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Union Presbyterian Seminary Library

Items in the Union Presbyterian Seminary Library Collection

An Introduction to the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan [United Klans of America pamphlet]
Pamphlet outlining the beliefs and membership requirements of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (United Klans of America). This pamphlet was produced by the Virginia Office, United Klans of America, in Chesapeake. It includes a statement by Robert M.…

Be A Man Join the Klan [United Klans of America recruiting poster]
Recruiting poster produced by the Virginia office of the United Klans of America.

Letter from Rev. John Kirstein to Aubrey Brown, Jr. , August 22, 1963
Letter to Aubrey Brown, Jr., editor of The Presbyterian Outlook, from Rev. John A. Kirstein, associate editor of the Presbyterian Survey, in opposition to the PCUS statement to the National Council of Churches. 

Presbyterian Church in the United States (PCUS) press release, August 22, 1963
Press release from the headquarters of the Presbyterian Church in the United States (commonly known as the Southern Presbyterian Church) in Atlanta, GA, dated 22 Aug 1963. It announces the official resistance of the PCUS to participation in the March…

March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom [tri-fold publicity flyer]
Tri-fold flyer encouraging all Americans to join the March on Washington which would take place on Wednesday, August 28, 1963. Text on front page:"The time is NOW for all Americans Black and White to join the March on Washington for Jobs and…

Southern Christian Leadership Conference Newsletter, (Vol. 1, No. 12), September 1963
Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) newsletter published weeks after the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The newsletter reports on the March and also reports on the upcoming 7th Annual conference to take place at Virginia Union…

George Lincoln Rockwell, Richmond, Va., July 4, 1963 [publicity flyer]
A flyer promoting an appearance by George Lincoln Rockwell, founder of the American Nazi Party, in Richmond, Virginia on July 4, 1963. The rally was to intended to motivate opposition to the March on Washington that would take place on August 28,…

March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom [publicity flyer]
The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom took place on 28 August 1963.  An estimated 250,000 people attended the massive, peaceful rally, while many more watched the dramatic events live on television.This flyer reads:"An Appeal to You…

Children painting, Josephine Newbury Demonstration Kindergarten, Richmond, Va.
Two children wearing paint smocks to protect their clothing, paint pictures at easels. Before the Newbury Center opened in 1957, there was no education available in a school setting in Richmond or the surrounding counties for children younger than…

Children play in a pretend grocery store, Josephine Newbury Demonstration Kindergarten, Richmond, Va.
Four children are shown playing in a pretend grocery store. One boy uses a play phone and writes a message; a girl retrieves items from the shelves; another girl pretends to check out while a boy uses a toy cash register to ring up the sale. The…

Boys using carpentry tools, Josephine Newbury Demonstration Kindergarten, Richmond, Va.
Three young boys stand around a sawhorse using hammer and saw at the Josephine Newbury Demonstration Kindergarten, Richmond, VA.Before the Newbury Center opened in 1957, there was no education available in a school setting in Richmond or the…

A visitor teaches children about her home in India, Josephine Newbury Demonstration Kindergarten, Richmond, Va.
A woman in traditional Indian clothing teaches children about her home in India. She points to a globe as children gather around her and look on. Before the Newbury Center opened in 1957, there was no education available in a school setting in…

Children learning about corn, Josephine Newbury Demonstration Kindergarten, Richmond, Va.
Josephine Newbury teaching children about corn and other plants at the Josephine Newbury Demonstration Kindergarten, Richmond, Va. Before the Newbury Center opened in 1957, there was no education available in a school setting in Richmond or the…

Annie Holland, Age 17, Seventeenth Street Mission, Richmond, VA
Photograph on postcard of a young African American woman named Annie Holland, standing in front of the Seventeenth Street Mission in Richmond, VA. Se wears a long dress with a jacket. Her hands are clasped behind her back. Notes on the front of the…

Young boy, Seventeenth Street Mission, Richmond, VA
Photograph of young African American boy in winter coat and cap standing outside the Seventeenth Street Mission in Richmond, VA. What appears to be snow is visible on the ground.Note on back: "2/23/14 17th St Mission Richmond Va."Round stamp on…

Volunteer staff, Seventeenth Street Mission, 1915
Postcard photo of the volunteer staff from Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, the General Assembly's Training School, and probably others. Reverse of postcard contains message to W. G. Somerville from M. M. Grey."3/22/15Glad to hear from you and…

Students from Seventeenth Street Mission with Murray Grey, the Rev. John Little, Webster Rhoads, Owsley Sanders
Students from Seventeenth Street Mission, Richmond, VACaption on front:"Taken 4/11/15 X John Little from Louisville" Card addressed to W. G. Somerville and postmarked April 16, 1915 Note on back identifies 1) Murray Grey - Superintendent…

Embroidery Class, Seventeenth Street Mission, Richmond, VA
Photograph of girls and young women from an embroidery class taught at the Seventeenth Street Mission, Richmond, VA.Caption on card: "An embroidery class taught by wife of a Pres[byterian] minister. All have recited C.Cat[echism] 145 q[uestions].…

View of Front of Hall, Seventeenth Street Mission
Photograph showing Scripture and hymn charts, organ, four sewing machines. A "screen for pictures" (projected images) is visible behind the center chart.Text on reverse: "View of front of hall toward street. We usuall[y] have stereoptican views,…

Seventeenth Street Mission, Richmond, VA
Photograph of students, teachers and staff at the Seventeenth Street Mission. In 1911, students from Union Theological Seminary in Virginia (Later, Union Presbyterian Seminary) started an urban ministry outreach program in the most impoverished…