John Lewis Sandlin papers, 1934-1991.


John Lewis Sandlin papers, 1934-1991.

Papers related primarily to John Lewis Sandlin's theological education and his career as a Methodist minister and author. Included are professional and personal correspondence; notes and papers from classes taken via the Methodist Course of Study and at Candler School of Theology; extensive drafts of prayers and devotional writings; typescripts of Sandlin's published books; sermons; poems; articles; Sunday school lessons; subject files; and files of notes and clippings related to Sandlin's writing projects. Although Sandlin served numerous churches in South Carolina both before and after his tenure at Columbia College and the General Board of Evangelism, there is comparatively little material about his pastoral ministry. Notable exceptions are the sermons found in series 5, as well as the pastor's record books, orders of worship, and other materials from his appointed churches in Series 3. The papers contain no documentation of Sandlin's post-retirement work as a chaplain, nor of his involvement in the South Carolina Conference Retired Ministers Association.

11.17 cubic ft. (11 records center cartons, 1 card file box)

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