Richard Clinton Gresham papers, 1917-1967

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Gresham, Richard Clinton, d. 1972.
Title: Richard Clinton Gresham papers, 1917-1967
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 83
Extent: .5 linear feet (1 box), 1 bound volume (BV), and 1 oversized papers box (OP)
Abstract:Papers of Baptist clergyman and educator Richard Clinton Gresham including scrapbooks, printed materials, and correspondence, regarding Gresham's personal and ministerial career.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Robert W. Woodruff papers


Gift, 1972.


[after identification of item(s)], Richard Clinton Gresham papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


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Collection Description

Biographical Note

Richard Clinton Gresham, Baptist clergyman and educator, of Moultrie, Georgia, died in Atlanta, Georgia, 1972. He attended Georgia Military Academy in College Park, Georgia (1905-1907), and received his MA from the University of Kentucky (1932). Gresham was on the governing board of Georgia Military Academy (1932-1972; became Woodward Academy 1966), was Chaplain and Professor of Religious Education at Berry College in Rome, Georgia (1950-1959), and was a lifelong friend of Robert W. Woodruff.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of Richard Clinton Gresham from 1917 to 1967. Records include scrapbooks, printed materials, correspondence, a diploma, and certificates. Materials relate to Gresham's personal life and ministerial career, to Robert W. Woodruff, or to the Coca-Cola Company; one scrapbook documents Gresham's activity with the Boy Scouts in the 1920s; certificates are from the U.S. Army and the diploma is from the University of Kentucky.

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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Awards and certificates, 1917-1970 and undated
1 2 Correspondence, 1920-1967
1 3 Correspondence with Robert W. Woodruff, 1947-1968
1 4 Notes and typescripts, undated
1 5 Photo album, Robert W. Woodruff’s Birthday, December 6, 1959
1 6 Photographs, undated
1 7 Printed materials, 1935-1968, and undated
1 8 Scrapbook, circa 1907-1936
1 9 book (Boy Scouts), circa 1920s-1930s
BV1 - Binder of correspondence and memorabilia
OP1 1 Doctor of Divinity diploma
OP1 2 August 1917 certificate of appointment to second lieutenant
OP1 3 February 1918 certificate of appointment to first lieutenant
OP1 4 Newspaper clippings