African American Organizations and Leaders: Religious Leaders
Baber, George W.
- George W. Baber papers, 1942-1970.
- 1 linear ft.
Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, pastor of various churches in Michigan and elsewhere.
Correspondence, prayers and speeches, clippings, and programs; collected A.M.E. minutes, published material, and miscellaneous; and photographs illustrative of his career activities.
Portraits, informal photos of Baber, his wife and friends; trips to the Middle East and India; and photos of Baber with political dignitaries, John F. Kennedy, Hubert Humphrey, Spiro T. Agnew, Nelson Rockefeller, and G. Mennen Williams.
Carpenter, Charles William
- Charles W. Carpenter papers, 1909-1970.
- 1 linear ft.
Graduate of Tuskegee Institute in 1909, later pastor of the Second Baptist Church of Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Correspondence, including letters from Mr. and Mrs. Booker T. Washington, 1909-1915; and miscellaneous sermons, prayers, church bulletins, reports of the Second Baptist Church and other materials concerning his work with the Ann Arbor Human Relations Commission, the Citizens Advisory Committee for a Workable Program, and the Ann Arbor Bus Committee.
Photos of Second Baptist Church and church functions; also photos of Carpenter at other ceremonies.
- Charles A. Hill family papers, 1917-1981
- 2.7 linear ft.
Charles A. Hill was pastor of Hartford Memorial Baptist Church (formerly Hartford Avenue Baptist Church) in Detroit, 1920-1969.
Papers of Charles A. Hill and family pertaining to his church activities and to his involvement in various political and civil rights causes; includes minute book to the meetings of the Detroit chapter of the NAACP, 1944-1947; collected material on Hill and his activities gathered by the Detroit Police Department; and scrapbooks of clippings and photographs of Hill relating to his role as a pastor.
Scrapbooks of photographs and other memorabilia detailing his pastoral career and his involvement in Detroit events. Included are portraits and informal photos of Hill and his family; also photos of church events and groups.
Hilliard, William Alexander
- William Alexander Hilliard papers, 1946-1980 (scattered dates).
- .5 linear ft.
Pastor of St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church, Detroit, Michigan, 1947-1959; bishop of A.M.E. Zion Church, 1960-
Church reports written by Hilliard and his wife Edra Mae Hilliard, programs, published A.M.E. Zion Church materials, biographical information, and photograph.
Photograph of Hilliard and his wife, Edra Mae Hilliard.
Robinson, Hubert Nelson
- Hubert Nelson Robinson papers, 1948-1984.
- .3 linear ft., 2 v. [outsize] and 3 folders photographs.
Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Scattered correspondence, and clippings detailing his career, church programs and printed material; also photographs.
Portraits; photos of Robinson and his family at farewell reception prior to trip to South Africa; photos of church services and ceremonies, and of honorary degree ceremonies for Robinson; and group photos of bishops of the A.M.E. Church.
Smith, Charles Spencer
- Charles S. Smith papers, [ca. 1875]-1923.
- 4 linear ft.
Teacher and bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church.
orrespondence, sermons, speeches, photographs, articles, manuscript history of the A.M.E. Church, and printed material; include material relating to church activities, to his visits to Africa, the settlement of Liberia by American blacks, the education of blacks and related topics; and scattered papers of his wife Christine Shoecraft Smith, and their son, Charles S. Smith, Jr., concerning his World War I activities.
Portraits; photographs of Smith as part of larger church groups; photographs of church groups and buildings; also snapshots and postcards of the largely African American resort communities of Idlewild and Baldwin, Michigan.