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Collection Number: 04228

Collection Title: S.L. Morgan Papers, 1895-1970.

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Size 14.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 15700 items)
Abstract Samuel Lewis Morgan was a Baptist minister, writer, and commentator of the North Carolina piedmont. The collection includes correspondence and writings of Samuel Lewis Morgan. The correspondence consists chiefly of copies of Morgan's letters to friends, family members, Baptist ministers, editors, and readers of his writings, written during the 1950s and 1960s when Morgan was in his eighties and nineties. Most letters are of a personal nature, relating to Morgan's family, his ministerial activities, and his reading and writings. Scattered letters to businessmen, senators, and presidents concern requests for information, reponses to published articles, and calls for action on various social issues from "immoral movie houses" in the 1920s to civil rights in the 1960s. Major correspondents include William Louis Poteat, John Morgan, James I. Miller, William W. Finlator, Edwin McNeill Poteat Jr., Willis Richard Cullom, John W. Kincheloe, Charles E. Maddry, J. Marse Grant, Samuel Talmadge Ragan, Charles Bennett Deane, Thomas J. Lassiter Jr., Eugene Norfleet Gardner, Hubert P. Warden, Rexford Squires, and LaReine Warden Clayton. Most of the remaining papers are writings of some type, including a fifty-year, twenty-five-hundred-page "journalistic" diary, nearly two thousand clippings of articles, several hundred sermons and other addresses, and other items. The topics of Morgan's writings include pastoral ministry, Scripture, Baptist doctrine, women's roles, death and dying, stories of inspiration, and men and women whom Morgan had known and admired.
Creator Morgan, S. L. (Samuel Lewis), 1871-1972.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the S.L. Morgan Papers #4228, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Neil, David, and Lewis Morgan, and Isabel Morgan Jackson, children of Samuel Lewis Morgan, in May 1980, with additions made in July and August 1985.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Samuel Lewis Morgan

1871 Born, 23 September, Sperryville, Virginia

1899 Received B.A., Richmond College, Richmond, Virginia

1902 Received B.D. (equivalent), Crozer Seminary, Chester, Pennsylvania

1902-1904 Called to ministry by Palatine Baptist Church, Fairmont, West Virginia; served for two years

1904-1907 Pastor, Littleton Baptist Church, Littleton, North Carolina

1907-1909 Pastor of Baptist churches in Red Springs-Maxton, North Carolina

1909-Married, 14 October, Isabelle Robeson of Red Springs, North Carolina

1909-1912 Pastor of First Baptist Church, Burlington, North Carolina

1911 S. Lewis Morgan Jr., born, 3 August

1912-1922 Pastor of First Baptist Church, Henderson, North Carolina

1913 Isabel Morgan born, 11 June

1917 David Robeson Morgan born, 23 January

1922-1923 Pastor of Baptist churches in Ramseur and Franklinville, North Carolina

1923-1924 Began as correspondent for Smithfield Herald and Raleigh News and Observer (wrote "The Baptist Column" for the Smithfield Herald, 1923-1931)

1923-1931 Pastor of First Baptist Church, Smithfield, North Carolina

1924 Neil Bowen Morgan born, 27 February

1931-1934 Morgan family moved to Raleigh; SLM had part-time pastorates in Caraleigh, Lillington, Samaria, and Ephesus, North Carolina

1933 Assisted Wake Forest President William Louis Poteat in organizing United Dry Forces

1934-1939 Pastor of Creedmoor Baptist Church, Creedmoor. Part-time pastorates at Rock Spring, Dexter, and Bay Leaf, North Carolina, began in this period.

1940 Ended active pastorate; moved to Wake Forest, North Carolina

1961 Death of Isabelle Morgan, 14 September

1964 Moved to Baptist Home, Hamilton, North Carolina

1972 Died, 8 August, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

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The SAMUEL LEWIS MORGAN PAPERS constitute a detailed record of the day-to-day life of a Southern Baptist minister in piedmont North Carolina from the turn of the century through the 1960s. Well over half of the papers are correspondence--chiefly copies of Morgan's own letters to friends, family members, Baptist ministers, editors, and readers of his writings, most of them written during the 1950s and 1960s when Morgan was in his eighties and nineties. Most of the remaining papers are writings of some type--a fifty-year, twenty-five-hundred-page "journalistic" diary, nearly two thousand clippings of articles, several hundred sermons and other addresses, etc. Taken as a whole, after a few scattered earlier items, Morgan's papers date from his first pastorate in 1904 to his last year in the Hamilton (N.C.) Baptist Home (1970).

Most of the letters are of a personal nature, relating largely to Morgan's family, his ministerial activities, and his reading and writings. Scattered letters of a professional nature to businessmen, senators, and presidents, concern requests for information, responses to published articles, and calls for action on various social issues (from "immoral movie houses" in the 1920s to civil rights in the 1960s). Major correspondents include William Louis Poteat, John Morgan, James I. Miller, William W. Finlator, Edwin McNeill Poteat Jr., Willis Richard Cullom, John W. Kincheloe, Charles E. Maddry, J. Marse Grant, Samuel Talmadge Ragan, Charles Bennett Deane, Thomas J. Lassiter Jr., Eugene Norfleet Gardner, Hubert P. Warden, Rexford Squires, and LaReine Warden Clayton.

The topics of Morgan's addresses and writings, from sermons to newspaper stories to book-length manuscripts, include pastoral ministry, Scripture, Baptist doctrine, women's roles, death and dying, stories of inspiration, and men and women whom Morgan had known and admired.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence, 1895-1970.

About 17,000 items.

S.L. Morgan was a prolific correspondent, especially in his later years. He wrote anyone and everyone--from poor men to presidents--but did concentrate on certain groups throughout his life: immediate family members and other relatives, pastors and Baptist leaders, friends and former parishioners, newspaper and magazine editors. Morgan's letters, most of them written in the half century after 1915, reveal not so much his inner story as the day-to-day social and religious struggles of a country preacher and his people.

Morgan is almost without exception the writer or recipient of these items, two-thirds being carbons of letters written by him. The series can be divided for purposes of description into six periods.

1895-1923. About 55 items.

Chiefly letters written by Morgan to relatives and Baptist ministers in the state while he was serving in Henderson, North Carolina. Topics include family concerns, the war in Europe, and doctrinal matters.

1924-1931. About 250 items.

S.L. Morgan's correspondence during his Smithfield years expanded to include new correspondents (among them his children) and new concerns, such as Baptist missions, youth training, women in the church, the responsibilities of deacons, and, after 1929, financial matters. His long affiliation with the Biblical Recorder began in these years as well. Other items of interest include brief exchanges with columnist Dorothy Dix on the role of women in Baptist affairs (June 1927), and with UNC President Harry W. Chase, about a visit to Chapel Hill by philosopher Bertrand Russell.

1932-1940. About 2100 items.

Many problems and issues are discussed: finding temporary pastorates; education of the children; articles submitted to journals; the United Dry Forces and Prohibition (circa 1933); world peace; and other matters. In these years, the correspondence becomes less concerned with Baptist affairs and more personal. Also in this period Morgan began to receive reactions to articles that he had published. Letters for the last two years deal in large part with troubles facing the family.

1941-1951. About 1300 items.

In the 1940s when S.L. Morgan had retired from active ministry, family matters continued to be predominant subjects. The correspondence for these years includes more communication with men and women from his former pastorates, and with editors and publishers about book length manuscripts written by Morgan. Of particular interest are numerous letters relating to son David Morgan's decision to apply for conscientious objector status in 1940, and about his subsequent trial and imprisonment.

1952-1964. About 7000 items.

Chiefly carbon copies of letters by SLM. A large number of these letters relate to the strains caused by the deteriorating health of his wife, Isabelle (who died in 1961). Other letters, to and from friends, former parishioners, and admirers, deal with various opinions and advice given by Morgan and with other general topics. Among these is a lengthy correspondence with Mrs. Catherine Marshall ( A Man Called Peter), as well as a smaller exchange with I. Beverly Lake Jr., concerning Lake's stand on the race issue. A final set consists of carbon copies of Morgan's "letters to the editor" and the responses he received. Topics include integration, the elderly, and the high cost of health care and funerals. Prominent correspondents include editors J. Marse Grant of the Biblical Recorder and Sam Ragan of the News and Observer.

1965-1985. About 6,000 items.

The correspondence during Morgan's last years changes little, save for the greater number of incoming letters as Morgan's health fails. Frequent correspondents during the late sixties include LaReine Warden Clayton, William Finlator, Charles B. Deane, and Thomas J. Lassiter Jr.

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1895-1915 #04228, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1895-1970." Folder 1

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1916-1920 #04228, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1895-1970." Folder 2

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1924 #04228, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1895-1970." Folder 4

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1926 #04228, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1895-1970." Folder 6

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1927 #04228, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1895-1970." Folder 7

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1928 #04228, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1895-1970." Folder 8

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1929 #04228, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1895-1970." Folder 9

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1930 #04228, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1895-1970." Folder 10

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1931 #04228, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1895-1970." Folder 11-12

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1932 #04228, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1895-1970." Folder 13-15

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1933 #04228, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1895-1970." Folder 16-19

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1934 #04228, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1895-1970." Folder 20-23

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1935 #04228, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1895-1970." Folder 24-26

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1936 #04228, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1895-1970." Folder 27-28

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1937 #04228, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1895-1970." Folder 29-32

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1938 #04228, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1895-1970." Folder 33-45

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1939 #04228, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1895-1970." Folder 46-57

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1940 #04228, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1895-1970." Folder 58-69

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1941 #04228, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1895-1970." Folder 70-76

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1942 #04228, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1895-1970." Folder 77

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1943-1944 #04228, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1895-1970." Folder 78

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1945-1946 #04228, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1895-1970." Folder 79

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1947-1948 #04228, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1895-1970." Folder 80

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1949-1950 #04228, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1895-1970." Folder 81

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1951 #04228, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1895-1970." Folder 82

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1952 #04228, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1895-1970." Folder 83-94

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1953 #04228, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1895-1970." Folder 95-106

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1954 #04228, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1895-1970." Folder 107

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1955 #04228, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1895-1970." Folder 108

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1956 #04228, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1895-1970." Folder 109-126

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1957 #04228, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1895-1970." Folder 127-138

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1958 #04228, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1895-1970." Folder 139-151

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1959 #04228, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1895-1970." Folder 152-155

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1960 #04228, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1895-1970." Folder 156-159

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1961 January-June #04228, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1895-1970." Folder 160-161

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1961 July-December #04228, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1895-1970." Folder 162-168

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1962 #04228, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1895-1970." Folder 169-180

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1963 #04228, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1895-1970." Folder 181-196

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1964 #04228, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1895-1970." Folder 197-223

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1965 January-June #04228, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1895-1970." Folder 224-232

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1965 July-December #04228, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1895-1970." Folder 233-246

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1966 #04228, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1895-1970." Folder 247-270

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1967 January-February #04228, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1895-1970." Folder 271-274

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1967 March-December #04228, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1895-1970." Folder 275-287

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Misc. Fragments 1967-1968 #04228, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1895-1970." Folder 288

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1968 #04228, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1895-1970." Folder 289-304

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1969 #04228, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1895-1970." Folder 305-306

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1970-1985 #04228, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1895-1970." Folder 307

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Undated #04228, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1895-1970." Folder 308-309

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Undated Fragments #04228, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1895-1970." Folder 310

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About 240 items.

Principally typed copies of sermons delivered by S.L. Morgan in North Carolina Baptist churches over a period of about fifty years. While pastor in Henderson, North Carolina, Morgan composed many of his sermons, which typically consist of full prose text with attached outline. Most sermons develop a theme from a brief passage or passages from scripture, using other biblical texts and various religious and popular quotations to draw the whole together. Topics include Christian doctrines, biblical truth, sin, salvation, prayer, suffering, "team work," women, the home, and morality. There are a few sermons concerning politics, local government, and world events, such as the death of Woodrow Wilson. Morgan's sermons are filed alphabetically, and dated according to the date first delivered. The envelopes which originally contained them are interfiled with the material, as they include information on the dates and places that the sermons were given.

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Achan's Sin and Its Penalty (1925) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 311

Alarming Ease in Zion (1918?) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 311

Alone in Gethsemane (1930) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 311

The Annual Call (1935) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 311

Back to Bethel (1921) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 311

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Baptist Beliefs: I. Our Distinctive Doctrines (c. 1912-1922) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 312

Baptist Team Work (c. 1918) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 312

Beginning Pastorate at Lillington (1932) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 312

Behaving Worthily as Christians (1939) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 312

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The Blight of Concealed Sin (1945) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 313

Bread Upon the Waters (1918) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 313

Brotherly Love (1922) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 313

Brotherly Love Expressing Itself (1929) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 313

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The Call of Christ to Youth: Talks to Students (c. 1930) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 314

The Challenge to Present-Day Christianity (c. 1919) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 314

Chapel Talks: I. The Law of Life (1941) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 314

Chapel Talks: II. Knowing God the Condition of Being at Home in [the] World (1941) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 314

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Charge to Church and Deacons (1923) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 315

The Christ of History and Experience (1929) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 315

Christ the Model for Youth: A Baccalaureate Sermon (1923) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 315

Christ's Cure for Care (1920) [text missing] #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 315

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Christ's Demand for Loyalty (1937) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 316

Christ's Mission and Ours (1939) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 316

Christ's Purpose for Your Life (1938) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 316

The Christian and Politics (1928) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 316

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Christian Politics (1908) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 317

Christian Sanctification (1912) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 317

The Christian's Attitude to Disease (1915) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 317

The Christian's Triumphant Hope (1927) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 317

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Christ's Works and Ours (1943) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 318

The Christian Sunday: I. What Is Sunday? (1932) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 318

The Church: I. Its Holy Character (1926) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 318

The Church: II. Its Exalted Mission (1926) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 318

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The Church: III. Its Claims On Its Members (1927) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 319

Church Cooperation (1929) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 319

The Clue to Education (1922) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 319

Conduct Becoming a Christian (c. 1912-1922) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 319

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The Conquest of Fear (1939) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 320

The Constraint of Christ's Love (1930) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 320

The Constraint of the Cross (1936) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 320

Covetousness Our Monster Peril (1934) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 320

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Cross-Bearing the Heart of Christianity (c. 1916) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 321

The Cure for Care (1911) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 321

The Damning Sin of Hypocrisy (1938) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 321

The Danger and Cure of Anxiety (1934) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 321

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Deacons: Qualifications and Functions (1936) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 322

Deacons: Relations and Duties (1937) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 322

The Demon Alcohol (1933) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 322

The Demon Worry (1945) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 322

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Dives' Sermon on Money (1937) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 323

The Divine Art of Getting Angry (c. 1913?) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 323

The Divine Plan for a Life (1917?) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 323

The Duty of Confessing Christ (1908) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 323

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Enriching Immortality through Mammon (c. 1912-1922) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 324

The Excluded Savior (1916) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 324

The Fair Bride of Christ (1916) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 324

Faith Confessing Itself (Healing of the Blind Man) (1914) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 324

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Faith for Such a Time (1943) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 325

"Faith of Our Fathers, Living Still" (1950) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 325

Faith Using Its Weakness (The Heroism of Faith) (1909?) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 325

The Fatal Effects of Sin (1942) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 325

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Fear: Overcoming Difficulties Through Christ (1945) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 326

Final Word at Lillington #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 326

The First Baptist Church of Henderson: Its Past, Its Present, and Its Future (The Pastor's resignation being known) (1922) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 326

Forgiveness the Highest Mark of Magnanimity (1913) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 326

Full-Grown Christians (1940) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 326

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Fundamentals in a Baptist Church (1930) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 327

God First (?) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 327

God Our Need in Such a Time! Psalm 46 (1942?) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 327

God Our Need in Such a Time! (Chapel Talk) (1944) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 327

God Seeking the Lost (1938) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 327

Folder 328

God Sifting the Nations (1917) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 328

God's Challenge to Woman (1916) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 328

God's Cure for Sorrow (1945) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 328

God's New Challenge to Sobriety (1936) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 328

Folder 329

God's Rule Reasonable (c.1912-1922) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 329

God's Sorrow Over the Lost (1930) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 329

God's Unchanging Fatherhood (1915) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 329

God's Uses of Affliction (or, Perfected through Suffering) (1920) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 329

Folder 330

The Golden Rule: II. The Golden Rule in Business (1929) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 330

The Gospel of John: I. John and His Book (c.1912-1922) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 330

The Gospel of John: II. The Wonderful Christ of John (c.1912-1922) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 330

The Gospel of John: III. The Key Word of John--Eternal Life #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 330

Folder 331

The Gracious Help of Our Great High Priest (1920) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 331

The Great Commission (1935) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 331

A Great Time to Be Alive (1945) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 331

Growing the Christian Graces (1938) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 331

Folder 332

The Hand That Rules the World (c.1912-1922) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 332

The Heart's Cry for Immortality (1939) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 332

The High Tension of Christian Living (1943) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 332

The Holy of Holies of Our Religion (The Lord's Supper) (1943) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 332

Folder 333

The Home: I. The Home Fundamental in Society (1931) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 333

The Home: II. Why Marriages Fail (1931?) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 333

The Home: III. What the Parental Relation Should Be (1931?) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 333

The Home Our Only Hope (1939) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 333

Folder 334

How Ramseur Got and Kept a Good Preacher (1923) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 334

How Responsible Are We? (1945) [title only--text--missing] #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 334

How to Bring a Revival (or, Our Duty of Being Witness for Christ) (1929) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 334

How to Change Pastors (1935) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 334

Folder 335

How to Find Happiness: A Sermon to Young People (c.1912-1922) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 335

How to Find Peace--By Repentance (1956) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 335

How We Got Our Bible (Wednesday Evening Studies) (May-June 1937) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 335

The Ideal Home: II: What the Husband Should Be In It (c.1912-1922) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 335

The Ideal Home: III: What the Wife Should Be In It (c.1912-1922) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 335

Folder 336

If America Should Fail God! (1928) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 336

Immortality a Moral Necessity (c.1912-1922) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 336

Intimate Talks to Deacons I (1932) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 336

Intimate Talks to Deacons II (1932) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 336

Folder 337

Jesus Our Model in Praying (1936) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 337

Jesus' Demand for the New Birth (1934) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 337

Jesus' Suffering and Ours (1946) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 337

The Joy and Reward of Motherhood (1930) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 337

Folder 338

Joyful Harvest After Tears (c.1912-1922) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 338

Joyful Living (1935) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 338

The Kingdom in Travail: A Christmas Message of Cheer (1938) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 338

The Knocking Savior (1939) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 338

Folder 339

Knowing Christ through Suffering (1937) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 339

Last Words to the Church at Henderson (1922) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 339

The Law of Life Illustrated (from Vacation Experiences) (1917) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 339

Leaving the First Love (1914) [text missing] #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 339

Leaving the First Love (1944) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 339

Folder 340

Let All Things Be Done Decently and in Order (October 1923) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 340

Let All Things Be Done Decently and In Order (December 1923) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 340

Life in Retrospect and Prospect (1936) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 340

The Life of Jesus (n.d.) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 340

Life's Gethsemanes (1928) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 340

Life's Gethsemanes: I. The Savior's Gethsemane (1931) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 340

Folder 341

Life's Gethsemanes: II. Gethsemanes Endured for Character and Ideals (1931) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 341

Life's Gethsemanes: III. Gethsemanes of the Business World (1931) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 341

Life's Gethsemanes: IV. The Gethsemanes of Poverty (1931) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 341

Life's Gethsemanes: V. (?) Asleep in Gethsemane (1931) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 341

Folder 342

Life's Might-Have-Been's (1938) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 342

Life's Unshakeable (sic) Certainties (1946) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 342

Like Leaders, Like Church (1948) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 342

A Living Sacrifice (1937) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 342

Folder 343

A Look Backward and Forward (1940) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 343

The Lordship of Jesus (1937) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 343

The Lordship of Jesus: I. His Lordship in the Realm of the Affections (1937) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 343

Marks of Christian Courage (1943) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 343

Folder 344

The Master Missionary (c.1912-1922) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 344

Memories of Earth--"Son, Remember" (1925) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 344

A Model Community--How to Have It (c.1925?) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 344

Modern Sins: I. The Sins of Men (1922) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 344

Folder 345

Modern Sins: II. The Sins of Women (1922) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 345

Modern Sins: III. The Sins of Husbands (1922) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 345

Modern Sins: IV. The Sins of Wives (1922) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 345

Modern Sins: V. The Sins of Fathers (1922) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 345

Folder 346

Modern Sins: VI. The Sins of Mothers (1922) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 346

Money and Character (1929) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 346

Mountain-Top Religion (The Transfiguration) (1936) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 346

The Mystery of Answered Prayer (1925) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 346

Folder 347

My Dream for a Greater, Better Smithfield (1925) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 347

The New Program for 1925 (1924) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 347

Our Accountability to God (1927) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 347

Our Church After a Century: I. A Consecrated Membership (1930) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 347

Folder 348

Our Church After a Century: II. A Consecrated and Progressive Pastor (1930) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 348

Our Church After a Century: III. Consecrated Team-Work (1930) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 348

Our Church After a Century: IV. Essential Conditions of Team-Work (1930) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 348

Our Church After a Century: V. Hindrances to Team-Work (1930) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 348

Folder 349

Our Church After a Century: VI. Faith for a Great Task (1930) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 349

Our Church After a Century: VII. A Model in Soul-Winning (1930) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 349

Our Church After a Century: VIII. A Model in Revival Methods (1930) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 349

Our Church After a Century: IX. A Model in Letting Its Light Shine (1930) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 349

Folder 350

Our Church Covenant (1927) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 350

Our Debt to the Departed (1926) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 350

Our Great High Priest (1920) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 350

Our Highest Aspirations (c.1918?) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 350

Folder 351

Our Lives Tested at the Judgment (1936) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 351

Our Savior's Memorial (1927) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 351

Our Unused Power: I. The Power to Find Joy in Life (1936) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 351

Our Unused Power: II. Power to Conquer Fear (1936) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 351

Our Unused Power: III. Power to Be a Reminder of Jesus (1936) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 351

Folder 352

Part Now--Completeness Later (c.1912-1922?) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 352

The Partnership of Sowers and Reapers (1922) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 352

Peter's Conversions and Ours (1944) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 352

Political Responsibility (1909) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 352

Folder 353

Posthumous Influence (1929) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 353

The Power of Christ Crucified (1929) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 353

The Power of Humility (1938) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 353

The Power of Prayer (1930) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 353

Folder 354

Prayer: I. Prayer and Natural Law (1916) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 354

The Preacher and the Times (c.1952?) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 354

Predestined to Sonship (c.1953) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 354

Preparation to Meet God (1927) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 354

Folder 355

Preparedness (1945) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 355

Prerequisites to a Revival (1916) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 355

The Primacy of Christ: I. In the New Testament (n.d.) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 355

The Problem of Suffering (1946) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 355

The Profit of Godliness (1939) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 355

Folder 356

The Race & Cloud of Witnesses (c.1904-1907) (text missing) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 356

Relation of Denominations in Meetings (1908) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 356

Remembered by What We Have Done (c.1912-1922) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 356

Response to 7 Addresses of Welcome (1909) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 356

The Revival of the Home (1932) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 356

Folder 357

Revival Series: II. Drifting--Its Perils and Its Prevention (1928) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 357

Revival Series: III. Neglect--Its Peril and Penalty (1928) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 357

Revival Series: IV. The Greatness of Salvation (1928) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 357

Revival Series: VIII. The One Thing Needful (1928) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 357

Folder 358

Revival Series: IX. Salvation Assured Through Our Great High Priest (1928) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 358

Revival Series: X. Our Perilous Power Over Others (1928) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 358

Revival Series: XI. Repentance and Its Fruits (1928) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 358

Revival Series: XII. The Master Calls Thee (1928) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 358

Folder 359

The Riddle of Suffering (1937) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 359

Salvation According to Law (1945) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 359

The Savior's Tears Over the Lost (c.1912-1922) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 359

Savorless Salt (1936) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 359

Folder 360

Selling the Soul for Revenue (1932) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 360

Sin's Retribution (1913) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 360

Slackers (c.1918) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 360

The Sins of the Tongue: I. The Power of the Evil Tongue (1927) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 360

The Sins of the Tongue: II. The Deadliest of Sins--Slander (1929) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 360

Folder 361

The Solidarity of Sin (1911) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 361

Some Essentials to Christian Character (1937) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 361

Some Uses of Trouble (1940) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 361

The Soul's Return to Bethel (c.1912-1922) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 361

Folder 362

A Soul-Winning Church (1915) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 362

Soul-Winning in the Home (1917) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 362

A Sound Basis for Cooperation (1930) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 362

Spiritual Transformation (1937) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 362

Folder 363

Stewardship the Governor of the Soul (1934) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 363

The Suffering Savior Our Model (1928) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 363

Team Work for Christ and His Church (n.d.) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 363

Team Work of Officers and the Church (1932) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 363

The Titanic Disaster--An Appeal (1912) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 363

Folder 364

The Transforming Power of the Ideal (c.1912-1922) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 364

The Truly Rich Man (c.1912-1922) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 364

The Ungrateful Nine (c.1921-1922) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 364

A United Church (1911) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 364

Folder 365

Use or Lose, Do or Die (1938) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 365

The Value of a Man (1928) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 365

The Value of a Soul (1930) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 365

Victorious Living (1939) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 365

Folder 366

War Marriages and the Postwar Home (1945) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 366

The Way to Death (or, The Way that Seemed Right) (1909?) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 366

What Bravery Does to Us (1943) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 366

What Carnes Could Not Steal (1928) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 366

Folder 367

What Cowardice Does to Us (1943) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 367

What is Christianity?: I. A Century's Change in Religion (1916) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 367

What is Christianity?: II. The Changing Elements in Religion (1916) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 367

What is Christianity?: VI-B. What, Then, Is a Christian? #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 367

Folder 368

What is Christianity?: VII. The Goal of Christianity (1916) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 368

What is Christianity?: VII-B. The Goal of the Christian (1916) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 368

What Price Revival? (1938) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 368

What Will You Do with Jesus? (1911) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 368

Folder 369

Winning Through Love--Zacchaeus (1939) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 369

Wisely Numbering Our Days (c.1912-1922) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 369

Woman's Work in the Church (1924) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 369

Wonders Accomplished by a Praying Church (1925) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 369

Folder 370

Woodrow Wilson (1924) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 370

The World a Model for the Church (1938) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 370

World Brotherhood (1946) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 370

The World's Challenge to Our Christianity (1930) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 370

The World's Debt to the Church (1909) #04228, Subseries: "2.1. Sermons, 1908-1956." Folder 370

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About 30 items.

About thirty speeches given by Morgan on various occasions, mostly during the twenties and thirties while pastor of Henderson and Smithfield Baptist churches. The material consists of talks to deacons and deaconesses, school groups, youth groups, parent-teacher associations, and local Baptist conferences, as well as addresses given at commencements, installation services, funerals, and other such functions.

Folder 371-374

Folder 371

Folder 372

Folder 373

Folder 374

Speeches #04228, Subseries: "2.2. Speeches." Folder 371-374

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.3. Essays, Undated.

20 items.

Articles and similar types of writings by Morgan, usually five to fifteen pages in length, on subjects such as pastoral care, ministry, church administration, the Bible, etc. A longer piece, "Excerpts from History of Baptist Homes by Reverend S.L. Morgan," is also included, as well as a few drafts of articles that were later published.

Folder 375-383

Folder 375

Folder 376

Folder 377

Folder 378

Folder 379

Folder 380

Folder 381

Folder 382

Folder 383

Essays #04228, Subseries: "2.3. Essays, Undated." Folder 375-383

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.4. Book-Length Writings.

7 items.

Principally typescripts of lengthy works by Morgan intended for publication. Nearly all were written during the Wake Forest years with the hope of helping Baptists understand modern approaches to scripture, ministry, church organization, and the like. The first three manuscripts, all written in 1951, are essentially different versions of The Shepherd and His Teammates, a discussion of democratic organization in a Baptist church. Similarly, the next three manuscripts are slightly different essays dealing with the concept of the Bible as a "progressive revelation."

Folder 384

"The Pastor in the New Democracy" (1951) #04228, Subseries: "2.4. Book-Length Writings." Folder 384

Folder 385-386

Folder 385

Folder 386

"The Pastor and His Official Team" (1951) #04228, Subseries: "2.4. Book-Length Writings." Folder 385-386

Folder 387-388

Folder 387

Folder 388

"The Shepherd and His Teammates" (1951) #04228, Subseries: "2.4. Book-Length Writings." Folder 387-388

Folder 389-390

Folder 389

Folder 390

"Progressive Revelation: A Key to the Bible" (1951) #04228, Subseries: "2.4. Book-Length Writings." Folder 389-390

Folder 391-392

Folder 391

Folder 392

"The Bible as Progressive Revelation" (1954) #04228, Subseries: "2.4. Book-Length Writings." Folder 391-392

Folder 393

"Seventy Years with the Bible, or, The Bible in Today's World" (1959) #04228, Subseries: "2.4. Book-Length Writings." Folder 393

Folder 394

[Untitled] (c.1967) #04228, Subseries: "2.4. Book-Length Writings." Folder 394

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.5. Reminiscences, circa 1959-1960.

S.L. Morgan's reminiscences take three forms: (1) an untitled group of reminiscences covering Morgan's memories from earliest childhood through his last years in Creedmoor, North Carolina, (2) a shorter, more topical summary of his reflections, entitled "Lights and Shadows of the Gospel Minister," and (3) various miscellaneous reminiscences. (1) and (2) are in the form of a number of short chapters based on information contained in the Morgan diaries.

The first collection of chapters is earlier and longer than the other, dating from about 1960, and totalling 214 pages, from a chapter on "My Mother" to Chapter XXV, "Creedmoor to Wake Forest." (Chapter I is missing from these papers.) Each chapter takes the form of a chronological report on incidents memorable to Morgan. Morgan often undertakes an examination of himself from the perspective of many years later, a perspective influenced by the principles of psychology he learned in later life. While similar to the diaries in many ways, these chapters are distinguished by assessments of his pastorates, reflections on relationships with family and friends, watersheds in his spiritual development, observations on the Southern Baptist ministry, summaries of articles published, descriptions of respected and beloved figures in his life, and the stories of both his greatest and his saddest moments as a minister.

The second collection of chapters, "Lights and Shadows of the Gospel Minister," is a later (1964), shorter, more topical and "incidental" recollection of the "bewildering array of lights and shadows" in Morgan's life. In it, Morgan provides an overview of the major periods in his life (i.e., childhood, college, spiritual struggles, etc.) as the earlier set of chapters does, but from a more pronounced psychological perspective. Chapters I through XV span the period from childhood to the Smithfield pastorate. (Chapter II is missing, and Chapter XV is incomplete.)

Miscellaneous reminiscences largely consist of short pieces written on various topics during the retirement years. Some of these writings briefly survey a portion of Morgan's life ("Notes on Earliest History of S.L. Morgan Family and the Earliest Public Schools, Recalled"), others deal with favorite people ("Two Great Alumni"), still others aim to teach a lesson ("Make Sorrow Your Stepping Stone"), and another group contains recollections chosen for a certain occasion ("Gourdvine's 175th Anniversary, August 7, 1966"). Most are undated, but seem to have been written in Morgan's nineties.

Folder 395

"My Mother" Chapter II #04228, Subseries: "2.5. Reminiscences, circa 1959-1960." Folder 395

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"Off to College" Chapter III #04228, Subseries: "2.5. Reminiscences, circa 1959-1960." Folder 396

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"My Seminary Years" Chapter IV #04228, Subseries: "2.5. Reminiscences, circa 1959-1960." Folder 397

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"When I Suffered the Sting of Disgrace" Chapter V #04228, Subseries: "2.5. Reminiscences, circa 1959-1960." Folder 398

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"My First Kirk" Chapter VI #04228, Subseries: "2.5. Reminiscences, circa 1959-1960." Folder 399

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"I Attain to the Shepherd Heart, I Yearn to Be a Good Shepherd" Chapter VII #04228, Subseries: "2.5. Reminiscences, circa 1959-1960." Folder 400

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"Red Springs and Maxton" Chapter VIII #04228, Subseries: "2.5. Reminiscences, circa 1959-1960." Folder 401

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"A Wife and A Home" Chapter IX #04228, Subseries: "2.5. Reminiscences, circa 1959-1960." Folder 402

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"Life in Burlington" Chapter X #04228, Subseries: "2.5. Reminiscences, circa 1959-1960." Folder 403

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"The Minister's Sorrows" Chapter XI #04228, Subseries: "2.5. Reminiscences, circa 1959-1960." Folder 404

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"Early Years in Henderson" Chapter XII #04228, Subseries: "2.5. Reminiscences, circa 1959-1960." Folder 405

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"Early Stages of Building" Chapter XIII #04228, Subseries: "2.5. Reminiscences, circa 1959-1960." Folder 406

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"The Great War, the Great Epidemic" Chapter XIV #04228, Subseries: "2.5. Reminiscences, circa 1959-1960." Folder 407

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"Ramseur and Franklinville" Chapter XV #04228, Subseries: "2.5. Reminiscences, circa 1959-1960." Folder 408

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"Beginnings in Smithfield" Chapter XVI #04228, Subseries: "2.5. Reminiscences, circa 1959-1960." Folder 409

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"Storm Clouds Lower" Chapter XVII #04228, Subseries: "2.5. Reminiscences, circa 1959-1960." Folder 410

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"Two Years of Peace and Progress" Chapter XVIII-i #04228, Subseries: "2.5. Reminiscences, circa 1959-1960." Folder 411

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"My Crucifiction" Chapter XVIII-ii #04228, Subseries: "2.5. Reminiscences, circa 1959-1960." Folder 412

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"A Churchless Preacher" Chapter XIX #04228, Subseries: "2.5. Reminiscences, circa 1959-1960." Folder 413

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"Our Three Years in Raleigh" Chapter XX #04228, Subseries: "2.5. Reminiscences, circa 1959-1960." Folder 414

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"Beginnings in Creedmoor" Chapter XXI #04228, Subseries: "2.5. Reminiscences, circa 1959-1960." Folder 415

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"Creedmoor in 1936" Chapter XXII #04228, Subseries: "2.5. Reminiscences, circa 1959-1960." Folder 416

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"Creedmoor, 1937" Chapter XXIII #04228, Subseries: "2.5. Reminiscences, circa 1959-1960." Folder 417

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"Creedmoor, 1938" Chapter XXIV #04228, Subseries: "2.5. Reminiscences, circa 1959-1960." Folder 418

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"Creedmoor to Wake Forest, 1939" Chapter XXV #04228, Subseries: "2.5. Reminiscences, circa 1959-1960." Folder 419

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"Lights and Shadows of Childhood" Chapter I #04228, Subseries: "2.5. Reminiscences, circa 1959-1960." Folder 420

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"Off to College" Chapter III #04228, Subseries: "2.5. Reminiscences, circa 1959-1960." Folder 421

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"Crozer Seminary" Chapter IV #04228, Subseries: "2.5. Reminiscences, circa 1959-1960." Folder 422

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"My Darkest Shadow in Student Days" Chapter V #04228, Subseries: "2.5. Reminiscences, circa 1959-1960." Folder 423

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"Lesser Lights that Guided Me" Chapter VI #04228, Subseries: "2.5. Reminiscences, circa 1959-1960." Folder 424

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"Feminine Shadows" Chapter VII #04228, Subseries: "2.5. Reminiscences, circa 1959-1960." Folder 425

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"Shadows of My Last School Years" Chapter VIII-i #04228, Subseries: "2.5. Reminiscences, circa 1959-1960." Folder 426

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"My First Kirk" Chapter VIII-ii #04228, Subseries: "2.5. Reminiscences, circa 1959-1960." Folder 427

Folder 428

"I Become a Southern Pastor" Chapter IX #04228, Subseries: "2.5. Reminiscences, circa 1959-1960." Folder 428

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"Romance Overtakes Me" Chapter X #04228, Subseries: "2.5. Reminiscences, circa 1959-1960." Folder 429

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"I Try Life in the City" Chapter XI #04228, Subseries: "2.5. Reminiscences, circa 1959-1960." Folder 430

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"Pastorate Ends, New One Begins" Chapter XII #04228, Subseries: "2.5. Reminiscences, circa 1959-1960." Folder 431

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"My Struggle Upward" Chapter XIII #04228, Subseries: "2.5. Reminiscences, circa 1959-1960." Folder 432

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"The Great War-The Great Epidemic" Chapter XIV #04228, Subseries: "2.5. Reminiscences, circa 1959-1960." Folder 433

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"My Own Private Battle" Chapter XV #04228, Subseries: "2.5. Reminiscences, circa 1959-1960." Folder 434

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Miscellaneous Reminiscences #04228, Subseries: "2.5. Reminiscences, circa 1959-1960." Folder 435-436

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A group of prayers written by Morgan for various occasions--dedications, commencements, holidays, funerals, and other special events. Most were composed during and just after World War II.

Folder 437

Prayers #04228, Subseries: "2.6. Prayers." Folder 437

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.7. Notes.

Chiefly typescript "notes taken on books read"--short synopses of nearly one hundred works on Christianity, the Bible, and religion, and biographies and novels read during the early 1950s. A list of titles is included. Also included are a few notes written for sermons, speeches, and deacons' meetings.

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Notes #04228, Subseries: "2.7. Notes." Folder 438-445

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.8. Miscellaneous Writings.

About 450 items.

Various brief pieces, titled and untitled, mostly written in the 1960s as news items for religious publications and newspapers in central and eastern North Carolina. These writings often take the form of remembrances, inspirational stories, or travel accounts, recounting "unforgettable people and incidents." Topics include aging, death and dying, funeral costs, women and motherhood, and Christmastime, as well as some social issues of the day such as civil rights. A "Statement of Doctrine" (1902) is also included, as is a reminiscence, "David R. Morgan, C.O.-Father's Statement" (1966). (Note that some pages have separate writings on each side.)

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Miscellaneous Writings #04228, Subseries: "2.8. Miscellaneous Writings." Folder 446-452

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Printed Material, 1904-1969.

About 1950 items.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.1. Clippings of Writings by S.L. Morgan.

Morgan preserved a vast number of clippings of his published writings which span the period from his first pastorate in North Carolina to his last years. These articles and "letters to the editor" fall into several categories, depending upon the method in which the clippings are preserved and the nature of items collected.

A number of Morgan's earliest articles and printed letters (c.1904-1922) were placed by Morgan in a small scrapbook volume (38 pp). Written for the Baptist Biblical Recorder and newspapers in Littleton, Burlington, and Henderson, North Carolina, Morgan's articles report on Baptist affairs in the state, enthusiastically predict the development of the New South (c. 1910), and, around 1920, urge civic leaders to adopt some of the reforms of the social gospel movement, including some basic social services for mill workers.

A large number of unbound clippings (1929-1969) chronicle the interests and issues in Morgan's life as a minister. Appearing in such newspapers as the Smithfield Herald and in the journals of various denominations (e.g., the Biblical Recorder, Christian Frontiers, Cumberland Presbyterian, Wesleyan Methodist), particularly in the 1950s and early 1960s, the topics of Morgan's articles and editorial comments address a range of topics from inspirational ("The Loneliness of Childhood and Age") to pastoral ("My Tragic Pulpit Failures"). His thoughts on social issues of the day (prohibition, school integration, lunch counter sit-ins) are included, as well as a large number of writings on other topics such as marriage, old age, death and dying, children, North Carolina Baptists, Christmastime, his family's achievements, and former pastorates.

A similar group of clippings (c. 1908-1953), at one time bound by Morgan, have been preserved as individual pages. Arranged in chronological order, this group generally covers an earlier period than the loose clippings and contains many more articles from North Carolina newspapers and journals, particularly the Smithfield Herald (which carried Morgan's "The Baptist Column") and the Biblical Recorder. The many "letters to the editor" and news stories focus on the churches and towns in which Morgan worked during his "active" years, then become more numerous and wide-ranging during the years after Morgan left Smithfield. In addition, Morgan's articles become more pastoral and inspirational in nature by the mid-1950s. Pictures of S.L. Morgan and clippings concerning the Morgan and Robeson families are scattered through-out, and a small number of the minister's "choice poems" are included at the end of this set.

Folder 453

Scrapbook, 1904-1922 #04228, Subseries: "3.1. Clippings of Writings by S.L. Morgan." Folder 453

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Loose Clippings, 1929-1969 #04228, Subseries: "3.1. Clippings of Writings by S.L. Morgan." Folder 454-466

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Contents of Scrapbook, 1908-1952 #04228, Subseries: "3.1. Clippings of Writings by S.L. Morgan." Folder 467-490

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Small groups of clippings about Morgan in his nineties and about other members of the Morgan family, as well as some columns written by Neil Morgan. There also are various other topics, including the civil-rights movement, aging, and the elections of 1960.

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About Morgan and by or about Members of His Family #04228, Subseries: "3.2. Other Clippings." Folder 491-493

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Other Items Collected by Morgan #04228, Subseries: "3.2. Other Clippings." Folder 494-499

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A few newsletters and reprints; bulletins of Smithfield and Creedmoor Baptist Churches; several brief histories of churches that Morgan served; minutes describing Morgan's first official church call; and other miscellaneous items.

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Other Printed Material #04228, Subseries: "3.3. Other Printed Material." Folder 500-505

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. Other Papers, 1902, 1931-1972.

About 40 items

A certificate of Morgan's call to the ministry; a promissory note to John Morgan (1933); a copy of Isabelle Morgan's hospital bill in 1960-1961; and about thirty-five typed and handwritten miscellaneous writings by members of S.L. Morgan's family and by others.

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Other Papers, 1902, 1931-1972 #04228, Series: "4. Other Papers, 1902, 1931-1972." Folder 506-508

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 5.1. Diaries, 1902-1970.

11 Volumes. (ALSO AVAILABLE ON MICROFILM)

Volumes 1-11 are diaries by Morgan covering the years 1902-1970, from his acceptance of a pastorate in Fairmont, West Virginia, to his retirement years in the North Carolina Baptist Home, Hamilton, North Carolina. Generally a concise, reflective chronicle of Morgan's activities and of those events which interested and had an impact on his life, entries were made by Morgan at intervals of ten days or more (though Morgan's reflections became more frequent during the retirement years).

While "spiritual matters" occupied his thoughts throughout the nearly seventy years of his writings, Morgan's diaries are much more a series of bi-weekly reports than a serial spiritual autobiography. Often built around the day's events or a week's schedule, Morgan reported on his family, his congregation, his community, and himself. Many of the entries cover the calls he made and the visitors he received, his correspondence (particularly voluminous in later years), and his observations on the weather and other local conditions. Other recurring topics in the eleven volumes include Sunday preachings, current reading, travels, Baptist ministers' conferences and state conventions, activities of his churches, deacons, articles written for newspapers and magazines, and comments on friends and leading figures. Current events, politics, social concerns, reform movements, and Southern Baptist issues were also discussed.

Note that the description below is by pastorate rather than strictly by volume.

Vol. 1, pp. 1-202; Volume 2, pp. 1-26: Fairmont, West Virginia (29 June 1902-31 July 1904).

Covers Morgan's years in his first pastorate, as well as the days immediately before it and after it. Volume 1, the most spiritual and most introspective of all the volumes, consists of daily entries. Significant topics and events include S.L.'s arrival in Fairmont, the composition of sermons, weekly preachings and prayer meetings, daily calls upon his congregation, theological works read, his ordination, courtships in Fairmont, proselytizing, and his trip to the Northern Baptist Anniversaries in Cleveland, Ohio (May 1904).

Vol. 2, pp. 26-152: Littleton and Red Springs-Maxton, N.C. (July 1907-June 1909) Morgan's entries become less frequent during his second pastorate (Littleton Church, August 1, 1904 - July 9, 1907), and shift to a far greater concern with family matters and the affairs of his congregation, including such topics as assistance to nearby churches and affairs in Littleton, and events such as union meetings, temperance rallies, and the final sickness and ultimate death of his mother. Far different are S.L. Morgan's entries during his two years in Red Springs and Maxton, North Carolina (July 9, 1907 - June 15, 1909), which relate first to his efforts to become established in the area, and then to his courtship and engagement to Isabelle Robeson of Red Springs.

Vol. 2, pp. 144-214: Burlington, North Carolina (June 1909-December 1912)

Morgan's own new family was the focus of attention for these years at Burlington's First Baptist Church. After Morgan's marriage (October 14, 1909), his entries concern such matters as Isabelle Robeson Morgan's health, the couple's efforts to begin a home in Burlington, and, after August 1911, the birth and very early life of Samuel Lewis Morgan Jr. Other items of interest during the Burlington years included efforts to reform North Carolina Baptists (especially in Burlington), articles written for local newspapers and Baptist journals, Morgan's mission activities in the state, and, finally, his intense interest in various social and political reforms and reform movements, especially the social gospel.

Vol. 2, pp. 214-301; Vol. 3, pp. 1-230: Henderson and Ramseur-Franklinville, N.C. (1912-June 1922) "The Henderson years" constitute S.L. Morgan's longest pastorate, as well as, in many ways, his most active service as a minister. The Henderson entries are less frequent than in any of the other volumes, with Morgan stopping to reflect and write only every three weeks or so. Morgan continued to concern himself in these years with reforms such as women's suffrage, improvements in sanitation and health, union organizing, and prison reform. Other matters mentioned include his worries about the coming of war, the great influenza epidemic in Henderson, his eventual support for the war as a "four minute man," the treatment of Negroes in Henderson, and his speculation in the stock market, as well as his meetings with figures such as Billy Sunday and Walter Rauschenbusch. Family affairs continued to occupy much of Morgan's writings in the Henderson years, including the early childhood years of Isabel, David, and Lewis Morgan.

S.L. Morgan's brief pastorate in Ramseur and Franklinville, Randolph County, North Carolina (June 1922-October 1923), came at a difficult time, after a painful departure from Henderson. Most of Morgan's entries discuss his disappointment in reforming various "moral ills" in the two towns (especially Ramseur), but also mention efforts in rural missions, the children's activities, local trips, and friend W. L. Poteat's victory in the evolution controversy.

Vol. 3, pp. 230-294; Vol. 4, pp. 1-141: Smithfield, North Carolina (October 1923-June 1931).

Entries for this period suggest that during the 1920s Morgan became less concerned with social issues and began to devote more time to his family. The accounts written during the Smithfield years not only report on such matters as the children's activities and various educational trips made by the family but also occasionally on the success of his marriage and family life. In terms of his ministry, Morgan mentions more preachings and more revivals, though his diaries continue to focus on such topics as Baptist meetings and conferences, mission activities, and church deacons. Other topics (especially in the later Smithfield years) include Morgan's stock investments, reports of local bank failures, general hard times for the family, and pieces for local and church newspapers.

Vol. 4, pp. 141-238: Part-time pastorates in the area of Raleigh, North Carolina (June 1, 1931-May 17, 1934)

Much of the material in the Morgan diaries for the early years of the Depression relate to his long search for a new church. Hard times were, in his words, "squeezing out old pastors," leaving the Morgans to subsist on a series of part-time pastorates: Caraleigh, Lillington, Samaria, and Ephesus. Not surprisingly, the entries for these years deal with financial difficulties. Other topics of note in these years include notable places and people encountered during his travels, the collegiate experiences of Lewis and Isabel, and the involvement of S.L. and Isabelle in efforts against the repeal of Prohibition. [Note: The Morgan family moved to Raleigh in August, 1931].

Vol. 4, pp. 238-285; Vol. 5, pp. 1-193; Vol. 6, pp. 1-177: Creedmoor, North Carolina, and other area part-time pastorates (May 18, 1934-December 21, 1940).

These volumes treat Morgan's last major pastorate at the Creedmoor Baptist Church (May 1934-December 1940), as well as part-time pastorates at Rock Spring (1934-1939), Bay Leaf (1937-1938), Dexter (1938-1939), and again, at Ephesus. Morgan's entries became more frequent during these years, at first bi-weekly, then weekly in 1936, as he became more involved in local and national affairs once again--association meetings, revivals, lectures, and various activities in support of Prohibition and other "moral reforms." Family matters occupied much of his thoughts: Lewis's travels in Europe and his ordination in 1937, Isabel's education and marriage (1939), David's years at Wake Forest College and subsequent travels in the United States, and the rearing of Neil Morgan. Other prominent items include Morgan's articles written for the Raleigh News and Observer, the family's move to Wake Forest, North Carolina (1939), and the illnesses and eventual deaths of Morgan's brother John and of John's wife, Alma.

Vol. 6, pp. 177-194; Vol. 7-10; Vol. 11, pp. 1-316 Wake Forest (Dec. 23, 1940-June 30, 1964).

Although Morgan's active pastorate ended in 1940 (as he neared his seventieth birthday), his diaries during the retirement years show little diminution of activity--the only change being the way in which he was active. The pace diminished and the Morgans travelled less, but, as before, Morgan continued to reflect on events of the week, on visits made and letters received in his weekly (later, almost daily) summaries during the twenty-five years he spent in Wake Forest with his wife Isabelle (until she moved to the North Carolina State Hospital in 1956). The diaries for the Wake Forest years also frequently note various writings by Morgan--articles, books, letters-to-the-editor--relating inspirational stories and his own reminiscences, or discussing such varied topics as aging, death, preaching, pastoral care, and catechesis.

Other prominent topics in the thirty years until his death were the lives of his children and their families (especially David's long illness after the war, and Neil Morgan's life on the West Coast), and his efforts of many years to cope with Isabelle's failing health (volumes nine through eleven particularly) until her death in 1961. Morgan also wrote about his occasional preachings, trips and visits with the children, state and national politics, and beginning in the 1940s, the race issue.

Vol. 11, pp. 316-472: Hamilton (July 1, 1964-1970) and Winston-Salem, North Carolina (1970-Aug. 8, 1972).

Topics are much the same as in the last years in Wake Forest, concentrating more on correspondence with family and friends and on day to day life in the Hamilton Home for North Carolina Baptists.

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June 1902-October 1903 #04228, Subseries: "5.1. Diaries, 1902-1970." 1

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October 1903-September 1916 #04228, Subseries: "5.1. Diaries, 1902-1970." 2

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September 1916-September 1926 #04228, Subseries: "5.1. Diaries, 1902-1970." 3

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September 1926-July 1935 #04228, Subseries: "5.1. Diaries, 1902-1970." 4

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July 1935-May 1938 #04228, Subseries: "5.1. Diaries, 1902-1970." 5

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May 1938-May 1941 #04228, Subseries: "5.1. Diaries, 1902-1970." 6

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May 1941-December 1944 #04228, Subseries: "5.1. Diaries, 1902-1970." 7

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January 1945-January 1950 #04228, Subseries: "5.1. Diaries, 1902-1970." 8

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January 1950-August 1954 #04228, Subseries: "5.1. Diaries, 1902-1970." 9

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September 1954-December 1957 #04228, Subseries: "5.1. Diaries, 1902-1970." 10

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January 1958-November 1970 #04228, Subseries: "5.1. Diaries, 1902-1970." 11

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16 items.

Various small note and record books kept by Morgan over the years, including a few "pastor's pocket notebooks" for the Henderson years, several volumes containing notes on conferences, books, reviews, and favorite quotations, and various memo books containing addresses and other information collected during the early retirement years.

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Notebooks, circa 1902-1956 #04228, Subseries: "5.2. Notebooks, circa 1902-1956." 12-27

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27 items.

Almost altogether photographs of S.L. Morgan and members of his family. An item list follows.

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S.L. Morgan and Palatine Baptist Church building, Fairmont, West Virginia, circa 1903 #04228, Series: "6. Pictures, circa 1899-1966." P-4228/1

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S.L. Morgan (notice on verso of sermons to be delivered at Littleton Baptist Church), 1905 #04228, Series: "6. Pictures, circa 1899-1966." P-4228/2

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S.L. Morgan, Burlington, North Carolina #04228, Series: "6. Pictures, circa 1899-1966." P-4228/3

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S.L. Morgan at Smithfield, North Carolina [clipping] #04228, Series: "6. Pictures, circa 1899-1966." P-4228/4

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S.L. Morgan, 1954 #04228, Series: "6. Pictures, circa 1899-1966." P-4228/5

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S.L. Morgan, Baptist Sunday School Board, Nashville #04228, Series: "6. Pictures, circa 1899-1966." P-4228/6

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S.L. Morgan, 1966 #04228, Series: "6. Pictures, circa 1899-1966." P-4228/7

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Isabelle Robeson - half-length pose #04228, Series: "6. Pictures, circa 1899-1966." P-4228/8

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Isabelle Robeson - full-length pose #04228, Series: "6. Pictures, circa 1899-1966." P-4228/9

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David Robeson Morgan #04228, Series: "6. Pictures, circa 1899-1966." P-4228/10

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Edith Bowen Morgan, mother of S.L., 1904 #04228, Series: "6. Pictures, circa 1899-1966." P-4228/11

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John W. Morgan, brother of S.L. #04228, Series: "6. Pictures, circa 1899-1966." P-4228/12

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John W. Morgan #04228, Series: "6. Pictures, circa 1899-1966." P-4228/13

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Jean Morgan, daughter of John W., 1927 #04228, Series: "6. Pictures, circa 1899-1966." P-4228/14

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Bushrod W. Morgan, father of S.L. #04228, Series: "6. Pictures, circa 1899-1966." P-4228/15

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Morgan family, Creedmoor, North Carolina, circa 1935 #04228, Series: "6. Pictures, circa 1899-1966." P-4228/16

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Rev. and Mrs. S.L. Morgan, 50th anniversary #04228, Series: "6. Pictures, circa 1899-1966." P-4228/17-18

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S.L., Lewis, and Cynthia Morgan at Richmond College, 1961 #04228, Series: "6. Pictures, circa 1899-1966." P-4228/19

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S.L. Morgan and classmates, Richmond College, circa 1899 (OP) #04228, Series: "6. Pictures, circa 1899-1966." P-4228/20

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S.L. Morgan and group at Crozer Seminary #04228, Series: "6. Pictures, circa 1899-1966." P-4228/21

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S.L. and S.L. Morgan Jr. with deacons, Henderson, circa 1915 #04228, Series: "6. Pictures, circa 1899-1966." P-4228/22

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S.L. Morgan and others at Southeastern Seminary, Wake Forest, NC #04228, Series: "6. Pictures, circa 1899-1966." P-4228/23

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Annie Morgan Atkins and husband #04228, Series: "6. Pictures, circa 1899-1966." P-4228/24

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Red Springs (NC) Seminary, 1900 #04228, Series: "6. Pictures, circa 1899-1966." P-4228/25

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Robeson family home in Red Springs, NC #04228, Series: "6. Pictures, circa 1899-1966." P-4228/26

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O'Dale King, friend of S.L. Morgan, circa 1932 #04228, Series: "6. Pictures, circa 1899-1966." P-4228/27

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Isabelle Robeson (?), circa 1890 #04228, Series: "6. Pictures, circa 1899-1966." P-4228/28

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S.L. Morgan, calendar for Littleton Baptist Church, circa 1905 #04228, Series: "6. Pictures, circa 1899-1966." P-4228/29

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S.L. Morgan, circa 1910 #04228, Series: "6. Pictures, circa 1899-1966." P-4228/30

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S.L. Morgan, circa 1898 #04228, Series: "6. Pictures, circa 1899-1966." P-4228/31

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S.L. Morgan and others at the wedding of Helene Ives and Carlin Stephenson, circa 1920 #04228, Series: "6. Pictures, circa 1899-1966." P-4228/32

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