The Sacred Landmarks Partnership of Northeast Ohio formed within the Urban
University Program Centers at Cleveland State University, Youngstown State University,
Kent State University, and the University of Akron, is dedicated to serving as a regional
resource for the research and documentation of history, institutional memory,
architecture, aesthetic features and current uses of sacred landmarks in the region. In
addition, it serves as the catalyst for their preservation, responsible stewardship and
active community involvement in neighborhood revitalization as well as providing
information to assist in their role as community centers for the delivery of health and
human services, the arts and education.
Various local religious institutions
including Bethel Lutheran Church, Central Christian Church, Christ Our King, and Grace
Lutheran Church have donated the materials in Youngstown State University's
collection. Central Christian Church has donated its materials at various sites both in and
out of Ohio, and can be located at the following: The Mahoning Valley Historical
Society in Youngstown, Ohio, The Disciples of Christ Historical Society in Nashville,
Tennessee, and at the New Beginnings Church, in Youngstown, Ohio.