Guide to the Fairhaven United Methodist Church, Pittsburgh, Pa. Records, 1900-1993 AIS.1993.12

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Fairhaven United Methodist Church, Pittsburgh, Pa. Records
Creator
Fairhaven United Methodist Church (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
Collection Number
AIS.1993.12
Date
1900-1993
Extent
2.0 microfilm reels (1365 frames; negative and positive)
Abstract
This collection contains records of baptisms, marriages, members, funerals, deaths, removals, a minutebook, financial records, and pictures of the church and ministers of the Fairhaven United Methodist Church, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1900-1993.

Preferred Citation

Fairhaven United Methodist Church, Pittsburgh, Pa. Records, AIS.1993.12, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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History

The Fairhaven United Methodist Church is located at 2415 Saw Mill Run Boulevard on route 51 in the Overbrook section of Pittsburgh. It began in 1881 when a man by the name of Perry was converted while attending a camp meeting in Castle Shannon. Perry believed that the community of Overbrook needed religious services so he organized a Sunday School. In 1883, the Pittsburgh Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church appointed Reverend Samuel F. Crowther pastor of the Fairhaven Mission. On August 31, 1884 the Mission was formally organizedas the Fairhaven Methodist Protestant Church. The first church was built in 1890 on Glenbury Street on a lot donated by Robert Thompson. The present church, located on a lot donated by the J.F. Horning family, was dedicated on December 8, 1907. At that time the church was under the leadership of Reverend C.S. Sanders. In 1940, a renovation was begun and the cost was liquidated by February 24, 1946. In 1968, the membership of the church was 334.

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Scope and Content

This collection contains records of the Fairhaven United Methodist Church, Pittsburgh, PA, 1900-1993. The records are arranged into 6 books. Books 1-4 contain baptisms, marriages, members, funerals, deaths, and removals. Book 5 includes a minute book of the Auxilliary Branch of the Allegheny County Sabbath School Association from a convention of the Sabbath Schools of the northern part of Baldwin Township and the borough of Knoxville. Book 5 also contains financial records (1899-1902) that include pastor subscriptions, envelope accounts, and basket collection account. Book 6 includes pictures of ministers, ministerial records, pictures of church.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, January 1993

University of Pittsburgh Library System
Archives & Special Collections
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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

These records were a gift of Fairhaven United Methodist Church, 2415 Saw Mill Run Blvd., Pittsburgh, Pa. 1993.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by ASC Staff in 1993.

Revision and rearrangement for the encoded version of the finding aid provided by Dan Horvath in October, 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: 1476156

Existence and Location of Originals

This collection has been microfilmed by Archives of Industrial Society from originals in the possession of the Fairhaven United Methodist Church, 2415 Saw Mill Run Blvd., Pittsburgh, Pa.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Fairhaven United Methodist Church (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
  • United Methodist Church (U.S.). -- Clergy

Genre(s)

  • Church records
  • Death records
  • Marriage records

Geographic Name(s)

  • Overbrook (Pittsburgh, Pa.) -- Church history
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.) -- Church history

Subject(s)

  • Baptismal records -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Church buildings -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Churches and Synagogues

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Previous Citation

Fairhaven United Methodist Church, Pittsburgh, Pa. Records, AIS.1993.12, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Fairhaven United Methodist Church, Pittsburgh, PA., Records, 1900-1993, ais 93:12, Archives of Industrial Society, University of Pittsburgh Libraries.

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Collection Inventory

Section: Book 1 

  Microfilm-cabinetReelItem
Baptisms, Members, Marriages, 1900-1923 311

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Section: Book 2 

  Item
Members, Marriages, Baptisms, 1924-1929 2

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Section: Book 3 

  Item
Members, Marriages, Baptisms, Funerals, 1939-1959 3

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Section: Book 4A 

  Item
Members, Baptisms, Preparatory Members, Deaths, Removals (A-B), 1959-1993 4

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Section: Book 4B 

  Item
Removals (C-G), 1959-1993 5
  ReelItem
Removals (H-Z), 1959-1993 21

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Section: Book 5 

  Item
Minute Book, September 9, 1897 2
  Item
Financial Records, 1899-1902 3

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Section: Book 6 

  Item
Pictures of Ministers, Ministerial Records, Pictures of Church, no date 4

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