SANDLIN, JOHN LEWIS.
John Lewis Sandlin papers, 1934-1991, undated

Emory University

Pitts Theology Library

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Atlanta, GA 30322

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Sandlin, John Lewis.
Title: John Lewis Sandlin papers, 1934-1991, undated
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 335
Extent: 11.17 cubic ft. (12 boxes)
Abstract:Consists of correspondence, notes, drafts, poems, and other files related to John Lewis Sandlin’s theological education and his career as a Methodist minister and author.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

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Collection stored off-site. Researchers must contact the Pitts Theology Library in advance to access this collection.

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

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], John Lewis Sandlin Papers, Archives and Manuscript Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by Aimee Morgan, 2007.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

John Lewis Sandlin, son of John Lafayette Sandlin and Eva Lewis Sandlin, was born October 3, 1908 in Ozark, Alabama. A graduate of the College of Charleston and Candler School of Theology, Sandlin was admitted to the South Carolina Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South in 1936.

In addition to pastoral appointments in South Carolina, Sandlin served as professor and chairman of the Columbia College Department of Religion (1947-1952), as editor of the Southern Christian Advocate (1948-1949), and as an editor with the Board of Evangelism in Nashville (1956-1966). Sandlin wrote ten books and co-authored four others. He also wrote columns for several religious journals and wrote for the International Lesson Series of Sunday school lessons for over ten years.

After retiring in 1975, Sandlin served as a chaplain at Richland Memorial Hospital and Crafts-Farrow State Hospital in Columbia, S.C. He was a founder and the first president of the South Carolina Conference Retired Ministers Association. Sandlin died on February 20, 1993.

Sandlin married Eugenia Cleo Westcoat on August 22, 1939. The couple had three children.

Biographical Source: Scoggins, E. King and A. McKay Brabham, Jr. “John Lewis Sandlin: October 3, 1908 – February 20, 1993.” The Journal of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, 1993.

Scope and Content Note

Papers related primarily to John Lewis Sandlin’s theological education and his career as a Methodist minister and author. Included are professional and personal correspondence; notes and papers from classes taken via the Methodist Course of Study and at Candler School of Theology; extensive drafts of prayers and devotional writings; typescripts of Sandlin’s published books; sermons; poems; articles; Sunday school lessons; subject files; and files of notes and clippings related to Sandlin’s writing projects.

Although Sandlin served numerous churches in South Carolina both before and after his tenure at Columbia College and the General Board of Evangelism, there is comparatively little material about his pastoral ministry. Notable exceptions are the sermons found in series 5, as well as the pastor’s record books, orders of worship, and other materials from his appointed churches in Series 3.

The papers contain no documentation of Sandlin’s post-retirement work as a chaplain at Richland Memorial Hospital and Crafts-Farrow State Hospital in Columbia, S.C., nor of his involvement in the South Carolina Conference Retired Ministers Association (which Sandlin helped to found).

Arrangement Note

Organized into 6 series: (1) Correspondence, (2) Academic Career, (3) Pastoral Appointments, (4) Subject Files, (5) Writings, and (6) Notes and Clippings.



Description of Series

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