St James United Methodist Church Materials

MC 2036

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: 479-575-8444
Email: specoll@uark.edu

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Elysa Barton, 2018.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
St James United Methodist Church (Fayetteville, Ark.)
Title
St James United Methodist Church Materials
Inclusive Dates
ca 1800-2005
Identification
MC 2036
Extent
1.25 linear feet (1 box, 1 oversized folder)
Language
Materials are in English.
Repository
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email specoll@uark.edu at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

The St James United Methodist Church Materials were donated to the Special Collections Department by Lorraine Bashor in June 2014.

Processing Information

Processed by Elysa Barton; completed in October 2018.

Preferred Form of Citation

St. James United Methodist Church Materials (MC 2036), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Special Collections Citations Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Biographical Note

St James United Methodist Church is a historically black church in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and was first established as the Methodist Episcopal Church of Fayetteville in 1866. In 1867, Reverend W.L. Molloy was appointed as the congregation's first minister. The church building was built in 1883, and is one of the oldest churches in Fayetteville.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains historical research on Fayetteville, Arkansas' St James United Methodist Church, compiled by Lorraine Bashor; historic documents are primarily photocopies and reproductions. Materials include typed and handwritten notes and writings by Bashor, as well as research materials such as articles and phtoographs; writings by Lodene Deffebaughs, an African American activist, regarding her education at Henderson; ballads written by George Ballard; materials on the Mission School, the first African American school in Fayetteville, Arkansas, which was later called the Henderson School; Two Centuries of Methodism in Arkansas 1800-2000 [book]; and two maps of historic Washington County with labels of churches and a photograph of St James Church from the Court House.

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by topic.

Materials in folders 1-8 were removed from binders for preservation reasons, but have otherwise been retained in their original order.

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1

Methodist Episcopal Church Fayetteville, Arkansas Materials: Book I - Introduction, undated

Box 1 Folder 2

Methodist Episcopal Church Fayetteville, Arkansas Materials: Book I - 1860, ca 1860-1869

Box 1 Folder 3

Methodist Episcopal Church Fayetteville, Arkansas Materials: Book I - 1870, ca 1870-1879

Box 1 Folder 4

Methodist Episcopal Church Fayetteville, Arkansas Materials: Book I - 1880, ca 1880-1889

Box 1 Folder 5

Methodist Episcopal Church Fayetteville, Arkansas Materials: Book I - 1890, ca 1890-1899

Box 1 Folder 6

Methodist Episcopal Church Fayetteville, Arkansas Materials: Book II - Introduction and 1900, ca 1900-1909

Box 1 Folder 7

Methodist Episcopal Church Fayetteville, Arkansas Materials: Book II - 1910-1990, ca 1910-1999

Box 1 Folder 8

Methodist Episcopal Church Fayetteville, Arkansas Materials: Book II - 2000, ca 2000-2005

Box 1 Folder 9

First School for African Americans in Fayetteville, Arkansas Materials, undated

Box 1 Folder 10

Lodene Deffebaugh Biographical Material, ca 2000-2010

Box 1 Folder 11

Ozark "Ballards" of a Negro Singer: Being a Collection of Verse by George Ballards, 1928

Box 1 Item 1

Two Centuries of Methodism in Arkansas 1800-2000 [Book], 2000

Box OV Manuscript Collection Box 3 Folder MC 2036

Historical Maps of Washington County Arkansas and Photograph of St James United Methodist Church, ca 1886, ca 1900-1910

END OF COLLECTION

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