Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

James Hal Cone papers, circa 1940 -- 2018

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 14775883 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Cone, James H., 1938-2018
Title James Hal Cone papers, circa 1940 -- 2018
Physical Description 150 boxes (150 boxes)
Language(s) English .

Material is unprocessed. Please contact burkespecial@library.columbia.edu for more information.



Scope and Contents

This collection contains professional and personal materials of Reverend Doctor James Hal Cone, a pioneering voice in American religious history and founder of black liberation theology. Materials include teaching materials such as syllabi and student work, notes, lectures and documentation of speaking engagements, supporting research for and manuscripts of publications, photographs, personal and professional correspondence, documentation of committee and other work at UTS, financial materials, AV materials used for research and documenting speaking engagements, books, and awards and memorabilia.

  • Series 1: Ecumenical Association of Third World Theologians records, 1965 -- 2004

    This series contains conference materials, including reports, minutes, lectures, papers, correspondence, and travel documentation; publications; correspondence; business and administrative materials including budget and financial information; membership listings; readings; and notes related to Cone's involvement with the Ecumenical Association of Third World Theologians (EATWOT).

  • Series 2: Course files, 1969 -- 2019

    This series contains teaching and course materials, including lectures; syllabi; and supplemental materials including writings; readings and reading lists; notes; student rosters, papers, grades, and other records; course evaluations; correspondence; exam questions; and news clippings related to course topics.

  • Series 3: Martin and Malcolm files, circa 1950 -- 2016

    This series contains a body of material related to Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X compiled by Cone and used for work on his book, "Martin and Malcolm and America," and other projects. Material includes alphabetical files arranged by author of article on both Martin and Malcolm as well as alphabetical files arranged by title of publication; primary and secondary audiovisual materials including cassettes, cds, and VHS; chronological files on both Martin and Malcolm; files compiled by or related to David Garrow, who wrote "Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference," including transcripts of interviews conducted by Garrow, copies of FBI files, correspondence, and Cone's annotated copy of "Bearing the Cross;" primary material, including copies of speeches, transcripts, sermons, and other primary material by Martin and Malcolm; and research files, including copies of dissertations, subject files on intersecting research areas, clippings, contemporary scholarship and press, and files on further projects such as a Malcolm X reader.

Using the Collection

Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

Conditions Governing Access

Material is unprocessed. Please contact burkespecial@library.columbia.edu for more information.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Cone, James H., 1938-2018 -- : Archives Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Theologians Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Union Theological Seminary (New York, N.Y.) -- : Archives -- : Faculty Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID