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Oak Street Methodist Church (Binghamton, N.Y.) Records

An inventory of its records at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: CMV
Date: 2 Nov 1979

Biographical History

Oak Street Methodist Church was located in Binghamton, New York; it was also known as Oak Street Methodist Episcopal Church and Oak Street United Methodist Church. The church began in 1891 as a summer Sunday school, and the building was dedicated in 1893. The church was located at 219 Oak Street (corner of Oak and Gaines Streets) in Binghamton, with the parsonage nearby at 3 Elm Street. Faced with declining membership and problems related to its inner city location, the church closed in 1976.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Oak Street Methodist Church (Binghamton, N.Y.) Records consists of business files, correspondence, financial files and legal files.

Business files includes a church history and related material. Correspondence contains general correspondence spanning the late 1960s and early 1970s. Financial files contains cancelled checks and check stubs, financial reports, and paid bills. Legal files contains insurance records for the building.

There are also unprocessed additions which are not yet open to researchers.

Arrangement of the Collection

Business files are arranged alphabetically by type. All other series are arranged chronologically.


Access Restrictions:

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Related Material

Special Collections Research Center has numerous collections relating to church and clergy in and around Central New York. Please refer to the SCRC Subject Index for a complete listing.

Subject Headings

Corporate Bodies

Oak Street Methodist Church (Binghamton, N.Y.) -- Archives.
Oak Street Methodist Episcopal Church (Binghamton, N.Y.) -- Archives.
Oak Street United Methodist Church (Binghamton, N.Y.) -- Archives.


Church records and registers -- New York (State) -- Binghamton.
Methodist Church -- New York (State) -- Binghamton.
Methodists -- New York (State) -- Binghamton.
Methodists -- United States.


New York (State) -- Religious life and customs.

Genres and Forms

Church registers.
Financial records.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Oak Street Methodist Church (Binghamton, N.Y.) Records
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Table of Contents

Business files


Financial files

Legal files