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Samuel Joseph Martin papers,

Title
Samuel Joseph Martin papers, 1926-1989.
Author
Martin, Samuel Joseph, 1905-1984.
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Box 1Mixed materialUse in libraryAvailableSc MG 338 Box 1Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
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Description
1.5 lin. ft.
Donor/Sponsor
  • Preservation of the Black Religious Heritage Project funded by the Lilly Endowment.
  • Schomburg NEH Automated Access to Special Collections Project.
Subjects
Genre/Form
Sermons.
Note
  • Photographs transferred to Photographs and Prints Division.
Source (note)
  • Martin, Clarice
Biography (note)
  • Samuel Joseph Martin was the rector of St. Edmund's Episcopal Church in Chicago's South Side. Martin was born in Alabama and was brought up as both a Baptist and Roman Catholic. He received his Bachelor's degree from Illinois Institute of Technology and his Bachelor of Divinity degree from Virginia Episcopal Seminary. He was awarded the degree of Master of Sacred Theology from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary. In 1928 Martin helped to organize St. Edmund's Episcopal Church. By 1946 the church became the second largest Episcopal congregation in Chicago. He was presented with many awards for outstanding work in the Diocese of Chicago.
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Call Number
Sc MG 338
Author
Martin, Samuel Joseph, 1905-1984.
Title
Samuel Joseph Martin papers, 1926-1989.
Summary
The collection documents some aspects of Samuel J. Martin's career as an Episcopalian minister and contains sermons, correspondence, writings,and printed material. Included is Martin's dissertation written for the Divinity School of the University of Chicago entitled "Significant Leaders in the Modern Religion and Health Movement, 1942". Correspondence and other material deals with the mental health movement and its relationship to religion. There are also manuscripts for his sermons and other religious writings. Printed material includes a St. Edmund's Church (Chicago) newsletter written prior to Martin's ordination as minister, 1926; a program celebrating the tenth anniversary of this church, 1938; the 1949 issue of "Advance," the Diocese of Chicago publication featuring St. Edmund's Church; a program dedicating the Dean Samuel J. Martin Annex of the Parochial School of St. Edmund's Episcopal Church, 1966; other publications about the Episcopal Church; and newsclippings regarding St. Edmund's Episcopal Church and biographical information about Martin.
Biography
Samuel Joseph Martin was the rector of St. Edmund's Episcopal Church in Chicago's South Side. Martin was born in Alabama and was brought up as both a Baptist and Roman Catholic. He received his Bachelor's degree from Illinois Institute of Technology and his Bachelor of Divinity degree from Virginia Episcopal Seminary. He was awarded the degree of Master of Sacred Theology from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary. In 1928 Martin helped to organize St. Edmund's Episcopal Church. By 1946 the church became the second largest Episcopal congregation in Chicago. He was presented with many awards for outstanding work in the Diocese of Chicago.
Martin was involved in many community activities, among them he organized the only first through eighth grade school in the Episcopal diocese. He also helped establish a credit union, housing for the elderly, a tutoring program and a recreation center. Father Martin was a pioneer in the struggle for equality for African Americans, and participated in protest demonstrations in Chicago against segregated housing, schools, and other civil rights violations.
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Schomburg NEH Automated Access to Special Collections Project.
Preservation of the Black Religious Heritage Project funded by the Lilly Endowment.
Research Call Number
Sc MG 338
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