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Union PSem_Young boy_Seventeenth St Mission 026 rsz.jpg
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…

UnionPSem_Seventeenth St Mission Teachers 002 front rsz.jpg
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…

VCU_M 9 Box 81 fInterracial Commission_ Va Membership p1 rsz.jpg
List of members and the organizations they represented in the Virginia Commission on Interracial Cooperation. Dr. R.E. Blackwell was the Virginia Chairman of this group. The parent organization, the Commission on Interracial Cooperation (CIC), was…

VCU_M 9 Box 35 Va Denominational Conf on Race Relations Oct 28 1930 rsz.jpg
Alternate name: Virginia Church Conference on Race Relations. A meeting of white religious leaders convened to discuss how churches might take a leadership role in race relations. See all documents related to this event.

Union PSem_Seventeenth St Mission 040 front rsz.jpg
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, but…

M71 Dark and Dangerous Side of Woman Suffrage p1 rsz.jpg
A large format publication which gathers quotations from feminists and supporters of suffrage. These quotations manifest the "dark and dangerous side of woman suffrage" which is argued to be a desire for social revolution.Subject headings for…

Union PSem_Seventeenth St Mission 004 front rsz.jpg
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 (misspelled…

UnionPSem_Seventeenth St Mission c1920 rsz.jpg
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…

UMW_Seven Lectures on Female_Education title page.jpg
Seven lectures on the education of young women, primarily concerned with character formation. Garnett indicates that the following topics will be covered:The moral and religious obligations to a right improvement of time. The best means of…

M 9 B 52 Lucy R Mason_Religious and Social_cover rsz.jpg
Essay, published in pamphlet form, which sets forth the religious and social foundations of the woman suffrage movement. The essay begins: Page 1: "There is in the suffrage movement a religious element, a deep strain of spirituality and altruism,…

Union PSem_Press Release PCUS Aug 22 1963_p1_MarchWash051 rsz.jpg
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…

Beth Ahabah_Neighborhood House Sabbath School Class 1921 ages 8-9 rsz.jpg
Photograph of children ages 8 - 9 in the Neighborhood House Sabbath School, Richmond, VA. Taken in 1921.In the early 1900’s, non-resident settlement houses were created throughout the country to assist with immigrant adjustment to America. In 1912,…

Beth Ahabah_Neighborhood House Confirmation Program 1932 2p cover rsz.jpg
Confirmation Services program from the Council Religious Schools, Richmond Section Council of Jewish Women; Sir Moses Montefiore Congregation.

Union PSem_Rev John Kirstein letter against PCUS statement_MarchWash054 rsz.jpg
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. 

VCU_Interracial News Service v9 n4 June 1938 p1 rsz.jpg
A news digest published by the Department of Race Relations, Federal Council of Churches, New York, NY.The Federal Council of Churches was an ecumenical association of Protestant denominations in the United States founded in Philadelphia in 1908. It…

VCU_Interracial News Service v11 n1 p1 rsz.jpg
A news digest published by the Department of Race Relations, Federal Council of Churches, New York, NY. The Federal Council of Churches was an ecumenical association of Protestant denominations in the United States founded in Philadelphia in 1908. It…

VCU_Interracial News Service v10 n6 p1 rsz.jpg
A news digest published by the Department of Race Relations, Federal Council of Churches, New York, NY. The Federal Council of Churches was an ecumenical association of Protestant denominations in the United States founded in Philadelphia in 1908. It…

VCU_Interracial News Service v10 n5 p1 rsz.jpg
A news digest published by the Department of Race Relations, Federal Council of Churches, New York, NY. The Federal Council of Churches was an ecumenical association of Protestant denominations in the United States founded in Philadelphia in 1908. It…

VCU M 9 Box 239 Interracial Conference of Church Women Sep 21_22 Eagles Mere PA 1926 crop rsz.jpg
Group portrait of attendees at the Interracial Conference of Church Women, Eagles Mere, Pa., September 21-22, 1926. The conference was held by the Commission on the Church and Race Relations of the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in…

Union PSem_Seventeenth St Mission 039 embroidery class rsz.jpg
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].…

VCU_M 9 Box 81 fInterracial Commission Federal Council Bulletin Sept Oct 1926 p7 rsz.jpg
Pages 7-8 (front and back) removed fromFederal Council Bulletin, September-October, 1926. The article, "Church Women Explore Interracial Paths," details an interracial conference held on September 21-22, 1926 at Eagles Mere, Pa.The conference was…

Beth Ahabah_NCJW Collection_Neighborhood House Confirmation Certificate rsz.jpg
Neighborhood House Certificate of Confirmation "This is to Ceritfy that Beulah Bratman was duly confirmed on the 27 day of May 5688, 1928 in the presence of Congregation Council of Jewish Women at Richmond, VA by the undersigned Kate T. Goldman,…

M9 Box 49 Catholic Opinions_NWSA handbill rsz.jpg
NWSA handbill featuring quotations from prominent Catholic clergy. "His Eminence Jame Cardinal Gibbons: 'The Church has taken no official attitude on the subject, but leaves the matter to the good judgment of her children as to what they think best.…

M 9 Box 51 Anti Suffrage Bill H P Peterson rsz.jpg
An emotional appeal from H. P. Petersen against "Woman Suffrage, that Godforsaken Evil." By Woman, was Eden lost, and man cursed.If you trust her, give up all hope of heaven. She cannot love, because she is too selfish. She may have a fancy, but that…
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