Inventory of the Reverend John T. Enwright Papers, 1884 - 1975

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Abstract: Reverend John Thomas Enwright (1904-1975), an African American minister, served the congregation at Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ in Charleston, South Carolina from 1949 to 1974. A public figure as well as a religious leader, Enwright was also heavily involved in Charleston-area community organizations.
The collection documents Reverend Enwright's personal life, ministerial work, and civic involvement from the 1930s to 1975. Personal papers document Enwright's non-professional activities and family life. includes sermons and speeches, correspondence, programming, and administration relating to Enwright's position as pastor of Beecher Memorial United Church of Christ and Plymouth Congregational Church (later Plymouth Congregation United Church of Christ), and includes sermons and speeches delivered throughout his career. Major topics related to Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ include the relocation of the church, Sunday services, and special programming. A significant portion of this series reflects Enwright's involvement in the Congregational Christian Churches and United Church of Christ, as well as the Convention of the South, Southeast Conference, and Georgia-South Carolina Association -- regional bodies within those organizations. These materials relate to the unification of the Congregational Christian Churches and the Evangelical and Reformed Church; meetings, conferences, and conventions; domestic and international missionary work; and social and racial justice, especially through the Board of Homeland Ministries. Correspondence, organizational records, and other materials relate to Enwright's work with racial and social justice organizations and youth programs, such as the Concerned Clergy Committee (especially in response to the 1969 Hospital Workers' Strike); Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance; Political Action Committee; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); Economic Opportunity Commission; and Community Organization Federal Credit Union, of which he was co-founder. Materials also document Enwright's involvement in statewide initiatives, such as the South Carolina Council on Human Relations and South Carolina Commission for Farm Workers, Inc. A small portion of the collection contains church-related audio recordings, religious sheet music, publications, and newspaper clippings.
Title: Reverend John T. Enwright Papers, 1884 - 1975
Creator: Enwright, John T., 1904-1975.
Repository: Avery Research Center at the College of Charleston
Call Number: AMN 1087
Language of Material: Material in English
Extent: 8.0 linear feet
(16 archival boxes)

Reverend John T. Enwright

Reverend John Thomas Enwright (1904-1975), an African American minister, was born in Birmingham, Alabama. He received a Bachelor of Science from Clark College in 1925 and a Bachelor of Divinity from Gammon Theological Seminary in 1932, both in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1929, he married Eula Chatfield. The couple had one child, Florence Enwright Miller. Enwright served the pastorate at the First Congregational Church at the Dorchester Center in McIntosh, Georgia; the First Congregational Church in Greensboro, North Carolina; Beecher Memorial Congregational Church in New Orleans, Louisiana; and Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ in Charleston, South Carolina.

In 1949, Rev. John Enwright was called to the pastorate at Plymouth Congregational Church (now known as Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ), where he served until retirement. One of Enwright's largest endeavors was to move the church from its location on Pitt Street northwest in order to attract more members. The new building at 124 Spring Street was dedicated on April 6, 1958.

In 1957, the Congregational Christian Churches and Evangelical and Reformed Church merged to form the United Church of Christ. Enwright was active in both the Congregational Christian Churches and the United Church of Christ, attending conferences and maintaining regular correspondence with professionals from many regions of the United States. In the early 1950s, Enwright served as president of the Convention of the South of the Congregational Christian Churches (known later as the Southeast Conference of the United Church of Christ).

Enwright was heavily involved in the community, and his work especially focused on improving the lives of the least privileged families in Charleston. He was involved in a number of youth-oriented community organizations, including the Shaw Community Center, of which he was director, and the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), and worked to address issues of juvenile delinquency within the city. He was also involved in a number of social justice organizations, including the Concerned Clergy Committee (especially in response to the 1969 Hospital Workers' Strike), the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, the Political Action Committee, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Interested in economic security, he was an active member of the Economic Opportunity Commission and co-founder of Community Organization Federal Credit Union. He also was involved with the South Carolina Council on Human Relations and South Carolina Commission for Farm Workers, Inc.

In 1974, after 25 years of service to Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, Reverend John T. Enwright retired. He died the following November.


Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ

In 1861, shortly after the commencement of the Civil War, the Circular Congregational Church in Charleston, South Carolina was destroyed by fire. Frustrated by lack of voting rights within the church, the African American portion of the congregation did not return to worship after the structure was rebuilt. In 1867, these African Americans established the Plymouth Congregational Church, which was originally comprised of former members of the Circular Congregational Church.

In 1868, Plymouth Congregational Church held its first service in the chapel of the Avery Normal Institute, and in 1872, the congregation dedicated its first building at 41 Pitt Street. Plymouth Congregational Church had close ties to the Avery Normal Institute: many of its ministers were principals of Avery, and sometimes services were conducted in Avery's chapel when the regular church building was unavailable.

In 1957, when the Evangelical and Reformed Church and the Congregational Christian Churches of the United States merged to form the United Church of Christ, Plymouth's name changed to Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ. In 1958, under the direction of Reverend John Thomas Enwright, a new structure was erected at 124 Spring Street, where, as of 2011, the congregation continues to meet.


Collection Overview

The collection contains sermons, speeches, correspondence, organizational records, programs and other items related to the personal life and pastoral work of Reverend John T. Enwright.

The collection is divided into five series:

1. Personal Papers include Enwright's correspondence, financial documents, programs and invitations, and other material related to his non-professional activities and family life.

2. Ministerial Work includes sermons and speeches, correspondence, programming, and administration relating to Enwright's position as pastor of Beecher Memorial United Church of Christ and Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ. Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ is heavily represented, and includes materials relating to Enwright's acceptance of the pastorate and transition from New Orleans, Louisiana to Charleston, South Carolina; the construction of a new building and the church's relocation from 41 Pitt Street to 124 Spring Street in Charleston; Sunday services, special programming, and annual anniversary celebrations; and other materials. A significant portion of this series reflects Enwright's involvement in the Congregational Christian Churches and United Church of Christ, as well as the Convention of the South, Southeast Conference, and Georgia-South Carolina Association -- regional bodies within those organizations. These materials relate to the unification of the Congregational Christian Churches and the Evangelical and Reformed Church; meetings, conferences, and conventions; domestic and international missionary work; and social and racial justice, especially through the Board of Homeland Ministries.

3. Civic Involvement represents Enwright's association with a number of community organizations in Charleston, South Carolina. Correspondence, organizational records, and other materials relate to his work with the Shaw Community Center; Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA); Concerned Clergy Committee; Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance; Political Action Committee; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); Economic Opportunity Commission; and Community Organization Federal Credit Union, of which he was co-founder. Materials also document Enwright's involvement in statewide initiatives, such as the South Carolina Council on Human Relations and South Carolina Commission for Farm Workers, Inc.

4. Audio Material includes long-playing (LP) records containing religious music and speeches, sheet music collected throughout Enwright's lifetime, and music used in children's church programs.

5. Publications and Clippings includes publications and newspaper and magazine clippings relating to the interests of Reverend John and Eula Enwright, such as religious and inspirational publications; clippings related to Charelston-area events and people; the deaths of Harry S. Truman and Henry Ford; and 1950s women's advice columns.

Collection Arrangement

1. Personal Papers, 1935-1975

2. Ministerial Work, 1884-1975

3. Civic Involvement, 1949-1974

4. Audio Material, circa 1960s

5. Publications and Clippings, circa 1940s-1960s



Subject Headings

  • African American Congregationalists -- South Carolina -- Charleston.
  • African American religious leaders -- South Carolina -- Charleston.
  • African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Religion.
  • African American churches -- South Carolina -- Charleston.
  • Beecher Congregational Church (New Orleans, La.).
  • Civil rights movements -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History -- 20th century.
  • Community development -- South Carolina -- Charleston.
  • Community Organization Federal Credit Union.
  • Concerned Clergy Committee (Charleston, S.C.).
  • Congregationalists -- Clergy.
  • Congregationalists -- Sermons.
  • Credit unions -- South Carolina -- Charleston.
  • Enwright, John T., 1904-1975.
  • Enwright, John T., 1904-1975 -- Sermons.
  • General Council of the Congregational Christian Churches of the United States -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
  • Hospital Workers' Strike, Charleston, S.C., 1969.
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Charleston Branch (Charleston, S.C.).
  • Plymouth Congregational Church (Charleston, S.C.).
  • Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ (Charleston, S.C.).
  • Political Action Committee of Charleston County (Charleston County, S.C.).
  • Religious leaders -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- 20th century.
  • Social justice -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History -- 20th century.
  • United Church Board for Homeland Ministries -- History -- 20th century.
  • United Church of Christ -- History -- 20th century.
  • United Church of Christ -- South Carolina -- History -- 20th century.
  • United Church of Christ -- Southern states -- History -- 20th century.
  • United Church of Christ. Southern Conference.


Special Formats

Oversized Paper Folders: 1087-OPF/1 through 4

Audio Recordings: 1087-LP/1 through 5B

Detailed Description of the Collection

1. Personal Papers, 1935-1975.

Includes materials relating to Reverend John T. Enwright's personal life and family, including correspondence, financial documents, programs and invitations, and other material. The material reflects Enwright as student at Gammon Theological Seminary and alumnus of Clark College, as well as his personal life in New Orleans, Louisiana and Charleston, South Carolina. Eula C. Enwright is represented as an alumnus of Clark College and member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
Box 1   Folder 1
Awards and Recognitions
Box 1   Folder 2
Biographical Sketch
Box 1   Folder 3
Christmas Cards
Box 1   Folder 4
Clark College
Box 1   Folder 5
Enwright Coat of Arms
Box 1   Folder 6-11
Family Members and Colleagues
Reverend Alphonso Joseph Edwards: Funeral
Reverend Alphonso Joseph Edwards: Photographs
Eula C. Enwright: Awards and Recognitions
Eula C. Enwright: Correspondence
Florence Enwright Miller
Emma Strothers
Box 2-3   Folder 12-26
Financial Documents
Includes financial documents such as routine bills, bank statements, receipts, tax information, and pay stubs. Also includes materials relating to automobile and home repairs, medical bills, memberships, and investments.
Box 1   Folder 27
Gammon Theological Seminary: Orientation Examination Materials, 1935
   Oversize Paper Folder 1087-OPF/1
Missionary Packet
Includes photocopy of presidential decree to James Hunnewell, captain of the Missionary Packet.
Box 1   Folder 28
Personal Correspondence
Box 1   Folder 29
Programs and Invitations: Booker T. Washington Auditorium (New Orleans, Louisiana)
Box 1   Folder 30
Programs and Invitations: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Box 1   Folder 31
Programs and Invitations: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. - Jabberwock
Box 4   Folder 32
Programs and Invitations: Funeral Services
Box 4   Folder 33
Programs and Invitations: General
Box 4   Folder 34
Prose and Poetry
Box 4   Folder 35
Retirement
Box 4   Folder 36
Solicitations, 1970s

2. Ministerial Work, 1884-1975.

Includes materials relating to Reverend John T. Enwright's ministerial work at Beecher Memorial United Church of Christ and Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, including sermons and speeches, correspondence, programming, and administration. Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ is heavily represented. Also includes materials relating to Enwright's involvement in the Congregational Christian Churches and United Church of Christ, as well as regional bodies within those organizations.

2.1. Writings and Speeches, 1936-1974 and undated.

Sermons and speeches are ordered chronologically. Reverend John T. Enwright repurposed well-received sermons, and often recorded the location and date each time he delivered the sermon. Where sermons contain multiple date notations, the earliest date has been privileged for consistent chronological order.

Box 5   Folder 37-38
Manuscripts and Biographies
Includes manuscripts of personal writings and drafts of speeches prepared for religious services, funerals, and special events, mostly undated.
Box 5-6   Folder 39-48
Sermons and Speeches, 1936-1974 and undated
Sermons and speeches delivered at Beecher Memorial Church and Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ.

2.2. Beecher Memorial Church, 1931-1950.

Includes materials relating to Reverend John T. Enwright's ministerial work and professional life at Beecher Memorial Church (now Beecher Memorial United Church of Christ) in New Orleans, Louisiana. Also includes photographs and programs from Central Congregational Church in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Box 7   Folder 49
Duplicate Letters, 1946-1950
Box 7   Folder 50
Financial Reports, Service Bulletins, and Event Programs
Box 7   Folder 51
Reverend Edward H. Phillips, 1931-1949
Box 7   Folder 52
Photographs
Box 7   Folder 53
Photographs: Youth Program (New Orleans, Louisiana)
Box 7   Folder 54
Central Congregational Church: Photographs and Programs

2.3. Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, 1949-1975.

This series includes materials related to the history, organization, and operation of Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ under the pastorate of Reverend John T. Enwright. Topics include Enwright's acceptance of the pastorate and transition from New Orleans, Louisiana to Charleston, South Carolina; the construction of a new building and the church's relocation from 41 Pitt Street to 124 Spring Street in Charleston; Sunday services, special programming, and annual anniversary celebrations; membership; and facilities. A portion of historical materials relating to Plymouth prior to Enwright's tenure exist as well as some photographs of the church building and events.

Note that original folder titles have, for the most part, been retained.

Box 7   Folder 55
General, 1950-1960
Includes membership and financial records for Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ. Also includes annual reports for 1952, 1953, and 1959.
Box 7   Folder 56
General, 1950-1961
Includes materials relating to membership, facilities, and programs at Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ. Also includes professional correspondence from various community organizations to Rev. John T. Enwright.
Box 7   Folder 57
General, 1954-1960 and undated
Includes correspondence, financial reports, member lists and other materials relating to programs and events at Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ.
Box 7   Folder 58
General, 1958-1963
Includes materials relating to membership and involvement, finances, and programs of Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ.
Box 7   Folder 59
100th Anniversary, 1966-1967
Box 8   Folder 60
Annual Reports, 1951-1971
Box 8   Folder 61
Charleston, 1949-1950
Includes correspondence other materials regarding Reverend John T. Enwright's acceptance of the pastorate at Plymouth Congregational Church and relocation to Charleston, South Carolina.
Box 8   Folder 62
Church Materials, 1950-1959
Includes materials relating to membership, fundraising, and facilities at Beecher Memorial Church and Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ.
Box 8   Folder 63
Community Services, 1967-1969 and undated
Includes correspondence and records relating to Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ's Thrift Shop.
Box 8   Folder 64
Construction and Renovations, 1946-1961 and undated
Box 8   Folder 65-67
Correspondence, 1950-1975
Box 9   Folder 68
Dedication Program, 1958
Box 9   Folder 69
Duplicate Letters, 1950-1964
Box 9   Folder 70
Financial, 1972-1974
Box 9   Folder 71
Funeral Services
Box 9   Folder 72
Harvest Festival Tea Program
Box 9   Folder 73
Historical Materials
Includes Manual of the Plymouth Congregational Church (1884) with early member records, Church Annual of Plymouth Congregational Church (1925), and Historical Sketch of Plymouth Congregational Church from 1884 to 1923.
Box 9   Folder 74
Loan No. 16: Jenkins, Mr. James
Box 9   Folder 75
Membership, 1950-1971
Box 9   Folder 76
New York Office, 1955-1959
Includes correspondence with the Board of Home Missions of the Congregational Christian Churches relating to the relocation of Plymouth Congregational Church. Materials relating to financial matters in purchasing new property and construction of a new church building are heavily represented.
Box 9   Folder 77
New York Office to Greensboro Office on New Site, 1954-1957
Includes correspondence relating to the financing and construction of a new building for Plymouth Congregational Church as well as materials relating to models and floor plans.
Box 9   Folder 78
Newspaper Clippings
Box 9   Folder 79
Notebook, 1970s
Includes drafts of correspondence, meeting minutes, and other information recorded by Rev. John T. Enwright relating to Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ. Also includes meeting minutes relating to Community Organization Federal Credit Union.
Box 9   Folder 80
Notes
Box 9   Folder 81
Photographs, undated
Box 9   Folder 82
Photographs: Church Groups, Programs, and Retreats
Box 9   Folder 83
Plymouth House
Box 9   Folder 84
Postcards
Box 10   Folder 85
Reverend J. Taylor Stanley, 1950-1961
Box 10   Folder 86
Savannah Study: R.W. Gadsden, 1951 and undated
Includes a study of the First Congregational Church in Savannah, Georgia and correspondence with R.W. Gadsden regarding Plymouth's 44th anniversary.
Box 10   Folder 87
Service Bulletins: Sunday Services
Box 10   Folder 88
Service Bulletins: Special Services, 1950-1953 and 1971
Includes programs recognizing Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ's anniversaries, installation of officers, ordinations, and other events.
Box 10   Folder 89
Summer Programs, 1967-1969
Box 10   Folder 90
WCSC Radio Station, undated

2.4. Congregational Christian Churches and United Church of Christ, 1943-1975.

This series includes materials relating to the Congregational Christian Churches, the United Church of Christ, and the unification of the Congregational Christian Churches and the Evangelical and Reformed Church. Materials relating to the Congregational Christian Churches include general information; correspondence; meetings, conferences, and conventions; membership; domestic and international missionary work; and the Convention of the South, the regional association of which Reverend John T. Enwright was president in the early 1950s. Materials relating to the United Church of Christ include general information; correspondence; meetings, conferences, and conventions; domestic and international missionary work; newsletters; social and racial justice; and the Southeast Conference and Georgia-South Carolina Association, regional bodies representing Enwright's pastorates. Colleagues heavily represented within the correspondence include Rev. J. Taylor Stanley of Greensboro, North Carolina; Reverend John D. Moore of Houston, Texas; Reverend Stanley U. North, who served on the Board of Home Missions; and Reverend A.C. Curtwright of Savannah, Georgia.

Where possible, original folder titles have been retained.

Box 10   Folder 91
Congregational Christian Churches: General
Box 10   Folder 92
Congregational Christian Churches: 11th Biennial Meeting
Includes scrapbook with newspaper clippings relating to the 11th Biennial Meeting of the Congregational Christian Churches and Meetings of the National Societies in Claremont, California and materials relating to other excursions taken during that trip. Also includes programs and service bulletins for various meeting sessions and yearbooks for other churches.
Box 10   Folder 93
Congregational Christian Churches: Apportionment Records, 1950-1953
Box 10   Folder 94
Congregational Christian Churches: Clippings
Box 10   Folder 95
Congregational Christian Churches: Convention of the South, 1951 and 1955
Includes materials relating to the operation and organization of the Convention of the South of the Congregational Christian Churches, including correspondence, financial reports, by-laws, resolution proposals, and commission appointments. Material primarily dates 1955 but also includes minutes from the 1951 Convention of the South meeting.
Box 10   Folder 96
Congregational Christian Churches: Convention of the South, 1951-1955
Includes meeting minutes, agendas, reports, and financial statements of the Executive Committee, of which Rev. John Enwright was chairman, Advisory Committee, Our Christian World Mission, and Commission on Ministerial Training.
Box 10-11   Folder 97-98
Congregational Christian Churches: Convention of the South, 1952-1955
Includes correspondence addressing the organization of a Layman's Fellowship Group and planning, attendance, and travel to meetings of the Convention of the South, Georgia-South Carolina Convention, and various committees within these bodies.
Box 11   Folder 99
Congregational Christian Churches: Convention of the South - Correspondence, 1964
Includes materials relating to the realignment of the Congregational Christian Churches and the Evangelical and Reformed Church with the United Church of Christ and the union of the Southern Convention of Congregational Christian Churches, the Convention of the South of Congregational Christian Churches, and the Southern Synod of the Evangelical and Reformed Church to create the Southern Conference of the United Church of Christ. Both the Congregational Christian Churches and the United Church of Christ are represented.
Box 11   Folder 100
Congregational Christian Churches: Convention of the South - Initial Meeting Minutes, 1943-1948 and 1954
Includes correspondence, constitution and by-law drafts, minutes from previous informal meetings, and other materials relating to the establishment of the Convention of the South of the Congregational Christian Churches. Also includes correspondence regarding travel and instructional materials for a course entitled "Your Church and the World Task" relating to the 1954 biannual meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Convention of the South.
Box 11   Folder 101
Congregational Christian Churches: Convention of the South - Program, 1951-1955
Includes materials relating to the Program Committee for the 1953 biennial session of the Convention of the South. Also includes programs for the 1951 and 1955 biennial sessions of the Convention of the South, 1951 session of the General Convention of the Congregational Christian Churches of Georgia and South Carolina, and the 1951 session of the Eastern Atlantic Christian Conference.
Box 11   Folder 102
Congregational Christian Churches: Convention of the South - Trustee Minutes, 1954-1955
Box 11   Folder 103
Congregational Christian Churches: Eastern Summer School for Ministries, 1959
Box 11   Folder 104
Congregational Christian Churches: Franklington Center at Bricks, North Carolina, 1955
Box 11   Folder 105
Congregational Christian Churches: Missions Committee Meeting, 1951-1953
Meeting materials include the Southeast Regional meeting (including the Southern Convention, Southeast Convention, Convention of the South, and Florida Congregational Christian Conference), the Missions Council of Congregational Christian Churches, and National Committee of Our Christian World Mission. Also includes materials relating to the Council for Social Action and the DeKoven Foundation for Church Work (Racine, Wisconsin). Both the Congregational Christian Churches on the national level and Convention of the South on the local level are represented.
Box 11   Folder 106
Congregational Christian Churches: Women's Work, 1953
Box 11   Folder 107
United Church of Christ: General, 1965-1974
Box 11   Folder 108
United Church of Christ: Commission for Racial Justice, 1967-1974
Founded as the Committee for Racial Justice Now.
Box 11   Folder 109
United Church of Christ: Council for Church and Ministry, 1972-1974
Box 11   Folder 110
United Church of Christ: Newsletters, 1972-1975
Box 12   Folder 111-114
United Church of Christ: Southeast Conference, 1965-1975 and undated
Includes meeting minutes and conference materials, financial reports, correspondence, and other materials relating to the Southeast Conference of the United Church of Christ.
Box 12   Folder 115
United Church of Christ: Southeast Conference - Georgia-South Carolina Association
Box 12   Folder 116
United Church of Christ: Southeast Conference - Southern Union College of Wadley, Alabama, 1967
Box 12   Folder 117
United Church of Christ: United Church Board for Homeland Ministries, 1966-1972
Box 13   Folder 118
United Church of Christ: United Church Board for Homeland Ministries - Congregational Church Building Society, 1968-1969
Box 13   Folder 119-121
United Church of Christ: United Church Board for World Ministries, 1965-1970
Box 13   Folder 122
United Church of Christ: United Church Board for World Ministries Notebook, 1969
Box 13   Folder 123
United Church of Christ: United Church Herald, 1967-1973

3. Civic Involvement, 1949-1974.

Includes materials relating to Reverend John T. Enwright's civic involvement, mostly in Charleston, South Carolina. Enwright was involved in a number of youth-oriented community organizations, including the Shaw Community Center, of which he was director, and the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), and worked to address issues of juvenile delinquency within the city. Social action affiliations include the Concerned Clergy Committee, the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, the Political Action Committee, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Interested in economic security, he was an active member of the Economic Opportunity Commission and co-founder of Community Organization Federal Credit Union. Also included are materials relating to the South Carolina Council on Human Relations and South Carolina Commission for Farm Workers, Inc.
Box 13   Folder 124
Boy Scouts of America
Box 13   Folder 125
Charleston County Economic Opportunity Commission, 1965-1967
Includes materials relating to Head Start Child Development Centers, The Community Advisor publication, Neighborhood Youth Corps project, and Foster Grandparent Program. Committee work includes the Advisory Committee of Operation Catch-Up program and Policy Advisory Committee. Sub-Committees of the Policy Advisory Committee represented include the Rural Affairs Sub-Committee and Credit Unions and Finance Sub-Committee.
Box 14   Folder 126
Community Chest of Charleston County
Box 14   Folder 127
Community Organization Federal Credit Union
Box 14   Folder 128
Community Retardation Planning and Action Council, 1966
Box 14   Folder 129-130
Concerned Clergy Committee, 1969
These materials relate primarily to the 1969 hospital strike in Charleston, South Carolina, and include various drafts of a "Peace With Justice Proposal," press releases, newspaper clippings, and background of the committee's formation.
Box 14   Folder 131
Concurring Voting, 1950
Box 14   Folder 132
Dorchester Center (McIntosh, Georgia), 1965 and 1968-1969
Box 14   Folder 133
Elon Home for Children, 1971-1974
Box 14   Folder 134
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Box 14   Folder 135
Galangue, Angola
Includes materials relating to faith-based initiatives in Africa and work by Dr. Aaron McMillan in the Willis F. Pierce Memorial Hospital in Galangue, Angola. Also includes letters from John A. Reuling with his impressions of unrest and Christian responsibilities in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Box 14   Folder 136
Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Charleston and Vicinity, 1956-1969
Also referred to as the Charleston United Evangelical Ministerial Association; Charleston Interracial Evangelical Ministerial Conference; Ministerial Association of Charleston; Interdenominational Ministers' Union; and Ministers' Union of Charleston and Vicinity.
Box 14   Folder 137
Interdenominational Ministers' Union, 1949-1954
Also referred to as the Charleston United Evangelical Ministerial Association; Charleston Interracial Evangelical Ministerial Conference; Ministerial Association of Charleston; Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Charleston and Vicinity; and Ministers' Union of Charleston and Vicinity.
Box 14   Folder 138
Juvenile Delinquency Committee, 1960-1961
Box 14   Folder 139
League of Women Voters, 1966
Box 14   Folder 140
Little League Baseball, undated
Box 14   Folder 141
Ministers' Wives' Alliance: Year Book, 1959-1961
Box 14   Folder 142
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People: Charleston Branch
Box    Folder 143
National Tuberculosis Association, 1953
Box 14   Folder 144
Neighborhood Youth Corps, 1964-1967
Box 14   Folder 145
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity: Mu Alpha Chapter
Box 14   Folder 146
Pilgrim Congregational Church (Houston, Texas)
Box 14   Folder 147
Political Action Committee of Charleston, 1964-1966
Box 14   Folder 148
Political Candidates and Solicitations
Includes correspondence and solicitations from local political candidates as well as an announcement of Reverend John T. Enwright's 1960 primary campaign for a seat in the South Carolina House of Representatives.
Box 15   Folder 149
Public Interest Materials, 1938-1953 and undated
Includes materials relating to the election of J. Palmer Gaillard, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, the Shaw Community Center craft shop school, Interdenominational Ministers' Union, East Side Sewing Cooperative, and other materials.
Box 15   Folder 150
Public School Integration, 1952-1953
Box 15   Folder 151
Race Relations, 1956-1959
Box 15   Folder 152-153
Shaw Community Center, 1950-1971
Box 15   Folder 154-155
Shaw Community Center: Robert Gould Shaw Boys' Club, 1954-1985 and 1964-1974
Box 15   Folder 156
Shaw Community Center: Settlements and Neighborhood Centers
Box 15   Folder 157
Slides
Materials possibly relate to mission work in Africa, China, and Asia.
Box 15-16   Folder 158-160
South Carolina Commission for Farm Workers, Inc.
Box 16   Folder 161
South Carolina Community Relations Program, 1972
Box 16   Folder 162
South Carolina Council on Human Relations, 1953-1960
Box 16   Folder 163
South Carolina Council on Human Relations, 1966-1967
Box 16   Folder 164
Veteran's Administration, 1964-1966
Box 16   Folder 165
Young Men's Christian Association: Charleston County, 1972
Box 16   Folder 166
Young Men's Christian Association: Conferences

4. Audio Material, circa 1960s.

Includes long-playing (LP) records containing religious music and speeches, sheet music collected throughout Enwright's lifetime, and music used in children's church programs.
Audio Recordings
   Item 1087-LP-1
The Glory of Negro History
   Item 1087-LP-2
The Race Before Us
   Item 1087-LP-3
Chain Reaction
   Item 1087-LP-4
Thanksgiving Offering
   Item 1087-LP-5A-B
First Congregational Church of Madison, Wisconsin
Box 16   Folder 167
Sheet Music
Box 16   Folder 168
Vacation Church School Songs

5. Publications and Clippings, circa 1940s-1960s.

Includes publications, newspaper, and magazine clippings relating to the interests of Rev. John and Eula Enwright, such as religious and inspirational publications; clippings related to Charelston-area events and people; the deaths of Harry S. Truman and Henry Ford; and 1950s women's advice columns.
Box 16   Folder 169
Clippings: Charleston Area
Box 16   Folder 170
Clippings: General
Box 16   Folder 171
Publications: Charleston Area
Box 16   Folder 172
Publications: General


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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Reverend John T. Enwright Papers, Avery Research Center, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC, USA.

Processing Information

Processed by Jessica Farrell with Amanda Ross, Andrew Grimball, T.J. Fielder, and Mia Fischer, May 2011

Encoded by Jessica Farrell, May 2011

Edited by Amanda Ross, May 2011

Funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources supported the collection processing and encoding of this finding aid.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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