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0836: M. Homer Cummings Papers, 1909-1968, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 2016

0836: M. Homer Cummings Papers, 1909-1968, Marshall University Special Collections

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The bulk of this collection consists of newspaper articles by and about M. Homer Cummings and family, as well as sermons delivered to his parishes and on the radio. Dated materials range from 1909-1968 inclusive, many between 1922-1959. There are a number of folders which consist of undated articles, sermons, and personal writing which may be presumed to date from approximately the same time period. Personal correspondence, original poetry, and various handwritten notes are a part of the collection, as well as materials that pertain to Rev. Cummings' education, in particular materials for a 1959 speech at his alma mater ...


Some Reflections On The Field Of Sermon Studies, Robert Ellison Jan 2015

Some Reflections On The Field Of Sermon Studies, Robert Ellison

English Faculty Research

Multidisciplinary endeavours with the word ‘studies’ in their names have brought like-minded scholars together for over sixty years. Those specializing in certain parts of the world, for example, can join the North American Conference on British Studies (founded in 1950), the British Association for American Studies (1955), the African Studies Association (1957), or a host of other groups. Similarly, organisations for scholars interested in specific time periods include the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies (1983), the Society for Renaissance Studies (1967) and the European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies. Finally, students of politics, gender and other aspects ...


0816: First Presbyterian Church Of Huntington Records, 1890-2008, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 2014

0816: First Presbyterian Church Of Huntington Records, 1890-2008, Marshall University Special Collections

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This collection contains the records of the First Presbyterian Church of Huntington from the 1890s to the early 2000s. Most of the collection falls between 1930 and 2002. Within the collection are administrative records such as minutes, registers, and accounting records; photographs of members, non-members, former members, church functions; scrapbooks of sanctuary renovations, church functions, and miscellaneous ephemera; newspaper clippings; an international collection; histories of the First Presbyterian Church; a large collection of lantern slides; and other various items.


Ecocriticism And Christian Literary Scholarship, Timothy J. Burbery Jan 2012

Ecocriticism And Christian Literary Scholarship, Timothy J. Burbery

English Faculty Research

This essay presents a case for ecocriticism as a viable critical method for Christian scholars. It begins with an historical overview of the method, then examines common ground shared by ecocriticism and Christianity, including what amounts to a kind of critical realism, and the belief in the inherent goodness of creation. Two potential obstacles are then addressed by way of Lynn White, Jr.'s famous essay, "The Historical Roots of our Ecologic Crisis." These include the relationship of the Bible and the environment, and the charge of anthropocentrism. I believe White is partly right, but contend that neither objection is ...


0757: First Presbyterian Church [Huntington, Wv] Records, 1839-1990, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 2007

0757: First Presbyterian Church [Huntington, Wv] Records, 1839-1990, Marshall University Special Collections

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The First Presbyterian Church of Huntington Archives contain material dating back to the early nineteenth century, with the bulk of the items dating from between the 1880s and the 1990s. The collection consists primarily of 'Minutes of Session,' which relate to official church business; 'Bulletins,' which give information about church sermons, calendars, and events; and 'Church Groups,' which provide information on the social structure and individuals within the Church. There are extensive financial records pertaining to the church, as well as membership rosters for many Church groups, and some marriage/baptism registers. Also included are a few "histories" written by ...


0760: Camp Creek Church Of Christ Register And Record, 1920-1950, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 2007

0760: Camp Creek Church Of Christ Register And Record, 1920-1950, Marshall University Special Collections

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A church record book for the Camp Creek Church of Christ located in the vicinity of East Lynn, West Virginia. The record book contains membership rosters, birth, death, and marriage information as well as financial information related to the congregation. Additional loose (un-numbered) register pages and correspondence are also included.

Mr. Tabor has created two digital copies of the Register book that are included. He also wrote a brief history (annotated) of the Camp Creek Church of Christ and compiled an index of the Christian and surnames of the congregation members. The history is boxed with the register, and the ...


0567: Low Gap United Baptist Church Records, 1898-1944, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1993

0567: Low Gap United Baptist Church Records, 1898-1944, Marshall University Special Collections

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Lincoln County, West Virginia church, located in Hart's Creek district. Photoreproduction of minute book.


0513: Byron T. Morris Papers, 1967-1989, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1990

0513: Byron T. Morris Papers, 1967-1989, Marshall University Special Collections

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Copies of Mr. Morris's newspaper column, "Out of the Past," written for the Wayne County News; subjects include histories of communities in Wayne County, West Virginia, genealogy of Wayne County families, registers of marriages in neighboring counties of Wayne County persons, and school and church histories.


0494: Huntington W.Va. First Congregational Church, 1872-1932, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1989

0494: Huntington W.Va. First Congregational Church, 1872-1932, Marshall University Special Collections

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Minutes, membership lists, deeds, and other documents related to the running of the Huntington, West Virginia First Congregational Church from 1872-1932.


0491: Carrie Eldridge Combined Collection, 1678-2014, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1989

0491: Carrie Eldridge Combined Collection, 1678-2014, Marshall University Special Collections

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Carrie Eldridge is a genealogical researcher in Chesapeake, Ohio. This collection contains photocopies of many county record books of the Appalachian areas of West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky, ranging from the American Revolution until the early twentieth century. It also contains her personal research files on topics related to slavery and the Underground Railroad in Ohio and West Virginia as well as local history topics such as church and family histories.


0446: Mary Mckernon Papers, 1977-1983, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1986

0446: Mary Mckernon Papers, 1977-1983, Marshall University Special Collections

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Material relates to Cabell County, West Virginia, history acquired during Mrs. McKernon's research on the Mud River Baptist Church. Includes minutes of the church, community histories, and other related materials.


0376: United Brethren In Christ. Huntington W.Va. Circuit Collection, 1871-1917, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1983

0376: United Brethren In Christ. Huntington W.Va. Circuit Collection, 1871-1917, Marshall University Special Collections

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Primarily membership rolls of church of rural Cabell County. Churches in circuit include Milton, Mercer's Bottom, Green Bottom, Nine Mile, Z. Warner Chapel and Cabell School House.


0334: West Virginia Conference, Latter Day Saints Records, 1881-1900, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1981

0334: West Virginia Conference, Latter Day Saints Records, 1881-1900, Marshall University Special Collections

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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Photo-reproductions of original holograph; minutes of conference, 1886-1890; baptisms, 1881-1891; "Names of Saints and Friends of the South West Va Conference" 1900 ( includes county-by-county list for southern West Virginia).


0126: Clarksburg, W. Va. Stealey Heights Methodist Church Manuscript, 1928, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1976

0126: Clarksburg, W. Va. Stealey Heights Methodist Church Manuscript, 1928, Marshall University Special Collections

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History of the founding, dedication and list of pastors until 1928.


0142: Mullens, W. Va. United Methodist Church, 1910-1975, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1976

0142: Mullens, W. Va. United Methodist Church, 1910-1975, Marshall University Special Collections

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History of the church from 1910 until 1975, containing rosters of pastors, elders, district superintendents, and bishops.


0092: Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church Records, 1873-1974, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1975

0092: Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church Records, 1873-1974, Marshall University Special Collections

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Register, minutes, annual reports; records of the Flats Presbyterian Church before it merged with the Point Pleasant church during the Second World War, when the Flats area was taken over by the War Department.


0112: Jude Stewart Papers, 1975, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1975

0112: Jude Stewart Papers, 1975, Marshall University Special Collections

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`Activities of the Church of God in Jesus' Name,' a report on a Pentecostal church in Wyoming County, West Virginia, for the Oral History Collection at Marshall University.


0111: Mcclelland Family Papers, 1870-1950, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1975

0111: Mcclelland Family Papers, 1870-1950, Marshall University Special Collections

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This collection consists primarily of correspondence sent from William McClelland while he was in the air force describing his experiences while training and during World War II in the Pacific Theatre, specifically the Philippines. Letters to William from his family include those sent while he was missing in action and are emotionally fraught. Papers by Arthur and Myrtle include information on religious topics, such as pamphlets, notes, and more related to their participation in the Second Presbyterian Church of Huntington. Letters sent to and by the family after William’s declaration as missing in action and presumed death include information ...


Oral History Interview: James G. Matthews, James G. Matthews Aug 1974

Oral History Interview: James G. Matthews, James G. Matthews

Oral Histories

James G. Matthews was a jack-of-all-trades. He worked as a coal miner for James C. Coal Company, worked for United Fuel Gas Company, the Nickel Plant, and as a mail courier. He also performed as part of a singing quartet. Mr. Matthews was born on May 30, 1902. He grew up on a farm near East Lynn, WV. After the death of his mother, Mr. Matthews attended elementary school on a part-time basis in order to work on the family farm. In the audio clip provided, Mr. Matthews discusses alcohol consumption and moonshine stills in East Lynn. During his interview ...


Oral History Interview: Josephine R. Gorby, Josephine R. Gorby Jul 1974

Oral History Interview: Josephine R. Gorby, Josephine R. Gorby

Oral Histories

Josephine Gorby was born on February 24, 1908. She began her teaching career in a one-room school in Wimmer, McDowell County, WV. In 1931 she began teaching in Lawrence County, OH. Mrs. Gorby’s interview focuses on growing up on a farm near Proctorville, OH, her experiences as an educator, her family’s experience during World War I, and the 1937 flood of the Ohio River and its tributaries. In the audio clip provided, Mrs. Gorby discusses the impact of the 1937 flood on the school house in Athalia, OH. During her interview, she also focuses on the construction and ...


0061: Smith Run Methodist Church History Manuscript, 1952, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1973

0061: Smith Run Methodist Church History Manuscript, 1952, Marshall University Special Collections

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Anonymous history of Smith Run Methodist Church in Lewis County, W.Va. Includes a list of ministers.