Reverend Charles H. Smith papers

Abstract

The Rev. Charles H. Smith papers (dated 1953-2019, undated; 3.6 cubic feet; 8 boxes, and 1 carton) consist of books, certificates, letters, interviews, programs, photographs, recordings, sermons, and speeches from Smith's long career as a Baptist minister, civil rights and community leader, researcher, and author.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Reverend Charles H. Smith papers
Creator
Smith, Charles H., Reverend
Extent
3.6 Cubic Feet
Subjects
African Americans -- Kentucky
African American churches -- Kentucky.
Baptists, Black.
Baptists -- Clergy.
Baptists -- Sermons.
Christian education.
Civil rights
Civil rights -- Kentucky -- Lexington.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged into five series by subject and format: Audiovisual, Church materials, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Printed materials, and Professional portfolio.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Ida Lucille Sell Mangum
Preferred Citation
2019ms007: [identification of item] Rev. Charles H. Smith papers, 1953-2019, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Rev. Dr. Charles Herbert Smith, born 1931 in Lexington, Kentucky, is a senior Baptist minister, civil rights leader and published author. Smith is the son of Helen and Rev. Thomas Horace Smith, pastor of Lexington's Shiloh Baptist Church from 1932-1961. In addition to assisting his father's ministry as a young man, Charles H. Smith participated in the early sit-ins in downtown Lexington and helped established the city's first CORE (Congress of Racial Equality) chapter. In 1955, Smith graduated from Virginia Union University with a Bachelor's in English and Master's in Divinity from the school's Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Religion.
In 1960 Smith became the pastor for the First Baptist Church in Huntington, West Virginia. While there he continued to work for civil rights and social justice issues by founding employment and training programs, co-founding ACTION, Inc. (A Community to Improve its Neighborhood). Smith led First Baptist Church to organize campaigns to construct a new church building, parsonage, a seafood restaurant, and a 21-acre low-income integrated housing development. As pastor he helped guide First Baptist Church and Huntington in the wake of the plane crash that killed most of Marshall University's football team in 1970. Smith was the eulogist for thirteen of the funerals for the team's members.
In 1980, Smith moved to New York City to serve as Deputy Executive Director of the NAACP. During his tenure, he helped establish administrative protocols for chapters across the nation, helped organize the Haitian Refugee campaign, and submitted documents to the Reagan Administration related to economic growth for minority United States citizens. In 1983, Smith was the campaign director for Ohio Senator John Glenn presidential run. Also, in 1983 Smith received his Doctorate of Divinity from Simmons University in Louisville.
In the early 1990s, through the American Bible Society he began researching African American Christian education pedagogy. He conducted focus group studies of black youths and church needs throughout the nation. After his research, Smith edited and published The Jubilee Collection; Soul, Self, Sin, Salvation and Celebration and African American Jubilee Legacy Spiritual Odyssey. His works focused on the history of African spirituality. From 2002 to 2012, Smith served as the pastor at First Baptist Church in Madison, New Jersey. He helped led many special projects there, such as opening a cafe and memorial gardens. At the same time, Smith maintained relations with First Baptist Church in Huntington and often led services there as Pastor Emeritus. In 2003, he received an honorary doctorate of Humane Letters from Marshall University. Upon retirement in 2012, Smith relocated again to Georgia to be close to his five daughters.
Sources:
Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, Charles H. Smith, http://nkaa.uky.edu/nkaa/items/show/3060, accessed 2019 July 24
A Charles H. Smith Story, https://www.charlesherbertsmith.com/, accessed 2019 July 24
Scope and Content
The Rev. Charles H. Smith papers (dated 1953-2019, undated; 3.6 cubic feet; 8 boxes, and 1 carton) consist of books, certificates, letters, interviews, programs, photographs, recordings, sermons, and speeches from Smith's long career as a Baptist minister, civil rights and community leader, researcher, and author. The Church Materials seris consists of programs, bulletins, fliers, letters, and newspaper clippings documenting Smiths service as special activities at the churches Smith served as a pastor for in Kentucky, West Virginia, and New Jersey. Of significance is a copy of a letter from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to Rev. Smith in 1963 about visiting the First Baptist Church in Huntington, West Virginia. Photographs, audio, and video recordings primarily document building construction, church anniversaries, choir, group trips, and special services at Smith's churches. Also included in the papers are administrative handbooks, communications, pamphlets, interviews, reports, and speeches from Smith's work with civil rights and social justice groups like CORE, ACTION, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored Persons (NAACP). The collection contains reports from the NAACP sent to the Reagan administration about economic growth for minorities. Included in the collection are African American focus group transcripts and research reports conducted by Smith for the American Bible Society about the African American relationship with Christian education. The collection also includes the books inspired by the research, Jubilee Legacy Collection and the Jubilee Legacy Bible. Additionally, the collection contains awards, certificates, diplomas, letters, and resumes, which document the breadth of Smith's career.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Audio-visual, 1953-2003, undated

The Audio-visual series, 1971-2003, undated, comprises audio recordings, photographs and video recordings primarily from Rev. Dr. Charles H. Smith's ministerial career. Audio and video recordings are of church events, like anniversary celebrations, workshops, and church services. There are also some recordings of interviews and speeches given by Smith about the NAACP. The photographs contain images from Smith's life including his graduation from Virginia Union University in 1953, construction projects at First Baptist Church in Huntington, West Virginia during the 1960s, the NAACP presenting calls to action at the White House, and Smith in doctoral robes in 2003.

Audiocassettes, 1974-1995, undated

American Bible Society Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, 1994 January 14

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At peace with yourself sermon, supply pastor, undated

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Dangerous Distractions sermon, Southern Heights Baptist Church, Fort Wayne, Indiana, undated

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First Baptist Church 122nd Anniversary morning service, Huntington, WV, 1984

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First Baptist Church 102nd Anniversary, Huntington, WV, 1974 November 24

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First Baptist Church, Huntington, Mildred Battle, B. Johnson, 1980 July 6

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Inspiration speech, God is so good to me, Ronald Atkins, Rev. Mullins, 1980 November 23

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Keepsake lecture and sermons, 1983 November 1

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Mission music, drums, undated

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106th Anniversary, 1978 October 8

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Reverend Charles H. Smith at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, Dr. Richardson pastor, 1991 June 9

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NAACP speech, Atlantic City, NJ, 1982 October 1

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NAACP speech, East Orange, NJ, 1980 October 3

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NAACP speech, Summit, NJ, 1989 December 15

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Men's Day, 1987 November 8

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Reagan policy, economic policy NAACP speech, 1981 August 27

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Reverend G.M. Smith, 1980 July 13

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St. Louis Assembly of God master planning for the center, 1995 September 21

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Simmons University Bible College Founder's Day, 1983 November 1

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Two fellows sermon, Mt. Olive Association, Charleston, WV, 1986 January 19

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Reverend E. H. Smith, 1986 February 2

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Eric D. Wortham II Live! , undated

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Untitled 1/4 in. reel-to-reel tape, undated

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Photographs, 1953-1983, 2003, undated

First Baptist Church, Huntington dismantle project, circa 1961

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First Baptist Church, Huntington groundbreaking with Rev. Charles Smith and two other men, circa 1961

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First Baptist Church, Huntington parsonage, circa 1962

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Fort Drum detention camp for Haitian refugees protest, circa 1981

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March and Rally in Washington DC, circa 1980

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NAACP Charles Smith and man unfurling document on senate steps, undated

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NAACP group unfurling document on senate steps, undated

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Smith, Rev. Dr. Charles at conference table with unidentified men, undated

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Smith, Rev. Dr. Charles receiving award from Bob Wise, West Virginia Governor, undated

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Smith, Rev. Dr. Charles with unidentified men laying on of hands, undated

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Smith, Rev. Dr. Charles shaking unidentified man's hand, 2000 July

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Smith, Rev. Dr. Charles, unidentified man, and Senator John Glenn, circa 1983

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Smith, Rev. Dr. Charles wearing doctorate regalia, 2003 June 30

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Smith, Rev. Dr. Charles receiving diploma at Virginia Union University, circa 1953

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Rev. Dr. Charles H. Smith at lectern, undated

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Videocassettes, 1992-2003, undated

Navajo Nation trip, 1995 June 23-July 1

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Shiloh Baptist Church reunion, 1992 March 21

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Dedication and consecration, 2003 October 12

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Depression, 2003 November 9

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First Baptist Church anniversary, 2003 September 14

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Praise, 2003 May 25

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Workshop at Shiloh, 1992 March 22

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Storms of life, 2003 December 14

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Worship music, undated

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Church materials, 1960-2012, undated

The Church materials series, 1960-2012, undated, comprises documents from three churches Rev. Dr. Charles H. Smith served as pastor: The First Baptist Church in Huntington, WV, First Baptist Church in Madison, NJ, and Shiloh Baptist Church in Lexington, KY. Church event fliers, programs, worship bulletins, and pamphlets are included. Newspaper clippings in the series focus on church sponsored programs and social justice efforts in the church community. Also, the Shiloh Baptist Church sub-series contains some Thomas Horace Smith family history and obituaries.

First Baptist Church, Huntington, West Virginia, 1961-1980, undated

106th Anniversary morning worship service program, 1978 October 8

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108th Anniversary service program, 1980 October 9

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142nd Anniversary worship service program, 2014 October 19

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Baptist Youth Fellowship conference programs, 1962-1963

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Church program, 1961

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Church, townhouse apartments, parsonage construction campaign, circa 1960

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Correspondence with Rev. Wilbert Hale Goatley, Jr., 1981 September

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Epistle: Meeting the Challenge, First Baptist Church of Huntington, West Virginia from Pastor Emeritus essay, 1987 October

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Farewell Reverend Charles Herbert Smith event program, Holiday Inn Convention Center, Huntington, W.Va., 1980 June 23

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He shares with people from all walks of life flier about Rev. Charles H. Smith, circa 1965

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Letter from Martin Luther King, Jr. to Rev. Charles H. Smith [copy], 1962 January 30

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Newspaper clippings re: Rev. Smith, 1976, undated

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Seafood restaurant clippings and menu, undated

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Stationary, circa 1961

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Ten Times to Call your Minister booklet by Rev. Smith presented to church members, undated

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The Pioneer monthly magazine, 1962

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Worship bulletin, 1961 June 4

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Worship bulletin, 1963 January 6

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Worship bulletin, 1965 January 3

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Worship bulletin, 1967 May 21

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Worship bulletin, 1970 August 16

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Worship bulletin, 1975 November 4

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Worship bulletin, 1976 October 10

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Yearbook, Theme: The Impossible Dream, 1969

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First Baptist Church, Huntington An Evening with the Soul Searchers, City Auditorium, 1971

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First Baptist Church, Huntington and Rev. Charles Smith collage, undated

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Then, Now, Tomorrow First Baptist Church, Huntington, W. VA Concert Choir record cover, undated

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First Baptist Church, Huntington The Soul Searchers present Reconciliation, Jacksonville Coliseum, 1971 August 20

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Hill Top Camp, W. Va. group picture, circa 1965

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Black Pastor: Rev. Smith fights hostility and Appalachia mentality The Huntington Advertiser Monday evening front page, 1976 October 4

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First Baptist Church, Madison, New Jersey, 2003-2012, undated

Arthur D. Brown, Carol's Garden, Chef's Smokehouse brochure and flier, undated

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Arthur D. Brown Enrichment Center open house program, 2003 December 14

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Celebration of Faithful Service, Rev. Dr. Charles H. Smith service program, 2012 August 26

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Certificate of Appreciation upon his retirement, American Baptist Churches of New Jersey, 2012 August 26

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Church directory, 2004

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Congregational Information Meeting booklet, 2006 December 9

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Event fliers, undated

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Pastoral letter, 2009 August 16

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The FBC Voice monthly newsletter, 2005 November

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Newspaper clippings re: Charles H. Smith, 2005-2012, undated

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Chef's Smokehouse Soul Fish display, 2005 February 13

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Shiloh Baptist Church, Lexington, Kentucky, 1960-1970, 2003, undated

Shiloh Baptist Church worship bulletin, 1960 January 17

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Shiloh Baptist Church worship bulletin, 1997 June 1

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Shiloh Baptist Church worship bulletin, 1988 July 24

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Smith Heritage Tour guide, T.H. and Helen E. family, undated

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Smith, Rev. Dr. Thomas H. memorial service program and obituary, 1970 September

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Smith, William memorial service program and obituary, 2013 October

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National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 1973-1986, 2006-2007, undated

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) series contains documents from Rev. Dr. Charles H. Smith's works with the organization. Some items are from before and after his role as the Deputy Executive like a newspaper interview in 1973 when Smith worked with the local Huntington, West Virginia chapter and as a speaker at Marshall University in 2003. Primarily, the series contains correspondence, memoranda, manuals, project outreach and reports from Smith's time working on the national level of the organization from 1980-1982.

Administrative Manual draft, 1981 January 9

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Correspondence, 1981-1982

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Equal Housing Opportunities ...through nonprofit sponsorship, Handbook for NAACP Branches to develop low and moderate income housing , 1973 January

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Haitian Refugees project brochure, undated

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Journal Times newspaper clipping interviewing Charles H. Smith, 1973 October 28

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Memoranda, 1981-1982

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Movement in Peril speech by Charles H. Smith, 2006

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NAACP Addresses the President and the Congress with Alternative Policies in the Public Interest for Economic Growth Executive Summary , 1981 April 28

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NAACP speaks to the Reagan Administration document submitted to the White House, 1981 January 1

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Speech delivered by Charles H. Smith at Marshall University, 2007 September 22

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Newspaper clippings on Charles H. Smith, 1982-1986, undated

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Personnel manual, 1981 January 29

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Racism's Last Stronghold on American Democracy by Charles H. Smith, Former Deputy Executive Director, National NAACP, undated

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Terms of employment, 1980 May 1

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Voting Rights Task Force planning meeting, 1982 January 20

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Printed materials, 1981-2019, undated

The Printed materials series, 1981-2019, undated, contains unpublished and published works by Charles H. Smith, as well as, some research records. The American Bible Society and Jubilee Legacy Collection includes some study group transcripts from Smith's research of African Americans and Christian education. It also includes the Jubilee Creations textbooks, posters and the Jubilee Legacy Bible and guide. The series contains handwritten and typed sermons given by Rev. Smith. Additionally, there are speeches and essays by Smith on a variety of topics like the state of the NAACP, black churches, and religious figures.

American Bible Society and the Jubilee Legacy Bible, 1990-2019, undated

African American Jubilee Bible sample booklet, 1999

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African American Jubilee Legacy Spiritual Odyssey edited by Charles H. Smith and Cain Hope Felder, 2001

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African American Jubilee Legacy Spiritual Odyssey Quick Guide , 2012

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American Bible Society Daily Bible Reading Guide , 1991-1993

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Black Male Focus Group, Age 9-12, Fort Lauderdale, Florida transcript and appendix, 1994 July 19

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Celebrating Jubilee, New Testament Contemporary English Version , 1995

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Hampton Religious Education Brainstorming Session transcript, undated

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Jubilee Black History Series, Sunday School Publishing Board website printout, accessed 2019 February 1

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Jubilee Creations, Fannie Lou Hamer: Freedom Is the Prize, The Vote Is the Cornerstone editor Charles H. Smith, 2002

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Jubilee Creations, Frederick Douglass: Fighter for Justice edited by Charles H. Smith, 2001

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Jubilee Creations, Juba Juniors authored and edited by Charles H. Smith, 2002

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Jubilee Creations, Juba Middlers authored and edited by Charles H. Smith, 2002

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Jubilee Creations, Juba Teens authored and edited by Charles H. Smith, 2002

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Jubilee Creations, Soul lesson book, Juniors: Grades 1, 2, 3 authored and edited by Charles H. Smith, 2000

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Jubilee Legacy Bible hardback, 2000

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Jubilee Legacy Bible leatherbound, 1999

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Kaleidoscope of Martin Luther King, Jr., Christian education on Soul chapter draft, undated

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Primary Pilot Market Research: African and Hispanic American Youth prepared for The American Bible Society by Charles H. Smith, Heritage Unit, 1994 October

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Record American Bible Society magazine featuring Jubilee Bible, 1999 December

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The Hip Hop Generation: Hip Hop reference for parents, leaders, & the rest of us flier, undated

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The New Testament, Contemporary English Version, American Bible Society, 1995

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Youth Ministry & Resource Material Study of the African American Church conducted for the American Bible Society in May-June 1996 by Charles H. Smith, 1996

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Bibles for Africa campaign posters, American Bible Society, 1990

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Bibles for the USSR, Central and Eastern Europe campaign posters, American Bible Society, 1990

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African Diaspora 1411-1865 map, undated

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Jubilee poster Frederick Douglass, undated

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Jubilee poster George Liele, undated

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Jubilee poster Ida B. Wells, undated

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Jubilee poster Lott Carey, undated

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Jubilee poster Nannie Helen Burroughs, undated

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Jubilee poster Phillis Wheatley, undated

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Jubilee poster Samuel DeWitt Proctor, undated

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The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, W. Va. article about Jubilee Legacy Bible, 2000 November 18

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Sermons, 2000, 2004, undated

A New Paradigm, Genesis 1:27, John 3:3, undated

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Dangerous Distractions, Matthew 14:22-33, undated

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He Must Needs Be Go Thru Samaria, John 4:4, undated

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Is It Well With Your Soul Psalm 103:1-2, delivered at First Baptist Church, Madison, NJ, 2000 November 19

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Legacy - My Heroes, Ephesians 6:1-4, undated

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Matthew 9:21, undated

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Prognosis: Selective Amnesia and Moral Anemicy, Good News Translation, Isaiah 3:4-5, undated

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Ride Your Donkey, Luke 19:28-40, undated

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Rivers, Revelation 22:1, 2004 June 27

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The Power of Music Lamentation 3:63, undated

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The View and the Vision, Luke 4:16-20, Ezekiel 3:14-17, undated

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Worship: Space and Time, John 4:23, undated

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Speeches and essays, 1981-2016, undated

21st Century Color Line: A Nation Divided and Polarized by Racism essay (originally written for family), 2016 March

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Bent Towards Justice essay, undated

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Black Male/Female Relationships Spiritual Dimensions presented at the Tenth Annual Communications Conference, Howard University, 1981 February 13

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Challenges for the Student Scholar Beyond 1988 Honors Convocation, Kentucky State University delivered by Charles H. Smith, 1988 April 29

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Father's Day: Cultural Resources lecture by Rev. Dr. Smith, Lectionary Team Cultural Resource Commentator, 2013

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History of the Lott Carey Network notes, 2012

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Lecture by Charles H. Smith for Bridges - Young Adult Ministry, St. Paul Baptist Church of Montclair, N.J., 1990 February 10

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Living the Legacy... Passing the Torch: Preachers leave a Central Kentucky Legacy, 1908-2010 (102 years) essay, 2010

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MLK Speech Notes - Introduction, undated

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Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Newark Workshop Developing Church Leadership for the 21st Century, 2006 October 21-22

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Nannie Helen Burroughs, 1871-1961 biographical timeline, 2012

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Seminar I, Resources for Christian Education notes, 2009 March 23

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Sermonettes In Public Education: The Black Educational Crisis Students Failing & Dropping Out paper, 1986

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The Autonomy of a Baptist Church paper, undated

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The Black American-Black British Connection paper by Rev. Dr. Smith, undated

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The Role of the Black Church in Contemporary Society given by Charles H. Smith at Founder's Day Lectures, Simmons Bible College, Louisville, 1983 November 1-2

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Professional portfolio, 1955-2003, undated

The Professional portfolio series, 1955-2003, undated, contains certificates, licenses, letters and newspaper clippings pertaining to Charles H. Smith's career as a minister and as a civil rights leader. The certificates include diplomas and honorary proclamations from across the nation. Also included in the series, are two pieces of artwork: a collage of Smith's ministry created by Smith and another of an old man reading the Bible to a young boy.

Arise, Inc., The Applied Reasearch for Social Equality, Inc. brochure, undated

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City School District of New York Teacher certificate, 1987 September 9

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Committee on Racial Equality (CORE) Lexington, Ky letters [copies], 1959

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Completion of New Systems of Management in OIC Workship certificate, Management Training School, 1972 August 14-17

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Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, Montgomery, AL 121st anniversary clipping and letter thanking Rev. Dr. Charles Smith for speaking, 1998

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Doctor of Divinity diploma, Simmons Bible College, 1983 November

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Doctor of Humane Letters degree award, Marshall University, 2003 May 10

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Honorary Citizen certificate, Starkville, MS, 1981 April 3

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Letter of recommendation for Charles H. Smith to Dr. E. Theodore Lewis, Faith Tabernacle Baptist Church, Philadelphia, 1955 May 16

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Letter of recommendation for Charles H. Smith to Leatha D. Rhea, Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc., 1989 December 20

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Newspaper clippings, 1982-1986, undated

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Operator license, 1961

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Research & Advocacy Center for Equality (RACE, Inc.) Confidential Memorandum, 1985 February

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Resume, undated

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Rotary Club Madison Certificate of Appreciation, undated

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Smith Consultant Group mission statement, undated

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Virginia Union University commencement program and transcript, 1953-1955

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ACTION, Committee to Improve Our Neighborhood clippings, Charles H. Smith, Project Administrator, 1967

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Black man and child reading Holy Bible oil painting, undated

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Board of Alderman, Louisville Certificate of Merit, 1981 September 25

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Duke of Paducah, Kentucky certificate, 1982 April 2

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Black Pastor: Rev. Smith fights hostility and Appalachia mentality The Huntington Advertiser Monday evening front page, 1976 October 4

  • Box 6, folder 8
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Ebony Magazine President's Award, 1963 May

  • Box 6, folder 9
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Honorary Citizen of Louisville certificate, 1981 September 25

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Kentucky Colonel certificate, 1981 June 1

  • Box 6, folder 9
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Living the Legacy, The American Baptist newsletter article about Charles Smith, 2011 August 1

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NAACP leader says affirmative action dead The Advocate, Stamford, Conn. front page article, 1982 October 30

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New Mexico Lieutenant Governor certificate of recognition, 1982 March 11

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New Mexico Secretary of State certificate of appreciation, 1982 March 27

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Pastel drawing of church scenes by Smith, 1997

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The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, W. Va. front page with image of Rev. Charles Smith, spokesman for Black Concerned Clergy, 1978 April 11

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