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Myers was a Baptist pastor for 50 years; alumnus of Wake Forest College (Class of 1934); trustee of Wake Forest College, 1954-58 and Meredith College, 1965-1968; and professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, North Carolina.

His papers reflect his professional activities. His correspondence was with North Carolina and Southern Baptist Convention leaders. Other papers in this collection consist of biographical information, 1964-80; correspondence 1954-88; literary productions of Myers, his son, Charles Donald, his brother, John Vernon, and others; photographs; professional files relating to churches served and other denominational activities, 1930-83 phonograph recordings, 1947 and 1964; and two scrapbooks, 1964, and 1976. Papers of his father, Charles Herbert Myers (1888-1969), and of his mother, 1907-60, are also included in this collection.

Biographical and Historical Note

Myers was a Baptist pastor for 50 years; alumnus of Wake Forest College (Class of 1934); trustee of Wake Forest College, 1954-58 and  Meredith College, 1965-1968; and professor at Southeastern  Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, North Carolina.

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Collection Overview

His papers reflect his professional activities. His correspondence was with North Carolina and Southern Baptist Convention leaders. Other papers in this collection consist of biographical information, 1964-80; correspondence 1954-88; literary productions of Myers, his son, Charles Donald, his brother, John Vernon, and others; photographs; professional files relating to churches served and other denominational activities, 1930-83 phonograph recordings, 1947 and 1964; and two scrapbooks, 1964, and 1976. Papers of his father, Charles Herbert Myers (1888-1969), and of his mother, 1907-60, are also included in this collection.

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Collection Inventory

  • Biographical File
    • Biographical data / Box 1 Folder 1
    • Class of 1930 Golden Anniversary, Mooesville High, (May 1980) / Box 1 Folder 2
    • Class of 1934 Golden Reunion, (Oct. 26-28, 1984) / Box 1 Folder 3
    • Retirement, (1975) / Box 1 Folder 4
    • This Is Your Life, (Sept. 9, 1964) / Box 1 Folder 5
  • Myers, Charlie Herbert [father] ((1888-1969))
    • Birth registration. Delayed certificate, (Aug. 14, 1946) / Box 1 Folder 6
    • Commendation letter, (Sept. 18, 1922) / Box 1 Folder 7
    • Correspondence with Donald [son], (1930) / Box 1 Folder 8
    • Deeds and plots, (1910-1944) / Box 1 Folder 9
    • Education (King's Business College, Raleigh, North Carolina), (Sept. 13, 1907) / Box 1 Folder 10
    • Marriage certificate, (Dec. 28, 1910) / Box 1 Folder 11
    • Myers, Addie Martin [wife]. Death certificate, ((1885-1960) August 8, 1960.) / Box 1 Folder 12
    • Photographs [negatives]. Dog. / Box 1 Folder 13
    • Sermons / Box 1 Folder 14
    • Stock certificate, (1917-1931) / Box 1 Folder 15
  • Correspondence
    • a, (1969-1983) / Box 1 Folder 16
    • Adams, Ted, (1976-1980) / Box 1 Folder 17
    • Amen, Paul J., (1958) / Box 1 Folder 18
    • Angell, John William, (1975) / Box 1 Folder 19
    • Arnold, Gerlad, (1982) / Box 1 Folder 20
    • B, (1954-1980) / Box 1 Folder 21
    • Baucom, Herbert Wayland, Jr., (1959-1976) / Box 1 Folder 22
    • Beaver, Winton H., (1964) / Box 1 Folder 23
    • Binkley, Olin Trivette, (1962) / Box 1 Folder 24
    • Blackburn, John Glenn, (1944-1964) / Box 1 Folder 25
    • Bridges, Henry L., (1971) / Box 1 Folder 26
    • C, (1961-1985) / Box 1 Folder 27
    • Chamberlain, Pat, (1980-1982) / Box 1 Folder 28
    • Cauthen, Baker James, (1961-1982) / Box 1 Folder 29
    • Campbell, Arthur Carlyle, (1965) / Box 1 Folder 30
    • Condolences (death of Donald Myers) / Box 1 Folder 31
    • Crouch, William Perry, (1964-1974) / Box 1 Folder 32
    • D, (1966) / Box 1 Folder 33
    • Deane, Charles Bennett, (1960-1969) / Box 1 Folder 34
    • Dozier, Mary Ellen, (1978-1982) / Box 1 Folder 35
    • E, (1960-1983) / Box 1 Folder 36
    • Eliott, Larry and Jean, (1979-1980) / Box 1 Folder 37
    • F, (1976-1985) / Box 1 Folder 38
    • Fetzer, Anne, (1963) / Box 1 Folder 39
    • Furr, Max Taylor, (1976-1983) / Box 1 Folder 40
    • G, (1952-1983) / Box 1 Folder 41
    • Gentry, Jack, (1979-1980) / Box 1 Folder 42
    • Gillespie, Pauline Pittard, (1981-1982) / Box 1 Folder 43
    • Green, Charles Sylvester, (1957) / Box 1 Folder 44
    • H, (1969-1984) / Box 1 Folder 45
    • Hagler, Ottis John, (1958) / Box 1 Folder 46
    • Hearn, Thomas Kermit, Jr., (1984) / Box 1 Folder 47
    • Heilman, Bruce, (1966-1967) / Box 1 Folder 48
    • Hendricks, Garland, (1973-1982) / Box 1 Folder 49
    • Horne, Chevis F., (1964-1984) / Box 1 Folder 50
    • Huggins, Maloy Alton, (1954-1971) / Box 1 Folder 51
    • J, (1958-1976) / Box 1 Folder 52
    • K, (1954-1982) / Box 1 Folder 53
    • L, (1973-1983) / Box 1 Folder 54
    • Lolley, William Randall, (1967-1976) / Box 1 Folder 55
    • M, (1965-1985) / Box 1 Folder 56
    • Mc, (1958-1965) / Box 1 Folder 57
    • McEachern, Alton Howard, (1974-1981) / Box 1 Folder 58
    • McGinnis, John, (1947) / Box 1 Folder 59
    • Mullinax, Thomas Robert, (1976) / Box 1 Folder 60
    • Myers, Charles Donald [son], (1965-1982) / Box 1 Folder 61
    • N, (1965-1983) / Box 1 Folder 62
    • O, (1978-1984) / Box 1 Folder 63
    • P, (1947-1980) / Box 1 Folder 64
    • Pearce, J. Winston, (1959-1984) / Box 1 Folder 65
    • Pipkin, Willis Benton, (1969-1988) / Box 1 Folder 66
    • Pruden, Edward Hughes, (1975-1979) / Box 1 Folder 67
    • R, (1974-1980) / Box 1 Folder 68
    • Reid, Albert Clayton, (1976-1983) / Box 1 Folder 69
    • S, (1947-1980) / Box 1 Folder 70
    • Scales, James Ralph, (1969-1971) / Box 1 Folder 71
    • Shetler, Jo, (1981-1982) / Box 1 Folder 72
    • Staton, R. Clifford, Jr., (1979-1981) / Box 1 Folder 73
    • Stealey, Sydnor Lorenzo, (1958-1959) / Box 1 Folder 74
    • T, (1958-1975) / Box 1 Folder 75
    • Thomas, Phyllis, (1980-1981) / Box 1 Folder 76
    • Tribble, Harold Wayland, (1962-1964) / Box 1 Folder 77
    • U, (1984) / Box 1 Folder 78
    • V, (1978-1981) / Box 1 Folder 79
    • Upchurch, Ernest C., (1976) / Box 1 Folder 80
    • W, (1964-1981) / Box 1 Folder 81
    • Wells, S. F., (1947) / Box 1 Folder 82
    • Woodard, John R., (1982) / Box 1 Folder 83
    • Yates, Kyle Monroe, (1969) / Box 1 Folder 84
    • First name only, (1964-1982) / Box 1 Folder 85
  • Writigns
    • Donald Graham Myers
      • "Courtship, marriage and the home,"  (1946) / Box 1 Folder 86
      • Funeral services
        • A-K / Box 1 Folder 87
        • L-Z / Box 1 Folder 88
      • High cost of drinking / Box 1 Folder 89
      • "The Meaning of the Experience we Call Death" / Box 1 Folder 90
      • "Our Greatest Contribution," Reidsville, North Carolina, (copy 1) (1947-1976) / Box 1 Folder 91
      • Our Greatest Contribution, Reidsville, North Carolina (copy 2) / Box 1 Folder 92
      • Sermons, (1953-1961) / Box 1 Folder 93
      • "Who Said You Can't Go Home Again" / Box 1 Folder 94
  • Speeches
    • Friendly Road Baptist Church Guilford county, North Carolina. Asheboro Street Baptist Church.  "Choosing the Rose of Sharon,"  ((1899), n.d.) / Box 1 Folder 95
    • Others
      • Bell, Roy E., Memoir of Royal W. Sands, (Jan. 13, 1969) / Box 1 Folder 96
      • Brooks, D. P. "Cremation: Is it Christian" / Box 1 Folder 97
      • Chafin, Kenneth L. "Motives for Christian Stewardship" / Box 1 Folder 98
      • Crouch, William Perry, "The Importance of Evangelism." Biblical Recorder, (Feb. 2, 1974.) / Box 1 Folder 99
      • Everett, Kenneth, "The Family Witnessing." Memphis, TN: The Brotherhood Commission, Southern Baptist Convention. / Box 1 Folder 100
      • Flowers, John M., Jr., "Theological Presuppositions and Method of John Macquarrie." Systematic Theology T-101, (Dec. 13, 1977.) / Box 1 Folder 101
      • Fosdick, Harry Emerson, "O God, in Restless Living." Annuitant's News, (January 1983.) / Box 1 Folder 102
      • Harris, Harvey, "Sunday Schools Blamed for Elitism, Racism."  Greensboro Daily News,  (July 1, 1979.) / Box 1 Folder 103
      • Hendricks, Garland Alford, "Road to Life's Afternoon and Sunset"  (1981) / Box 1 Folder 104
      • Hendricks, Garland Alford, "An Interpretation Based Upon Forty Three Years of Experience in the Practice of Ministry." Jackson, Mississippi: Mississippi Convention Board, (Sept. 2-11, 1975.) / Box 1 Folder 105
      • Johnson, Jim, "Program to Provide Preaching Opportunities." The Enquiry. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Vol. 15, no. 7, (April 25, 1979.) / Box 1 Folder 106
      • Kipling, Rudyard, "L'Voi From the Seven Seas" / Box 1 Folder 107
      • McMahan, Marjorie, "A Prayer for the New Year" / Box 1 Folder 108
      • Morgan, S. L., Sr.,  "Christ and the Sunset of Life" / Box 1 Folder 109
      • Myers, Charles Donald [son], "The Child Continued to Grow"  (Nov. 24, 1981) / Box 1 Folder 110
      • "Early Methodists of Salem Township" Granville County, North Carolina / Box 1 Folder 111
      • Myers, John Vernon [brother]
        • "The Apocalypse and the Popol Vuh:" A Comparison of Images, (1973) / Box 1 Folder 112
        • Letters of appreciation from those who received copies of This Is My Life by Charlie Herbert Myers, Lagrange, GA, (June 15, 1970.) / Box 1 Folder 113
        • "Madge's memories"  (1973) / Box 1 Folder 114
        • "When we were children." Lagrange, GA., (1972) / Box 1 Folder 115
      • Patterson, Eugene N., "The Theology of Christian Stewardship" / Box 1 Folder 116
      • Rice, Helen Steiner, "A Time for Rejoicing" A collection of inspirational verses for Easter / Box 1 Folder 117
      • Rice, Helen Steiner, "Death Opens the Door to Life Evermore" / Box 1 Folder 118
      • Soule, Guy V., Jr., "A research paper on the theological method of Paul Tillich." Systematic Theology T-101, Wake Forest, North Carolina, (December 14, 1976.) / Box 1 Folder 119
      • Southard, Samuel, "The Spiritual church: Yesterday and today" / Box 1 Folder 120
      • "What Baptists have generally believed" / Box 1 Folder 121
      • Woods, D., "The Bible confirmed by archaeology" 2nd ed., Haverhill, Mass., Destiny Publishers, (1941.) / Box 1 Folder 122
  • Addresses (others)
    • Binkley, Olin Trivette, "A community of learning." Founders' Day address, Wake Forest, North Carolina: Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, (March 14, 1978.) / Box 1 Folder 123
    • Hendricks, Garland Alford, "Do and Don't When Calling a Pastor." An address to the Deacons' Forum. Yates Baptist Association, (November 25, 1969.) / Box 1 Folder 124
  • Book Reviews
    • Blackmore, James H., The Cullom Lantern. A review by George J. Griffin / Box 1 Folder 125
  • Pictorial Materials
    • Lolley, William Randall, President, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, North Carolina, (Feb. 14, 1976.) / Box 1 Folder 126
    • Myers, Donald Graham
      • And Dr. Herschel H. Hobbs, Wake Forest, North Carolina, (1980) / Box 1 Folder 127
      • Sketch, (1941-1943) / Box 1 Folder 128
      • With Charles, Edna, Betty, Joe Frank, (1960) / Box 1 Folder 129
      • With others / Box 1 Folder 130
    • Pruden, Edward Hughes ([1968?]) / Box 1 Folder 131
  • Professional Materials
    • Adults Training for Action. A personal training guide, (January-March, 1967) / Box 1 Folder 132
    • Aging / Box 1 Folder 133
    • Annie Penn Memorial Hospital. Prayer at 15th anniversary. Reidsville, North Carolina, (September 25, 1980) / Box 1 Folder 134
    • Antioch Baptist Church Harnett county, North Carolina. Constitution and Bylaws, ((1832), n.d.) / Box 1 Folder 135
    • Bethel Baptist Association (Indiana). Annual meeting, (1930.) / Box 1 Folder 136
    • The Bible. Interpretation. / Box 1 Folder 137
    • Bible study / Box 1 Folder 138
    • Chadbourn Baptist Church Columbus county, North Carolina. Constitution, ((1890), 1983.) / Box 1 Folder 139
    • Christmas / Box 1 Folder 140
    • Clippings / Box 2
      • various (1951-1986,) / Box 2 Folder 141
      • (Donald Graham Myers) (1965-1985) / Box 2 Folder 142
      • ( Reidsville First Baptist Church) (1944-1974) / Box 2 Folder 143
    • Deacons / Box 2 Folder 144
    • Druid Hills Baptist Church, Atlanta, GA, The Builder / Box 2 Folder 145
    • Durham First Baptist Church. Church program, (Jan. 1, 1978) / Box 2 Folder 146
    • Father's Day / Box 2 Folder 147
    • Forms / Box 2 Folder 148
    • Grief and Hunger / Box 2 Folder 149
    • Hayes Barton Baptist Church Wake county, North Carolina. Church newsletters, ((1926), 1972-1975.) / Box 2 Folder 150
    • Idea file / Box 2 Folder 151
    • Lillington Baptist Church Harnett county, North Carolina. The Beacon,  ((1869), 1979) / Box 2 Folder 152
    • Mother's Day / Box 2 Folder 153
    • Notes / Box 2 Folder 154
    • Prayer / Box 2 Folder 155
    • Reidsville First Baptist Church Rockingham county, North Carolina ((1844),)
      • Constitution and bylaws. Adopted (Dec. 5, 1965.) / Box 2 Folder 156
    • Newsletters
      •  (1969-1970) / Box 2 Folder 157
      •  (1971) / Box 2 Folder 158
      •  (1972) / Box 2 Folder 159
      •  (1973) / Box 2 Folder 160
      •  (1974) / Box 2 Folder 161
      •  (1975) / Box 2 Folder 162
      •  (1976) / Box 2 Folder 163
      •  (1981) / Box 2 Folder 164
    • Pastor's record book of baptisms and marriages performed, (1954-1960) / Box 2 Folder 165
    • Special brochures / Box 2 Folder 166
      • A service of dedication for parents and little children
      • Brief history of the church
      • Dedication of gifts and memorials, (Oct. 3, 1976)
      • Dedication of the new sanctuary, (Aug. 11, 1974)
      • Homecoming, (Sept. 29, 1974)
      • Our sanctuary windows and prayer meditations
  • Professional Files
    • Women's Missionary Society. Leadership Course / Box 2 Folder 167
    • Weddings, (1975) / Box 2 Folder 168
    • Women In History / Box 2 Folder 169
    • Worship Services, (1978-79) / Box 2 Folder 170
  • Oversize
    • Phonorecordings (Myers)
    • "Fear" (Sermon), (Apr. 9, 1947) / Box 2 Folder 171
    • "This Is Your Life", (Sept. 9, 1964) / Box 2 Folder 172
  • Scrapbooks
    •  (1964) / Box 2 Folder 173
    •  (October, 1976) / Box 2 Folder 174
  • Additions
    • Prayers of the Rev. Donald G. Myers, Pastor, First Baptist Church....Reidsville, North Carolina.... Compiled by Nancy McCall. Printed by Hilda Adams. For the Sesquicentennial Celebration, (1947-1976 1994.) / Box 2 Folder 175

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Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Creator
Myers, Donald Graham, 1911-1985
Title
Donald Graham Myers Papers,
ID
MS372
Date [inclusive]
1907-1988
Extent
3.0 linear feet 2 Banker's boxes
General Physical Description note
6.5 3

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Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives 2004
Access Restrictions
Collection is open. 
Copyright Notice
Copyright for materials resides with the creators of the items in question or their descendants, unless otherwise designated. Users of this collection are responsible for using the materials in conformance with U.S. copyright law. 
Acquisitions Information
Gift from Mrs. Donald G. Myers, Wake Forest, North Carolina, 1987 and 1989. 
Processing Information
Processed by John Woodard, Jan. 4, 1990. Encoded by Apex, December, 2004. Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), with support provided through North Carolina ECHO. 
Preferred Citation
MS372, Donald Graham Myers Papers, 1907-1988, Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. 

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