Messiah and Bertha King Collection
The items in this collection consist of correspondence, church bulletins and programs, a prayer book, and various early twentieth century ephemera.
Language of Materials
0.5 linear feet; 1 box
Biographical / Historical
The records consist of meeting minutes, attendance records, financial records, correspondence, clippings, pamphlets, photographs and yearbooks, all related to the activities of the Abracadabra Club and its members. The collection also contains two gavels and a block used to call meetings to order. The records reflect the intellectual interests of the members of the Club and cover a wide variety of topics spanning over a century of time. The collection is divided into six (6) Series: I. Meeting Minutes; II. Yearbooks; III Photographs; IV. Biographical Files; V. Financial Records; and VI Ephemera.
The collection was originally a part of the Washingtoniana Washington Vertical File Collection. The materials were removed due to their unique nature among the “Church Series” of the Vertical File Collection. It is not known as to how the Washingtoniana acquired the materials.
- Messiah and Bertha King
- An inventory of Messiah and Bertha King at DC Public Library
- Finding aid prepared by Ryan P. Semmes.
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