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Collection Number: 5561

Collection Title: Clarence Prentice Parker Papers, 1939-1965

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Size 2 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 500 items)
Abstract The papers of white minister Clarence Prentice Parker (1883-1973) of Kentucky document Parker's social justice work and interests, political concerns, and his ministerial services in Episcopal churches in Chicago, Ill., West Virginia, Arkansas, and North Carolina. The collection contains scattered correspondence with colleagues, family, and friends, printed items chiefly from organizations he supported, financial materials, and newspaper clippings. Organizations and churches represented in the collection include the Civil Rights Congress of Illinois, St. Mark's Church in Chicago, Christ Episcopal Church in Fairmont, W. Va., Southern Conference Educational Fund, Chapel of the Cross in Chapel Hill, N.C., North Carolina Council on Human Relations, American Friends Service Committee, American Civil Liberties Union, National Council of American-Soviet Friendship, and the Congress of Industrial Organizations. Social justice causes and political concerns reflected in the materials include racism, racial violence, civil rights for African Americans, labor unions, anti-Semitism, public housing, voting rights, fascism, and communism. Acquired as part of the Southern Historical Collection.
Creator Parker, Clarence Prentice.
Language English
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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Clarence Prentice Parker Papers #5561, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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