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A collection of minutes, ledgers, and balances for the New Hope Baptist Church of Pittsburg, Kansas.

The New Hope Baptist Church of Pittsburg, Kansas was started by Reverend M. Pickins in 1896. Services were first held in his home, but in 1909 a frame building was purchased where Pittsburg Middle School (originally the high school) now stands. When the city of Pittsburg decided to build a new high school at the site in the early 1920s, the congregation moved the building to 11th Street. One of the ledgers in the collection belonged to Benjamin White, an African American contractor who built the New Hope Baptist Church and acted as treasurer in the 1950s. Its sister church, the Lighthouse Temple Church, was founded in 1919.

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Religion and Philosophy



Size of Collection

.4 linear feet

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Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0381

New Hope Baptist Church Collection, 1945-1963

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Religion Commons



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