Series 1
Correspondence,1896-1990
Boxes 1-2

Scope and Content Note

The series contains both general and family correspondence from 1896-1990. The general correspondence documents Coan's friendships and his professional life. There is correspondence between Coan and other ministers in the African Methodist Episcopal Church which documents church leadership and activities. Employment correspondence documents Coan's teaching and administrative responsibilities at various institutions, including Morris Brown and the Interdenominational Theological Center. Other correspondence indicates Coan's interest in and involvement with Atlanta organizations.

The family correspondence contains letters to and from the Coan family. In particular, letters document the relationship between Coan and his wife, Sammye Fuller Coan, through their long separation during his time in South Africa.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in chronological order.

Scope and Content Note The series contains both general and family correspondence from 1896-1990. The general correspondence documents Coan's friendships and his professional life. There is correspondence between Coan and other ministers in the African Methodist Episcopal Church which documents church leadership and activities. Employment correspondence documents Coan's teaching and administrative responsibilities at various institutions, including Morris Brown and the Interdenominational Theological Center. Other correspondence indicates Coan's interest in and involvement with Atlanta organizations. The family correspondence contains letters to and from the Coan family. In particular, letters document the relationship between Coan and his wife, Sammye Fuller Coan, through their long separation during his time in South Africa.
General correspondence
Box Folder Content
1 1 Undated
1 2 1896, 1928, 1930-1937
1 3 1938
1 4 1939
1 5 1940-1943
1 6 1944-1945
1 7 1946
1 8 1947 January-July
1 9 1947 August-December
1 10 1948 January-February
2 1 1948 March-April
2 2 1948 May-August
2 3 1948 September-December
2 4 1949
2 5 1950-1952
2 6 1953-1956
2 7 1957-1959
2 8 1960-1969
3 1 1970-1972
3 2 1973-1979
3 3 1980-1981
3 4 1982-1986
3 5 1987-1989, 1993
Coan family
3 6 Undated
3 7 1932-1938
3 8 1939-1940
3 9 1941-1946
3 10 1947
3 11 Eloise Morris Coan, 1981-1990
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