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Ebenezer Baptist Church West collection

Ebenezer Baptist Church West collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Ebenezer Baptist Church West collection
Creator: Ebenezer Baptist Church West
Inclusive Dates: 1973-2019
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet
Collection Number: ms4492
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Ebenezer Baptist Church West, formerly known as Landrum Chapel Baptist Church, was established in 1878 in Athens, Georgia. The founding pastor Reverend Collins Henry Lyons and others organized Landrum Chapel and changed the name to Ebenezer Baptist Church in 1889. The church then established the Jeruel Academy, a private school for African Americans, later to become Union Baptist Institute. The church moved to the present location at the corner of Reese and Chase Streets in 1937.

Scope and Content

This collection contains meeting minutes and notes from committees, anniversary, celebration, and funeral programs, a paper fan, and copies of the Ebenezer Messenger.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item, box, folder], Ebenezer Baptist Church West collection, ms4492, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

African American churches
Church bulletins.
Church history.
Minutes (administrative records)
Programs (documents)

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Quarterly meeting minutes, proposal, 1998, 2004
12Trustee Board Meeting minutes, notes, 1993-2005
13Land Acquisition/Use Committee, 1998-1999
14Myler Financial, 2003, 2005
15Ebenezer Messenger, 1983-1987, 2005
16Funeral program - Rev. James Henry Sims Sr., 1973
17Summit at Stone Mountain program, 1996
18Pastoral Installation program - Brown's Chapel Baptist Church - Rev. J. Ricardo Smith, 2012
19Youth Department - Calendar, brochures
110Women Walking Worthy, 1996, 2004
11125th Pastoral Anniversary program - Rev. Dr. Winfred Hope, 2004
112Women's Day programs, 2005, 2007
113Senior Mission Ministry, 2010-2017
114136th Church Anniversary Celebration program, 2014
115Celebration of Graduates programs, 2014, 2019
116Programs, various
117Paper fan - Image of the church