A Guide to the Gordon Blaine Hancock Collection, 1943-1975 Hancock, Gordong Blaine Collection MS-0033

A Guide to the Gordon Blaine Hancock Collection, 1943-1975

A Collection in
Archives and Special Collections Department, L. Douglas Wilder Library, Virginia Union University
Collection Number MS-0033


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Repository
Archives and Special Collections Department, L. Douglas Wilder Library, Virginia Union University
Collection Number
MS-0033
Title
Gordon Blaine Hancock Collection, 1943-1975
Physical Characteristics
205 items (0.5 linear feet)
Creator
Hancock, Gordon Blaine, 1884-1970
Language of Materials
Materials in this collection are in English.

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Copyright is retained by the author or his descendants as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Mrs. Florence Marie Hancock, wife of Dr. Gordon Blaine Hancock.

Biographical/Historical Note

Gordon Blaine Hancock was an educator, journalist, civil rights activist and clergyman. He studied Theology, Economics and Sociology. He was a professor of Economics and Sociology at Virginia Union University in Richmond for approximately 30 years. He retired in 1963 as pastor of the Moore Street Baptist Church after 38 years of dedicated service.

Scope and Content

Materials in this collection are congratulatory letters, greeting cards, photographs, miscellaneous scrapbook items, annual reports, teaching materials and oversized pages of laminated clippings. Materials reveal the activities of the Southern Regional Council and Tuskegee Institute. The congratulatory letters are from friends and colleagues on the occasion of Dr. Hancock’s 20th anniversary as pastor of Moore Street Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia. The miscellaneous scrapbook items are mostly paper clippings, postcards and photographs. Dr. Hancock’s teaching materials include course outlines and teaching notes from Virginia Union University in the early 1950s. The oversized pages of laminated clippings are mostly photocopies of Dr. Hancock’s syndicated news column, “Between the Lines.”

Arrangement

The records are arranged chronologically.

Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Hancock, Gordon Blaine, 1884-1970
  • Subjects:

  • African Americans--Civil rights
  • Civil rights--United States

Contents List

Folder 1
Audit and Annual reports
Folder 2
Congratulatory letters
Folder 3
Greeting cards
Folder 4
Miscellaneous scrapbook items
Folder 5
Teaching materials
Folder 6
Photographs
Folder 7
Oversized papers of laminated clippings