DURHAM, PLATO TRACY, 1873-1930.
Plato Tracy Durham papers, 1898-1930

Emory University

Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

marbl@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8z7wh


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Durham, Plato Tracy, 1873-1930.
Title: Plato Tracy Durham papers, 1898-1930
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 194
Extent:.125 linear ft. (1 partial box)
Abstract:Correspondence and miscellaneous papers of Plato Tracy Durham, Methodist minister and educator. Durham was the first dean of the Candler School of Theology of Emory University, founder of the Christian Council of Atlanta, and a participant in several inter-racial committees in the South.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Related Materials in This Repository

Stone Mountain collection and the Emory University Archives biographical files.

Source

Unknown.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Plato Tracy Durham papers, Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Plato Tracy Durham, Methodist minister and educator, was born September 9, 1873, in Shelby, North Carolina, and died February 10, 1930, in Atlanta, Georgia. He was a first lieutenant in the Spanish-American War, a founder of the Christian Council of Atlanta, a participant in several inter-racial committees in the South, first dean of the Candler School of Theology of Emory University (1914-1918), and the negotiator of a settlement between the Stone Mountain Confederate Monumental Association and the Venable family regarding the sculpting of Stone Mountain.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence and a resolution. Two letters to Durham concern his education at Union Theological Seminary; one letter pertains to a friend's army commission; a notice (1917) from Warren A. Candler to Emory University states that Durham acts as chancellor in his absence; the letter from Secretary of War Newton Diehl Baker mentions the Inter-Racial Commission and a proposed speaking tour of the South; one letter of sympathy is to Durham's wife. The resolution was passed by Columbia Seminary upon Durham's death.

Letters from Gutzon Borglum to Plato Durham and other materials in regard to Durham's address at the unveiling of the carving of Robert Lee at Stone Mountain are in the Stone Mountain Collection.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in chronological order.



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