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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Administrative Documents

News Clippings

Correspondence

Deed Contracts

Application for Historic Site

Church History

Colonel William Wyndon

Reverend Wade H. Logan, D.D.

Church School Documents

Research Materials

Anniversary Service Programs

Church Directories

Souvenir Program Booklets

Souvenir Program Booklets (cont.)

Artifacts, Realia

African American Library at the Gregory School

Sloan Memorial United Methodist Church Collection RG.0009

An Inventory of Records at the African American Library at the Gregory School, Houston Public Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Sloan Memorial United Methodist Church.
Title: Sloan Memorial United Methodist Church Collection
Dates: Bulk, 1962-2010
Dates: 1871-2010
Identification: RG.0009
Quantity: 1.42 Linear feet
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: African American Library at the Gregory School

Biographical Note

Sloan Methodist Church was founded in 1881 by Rev. Ed Roscoe on Sloan Street of Houston, Texas. From 1881 to 1883 the church trustees purchased a building and then had it brought to its current location. From 1883 to 1885 the church members grew from 31 to 60. The first musical instrument was brought to the church in 1896. This organ is one of the oldest instruments still in the church today.

Sloan Methodist Church continued to grow in terms of members, congregation, and facility improvements. On February 27, 1912 the church was damaged by a fire. In 1913, the church changed its name to Sloan Memorial United Methodist Church. Many facility improvements were also made during this time including better bathrooms, sidewalks, ceilings, and other changes.

In the 1950s the original parsonage was torn down and the new parsonage was constructed from a house next door. This decade also brought air conditioning to the church. In 1972 Sloan Memorial United Methodist Church merged with other Methodist churches for the Texas Conference.

In 1981, on its 100th year anniversary, Sloan Memorial United Methodist Church received a historical marker. In 1982, the church acquired a handicap ramp to the entrance of the church. A summer youth program was also initiated. The church continued to grow through many difficulties in its time. It is now one of the oldest black churches in Houston.

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Scope and Content Note

The Sloan Memorial United Methodist Church collection is compromised of deed contracts, news clippings, church history documents, church directories, souvenir program booklets, anniversary service programs and administrative documents.

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Arrangement Note

The collection has been arranged by material type.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

None

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the African American Heritage Museum of Houston Collection must be obtained from the African American Library at the Gregory School or the appropriate copyright holder. Please ask reference staff for information and assistance on the possibility of photo duplication and any associated fees. The library reserves the right to restrict duplication.

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Index Terms

Sloan Memorial United Methodist Church.
Sloan Memorial United Methodist Church.
African American churches--Texas--Houston
Col. William Wyndon
Rev. A.W. Carr
Rev. Ed Roscoe
Rev. W.L. Duncan
Rev. Wade H. Logan
Sloan Memorial United Methodist Church

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Administrative Information

Citation Note

Sloan Memorial United Methodist Church Collection. RG0009, African American Library at the Gregory School, Houston Public Library.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Sloan Memorial United Methodist Church, Houston, Texas

Processing Information

Processed by Brittany Cryer, February 2011

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 
Book Folder
1 1 Administrative Documents
Sloan Memorial United Methodist Church Memberships
Institutional or Organization Checklist about Sloan Memorial United Methodist Church

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Box Folder
1 2 News Clippings
1964
Commission on Christian Social Concerns
"Sloan Memorial Retains Pastor for 13th Year" Genial Reverend J. C. Stripling
"Pastor, Membership of Sloan Methodist Church To Hold Mortgage Burning Sunday"
March 7, 1981

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Box Folder
1 3 Correspondence
1970
1951

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Box Folder
1 4 Deed Contracts
July 10, 1980
June 2, 1881
July 15, 1899
September 16, 1903
February 3, 1871
February 3, 1871
June 2, 1891

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Box Folder
1 5 Application for Historic Site
Application for registration of United Methodist Historic Site
1981
Historical Marker Task Force Committee

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Box Folder
1 6 Church History
May 1, 1945
1963
1963
1972
1978
1980
1981
June, 1982
History of Hattie Lue Turk (1925-1968)
Sloan Church Contributors (1881-1900)
Sloan Church Ministers (1880-1984)

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Box Folder
1 7 Colonel William Wyndon
Photo and History of Col. William Wyndon (1868-1910)

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Box Folder
1 8 Reverend Wade H. Logan, D.D.
Photo and History of Rev. Wade H. Logan

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Box Folder
1 9 Church School Documents
Sloan Youth and Adult Chuch School Photo

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Box Folder
1 10 Research Materials
Excerpt: Attitudes Toward Slavery (pgs 184-195)
Excerpt: Methodism in American History (pgs 394,395,398,399)
Excerpt: The Red Book of Houston (pgs 35,36,75)
Excerpt: The Story of Religion in America (pgs 220,221,302-305,328,329)

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Box Folder
1 11 Anniversary Service Programs
1967
1980
1985
1991
1993
1995
1998
2010
2010
2010

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Box File
1 12 Church Directories
1986
1991
1998

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Box Folder
1 13 Souvenir Program Booklets
June 18, 1950
May, 1962
May, 1967
1972
1980
November 13, 1988

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Box Folder
1 14 Souvenir Program Booklets (cont.)
Sloan Souvenir Program Booklet (1999) November 14, 1999
Sloan Souvenir Program Booklet (2005) 2005
Sloan Souvenir Program Brooklet (2010) November, 2010

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Box
2 Artifacts, Realia
100th Anniversary Commemorative Plate of Sloan Memorial United Methodist Church, 1980

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