Guide to the Roswell Presbyterian Church Collection, 1979 - 1989, undated

Summary Information

Title: Roswell Presbyterian Church Collection, 1979 - 1989, undated
Collection: AC.430
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The Roswell Presbyterian Church Collection consists of three booklets and one 1989 church newsletter from Roswell Presbyterian Church of Roswell, Georgia. One booklet is a general booklet about Presbyterianism while the remaining two give the history and activities of Roswell Presbyterian Church.

Creator: Roswell Presbyterian Church

Biographical/Historical Note

The Roswell Presbyerian Church was organized in 1839 by fifteen Presbyterian members in Roswell, Georgia. Their first minister was Nathaniel A. Pratt. The first building was built in 1840 and it was a part of the Hopewell Presbytery until 1842. It has also been a member of the Flint River Presbytery (1842-1844), Cherokee Presbytery (1844-1914), and Atlanta Presbytery (1814-1989). During the Civil War, the church was used as a hospital for Federal soldiers. From 1926 to 1939, the church was under the supervision of the Home Mission Board of Atlanta Presbytery. In 1939, the church became self-supporting again. The congregations has expanded allowing for several additions to the church building, such as the Educational Building and Colonnade (1959), a new sanctuary (1978), and Congregational Life Building (1986).

Scope and Contents

This collection provides historical information about Roswell Presbyterian Church and Roswell, Georgia. Church activities and information are also included.


This collection is organized in alphabetical order.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

The W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection obtained this collection in February 2008. Its accession number is AC.2008.040. Its original title is "Roswell Presbyterian Church." It was opened to the public in September, 2008.

Processing Information

Processed by Kathryn Staley, September 2008; Encoded by Kathryn Staley, September 2008

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.430: Roswell Presbyterian Church Collection of Papers, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

"About Being Presbyterian...A Guide to More Effective Church Membership," 1974. Folder 1
The Colonnade, 21 June 1989. Folder 1
Roswell Presbyterian Church booklet, undated. Folder 1
"A Faith Community Seeking to Extend the Love of Christ: Roswell Presbyterian Church," undated. Folder 1