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Gabriel Cumming Research Files

Identifier: DC068

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a research report and bibliography, a copy of Cumming's photo essay and six oral history interview transcripts. The interviews are with Alex Barnette and Anne McElroy of Hopewell Presbyterian Church; Catherine Cowan, Margaret Cowan, and Robert Howard of Centre Presbyterian Church; and Wilton Meadors and Juanita Henderson Rann of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. The photo essay includes material on Hopewell Presbyterian Church, Centre Presbyterian Church, Mt. Olive Baptist Church, and Mott's Grove United Methodist Church.


  • Creation: 1998

Biographical / Historical

These file were created in 1998 as part of an independent study project conducted by Gabriel Cumming, then a student at Swarthmore. The project, "Values and Land Use in Mecklenburg, Iredell and Catawba Counties of North Carolina" was based upon oral history interviews. A separate photo essay "Religion and Property in a Changing Landscape" was also created as part of the project. The interviews and photographs document attitudes toward land and religious faith and how those areas can intersect.


.21 Linear Feet (1 box)



Physical Location

Carrel Storage

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by Gabriel Cumming, 1998

Processing Information

Processed on Nov-98

Gabriel. Cumming Research Files
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Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections Repository