Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church Archives

Institution: Chicago Public Library - Carter G. Woodson Regional Library
9525 S. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60628
Phone: (312) 747-6900
Date: 1871-2005
Extent: 11 Linear Feet
Finding Aid: None

Biographical/Historical Note:
Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, founded in 1902, was one of the Chicago churches at the center of the gospel music revolution of the early 1930s. Under Rev. J. H. L. Smith, Ebenezer grew to more than 3,000 members. Thomas A. Dorsey, Theodore Frye, Roberta Martin, Eugene Smith, and Robert Anderson were among those who made music there.

Scope and Content Note:
The Ebenezer archives include church newsletters, souvenir programs, correspondence, financial records, photographs, sheet music, organizational records and memorabilia.

Related Material: None