Reverend Joseph C. James papers
Scope and Contents
Series 1: Church-Related Materials include certificates (1921-1948) awarded Rev. James and his wife, drafts of a talk on missions, printed materials on various AME conferences and topics, leaders’ reports listing donations, etc. Series 2: Business Materials holds insurance policies (1939-1960) on real estate, cars, documents relating to Mrs. James; real estate papers (1948-1958), and general financial papers (1932-1953). Series 3: Various Documents contains handwritten notes, business cards, and newspaper clippings.
- 1921-1960, undated
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Biographical / Historical
Joseph C. James (circa 1920s – 1960s) held several posts in the African Methodist Episcopal Church: Deacon, Elder,and minister. James served congregations throughout South Carolina: Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, Kingstree, Orangeburg, Columbia, and elsewhere in the state. In Charleston, James was affiliated with Ebenezer AME Church, and owned rental property. His wife, Carrie James was certified as an Evangelist in the AME Church.
0.5 linear feet (1 archival box)
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Joseph C. James served the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church in several capacities: Deacon, elder, and Minister. James served congregations throughout South Carolina, including Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, Kingstree, Orangeburg, Columbia, and elsewhere. In Charleston, he was affiliated with the Ebenezer AME Church, and owned a home as well as rental property. His wife, Carrie James was certified as an Evangelist in the AME Church.
The collection contains materials from James’s church and business activities. Church materials concern operations of individual AME congregations, James’s leadership, and the greater AME church. Business materials concern the personal dealings of the Reverend Joseph and Mrs. James. A separate but related folder holds various materials.
- Reverend Joseph C. James Papers
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- July 2020 (revised)
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