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St James United Methodist Church Materials

Identifier: MC 2036

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains historical research on Fayetteville, Arkansas' St James United Methodist Church, compiled by Lorraine Bashor; historic documents are primarily photocopies and reproductions. Materials include typed and handwritten notes and writings by Bashor, as well as research materials such as articles and photographs; writings by Lodene Deffebaughs, an African American activist, regarding her education at Henderson; ballads written by George Ballard; materials on the Mission School, the first African American school in Fayetteville, Arkansas, which was later called the Henderson School; Two Centuries of Methodism in Arkansas 1800-2000 [book]; and two maps of historic Washington County with labels of churches and a photograph of St James Church from the Court House.


  • ca 1800-2005


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

St James United Methodist Church is a historically black church in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and was first established as the Methodist Episcopal Church of Fayetteville in 1866. In 1867, Reverend W.L. Molloy was appointed as the congregation's first minister. The church building was built in 1883, and is one of the oldest churches in Fayetteville.


1.25 Linear Feet (1 box, 1 oversized folder)

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by topic.

Materials in folders 1-8 were removed from binders for preservation reasons, but have otherwise been retained in their original order.

Acquisition Information

The St James United Methodist Church Materials were donated to the Special Collections Department by Lorraine Bashor in June 2014.

Processing Information

Processed by Elysa Barton; completed in October 2018.

St James United Methodist Church Materials
Elysa Barton
October 2018
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville AR 72701 United States
(479) 575-8444