Finding aid for the John T. Weeden Sr. Family Papers


Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: previous hit Weeden, John next hit T. Family
Title: previous hit John T. Weeden next hit Sr. Family Papers
Dates: 1922-1994
Extent: 1.60 linear feet (3 containers)
Abstract: previous hit John T. Weeden next hit, Sr. was a prominent African-American Baptist minister in Cleveland, Ohio. He attended Indiana Central College, Butler University, Moody Bible Institute, and Case Western Reserve University. He was ordained in 1928. Reverend Weeden married the former Gladys Mae Evans in 1922. After serving as pastor at two churches in Indianapolis, Indiana, he was called in 1948 to St. Timothy Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio, remaining there until his death in 1988. In addition to his extensive involvement in a number of Baptist and religious organizations, Weeden was involved in civil rights and political issues, including service as co-chair of the clergy committee for Carl Stokes during the mayoral campaign of 1967. The collection consists of church programs, bulletins, brochures, bylaws, minutes, reports, sermons, certificates, cards, correspondence, memorabilia, datebooks, telegrams, financial and family records, registers, notes, speeches, lessons, postcards, passports, books, obituaries, and newspaper clippings. In addition to family-related documents, the collection includes extensive material related to St. Timothy Baptist Church, Cleveland, Ohio.
MS Number MS 4789
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English