Dr. James H. Costen was Presbyterian minister and educator, and served as president of the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) from 1983 to 1997. In 1969, he became the first Dean of the Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary – the only historically Black theological seminary of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Costens’s records tell the story of an active educator and administrator with the papers providing rich resources in the study of African American religion and education in the South. For more information about the collection as a whole, please visit the James H. Costen finding aid.


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James H. Costen Collection, Audio-Visual Recordings

James H. Costen Collection, Photographs