Southern Methodist University

Paul B. Kern papers

A Guide to the Collection



Overview

Creator: Kern, Paul Bentley, 1882-1953.
Title: Paul B. Kern papers
Inclusive Dates: 1915-1949
Bulk Dates: 1920-1927
Abstract: The Paul B. Kern papers consist of eleven boxes of materials documenting the work of Paul Bentley Kern during and after his term as the third Dean of the Southern Methodist University School of Theology (today’s Perkins School of Theology) 1920-1926. The collection includes business records, correspondence, and publications dating from 1920 to 1949, photographs taken between 1915 and 1940, and a set of photo portraits of Methodist bishops created by Elmer T. Clark in 1924.
Accession No: A86.2; BridArch 104.03
Extent: 11 boxes (5.5 linear feet)
Language: Material is in English
Repository Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University

Biographical Note

Paul Bentley Kern was born in Alexandria, Virginia on June 16, 1882 to the Rev. John A. Kern, an educator and ordained Methodist minister, and Margaret Eskridge Kern. Paul Kern studied one year at Randolph-Macon College before transferring to Vanderbilt University, where he earned his B.A. in 1902 and his M.A. and B.D. degrees in 1905. Bishop Elijah Embree Hoss ordained Kern to the office of deacon in 1902. Rev. Paul Kern joined the Tennessee Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, in 1905 while serving as Assistant Director of Vanderbilt University’s Correspondence School for Ministers.

In 1907 Paul B. Kern married Lucy Gordhall Campbell and was ordained an elder. For the next eight years Rev. Kern served pastoral appointments in Tennessee. When Southern Methodist University opened in 1915, the Kerns moved to Dallas and Paul joined the faculty as professor of English, Bible, and Homiletics. From 1920 to 1926, Kern served as Dean of the SMU School of Theology.

Paul Kern reentered pastoral ministry in 1926, serving the Travis Park Methodist Church in San Antonio until 1930 when he was elected bishop in the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Bishop Kern actively supported the creation of the Methodist Church in 1939. He served on most of the denomination’s administrative boards and as a delegate to the 1948 World Council of Churches assembly in Amsterdam. Always a dedicated pacifist, Paul B. Kern took public stands in opposition to both WWI and WWII.

Bishop Kern published the following books and pamphlets: A Methodist Church and its Work (with Worth M. Tippy, 1919), The Miracle of the Galilean (1930 SMU Fondren Lecture), The Miracle in Eternity (1935), The Basic Beliefs of Jesus (1935), The Bible in a Time of Confusion (1936), Methodism Has a Message! (1941), Why I Am a Protestant (1946), and What Methodists Believe: an Official Declaration of the Bishops of The Methodist Church (1952). He received honorary degrees from Randolph Macon Men’s College (D.D., 1919), Duke University (D.D., 1934), Emory University (LL.D., 1936), Ohio Wesleyan University (Litt.D., 1938), Victoria University (Litt.D., 1938), Williamette University (D.H.L., 1945), Emory and Henry College (D.C.L., 1950), and Southern Methodist University (Doctor of Laws, 1952). The SMU citation reads,

For twenty two years Bishop of the Methodist Church, member of the first faculty of this University and one-time Dean of its School of Theology, architect of the educational policy of the former Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and of the United Methodist Church, preacher, author, educator, administrator of the Church.

Bishop Paul B. Kern retired in 1952. He died on December 16, 1953, in Nashville, Tennessee.

Sources:

Carroll, Grady Lee Ernest, Sr. Paul Bentley Kern: Eminent Churchman. Raleigh, NC: privately printed, 1989.

Harmon, Nolan B., ed. The Encyclopedia of World Methodism. 2 vols. Nashville: United Methodist Pub. House, 1974.

McIntyre, Dean. "Honoring Paul Bentley Kern (1882-1953) On the 125th Anniversary of His Birth June 16, 2007." General Board of Discipleship – The United Methodist Church. http://www.gbod.org/worship/bishoppaulkern.pdf.


Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Paul B. Kern papers focus on his years as Dean of the SMU School of Theology, 1920-1926. Most of the files in the collection contain correspondence and business records intermingled in an alphabetical order that gives the impression that two or more separate filing systems may have been merged into one. Prominent themes in the collection include the building and furnishing of Kirby Hall (now known as Florence Hall), the Extension School for Pastors, School of Theology events and publications, student housing, and communication with prospective students and former students. The early SMU campus photographs in this collection are worth noting along with an extensive set of photo portraits of Methodist bishops produced by Elmer T. Clark in 1924.


 

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is organized into four series:
Series 1: Early Correspondence, 1920-1922
Series 2: Alphabetical File, 1915-1949
Series 3: Lecture Notes, 1947
Series 4: Elmer T. Clark Methodist Bishop Portraits, 1924

Restrictions

Access to Collection:

The collection is open for research use. Patrons must sign the Acknowledgement of Legal Responsibility and Privacy Rights form before using this collection.

Publication Rights:

Permission to publish materials must be obtained from the Director of the Bridwell Library.

Copyright Statement:

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain copyright authorization.


Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following terms in the Southern Methodist University Libraries' online catalog. Researchers desiring related materials may search the catalog using these terms.
Kern, Paul Bentley, 1882-1953.
Clark, Elmer Talmage, 1886-1966.
Perkins School of Theology -- History.
Methodist theological seminaries -- Administration.
Methodist Church -- United States -- Clergy -- Portraits.
Photographs.

Related Material

Paul Bentley Kern Papers, United Methodist Church Archives - GCAH, Madison, New Jersey.

Elmer T. Clark Collection, United Methodist Church Archives - GCAH, Madison, New Jersey.

Fifty-Eight Methodist Bishops: The Elmer T. Clark Portraits. http://digitalcollections.smu.edu/all/bridwell/mbc/


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Paul B. Kern papers, Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University.

Acquisition Information

Acquired prior to 1980.

Processing Information

This collection was arranged and described in 2010 by Timothy S. G. Binkley. The original order of materials was maintained with one exception. In order to highlight their uniqueness as a sub-collection, the Elmer T. Clark Methodist Bishop Portraits were removed from the alphabetical file and made a separate series.

Encoded by

Lara Corazalla, 2010.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series 1:
Early Correspondence, 1920-1922

The first series, Early Correspondence, contains seventeen folders of incoming and outgoing business letters. These documents are arranged in alphabetical order by year, 1920-1922.
Box Folder
1709A 1 A-I 1920
2 J-R 1920
3 S 1920
4 T-Z 1920
5 A-Z 1921
6 A 1922
7 B 1922
8 C 1922
9 D-E 1922
10 G-H 1922
11 I-L 1922
12 M 1922
13 N-R 1922
14 S 1922
15 T 1922
16 V-W 1922
17 Y 1922



 

Series 2:
Alphabetical File, 1915-1949

The second series, Alphabetical File, contains more than four hundred folders of Dean Kern’s School of Theology business records, correspondence, and photographs. Almost all items date from 1921 to 1927. A few photographs and documents date to the early 1915 and as late as 1949.
Box Folder
1A 1 A - General 1924-1926
2 A. M. Degree 1920-1926
3 Academic Students 1925-1926
4 Alumni and Ex-Students 1924-1925
5 Alumni Replies to Questionnaire 1926
6 Alumni Organization 1924-1926
7 American Country Life Association 1924
8 Anders, Nell 1925-1926
9 Anderson, Jack 1925-1926
10 Annual Conferences 1924
11 Annual Picnic of the School of Theology 1925
12 Apartment Houses (student housing) 1922-1925
13 Applicants for Positions 1922-1926
14 Applications for Apartments 1925-1927
15 Available Speakers During Winter 1924
16 B - General 1923-1926
17 Bailey, Layton W. 1924-1926
18 Baker, E. M. - Book Fund 1931-1932
19 Baker, W. Harrison 1917-1926
20 Ball, J. M. 1926
21 Barclay, Wade Crawford 1917
22 Barnett, Henry 1924-1926
23 Bays, J. A. 1925
24 Beasley, L. C. 1925
25 Bennett, R. H. 1924-1926
26 Berbano, Marcus P. 1926
27 Bergin, J. W. 1926
28 Bills and Receipts - School of Theology 1924-1925
29 Bishop, C. M. 1925-1926
30 Blackburn, R. T. 1925-1926
31 Blackwell, R. E. 1924-1925
32 Blind Students at SMU 1924-1925
33 Bludworth, C. E. 1924-1926
34 Board of Education - M. E. Church, South 1924-1926
35 Board of Missions - M. E. Church, South 1924-1926
36 Board of Trustees - SMU 1925
37 Booth, Cullom H. 1925-1926
38 Bowden, Jalmer 1925-1926
39 Brabham, M. W. 1925-1926
40 Bradfield, W. D. 1922-1925
41 Branscomb, Harvie 1923-1926
Box Folder
1B 1 Brewer, R. L. 1924-1926
2 Brooks, Charles L. 1924-1925
3 Brown, O. E. 1924-1926
4 Brown, William E. 1926
5 Budget 1925-1927
6 Buehrer, Edwin T. 1923-1926
7 Building Fund 1924
8 Burgess, E. E. 1924
9 Burgin, S. H. C. 1917-1926
10 Burton, Ernest D. 1920-1923
11 Business Office 1924-1925
12 Butcher, W. O. 1923-1924
13 Butterfield, Kenyon L. 1923-1926
14 C - General 1925-1926
15 Caraway, A. C. 1925
16 Catalog - Extension School 1924
17 Catalog Mailing List 1925-1927
18 Catalog Material 1925-1926
19 Catalog Requests 1924-1926
20 Chapel 1924-1925
21 Chappell, P. E. 1924-1928
22 Christian Century, The 1925-1926
23 Christian Education Funds 1924-1925
24 Civic Federation of Dallas 1924-1926
25 Class Emblems 1924-1925
26 Cokesbury Press (Baird, Barton) 1923-1926
27 Colored Pastors 1926
28 Columbia University Home Study Courses 1925-1926
29 Committee on General Conference Legislation 1925-1931
30 Conference Course Credits 1924-1926
31 Conference of Schools of Theology of the South 1925
32 Contract for Building Apartments 1922
33 Cook, Ed F. 1924-1925
34 Courses for Pastors 1923-1924
35 Crosby, Uel D. 1924-1926
36 Crowe, Charles M. 1924-1926
37 Culbreth, J. Marvin 1924-1928
38 Cuninggim, J. L. 1924-1926
39 Cunningham, J. W. 1926
40 D - General 1924-1926
41 Dean, C. T. 1925-1926
42 Davis, W. A. 1925
43 Denton, Frances 1925
44 Department of Missions, City Work 1925-1926
45 Devotional Reading Schedules 1924
46 Dickenson, R. E. 1924-1925
47 Diplomas 1925
48 Douglass, H. Paul 1925
49 Dulany, Don E. 1924
50 Duncan, F. N. 1925
51 E - General 1924-1926
52 East Oklahoma Conference 1926
53 East Oklahoma Undergraduates 1926
54 Eleazer, R. B. 1925-1926
55 Emory University 1924-1926
56 Epworth League 1922-1925
57 Evans, John L. 1925-1926
58 Executive Committee of Foreign Mission, Presbyterian 1926
59 Ex-Students Association of SMU 1924-1925
60 Ex-Students Magazine 1924-1927
61 Extension of Course Deadlines 1925
Box Folder
2A 1 Extension School for Pastors 1924-1925
2 Ext. School for Pastors - Advertising 1924-1925
3 Ext. School for Pastors - Form Letters 1925
4 Ext. School for Pastors - Proposed Courses 1924
5 Ext. School for Pastors - Soliciting Writers 1924-1925
6 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Armstrong, C. C. 1925-1926
7 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Atkins, James P. 1925-1926
8 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Avery, George, Jr. 1925-1926
9 Ext. School for Pastors – Students – Averyt, A. N. 1925-1926
10 Ext. School for Pastors - Students - Baker, E. D. 1925-1926
11 Ext. School for Pastors - Students - Baker, H. E. 1927
12 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Balch, S. H. 1925
13 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Barnett, Orban 1925-1926
14 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Bateman, J. R. 1926
15 Ext. School for Pastors - Students - Bennett, R. V. 1925
16 Ext. School for Pastors - Students - Bennett, W. D. 1925-1926
17 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Bond, J. M. 1924-1925
18 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Brooks, Samuel 1925
19 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Caffey, S. H. 1925-1926
20 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Caraway, P. M. 1925-1926
21 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Carlton, A. B. 1925
22 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Carson, A. B. 1925-1926
23 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Clarke, Hawes P. 1925
24 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Clary, G. E. 1925-1926
25 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Claud, I. L. 1925-1926
26 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Cline, J. E. 1925
27 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Clower, W. M. 1925-1926
28 Ext. School for Pastors - Students - Cole, A. H. 1925-1926
29 Ext. School for Pastors - Students - Cole, W. H. 1926
30 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Crist, H. E. 1926
31 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Curl, R. F. 1925-1926
32 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Davis, W. C. 1925-1926
33 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Deberry, L. S. 1926
34 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Dewees, Mrs. U. 1925
35 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Dibble, W. V. 1925-1926
36 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Dillon, W. A. 1926
37 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Dohn, Charles D. 1925-1926
38 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Dominick, Bready 1926
39 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Dougherty, C. A. 1925-1926
40 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Douthat, Clyde 1925
41 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Edwards, Richard 1925
42 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Ellermann, Louis 1925
43 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Estes, J. H. 1925-1926
44 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Ezell, W. H. 1925-1926
45 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Faust, Fred B. 1924-1925
46 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Fesler, C. C. 1925-1926
47 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Fuller, Jerome E. 1924-1925
48 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Gilbert, Addie L. 1925
49 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Gilleland, W. B. 1925-1926
50 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Goff, Ernest W. 1925
51 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Gordon, A. W. 1925-1926
52 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Gordon, J. M. 1925-1926
53 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Grizzard, Minar 1926
54 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Hager, Theodore 1926
55 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Hardeman, C. E. 1925
56 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Hawkins, J. W. 1925-1926
57 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Hearne, Henry G. 1925-1926
58 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Hearon, C. W. 1925
59 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Hendrix, J. T. 1925-1926
60 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Hightower, C. O. 1925
61 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Holt, A. E. 1925-1926
62 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Hoole, Charles E. 1925
63 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Hoover, John 1926
64 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Huskey, R. A. 1925
65 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Irvin, S. C. 1926
66 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Jenkins, F. E. 1925-1926
67 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Johnson, A. P. 1924
68 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Johnson, James A. 1924-1925
69 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Johnson, Orville 1925
70 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Jones, Otho J. 1925
71 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Kerr, Joseph R. 1924
72 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Kidd, J. F. 1925-1926
73 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – King, Harry F. 1926-1927
74 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Kirby, P. A. 1927
75 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Kirkland, W. C. 1925-1926
76 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Kursell, J. D. 1925-1926
77 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – LaFermey, A. C. 1925
78 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Lambert, T. O. 1925-1927
79 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Landrum, H. B. 1925-1926
80 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Lassiter, A. W. 1925-1926
81 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Lee, Theophilus 1924-1926
82 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Lewelling 1925-1926
83 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Lewis, B. F. 1925
84 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Long, Clyde A. 1924-1925
85 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – McClure, M. P. 1925-1926
86 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – McCormick, M. 1925
87 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Manning, L. M. 1925-1926
88 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Mast, J. N. 1926
89 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Matthews, H 1925
90 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Munns, R. F. 1925
91 Ext. School for Pastors - Students – Wilson, Terry 1925
Box Folder
2B 1 F - General 1924-1926
2 Faculty 1924-1926
3 Faculty Letters 1925-1935
4 Federal Council of the Churches of Christ 1924
5 Fewell, Bertha 1925
6 Fisher, Irving 1925
7 Fondren Lectures 1919-1920 1919-1920
8 Fondren Lectures 1921 1921
9 Fondren Lectures 1921-1922 1921-1922
10 Fondren Lectures 1922-1923 1922-1923
11 Fondren Lectures 1924 1924-1925
12 Fondren Lectures 1924-1925 1924-1925
13 Fondren Lectures 1926 1924-1927
14 Fondren Publications 1921-1926
15 Form Letters 1924
16 Foote, E. Gaston 1926
17 Franklin, S. W. 1925
18 Frisbey, F. T. 1925
19 G - General 1923-1926
20 General Information 1924-1925
21 General S.S. Board of the MES 1925-1926
22 Gibbs, Thomas H. 1925
23 Gibson, G. M. 1924-1925
24 Gifts 1924-1925
25 Gillon, Louise 1925
26 Goodloe, R. W. 1922-1925
27 H - General 1924-1926
28 Hall, Bryon 1924
29 Hardt, Charles 1925
30 Hardy, Thomas 1924
31 Haren, Ola Frances 1924-1925
32 Haver, Stanley 1925
33 Hawk, E. B. 1926
34 Hay, Bishop Sam 1925-1926
35 Hayden, R. Stanford 1925
36 Hayne, Stanley W. 1924
37 Haynie, W. D. 1925
38 Hargreaves Printing Co. 1924
39 Hargrove, W. H. 1925-1926
40 Harwell, Byron 1925
41 Henderson, Glieth 1925-1926
42 Hendrix College 1924-1926
43 Henry, W. G. 1924
44 Hicks, J. H. 1922-1925
45 Hilburn, Sam 1924-1926
46 Hiles, R. L. 1925
47 Hite, Wesley V. 1924
48 Hogan, W. E. 1925-1926
49 Holloway, A. E. 1924-1925
50 Holmes, W. W. 1924-1925
51 Holt, Ivan Lee 1924-1926
52 Honoraria 1925-1926
53 Householder, Sam Award 1925-1926
54 Howard, Penn 1924-1925
55 Hubbell, W. B. 1924-1926
56 Human, Harvey 1924-1925
57 Hunter, E. A. 1925-1926
58 Hutchinson, Alva R. 1924-1925
59 Hutchinson, Forney 1924-1925
60 I - General 1923-1925
61 Information Service 1924
62 Institute of Social and Religious Research 1924-1926
63 Instructor's Salary 1926
64 Investigating Committee 1925-1926
65 Invitations to Speak 1924-1926
Box Folder
3A 1 Invoices 1924-1926
2 Irwin, Gilbert 1923-1926
3 Isbell, Hugh O. 1924
4 J - General 1923-1926
5 Jackson, Mims J. 1924
6 Jackson, Warren R. 1925
7 Jackson, W. W. 1924-1926
8 James, J. L. 1924
9 James, R. P. 1922-1925
10 Jennings, E. D. 1923-1926
11 Jennings, Lillian 1922-1924
12 Johnson, Emmett S. 1924
13 Johnson, Walter J. 1922-1924
14 Johnson Printing & Adv. Co. 1924
15 Johnston, C. W. 1925
16 K - General 1923-1926
17 Kassell, B. C. 1923-1925
18 Keen, M. H. 1924-1926
19 Keever, George L. 1922-1924
20 Kelly, R. L. 1924-1926
21 Kennedy, J. H. 1925
22 Kern, Paul B. 1922-1925
23 Kern, Paul B. -- Personal 1923-1926
24 Kern, Paul B. -- Personal Business 1924-1926
25 Key, Ira F. 1925
26 Kidd, C. R. 1924
27 Kilgore, James (1) 1923-1926
28 Kirby Hall 1923-1925
29 Kirby, R. H. 1921-1924
30 King, Horace M. 1923-1924
31 Kirkpatrick, Seba 1921
32 Klingman, C. C. 1924-1926
33 Knickerbocker, H. D. 1923-1924
34 Knoy, J. Daniel 1924-1926
35 L - General 1923-1927
Box Folder
3B 1 Lamar & Barton 1923-1925
2 Lee, P. O. 1925-1926
3 Lewis, E. R. 1924
4 Lewis, H. M. 1922-1930
5 Library 1924-1925
6 Liles, Z. V. 1926
7 Lists 1919-1926
8 Lists - Mailing 1925-1926
9 Littlejohn, J. M. 1923-1925
10 Loan Fund - Annual Report 1922-1923
11 Loans -- 1922-1924 1922-1924
12 Loans -- 1925-1926 1925-1926
13 Locke, Earle W. 1925-1926
14 Lokey, C. W. 1924
15 Love, Francis M. 1926
16 Luton, J. P. 1924-1926
17 M - General 1922-1926
18 McCain, H. H. 1922-1926
19 McClure, J. T. 1924-1925
20 McConnell, W. W. 1923-1925
21 McCoy, Mrs. J. H. (Mary) 1924-1925
22 McDonald, L. D. 1925
23 McFarlin Hall 1924
24 McKinney District Christian Education 1925
25 McKinnon, Susie - McSwain Books 1924
26 McKnight, Alton 1926
27 Mackrell, J. K. 1924-1925
28 McLester, Frances C. 1925-1926
29 McMurry, W. F. 1922-1926
30 Macune, Dennis 1922-1923
31 Magers, Mark C. 1925-1926
32 Mann, J. C. 1923-1925
33 Mann, Sue B. 1925-1926
34 Manufacturers Record 1924-1925
Box Folder
4A 1 Marshall, J. C. 1926
2 Martin, A. W. 1924-1925
3 Martin, Paul E. 1924-1925
4 Master of Church Administration Degree 1926
5 Mathews, Shailer 1924-1925
6 Mays, E. H. 1923-1924
7 McCord, Mary 1925
8 Methodist Educational Association 1924-1926
9 Meyers, J. T. 1925-1926
10 Miller, A. C. 1923-1924
11 Miller, Thomas Lee 1924
12 Mills, J. W. 1923-1926
13 Minatra, Odie 1923
14 Miner, Ora 1924-1925
15 Ministerial Students in College of Arts & Sciences 1924
16 Missionary Institute 1925-1926
17 Missionary Training 1924-1928
18 Missions - Department of 1923-1926
19 Moerner, O. W. 1923-1925
20 Monthly Expenses 1925-1926
21 Monthly Financial Reports 1924-1925
22 Mood, Robert Gibbs 1924-1926
23 Moore, Arthur J. 1923-1924
24 Moore, John M. 1922-1926
25 Moore, Lawrence H. 1923-1926
26 Moreland, George Monroe 1925-1926
27 Moreland, J. Earl 1926
28 Moreland, R. B. 1922-1926
29 Morgan, R. E. L. 1922-1925
30 Morris, Jess 1923-1925
31 Mouzon, Edwin D. 1923-1926
32 N - General 1924-1926
33 National Fellowship in Religion 1924-1925
34 Newton, J. C. C. 1923-1924
35 O - General 1923-1924
36 Oliver, Alma 1924
37 Ormond, J. M. 1923-1924
38 P - General 1922-1924
39 Packard, B. R. 1923
40 Parker, Franklin N. 1922-1923
41 Patterson, Joseph I. 1923-1924
42 Periodicals - Missionary 1924-1926
43 Perry, J. W. 1923-1924
44 Perry Mason Co. 1923
45 Photographs - Kern, Paul B. 1915-1940
46 Photographs - Kirby, J. Harper 1920-1925
47 Photographs - Kirby, Mary 1920-1925
48 Photographs - Rice, John A. 1915-1940
49 Photographs - Seay, Francis 1915-1925
50 Photographs - Southern Methodist University 1915-1930
51 Photographs - Whaling, H. M. 1920-1930
52 Phu, P. H. 1924
53 Pinson, W. W. 1921-1924
54 Porter, Carrie R. 1923-1924
55 Porter, Raybon W. 1924
56 Potter, Eugene W. 1921-1924
Box Folder
4B 1 Prospective Students - A 1921-1926
2 Prospective Students - B 1921-1926
3 Prospective Students - C 1921-1925
4 Prospective Students - D 1922-1926
5 Prospective Students - E 1920-1924
6 Prospective Students - F 1922-1926
7 Prospective Students - G 1921-1926
8 Prospective Students - H 1921-1926
9 Prospective Students - I 1922-1923
10 Prospective Students - J 1922-1926
11 Prospective Students - K 1923-1925
Box Folder
1708A 1 Prospective Students - L 1923-1925
2 Prospective Students - M 1922-1926
3 Prospective Students - V 1924-1926
4 Railroad Passes 1925-1926
5 Requests for Conference Journals 1924-1926
6 Requests to Fill Church Positions 1921-1929
7 Rural Church Survey 1924
8 S-General 1923-1926
9 Scholarship Funds 1922-1926
10 School of Theology Advertising 1923-1926
11 Service - Correspondence with Postmaster W. B. Luna 1923-1926
12 Service - vol. 1 and 2 1922-1923
13 Service - vol. 3 1923-1924
14 Service - vol. 4 1925
15 Service - vol. 5 1925-1926
16 Slover, George S. - Clarendon College 1925
17 Smith, H. B. 1924-1925
18 Spurlock, E. - Kidd-Key College 1924
19 Summer School for Supply Pastors - 1949-1950 1948-1949
20 T - General 1924-1929
21 Texas Pastor's School - 1924 1923-1924
22 Theological Seminary and Rel. Training School Survey 1921-1923
23 V - General 1923
24 Workman, Mims T. 1925
Series 2 Oversize:
Flat-File-Drawer Folder
1 6 Service, Vol. 3, No. 3 1924



 

Series 3:
Lecture Notes

The third series, Lecture Notes, comprises a copy of Bishop Kern’s 1947 Peyton Lectures given during Perkins School of Theology’s Ministers’ Week.
Box Folder
1708A 24 Peyton Lectures: "Ambassadors for Christ" 1947



 

Series 4:
Elmer T. Clark Methodist Bishop Portraits

The final series consists of a list of the images in the series followed by 8x10" photographs of 58 different Methodist bishops. On the back of each photo is a typed biographical caption (attached with glue) and a stamped imprint stating: "COPYRIGHT 1924, BY / ELMER T. CLARK / NOT TO BE REPRODUCED." The relationship of these images to Dean Kern and his work at SMU is not known. Elmer T. Clark (1886-1966) was a prominent Methodist pastor, author, editor, and historian who studied under Paul B. Kern’s father, the Rev. John A. Kern.
In 2010-2011 Bridwell Library exhibited ten of the portraits in this series and posted digital images of all fifty-eight portraits to the following webpage: http://digitalcollections.smu.edu/all/bridwell/mbc/.
Box Folder
1708B 1 Alphabetical List of Photographs 1924
2 Ainsworth, William N. 1924
3 Andrew, James O. 1924
4 Asbury, Francis 1924
5 Atkins, James 1924
6 Bascom, Henry B. 1924
7 Beauchamp, William Benjamin 1924
8 Boaz, Hiram Abiff 1924
9 Candler, Warren Akin 1924
10 Cannon, James, Jr. 1924
11 Capers, William 1924
12 Coke, Thomas 1924
13 Darlington, Urban V. W. 1924
14 Denny, Collins 1924
15 Dickey, James Edward 1924
16 Dobbs, Hoyt McWhorter 1924
17 Doggett, David Seth 1924
18 DuBose, Horace Mellard 1924
19 Duncan, William Wallace 1924
20 Early, John 1924
21 Emory, John 1924
22 Fitzgerald, Oscar Penn 1924
23 Galloway, Charles Betts 1924
24 George, Enoch 1924
25 Granberry, John Cowper 1924
26 Hargrove, Robert Kennon 1924
27 Hay, Samuel Ross 1924
28 Haygood, Atticus G. 1924
29 Hedding, Elijah 1924
30 Hendrix, Eugene Russell 1924
31 Hoss, Elijah Embree 1924
32 Kavanaugh, Hubbard H. 1924
33 Keener, John Christian 1924
34 Key, Joseph Staunton 1924
35 Kilgo, John Carlisle 1924
36 Lambuth, Walter Russell 1924
37 Marvin, Enoch Mather 1924
38 Moore, John Monroe 1924
39 Morris, Thomas A. 1924
40 Morrison, Henry Clay 1924
41 Mouzon, Edwin Dubose 1924
42 Murrah, William B. 1924
43 McCoy, James Henry 1924
44 McKendree, William 1924
45 McMurry, William Fletcher 1924
46 McTyeire, Holland Nimmons 1924
47 Paine, Robert 1924
48 Parker, Linus 1924
49 Pierce, George Foster 1924
50 Roberts, Robert R. 1924
51 Smith, Alexander Coke 1924
52 Soule, Joshua 1924
53 Tigert, John James 1924
54 Ward, Seth 1924
55 Waterhouse, Richard Green 1924
56 Waugh, Beverly 1924
57 Whatcoat, Richard 1924
58 Wightman, William May 1924
59 Wilson, Alpheus Waters 1924