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Overview

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Arrangement of the Collection

Restrictions

Access Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Subject Files, 1906-1984

Correspondence, 1922-1984

Writings, 1916-1980

Data on Methodist Bishops, circa 1810-1985

Personal Materials, 1866-1984

Southern Methodist University

William C. Martin papers

A Guide to the Collection



Overview

Creator: Martin, William C. (William Clyde), b. 1893.
Title: William C. Martin papers
Inclusive Dates: circa 1810-1985
Bulk Dates: 1918-1980
Abstract: The William C. Martin papers document the life and career of a twentieth- century Methodist minister who was elected to the office of bishop in 1938 and served as President of the National Council of Churches of Christ from 1952 to 1954. The collection includes office files, correspondence, sermons and other public addresses, diaries, photographs, artifacts, and research materials on the lives of Methodist bishops.
Accession No: BridArch 301.12
Extent: 95 boxes (50 linear feet)
Language: Material is in English
Repository Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University

Biographical Note

William Clyde Martin (1893-1984) was born in Randolph, Tennessee on July 28, 1893. He attended the University of Arkansas, Hendrix College (A.B., 1918), the University of Aberdeen, and Southern Methodist University (B.D., 1921). He entered the ministry in 1914, served in the U.S. Army Hospital Corps 1917-1919, and was ordained in the Methodist Episcopal Church, South in 1921. During his pastoral ministry, Martin served Methodist churches in Houston, Texas 1921-1925, Port Arthur, Texas 1925-1928, Little Rock, Arkansas 1928-1931, and Dallas, Texas 1931-1938, the year when he was elected and consecrated bishop.

As bishop, Martin served the Pacific Coast area 1938-1939, the Kansas-Nebraska area 1939-1948, and the Dallas-Fort Worth area 1948-1964. In 1948 Bishop Martin served as a delegate to the founding assembly of the World Council of Churches. From 1952 to 1954 Bishop Martin was President of the National Council of Churches USA. In 1964 Martin retired as Bishop of the Dallas-Fort Worth Area of the Methodist Church. From 1964 to 1968 he lectured on church administration at Southern Methodist University’s Perkins School of Theology.

Throughout his career, William C. Martin was a popular evangelist and public speaker. His published writings include When Temptation Comes (circa 1945), To Fulfill this Ministry (1949), Proclaiming the Good News (1954), Christ and Our Resources (circa 1956), the 1960 Methodist Church General Conference Episcopal Address, and numerous articles in Methodist and National Council of Churches periodicals.

On July 1, 1918, William C. Martin married Sally Katherine Beene of Blevins, Arkansas. Their children were Donald Hankey, Mary Katherine, and John Lee Martin. In 1971 William (“Brother Will”) and Sally Martin moved to Little Rock, Arkansas, where Bishop Martin died on August 30, 1984. Sally Martin died on September 30, 1992.

Sources:

Caldwell, Mary French. “Martin, William Clyde.” The Encyclopedia of World Methodism. Nashville: United Methodist Publishing House, 1974.

Kirby, James E. Brother Will: A Biography of William C. Martin. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2000.

Vernon, Walter N. The Methodist Excitement in Texas: A History. Dallas: Texas United Methodist Historical Society, 1984.

“Council of Churches’ Ex-Leader Martin Dies.” Dallas Morning News, September 1, 1984.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

This extensive collection of personal and professional papers records details about the life experiences and ministry of Bishop William C. Martin (1893-1984). Materials of special interest include carefully-kept diaries dating from 1914 to 1980 and documents from Martin’s service in World War I, his pastoral ministry in Texas and Arkansas, his work as a Methodist bishop, his leadership of the National Council of Churches, and his strong defense of the Methodist Church against allegations of Communist infiltration in the early 1960s. Through correspondence, photographs, and office files, the collection documents Martin’s legacy as a respected orator, writer, and public figure.

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Arrangement of the Collection

The papers of Bishop William C. Martin are arranged in five series:
Series 1: Subject Files, 1906-1984
Series 2: Correspondence, 1922-1984
Series 3: Writings, 1916-1980
Series 4: Data on Methodist Bishops, circa 1810-1985
Series 5: Personal Materials, 1866-1984

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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.

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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.
Martin, William C. (William Clyde), b. 1893.
Methodist Episcopal Church, South -- Clergy.
National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America.
Methodist Church -- Bishops.
Letters.
Diaries.
Sermons.
Photographs.

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Related Material

James E. Kirby papers, Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas.

William Adams Brown Ecumenical Archives Group: National Council of Churches of Christ USA Records, The Burke Library Archives (Columbia University Libraries) at Union Theological Seminary, New York.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William C. Martin papers, Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University.

Acquisition Information

Acquired circa 1985.

Processing Information

Processed by Timothy S. G. Binkley with assistance from Heather M. Oglevie, Rachel Tillay, Frances Allington, and Madeline Hoff, 2012.

Finding aid written by

Timothy S. G. Binkley

Encoded by

Ada Negraru, 2013

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series 1:
Subject Files, 1906-1984

The first and largest series, Subject Files, comprises 607 folders of business records including reports, news clippings, small publications, and official correspondence with individuals and organizations. The folders are arranged alphabetically. Of special note, Bishop Martin’s papers documenting his work with the National Council of Churches are found within this series.
Box Folder
163A 01 Abilene, Texas – St. Paul Methodist Church, 1959
02 A.C.T.I.O.N., 1954
03-06 Acceptances-Benevolence, 1956-1960
07 Ada, Oklahoma, 1966
08 Adams: Jesse A. Adams Fund, 1963
09-18 Advance for Christ and His Church, 1948-1956
19 Aging, 1958-1970
Box Folder
163B 01 Aging, 1970-1974
02 Air Force Training Manual controversy, 1960
03 Alaska / Alaska Methodist University, 1951-1971
04 Aldersgate Year, 1962-1963
05 American Bar Association assembly, 1969
06 American Leprosy Missions, 1948-1956
07 Annual Conference devotions, 1943-1964
08 Arab-Israeli conflict, 1969-1970
09-13 Area Council, 1940-1947
14 Arizona Conference, 1938-1939
15 Arizona – Paradise Valley UMC, 1969-1970
Box Folder
164A 01 Arkansas, 1921-1944
02 Arkansas Council of Churches, 1975-1979
03 Arkansas Methodist history, 1972-1976
04 Arkansas Methodist Sunday School lessons, 1973-1974
05 Arkansas – Timber, 1964-1961
06 Armed Forces Chaplains Board, 1953
07 Ashville, North Carolina, 1954
08 Astronomy, 1938-1969
09 Automobile safety notes, 1965-1966
10 Baker, Clem, 1943-1952
11 Ballard family, 1934-1982
12 Baptist Foundation of Texas, 1939-1950
13 Bartlesville, Oklahoma – First United Methodist Church, 1968
14 Bedford, Texas – William C. Martin United Methodist Church, 1970-1978
15 Betts, Daniel Lander, circa 1960
16 Bible – Use and understanding, 1953-1955
17 Big Spring, Texas, 1969
18 Bintliff, David C., 1955-1972
19 Bishop, Charles M., 1925-1938
20 Bishops – Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1938-1943
21 Bishops – Methodist Church, 1939-1967
22 Bishops – United Methodist Church, 1968-1979
23 Bishops’ conference with returned veterans, 1946-1948
24 Bishops’ mission on the ministry, 1962-1963
Box Folder
164B 01 Blaylock, Louis, 1965-1966
02 Board of Education, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1919
03-05 Board of Missions, 1952-1963
06 Board of Publication, 1951-1956
07 Boaz, Carrie O. Browne, 1963
08 Bolivia, 1962
09 Bookhout, John and Ruth, 1969
10 Book orders and receipts, 1945-1963
11 Brawner, R. Bryan, 1971-1974
12 Broiles, Rowland, 1957-1962
Box Folder
165A 01 Brotherhood Week (NCCJ), 1957-1958
02 Brumbaugh, Thoburn T., 1951-1963
03 Bryan, Dawson C., 1938-1939
04 Butterworth, J. – Clubland, 1959-1962
05 Buttrick, George Arthur, 1946
06 Byrd, Joe, 1968-1972
07 Cairns, David S., 1919-1936
08-10 California, 1938-1950
11 California, La Mesa, 1966-1968
12 California, Los Angeles – Riots, 1965
13 California Oriental Mission, 1938-1939
14 Callahan, F. Howard, 1944
15 Caribbean Cruise, January 1958
16 Cates, Paul and Alta, 1951
17 Catholic Church, 1945-1971
18 Catholic Rural Life Conference, 1949-1953
19 Cecil, Andrew R., 1960-1980
20 Central Jurisdiction of the Methodist Church, 1964
21 Chaplains – Methodist Commission on Chaplains, 1943-1945
22 Chaplains – Reports and letters, 1955-1957
Box Folder
165B 01 Chaplains – Reports and letters, 1957-1960
02 Charismatic movement, 1976
03 Chattanooga, Tennessee – Centenary Methodist Church, 1966
04 Chavez, Dr., circa 1950
05 China, 1944
06 Christian Century - “How My Mind Has Changed” series, 1959-1960
07 Christian Century Foundation , 1958-1964
08 Christian Civic Foundation of Arkansas, 1974-1980
09 Christian stewardship, circa 1960
10 Christian vocations research – Marvin T. Judy, 1960
11 Christianity and War, 1926
12 Christmas, 1952-1959
13 Church colleges / Higher education, 1950
14 Church growth, 1937-1959
15-16 Church of the Air CBS radio program, 1952-1960
Box Folder
166A 01 Circuit Riders, Inc. (re: Methodist Federation for Social Action), 1952-1953
02 Civil Disobedience, 1968-1970
03 Clark, Bruce C., 1953
04 Clark, Elmer T., 1948-1967
05 Cole, Robert L., Sr.,1925-1948
06 College Hill Methodist Church, 1964-1968
07 Commission on Chaplains, 1953-1959
08 Commission on Ministerial Training, 1944-1948
09 Commission on Promotion and Cultivation, 1953-1960
10 Commission on World Peace, 1944-1952
11 Commission to Study the Ministry, 1949-1951
12 Committee for International Economic Growth, 1958
13 Committee of Twenty-Two, 1950
14 Communes, 1971
15 Communism and the Church, 1960-1962
Box Folder
166B 01 Conference addresses, 1950-1956
02 Conference on Human Relations – SMU, 1959
03 Consecration and commissioning services, 1940-1947
04 Consultation on Church Union (COCU), 1973-1978
05 Convocation of United Methodists for Evangelical Christianity, 1970
06 Cooke, Harold G., 1948-1958
07-11 Council of Bishops, 1939-1976
Box Folder
167A 01-02 Council of Bishops, 1977-1979
03 Counseling research, 1947
04 Course of Study Schools, Perkins School of Theology, 1968
05 Crockett, Texas – First Methodist Church, 1967-1968
06 Crusade for Christ and His Church, 1947-1951
07 Cullum, Marcus Hiram, circa 1960
08-09 Cuninggim, Merrimon, 1951-1979
10-11 Dallas, Texas, 1948-1971
12-14 Dallas, Texas – First Methodist Church, 1926-1976
15 Dallas, Texas – Highland Park Methodist Church, 1964-1969
16 Dallas, Texas – Lovers Lane Methodist Church, 1964-1981
17 Dallas, Texas – Residence (4221 University Blvd.), 1958-1960
Box Folder
167B 01 Dallas, Texas – Southwood United Methodist Church, 1977
02 Dallas, Texas – University Park Methodist Church, 1956-1964
03 Dallas Citizens’ Interracial Association, 1952
04-06 Dallas-Fort Worth episcopal area, 1948-1963
07 Dallas Methodist Pastors’ Association, 1938
08 Darrow, Clarence, 1942
09 David, Irwin, 1959-1970
10 Denman, Harry, 1938-1972
11 Devore, Harry S., 1936-1947
12 Diboll, Texas, 1945-1971
13 Dickerson, J. D., circa 1950
Box Folder
168A 01 Dill, James H., circa 1980
02 District Superintendent conferences, 1942-1945
03 Doggitt, Edwin B., 1938-1939
04 Eastland, Texas – First United Methodist Church, 1969
05 Economic justice, 1934-1955
06 Ecumenical Institute, 1970
07 Ecumenics / Ecumenism, 1949-1972
08 Ecumenism – Texas Council of Churches, 1967-1969
09 Eisenhower, Dwight D., 1953-1961
10 Elliott, William M., 1958
11 Ellis, James E., 1951-1962
12 Emotional stability / mental health, 1952-53
13 Engleman, Mike, 1966
14-15 Episcopacy, 1938-1980
16-23 Episcopal address 1960, 1955-1960
Box Folder
168B 01-13 Episcopal address 1960, 1955-1960
Box Folder
169A 01-14 Episcopal address 1960, 1955-1960
Box Folder
169B 01-02 Episcopal addresses: Published, 1939-1968
03 Episcopal message: Central Jurisdictional Conference, 1960
04 Epworth rectory restoration fund, 1957-1959
05-07 Evangelism, 1906-1977
08 Evangelical United Brethren Church, 1965-1968
09 Evangelistic services: Beatrice, Nebraska, 1962
10 Evangelistic services: Beaumont, Texas, 1962-1965
11 Evangelistic services: Center, Texas, 1961
12 Evangelistic services: Cisco, Texas, 1961-1963
13 Evangelistic services: Dalhart, Texas, 1958
14 Evangelistic services: El Paso, Texas, 1957-1959
15 Evangelistic services: Ft. Smith, Arkansas, 1949-1959
16 Evangelistic services: Graham, Texas, 1962
17 Evangelistic services: Mount Vernon, Texas, 1963
18 Evangelistic services: Muskogee, Oklahoma, 1962
Box Folder
170A 01 Evangelistic services: Sweetwater, Texas, 1965-1966
02 Evangelistic services: Temple , Texas, 1961
03 Evangelistic services: Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1965-1968
04 Evangelistic services: University Park, Texas, 1960
05 Evangelistic services: Waco, Texas, 1958-1969
06 Evangelistic services: Waxahachie, Texas, 1964
07 Evangelistic services: Wichita, Kansas, 1965-1966
08 Evangelistic services: Wichita Falls, Texas, 1963-1966
09 Fisher, Elliot L., 1960-1964
10 Fleming, Durwood, 1962-1964
11 Flinn, Glenn, 1937-1938
12 Folsom, Jack, circa 1980
13 Foote, Gaston, circa 1960
14 Forman, James - Black manifesto, 1969
15 Fort Worth, Texas – Adult convocation, 1956
16 Fort Worth, Texas – Festival of Faith, 1963
17 Fort Worth, Texas – Mathews Memorial Methodist Church, 1968
18 Fort Worth, Texas – Meadowbrook Methodist Church, 1961
19 Fort Worth, Texas – Polytechnic Methodist Church, 1958
20 Fort Worth, Texas – Riverside Methodist Church, 1962-1965
21 Forward Movement – The Southwell Litany for the Personal Life, 1920s
22 Fosdick, Harry Emerson, 1921-1944
23 Frank, Graham, 1942
24 Frederick, Deleware – Barratt’s Chapel, 1945
25 Gallaway, Ira, 1959
26 Gee, James G., 1957-1959
27 General Board of Health and Welfare Ministries, UMC, 1970
28-32 General Conferences, 1937-1972
33 Gerrietts, Rosa, 1926-1979
34 Godbold, Albea, 1926-1931
Box Folder
170B 01-02 Godbold, Albea, 1932-1981
03 Goodloe, Robert W., Sr., 1966-1967
04 Gorham, Leta, 1959-1960
05 Grand Jury Association of Dallas County, 1954-1956
06 Grapevine, Texas, 1971
07 Greater Dallas Council of Churches, 1967-1971
08 Gross, John O., 1954-1963
09 Group of Ten, A, circa 1950
10 Hardin, Paul – SMU, 1974-1975
11 Harmon, Francis Stuart, 1970-1977
12 Hathcock family, 1942-1976
Box Folder
171A 01 Hayward, Douglas, 1968
02 Heiskell, J. N., 1972-1973
03 Hendricks, L. Frances, circa 1950
04 Hendrix College, 1968-1978
05 Hendrix College YMCA, 1915-1917
06 Here’s Life Little Rock, 1976
07 Hill, Fred, 1937-1945
08 Hillbrand, Earl K., circa 1950
09 Hogg, W. Richey, 1965-1969
10 Holman, James C., 1959
11 Holmes, William A. – Northaven Methodist Church, 1963-1964
12 Holy Spirit, 1955-1965
13 Honolulu, Hawaii, 1956-1975
14 Hooten, Candrine R., 1954-1963
15 Houston, Texas – Grace Methodist Church, 1922-1980
16 Hot Springs, Arkansas, 1968-1969
17 Hovgard, C. L., 1946
18 Hungary, 1956-1958
19 Iceland, 1953
20 Illinois, 1970
21 Institute for American Democracy / Homefront, 1970-1971
22 Institute of Church Renewal, 1970-1971
23-24 Integration / Race relations, 1953-1960
Box Folder
171B 01-02 Integration / Race relations, 1957-1960
03 Interchurch World Movement of North America, 1920
04 International Christian Leadership, Inc., 1955
05 Japan, 1951-1957
06 Jefferson, Texas, 1969-1971
07 Johnson, Hubert, 1950-1964
08 Johnson, Joseph A., 1972
09 Johnston, C. Warren, 1954
10 Joiner, Ernest, 1955-1959
11 Jones, E. Stanley, 1953-1973
12 Jones, George H., 1948-1963
13 Jones, Mabel Lossing, 1978
14 Joy, James R., 1942-1945
15 Judicial Council, 1942-1947
16 Jurisdictional Conferences, 1943-1956
Box Folder
172A 01-03 Jurisdictional Conferences – South Central Jurisdiction, 1960-1980
04 Jurisdictional Conferences – Western Jurisdiction, 1971-1972
05 Kansas-Nebraska episcopal area, 1944-1952
06 Kansas, 1940-1959
07 Kendrick, Ruby R., 1936
08-09 Kennedy, John F., 1959-1964
10 Kessler Plan Association, 1949-1952
11 Key ’73, 1972-1973
12 Kilgore, James, 1921-1951
13 Kirchentag, 1956
14 Knighton, Robert B., 1957
15-16 Korea, 1950-1976
17 Korea and Japan visit, 1953
Box Folder
172B 01-02 Korea and Japan visit, 1953-1954
03 Korea visit articles, 1953-1954
04 Korea – Benevolences, 1954
05 Korea – Chaplains, 1955-1959
06 Korean Bible commentary – Bishop Lew, 1959-1968
07 Lake Junaluska Assembly, 1943
08 Landrum, Lynn – Dallas Morning News, 1936-1961
09 Lee, Tongil (Tom), 1960-1964
10 Lee, Umphrey – SMU, 1938-1958
11 Leiffer, Murray H., 1957
12 Lenten booklet Christ and Our Resources, 1956-1958
Box Folder
173A 01 Letters of introduction, 1917
02 Letters on travel in Europe, 1955
03 Liberal Arts College Movement, 1931
04 Life service, stewardship, and missions, 1927-1937
05 Lincoln, Abraham, 1942, 1964
06 Little Rock, Arkansas – First United Methodist Church, 1943-1980
07 Little Rock, Arkansas – Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, 1983
08 Long, Kermit L., 1965
09 Los Angeles, California – United University Church, 1977
10 Love-Feast, 1972
11 Lutheran Church Productions – Martin Luther film, 1953
12 Magnuson, Ray F., 1977-1979
13 Mann, Mattie Williams, 1960-1971
14 Margaret Jonsson Charlton Methodist Hospital, 1975
15 Martin, A.W. – SMU, 1949-1957
16 Mason, C. Avery, 1961-1963
17 Masonic orders, 1937-1977
18 Mayfield, Robert G., 1970-1972
19 McKee, James A., 1938-1944
20 Memphis Annual Conference, 1969
21 Memphis, Tennessee – Whitehaven Methodist Church, 1964
22 Methodism, 1949-1959
23 Methodism’s “Pink Fringe,” 1950
24 Methodist Conference on Human Relations, 1963
25-27 Methodist Federation for Social Action, 1948-1978
28 Methodist Foundation, 1937-1956
Box Folder
173B 01 Methodist Foundation, 1957-1960
02-03 Methodist Hospital – Lubbock, Texas, 1953-1978
04 Methodist Student Center – University of Texas, 1952
05-07 Methodist unification, 1937-1941
08 Midland, Texas – First Methodist Church, 1966
09 Midland, Texas – St. Paul Methodist Church, 1966-1967
10 Midway cemetery, 1970-1972
11 Military cemeteries, 1970-1973
12 Miller, Thomas Lee, 1971-1976
13 Mineral Wells, Texas – Adult convocation, circa 1960
14 Ministry and sacraments, 1949-1950
Box Folder
174A 01 Mission Orientation Center – Candidate’s Workbook, 1961-1962
02 Missionary Council address, circa 1940
03 Missionary enlistment – Texas annual conferences, 1959-1960
04 Missionaries – Angola, 1962
05 Mohn, E. Harold, 1958-1968
06 Mohundro, Samuel E., 1963
07 Morgan, Howard, 1952-1953
08 Morgan, James William, 1966
09-10 Morris, Virgil D., 1960-1964
11 Morrison, Donald, 1919-1920
12 Mount Sequoyah Assembly, 1973
13 Nash, Tom, 1936-1949
14 National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1963-1967
15 National Council of Churches , 1952-1954
Box Folder
174B 01-07 National Council of Churches , 1955-1964
Box Folder
175A 01-04 National Council of Churches , 1965-1981
05 National Council of Churches – Bader, Jesse, 1949-1954
06 National Council of Churches – Capsule, 1971-1973
07 National Council of Churches – Cavert, Samuel McCray, 1943-1976
08-09 National Council of Churches – Congratulations, 1952-1953
10-11 National Council of Churches – Criticism, 1952-1961
Box Folder
175B 01 National Council of Churches – Dallas luncheon, 1970
02 National Council of Churches – Division of Christian Education, 1967
03 National Council of Churches – Favorable notes, 1952-1953
04-06 National Council of Churches – General Assembly, 1952-1972
07 National Council of Churches – General Board, 1953
08 National Council of Churches – Headquarters location, 1951-1957
09 National Council of Churches – Houston Council of Churches, 1955-1956
10 National Council of Churches – Matthews attack, 1953
11 National Council of Churches – National Lay Committee, 1954
12 National Council of Churches – National Vespers, 1947
13 National Council of Churches – Presidency, 1952-1974
14 National Council of Churches – Pronouncements, 1953-1954
15-16 National Council of Churches – Public Schools, 1951-1960
17 National Council of Churches – Publicity, 1952
Box Folder
176A 01 National Council of Churches – Readers Digest & 60 Minutes, 1981-1982
02-03 National Council of Churches – Revised Standard Version,1952-1954
04 National Council of Churches – Roman Catholic Church, 1951-1954
05 National Council of Churches – State councils of churches, 1951-1955
06 National Council of Churches – Tempo, 1971-1972
07 National Council of Churches – Un-American Activities Committee, 1953
08 National Council of Churches – United Church Women, 1953
09 National Council of Churches – Weigle, Luther A., 1949-1953
10 National Methodist Rural Life Conference, 1946-1948
11 Nebraska Conference, 1937-1954
12 Nelson, William Hamilton, 1932
13 Newbigin, Lesslie, 1961-1962
14-16 New Delhi, India, 1959-1962
17 Newport, Arkansas – First United Methodist Church, 1974
Box Folder
176B 01 North American Faith and Order Study Conference, 1956-1957
02 North Texas Conference, 1934-1964
03 Northwest Conference, 1938-1940
04 Ogden, Schubert M., 1960s
05 Oil and gas lease, 1979
06 Olan, Levi A., 1968
07 Ordination and the sacraments, 1938-1952
08 Oregon Conference, 1939-1940
09 Otstott, Brownie, 1935 -1943
10 Outler, Albert C., 1952-1979
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177A 01 Pacific episcopal area, 1938-1950
02 Pacific Northwest Conference, 1940
03 Palestine, Texas – First Methodist Church, 1968
04 Pattee, Fred L., Compelled Men, 1915
05 Pentecost, 1957
06 Perkins Outreach Seminar, 1966
07-08 Perkins School of Theology, 1928-1984
09 Philander Smith College, 1942-1973
10 Philippines Central Conference, 1953-1957
11 Pierce, Lovick, 1948-1964
12 Poetry, 1928-1974
13 Point Four, 1951
14-15 Port Arthur, Texas – First Methodist Church, 1924-1977
Box Folder
177B 01-03 Prayer, 1927-1976
04-05 Preaching / Homiletics, 1928-1972
06 Prison ministry, 1964-1974
07 Prisoners of War (POWs), 1955-1956
08 Proclaiming the Good News book manuscript, 1953-1954
09 Project FORWARD ’76, 1976
10 Protestants and Other Americans United (POAU), 1964
11 Prothro, Elizabeth Perkins, 1971-1979
12 Prouty, Carroll H., 1971-1977
Box Folder
178A 01 Quadrennial program, 1956-1960
02-03 Quillian, Joseph, 1957-1979
04 Quotations, circa 1940-1970
05 Racism – Methodist Church, 1965-1966
06 Randolph Methodist Church, 1962
07 Redditt, John S., 1965-1973
08 Refugees, 1953-1957
09 Refugees – Cuban refugee resettlement program, 1962-1963
10 Religion and race, 1964-1967
11 Religion in higher education, 1959-1966
12 Restland of Dallas, 1964
13 Retirement home – Mineral Wells, Texas, 1955-1957
14 Reves, Claude M., 1931-1948
15 Rice, John S., 1974-1977
16 Richards, David E., 1970-1971
17 Richardson, Texas – First United Methodist Church, 1977
18 Riley, Philip M., 1937-1938
19 Rio Grande Conference, 1954-1957
Box Folder
178B 01 Rio Grande Conference, 1958-1966
02 Robb, Ed, 1976-1979
03 Roberts, Oral, 1967-1976
04 Robinson, Herndon I., 1954
05 Rock River Conference Board of Education, 1946
06 Rogers, Clyde N., 1969-1971
07 Rollow, William H., 1966
08 Romans, 1958-1963
09 Rosser, Charles M., 1932-1937
10 Roswell, New Mexico – First Methodist Church, 1950
11 Rupert, Hoover, 1969-1980
12 Rural church, 1969
13 Sallman portrait of W. C. Martin, 1962
14 Saint Paul Industrial Training School, Malakoff, Texas, 1957
15 Scarritt College, 1954-1967
16 Schaefer, William A., 1965-1971
17 Schisler, John Q., 1948-1959
18 Score, J. N. R., 1927-1935
19 Scott and White Memorial Hospital, 1955-1961
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179A 01 Sears, Sallie Faye Cobb, 1941
02 Selecman, Jackie (Mabel Edna White),
03 Seminar on missions, 1956
04 Seminar on recruitment – Glen Lake Camp, 1956-1957
05 Seneker, James Seehorn, 1967
06 Sensabaugh, Oscar Fitzgerald , 1956
07 Shettles, E. L., 1932-1941
08 Shuler, Bob, 1938
09 Simpson, Oscar L., 1949-1961
10 Sledge, Robert W., 1973
11 Sloane, Bentley, 1934-1943
12 Smith, Dale K., 1971-1975
13-14 Smith, Eugene L., 1949-1963
15 Smith, Gipsy R., 1936-1947
16 Smith, Lamar, circa 1960
17 Smith, Robert Everett, 1954-1965
18 Son, Myong Gul, 1958-1959
19-24 Southern Methodist University, 1927-1978
Box Folder
179B 01 Southern Methodist University trustees, 1957-1959
02 Southwest Missouri Conference, 1939-1940
03 Southwestern Inter-Council Office, 1950-1951
04 Statistics, 1948-1959
05 Steel, Marshall T., 1930-1968
06 Steel, S. A., circa 1925-1950
07 Stephenson, Paul and Elizabeth, 1938-1977
08 Stroud, John E., 1932-1934
09 Stuckey, Lewis N., 1924-1950
10-11 Tell Texas about Christ Crusade / Texas Council on Evangelism, 1956-1960
Box Folder
180A 01 Temperance and prohibition, 1930s-1972
02 Texas Alcohol Narcotics Education, Inc. (TANE), 1957-1964
03 Texas Annual Conference, 1968
04 Texas Christian Advocate, 1953-1960
05 Texas Conference, 1925-1944
06 Texas evangelism statistics, 1957-1958
07 Texas Methodist Foundation, 1970-1976
08 Texas Methodist Historical Commission, 1911-1960
09 Texas Methodist Stewardship Movement, 1963-1964
10 Thomas, James A., 1920-1943
11 Thompson, Robert B. and Pollee, 1973-2002
12 Thompson, Vernon L., 1939-1960
13 Tidings tracts, circa 1965-1975
14 Tithing, 1959-1975
15 To Fulfill This Ministry (book by W. C. Martin), 1948-1976
16 Towner, Walter, 1937-1968
17 Truett, George W., 1929-1939
18 Tuck, Ernest E., 1952-1957
19 Turner, Decherd / Bridwell Library, 1963-1980
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180B 01 Union League Club of Chicago, 1954
02 Union Theological Seminary, 1928
03 United Capital Funds, Inc., 1961-1963
04 United Nations, 1952-1975
05 Uniting Conference, United Methodist Church, 1968
06 Vatican II, 1962-1968
07 Vatican ambassador appointment opposition, 1951
08 Vernon, Walter N., 1938-1980
09 Vietnam, 1967-1971
10 Vivion, King, 1927
11 Waldrip, Marion Nelson, 1939-1950
12 Wallace, Jerry, 1914
13 Ward, A. Dudley, 1954-1963
14 Weeks, Andrew Jackson, 1927-1970
15 Wesley’s Chapel restoration, 1953-1978
16 Wesley Foundation history, 1956-1959
17 Wesley Foundation – Denton, Texas, 1955-1968
Box Folder
181A 01 Wesleyan Homes, Inc., 1962-1971
02 Western Mexican Conference / Texas Mexican Conference, 1936-1939
03-04 Wheatly, Melvin E., 1965-1969
05 Whitefield, George, 1946
06 Wichita Falls, Texas – First Methodist Church, 1952
07 Wichita Falls, Texas – Reformation Day service, 1961
08 Williams, M. O., 1956-1961
09 Willson, J. M., 1954-1963
10 Withers, Harry C., 1949-1955
11 Wood, Florence / Wood Junior College, 1945-1948
12-16 World Council of Churches, 1948-1977
Box Folder
181B 01 World Methodist Council, 1976-1977
02 Year of Enlistment program, 1959

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Series 2:
Correspondence, 1922-1984

The second series, Correspondence, is arranged in two subseries: chronological correspondence and topical correspondence, reflecting Bishop Martin’s diverse ways of organizing his correspondence. In addition to the 189 folders of letters, post cards, and telegrams in this series, pieces of correspondence are scattered throughout all other series of the William C. Martin papers.
Subseries 1: Chronological correspondence
Box Folder
181B 03-13 Correspondence, 1922-1949
Box Folder
182A 01-08 Correspondence, 1950-1953
Box Folder
182B 01-11 Correspondence, 1953-1954
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183A 01-13 Correspondence, 1954-1955
Box Folder
183B 01-11 Correspondence, 1955-1956
Box Folder
184A 01-13 Correspondence, 1956-1957
Box Folder
184B 01-10 Correspondence, 1957 -1958
Box Folder
185A 01-15 Correspondence, 1958-1959
Box Folder
185B 01-10 Correspondence, 1959-1960
Box Folder
186A 01-11 Correspondence, 1960-1961
Box Folder
186B 01-12 Correspondence, 1961-1962
Box Folder
187A 01-13 Correspondence, 1962-1963
Box Folder
187B 01-10 Correspondence, 1963
Box Folder
188A 01-07 Correspondence, 1964-1969
Box Folder
188B 01-08 Correspondence, 1970-1977
Box Folder
189A 01-07 Correspondence, 1978-1984
08-09 Undated correspondence, circa 1922-1984
Subseries 2: Topical correspondence
Box Folder
189A 10 Auto accident, 1973
11-12 Departure from Dallas, 1971
13 Departure from Little Rock, 1931-1941
14-15 Election to the episcopacy, 1938
Box Folder
189B 01-02 Election to the episcopacy, 1938
03 Form letters, 1948-1970
04 Integration, 1952-1960
05 Methodist literature, 1953-1964
06 Missionary circular letters, 1964-1965
Box Folder
190A 01-02 Thanks, 1931-1957
03 Travel, 1964
04 Unusual letters, 1923-1968

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Series 3:
Writings, 1916-1980

The third series, Writings, consists of 83 folders arranged in four subseries: printed matter; lectures; categorized sermons; and uncategorized sermons and addresses. Categorized sermons were originally part of a filing system containing twelve topical groups. Uncategorized sermons and addresses do not have topical grouping numbers and therefore are listed by title or original folder designation. Most sermon and address notes are hand-written outlines, not full-text discourses. All undated sermons and lectures in this series have been assigned the date range of circa 1920-1970. A searchable, itemized inventory of the uncategorized sermons and addresses in subseries four can be accessed by activating this hyperlink: http://www.smu.edu/Bridwell/Collections/SpecialCollectionsandArchives/~/media/Site/Bridwell/Archives/MartinSer3Sub4.pdf
Subseries 1: Printed matter
Box Folder
190A 05 Published poem “Do You Know?” 1916
06 Published sermon “Good Time for Great Living,” 1946-1947
07 Booklet Our Faith in Immortality, 1949
08 Book To Fulfill This Ministry, 1949
09 Booklet When Temptation Comes, circa 1945
10 Book Proclaiming the Good News, 1954
11 Booklet Christ and Our Resources, circa 1956
12 The Episcopal Address of the Bishops of the Methodist Church, 1960
13 Statement “Faith for an Hour of Crisis,” circa 1960-1970
14 Published sermon “God’s Man in an Emerging World,” 1970
15 Book reviews and introductions, 1950-1960
16-17 Articles, 1937-1964
Box Folder
190B 01 Articles, 1918-1967
02 Articles - clippings scrapbook, 1938-1969
03 Articles for Texas Methodist / Texas Christian Advocate, 1941-1964
04 Articles for Together, 1957-1958
05 Notes for writing, circa 1930-1970
Subseries 2: Lectures
Box Folder
190B 06-12 Peyton Lectures, SMU, 1958-1959
Box Folder
191A 01-06 Willson Lectures, 1946-1948
07 Willson Lectures – Texas Wesleyan College, 1951-1964
08 Lectures on preaching, 1941
Subseries 3: Categorized sermons
Box Folder
191A 09-12 Christian nurture, circa 1920-1970
Box Folder
191B 01-05 Christian nurture, circa 1920-1970
Box Folder
192A 01-02 Evangelism, circa 1920-1970
03 Communion, circa 1920-1970
04 Biographical, circa 1920-1970
05-06 Sermons for special occasions, circa 1920-1970
07 Sermons on social concerns, circa 1920-1970
08 Sermons on the church, circa 1920-1970
Box Folder
192B 01 Sermons on religious education and home, circa 1920-1970
02 Sermons on life service, stewardship, missions, circa 1920-1970
03 Sermons on the Bible and Christian doctrine, circa 1920-1970
04 Sermons for young people / commencements, circa 1920-1970
05 Children’s sermon, circa 1920-1970
Subseries 4: Uncategorized sermons and addresses
Box Folder
192B 06 A, circa 1920-1970
07 B, circa 1920-1970
Box Folder
193A 01-03 C, circa 1920-1970
04 D, circa 1920-1970
05 E, circa 1920-1970
06 F, circa 1920-1970
07 G, circa 1920-1970
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193B 01 G, circa 1920-1970
02 H, circa 1920-1970
03 I, circa 1920-1970
04 J, circa 1920-1970
05 K, circa 1920-1970
06 L, circa 1920-1970
07 M, circa 1920-1970
Box Folder
194A 01 M, circa 1920-1970
02 N, circa 1920-1970
03 O, circa 1920-1970
04 P, circa 1920-1970
05 R, circa 1920-1970
06-07 S, circa 1920-1970
Box Folder
194B 01-04 S, 1940-1967
05 T, circa 1920-1970
Box Folder
195A 01 T, circa 1920-1970
02 U, circa 1920-1970
03 V, circa 1920-1970
04-05 W, circa 1920-1970
06 Y, circa 1920-1970

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Series 4:
Data on Methodist Bishops, circa 1810-1985

The fourth series consists of 311 folders containing documents written by and about Methodist bishops. William C. Martin created this filing system at the beginning of his episcopal ministry as a resource for studying the lives of Methodist bishops and the roles that they played in leading the church. To this historical data, Bishop Martin added personal correspondence with, small publications by, photographs of, news clippings about other bishops, and five folders of information about himself. In the list that follows, the parenthetical notes (e.g.- “E 1918”) were copied from the original file folders and indicate the year in which each man was elected to the office of bishop.
Box Folder
195B 01 Notebook – “Bishops I have known,” circa 1970
02 Ainsworth, William Newman (E 1918), 1921-1942
03 Alejandro, Dionisio Deista (E 1944), 1949
04 Allen, L. Scott, 1967
05 Alton, Ralph Taylor (E 1960), 1960-1979
06 Ames, Edward Raymond (E 1852), circa 1900-1950
07 Anderson, William Franklin (E 1908), 1916-1944
08 Andrew, James Osgood (E 1832), circa 1850-1950
09 Andrews, Edward Gayer (E 1872), circa 1880-1950
10 Armstrong, James, 1969-1970
11 Arvidson, August Theodor (E 1946), 1950-1951
12 Asbury, Francis (E 1784), circa 1850-1950
13 Atkins, James (E 1906), circa 1900-1950
14 Badley, Brenton Thoburn (E 1941), 1931-1946
15 Baker, James Chamberlain (E 1928), 1920-1969
16 Baker, Osmon Cleander (E 1852), circa 1870-1950
17 Ballock, Enrique Carlos (E 1941), 1949
18 Barbieri, Sante Uberto (E 1949), 1951-1965
19 Bascom, Henry Bidleman (E 1850), circa 1850-1950
20 Bashford, James Whitford (E 1904), circa 1900-1950
21 Bast, Anton (E 1920), circa 1950
22 Baxter, Bruce Richard (E 1940), 1940-1947
23 Beauchamp, William Benjamin (E 1922), 1934-circa 1950
24 Berry, Joseph Flintoft (E 1904), 1922-circa 1950
25 Bickley, George Harvey (E1920), 1914-circa 1950
26 Birney, Lauress John (E 1920), circa 1920-1950
27 Blackburn, Robert M., 1977
28 Blake, Edgar (E 1920), 1928-circa 1950
29 Boaz, Hiram Abiff (E 1922), 1927-1962
30 Booth, Newell Snow (E 1944), 1944-1968
31 Bowen, John Wesley Edward (E 1948), 1948
32 Bowman, Thomas (E 1872), circa 1890-1950
33 Branscomb, John Warren (E 1952), 1952-1959
34 Brashares, Charles Wesley (E 1944), 1944-1963
35 Bristol, Frank Milton (E 1908), circa 1910-1950
36 Brooks, Robert Nathaniel (E 1944), 1942-1948
37 Broomfield, John Calvin (E 1939), 1939-1950
38 Brown, Wallace E. (E 1924), 1928-1942
39 Bryan, Monk, 1964-1979
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196A 01 Burns, Charles Wesley (E 1920), circa 1920-1950
02 Burns, Francis (E 1858), circa 1860
03 Burt, William (E 1904), circa 1900-1950
04 Candler, Warren Akin (E 1898), circa 1900-1950
05 Cannon, James, Jr. (E 1918), circa 1920-1950
06 Cannon, William Ragsdale (E 1968), 1968-1977
07 Capers, William (E 1846), circa 1880-1950
08 Carleton, Alsie Henry (E 1968), 1961-1976
09 Carroll, Edward Gonzalez (E 1972), circa 1972
10 Chen, Wen Yuan (E 1941), 1944-1945
11 Chitambar, Joshwant Rao (E 1930), circa 1930-1940
12 Choy, Wilbur, 1977
13 Clair, Matthew Wesley (E 1930), circa 1900-1950
14 Clark, Davis Wesgatt (E 1864), circa 1865-1950
15 Coke, Thomas (E 1784), circa 1850-1950
16 Cooke, Richard Joseph (E 1912), circa 1900-1950
17 Coors, D. Stanley (E 1952), 1952-1960
18 Copeland, Kenneth W., 1949-1973
19 Corson, Fred Pierce, 1944-1972
20 Cranston, Earl (E 1896), 1903-1963
21 Crutchfield, Finis A., 1978-1980
22 Cushman, Ralph S. (E 1932), 1943-1952
23 Darlington, Urban Valentine Williams (E 1918), 1927-1954
24 Dawson, Dana (E 1948), 1948-1963
25 Decell, John Lloyd (E 1938), 1942-1946
26 Denney, Collins (E 1912), circa 1900-1950
27 Dickey, James Edward (E 1922), 1930-circa 1950
28 Dixon, Ernest, 1977
29 Dobbs, Hoyt McWhorter (E 1922), 1900-1955
Box Folder
196B 01 Dodge, Ralph Edward (E 1956), 1956-1967
02 Doggett, David Seth (E 1866), circa 1880-1950
03 DuBose, Horace Mellard (E 1918), circa 1950
04 Duncan, William Wallace (E 1886), circa 1950
05 Early, John (E 1854), circa 1860-1950
06 Emory, John (E 1832), circa 1850-1950
07 Ensley, Francis Gerald (E 1952), 1941-1967
08 Epp, George Edward, 1968
09 Eveland, William Perry (E 1912), circa 1950
10 Finger, H. Ellis, Jr., 1964-1971
11 Fisher, Frederick Bohn (E 1920), circa 1920-1950
12 Fitzgerald, James Newberry (E 1888), circa 1890-1950
13 Fitzgerald, Oscar Penn (E 1890), 1901-circa 1950
14 Flint, Charles Wesley (E 1936), 1940-1961
15 Foss, Cyrus D. (E 1880), 1901-circa 1950
16 Foster, Randolph Sinks (E 1872), circa 1900-1950
17 Fowler, Charles Henry (E 1884), 1892-circa 1950
18 Frank, Eugene Maxwell (E 1956), 1957-1978
19 Franklin, Marvin Augustus (E 1948), 1951-1964
20 Galloway, Charles Betts (E1886), 1944-circa 1950
21 Galloway, Paul Vernon (E 1960), 1960-1978
22 Garber, Paul Neff (E 1944), 1944-1969
23 Garrison, Edwin R. (E 1960), 1960-1964
24 Garth, Schuyler Edward (E 1944), 1944-1947
25 George, Enoch (E 1816), circa 1810-1950
26 Golden, Charles Franklin (E 1960), 1962-1980
27 Goodrich, Robert E., Jr., 1970-1976
28 Goodsell, Daniel Ayres (E 1888), circa 1890-1950
29 Goodson, W. Kenneth, 1964-1969
30 Granberry, John Cowper (E 1882), circa 1880-1950
31 Grant, Alsie Raymond (E 1952), 1952-1969
32 Grose, George Richmond (E 1924), circa 1920-1950
33 Guansing, Benjamin I., 1968
34 Guerra, Eleazar, 1948
35 Gultom, Johannes, circa 1970
36 Gum, Walter Clark (E 1960), 1960-1969
37 Hagan, Odd Arthur (E1953), 1953-1958
38 Hamilton, Franklin Elmer Ellsworth (E 1916), 1907-circa 1950
39 Hamilton, John William (E 1900), circa 1900-1950
40 Hamline, Leonidas Lent (E 1844), circa 1850-1950
41 Hammaker, Wilbur Emery (E 1936), 1939-1967
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197A 01 Hardin, Paul, Jr. (E 1960), 1960-1971
02 Hargrove, Robert Kennon (E 1882), circa 1950
03 Harmon, Nolan Bailey (E 1956), 1949-1966
04 Harrell, Costen Jordan (E 1944), 1941-1967
05 Harris, Marquis LaFayette (E 1960), 1960-1963
06 Harris, Merriman Colbert (E 1904), 1888-circa1910
07 Harris, William Logan (E 1872), 1887-circa 1950
08 Hartman, Lewis Oliver (E 1944), 1950-1955
09 Hartzell, Joseph Crane (E 1896), circa 1896-1950
10 Haven, Erastus Otis (E 1880), 1875-circa 1950
11 Haven, Gilbert (E 1872), 1870-circa1950
02 Hay, Sam Ross (E 1922), 1876-circa1950
13 Haygood, Atticus Greene (E 1890), 1875-1943
14 Hedding, Elijah (E 1824), circa 1850-1950
15 Henderson, Theodore Sommers (E 1912), 1927-circa1950
16 Hendrix, Eugene Russell (E 1886), circa1930-1950
17 Henley, James Walton (E 1960), 1960-1968
18 Hicks, Kenneth W. (E 1976), 1975-1977
19 Hodapp, Leroy C., 1979
20 Hodge, Bachman Gladstone (E 1956), 1956-1961
21 Holloway, Fred Garrigus (E 1960), 1960-1964
22 Holt, Ivan Lee (E 1938), 1936-1967
23 Holter, Don W., 1974
24 Hoss, Elijah Embree (E 1938), 1922-circa 1950
25 Howard, John Gordon, 1971
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197B 01 Hughes, Edwin Holt (E 1908), 1915-1950
02 Hughes, Matthew Simpson (E 1916), 1920-circa1950
03 Hughes, William Alfred Carroll (E 1940), 1918
04 Hunt, Earl G., Jr., 1967-1969
05 Hurst, John Fletcher (E 1880) 1899-circa1950
06 Janes, Edmund Storer (E 1844), circa 1850-1950
07 Johnson, Eben Samuel (E 1916), 1821-circa1950
08 Jones, Robert Elijah (E 1920), 1942-circa1950
09 Joyce, Isaac Wilson (E 1888), 1898-circa1950
10 Kaibnick, Hermann, 1969
11 Kaung, Z. T. (E 1941), 1950
12 Kavanaugh, Hubbard Hinds (E 1854), circa1950
13 Kearns, Francis E., 1964-1974
14 Keener, John Christian (E 1870), circa1950
15 Keeney, Frederick Thomas (E 1920), 1931-1952
16 Kelly, Edward Wendell (E 1944), 1944-1955
17 Kennedy, Gerald Hamilton (E 1948), 1944-1980
18 Kennedy, Gerald Hamilton – Sermons, 1944-1948
19 Kern, Paul Bentley (E 1930), 1927-1955
20 Key, Joseph Stanton (E 1886), circa1950
21 Kilgo, John Carlisle (E 1910), circa1900-1950
22 King, Lorenzo Houston (E 1940), 1947
23 King, Willis Jefferson (E 1944), 1943-1969
24 Kingsley, Calvin (E 1864), 1865-circa1950
25 Lacy, George Carleton (E 1941), 1941-1952
26 Lambuth, Walter Russell (E 1910), circa1950
27 Ledden, Walter Earl (E 1944), 1945-1964
28 Lee, Edwin Ferdinand (E 1928), 1941-1948
29 Leete, Frederick DeLand (E 1910), 1935-1958
Box Folder
198A 01 Leonard, Adna Wright (E 1916), 1932-1947
02 Lew, H. J., 1964-1968
03 Lewis, Wilson Seeley (E 1908), 1909-circa1950
04 Locke, Charles Edward (E 1920), 1938-circa1950
05 Loder, Dwight E., 1964-1978
06 Lord, John Wesley (E 1948), 1948-1972
07 Lovern, J. Chess, 1972-1979
08 Lowe, Titus (E 1924), 1939-1959
09 Luccock, Naphtali (E 1912), 1914-circa1950
10 Magee, Junius Ralph (E 1932), 1940-1971
11 Mallalieu, Willard Francis (E 1884), 1900-circa 1950
12-14 Martin, Paul Elliott (E 1944), 1944-1975
Box Folder
198B 01-05 Martin, William C. (E 1938) – Biographical data, 1921-1964
06 Mathews, James Kenneth (E 1960), 1956-1969
07 Marvin, Enoch Mather (E 1866), circa 1870-1950
08 McCabe, Charles Cardwell (E 1896), circa 1900-1950
09 McConnell, Francis John (E 1912), circa 1915-1968
10 McCoy, James Henry (E 1910), circa 1950
11 McDowell, William Fraser (E 1904), circa 1910-1950
12 McIntyre, Robert (E 1908), circa 1910-1950
13 McKendree, William (E 1808), circa 1950
14 McMurry, William Fletcher (E 1918), 1934-circa 1950
15 McTyeire, Holland Nimmons (E 1866), circa 1880-1950
16 Mead, Charles Larew (E 1920), circa 1930-1950
17 Melle, F. H. Otto (E 1936), 1945-1946
18 Merrill, Stephen Mason (E 1872), circa 1880-1950
19 Middleton, William Vernon (E 1960), 1959-1964
20 Milhouse, Paul W., 1968-1978
21 Miller, George Amos (E 1924), 1916-circa 1950
22 Mitchell, Charles Bayard (E 1916), circa 1910-1950
23 Mondol, Shot Kumar (E 1940), 1948-1965
24-25 Moore, Arthur James (E 1930), 1927-1975
Box Folder
199A 01 Moore, David Hastings (E 1900), 1905-circa1950
02 Moore, John Monroe (E 1918), 1922-1948
03 Moore, Noah Watson, Jr. (E 1960), 1960-1969
04 Morris, Thomas Asbury (E 1836), 1915-circa 1950
05 Morrison, Henry Clay (E 1898), circa 1950
06 Mouzon, Edwin DuBose (E 1910), 1935-circa 1950
07 Mueller, Reuben H., 1969-1971
08 Murrah, William Belton (E 1910), circa 1950
09 Nall, Torney Otto, Jr. (E 1960), 1944-1965
10 Neely, Thomas Benjamin (E 1904), 1904-circa 1950
11 Newell, Frederick Buckley (E 1952), 1952-1968
12 Newman, John Philip (E 1888), circa 1900-1950
13 Nichols, Roy C., 1969-1978
14 Nicholson, Thomas (E 1916), 1922-1944
15 Ninde, William Xavier (E 1884), 1898-1947
16 Northcott, Harry Clifford (E 1948), 1952-1964
17 Nuelson, John Lewis (E 1908), 1943-1946
18 Oldham, William Fitzjames (E 1904), 1921-circa 1950
19-21 Oxnam, Garfield Bromley (E 1936), 1934-1964
Box Folder
199B 01-03 Oxnam, Garfield Bromley, 1938-1957
04 Paine, Robert (E 1846), circa 1880-1950
05 Palmer, Everett Walter (E 1960), 1960-1971
06 Parker, Edwin Wallace (E 1920), circa 1950
07 Parker, Linus (E 1882), circa 1950
08 Peck, Jesse Truesdell (E 1872), circa 1880-1950
09 Peele, William Walter (E 1938), 1939-1959
10 Pendergrass, Edward Julian (E 1964), 1964
11 Phillips, Glenn Randall (E 1948), 1948-1969
12 Pickett, Jerrell Waskom (E 1935), 1944-1964
13 Pierce, George Foster (E 1854), circa 1950
14 Pope, William Kenneth (E 1960), 1954-1976
15 Pryor, Thomas M., 1964-1969
16 Purcell, Clare (E 1938), 1940-1964
17 Quayle, William Alfred (E 1908), 1905-circa 1950
18 Raines, Richard Campbell (E 1948), 1948-1969
19 Reed, Marshall Russell (E 1948), 1951-1964
20 Richardson, Ernest Gladstone (E 1920), 1939-circa 1950
21 Roberts, John Wright (E 1866), circa 1875
22 Roberts, Robert Richford (E 1816), circa 1850-1950
23 Robinson, John E. (E 1904), circa 1950
24 Robinson, John Wesley (E 1912), 1920-circa 1950
25 Rockey, Clement Daniel (E 1941), 1945-1967
26 Ryang, J. S., 1938-1939
27 Scott, Isaiah Benjamin (E 1904), circa 1950
28 Scott, Levi (E 1852), 1876-circa 1950
Box Folder
200A 01 Selecman, Charles Claude (E 1938), 1925-1958
02 Shamblin, J. Kenneth, 1978-1979
03 Shaw, Alexander Preston (E 1936), 1945-1966
04 Shepard, William Orville (E 1912), circa 1910-1950
05 Short, Roy Hunter (E 1948), 1945-1979
06 Simpson, Matthew (E 1852), circa 1875-1950
07 Singh, Mangal, 1956
08 Slater, Oliver Eugene (E 1960), 1960-1976
09 Smith, Alexander Coke (E 1902), circa 1930-1950
10 Smith, Angie Frank (E 1930), 1927-1964
11 Smith, Charles William (E 1908), circa 1910-1950
12 Smith, Harry Lester (E 1920), 1916-circa 1950
13 Smith, John Owen (E 1960), 1960-1978
14 Smith, William Angie (E 1944), 1928-1968
Box Folder
200B 01 Sommer, Johann Wilhelm Ernst (E 1946), circa 1946-1968
02 Soule, Joshua (E 1824), circa 1860-1950
03 Sparks, Maynard, circa 1960
04 Spellmeyer, Henry (E 1904), circa 1900-1950
05 Springer, John McKendree (E 1936), 1938-1963
06 Stokes, Mack B., 1973
07 Stowe, W. McFerrin, 1964-1978
08 Straughn, James Henry (E 1939), 1940-1948
09 Stuart, Robert Marvin (E 1964), 1964-1979
10 Stuntz, Homer Clyde (E 1912), circa 1920-1950
11 Subhan, John Abdus (E 1945), circa 1945-1955
12 Taylor, Prince Albert, Jr. (E 1956), 1956
13 Taylor, William (E 1884), 1921-1950
14 Thirkield, Wilber Patterson (E 1912), circa 1920-1950
15 Thoburn, James Mills (E 1888), 1889-circa 1950
16 Thomas, James Samuel (E 1964), 1964-1974
17 Thomson, Edward (E 1864), 1865-circa 1950
18 Tigert, John James, III, (E 1906), circa 1900-1950
19 Tippett, Donald Harvey (E 1948), 1948-1968
20 Valencia, Jose Labarette (E 1948), 1949-1960
21 Vincent, John Heyl (E 1888), 1885-circa 1950
22 Voight, Edwin Edgar (E 1952), 1952-1963
23 Wade, Raymond J. (E 1928), 1940-1953
24 Walden, John Morgan (E 1884), circa 1890-1950
25 Waldorf, Ernest Lynn (E 1920), 1939-circa 1950
26 Walton, Aubrey Grey (E 1960), 1961-1971
27 Ward, Ralph Ansel (E 1937), 1940-1949
28 Ward, Seth (E 1906), 1906-circa 1950
29 Ward, William Ralph, Jr. (E 1960), 1960-1974
30 Warne, Francis Wesley (E 1900), circa 1900-1950
31 Warren, Henry White (E 1880), circa 1900-1950
32 Washburn, Paul, 1969-1979
33 Waterhouse, Richard Green (E 1910), circa 1950
34 Watkins, William Turner (E 1938), 1939-1961
35 Watts, Henry Bascom (E 1952), 1952-1959
36 Waugh, Beverly (E 1836), circa 1850-1950
37 Webb, Lance (E 1964), 1964-1977
38 Welch, Herbert (E 1916), 1940-1969
Box Folder
201A 01 Werner, Hazen Graff (E 1948), 1948-1967
02 Wertz, D. Frederick, 1968-1974
03 Wesley, Arthur Frederick (E 1944), 1944-1950
04 Whatcoat, Richard (E 1800), circa 1850-1950
05 White, C. Dale, 1980
06 Wicke, Lloyd Christ (E 1948), 1948-1971
07 Wightman, William May (E 1866), circa 1860-1950
08 Wiley, Isaac William (E 1872), 1864-circa 1950
09 Wilson, Alpheus Waters (E 1882), circa 1890-1950
10 Wilson, Luther Barton (E 1904), circa 1900-1950
11 Wunderlich, Friedrich (E 1953), 1953

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Series 5:
Personal Materials, 1866-1984

The fifth and final series, Personal Materials, contains 175 folders of diaries, notebooks, diplomas, certificates, plaques, scrapbooks, photographs, inscribed books, and other personal items including four boxes of artifacts. These items are arranged in four subseries: World War I; diaries, journals, and notebooks; personal property; and photographs.
Subseries 1: World War I
Box Folder
201A 12 Military service, 1917-1919
13 Letters to Sally Martin, 1918-1919
14 Essay “An Officer’s Personal Experience,” 1917-1918
15 English Wesleyan ephemera, 1919
16 Map books of France and Luxembourg, 1910-1919
17 YMCA wartime pamphlets, 1917-1919
18-19 Evacuation Hospital No. 13, 1918-1972
Subseries 2: Diaries, Journals, and Notebooks
Box Folder
201B 01 Typescript digest of 1914-1915 journal, 1937
02-10 Diaries, 1915-1932
Box Folder
202A 01-05 Diaries, 1933-1946
Box Folder
202B 01-07 Diaries, 1947-1968
Box Folder
203A 01-05 Diaries, 1969-1980
06 Travel journals – Korea / Philippines, Europe, India, 1953-1961
Box Folder
203B 01 Travel journal – The Holy Land, 1964
02 Notebook, circa 1965-1980
03 Biographical data, 1964-1979
04 Observations and thoughts, circa 1960-1980
05 Lecture notes, Perkins School of Theology, circa 1950-1980
06-07 Sermon and Bible notes, circa 1950-1980
08 Episcopal addresses and statistics, circa 1945
09 Annual conference handbook, circa 1938-1964
10 Sermon notes, 1938-1964
11 District cash book, 1945
12 Lecture notes, circa 1936-1960
13 Religious experiences compiled by William C. Martin, 1928-1931
14 Sermon register, 1937-1965
15 Ministerial records of William C. Martin, 1938-1964
16 Personal health, 1928-1981
17 Pastor’s book, Lisbon, Texas, 1920
18 Sermon notebooks, 1940-1960
Box Folder
204A 01 New York, 1935
02 Preachers and preaching, 1930-1960
03 Theology and life / The sermon, 1930-1960
04 Trip to the East reading list, 1928-1929
05 Psychology and Christianity / Holy Spirit, 1920-1950
06 Houston and Port Arthur, Texas, 1920-1950
07 Visit to Washington, D.C., 1933-1946
08 Notes on reading, 1930-1960
09 Thoughts / ideas to be developed, 1950-1970
10 Evangelical revivals, 1938-1960
11 Sermon ideas, 1930-1960
12 General Assembly, Miami, 1966
13 Being a pastor, 1930-1960
14 Chapel talks / Essay on religion, 1930-1960
15 Student notebooks, circa 1920
Box Folder
204B 01 Scripture keywords notebook, circa 1950
02 Record of service with the Department of Ministerial Education, 1967
Subseries 3: Personal property
Box Folder
204B 03 Autobiographical notes, 1925-1970
04 Autograph album – Laymen’s Banquet honoring Bishop Martin, 1964
05 Postcards – England and Europe, 1915-1930
06 Postcards – United States, 1920-1960
07-14 William C. Martin news clippings, 1929-1984
15 Name tags, 1931-1980
16 Phonograph records: NCC President’s Address by William C. Martin and “Two Years with the RSV” by Luther and Carter, 1954
Box Folder
205A 01 Book: Pocketbook of Hope, signed by the author, 1953
02 Book: Ritual of the Methodist Church, 1964
03 Book: Light of the Years, signed by the author, 1936
04 Book: New Testament signed by 75 Methodist bishops, 1946
05 Book: Profiles in Courage, with 125 signatures, 1961
06 Book: Methodist Observer at Vatican II, signed by the author, 1967
07 Book: Who Trusts in God, signed by the author, 1968
08 Arizona Conference Journal, 1938
09 Northwest Conference Journal, 1938
10 Pacific Conference Journal, 1938
11 California Conference Journal, 1939
12 Southern California – Arizona Annual Conference Journal, 1939
13 Southwest Missouri Annual Conference Journal, 1939
14 Oregon Annual Conference Journal, 1940
05 Pacific Northwest Annual Conference Journal, 1940
16 Alaska Mission Conference Journal, 1951
17 Central Texas Conference Journal, 1985
Box Folder
205B 01 Autograph album from an event honoring Bishop and Mrs. Martin, May 1960
Box Folder
206A 01-03 Scrap books, 1938-1957
04 Testimonial dinner autograph album, May 1964
Box Folder
206B 01 World Parish Award, 1957-1958
02 United Capital Funds plaque, circa 1960
03 Huston-Tillotson College plaque, 1964
04 General Conference of the Methodist Church plaque, 1964
05 Harris Hospital, Fort Worth, Texas plaque, 1964
06 Division of World Missions, Board of Missions plaque, 1964
07 Texas Methodist Planning Commission plaque, circa 1965
Box
207 Artifacts: nine gavels; desk set (letter opener, scissors, and decorative holder); Abraham Lincoln letter opener; medals and medallions, paperweights, German World War I belt buckle; and printing plates and blocks, circa 1918-1970
Box
208 Artifacts: five gavels; desk set (pen holder); pen set; desk nameplate; and embosser, circa 1920-1970
Box Folder
2016A 01 Diploma – Bachelor of Arts, Hendrix College, 1918
02 Diploma – Bachelor of Divinity, SMU, 1921
03 Diploma – Doctor of Divinity, Hendrix College, 1929
04 Certificate of honorary citizenship, State of Tennessee, 1957
05 Certificate – Alcalde de La Villita, 1960
06 Dallas Morning News article presentation copy, May 1963
07 Certificate – Honorary Citizen of Fort Worth, Texas, 1963
08 Certificate – Admiral of the Great Navy of Nebraska, 1964
09 Certificate – St. Andrew’s Methodist Church, Killeen, Texas, 1964
10 Award of Merit, Wesley’s Chapel Restoration, 1978
11 Diploma – Doctor of Laws, Nebraska Wesleyan University, 1940
12 Diploma – Doctor of Laws, Baker University, 1944
13 Diploma – Doctor of Divinity, Central College, 1947
14 Distinguished Alumnus Award, Southern Methodist University, 1952
15 Diploma – Doctor of Divinity, University of Denver, 1953
16 Diploma – Doctor of Laws, Southern Methodist University, 1957
17 Diploma – Doctor of Divinity, Texas Christian University, 1963
18 Photograph – Bishop and cabinet at First Methodist Church, Wichita Falls, circa 1958
19 Certificate – Rotary Club of Dallas guest speaker, 1952
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03 Masonic 32nd degree certificate, 1937
Box
2016B Clothing, circa 1928
Box Folder
2017 01-07 Clothing, circa 1935-1980
Subseries 4: Photographs
Box Folder
205B 02 Photograph album – Japan, 1954
03 Photograph album – Korea, 1954
Box Folder
209A 01 Aberdeen University faculty, 1916-1919
02 Ballard, James William and Sarah Johnson, circa 1985
03 Bishops / Council of Bishops, 1866-circa 1970
04 Bishop’s Cabinets, 1942-1948
05 Brady Air Base chapel, Japan, circa 1950
06 Cairns, David S., 1953
07 Cole, Robert L., circa 1940
08 Eisenhower, Dwight D., circa 1953
09 India, circa 1950-1970
10 Japan, circa 1950-1970
11 Jones, E. Stanley, circa 1960
12 Kirchentag, 1956
13 Korea, circa 1950-1960
14 Martin family photographs, circa 1900-1985
15 Martin, William C., circa 1893-1985
Box Folder
209B 01 Martin, William C., circa 1940-1970
02 Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, circa 1950-1960
03 McMurry College, William C. Martin Dormitory, circa 1950
04 Methodist Episcopal Church, South General Conference, 1938
05 Methodist Foundation, 1956
06 Musser, Frank, circa 1918
07 National Council of Churches of Christ, 1950s
08 North American Conference on Faith and Order, 1957
09 Perkins School of Theology—Course of Study School, 1968
10 Philippine Central Conference, 1950s
11 Port Arthur, Texas—First Methodist Church, circa 1930
12 Pope, Kenneth, 1960
13 Ranger Chorus (Chaplain John. B. Duncan), 1956-1958
14 Rio Grande Conference, 1950s
15 Sleeth, Ronald L., 1971
16 Smith, Gipsy, circa 1940
17 Southern Methodist University, circa 1950-1970
18 Southern Methodist University School of Theology graduating class, 1921
19 Southwestern University, 1955-1962
20 Taylor, Maxwell D., 1953
21 Turkey, 1950s
22 Unidentified groups and events, circa 1880-1960
23 United Capital Fund, Inc., 1962
24 William C. Martin Methodist Church, Bedford, Texas, 1972
25-27 World Council of Churches, 1948-1961
28 World War I, circa 1918-1919

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