Online Access to Collections in the Inez Moore Parker Archives
The Board of Trustees Collection currently consists of information regarding board member James Egert Allen. Highlights include his work with the YMCA, letters regarding alumni events at the university, and his memoir that recounts his time spent at Johnson C. Smith University.
The Audio Collection consists of digitized recordings of events that occurred on the campus of Johnson C. Smith University during the late 1930s and into the mid 1940s. Highlights include recordings by the Biddle Quintet, President H. L. McCrorey’s appearance on the radio program “Wings Over Jordan,” the funeral service of Mrs. McCrorey, and an interview with football players before a game against Virginia Tech University in 1940.
The Johnson C. Smith University History Collection is made up of 20 original letters, speeches, pamphlets, news articles, books, and other documents related to the founding of Johnson C. Smith University. It includes information on the founders and historic properties on and around campus.
The Presbyterian Collection provides information regarding the connection between Johnson C. Smith University and regional Presbyterian Churches. It includes 243 artifacts including church bulletins, correspondence, church histories, and information regarding the Synod of Catawba.
The President H. L. McCrorey Collection contains over 500 artifacts including correspondence, photographs, personal notes, and other ephemera surrounding the life and family of Dr. McCrorey. Highlights include speeches and prayers made by Dr. McCrorey, letters from his daughters Novella McCrorey Flannagan and Muriel McCrorey, and dedications of the McCrorey Theological Seminary and McCrorey YMCA in Charlotte, NC.
The Senior Papers are a graduation requirement for all students here at Johnson C. Smith University who must complete a paper in their specific discipline. Upon completing the paper students agree to make their paper available to future JCSU students for study. Physical papers are housed in the Black Heritage Room. Digital copies of papers from 1993 to the current year are available online.
Access to the digital materials from the Inez Moore Parker Archives has been created for educational, research and personal use as described by the Fair Use Doctrine in the U.S. Copyright law. To secure permission for any other uses, please contact the University Archivist Brandon Lunsford.