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Henry Grant papers

 Collection
Identifier: AMN 1011

Abstract

Henry Lacy Grant (1925-1990) was born in North Augusta, Georgia to Henry L. Grant and Lillie Lacy Grant. An ordained Episcopal priest, Father Grant served the East Side community of Charleston, South Carolina for over twenty years as director of St. John's Mission Center and priest of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. Father Grant is buried at Live Oak Memorial Gardens in Charleston, South Carolina. The collection consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, compilations, and miscellaneous papers related to Grant's work in the Episcopal Church and in the East Side of Charleston, including information regarding black Episcopalians in the United States, conferences for the Diocese of South Carolina, papers regarding St. John's Mission Center (at old St. John's Episcopal Church, Charleston) and its financial status, various outreach programs, papers regarding the renovation (1980s) of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, and papers regarding the various civic and social organizations of which Grant was a member. Photographs depict Grant at work among his parishioners and include photographs of his friends and associates, including an autographed photo of South Carolina Representative James Clyburn.

Dates

  • 1964-1990

Creator

Language of Materials

Material is in English

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

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Biographical Note

Henry Lacy Grant (1925-1990), son of Henry L. Grant and Lillie Lacy Grant, was born in North Augusta, Georgia. A graduate of Haines Normal and Industrial Institute in Augusta, GA he attended Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina, served in the United States Army during World War II and continued his education at Johnson C. Smith University were he graduated in 1948. After earning a master's degree in political science from the University of Iowa, he earned a Bachelor's of Divinity from Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary. An ordained Episcopal priest, Father Grant served the East Side community of Charleston, South Carolina for over twenty years as director of St. John's Mission Center and priest of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. Father Grant died in 1990 and is buried at Live Oak Memorial Gardens in Charleston, South Carolina.

Extent

1.5 linear feet (3 archival boxes)

Collection Arrangement

The papers consist of correspondence, newspaper clippings, compilations, and miscellaneous papers related to Grant's work in the Episcopal Church and in the East Side of Charleston, including information regarding black Episcopalians in the United States and conferences for the Diocese of South Carolina, papers regarding St. John's Mission Center (at old St. John's Episcopal Church, Charleston) and its financial status and various outreach programs, papers regarding the renovation (1980s) of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, and papers regarding the various civic and social organizations of which Grant was a member. Photographs depict Grant at work among his parishioners and include photographs of his friends and associates, including an autographed photo of Representative James Clyburn (Democrat, SC).

See also video tape in Avery's Video Collection Father Henry Grant, St. John's Episcopal Mission Center. 1. Biographical Papers

2. Episcopal Church Papers

3. St. John's Mission Center

4. St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

5. Affiliations

6. Correspondence

7. Photographs

Processing Information

Processed by Felice Knight, 2006

Encoded by Melissa Bronheim, July 2010

Edited by Melissa Bronheim, July 2010

Funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources supported the collection processing and encoding of this finding aid.

Title
Inventory of the Henry Grant Papers, 1964 - 1990
Author
Processed by: Felice Knight; machine-readable finding aid created by: Melissa Bronheim
Date
© 2010
Description rules
DACS
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English
Sponsor
Funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources supported the collection processing and encoding of this finding aid.

Repository Details

Part of the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture Repository

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