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Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection: Series 9: Ebenezer Baptist Church Organizational Records

Identifier: 0000-0000-0000-0131o

Scope and Contents of the Series

The series consists of records about the Ebenezer Baptist Church’s committees, membership, events, housing projects, history, and related operations. Documents describe the organization and functions of the committees of the Women’s Council as well as youth work, public relations, and worship. There are lists of the church’s trustees, family units, and young people whose parents are not members. A partial draft of a letter to members, fragment from an annual report, and blank pledge cards demonstrate the fundraising efforts for the church. The series also has programs, pamphlets, address lists, drafts for publication, an invitation, and related papers for events held at the church including the Diamond Jubilee, church celebration of King’s Nobel Peace Prize, Men’s Day Observance, Choir concert, 5th Anniversary of the Courtesy Guild, Christmas performance, and a family musical performance. Correspondence, photocopies of architectural drawings by Muldawer & Patterson, affidavits, and official forms detail the multi-family housing project proposed by the church to the Federal Housing Administration in 1967. In addition, there is a 1961 letter about the Butler Street Urban Redevelopment project for multi-families from Housing Authority of Atlanta. Besides these documents, there is a chronological sketch of the church from 1886 to 1960, American Baptist Convention report form, the minutes about the Thanksgiving Fellowship Service planned by area churches, a 1967 telegram of support sent to King while in the Birmingham City Jail, and a few financial records.


  • Creation: 1960-1967

Language of Materials

Materials are in English

Restrictions on Access

Access is restricted to digital surrogates available in the Archives and Special Collections Department of the Robert W. Woodruff Library.

Restrictions on Use

All documents in this collection either are protected by copyright or are the property Morehouse College, and/or the copyright holder as appropriate. Permission to consult the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection does not automatically include permission to publish from the Collection. Permission to publish or quote from previously unpublished materials or from materials under copyright must first be obtained from the copyright holder. Requests for permission to publish any of Dr. King’s copyrighted speeches, sermons, books or other writings, in whole or in part, shall be addressed to Intellectual Properties Management, Inc., 449 Auburn Ave., Atlanta, Georgia, 30312.


0.5 Linear feet

Arrangement of the Series

The series is arranged alphabetically.

Separated Materials

Photographs separated to appropriate housing in Series 13: Photographs.

Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection
Series 9: Ebenezer Baptist Church Organizational Records
Finding Aid prepared by Bridget T. Lerette
2008 October
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center, Inc. Repository


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