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James Marion Stafford material

James Marion Stafford Material

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Finding aid for the James Marion Stafford Material

MSS.11.128

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Stafford, James Marion, 1882-1964
Title: James Marion Stafford Material
Dates: 1916-1962
Quantity: 2.3 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains sermons and related material of Dr. James Marion Stafford.
Identification: MSS.11.128
Language: English

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in numerical order when possible according to the creator's original order.


Scope and Contents

This collection consists of sermons and related material from thirty-six 7 1/4 x 10 binders. Some binders had a number on the spine along with a heading describing the subjects covered by the contents of the binder. One binder identified the group of binders as "Sermon Index Books." Another binder was labeled, "Chapel Book." Several binders had no identifying information. All binders contained material related to sermon subjects and included clippings, poems, notes on various translations of Bible verse and notes on analyses of Bible passages by various authors. The "Index" binder contained miscellaneous material related to Dr. Stafford's first years as pastor in Lexington, Missouri. Notes on the material indicate the binders were used as early as 1916, and as late as 1962.


Biographical Note

James Marion Stafford was born September 8, 1882, in Florence, Alabama. He was the son of James Samuel and MaDorah Erwin Stafford. Dr. Stafford studied theology at Southwestern Presbyterian University (now Rhodes College) and in 1918, earned his doctor of divinity degree from Oskaloosa University. As a minister of the Presbyterian Church in the United States (PCUS), Dr. Stafford served as pastor in Humbolt, Tennessee; Marianna, Florida; Griffin, Georgia, and Lexington, Missouri. He was also pastor of the Alexander Memorial Church in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, from 1924 to 1928. While a pastor in Lexington, Missouri, Dr. Stafford also held the post of chaplain at the Wentworth Military Academy. Dr. Stafford was married to Kate Blakely Stafford. The couple had three children, James Jr., Dora and Paul. Dr. Stafford died in Missouri, in March 1964. A note on one of the documents in the collection suggests he delivered sermons as late as 1962.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Pine Bluff (Ark.)
Presbyterian church -- Sermons.
Presbyterian Church -- United States -- History.
Sermons, American.
Stafford, James Marion, 1882-1964

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only. Donor must be notified prior to publication of documents contained in the collection.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James Marion Stafford Material, MSS 11-128, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by Jim Rule and Herb Rule, 2011


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