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Ottis John Hagler Papers

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Hagler was a Baptist minister, Wake Forest alumnus (1932), and official of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.

His papers contain biographical information, subject files, sermon outlines, correspondence, scrapbooks, and diaries relating to his pastorates, and his work as an official of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. Hagler served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Black Mountain, NC (1933-1939); First Baptist Church, Jacksonville Beach, Fla. (1939-1945); First Baptist Church, Carthage, NC (1946-1956). Hagler also served as Baptist State Convention Chaplain at the Veterans' Administration Hospital, Oteen, NC (1942-1946). He was Secretary of the Department of Stewardship and the Annuity Plans Department for the Baptist State Convention (1956-1960). In 1960 he was elected Secretary of Stewardship Promotion for the Convention, and in 1962 was named Director of the Division of Stewardship Promotion and Editorial Services.

Biographical and Historical Note

Hagler was a Baptist minister, Wake Forest alumnus (1932), and official of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.

Collection Overview

His papers contain biographical information, subject files, sermon outlines, correspondence, scrapbooks, and diaries relating to his pastorates and his work as an official of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.

Collection Inventory

  • Biographical Information
    • Letters of recommendation (1930-1932) box 1 folder 1-2
    • Black Mountain First Baptist Church pastorate (1933-1939) box 1 folder 3
    • Carthage First Baptist Church pastorate (1946-1956) box 1 folder 4
    • Jacksonville Beach, Florida, Baptist Church (1939-1942) box 1 folder 5
  • Subject Files
    • Alcohol in the News box 1 folder 6
    • Alcohol - Moore County Publicity (1950-1954) box 1 folder 7
    • Allied Church League - Court proceedings (1949-1951) folder 8
    • Church Loyalty Crusade (1946) folder 9
    • Stealey Study Commission (1963) folder 10
    • Baptist State Convention (1962-1968) folder 11
    • Cooperative Program folder 12
    • Cooperative Program - Monthly remittances folder 13
    • Constitution and Bylaws folder 14
    • The Herald, Glendale, California (1941-1949) folder 15
    • Study of special offerings (1960) folder 16
    • Statistical reports folder 17
    • Advertising folder 18
    • Forms folder 19
    • Sample bulletins folder 20
    • Bulletins - Jacksonville Beach folder 21
    • Christiams Bulletins folder 22
    • Bulletins [collected where he preached] folder 23
    • Radio manuscripts folder 24
    • Mother's Day - Background folder 25
    • Lord's Supper - Background box 1 folder 26
    • Bible - Background box 1 folder 27
    • Deacons - Background box 1 folder 28
    • Church and State - Background box 1 folder 29
    • Pastor, Minister, and Preacher - Background box 1 folder 30
    • Baptist position box 2 folder 31
    • Miscellaneous articles box 2 folder 32
  • Correspondence
    • Rev. Stanley Hardee (1960-1967) box 2 folder 33
    • M. A. Huggins (1950-1955) box 2 folder 34
    • Nane Starnes (1963-1970) box 2 folder 35
    • William Wayne Williams (1947-1949) box 2 folder 36
    • Miscellaneous (1952-1972) box 2 folder 37
    • General Board Baptist Convention of North Carolina (1952) box 2 folder 38
  • Sermon Outlines
    • Genesis box 2 folder 39
    • Exodus folder 40
    • Leviticus folder 41
    • Numbers folder 42
    • Deuteronomy folder 43
    • Joshua folder 44
    • Judges folder 45
    • I Samuel and II Samuel folder 46
    • I Kings and II Kings folder 47
    • I Chronicles and II Chronicles folder 48
    • Ezra folder 49
    • Nehemiah folder 50
    • Psalms folder 51
    • Proverbs folder 52
    • Ecclesiastes folder 53
    • Isaiah folder 54
    • Jeremiah folder 55
    • Ezekiel folder 56
    • Daniel folder 57
    • Hosea folder 58
    • Amos folder 59
    • Jonah folder 60
    • Micah folder 61
    • Matthew folder 62
    • Mark folder 63
    • Luke folder 64
    • John folder 65
    • Acts folder 66
    • Romans folder 67
    • Corinthians folder 68
    • Galatians folder 69
    • Ephesians folder 70
    • Phillipians folder 71
    • Colossians folder 72
    • Thessalonians folder 73
    • Timothy folder 74
    • Hebrews folder 75
    • James folder 76
    • Peter folder 77
    • Revelation folder 78
    • Lord's Supper box 3 folder 79
    • Lord's Prayer folder 80
    • Christianity Series folder 81
    • The Coming Kingdom Series folder 82
    • Church folder 83
    • Bible folder 84
    • Revival folder 85
    • Baptists and Missionaries folder 86
    • Deacons folder 87
    • Stewardship folder 88
    • Prayer folder 89
    • Tithes folder 90
    • Evangelism folder 91
    • Baccalaureate folder 92
    • Commencement folder 93
    • New Year's Day folder 94
    • Easter folder 95
    • Mother's Day folder 96
    • Memorial Day folder 97
    • Thanksgiving folder 98
    • Christmas folder 99
    • America folder 100
    • Marriage-Home-Divorce folder 101
    • Service Flag Dedication folder 102
    • Beer-Wine folder 103
    • Miscellaneous folder 104
    • Talks to Men folder 105
    • Pastors-Chapel Talks folder 106
    • Prayer Meeting Talks folder 107
    • Thomasville First Baptist Church. Budget Fair. Scrapbook of color photographs (1970) folder 108
    • Scrapbook containing newspaper and magazine clippings relating to O. J. Hagler's life and work (1939-1964) box 3 folder 109
  • Church Files
    • Baptist Building, Raleigh. Dedication (1974) box 3 folder 110
    • Black Mountain Baptist Church (1933-1940) box 3 folder 111
    • Retirement (1970) box 3 folder 112
  • Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
    • Christology; Dr. H. E. Cana (1932) box 3 folder 113
    • Homiletics; Dr. J. D. Ray (1932) box 3 folder 114
    • New Testament; Dr. H. E. Dana (1933) box 3 folder 115
    • Tabernacle; Dr. B. H. Copas box 3 folder 116
  • Wake Forest College
    • Bible 3: The Bible as Literature Character Sketches; Dr. J. W. Lynch box 3 folder 117
    • Bible 7: Ethics; Dr. J. W. Lynch (1930) box 3 folder 118
    • Bible 11: Religions of the World; Dr. W. R. Cullom (1932) box 3 folder 119
    • Bible 12: Faith; Dr. W. R. Cullom (1931) box 3 folder 120
    • Greek Drama; Dr. G. W. Paschal box 3 folder 121
    • History 1-2 box 3 folder 122
    • Philosophy; Dr. A. C. Reid (1931) box 3 folder 123
    • Sociology; C. P. West (1931) box 3 folder 124
  • North Carolina Baptist State Convention
    • North Carolina Baptist State Convention (1945) box 3 folder 125
    • North Carolina Baptist State Convention. General Board (1951) box 3 folder 126
    • North Carolina Baptist State Convention. General Board (1952 January-June) box 3 folder 127
    • North Carolina Baptist State Convention. General Board (1952 July-December) box 3 folder 128
    • North Carolina Baptist State Convention. General Board (1953 January-May) box 3 folder 129
    • North Carolina Baptist State Convention. General Board (1953 June-December) box 3 folder 130
    • North Carolina Baptist State Convention. General Board (1954 January-June) box 3 folder 131
    • North Carolina Baptist State Convention. General Board (1954 July-October) box 4 folder 132
    • North Carolina Baptist State Convention. General Board (1954 November-December) box 4 folder 133
    • North Carolina Baptist State Convention. General Board, Baptist Student Union Proglem (1954) box 4 folder 134
    • North Carolina Baptist State Convention. General Board Committee: Biblical Recorder and Charity and Children (1954) box 4 folder 135
    • North Carolina Baptist State Convention. General Board Committee: Orphanage and Cooperative Program (1953) box 4 folder 136
    • North Carolina Baptist State Convention. Stewardship Department. Promotion (1964 and 1969) box 4 folder 137
  • Organization Files
    • Chaplaincy: US Army and Navy (1941-1943) box 4 folder 138
    • Lions Club box 4 folder 139
    • Orphanage: Mills Home box 4 folder 140
    • Southern Baptist Convention box 4 folder 141
    • Western North Carolina Sanitarium, Black Mountain, North Carolina (1938-1939) box 4 folder 142
  • Photographs, Negatives, and Slides
    • Fayetteville, North Carolina Auditorium. Construction (undated) box 4 folder 143
    • North Carolina Baptist State Convention. General Board Committee. Stewardship promotion box 4 folder 144
    • North Carolina Baptist State Convention. Stewardship Department. Forward Program dinner (1966) box 4 folder 145
    • North Carolina Baptist State Convention. Stewardship Department. Forward Program Training Session, Calabash, North Carolina box 4 folder 146
    • North Carolina Baptist State Convention. Stewardship Department. Office staff box 4 folder 147
    • North Carolina Baptist State Convention. Stewardship Department. Promotion (1964) box 4 folder 148
    • North Carolina Baptist State Convention. Stewardship Department. Seminar, West Jefferson, North Carolina (1967) box 4 folder 149
    • North Carolina Baptist State Convention. Stewardship Department. Seminar (1969) box 4 folder 150
    • North Carolina Baptist State Convention. Stewardship Department. Training session, denominational officers box 4 folder 151
    • North Carolina Baptist State Convention. Stewardship Department. Training session, Gastonia, North Carolina (1966) box 4 folder 152
    • North Carolina Baptist State Convention. Stewardship Department. Training session, Morganton, North Carolina (1969) box 4 folder 153
    • North Carolina Baptist State Convention. Stewardship Department. Training session, Rich Fork, North Carolina box 4 folder 154
    • Hagler, Ottis. In the office box 4 folder 155
    • Hagler. Ottis. Presiding at a banquet box 4 folder 156
    • Stewardship. Growth in Christian stewardship, Albemarle, North Carolina box 4 folder 157
    • North Carolina Baptist State Convention. Stewardship Department (17 slides) box 4 folder 158
    • Southern Baptist Convention. Annual meeting, Dallas, Texas (6 slides) (1965) box 4 folder 159
  • Programs and Campaigns
    • Building Campaign. Southside Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Florida (1939) box 4 folder 160
    • Building Campaign. First Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Florida (1940) box 4 folder 161
    • Missions. Foreign box 4 folder 162
    • Missions. General box 4 folder 163
    • Missions. Home box 4 folder 164
    • Missions. Oteen box 4 folder 165
    • North Carolina Baptist State Convention. Five year spiritual growth program (1966) box 4 folder 166
    • North Carolina Baptist State Convention. Nine year program (1952-1960) box 4 folder 167
    • North Carolina Baptist State Convention. Stewardship Department. Development program (1970) box 4 folder 168
    • North Carolina Baptist State Convention. Stewardship Department. Hundred Thousand Club (1935-1942) box 4 folder 169
    • North Carolina Baptist State Convention. "Tithe Now" Campaign (1964) box 4 folder 170
    • North Carolina Baptist State Convention. Tithers "Prove Me" Program (1957) box 4 folder 171
    • Southern Baptist Convention/North Carolina Baptist State Convention Cooperative Program box 4 folder 172
  • Reference Files
    • Backslider box 4 folder 173
    • The Bible and Wine folder 174
    • Character Training Needed folder 175
    • Christ folder 176
    • Christmas folder 177
    • Church and Church Members folder 178
    • Church "Etiquette" folder 179
    • Church Union folder 180
    • Comfort folder 181
    • Communism (1935-1936) folder 182
    • Cooperation folder 183
    • Crucifixion and Resurrection folder 184
    • Death folder 185
    • Decision folder 186
    • The devil folder 187
    • Eloquence folder 188
    • Evangelism folder 189
    • Excuses folder 190
    • Faith folder 191
    • Financing the Church folder 192
    • Forgetfulness folder 193
    • Friend folder 194
    • Funerals folder 195
    • Gambling folder 196
    • God folder 197
    • Gossip folder 198
    • Hell folder 199
    • Highway safety and "Safety Sabbath" folder 200
    • Holy Spirit folder 201
    • Home folder 202
    • Hypocracy folder 203
    • Illustrative incidents (unclassified) folder 204
    • Ingratitude folder 205
    • The Jew folder 206
    • Jokes, humor, fun, etc. folder 207
    • Kagawa folder 208
    • Life folder 209
    • Marriage folder 210
    • In memoriam folder 211
    • Men. Laymen Baptist Brotherhood box 4 folder 212
    • Ministerial relief folder 213
    • The New Year folder 214
    • The Next Step in the Churches (1935-1938) folder 215
    • The Next Step in the Churches (1939-1942) folder 216
    • Obscure Speech folder 217
    • Oddities folder 218
    • Passover folder 219
    • Peace and War folder 220
    • Perfection folder 221
    • Poetry: Illustrative (unclassified) folder 222
    • Poetry: Sentimental folder 223
    • Prodigal Father folder 224
    • The Prophet's Message to us folder 225
    • Racism folder 226
    • Religion folder 227
    • Revival folder 228
    • Salvation folder 229
    • Sentence sermons folder 230
    • For sermon and scrapbook folder 231
    • Spurgeon, C. H. Centenary box 4 folder 232
    • Statistics folder 233
    • Stewardship folder 234
    • Suffering box 5 folder 235
    • Sunday laws folder 236
    • Sunday school folder 237
    • The ten decisive battles of Christianity folder 238
    • Thanksgiving folder 239
    • Tithing folder 240
    • The tongue folder 241
    • Tract distribution folder 242
    • Transforming power folder 243
    • Visitation folder 244
    • Walking with God folder 245
    • Western North Carolina folder 246
    • What a Preacher Sees folder 247
    • Women folder 248
    • Youth folder 249
  • Sermons, Writing, and Speeches
    • Sermons and Sermon Notes
      • Experiments in the Jesus Way of Life box 5 folder 250
      • Forum: Sermon Ideas box 5 folder 251
      • Country Church box 5 folder 252
      • Communism box 5 folder 253
      • Parables box 5 folder 254
      • Prayer box 5 folder 255
      • Revelation box 5 folder 256
      • Rice, Luther box 5 folder 257
      • Second Coming box 5 folder 258
      • Sermon Outlines: Miscellaneous box 5 folder 259
      • Sin box 5 folder 269
      • Thanksgiving (1938) box 5 folder 261
    • Speeches and Addresses
      • Child Labor box 5 folder 262
      • Cooperative Program Advance Workshop (1964) box 5 folder 263
      • In Memoriam box 5 folder 264
      • Ordinations box 5 folder 265
    • Writings
      • Church Vitatlizations box 5 folder 266
      • Hymns box 5 folder 267
      • James, Epistle of box 5 folder 268
      • Jonah box 5 folder 269
      • New Testament Power; Team Thinking box 5 folder 270
      • Notebook: Miscellaneous. 1 volume box 5 folder 271
    • Sermons and Sermon Notes
      • Acts [War!, Chaos - Sin] box 5 folder 272
      • Blessings in Adversity box 5 folder 273
      • Blind Men... box 5 folder 274
      • Christians' Efficient Sunday School Work box 5 folder 275
      • Jesus: Sinners Home box 5 folder 276
      • Jesus' Test of Greatness box 5 folder 277
      • The Lord is My Shepherd box 5 folder 278
      • My Country -- Tis of Thee box 5 folder 279
      • Negro Preacher's Letters to the Lord folder 280
      • Paradoxes of Christianity folder 281
      • Prayer folder 282
      • The Teacher's Opportunity folder 283
      • Two Ministers Vitalizing Deceased Churches folder 284
      • Unconditional Surrender folder 285
      • V-For Victory folder 286
      • The Way of Transgressors is Hard folder 287
      • The Wonderous Cross folder 288
      • Jacksonville, Florida First Baptist Church miscellaneous items, [broken series] ((1921), 1942-1971) folder 289
  • Diaries
    • Diary (1960) box 6 folder 290
    • Diary (1961) box 6 folder 291
    • Diary (1962) box 6 folder 292
    • Diary (1963) box 6 folder 293
    • Diary (1964) box 6 folder 294
    • Diary (1965) box 6 folder 295
    • Diary (1966) box 6 folder 296
    • Diary (1974) box 6 folder 297

Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Title
Ottis John Hagler Papers
ID
MS242
Date [inclusive]
1908-1979
Extent
2 Linear Feet  2 document boxes and assorted scrapbooks 4 Record Cartons
Extent
8 6

Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Access Restrictions
This collection is open for use. 
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. 
Preferred Citation
MS242, Ottis John Hagler Papers, Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. 

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