Holiday Closings: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Pitts is closed Monday, January 20th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Did you know that Pitts has a variety of primary source holdings from Dr. King himself? In the spring of 2019, the library was delighted to discover several letters of correspondence between Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Professor Claude Thompson, a faculty member of Candler School of Theology (1951–1971). Part of the Claude H. Thompson papers collection (MSS 162), these letters bear witness to Thompson’s role as a vocal proponent of the civil rights movement who articulated a foundation for relating to all people with justice, regardless of race, from a theological and biblical perspective.

These letters are just a few of the fascinating holdings in Pitts Theology Library. Check out the Special Collections Finding Aids to discover more hidden archival material!