HARPER, MARVIN H.
Marvin H. Harper papers, 1927-1957

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:/25593/8zd7d


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Harper, Marvin H.
Title: Marvin H. Harper papers, 1927-1957
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 675
Extent: .75 linear ft. (2 boxes)
Abstract:Correspondence, writings, and printed material of Marvin H. Harper, Methodist missionary to India and alumnus of Emory University.
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, 1990.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Marvin H. Harper papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Unprocessed collection.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Marvin H. Harper, alumnus of Emory University, was a Methodist missionary to India (ca. 1927-1957) and taught at the Leonard Theological College in Jubbulpore, India.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of papers of Marvin Henry Harper from 1921-1957. The papers include correspondence, personal writings, and printed material (1921-1926) relating to volunteer work, mainly through the Student Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions during his years at Emory University; and correspondence (1927-1956) from Harper and his wife, Emmie Flicklen Harper, to family, friends, and church sponsors, written while serving as missionaries with the Methodist Episcopal Church at the Leonard Theological College in Jubbulpore, India. The papers also include Harper's personal writings; reports of Leonard Theological College (1932-1957); and printed materials consisting of programs, pamphlets, and magazine and newspaper articles. The collection reflects living conditions and daily life of the Indian people and of a Christian missionary community in India during the mid-twentieth century.

Arrangement Note

Unprocessed collection.


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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Family correspondence, 1927-1928 March 8
1 2 Family correspondence, 1928 March 28-1929 January 4
1 3 Family correspondence, 1929 February 7-1930 January 17
1 4 Family correspondence, 1930 January 31- May 18
1 5 Family correspondence, 1930 August 1-November 7
1 6 Family correspondence, 1930 November [25]-1931 October 30
1 7 Family correspondence, 1931 November-1933 February 10
1 8 Family correspondence, 1933 February 17, 1935-1936 July
1 9 Family correspondence, 1936 August 14-1937 November 19
1 10 Family correspondence, 1938 January 7-1939 March 17
1 11 Family correspondence, 1939 July 7-1941 March 8
1 12 Family correspondence, 1941 April 15-1943, undated
1 13 Letters from Marvin H. Harper and wife to friends, 1929, 1934, 1936
1 14 Letters from Marvin H. Harper and wife to church sponsors in the states, 1932-1933, 1936-1941
1 15 Letters from Marvin H. Harper and wife to church sponsors in the states, 1942, 1946-1949, 1956, undated
1 16 Letters from college officials to church sponsors in the states, 1932, 1937-1939, undated
1 17 “Bishop Ernest G. Richardson at Leonard Theological College,” an essay by Marvin H. Harper, undated
1 18 Personal accounts of life in India by Marvin H. Harper, undated
1 19 “A Study of Ecclesiastical Organization” by Marvin H. Harper, undated
1 20 “Pilgrims’ Progress in India” by Marvin H. Harper, undated
1 21 Reports to the Board of Governors of Leonard Theological College, 1946
1 22 Reports to the Board of Governors of Leonard Theological College, 1957
1 23 Newspaper clippings, 1930 October, 1943
1 24 Episcopal Address to the Central Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1930 December
1 25 Pamphlets and graduation programs of the Leonard Theological College, 1933 April, 1955, and undated
1 26 Magazine article: “Training a Preacher in India,” The Christian Monitor, 1933 July
1 27 Programs and pamphlets of the English Methodist Episcopal Church, 1938 August, 1938 October, undated
1 28 News sheet, newsletter of the Hardwick Christian Hostel and “The Leonard Lettergram,” newsletter of the Leonard Theological College, 1938 September
2 1 Student Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions, correspondence, 1921 April 1 and October 17
2 2 Student Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions, writings, 1922, 1942, and undated
2 3 Student Volunteer Movement Bulletin, 1924, 1926 October
2 4 Georgia Student Volunteer, 1923 April and June
2 5 Emory calendar, 1924, Dooley’s Frolics, photograph cover, 1953 May 9
2 6 Photographs, two rolled items, unidentified and undated
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