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Collection Summary

Administrative History

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection

Austin History Center

Comanche Baptist Church Ledger

An Inventory of the Collection



Collection Summary

Creator: Unknown
Title: Comanche Baptist Church Ledger
Dates: 1910-1918
Abstract: The Comanche Baptist Church ledger dates from 1910 to 1918 and contains church donation accounts, church meeting minutes, and various documentation concerning church members. The church was located in Travis County, Texas, and was likely an African American church, though very little history could be found.
Accession number: AR.1994.079
Quantity: 0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Location: Archives Stacks
Language: English
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library,
810 Guadalupe, PO Box 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Administrative History

Little could be found about Comanche Baptist Church, however there are two cemeteries named Comanche Cemetery located on Caldwell Lane in Garfield, Texas, in Travis County. Family names which are represented in the ledger match some of the burial records, including Fowler, Crayton, Houston, and Pearson. The church was likely an African American church, as are the cemeteries.

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Scope and Contents

The ledger dates from 1910 to 1918 and contains documentation of financial contributions to the church, the pastor's salary, and minutes of church meetings, which give an overview of what hymns were played, what Bible verses discussed, and the various needs of church members. The family names represented in the ledger include: Crayton, Fowler, Houston, Patterson, Pearson, and Shaw. On several occasions the church met with a Pastor C.H. Jones.

The ledger is in poor condition, including some mold damage.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open to all users

Use Restrictions

The Austin History Center (AHC) is the owner of the physical materials in the AHC collections and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the AHC before any publication use. The AHC does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Fowler, Charles.
Fowler, Pearl.
Houston, Ella.
Houston, Elmo.
Houston, Roberta.
Houston, Susanna.
Jones, C.H.
Pearson, Aaron.
Patterson, Ada.
Shaw, S.F.
Subjects (Organizations)
Comanche Baptist Church (Travis County, Tex.).
Subjects
African American churches--Texas--Austin.
Baptist churches--Texas--Austin.
Places
Travis County (Tex.)--Religious life and customs.
Document Types
Ledger.

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Related Material

Austin Files: Cemeteries -- Comanche C2100(21) T

Archives and Manuscripts: AR.1994.081 Travis County Historical Commission Records

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Comanche Baptist Church Ledger (AR.1994.079). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/1990/089

Donation Date: 1991 December 16

Processing Information

Finding aid by Kelly Hanus, January 2018.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Box
1 Comanche Baptist Church Ledger, 1910-1918

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