The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Second Presbyterian Church of Lexington oral history project
Repository: Kentucky Historical Society
Collection Description (CRHP): Of the 30 interviews in this collection, the one of Virginia Angell addresses civil rights. She talks about her family history and education, her husband's (James Angell) journey to become a minister, early ministry years, moving to Lexington in 1954, and community activities: Civil Rights, PTA, YWCA, and United Church Women & Youth Symphony Board, Church activities, singing in the choir, the Women's association, playing at Carnegie Hall and the Rose Garden at the White House, and moving to Claremont, California.
Collection Description (Extant): In 1990 the Second Presbyterian Church of Lexington celebrated its 175th anniversary. Beginning in 1815 with fifteen members, this church is one of the largest in the Transylvania Presbytery. During those 175 years, the church and its members have actively engaged in community and denominational affairs. Individual members and pastors have played leadership roles in state and national Presbyterian issues. The first pastor, Dr. James McChord, not only was prominent in the Presbyterian Church nationally, but was also the first president of Centre College. Six generations of the Breckenridge Family, including John Cabell Breckenridge and John Bayne Breckenridge, have been members of the church. Major emphasis of the interviews is on the history of the church since 1965 (a written history of the church from 1815 to 1965 already exists). The interviews were to bring the history of the church up to date and to be used in the writing of a 175th Anniversary history for publication.
Access Copy Note: Copies of this collection are also held at the University of Kentucky.
Collection URL: http://126.96.36.199/oh/Collections.aspx?DISPID=110
Digital Status: No
Existing IDs: 1992OH02
Extent: 34 audio cassettes
Interviewees: Virginia Angell
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
Civil rights movements--Kentucky