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Buckhead United Methodist Church (Atlanta, Ga.) records, 1912-2005

Emory University

Pitts Theology Library

1531 Dickey Drive, Suite 560

Atlanta, GA 30322


Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/pqv48

Collection Stored Off-Site

All or portions of this collection are housed off-site. Materials can still be requested but researchers should expect a delay of up to two business days for retrieval.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Buckhead United Methodist Church (Atlanta, Ga).
Title: Buckhead United Methodist Church (Atlanta, Ga.) records, 1912-2005
Call Number:Record Group No. 055
Extent: 0.75 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Abstract:Contains the administrative records of the Buckhead United Methodist Church in Atlanta, 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)], Buckhead United Methodist Church (Atlanta, Ga.) Records, Archives and Manuscript Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.


Processed by Aimee Morgan, 2007.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Buckhead United Methodist Church was founded in 1824 on land owned by Daniel G. Gunn. In 1884, the original log church building was replaced with a new structure. When this building burned in 1914, it was replaced with a red brick church building. The church was closed in 2004 after a vote by a called church conference.

Scope and Content Note

The records of Buckhead United Methodist Church include three membership registers dated 1915-2002, lists of receipts from collections at Sunday services from 1952-1962 and 1972-1976, a Sunday School attendance record book from 1950-1959, financial and insurance records from 2003-2005, a list of pastors from 1912-1936, and a letter sent to members announcing a called church conference to decide the fate of the church in 2003.

Also included with the records is a pulpit Bible, which was given to Buckhead United Methodist Church in memory of Fred P. McCracken (1896-1977) and Gladys Evelyn McCracken (1923-1939).

Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Called Church Conference, Announcement to Members, 2003
1 2 Collections Taken, Ledger, 1952-1962
1 3 Collections Taken, Notebook, 1972-1976
1 4 Financial Records, 2003-2005
1 5 Insurance Policy, 2004
1 6 Membership List, 1961
1 7 Membership Register, 1915-2002
1 8 Membership Register, 1916-1980
1 9 Membership Register, 1977-2002
1 10 Pastors, List, 1912-1936
1 11 Sunday School Record Book, 1950-1959
2 Pulpit Bible, circa 1977