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Item or Series Title African-American Memorial Cards
Catalog Number 1992-01-002
Link(s) Name Index to Memorial Cards (PDF)
Description This collection contains contains approximately 150 memorial service cards for funerals held at the Riley Funeral Home and/or the Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Church (sometimes called the Collins A. M. E. Church) in Lansing, Michigan. They are organized alphabetically by last name. Most date from the early 1960s through the 1970s, with a few earlier than 1960. Some of the memorial cards include brief biographies of the deceased.

The Trinity A. M. E. Church and Riley Funeral Home are historically black organizations, though all the deceased individuals in this collection may not necessarily be African-American.

These cards were given to the Forest Parke Library and Archives in 1992 by a donor who wished to remain anonymous.

A name index is attached to this record. For further information please contact the library.
Collection Title African-American Memorial Cards
Creator Unknown
Dates of Creation Circa 1960-1979
Year Range from 1960
Year Range to 1979
Physical Characteristics A PDF reader may be required to access the linked index file.
Object Name Fonds
Copyright Information Capital Area District Libraries makes no representation that it is the owner of the copyright in any published material. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright.
People and Organizations Riley Funeral Home
Gorsline-Runciman Funeral Homes
Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Church
Estes-Leadley Funeral Home
Search Terms Lansing (Mich.)
Ethnic groups
Funeral rites & ceremonies
Memorial rites & ceremonies
Death & burial