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First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta documents

Collection number: ahc.MSS1124

Scope and Content

This collection includes newsletters, brochures, and handbooks of the First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, documenting its ministry and membership. The handbooks list outreach programs as well as its organizational structure. The collection also includes annual reports detailing the church's activities throughout the year and bulletins that detail celebrations for the church's 150th anniversary.


  • 1977-2001, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

The First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta was founded in 1848 to "continue seeking God's will for us as God's family of faith." The church began when 19 Presbyterians worshiped together in what is now Woodruff Park. As of June 2017, the church is located at the corner of Peachtree Street and 16th Street and has a congregation of approximately 2000 members. The congregation and its ministries are coordinated by various committees and councils including a board of trustees.


0.42 linear ft. (one document case)



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2003

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2017.

First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta documents
Edward Wiggins
June 2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305