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Material from the James Melvin Washington Special Collection
CFT00073  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Material from the James Melvin Washington Special Collection
    Dates: 1965-1997
    Collection Number: CFT00073
    Creator/Collector: Washington, James Melvin
    Extent: 1 Box, 0.5 linear feet
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    Repository: Fuller Theological Seminary-David Allan Hubbard Library Archives
    Pasadena, California 91182
    Abstract: James Washington (1948-1997) was an ordained Baptist minister, and an Associate Professor of History at Union Theological Seminary, New York. As part of James Melvin Washington’s effort to document and interpret the role of African Americans in the contexts of American culture, Washington amassed an extensive library. The Material from the James Melvin Washington Special Collection, 1965-1997 is one box of papers found among Washington’s 4,000 volume book collection.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Supervised use only. Scholarly use within parameters of copyright law.

    Publication Rights

    All rights reserved.

    Preferred Citation

    Material from the James Melvin Washington Special Collection. Fuller Theological Seminary-David Allan Hubbard Library Archives

    Acquisition Information

    Ephemera and notes found within books from the James Melvin Washington Special Collection, donated in 2003.

    Biography/Administrative History

    James Washington (1948-1997) received his B.A. from the University of Tennessee, Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School and his M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Yale University (1979). The title of his dissertation is "The Origins and Emergence of Black Baptist Separatism, 1863-1897." An ordained Baptist minister, he served as Associate Professor of History at Union Theological Seminary, New York. He is the author of "Frustrated fellowship: the Black Baptist quest for social power" (1986), "A testament of hope: the essential writings of Martin Luther King, Jr." (1986), "I have a dream: writings and speeches that changed the world / Martin Luther King, Jr." (1992), "Conversations with God: two centuries of prayers by African Americans" (1994). His colleagues honored him with a Festschrift edited by Quinton Hosford Dixie and Cornell West, "The courage to hope: from black suffering to human redemption: essays in honor of James Melvin Washington" (1999).

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Material from the James Melvin Washington Special Collection, 1965-1997 is one box of papers found among Washington’s 4,000 volume book collection. This collection is organized into 1 box consisting of 6 folders as follows: Folder 1: Personal papers Folder 2: Correspondence Folder 3: Reviews of Washington’s books, photocopied Folder 4: Union Theological Seminary catalog, handbook, directory and memo Folder 5: Collected articles, bibliographies, notes Folder 6: Event announcements and Church bulletins

    Indexing Terms

    African Americans – Civil Rights
    African Americans – Religion
    Baptists, Black
    Church history
    Community
    Racial studies
    Social justice
    Harvard Divinity School
    Union Theological Seminary (New York, N.Y)