About this collection
Dr. Henry L. McCrorey was the second African American president of Johnson C. Smith University. He was born in Fairfield County, South Carolina, on March 2, 1863. Dr. McCrorey graduated from the College and Arts program at Johnson C. Smith University in 1892 and from the theological seminary in 1895. He taught in the high school department at Smith and was later promoted chair of the Greek Exegesis and Hebrew in the theological seminary. Dr. McCrorey was elected president in 1907 after the death of Dr. Sanders and served for forty years, and also started the McCrorey Heights neighborhood in the Historic West End for middle class black professionals in Charlotte.
This collection covers biographical information, inauguration materials, correspondences, speeches, notes, reports, and personal letters from family members. This collection also houses personal letters and correspondences of the McCrorey’s family.
- Handwritten autobiographical notes from H.L. McCrorey on his own life
- Typed biographical sketch of H.L. McCrorey
- Personal cards and correspondences of H. L. McCrorey
- Funeral Service and letters about the death of H.L. McCrorey
- Felicitation (congratulatory) letters on H.L. McCrorey’s retirement
- Photos of Novella McCrorey Flannagan, the daughter of H.L. McCrorey
- Photos and letters involving Mary Jackson McCrorey, the wife of H.L. McCrorey
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