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Guide to the Minutes of the Talladega Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1898-1899 MSS.0384

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

February 2008

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-02-25T15:31-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

February 2013
Collection Title:

Minutes of the Talladega Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1898-1899

Unit ID:

MSS.0384

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.2 Linear feet (1 item, 77 pages ; photocopies)

Dates:

1891-1899

Abstract:

Photocopy of a record book including the minutes, rolls, and mission reports of this Talladega church

creator

Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Talladega Presbytery.

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains a photocopy of a record book including the minutes, rolls, and mission reports of this Talladega church. The original is in the Memphis Theological Seminary Library.

Preferred Citation:

Minutes of the Talladega Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1898-1899, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Dr. James McMillan, 1981?

Processing Information:

Porcessed by

unknown, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2013

Usage Restrictions:

None

Access Restrictions:

None

Biographical/Historical note

The Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America is a primarily African-American denomination which developed from the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in 1874. Relations between the two groups have for the most part been very cordial, and many of the CPCA ministers have trained at Memphis Theological Seminary. A reunion attempt on the part of both denominations failed to win approval in the late 1980s. The African-American church wanted equal representation on all boards and agencies, feeling that otherwise they would be swallowed up by the larger white church. The joint committee drafting the plan of union agreed and made such a stipulation in its reporting to the General Assembly. However, many in the white, rural, southern-based church were not willing to cede that much power and balked at the plan. No other plans for union have been attempted. However, the two denominations share a confession of faith and cooperate in many common ministries. Denominational headquarters are located in Huntsville, Alabama. Membership is primarily concentrated in Alabama, Tennessee, and Texas.

Source(s)

Church records (aat)

Community and Place (localbroad)

Minutes (aat)

Presbyterian Church (lcsh)

Religion and Spirituality (localbroad)

Minutes Box 2463