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MSS 202 - New Hope Baptist Church Collection: Inventory

New hope baptist church COLLECTION

(Mss 202)


Earl K. Long Library

University of New Orleans

August 1988





Size:                           1 volume



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.)