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Margaretta P. Childs African American church records project

 Collection
Identifier: AMN 1013

Collection Overview

The materials in this collection form the working files of Margretta P. Childs's attempted project to collect and house the records of Charleston's black churches at the South Carolina Historical Society. The collection contains mostly photocopied correspondence from Childs to various ministers regarding church records and brief histories of some of the churches. Also included are photocopies of many Work Projects Administration (WPA) church surveys (1936) for the Charleston area, which include address, building description, listings of any known records and erection dates for each church, as well as programs of yearly meetings and church services. Of note is a photocopied letter (1908) from Arthur L. MacBeth and a musical program (1940) from the Centenary (Church) Players.

Collection Arrangement 1. Administrative Files

2. Church Files

3. Miscellaneous

Dates

  • 1849-1985

Creator

Language of Materials

Material is in English

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

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Biographical Note

Margaretta Pringle Childs (1912-2000) worked as archivist at the College of Charleston, was head archivist for the City of Charleston, and a field archivist for the South Carolina Historical Society. In addition to her archival work, Childs was a member of the Charleston Interracial Committee and a Civil Rights activist.

Extent

0.5 linear feet (1 archival box)

Abstract

Margaretta Pringle Childs (1912-2000) worked as an archivist at the College of Charleston, was head archivist for the City of Charleston, and a field archivist for the South Carolina Historical Society. In addition to her archival work, Childs was a member of the Charleston Interracial Committee and a Civil Rights activist. The materials in this collection form the working files of Margretta P. Childs's attempted project to collect and house the records of Charleston's Black churches at the South Carolina Historical Society. The collection contains mostly photocopied correspondence from Childs to various ministers regarding church records and brief histories of some of the churches. Also included are photocopies of many Work Projects Administration (WPA) church surveys (1936) for the Charleston area, which include address, building description, listings of any known records and erection dates for each church, as well as programs of yearly meetings and church services. Of note is a photocopied letter (1908) from Arthur L. MacBeth and a musical program (1940) from the Centenary (Church) Players.

Collection Arrangement

1. Administrative Files

2. Church Files

3. Miscellaneous

Processing Information

Processed by Lance Brodrero, March 2006

Encoded by Melissa Bronheim, July 2010

Funding from the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation supported the processing of this collection.

Funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources supported the collection processing and encoding of this finding aid.

Title
Inventory of the Margaretta P. Childs African American Church Records Project, 1849 - 1985
Author
Processed by: Lance Brodrero; machine-readable finding aid created by: Melissa Bronheim
Date
© 2010
Description rules
DACS
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Description is in English
Sponsor
Funding from the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation and the Council on Library and Information Resources supported the collection processing and encoding of this finding aid.

Repository Details

Part of the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture Repository

Contact:
125 Bull Street
Charleston South Carolina 29424 United States
843-953-7608