Guide to the Walter Albert Stanbury Papers, 1915-1954
Methodist clergyman of Ashboro (Randolph County), North Carolina. Correspondence, articles, sermons, addresses, and other papers relating to Stanbury's (d. 1854) religious activities in North Carolina; together with reports, minutes, and correspondence of the Wesley Foundation, a Methodist student organization, in various North Carolina colleges and universities.
- Collection Number
- Walter Albert Stanbury papers
- Stanbury, Walter Albert
- 12.4 Linear Feet, 2,676 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Material in English
These papers consist of 2015 sermons delivered by the Reverend Stanbury between 1915 and his death in 1954; addresses; articles; general correspondence; reports, minutes, correspondence, etc. concerning the work of the Wesley Foundation, a Methodist student organization, in N.C. colleges and universities; constitution and minutes of the N.C. Council of Churches, 1935-1937; Homecoming Day address by the Rev. Stanbury at Greensboro College and a copy of the program, March 9, 1940; outlines for conferences on parental education, 1925-1934; correspondence relative to Centenary Methodist Church of Winston-Salem, 1941-1943; folder of correspondence with Irene Price, artist, about a portrait of Furnifold M. Simmons.
In the general correspondence there are letters in 1945 about the appointment of Prof. James T. Cleland to teach homiletics in the Duke Divinity School. The folder labeled "Special Addresses" contains an address the Reverend Stanbury delivered at the funeral of Henry R. Dwire at Winston-Salem in 1944.
There is a scrapbook of newspaper accounts of the Sunday morning service at West Market St. Methodist Episcopal Church, Greensboro, N.C., covering Stanbury's pastorate, 1933-1937.
At some point in his life the Reverend Walter Albert Stanbury changed his middle name from Adair to Albert. His wedding invitation (1909) and his listing in the annuals of Trinity College use "Adair." However, his obituary in the 1954 minutes of the Western North Carolina Conference, his published book, Who's Who in America, and his son Walter Albert Stanbury, Jr., (who wrote both a thesis and a dissertation at Duke University) all use "Albert."
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[Identification of item], Walter Albert Stanbury Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
The bulk of this collection is sermons given by Walter Albert Stanbury over the course of his career. Some boxes in the collection are out of sequential order from the whole.
Methodist clergyman of Ashboro (Randolph County), North Carolina.
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- Universities and colleges -- North Carolina
- Universities and colleges -- Religion
The Walter Albert Stanbury Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1948 and 1956.
Processed by Rubenstein Library staff, 1956
Encoded by Carrie Mills and Meghan Lyon, May 2011
Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 48-1772, 56-0198
Materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.