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James McBride Dabbs papers

Identifier: SCL-MS-6989

Correspondence, essays, and publications related to civil rights, race relations, the Presbyterian Church, farming operations and management of his property in Sumter County (S.C.); with letters and publications that document Dabbs's professional involvements and interests, including his leadership roles in civil rights councils, religious organizations, and other groups.


  • 1909 - 1975

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Collection is open for research.

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12.5 Linear Feet (10 cartons)

Biographical / Historical

Professor of English at the University of South Carolina and Coker College; civil rights activist of Sumter, S.C.; governing lay elder of Salem - Black River PresbyterianChurch; president of the Southern Regional Council, board member of the Penn Community Services for African Americans (St. Helena Island, Beaufort County, S.C.); executive committee member of the integrated Fellowship of Southern Churchmen; former English professor at Coker College; author of several books on southern history; and owner of Rip Raps Plantation in Mayesville, S.C.


Also includes accession numbers 7307, 7870, 7890, 8339, 8587, 8607, 8643, 8644, 8678, 8706, 8733, 8854, 8893, 9104, 9471, 10061, 10448, 10717, 10645, 10717, 11374, 11383, and 12195.

Repository Details

Part of the South Caroliniana Library Repository

910 Sumter St.
University of South Carolina
Columbia SC 29208 USA
(803) 777-5747 (Fax)

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