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National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., American, founded 1895  Search this
Subject of:
Clynedyke Aldophus Baker, American, born 1895  Search this
Olivet Baptist Church, American, founded 1861  Search this
Pilgrim Baptist Church, American, founded 1922  Search this
Monumental Baptist Church, American, founded 1919  Search this
8th Regiment Armory, American, 1914 - 1960s  Search this
ink on paper
H x W: 3 1/2 × 5 7/16 in. (8.9 × 13.8 cm)
form letters
Place depicted:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Form letter for the 1943 National Baptist Convention in Chicago. The card has black printed text on a tan background. The title in bold at the top reads [Headquarters of the National Baptist Convention – Womans [sic] / Auxiliary – National Laymen’s Dept. and Youth Council]. The location information is listed below this [Held in the UNITED STATES ARMORY, 35th and Giles Avenue – OLIVET BAPTIST / CHURCH, 31st and So. Parkway – PILGRIM BAPTIST CHURCH, 33rd and Indiana Ave. / MONUMENTAL BAPTIST CHURCH, 729 Oakwood Boulevard – Sept. 7 to 12, 1943]. The data for the card was gathered by Prof. Clynedyke A. Baker. The lower portion of the card includes a short paragraph written in letter style from the perspective of a convention attendee. There is space for the letter to be addressed, dated, and signed individually. The body of letter begins [Arrived safely. Had a most enjoyable trip enroute, the scenery was beautiful; Chica- / go is a Metropolitan City, truly a great place for folk of our race to visit.] Details about the population of the city and the churches is included. The reverse is blank.
Transcription Center Status:
Transcribed by digital volunteers
African American  Search this
Baptist  Search this
Religion  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Stokes/Washington Family
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Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture