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Account Book, 1906–1919

 Item — Digital-Materials: SC0212-SET-001
Identifier: SC 0212. Series 1

Scope and Contents

From the Series:

Items in this series consist of ledgers and notebooks that document the administrative functions of the church and span from the earliest written records in 1844 to 1979. The earliest record book, Church Record Book 1, contains documentation of the first organization of the church in August of 1844, and lists the original members separately as male, female, and colored members. Church Record Book 2 contains the copied text of the original deed of Bethlehem Church from September 1844. Materials within this series contain information related to church business including membership lists, records of deaths, names of elected officials, financial records, and meeting minutes. Financial records in this series include accounts of payments made to the pastor's salary and records for various collections taken within the church. Most items have labels taped to the cover of the ledger or notebook that indicate dates and contents. It is unknown when these notes were written, or by whom.


  • Creation: 1906–1919


Access Restrictions

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From the Collection: 3.51 Gigabytes (46 digital files)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the James Madison University Libraries Special Collections Repository

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