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Guide to the Broadway Tabernacle Church and Society Papers
1835-1980 (Bulk 1840-1970)
  MS 74

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 873-3400

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Collection processed by Processed by Ruth Mary Pollack and Alex Poole

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on October 19, 2011
Description is in English.

Scope and Content Note

Containing materials dating from the mid-1830s, this collection includes the official records of the Church beginning in 1836 and traces the institution's evolution through 1980. Register headings and box labels alike reflect changes of name and of location over the 145 years covered by these materials. While the dual structure of the Broadway Tabernacle Church and the Broadway Tabernacle Society has been recognized, it is sometimes difficult to discern which papers belonged to which entity.

The collection includes 110 units: 103 boxes, two oversized folders, two tubes, two metal containers, and a large Bible. Materials include journals, publications, papers, photographs, newspapers, and architectural sketches. Meanwhile, materials from two Missions of Broadway Tabernacle Church retain their distinct status as Bethany Congregational Church and Martha Memorial Reformed Church.


The collection is arranged within the following ten series:

  1. Series I. Journals, Annual Reports, and Printed Materials
  2. Series II. Papers
  3. Series III. Real Estate
  4. Series IV. Committees and Programs of the Church
  5. Series V. Bethany Congregational Church
  6. Series VI. Martha Memorial Reformed Church
  7. Series VII. Photographs
  8. Series VIII. Architectural Sketches
  9. Series IX. Blueprints and Offprints
  10. Series X. Newspapers and Oversized Materials