Alva I. Cox Jr. PapersThe papers of an African American filmmaker who chronicled the Civil Rights movement. Includes material on church related media, the National Council of Churches, the World Council of Churches, Church World Service, the United Methodist Church, and notably church burnings in Series VII and social justice in Series IX.
Edward Thomas and Antoinette Martina Ricks Demby PapersConsists of original typescript drafts removed from nine loose-leaf binders. Antoinette Martina Ricks Demby (1870-1957) graduated from Oberlin College and was the first Black registered nurse in Cleveland. Edward Thomas Demby (1869-1957) attended Howard University and Wilberforce University. He was ordained as an Episcopal priest in 1899 and became the first Black Episcopal bishop in the United States.
Harry Croswell PapersDiaries, family records and history of the Parish of Trinity Church, New Haven (1740-1820) by Harry Croswell, journalist and later minister of Trinity Church from 1815 until his death. Includes records of the formation of the black congregation, St. Luke's, in 1844.
James H. Robinson PapersJames H. Robinson (1907-1972), Black Presbyterian clergyman, founder of Operation Crossroads Africa, advisor to the Peace Corps and the State Department on Africa, and writer. Collection consists chiefly of autograph and typescript drafts, with corrections and notes laid in, for The Road Without Turning: The Story of Reverend James H. Robinson; an autobiography (1950; boxes 1-2).
Samuel Moss Carter PapersSermons, writings and notes, teaching materials, and personal items provide substantive documentation of the work of Dr. Samuel Moss Carter, an early African American graduate of the Yale Divinity School.