East Atlanta Primitive Baptist Church Records
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East Atlanta Primitive Baptist Church Records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: James G. Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center
Creator: East Atlanta Primitive Baptist Church (Atlanta, Ga.).
Title: East Atlanta Primitive Baptist Church Records
Dates: 1875-1989
Quantity: 0.8 linear ft. (2 document boxes)
Identification: ahc.MSS185

Biographical/Historical Note

East Atlanta Primitive Baptist Church (also referred to as East Atlanta Old School Baptist Church) was organized on December 18, 1875, when ten members brought letters of dismission from other churches in order to organize the new organization. Elders D. W. Patman, I. Hambry, J. G. Eubanks, W. H. Morgan, W. W. Carroll, and E. Webb were in attendance. The first sermon was given by Elder William L. Beebe who was the pastor from 1875 until 1884. The church closed in October 1988 when the church elders voted to disband, turning the church over to the Trustees of the Georgia Baptist Yellow River Association formed in Newton in 1824.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains record books, a financial ledger, and a one page history of the church as well as a Bible and a hymn book. There are four records books (1876-1988) that contain minutes of the church organization's regular meetings and annual lists of members. These record books also include information on founding members such as short biographies and assorted obituaries. The last record book also includes financial notes in addition to the minutes and rosters. The financial ledger (1945-1950) includes account transactions for the church and donations from members. Books in the collection include "giant print edition" of the King James Bible presented to East Atlanta Primitive Baptist Church and a small Primitive Baptist Hymn Book. The brief history of the church, written by Rachael B. Chandler, lists the pastors and clerks of the church and also describes how the church held communions and the procedures of foot washings.


Arrangement

Collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.


Index Terms

Atlanta (Ga.)--Church history
Church records and registers
Churches--Georgia--Atlanta
East Atlanta Primitive Baptist Church (Atlanta, Ga.).
Primitive Baptists

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

East Atlanta Primitive Baptist Church Records, MSS 185, James G. Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Rachael B. Chandler, 1989 (1989.159)

Description Control

Collection reprocessed in 2011.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.


Container List

 

Box

Fldr

11Bible, 1973
 
2Church History, 1989
 
3Hymn Book, 1887
 
4Ledger, Financial, 1945-1950
 
5Minutes, 1876-1899
 
6Minutes, 1899-1925
 

Box

Fldr

21Minutes, 1925-1981
 
2Minutes and Financial Notes, 1982-1988