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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

1961 to 1963

Cathedral Groups and Organizations

Cathedral Administration

Groups and Organizations

J. Milton Richardson Personal Files

Miscellaneous

Houston Public Library, Houston Metropolitan Research Center

MSS.0449 Bishop J. Milton Richardson MSS.0449



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Richardson, James Milton
Title: Bishop J. Milton Richardson Collection
Dates: Bulk, 1961-1963
Dates: 1959-1965, 1961-1963
Identification: MSS.0449
Quantity: 10.0 Linear feet, 24 document boxes; approximately 14,744 items
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library

Historical Note

Christ Church Cathedral was founded in 1839 when Houston was the capital of the Republic of Texas. It was Houston’s first religious congregation and has been operating continuously since its foundation. This collection deals with the turbulent years of 1961 to 1963. This is reflected in some of the items of the collection, such as programs for the memorial service for President John F. Kennedy and notes from the meetings of the Council of Fourteen, a group concerned with segregation and the early Civil Rights movement. While many items are not dedicated solely to the concerns of the time, mention of the issues in letters gives current researchers a glimpse of how the issues were perceived by contemporaries.

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Biographical Note

James Milton Richardson was born on January 8, 1913, to James Milton and Palacia (Stewart) Richardson. He received an A.B. from the University of Georgia in 1934, a B.D. from the Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria in 1938, and an M.A. from Emory University in 1942. Richardson was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa, and the Blue Key. He was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity where he served as National President from 1952 to 1956 and later as the National Chaplain. He was awarded an honorary LL.D. from John Marshall Law School in 1948, as well as multiple honorary DD.S. degrees from the Episcopal Theological Seminary in Kentucky in 1960, Sewanee (University of the South) in 1961, Virginia Theological Seminary in 1965, and Seminary of the Southwest in 1976.

Richardson was ordained as a deacon by the Virginia Theological Seminary in 1938 and as priest in 1939. He served as Rector of St. Timothy’s Church in Atlanta from 1938 to 1940, as Assistant Rector at St. Luke’s Church in Atlanta from 1940 to 1943, and as Rector of St. Luke’s from 1943 to 1952 before he came to Christ Church Cathedral in Houston, Texas, to serve as Dean from 1952 to 1965. He was nationally involved with the Episcopal Diocese serving the Church Pension Fund, the Church Insurance Corporation, and the Church Life Corporation as a Trustee, the National Council representing the Seventh Province, and as Trustee of the Episcopal Radio-TV Foundation where he co-founded “The Episcopal Hour” with Bishop Walker of Atlanta. In the Diocese of Atlanta, he was a member of the Standing Committee, the Board of Examining Chaplains, Chairman of the Department of Promotion, President of the Atlanta Branch of the English Speaking Union, and Vice-President of the Christian Council. In the Diocese of Texas, he served as Trustee of the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, Trustee of the Quin Foundation, member of the Executive Board, a Founding Trustee of the St. James’ Houses, and as Member of the Board of Directors for the following organizations: The Institute of Religion, the U.S.O., the Girl Scouts, the Houston Council of Churches, Traveler’s Aid, and the Boy’s Preparatory Club. He was consecrated as a Bishop of Texas in 1965.

Bishop Richardson married Eugenia Preston Brooks of Atlanta in 1940. Together they had four children: James Milton, Jr., Eugenia Brooks, Joan Stewart, and Preston Brooks. Bishop Richardson died in Houston in 1980.

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains the correspondence and business of Dean J. Milton Richardson of the Christ Cathedral Church in Houston, Texas, for the years 1961 to 1963. Included are items related to the administration of the Cathedral, Cathedral groups and services, the Episcopal Diocese of Texas and the national Diocese, as well as Dean Richardson’s personal files. The collection consists primarily of correspondence to and from Dean Richardson, regarding various topics.

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Arrangement

Outgoing Correspondence from 1961 to 1963
Cathedral Groups and Organizations
Cathedral Administration
Groups and Organizations
J. Milton Richardson Personal Files
Miscellaneous

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

None.

Use Restrictions

None.

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Index Terms

Richardson Family
Christ Church Cathedral (Houston, Texas)
Church Correspondence
Diocesan Pastoral Councils--Texas
Episcopal Church--Bishops
Episcopal Church--Texas--Houston

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Related Material

RG I 001: Christ Church Cathedral Record

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Bishop J. Milton Richardson. Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library.

Acquisition Information

Donated by: Rev. John A. Logan, Jr., Christ Church Cathedral.

Processing Information

Processed by: Amy Lynn Edwards, April 2003.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

1961 to 1963

Box Folder
1 1 All outgoing correspondence from January 2, 1961 to January 10, 1961
2 All outgoing correspondence from January 11, 1961 to January 20, 1961
3 All outgoing correspondence from January 21, 1961 to January 31, 1961
4 All outgoing correspondence from February 1, 1961 to February 10, 1961
5 All outgoing correspondence from February 11, 1961 to February 20, 1961
6 All outgoing correspondence from February 21, 1961 to February 27, 1961
7 All outgoing correspondence from March 1, 1961 to March 10, 1961
8 All outgoing correspondence from March 11, 1961 to March 20, 1961
9 All outgoing correspondence from March 21, 1961 to March 31, 1961
10 All outgoing correspondence from April 1, 1961 to April 10, 1961
11 All outgoing correspondence from April 11, 1961 to April 20, 1961
12 All outgoing correspondence from April 21, 1961 to April 30, 1961
13 All outgoing correspondence from May 1, 1961 to May 10, 1961
14 All outgoing correspondence from May 11, 1961 to May 20, 1961
15 All outgoing correspondence from May 21, 1961 to May 31, 1961
Box Folder
2 1 All outgoing correspondence from June 1, 1961 to June 8, 1961
2 All outgoing correspondence from June 12, 1961 to June 20, 1961
3 All outgoing correspondence from June 21, 1961 to June 30, 1961
4 All outgoing correspondence from July 1, 1961 to July 10, 1961
5 All outgoing correspondence from July 11, 1961 to July 20, 1961
6 All outgoing correspondence from July 21, 1961 to July 31, 1961
7 All outgoing correspondence from August 1, 1961 to August 31, 1961
8 All outgoing correspondence from September 1, 1961 to September 10, 1961
9 All outgoing correspondence from September 11, 1961 to September 30, 1961
10 All outgoing correspondence from October 1, 1961 to October 10, 1961
11 All outgoing correspondence from October 11, 1961 to October 20, 1961
12 All outgoing correspondence from October 21, 1961 to October 31, 1961
13 All outgoing correspondence from November 1, 1961 to November 10, 1961
14 All outgoing correspondence from November 11, 1961 to November 20, 1961
15 All outgoing correspondence from November 21, 1961 to November 30, 1961
16 All outgoing correspondence from December 1, 1961 to December 10, 1961
17 All outgoing correspondence from December 11, 1961 to December 20, 1961
18 All outgoing correspondence from December 21, 1961 to December 30, 1961
Box Folder
3 1 Sealed Envelopes from Morris K. Womack
2 Correspondence- Letters of Recommendation
3 Correspondence- Letters of Congratulation
4 Correspondence- Letters of Condolence
5 Correspondence- Letters of Assistance
6 Correspondence- Letters of Appreciation
7 Correspondence- Anonymous Letters
8 General Correspondence
Box Folder
3 9 All outgoing correspondence from January 1, 1962 to January 10, 1962
10 All outgoing correspondence from January 11, 1962 to January 20, 1962
11 All outgoing correspondence from January 21, 1962 to January 31, 1962
12 All outgoing correspondence from February 1, 1962 to February 14, 1962
13 All outgoing correspondence from February 15, 1962 to February 27, 1962
14 All outgoing correspondence from March 1, 1962 to March 10, 1962
15 All outgoing correspondence from March 12, 1962 to March 20, 1962
16 All outgoing correspondence from March 21, 1962 to March 31, 1962
17 All outgoing correspondence from April 1, 1961 to April 10, 1962
18 All outgoing correspondence from April 11, 1962 to April 30, 1962
19 All outgoing correspondence from May 1, 1962 to May 10, 1962
Box Folder
4 1 All outgoing correspondence from May 11, 1962 to May 20, 1962
2 All outgoing correspondence from May 21, 1962 to May 31, 1962
3 All outgoing correspondence from June 1962
4 All outgoing correspondence from July 1, 1962 to July 10, 1962
5 All outgoing correspondence from July 11, 1962 to July 20, 1962
6 All outgoing correspondence from July 21, 1962 to July 31, 1962
7 All outgoing correspondence from August 1, 1962 to August 10, 1962
8 All outgoing correspondence from August 11, 1962 to August 31, 1962
9 All outgoing correspondence from September 1, 1962 to September 18, 1962
10 All outgoing correspondence from September 19, 1962 to September 30, 1962
11 All outgoing correspondence from October 1, 1962 to October 10, 1962
12 All outgoing correspondence from October 11, 1962 to October 20, 1962
13 All outgoing correspondence from October 21, 1962 to October 31, 1962
14 All outgoing correspondence from November 1, 1962 to November 10, 1962
15 All outgoing correspondence from November 11, 1962 to November 20, 1962
16 All outgoing correspondence from November 21, 1962 to November 30, 1962
17 All outgoing correspondence from December 1, 1962 to December 10, 1962
18 All outgoing correspondence from December 11, 1962 to December 20, 1962
19 All outgoing correspondence from December 21, 1962 to December 31, 1962
Box Folder
5 1 General Correspondence for 1962
2 General Correspondence for 1962
3 Correspondence- Letters of Congratulation
4 Correspondence- Letters of Condolence
5 Correspondence- Letters of Assistance
6 Correspondence- Letters of Appreciation
7 Correspondence- Letters of Recommendation
Box Folder
5 8 All outgoing correspondence from December 31, 1962 to January 10, 1963
9 All outgoing correspondence from January 11, 1963 to January 20, 1963
10 All outgoing correspondence from January 21, 1963 to January 31, 1963
Box Folder
6 1 All outgoing correspondence from February 1, 1963 to February 10, 1963
2 All outgoing correspondence from February 11, 1963 to February 20, 1963
3 All outgoing correspondence from February 21, 1963 to February 28, 1963
4 All outgoing correspondence from March 1, 1963 to March 10, 1963
5 All outgoing correspondence from March 10, 1963 to March 20, 1963
6 All outgoing correspondence from March 21, 1963 to March 30, 1963
7 All outgoing correspondence from April 1, 1963 to April 10, 1963
8 All outgoing correspondence from April 11, 1963 to April 30, 1963
9 All outgoing correspondence from May 1963
10 All outgoing correspondence from June 1, 1963 to June 10, 1963
11 All outgoing correspondence from June 11, 1963 to June 20, 1963
12 All outgoing correspondence from June 21, 1963 to June 30, 1963
13 All outgoing correspondence from July 1, 1963 to July 10, 1963
14 All outgoing correspondence from July 11, 1963 to July 20, 1963
15 All outgoing correspondence from July 21, 1963 to July 31, 1963
16 All outgoing correspondence from August 1, 1963 to August 10, 1963
17 All outgoing correspondence from August 11, 1963 to August 20, 1963
18 All outgoing correspondence from August 21, 1964 to August 31, 1963
19 All outgoing correspondence from September 1, 1963 to September 10, 1963
20 All outgoing correspondence from September 11, 1963 to September 20, 1963
21 All outgoing correspondence from September 21, 1963 to September 30, 1963
22 All outgoing correspondence from October 1, 1963 to October 10, 1963
23 All outgoing correspondence from October 11, 1963 to October 20, 1963
24 All outgoing correspondence from October 21, 1963 to October 31, 1963
Box Folder
7 1 All outgoing correspondence from November 1, 1963 to November 10, 1963
2 All outgoing correspondence from November 11, 1963 to November 20, 1963
3 All outgoing correspondence from November 21, 1963 to November 30, 1963
4 All outgoing correspondence from December 1, 1963 to December 10, 1963
5 All outgoing correspondence from December 11, 1963 to December 20, 1963
6 All outgoing correspondence from December 23, 1963 to December 31, 1963
7 General Correspondence 1963
8 Letters of Recommendation
9 Letters of Congratulation
10 Letters of Condolence
11 Letters of Assistance
12 Letters of Appreciation
13 Anonymous Letters

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Cathedral Groups and Organizations

Box Folder
7 14 Ushers - 1961
15 Ushers - 1962
16 Ushers - 1963
17 Cathedral Chapter - 1961
18 Cathedral Chapter - 1962
19 Cathedral Chapter - 1963
20 Altar Guild - 1961
21 Altar Guild - 1962
Box Folder
8 1 Altar Guild - 1963
2 Acolytes - 1961
3 Acolytes - 1962
4 Vestry - 1961
5 Vestry - 1962
6 Vestry - 1963
7 Young People’s Fellowship - 1961
8 Young People’s Service League - 1961
9 YPS - 1963
10 Junior Vestry - 1961
11 Junior Vestry - 1962
12 Junior Vestry - 1963
13 Daughters of the King - 1961
14 Daughters of the King - 1963
15 Ladies’ Parish Association Yearbooks - 1956-63
16 Ladies Parish Association - 1961
17 Ladies Parish Association - 1962
18 Ladies Parish Association - 1963
19 St. Agnes’ Chapter - 1961
20 St. Agnes’ Chapter - 1962
Box Folder
9 1 St. Agnes’ Chapter - 1963
2 St. Theresa’s Chapter - 1961
3 St. Theresa’s Chapter - 1962
4 St. Theresa’s Chapter - 1963
5 Business Women’s Chapter - 1961
6 Business Women’s Chapter - 1962
7 Business Women’s Chapter - 1963
8 St. Anne’s Chapter - 1963
9 St. Martha’s Chapter - 1961
10 St. Martha’s Chapter - 1963
11 St. Faith’s Chapter - 1961
12 St. Faith’s Chapter - 1962
13 St. Helena’s Chapter - 1961
14 St. Helena’s Chapter - 1962
15 St. Helena’s Chapter - 1963
16 St. Elizabeth’s Chapter - 1961
17 St. Elizabeth’s Chapter - 1963
18 St. Hilda’s Chapter - 1963
19 St. Catherine’s Chapter - 1961
20 St. Catherine’s Chapter - 1963
21 St. Margaret’s Chapter - 1962
22 St. Margaret’s Chapter - 1963

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Cathedral Administration

Box Folder
9 23 Members - 1961
24 Members - 1962
25 Members - 1963
26 Prospective Members - 1961
27 Prospective Members - 1962
28 Prospective Members - 1963
29 J. Milton Richardson Visiting Book - 1961
30 J. Milton Richardson Visiting Book - 1962
31 J. Milton Richardson Visiting Book - 1963
Box Folder
10 1 Changes of Address - 1961
2 Changes of Address - 1962
3 Transfers Records - 1961
4 Transfers Records - 1962
5 Transfers Records - 1963
Box Folder
10 6 Buildings and Grounds - 1961
7 Buildings and Grounds - 1962
8 Buildings and Grounds - 1963
9 Christ Church Property - 1961
10 Christ Church Cathedral Property Corp. - 1962
11 Christ Church Properties, miscellaneous - 1963
12 Rectories - 1961
13 Rectory - 1962
14 Rectory - 1963
15 Parking Lot - 1961
16 Parking Lot - 1962
17 Parking Lot - 1963
18 Historical Records - 1962
Box Folder
11 1 Advertising - 1961
2 Advertising - 1962
3 Advertising - 1963
4 Press Releases - 1961
5 Press Releases - 1962
6 Press Releases - 1963
7 Publicity - 1963
Box Folder
11 8 H. Douglas Fontaine - 1961
9 H. Douglas Fontaine - 1962
10 H. Douglas Fontaine - 1963
11 Howard C. Rutenbar - 1961
12 Howard C. Rutenbar - 1962
13 Howard C. Rutenbar - 1963
14 Reverend Joe A. Johnson - 1963
15 William Barnard - 1963
Box Folder
12 1 Cathedral Services, General - 1961
2 Cathedral Services - 1962
3 Cathedral Services - 1963
4 Bulletins - 1961
5 Bulletins - 1962
6 Bulletins - 1963
7 Prayers and Sermons - 1961
8 Prayers and Sermons - 1962
9 Prayers and Sermons - 1963
10 Music - 1963
11 Family Day - 1961
12 Church School - 1961
3 Church School - 1962
14 Church School - 1963
15 Confirmations - 1961
Box Folder
13 1 Confirmations - 1962
2 Confirmations - 1963
3 Baptisms - 1961
4 Baptisms - 1962
5 Baptisms - 1963
6 Funerals - 1961
7 Funerals - 1962
8 Funerals - 1963
Box Folder
14 1 Marriages - 1961
2 Marriages - 1962
3 Marriages - 1963
Box Folder
14 4 Supplies - 1961
5 Supplies - 1962
6 Supplies - 1963
7 Books - 1961
8 Books - 1962
9 Books - 1963
10 Orders for Needlepoint - 1962
11 Orders for Needlepoint - 1963
Box Folder
15 1 Report on Examination - 1961
2 Report on Examination - 1962
3 Financial Reports - 1961
4 Financial Reports - 1963
5 Invoices and Statements - 1961
6 Invoices and Statements - 1962
7 Invoices and Statements - 1963
8 Custodian Account - 1961
9 Custodian Account - 1962
10 Custodian Account - 1963
11 Endowment Fund - 1961
12 Endowment Fund - 1962
13 Endowment Fund - 1963
Box Folder
16 1 Allen, Rosa C. Scholarship - 1961
2 Allen, Rosa C. Scholarship - 1962
3 Allen, Rosa C. Scholarship - 1963
4 Education Fund - 1961
5 Education Fund - 1962
6 Education Fund - 1963
7 Mitchell Bequest - 1961
8 Mitchell Bequest - 1962
9 Mitchell Bequest - 1963
10 Capital Funds - 1961
11 Capital Funds - 1962
12 Capital Funds - 1963
13 Quin Foundation - 1961
14 Quin Foundation - 1962
15 Rambaud Trust - 1961
16 Rambaud Trust - 1962
17 Rambaud Trust - 1963
18 J.M. Richardson Discretionary Fund - 1963
19 Catering Fund - 1961
20 Mrs. Charlie Claire Ewing - 1961
21 Every Member Canvass - 1961
22 Every Member Canvass - 1962
23 Every Member Canvass - 1963

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Groups and Organizations

Box Folder
17 1 Clergy: Houston - 1961
2 Clergy: Houston - 1962
3 Clergy: Houston - 1963
4 Clergy: Texas - 1961
5 Clergy: Texas - 1962
6 Clergy: Texas - 1963
7 Clergy: out of state - 1961
8 Clergy: out of state - 1962
9 Clergy: out of state - 1963
Box Folder
18 1 Clergy: Postulant - 1963
2 Clergy: Bishop John E. Hines - 1961
3 Clergy: Bishop John E. Hines - 1962
4 Clergy: Mark E. Waldo - 1961
5 Clergy: Dr. James P. Clements - 1961
6 Clergy: Bishop F. Percy Goddard - 1961
Box Folder
18 7 Diocese of Texas: General - 1961
8 Diocese of Texas: General - 1962
9 Diocese of Texas: General - 1963
10 Diocesan Council - 1961
11 Diocesan Council - 1962
12 Diocesan Council - 1963
13 Executive Board - 1961
14 Conferences: Dean’s Meeting - 1961
15 Dean’s Conference - 1961
16 Conferences: Dean’s Conference - 1963
17 Conferences: General - 1961
18 Conferences: General - 1962
19 Conferences: General - 1963
20 General Convention - 1961
21 Parish Life Conference - 1962
22 Clergy Conference - 1963
Box Folder
19 1 Church Pension Fund - 1961
2 Church Pension Fund - 1961
3 Church Pension Fund - 1962
4 Church Pension Fund - 1962
5 Church Pension Fund - 1963
6 Church Pension Fund - 1963
Box Folder
20 1 Clericus - 1961
2 Clericus - 1962
3 St. James’ Houses - 1961
4 Institute of Religion - 1961
5 Institute of Religion - 1962
6 Institute of Religion - 1963
7 Seminary of the Southwest - 1961
8 Seminary of the Southwest - 1962
9 Seminary of the Southwest - 1963
10 College of Preachers - 1962
11 College of Preachers - 1963
12 Adult Education Seminar - 1961
13 Episcopal Education Seminar - 1963
14 Kentucky Theological Seminary - 1961
15 Virginia Theological Seminary - 1963
16 Council of Churches of Greater Houston - 1961
17 Association of Churches - 1962
18 Association of Churches - 1963
19 St Mark’s Vestry Report on the NCCCA - 1961
20 St Stephen’s Episcopal School - 1961
21 St Luke’s Hospital - 1961
22 Holly Hall - 1963
23 YMCA Building Fund - 1961
24 Committee of Fourteen - 1963
Box Folder
21 1 Episcopal Radio and Television Foundation - 1961
2 Episcopal Radio and Television Foundation - 1962
3 Episcopal Radio and Television Foundation - 1963
4 Organizations: General - 1961
5 Organizations: General - 1962
6 Organizations: General - 1963
7 Boy’s Preparatory Club - 1961
8 Rhodes Scholarship - 1962
9 Texas Bill of Rights Foundation - 1963

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J. Milton Richardson Personal Files

Box Folder
22 1 J. Milton Richardson - 1961
2 J. Milton Richardson - 1962
3 J. Milton Richardson - 1963
4 Atlanta - 1961
5 Atlanta - 1962
6 Atlanta - 1963
Box Folder
22 7 J. Milton Richardson Speaking Engagements - 1961
8 J. Milton Richardson Speaking Engagements - 1962
9 J. Milton Richardson Speaking Engagements - 1963
Box Folder
22 10 Insurance - 1961
11 Insurance - 1962
Box Folder
23 1 Bills - 1961
2 Bills - 1962
Box Folder
23 3 Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity - 1961
5 Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity - 1963
4 Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity - 1962
Box Folder
24 1 Sewanee (University of the South) - 1961
2 Sewanee (University of the South) - 1962
3 Sewanee (University of the South) - 1963
Box Folder
24 4 Chatham Hall - 1962
5 Chatham Hall - 1962
6 Chatham Hall - 1963
7 Duke University - 1961
8 Duke University - 1962
9 Duke University - 1963
10 University of Georgia - 1962
11 University of Georgia - 1963
13 Emory University - 1961
12 Birmingham Southern - 1961
14 Newcomb College - 1961
15 University of Alabama - 1961
16 Vanderbilt College - 1961
17 Virginia Theological Seminary - 1961
18 College of William and Mary - 1962
19 University of Arizona - 1962
Box Folder
24 20 Order of Service for the Consecration of J. M. Richardson as Bishop

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Miscellaneous

Box Folder
24 21 Miscellaneous

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