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UA 03/007 William J. McGlothlin Collection, 1902-1933 (inclusive); bulk 1926-1932

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Administrative Information


Various donors created this collection over a number of years. Correspondence stamped with a red “1” means it was found in the James B. Library in 1959. Mrs. Ollin J. Owens (Loulie) gave the correspondence pertaining to Furman University 1926-1927 stamped with a red “7” in 1959.

John L. Plyler, Jr. gave the correspondence pertaining to Furman University 1930-1932 stamped with a red “26” in 1961. Plyler found the material in a basement room of the Infirmary (former Administration Building, original President’s home) when the downtown campus was being demolished.

McGlothlin’s daughter, Mrs. A.T. Odell (Kathryn), donated her scrapbook about her father in 1984.

Accretion 1997-003 given by Dr. A.V. Huff, Jr. consisted of a bound photocopy of McGlothlin’s diary and two folders of writings.

Accretion 1998-005 given by McGlothlin’s son, James H. McGlothlin [1910-1999], consisted of his father’s book, A Vital Ministry: the pastor of to-day in the service of man, 1913; printed copy of his father’s dissertation Die Berner Taufer bis 1532, August 1902; and a bound photocopy of McGlothlin’s diary.

Separated Material

  • McGlothlin's dissertation, Die Berner Taufer bis 1532 [The Bernese Anabaptists until 1532], Berlin: Druck von E. Ebering, August 1902, was cataloged; also available at Google Books and HathiTrust Digital Library.
  • McGlothlin’s book, A Vital Ministry: the pastor of to-day in the service of man, 1913, was cataloged.
  • Biographical material given by William J. McGlothlin, Jr. Class of 1927 [1909-1978] and the McGlothlin family was added to the William J. McGlothlin, Sr. Furmaniana folder. Material about William J. McGlothlin, Jr. was added to his Furmaniana folder.

Related Material

  • Furmaniana folder – William J. McGlothlin and William J. McGlothlin, Jr.
  • The papers of William Joseph McGlothlin, 1867-1933, Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives, Call Number: MF 1285, 2 microfilm reels (3090 p.), 1962

Access and Use

Access and Restrictions

Open to research without restrictions. Researchers are advised to contact Special Collections and Archives prior to visiting.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William J. McGlothlin Collection, Record Group 03/007 [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections and Archives, Furman University, Greenville, S.C.