Guide to the Emanuel United Methodist Church Records, 1875-1986 AIS.1986.08

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Emanuel United Methodist Church Records
Creator
Emanuel United Methodist Church (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
Collection Number
AIS.1986.08
Date
1875-1986
Extent
1.0 microfilm reel (positive and negative)
Abstract
The Emanuel United Methodist Church is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The records include six volumes of registers containing lists of members, baptisms, marriages, and deaths; 75th Anniversary booklet; 1983 church directory; and photographs for the years 1875-1986.

Preferred Citation

Emanuel United Methodist Church Records, 1875-1986, AIS.1986.08, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh

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History

Emanuel United Methodist Church is the result of the union of two longstanding area churches. One branch extends to the Emanuel-Ark Church of the Evangelical Association of West Pittsburgh, founded in 1875. In 1882 they moved from their original site at 137 Steuben Street (then Chestnut Street) to 217 Steuben Street. In 1912 they moved to their present location on Lorenz Avenue. In 1946 they changed their name to Lorenz Avenue Evangelical United Brethren Church and again in 1968 to the Lorenz Avenue United Methodist Church.

The other branch of Emanuel had its origins in a tent on Oakmont Street in 1901. Soon after the Wesley Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church of West Pittsburgh was built and the first services were held on Christmas 1902. In 1924 a new building was constructed on Stratmore Street and was named the Crafton Heights Methodist Episcopal Church. They became United Methodist in 1968. On September 25, 1978 a fire destroyed the building and the congregation worshipped in the Crafton Heights Presbyterian Church. Later the congregation joined the Lorenz Avenue congregation for worship.

On January 1, 1982 the former Crafton Heights and Lorenz Avenue United Methodist Churches merged to become Emanuel United Methodist Church.

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Scope and Content Notes

The Microfilmed Records of Emanuel United Methodist Church include six volumes of registers containing lists of members, baptisms, marriages, and deaths; 75th Anniversary booklet; 1983 church directory; and photographs for the years 1875-1986. Part of volume 1 is 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

Gift of Emanuel United Methodist Church in 1986.

Processing Information

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

Revision and rearrangement for the encoded version of the finding aid provided by Julie Aher in September 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: 1372450.

Existence and Location of Copies

Originals retained by Emanuel United Methodist Church.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Emanuel Ark Church of the Evangelical Association of West Pittsburgh.
  • Emanuel United Methodist Church (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
  • Evangelical Association of North America.
  • Evangelical United Brethren Church.
  • Lorenz Avenue United Brethren Church (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
  • Lorenz Avenue United Methodist Church (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
  • United Methodist Church (U.S.). -- Pennsylvania

Geographic Name(s)

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

Subject(s)

  • Baptismal records
  • Christian sects -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Church records and registers -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Churches and Synagogues
  • Ethnic groups
  • Evangelicalism -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • German Americans -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- Religion
  • Germans -- Pennsylvania
  • Germans -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Methodist Church -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh

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Previous Citation

Emanuel United Methodist Church Records, 1875-1986, AIS.1986.08, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Emanuel United Methodist Church (Elliott, Pittsburgh, Pa.) Records, 1875-1986, ais MICRO 86:8, Archives of Industrial Society, University Library System, University of Pittsburgh

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Collection Inventory

  Microfilm-cabinetReel
Volumes 1-6 of list of members, baptisms, marriages, and deaths; 75th Anniversary booklet; 1983 church directory; and photographs, 1875-1986 21

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