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Guide to the Henry Gibbons Ruark Papers, 1938-1968

Abstract

Henry Ruark was a North Carolina Methodist minister whose sermons appeared in the Greensboro Daily News and were later published in book form. In 1960, he was minister of the First Methodist Church in Laurinburg, North Carolina. Collection chiefly contains Ruark's notes and clippings on a variety of issues and topics. Subjects include various Biblical issues, and how the church relates to secular issues such as war and racial integration. There are some reports he made to the Christian Century, as well as at least 200 sermons preached in Laurinburg, Rocky Mount, N.C. and the Duke University Chapel in Durham, N.C. There are also clippings from the Greensboro Daily News, sermons by others, and correspondence.

Descriptive Summary

Collection Number
RL.01116
Title
Henry Gibbons Ruark papers
Date
1938-1968
Creator
Ruark, Henry Gibbons, 1908-1970
Extent
0.4 Linear Feet, 1,133 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Material in English

Collection Overview

Collection chiefly contains Ruark's notes and clippings on a variety of issues and topics. Subjects include various Biblical issues, and how the church relates to secular issues such as war and racial integration. There are some reports he made to the Christian Century, as well as at least 200 sermons preached in Laurinburg, Rocky Mount, N.C. and the Duke University Chapel in Durham, N.C. There are also clippings from the Greensboro Daily News, sermons by others, and correspondence.

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Collection is open for research.

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Contents of the Collection

Papers, 1938-1968
Box 1
Sermons
Box 1
Speeches
Box 1
Greensboro Daily News writings
Box 1

Historical Note

Henry Ruark was a North Carolina Methodist minister whose sermons appeared in the Greensboro Daily News and were later published in book form. In 1960, he was minister of the First Methodist Church in Laurinburg, North Carolina.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Henry Gibbons Ruark Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Henry Gibbons Ruark Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 1977.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff

Encoded by Carrie Mills, May 2011

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 1-17-77 and 91-114

Materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.