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Guide to the Luther L. Gobbel Papers, 1849-1979

Abstract

College administrator and educator. Served as president of Greensboro College (1936-1952) and Lambuth College (1952-1962), as well as Conference Superintendent of the Sunday School Board of the N.C. Conference (1920's) and Director of Church Relations at California Western University at San Diego for three years.

Correspondence, printed material, financial papers, certificates, writings, and photographs relating mostly to Dr. Gobbel's career. Topics include: biographical information about Gobbel and Mrs. Gobbel (d. 1966); college education; education and the church; Methodist Episcopal Church, including the Sunday School Board of the N.C. Conference; East-West Expressway controversy in Durham, 1970s; education in China, 1937; Protestant churches in Czechoslovakia, 1961; financial papers of Robert A. Gobbel of Rowan Co., N.C., 1870s-1890s; inauguration of Gobbel as president of Greensboro College; his term as president of Lambuth College; a description of a trip taken by Dr. and Mrs. Gobbel through eight Latin American countries, New Orleans, and Atlanta in 1965; and Gobbel's service in World War I. Includes family and professional photographs (some of Methodist Church personnel); Trinity College scrapbook, 1913-1918; and two personal scrapbooks of Dr. Gobbel relating his career.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Gobbel, Luther L. (Luther Lafayette), 1895-
Title
Luther L. Gobbel papers 1849-1979
Language of Material
English
Extent
3.2 Linear Feet, 2,024 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Correspondence, printed material, financial papers, certificates, writings, and photographs relating mostly to Dr. Gobbel's career. Topics include: biographical information about Gobbel and Mrs. Gobbel (d. 1966); college education; education and the church; Methodist Episcopal Church, including the Sunday School Board of the N.C. Conference; East-West Expressway controversy in Durham, 1970s; education in China, 1937; Protestant churches in Czechoslovakia, 1961; financial papers of Robert A. Gobbel of Rowan Co., N.C., 1870s-1890s; inauguration of Gobbel as president of Greensboro College; his term as president of Lambuth College; a description of a trip taken by Dr. and Mrs. Gobbel through eight Latin American countries, New Orleans, and Atlanta in 1965; and Gobbel's service in World War I. Includes family and professional photographs (some of Methodist Church personnel); Trinity College scrapbook, 1913-1918; and two personal scrapbooks of Dr. Gobbel relating his career.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

Volumes in Box 4 include daybooks, annual reports, and check stubs. Box 8 is an unprocessed, additional accession from Dec. 13, 1986. In addition to the specified boxes, there are two scrapbooks: one dated 1935 and the other 1969-1970. Oversized materials are housed separately.

Writings, Genealogy
Box 1
Financial Papers
Box 2
Legal Papers
Box 2
Miscellaneous
Box 2
Correspondence, 1919-1983
Box 3
Newspaper Clippings
Box 3
Volumes
Box 4
Printed Material
Box 5
Pictures
Box 5
Writings
Box 6
Trinity College Scrapbook, 1913-1918
Box 7
1986 Accession, unprocessed
Box 8
Oversize materials
Box Sec. A OV5

Historical Note

Luther L. Gobbel was a college administrator and educator and served as president of Greensboro College (1936-1952) and Lambuth College (1952-1962), as well as Conference Superintendent of the Sunday School Board of the N.C. Conference (1920's) and Director of Church Relations at California Western University at San Diego for three years.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Luther L. Gobbel Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Luther L. Gobbel Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1964.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff

Encoded by Carrie Mills, May 2011

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 64-132, 12-11-79, 1-15-80, 2-12-80, 1-26-82, and 2-17-84.

This collection is minimally processed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

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

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.