The Resource Peter Mellette papers, 1945-1993
- Peter Mellette papers, 1945-1993
- Inclusive dates
- Clippings (information artifacts)
- Scripts (documents)
- Interpersonal relationships. -- Religious aspects
- Press releases
- Personal papers
- Social justice. -- Religious aspects
- Mellette, Peter, 1920-1993
- Sound recordings
- Financial records
- Virginia -- History -- 20th century
- National Conference of Christians and Jews (U.S.)
- Virginia -- Richmond -- History -- 20th century
- Religions. -- Relations
- Race relations -- Religious aspects
- School integration -- Virginia
- Papers, 1945-1993, of Dr. Peter Mellette (1920-1993), longtime director of the Virginia region of the National Conference of Christians and Jews (NCCJ). Almost all of the papers in the collection relate to Mellette's work with the NCCJ, and include correspondence; general NCCJ files, such as administrative reports, committee and local chapter files, manuals, news releases, and newsletters; outreach and program files, including brochures, discussion guides, manuals, photographs, resource packets, scripts for radio and television spots and plays, sound recordings, syllabi, and other materials from programs such as Brotherhood Week, Rearing Children of Good Will, and Police-Community Relations, as well as various awards programs; subject files reflecting Mellette's interests in education, race relations, religion, school desegregation, social justice, and other topics; financial papers including budget projections, financial statements, and fundraising files; and an extensive collection of clippings
- Biographical or historical data
- Peter Augustus Mellette was born in Latta, South Carolina, on 10 January 1920, to parents Frank Mellette (1892-1944) and Floy Bethea Mellette (d. 1953). He completed his undergraduate education at Furman University in 1940, then moved to Pennsylvania to attend Crozer Theological Seminary. It was in Pennsylvania that Mellette met Sue Jackson (1922-2000), whom he married on 16 June 1943. He later earned degrees from Case Western Reserve University (master's in history, 1949), and Columbia University (doctorate in education, 1951).
- In 1952, Peter Mellette accepted a position as assistant director for the St. Louis area of the National Conference of Christians and Jews (NCCJ). The next year, he moved to Richmond to become director of the organization's Virginia region. Here he spent the remainder of his career, taking on additional roles as field director for the Carolinas, Kentucky, and Tennessee in 1973 (later adding Ohio and Indiana); national vice president in 1975; and senior vice president in 1978. He entered partial retirement in 1981, stepping down from his Virginia directorship but continuing with his national-level responsibilities until retiring fully in 1982. Mellette died of a heart attack on 3 February 1993. He was survived by his wife, Susan, and their children, Susan and Peter.
- Cataloging source
ContextContext of Peter Mellette papers, 1945-1993
Embed this data in a secure (HTTPS) page:
Include data citation:
Cite Data - Experimental
Data Citation of the Work Peter Mellette papers, 1945-1993
Copy and paste the following RDF/HTML data fragment to cite this resource
<div class="citation" vocab="http://schema.org/"><i class="fa fa-external-link-square fa-fw"></i> Data from <span resource="http://link.virginiamemory.com/resource/-c1Bz015FEY/" typeof="CreativeWork http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/Work"><span property="name http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/label"><a href="http://link.virginiamemory.com/resource/-c1Bz015FEY/">Peter Mellette papers, 1945-1993</a></span> - <span property="offers" typeOf="Offer"><span property="offeredBy" typeof="Library ll:Library" resource="http://link.virginiamemory.com/#_default"><span property="name http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/label"><a property="url" href="http://link.virginiamemory.com/">Library of Virginia</a></span></span></span></span></div>
Structured data from the Bibframe namespace is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License by Library of Virginia. Additional terms may apply to data associated with third party namespaces.
Processing Feedback ...