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Edward Randolph Carter and Andrew Jackson Lewis collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Auburn Avenue Research Library
Creator: Carter, Edward Randolph, 1856-1944
Creator: Lewis, Andrew Jackson, 1909-1989
Title: Edward Randolph Carter and Andrew Jackson Lewis collection
Dates: [ca. 1890-1985]
Quantity: 34 cubic ft.
Abstract:The collection consists of papers of Edward Randolph Carter and Andrew Jackson Lewis from ca. 1890-1985. The papers include correspondence, printed material, photographs, financial records, clippings, a diary (1942) documenting Lewis' military service during World War II, and ephemera. Early materials (1905-1942) pertain to Carter's religious activities and duties as pastor of Friendship Baptist Church (Atlanta, Ga.) and also include writings and sermons of Carter. The bulk of the collection (1944-1985) pertains to Andrew J. Lewis and documents his involvement with Boy Scout troops in Atlanta (Ga.), as an educator and principal in the Atlanta school system, with state and national teachers' or educational associations, and the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. The collection also contains materials relating to Friendship Baptist Church including correspondence (1942-1983), financial reports, annual reports (1943, 1978-1985), and programs.
Identification: aarl90-004

Biographical/Historical Note

Andrew Jackson Lewis (1909-1989), educator and grandson of Edward R. Carter, resided in Atlanta, Georgia.


Scope and Content Note

The E.R. Carter and A.J. Lewis, II Collection is an extensive collection (49 hollinger boxes) that covers religious and educational history of Atlanta from the 1890's through the 1970's. Edward Randolph Carter (1856 -1944) was a Baptist minister, and for more than 60 years he pastored the oldest Black Baptist Church in Atlanta, Friendship Baptist Church. Much of the documentation about Rev. Carter pertains to Friendship Baptist Church. Numerous pastoral and church anniversary programs and church bulletins exist.

Andrew Jackson Lewis, II (1909-1989) was the grandson of E.R. Carter and a well-known educator in Atlanta for over 40 years. Mr. Lewis' mother, Iola Carter Rogers, was the daughter of Rev. E.R. Carter. Much of the material pertaining to Mr. Lewis contains educational pursuits at Morehouse College, New York University, and his principalships at John Hope Elementary and Thomas Heathe Slater Elementary Schools in Atlanta beginning in 1950. Records of Mr. Lewis' military service in World War II exist, with military bars and patches as part of the collection. Much of the material pertains to his civic activities with the Boy Scouts of America organization; the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity; the National Education Association and affiliate organizations; and a Masonic Order located in Atlanta, GA. Correspondence, both personal and related to his career as principal, is numerous, as are personal financial records. Many programs from activities at the elementary schools where he was principal, as well as other schools in the Atlanta area are present. There is an extensive collection of photographs relating to school events, as well as personal photographs. An impressive collection of periodicals of the Masonic order to which he belonged are included.

Material on Friendship Baptist Church throughout the years is extensive, including photographs of all the ministers since Rev. E.R. Carter - Maynard H. Jackson, Sr.; Samuel W. Williams, William V. Guy. Numerous programs of church-affiliated events are included.


Arrangement

Series I: Edward Randloph Carter.

Series II: Andrew Jackson Lewis, II.


Index Terms

African American churches--Georgia.
African American clergy--Georgia.
African American teachers--Georgia.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.
Atlanta (Ga.)
Baptists--Georgia--Clergy.
Boy Scouts of America..
Carter, Edward Randolph, 1856-1944
Diaries.
Financial records.
Friendship Baptist Church (Atlanta, Ga.).
Photographs.
Sermons.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Item, series, Edward Randolph Carter and Andrew Jackson Lewis collection, Archives Division, Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System.

Processing Information

Processed April 1994


Restrictions

Restrictions on Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Copyright Restrictions

Prior permission from the Research Library must be obtained in writing before any portion of this collection can be published or reproduced.


Container List

 

Series I: Edward Randolph Carter

Box

Fldr

11Correspondence, 1905 - 1942
2Financial Records - E.R. Carter
3Biographical Information on E.R. Carter
4Valuable Papers
5Sermons
6Creative Works
7Writings
8Writings
9Pastor's Anniversary
1060th Anniversary Souvenir book
11Mrs. Obedia Cecile Carter
12Genealogical Records - Carter Name

Box

Fldr

21Scrapbook
2Scrapbook

Box

Fldr

31Atlanta Baptist College
2Baptist World Alliance
3Funeral Program and Obituary - E.R. Carter
4Dorcas Club, 1933
5Sheet Music
5 The Black Side book cover

Box

4Bible

Box

5Bible

Box

Fldr

61Photographs - Rev. E.R. Carter
2Photographs - Rev. E.R. Carter
3Photographs - Rev. E.R. Carter
4Photographs - Rev. E.R. Carter in Group Pictures
5Photographs - Rev. and Mrs. E.R. Carter
6Photographs - Friendship Baptist Church
7Photographs - Females
8Photographs - Males
9Photographs - Males
10Photographs - Males & Females in Groups
11Photograph Album

Box

7"The Land We Love" magazine
 

Series II: Andrew Jackson Lewis, II

Box

Fldr

81A.J. Lewis I
2Iola Carter Rogers
3Iola Carter Rogers - Insurance Papers
4The Ruff Family
5Mrs. Sybil Carter
6Mr. Earnest Mays Carter
9Raymond Holmes Carter
10Mrs. Alma Sheppard
11Alberta D. Carter
12Unindentified Financial Records
13Mamie Hull

Box

Fldr

91School-Related Correspondence - A.J. Lewis II
2Personal Correspondence - A.J. Lewis II
3Personal Correspondence - A.J. Lewis II
4Personal Correspondence - A.J. Lewis II
5Personal Correspondence - A.J. Lewis II
6Income Tax Information
7Legal Documents
8War Ration Books, 1942
9National Baptist Publishing Board
10Invitations
11Funeral Programs and Visitor's Registry
12Graduation Certificate, Andrew Lewis - Oglethorpe Practice School
13Resume and State Security Questionnaire - A.J. Lewis II
14Georgia Heart Association
15Georgia Heart Association plaque

Box

Fldr

101Medical Records - A.J. Lewis II
2Morehouse College
3Atlanta University, Spelman College, Clark College, Morris Brown College
4YMCA, YWCA, Boys and Girls Clubs
5Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History
6Political Information
7Real Estate Information
8Insurance Policies
9Civil Rights Activities, 1960s

Box

Fldr

111Boy Scouts - Troop 90
2Boy Scouts - Troop 90 Record Book
3Boy Scouts - Troop 95
4Boy Scouts - Troop 95 Record Book
5Boy Scouts - Cub Scouts
6Boy Scouts - Correspondence
7Atlanta Area Council of Boy Scouts of America
8Camp-Related Information
9World Jamboree, 1935 1937
10The Scouter
11Boy Scouts - Publications
12Boy Scouts - Publications
13Boy Scouts - Photographs

Box

Fldr

121Military Service-Related Correspondence
2Letters to Mrs. Rogers
3Letters to Mrs. Rogers

Box

Fldr

131My Stretch in the Service - Diary, 1942
2Army-Related Publications
4Training Manual
5Army Photograph - A.J. Lewis II
6Veteran-Related Documents

Box

Fldr

141Self-Evaluation Bulletin of Thomas Heathe Slater School
2Correspondence - New York University
3School Papers
4Bulletin, School of Education, N.Y. Univ., 1955
5Miscellaneous Papers - N.Y. Univ.
6Course Outlines and Research
7Educational Research
8New York Univ. Publication

Box

Fldr

151National Education Association
2National Assoc. of Elementary School Principals
3Dept. of Elementary School Principals of NEA
4Dept. of Elementary School Principals of NEA
6American Teachers Association - Convention Bulletin, 1948
7American Teachers Association - Convention Publications 1962, 1964 through 1966, 1962 1964-1966
8Publications - State Associations of Elementary School Principals

Box

Fldr

161Reports of the 1955 White House Conference on Education
2National Educational TV Workshop, 1959
3National Educational TV Workshop, 1959
4Educational Workshop Materials
5Phi Delta Kappa Education Fraternity - Correspondence
6Phi Delta Kappa Education Fraternity Journal

Box

Fldr

171Georgia Congress of Colored PTA's and National Assoc. of Colored PTA's
2Georgia Teachers & Education Association
3Georgia Teachers & Education Association
4GTEA and GEA Merger
5Georgia Council of Principals
6Dept. of Elementary School Principals - Georgia Assoc. of Education
7Georgia Assoc. of Elementary School Principals, Georgia Assoc. of Educators
8Gate City Teachers' Association
9SE Conference of Elementary School Principals
10Jeanes Supervisors and Principals
11Educational Pamphlets

Box

Fldr

181Atlanta Safety Patrol
2Atlanta Safety Patrol
3Atlanta Safety Patrol
4A.J. Lewis - Attendance Officer, 1938 1945-1951
5John Hope Elementary School
6Booker T. Washington High School
6Booker T. Washington High School
7Other Atlanta Elementary Schools
8Pupils Living in People's Town and High Point
9Atlanta Public Schools Administration
10Your Schools (periodical), 1973 1974
11Atlanta Board of Education Budget
12Atlanta Board of Education Minutes and Financial Reports, 1960
13Atlanta Board of Education Minutes and Financial Reports, 1965 1973
14The People's Crusade, Oct. 26, 1973
15Atlanta Retired Teachers Assoc. Directory, 1985
16Resumes

Box

Fldr

191Slater School Evaluation
2Miscellaneous Incoming Mail
3Outgoing Mail - Miscellaneous
4A.J. Lewis, II - Thomas Heathe Slater School
5Bulletins and Notices
6Financial Records - Slater School
7Programs, Publications - Slater School

Box

Fldr

201Correspondence - Alpha Phi Alpha
2Financial Records - Alpha Phi Alpha
3Convention Programs and Information
4Reports - 65th Anniversary Convention, 1971
5Reports - 67th Anniversary Convention, 1973
6Invitations, Tickets, Programs
7William M. Alexander

Box

Fldr

211Alpha Phi Alpha - Publications
2National Panhellenic Council Ephemera

Box

Fldr

221Masons Information
2News Quarterly
3The Pyramid

Box

23-27Photographs

Box

Fldr

281Ephemera
1 booklet - Washington, The National Capital
1 blue folder labeled "The Deshler Hilton"; inside is a blank genealogy chart
1 Brown paper bag - Underground Atlanta
1 auravision disk, The Pledqe of Allegiance as reviewed by Red Skelton, Jan. 14, 1969
2Pendants
3Ticket Stubs, Membership Cards
4Membership cards, Business cards
5Driver's Licenses for Andrew Jackson Lewis, II
6Shell casings - 45 calibre automatic colt pistol and 38 special
71 Blank pad - notes and assignments
814" X 5" box labeled "Notes"
91 red telephone and address book
10one 5 1/2" X 7 1/2" bronze-colored souvenir plaque of Abraham Lincoln
11one 5 1/2" X 7 1/2" picture of Jesus Christ
121 car booklet for a 1965 Cadillac
131 1964 Back-to-the-Bible Broadcast Calendar
14one 6 3/4" X 10" salon portrait cover - no potrait inside
151 personal pocket calendar
161 key chain (Atlanta Life Insurance)

Box

29Postcards, Sympathy Cards

Box

30Newspapers

Box

31Framed Certificates and Plaques

Box

32Diplomas
School Scrapbooks
Photographs

Box

33Architectural Drawings
Scrapbooks

Box

34Xerox copies of M.A. degree from New York Univ. School of Education, 1958
Scrapbook of Thomas Heathe Slater School
Newspaper Clippings
Photographs
45 RPM records, (qty. 5)

Box

Fldr

351Friendship Center
2Friendship Baptist Church Constitution and By-laws
3Financial Reports
4Programs of Church-affiliated events
5Correspondence, 1942-1964
6Correspondence, 1965-1983
7Board of Trustees Correspondence
8Anniversary Invitations and Programs
9Anniversary Programs
10Women's Day Programs, 1976-1988
11Men's Day Programs, 1974-1986
12Annual Reports, 1943 1978-1985
13Photograph - Rev. Maynard Jackson, Sr.

Box

Fldr

361Senior Class, 1940, Spelman College
2Plaque - Award of Merit from the Thomas Heathe Slater PTA and Parent's Council to A.J. Lewis, II, no date
3Framed Photograph of an unidentified woman, no date
4Plaque - Representative to NAESP, GAE Assoc. of Elementary School Principals to A.J. Lewis, 1970-1973
5Plaque - Thomas Heathe Slater PTA, to A.J. Lewis II, 1980
6Harvard Plaque, no date
7NEA- Rep.-DESP Plaque, to A.J. Lewis II, 1968

Box

37, 38Framed plaques

Box

39Crockery

Box

Fldr

39A1Certificate of Appreciation for "March of Dimes", Feb. 3, 1953
2"The Last Supper" picture.
3Certificate "American Teachers Associations" lifetime membership, 1950
4A Creed, Faith of American Teachers poster.
5Certificate for "Years of Outstanding Services" to A. J. Lewis, 01/30/83
6American Cancer Society, Inc., certificate for A. J. Lewis.
7An "Award of Merit" certificate, 1959, from-the "American National Red Cross", 1959
8Certificate for "Faithful Services" from Friendship Baptist Church, 04/27/75
9Plaque from Atlanta Public Schools to A. J. Lewis during, 1934-1973
10Plaque "Century Member" Pack & Troop "90", 1980
11Plaque, "Churchman Of The Year" from Friendship Baptist Church, to A. J. Lewis, 1976
12Plaque from "Thomas Heathe Slater Day Care Center" to A. J. Lewis.
13A wall picture of President J. F. Kennedy to A. J. Lewis.
14Plaque of "The Atlanta Morehouse Club" to A. J. Lewis, 1960
15Wall picture of William L. Pharis to a. J. Lewis.

Box

40Trophies
Photographs

Box

41Deteriorating notebook - contents unknown
45 rpm Record
Broadside of The Black Side by E.R. Carter
5 Mounted Photographs
1 Metro Atlanta Map
1 Glass framed architectural rendering of Hartsfield Airport, approximately 11" X 14"

Box

42Awards and Plaques

Box

43Graduation Cap, size "7 1/8"

Box

44Large Ephemera

Box

45A.J. Lewis II - Financial Records

Box

46Historical Publications
Black Publications
Miscellaneous Publications

Box

47Education-related Publications
Atlanta and Georgia-related Publications

Box

48NAACP Publications
Religious Publications

Box

49Scrapbook (Boy Scout)

Page

3Boy Scouts: Learning to Build Campfire ... Pictured.

Page

4Scouters., 3 photos

Page

5Classroom, cabin, ground refridgerator., 3 photos

Page

7Post card, Christmas card., 2 photos

Page

8Newspaper clipping, 1941
"Scout Leaders Preparing for Intensive Training Course - March 11, 1950s"
"Urban League Bulletin"
"Atlanta Negro Community", 1941

Page

8F. D. Maise, Assistant Scout Executive of the Atlanta Area Council, 1 photo

Page

9Newspaper clipping - Atlanta Daily World, 1940-1941
"Scout Speaker - Rev. W.R. Wilkes"
"On air tonight - F.D. Maie"
"George Rice - Addresses Boy Scouts"
"Scout seal"

Page

108 photos of Scout members

Page

11C.A.M.P. "J. K. Orr",, 28 photos

Page

13Newspaper photo of Scout leaders, 1-Christmas card

Page

14Application: Council-conducted camp

Page

15News article/photo: Training school

Page

16News article: Leaders' certificates

Page

17Cubbing ..., 5 photos

Page

19Camp site, 2 photos

Page

21Swimming scouters, 1 photo

Page

23Swimming scouters, 1 photo

Page

25Scouters swimming, 1 photo

Page

27Scouters swimming, 1 photo

Page

2916 photos

Page

3112 photos

Page

3324 photos

Page

3520 photos

Page

3720 photos

Page

3920 photos

Page

415 photos

Page

435 photos

Page

45Playing of the band, 3 photos

Page

47Camp site, 4 photos

A bus tour ..., 2 photos, 1 group photo

Page

50Newspaper clipping: Training school

Page

51Booklet: Camping objectives

Page

52News article: Boys at Camp -- J.K. Orr

Page

53Program: Eleventh Anniversary

Page

54Application for 'Merit Badge'

Page

55Form: Final examination

Page

56Program: Eleventh anniversary

Page

57Newsletter: Scout Makahiki

Page

58Program: 12th anniversary

Page

59Leaflet: Court of honor... observance of National Boy Scouts

Page

60Annual Convention -, July 29-31, 1942

Page

61Leaflet: Social recreation

Page

62Invitation: To the faculty and senior class

Page

63Newspaper clippings:
"85,000 Negro boys Scouting"
"Scout anniversary colorful affair"
"Trainers' meeting"
"Sworn in as 'Auxilliary police officers'"
"School for Scoutmasters'"

Page

65Newspaper clippings:
"District "10" Court of Honor and Awards"

Page

69Leaflet: Camp J.K. Orr