TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (ATLANTA, GA.).
Trinity United Methodist Church (Atlanta, Ga.) records, 1881-1986

Emory University

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Atlanta, GA 30322

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Trinity United Methodist Church (Atlanta, Ga.).
Title: Trinity United Methodist Church (Atlanta, Ga.) records, 1881-1986
Call Number:Record Group No. 017
Extent: 5 cubic ft. (12 boxes)
Abstract:Contains the historical materials of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Atlanta, Georgia from 1881-1986.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Trinity United Methodist Church (Atlanta, Ga.) Records, Archives and Manuscript Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by Cynthia Crouch, 1987.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Trinity United Methodist Church had its beginnings as a mission Sunday School in the home Green B. and Martha Haygood in 1853. Trinity formally commenced in September 1854, as an offshoot of Wesley Chapel, now First United Methodist Church, on the south side of Atlanta. Trinity was first located on Capitol Square in a brick structure. In 1871, the church was moved to a new home on the southwest corner of Whitehall and Peters Streets (now Trinity Avenue), where it remained until 1911. The pulpit, altar rail, chairs, pews, and organ were brought in 1912 to its present location on the corner of Washington and Trinity Avenues.

Trinity has established several missions which have grown into churches including St. Paul, Walker Street or Mary Branan, Asbury, Grace, Park Street, Lakewood Heights, St. John's, and Nellie Dodd Memorial. Among the many notable persons who have influenced and been influenced by Trinity are Rev. Atticus G. Haygood (the son of Green B. and Martha Haygood); Miss Anna J. Muse, missionary to China; and Miss Eva Foreman, missionary to Korea. For more information about Trinity United Methodist Church, please see the "Historical materials," in folders 1-2 in box 1.

Scope and Content Note

The records of Trinity United Methodist Church include historical materials and rolls of members and guests. The historical materials provide an overview of the church's achievements from its beginnings in 1854 until 1979. The membership and guest rolls indicate the persons who have attended and participated in Trinity activities. These materials are arranged chronologically.

Included in the records are some of Trinity's publications. The publications are subdivided into bulletins, the Trinity Triangle, and the Trinity Evangel. Within the subdivisions, the publications are arranged chronologically. The bulletins provide the order of worship services from 1945 to 1986. The most complete documentation for the order of worship are for the years 1983-1985. Only two issues of the Trinity Triangle (1934, 1936) are included in the records. Issues of the Trinity Evangel, span from 1915 to 1986, with the most complete issues for 1982-1986.

Some of the administrative papers of Trinity are also found in the records, including minutes, reports, and other materials. Among the administrative records are the quarterly conference records, arranged chronologically from 1881 to 1940. Other records for groups and committees of the church are subdivided under the name of that group and then chronologically within that subdivision.

Among the miscellaneous materials documenting the history of Trinity are a gavel that was given to Mrs. T. E. Blackburn by Mrs. E. A. Hartsock, a framed certificate awarded to Trinity in 1972 by the Christian Council of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc., and many pictures of the church and the persons who attended Trinity or participated in Trinity's programs.

With the records of Trinity, came some of the records of St. Luke's Methodist Episcopal Church, South including membership rolls, conference records, and other administrative records. These materials are similar in nature and arrangement to those of Trinity. However, much of these materials are extremely fragile and require special care and attention when handling.

Arrangement Note

Organized chronologically by church and material type.



Container List

Trinity United Methodist Church
Box Folder Content
1 1 Historical Materials: Centennial Program (1854-1954): Trinity Methodist Church: 100 Years of Service in a Great City, 1954
1 2 Historical Materials: A Short History of Trinity 1854-1979, 1979
1 2 Historical Materials: Trinity Church: Farewell talk of the pastor, termination of his four years service, 1874 November 29
1 2 Historical Materials: Trinity Church: Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church, South: A Compilation of her History, 1854-1935, 1935
11 1 Historical Materials: Volume 1. Centenary: Trinity Methodist Church, Atlanta, Georgia, 1854-1954 (scrapbook), 1954
1 3 Membership/guest rolls and statistics: Register of Trinity, 1912
1 3 Membership/guest rolls and statistics: Miscellaneous list, 1912
1 4 Membership/guest rolls and statistics: Members on roll, 1919 May
1 4 Membership/guest rolls and statistics: Miscellaneous list, 1921
1 5 Membership/guest rolls and statistics: Enrollment statistics, 1939-1946
1 6 Membership/guest rolls and statistics: Enrollment statistics, 1940-1942
1 7 Membership/guest rolls and statistics: Enrollment statistics, 1942-1944
1 8 Membership/guest rolls and statistics: Enrollment statistics, 1944-1945
1 9 Membership/guest rolls and statistics: Enrollment statistics, 1945-1946
1 10 Membership/guest rolls and statistics: List of members and friends, 1940-1945
1 11 Membership/guest rolls and statistics: Some memorials of the young woman's class of Trinity Sunday School, 1954
1 12 Membership/guest rolls and statistics: Membership list A-P, circa 1960s
1 13 Membership/guest rolls and statistics: Membership list R-Z, circa 1960s
1 14 Membership/guest rolls and statistics: Attendance records, circa 1960s
1 15 Membership/guest rolls and statistics: Attendance records, 1965-1969
2 1 Membership/guest rolls and statistics: Attendance records, 1961-1964
2 2 Membership/guest rolls and statistics: Attendance records, 1960-1961
2 3 Membership/guest rolls and statistics: "Our Guests," 1969-1973
2 3 Membership/guest rolls and statistics: membership directory, 1981
2 4 Publications: Bulletins, 1930-1981
2 5 Publications: Bulletins, 1982 April-June
2 6 Publications: Bulletins, 1982 July-October
2 7 Publications: Bulletins, 1983 March-May
2 8 Publications: Bulletins, 1983 June-August
2 9 Publications: Bulletins, 1983 August-December
2 10 Publications: Bulletins, 1984 January-March
2 11 Publications: Bulletins, 1984 April
2 12 Publications: Bulletins, 1984 May
2 13 Publications: Bulletins, 1984 June
2 14 Publications: Bulletins, 1984 July
2 15 Publications: Bulletins, 1984 August
2 16 Publications: Bulletins, 1984 September-October
2 17 Publications: Bulletins, 1984 November
2 18 Publications: Bulletins, 1984 December
2 19 Publications: Bulletins, 1985 January
2 20 Publications: Bulletins, 1985 February
2 21 Publications: Bulletins, 1985 March
2 22 Publications: Bulletins, 1985 April
2 23 Publications: Bulletins, 1985 May
3 1 Publications: Bulletins, 1985 June
3 2 Publications: Bulletins, 1985 July
3 3 Publications: Bulletins, 1985 August
3 4 Publications: Bulletins, 1985 September
3 5 Publications: Bulletins, 1985 October
3 6 Publications: Bulletins, 1985 November
3 7 Publications: Bulletins, 1985 December
3 8 Publications: Bulletins, 1986
3 9 Publications: Newsletters, The Trinity Triangle, 1934, 1936
3 10 Publications: Newsletters, Trinity Evangel, 1915-1919
3 11 Publications: Newsletters, Trinity Evangel (complete), 1953
3 12 Publications: Newsletters, Trinity Evangel (incomplete), 1954-1955
3 13 Publications: Newsletters, Trinity Evangel, 1958, 1963
3 14 Publications: Newsletters, Trinity Evangel, 1981
3 15 Publications: Newsletters, Trinity Evangel, 1982 January-April
3 16 Publications: Newsletters, Trinity Evangel, 1982 May-December
3 17 Publications: Newsletters, Trinity Evangel, 1983 January-April
3 18 Publications: Newsletters, Trinity Evangel, 1983 May-December
3 19 Publications: Newsletters, Trinity Evangel, 1984 January-April
3 20 Publications: Newsletters, Trinity Evangel, 1984 May
3 21 Publications: Trinity Evangel, 1984 June
3 22 Publications: Trinity Evangel, 1984 July
3 23 Publications: Trinity Evangel, 1984 August
3 24 Publications: Trinity Evangel, 1984 September
3 25 Publications: Trinity Evangel, 1984 October
3 26 Publications: Trinity Evangel, 1984 November-December
4 1 Publications: Trinity Evangel, 1985 January
4 2 Publications: Trinity Evangel, 1985 February
4 3 Publications: Trinity Evangel, 1985 March
4 4 Publications: Trinity Evangel, 1985 April
4 5 Publications: Trinity Evangel, 1985 May
4 6 Publications: Trinity Evangel, 1985 June
4 7 Publications: Trinity Evangel, 1985 July
4 8 Publications: Trinity Evangel, 1985 August
4 9 Publications: Trinity Evangel, 1985 September
4 10 Publications: Trinity Evangel, 1985 October
4 11 Publications: Trinity Evangel, 1985 November
4 12 Publications: Trinity Evangel, 1985 December
4 13 Publications: Trinity Evangel, 1986 January
4 14 Publications: Trinity Evangel, 1986 February
4 15 Publications: Trinity Evangel, 1986 March
4 16 Publications: Trinity Evangel, 1986 April
4 17 Publications: Trinity Evangel, 1986 May
4 18 Publications: Trinity Evangel, 1986 June-July
4 19 Publications: Trinity Evangel, 1986 August-September
4 20 Publications: Trinity Evangel, 1986 October
4 21 Publications: Trinity Evangel, 1986 November-December
4 22 Quarterly conference records, 1881-1882
5 1 Quarterly conference records, 1899-1902
5 2 Quarterly conference records, 1903-1906
5 3 Quarterly conference records, 1911-1914
5 4 Quarterly conference records, 1918-1921
5 5 Quarterly conference records, 1922-1924
5 6 Quarterly conference records, 1934
5 7 Quarterly conference records, 1935
5 8 Quarterly conference records, 1936
5 9 Quarterly conference records, 1937
5 10 Quarterly conference records, 1938
6 1 Quarterly conference records, 1939
6 2 Quarterly conference records, 1940
6 3 Other administrative records: Board of Stewards, 1914, 1925, 1950
6 4 Other administrative records: Official Board, secretary and treasurer's report, 1966-1970
6 5 Other administrative records: Official Board, secretary and treasurer's report, 1969-1970
6 6 Other administrative records: Official Board, secretary and treasurer's report, 1969
6 7 Other administrative records: Official Board, secretary and treasurer's report, 1969
6 8 Other administrative records: Official Board, secretary and treasurer's report, 1969
6 9 Other administrative records: Official Board, secretary and treasurer's report, 1968
6 10 Other administrative records: Official Board, secretary and treasurer's report, 1967-1968
6 11 Other administrative records: Official Board, secretary and treasurer's report, 1967
6 12 Other administrative records: Official Board, secretary and treasurer's report, 1966-1967
6 13 Other administrative records: Official Board, secretary and treasurer's report, 1966
6 14 Other administrative records: Official Board, secretary and treasurer's report, 1966
6 15 Other administrative records: Official Board, secretary and treasurer's report, 1965-1968
6 16 Other administrative records: Trinity Home Mission Society, reports, 1884-1885
6 17 Other administrative records: Trinity Home Mission Society, day book, 1904-1906
6 17 Other administrative records: Trinity Home Mission Society, "Deaconess and home missionary," undated
6 18 Other administrative records: Trinity Home Mission Society, Wesley Brotherhood, minutes and treasurer's reports, 1939-1943
6 19 Other administrative records: Woman's Society of Christian Service, minutes and reports, undated
6 20 Other administrative records: Woman's Society of Christian Service, minutes and reports, 1956-1958
6 21 Other administrative records: Woman's Society of Christian Service, minutes and reports, 1965-1969
6 22 Other administrative records: Woman's Society of Christian Service, minutes and reports, 1967-1969
6 23 Other administrative records: Woman's Society of Christian Service, minutes and reports, 1967-1968
7 1 Other administrative records: Woman's Society of Christian Service, minutes and reports, 1968-1969
7 2 Other administrative records: Woman's Society of Christian Service, minutes and reports, 1969-1970
7 3 Other administrative records: Woman's Society of Christian Service, minutes and reports, 1970-1971
7 4 Other administrative records: Woman's Society of Christian Service, minutes and reports, 1971-1973
7 5 Other administrative records: Woman's Society of Christian Service, minutes and reports, 1973-1974
7 6 Other administrative records: Woman's Society of Christian Service, minutes and reports, 1973-1975
7 7 Other administrative records: Woman's Society of Christian Service, minutes and reports, 1966-1975
7 8 Other administrative records: Woman's Society of Christian Service, minutes and reports, 1968
11 2 Other administrative records: Woman's Society of Christian Service, Volume 2 Trinity Missionary Society, 1931-1937
11 3 Other administrative records: Woman's Society of Christian Service, Volume 3 Woman's Missionary Society, 1922-1927
7 9 Miscellaneous: "Acquaintance Diploma," given to Miss Rusha Wesley, 1910 October 14
7 9 Miscellaneous: Economic Opportunity, Inc. TLS, to Trinity Methodist Church, 1966 February 11
12 Miscellaneous: Gavel, given to Mrs. T. E. Blackburn by Mrs. E. A. Hartsock, undated
12 Miscellaneous: Perkins, Matt G. "Dr. Frank Boland's long-ignored need is filled by north side patients," undated
12 Miscellaneous: "Some B's for a Good Secretary," undated
12 Miscellaneous: Weekly contribution envelope, 1984 September 2
12 Miscellaneous: Wesley, Rusha. ALS, to Mr. Arthur L. Brooks, 1910 January 18
12 Miscellaneous: untitled poem, undated
7 10 Miscellaneous: Jones, Howard Linden. This Side of Heaven: the story of a little world of brotherly love" (126 p.), undated
10 8-31 Miscellaneous: photographs
11 5 Miscellaneous: certificate, Christian Council of Atlanta, 1972
Saint Luke's Methodist Episcopal Church, South
7 11 Membership rolls and statistics: church membership registers, 1901-1904
7 12 Membership rolls and statistics: church membership registers, 1905-1911
7 13 Membership rolls and statistics: church membership registers, 1908-1917
7 14 Membership rolls and statistics: church membership registers, 1917-1925
11 4 Membership rolls and statistics: church membership registers vol. 4, 1937-1949
8 1 Membership rolls and statistics: church membership registers, 1938-1956
8 2 Membership rolls and statistics: church membership registers, 1938-1967
8 3 Membership rolls and statistics: Sunday school record book, 1919
8 4 Membership rolls and statistics: Sunshine Class attendance record, 1955-1960
8 5 Membership rolls and statistics: general attendance records, 1917-1924
8 6 Conference Records, 1893-1897
8 7 Conference Records, 1908-1918
9 1 Conference Records (severely damaged), 1922-1926
9 2 Conference Records, 1930-1934
9 3 Conference Records, 1934-1942
9 4 Conference Records (very fragile), 1943-1952
9 5 Conference Records (very fragile), 1946-1948
9 6 Conference Records (very fragile), 1949-1950
9 7 Conference Records (very fragile), 1950-1953
9 8 Minutes and Reports: Board of Stewards, 1927
9 9 Minutes and Reports: Board of Stewards, 1926
9 10 Minutes and Reports: Board of Stewards, 1925
9 11 Minutes and Reports: Board of Stewards, 1925
10 1 Minutes and Reports: Board of Stewards, 1925-1926
10 2 Minutes and Reports: Board of Stewards, The Progress, 1925
10 3 Minutes and Reports: Board of Stewards, The Progress, 1925
10 4 Minutes and Reports: Board of Stewards, The Progress, 1925
10 5 Minutes and Reports: Board of Stewards, The Progress, 1926
10 6 Minutes and Reports: Sunday School Council, 1930-1934
10 7 Minutes and Reports: Woman's Society of Christian Service, 1957-1958
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