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James H. Hargett papers

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Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

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Honolulu (Hawaii) Ministry files

Los Angeles (California) Ministry files

New York and New Jersey Ministry files

Chicago (Illinois) Ministry files

San Diego (California) Ministry files

Personal Correspondence and Other Materials

Audiovisual items, photographs and oversize materials



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James H. Hargett papers, 1955-2007 | Amistad Research Center

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Collection Overview

Title: James H. Hargett papers, 1955-2007Add to your cart.

Creator: Hargett, James Hester (1930-)

Extent: 15.4 Linear Feet

Arrangement: The James H. Hargett papers are arranged into seven series: Honolulu (Hawaii) Ministry files; Los Angeles (California) Ministry files; New York and New Jersey Ministry files; Chicago (Illinois) Ministry files; San Diego (California) Ministry files; Personal Correspondence and Other Materials; and Audiovisual items, photographs and oversize materials.

Date Acquired: 12/01/1995. More info below under Accruals.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The papers of Reverend Dr. James Hester Hargett document his civil rights and social action driven ministries in Hawaii, California, Illinois, New Jersey, and New York. The key topics covered in this collection are civil rights, community advocacy, social justice, missionary travels, multi-ethnic churches and transitional communities, race relations, and the recruitment of African American men and women into Christian service. The main strengths are Hargett's commitment towards diversifying the United Church of Christ and addressing the needs of minority communities. The collection encompasses 15.4 linear feet of audiocassette tapes, correspondence, greeting cards, news clippings, photographs, programs, and scrapbooks.

Correspondents of note include former president Bill Clinton; former president of Brazil Emilio Garrastazu Medici; former Talledega College president Joseph Gayles; former governor of Virginia Lawrence Douglas Wilder; co-founder of the DuSable Museum of African American History Dr. Margaret Taylor-Burroughs; former South African president Nelson Mandela; former executive director of the Urban Affairs Institute Neville King; and former president Richard Nixon.

Biographical Note

Reverend Dr. James Hester Hargett, community advocate and civil rights activist, spent over forty years as a United Church of Christ pastor in churches located in the states of California, Hawaii, Illinois, New Jersey, and New York. His ministry focused on the recruitment of African Americans in Christian service and activities in the areas of community advocacy, education, human relations, mental health, and social justice.

Hargett was born on July 24, 1930, in Greensboro, North Carolina, the son of Afro-Christian pastor Reverend Frederick A. Hargett and Florence Hester. He received a bachelor's degree from Johnson C. Smith University (1952), a master's degree from Yale Divinity School (1955), and a Doctor of Ministry (1975) from Colgate-Rochester Seminary. His studies at Colgate-Rochester Seminary involved work with the peoples of Ghana, Nigeria, Jamaica, Haiti, and the sea islands of South Carolina. He was ordained to ministry of the Congregational Church in 1955, and served as an associate minister of the predominately Japanese American Church of the Crossroads United Church of Christ (UCC) in Honolulu from 1955 to 1958. He was the first African American minister called to serve a Protestant-established church in Hawaii.

In 1958, he accepted the call to serve as minister of the Congregational Church of Christian Fellowship in Los Angeles, California, where he built the church membership and actively participated in the civil rights movement.  He marched from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and served as his west coast convener of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). After King's assassination, Hargett organized a star-studded fund raising event in Hollywood, which raised $450,000 for the SCLC.  During his eleven years of ministry in Los Angeles, Hargett also helped develop the Central City Community Mental Health Clinic for the poor; the Transport-A-Child program, which provided transportation for students in overcrowded schools; and the Project Open Future program focused on academic enrichment for minority students.

In 1969, Hargett moved to New York to become the Secretary for Black Ministries of the United Church of Christ.  For five years, he recruited, educated, and placed African American ministers in national and international positions with United Church of Christ churches. He worked closely with Vanderbilt and Duke Divinity Schools in the development of curriculum addressing the concerns and needs of African American seminarians. He also conducted a study on the financial needs of Black churches in the United Church of Christ.  In 1975, he accepted the call as co-pastor at the Livingston Avenue United Church of Christ in New Brunswick, New Jersey, a predominately German American church, for eighteen months.

In 1977, he was called to serve as senior minster at the Congregational Church of Park Manor in Chicago, Illinois.  In this position, Hargett was responsible for guiding a large and affluent African American church towards administering to the needs of the minority community.  He was on the board of directors for the "One Church, One Child" program, which promoted African American adoptions with the help of local churches, as well as on the board of the Evangelical Health Systems (1977-1986).  He also served as president of the Friends of Chicago Public Library (1982-1983).

After nine years in Chicago, Hargett moved to San Diego, California, in 1986 to serve as minister of the Christian Fellowship Congregational Church, UCC where he remained until retiring in 1997. In San Diego, his ministry focused on "empowering the African American constituency of the United Church of Christ to engage in their own missionary efforts." He started the Children's Care Center and brought the "One Child, One Church" program to San Diego. He also taught at California State College-Northridge, Douglas College, and Rutgers University. He served as a trustee of Johnson C. Smith University, a member of the Yale Divinity School Alumni Council, on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Urban League, and the Advisory Board of the Sickle-Cell Anemia Foundation.

Rev. Dr. Hargett married Dr. Louilyn Funderburk in 1954. The couple has three children, Meloni, Darryl, and Hester.

Administrative Information

Accruals: There were four additions to this collection between 1995-2011.  The bulk of the papers were deposited in 2008.

Access Restrictions: The James H. Hargett papers are open and available for research use.

Use Restrictions: Copyright to these papers has not been assigned to the Amistad Research Center. It is the responsibility of an author to secure permission for publication from the holder of the copyright to any material contained in this collection.

Acquisition Source: Rev. Dr. James H. Hargett

Acquisition Method: Gift

Appraisal Information: The James H. Hargett papers document his forty-seven years of ministry in religious and community affairs as a pastor to churches located in the states of California, Hawaii, Illinois, New Jersey, and New York.

Preferred Citation: James H. Hargett papers, Amistad Research Center, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Processing Information: This collection was processed in April 2011.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Honolulu (Hawaii) Ministry files, 1955-1958],
[Series 2: Los Angeles (California) Ministry files, 1958-1969],
[Series 3: New York and New Jersey Ministry files, 1969-1977],
[Series 4: Chicago (Illinois) Ministry files, 1977-1986],
[Series 5: San Diego (California) Ministry files, 1986-1997],
[Series 6: Personal Correspondence and Other Materials, 1997-2007],
[Series 7: Audiovisual items, photographs and oversize materials, 1955-2004],
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Series 1: Honolulu (Hawaii) Ministry files, 1955-1958Add to your cart.

The papers consist of materials related to Hargett's role as the associate minister at The Church of the Crossroads of the United Church of Christ in Honolulu, Hawaii (1955-1958), a multi-racial church with a predominately Japanese membership of approximately 700 members. Hargett's personal minister's record book (1955-1957) includes information about marriages he performed, as well as sermons he preached while in Hawaii. He was elected territorial youth advisor for the church's large college-age youth group. A scrapbook containing correspondence, greeting cards, essays, ephemera, photographs, news clippings, and newsletters is also included.

Of particular note in the scrapbook are Hargett's notes to his congregants published in The Crossroads News (September 1955), which detail his first airplane trip to Hawaii with his wife, Louilyn and infant daughter, Meloni; thank you notes from Roosevelt high school students after his speech (November 1955); programs for his installation service (December 11, 1955); a birth announcement for his son Darryl published in The Crossword Chimes (May 1957); and a handmade Christmas card and photograph (December 1957) sent to the Hargett family from the Andrew Young family.

Box 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Minister's Personal Record Book, 1955-1957Add to your cart.
Item 2: Scrapbook: The Church of the Crossroads, United Church of Christ, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1955-1958Add to your cart.
Series 2: Los Angeles (California) Ministry files, 1958-1969Add to your cart.

Hargett's Los Angeles ministry was focused on addressing the "political, educational, recreational, and mental health needs of the minority community." He served as minister of the Congregational Church of Christian Fellowship (1958-1969) where he increased the membership, acquired church property, and developed programs designed for community development. A detailed file regarding the history and mission (1980, 1985) of the Congregational Church of Christian Fellowship is included in this series.

Correspondence (1961, 1968-1969) consists of communications regarding speaking engagements, letters of appreciation, and letters from his congregants. Articles and news clippings (1968-1969, 1982) consist primarily of articles related to the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and the first year anniversary of his death. Also included are news clippings related to Hargett's receipt of the Judge Harry A. Hollzer Memorial Award (1967).

Hargett served as Dr. King's west coast representative of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) while in Los Angeles. In this post, he worked with the Poor Peoples Campaign, which held massive protests demanding jobs for all Americans. News clippings, a statement of purpose, and a photographic journal (1968) of the Campaign are included in the papers. Letters and telegrams of condolences sent to Hargett after King's death (April 1968); and a letter from Rev. Ralph David Abernathy to SCLC constituents asking pastors to hold special offerings on Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Sunday (April 28, 1968) are included. In 1969, Hargett organized the 1st annual memorial service in celebration of King held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

A scrapbook containing correspondence, essays, ephemera, news clippings, and photographs can be found in the series. Of particular note are photographs of the Hargetts leaving Honolulu for Los Angeles; a color photograph of men canvassers who secured $56,000 in pledges for the new church building (1960); an article about the church expansion published in the Los Angeles Times (January 1963); a copy of Hargett's essay about black theology and the black power movement (1968); and his Los Angeles County Jail inmate bracelet received after his arrest for protesting.

Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1961, 1968-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence: greeting cards, 1968-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Articles and news clippings, 1968-1969, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Articles and news clippings, 1968-1969, 1982Add to your cart.
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Folder 5: American Jewish Committee: administrative, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Catalog: Scenes from the Life of Jesus: Illustrated by works of art in The Metropolitan Museum of Art with quotations from the Bible / arranged by Albert TenEyck Gardner, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Celebration of Involvement: program, 1969 August 2Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Essay: The Rage of Sampson, typescript, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Essay: Towards an Interpretation of Black Power, typescript, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Essay: The Poor You Will Have With You Always, , typescript, 1968 MayAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Excerpt from Stride Towards Freedom by Martin Luther King Jr., 1968Add to your cart.
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Folder 12: History: Congregational Church of Christian Fellowship, 1980, 1985, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Martin Luther King, Jr. assassination: condolence letters, 1968 AprilAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Martin Luther King memorials: programs in California, 1968 AprilAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Martin Luther King memorials: program, Los Angeles Southern Christian Leadership Conference, 1969 April 4Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Order of services, 1963, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Poor Peoples Campaign: speech by Martin Luther King, Jr., 1968 February 23Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Poor People's Campaign: news clippings, 1969, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Poor People's Campaign: pamphlets and speech, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Programs, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Report: The Population Dilemma, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Reprint from Playboy Magazine: King, Martin Luther, "A Testament of Hope", 1969 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Special services: programs, 1968, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Vietnam March: articles and photocopies, 1967Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Scrapbook: Congregational Church of Christian Fellowship, Los Angeles, CA, 1958-1969Add to your cart.
Series 3: New York and New Jersey Ministry files, 1969-1977Add to your cart.

Hargett's New York and New Jersey ministry focused on the needs of transitional communities, as well as the promotion of minorities into Christian service. He served as Secretary for Black Ministries for the Council and Ministry of the United Church of Christ (1969-1974), which focused on the recruitment, education and placement of African American ministers in national and international positions. Articles and news clippings concerning speaking engagements as the Secretary for Black Ministries, programs implemented by the Black Ministries (1970), articles by Hargett about the Black Caucus (1970), and racial justice (1971) are included.

The major themes of the correspondence (1969-1977) are Hargetts' move to New York (1969), speaking engagements, the training for pastors of churches in transitional neighborhoods, and race relations within the church, as well as between ministers. Communication (1972) with UCC colleagues concerning his proposal of a four-year dual degree student-minister placement in the Southern Conference of the UCC is also included. Of particular note are a letter of thanks from the President of Zambia, which discusses apartheid and Christianity (1971); Hargett's letter to Emilio Garrastazu, president of Brazil, concerning race relations in Brazil as compared to race relations in the United States (1972); and a letter from Hargett to President Richard Nixon regarding Watergate (1973).

Undated essays written by Hargett about the development of a multi-racial church and ministerial recruitment committee, African American religious experiences, and the diversity of the African American experience are included. Of particular note is his essay, "The Mustard Seed of Manumission," which was "a stream of consciousness engaged as he traveled from Los Angeles to New York to begin his new ministry." Proposals and reports written while Hargett was Secretary for Black Ministries include plans aimed towards diversifying the UCC, and educating and assisting African American and other minority communities. Hargett also served as director of the Black Church Empowerment Emphasis (1973-1974), where he designed a program set to meet the specialized needs of the local Black United Church of Christ constituency and the Black community. Directories, minutes, programs, and reports from the Black Church Empowerment program are contained in this series. In 1973, Hargett entered the Martin Luther King Jr. Fellows program hosted by the Colgate-Rochester Divinity School. The fellowship allowed for travel to study religion in Africa, the Caribbean, and the southern United States for three years. At the culmination of the program, Hargett was awarded his doctorate of ministry. Of particular note are articles and news clippings published about the fellowship program and the African Study Tour (1972), as well as clippings and programs on the receipt of his doctorate (1975).

In June of 1974, Hargett's position as Secretary for Black Ministries ended, which resulted in his new position as co-pastor of Livingston Avenue United Church of Christ in New Brunswick, New Jersey for eighteen months. Correspondence (1974-1977) includes communications with other UCC ministers in the New Jersey Conference, as well as speaking engagement requests. The papers also include an invitation to a celebratory tea in honor of the Hargett's new ministry in New Jersey, an expenditures report (1976); a minister's report (1977); a Johnson C. Smith University 7th Annual Recognition Luncheon souvenir program (1977) where Hargett was keynote speaker; and a copy of "The Livingston Avenue United Church of Church: A Review," which includes detailed information about the community, church, mission, and pastor. Obituaries for his parents, Rev. Frederick Hargett (1972) and Florence Hargett (1975); copies of hymns (1971-1972) written by Hargett; and his review of Alex Haley's Roots are also contained in this collection.

Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence, 1977, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Articles and news clippings, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Articles and news clippings, 1970Add to your cart.
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Folder 12: Articles and news clippings, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Articles and news clippings, 1971Add to your cart.
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Folder 14: Articles and news clippings: Racial Justice, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Articles and news clippings, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Articles and news clippings, 1972Add to your cart.
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Folder 17: Articles and news clippings, 1972Add to your cart.
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Folder 1: Articles and news clippings, 1972Add to your cart.
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Folder 2: Articles and news clippings, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Articles and news clippings, 1973Add to your cart.
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Folder 4: Articles and news clippings, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Articles and news clippings, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Articles and news clippings, 1975Add to your cart.
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Folder 7: African Mission Trip: memorabilia, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 8: African Mission Trip: memorabilia, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 9: African Mission Trip: report, 1970 AugustAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Black Church Empowerment Program: directory of UCC Black Ministers, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Black Church Empowerment Program: maps, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Black Church Empowerment Program: proposals and reports, 1973-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Black Church Empowerment Program: job description, 1973 MarchAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Black Church Empowerment Program: reports, 1973 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Black Church Empowerment Program: reports, 1974 FebruaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Black Church Empowerment Program: reports, 1974 MarchAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Booklet, 1975 JuneAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Congregational Church Fellowship: 30th anniversary celebration, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Calendar: United Campus Ministry at Rutgers University, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Churches in Transition Committee: job description, 1974Add to your cart.
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Folder 1: Essay: The Mustard Seed of Manumission, typescript, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Essay: Ethnicity and Advocacy, typescript, 1970 AprilAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Essay: Understand But Not Condone, typescript, 1972 SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Essay: Celebrating Our Diversity, typescript, 1974 MarchAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Essay: For Unity Without Uniformity, typescript, 1974 MarchAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Essay: Towards an Ecclesiology for Churches in Transitional Communities, typescript, 1974 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Essay: Transcending One's Identity, typescript, 1975 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Essay: American Colonization Society, hand script, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Essay: Black Ministerial Western Hemisphere Awareness in the 1970s, typescript, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Essay: Contentment, typescript, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Essay: Ethnicity and Catholicity, typescript, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Essay: Evangelism, hand script, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Essay: Spiritual Reflections on Hunger, typescript, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Hymns and hymnal lyrics / by James H. Hargett, 1971-1972, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Livingston Avenue United Church of Christ: administrative, 1974-1977, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Livingston College: job description for Black Assistant Pastor position, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Martin Luther King Jr. Program in Black Studies: administrative, 1973-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Memoranda: Black UCC Ministers, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Moving Expenses: New York to Los Angeles, California, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 20: National Committee of Black Churchmen: minutes, 1970 AprilAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Notes on the Crisis of the Nation, typescript, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Offering circular, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Order of services, 1973-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Obituaries, 1972-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Pamphlets, 1975, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Poem: Theotopsis / by James H. Hargett, typescript, 1969 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Press releases and media, 1970-1971, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Programs, 1970-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Proposal: Agricultural Cooperative, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Proposal: Comparative Study of the Influence of Christianity Upon Converts of African Origin in Brazil and Persons of African Origin in the United States, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Proposal: Church and Ministry Staff, 1971 NovemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Proposal: Black Church Empowerment, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Proposal: Black "Tent-Making Church" Empowerment, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Proposal: Caribbean Commercial Enterprises, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Proposal: Black United Church of Christ Leadership Crisis, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Proposal: Establish a Health Crises Division, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Proposal: Ethnic "Native American" Advocacy, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Proposal: Objects of Mission to Sources of Mission, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Proposal: Land Holding Development, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Proposal: Yam School, Yoruba-Akan Messianci School, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Proposal: Day Care Center at Franklinton Center, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Proposal: New Jersey Academic, Manufacturing and Performing Arts Center, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Proposal: CITC Project in New Jersey Association of Central Atlantic Conference of UCC, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 44: Report: First 122 Days as Secretary for Black Ministries, 1969Add to your cart.
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Folder 1: Report: US-South Africa Leadership Exchange Program, 1971 FebruaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Report: Committee to Study the Feasibility of a Black University, 1971 MarchAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Report: Churches in Transitional Communities, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Report: Churches in Transitional Communities, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Report: Churches in Transitional Communities, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Research: Lisbon and Portugal, 1970, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Research: "Heritage," I, Too Sing America, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Reviews, 1973, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Secretary for Black Ministries: budget, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Secretary for Black Ministries: job description, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Secretary for Black Ministries: report, 1972 MarchAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Secretary for Black Ministries: schedule, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Special services: funerals and weddings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Travel: invoices, memorabilia and tickets, 1974Add to your cart.
Series 4: Chicago (Illinois) Ministry files, 1977-1986Add to your cart.

Hargett's Chicago ministry primarily focused on addressing the health and child welfare needs of the minority community. He served as senior minister at the Congregational Church of Park Manor, UCC in Chicago, Illinois (1977-1986). Correspondence (1978-1980) regarding the administrative business of the church; his election to the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Chicago Public Library; letters of appreciation from members of the Park Manor congregation (1981-1984); communications (1985-1986) with the Park Manor Committee to Revive Our Church campaign; and a hand-written letter of resignation to the congregation of Park Manor are included. Articles and news clippings (1985-1986) consist of two copies of an Evangelical Health Systems publication highlighting Hargett, as well as a church program in which Hargett was a guest minister.

Installation files (1977) include a program from the service, Hargett's certificate of church membership at Park Manor (1977 September), and articles about the event. Ordination files (1980) include invitations, programs, news clippings, greeting cards, and a citation for Pastoral Service from the Illinois Conference Minister of the UCC. Hargett served on the board of directors for the One Church, One Child organization which promoted African American adoptions with the help of local churches. The One Child, One Church files (1985-1987) contain annual reports, flyers, pamphlets, and a copy of a proposal titled "Implementing a Minority Recruitment Program."

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Folder 1: Correspondence, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1978-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1981-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1985-1986, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence: greeting cards, 1977-1985, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Articles and news clippings, 1985-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Churches in Racial Ethnic Transitional Committee: minutes, 1978, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Emancipation Proclamation Service: programs, 1979, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Hymn, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Installation: news clippings and programs, 1977 SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Invitations, 1982, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Martin Luther King Fellows: minutes, 1977-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Moving expenses: Chicago to San Diego, California, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: One Child, One Church: news clippings, 1985-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 16: One Child, One Church: programs and reports, 1987Add to your cart.
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Folder 1: Orders of services, 1976-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Ordination: 25th anniversary, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Park Manor: personnel policy, 1983, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Programs, 1977-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Programs, 1983-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Programs, 1986, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Questionnaire: Final Crisis Committee, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Report: Churches in Transitional National Consultation, 1977 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Scrapbook: Installation of Rev. Dr. James Hester Hargett, 1977 September 8Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Scrapbook: photographs of Installation Service, 1977 September 8Add to your cart.
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Folder 1: Special services: weddings, 1985, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 2: UCC 15th General Synod: minutes, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Washington, Harold: inauguration and death, 1986-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Yearbook: The Congregational Church of Park Manor United Church of Christ, 1986-1987Add to your cart.
Series 5: San Diego (California) Ministry files, 1986-1997Add to your cart.

Hargett moved to San Diego in 1986 to serve as minister of the Christian Fellowship Congregational Church, UCC where he remained until retiring in 1997. Correspondence (1986-1998) includes speaking engagement requests and thank you letters; communications about African American history and race relations within the church (1990); a letter from President Bill Clinton in response Hargett's inquiry regarding America's foreign policy (1993); and letters regarding his selection as one of the 100 African-American Role Models in San Diego (1994-1995). Also included are letters of congratulations on 40 years in the ministry (1994-1995); Hargett's letter to President Nelson Mandela regarding a proposal for a prisoner rehabilitation research center on Robben Island, South Africa (1994-1995); a letter from Luther Holland regarding his new post at the Church of Park Manor in Chicago (1996-1998); and communications regarding Hargett's retirement (1996-1998).

Articles and news clippings (1988-1996) consist of collected obituaries of poet Elma Stuckey and Charles W. Thomas; articles on race relations in San Diego; Hargett's Blood Row Revisited Candlelight service in remembrance of the slave trade; as well as press coverage of Hargett's speaking engagements. Articles about and related to Hargett's retirement (1995) and news clippings about the San Diego teacher strike, desegregation of the United States military, and the San Diego wildfire (1996) are also included.

In 1993, Hargett led the first African American delegation to tour United Church of Christ mission partners in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. Files from the "Mission One" African Tour include reports (1993) discussing the observations of the delegation, as well as the needs of the countries. Hargett's church profile for the Christian Fellowship Congregational Church (1985-1986) provides detailed information about the activities and membership of the church, as well as a copy of Hargett's church narrative report discussing church morale, accomplishments, and community outreach involvements. Of particular note are programs from three commemorative liturgical services (August 1994) organized by Hargett (Emancipation Proclamation Service Celebration, the Lamentation-Liberation Service, and the Memorial Tribute to Mary Peake), which linked Christianity and African American history. Hymns written by Hargett (1987), the history of the Christian Fellowship Congregational Church (1965), as well as church annual reports (1986-1996) are also included.

Sermons (1985-1997) by Hargett are arranged chronologically and alphabetically by title. Mostly handwritten notes, Hargett's sermons cover a variety of topics such as non-violent resistance (1987), fatherhood (1988 June 19), agape, discipleship, faith, human suffering, and thanksgiving. Speaking engagements (1991-1995) include programs for events in which Hargett spoke; and special services (1987-1996) contain programs from funerals, weddings, and other occasions in which Hargett attended or officiated.

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Folder 1: Correspondence, 1985-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1988-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1994-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence, 1996-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence, 1990-1997, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Articles and news clippings, 1989-1994Add to your cart.
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Folder 1: Articles and news clippings, 1989-1994Add to your cart.
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Folder 2: Articles and news clippings, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Articles and news clippings, 1995Add to your cart.
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Folder 4: Articles and news clippings, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Articles and news clippings, [photocopies]Add to your cart.
1996
Folder 6: African Tour: reports, travel itineraries, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 7: African American Museum of Fine Arts: memoranda and information, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Argentina and Brazil: travel memorabilia, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Bible study: notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Bibliography: Relevant to Columbus Commemoration, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Booklet: Christian Fellowship Congregational Church, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Burroughs, Margaret: vita, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Calendar: with inserts, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Children's Care Center: administrative, 1989-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Church profile: Christian Fellowship Congregational Church, 1985-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 16: City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture (CALLALOO): conference materials, 1991 MarchAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: College fair: agendas and information, 1987 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Box 13Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Community events: flyers and minutes, 1988, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Council of Racial and Ethnic Ministries: agenda and roster, 1990 MayAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Directory: United Church of Christ Congregations of Minority Backgrounds / published by the United Church for Homeland Ministries, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Directory: San Diego and Park Manor churches, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Emancipation Proclamation Services: programs and articles, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Essay: Apartheid Blues Rap, typescript, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Essay for holidays, typescript, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Essay: Dear Martin Luther King Jr., typescript, 1991 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Essay: Chattel Slave Resurrection, typescript, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Essay: Definition, Dialogue, Destiny, hand script, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Essay: Future Athletics, typescript, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Essay: Yale Divinity Review of Black Theology, typescript, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: History: African and Caribbean Independence dates, undatedAdd to your cart.
[research materials]
Folder 14: History: Amistad event, undatedAdd to your cart.
[research materials]
Folder 15: History: The Story of the Moors in Spain, undatedAdd to your cart.
[research materials]
Folder 16: History: The Christian Fellowship Story, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Hymns, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Installation: programs and news clippings, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Institute of Religion: speech, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Invitation, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Joyner, Joseph: programs and press releases, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Legacy of a President: report, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Legal case: Boags v. Beverly Hills Municipal Court, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Legal case: Boags v. Beverly Hills Municipal Court, 1991Add to your cart.
Box 14Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Martin Luther King Jr. Fellows: Bulletins, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Newport, Rhode Island: all night service event, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Newsletters: Christian Fellowship News, 1989-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Orientation: new members packet, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Park Manor: Commemorative Ellington Sacred Concert, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Partnership Church: press releases, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Philippines: church programs and travel memorabilia, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Pilgrimage to Virginia: programs, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Poem: to Sister Edmonia Swanson, retirement / by James H. Hargett, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Press releases, 1992-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Programs, 1987-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Programs, 1994-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Proposal: Relationship Among Historically Black Colleges and Universities related to the UCC, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Report: African United Church of Christ Mission Tour, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Report: Minister's report, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Report: annual report, Christian Fellowship Congregational Church, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Report: annual report, Christian Fellowship Congregational Church, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Report: annual report, Christian Fellowship Congregational Church, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Report: annual report, Christian Fellowship Congregational Church, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Report: annual report, Christian Fellowship Congregational Church, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Report: annual report, Christian Fellowship Congregational Church, 1991Add to your cart.
Box 15Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Report: annual report, Christian Fellowship Congregational Church, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Report: African Desalination Model, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Report: annual report, Christian Fellowship Congregational Church, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Report: Mission I Southern Africa report, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Report: African Hors d'oeuvres, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Report: annual report, Christian Fellowship Congregational Church, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Report: annual report, Christian Fellowship Congregational Church, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Report: annual report, Christian Fellowship Congregational Church, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Report: annual report, Christian Fellowship Congregational Church, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Research: Kwanzaa, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Retirement: memoranda, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Sermon: Don't Dump on Us, 1985 December 7Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Sermon: All of Us, 1986 March 29Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Sermon: Pastoral Prayer, 1986 March 29Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Sermon: The Death of Death, 1986 October 5Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Sermon: Being Ungrateful, 1986 October 12Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Sermon: The Vulnerable, 1986 November 9Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Sermon: Cost of Discipleship, 1986 November 16Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Sermon: A Selection of Sermons and Prayers, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Sermon: Non-Violent Resistance, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Sermon: Lamb of God, 1987 January 18Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Sermon: Being an Apostle, 1987 February 15Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Sermon: Justice Divisible, 1987 March 1Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Sermon: Rock Revisited, 1987 March 15Add to your cart.
Box 16Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Sermon: Building the Body of Christ, 1987 March 22Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Sermon: Lucrative Triangle Trade, 1987 March 24Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Sermon: Forbid Them Not, 1987 March 29Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Sermon: I Have Seen the Lord, 1987 April 19Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Sermon: Bread of Life, 1987 May 3Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Sermon: Expectant Prayer, 1987 May 10Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Sermon: Christian Education, 1987 May 31Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Sermon: Paternal Ownership, 1987 JuneAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Sermon: Healed Xenophobia, 1987 June 14Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Sermon: Redeemed and Ransomed, 1987 JulyAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Sermon: Redemptive Suffering, 1987 July 19Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Sermon: Pearl of Great Price, 1987 July 26Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Sermon: Even God Repented, 1987 September 20Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Sermon: Humility, 1987 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Sermon: Justice, 1987 November 8Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Sermon: Feeding the Multitude, 1987 November 22Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Sermon: Memorializing Children, 1987 November 29Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Sermon: God, the Liberator, 1987 December 6Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Sermon: Peace Through God's Will, 1987 December 20Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Sermon notes, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Sermon: Global Village, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Sermon: Statue of Bondage, 1988 NovemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Sermon: In the Beginning, God, 1988 January 10Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Sermon: King and the King of Kings, 1988 January 17Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Sermon: Transfigured, 1988 February 14Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Sermon: A Different Tune, 1988 February 28Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Sermon: The Trinity, 1988 March 20Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Sermon: Palm Sunday Revisited, 1988 March 27Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Sermon: Doubting Thomas, 1988 April 10Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Sermon: Bodily Resurrection, 1988 April 17Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Sermon: The Rejected Stone Revisited, 1988 April 24Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Sermon: Responsible Love, 1988 May 8Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Sermon: Blessed or Cursed, 1988 May 15Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Sermon: Hope Springs Eternal, 1988 May 22Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Sermon: Sin and Guilt, 1988 May 29Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Sermon: Fatherhood, 1988 June 19Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Sermon: The Creation of a Path, 1988 September 4Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Sermon: All or Nothing at All, 1988 October 30Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Sermon: Running Interference, 1988 December 4Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Sermon: National Board of One Church, One Child, 1989 January 14Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Sermon: Neutrality Impossible, 1989 April 2Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Sermon: Death Conquered, 1989 March 26Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Sermon: A Changed Mind, 1989 October 1Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Sermons: Advent/Christmas Sermons, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Sermon: Emancipation Proclamation, 1991 December 31Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Sermon: Lamentation-Liberation Sunrise Service, 1994 August 20Add to your cart.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Sermon: A Jubilee Celebration of Service and Faith, 1995 December 2Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Sermon: Landmine Clearing Device Dedication Service, Galangue, Angola, 1997 August 10Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Sermon: Preaching and Teaching, The History of African Americans in the UCC, 2008 NovemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Sermon: A Listening God, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Sermon: Adopted, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Sermon: Advent, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Sermon: Apartheid Revisited, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Sermon: Akan Religion, Ghana, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Sermon: Agape, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Sermon: Beloved Son, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Sermon:  The Best of Times and the Worst of Times, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Sermon: The Birth of Ethical Monotheism, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Sermon: The Black Plague, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Sermon: Blind Lust, Blind Loyalty, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Sermon: Blood Revenge, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Sermon: Blood Row Revisited, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Sermon: Bread of Life, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Sermon: Child of Light, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Sermon: Christian Humility, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Sermon: Christian Servant, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Sermon: Confession, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Sermon: Creation/Redemption Archaic Law, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Sermon: Compassionate God, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Sermon: The Consequence of Disobeying God, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Sermon: Consider the Source, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Sermon: Covenant with God, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Sermon: Descent of the Dove, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Sermon: Discipleship, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Sermon: Divine Waste, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Sermon: Do You Love Me?, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: Sermon: Estimated Saving, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Sermon: Eternal Life, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Sermon: Faith, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Sermon: False Prophets, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: Sermon: Feeding the Five Thousand, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 36: Sermon: Firm Foundation, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: Sermon: Found, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: Sermon: From Death to Life, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: Sermon: Giving Thanks, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 40: Sermon: Grace Versus Sin, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 41: Sermon: The Greatest, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 42: Sermon: He Descended into Hell, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 43: Sermon: He is Risen, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 44: Sermon: The "Hiddiness" of God, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 45: Sermon: Homefolk, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 46: Sermon: Humble Origin, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 47: Sermon:  Human Suffering, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 48: Sermon: Inconsequential Violence, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 49: Sermon: Isaiah Prophecy Fulfilled, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 50: Sermon: Jesus' Agony, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 51: Sermon: Joyful Forgiveness, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 52: Sermon: Just Peace, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 53: Sermon: Martin Luther King Jr. Promenade, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 54: Sermon: The Last Things, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 55: Sermon: Liberated from Death, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Sermon: Legitimate Fear, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Sermon: The Litmus Test of Thanksgiving, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Sermon: Liturgical Services, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Sermon: The Mediator, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Sermon: Migrants and Immigrants, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Sermon: Missing Pages, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Sermon: My Faith Pilgrimage, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Sermon: The Mystery of Suffering, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Sermon: Money Management, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Sermon: Nightmare Islands, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Sermon: Nihilism in Black America, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Sermon: Nuclear Weapons and the Conflict of Conscience, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Sermon: Oppressor Beware, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Sermon: Palm Sunday, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Sermon: Peace of Soul, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Sermon: Physical and Spiritual Death, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Sermon: The Political Empowerment of a Grey Panther, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Sermon: Praise the Lord, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Sermon: Prey and Predator, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Sermon: The Prince of Peace, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Sermon: Proclaiming Liberty, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Sermon: Putting Away Childish Things, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Sermon: Raising or Giving, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Sermon: The Reluctant Candidate, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Sermon: The Role of Afro-Americans in the Origin of the AMA, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Sermon: Sacrificial Giving, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Sermon: Shalom, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Sermon: Sheep-Like, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Sermon: Single Mindedness, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Sermon: Saved from Sin, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: Sermon: The Saviour, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Sermon: Signs of Hope, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Sermon: Son of Man Envisioned, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Sermon: South Africa, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: Sermon: Spiritual Minded, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 36: Sermon: Spiritual Pearl Harbor, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: Sermon: The Storybook of Nature, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: Sermon: Stranger at the Gate, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: Sermon: Temptation's Timing, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 40: Sermon: Thanksgiving, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 41: Sermon: That They May All Be One, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 42: Sermon: Theology of Evangelism, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 43: Sermon: Theology of Leisure, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 44: Sermon: Three Level Care, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 45: Sermon: Tomorrow Always Comes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 46: Sermon: The Two Greatest Miracles, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 47: Sermon: The Unchaining God, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 48: Sermon: untitled, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 49: Sermon: Understanding, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 50: Sermon: Useful, Usable, "Usedless," Useless, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 51: Sermon: Vengeance, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 52: Sermon: Willing Immigrants, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 53: Sermon: Yearning for the True Light, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 54: Sermon: Yoke, Staff, Rod, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 55: Song: Mediations in Passage by Hale Smith, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 56: Southside Health Center: flyers, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 57: Speaking engagements, 1989-1990Add to your cart.
Box 19Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Speaking engagements, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Speaking engagements, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Speaking engagements, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Speaking engagements, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Speaking engagements, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Speaking engagements, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Special services, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Special services, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Special services, 1989-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Special services, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Special services, 1991Add to your cart.
Box 20Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Special services, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Special services, 1993-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Special services, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Special services, 1995-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Special services, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Yearbooks: Christian Fellowship, UCC, 1986-1987, 1995-1996Add to your cart.
Series 6: Personal Correspondence and Other Materials, 1997-2007Add to your cart.

Personal correspondence (1997-2007) consists of speaking engagement requests; letters of appreciation from acquaintances and past congregants; letters (2002-2003) pertaining to Hargett's involvement in organizations, such as The Links, Inc. and the National Council of Black Studies; invitations to guest minister at churches in and around San Diego (2004-2006); and a letter from Henry Louis Gates Jr. in response to Hargett's communication regarding the PBS documentary African American Lives (2004-2006). Articles and news clippings (1997-2004) include coverage of Hargett's speaking and social engagements and the commemoration of the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birth and assassination.

Biographical information (1958-1985) contains copies of Hargett's resumes and ministerial profiles. In his autobiographical essay, "My Faith Pilgrimage," he thoroughly details his childhood, college years, and experiences in Honolulu, Los Angeles, and New York. Programs and memorabilia from family celebrations (2002), as well as the family newsletter, Hargett Chronicles (1994-2004), are included. The bulk of materials are programs related to Hargett's speaking engagements (1998-2007) and special services (1997-2007) include programs from funerals, weddings, or other occasions he attended or officiated.

Box 21Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1997-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence, 2000-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence, 2002-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence, 2004-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence, 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 22Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence: greeting cards, 1989-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence: greeting cards, 2003-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence: greeting cards, 2006-2008Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence: greeting cards, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Articles and news clippings, 1996-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Articles and news clippings, 1996-2004Add to your cart.
[photocopies]
Box 23Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Articles and news clippings, 2006-2007, undatedAdd to your cart.
[photocopies]
Folder 2: Biographical information: resumes and ministerial profiles, 1958-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Children's Care Center: pamphlets and programs, 1998-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Community programs: memorabilia, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Community programs: memorabilia, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Desk calendars, 1998, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Desk calendars, 2001-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Desk calendars, 2003-2004Add to your cart.
Box 24Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Desk calendars, 2005, 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Desk calendar, 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Directory: Christian Fellowship Congregational Church, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Earl, Loretta: retirement, 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Ephemera, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Essay: My Faith Pilgrimage, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Family celebrations: programs and memorabilia, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Gustav Heninburg: tribute, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Hargett Chronicles: newsletters, 1996-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Johnson C. Smith University: alumni events and programs, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Johnson C. Smith University: alumni events and programs, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Order of services, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Pamphlets, 1996-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Park Manor: grant mortgage elimination program, 1997Add to your cart.
Box 25Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Poetry: by Ann Sawyer Berkley, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Poetry: by Ann Sawyer Berkley, 1992, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Poetry: by Ann Sawyer Berkley, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Programs, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Programs, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Programs, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Programs, 2003-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Programs, 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Publication: New Conversations 19: 3 (Fall/Winter 1999)Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Report: annual, Congregational Church of Christian Fellowship, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Report: annual, Christian Fellowship Congregational Church of San Diego, 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Report: quarterly, Congregational Church of Park Manor, 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Research: Clarence Thomas, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Research: Black history, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Research: The Slave Trade, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 26Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Sermon: Men's Day, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Speaking engagements, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Speaking engagements, 2002, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Speaking engagements, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Speaking engagements, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Speaking engagements, 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Special events, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Special events, 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Special events, 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Special services, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Special services, 1998Add to your cart.
Box 27Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Special services, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Special services, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Special services, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Special services, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Special services, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Special services, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Special services, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Special services, 2001Add to your cart.
[Family]
Folder 9: Special services, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Special services, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Special services, 2002Add to your cart.
Box 28Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Special services, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Special services, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Special services, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Special services, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Special services, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Special services, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Special services, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Special services, 2006-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Special services: wedding policy, 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Watt, Garland: cards and programs, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Hargett, Louilyn: Collected Items, 2000, undatedAdd to your cart.
Series 7: Audiovisual items, photographs and oversize materials, 1955-2004Add to your cart.
This series contains audio recordings of Hargett's thoughts on interventions addressing literacy in the disenfranchised parts of the United States, Brazil, and Africa, as well as Hargett and Rev. A. Cribbs preaching in San Diego, and Hargett preaching at Park Manor in Chicago. Video recordings of the Church of Christian Fellowship-UCC, 100th Anniversary Celebration (1986) and Hargett's retirement (1997) are also included. Photographs (1967-1986) contain pictures from Hargett's time in Los Angeles (1967), New York (1974), and Chicago. Of particular note are photographs documenting the "One Child, One Church" program in San Diego, which promoted minority adoptions with the assistance of churches. Oversize items (1955-1997) consist of Hargett's license to perform marriage ceremonies in Hawaii (1955), a signed guestbook from Hargett's retirement from Christian Fellowship Congregational Church, San Diego (August 17, 1997), and an award presented to his mother, Florence Hargett (1967).
Box 29Add to your cart.
Item 1: Audiocassette tape: Testimonial for Jim Hargett in Los Angeles, California, 1979 June-JulyAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Audiocassette tape: St. Paul United Methodist Church "Gift and Given" by Dr. J. Hargett, 2000 February 13Add to your cart.
Item 3: Audiocassette tape: Soulful Encounter by Dr. Hargett, 2004 January 11Add to your cart.
Item 4: Audiocassette tape: Dreams of Religion and Martin Luther King Jr. by Dr. Hargett, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 5: Audiocassette tape: Food for Africa by Dr. Hargett, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 6: Audiocassette tape: Floating Classrooms by Rev. Cribbs; Fisk University Choir, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 7: Audiocassette tape: Floating Classrooms by Dr. Hargett, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 8: Audiocassette tape: Rev. Hargett on Radio, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 9: Audiocassette tape: Lecture by Dr. Hargett, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 10: Audiocassette tape: Dr. Hargett preaching at Park Manor, Chicago, Illinois, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 11: Audiocassette tape: Dr. Hargett preaching at Park Manor, Chicago, Illinois, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 12: Audiocassette tape: Dr. Hargett preaching at Park Manor, Chicago, Illinois, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 13: Audiocassette tape: Dr. Hargett preaching at Park Manor, Chicago, Illinois, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 14: Audiocassette tape: Atlantic Slave Trade by Dr. Hargett, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 15: Cassette tape: Slavery and second-class citizenship by Dr. Hargett, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 16: Audiocassette tape: White Sharks, Blood Row by Dr. Hargett, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 17: DVD: Bill Moyers Journal: The Reverend Jeremiah Wright Speaks Out (April 25, 2008), 2008Add to your cart.
Item 18: VHS: Church of Christian Fellowship-UCC, 100th Anniversary Celebration, 1986 November 16Add to your cart.
Item 19: VHS: "This is Our Church," Christian Fellowship, UCC, 1987 NovemberAdd to your cart.
Item 20: VHS: "Marking the Retirement of Reverend Doctor James Hester Hargett," Christian Fellowship Congregational United Church of Christ, 1997 August 17Add to your cart.
Item 21: VHS: Christian Fellowship Black College Tour, UCC schools, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 22: VHS: Christian Fellowship Pilgrimage to AMA Colleges, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 23: VHS: Post Easter Tea, Dr. Joiner Commissioning, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 30: Photographs, 1967-1986, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Easter Sunday; 8 x 10 inches; black and white, 1967Add to your cart.
Verso reads: "This picture seems to capture an inner spiritual glow put there by Reverend Hargett's wonderful sermon Easter Sunday, 1967.  Taken minutes after services."
Item 2: Hawkins' wedding in Los Angeles, Rev. Hargett with couple; 8 x 10 inches; black and white, undatedAdd to your cart.
Verso reads: "Los Angeles."
Item 3: Caesar Chavez, 9th General Synod; 9.5 x 13 inches; black and white, 1973Add to your cart.
Item 4: Hargett and others; 6.5 x 10 inches; black and white, 1969-1974Add to your cart.
Verso reads: "Jim, Sterling Carey, Charlie Cobb, and others; Secretary for Black Ministries, Council for Church and Ministry, UCC., years 1969-1974."
Item 5: Hargett's Five Year of Service award; 5 x 7 inches and 8 x 10 inches; black and white, 1974Add to your cart.
Photographs and news clipping about Hargett's Five Year of Service Award from the Council for Church and Ministry, UCC.
Item 6: One Child, One Church in San Diego, CA; color, 1986Add to your cart.
Twenty (20) pages from photo album of memories from the "One Church, One Child" activities in San Diego, California.
Item 7: Hargettt with the Elstons' at their 50th wedding anniversary; 11 x 13 inches; color, undatedAdd to your cart.
Verso reads: "50th wedding anniversary, The Elstons'.  She is 80. Park Manor, Chicago."
Item 8: Hargett, James; 8 x 10 inches; black and white, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 9: Hargett, James; 2.5 x 3 inches; black and whiteAdd to your cart.
Item 10: The Hargetts; 8 x 10 inches; color, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 11: Unlabeled, undatedAdd to your cart.
Hargett with unidentified man with robe, 4 x 6 inches, color; Hargett speaking in suit, 3.5 x 3.5 inches, black and white; Hargett with four African American teenage girls, 8 x 10 inches, black and white
Box 31: Oversize materials, 1955-1997, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Award: Florence Hargett, Woman of the Year for St. Stephen United Church of Christ, 1966-1967Add to your cart.
Item 2: Guestbook: retirement of Rev. Dr. James H. Hargett, 1997 August 17Add to your cart.
Retirement from Christian Fellowship Congregational Church, San Diego
Item 3: License to Perform Marriage Ceremony: Territory of Hawaii, 1955 August 19Add to your cart.
Item 4: Sashes: yellow with Star of David, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 5: Scrapbook: retirement from Christian Fellowship Congregational Church, San Diego, 1997Add to your cart.
Includes correspondence, greeting cards, and photographs related to Hargett's retirement.
Box 32: Oversize materials, 1986Add to your cart.
Item 1: Letter book: Expressions of Love to Jim and Louilyn Hargett, 1986 JulyAdd to your cart.
Collection of letters recognizing the Hargett's ministry in Chicago at Park Manor.
Box 33: Oversize materials, 1997Add to your cart.
Item 1: Scrapbook: retirement from Christian Fellowship Congregational United Church of Christ, 1997Add to your cart.
Includes greeting cards and letters congratulating Hargett on his retirement.

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[Series 4: Chicago (Illinois) Ministry files, 1977-1986],
[Series 5: San Diego (California) Ministry files, 1986-1997],
[Series 6: Personal Correspondence and Other Materials, 1997-2007],
[Series 7: Audiovisual items, photographs and oversize materials, 1955-2004],
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