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William Harrison Williams, Jr. Papers

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William Harrison Williams, Jr., (1879-1974) was a Baptist minister, pastor of Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church, Charlotte, N.C., and a trustee of Wingate College. His papers reflect his activities at Pritchard Memorial, Wingate College, and several interim pastorates. Materials include correspondence, receipts, sermons, and speeches.

Biographical and Historical Note

William Harrison Williams, Jr., was a Baptist minister, a pastor of Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church, Charlotte, North Carolina, and a trustee of  Wingate College. He was born in 1879 and died in 1974. From 1902 to 1909, Williams, Jr., worked as an administrator at the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Kansas City, Missouri. He returned to North Carolina to preach in the early 1910s, and retired around 1958 from Pritchard Memorial.

Collection Overview

This collection reflects Williams Jr.'s activities at Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church, Wingate College, and several interim pastorates. The collection contains correspondence, receipts, sermons, speeches, and related items.

Collection Inventory

  • Sermons
    • Timothy, 1st, 2nd (1931-1959; 1915-1960) box 1 folder 1, 6
    • Ephesians, chapters 5-6 (1912-1966) box 1 folder 2
    • Colossians (1914-1954) box 1 folder 3
    • Thessalonians, 1st, 2nd (1934-1957) box 1 folder 4
    • James (1924-1962) box 1 folder 5
    • Titus and Philemon (1938-1949) box 1 folder 7
    • Peter, 1st, 2nd (1914-1957) box 1 folder 8
    • Epistles of John, 1st, 2nd, 3rd (1913-1957) box 1 folder 9
    • Hebrews (1917-1959) box 1 folder 10
    • Revelation (1913-1957) box 1 folder 11
    • Sermon on the Mount (1910-1958) box 2 folder 1
    • Matthew, chapters 1-9 (1915-1958) box 2 folder 2
    • Matthew, chapters 10-19 (1914-1958) box 2 folder 3
    • Matthew, chapters 20-28 (1917-1956) box 2 folder 4
    • Mark (1917-1957) box 2 folder 5
    • Luke chapters 1-14 (1917-1955) box 2 folder 6
    • Luke chapters 15-24 (1913-1960) box 3 folder 1
    • John chapters 1-6 (1914-1958) box 3 folder 2
    • John chapters 7-15 (1913-1957) box 3 folder 3
    • John chapters 16-21 (1913-1957) box 3 folder 4
    • Acts (1918-1958) box 3 folder 5
    • Judges (1913-1953) box 4 folder 1
    • Ruth (1931) box 4 folder 2
    • Samuel, 1st, 2nd (1916-1954) box 4 folder 3
    • Kings, 1st, 2nd (1914-1957; 1937-1955) box 4 folder 4-5
    • Chronicles, 1st, 2nd (1926-1957) box 4 folder 6
    • Ezra (1944) box 4 folder 7
    • Ezekial (1931-1957) box 4 folder 8
    • Nehemiah (1917-1954) box 4 folder 9
    • Esther (1913-1939) box 4 folder 10
    • Job (1931-1947) box 4 folder 11
    • Ecclesiastes (1942-1953) box 4 folder 12
    • Song of Solomon (1948) box 4 folder 13
    • Psalms (1913-1961) box 4 folder 14
    • Isaiah chapters 1-29 (1917-1957) box 5 folder 1
    • Jeremiah (1917-1956) box 5 folder 2
    • Isaiah chapters 30-66 (1914-1959) box 5 folder 3
    • Daniel (1925-1936) box 5 folder 4
    • Proverbs (1844-1956) box 5 folder 5
    • Amos (1932-1954) box 5 folder 6
    • Obadiah (1925-1932) box 5 folder 7
    • Jonah (1913-1931) box 5 folder 8
    • Micah (1907-1958) box 5 folder 9
    • Nahum (1932-1996) box 5 folder 10
    • Haggai (1932-1937) box 5 folder 11
    • Zephaniah (1944-1957) box 5 folder 12
    • Zechariah (1939) box 5 folder 13
    • Hosea (1940-1957) box 5 folder 14
    • Joel (1932) box 5 folder 15
    • Habakkuk (1958) box 5 folder 16
    • Malachi  (1913-1953) box 5 folder 17
    • Romans (1912-1970) box 5 folder 18
    • Corinthians, 1st, chapters 1-11 (1925-1956) box 6 folder 1
    • Corinthians, 1st, chapters 12-16 (1848-1958) box 6 folder 2
    • Corinthians, 2nd (1917-1956) box 6 folder 3
    • Philippians (1915-1957) box 6 folder 4
    • Galations (1917-1955) box 6 folder 5
    • Ephesians chapters 1-4 (1916-1959) box 6 folder 6
    • Sermons (circa 1913-1950) box 7 folder 1-5, 13
    • Sermon, World War II (circa 1940s) box 7 folder 6
    • Sermon, Mother's Day (1914-1939) box 7 folder 7
    • Religious Liberty  (1951) box 7 folder 8
    • Sermon, Father's Day (undated) box 7 folder 9
    • Sermon, New Years (1922-1930) box 7 folder 10
    • Christmas (1917-1953) box 7 folder 11
    • Southern Baptist Convention, Sermons (1914-1935) box 7 folder 12
    • The Bible (undated) box 7 folder 14-15
    • Numbers (1913-1958) box 7 folder 16
    • Exodus (1915-1958) box 7 folder 17
    • Genesis (1916-1962) box 7 folder 18
    • Deuteronomy (1914-1955) box 7 folder 19
  • Religious materials
    • Sermon indexes (undated) box 10 box 12 box 11
    • Church documents (1888-1965) box 8 folder 21-24
    • Masonic materials (1950) box 8 folder 28
    • "Heart to Heart" talk with preachers (1943-1960) box 8 folder 29
    • Pritchard Church publications (1942-1956) box 8 folder 30
    • Alphabetized church correspondence notebook (undated) box 8 folder 31
    • Bible (1951) box 9 folder 4
    • Professional materials (1930-1967) box 9 folder 11
    • Missionary addresses (undated) box 9 folder 14
    • "Word to Way" article (1932) box 8 folder 27
  • Correspondence
    • (1904) box 8 folder 3
    • (1905) box 8 folder 4
    • (1905-1912) box 8 folder 5
    • (1907) box 8 folder 6
    • (1910-1919) box 8 folder 7
    • (1912-1914) box 8 folder 8
    • (1914-1919) box 8 folder 9
    • (1919-1928) box 8 folder 10
    • (1920-1929) box 8 folder 11-12
    • (1930-1939) box 8 folder 13
    • (1940-1941) box 8 folder 14
    • (1940-1947) box 8 folder 15
    • (1950) box 8 folder 16
    • (1955) box 8 folder 17
    • (1958) box 8 folder 18
    • (1966) box 8 folder 25
    • General correspondence (undated) box 8 folder 1-2
    • Ham and Ramsey correspondence and related materials (circa 1934) box 9 folder 10
  • Personal and subject files
    • "History of the Baptists" (undated) box 7 folder 20
    • "Old Testament English II" notebook (1902) box 7 folder 21
    • Business publications (1945) box 8 box 19
    • Williams, W.H. II, papers (1861-1940) box 8 folder 20,26
    • Williams, William Harrison, articles (1879-1974) box 8 folder 32
    • Business documents (1944) box 9 folder 1
    • Personal writings  (1858-1882) box 9 folder 2
    • Books loaned list (1944-1946) box 9 folder 3
    • Book reviews (1942-1958) box 9 folder 5
    • Newspaper clippings (1945-1946) box 9 folder 7
    • Funeral (1912) box 9 folder 6
    • Poetry (1914-1935) box 9 folder 8
    • Special papers and addresses (1959-1962) box 9 folder 9
    • N.C. Baptist Homes materials (undated) box 9 folder 12
    • Southern Baptist Convention memoirs (undated) box 9 folder 13
    • Photographs (undated) box 9 folder 15
    • Christmas (1930-1958) box 9 folder 16
    • Home Mission Board materials (1929-1936) box 9 folder 17
    • Historical Commission (1958) box 9 folder 18
    • Committee on Constitutional Changes (1958) box 9 folder 19
    • Family and scrapbook materials (1932-1974) box 9 folder 20
    • Central Association Bethlehem Baptist Church (1905) box 9 folder 21
    • Poetry and articles (undated) box 9 folder 22
    • California travel pamphlets (circa 1960s) box 9

Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Creator
Williams, William Harrison, Jr.
Title
William Harrison Williams, Jr., Papers
ID
MS259
Date [inclusive]
circa 1879-1974
Extent
12.96 Linear Feet  9 record cartons, 3 document boxes

Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Revision Description
 Revised by Damiana Fortenberry and Finley Turner 2019
Access Restrictions
This collection is open for use. 
Conditions Governing Use
The nature of the WFU Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of ZSR Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. 
Preferred Citation
William Harrison Williams, Jr., Papers (MS 259), Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. 

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Wingate College
  • Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church (Charlotte, N.C.)

Subject(s)

  • Baptists -- Sermons
  • Baptists -- North Carolina -- Mecklenburg County -- History -- Sources

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