FRANK, THOMAS EDWARD.
Thomas E. Frank office files, 1962-2005, undated

Emory University

Pitts Theology Library

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Atlanta, GA 30322

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Frank, Thomas Edward.
Title: Thomas E. Frank office files, 1962-2005, undated
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 350
Extent: 5.40 cubic ft. (15 boxes)
Abstract:Contains the office files of Thomas E. Frank while he was Professor of Religious Leadership and Administration at Candler School of Theology at Emory University.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

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Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Thomas E. Frank Office Files, Archives and Manuscript Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by Clayton McGahee, 2016.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

A scholar of American religious history, Thomas Frank earned his bachelor degree at Harvard University and M.Div. and Ph.D. at Emory University; he also completed a Masters in Heritage Preservation at Georgia State University in 2006. Frank served as Assistant Professor of Eden Theological Seminary from 1986-1987 before arriving at Emory University where he would spend the next 23 years. He is currently a University Professor and chair of the Department of History at Wake Forest University. There he teaches undergraduate history courses on religious utopian communities, liberal arts colleges, and contemporary issues of conservation of the natural and built landscape.

Thomas Frank has published numerous articles on religious leadership, polity, and congregational studies. His primary interest has been the history, congregational life, and organizational culture of mainstream Protestant denominations. He is the author of two books on United Methodism; co-authored with Russell E. Richey, Episcopacy in the Methodist Tradition: Perspectives and Proposals, and Polity, Practice, and the Mission of the United Methodist Church which has been updated in a new edition. His book exploring the culture and imagination of local church congregations is entitled The Soul of the Congregation: An Invitation to Congregational Reflection. He was the principal writer and consultant for the United Methodist bishops' pastoral letter and Episcopal teaching statement on Vital Congregations - Faithful Disciples. Thomas Frank has also explored the relationship of Protestant Christianity and the liberal arts, and is the author of Theology, Ethics, and the Nineteenth Century American College Ideal.

In addition to his teaching and writing, Thomas Frank was also a member in the Partners for Sacred Places in Philadelphia, where he was both Chair and Treasurer of the Board of Directors from 2006-2012.

Scope and Content Note

The office files of Thomas E. Frank include surveys, progress and financial reports, and correspondence from the project titled "The Faith and Practices of Christian Congregations," a grant project funded by the Lilly Endowment. Also included are general office files from when Frank was Professor of Religious Leadership and Administration at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. Also includes audiovisual material including audio-cassettes from sermons and lectures, as well as slides from the Wiltshire Methodist Church, congregational analysis conference held in 1982.

Arrangement Note

Materials arranged in alphabetical order. Folder titles provided are taken exactly from the original folders.



Container List

"The Faith and Practices of Christian Congregations," 1991-1994
Box Folder Content
1 1 Conference schedules and responses, 1994
1 2 Correspondence re: directory and newsletter, 1981-1991
1 3 Couture, Pamela D., 1991-1992
1 4 Final financial report, 1995
1 5 Final Lilly grant proposal, 1990
1 6 Foster, Charles R., 1991-1993
1 7 Franklin, Robert M., 1990-1993
2 1 Glenmede Trust, 1986, undated
2 2 Graduate assistants, 1992
2 3 Grant agreement, 1991
2 4 Grant proposal draft, 1990
2 5 Lilly Endowment Planning Grant, budget report, 1990
2 6 Lilly Endowment proposal and agreement, 1990
2 7 Lilly grant proposal, 1991-1994
2 8 Lilly Research Project final report, 1993-1994
2 9 Living Toward Public Church: Three Congregations, 1990 February 23
2 10 Meeting minutes, 1990, undated
2 11 Memoranda, 1994-1995
2 12 O'Day, Gail R., undated
2 13 Pew Charitable Trusts grant proposal files, 1988-1990
2 14 Planning grant report, 1990-1991
3 1 Progress report #1, 1991
3 2 Progress report #2, 1992
3 3 Progress report #3, 1992-1993
3 4 Progress report #4, 1993
3 5 Progress report #5, 1993-1994
3 6 Proposal for collected volume, undated
3 7 Proposals submitted, 1990-1991, undated
3 8 Purvis, Sally B., undated
3 9 Report to St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 1989 December 15
3 10 Saliers, Don E., 1989-1994, undated
3 11 Summary of survey results (1 of 2), 1991-1994
4 1 Summary of survey results (2 of 2), 1991-1994
Homosexuality in the United Methodist Church
4 2 Church Trials: Dell, Gregory, 1999-2005
4 3 Church Trials, Stroud, Irene Elizabeth (1 of 2), 2005, undated
4 4 Church Trials, Stroud, Irene Elizabeth (2 of 2), 2005, undated
4 5 Report, "Homosexuality and the United Methodist Church," (1 of 2), 1996-1999
4 6 Report, "Homosexuality and the United Methodist Church," (2 of 2), 1996-1999
Office Files: Individuals
5 1 Beattie, Frank A., "An Opportunity for Planned Renegotiation After a New Pastor Has Been Called," 1986 October 1
5 2 Brewer, Earl D. C., "A Study of Two Downtown Methodist Churches of Jacksonville, Florida," 1962
5 3 Browning, Don, "Questions for Pastoral Care and Congregational Study," undated
5 4 Callahan, Keenan L., "Church Finance and Administration," 1980
5 5 Carr, David, "An Ethnographic Inquiry Into the Character of a Presbyterian Congregation," undated
5 6 Carroll, Jackson, "Parish Profile Inventory," 1980
5 7 Carter, William, "Choosing Your Objectives Survey, and Congregation Analysis Group Interview," 1982-1983
5 8 Clark, Linda J., "Music in Churches," undated
5 9 Cook, Doug, retired missionary in the Philippines, undated
5 10 Davidson, James D., "An Evaluation of the Tippecanoe County Federation of Churches," 1980
5 11 Davidson, James D., "Churches and Churchgoers in Lafayette, Indiana," 1980
5 12 Dewey, John, "Consultation in the Church," 1979
5 13 Docker, John T., "Guide for Congregational Self-Evaluation," undated
5 14 Dudley, Carl S., "Church and Community Project Research Design," 1987 August
5 14 Dudley, Carl S., "Unique Dynamics of the Small Church," 1977
5 15 Everett, William Johnson, publications in Ecclesiology, undated
6 1 Freeman, John, "SM II Model, Teaching Parish," undated
6 2 Fry, Clyde C., "Growth Rings at First Church," 1980
6 3 Garrison, Edwin R., "The Parish for the New Age," 1972 May
6 4 Gilkes, Cheryl Townsend, publications list, undated
6 5 Hoehn, Richard A., Discovering Mission (1 of 2), 1978
6 6 Hoehn, Richard A., Discovering Mission (2 of 2), 1978
6 7 Jenkins, E. Alfred, Research in Congregational Studies course, 1988 August
6 8 Johnson, Roger A., "Congregations as Nurturing Communities," 1979
6 9 Judy, Marvin T., local church self-inventory, undated
6 10 King, David S., "No Church is an Island," 1980
6 11 Kohler, Marc E., "La Communauté des Chrétiens Selon la Première Epître de Pierre, 1982
6 12 Makelainen, Heikki and Esko Ryokas, church personnel in Finland, 1985
6 13 Maton, Kenneth I. and Kenneth I. Pargament, "The Roles of Religion in Prevention and Promotion," undated
6 14 Moberg, David O., "Is Your Church an Honest Ally or a Friendly Foe of the Aged?" 1982 September
6 15 Myers, William R., session proposal: "Towards a Qualitative (or Ethnographic) Methodology for Doctor of Ministry Research," 1988
6 16 McMakin, Jackie, "How to Prevent Lay Leader Burnout," 1982
6 17 McNally, Michael J., publications list, undated
6 18 Nichols, Sidney R., Local Church Planning Process workbook, 1982
6 19 Noyce, Gaylord B., "Studying the Congregation," undated
6 20 Olson, Daniel V. A., "Church Friendships: Boon or Barrier to Church Growth?" undated
6 21 Olson, Daniel V. A., "The Role of Fellow Attenders in the Personal Networks of Suburban Churchgoers," 1988 March
6 22 Oswald, Roy M., "Running Through the Thistles," 1978
6 22 Oswald, Roy M., "Power Analysis of a Congregation," 1981
6 23 Paragament, Kenneth I., 1979, 1983, undated
7 1 Pittard, Barbara Bunsfield, "The Meaning and Measurement of Commitment to the Church," 1966 February
7 2 Purcell, Hoyt, 1983-1988
7 3 Reed, Bruce, "The Task of the Church and the Role of its Members," 1975 June
7 4 Rice, Richard J., "Parish Renewal Project," undated
7 5 Roozen, David A., parish profile inventory, 1983
7 6 Roswith, I. F. Gerloff, undated
7 7 Saarinen, Martin F., 1984 August
7 8 Sarna, Jonathan D., "The Debate of Mixed Seating in the American Synagogue," 1987
7 9 Schaller, Lyle E., 1977, 1987, undated
7 10 Scheets, Francis Kelly, "Diocese of Metuchen, Perth Amboy Pastoral Study," undated
7 11 Schomer, A. Lee, "Samples of Data Gathering Instruments for Feedback to the Clergy-person," 1973
7 12 Schutz, Samuel R., 1988 September 2
7 13 Silverman, William H., "Measuring Member Satisfaction with the Church," 1983
7 14 Thomson, D. P., "Reappraisal for Mission," 1978
7 15 Tucker, Grayson, "Parish Planning Questionnaire," 1979 December 6
7 16 Ward, Gilbert John, "Mission Planning in the Local Church," 1985 April
7 17 White, Edward A., "The Presbytery Executive," 1985, 1988
7 18 Wiley, Robert E., "Change in Big Town/Small City," 1982
7 19 Williams, Mel, "Anthropological Field Work Methods," bibliography, 1979
7 20 Wright, Donald A., undated
Office Files: General Subject Files
8 1 Alban Institute: 'A Lay Person's Guide to Conflict Management," by Speed B. Leas, 1979
8 2 Alban Institute: "A New Look at Lay Training Committees," 1979
8 3 Alban Institute: "A Way to Belong," by James R. Adams and Celia Allison Hahn," 1980
8 4 Alban Institute: "Changing Pastoral Leadership," by Loren B. Mead, 1979
8 5 Alban Institute: "Commuter Students: A Challenge for Ministry," by R. T. Gribbon, 1979
8 6 Alban Institute: "Evaluation of, by, for, and to the Clergy," by Loren B. Mead, 1980
8 7 Alban Institute: "Lay Ministry: A Tool Kit," by Loren B. Mead, 1976
8 8 Alban Institute: "Learning to Share the Ministry," by James R. Adams and Celia A. Hahn," 1975
8 9 Alban Institute: "Pastor and Congregation Face Retirement," by Richard J. Kirk, 1979
8 10 Alban Institute: publications catalogue, 1988
8 11 Alban Institute: "Religious Authenticity in the Clergy," by John C. Fletcher, 1979
8 12 Alban Institute: "Religious Pilgrimage," by Jean M. Haldane, 1975
8 13 Alban Institute: "Should the Pastor be Fired?" by Speed B. Leas, 1980
8 14 Alban Institute: "The Development Tasks of the Congregation in Search of a Pastor," by Loren B. Mead, 1980
8 15 Alban Institute: "The Problem of Faith Development in Young Adults," by Robert T. Gribbon, 1977
8 16 Alban Institute: "The Whole Church Catalog," undated
8 17 Board of Church Extension and Home Missions, "Church Development Study for Maiden Lane Church of God," 1986 April 22
8 18 Board of Church Extension and Home Missions, undated
8 19 Broadway United Methodist Church, "This is Broadway, 1873-1987," circa 1987
9 1 Candler School of Theology, "A Study of First United Methodist Church, Jacksonville, Florida," by G. Melton Mobley, 1977
9 2 Candler School of Theology, map of United Methodist percent of total population, 1983
9 3 Candler School of Theology, "Papers for the Consultation on Theological Education and the Congregation" (1 of 2), 1985 June
9 4 Candler School of Theology, "Papers for the Consultation on Theological Education and the Congregation" (2 of 2), 1985 June
9 5 Center for Black and White Christian Partnership, 1985 October
9 6 Center for Congregational Ministries in the Metropolitan Midwest, "Resources for Congregational Study," 1977
9 7 Center for Parish Development, 1990
9 8 Center for Parish Development, "A Process of Local Church Vitalization," 1976
9 9 Center for Parish Development, Church Program Profile, 1982
9 10 Center for Parish Development, "Toward a Faithful Church in a Turbulent World," 1978 May
9 11 Center for Social and Religious Research, undated
10 1 Centre for the Study of Church and Ministry (1 of 2), 1987
10 2 Centre for the Study of Church and Ministry (2 of 2), 1987
10 3 Christian Broadcasting Network, CBN counselor notebook, 1979
10 4 Church Growth Analysis and Learning Center, undated
10 5 Church Growth Center, brochures, 1987, undated
10 6 Church of Scotland, Department of Home Mission, undated
10 7 Congregation Based Training Manual, undated
10 8 Congregational Analysis bibliography, undated
10 9 Congregations in Change, by Elisa L. Des Portes, 1973
10 10 Data Directory, A Guide to Sources of Data on Work, Family, and Religion, 1990 March
10 11 Decatur Church of Christ, Self-Study Report, 1983 June 5
11 1 Dehoney Center for the Study of the Local Church, undated
11 2 Division for Parish Services, Evangelical Outreach: An Evaluation, 1981 March
11 3 Enablement Information Service, 1985
11 4 Episcopal Union Caucus, Studies of Urban Churches, 1982
11 5 General Theological Seminary, proposal to Lilly Endowment, 1987 December 30
11 6 Glenmary Research Center, Churches and Church Membership, 1980
11 7 Hinton Center Papers, "Parish Re-formation: Idle Dream or Realistic Vision?" 1970 August
11 8 Indianapolis Conference, purpose and goals, undated
11 9 International Urban Association, 1989
11 10 Lafayette Urban Ministry, 1976 September
11 11 Lilly Endowment, report on activities, 1976 April 27
11 12 Lilly Endowment, "The Work of Evaluation in the Religion Division," 1980
11 13 "List of names not included" in congregational research listings, 1981-1982, undated
11 14 Luther-Northwestern Theological Seminaries, Handbook for Contextual Education, 1977 July
12 1 Management Design Institute, organizational perception indicator, undated
12 2 MARC Europe, undated
12 3 Multicultural Congregation Research and Theory Consultation, 1993
12 4 National Conference of Catholic Bishops, "Empowerment," by Harry Fagan, 1979
12 5 National Conference of Catholic Bishops, Parish Development: programs and organizations, 1980
12 6 National Conference of Catholic Bishops, "Parish Renewal, A Resource Book for Dioceses," (folder 1 of 2), 1980-1982
12 7 National Conference of Catholic Bishops, "Parish Renewal, A Resource Book for Dioceses," (folder 2 of 2), 1980-1982
12 8 Notre Dame Study of Catholic Parish Life, bibliography, undated
12 9 Parish Evaluation Project, 1983
12 10 Presbyterian congregation profile study, undated
12 11 Report, "A Study in Congregational Life, 1991-1992," 1993 October
13 1 Research Center in Religion and Society, "A Study of Clergy Morale," 1980
13 2 Research Center in Religion and Society, "Pastoral Search Committees," 1975
13 3 Research Center in Religion and Society, "Placement and Deployment of Professionals in the United Church of Christ," 1973 October
13 4 Rollins Center for Church Ministries, 1980-1984
13 5 St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, parish profile, undated
13 6 South Carolina Annual Conference, 1988
13 7 Study of the Local Church, directory, 1983
13 8 Systems model of a local church, 1969
13 9 United Church Board for Homeland Ministries, census data, 1980-1983
14 Notecards, A-Z, circa 1979-1983
Audiovisual Materials
15 Audio-cassette: "The Apathetic and Bored Church Member," 1976
15 Audio-cassette: Harold Bales, "Evangelistic Preaching," 1987 October 6
15 Audio-cassette: Sharon Brown Christopher, Lent worship service, 1990 March 3
15 Audio-cassette: Robert Franklin, lecture, "Why Have a Black Studies Department in a Predominantly White Seminary?" 1988
15 Audio-cassette: James Earl Massey, "Chapel Homily," 1989 April 4
15 Audio-cassette: David L. Watson, "Covenant Communities: Small Group Evangelism," 1987 October 7
15 Audio-cassette: "I. Wilke," undated
15 Audio-cassette: James H. Cone, "The Vocation of a Theologian," opening convocation, 1990 September 4
15 Audio-cassette: Wiltshire Methodist Church, undated
15 Slides, Wiltshire Methodist Church, congregational analysis conference, Atlanta, 1982 March
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