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Guide to the Fletcher Nelson Papers, 1901-1981

Abstract

This collection contains the papers of Dr. Fletcher Nelson, a Methodist minister and Assistant to the Dean of Development of the Duke Divinity School. It consists entirely of subject files and notes for the sermons Dr. Nelson gave during his career as a minister.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Fletcher Nelson papers
Creator
Nelson, Fletcher
Extent
4.0 Linear feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

The collection consists of two series, the first of which consists of subject files containing publications related to topics on which Dr. Nelson preached. The second series consists of sermons Dr. Nelson wrote and gave while he was an active minister in Greensboro, Rutherfordton, Forest City, Morganton, and Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Contents of the Collection

Dr. Fletcher Nelson Memorial Services, Sermon, 1981
Box 1
Christmas, 1946-1979
Box 1
Lent, Cross, Palm Sunday, Holy Week, Good Friday, 1935-1963
Box 1
Suffering and Sorrow, 1939-1962
Box 1
Easter and Easter Service, 1936-1966
Box 1
Christian Home and Family, 1933-1946
Box 1
New Year (Church and Calendar) and Watch Night, 1932-1945
Box 1
Christianity and Social Concerns (General), 1934-1944
Box 1
The Church and Labor, 1945-1946
Box 1
Race Relations, 1901-1946
Box 1
Alcohol, 1936-1948
Box 1
War and Peace (Armistice Day and July 4th), 1930-1947
Box 1
Sunday Observance, 1941-1945
Box 1
Baccalaureate and Graduation, 1939-1947
Box 1
Stewardship of Property, 1933-1967
Box 1
Missions, 1940-1950
Box 1
The Church, 1939-1968
Box 1
Memorial Day, 1940-1967
Box 1
Prayer, 1939-1946
Box 1
Thanksgiving, 1930-1963
Box 1
The Bible, 1932-1942
Box 1
Holy Spirit, Pentecost, 1930-1949
Box 1
Sacrament of Lord's Supper, 1938-1946
Box 1
Dedication and Installation Services, 1930-1942
Box 1
Scouts, 1943-1946
Box 1
Evangelism: Being a Christian (Sin - Repentance - Forgiveness), 1940-1965
Box 1
Faith and Belief, 1943-1948
Box 1
Worship, 1935-1942
Box 1
Love, 1937
Box 1
Ten Commandments, 1943
Box 1
Jesus Christ: The Man, 1932-1937
Box 1
Jesus Christ: The Message, 1935-1944
Box 1
God, 1941-1947
Box 1
Methodism, 1930-1963
Box 1
Church and State, 1946-1957
Box 1
Higher Education, 1945-1971
(2 folders)
Box 1
Protestantism and Romanism, 1967
Box 1
Communion Mediations, 1933 August
Box 1
Thanksgiving Sermon, 1933
Box 1
A Vital Part of Worship, Finance or Christian Giving, 1930
Box 1
Prepare to Meet Thy God, 1930-1932
Box 1
The Master is Come, 1930-1933
Box 1
Wanted: Spiritual Power: Needed, 1931-1932
Box 1
Reality in Religion, 1931
Box 1
The Model Church, 1931-1932
Box 1
America's Two Disappointments, 1931-1940
Box 1
Is it Easy or Hard to be Good, 1945-1948
Box 1
The Absurdity of Christianity, 1931-1933
Box 1
World's Bid for a Man, 1933-1948
Box 1
What Can Religion Do for Us?, 1947
Box 1
Freedom in Jesus Christ, 1931-1932
Box 1
And When They Had Prayed, 1931
Box 1
Why Are You Not a Christian, 1930-1931
Box 1
A Quest for Souls, circa 1930-1935
Box 1
A Good Man, circa 1930-1935
Box 1
Where Art Thou, 1931-1932
Box 1
A Needed Crusade, 1932
Box 1
Demos and Paul, 1931-1948
Box 1
Challenge of Jesus Christ, 1931-1948
Box 1
Privileges of Friendship, 1931-1947
Box 1
What Kind of a Christian Are You?, 1931-1948
Box 1
Simple Christianity and Ours, 1932
Box 1
Remember Jesus, 1932
Box 1
Jesus Conception of Righteousness, 1932
Box 1
What Crucified Jesus, 1932
Box 1
Glory of Despair, circa 1930-1933
Box 1
Philip the Evangelist, 1940
Box 1
After the Depression, What?, 1933
Box 1
A Definite Church Need, 1931-1932
Box 1
Moses: A Quality of Greatness, 1933-1948
Box 1
A Reception of Jesus, 1931-1933
Box 1
Greatest of World Powers, Love, 1933-1948
Box 1
Faith as a World Force, 1933 August
Box 1
Rules of the Church, 1930
Box 1
The Tests of Life, Graduation, 1933-1948
Box 1
Relation of John to Jesus, 1933-1948
Box 1
The Salvation Sentence, 1933
Box 1
The Educational Task of the Local Church, 1933
Box 1
Needed: A Victory Complex, 1933
Box 1
The Divine Magnet, 1932 December
Box 1
Why I Vote Against Repeal, 1933
Box 1
The Last Radiance, circa 1933
Box 1
The Message of the Bible, 1933-1945
Box 1
The Two Census Books, 1926
Box 1
Paul, The Track Coach, circa 1933
Box 1
The Volunteer, Isaiah, 1945-1949
Box 1
A Communion Meditation, 1933 December
Box 1
We Do Our Part, A New Year's Message, 1933
Box 1
A Land of Hills and Valleys, circa 1933
Box 1
The Mission and Message of Jesus, circa 1933
Box 1
A Personal Confession of Faith, 1934 January
Box 1
Making the Cap Fit, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
Some of Life's Foundation Rocks, 1933
Box 2
A Broken Vow, circa 1933
Box 2
The Angle of Repose, 1933
Box 2
Two Sons of Their Father, circa 1934
Box 2
Jesus' Way of Life, 1945-1948
Box 2
A Lesson in Stewardship, circa 1934
Box 2
A Study in Courses, 1933
Box 2
Why Did Jesus Have Himself Crucified?, 1934 March
Box 2
How May We Interpret the Cross?, 1934-1949
Box 2
Flowers from Gethsemane, 1934 March
Box 2
Questions About Life, 1934-1949
Box 2
What is Christianity, 1934 April
Box 2
The Perils of Prayer, circa 1934
Box 2
An Interpretation of Christ's 'Follow Me', circa 1934
Box 2
The Meaning of Mother's Day, 1932-1944
Box 2
Come Holy Spirit, 1934
Box 2
An Interpretation of Christ's 'Follow Me' II, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
The Lord's Supper: Its Nature and Significant, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
What Makes a Great Church?, 1933-1937
Box 2
The Adequacy of Christianity, 1930-1948
Box 2
Two Men at Prayer, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
A Man and His Money, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
The Crowing of the Cock: A Communion Meditation, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
Why Did Jesus Choose the Cross, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
In Interest of Kingdom Extension, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
Why I Believe in Mission, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
Is the Church Ready for a Revival?, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
The Necessity of Vision, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
On Human Forgiveness, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
Renovating Humanity's Garment, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
The Act of Living Commencement, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
A Christian in My Heart, circa 1930-1948
Box 2
Parable of the Four Sails, circa 1930-1949
Box 2
Achieving a Life of Faith, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
The Dying Fire, circa 1930-1946
Box 2
"Forward March!" A Sermon for Installation or New Year, 1934
Box 2
If I Had Only One Sermon to Preach, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
A Father's Heart Revealed, 1930
Box 2
The Reason for Living, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
The Unknown Soldier Speaks, 1932
Box 2
The Program of the Upper Room, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
The Crowded Out Christ Evangelistic, Christmas, circa 1930-1945
Box 2
The Tragedy of Lukewarmness, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
Making People Care, circa 1930-1948
Box 2
Holy Habits, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
The Essence of Christmas, circa 1930-1945
Box 2
The Parable of the Talents, circa 1930-1949
Box 2
A Man Who Came Back, Evangelistic, New Year, circa 1930-1948
Box 2
"A Friend at Midnight" or "The Embarrassed Host," circa 1930-1935
Box 2
A Beautiful Work, Mary of Bethany, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
Life and Trouble, circa 1930-1949
Box 2
One Year of Repeal, circa 1933
Box 2
What Do You Do with Your Dreams?, circa 1930-1949
Box 2
A Seeker After Pearls, circa 1930-1949
Box 2
Christ and the Lost, circa 1930-1944
Box 2
A Communion Meditation, circa 1930-1944
Box 2
Let Us Worship God, 1934-1935
Box 2
Are You a Methodist, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
Those Who Trespass, circa 1930-1948
Box 2
In Interest of Missions, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
God's Willingness and Eagerness to Forgive and Forget, circa 1930-1947
Box 2
Crucified by Stupidity, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
Concerning the Cross, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
Meditations on 1,4,7 Words from Cross, Good Friday Service, circa 1930-1939
Box 2
And Endless Life (Easter), circa 1930-1935
Box 2
The Church Teachers, 1940
Box 2
Perpetuating Pentecost, 1935-1943
Box 2
The Voice of a Trumpet, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
A Faith That Sings, circa 1930-1949
Box 2
Sacrament of the Embroidered Handkerchief, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
The Laughing Fool, The Mocker, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
When Life Tumbles In, What Then?, 1934
Box 2
A Most Amazing Request, 1930
Box 2
Are We Hiding From God?, circa 1930-1949
Box 2
How May We Find God, circa 1930-1946
Box 2
The Sermon in the Sacrament, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
How May We Know We Have Found God?, circa 1930-1946
Box 2
The Tragedy of Uselessness, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
Temptation, Struggle, Victory, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
Jesus' Estimate of the Kingdom's Worth, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
There's a Lad Here, circa 1930-1948
Box 2
Confession of a Prodigal, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
"We," circa 1930-1935
Box 2
The Untrodden Way, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
Peace, War, 1935
Box 2
The Master's Way with Failures, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
Why Should I Commune?, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
Secrets, circa 1935
Box 2
Concerning the Bible, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
What the Church Needs Most, circa 1930-1949
Box 2
Beautiful Ideals and Brutal Facts, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
The Challenge of the Church, 1935-1949
Box 2
Kagawa: His Religion and Life, 1945
Box 2
Ways to Tell Right from Wrong, circa 1930-1949
Box 2
A Communion Meditation, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
The Hills of Religion, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
The Lamb of God, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
Getting Through Life's Hard Places, circa 1930-1949
Box 2
Jephthah, A Man Who Paid A Vow, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
Life Made Over Again, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
Why I Believe in God, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
Giving the Highest a Hearing, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
A Man Whom Jesus Lost, 1935
Box 2
Why I Believe in Jesus, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
Why I Believe in the Bible, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
Forgiveness of Sins, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
Life After Life, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
A Faith That is Remarkable, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
His Hands, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
Ye Are My Witnesses, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
Some Lessons From Gideon's Experience, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
The Race Not to the Swift, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
The Symbolism of the Sacrament, circa 1930-1948
Box 2
Where is Able Thy Brother?, circa 1930-1935
Box 2
A Family Talk About Essentials or the Supreme Gift, circa 1935-1949
Box 2
Please Excuse Me, circa 1935-1943
Box 2
Father Did It (Father's Day Sermon), circa 1935
Box 2
The Second Mile, 1938
Box 2
The Fruits of Righteousness, 1935-1949
Box 2
Christ's Borrowings, circa 1935
Box 2
The Art of Inattention, 1936
Box 2
The Interest on the Rutherfordton Church Debt, circa 1935
Box 2
Wake Up and Live, 1936
Box 2
The Lost Christ, circa 1935-1945
Box 2
The Return of the Syrians, circa 1935
Box 2
The Task of Forgetting, circa 1935
Box 2
A Communion Meditation (5 Parts) (stories), circa 1935
Box 2
My Neighbor, circa 1935-1948
Box 2
Christian Growth in the Home, circa 1935
Box 2
What I Expect of my Church, 1936
Box 2
A Tragic If, circa 1935-1940
Box 2
The Challenge of a New Conference Year, circa 1935-1940
Box 2
The Individual Conscience and War, circa 1935-1938
Box 2
Creative Education, 1936-1942
Box 2
A Communion Meditation, circa 1935-1940
Box 2
Practicing the Presence, 1937
Box 2
The Secret of Victorious Living, circa 1935-1940
Box 2
Rejoicing in Hope, 1936-1941
Box 2
Keeping Christmas in the Heart, 1932-1947
Box 2
The Power to See It Through, circa 1935-1949
Box 2
The First Commandment, circa 1935
Box 2
These Things I Will Keep, 1936
Box 2
The Liquor Situation Today (1937), 1937
Box 2
The Missionary Motive, 1936, August
Box 2
Passing Through the Needle's Eye, circa 1935-1940
Box 2
The Second Commandment (Revised), circa 1935-1943
Box 2
The Man Who Owned the Upper Room, circa 1935-1940
Box 2
The Third Commandment, circa 1935-1940
Box 2
The Fourth Commandment, circa 1935-1943
Box 2
The New Day in a World of Change, 1936 November
Box 2
Christian Living in a World of Change, circa 1935-1940
Box 2
The Fifth Commandment, circa 1935-1940
Box 2
The Sixth Commandment, circa 1935-1940
Box 2
The Noble Seven Hundred, circa 1935-1947
Box 2
The Seventh Commandment, circa 1935-1943
Box 2
On Going a Little Further, 1936-1943
Box 2
The Inevitable Cross, 1937-1945
Box 2
Earning the Right to Eternal Life, 1936-1949
Box 2
The Eighth Commandment, "Thou Shalt Not Steal," circa 1935-1940
Box 2
The Ninth Commandment, circa 1935-1943
Box 2
The Bishop's Crusade, circa 1935-1940
Box 2
The Tenth Commandment, circa 1935-1945
Box 2
Is it Worth While?, circa 1935-1940
Box 2
Mothers and Children, 1933 May
Box 2
A Communion Meditation, circa 1935-1940
Box 2
I'm Not Going to Church Today, 1937-1946
Box 2
The Gamaliel Stood Up, 1936-1949
Box 2
The Church of the Living God, circa 1935-1940
Box 2
Men and Their Shadows, 1934-1948
Box 2
One Thing Thou Lackest, circa 1935-1940
Box 2
What is Your Religion Doing For Others, 1937-1948
Box 2
A Communion Service (in 5 parts - poems), circa 1935-1948
Box 2
The Great Invitation, 1936-1947
Box 2
The Evangelistic Mission of Meditation, 1936-1942
Box 2
How Revivals Come, 1936
Box 2
He Shall Winneth Souls, 1937 February
Box 2
Partners, 1935-1948
Box 2
Sainthood, 1937
Box 2
A Famous Inscription, 1936-1948
Box 2
Where are the Nine?, 1937-1948
Box 2
A Common Meditation, circa 1935-1940
Box 2
Arise, Go Over This Jordan, circa 1935-1940
Box 2
Let Us Give Thanks (Thanksgiving), 1936-1947
Box 2
Glorifying and Praising Sermon for Sunday after Christmas Sunday, 1937-1948
Box 2
God at the Gateway, A New Year's Sermon, 1937
Box 2
Where God and Man Meet, 1937-1947
Box 2
John Wesley Before Aldersgate, circa 1935-1936
Box 2
Aldersgate! What Happened?, 1938
Box 2
Tensions in Personal Life, circa 1935-1940
Box 2
Can We Repeat Aldersgate?, 1938
Box 2
Let's Make Our Highways Safe, 1938
Box 2
Just a Talk, circa 1935-1940
Box 2
Preparedness, circa 1935-1948
Box 2
The Tragedies of Silence, 1938 March
Box 2
The Conditions of Aldersgate, 1938
Box 2
Wesley's Legacy After 200 years, 1938
Box 2
God in the Storm, 1935-1949
Box 2
God's Challenge to Man, 1937
Box 2
A Talk About Money, circa 1935-1940
Box 2
A Good Man's Blunder, 1935-1943
Box 2
A Family Talk, circa 1935-1940
Box 2
The Power to Love, 1935
Box 2
On Being Happy, circa 1935-1941
Box 2
On Rising to One's Best Self, circa 1935-1949
Box 2
For Annual Pledge Day, 1938
Box 2
A Church Member and His Civic Responsibility, 1933
Box 2
Why Go to Church?, 1938
Box 2
Work for Everyone, 1938
Box 2
Armistice Day Reflections, 1938
Box 2
Facing the New Year, 1938-1947
Box 2
If These Things Be True, Then, circa 1935-1940
Box 2
There is No Tomorrow, 1938-1946
Box 2
The Great Business of Being Christian, circa 1935-1946
Box 2
Living to Meet the Deepest Needs, circa 1935-1940
Box 2
Worst Thing That Ever Happened to Jesus, 1933-1949
Box 2
All Things Are Yours, circa 1935-1947
Box 2
I Join the Church, circa 1935-1942
Box 2
The Land Beyond, circa 1935-1947
Box 2
Lamps Without Oil, circa 1935-1947
Box 2
Spirit of Christ the Test of Genuine Discipleship, 1935-1949
Box 2
A Lesson from the Parable of the Barren Fig Tree, circa 1935-1940
Box 2
A Communion Meditation (In 10 parts), circa 1935-1940
Box 2
The Pioneer of Life, 1935-1948
Box 2
Avenues Which Lead to God, 1935-1936
Box 2
The Nature and Reality of God, 1938
Box 2
Does God Guide?, 1936 May
Box 2
What Memorial Have You?, 1939-1948
Box 2
This Church and the Future, circa 1935-1949
Box 2
When God Stands By, Or the Challenge of Pain, 1939
Box 2
The Challenge of Our History, 1930
Box 2
A Christian in a World at War, 1939
Box 2
And a Man Shall Be, 1933-1949
Box 2
The Bible, Is it Worthwhile, circa 1939-1947
Box 3
He Could Not Be His or the Unhidden Christ, circa 1940-1941
Box 3
A Church Christ Can Use, circa 1940-1946
Box 3
The Meaning of Lent, 1939-1948
Box 3
The Love Affairs of Youth, 1940-1948
Box 3
What is Important to You?, 1940-1947
Box 3
What I Expect of My Young People, 1940
Box 3
Let the Church be the Church, circa 1940
Box 3
Leisure and the Abundant Life, 1940-1948
Box 3
Dawn, Easter Sermon, 1936-1949
Box 3
A Fellowship Church, circa 1940
Box 3
The Church Facing a World of Pessimism, circa 1940
Box 3
Perils and Possibilities of Disillusionment, circa 1940
Box 3
Thinking Aloud in War Times, 1939
Box 3
Will Spirit Win?, circa 1940
Box 3
Thankful For What? (Thanksgiving Sermon), 1939
Box 3
Hunt: "Light of the World," circa 1940
Box 3
Hofman: Christ and Rich Young Man, circa 1940
Box 3
Will a Man Rob God?, circa 1940
Box 3
Millet: The Sower, circa 1940
Box 3
Hoffman: Christ in Gethsemane, circa 1940
Box 3
The Seeking God, circa 1941
Box 3
God Our Ally, circa 1941
Box 3
Why Try?, 1940-1949
Box 3
Florence Nightingale, The Tests of Life, circa 1940-1945
Box 3
This I Believe And?, 1941
Box 3
A Questionnaire, 1937
Box 3
The Loving Cup of Christians, Communion Meditation, circa 1940-1944
Box 3
A Strong Church for a Hard World, circa 1940
Box 3
Build a Bigger Life, circa 1940-1945
Box 3
The Unconquerable Spirit of a Great City, circa 1940
Box 3
Deepening Our Faith in God's Love and Care, circa 1940-1949
Box 3
Education for Defense, 1941
Box 3
Only a Layman, 1940-1948
Box 3
Living One's Daily Life With God, 1941
Box 3
Soord: The Lost Sheep, circa 1941
Box 3
A Christian Prays in Times Like These (Armistice Day), 1941
Box 3
The Presence (Gospel in Art Series), circa 1941
Box 3
Bloch: "Come Unto Me," 1945
Box 3
A Christmas Vesper Service, 1938-1941
Box 3
Watch-Night Service, 1941
Box 3
Longing for Communion (Communion Meditation), circa 1941-1947
Box 3
Keep Your Christian Faith!, circa 1941
Box 3
My Church, 1942-1948
Box 3
When Great Events Make Common Tasks Seem Trivial, 1942-1944
Box 3
The Church and War, circa 1942
Box 3
Bringing God Into the Daily Records, 1942-1948
Box 3
Jesus Christ: Dead or Alive? Easter, 1939-1945
Box 3
The Hidden Years, Mother's Day, 1940
Box 3
Remember Jesus Christ (Communion Meditation), circa 1940-1945
Box 3
The Ministry of Encouragement, 1942-1948
Box 3
Liquor and the War, 1942 July
Box 3
Learning How to Handle Our Troubles, circa 1940-1948
Box 3
Facing Life With Jesus Christ, 1942
Box 3
The Judgment and Mercy of God, 1942
Box 3
In the Midst of Them, 1942-1944
Box 3
Things That Belong to Peace, 1942
Box 3
Grace, 1942-1946
Box 3
The Gospel is Adequate, 1942-1948
Box 3
Belief and Faith, 1942
Box 3
The Alabaster Box of Christmas, 1942
Box 3
A Christmas Candle Lighting Service, 1943
Box 3
Watch Night Service, circa 1943-1947
Box 3
Communion Meditation for New Years Day, 1944-1945
Box 3
The Church and It's Program in a World at War, 1943 January
Box 3
These My Brethren (Missionary - Brotherhood), 1943 February
Box 3
Personalities of Pontius Pilate (Evangelistic), 1943-1948
Box 3
Personalities of the Passion: Barabbas, 1943-1948
Box 3
Personalities of the Passion: Judas, 1943-1948
Box 3
Flandrin: Christ Mourns Over the City, 1943
Box 3
Personalities of the Passion: Herod, circa 1943-1948
Box 3
Da Vinci: The Last Supper, circa 1943
Box 3
Dismas, The Crucified Revolutionary, 1943
Box 3
Armitage: The Remorse of Judas, circa 1943
Box 3
Harrach: Peter's Denial, circa 1943
Box 3
Munkacsy: Christ on Calvary, circa 1943
Box 3
Joseph of Arimethea (Easter Sermon), 1943-1949
Box 3
Mary the Mother of Jesus (Mother's Day)q, 1943-1947
Box 3
Christian Giving (Finances), 1943-1949
Box 3
A Serene Spirit in Strenuous Times, 1943-1948
Box 3
Let's Take a Look at the Church, circa 1943
Box 3
All This and Heaven Too, circa 1943
Box 3
The Way of Jesus for Our World, circa 1943-1948
Box 3
Majoring on Minors, circa 1943-1946
Box 3
Behold this Dreamer Cometh, 1942-1943
Box 3
Religious Basis of a Just and Durable Peace, 1943
Box 3
Faith in God is Essential, 1943-1948
Box 3
When Ye Pray, 1943-1949
Box 3
The Pool of Bethesda, 1940-1949
Box 3
You Can't Live But One Way, 1943-1948
Box 3
The Supreme Meaning of Christmas, 1943-1948
Box 3
Mister Fix-It, 1937-1944
Box 3
Argue with the Great Commission, But, 1944-1948
Box 3
Jesus Measures a Man, 1944
Box 3
Let Him Be Your Minister, 1944-1947
Box 3
From Victory to Peace, 1944
Box 3
The Retreat Must Stop, 1944-1945
Box 3
God is Always There, 1944
Box 3
The Language of the Cross, 1944
Box 3
God is Stronger Than Death (Easter), 1944
Box 3
Get Back Into the Game, 1943-1948
Box 3
Keeping Serene in a Chaotic World, 1944
Box 3
The Might of the Mite, Finances, 1944-1947
Box 3
Walking in the Truth, 1944-1946
Box 3
Dear Dad, 1944-1949
Box 3
Half Cures, 1941-circa 1944
Box 3
On Entering the Kingdom, 1949
Box 3
Living Together as Citizens of the Kingdom, circa 1944
Box 3
The Sons of the Kingdom, circa 1944
Box 3
The Assets of the Kingdom, circa 1944-1949
Box 3
It Must Come That Way, 1944-1948
Box 3
Concerning the Collection, 1944
Box 3
Overcoming Sorrow, 1944
Box 3
Expectations of Minister and People, 1940-circa 1944
Box 3
Liberty and Loyalty, 1944-1947
Box 3
Fireside Religion, 1944
Box 3
Thoughts for Thanksgiving, 1944-1948
Box 3
Our Crusade for Christ, 1944
Box 3
People Who Missed Christmas, 1944
Box 3
When Sorrow Comes, 1944-1945
Box 3
I'd Form Good Habits, 1945
Box 3
What Think Ye of Christ, 1945
Box 3
The Church Has a Job Too, 1945
Box 3
Why I Joined the Church, 1945
Box 3
Foundations of Sapphires, 1945
Box 3
Jesus Christ, What Does He Mean to You?, 1943-circa 1945
Box 3
Protestantism, 1945-1948
Box 3
The Plain Man and the Future, 1945
Box 3
Our Mothers and Our Homes, 1945-1949
Box 3
Vision and Life, 1945
Box 3
Through Jesus Christ Our Lord, 1945
Box 3
Does the Church Matter?, 1945-1948
Box 3
The Wonderful Christ, 1945
Box 3
Let's Be Sensible!, circa 1945-1949
Box 3
On Being Tempted to be Christian, 1945
Box 3
Religion Will Help!, 1945
Box 3
Some Hesitations of American Christianity, 1945-1949
Box 3
America Owes Christianity Something, 1945
Box 3
The World Needs a New Citizen, 1945-1947
Box 3
Thanksgiving Thoughts, 1945
Box 3
That You May Live, 1945
Box 3
The Impossible Christ, 1945
Box 3
So Little Time!, 1945-1949
Box 3
A Watch Night Common Service, 1945
Box 3
The Field is the World, 1946
Box 3
Humility!, 1946
Box 3
The Dance of Redemption, 1946-1948
Box 3
On Accepting Life, 1946
Box 3
Three Crosses on Calvary, 1946
Box 3
Look In! Look Out! Look On!, circa 1946
Box 3
Easter to Me, 1946
Box 3
Civilization is Sustained Here, 1946-1948
Box 3
Sin and the Average Man, 1946
Box 3
The Religion of Jesus, 1946
Box 3
Religion in Personal Daily Life, 1946
Box 3
The Value of Life, 1946-1948
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The Christian and His Sorrows, 1946-1948
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A Christian Conscience Concerning Alcohol, 1945-1949
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The Achievement of Fidelity, 1946
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Concerning Worshiping Together, 1946-1949
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The Majesty of the Commonplace, 1946
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Mission: The Arrival in Bethlehem (Series: Gospel in Art), 1946
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On Reading the Bible, 1946-1948
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Burne-Jones: The Star of Bethlehem Gospel in Art, 1946
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Prejudice!, 1947
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God Has a Plan for Your Career, circa 1946
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The Marks of a Christian Home, 1946-1947
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Simon, His Beat, and Jesus, 1947-1966
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It Is Hard to be Christian, 1947
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When Christ Controls, 1947
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The Author of Salvation, 1947-1949
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A Look at the Cross, 1947
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Munkacsy: Christ Before Pilate, circa 1947
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Your Inevitable Cross!, 1947
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The Importance of Little Things, 1947-1966
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The Sacredness of Life, 1947
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Choose Life, 1947-1966
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On Seeking Life, 1947
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Our New Morality, 1947
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Some Thoughts on Giving, 1947-1949
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The Methodist Church and Institutional Education, 1947
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The Child and Church, 1948
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There is No Permanent Victory, 1946-1948
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Methodism in Today's World, 1947-1948
Box 3
The Fellowship of the Concerned, 1948
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Being Tough on Oneself, 1948
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Historical Note

Dr. Fletcher Nelson was born on August 29, 1904. After completing his undergraduate studies at Hendrix College, he enrolled at Duke University Divinity School in 1927 and graduated with a B.D. in 1930. Upon his graduation, Dr. Nelson was ordained deacon on trial in the Western North Carolina Conference, and two years later he received elder's orders and was made a full member of the conference. He was a pastor in a variety of parishes in North Carolina until 1950. In 1952, he received the Doctor of Divinity Degree, honoris causa, from Duke University Divinity School. In 1964, he was appointed Assistant to the Dean of Development at Duke University Divinity School and stayed in that position until his retirement in 1971. Dr. Nelson died on February 8, 1981.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Fletcher Nelson Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Fletcher Nelson Papers were received by the Duke University Archives as a transfer in March, 1986.

Processing Information

Processed by: Matthew Schaefer, April, 2014

Accessions described in this finding aid: UA86-24