Papers, 1900-1946, of Joseph Allan Christian, a Presbyterian clergyman and his wife Evelyn Smith Christian who served pastorates in Virginia, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Includes correspondence, student notebooks of Christian while a student at Hampden-Sydney College and Union Theological Seminary (Richmond), memorabilia collected by Christian while doing YMCA work in France in World War I, sermons and prayers, papers relating to his work on the National War Labor Board for Baton Rouge, La., photographs, and notebooks and pocket diaries of both Joseph A. Christian and his wife (many pages are blank).
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Joseph Allan Christian was born at "Woodbourn," Charles City County, Va. 19 September 1880. He graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in 1902 and was a public school principal until entering Union Theological Seminary (Richmond) in 1905 from which he graduated in 1908. He married Evelyn Smith (b. 1882). Christian was a Presbyterian minister in Virginia, Mississippi, and Louisiana and served as moderator of the synods of Mississippi (1929) and Louisiana (1944). He did work with the YMCA in France during World War I. After retirement, he was a supply minister in Virginia. Christian died 20 May 1968. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .
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