Category Archives: Churches

Otis N. Pruitt and Calvin Shanks Photographic Collection, circa 1920s-1986

Creator: Pruitt, Otis N. (Otis Noel), 1891-1967.
Shanks, Calvin, 1926-1981.
Collection number: 5463
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Abstract: Otis N. Pruitt and Calvin Shanks photographed life in Columbus, Miss., between the 1920s and 1980s. Pruitt, born in Mississippi in 1891, became interested in photography while photographing his children. He moved to Columbus to work in Henry Hoffmeister’s photography studio, also attending the Illinois School of Photography early in his career. In or around 1920, Pruitt bought Continue reading Otis N. Pruitt and Calvin Shanks Photographic Collection, circa 1920s-1986

George C. Stoney Papers, 1940-2009

Creator: Stoney, George C.
Collection number: 4970
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Abstract: George C. Stoney (1916- ), a documentary filmmaker who specialized in socially relevant films, was a mentor and teacher to generations of filmmakers and media activists worldwide and a pioneer in the movement for the creation and use of Continue reading George C. Stoney Papers, 1940-2009

Howard Kester papers, 1923-1978.

Creator: Kester, Howard, 1904-1977.
Collection number: 3834
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Abstract: Howard Anderson Kester was a theologian, educator, and administrator active in Christian movements relating to race relations, pacifism, and economic reform in the South from the 1920s until his retirement in 1970. Correspondence of Continue reading Howard Kester papers, 1923-1978.

Wiliam Henry Wills papers, 1712-1921 (bulk 1803-1882).

Creator: Wills, William Henry, 1809-1889.
Collection number: 792
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Abstract: William H. Wills was a general merchant, Methodist Protestant minister, and cotton planter of Halifax County, N.C. His wife was Anna Wills (1817-1893), and his children included Reverend Richard H. (1836-1891); George Whitaker (1842-1864); Mary (1848-1941); Lucy (b. Continue reading Wiliam Henry Wills papers, 1712-1921 (bulk 1803-1882).

Zion Church and Frierson Settlement in Maury County, Tennessee, 1850.

Creator: Putnam, A. W. (Albigence Waldo)
Collection number: 809
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Abstract: An address by A. W. Putnam, presented to the Tennessee Historical Society in 1850, on the history of the Zion Presbyterian Church and the Frierson Settlement, both in Maury County, Continue reading Zion Church and Frierson Settlement in Maury County, Tennessee, 1850.

African Methodist Episcopal Church proceedings, 1935-1950.

Creator: African Methodist Episcopal Church. North Carolina Conference.
Collection number: 4825
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Abstract: Proceedings of the annual meetings of the North Carolina Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church for the years 1935, 1937, 1940, 1943-1946, and 1950. The meetings were held in Wilmington, Fayetteville, Kinston, and Rich Square, N.C. Presiding Continue reading African Methodist Episcopal Church proceedings, 1935-1950.

Opelika Pictures Records, 1843-1997 (bulk 1986-1997).

Creator: Records, 1843-1997 (bulk 1986-1997) [manuscript].
Collection number: 20290
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Abstract: Opelika Pictures is a film company founded by New York-based filmmaker Macky Alston (Wallace McPherson Alston III). Alston directed the documentary film, “Family Name,” which examines the links between Continue reading Opelika Pictures Records, 1843-1997 (bulk 1986-1997).

Boy Scouts of America Old Hickory Council Records, 1912-2001.

Creator: Boy Scouts of America Old Hickory Council.
Collection number: 4688
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Abstract: The Old Hickory Council of the Boy Scouts of America grew from a single troop organized at Fairview Moravian Church in Winston-Salem, N.C., in 1911. The council operated Camp Raven Knob beginning in the 1950s. Records, beginning in Continue reading Boy Scouts of America Old Hickory Council Records, 1912-2001.

Sawyers Creek Baptist Church records, 1815-1937.

Creator: Sawyers Creek Baptist Church records, 1815-1937.
Collection number: 3724
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Abstract: Sawyers Creek Baptist Church, Camden County, N.C., founded ca. 1790, was affiliated with the Chowan Association and later with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina and the Southern Baptist Convention. Continue reading Sawyers Creek Baptist Church records, 1815-1937.

Fellowship of Southern Churchmen records, 1937-1986.

Creator: Fellowship of Southern Churchmen.
Collection number: 3479
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Abstract: The Fellowship of Southern Churchmen was an interdenominational, interracial group of southern church people (lay and clergy) interested in race relations, anti-Semitism, rural dependency, labor conditions, and other Continue reading Fellowship of Southern Churchmen records, 1937-1986.