Guide to the Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Castle Shannon, Pa. Records, 1884-1994 AIS.1994.15

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Castle Shannon, Pa. Records
Creator
Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church (Castle Shannon, Pa.).
Collection Number
AIS.1994.15
Date
1884-1994
Extent
2.0 microfilm reels
Abstract
This collection contains the records of the Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church from 1884 to 1994. The church was located in the Castle Shannon Borough of Allegheny County. The collection consists of three record books, newspaper clippings and programs from dedication and anniversary services. Early records are written in German.

Preferred Citation

Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Castle Shannon, Pa. Records, 1884-1994, AIS.1994.15, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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History

The Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church was dedicated on May 2, 1886 in the Castle Shannon Borough of Allegheny County. The church was founded by German speaking Lutherans who had previously met at a schoolhouse in the Hamilton area. Sermons at the church were carried out in German until 1918 when it was decided to change to English. In addition, the church's main source of income came from pews rented to the congregation instead of traditional tithes.

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Scope and Content

This collection reflects the activities of the members of the Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1884-1994. The collection consists of two reels of microfilm in which three record books, program pamphlets, and news clippings are located. These contain information on membership, baptisms, marriages, burials, pastors, officers as well as the church history. The first constitution and early records are written in German.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, October 11, 2004

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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 microfilmed with the permission of the Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Castle Shannon, Pa., in February 1995.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Jaime Hamel on October 11, 2004.

Revision for the encoded version of the finding aid provided by Andy Newman in November 2004. 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: 4424104

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church (Castle Shannon, Pa.).

Subject(s)

  • Church records and registers -- Pennsylvania -- Castle Shannon
  • Churches and Synagogues
  • Ethnic groups
  • Lutheran Church -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County
  • Lutheran Church -- Pennsylvania -- Castle Shannon

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Previous Citation

Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1884-1994, AIS.1994.15, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, ais 94:15, Records, 1884-1994, Archives of Industrial Society, Hillman Library, University of Pittsburgh

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Collection Inventory

  Microfilm-cabinetDrawerReel
Book #1 Kirchenbush der Deutsch Evangelical Lutheran Imanuels Gemeinde zu Castle Shannon, Allegheny County, PA, 1886-1949 371

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  Reel
Book #2 Church records, 1949-1964 1

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  Reel
Book #2 (continued) Church records, 1949-1964 2

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  Reel
Book #3 The American Lutheran Church Parish Record of Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church Congregation of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA, 1964-1994 2

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  Reel
Newspaper clipping 2

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  Reel
15th Anniversary program, May 3, 1936 2

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