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Olivia Pearl Stokes papers,

Title
Olivia Pearl Stokes papers, 1934-1991.
Author
Stokes, Olivia Pearl, 1916-
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Box 1Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 432 Box 1Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
Box 2Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 432 Box 2Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
Box 3Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 432 Box 3Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
Box 4Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 432 Box 4Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
Box 5Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 432 Box 5Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
Box 6Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 432 Box 6Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
Box 7Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 432 Box 7Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
Box 8Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 432 Box 8Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
Box 9Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 432 Box 9Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
Box 10Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 432 Box 10Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
Box 11Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 432 Box 11Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives

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Description
4.5 lin. ft (11 boxes)
Donor/Sponsor
Preservation of the Black Religious Heritage Project funded by the Lilly Endowment.
Subjects
Note
  • Photographs have been transferred to the Photographs and Prints Division and are described separately. Other pictorial material has been transferred to the Art and Artifacts Division. Audio discs have been transferred to the Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division.
Source (note)
  • Stokes, Olivia Pearl
Biography (note)
  • Educator, lecturer, author and administrator, Dr. Stokes is an ordained minister in the American Baptist Churches and is well known as a religious educator.
Processing Action (note)
  • Processed
Call Number
Sc MG 432
Author
Stokes, Olivia Pearl, 1916-
Title
Olivia Pearl Stokes papers, 1934-1991.
Summary
The Olivia Pearl Stokes Papers document many aspects of her life and career. The papers include correspondence, writings, files related to herprofessional activities and private affiliations, printed matter and miscellaneous files.
The Correspondence includes general correspondence and correspondence regarding employment. General correspondence includes letters from friends and relatives as well as letters regarding her professional pursuits and speaking engagements.
Writings include typed and handwritten manuscripts, and research files for both published and unpublished works. Of particular interest is Dr. Stokes' work on African women.
The Organization files include material on Dr. Stokes' professional and private affiliations. Among the organizations represented are: Lehman College, the Greater Harlem Comprehensive Guidance Center, the Massachusetts Council of Churches, the National Council of Churches, the Abyssinian Baptist Church, Berea College and Delta Sigma Theta sorority.
Programs include printed matter and planning material relating to Dr. Stokes' role as a participant or a speaker at various conferences, workshops, prayer services and seminars. The Tours files relate to tours to Africa and the Holy Land organized by Dr. Stokes. Printed Matter includes clippings, articles, brochures, programs and miscellaneous publications. Among the Miscellaneous papers are biographical materials, awards and honors, and prayer services and sermons.
Biography
Educator, lecturer, author and administrator, Dr. Stokes is an ordained minister in the American Baptist Churches and is well known as a religious educator.
During her career Dr. Stokes worked with the Baptist Educational Center in Harlem, the Massachusetts Council of Churches and the National Council of Churches. She also taught at the City University of New York (City College and Lehman College) and New York University. In 1979 Dr. Stokes founded the Greater Harlem Comprehensive Guidance Center, where she served as Executive Director from 1979 to 1990.
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Preservation of the Black Religious Heritage Project funded by the Lilly Endowment.
Research Call Number
Sc MG 432
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