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Fellowship of Southern Churchmen

Repository: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Southern Oral History Program

Collection Description (Extant): Interviews with members of the Fellowship of Southern Churchmen (FSC) were mostly conducted from 1983 to 1985. The FSC was originally called the Younger Churchmen of the South, and first met in May 1934 at Monteagle, Tenn. As an interracial and interdenominational Christian organization, it worked closely with such groups as the NAACP and the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith for the improvement of social conditions in the rural South. The interviewer was Dallas A. Blanchard, who received funding for the project from the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. Interviews deal with the interviewees' participation in the FSC and with their previous and subsequent activities.

Access Copy Note: Some interviews are restricted or closed as noted in the finding aid.
Interview transcripts are CLOSED while they are being digitized. Please contact the The Southern Historical Collection for more information.
If an interview has been transcribed, researchers should quote from the transcript. If no transcript is available, reference to material in the interview should be taken from the audio recording. Some interviews have restrictions imposed by the interviewees or interviewers; restricted interviews are clearly marked. Researchers may, for example, be required to obtain written permission from the interviewee or interviewer to quote from the interview.
Use of audiotapes or videotapes may require production of listening or viewing copies.

Collection URL: External Link

Date(s): 1983-1985

Digital Status: Yes

Existing IDs: Collection Number: 04007 F

Extent: 45 items

Finding Aid URL: External Link

Language: English

Related Archival Items: See the Fellowship of Southern Churchmen Papers (#3479), and the Howard A. Kester Papers (#3834) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Interviewees: Beverly Asbury, Warren Ashby, George Barrett, A. D. Beittel, McLeod Bryan, David Burgess, Will D. Campbell, Elbert Jean, L. Maynard Catchines, III, Arthur Churchill, James McBride Dabbs, Francis Drake, Jean Fairfax, Sam Franklin, Gideon Fryer, Marian Fusou, Virginia Grantham, Robert Edwin Hamlett, James A. Hand, Joe Hendricks, Tom Trimble, J. C. Herrin, Myles Horton, Sadie Hughley, Elbert Jean, Charles Jones, George Kelsey, Howard A. Kester, Thomas Kilgore, James Lawson, J. Andrew Lipscomb, Benjamin Mays, Charles McCoy, Henry H. Mitchell, Nelle Morton, Walter Muelder, Nancy Kester Neale, Ernest Seckinger, James Sessions, Courtney Siceloff, Elizabeth Siceloff, Ella Frank Sikes, Hibbard Thatcher, Everett Tillson, Robert Walker, Melvin Watson, Wilson Welch

Rights (Extant): When the copyright has not been assigned to the University of North Carolina, copyright is retained by the interviewers/interviewees, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.


African American clergy
Civil rights--Religious aspects--Christianity
Fellowship of Southern Churchmen


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