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Guide to the Boatman Family Papers, 1901-1981 and undated

Abstract

Methodist educators and family members from Kentucky and Alabama.

The Boatman Family Papers span the years 1901-1981; the majority of the papers were generated by the Rev. Dr. Conway and Mrs. Caroline Boatman, Methodist educators from Kentucky. The collection is arranged in series by family member and institution, the most substantial series being the Conway and Caroline Boatman Series; the John Paul Boatman Series; and the Union College Series. Other smaller groups pertain to other family members. Family correspondence makes up the majority of the collection, but there are also scrapbooks; educational records (primarily financial); many photographs of Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky; and clippings and other printed items. Topics covered by the correspondence in the Conway and Caroline's papers cover their courtship (1909-1919); the Methodist Episcopal mission in Jubbulpore, India (1919-1923); and India Methodist Theological College (1923-1925). There are also many references to the three institutions where Dr. Boatman served as President - Iowa National Bible Training School (1928-1931), Snead College in Boaz, Ala., and College of Barbourville, Ky. (1939-1959). Fund-raising, especially during the Depression, is a commonly recurring theme. Other letters from sons of the Boatmans refer to their college years from the 1930s-1940s. Institutions referred to here include Drew University, University of Kentucky in Lexington, and Southwestern College in Kansas.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Boatman family
Title
Boatman Family papers 1901-1981 and undated
Language of Material
English
Extent
72 Linear Feet, 8620 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The Boatman Family Papers span the years 1901-1981; the majority of the papers were generated by the Rev. Dr. Conway and Mrs. Caroline Boatman, Methodist educators from Kentucky. The collection is arranged in series by family member and institution, the most substantial series being the Conway and Caroline Boatman Series; the John Paul Boatman Series; and the Union College Series. Other smaller groups pertain to other family members. Family correspondence makes up the majority of the collection, but there are also scrapbooks; educational records (primarily financial); many photographs of Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky; and clippings and other printed items. Topics covered by the correspondence in the Conway and Caroline's papers cover their courtship (1909-1919); the Methodist Episcopal mission in Jubbulpore, India (1919-1923); and India Methodist Theological College (1923-1925). There are also many references to the three institutions where Dr. Boatman served as President - Iowa National Bible Training School (1928-1931), Snead College in Boaz, Ala., and College of Barbourville, Ky. (1939-1959). Fund-raising, especially during the Depression, is a commonly recurring theme. Other letters from sons of the Boatmans refer to their college years from the 1930s-1940s. Institutions referred to here include Drew University, University of Kentucky in Lexington, and Southwestern College in Kansas.

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Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, 1909-1919
Box 1
Correspondence, 1920-1927 Mar.
Box 2
Correspondence, 1927 Apr.-1928
Box 3
Correspondence, 1929- 1931
Box 4
Correspondence, 1932-1933
Box 5
Correspondence, 1934-1935
Box 6
Correspondence, 1936-1937
Box 7
Correspondence, 1938-1939 Apr.
Box 8
Correspondence, 1939 May- Dec.
Box 9
Correspondence,1940
Box 10
Correspondence,1941
Box 11
Correspondence,1942
Box 12
Correspondence, 1943-1944 Aug.
Box 13
Correspondence, 1944 Sept.-1945
Box 14
Correspondence, 1946-1947
Box 15
Correspondence, 1948-1949
Box 16
Correspondence, 1950-1952
Box 17
Correspondence, 1953-1954
Box 18
Correspondence, 1955-1956
Box 19
Correspondence, 1957-1958
Box 20
Correspondence, 1959-1961
Box 21
Correspondence, 1962-1964
Box 22
Correspondence, 1965-1968
Box 23
Correspondence, 1969-1973
Box 24
Correspondence, 1974-1979
Box 25
Correspondence, 1980-1981 and undated
Box 26
Correspondence, John Lakin Brasher, 1924-1975 and undated
Box 26
Legal and Financial Papers
Box 27
Writings, Miscellaneous Authors
Box 27
Notes, general
Box 28
Notes, India Methodist Theological College
Box 29
Miscellany
Box 29
General
Box 30
John Lakin Brasher
Box 30
Snead College
Box 30
Printed Material
Box 30
India: Methodist Church
Box 31
India: Snead College
Box 31
Miscellaneous
Box 32
Family
Box 32
John. L. Brasher
Box 32
Snead College
Box 32
Scrapbooks and other volumes
Box 33-36
Correspondence, 1934-1937
Box 37
Correspondence, 1938-1940
Box 37
Correspondence, 1941-1948 and undated
Box 38

[CLOSED to research until Jan. 1 2010.]

Correspondence, 1946-1962
Box 38
Correspondence, 1963-1981 and undated
Box 39
Correspondence, 1936-1976 and undated
Box 40
Correspondence, 1957-1961
Box 41
Correspondence, 1962-1965
Box 42
Correspondence, 1966-1972 and undated
Box 43
General
Box 44
Finance Promotion Report
Box 44
Phase II Development Drive
Box 44
Solicitations
Box 44
General
Box 45
Report of the President to the Board of Trustees, 1936-1959
Box 45
Trustee Newsletter, 1963-1973
Box 45
Miscellany
Box 46
Clippings
Box 46
Pictures
Box 47-48
Miscellaneous Oversize
Oversize Folder Folder 1

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Boatman Family Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Boatman Family Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase from 1983-1981.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff

Encoded by Ted Holt and Paula Jeannet Mangiafico, May 2008

Accessions from 1983-1981 have been merged and are described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.