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Hyatt Memorial United Methodist Church (College Park, Ga.) records, 1957-1988

Emory University

Pitts Theology Library

1531 Dickey Drive, Suite 560

Atlanta, GA 30322


Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/pqgm2

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hyatt Memorial United Methodist Church (College Park, Ga.).
Title: Hyatt Memorial United Methodist Church (College Park, Ga.) records, 1957-1988
Call Number:Record Group No. 039
Extent: 0.8 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Abstract:Contains the financial and membership records of the Hyatt Memorial United Methodist Church in College Park, Georgia.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Collection stored off-site. Researchers must contact the Pitts Theology Library in advance to access this collection.

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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


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


Processed by Cindy Bunch and Joan Clemens, 2003.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Hyatt Memorial church was founded in 1955 to serve the Gate City congregation that was displaced when the owners of the meeting building evicted the church. After this experience, the congregation was eager for its own building. In November 1956, a building and property were acquired. A campaign was begun to raise funds to refurbish the property. A new building was constructed, opened and consecrated in March 1958. The church was closed in December 1987, and the property was sold with proceeds to be used for new church development.

Biographical Source: Hyatt Memorial church history, Box 13 Folder 24, United Methodist Church (U.S.) North Georgia Conference Local church histories, MSS 028, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.

Biographical Source: Lawrence, Harold. Changes in charge lines: North Georgia Conference, 1913-1996. Milledgeville, Ga.: Boyd Publishing Company, 1997.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of financial and membership records. Financial records include: a notebook detailing fundraising for the building, deed and mortgage information, church insurance policies, and detailed information on giving, budgets, and other financial concerns. Membership data includes a church register (which has only membership information) and the 1987 report to annual conference detailing the decline of the congregation. There is also some correspondence and papers related to the organ.

Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Church insurance, 1985
1 2 Church insurance policy, 1985
1 3 Church insurance policy, 1987
1 4 Church insurance policy, 1987-1988
1 5 Correspondence, 1988
Financial Records
1 6 Building fund notebook, 1967-1970
1 7 Building fund notebook, 1967-1970
1 8 Cash receipts and disbursements, 1984-1987
1 9 Church treasurer’s report, 1984-1987
1 10 Deed and mortgage material, 1957-1967
2 1 Financial reports, 1975-1984
2 2 Financial reports, 1975-1984
2 3 Financial reports, 1975-1984
2 4 Financial secretary treasurers record, 1973
2 5 Financial secretary treasurers record, 1974
2 6 Financial secretary treasurers record, 1975
2 7 Financial secretary treasurers record, 1976
2 8 Organ papers, 1965-1977
Membership Records
2 9 Church register, 1960-1988
2 10 Church register – loose material, 1960-1988
2 11 Report to annual conference, 1987