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Mt. Zion AME Church records

 Collection
Identifier: AMN 1026

Collection Overview

The collection consist of two separate series, each in chronological order. The first series of member and financial records contains information regarding members of the church, their donations and occasional notations as to deaths, baptisms, expulsions and withdrawals; as well as money collected at rallies and other church functions and how the money was spent. The second series contains minutes of various church and related meetings. These minutes offer insights into church leadership issues, building repairs, complaints, finances and other business matters.

Collection Arrangement 1. Member and Financial Records

2. Meeting Minutes

Dates

  • 1884-1949

Creator

Language of Materials

Material is in English

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

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Historical Note

Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church was founded in 1882 in Charleston, South Carolina after the church divided from Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, due to its inability to accommodate all its members. The new congregation, led by Norman B. Sterrett, purchased the Zion Presbyterian Church building on Glebe Street. Sterrett served briefly as Mt. Zion's pastor before becoming the regular pastor of Emmanuel AME Church.

Extent

2.25 linear feet (5 archival boxes, 1 oversize box)

Abstract

Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church was founded in 1882 in Charleston, South Carolina after the church divided from Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, due to its inability to accommodate all its members. The new congregation, led by Norman B. Sterrett, purchased the Zion Presbyterian Church building on Glebe Street. The collection consist of two separate series, each in chronological order. The first series of member and financial records contains information regarding members of the church, their donations and occasional notations as to deaths, baptisms, expulsions and withdrawals; as well as money collected at rallies and other church functions and how the money was spent. The second series contains minutes of various church and related meetings. These minutes offer insights into church leadership issues, building repairs, complaints, finances and other business matters.

Collection Arrangement

1. Member and Financial Records

2. Meeting Minutes

Acquisitions Information

Donated by J. Michael Graves, authorized representative of Mt. Zion AME Church, June 1992

Processing Information

Processed by Lance Brodrero, July 2006

Encoded by Melissa Bronheim, July 2010

Edited 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 Mt. Zion AME Church, 1884 - 1949
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
Latin
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