Collection Title: Clarence Prentice Parker Papers, 1939-1965
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||2 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 500 items)
||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.
||Parker, Clarence Prentice.
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- [Identification of item], in the Clarence Prentice Parker Papers #5561, Southern Historical
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unprocessed materials in Wilson Special Collections Library.
Encoded by: Laura Smith
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