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Bright Light Spiritual Church records

Identifier: SC-170-MS

Scope and Contents

The records comprise two manuscript volumes in which are recorded minutes, financial records, and membership rolls.


  • Creation: 1938-1951


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Biographical / Historical

The Bright Light Spiritual Mission appears to have been organized in the Algiers section of New Orleans sometime prior to June 1938 when the body held its first board meeting. By 1948 the records are referring to the congregation as the Bright Light Spiritual Church. The congregation had a small membership, with no more than twenty-five communicants active at any time during the period covered by the records.


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Separated Materials

These records were separated from Civil District Court suit record #300397, filed in 1951. The remainder of the suit record should be available through the office of the Clerk of Civil District Court.

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

City Archives & Special Collections
219 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans LA 70112