Title: 1825-1972 Description: 4 linear ft.
Notes: Founded as Union Bethel AME. Church; name changed 1881. Official minutes (1838-1920s), indentures (1861-1892), certification of elected trustees, church publications, notes on church history, members, pastors, and organizations, and other records. Also includes indentures endorsed by Frederick Douglass, and a volume of minutes of the Bethel Literary and Historical Association, from October 15, 1895 to October 28, 1902. See also Simms Family Papers. Deposited by Josie Johnson, 1972.
Subjects: African Methodist Episcopal Church; Washington, DC Bethel Literary and Historical Association, Washington, DC Blacks; Churches and religious affairs; African Methodist Episcopal Blacks; Washington, DC Church records and registers; Washington, DC Douglass, Frederick History; Societies; Washington, DC Simms family Union Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Washington, DC Washington, DC; Churches; Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church Washington, DC; Churches; Union Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church Washington, DC; Churches and religious affairs; African Methodist Episcopal Church Washington, DC; Population elements; Blacks
Location: Howard University, Moorland-Spingarn Research Center (Washington, DC) NIDS Fiche #: 4.72.77 NUCMC #: MS 83-1247
Staff, MSRC, "METROPOLITAN AME Church" (2015). Manuscript Division. 133.