WOODWARD, COMER MCDONALD, 1874-1960.
Comer McDonald Woodward papers, 1892-1942

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:/25593/902c1


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Woodward, Comer McDonald, 1874-1960.
Title: Comer McDonald Woodward papers, 1892-1942
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 531
Extent: 2.75 linear ft. (6 boxes) and 1 bound volume (BV)
Abstract:Papers of clergyman, sociologist and Emory University professor Comer McDonald Woodward including correspondence and subject files.
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, 1961.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Comer Woodward McDonald papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by MRD, October 18, 1965.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Comer McDonald Woodward (April 28, 1874-January 20, 1960) was born at Hickory Creek, Tennessee, the son of the Reverend William Benjamin Woodward, a Methodist minister, graduated from Emory College in 1900, received an M. A. degree from Chicago in 1916 and a B. D. in 1917; an Honorary L. H. D. from Birmingham Southern in 1932, and an honorary Phi Beta Kappa by the Emory Chapter for his work with the Family Welfare Society and the Georgia Conference of Social Workers. On October 25, 1900 he married Miss Mary Ann Woodruff of McDonough, Georgia. He taught Sociology at SMU, Dallas, Texas until 1924 when he was called to head the Sociology Department and to become Dean of Men at Emory University, a post which he held until his retirement at the age of 68 in 1942.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists the papers of Comer Woodward from 1892-1942. The papers include a bound volume of letters of appreciation written by friends, colleagues, and former students on the occasion of his retirement in 1942; and a folder containing letters from Bishop Warren A. Candler (1857-1941), May 16, 1911, ALS, 2 p., and August 4, 1927, ALS, 1 p.; from Lucian Lamar Knight (1868-1933), November 20, 1899, ALS, 2 p.; 3 Emory College programs: Commencement 1892, Senior Class Banquet, 1900, Sigma Nu banquet, 1900; Deacon's certificate, November 29, 1903, and Elder's certificate, December 3, 1905.

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Arranged by record type.


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Container List

Correspondence
Box Folder Content
1 1 Alumni office file correspondence, clippings, etc.
1 2 Correspondence and memorabilia
1 3 Comer M. Woodward to Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Ladson, Jr.
1 4 Correspondence: S 1932
1 5 Correspondence: T 1920-1934
1 6 Correspondence: U 1926
1 7 Correspondence: V 1925-1933
1 8 Correspondence: W 1924-1933
1 9 Correspondence: X, Y 1926-1933
1 10 Correspondence: Z 1925-1934
Subject Files
1 11 American Association of Social Workers, Atlanta Chapter, 1925-1932
1 12 American Association of Social Workers, Atlanta Chapter, 1933-1942
1 13 Atlanta Children's Home [undated]
2 1 Atlanta Community Chest, 1929-1931
2 2 Atlanta League of Women Voters, 1922-1923
2 3 Atlanta School of Social Work, 1931-1945
2 4 Atlanta TB Association, 1930-1934
2 5 Bureau for Research in the Social Sciences, 1927-October 1928
2 6 Bureau for Research in the Social Sciences, November 1925-1930
2 7 Chapel, 1928
2 8 Child Labor in Georgia, 1933
2 9 Child Legislations in Georgia, 1932
2 10 Child Welfare Atlanta, 1931-1935
2 11 Children's Services Society of Georgia, 1931-1934
2 12 Christian Education General Board, Course Study for Christian Workers, 1937-1941
2 13 Church and Social Service, 1934
2 14 Community of 200 [office folder], 1931-2
3 1 Community of Church Cooperation Christian Council, 1930-31
3 2 Community on Student Organization and Relations
3 3 Council on a Christian Social Order, 1935-1940
3 4 County Government
3 5 Crippled Children--Georgia, 1929
3 6 Daily Routine, September 22, 1930-May 30, 1931 [including 6/14/33 and 6/15/33]
3 7 Emory at Oxford, 1933 and undated
3 8 Emory Junior College, 1928
3 9 [Emory] Centennial 1936, Alumni [plus other Alumni pieces]
3 10 Family Case Records, 1926-1927
3 11 Family Welfare Society, 1923-1929
3 12 Family Welfare Society, 1933-1934
3 13 Family Welfare Society, 1935-1945
3 14 Forum Speakers for Summer, 1930-1931
3 15 Freshman Week, 1924-1933
4 1 Fulton Co. Public Welfare Department, 1935-1939
4 2 Georgia Academy of Social Sciences, 1930-1938
4 3 Georgia Academy of Social Sciences, 1939-1942
4 4 General Sunday School Board, 1929-1930
4 5 Georgia Board of Control, 1931-1932
4 6 Georgia Placement Bureau, 1931
4 7 Georgia Conference on Social Work, 1929-1930
4 8 Georgia Conference on Social Work, 1931-1934
4 9 Georgia Conference on Social Work, 1935-1940
4 10 Georgia Conference on Social Work, notes, miscellaneous, undated
4 11 Georgia Coordinating Community, September 1937-February 1938
5 1 Georgia Department of Public Health, 1931-1933
5 2 Georgia Department of Public Welfare, 1928-June 1929
5 3 Georgia Department of Public Welfare, July 1929-December 1929
5 4 Georgia Department of Public Welfare, 1930-1934
5 5 Georgia Department of Public Welfare, miscellaneous, undated
5 6 Georgia Problems, 1933
5 7 Georgia State Legislature, 1928-1935
5 8 Georgia TB Association, 1930-1933
5 9 Georgia TB Association, Negro, 1933
5 10 Georgia Training School for Girls Report, 1929-1930
5 11 Georgia Workman's Compensation., 1931
5 12 Grade Graphs, 1922-1926, 1927-1928
5 13 Graduate School, 1929-1930
5 14 Highlander Folk School
5 15 Homasassa, Emory Faculty Fishing Club, 1938
5 17 Household Finances, 1931-1939
6 1 Human Betterment Board, 1929-1932
6 2 Interfraternity Conference., 1929
6 3 Interracial Committee, 1928-1935
6 4 Juvenile Court, Dekalb Co.
6 5 Juvenile Delinquent Parole and Problems, 1935
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