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W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library Manuscript Collections

Guide to the Oscar W. Adams papers MSS.0010

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

May 2009

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-08-28T09:22-0500

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Oscar W. Adams papers

Unit ID:

MSS.0010

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

3.6 Linear feet

Dates:

1909-1952

Language of Materials note

English

Abstract:

Correspondence of this Birmingham, Alabama, minister of the A.M.E. Zion Church, principally concerning the struggle to remain solvent during the Great Depression. Also includes budget sheets, receipts, reports, and legal documents for this and other A.M.E churches throughout the South.

creator

Adams, Oscar W.

Scope and Contents note

Extensive files of correspondence of the A.M.E. Zion church from 1902 to 1952, primarily concerning the struggle to prevent the church from filing for bankruptcy during the Great Depression. Also includes information on church politics and history and audit reports for various A.M.E. churches in other states.

Preferred Citation:

Oscar W. Adams, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, University of Alabama

Provenance

Purchased from Cather and Brown Books, 1990

Access Restrictions:

None

Biographical/Historical note

Adams attended Alabama A&M College, served as secretary/treasurer of the extension department of the A.M.E. Zion Church for over twenty years and as a newspaper publisher in the Birmingham area.

Usage Restrictions:

None

Source(s)

Wyman, William Stokes, 1830-1915 (Library_of_Congress_Name_Authority_File)

African Americans in Alabama (Local)

Alabama Churches (Local)

Birmingham (Ala.) (lcsh)

Great Depression--United States (Local)

Box 3319 Box 3319

Box 3320-3326 Box 3320-3326

Box 3327 Box 3327