Series 9
Personal papers, 1920-2002
Boxes 57-62; OP1; and OBV 4

Scope and Content Note

The series contains the personal papers of Coan, his first wife, Sammye Fuller Coan, and his second wife, Eloise Morris Coan. Papers include financial and legal records, memorabilia, student and professional materials, and items from Coan's time in South Africa. Coan's detailed financial records document his income and expenses. The memorabilia contains certificates, cards, and materials from events such as birthdays and parties.

The items relating to South Africa are of particular interest. They include Coan's tickets to South Africa, gas ration cards, and customs and immigration papers. The South Africa materials also contain Coan's membership cards for the African United Cultural & Domestic Workers' Club and the Bantu Men's Social Centre. The Bantu Men's Social Centre included activists such as Nelson Mandela among its members.

The Sammye Fuller Coan materials include her diplomas and other academic materials. The Eloise Morris Coan materials contain items primarily relating to her church and alumni activities. For Coan's student writings, see Writings by Coan (Subseries 2.1).

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type.

Coan, Eloise Morris
Box Folder Content
57 1 A.M.E. Minister's Wives Alliance, circa 1985
57 2 Atlanta Association of Media Women, 1994
57 3 Birth affidavit
57 4 Celebrations, no date
57 5 Certificates and awards, 1983
57 6 Church Women United, no date
57 7 Church Women United in Atlanta, 1979-1980
57 8 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, 1994
57 9 Family evaluation, no date
57 10 Materials on aging, 1992
57 11 Memorial programs, 1994
57 12 National Council of Negro Women, 1993
57 13 Reed High School Reunion, May 6-9, 1982
57 14 South Carolina State College alumni materials, circa 1980s [1 of 2]
57 15 South Carolina State College alumni materials, circa 1980s [2 of 2]
58 1 South Carolina State College alumni materials, 1990
58 2 Women's Day, Big Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1993
58 3 Women's Missionary Society, circa 1970s-1980s
58 4 Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Finer Womanhood Banquet, March 26, 1977
Coan, Sammye Fuller
58 5 Biographical sketch
58 6 Commencement exercises, Atlanta University, 1926
OP1 3 Diploma, Spelman Seminary, 1920
OP1 4 Diploma, Atlanta University, 1926
OP1 5 Diploma, Spelman College, 1933
58 7 Obsequies, February 28, 1963
58 8 Sammye E Coan Honor Society, Honors Day Program and Banquet, 1966
58 9 Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, certificate, November 8, 1944
Financial records
58 10 Bank statement, January 1967
58 11 Bank statements and checks, December 1970
58 12 Bank statements and checks, February 1976
58 13 Bank statements and checks, May 1976
58 14 Bank statements and checks, August 1976
58 15 Bank statements and checks, September 1976
58 16 Bank statements and checks, October 1976
58 17 Bank statements and checks, November 1976
58 18 Car property taxes, 1950s-1980s
58 19 Car registration, South Africa, 1944
58 20 Check transaction registers, 1968
58 21 Check transaction registers, 1969
58 22 Check transaction registers, 1970
58 23 Check transaction registers, 1971
58 24 Check transaction registers, 1972
58 25 Check transaction registers, 1973
58 26 Check transaction registers, 1974
59 1 Check transaction registers, 1975
59 2 Contributions
59 3 Deposit slips, 1969-1976
59 4 Deposit receipt slips, 1969-1975
59 5 Employer taxes, Sallie Bymes, 1969
59 6 Employer taxes, Sallie Bymes, 1970
59 7 Employer taxes, Sallie Bymes, 1971
59 8 Employer taxes, Sallie Bymes, 1972
59 9 Employer taxes, Sallie Bymes, 1973
59 10 Employer taxes, Sallie Bymes, 1975
59 11 Employer taxes, Sallie Bymes, 1977
59 12 Employer taxes, Sallie Bymes, 1978
59 13 Employer taxes, Sallie Bymes, 1979
59 14 Employer taxes, Sallie Bymes, 1980
59 15 Employer taxes, Sallie Bymes, 1981
59 16 Employer taxes, Sallie Bymes, 1982
59 17 Employer taxes, Sallie Bymes, 1983
59 18 Georgia League Credit Union
59 19 Hartford Seminary expenses
59 20 Howard University account book
59 21 Morris Brown College, travel expenses
59 22 North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance
59 23 Notebook, personal finances, 1982-1989
59 24 Permit to export bank notes, currency, gold, or securities, South Africa, 1947
59 25 Personal expenses, 1944
59 26 Personal tax, Transvaal, 1942-1945
59 27 Promissory notes, 1942-1945
60 1 Property, West Lake Avenue, Atlanta
60 2 Property taxes, no date, 1950s-1960s
60 3 Property taxes, 1970s-1990s
60 4 Receipts
60 5 Taxes, 1977
60 6 Taxes, 1978
60 7 Taxes, 1981
60 8 Taxes, 1985
60 9 Taxes, 1986
60 10 Taxes, 1987
60 11 Turner Theological Seminary, Student Aid Fund statements and receipts, 1966
60 12 Wheel tax, Transvaal, 1940
Legal records
60 13 Consulate registration papers, 1940
60 14 Copyright certificate, Library of Congress, 1962
60 15 Customs papers, South Africa, 1938, 1947
60 16 Marriage license, Josephus Coan and Eloise Morris, 1970
60 17 Passport materials and vaccination records
60 18 Power of attorney, 1942
60 19 Selective service papers
Memorabilia
60 20 80th birthday celebration, 1982
60 21 100th birthday celebration, 2002
60 22 Appreciation ceremony, 1986
60 23 Card, Airlines clergy bureau
60 24 Cards, others
60 25 Cards, personal
60 26 Certificate of academic credit, International Council of Religious Education, 1932
OP1 6 Certificate from the State of Tennessee, in recognition of outstanding service to the City of Chattanooga, presented by the Honorable Clarence B. Robinson, April 23, 1981
61 1 Certificate, Sacred Heart Spiritual Society
61 2 Certificate, St. Mark's African Methodist Episcopal Church, Women's Day, 1979
61 3 Dorthula Cook's Birthday Celebration, 1993
61 4 Homegoing celebration, February 14, 2004
61 5 Quality Living Services Luncheon, 1986
61 6 Retirement recognition banquet, 1974
61 7 Ribbon, 93rd Anniversary, Antioch African Methodist Episcopal Church, Decatur, Georgia, July 2-9, 1961
61 8 Special edition print commemorating Second Inauguration of William Jefferson Clinton and Albert Gore, Jr., February 1997
61 9 Special Recognition Award, Center for International Security Studies, 1979
Professional
61 10 Biographical sketches and résumés
61 11 Business card, Interdenominational Theological Center and Turner Theological Seminary
61 12 Business card, Wilberforce Institute, Transvaal
61 13 Certificate of Participation, Conference on the Ministry, June 13, 1973
61 14 Clergy appointments and ordinations, 1927-1988
61 15 Clergy permit application forms
61 16 Home dedication, Deacon Saint Pierre Morris, 1977
OP1 7 Letter, Georgia's Outstanding Citizens, February 21, 1990
61 17 Letters of introduction, 1938
61 18 List of writings
OP1 8 Membership renewal certificate, St. Mark's African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1987
61 19 Notebooks, no date, 1947 [1 of 2]
61 20 Notebooks [2 of 2]
61 21 Notes
61 22 Railroad clergy permits
South Africa
61 23 Certificate of inoculation and vaccination, Union of South Africa, 1947
61 24 Certificate of Minister of Religion, South Africa, no date
61 25 Gas ration cards, South Africa, 1940s
61 26 Identification card, 1942
62 1 Immigration papers and correspondence, South Africa, 1940s
62 2 Letter of authority, Bishop Reid, 1940
62 3 Membership card, African United Cultural & Domestic Workers' Club, 1943
62 4 Membership card, Bantu Men's Social Centre, 1939
62 5 Minister's Identification card, South Africa, 1946
62 6 Postage stamps, Union of South Africa
OBV4 - Scrapbook [containing records, printed material, and photographs relating to Coan's service in South Africa]
62 7 Ticket, Union-Castle Line, Capetown from England, August 5, 1938
62 8 Ticket envelope, S.S. Deutschland, New York to England, July 14, 1938
62 9 Wireless radio license, 1939-1947
Student material
62 10 Coan's grades, 1922-1949
62 11 Hartford Seminary commencement program, 1961
62 12 Hartford Seminary student materials
62 13 Howard University, commencement programs, 1930 and 1934
62 14 Howard University, room rent card, 1928
62 15 Howard University, student manual and souvenir programs, 1927-1931
62 16 Phi Beta Sigma fraternity
62 17 State College student schedule and recitation card
62 18 Union Theological Seminary
62 19 University of London Lodgings Bureau
62 20 Yale alumni materials
62 21 Yale commencement and anniversary programs, 1931-1938
62 22 Yale photo key, 1930-1932
62 23 Yale rules and registration forms
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