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Guide to the Samuel DuBois Cook Papers, 1949-2015

Summary

Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook (1928-2017) was a political scientist who became Duke University's first African American professor in 1966. He also served as president of Dillard University from 1975 to 1997. The Samuel DuBois Cook Papers contains Cook's speech files, drafts and copies of Cook's writings, and other assorted papers including correspondence and subject folders for his research and writings on Benjamin Elijah Mays. Acquired as part of the John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11747
Title
Samuel DuBois Cook Papers
Date
1949-2015
Creator
Cook, Samuel DuBois, 1928-2017
Extent
16.9 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

The Samuel DuBois Cook Papers contains Cook's speech files, drafts and copies of Cook's writings, and other assorted papers including correspondence and subject folders for his research and writings on Benjamin Elijah Mays. The correspondence is scattered but dates as early as 1949 and includes some exchanges between Cook and Duke University contacts and administration, written during his tenure as professor in the political science department. Later correspondence discusses Dillard University administration, as well as other personal and professional exchanges. Cook's research on Benjamin E. Mays includes files from his editing of the volume "Benjamin E. Mays: His Life, Contribution, and Legacy," published in 2009, as well as other drafts and files collected by Cook about Mays' writings and philosophy. Cook's other writings include drafts compiled for his Ford Foundation appointment researching desegregation and racism in the 1970s; writings and essays about Reinhold Niebuhr, Martin Luther King Jr., and historically black colleges; and his reflections on black power and the strategies of the civil rights movement. The bulk of the collection consists of Cook's speeches, filed into Dillard University and Professional Speeches subseries and arranged alphabetically by topic or title of the speech. Many of these are administrative, including many introductions of various Dillard speakers or other remarks delivered by Cook as Dillard University president.

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Arrangement

Collection is arranged into series: 1. General Papers. 2. Writings. 3. Speeches.

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[Identification of item], Samuel DuBois Cook Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, 1966-1969, 1971-1977, 1979-2003
(37 folders)

Assorted incoming and outgoing correspondence from across Cook's personal and professional contacts. Materials have been sorted into loose chronological order, by year, but content ranges from professional commitments and responsibilities to Duke University and Dillard University; personal letters to friends and network contacts. Folders for 1967, 1972, 1976 all have letters from Benjamin E. Mays.

Box 1
Correspondence, 1949-2009
(2 folders)
Box 13
Cards, invitations, announcements, 1990s-2000s
(3 folders)
Box 2
Cooks' trip to Paris, 1976
Box 2
Dillard University inauguration, 1976

Programs, events, etc.

Box 1
Harvard University Black College Conference, 1976
Box 1
President Ford's visit to Dillard, 1977

Clippings, invitations

Box 1
New Orleans Mayor's Charter Revision Committee, 1989-1990

Includes drafts by Cook

Box 1
Dillard grant from Lilly Endowment, 1993
Box 1
Morehouse Research Institute program re: Benjamin E. Mays, 1995
Box 1
Black-Jewish Relations: Cook's edited volume publication packet, 1997
Box 1
General Board of Higher Education and Ministry: Council of Presidents meetings, 1997-2000
(2 folders)

Meeting books.

Box 1
Atlanta Technical Institute subject file, 1999
Box 1
Church of the Good Shepherd, Chicago, Illinois, subject file, 1999
Box 1
Morehouse College/"Morehouse Man" subject file, 2000s
Box 1
Ohio State University Office of Minority Affairs Young Scholars program materials, 2001
Box 1
Clippings about Cook, 1960s-2000s
Box 1
Clippings about Duke University, 1960s-2000s
Box 1
Clippings about Dillard University, 1970s
Box 1
Clippings, 1978-2007
Box 13
Dillard University events, programs, printed materials, 1970s-1990s
Box 1
Samuel DuBois Cook awards, certificates, 1960s-1990s
(2 folders)
Box 2
Collected programs, events, and brochures, 1963-2000s

Includes a range of materials from activities attended by Cook, including church services, conferences, programs, and exhibits

Box 1
Writings by others, saved by Cook, 1987-1999 and undated
Box 2
Personal documents, 1970s, 1990s

Includes birth certificate (reproduction/photocopy); portrait and photographs of Cook; resume; biographical sketch

Box 2
Dinner program, 1986
Box 13
Justice and Leadership--Role of Historically Black Universities and Colleges Conference Schedule, 1991
Box 13
Writings by others, saved by Cook, 1997
Box 13

2. Writings, 1960s-2000s

The Writings series includes conference papers and other articles by Cook; his research on Benjamin E. Mays, former president of Morehouse College; and a set of articles by others, edited by Cook, celebrating Mays. These articles were published in 2009 as "Benjamin E. Mays: His Life, Contributions, and Legacy". Articles and essays by Cook discuss black education, the civil rights movement, black power, and desegregation; he also writes about the lives and legacies of Benjamin E. Mays and Reinhold Niebuhr.

Cook: Benjamin E. Mays: Rebel, Dream, Emancipator, Prophet, and Impossible Reality
Box 2
Cook: Justice and Social Change in the Thought of Reinhold Niebuhr, with Special Reference to the Contemporary Scene
Box 2
Mays, Benjamin E.: In My Life and Time
Box 2
Zinn, Howard: American Liberalism, Source of Negro Radicalism
Box 2
Wilson, Prince: Selected Aspects of Race Relations in the United States and a Psychoanalytic Dialectic: A Prolegomenon
Box 2
Williams, Samuel: The Social Thought of Benjamin Elijah Mays
Box 2
Wesley, Charles: A Glance at the Educational Philosophy of Benjamin E. Mays
Box 2
Watters, Pat: A Change of the Mind of the (White) South
Box 2
Tobin, Lucius Miles: Man's Current Predicament and the Religious and Ethical Thought of Benjamin E. Mays
Box 2
Spitz, David: Power and Non-Violent Resistance: Thrasymachus and the Politics of Civil Disobedience
Box 2
Smith, Frank E.: Liberal Leadership in the Present-Day South
Box 2
McGill, Ralph: We are All Climbing Jacob's Ladder
Box 2
Kelsey, George: Theological Analysis and Criticism of Racism in the Thought of Benjamin E. Mays
Box 2
Lincoln, C. Eric: The Black Ghetto as an Urban Phenomenon
Box 2
Long, Herman H.: The Higher Education of Negroes: A Forward Look
Box 2
Bennett, Lerone: What Manner of Man: Benjamin Elijah Mays
Box 2
Franklin, John Hope: The Roots of Dignity and Self-Respect
Box 2
Thurman, Howard: Desegregation, Integration, and the Beloved Community
Box 2
Henderson, Vivian: Negro Workers and the Impact of Technological Change Implications for Public Policy
Box 2
The Black Man and the American Political System: Obligation and Resistance, 1968-1970
Box 3
Black Power, White Power, and the Beloved Community, approximately 1970
Box 3
Black Voters and the Republican Record, Appeal, and Opportunity, 1988
Box 3
Book review: Antislavery: The Crusade for Freedom in America, 1966
Box 13
The Church and Human Rights, 1969
Box 3
Crisis of the Value of Personality and Community, 1970
Box 3
Democracy and the Christian Realism of Reinhold Niebuhr, undated
Box 3
Dillard University Proposal for Afro/Jewish/American Informance, 1994
Box 13
On Dillard's Great Progress, but Deep Sadness and Disappointment over Alumni Giving, undated
Box 3
Do We Really Believe in the Value and Dignity of the Human Person? Duke sermon, 1970
Box 3
From Subject and Victim to Citizen and Public Official: An Historical Sketch of the Negro in Southern Political Process, 1968
Box 3
The Great Breakthrough (notes/drafts re: voting rights), 1965
Box 3
Higher Education and Black Liberation, undated
Box 3
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the Old South and New South: Change and Continuity, undated
Box 3
In Pursuit of Justice, 1973
Box 13
Is Martin Luther King, Jr., Irrelevant?, 1971
Box 3
Is the South the Land of New Opportunity for Blacks?, undated
Box 3
Justice and Social Change in the Thought of Reinhold Niebuhr, with special reference to the contemporary scene, undated
Box 3
Martin Luther King, Jr.: Man of Character, Thought, and Action, undated
Box 3
The Negro Revolution: From Hope to Despair, approximately 1968
Box 3
Niebuhr/Martin Luther King Jr. drafts, undated
Box 3
Oppressed Minorities in the American Political System and Social Order, undated
Box 3
Person, Citizen, and Southern Tradition: A Problem of Justice and Being, undated
Box 3
Political Dimensions of Black Liberation, undated
Box 3
Political Theory and Protestant Doctrines of Original Sin: Human Nature and Forms of Government, undated
Box 3
Promises to Keep: compiled speeches from Cook's Dillard presidency appointment, 1975
Box 3
A Proposal for Improving Student Performance on Standardized Tests, 1978

Dillard proposal with Elton C. Harrison.

Box 3
Race and Ethnic Status in the South: Change and Continuity, approximately 1970
Box 3
Race and Politics (drafts, mutilated), undated
Box 3
Reflections on Martin Luther King, Jr., undated
Box 3
Reflections and Perspectives on Negro Institutions of Higher Education, 1965 April 25
Box 3
Time is Running Out for Racial Justice, undated
Box 3
Tyranny over the Mind of the White South: An Overview of the Black Man in the Southern Political Process, undated
Box 3
Where do we Go from Here? The Struggle for Racial Justice, undated
Box 3
Who and What will Honor and Memorialize MLK?, 1968
Box 3
The Wisdom de Profundis of Benjamin E. Mays, Black Higher Education, and the Good Life, 1994
Box 3
Untitled draft pages, excerpts, other fragments (unsorted), undated
Box 3
Mays, Benjamin E.: The President's Page (Morehouse publications by Mays), 1944-1966
Box 4
Mays, Benjamin E.: "Higher Education and the American Negro," What Black Educators are Saying (photocopy), 1970
Box 4
Mays, Benjamin E.: "The Role of the Schools in a Social Revolution," Teachers College Record, 1964 May
Box 4
Mays, Benjamin E.: "The Relevance of Mordecai Wyatt Johnson for our Times," Howard University, 1978 Jan. 27
Box 4
Mays, Benjamin E.: "Desegregate and Integrate to What End?" Founder's Day Address, Livingstone College, 1964 Feb. 11

Inscribed to Cook

Box 4
Cook's notes, collected quotes and subject files re: Mays, 1980s-1990s
(12 folders)

Filed by topic. Topics include: Chapel, Morehouse, Spirituality, "Free Minds in a Segregated Society," philosophy of social change, faculty, academic and intellectual freedom, Fund for Theological Education, Mays' funeral/obituaries. Files include Cook's notes/drafts as well as clippings and other collected subject matter.

Box 4
Clippings about Mays and his legacy, 2000s
Box 4
Mays profiles, publications, obituaries, 2000s
Box 4
Collected reminiscences about Mays, 2000s
Box 4
Mays' excerpts and clippings of his writings/speeches, 1960s-1970s
Box 4
Mays biography drafts by Cook, 1971
(2 folders)

Cook's original drafts and introduction to Mays' biography

Box 4

3. Speeches, 1974-2002

Cook and his staff kept thorough speech files for different events and programs, largely dating between 1975 and 2000. The Speeches Series has been sorted into Dillard and non-Dillard Professional Speeches -- these divisions are based on whether Cook was presenting or officiating a program on behalf of Dillard University, (usually during his presidency), or whether he attended and spoke as a private citizen or scholar, outside of his official appointment as Dillard president. Speech folders have been arranged alphabetically, by type of speech or title of the speech. Files occasionally include multiple versions or drafts, accompanying material or programs from the event, or other logistical information about Cook's participation in the occasion.

Academic Excellence, 1974-1976, undated
(5 folders)
Box 5
Achievement Week, 1975 Nov 9

"Promises to Keep: Rho Phi Chapter of Omega"

Box 5
Alumni Association, 1975 May 19

"On Leadership"

Box 5
Alumni Banquet, 1975-1996
(19 folders)
Box 5
Distinguished Alumni Award, 1978-1996
(20 folders)

Honorees Include:  Emily Davis Bickham, Judge Ortique, John Louis Wilson, Lillian Dunn Perry, Ernest W. Armstrong, Dorothy Jacques Perrault, Dr. Samuel L. Biggers Jr., Henry Lucas Jr., Millie McClelland Charles, Dr. Morris Burrell, Willie Mae Crews, Dr. Anthony James Hackett Jr., Cynthia Butler-Blucher, Margaret Ferguson Washington, Gloria Humphrey Scott, Bishop Alfred L. Norris, Ralph S. Laster, Authur H, Robertson Sr., Hilda Ybonne Lincoln

Box 5
Alumni Commendation, 1982-1985
(5 folders)
Box 5
Alumni Luncheon, 1984 May 12
Box 5
Alumni Vesper Service, 1975-1989
(11 folders)
Box 5
Annual Alumni Awards Luncheon, 1994 Apr 30

"Where Do We Go From Here?"

Box 5
Are We Our Choices?, 1994
Box 13
Are You Willing to Pay the Price?, 1975 Nov 13
Box 5
Always Aim High, 1991 May 9

CAP Awards Program

Box 5
American Political Science Association' Summer Institute for Black Students, 1987 Jul 13

"Reflections on My Career as a Political Scientist"

Box 5
Athletic Banquet, 1980-1997
(13 folders)
Box 5
Baccalaureate, 1975-1996
(37 folders)

Speakers Include: Rev. Dr. Otis Moss Jr., Dr. Howard Thurman, Bishop Roy C. Nichols, Dr. Samuel Dewitt Proctor, Dr. Howard Thurman, Dr. Martin Luther King Sr., Dr. Charles G. Adams, Bishop W. T. Handy Jr., Dr. Elliott James Mason, Bishop W. Kenneth Goodson, Bishop John Hurst Adams, Dr. Zan Wesley Holmes, Bishop Leontine T. C. Kelly, Dr. Roger W. Ireson,

Box 5
Bach Tricentennial, 1984-1985
(2 folders)

Performed by Herman D. Taylor

Box 5
Banquet of the Division of Nursing, 1992 Apr 11

50th Anniversary

Box 5
Black-Jewish Alliance, 1989,1997
(2 folders)
Box 5
Black-Jewish Relations, 1988-1997, undated
(25 folders)
Box 5
Black History Month, 1997 Feb 20

African-Americans and the Civil Rights Movement: A Reappraisal"

Box 5
Black Pessimism and White Optimism, 1976 Aug 2

"Black Representation in the American Political System: A Philosophical and Historical Overview"

Box 5
Black Recognition Day Award Banquet, 1981, 1983
(2 folders)

"Greetings and Welcome"

Box 5
Board of Higher Education, 1991-1996
(10 folders)
Box 6
Breakfast for Japanese Delegation from Matsue, 1992 Oct 30
Box 6
Brocksbank, Robert W., Luncheon, 1979 May 2

"A Man Named Bob Brocksbank and the Gift of Self"

Box 6
Boule Meeting, 1981 Dec 20

"Ladies Night"

Box 6
Boule Meeting, 1984 Oct 25
Box 6
Board of Trustees, 1978-1997
(33 folders)
Box 6
Capital Funds Campaign and Opportunities for Alumni, 1983, undated
(2 folders)

Construction of a new Fine Arts and Communications Center

Box 6
Carter-Mondale Rally, 1980 Oct 13
Box 6
Charge to the Graduates, 1975-1996
Box 13
Clark, Kenneth B., undated
Box 6
Clark, Peter W. "Champ", 1988 Nov 9

"Introductions: From Dreams to Reality"

Box 6
College of Bishops, 1993 Jan 7

"Dillard University: Update", South Central Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church

Box 6
College Day, 1978 Feb 16

"Welcome to Dillard"

Box 6
The College Fund/ UNCF and Dillard University, 1996 Nov 10

"African-American and Jews: A Dialogue about American Pluralism"

Box 6
The College President, 1977 Jun 29

"Molder of Values or Shaped by Circumstances?"

Box 6
Commencement, 1975-1997
(74 folders)

Honorees Include: Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, Dr. Lerone Bennett, Vernon Eulion Jordan, Albert Walter Dent, David Spitz, Samuel Dewitt Proctor, Coretta Scott King, Judge Robert Frederick, Dr. John Hope Franklin, Robert Frederick Collins, Dr. Benjamin Lawson Hooks, Dr. Howard Thurman, Rosa Freeman Keller, Martin Luther King Sr., Terry Stanford, Mayor Andre J. Young Jr., Mitchell Wright Spellman, Joseph Nathaniel Webster Gayles Jr., Dr. Julius S. Scott Jr., Charles Gilchrist Adams, Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm, Jerry Harrison Coleman, Dr. Joseph E. Lowery, John Louis Wilson, Vice President George Bush, Dr. Robert E. Johnson, Dr. Lou Rawls, Marian Wright Edelman, Ellis Louis Marsalis Jr., John Hurst Adams, William Talbot Handy Jr., Dr. Gardner Calvin Taylor, Rhetaugh Graves Dumas, Dr. Williams Wallace Sutton, Dr. Eugene C. Patterson, Bishop Leontine T. C. Kelly, Dr. Zan Wesley Holmes Jr., Dr. Millie M. Charles, Dr. Calvin O. Butts III, Dr. Roger William Ireson, Dr. Wiley Abron Perdue, Dr. Louis Westerfield, Dr. Ruth J. Simmons, Dr. Nannerl Overholser Keohane,

Box 6
Commencement, 1975-1993

"Charge to the Graduating Seniors"

Box 7
Conditional Congratulations, 1976 Mar 16

Delivered on Honors and Awards Day

Box 7
Congratulations: Teachers of the Year, 1993 Mar 23

University Assembly Honoring Dillard Alumni Chosen "Teachers of the Year"

Box 7
Convocation-Freshman, 1975-1995
(17 folders)
Box 7
Convocation-University, 1975-1996
(28 folders)
Box 7
Cook, Samuel DuBois, undated

"Message from the President of the University"

Box 7
Council of Presidents, 1997 Sep 19

"Tributes to Mrs. Julius S. Scott Jr. and Mrs. Oscar A. Rogers Jr."

Box 7
Dargan, Rita E. Miller, 1983 Apr 12

"In Gratitude"

Box 7
Dargan, Rita E. Miller, 1983 Apr 15

"Presentation of Presidential Distinguished Achievement Award"

Box 7
Dedications, 1974-1995, undated
(9 folders)

Dedications Include: Study Lounge in Camphor Hall, Young Sr. Faculty Center, Thelma R. and Sidney N. Collier Conference Center, Alumni Dedication of Land

Box 7
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., 1980 Mar 2

Delivered at the Ebony Exhibit and Reception

Box 7
Democracy and Tyranny in America, undated

"The Radical Paradox of the Bicentennial and Blacks in the American Political System"

Box 7
Dent, Albert Walter, 1977 May 16

Doctor of Humane Letters

Box 7
Dent, Albert Walter, 1984 Feb 15

"Words of Reflection"

Box 7
Dent, Albert Walter, 1985 Jun 7

"Endowed Scholarship Fund" Delivered at Executive Committee Meeting

Box 7
Dent, Albert Walter, 1992 Sep 13

Reception Honoring the Late Dr. Albert W. Dent on the Occasion of the Dedication of a Lupin Family Foundation Grant

Box 7
Dillard Club Meeting, 1976 Apr 29

"Academic Excellence: Dillard's Supreme Goal

Box 7
Dillard Day, 1976-1996, undated
(12 folders)
Box 7
Dillard's Great Progress, undated

Dillard's Great Progress, But Deep Sadness and Disappointment over Alumni Giving

Box 7
Dillard University, 1976-1985
(4 folders)
Box 7
Dillard/Xavier Council Luncheon, 1974-1982
(9 folders)
Box 7
Dinners, 1986, 1995
(2 folders)

Annual Christmas Dinner, Dinner in Honor of Dr. Ruth J. Simmons

Box 7
Dissemination Conference, 1984 Apr 27
Box 7
Distinguished Achievement Award, 1985-1988
(3 folders)

Honorees Include: Dr. Samuel P Massie, Dr. Robert E. Johnson, Dr. William E. Nelson Jr.

Box 7
Distinguished American Award, 1989 Apr 26

National Football Hall of Fame Distinguished American Award

Box 7
District Conference, 1978 May 7

"The Church, Its Institutions, and the Kingdom Not of This World"

Box 7
Disturbed About Man, undated

Dr. Mays on the Tragedy of Life

Box 7
Edwards, Dr. Benjamin G., 1993 Apr 27

"Meeting with Dr. Benjamin G. Edwards"

Box 7
Education Day at Dillard, 1995 Mar 21
Box 7
Enthusiasm and Self-Sacrifice, 1976 Apr 7

Delivered at a Luncheon in Honor of Bishop Finis A. Crutchfield

Box 7
Epps, Harold Joseph, 1981 Jan 16

Delivered on the Occasion of the Retirement Luncheon

Box 7
EOD Awards and Presentation, 1981 Dec 18
Box 7
Establishment of the Japanese Studies Program, 1990 Aug 15

Press Conference

Box 7
Executive Committee Meeting, 1985 Sep 9
Box 7
Farewell, 1996 Oct 19

"Of Time Change, and Retirement: Farewell From A Grateful Heart"

Box 7
Flint-Goodridge Hospital, 1983 Feb 1

"The Sale of Flint-Goodridge Hospital of Dillard University: An Overview"

Box 7
Ford, President Gerald, 1977 Nov 17
Box 7
Faculty Conference, 1984 Aug 16
Box 7
The Faculty and Our "Promises to Keep", 1975 Feb 6
Box 7
Founders' Day, 1975-1991
(26 folders)

Speakers Include: Andrew Jackson Young Jr., Dr. Elliott James Mason, Dr. James R. Buck, Dr. Williams Holmes Borders Sr., Dr. Charles Shelby Rooks, Dr. George Washington Calvin Sr., Dr. David E. Chambers, Dr. Julius S. Scott Jr., Dr. Alfred L. Norris, James Samuel Thomas, Dr. Joyce Marie Roche

Box 7
Founders' Day, 1992-1996
(11 folders)

Speakers Include: Harold Wayne Lundy, Johnny Ray Youngblood, Dr. Harry Straks Wright, Dr. Cornelius L. Henderson, Bishop W. T. Handy, Charles Austin Ferguson, Lester Elliot Karbacoff, Revius Oliver Ortique Jr.

Box 8
Gayles, Joseph N. Webster, 1983 May 16

Doctor of Laws

Box 8
The Gift of Self, 1975 Dec 19

Delivered at a Luncheon in Honor of Dr. and Mrs. Frederick D. Hall and Dr. Ulysses S. Saucedo

Box 8
Gillespie, Charles A. Jr., 1984 Nov 14

Delivered to International Economics Seminar

Box 8
Gratitude for God's Amazing Grace, 1995 May 5

The Unveiling of the Portrait of Samuel DuBois Cook and Opening of a Sculpture Exhibition by Ms. Artis Lane

Box 8
Greater Cooperation, 1976 Jan 20

Community  Leadership Seminar

Box 8
Greetings to Alumni, undated
Box 8
Greetings and Opening Statement, 1984 Jul 9

Faculty Workshop on Instructional Computing

Box 8
Greetings and Welcome, 1993 Apr 28

Luncheon in Honor of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Amoss

Box 8
Greetings and Welcome, 1993 Dec 7

Twenty-Eight Metropolitan Leadership Forum

Box 8
Greetings and Welcome, undated
Box 8
Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Fine Arts and Communications Center, 1991 Mar 22

"Remarks: This is a Day the Lord Hath Made"

Box 8
Harrison, Dr. Elton C., 1983 Apr 16

Presented at Luncheon of the Dillard Auxiliary

Box 8
High School College Day, 1981-1988
Box 8
Hinomoto Women's College, 1992 Sep 2

"Sister School Agreement Between Hinomoto Women's College and Dillard University"

Box 8
Homage to the Highest, 1976 Apr 3

Presidential Inaugural Response

Box 8
Honors and Appreciation Luncheon, 1975 May 7

"We are Interdependent!"

Box 8
Honors and Awards Day, 1976 Mar 16

"Conditional Congratulations"

Box 8
Honors Day Banquet, 1975 May 7

"On Honoring Excellence"

Box 8
Honors Luncheon, 1975 Dec 19

"The Gift of Self"

Box 8
Honors Luncheon, 1976 Jan 15

"Gratitude"

Box 8
Honors Day Convocation, 1978-1997
(23 folders)

Speakers Include: Dr. Frank W. Jr., Dr. Samuel P. Massie, Dr. Leonard L. Haynes Jr.,  Samuel DuBois Cook 

Box 8
How to Keep Your Dreams Alive?, 1993
Box 13
Inauguration, 1985 Jan 26

Inaugural Luncheon for Mr. Charles C. Teamer as General President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

Box 8
Installation of Student Government Officers, 1975-1996
(7 folders)
Box 8
Intensive English Program and Martin Luther King Jr.: Reflections, 1989-1996
(6 folders)

Sayonara Program: Summer Intensive English Program for Students from Kwansei Gakuin Junior High School

Box 8
Intensive English Program and Martin Luther King Jr.: Reflections, 1994
Box 13
Introduction, undated
Box 8
Introduction of Dr. L. Oliva, 1991 Aug 15

Faculty Conference

Box 8
Introduction: Self-Esteem, Tragedy, and Hope, undated
Box 8
Is Our Duty Unique and Inescapable?, 1990
Box 13
Japanese Studies Program, 1990 Sep 13

Press Conference

Box 8
MLK Luncheon, 1983 Jan 15

"Is Martin Luther King Jr. Irrelevant to Today's Students?"

Box 8
Luncheon for Freshman University and Presidential Scholars, 1992 Oct 7
Box 8
McEwen, Dr. Homer C., 1985 Oct 19

Resolution on Dr. Homer C. McEwen

Box 8
McLean, Dr. Mable Parker, 1981 Aug 20

Faculty Conference

Box 8
Meeting with Officers and Advisors of Greek-Letter Organizations, 1978 Nov 15
Box 8
Meeting with Discipline Committee, 1991 Apr 25
Box 8
Meeting with Division Chairpersons, 1991 Oct 31
Box 8
Meeting with Division Chairpersons, 1994 Sep 12
Box 8
Meeting with the Division of Nursing, 1991, 1993
(2 folders)
Box 8
Meeting with the Future Occupants of Fine Arts and Communications Center, 1993 Jan 13
Box 8
Meeting with the Living and Learning Complex/ Conference Center Committee, undated
Box 8
Meeting with University Assembly Committee, 1991 Oct 28
Box 8
National Alumni Association, 1987-1997
(6 folders)

Includes Handwritten drafts

Box 8
Notes on Meeting with Mayor Barthelemy on the Property, 1992 Sep 16

On Parkway and Park Commission Property

Box 8
Notes of the Moral Uses of the University, undated
Box 8
NOUites of Dillard, 1980, 1984
(2 folders)
Box 8
Opening Statement, 1996 Nov 10

The College Fund/UNCF and Dillard University "African-American and Jews: A Dialogue About American Pluralism"

Box 8
Orientation of New Faculty and Staff, 1987 Aug 20
Box 8
Orientation of New Faculty and Staff, 1994
Box 13
Overview of Dillard, 1996
(3 folders)

Visit by Mr. Durk Jager, President and COO of Procter and Gamble Co., The United Church of Christ Tour, Includes Service Pamphlet

Box 8
Parents Orientation, 1979-1994
(8 folders)
Box 8
Participants in Summer Programs, 1993 Jul 7
Box 8
Presentation of the Faculty, 1996
Box 13
President's Meeting with Office Staff, 1981 Sep 17
Box 8
President's Message, undated

"The Maturing of Alumni Support"

Box 8
Press Conference, 1990 Aug 15

"Statement on the Establishment of the Japanese Studies Program at Dillard University"

Box 8
Press Conference on Black-Jewish Relations, 1994 Feb 3

"The Tragedy of Black Anti-Semitism"

Box 8
President's Message, undated

"Of Pride and Shame: The Paradox, Irony, and Contradiction of Alumni"

Box 8
Promises to Keep, 1975, undated
(3 folders)

Includes Booklet

Box 8
A Proposal For Improving Student Performance on Standardized Tests, 1978 Jun 13
Box 8
The Proposed Land Exchange, 1984 Mar 4

Between the City of New Orleans and Dillard University

Box 8
Radio Station Grand Opening, 1987 May 4
Box 8
Rap Session with Students, 1979-1981
Box 8
Religious Emphasis Week, 1990 Apr 2
Box 8
Retirement Dinners, 1978-1998
(18 folders)

Honorees Include: Clifford B. Bryan, Harold J. Epps, John H. Hallowell, Dr. Floyd L. Sandle, Dr. and Mrs. David E. Chambers, Dr. Emmett W. Bashful, Laura J. Goods, Marcus Neustadter Jr., Dr. Lawrence D. Reddick, Dr. Arvind K. M. Parikh, Dr. Elton C. Harrison, Dr. Isaac H. Miller, Dr. Elias Blake, Dr. Hazo Carter, William D. Rucker, Dr. Geneva Handy Southall, Adrienne C. Tervalon, Dr. Thomas Pendleton Grissom Jr.

Box 8
Reunion Luncheon, 1975-1996
(3 folders)

Includes Handwritten Notes

Box 8
Senior Class Night, 1985-1995
(4 folders)
Box 8
Senior Class Night, 1986-1987
Box 13
Simmons, Dr. Ruth J., 2002 Apr 6
Box 8
Status and Overview of Dillard University, 1994 Mar 22

Meeting of Bishop William B. Oden and the Bainet of the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

Box 8
Student Affairs Awards Night, 1993-1997
(4 folders)
Box 8
The Suttons and the Gift of Self, 1979 Jul 13
Box 8
The Teen High Risk Assistance Program, 1991 Mar 16

Introduction to "Wake Up, Brothers, Before It's Too Late"

Box 8
Thanksgiving, 1982-1996, undated
(9 folders)
Box 8
Thompson, Dr. Daniel C., 1981 Jun 8

Retirement

Box 8
Thurman, Howard, undated
Box 8
Trustees-Faculty-Staff Dinners, 1975-1995
(18 folders)
Box 8
Underwood, Bishop Walter L. Dillard Medal of Honor, 1985 Oct 6
Box 8
University Assembly, 1976-1978
(11 folders)
Box 8
University Assembly, 1978-1995
(12 folders)
Box 9
University Community Day, 1995-1996
(3 folders)
Box 9
Videotape Campaign for Dillard, 1996 Sep 24

"Dillard University: Priorities, Goals, and Vision"

Box 9
Why Are We Here?, 1996
Box 13
Winslow, Vernon L., 1981 Jun 8

Retirement

Box 9
You Are Willing to Pay the Price, 1975 Nov 13
Box 9
Young, Mrs. Andrew J., 1987 May 31

Birthday Luncheon

Box 9
Academic Excellence For What?, undated
Box 9
Achievement Week Program, 1978 Nov 12

"When Your Dream Dies"

Box 9
Acts 15:1- 29, 1989 April 30
Box 9
African Heritage Studies Association, 1989 Apr 27

"The Role and Future of Historically Black Colleges"

Box 9
A Humanistic Vision and Commitment, undated
Box 9
Alcee Fortier Senior High School, 1977 May 26

"Waste, Want, and Opportunity"

Box 9
Alcorn State University Commencement Address, 1992 May 9

"If That Light Within You Be Dark, Oh What A Darkness!"

Box 9
Alexis De Tocqueville Society Dinner, 1990 Jun 28

"Dr. Charles C. Teamer: A Tribute to Humanistic Greatness"

Box 9
Alton Hornsby, Jr., Lecture, 2000-2001
Box 13
America's Continuing Racial Dilemma: Hope and Despair, 1995 Jan 18

President's Lecture Series

Box 9
American Political Science Association, 1977-1987
(6 folders)
Box 9
The American Political Tradition on Human Rights, undated

"On Human Rights"

Box 9
Annual Christmas Dinner, 1996 Dec 2
Box 9
Annual UNCF Kick-Off Luncheon, 1991 Apr 30

"Black Colleges, Dreams, and Hopes"

Box 9
43rd Annual Conference of the NAC and 31st Annual Meeting of NPAC, 1989 Feb 17

"Black Colleges: Instruments and Servants of the American Dream"

Box 9
Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, 1992 Apr 10

"Dr. Daniel C. Thompson and the Intellectual Tradition of Black Colleges and Universities"

Box 9
As Howard Thurman Said, 1983 Apr 20
Box 9
Assensoh, Dr. A. B., undated
Box 9
Asia Baptist Church, 1993 Jan 7

"Press Conference for Mrs. Shirley Cottles"

Box 9
Athletic Recognition Day, 1987 Nov 8

"Charge to Student Athletes: Be Role Models"

Box 9
The Atlanta Tragedy, 1981 Mar 17

Delivered at Special Program in Memory of the Victims of the Atlanta Tragedy

Box 9
The Association for the Study of African-American Life and History (ASALH), 2001 Sept 29

Includes Handwritten Notes and Correspondence

Box 9
Baccalaureate, 1971 May 29

"The Vision of Relevance and the Relevance of Vision in Black Higher Education"

Box 9
Baccalaureate: Nebraska University, 1991 May 18

"What Will You Do With Your Life?"

Box 9
Barthelemy, Mayor Sidney, 1988 Jan 14
Box 9
Benediction, 1984 Oct 4

UNCF Fortieth Anniversary Dinner

Box 9
Bennett Jr., Dr. Lerone, 1980 Mar 2

Delivered at the Ebony Exhibit and Reception

Box 9
Beyond Tragedy, 1982
(3 folders)
Box 9
Biblical Passages and References, undated
Box 9
The Bicentennial and American Blacks, 1976
(3 folders)
Box 9
The Bicentennial of the French Revolution, 1989 Sep 24
Box 9
Biennial Convention, 1992 Oct 29

"Blacks and Jews Together: The Continuing Struggle Against the Twin Tragedies of Racism and Anti-Semitism"

Box 9
The Black Church, 1976, 1992
(2 folders)

"The Encounter Between the Good News of the Gospel and the Bad News of History and Experience", Delivered at the Black Church in America Conference

Box 9
Black Colleges and Academic Excellence, 1986, undated
(3 folders)
Box 9
Black Colleges and the American Dream, 1979-1984
(5 folders)
Box 9
Black College Conference, 1976 Apr 22

"The Socio-Ethical Role and Responsibility of the Black College Graduate"

Box 9
The Black College Fund, 1976, 1995, undated
(3 folders)
Box 9
3 folders, 1980-1984
(4 folders)
Box 9
Black Colleges, Integration, and Democracy, 1979 Oct 5
Box 9
Black Colleges: Instruments and Servants of the American Dream, 1989 Feb 17
Box 9
Black Collegian Luncheon, 1990 Nov 25

"The need for Black Males in the Education of Our Youth"

Box 9
Black Colleges For What?, 1976-1980
(8 folders)
Box 9
Blacks and the Future of the American Political System, 1997 Apr 12-13

"The Union of Hope and Despair"

Box 9
Black History Month, 1997 Feb 20

"African Americans and the Civil Rights Movement: A Reappraisal"

Box 9
The Black Man the American Political System, 1970 Jun 11-12

"Obligation, Resistance, and Hope" Duke University

Box 9
Black Methodist Related Colleges, 1975 Jun 23
Box 9
Black Social Scientists, Humanists, and the Struggle for Justice for Black People, 1980 Feb 22

Includes Handwritten Notes

Box 9
Blake, Dr. Elias, 1987 Sep 16
Box 9
Board of Directors, 1979 Sep 14

"The Future Role of the Traditionally Black Colleges"

Box 9
Brodie, Dr. H. Keith H., 1991 Jun 11

Duke Club of New Orleans

Box 9
Brotherhood, 1977 Feb 20

"Racism, the Christian Faith, and the Beloved Community"

Box 9
The Brown Decision, 1979, 1984
(2 folders)
Box 9
But For the Grace of God, 2004,2000's, undated
(3 folders)
Box 9
California-Nevada Annual Conference, 1976 Jun 18

"The Vision of Academic Excellence"

Box 9
Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church, 1984 Feb 12

"How Deep Are Our Roots"

Box 9
Carter, Dr. Hazo, 1987 Sep 16

Commemorative Dinner

Box 9
Celebration, Justice, and the Unfinished Task of America, 1992 Dec 20
Box 9
Centenary College Convocation, 1981 Feb 4

"Human Rights, Social Justice, and the Beloved Community"

Box 9
Challenges of the 80's and the Beloved Community, 1981 Apr 24
Box 9
Chambers, Dr. David E., 1987 Sep 13

"The Church and the Kingdom Not of This World"

Box 9
Charge to Student Athletes, 1987 Nov 8
Box 9
Chicago Reception, 1984 Apr 10
Box 9
Christmas, 1978-1991
(3 folders)
Box 9
The Christian Century, 1995

Includes Printed Article

Box 9
Christian Higher Education, 1984 Jun 1

"Christian Higher Education, United Methodist-Related Black Colleges, and the American Dream"

Box 9
Christian Humanism, 1988 Oct 27
Box 9
Christian Love-the Highest and Best Gift, undated
Box 9
The Church and the Beloved Community, 1977, 1989
(2 folders)
Box 9
Church-College Relationship, 1980 May 1

"The Meaning and Implications of Church-College Relationships, From the College Perspective: Responsibilities and Expectations"

Box 9
The Church and Human Rights, undated
Box 9
The Church, Its Institutions, and the Kingdom not of This World, 1978, 1987
(2 folders)
Box 9
The Church Related Black College: Ambiguous Past and Uncertain Future, undated
Box 9
Church-Relatedness, 1988 Jan 28

"What Do Our Colleges Expect of the Church"

Box 9
City-Wide Conference on Aids and the African American Community, 1990 Apr 25

"The Aids Crisis: An American Tragedy"

Box 9
The Civil Rights Movement, 1989 Jan 16

"The Civil Rights Movement and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr."

Box 9
Civil Rights Progress: From Hope to Despair, 1989 Nov 5

"From Hope to Despair"

Box 9
The Civil Rights Revolution, undated

"The Civil Rights Revolution in the South and the Unfinished Business of Racial and Social Justice: An Overview"

Box 9
Clark, Jimmy Ed, 1980 Dec 5

"Black Colleges for What?"

Box 9
Coalitions and Social Change: The Perennial Struggle for Social and Economic Justice, 1975 Dec 11-12
Box 9
Coast-Wide Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration, 1992 Jan 19

"Where Do We Go From Here and What Is to Be Done?"

Box 9
College Language Association, 1975 Apr 11

"The Bicentennial and American Blacks: The Paradox of Hope and Despair, Illusion and Reality, Tragedy and Glory"

Box 9
College Teacher, 1977 Mar 30
Box 9
Commencements, 1976-2000
(12 folders)

Includes Loyola University, Georgia College, McCain Magnet Secondary School, Francis T. Nicholls Senior High School, Southern University, Tennessee State A&I University, University of New Orleans, Hahnville High School, Atlanta Tech Institute

Box 10
Committee of 25 Meetings, 1989 Sep 11

Includes Handwritten Notes

Box 10
Community Leadership Seminar, 1976 Jan 20

"Greater Cooperation"

Box 10
Conference on Jews and Christians in the South Confront the Holocaust, 1994 Apr 8

Duke University

Box 10
Conference - Ohio State, 2001 May 1

"7th Annual Big 10 & Statewide Conference"

Box 10
Consortium on Research Training, 1975, 1977
(2 folders)

"The Significance of Research on College Campuses", "Research and the College Teacher: An Imperative"

Box 10
Convocation, 1985-1996
(4 folders)

Honorees Include: Bishop Underwood, Bishop Oden, Martin Luther King Jr.

Box 10
Cook, Samuel DuBois, 1970-1989, undated
(6 folders)

Duke University

Box 10
Corporate Volunteer Action Awards, 1991 Apr 19
Box 10
Costen, James H. Award, 2001 Apr 20
Box 10
Council for Higher Education, 1980, 1985
(2 folders)
Box 10
Council of Presidents, 1981-1996
(3 folders)
Box 10
Creative Uses of Mistakes, 1982

Dillard Day: Central Congregational United Church of Christ

Box 10
Danforth Foundation Conference, undated

Duke University

Box 10
Dedication, 1974-1995
(4 folders)

Dedications Include: New Library at Saint Augustine's College, United Methodist Archives Materials, Fine Arts and Communications Center, Benjamin E. Mays National Memorial

Box 10
Democracy and Civil Disobedience, undated
Box 10
The Desperate Urgency of Interfaith Bridge-Building, undated
Box 10
Dilemmas and Paradoxes of the Religious Issue in the Presidential Campaign, undated
Box 10
The Dillard Story: An Overview, 1985 Apr 17

Council for Higher Education of the United Church of Christ

Box 10
Dinner of the Brotherhood of Providence Missionary, 1998 Jan 11

"Is Humankind Always on the Brink of Barbarism?"

Box 10
Distinguished Achievement Award, 1992 Nov 22
Box 10
Do We Really Believe in the Value and Dignity of the Human Person?, 1970 Oct 11

Sermon Preached in Duke University Chapel

Box 10
Duke Board of Trustees: Prayer, 1993 Feb 26
Box 10
Duke Club of New Orleans, 1991 Jun 11

"Introduction of Dr. H. Keith H. Brodie"

Box 10
Duke Notes on West End Group, 2001 Mar 16
Box 10
Duke Trustee Dinner, 1993 Feb 17, 26
(2 folders)

"My Love Affair with Duke and the World of Higher Possibilities"

Box 10
Education For What?, 1975-1989
(6 folders)
Box 10
Education Today: Success Tomorrow, 1992 July 10
Box 10
Ethics and the World Order: Reflections of a Dreamer, 1981 Mar 27

Delivered at CRIA Minority College Seminars on International Affairs

Box 10
Eulogies, 1975-1990
(7 folders)

Honorees Include: William E. Pullin, Herman H. Long, Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, Jarcelyn Fields Franklin, Rev. Wilmer Tracy Woodfork, Dr. Yvonne Ochillo, Dr. Robert E. Williams

Box 10
Evaluation of Dr. Charles Vincent's Pater on "Blacks Louisiana Politics Since Reconstruction, undated
Box 10
First National Conference on Minority Child Care and Family Issues, 1989 Jul 12
Box 10
Fisk University, 1980 May 1

"The Meaning and Implications of Church-College Relationships, From the College Perspective: Responsibilities and Expectations"

Box 10
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1978 Jun 22

"What Should Our Educational System Be Providing?"

Box 10
Fourth Decade Commemoration Conference, 1982 Mar 25

"Research and Scholarship: An Intellectual, Moral, and Social Imperative"

Box 10
Fragments and Reflections on Challenges and Opportunities: The Compton Foundation and Blacks, 1996 May 24
Box 10
From Hope to Despair: Twenty Years after the March on Washington, 1983 May 27
Box 10
Full Employment Means Total Social and Individual Betterment, 1975 Dec 4
Box 10
Fund-Raising at Black Colleges and Universities, 1990 Jun 16

Annual Meeting of the Council of Higher Education of the United Church of Christ

Box 10
Funerals, 1977-1996, undated
(32 folders)

Honorees Include: Giles A. Hubert, Rev. Walter R. McCall, Marvin C. Mangham Sr., Delta Hope Ross, Dr. Brailsford Reese Brazeal, Dr. E. A. Jones, Dr. Albert W. Dent, Benjamin Elijah Mays, Alvin Peter Burrell Sr., Louise Phillips Saul, Dr. Homer C. McEwen, Jarcelyn Fields Franklin, Emmett W. Sims, Dr. Mack J. Spears, Dr. Daniel C. Thompson, Robert N. Perry Jr., Daisy Fuller "Gram" Young, Orlean J. Fulton, Dr. Ralph David Abernathy, Dr. Clifford R. Bryan, Stanley S. Scott, Juanita M. Harrison, Dr. Milton J. Becnel, Dr. Anthony J. Hackett Jr., Elodie Mason Patin, George W. Parker, Dr. Robert D. Sherard, Dr. Robert E. Johnson, Dr. Darlene Loretta Puckett-Simmons, Dr. Edward B. Williams; contains funeral programs, handwritten notes and general funeral notes

Box 10
The Future Role of the Traditionally Black Colleges, 1979 Sep 14

Delivered at the meeting of the Board of Directors of the Council for Financial Aid to Education

Box 10
Future of New Orleans Symposium, 1983 Oct 4
Box 10
Gammon Theological Seminary, 1990 Dec 4

"Benjamin E. Mays and the Struggle for Social Justice and Racial Equality"

Box 10
George W. Carver High School, 1986 Apr 17

"Academic Excellence and What Will You Do With Your Life?"

Box 10
Giving: A Theology of Stewardship, 1982 May 20
Box 10
Glapion, Gail, 1985 Jan 14

Induction Ceremony

Box 10
God's Minute, undated
Box 10
Governor Clinton and Senator Gore, 1992 Oct 16

Democratic Nominees; Not Delivered

Box 10
Graduate Banquet, Ohio State, 1993 Nov 8

Includes Handwritten Notes

Box 10
Gratitude, 1976 Jan 15

Honors Luncheon

Box 10
Gratitude for God's Amazing Grace, 1995 May 5
Box 10
Greetings , 1975-1996, undated
(11 folders)
Box 10
Greetings and Gratitude, 1977-1996
(19 folders)
Box 10
Greetings and Thanks, 1975 Apr 20

New Orleans District Conference of the United Methodist Church

Box 10
Greetings and Welcome, 1975-1986
(20 folders)
Box 10
Greetings and Welcome, 1987-1996, undated
(29 folders)
Box 11
Harvard University Conference, 2007 Oct 6-7

"Prepared for 'The Future of Religious Colleges'"

Box 11
Haven Methodist Church, 1980 Jun 29

Men's Day; "Is Forgiveness the Heart of the Christian Faith?"

Box 11
Hayes, Dr. Robert E. Sr., 1986 Sep 16

"A Resolution of Appreciation to Dr. Robert E. Hayes Sr."

Box 11
Heck Chapel, 1991 Sep 8

"Our Fleeting But Eternal Moment"; Includes Flight Itinerary and service pamphlets

Box 11
The Heritage Festival, 1996 Apr 28
Box 11
Higher Education and Black Liberation, undated
Box 11
Holocaust Memorial Program, 1997 May 4
Box 11
Homage to Excellence, 1976 Jan 31

Founder's Day Banquet

Box 11
Homage to the Highest, 1974 Oct 12

Dedication to St. Augustine's College Library

Box 11
Homecoming, 1976 Nov 14

"A Man Named Bennie Mays"

Box 11
Hope in the Midst of Tragedy, undated
Box 11
Hope in Tragedy, undated
Box 11
How Big Are You?, 1973-1983
(3 folders)
Box 11
How Deep Are Your Roots?, 1983,1984
(2 folders)
Box 11
How Good Is Our Goodness?, 1984 Apr 29
Box 11
Human Rights and American Foreign Policy, undated

Contains Notes

Box 11
Human Rights, Social Justice, and the Beloved Community, 1979, 1981
(2 folders)

Illinois Sesquicentennial Convocation; Centenary College Convocation

Box 11
Human Unity, Diversity, and the Beloved Community, undated
Box 11
If That Light Within You Be Dark, Oh What A Darkness!, 1982-1992
(5 folders)
Box 11
I Love Ohio State University, 1980 Nov 3
Box 11
Integration, Democracy, and Black Colleges, 1979 Oct 5

UNCF Media Seminar

Box 11
Integrity and Higher Education, undated
Box 11
Introduction of Dr. Gardner C. Taylor, 1991,1993
(2 folders)
Box 11
Introduction: Self-Esteem, Tragedy, and Hope, 1991 Mar 16
Box 11
Is the South the Land of New Opportunity for Blacks?, 1976 May 10
Box 11
Justice and Leadership: The Role of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, 1991 Jan 30

Delivered in Osaka Japan

Box 11
Justice and Social Change in the Thought of Reinhold Niebuhr...., 1974
Box 13
Keynote: Carter G. Woodson Institute, 1982 Feb 27

"Beyond Tragedy" Challenges of the 80's and the Beloved Community of All of God's Children"

Box 11
King, Commemoration of the Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., 1977-1992
(3 folders)
Box 11
King, Ecumenical Service, 1988-1995
(10 folders)
Box 11
King, Is Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream Irrelevant or Meaningless?, 1982, 1983
(2 folders)
Box 11
King, The Legacy and Significance of Martin Luther King Jr., 1974, 1976
(2 folders)
Box 11
King, Martin Luther Address, 1968 Jun 2

"Who and What Will Honor and Memorialize Martin Luther King?"

Box 11
King, Martin Luther King Jr. and the Unfinished Task, 1987 Apr 4
Box 11
King, Memorial Concert, 1986-1997
(10 folders)
Box 11
King, Our Fleeting But Eternal Moment, 1987 Dec 13
Box 11
King, Reflections on Martin Luther King Jr., 1986, undated
(2 folders)
Box 11
King, Running for Mankind, 1973, May 12
Box 11
King, Seminar, 1998 Jan 19
Box 11
King, Spiritual Legacy, Undated
Box 11
King, Ten Years After Memphis, 1978 Nov 10
Box 11
King, The Dream Yesterday, 1998 Jan 19
Box 11
King, What Is A Secret of the Greatness of Martin Luther King Jr.?, Undated
Box 11
The Kingdom of God and the Uneasy Conscience, 1990 Mar 30

Touro Synagogue

Box 11
The Lacrosse Tragedy and the Beloved Community at Duke, 2007 Feb 27
Box 11
Leiserson, Avery, Undated
Box 11
Louisiana Annual Conference, 1977-1996
(9 folders)
Box 11
Mayor Bill Campbell, 1990-2001
(2 folders)
Box 11
Mays, Benjamin E., 1976-1990
(5 folders)

Assorted Speeches

Box 11
McCord, Lina H., 1985 Sep 19

"In Praise, Joy, Thanksgiving, and Celebration"

Box 11
McGill, Ralph, 1979 Feb 26

"A Man of Great Decency"

Box 11
McMain Magnet Secondary School, 1989 Jun 4

"What Will You Do With Your Life?"

Box 11
The Meaning, Necessity, and Practicality of Forgiveness, 1975 Nov 30
Box 11
Meeting of Bishop Oden and the Cabinet of the LAC of the United Methodist Church, 1994 Mar 22

"Status and Overview of Dillard University"

Box 11
Meeting with Mayor Barthelemy, 1990 Dec 10
Box 11
Memorial Services, 1976-1992
(24 folders)

Honorees Include: William E. Pullin, Dr. Herman H. Long, Walter E. Jordan, William Stuart Nelson, Dr. David Spitz, Dr. Kimuel Alonzo Huggins Jr., Howard Thurman, Henrietta Shivery Long, Frank Forbes, Frederick D. Hall, Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, Wilbur D. Moore, Albert W. Dent, Paul A. Harmon, Mary Murray Cook, Rita E. Miller Dargan, Dorothy Pleasant Handy, Oralee Baranco Mitchell, Orlando D. Wooden, Dr. Clifford R. Bryan, Victims of Earthquake in Kobe Japan, Dr. Broadus N. Butler, Dr. Mack J. Spears, Orlando D. Wooden, Dr. Crispus S. Gordon

Box 11
Men's Day, 1980-2001
(4 folders)
Box 11
Metropolitan Area Committee, 1982-1986
(4 folders)
Box 11
Metropolitan Leadership Forum, 1996 Oct 9
Box 11
Miller, Dr Isaac H.; Blake, Dr. Elias; Carter, Dr. Hazo, 1987 Sep 16

Council of United Methodists Presidents' Commemorative Dinner

Box 11
Minority Economic Development, 1978 Mar 28

"Is Political Power the Key to Black Economic Power, Freedom and Development?"

Box 11
The Mission of Black Colleges: The Continuity of Duality and Multi-Dimensionality, 1992 Jan 29
Box 11
Mississippi Valley State University, 1996 Jan 11

"Shall We Give Up On the Ideal and Goal of the Beloved Community?"

Box 11
The Moral Uses and Responsibilities of Colleges and Universities, 1983 Apr 21
Box 11
Morehouse College, 1979-1995, undated
(9 folders)
Box 12
Morial, 1982 Nov 20

"Introduction of Mayor Morial"

Box 12
Morial, Ernest N., 1986 Apr 29

"Mayor Dutch Moral: Celebration and Thanksgiving"

Box 12
Moss, Dr. Otis, 1984 May 13
Box 12
My Sister, Mabel, A Tough Act and Sister, Undated
Box 12
NAACP, 1980-1995
(3 folders)
Box 12
National Alumni Association, 1983 May 28

"Black Colleges and the American Dream"

Box 12
National Association of College and University Chaplains, 1984 Feb 27

"Liberal Education, Social Justice, and the Kingdom Not of This World"

Box 12
National Association for Equality in Higher Education, Apr 28

"Black Colleges and Academic Success"

Box 12
National Association of Negro Musicians, 1987 Aug 3

"The Negro Spiritual and the Kingdom Not of This World"

Box 12
National Baptist Convention, 1978 Sep 6
Box 12
National Conference of Black Political Scientists, 1978 Apr 21

"The Politics of Black Higher Education"

Box 12
National Conference on Minority Child Care and Family Issues, 1989 Jul 13,14
(2 folders)

"Where Do We Go From Here in Terms of Minority Child Care and Family Issues"; "Greetings and Welcome to the House Select Committee"

Box 12
National Football Hall of Fame Distinguished American Award, 1989 Apr 26
Box 12
National Honor Society, 1986 Apr 17

"Academic Excellence and What Will You Do With Your Life?"

Box 12
National Insurance Association, 1976 Jul 20

"The Bicentennial and American Blacks: The Paradox of Hope and Despair, Illusion and Reality, Tragedy and Glory"

Box 12
National Urban League Conference, 1976, 1978
(2 folders)

"Black Representation in the American Political System: A Philosophical and Historical Overview"; "Is Political Power the Key to Black Economic Power, Freedom, and Development?"

Box 12
Nebraska Wesleyan University Baccalaureate Address, 1991 May 18

"What Will You Do With Your Life?"

Box 12
The Negro Spiritual and the Kingdom Not of this World, 1987 Aug 3
Box 12
Nelson, Dr. William Stuart, 1977 May 13

"Memorial Meditation and Reflection on the Life of William Stuart Nelson"

Box 12
Newman School's First Martin Luther King Assembly, 1989 Jan 16

"The Civil Rights Movement and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr."

Box 12
New Orleans District Conference, 1975 Apr 20

"Greetings and Thanks to the New Orleans District"

Box 12
New Orleans Federation of Churches Breakfast, 1982 May 20

"Giving: A Theology of Stewardship"; Contains Pamphlet

Box 12
New Orleans Insurance Executive Council, 1975 May 8
Box 12
New Orleans Minority Business Seminar, 1982 Nov 20

"Introduction of Mayor Morial"

Box 12
New Orleans Public Schools, 1995 May 8

"Rites of Passage Ceremony, Class of 1999"

Box 12
Norris, Bishop Alfred L., 1992 Sep 20
Box 12
North American Federation of Temple Brotherhoods, 1997 Oct 30

"The Desperate Urgency of Inter-Faith Bridge-Building"

Box 12
Notes on the Survival of Higher Education, 1978 Oct 25
Box 12
Nuclear Weapons and the Dark Future, 1984 Mar 14
Box 12
NULITES, 1996 Aug 10

Includes Program

Box 12
Opening Statement: Opening of Multi-Purpose Complex, 1993 Oct 19

Samuel DuBois Cook Fine Arts and Communications Center

Box 12
Opening Remarks, 1996 Mar 31

Rededication of, and "Open House" for Hearny Hall

Box 12
Our Anguished, Tortured and Beloved South, 1976 May 27

"From Anti-Humanism to Humanism; From Despair to Hope"

Box 12
Our Fleeting But Eternal Moment, 1975-1991
(4 folders)
Box 12
Person, Citizen, and Southern Traditions: A Problem of Justice and Being, undated

Duke University

Box 12
Phillips. Pharisee and Publican. Self-Righteousness, undated
Box 12
A Political Agenda for the South, 1979 Feb 17

"A Humanistic Vision and Commitment Beyond the Tragedy of Racism and Poverty"

Box 12
The Politics of Black Higher Education, 1978 Apr 21
Box 12
Politics and the Future of Black Colleges, undated
Box 12
The Political Process and Black Liberation: Old Myths and New Realities, undated

Duke University

Box 12
Prayer, 1976 Oct 7

American Council on Education

Box 12
Prayer, 1996 Mar 5

Council of Presidents

Box 12
Prayer: Christmas Dinner, 1977, 1979
Box 12
Prayer: College Fund?UNCF, 1997 Jun 8
Box 12
Prayer: Duke Board of Trustees, 1993 Feb 26
Box 12
Prayer: Lord Help Me Live, undated
Box 12
Prayer of Rededication, 1996 Nov 3

Celebration of 150th Anniversary 0of the American Missionary Association

Box 12
Preface to 1995-6 Higley Int'l Sunday School, 1995
Box 12
President's Message, 1992 Nov 22

"What A Day! The Honoring of Bishop and Mrs. William Bryant Oden and Louisiana United Methodism"

Box 12
Press Conferences, 1983-1993
(4 folders)
Box 12
Prologue: The Supreme Tragedy of Illegal Drugs, undated
Box 12
Providence Baptist Church Annual Educational Scholarship Banquet, 1995 May 6

"We Are All Involved"

Box 12
PUSH, 1980 Jul 16

"Introduction of Reb Jesse Louis Jackson"

Box 12
Quality Public Education, 1988 Feb 9

Press Conference on Governor-Elect Roemer's and his Transition Advisory Panel

Box 12
Quotations Given by Rabbi David S. Goldstein, undated
Box 12
Racism and Sexism: A Double Tragedy Issuing From a Single Source, Apr 27-29

Duke University

Box 12
Reaffirmation Committee, 1989 Mar 21, 23
(2 folders)

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)

Box 12
Reflections on the Bennie Service Award, 1995 Feb 18

Morehouse College

Box 12
Reflections of a Black Man on His Pilgrimage to and the Study of Israel, 1977 Mar 1

University Assembly

Box 12
Reflections on the Vigil, 1973 Feb 15
Box 12
Regional CICALS Workshop III, 1995 Nov 10
Box 12
Remarks: This is a Day the Lord Hath Made, 1991 Mar 22

Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Fine Arts and Communications Center

Box 12
Report of the Mayor's Advisory Committee on Charter Revision, 1991 Apr 22
Box 12
Research and Scholarship: An Intellectual, Moral, and Social Imperative, 1982 Mar 25

Department of Political Science, Atlanta University

Box 12
Response to Honor, 1984 Feb 12

Honored by the Black Chorale; contains handwritten notes

Box 12
Resolution, 1983 Oct 22

Bishop J. Kenneth Shamblin

Box 12
A Resolution of Appreciation to Dr. Robert E. Hayes Sr., 1986 Nov 16
Box 12
Resolution on Dr. Homer C. McEwen, 1985 Oct 19
Box 12
Rev. Lawrence T. Evans, 1992 Sep 22
Box 12
The Rucker Family Reunion, 1995 Jul 2

"The Deep Beauty, Glory, and Responsibility of the Black Family"

Box 12
The Scripture Reading, undated
Box 12
SDC Summer Scholars Conference, 1999, undated
(2 folders)
Box 12
SDC Society, 2002 Feb 12

Duke University

Box 12
The Season of Remembrance, undated
Box 12
Second Annual Breakfast of Champions Award Ceremony, 1991 Apr 19

"Corporate Volunteer Action Awards (VIA)"

Box 12
Selected Ethical Responsibilities of Colleges and Universities, 1992 Mar 23
Box 12
Shades of Black in Many Colors, 1992 Feb 22
Box 12
Shall We Give Up On the Ideal and Goal of the Beloved Community, 1994-1998
(5 folders)
Box 12
Shall We Give Up On Dr. King's Dream of the Beloved Community, 2004, undated
(2 folders)
Box 12
Shall We Turn Back?, 1985,1992, undated
(4 folders)
Box 12
Shamblin, Bishop J. Kenneth, 1976, 1983
(2 folders)

"Welcome to Bishop Shamblin"; "Resolution"

Box 12
Social Justice in America, undated
Box 12
Some Issues in Higher Education, undated
Box 12
The Southern Historical Association, 1982 Nov 3

"Beyond the Tragedy and Tyranny of Racism to the Beloved Community of All of God's Children"

Box 12
The Southern Political Science Association and the Perennial Struggle for Human Decency, 1978 Nov 10
Box 12
Southhall, Dr. Geneva Handy, 1978 Apr 20

Honors Day Convocation

Box 12
Southwide Conference for Negro Elected Officials, 1968 Dec 11-14

"From Subject and Victim to Citizen and Public Official: An Historical Sketch of the Negro in the Southern Political Process"; Duke University

Box 12
Spelman College Convocation, 1986 Jan 23

"What is the Ultimate Meaning of Being a Responsible Person?"

Box 12
The Struggle for Racial Justice, undated

Duke University

Box 12
Testimonial Dinners, 1973,1976
(2 folders)

"Reflections and Joys of the Mountaintop"; "Dr. E. B. Williams: A Great Teacher"

Box 12
Thompson, Dr. Daniel C., 1992, undated
(2 folders)
Box 12
Thurman, Sue Bailey, 1997 May 15

Interment Service

Box 12
Times-Picayune Editorial Staff Press Conference, 1989

"Mayor's 1989 Charter Revision Committee"

Box 12
Torch of Liberty Award Dinner, 1979 Dec 2

"This I Do Believe"

Box 12
Touro Synagogue, 1990 Mar 30

"The Kingdom of God and the Uneasy Conscience"

Box 12
A Tribute to Dr. A. L. Davis Jr., 1975 Feb 25
Box 12
Trotter, Dr. F. Thomas, 1987 Oct 14

"In Appreciation"

Box 12
United Methodist-Related Black Colleges and Their Mission, 1981 Sep 24
Box 12
UNCF, 1974-1993
(4 folders)
Box 12
Unidentified Speech, undated
Box 12
Vision and Humanistic Learning, undated
Box 12
Vision and Method in Political Science, 1973 Nov 2

Duke University

Box 12
Voter Registration Rally, 1995 Aug 22

"Jesse Louis Jackson"

Box 12
Wake for Dr. Crispus S. Gordon, 1992 Apr 22
Box 12
We Are All Involved, 1995 May 6

Annual Educational Scholarship Banquet at Providence Baptist Church

Box 12
Wedding: Ora Montgomery and Charles Darden, 1981 Apr 4
Box 12
Wedding: Rebecca Flot and Warren Bell Jr., 1983 Mar 4
Box 12
Weiss Award Dinner: Acceptance Remarks, 1989 Nov 9
Box 12
What Is A Meaningful Life?, 1976-1983
(3 folders)
Box 12
What Is the Role of Moral Idealism in This Tragic World?, 1978 May 25
Box 12
When Your Dream Dies, 1979-1981
(5 folders)
Box 12
Where Do We Go From Here?, 1998
(2 folders)
Box 12
Williams, Dr. Henry M: A Man of Thought and Action, 1986 Aug 18

Press Conference

Box 12
The Wisdom De Profundis of Benjamin E. Mays, Black Colleges, and the Good Life, 1994 Oct 7
Box 12
Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, and The Kingdom Not of This World, 1980 Nov 14

Founder's Day on Union Baptist Theological Seminary

Box 12
 

Historical Note

Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook (1928-2017) was a political scientist and professor who taught at Southern University, Atlanta University, the University of Illinois, UCLA, and Duke University, where in 1966, he became the first African American professor to hold a regular faculty appointment at a predominantly white college or university in the South. In 1975 he left Duke to became president of Dillard University, serving 22 years until his retirement in 1997. He also served as a member of the Duke University Board of Trustees from 1981 to 1993.

Additional information on the life of Samuel DuBois Cook can be found online at Duke University's Samuel DuBois Cook Center for Social Equity website: https://socialequity.duke.edu/about-samuel-dubois-cook


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Provenance

The Samuel DuBois Cook Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2018 and 2019.

Processing Information

Processed by Bethany Lynch, Meghan Lyon, June 2019

Addition processed by Jasmine Alexander-Greene and Alice Poffinberger, February 2020

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2018-0032, 2019-0131