Scope and arrangement
The records of Sharp Street Memorial United Methodist Church, Mount Auburn Cemetery were microfilmed by the The Preservation of the Black Religious Heritage Project(PBRHP) of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture during the months of December 1992 and June 1994. Originals were retained by the church. The records were arranged for microfilming according to the existing church filing system. Pages of bound ledgers were microfilmed sequentially as they appeared. One series includes church records from 1911 through the 1960s which were not microfilmed by the Maryland State Archives.
The Sharp Street Memorial United Methodist Church (Baltimore, Md.) records are arranged in three series:
The FINANCIAL RECORDS, 1913-1944,series contains trustee reports with entries pertaining to the cemetery. Collection plate records and records of rallies for church projects are also included.
The MINUTE BOOKS AND REPORTS, 1911-1962,series contains the minutes of the official boards and various church groups as well as affiliated organizations in which the church has had membership. The latter includes the Baltimore Preachers Meetings and the Women's Society of Christian Service, North Baltimore District.
The CEMETERY RECORDS, 1873-1993,series is comprised of ledgers wherein are entered the rosters of cemetery lot owners, burials and death records. In many ledgers information on origin, birth, cause of death and physician has been indicated. Information on the lots includes location and number of burials per site as well as depth of interment. A schematic drawing of the cemetery is also included.