Documentary Artifacts; Collection
A2234 James, Ivan C., Jr. Collection Inventory of Ivan C. James, Jr. Collection A2234 EAD by Jaime Bourassa using ArchivesSpace Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center 2017 225 S. Skinker Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63105 URL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2018-10-02 06:33:15 -0500 . English Describing Archives: A Content Standard English Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center Ivan C. James, Jr. Collection James, Ivan C., Jr., -2014 A2234 0.07 Cubic Feet (2 folders) 1948-1979 Processing Information Processed by Christopher Gordon, June 2006. Donor Information Ivan C. James, Jr. donated the collection in 2005. Biographical Sketch Ivan C. James attended Sumner High School in the 1920s. After graduating, he went to Lincoln University, and then to the Milwaukee School of Engineering. James ran a punch press at Emerson Electric, and worked to get his license to become a stationary engineer. After getting his license, he started work as an engineer for the St. Louis Housing Authority. James worked as an engineer at Carr Square Village, Pruitt-Igoe, and Darst-Webbe-Peabody. He retired from the Housing Authority in the early 1980s. For over half a century, James amassed a magnificent collection of St. Louis' African American history. These items include books, church histories, pamphlets, business cards, school yearbooks, and information on social and civic organizations, political leaders, fraternal and sorority memorabilia, Civil Rights movements, and much more. Scope and Contents The Ivan C. James, Jr. Collection consists of programs, annual reports, and booklets relating to the African-American community of St. Louis. Among the items is the Annual Report of the Annie Malone Children's Home, 1888-1958; a souvenir program celebrating the 100th anniversary of Antioch Baptist Church of St. Louis, 1979; and a reprinted edition of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch 's "The Negro Speaks," featuring essays by Dr. Martin Luther King, A. Philip Randolph, and Gwendolyn Brooks. Arrangement The collection is arranged chronologically. Conditions Governing Access The collection is open for research use. Conditions Governing Use For permission to publish, quote from, or reproduce material in this collection, please contact the Archives Reference Desk at . Copyright restrictions may apply. The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of copyright. Physical and Technical Requirements There are no physical or technical restrictions. Preferred Citation Ivan C. James, Jr. Collection, Missouri Historical Society Archives, St. Louis. African American churches -- Missouri -- Saint Louis African Americans -- Missouri -- Saint Louis James, Ivan C., Jr., -2014 Second Annual Issue, Jack and Jill of America, Inc. 1948-1949 1 1 21st Annual Y Circus program. 1955 May 6-7 1 1 Souvenir Program of the 21st Annual "Y" Circus, May 6-7, 1955 Annual Report, Annie Malone's Children's Home, 70th Anniversary edition. 1958 1 1 "The Negro Speaks," St. Louis Post-Dispatch . 1963 1 1 Negroes: Their Gift to St. Louis by John D. Buckner, Julia Davis, John H. Purnell, and James A. Scott. 1964 1 2 Souvenir Program: 100th Anniversary of Antioch Baptist Church, St. Louis. 1979 1 2