Series 8
Photographs, 1930-1982
Boxes 55-56; OP 1-2; and OBV 1-3

Scope and Content Note

The series contains photographs from across Coan's adult life. There are images from Coan's graduation from Howard University to his time teaching at the International Theological Center. The series also contains a significant number of photos from Coan's time in Africa. These are photos of people connected to the African Methodist Episcopal Church and Wilberforce Academy, as well as general photos from South Africa. There also photos from Coan's travels outside of South Africa, to places including Zambia, in his role as Superintendent with the African Methodist Episcopal Church. The photos provide insight into the people that Coan worked and associated with during his time in Africa. Photos in the United States document events and places and Coan's associates. The series also contains a number of photo postcards, from Africa, the United States, and Canada. Some additional photographs relating to Coan's time in Africa can be found in the scrapbook in Series 9, Personal Papers.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by subject area, then in alphabetical order.

Coan
Box Folder Content
55 1 Portraits, no date
55 2 Portraits, no date [photographer: Adair Tate]
55 3 Portrait, no date [photographer: A.L. Adams Studio, Atlanta, Georgia]
55 4 Portraits, no date [photographer: Jack London Studio, Johannesburg, South Africa]
55 5 PhD graduation, Hartford Seminary Foundation, 1961
55 6 Snapshot, 1965
55 7 Portrait, January 6, 1980
Coan with others: undated
55 8 Unidentified, no date
55 9 In Africa, no date
55 10 At a mission in Africa, no date
55 11 Groundbreaking of a chapel in Africa, no date
55 12 The Inn Buck Hills Falls, Pennsylvania, no date
55 13 Interdenominational Theological Center, no date [photographer: H.C. Williams]
55 14 Lyuchi circuit, Isoka, near old Fife, no date
55 15 Minister and wife, Wareeniging, no date
55 16 Reverend Peter Lesabe and driver Mr. Opperman, no date
55 17 With choir in Africa, no date
55 18 With colleague, no date
OP1 1 Women's Missionary Society, Transvaal Conference Branch, no date
Coan with others: dated
55 19 Howard University graduation, 1930
55 20 The School of Religion, 1939
OP2 - Divinity School photo, 1932
55 21 Annual conference with Bishop Young, 1947
55 22 With ministers visiting Dr. and Mrs. D.S. Malekebu at Mission Chiradzulu, Nyasaland, East Africa, 1947
OP1 9 With Representatives of Workshop and Seminar Groups of the 43rd Session of the Georgia State Christian Education Leadership Congress, Morris Brown College, August 1951
55 23 Bishop Francis Herman Gow, Dr. and Mrs. Bright, Ghana, 1957
55 24 January 1957
55 25 PhD graduation, Hartford Seminary Foundation, 1961
55 26 October 1962
55 27 1965
55 28 May 1969
55 29 May 18, 1969
55 30 Morris Brown College Leadership Group, 1974 [photographer: Dodson Studio, Atlanta, Georgia]
55 31 80th Birthday party, 1982
Africa
55 32 African Methodist Episcopal Church members, Karonga Circuit, North Nyasa, Reverend John Lester C. Membe, Brother Ronald R.K. Mkandawiri, no date
55 33 African Methodist Episcopal Church members, Kasenga Circuit, Mzimba, P.D. Njakwa, P.Z. Mkandawiri, John Lester C. Membe, no date
55 34 Bloemfontein, no date
55 35 Carriers traveling from Karonga to Njakwa, approaching Livingstonia Mission, no date [photographer: J.L.C. Membe]
55 36 Conferences of Karonga and Kaporo circuits with J.B.C. Munthali and S. Chirambo, no date
55 37 David Sangweni, no date
55 38 Durban, no date
55 39 Evaton huts, no date
55 40 Mdabwi African Methodist Episcopal Church schoolchildren with Reverend Mvula, Kasungu, no date
55 41 Membe, John Lester C., children and wife, no date
55 42 Ministers at Kimberly, no date
55 43 Ministers of the Witbank district, no date
OP1 12 Miss Wilberforce and court, Universal Studios, Jeppe, no date
55 44 Natal, including Adams College, no date
55 45 N.K. Masuabi, principal at coloured school in Kimberly, no date
55 46 People and places, unidentified, no date
55 47 Seeiso Griffith Lerotholi, no date
55 48 Sekukuniland pastors, Transvaal, no date
55 49 Trip to Nyasaland, Northern and Southern Rhodesia, Tanganyika, no date
55 50 Unidentified man, Film Tests studio, Johannesburg, no date
55 51 Vereeniging, no date
55 52 Wilberforce Institute, including Bishop Wright's visit, no date
55 53 Winnie Lange, no date
55 54 Witbank choir, no date
55 55 Bethlehem, Bethel, and Ventersdorp, 1940
56 1 Calendar, 1941
56 2 Bishop John A. Gregg, visit to Wilberforce, 1944 [includes photos with Coan]
56 3 Reverend and Mrs. Lawrence, Easter 1944
56 4 Babsie and Nic Christians, May 4, 1945 [photographer: Candid Photo Service, Heathfield]
56 5 African Methodist Episcopal Church members of the district conference, J.L. Shaba, John Lester C. Membe, Fort Jameson, Northern Rhodesia, 1946
56 6 John and Sophia Adams, 1946 [photographer: 20th Century Studios]
56 7 Mbeya African Methodist Episcopal Church, pastors' council including John Lester C. Membe, Tanganyika, January 1948
56 8 Reverend Lawrence, from Cape Town, May 1948
56 9 New Jerusalem Baptist Church, Nyasaland, April 17, 1949
56 10 Trip to Ghana for Independence, 1957-1958
Other people
56 11 African-American congregation, no date [includes photo with Coan] [possible early pastorate]
56 12 A.J. Carey Jr, no date
56 13 Claudia Burriss, no date [photographer: Green & Haynes Photographers, Anderson, South Carolina]
56 14 John Epps, A.L., no date [photographer: Adams Photo Studio]
56 15 Principal and Mrs. Amos J. White at their home, no date
56 16 Reverend G.R. Crayton, no date
56 17 Revered Isaac P. Makhale, South Africa, no date
56 18 Ruth B Lewis, no date
56 19 Ruth Gaston Mueller, no date
56 20 Sam, Atlanta, GA, no date
56 21 Unidentified, no date [photographer: Green & Haynes Photographers, Anderson, South Carolina]
56 22 Unidentified family, no date [photographer: Snap Shot Service, Atlanta, Georgia]
56 23 Unidentified man, no date [photographer: P. Daniel & Fourie Photographers]
56 24 Unidentified man, no date [photographer: Respess-Grimes Engraving Co, Jacksonville, Florida]
OP1 2 Unidentified woman, no date
56 25 Unidentified woman, no date [photographer: Auburn Optical Co., Atlanta, Georgia]
56 26 Unidentified, no date [1 of 2]
56 27 Unidentified, no date [2 of 2]
56 28 Unidentified, 1957
56 29 Unidentified, 1959
56 30 Unidentified, 1960
56 31 Unidentified, 1961
56 32 Unidentified, 1964
56 33 Unidentified, 1966
56 34 Unidentified woman, Miami Beach Mall, February 1965 [wife?]
56 35 Shirley Wilcher, 1968-1969 [family]
56 36 Children: Susan, Thomas, Kathy, 1982
Photograph albums
OBV1 1930s
OBV2 Africa, no date
OBV3 Wilberforce Institute, no date
Places and events
56 37 African Methodist Episcopal Church religious service, no date [includes photos with Coan]
56 38 Funeral, no date
56 39 Parsonage of Allen Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church, no date
56 40 Sammye Fuller Coan's grave, no date [includes photo with Coan]
56 41 Speaking event, no date [includes photos with Coan]
56 42 African Methodist Episcopal Church Conference, Kansas City, 1948 [includes photo with Coan]
56 43 Unidentified places, no date, 1957, 1960
56 44 Interdenominational Theological Center faculty retreat, Hinton Rural Life Center, Haynesville, NC, 1969 [includes photo of Coan]
Postcards and photocards
56 45 Africa [1 of 2]
56 46 Africa [2 of 2]
56 47 Europe [includes postcard with Coan]
56 48 United States and Canada
Negatives
56 49 Negatives
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