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First Spiritualist Church Records

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FIRST SPIRITUALIST CHURCH RECORDS, 1913-1959





Collection Summary

Repository:The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum 132 Essex Street Salem, MA 01970 Phone: 978-745-9500 Fax: 978-531-1516
Creator:First Spiritualist Church (Salem, Mass.)
Title:First Spiritualist Church Records
Dates:1913/1959
Quantity:2.25 linear feet (3 boxes, 2 volumes)
Abstract:The First Spiritualist Church of Salem records contain meeting minutes, membership lists, cash books, sermons by Reverend Mrs. Bannister, and memorabilia.
Collection Number:MSS 126

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Scope and Content Note

The First Spiritualist Church of Salem records contain meeting minutes, membership lists, cash books, sermons by Reverend Mrs. Bannister, and memorabilia.


Historical Sketch

The First Spiritualist Church of Salem was founded in 1894 as an affiliate of the National Spiritualist Association of Churches. Its denomination is Modern Spiritualism, a religion, science, and philosophy that began in 1848 near Rochester, New York.


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in Philcat. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

First Spiritualist Church (Salem, Mass.)
Church buildings--Massachusetts--Salem
Church records and registers
Clergy
Sermons
Spiritualism
Women clergy
Salem (Mass.)
Photographs

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research use.


Administrative Information

Copyright

Requests for permission to publish material from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Manuscript Librarian in the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum.

Preferred Citation

First Spiritualist Church Records, MSS 126, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This collection was donated on May 25, 1984 by Vina May Dronsfield.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Unknown, [1980s]. Updated by Catherine Robertson, January 2015.


Related Material

"The First Spiritualist Church of Salem." The First Spiritualist Church of Salem. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Feb. 2015. http://www.firstspiritualistsalem.org/index.html


Records for the First Spiritualist Society of Salem, MA, which include their constitution, by laws and meeting notes, 1910-1960 Acc 1995.020


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