James T. Cleland papers, 1928-1975 50 Linear Feet — 50,000 Items
Contains personal and professional papers relating to the life and work of James T. Cleland, preacher, Dean of the Duke University Chapel (1955-1973), and Professor of Preaching in the Divinity School (1945-1968). Types of materials include addresses, sermons, lecture notes, speeches, clippings, printed materials, correspondence, a tape recording, committee records, course materials, photographs, subject files, a scrapbook, diaries, and gift albums. Gift albums include sketches, engravings, frontispieces, and colored illustrations from printed materials. Materials range in date from 1825 to 1982 (bulk 1928-1975). Box 19 contains restricted materials.
Junaluska School of Religion records, 1928 - 1941 3 Linear Feet — 3000 Items
The collection mainly includes correspondence, as well as reports, recommendations, registration cards, and other materials. Major topics include the administration of the school, student enrollment, curriculum, and planning.
Kenneth Willis Clark papers, 1924-1980 23 Linear Feet
The Kenneth W. Clark papers include materials from Kenneth Clark's time as a faculty member in the Divinity School. Topics covered include teaching and work on a translation of the biblical New Testament from Greek manuscripts.
Office of Black Church Studies records, 1968-2013 3 Linear Feet
The Office of Black Church Studies was established as an initiative of the Duke Divinity School in the early 1970s. The office was created to support African American students and faculty in the Divinity School and sustain a specific curriculum on black preaching and the black experience with Christianity.There are materials related to African American churches, civil rights, and the status of African American students and faculty in universities across the country. Materials related to Martin Luther King, Jr.; Benjamin Chavis; Gardner C. Taylor; and Prathia Hall Wynn are included.Some items relate to black church studies at other academic institutions, non-profit organizations, and churches. The collection includes manuscripts, black-and-white and color photographs, digital images, and electronic records contained on compact discs. There are publications that predate the creation of the office.
Thor Hall papers, 1961-1972 3 Linear Feet — 3000 Items
The materials range in date from 1961-1972 and include correspondence, minutes, reports, brochures, and proposals. Two photographs of students at the Approved Pastors School (circa 1963) were transferred from this collection to the University Archives Photograph Collection.
William Clair Turner papers, circa 1960s-2013 18.5 Linear Feet
The collection documents the academic and personal activities of William C. Turner, Jr., Duke alumni and faculty member at Duke Divinity School. Materials include personal and administrative correspondence regarding Turner’s roles as pastor and administrator, manuscripts of lectures and sermons, syllabi and notes for courses taught, notes from classes taken while a student, subject files, and records of the United Holy Church of America, Inc. denomination in which Turner was deeply involved and on which he wrote his Ph.D. dissertation. The collection also includes VHS, CD, and DVD recordings of some of his sermons. Major topics covered include black student life at Duke; Turner’s involvement in the Department of Afro-American Studies, Office of Black Affairs, and Office of Black Church Studies; Turner’s academic work on the Holy Spirit and black spirituality; pastoral work in African American churches in Durham; and the history of the United Holy Church of America, Inc.