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1Title:  Ardelia Bradley Dixon Papers     
 Creator:  Dixon, Ardelia Bradley 
 Dates:  1931-1991 
 Abstract:  Ardelia Bradley Dixon (1916-1991) was a lifelong African American rights activist and philanthropist in Cleveland, Ohio. Dixon served as secretary at the Antioch Baptist Church, Central High School, and John Hay High School. She served on the boards and committees of the Cleveland Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Cleveland Public Library. In 1963, Dixon took part in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom for Colored People led by Martin Luther King, Jr., and was passionate about the issues of desegregation in schools and racial violence. She volunteered at the Interchurch Council of Greater Cleveland, the National Council of Churches, Fairhill Mental Health Center, and the Phillis Wheatley Center. The collection includes booklets, brochures, cards, church programs, correspondence, funeral booklets, hymns, letters, letters to the editor of the Plain Dealer, magazine and newspaper clippings, notes, pamphlets, photographs and negatives, postcards, schedules of events, scrapbooks, and telegrams. 
 Call #:  MS 5199 
 Extent:  1.80 linear feet (2 containers and 2 volumes) 
 Subjects:  African American women -- Ohio -- Cleveland | African American women political activists -- Ohio -- Cleveland | African Americans -- Civil rights -- Ohio -- Cleveland | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Charities | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority | Cleveland Public Library | Dixon, Ardelia Bradley, 1916-1991 | Interchurch Council of Greater Cleveland | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Cleveland Branch | Public schools -- Ohio -- Cleveland | School integration -- Ohio -- Cleveland | African American History / Women's History
 
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2Title:  Greater Avery African Methodist Episcopal Church Records     
 Creator:  Greater Avery African Methodist Episcopal Church 
 Dates:  1929-2008 
 Abstract:  Greater Avery African Methodist Episcopal Church was founded by Reverend James J. Price on April 21, 1918 in Cleveland, Ohio. As the membership of the church grew, Reverend Price lead the church to purchase property at 2363 East 28th Street in 1920. In 1953, Greater Avery purchased the Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Bethlehem Church on Wade Park Avenue. The collection consists of bulletins, calendars of events, correspondence, financial records, historical sketches, ledgers, newspaper clippings, programs, and scrapbooks. 
 Call #:  MS 5234 
 Extent:  1.00 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Charities. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Genealogy. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Religion. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland | African Methodist Episcopal Church -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Greater Avery African Methodist Episcopal Church (Cleveland, Ohio) | Women in church work -- Ohio -- Cleveland
 
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3Title:  Mt. Zion Congregational Church Records     
 Creator:  Mt. Zion Congregational Church 
 Dates:  1888-2005 
 Abstract:  Mt. Zion Congregational Church was founded on September 11, 1864 when nineteen men and women formally gathered in Plymouth Church on Prospect Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio. The predominantly African American congregation has moved many times throughout its history, including locations downtown, in the Central and Fairfax neighborhoods, and its current location (2014) in University Circle. Mt. Zion's congregation played a significant role in the settlement of freed slaves in Cleveland after the Civil War, the founding of the Cleveland Chapter of the National Association of Colored People (NAACP), and the founding of Eliza Bryant Village. The collection consists of correspondence, meeting minutes, historical sketches, programs, bulletins, and financial documents. 
 Call #:  MS 5231 
 Extent:  0.60 linear feet (2 containers) 
 Subjects:  African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Religion | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Church buildings -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Congregational churches -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- History | Congregational churches -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Mt. Zion Congregational Church (Cleveland, Ohio) | University Circle (Cleveland, Ohio) | African American History / Religion
 
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4Title:  Alexander Martin Family Papers     
 Creator:  Martin, Alexander Family 
 Dates:  1927-1990 
 Abstract:  The Alexander Martin family was a prominent African American family in Cleveland, Ohio. Alexander H. Martin Sr. graduated with a law degree from Western Reserve University in 1897, one of the first African Americans to do so. Martin had a long career as an attorney and was active in Cleveland city politics. His wife, Mary Brown Martin, was a teacher and the first African American to serve on the Cleveland Public School Board. Their son, Alexander H. Martin, Jr. was an attorney and the first African American to run for mayor of Cleveland. Their daughter, Lydia, was a librarian at Western Reserve University. Sarah Martin Pereira, another daughter, was noted for her scholarship and her commitment to education. The collection consists of awards, biographies, certificates, correspondence, diplomas, a funeral book, histories, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, programs, and publications. 
 Call #:  MS 5210 
 Extent:  0.40 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  African Americans -- Education -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Religion. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Bahai Faith -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Bahai Faith | Bahai women -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Martin family | Mary B. Martin Elementary School (Cleveland, Ohio) | Mt. Zion Congregational Church (Cleveland, Ohio)
 
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5Title:  Mount Sinai Baptist Church Records     
 Creator:  Mount Sinai Baptist Church 
 Dates:  1954-1998 
 Abstract:  Mount Sinai Baptist Church was founded in the African American community of Cleveland, Ohio, in 1927. The church outgrew several locations on Cleveland's east side until building its church on property purchased at 7510 Woodland Avenue in 1969. The collection consists of agendas, anniversary booklets, anniversary programs, annual reports, budgets, by-laws, church covenants, constitutions, a directory, event flyers, financial reports, funeral programs, a history book, letters, minutes, and newsletters. 
 Call #:  MS 5217 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Genealogy. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Baptists -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Church history -- Sources. | Hill, David W. | Hill, Luther F. | Mount Sinai Baptist Church (Cleveland, Ohio)
 
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6Title:  Mt. Zion Congregational Church Photographs     
 Creator:  Mt. Zion Congregational Church 
 Dates:  1947-2004 
 Abstract:  Mt. Zion Congregational Church was founded on September 11, 1864, when nineteen men and women formally gathered in Plymouth Church on Prospect Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio. The predominantly African American congregation has moved many times throughout its history, including locations downtown, in the Central and Fairfax neighborhoods, and its current location (2014) in University Circle. Mt. Zion's congregation played a significant role in the settlement of freed slaves in Cleveland after the Civil War, the founding of the Cleveland Chapter of the National Association of Colored People (NAACP), and the founding of Eliza Bryant Village. The collection consists of approximately 300 black and white and color photographs depicting church activities. 
 Call #:  PG 598 
 Extent:  0.40 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Religion | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Congregational churches -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Photographs | Congregational churches -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Mt. Zion Congregational Church (Cleveland, Ohio) -- Photograph collections | Mt. Zion Congregational Church (Cleveland, Ohio) | University Circle (Cleveland, Ohio) -- Photographs | African American History / Religion
 
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