Seattle, Wa. 1970. 100pp. Quarto. Original pictorial green wrappers printed in black, stapled. Moderate staining, soiling, and edge wear, corners a bit chewed, a few stray ink notations on wrappers. Some staining to margins of text, occasional foxing. Good plus. Item #4645
An unrecorded souvenir program for the national convention of the National United Church Ushers Association of America (NUCUAA), held in Seattle between July 26 and 31, 1970. The NUCUAA was formed in 1910 by uniting several usher groups in five eastern states and spread across the country over the ensuing decades. The present work provides a short history of the organization and its founder, welcome messages from various prominent state officials in Washington, several pages with a detailed schedule of events for the convention, dozens of pages containing well wishes and greetings from various sectional usher boards and individuals, and several pages of commercial advertisements for local Pacific Northwest businesses sympathetic to the African American community in and around Seattle. The text concludes with a four pages of lists of the ushers from nearby churches in Seattle, Tacoma, and Bremerton. The text is illustrated throughout with photographs of leaders, attendees, well wishers, and so forth, amounting to at least 200 hundred portraits of African American ushers and groups in Washington State and throughout the country. OCLC records just a single copy of one other souvenir program for the Ushers' annual convention, for the 33rd convention in 1952, held by Emory.