GREEN, FRED PRATT, 1903-2000.
Fred Pratt Green papers, circa 1928-1988

Emory University

Pitts Theology Library

1531 Dickey Drive, Suite 560

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-4166

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/g29d6


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Green, Fred Pratt, 1903-2000.
Title: Fred Pratt Green papers, circa 1928-1988
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 166
Extent: 5 cubic ft. (10 boxes)
Abstract:Consists of 51 scrapbooks maintained by Fred Pratt Green from 1971 to 1988.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access. Due to preservation concerns, the scrapbooks may not be photocopied.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Fred Pratt Green Papers, Archives and Manuscript Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by Joan S. Clemens, 1988.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Fred Pratt Green was born in Roby, near Liverpool, England, on September 2, 1903. He was ordained as a Methodist minister in 1928 and served circuits in the north and south of England until 1969. During his career as a minister he wrote numerous plays and hymns. It was not until he retired, however, that he began writing prolifically. Green wrote over 300 hymns and Christian songs as well as commissioned texts for special occasions. One of the most important Methodist hymnists since Charles Wesley, he is credited as a leader of the "hymnic explosion" in England. The writer was made a Fellow in the Hymn Society of America and was honored with an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters from Emory University in 1982. His publications include 26 Hymns, The Hymns and Ballads of Fred Pratt Green, and Later Hymns and Ballads and Fifty Poems. Fred Pratt Green died in his sleep on October 22, 2000.

Biographical Source: Young, Carlton R. Companion to The United Methodist Hymnal , Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1993.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of 51 scrapbooks maintained by Fred Pratt Green from approximately 1971 until he ceased writing hymns in 1988. Green compiled an index to his scrapbooks that includes an index to the first lines of each hymn, references to pieces in Hymns and Ballads by Fred Pratt Green, color-coded references to published works and translations, and information on how a hymn was used. The scrapbooks contain drafts of hymns, photographs, correspondence, bulletins and programs from services that used his hymns, announcements, newspaper and journal clippings, and handwritten notations by Green describing when a hymn was written and reprinted and why and for whom the piece was written.



Container List

Box Folder Content
1 Funeral bulletin, 2001 June
1 Index to hymns in scrapbooks
1 Scrapbook 1, circa 1928-1969
1 Scrapbook 2, 1970
1 Scrapbook 3 (26 Hymns), 1969-1971 July
1 Scrapbook 4, 1971 October-1972 April
2 Scrapbook 5, 1972 May-September
2 Scrapbook 6, 1972 October-1973 January
2 Scrapbook 7, 1973 February-November
2 Scrapbook 8, 1973 November-1974 June
2 Scrapbook 9, 1974 May-1975 March
3 Scrapbook 10, 1974 December-1975 May
3 Scrapbook 11, 1975 May-December
3 Scrapbook 12, 1976 January-September
3 Scrapbook 13, 1976 September-1977 March
3 Scrapbook 14, 1977 March-October
4 Scrapbook 15, 1977 October-1978 March
4 Scrapbook 16, 1978 March-July
4 Scrapbook 17, 1978 August-October
4 Scrapbook 18, 1978 October-December
4 Scrapbook 19, 1979 January-July
5 Scrapbook 20, 1979 August-December
5 Scrapbook 21, 1980 January-April
5 Scrapbook 22, 1980 May-October
5 Scrapbook 23 (All relating to New 1983 Methodist Hymn Book), 1980 November-1983 December
5 Scrapbook 24, 1980 November-1981 March
6 Scrapbook 25, 1981 April-October
6 Scrapbook 26 (Hymns and Ballads of Fred Pratt Green), 1981 July
6 Scrapbook 27, 1981 October-1982 January
6 Scrapbook 28, 1982 January-June
6 Scrapbook 29, 1982 July-September
7 Scrapbook 30, 1982 October-1983 January
7 Scrapbook 31, 1983 January-April
7 Scrapbook 32, 1983 May-August
7 Scrapbook 33, 1983 September-1984 January
7 Scrapbook 34, 1984 February-April
8 Scrapbook 35, 1984 May-September
8 Scrapbook 36, 1984 October-December
8 Scrapbook 37, 1985 January-April
8 Scrapbook 38, 1985 May-August
8 Scrapbook 39, 1985 August-November
9 Scrapbook 40, 1985 December-1986 January
9 Scrapbook 41, 1986 February-May
9 Scrapbook 42, 1986 May-July
9 Scrapbook 43, 1986 August-October
9 Scrapbook 44, 1986 November-December
9 Scrapbook 45, 1987 January-February
10 Scrapbook 46, 1987 February-May
10 Scrapbook 47, 1987 June-August
10 Scrapbook 48, 1987 August-December
10 Scrapbook 49, 1988 January-March
10 Scrapbook 50, 1988 April-July
10 Scrapbook 51, 1988 August-November
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