Includes Knight, Alvin E. Magary, Norman S. DeWolfe, John Van Zanten, Phillips P. Elliott, Charles E. Souter, David D. Cockcroft, and Paul A. Wolfe.

1957
Box: 27 Folder : 23 Knight - Personal

General

Includes photograph

1957-1962
Box: 27 Folder : 24-26 Knight sermons (3 folders)
1957-1973
Box: 29 Folder : 1 Knight sermons
1973-1982
Box: 29 Folder : 2 Correspondence
1959-1981
Box: 28 Folder : - Yearbooks / Daily diaries (20 volumes)

General

There is no 1964 book, and two books for 1977

1963-1982
Box: 28 Folder : - Holy Bibles (2 volumes)
1964, 1982
Box: 29 Folder : 3 Memorial service booklet
1995

Sub-series 5.7: Rev. Jeffrey A. Vamos (Interim Pastor), 1990-1992. 0.25 Linear Feet in 16 folders

Scope and Contents

The sub-series is composed of administrative files which were maintained by Interim Pastor Rev. Jeffrey A. Vamos, dating from 1990 to 1992.

Related files can be found in Series 7: Session, Board of Trustees, and financial records.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 26 Folder : 53 Bible Study

General

See also: Social Action/Peacemaking folder

circa 1990
Box: 26 Folder : 54 Building use forms
1990
Box: 26 Folder : 55 Daily News
1991
Box: 26 Folder : 56 Memos to Elders, Parishioners
1991
Box: 26 Folder : 57 Persian Gulf
1991
Box: 26 Folder : 58 Resumes/Professional information
1990-1991
Box: 26 Folder : 59 Sexuality Report
1991
Box: 26 Folder : 60 Social Action/Peacemaking

General

See also: Bible Study folder

1990-1991
Box: 26 Folder : 61 Sound System
1990
Box: 26 Folder : 62 Special programs/projects
1990
Box: 26 Folder : 63 Stewardship
1990-1991
Box: 26 Folder : 64 To-do forms
circa 1990
Box: 26 Folder : 65 Upcoming to publicize
1990
Box: 26 Folder : 66 Wedding: Sweet/Quach - June 30
1990
Box: 26 Folder : 67 Music and Worship Committee
1990-1992
Box: 26 Folder : 68 Youth Ministers
1990

Sub-series 5.8: Rev. David W. Dyson, 1992-2011. 0.1 Linear Feet in one folder

Scope and Contents

The sub-series consists of material related to Rev. David W. Dyson, dating from 1992 to 2011. It includes four sermons, church flyers, clippings, and a program for Dyson's ten year anniversary testimonial brunch program. It also contains recordings of the community tribute to Dyson at the Irondale Center (October 2, 2011) and Dyson's last service (October 30, 2011) on two DVDs and five Mini Digital Video cassettes.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 27 Folder : 20 Rev. David W. Dyson file

General

Contains four sermons, church flyers, clippings, and Dyson's ten year anniversary testimonial brunch program

1992-2002
Box: 41 Folder : 14 Dyson community tribute and last service recordings
2011

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Series 6: Membership, marriage, and baptismal records, 1853-1995. 1.75 Linear Feet in two record cartons

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

The series contains LAPC records documenting church membership, marriages, baptisms, and deaths, dating from 1853 to 1995. Several 19th century registers were maintained by Rev. Culyer and are written in his hand. The series includes a register for the Market Street Church (Manhattan), where Cuyler served as pastor prior to coming to the LAPC. Additional lists of members can be found in Series 8: Church manuals and calendars.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 14 Folder : 13 Market Street Church baptism, marriage, and membership journal

General

Written in Cuyler's hand

1853-1877
Box: 14 Folder : 14 Alphabetical member register revised
1857-circa 1880s
Box: 14 Folder : 15 Register of members
1857-1897
Box: 14 Folder : 16 Register of members and baptisms
1858-1868
Box: 34 Folder : - Register of members

General

Oversized; written in Cuyler's hand

circa 1850s-1890s
Box: 14 Folder : 17 Member address directory

General

Written in Cuyler's hand

1869
Box: 14 Folder : 18 Register of baptisms

General

Includes 1938 letter

1869-1890
Box: 14 Folder : 19 Register of members
1874-1895
Box: 14 Folder : 20 Member address directory

General

U.S. Christian Commission journal; written in Cuyler's hand

circa 1875
Box: 14 Folder : 21 Member address directory

General

Written in Cuyler's hand

1877
Box: 14 Folder : 22 Marriage certificate: Stewart M. Steven and Agnes Gorden
1877
Box: 14 Folder : 23 Marriage journal

General

Written in Cuyler's hand

1878-1909
Box: 14 Folder : 24 Member address directory

General

Written in Cuyler's hand

1881
Box: 14 Folder : 25 Member address directory

General

Written in Cuyler's hand

1886
Box: 15 Folder : 1 Matilda Sherwood information card
circa 1890s-1910s
Box: 15 Folder : 2 Register of members and baptisms
1891-1905
Box: 15 Folder : 3 Register of baptisms
1893-1896
Box: 15 Folder : 4 Official directory
1893
Box: 15 Folder : 5 Dedication and baptism cards
1901-1925
Box: 15 Folder : 6 Register of members, marriages, and baptisms

General

#6851-8319

1906-1915
Box: 15 Folder : 7 Membership statistics
1909
Box: 15 Folder : 8 Register of elders, members, baptisms, and marriages
1915-1958
Box: 15 Folder : 9 Member list
circa 1920s-1940s
Box: 37 Folder : 11 Members for fifty years or more
circa 1930
Box: 15 Folder : 10 Register of elders, members, baptisms, and marriages
1939-1961
Box: 29 Folder : 10 Members and addresses
1945-1946
Box: 15 Folder : 11 Ella Danielson Holm membership transfer card
1951
Box: 15 Folder : 12 Park Presbyterian Church - list of original members
1957
Box: 15 Folder : 13 Church directory
1959
Box: 15 Folder : 14 Baptisms, deaths, marriages, and new members
1961
Box: 15 Folder : 15 Membership forms
1958-1959
Box: 29 Folder : 4 Membership records for bulletin
1960
Box: 29 Folder : 5-7 To be noted and recorded (3 folders)

General

Member addresses

1961-1969
Box: 29 Folder : 8 Membership book
1962-1970
Box: 29 Folder : 9 Membership and baptism records
1964-1973
Box: 15 Folder : 16-19 Membership and baptism forms (4 folders)
1964-1975
Box: 15 Folder : 20 Ruth M. Strang funeral card
1971
Box: 15 Folder : 21 List of members - 25 years of more with the church
circa 1974
Box: 15 Folder : 22 Baptisms, marriages, deaths, and new members
1983, 1989-1991
Box: 15 Folder : 23 Presbytery of New York City directory
1988
Box: 15 Folder : 24 Register of marriages and John Okike certificate of transfer
1990-1992
Box: 15 Folder : 25 Directory of members and friends
1995

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Series 7: Session, Board of Trustees, and financial records, 1854-1995. 0.7 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

The series contains records of the LAPC Session, in addition to financial records and files relating to the LAPC Board of Trustees, dating from 1854 to 1995.

It contains annual reports dating from 1879-1920, in the form of manuscripts (handwritten), typescripts, and published booklets.

Financial records are primarily composed of Treasurer's reports and account books, dating from 1854 to 1915. Financial records dating from after 1915 have been retained by LAPC.

The series includes a two folders of letters sent to and from the Session and the Board of Trustees, dating from 1879 to 1953.

Finally, the series contains a small set of Session adminstrative files, primarily concerning Session committees, dating from 1990 to 1995. Related files can be found in Sub-series 5.7: Rev. Jeffrey A. Vamos (Interim Pastor).

Arrangement

The series is roughly arranged as follows: Annual reports, by-laws, financial records, Board of Trustees and Session correspondence, and Session administrative files.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 14 Folder : 7 Annual reports - manuscripts/typescripts
1879-1889
Box: 14 Folder : 8 Annual reports - manuscripts/typescripts
1891-1896
Box: 14 Folder : 9 Annual reports - booklets
1890-1901
Box: 14 Folder : 10 Annual reports - typescripts
1908-1920
Box: 14 Folder : 11 Annual report - booklet
1917
Box: 14 Folder : 12 By-laws
1892, 1896, 1938
Box: 41 Folder : 1 Pew rentals
1854-1900
Box: 41 Folder : 2 Account book
1860-1904
Box: 41 Folder : 3 Financial reports
1865-1915
Box: 41 Folder : 4 Miscellaneous financial records
1868-1913
Box: 41 Folder : 5 Account book
1882-1883
Box: 41 Folder : 6 Board of Trustees correspondence

General

Includes John T. Underwood and correspondence with Session regarding music and choir (1879)

1879-1937
Box: 41 Folder : 7 Session - Letters
1891-1953
Box: 41 Folder : 8 Correspondence between Henry Logan and Rev. McAfee, and Rev. Magary and the Session

General

Found in a copy of The Ruling Elder by Cleland B. McAfee (LAPC BX9195 .M25 1931)

1935-1939
Box: 41 Folder : 9 Christian Education Committee
1990-1991
Box: 41 Folder : 10 Personnel Committee
1990
Box: 41 Folder : 11 Presbytery of New York City
1990-1991
Box: 41 Folder : 12 Social Concerns Committee
1993-1995
Box: 41 Folder : 13 Standing Committees of the Session
1990

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Series 8: Church manuals and calendars, 1855-1923, circa 1980. 0.2 Linear Feet in five folders

Scope and Contents

The series contains pulished church manuals and calendars, dating from 1855 to the 1980s. It includes a Park Congregational Church manual (1855) and a Park Presbyterian Church manual (1860). The manuals contain historical sketches, rules and regulations, and membership rolls.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 15 Folder : 26 Manuals
1855-1899
Box: 16 Folder : 1 Calendars
1896-1899
Box: 16 Folder : 2 Manuals and membership rolls
1904-1909
Box: 16 Folder : 3 Manuals and membership rolls
1916-1923
Box: 16 Folder : 31 New member booklet
circa 1980

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Series 9: Historical files, 1858-2004. 0.75 Linear Feet in one record carton

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Contents

The series contains historical material which had been collected by the church, dating from 1858 to 2004. One item of note is the certificate of incorporation of the Park Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn (1858). Other subjects include the Cumberland Street Church (1897-1905), the Olivet Presbyterian Church (1901-1941), the Gregg Chapel (1916-1933), church attendance (1931-1950), Marianne Moore (1958-1990), and the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn (1970s-1980s). Several church groups are represented in the files, including the Brooklyn City Mission and Tract Society, Cuyler Mission Band, Men's Bible Class, Women's Federation, Young Men's League, and the Young Men's Literary Society.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 26 Folder : 1 75th Anniversary

General

Regarding first telephone in Brooklyn

1942
Box: 26 Folder : 2 100th Anniversary
1957
Box: 26 Folder : 3 125th Anniversary
1982
Box: 26 Folder : 4 Advertisement
circa 1910s
Box: 26 Folder : 5 Artwork
1970s
Box: 26 Folder : 6 Assistant Pastors
1882-1957
Box: 26 Folder : 7 Attendance
1931-1950
Box: 26 Folder : 8 Bequests
circa 1900s-1940s
Box: 26 Folder : 9 Brooklyn City Mission and Tract Society
1919
Box: 26 Folder : 10 Certificate of Incorporation - Park Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn
1858
Box: 26 Folder : 11 Correspondence
1875-1964
Box: 26 Folder : 12 Correspondence - Henry Hand
1892, 1906
Box: 26 Folder : 13 Cumberland Street Church
1897-1905
Box: 26 Folder : 14 Cuyler Mission Band
1888-1895
Box: 34 Folder : - Cuyler Mission Band - The Zenana No. 1 and 3

General

Oversize

1869
Box: 26 Folder : 15 Deacons
1894-1957
Box: 26 Folder : 16 Dinner menus
1922-1923
Box: 26 Folder : 17 Easter card signed by Rev. Knight and Elders
circa 1960s
Box: 26 Folder : 18 Ephemera
1906-1977
Box: 26 Folder : 19 Financial Aid
1905-1906
Box: 26 Folder : 20 Fort Greene
1970s-1980s
Box: 26 Folder : 21 Fort Greene - Martyr's monument
1972
Box: 25 Folder : 14 Fort Greene - Walking tours
circa 1970s
Box: 26 Folder : 22 Fundraising
1971, 1990
Box: 26 Folder : 23 Gregg Chapel - Italian Congregation
1913, 1933
Box: 26 Folder : 24 Gregg Chapel - Photographs
1916, 1944
Box: 26 Folder : 25 Habitat for Humanity calendar
2004
Box: 26 Folder : 26 Handbook
1907
Box: 26 Folder : 27 History of the Church
1957
Box: 26 Folder : 28 Home Department
1905-1917
Box: 26 Folder : 29 Homecoming Day
1933
Box: 26 Folder : 30 Lafayette Record

General

Includes Cuyler letter

1907-1940s
Box: 26 Folder : 31 List of contents of package received from Mr. Healy's son
circa 1920
Box: 26 Folder : 32 MaCauley's paper
circa 1850s-1860s
Box: 26 Folder : 33 Marianne Moore

General

Includes photographs and negative

1958-1987
Box: 33 Folder : 4 Marianne Moore commemorative stamp
1990
Box: 26 Folder : 34 Members - Obituaries and memorials
circa 1870s-1976
Box: 26 Folder : 35 Members - Prominent members of the past
circa 1970s
Box: 26 Folder : 36 Men's Bible Class
1915-1917
Box: 25 Folder : 15 Men's Club
1917-1921
Box: 26 Folder : 37 Ministers
1930s-1960s
Box: 26 Folder : 38 Note from Mrs. S. Theodore Dauchy to Mr. Egg
circa 1910s
Box: 26 Folder : 39 Nursing homes
1960s-1980s
Box: 26 Folder : 40 Officers / Staff
1900-1958
Box: 25 Folder : 16 Olivet Presbyterian Church
1901-1941
Box: 37 Folder : 12 Pastors - Notes on pastors, possibly for use in a play
circa 1950s-1960s
Box: 26 Folder : 41 Play script
circa 1960s
Box: 26 Folder : 42 Postcards
1905-1907
Box: 26 Folder : 43 "Recollections" by Willoughby Powell
circa 1930s
Box: 26 Folder : 44 Responsive Service books
1893
Box: 26 Folder : 45 Responsive Service books
1897, 1906
Box: 26 Folder : 46 Silent Auction Gala catalog
2003
Box: 26 Folder : 47 Synodical Homes Missions
1909-1910
Box: 26 Folder : 48 Woman's Board of Home Missions of the Presbyterian Church, USA - Young People's Work pamphlet
1916
Box: 26 Folder : 49 Women

General

Includes photographs

1909-1989
Box: 26 Folder : 50 Young Men's League
circa 1890s
Box: 26 Folder : 51 Young Men's Literary Society
1902
Box: 26 Folder : 52 Zeppelin L49 - Piece of outer skin of zeppelin brought down at Bourbonne-les-Bains, October 22
1917

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Series 10: Elders and Administrators. 6.7 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

The series contains three sets of files pertaining to LAPC Elders and Administrators: Anna Colcord diaries (1928-1949), Wallace Dunbar Vincent papers (1887-1949), and the McWilliams family papers (1857-1973).

Sub-series 10.1: Anna L. Colcord diaries, 1925-1949. 0.3 Linear Feet in three folders

Scope and Contents

Anna L. Colcord was a church Elder who served as the church's Executive Secretary. The sub-series consists of daily diaries maintained from 1925 to 1949.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 23 Folder : 28-30 Anna L. Colcord diaries (3 folders)
1925-1949

Sub-series 10.2: Wallace Dunbar Vincent papers, 1887-1949. 0.4 Linear Feet in eight folders

Scope and Contents

This sub-series contains material created by Wallace Dunbar Vincent, who was the church Assistant from the 1920s through the 1940s. He was an author who was sometimes published under the pseudonym Beech Hilton. The sub-series contains scrapbooks of his works, which include poetry, prose, games, and puzzles, dating from 1914 to the 1930s. Some of these writings were published in the weekly publication of the YMCA of Brooklyn. It also contains a 1949 Christmas card, featuring a portrait of Vincent.

Wallace Dunbar Vincent was also involved in the LAPC's bible school, and school yearbooks which were produced by Vincent can be found in Series 14: Sunday School. Church publicity scrapbooks that were also produced by Vincent can be found in  Series 17: Clippings.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 27 Folder : 12 Wallace Dunbar Vincent / Beech Hilton scrapbook front page
1887-1895
Box: 27 Folder : 13 Wallace Dunbar Vincent / Beech Hilton scrapbook
1914-1929
Box: 27 Folder : 14 Some Published Writings of Wallace Dunbar Vincent
1924-1931
Box: 27 Folder : 15 Happy Valley Notes by Wallace Dunbar Vincent
1927-1929
Box: 27 Folder : 16 Merry Games for Everyone by Wallace Dunbar Vincent
circa 1920s-1930s
Box: 27 Folder : 17 The Merry Puzzle Book by Beech Hilton
circa 1920s-1930s
Box: 27 Folder : 18 Wallace Dunbar Vincent poems
1940s
Box: 27 Folder : 19 Wallace Dunbar Vincent Christmas card
1949

Sub-series 10.3: McWilliams family papers, 1857-1973. 6 Linear Feet in four record cartons, one oversize flat box, and one custom box

Scope and Contents

The sub-series contains papers relating to the McWilliams family, especially Helen McWilliams, and her father, Daniel W. McWilliams. Both Helen and Daniel served as Elders of the LAPC. The papers includes bibles, legal documents, correspondence, photographs, biographical files, and personal mementos, dating from 1857 to 1973.

The sub-series includes a substantial amount of LAPC files that belonged to Helen McWilliams. These include files relating to the Women's Federation/Association and the Session, as well as sermons by Rev. George L. Knight. Helen's role as a member of the Vassar College alumni association is also documented in the sub-series.

The papers were collected and maintained by Helen McWilliams, who upon her death donated the papers to the LAPC.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 29 Folder : 28 Daniel W. McWilliams - Book inscriptions
1857-1906
Box: 38 Folder : - Daniel W. McWilliams' bibles

General

Two bibles, one of which is inscribed to Daniel W. McWilliams from Rev. Moody (1872)

1872, 1900s
Box: 40 Folder : - Daniel W. McWilliams legal documents

General

Henry G. Marquand (1873) and Ira D. Sankey (1906)

1873, 1906
Box: 29 Folder : 29 Daniel W. McWilliams correspondence

General

Includes Rev. Cuyler, Rev. Gregg, D.L. Moody, and family

1875-1915
Box: 29 Folder : 30 McWilliams family portraits
1878-1927
Box: 40 Folder : - Frederick Marquand

General

Includes will and memorial service

1882-1901
Box: 29 Folder : 31 Daniel W. McWilliams missionary work
1886-1957
Box: 29 Folder : 32 Daniel W. McWilliams - Common prayer book
circa 1890s
Box: 29 Folder : 33 Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
1894, 1909
Box: 29 Folder : 34 Daniel McWilliams biographies and memorials
1890s-1919
Box: 29 Folder : 35 Rev. Cuyler letter

General

Found amongst Helen McWilliams' papers; page 3 only

circa 1890s-1900s
Box: 29 Folder : 36 Helen McWilliams photograph album
1900s
Box: 29 Folder : 37 Helen McWilliams dance group clippings
circa 1900
Box: 29 Folder : 38 Daniel W. McWilliams - Sunday school superintendent
1900
Box: 39 Folder : - Helen M. McWilliams diaries and travel journals (11 volumes)
1902-1959
Box: 29 Folder : 39 Daniel W. McWilliams - Brooklyn Public Library appointment

General

Signed by Mayor Seth Low

1903
Box: 38 Folder : - Vassar College Class of 1903 book
1903
Box: 29 Folder : 40 Daniel W. McWilliams - Experimental subway train permit

General

Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT)

1904
Box: 29 Folder : 41 Helen M. McWilliams photographs (1 of 2)
circa 1900s-1940s
Box: 36 Folder : 1 Helen M. McWilliams photographs (2 of 2)
circa 1900s-1940s
Box: 36 Folder : 2 Clarence A. McWilliams travel letters
1910s
Box: 40 Folder : - World Missionary Conference, Edinburgh

General

Group photographs and notes by Helen M. McWilliams

1910
Box: 36 Folder : 3 Vassar songbook
circa 1910
Box: 36 Folder : 4 Helen M. McWilliams Red Cross papers
1917-1919
Box: 40 Folder : - Clarence A. McWilliams framed French certificate
1919
Box: 40 Folder : - Helen F.M. McWilliams

General

Includes will

1919-1920
Box: 36 Folder : 5 Helen M. McWilliams passports
1926-1958
Box: 36 Folder : 6 Clarence A. McWilliams
1927
Box: 40 Folder : - Helen M. McWilliams - Daughters of the American Revolution certificate
1928
Box: 36 Folder : 7 Helen M. McWilliams ephemera

General

Includes D.L. Moody publication

1931-1969
Box: 36 Folder : 8 Helen M. McWilliams - Coconut Grove photographs
1936
Box: 36 Folder : 9 Helen M. McWilliams correspondence

General

Includes Rev. Albert Lindsey Jr., Wilbert W. White, Rev. Cleland B. McAfee and his daughter

1937-1959
Box: 36 Folder : 10 Henry Marquand's home

General

Fairfield Connecticut Tercentenary book

1939
Box: 39 Folder : - Helen M. McWilliams postcard/travel correspondence (2 envelopes)
1930s-1960s
Box: 39 Folder : - Helen M. McWilliams travel ephemera
1930s-1960s
Box: 36 Folder : 11 Howard McWilliams
1942
Box: 36 Folder : 12 Women's Federation scrapbook
1945-1959
Box: 37 Folder : 11 Helen M. McWilliams recipe box
circa 1940s-1960s
Box: 36 Folder : 13 Helen M. McWillians Vassar reunion photographs
1953-1963
Box: 36 Folder : 14 Elizabeth Field poetry books inscribed to Helen M. McWilliams
1950s
Box: 36 Folder : 15 Helen M. McWilliams ephemera

General

Includes Willoughby House Settlement

1950s-1970s
Box: 36 Folder : 16 Helen M. McWilliams address book and letters
1960s-1973
Box: 36 Folder : 17 Helen M. McWilliams - LAPC files

General

Includes Women's Federation, bible study outlines, special event church bulletins, Outreach Committee, church renovation report, and Music Committee

1939-1962
Box: 36 Folder : 18 Helen M. McWilliams - LAPC files

General

Includes Women's Association, membership directories, and Session minutes

1962-1969
Box: 36 Folder : 19 Helen M. McWilliams - LAPC files

General

Includes church bulletins, Clarence Dickison material, United Presbyterian Residence, Theodore Yun-Kuk Kim, Elders, and Women's Association handbook

1963-1965
Box: 36 Folder : 20 Helen M. McWilliams - LAPC files

General

Includes Korea, organ and hymns, new members, stained glass windows, special messages and programs, history, Grace E. Brainaird Underwood Barton memorial, photographs, and Building Committee

1963-1968
Box: 36 Folder : 21 Helen M. McWilliams - LAPC files

General

Includes memoranda, Rev. Richard E. Ittner, 1969 annual report, Korean Congregation, Christian Education Committee, and a proposal for an experimental law office of an advocate attorney investigator as a specialized ministry instituted by the Presbytery of New York City

1969-1970
Box: 36 Folder : 22 Helen M. McWilliams - LAPC files

General

Includes reports, minutes, memoranda, bulletins, Women's Association, and newsletters

1970
Box: 36 Folder : 23 Helen M. McWilliams - LAPC files

General

Includes Rev. Richard Ittner, memoranda, reports, Women's Association, and Fort Greene

1970-1971
Box: 36 Folder : 24 Helen M. McWilliams - LAPC files

General

Includes stained glass windows, memoranda, annual report, and Women's Association

1971-1972
Box: 36 Folder : 25 Helen M. McWilliams - Rev. Knight letters and sermons

General

Also includes Edward P. Holden Jr. (President, Board of Trustees)

1960-1970
Box: 36 Folder : 26 Helen M. McWilliams - Rev. Knight sermons
1962-1965
Box: 36 Folder : 27 Helen M. McWilliams - Rev. Knight sermons

General

Includes one sermon by Rev. Richard Ittner

1969-1970
Box: 36 Folder : 28 Helen M. McWilliams 75 year membership celebration photographs

General

with Rev. Knight

1970
Box: 37 Folder : 1 Helen M. McWilliams 75 year membership celebration audio reels
1970
Box: 38 Folder : - Helen M. McWilliams 75 year membership celebration scrapbook

General

Includes photographs of the McWilliams family and several LAPC pastors

1970
Box: 37 Folder : 2 Helen M. McWilliams memorial service
1973
Box: 37 Folder : 3-9 Helen M. McWilliams Vassar alumni papers (7 folders)
1960-1973

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Series 11: Music and organ, 1880-1995. 1.25 Linear Feet in 36 folders

Scope and Contents

Contains files relating to the LAPC's Ministry of Music, including items related to its organ, its musical director and choir, concerts, and its Cultural Crossroads programs, dating from 1880 to 1995. It includes one file of material on musical director and organist John Hyatt Brewer, which contains his original contract with the church, along material related to celebrations in his honor, photographic portraits, and other documents. Material related to the church's organ includes a contract and correspondence with organ manufacturers Hook and Hastings (1886-1892) and specifications and other documents related to a new organ, which was installed in 1910. A letter from former pastor David Gregg to then-current pastor Cleland B. McAfee regarding the church's music and new organ is included in the series (1910). The series also contains sheet music, including a book of music composed by Dudley Buck and owned by soprano Elizabeth Tudor (1880). Finally, the series includes five scrapbooks containing clippings and programs relating to concerts at the LAPC, as well as other Brooklyn churches and clubs (1870-1895).

Additional concert and choir performance programs and announcements can be found in Series 1: Church Bulletins and  Series 4: Scrapbooks.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 22 Folder : 7-11 Music scrapbooks (5 folders)
1870-1895
Box: 23 Folder : 1 "Ye Juvenile Olde Folke" in ye Greate Concerte program

General

Includes an invitation to "Singing Nyghte offe ye Juvnile Olde Folke" (1880) and letter regarding the donation of invitation to the church (1940)

1880
Box: 34 Folder : - Elizabeth Tudor

General

Oversize; includes correspondence, clippings, portrait, brochure, and copy of "Golden Legend" sheet music by Dudley Buck which belonged to Tudor

1880-1928
Box: 23 Folder : 2 John H. Brewer
1881-1931
Box: 23 Folder : 3 Hook and Hastings organ contract and correspondence
1886-1892
Box: 23 Folder : 4 Various sheet music
circa 1880s-1990
Box: 23 Folder : 5 Organ work correspondence
1892
Box: 23 Folder : 6 Choir clipping
1893
Box: 23 Folder : 7 Marie Vaw choir resignation
1895
Box: 23 Folder : 8 Loose scrapbook page
circa 1890s
Box: 40 Folder : - Group photograph of music director and choir with church organ

General

Oversize

circa 1890s-1910s
Box: 34 Folder : - Sheet music with handwritten notation by John H. Brewer

General

Oversize

circa 1890s-1930
Box: 23 Folder : 9 Choir contracts
1905
Box: 23 Folder : 10 Madam Butterfly songbook (German version)
1907
Box: 23 Folder : 10 Letter from Gregg to McAfee regarding music and organ
1910
Box: 23 Folder : 12 New organ specifications, correspondence, and dedication
1910
Box: 34 Folder : - Organ blueprint
circa 1910
Box: 23 Folder : 13 Music budget
1932
Box: 23 Folder : 14 Clippings
1932-1969
Box: 40 Folder : - Reception to Dr. Karg-Elert by the American Guild of Organists - Dedication of the New Moeller Organ in the Grand Ballroom of Hotel Waldorf-Astoria group photograph

General

Oversize

1932
Box: 23 Folder : 15 Voice of Music - Mr. Croswell
1957
Box: 23 Folder : 16 Other churches
1957-1969
Box: 23 Folder : 17 Clarence Dickison - The Brick Church concert program and clipping
1959
Box: 23 Folder : 18 Organ card
1959
Box: 23 Folder : 19 Church organ - edited negative and print
circa 1960s
Box: 23 Folder : 20 "God Save the Queen"
circa 1960s
Box: 34 Folder : - Lilian Carpenter F.A.G.O. performs at the Austin Organ of LAPC - LP record sleeve

General

Oversize; record is missing

1969
Box: 23 Folder : 21 Concert programs/flyers and Ministry of Music booklets
1969-1985
Box: 23 Folder : 22 Alma Ketchell Yodel correspondence

General

Former choir soloist

1970
Box: 23 Folder : 23 Dr. Melville Charlton

General

Church organist; includes photographic prints and negative

1970
Box: 23 Folder : 24 Guidelines for a Vital and Creative Ministry of Music
1975-1980
Box: 23 Folder : 25 Hymnal supplement
circa 1970s
Box: 23 Folder : 26 Cultural Crossroads and other concerts
1987-1996
Box: 23 Folder : 27 Hampson A. Sisler organ songbooks (signed)
1990-1994

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Series 12: Building and property records, circa 1870s-2003. 0.25 Linear Feet in 15 folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Contents

The series contains building and property records, dating from 1881 to 2003. Of note are property deeds, images of the church and other buildings, visitor guides that provide detailed information on the church building's history, and records and photographs related to the church's stained glass Tiffany windows.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 25 Folder : 17 302 Cumberland Street
1962-1963
Box: 25 Folder : 18 Architecture manuscript
circa 1960s-1980s
Box: 25 Folder : 19 Border Mission Sabbath School / Olivet property
1901
Box: 25 Folder : 20 Building maintenance
1912-1937
Box: 25 Folder : 21 Church and building images
circa 1890s-1964
Box: 29 Folder : 12 Church interior photographs
circa 1870s, 1960s
Box: 25 Folder : 22 Cuyler Church
1906-1907
Box: 25 Folder : 23 Deeds and mortgages
1881-1939
Box: 25 Folder : 24 First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn
1960s
Box: 25 Folder : 25 Gladys Underwood James Memorial Garden

General

Includes photograph

1970s
Box: 25 Folder : 26 Irondale Esemble project proposal
2003
Box: 25 Folder : 27 Miscellaneous
1899-1960
Box: 25 Folder : 28 Visitor guides
1970s-1990s
Box: 25 Folder : 29 Windows and tablets

General

Includes historical timelines

1897-1979
Box: 25 Folder : 30 Window photographs
circa 1960s
Box: 25 Folder : 31 Windows / Re-building campaign
1998-2003

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Series 13: Mission work, 1886-circa 2000s. 0.4 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

The series contains files relating to LAPC mission work in Kentucky and Korea, dating from 1886 to circa 2000s.

Arrangement

Organized into two sub-series:

Sub-series 13.1: Buckhorn Association

Sub-series 13.2: Underwood family and Korean Congregation

Sub-series 13.1: Buckhorn Association, 1909-circa 2000s. 0.2 Linear Feet in 12 folders

Scope and Contents

The series contains files relating to the Buckhorn Association, dating from 1909 to the 2000s. It includes photographs, publications, clippings, and meeting minutes.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 16 Folder : 19 Witherspoon College and Buckhorn photographs
1909
Box: 16 Folder : 20 Buckhorn Association publications
circa 1920-1972
Box: 16 Folder : 21 Clippings and reprints
1922-1964
Box: 16 Folder : 22 Financial records
1924-1948
Box: 16 Folder : 23 Rev. Harvey S. Murdoch portrait
1932
Box: 16 Folder : 24 Buckhorn Presbyterian Church notecard - Mrs. Crit Keen correspondence
1961
Box: 16 Folder : 25 Annual meeting minutes
1962
Box: 16 Folder : 26 Buckhorn, Kentucky slides by Elmber E. Gabbard
circa 1960s
Box: 16 Folder : 27 Historical notes
circa 1960s-1990s
Box: 16 Folder : 28 Lincoln Day Luncheon - February 11
1979
Box: 16 Folder : 29 Tax exempt application

General

Includes by-laws and meeting minutes

1993
Box: 16 Folder : 30 Harvey S. Murdoch Society / Buckhorn Children's Foundation reproduction photographs
circa 2000s

Sub-series 13.2: Underwood family and Korean Congregation, 1886-circa 1990s. 0.2 Linear Feet in 14 folders

Scope and Contents

The series documents the Underwood family, their missionary work in Korea, and Korean cogregations in New York City, dating from 1886 to the 1990s. The records include publications, clippings, photographs, correspondence, sermons, and biographical files on the Underwoods.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 16 Folder : 31a Korean mission correspondence
1886, 1907
Box: 16 Folder : 32 Horace G. Underwood Korea lecture tickets
1902
Box: 16 Folder : 33 The Assembly Herald vol. XV no. 1

General

Regarding missionary work

1909
Box: 29 Folder : 14 Underwood children in Korean garb photograph
circa 1910s
Box: 16 Folder : 34 The Finished Task

General

Foreign missionary booklet with profile of Horace Grant Underwood

1917
Box: 16 Folder : 35 Korea missionary publications
1922-1958
Box: 16 Folder : 36 Grace B. Underwood birthday menu
1927
Box: 16 Folder : 37 Underwood-Korea articles and clippings

General

Includes material written by Ethel and Horace B. Underwood

1928-1969
Box: 16 Folder : 38 Seoul Union Church Thanksgiving Day sermon by Horace H. Underwood
1932
Box: 16 Folder : 39 John Thomas Underwood

General

Includes biographical booklet, portraits (prints and negatives), giant Underwood typewriter postcard, and a letter regarding donations to the church by his widow Grace V. Barton.

1935-1959
Box: 16 Folder : 40 Underwood family biographical
circa 1940s-1990s
Box: 16 Folder : 41 Ethel Underwood death
1949-1950
Box: 16 Folder : 42 Horace H. Underwood death
1950-1951
Box: 16 Folder : 43 Letter from Lt. Richard F. Underwood to Grace Underwood
1950
Box: 16 Folder : 44 Centennial Celebration sermon by James H. Underwood
1957
Box: 16 Folder : 45 Brooklyn Korean congregation
1964-1988
Box: 16 Folder : 46 Underwood family portrait
circa 1970s

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Series 14: Sunday School, 1865-1996. 2 Linear Feet in three record cartons

Scope and Contents

The series contains files relating to the Sunday School (also referred to as the Sabbath School and the Bible School) at the LAPC, dating from 1865 to 1996. The records include reports, record books, yearbooks, photographs, and teaching materials. The bulk of the series is composed of yearbooks, which document the activities of the Bible School from 1928 to 1950. These yearbooks were assembled by Wallace Dunbar Vincent, a church administrator who was the Bible School secretary during this period.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 23 Folder : 31 Sunday School reports

General

Includes building report and Sunday School Missionary Association

1865-1913
Box: 23 Folder : 32 Sunday School record book
1872
Box: 23 Folder : 33 Sunday School record book
1876-1884
Box: 23 Folder : 34 Sunday School programs, bookmarks, and other ephemera

General

Includes Brooklyn Sunday School Union

1879-1911
Box: 23 Folder : 35 Officers and teachers of the Sabbath School honor Major Thomas Harwood
1889
Box: 23 Folder : 36 Sunday School lesson book
1905
Box: 23 Folder : 37 Young Women's Bible Class
circa 1920s
Box: 34 Folder : - Bible School group portrait

General

Oversize; with notes and poem by Wallace Dunbar Vincent

1928
Box: 23 Folder : 38 Bible School yearbook - Vol. 1
1928-1929
Box: 24 Folder : 1-11 Bible School yearbooks - Vol. 2-9, 12-14

General

Volumes 10 and 11 are missing

1929-1940
Box: 25 Folder : 1-9 Bible School yearbooks - Vol. 15-20, 22-24

General

Volume 21 is missing

1940-1950
Box: 25 Folder : 10 Aids to worship for the church school
circa 1960s
Box: 25 Folder : 11 Confirmation class
1989-1990
Box: 25 Folder : 12 Sunday School
1990
Box: 25 Folder : 13 Sunday School picnic
1996

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Series 15: Young People's Association, circa 1868-1945. 0.3 Linear Feet in 11 folders

Scope and Contents

Contains items related to the LAPC Young People's Association (YPA), including a meeting book (circa 1868-1873), manuals (1880-1913), event programs and fliers (1886-1916), photographs of the YPA fair (1892 and 1894), meeting attendance statistics (1900-1909), two pieces of correspondence (1905 and 1919), two Junior YPA advisory committee reports (1907), election tickets (1917-1919), an annual report (1918-1919), one newsletter (1927), and a revised constitution (1945).

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 16 Folder : 9 YPA meeting book
circa 1868-1873
Box: 16 Folder : 10 YPA programs and flyers
1886-1916
Box: 33 Folder : 5 YPA fair photograph

General

Oversize

1892
Box: 16 Folder : 11 YPA fair photographs
1894
Box: 16 Folder : 12 YPA meeting attendance
1900-1909
Box: 16 Folder : 13 YPA correspondence
1905, 1919
Box: 16 Folder : 14 Junior YPA advisory committee reports
1907
Box: 16 Folder : 15 YPA tickets

General

Used for executive elections

1917-1919
Box: 16 Folder : 16 YPA annual report
1918-1919
Box: 16 Folder : 18 "Sparks from the Hearth" newsletter
1927
Box: 16 Folder : 18 Constitution of the YPA
1945

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Series 16: War service records, 1918-1946. 0.3 Linear Feet in five folders

Scope and Contents

The series contains records relating to LAPC members' service during World War I and World War II. It includes one newspaper clipping (1918), war service questionnaires (1918-1919, 1946), and two copies of a published volume entitled Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church World War Honor Roll, which documents the role of church members in World War I (1921).

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 16 Folder : 4 World War I clipping
1918
Box: 16 Folder : 5-6 War service records (2 folders)
1918-1919
Box: 16 Folder : 7 World War Honor Roll
1921
Box: 16 Folder : 8 War service records
1946
Box: 16 Folder : 8a "To the Boys in Service" poem by Wallace Dunbar Vincent
circa 1940s

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Series 17: Clippings, 1862-2000. 0.4 Linear Feet in 12 folders

Scope and Contents

The series contains publicity clipping scrapbooks, which were assembled by Wallace Dunbar Vincent (1930-1935); loose clippings relating to the church (1870s-2000); one file containing profiles of church members published in Newsday (1990); and one bound volume of the Brooklyn City News (January-June 1862), which contains an article on the the dedication of LAPC's building in March 1862.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 27 Folder : 1-5 Church Publicity (5 folders)
1930-1935
Box: 27 Folder : 6-10 Clippings (5 folders)

General

Includes The Quill, vol. 1 no. 9 (1893)

1870s-2000
Box: 27 Folder : 11 Member profiles
1990
Box: 33 Folder : 3 Oversize clippings
1872, 1972
Box: 43 Folder : - Brooklyn City News bound volume (January-June)

General

Includes an article on the LAPC's building dedication (March 1862)

1862

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Series 18: Photographs, 1890s-2002

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

The series contains photographs (primarily prints) dating from the 1890s to 2002. Church social activities and groups are well represented in the collection (such as the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and dramatic groups). Pastors Magary and Knight also feature prominently in the series.

Please note that additional photographs can be found throughout the collection, and are typically filed with other documents which are thematically related. For instance, Sub-series 5.1: Rev. Theodore L. Cuyler includes numerous portraits of Rev. Cuyler, and photographs of the Underwood family can be found in  Sub-series 13.2: Underwood family and Korean Congregation

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 29 Folder : 15 1890s-1910s photographs
1890s-1910s
Box: 40 Folder : - Group photograph of Elders

General

Oversize

circa 1890s
Box: 29 Folder : 16 Photographs identified by Louise Cumberbatch
circa 1890s-1940s
Box: 29 Folder : 17 Lillian Conard Gosnell's photographs
circa 1900s-1930s
Box: 29 Folder : 18 Photograph album
1928-1929
Box: 29 Folder : 19-20 1930s photographs (2 folders)

General

Includes Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, church club dramatic groups, Majorie Vetter, David Porter, Rev. Magary, Business Girls Supper Group, Anna L. Colcord, Wallace Dunbar Vincent, and others

1930s
Box: 29 Folder : 21 Roll Call prints and negatives

General

Includes Rev. Magary and others

1933-1934
Box: 35 Folder : - John Ewing Steen framed photographs (Associate Pastor, 1926-1941)
circa 1940s
Box: 29 Folder : 22 1940s-1960s photographs

General

Includes Anna L. Colcord, Marjorie Vetter, Emma Jessie Ogg, an unidentified organist, and others

circa 1940s-1960s
Box: 34 Folder : - 1960s slides
1960s
Box: 35 Folder : - William Holden framed photograph (Treasurer)
circa 1950s
Box: 35 Folder : - Lillian Conard Gosnell framed photograph (Clerk of Session, 1972-1989)
circa 1970s-1980s
Box: 29 Folder : 23 Dedication of Cuyler Gore

General

Includes Rev. Knight and others

1970s
Box: 29 Folder : 24 1970s photographs

General

Includes Summer Youth Program, Vivian Douglass, Rev. Knight, and others

1970s
Box: 29 Folder : 25-26 1980s photographs (2 folders)

General

Includes dedication of Brooklyn Public Library's Clinton Hill branch

1980s
Box: 29 Folder : 27 1990s photographs
1990s
Box: 37 Folder : 10 Oliver and Dalmus photographs
2002

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