About this collection
The Board of Trustees was chartered before Johnson C. Smith University was established on March 17, 1866. Robert P. Wyche was the first black official on the Board of Trustees, serving from 1897 to 1938. Information about his role is not documented. The history of the Board of Trustees’ affairs and contributions to Johnson C. Smith University’s growth and development is not documented.
The Officials of the Board of Trustees contains biographical sketches, letters, correspondences, and summary reports. Due to the large collection of materials donated by Dr. James E. Allen, he is the only official with a separate collection. The collection covers the multiform of Dr. Allen’s role as manager, director, and chairman for several organizations. Copies of Dr. Allen’s manuscripts The Negro in New York, and The Black History: Past and Present, royalties, and financial reports are included in this collection.
Administrative correspondences regarding the JCSU Theological Seminary
Correspondences about publishing and royalties for James Allen’s books
Correspondences regarding JCSU administration
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity certificate for 40 years of service
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