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Series Iii. Folder 2. Articles, N.D., Melville Homer Cummings 2019 Marshall University

Series Iii. Folder 2. Articles, N.D., Melville Homer Cummings

The M. Homer Cummings Papers

The majority of the items in this folder are approximately 15 “Our Weekly Message” and roughly the same number of “Our Weekly Visit” columns. The dates and names of the papers do not appear on the clippings; according to the Register, “Our Weekly Visit” appeared in the Grantsville News, with “other featured columns” published in the Huntington Herald-Dispatch.

Some items appear to be duplicates of articles in Series III, Folder 3. Topics range from pastoral visitation to the value of optimism and a clear conscience to an anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Other items in this folder include ...


Series Iii. Folder 1. Articles, 1931-1965, Melville Homer Cummings 2019 Marshall University

Series Iii. Folder 1. Articles, 1931-1965, Melville Homer Cummings

The M. Homer Cummings Papers

This folder contains approximately 20 columns and other newspaper pieces written by Cummings, most of which are entitled either “Our Weekly Message” or “Our Weekly Visit.” The names of the papers rarely appear on the clippings; according to the Register, “Our Weekly Visit” appeared in the Grantsville News, with “other featured columns” published in the Huntington Herald-Dispatch. Other examples of these recurring columns can be found in folders 2 and 3 of this series as well.

Topics of columns in this folder range from death and eternity to George Washington’s birthday to the various meanings of the word “pound ...


Thompson, Elois (Fa 1258), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Thompson, Elois (Fa 1258), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1258. Student paper titled “Uncle Henry and the Kentucky Mountaineers” in which Elois Thompson details the life and career of “farmer, soldier, boxer, dairy-farm employee, comedian, aircraft factory employee, and hillbilly musician” Henry Green Warren. Thompson describes Warren’s childhood in Green County, his beginnings as a host on a popular radio program, and his time as a musician in several country music bands. Collection contains a draft of the original paper with the editor’s notes and the final copy of Thompson’s paper.


Series Ii(B). Radio Sermons. Folder 3. Radio Sermons, N.D., Melville Homer Cummings 2019 Marshall University

Series Ii(B). Radio Sermons. Folder 3. Radio Sermons, N.D., Melville Homer Cummings

The M. Homer Cummings Papers

This folder contains of approximately 20 sermons delivered on the radio at unspecified times (some bear the month and date, but not the year). Some are typed, others handwritten; some are complete, others unfinished. Topics include “domestic subjects,” church membership, and “turning defeat into victory.”


Series Ii(B). Radio Sermons. Folder 2. Radio Sermons 1948-1960, Melville Homer Cummings 2019 Marshall University

Series Ii(B). Radio Sermons. Folder 2. Radio Sermons 1948-1960, Melville Homer Cummings

The M. Homer Cummings Papers

This folder contains typescripts of approximately 20 sermons Cummings delivered between 1948 and 1960. Most were broadcast on WMON, a radio station in Montgomery, WV; one, a “Pre-Christmas Sermon,” was done for the “chapel” of WSAZ, a TV station with studios in Huntington and Charleston. Other topics include self-examination, “falling and rising,” “trusting in God,” and “the importance of the home and the family.”


Series Ii(B). Radio Sermons. Folder 1. Radio Sermons, 1929-1941, Melville Homer Cummings 2019 Marshall University

Series Ii(B). Radio Sermons. Folder 1. Radio Sermons, 1929-1941, Melville Homer Cummings

The M. Homer Cummings Papers

This folder contains typescripts of approximately 10 sermons Cummings delivered on the radio between 1933 and 1941. One indicates that it was given on Cincinnati-based WLW; the station is not identified on the others. Topics come mostly from the New Testament and include the early church, the Apostle Paul, and the second coming of Christ.


Series Ii(A). Sermons. Folder 9. Sermons, N.D., Melville Homer Cummings 2019 Marshall University

Series Ii(A). Sermons. Folder 9. Sermons, N.D., Melville Homer Cummings

The M. Homer Cummings Papers

This folder contains a song/hymn entitled “A Sacrifice of Praise” and typescripts of approximately 15 sermons, some of which appear to be unfinished and/or have handwritten notes on them. Titles and text include “An All Night Wrestling Match” (Genesis 32:29), “Bartimaeus” (Luke 18:35-38), “The Laziest Man in this Community” (Proverbs 12:27), and “The Living Past” (Ecclesiastes 3:15).


Series Ii(A). Sermons. Folder 8. Sermons, N.D., Melville Homer Cummings 2019 Marshall University

Series Ii(A). Sermons. Folder 8. Sermons, N.D., Melville Homer Cummings

The M. Homer Cummings Papers

This folder contains typescripts of approximately 15 sermons, some of which appear to be unfinished and/or have handwritten notes on them. Titles and texts include “After that the Judgment” (Eccles. 11:9), “Christ Our Example” (1 Peter 2:21), “Self-Examination” (2 Cor. 13:5), and “Ministerial Ethics” (no text specified).


Series Ii(A). Sermons. Folder 7. Sermons, N.D., Melville Homer Cummings 2019 Marshall University

Series Ii(A). Sermons. Folder 7. Sermons, N.D., Melville Homer Cummings

The M. Homer Cummings Papers

This folder contains typescripts of approximately 10 sermons, some of which appear to be unfinished and/or have handwritten notes on them. All are undated, but one—“The Hand of God in History”—is labeled an “Armistice Address.” Titles and texts of the others include “All Things Work Together for Good” (Romans 8:28), “Christ’s Charge to the Women of Jerusalem” (Luke 23:28), “Finding God” (Psalm 42:3), and “A Funeral Discourse for a Child” (Isaiah 49:21).


Series Ii(A). Sermons. Folder 6. Sermons, N.D., Melville Homer Cummings 2019 Marshall University

Series Ii(A). Sermons. Folder 6. Sermons, N.D., Melville Homer Cummings

The M. Homer Cummings Papers

This folder contains typescripts of approximately 10 sermons. Titles and scripture texts include “Backsliding”(Luke 22:31-32), “Building Skyward” (Hebrews 8:5), “The Signs of the Times” (2 Timothy 3:1-6), and “The Span of Life” (Psalm 90:10).


Series Ii(A). Sermons. Folder 5. Sermons, N.D., Melville Homer Cummings 2019 Marshall University

Series Ii(A). Sermons. Folder 5. Sermons, N.D., Melville Homer Cummings

The M. Homer Cummings Papers

This folder contains typescripts of approximately 10 sermons, some of which appear to be unfinished and/or have handwritten notes on them. Some, such as “the father” and “the ideal husband,” appear to be duplicated in other folders; those unique to this folder include sermons on Moses, heaven, and the Christmas season.


Series Ii(A). Sermons. Folder 4. Sermons, N.D., Melville Homer Cummings 2019 Marshall University

Series Ii(A). Sermons. Folder 4. Sermons, N.D., Melville Homer Cummings

The M. Homer Cummings Papers

This folder contains typescripts of 8 sermons. Titles and texts include “The Old-Fashioned Way” (Jeremiah 6:16), “Family Religion” (Mark 5:19), “Reasons for Missions” (Mark 16:15), and “His Riches—Our Riches” (2 Corinthians 8:9).


Series Ii(A). Sermons. Folder 3. Sermons, N.D., Melville Homer Cummings 2019 Marshall University

Series Ii(A). Sermons. Folder 3. Sermons, N.D., Melville Homer Cummings

The M. Homer Cummings Papers

This folder contains typescripts and handwritten notes for approximately 10 sermons. Titles and texts include “It is Not Good that Man should be Alone” (Gen. 2:18), “A New Commandment I Give unto You” (John 13:34), and a “Commencement Sermon” and “A New Year’s Message” (no texts specified).


Series Ii(A). Sermons. Folder 2. Sermons, N.D., Melville Homer Cummings 2019 Marshall University

Series Ii(A). Sermons. Folder 2. Sermons, N.D., Melville Homer Cummings

The M. Homer Cummings Papers

This folder contains typescripts and handwritten notes for approximately 10 sermons. The texts come from both the Old and New Testaments; titles include “How to Get Saved,” “The Blessing of Suffering,” “The Home,” and “After that the Judgment.”


Series Ii(A). Sermons. Folder 1. Sermons Of M. Homer Cummings, 1937-1960, Melville Homer Cummings 2019 Marshall University

Series Ii(A). Sermons. Folder 1. Sermons Of M. Homer Cummings, 1937-1960, Melville Homer Cummings

The M. Homer Cummings Papers

This folder contains typescripts of approximately 10 sermons, some of which appear to be unfinished. Most of the ones that are dated were preached in 1937, with others delivered in 1940, 1941, and 1952.

The texts for the sermons come from throughout the Old and New Testaments. Two of the sermons are about the new year; the rest are on such domestic topics as “the home,” “the mother,” “the wife,” “the father,” and “the ideal husband.”


Series I. Personal Materials. Folder 7. Miscellaneous Material Of Rev. M. Homer Cummings, Melville Homer Cummings 2019 Marshall University

Series I. Personal Materials. Folder 7. Miscellaneous Material Of Rev. M. Homer Cummings, Melville Homer Cummings

The M. Homer Cummings Papers

This folder contains approximately 15 miscellaneous items, including an unfinished sermon on Job; several poems; and ledger pages detailing Cummings’ account with the E. E. White Coal Company of Glen White, WV.


Series I. Personal Materials. Folder 6. Trevecca College Materials, 1959, Melville Homer Cummings 2019 Marshall University

Series I. Personal Materials. Folder 6. Trevecca College Materials, 1959, Melville Homer Cummings

The M. Homer Cummings Papers

This folder contains 4 documents from Cummings’ time at Nashville’s Trevecca College (formerly the Literary and Bible Training School and now Trevecca Nazarene University), from which he graduated in 1909. They are an “examination on theology,” what appear to be two versions of an “examination on homiletics,” a sermon on “the consequences of obedience and disobedience,” and the text of a speech he gave upon his graduation (and which he delivered again at Trevecca fifty years later).


Series I. Personal Materials. Folder 5. Training Schoolbooks, 1909-1918, Melville Homer Cummings 2019 Marshall University

Series I. Personal Materials. Folder 5. Training Schoolbooks, 1909-1918, Melville Homer Cummings

The M. Homer Cummings Papers

This folder contains 3 documents. One is the Ninth Annual Catalogue of the Literary and Bible Training School in Nashville, Tennessee (later Trevecca College, Cummings’ alma mater). The other two, published in 1913 and 1918, are about the McCrum Slavonic Missionary Training School in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, which operated under the auspices of the Woman’s Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church.


Series I. Personal Materials. Folder 4. Methodist Church Conference Materials, N.D., Melville Homer Cummings 2019 Marshall University

Series I. Personal Materials. Folder 4. Methodist Church Conference Materials, N.D., Melville Homer Cummings

The M. Homer Cummings Papers

The title of this folder may be somewhat inaccurate. It contains not “church conference materials,” but an essay on hymns, a brief handwritten letter to a Mrs. G. N. Shirey, and typescripts of approximately 10 sermons. Titles and texts include “Taking Offence at Christ” (Luke 7:29), “The Gospel Invitation” (Matthew 11:28-30), and “The Immortality of the Soul” (Job 14:14).


Series I. Personal Materials. Folder 3. Correspondence, 1922-1968, Melville Homer Cummings 2019 Marshall University

Series I. Personal Materials. Folder 3. Correspondence, 1922-1968, Melville Homer Cummings

The M. Homer Cummings Papers

This folder contains one of Cummings’ “Our Weekly Message” newspaper columns and approximately a dozen letters written to or about him. They were composed between 1922 and 1968; topics include an invitation to become the pastor of a church in New Martinsville and several matters related to his hymnwriting work.


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