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United Church Board for Homeland Ministries Officers
SHELBY ROOKS. PAPERS, 1969–1994. 12.0 linear feet
In 1984, the Reverend Dr. Charles Shelby Rooks was elected as the chief executive officer of the Board for Homeland Ministries of the United Church of Christ. Prior positions include president of the Chicago Theological Seminary for 10 years, executive director (1967-1974), and associate director (1960-1967) of the Fund for Theological Education, Princeton, NJ. Reverend Rooks has pastured the Shanks Village Protestant church in Orangeburg, New York (1951-53), Lincoln Memorial Temple, of Washington, D.C. (1953-60), been Interim Minister of Heritage U.C.C., Baltimore, Maryland (1964), and assistant Minister of First Congregational Church in Washington, D.C. in the summer of 1964.
In May, 1999 the Amistad Research Center received 21 cartons and 2 file cabinets from Dr. Rooks. The donation includes an outstanding library of over 500 books, and a large number of serials which together, with the papers form a major collection on black religion, Congregationalism, and the United Church of Christ. The collection includes outgoing and incoming correspondence, numerous sermons, speeches, bulletins, orders of worship, annual reports, budgets, collected U.C.C. publications and writings.
The collection documents Dr. Rook's career at the Chicago Theological Seminary, and his service as the senior officer of The Board for Homeland Ministries (1984 to 1992), the organization which continues the work of the American Missionary Association, as the agency that conducts mission work, on behalf of the United Church of Christ, with churches, conferences and among those in need with programs in evangelism, church extension, health and welfare, Christian education, higher education, publishing and social and economic justice. The papers reflect the family and ministry of Dr. Rooks and his wife Adienne Martinez Rooks; involve the history of the Congregational church, the U.C.C., the black church in America, civil rights, race relations, theological education for African Americans and Hispanic Americans, Dr. Rooks' research and writing; work with local church ministers, officers of the national and international religious community, and the Council of Presidents of American Missionary Association Colleges.
HOWARD EUGENE SPRAGG. PAPERS, 1940-1989. 7.5 linear feet
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