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DEMPSEY, ELAM FRANKLIN, B. 1878.
Elam Franklin Dempsey papers, 1855-1952

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8z6t4


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Dempsey, Elam Franklin, b. 1878.
Title: Elam Franklin Dempsey papers, 1855-1952
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 451
Extent: 10.76 linear feet (22 boxes) and 1 oversized papers box (OP)
Abstract: Papers of Methodist clergyman, author, and educator Elam Franklin Dempsey who served as Dean of Theology, professor, and trustee of Emory College. The collection includes correspondence, day books, diaries, photographs, printed materials, and sermons.
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.

Source

Gift, 1964, with subsequent additions.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Elam Franklin Dempsey papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Elam Franklin Dempsey, clergyman, author, and educator, was born July 6, 1878, in Atlanta, Georgia, and died September 19, 1947, in Atlanta, Georgia. He was Dean of Theology (1917-1919) and trustee (1914-1921) of Emory College, Professor of Biblical Literature and trustee (1922-1930) of Emory University, editor of the Wesleyan Christian Advocate (1930-1932), a daily columnist with the Atlanta Constitution, secretary of the North Georgia Conference Historical Society (1939-1947), and author of biographies of Bishops Atticus G. Haygood, James E. Dickey, and Warren A. Candler, and other writings.

Elam Franklin Dempsey, clergyman, author, and educator, was born July 6, 1878, in Atlanta, Georgia, and died September 19, 1947, in Atlanta, Georgia. He was Dean of Theology (1917-1919) and trustee (1914-1921) of Emory College, Professor of Biblical Literature and trustee (1922-1930) of Emory University, editor of the Wesleyan Christian Advocate (1930-1932), a daily columnist with the Atlanta Constitution, secretary of the North Georgia Conference Historical Society (1939-1947), and author of biographies of Bishops Atticus G. Haygood, James E. Dickey, and Warren A. Candler, and other writings.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence, day books, diaries, photographs, printed materials, and sermons of Elam Franklin Dempsey from 1855-1952. Correspondence (1855-1952) and other materials relate to Dempsey's career, publications, and to his family. Photographs are of class groups and persons.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type.


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Container List

Subject folders
Box Folder Content
1 1 Alumni folder
1 2 Augusta, 1909
1 3 Biographical information
1 4 Bulletins
1 5 Cards
1 6 Certificates and deeds
1 7 Commencement programs
1 8 Conferences
1 9 The Cross
1 10 Dahlonega, 1908
1 11 Incorporation of Board of Education, North Georgia Conference
2 1 Meditations and spiritual exercises
2 2 Milledgeville, 1911
2 3 Milledgeville, 1913
2 4 Milledgeville and Oxford, 1914
2 5 Notes
2 6 Notes on reading
2 7 Obituaries and tributes
2 8 Oxford College--notes
2 9 Oxford College--publications
2 10 Pamphlets
2 11 Poetry and other works
3 1 Programs
3 2 Reports
3 3 Schedules
3 4 Sermons
3 5 Sermons, morning: Revival
3 6 Sermons, night: Revival
3 7 Sermons--outlines and addresses
3 8 Vanderbilt, 1904
Dickey Biography
3 9 Background material
4 1 Chapters
4 2 Dickey, condolences on death
Haygood Biography
4 3 Haygood biography, proofs part 1
4 4 Haygood biography, proofs part II
4 5 Haygood biography, background material
4 6 Haygood biography, Reviews
4 7 Haygood biography, State Angle
Photographs and indexed references
5 1 Photographs
5 2 Photographs
5 3 Photographs
5 Print blocks (5)
5 4 Indexed references (2)
OP1 1 Photographs
Newspaper clippings
6 1 Newspaper clippings
6 2 Newspaper clippings
6 3 Newspaper clippings
6 4 Newspaper clippings
6 5 Newspaper clippings
6 6 Newspaper clippings
6 7 Newspaper clippings
7 1 Newspaper clippings
7 2 Newspaper clippings
Personal journals
7 Daybooks, diaries, and journals
Printed material
8 Daybooks, diaries, and journals
8 Methodist Journals: sample copies of Christian Advocate, The Daily Christian Advocate, The Methodist Messenger, Southern Christian Advocate, and Wesleyan Christian Advocate. Wesleyan Christian Advocate.
OP1 2 Wesleyan Christian Advocate
Correspondence
9 Correspondence, 1855-1896
10 Correspondence, January-September, 1897
11 Correspondence, October 1897- December 1899
12 Correspondence, January 1900-December 1903
13 Correspondence, January- December, 1904
14 Correspondence, January-August, 1905
15 Correspondence, August 1905 -May 1906
16 Correspondence, June 1906- December 1908
17 Correspondence, January 1909- May 1928
18 Correspondence, June 1928-May 1936
19 Correspondence, June 1936- 1952
20 Correspondence, no date; cards
21 1 Correspondence, cards
Additions
21 2 Material re Warren Akin Candler
21 3 Material re Atticus Greene Haygood
21 4 Material re Atticus Greene Haygood
21 5 Material re Atticus Greene Haygood
21 6 Material re Atticus Greene Haygood
21 7 Material re Atticus Greene Haygood
21 8 Material re Atticus Greene Haygood
21 9 Material re Atticus Greene Haygood
22 1 Material re Atticus Greene Haygood
22 2 Material re Atticus Greene Haygood
22 3 Material re Atticus Greene Haygood
22 4 Material re Atticus Greene Haygood
22 5 Material re Atticus Greene Haygood
22 6 Material re Atticus Greene Haygood
22 7 Material re Atticus Greene Haygood
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