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James L. Clark Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0081
Overview The James L. Clark Papers are composed of 1.25 linear feet of sermon typescripts, manuscripts, and writing tablets.
Dates: Undated

William McKendree Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0277
Scope and Contents The William McKendree Papers are comprised of .84 linear feet of correspondence, sermons and collected materials of Bishop McKendree. Also contained within these papers is his personal diary as well as a church business journal and several of William McKendree’s sermons. Aside from McKendree’s related papers there are a few Methodist relics such as a classbook of the year 1796, a partial diary of Hester Ann Rogers and outlines of sermons by Samuel Bradburn. Of note is a letter from John Wesley...
Dates: 1790 - 1834

Holland Nimmons McTyeire Sermons

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0282
Scope and Contents This collection of 163 of Bishop McTyeire’s early sermons came to the library about 1957 from John J. Tigert IV. They had been sent to his father, John J. Tigert III by J. D. Hamilton in 1894 after they were discovered, along with some papers of Bishop Soule, “in the stable at Bp. McTyeire’s by Nellie the cook” (see letter in folder 36). Most of the sermons were preached to the Methodist congregations to which McTyeire was minister; a few were preached to other groups such as Negroes...
Dates: 1844-1850

A.H. Redford Sermons

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0015
Dates: circa 1840s-circa 1880s

Reverend Eugene Smathers Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0398
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...
Dates: 1932-1968

Kelly Miller Smith Papers - Addition

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0648
Dates: multiple

Kelly Miller Smith Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0400
Scope and Contents The Kelly Miller Smith Collection of the Jean and Alexander Heard Library at Vanderbilt University fittingly complements the Divinity School's Kelly Miller Smith Institute on the Black Church. The Collection clearly honors the memory of a great religious leader but, just as importantly, it signals the academic value of black religion as a subject matter for teaching and research. We are grateful to Dorothy Ruth Parks, Associate Director and Collections Librarian of the Divinity Library, and...
Dates: 1920 - 1985

Marshall Wingfield Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0518
Overview This collection contains 18 sermons by Marshall Wingfield (1893-1961), a clergyman, author, traveler, and lecturer.
Dates: circa 1940-1961

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