Rev. J. H. Jackson Papers
1601 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (312) 642-4600
Extent: 113.51 Linear Feet
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Scope and Content Note:
Personal papers of the Rev. Joseph Harrison Jackson, pastor of Olivet Baptist Church, Chicago, 1941-1990, and president of the National Baptist Convention U.S.A., Inc., the nation's largest African American religious denomination, 1953-1982. Includes sermons and sermon notes (topically and seasonally-arranged) and various divinity school papers; plus various topical files on theological, social, and political issues; correspondence regarding speaking engagements; and materials on the annual sessions of the National Baptist Convention U.S.A, including the controversial 1982 session. Also present are a few college papers (1920s-1930s) of Rev. Jackson's wife, Maude Thelma Jackson.