UNT Special Collections 2022 Research Fellowship Awardee - Dr. Ervin James III

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UNT Special Collections 2022 Research Fellowship Awardee

Project Title

Paul Quinn College: A Tale of Three Campuses Told Through Digitized Images, Oral Interviews and Artifacts

Project Description

2022 marks the 150th anniversary of the founding of Paul Quinn College. Consequently, the institution is planning a year-long celebration to honor this monumental achievement. Dr. James is conducting research to develop an exhibit of the school’s history that spans across three campus locations in three different Texas cities.


Dr. Ervin James III is an associate professor of history at Paul Quinn College located in Dallas, Texas. He received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Tuskegee University and his master’s and doctorate degrees in history from Texas Southern University and Texas A&M University, respectively. Erv’s scholarly research and writing contributions have been published by The Journal of African American History, The Journal of South Texas, and the Oxford University Press. Currently, he is engaged in conducting research to promote the history of Paul Quinn College for the institution’s 150th anniversary celebration.