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Archives & Special Collections: St. Luke A.M.E. Zion Church Papers [c. 1940-2006]



The Monroe Fordham Regional History Center

Descriptive Summary

Title: St. Luke A.M.E. Zion Church Papers

Date Span: c. 1940-2006

Acquisition Number: N/A

Creator: St. Luke A.M.E. Zion Church Papers

Donor: St. Luke A.M.E. Zion Church Papers

Date of Acquisition: 2006

Extent: 1 reel; CD with same material

Format: Microfilm; 16mm filmed with a 34X lens

Language: English

Locations: (1) The Monroe Fordham Regional History Center, Archives & Special Collections Department, E. H. Butler Library, SUNY Buffalo State; (2) The Frank E. Merriweather Library and William A. Miles Center for African and African-American Studies

Processed: Reprocessed 2017, Hope Dunbar

Information on Use

Access: 
The St. Luke A.M.E. Zion Church Papers Collection is open for research. Materials are only available on microfilm for access within the department. Appointment required.

Reproduction of Materials: 
See Archivist for information on reproducing materials from this collection, including photocopies, digital camera images, or digital scans, as well as copyright restrictions that may pertain to these materials. 

Even though all reasonable and customary best-practices have been pursued, this collection may contain materials with confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the SUNY Buffalo State assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation: 
[Description and dates], Box/Item/Reel number, St. Luke A.M.E. Zion Church Papers, The Monroe Fordham Regional History Center, Archives & Special Collections Department, E. H. Butler Library, SUNY Buffalo State.

Biographical Note:
Saint Luke A.M.E. Zion Church, currently known as Durham Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, is a non-profit organization and place of worship in metro Buffalo, New York. It was constructed in 1920 and is the oldest surviving church associated with the Buffalo A.M.E. congregations.

The African Methodist Episcopal Zion church was founded in New York City in 1800. In 1820, six of the early AMEZ churches elected James Varick as an ordained elder and in 1822 he became the first bishop of the AMEZ church which was also a triumph against racism within the Body of Christ.

Scope and Contents:
Bulletins; conference papers; correspondence; manuals; marriage records; member lists; pastoral reports; and programs.

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