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A look into the Spreading the Word collections

While we are busy prepping audio and video works to go to our vendor for digitization, take a quick look at the collections we will be working on during this project!

VHS, Umatic, and 1/4″ audio reels are individually labeled and boxed to be sent out for digitization. Over 600 A/V items from the Bishop J. Howard Dell Collection are shown here.
  • Atlanta-Rome District, Georgia North Region, 6th Episcopal Dictrict of the CME Church Collection: Photographs of bishops, pastors and events based around the CME church will be digitized.
  • James P. Brawley Collection: 150 lantern slides will be digitized for access, containing images of Methodist bishops, pastors, and administrators.
  • Issac R. Clark Memorial Collection: Audio and video works demonstrating religious education will soon be accessible, featuring presentations, conferences, chapel services, & class lectures.
  • James H. Costen Collection: Documenting pioneering African American clergy of the United Presbyterian Chuch and religion across denominations, these manuscripts will be made available.
  • Bishop J. Howard Dell Collection: Over 600 audio tracks and video will be digitized, featuring this Senior Bishop of the Church Of God In Christ (COGIC) and an early radio and television televangelism pioneer.
  • Anna E. Hall Collection: Manuscripts, scrapbooks, photographs, and diaries relating to the first African American to graduate from the New England Deaconess Training School in Boston.
  • Interdenominational Theological Center Photographs: Over 1600 photographs will be digitized, relating to the history of the ITC, spanning from the 1880’s to the 1970’s.
  • C. Eric Lincoln Collection: Hundreds of sound recordings of Lincoln’s research on the sociology of Black religion will be accessible, including recordings with Malcom X and Ben Chavis.
  • C. Eric Lincoln Lectureship Series Collection: Audio and video recordings of lectures featuring prominent scholars on African American religion will be digitized and made available.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Fellows in Black Religious Studies Collection: Photographs and audio of fellow’s work in the area of Black Church practice, including interviews with scholars like W.E.B. DuBois.
  • Robert Penn Collection: Manuscripts and sermons will be preserved and made accessible from this ITC faulty, Baptist pastor, WWII chaplain, and African missionary.
  • Society for the Study of Black Religion Collection: Manuscripts, audio, and video of speakers at the annual meetings, featuring prominent scholars and educators, covering various topics of African American religion and culture.
  • Levi and Jewel Terrill Collection: Correspondence, speeches, and photographs will be made accessible from this collection relating to two long-time workers with the National Baptist Convention, USA.
  • Hercules Wilson Collection: Hundreds of hand-written sermons will be accessible from this Presbyterian minister from North Carolina and first minister of Brooklyn Presbyterian Church in metropolitan Charlotte, North Carolina.


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