Guide to the Second St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Pittsburgh, Pa. Records, 1859-1975 AIS.1985.01

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Second St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Pittsburgh, Pa. Records
Creator
Second St. Paul's Lutheran Church (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
Collection Number
AIS.1985.01
Date
1859-1975
Extent
1.0 microfilm reel (751 frames)
Abstract
The Second German Evangelical Lutheran Congregation of Pittsburgh, Pa., was organized in 1851 and changed its name to the Second St. Paul's Lutheran Church in 1872. The collection contains church bulletins and registers, anniversary booklets, annual reports, and brief chronologies of the congregation.

Preferred Citation

Second St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Pittsburgh, Pa. Records, 1859-1975, AIS.1985.01, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh

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History

The Second German Evangelical Lutheran Congregation of Pittsburgh, Pa., was organized in 1851. Worship was initially held in a hall on the corner of Fifth Avenue and Smithfield Street, then moved to Sixth Avenue and Grant Street. In 1872, the Congregation changed its name to the Second St. Paul's Lutheran Church and in 1873, a new church was dedicated on Pride Street near Fifth Avenue.

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Scope and Content Notes

The collection contains church bulletins, anniversary booklets (including 90th and 100th anniversaries), annual reports from 1940 and 1955, brief chronologies of the congregation, and a photograph of Pastor E.W. Duessel taken in 1939. The church registers contain information regarding baptisms, confirmations, communions, marriages, funerals, and church officers. Some of the early records contained in the church registers are in German.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, July 21, 1988

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Revision Description

 Converted from EAD Version 1.0 to EAD Version 2002 July 1, 2006

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright

Permission for publication is given on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Acquisition Information

Donated by the Second St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1985.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by David Rosenberg in July 21, 1988.

Revision and rearrangement for the encoded version of the finding aid provided by Michael O'Malley on August 14, 2003. Information about the collection title and the controlled access terms was extracted from the MARC record in the University of Pittsburgh catalog Voyager ID number: 1378776

Existence and Location of Copies

Original records are in possession of the Second St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Second St. Paul's Lutheran Church (Pittsburgh, Pa.).

Geographic Name(s)

  • Pennsylvania -- Church history
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.) -- Religion

Subject(s)

  • Baptismal records
  • Church records and registers -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Churches and Synagogues
  • Ethnic groups
  • German Americans -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- Religion
  • Germans -- Pennsylvania
  • Germans -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Lutheran Church -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh

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Previous Citation

Second St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Pittsburgh, Pa. Records, 1859-1975, AIS.1985.01, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Second St. Paul's Lutheran Church (Pittsburgh, Pa.), Records, 1859-1975, Micro, ais 85:1, Archives of Industrial Society, University Library System, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa., 15260

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Collection Inventory

Series  I. Miscellaneous historical material, 1920-1969 

  Microfilm-cabinetDrawerReel
Bulletins, anniversary booklets, annual reports, chronologies, and a photo, 1920-1969 321

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Series  II. Registers, 1859-1975 

  Reel
Volume 1, Confirmations, 1859-1939; 1894-1939 1
  Reel
Volume 2, Communions, 1859-1937 1
  Reel
Volume 3, Marriages, 1859-1939 1
  Reel
Volume 4, Funerals, 1859-1938 1
  Reel
Volume 5, Confirmations, 1939-1958; 1940-1961; 1937-1975; 1938-1964; 1938-1964 1

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