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Finding Aid to the Frederick Douglas Haynes Family Papers, 1935-1980 MS 3355A
MS 3355A  
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Description
Consists of correspondence, sermons, and other papers of Haynes, a Baptist clergyman active in church affairs and civil rights; his second wife, Charlie Mae (Crawford) Lomax Haynes, a singer, church worker, and successful candidate for the School Board, who was employed by the San Francisco Dept. of Social Services; and his son by his first marriage, Frederick Douglas Haynes, Jr., also a Baptist clergyman active in the Third Baptist Church. Also contains material related to the Third Baptist Church, the largest Black congregation in Northern California, including its history, annual reports and financial records, and other papers.
Background
Reverend Frederick Douglas Haynes was born in 1899 in Talcott, West Virginia. Orphaned at the age of four, he was raised by his sister in Pennsylvania. He began working at the age of ten and supported himself through high school by working in a bakery. In the early 1920s Haynes moved to Los Angeles, California where he attended Biola Institute, a Baptist Bible College. Licensed as a preacher by the age of seventeen, he organized the first junior church in California while serving as an assistant pastor in Los Angeles.Charlie Mae Crawford was born in Calvert, Texas in the early 1920's. Her father, Charlie Crawford, was a cement finisher. Her mother, Julia Orum Crawford, was a domestic maid. Although her early schooling took place in Groesbeck,Texas, her family moved to California when she was eleven years old. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Los Angeles and eventually went on to attend the University of Southern California as a music major. She ultimately received her B.A. in Social Work from San Francisco State University.Frederick Douglas Haynes, Jr. was born in Los Angeles in 1928. His mother, Annette Reid Jordan of Los Angeles, was the first wife of Reverend Frederick Douglas Haynes. In 1932 Frederick Douglas Haynes, Jr. left his mother and moved to San Francisco to live with his father. Haynes attended school in San Francisco but eventually returned to Los Angeles where he graduated from the Manual Arts High School. He attended Fresno State College, Simpson Bible College, and Bishop College in Dallas. At the time of his death he was a student at the Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary.
Extent
2 boxes (0.75 Linear feet)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the California Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Research Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the California Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.