Finding aid for the Mt. Zion Congregational Church Records

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Mt. Zion Congregational Church
Title: Mt. Zion Congregational Church Records
Dates: 1888-2005
Dates: 1920-1979
Extent: 0.60 linear feet (2 containers)
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.
MS Number MS 5231
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English