New hope baptist church COLLECTION

 

 

(Mss 202)

 

 

Inventory

 

 

Earl K. Long Library

University of New Orleans

 

August 1988

 

 

Contents

 

 

Summary

 

Historical Note

 

Container List

 

Index Terms

 

Procedures for Requesting Special Collections Materials

 

 

 

Summary

 

 

Size:                          1 volume

 

Geographic

locations:                 Gretna, La.

 

Inclusive dates:      ca. 1886 - 1900

 

Summary:                Minutes and memoranda of the New Hope Baptist Church of Gretna, La.

 

Source:                     Photocopied in house, August 1988

 

Access:                     No restrictions

 

Copyright:                Physical rights are retained by the Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans.

 

Citation:                    New Hope Baptist Church Collection, Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans

 

 

 

Historical Note

 

 

     Founded by James Sparks in the 1880s, the New Hope Baptist Church at 434 Seventh Street in Gretna, Louisiana is one of the area's oldest black churches.  The church and the activities of its parishioners were models for settings and incidents in the writings of Robert Emmet Kennedy.  For additional information on this subject see article by Sevilla Finley in the "Our Town West Bank" section of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, November 22, 1987.

 

 

 

Container List

 

 

202-1              Photocopy of a disbound volume of minutes and memoranda ca. 1886 - 1900, of the New Hope Baptist Church of Gretna, La.

 

 

 

Index Terms

 

 

Gretna, La.

New Hope Baptist Church (Gretna, La.)