Scope and arrangement
The Reverend Andrew J. Chambers Papers consist of two series: Correspondence and Printed Material. The first series contains correspondence received by Chambers which provides an account of his activities on behalf of the Richard Allen monument, his attempt to secure Congressional passage of a bill to establish a commission to study African American life, and other efforts. Additionally, the series contains loose scrapbook pages of documents gathered, presumably by Chambers, related to the Allen monument and in support of the Colored Commission effort. There are also testimonials from several prominent African Americans, including Frederick Douglass and Henry Highland Garnett, and a petition signed by Mifflin W. Gibbs, H. H. Garnett, Robert Brown Elliott, John Mercer Langston, William Grant Still, Henry McNeal Turner, and James T. Rapier on behalf of the Allen monument.