Reverend Eugene Smathers Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0398

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Table of Contents

The Smathers Collection is divided into two series: a regular, and a miscellaneous series. The "regular" series includes Boxes 1-39, and contains the following: 1) Smathers' incoming correspondence; 2) Smathers' outgoing correspondence; and 3) Smathers' sermons and sermon materials.

The miscellaneous series, Miscellaneous Boxes 1-22, includes the following:

1) various materials collected by Smathers, and listed according to subject;

2) articles, papers and pamphlets by Smathers, plus publications about Smathers and Big Lick;

3) Board of National Missions Monthly Reports by Smathers and by others, and miscellaneous reports on various projects;

4) pamphlets collected by Eugene Smathers, arranged by publisher

Dates

  • 1932-1968

Language of Materials

English

Eugene Smathers Biographical Sketch

  • Dec. 4, 1907 Born in Bath County, Kentucky
  • 1929 A.B. Transylvania College
  • 1932 B.D.Louisville Presbyterian Seminary
  • 1942 Married Louoile Boydston of Berrysville, Ark.
  • 1932-68 Pastor of Calvary Presbyterian Church of Big Lick, Tn. near Crossville.
  • 1937-38 Warren H. Wilson House of Health Constructed
  • 1940 Author of "I Work in the Cumberlands", Fellowship of Southern Churchmen
  • 1940-41 Interracial and interfaith work camps held at Big Lick
  • 1942-45 Special Lecturer in rural life and leadership at the School of Religion, Vanderbilt University
  • 1942 "Primer for Friends of the Soil", Friends of the Soil
  • 1943 "Study Guide for Use with Bailey's Holy Earth",
  • 1944 "Stewards of the Soil", Friends of the Soil
  • 1949 D.D., Honorary Degree, Centre College, Ky.
  • 1950 Rural Paster of the Year for Tennessee
  • President of Natl. Presbyterian Town and Country Fellowship
  • Chairman of Committee on Natl. Missions, Presbytery of Cumberland Mtn., and of the Synod of Mid-South
  • Chairman, Cuaberland County Rural Health Council
  • ca. 1950 - 59 Member of Bd. of Directors of Uplands Sanatorium
  • 1959 Member of Exec. Comm. of Natl. Presby. Rural Fellowship
  • 1967 Chairman of Bd. of Cumberland Co. Farmers Cooperative
  • May, 1967 Elected Moderator by the General Aaseably of the United Presbyterian Church, U.S.A.
  • Aug. 18, 1968 Died, Big Lick, Tn.
Dec. 4, 1907
Born in Bath County, Kentucky
1929
A.B. Transylvania College
1932
B.D.Louisville Presbyterian Seminary
1942
Married Louoile Boydston of Berrysville, Ark.
1932-68
Pastor of Calvary Presbyterian Church of Big Lick, Tn. near Crossville.
1937-38
Warren H. Wilson House of Health Constructed
1940
Author of "I Work in the Cumberlands", Fellowship of Southern Churchmen
1940-41
Interracial and interfaith work camps held at Big Lick
1942-45
Special Lecturer in rural life and leadership at the School of Religion, Vanderbilt University
1942
"Primer for Friends of the Soil", Friends of the Soil
1943
"Study Guide for Use with Bailey's Holy Earth",
1944
"Stewards of the Soil", Friends of the Soil
1949
D.D., Honorary Degree, Centre College, Ky.
1950
Rural Paster of the Year for Tennessee
President of Natl. Presbyterian Town and Country Fellowship
Chairman of Committee on Natl. Missions, Presbytery of Cumberland Mtn., and of the Synod of Mid-South
Chairman, Cuaberland County Rural Health Council
ca. 1950 - 59
Member of Bd. of Directors of Uplands Sanatorium
1959
Member of Exec. Comm. of Natl. Presby. Rural Fellowship
1967
Chairman of Bd. of Cumberland Co. Farmers Cooperative
May, 1967
Elected Moderator by the General Aaseably of the United Presbyterian Church, U.S.A.
Aug. 18, 1968
Died, Big Lick, Tn.

Extent

45.65 Linear Feet

Physical Location

Offsite Storage, Special Collections & Archives
Title
Finding Aid for the Reverend Eugene Smathers Papers
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Vanderbilt University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Jean and Alexander Heard Library
419 21st Avenue South
Nashville TN 37203 United States


 

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