Arlington County Churches, Reference Group of Collected Materials

Collection Number
RG 6
Scope and Content
Record Group 6 houses miscellaneous pamphlets, brochures, locally published books, flyers, programs, and narrative histories concerning the various churches in Arlington County. Most of the documents were created by the church and document church activities, anniversary celebrations, membership, leadership, or provide historical information about the church. The church historian or a long-time member of the church wrote several of the histories included in the collection. Some material in this collection are photocopies of original narratives.

This group of ephemera and histories currently measures approximately 1.5 linear feet and houses materials dating from the 1920s to the present. The collection documents many different churches and denominations in the Arlington area. This is an active record group which will continue to be updated by the staff of the Center for Local History.
Arrangement and Description
These materials are arranged alphabetically by the name of each church. The Record Group is active and will continue to grow as the Center accessions additional materials.
Provenance
Record Group 6 was created by the Archives Staff from several smaller donations, accessions, and materials previously housed in the Center for Local History vertical files.
Restrictions
There are no research restrictions for this collection.
Related Collections
RG 11, The Papers of Edmund C. Fleet, houses several scattered records of the Mount Zion Baptist Church of Arlington. RG 12, The Papers of Frank L. Ball, houses materials and photographs focusing on the history of the Mount Olivet Methodist Church. RG 123, Records of Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ, houses records of the church, the Arlington Council on Human Relations, and several photographic images of the C&O Canal and homes near the church building. PG 200, Subject Photograph Files, and PG 230, Arlington Historical Society Photographs, both house images of local church buildings. Record Group 77, Presbyterian Church of Ballston, houses the records of the Women’s Aid Society. Other church collections are RG 328, Lomax AME Zion Church Records, RG 342, Arlington Baptist Church Collection, RG 358, Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church Records, RG 366, Bethel United Church of Christ Records, RG 375, Arlington Presbyterian Church Records, and RG 378, Mt. Salvation Baptist Church Records.

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