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Digital Collections Roundup: February 2017

February 16, 2017
Images from "early missions among the Dakota Indians photo album, 1862-1928," recently added to the Pearl digital archive.
This post is the first in a new series highlighting recent additions to the Pearl digital archive. This month, we are especially excited to share a variety of new archival, photographic, book, audio, and video collections covering topics such as the American Revolution, mission work, Civil Rights, and the Vietnam War. Featured historical figures include John Witherspoon, George Duffield, Isabel Rogers, Joseph P. Cochran, John A. Redhead, James Baldwin, Reinhold Niebuhr, and Calvin Thielman.

ARCHIVAL COLLECTIONS

Early missions among the Dakota Indians photo album, 1862-1928.

This photo album covers the history of the Dakota Mission (founded in 1870) from its earliest days until the early 1930s. The last half of the album concentrates heavily on the Santee Normal Training School in Nebraska. (RG 375)

United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Board of Missions for Freedmen Records, 1864-1972.

At the conclusion of the Civil War in 1865, the General Assembly (PCUSA-Old School) appointed a committee to establish churches and schools for freedmen. This collection consists of the records of the Board of Missions for Freedmen and its predecessors. The society has digitized annual reports, correspondence, minutes, and application books. (RG 376)

On the death of the Rev. John Carmichael who left our world November 15, 1785.

Forks of the Brandywine Presbyterian Church, Glenmoore, Pennsylvania, session records pertaining to the death of the congregation's pastor, Rev. John Carmichael. (MS C21)

PUBLICATIONS

Africo-American Presbyterian.

Weekly African American newspaper from Charlotte, North Carolina that includes local, state, national, and Presbyterian news along with advertising. (MF 710, r. 1-4)

Persia's Beloved Physician: Joseph P. Cochran, M.D.

(FMLIB R 722.32 .C63 1905)

The Divine Goodness Displayed, in the American Revolution: A Sermon Preached in New York, December 11th, 1783.

(CR AMER 1784 E18766 Rodgers)

SLIDE SETS

Choir at a Japanese internment camp. From "Relocation of Japanese-Americans during the Second World War" slide set. Photograph by Frederick R. Thorne, ca. 1942. [islandora: 57368]

Relocation of Japanese-Americans during the Second World War.

Scenes of internment camps, including Manzanar in California and Rowher in Arkansas. Also scenes of Presbyterian mission work there. (SLIDES B34)

AUDIO

The Preacher-patriot, 1954.

Radio play on the life of John Witherspoon, aired May 17, 1954, produced by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. Broadcasting and Film Commission. (DISC 76)

Chaplain Duffield, 1955.

Radio play on Revolutionary War service of George Duffield, aired May 16, 1955, produced by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. Broadcasting and Film Commission. (DISC 77)

American Apostle, 1956.

A dramatization of the life of Francis Makemie for broadcast the week of May 21, 1956, produced by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. Broadcasting and Film Commission. (DISC 78)

Christian Berg, "Pilgrimage."

A National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. broadcast interview of Christian Berg, West Berlin relief worker, for the World Refugee Year of 1959-1960. (ARCHIVES 03-0529h)

Isabel Rogers interviewed by Carol Lytch, June 1998.

Oral history of Isabel Rogers, moderator of the 199th General Assembly, taken during meetings of the Presbyterian Foundation in Charlotte, N.C., June 1998. (ARCHIVES 99-1117a)

Price H. Gwynn III interviewed by Carol Lytch, June 1998.

Oral history interview of moderator of the 190th General Assembly, during June 1998 meetings of the Presbyterian Foundation. (ARCHIVES 99-1117a)

Calvin Thielman, "Vietnam and the Christian Citizen," 24 March 1968.

Sermon and question-and-answer session on the Vietnam War, delivered at Rivermont Presbyterian Church (Lynchburg, Va.). Calvin Thielman, born in Paris, Texas in 1930, was a longtime pastor of Montreat Presbyterian Church (Montreat, N.C.), chaplain of Montreat College, and associate of Billy Graham. (RT 924)

John A. Redhead, "God and Golf," 14 February 1960.

John A. Redhead speaks about "God and Golf." Redhead was minister of the First Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, North Carolina, moderator of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. Synod of North Carolina, radio preacher, and trustee of Davidson College. (RT 924)

VIDEO

Scene from "The Meaning of the Birmingham Tragedy." [islandora:71692]

The Meaning of the Birmingham Tragedy, 1963.

Protestant Council of the City of New York panel discussion with James Baldwin, Reinhold Niebuhr, and Dr. Thomas C. Kilgore, Jr., focusing on the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, an act of white supremacist terrorism which occurred at the African-American 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama on Sunday, September 15, 1963. (MOTION PICTURE B295)

Kenneth E. Wells and Margaretta B. Wells home movie, 1930s.

Kenneth E. Wells and Margaretta B. Wells were PCUSA missionaries to Thailand. This family home movie features the Wells children and their pet monkey.  (RG 268)