Papers, 1899-1979 & 1958-1978. (bulk).


Papers, 1899-1979 & 1958-1978. (bulk).

Correspondence, writings, press releases, leaflets, pamphlets, bulletins, financial records, clippings, newsletters, calendars, reports, course materials, minutes, printed material, notes, pictures, tapes, and films, chiefly late 1950's-1978. The principal focus of the collection reflects Marney's professional career as a Baptist clergyman, serving two lengthy pastorates at First Baptist Church in Austin, Texas (1948-1958), and at Myers Park as Founder-Director of Interpreters' House, an ecumenical center of study and work (1967-1978). The Correspondence, Writings and speeches, and Engagements form the major groups in the collection. Reflected in the papers is information on rural poverty, the American Baptist Convention, the Baptist Church, especially in Texas and North Carolina, Christian writings, Abingdon Press, which published many of Marney's books, and prejudice. Other Topics and organizations represented include the Christian Century Foundation, the Church and Race Conference in Charlotte N.C., the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, the President's National Advisory Commission on Rural Poverty, The Committee on Religion in Appalachia, and death of God Theology. A diary, 1954, describes Marney's trip to Korea and Japan. Prominent correspondents include James T. Cleland, William Sloan Coffin, Pope A. Duncan, Findley Edge, Harry Golden, William J. Kilgore, Martin Luther King, Jr., Karl Menninger, Bill Moyers, Guy Ranson, and Elton Trueblood.

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Cleland, James T. (James Tough), 1903-1974 (person)

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Marney, Carlyle, 1916-1978 (person)

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King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 (person)

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Trueblood, Elton, 1900-1994 (person)

Dr. D. Elton Trueblood was a Quaker scholar, teacher and author born in Pleasantville, Iowa, in 1900. He graduated from William Penn College in Oskaloosa, Iowa, in 1922. He did graduate study at Harvard University and received his doctoral degree from Johns Hopkins University. He taught at Guilford College, Harverford College and Stanford University, where he also served as chaplain. He surprised many people by giving up his professorship at Stanford to accept a job as professor of philosophy an...

Church and Race Conference (Charlotte, N.C.) (corporateBody)

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (corporateBody)

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Committee on Religion in Appalachia. (corporateBody)

Abingdon Press. (corporateBody)

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Menninger, Karl A. (Karl Augustus), 1893-1990 (person)

Noted psychiatrist, co-founder of the Menninger Clinic (Topeka, Kan.), author; of Topeka. From the description of Karl A. Menninger papers, [not after 1930-ca. 1963]. (Kansas State Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 692811215 Psychiatrist and author. Died 1990. From the description of Karl A. Menninger correspondence, 1958. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70984319 ...

Moyers, Bill D. (person)

Harry L. Golden (person)

Edge, Findley, 1916- (person)

Ranson, Guy, 1916- (person)

Kilgore, William J. (William Jackson), 1917- (person)

Coffin, William Sloan. (person)

Duncan, Pope A., 1920- (person)