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  • F7623m03w?file=thumbnail
    Date: ca. 1920
    Contributing Institution: Union Presbyterian Seminary Library
    Description: Handwritten on reverse : "8 AM on way to school; children of the neighborhood in front of Mission building."
  • Th83m520q?file=thumbnail
    Date: ca. 1920
    Contributing Institution: Union Presbyterian Seminary Library
    Description: People coming to Mission building on foot, by car and bicycle
  • W0892h98s?file=thumbnail
    Date: ca. 1920
    Contributing Institution: Union Presbyterian Seminary Library
    Description: Young boys with drum, probably for Rally Day
  • W66349414?file=thumbnail
    Date: ca. 1920
    Contributing Institution: Union Presbyterian Seminary Library
    Description: In 1911, students from Union Theological Seminary in Virginia (Later, Union Presbyterian Seminary) started an urban ministry outreach program in the most impoverished neighborhood of Richmond. The Seventeenth Street Mission functioned as a settlement house, offering laundry facilities and showers, meals, a clothing closet, classes in sewing, carpentry and other skills. The Sunday School program focused on the memorization of Bible verses, catechisms and the Lord's Prayer. In 1914, students from the General Assembly's Training School (later, the Presbyterian School of Christian Education) joined in as teachers and volunteers, and the effort became largely staffed by women. In 1946, Elinor Curry of the Ginter Park Presbyterian Church became the director of the Mission. In 1952 the Eastminster Presbyterian Church was organized nearby, and in 1963 the Seventeenth Street mission building was demolished and its ministry operated through the Eastminster Church. Photo shows view of the mission building with Sunday School children, teachers and staff.
  • 9019s886v?file=thumbnail
    Date: ca. 1920
    Contributing Institution: Union Presbyterian Seminary Library
    Description: A portrait of Robert Stewart McClenahan (not McClanahan) and his wife Margaret. They joined the AME in 1897. R.S. McClenahan was the Secretary/Treasurer of Assiut College, and Professor of Ethics and Biblical Instruction. He joined with Charles R. Watson to start the American University in Cairo, and served as the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences 1920-1928.
  • J098zj34j?file=thumbnail
    Date: ca. 1920
    Contributing Institution: Union Presbyterian Seminary Library
    Description: Medical ministry was undertaken by the AME beginning with the arrival of Dr. D.R. Johnston and his wife Margaret in 1868. By 1891, a small clinic was established in Asyut by Dr. L.M. Henry. This image shows the hospital building about 1920.