56th Street Church of Christ (Philadelphia, PA) Collection, 1888-2016

Document Type

Finding Aid

Publication Date


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Scope and Content Note

This collection includes materials that were originally meant to be used to write a history of the early Philadelphia churches, particularly the congregation at 56th and Warrington Avenue. This collections consists of photographs, interviews conducted by Eva Walker Myer, copies (in both microfilm and hard copy) of the original minutes of the church. Various other folders include historical materials on other churches in the area, as well as notes and articles on the Restoration movement itself.

Biographical Note

The 56th Street Church of Christ was started by a group who migrated to the U.S. and had been members of the Geach Street Church of Christ in Birmingham, England.

Donor Note

Eva Walker Myer


The collection is arranged by subject and material.

Content List

Folder 1: G. Jones Interview Folder 2: Lockhaven, PA Church Folder 3: Shirey Interview Folder 4: E. Myer's notes Folder 5: Philadelphia, PA notes Folder 6: Rampy Correspondence Folder 7: Philadelphia, PA loose pages Folder 8: Kelton, PA Folder 9: Restoration Misc. info Folder 10: Photos Folder 11: Hastings, Marvin (on Restoration) Folder 12: Berks, Co., PA Folder 13: Philadelphia Church History (original) Folder 14: Winston Messiah Interview Folder 15: Bolivier, PA Folder 16: Yale University Notes Folder 17: Correspondence with England Folder 18: Minute Book Vol. IV Folder 19: New England Churches of Christ (Correspondence) Folder 20: Minutes of Philadelphia Church of Christ - Xerox Copies from the 1890s Folder 21: Walker, Fred B. - Corresponence Master negatives of records of Church of Christ from the Presbyterian Historical Society (Philadelphia, PA) - microfilm


Churches of Christ--Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)



Extent of Collection

0.5 linear feet (1 box)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #257

Physical Location

Center for Restoration Studies

Use Restrictions

Closed to public research. Contact Milliken Special Collections for assistance.

Processing Status


Finding Aid created by

ACU StaffAudrey SchaffnerBrady Cox

Subjects--Personal Names

Jones, G.; Hastings, Marvin; Messiah, Winston


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