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G. McLeod (Mac) Bryan Papers

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George McLeod (Mac) Bryan was a Wake Forest alumnus, earning both his BA (1941) and MA (1944) from Wake Forest College. He continued his education at Yale Divinity School and earned his B.D. (1947) and Ph.D. (1951). Bryan was a faculty member of the Wake Forest Religion Department from 1956 until he retired in 1987 as professor emeritus. Materials in this collection include biographical and personal materials, correspondence and photographs, subject files, and personal and others' writings, dating from 1900 to 2011.

Biographical and Historical Note

George McLeod (Mac) Bryan was born August 26, 1920, in Garner, N.C. He matriculated at Mars Hill College (now University) prior to entering Wake Forest College. Bryan was a double Deacon, graduating from Wake Forest in 1941 with a bachelor's degree in ministry and in 1944 with a Master's in education. He went on to receive a B.D. (1947) and Ph.D. (1951) from Yale Divinity School.

His first teaching positions were at Mercer College (now University) and Mars Hill. Bryan joined Wake Forest's Religion department in 1956 and stayed for 31 years, retiring in 1987 as professor emeritus. At Wake Forest, he introduced courses on feminism, religion and science, medical ethics, and black and liberation theology. Bryan supported integration, encouraging his students to participate in February 1960 sit-ins in downtown Winston Salem. Ten Wake Forest students sat alongside Winston-Salem State Teachers College (now Winston-Salem State University). Upon returning from a 1960 visit to a few African countries, Bryan encouraged students to establish an African student fund. The African Student Program (ASP) helped fund Ghanian student Ed Reynolds' studies at Shaw University, and finally Wake Forest once the Board of Trustees gave its approval.

Bryan was a prolific writer. He is best known for his work on and relationships with Clarence Jordan, founder of the Koinonia farm community in Georgia, and Beyers Naudé, a South African minister and leading anti-apartheid activist. Bryan's many works include Whither Africa? (1961),  Naudé, Prophet to South Africa (1978),  Dissenter in the Baptist Southland: Fifty Years in the Career of William Wallace Finlator (1986), and  These Few Also Paid a Price: Southern Whites Who Fought for Civil Rights (2001). Bryan also self-published works, including  Ask Mr. Science (1985), and wrote a couple of play scripts as well.

In addition to his academic work and writing, Bryan was active in a number of religious and civil rights organizations and causes. He served on or led the N.C. Human Relations Commission, the N.C. Committee on Civil Rights, the Fellowship of Southern Churchmen, the N.C. Conference of Christian and Jews, Operation Crossroads Africa, and was chairman of the American Friends Service Committee on Integration. During the Cold War, he led a peace mission to Russian and helped organize a Winston-Salem branch of the N.C. Committee to End the [Vietnam] War.

The Mac Bryan Prophetic Preaching Series was established at Wake Forest University School of Divinity by George (WFU 1961) and Carol (WFU 1964) Williamson; its inaugural lecture was held in 2014 and delivered by Reverend William J. Barber II, a Protestant minister and the president of North Carolina's NAACP chapter. In 2006, WFU's religion department established the G. McLeod Bryan Pro Humanitate Award for Community Service is awarded to a student "exemplifies Dr. Bryan's passionate commitment to service to others and to the kinds of transformation demanded by justice." Faculty inspired by Dr. Bryan launched the Religion and Public Engagement Program, which combines theory and practice to encourage students to apply classroom learning to research, service, and other practical experiences. Bryan married Edna Earle Johnson in 1945. Edna was born on December 20, 1925, in Benson, N.C. She held an undergraduate degree from Coker College and a Master's in Education from Mercer College, which she earned while Mac was teaching there. After the Bryans moved to their farm, called Vine and Figtree, in Winston Salem, Edna taught kindergarten in a schoolhouse there, often for faculty members' children, for 20 years before teaching in public schools.

Together Edna and Mac had four children, all Wake Forest alumni themselves: Katherine (WFU 1971), George (WFU 1972), Andrew (WFU 1975), and Julia (WFU 1982).

Bryan passed away September 29, 2010, and is buried in his native Garner.

Sources:

  • "McLeod Bryan Fund for Religion and Public Engagement." Wake Forest College Department for the Study of Religions. Access at http://college.wfu.edu/rpe/mcleod-bryan-fund-for-rpe/
  • "Dr. George McLeod Bryan." Salem Funerals and Cremations. September 29, 2010. Access at http://www.salemfh.com/obituaries/1154/
  • Walker, Cheryl. "Remembering the Winston-Salem sit-in." Window on Wake Forest. February 1, 2010. Access at http://www.wfu.edu/wowf/2010/20100201.sitin.php

Collection Overview

This collection contains materials collected by George McLeod (Mac) Bryan in his work as a pastor, religion professor, and civil rights activist both in the United States and internationally. Materials include articles, biographical materials, correspondence, course materials, essays, government subject files requested via the Freedom of Information Act, published and unpublished manuscripts, notebooks, oral history transcripts, subject files, research materials, particularly related to W.W. Finlator and Bryan's book Dissenters in the Baptist Soundland, and small amounts of childhood materials and photographs. Also included are clippings, notes, and other insertions that Bryan kept in books as a method of subject organization.

This collection is arranged into four series: Series 1. Biographical and personal materials; Series 2. Correspondence and photographs; Series 3. Subject files; and Series 4. Writings.

Series 3. Subject files is divided into four subseries: Subseries A. Book insertions; Subseries B. Course and lecture materials; Subseries C. Preaching materials; and Subseries D. Subject files and notes.

All series and subseries are arranged in alphabetical order.

Collection Inventory

  • Biographical and personal materials (circa 1927-2010)
    • Augustine De Leon Bible Institute and Seminary award materials (2000) box 25 folder 9
    • Autobiographical manuscript draft (circa 1990) box 28 folder 6
    • Autobiographical writings (circa 1956-1980) box 29 folder 5
    • Biographical and awards materials (1959-2006) box 20 folder 8
    • Biographical materials (circa 1960-2000) box 21 folder 10
    • Biographical materials (circa 2010) box 4 folder 4
    • Bryan sketches (circa 1960s) box 25 folder 8
    • Childhood notebook (circa 1928) box 1 folder 15
    • Clippings (undated) box 2 folder 17
    • Family materials (undated) box 26 folder 1
    • Family photobook, photocopies (circa 2000s) box 25 folder 6-7
    • Garner High Review newsletter and clipping (1937-1940, 1987) (1937-1940) box 7 folder 16
    • History composition book (circa 1927-1933) box 7 folder 12
    • Kenneth Kaunda fabric (circa 1964) box 35 folder 1
    • Mars Hill College associates' degree diploma (1939) box 7 folder 13
    • Mars Hill College pennant  (circa 1939) box 7 folder 14
    • McLeod family history materials  (1972) box 29 folder 6
    • Memoirs: View Through the Eyes of a Camera (1 compact disc) (2004 December) box 30 folder 7
    • News clippings (1953-1985) box 31 folder 4
    • North Carolina state teacher's certificate (1941) box 21 folder 9
    • Oral history project agreement and session 1 transcript (circa 2006) box 4 folder 8
    • Oral history project session 2 transcript (circa 2006) box 4 folder 9
    • Oral history project session 5 transcript (circa 2006) box 4 folder 10
    • Oral history project session 6 transcript (circa 2006) box 4 folder 11
    • Oral history transcript session 7 transcript (circa 2006) box 5 folder 1
    • Oral history project session 8 transcript, partial (circa 2006) box 5 folder 2
    • Oral history project transcript (2006) box 5 folder 3
    • Resume (circa 1989) box 2 folder 9
    • Scrapbook in "Survey of Negro Housing" book, insertions  (circa 1947-1993) box 29 folder 7
    • Scrapbook in "Survey of Negro Housing" book (1951-1973) box 35 volume 1
    • University Club  (1997) box 28 folder 13
    • Wake Forest University commencement program featuring retirement (1987) box 20 folder 11
    • Yale Divinity School class of 1947 booklet (1997) box 17 folder 4
    • Yale University commencement program (1957) box 20 folder 14
    • Yale University diploma (1951) box 35 folder 4
  • Correspondence and photographs (1940-2010)
    • Africa correspondence (1959-1975) box 14 folder 5-6
    • Afro-American Society controversy correspondence (1969-1970) box 14 folder 4
    • Campbell, Will D., correspondence and clippings (circa 1980s) box 21 folder 16
    • Campbell, Will D., correspondence and publications (1969-1990) box 18 folder 3
    • Correspondence (1949-1959) box 26 folder 4-5
    • Correspondence (1960-1969) box 26 folder 6-8
    • Correspondence (1960-1983) box 14 folder 1
    • Correspondence (1970-1979) box 27 folder 1
    • Correspondence (circa 1980s) box 27 folder 2
    • Correspondence (circa 1990-1999) box 27 folder 3-4
    • Correspondence (circa 2000s) box 27 folder 5
    • Correspondence (undated) box 27 folder 6
    • Correspondence and related materials (circa 1977-1978) box 11 folder 11-12
    • Correspondence and sermon materials (circa 1940s) box 26 folder 2-3
    • Correspondence with index (1949-1987) box 13 folder 6
    • Dabbs, James McBride, correspondence and writings (circa 1950-1969) box 29 folder 30
    • Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation correspondence (1972-1996) box 9 folder 1
    • Faculty photograph (circa 1970s) box 33 folder 3
    • Finlator, William Wallace, correspondence and book list (circa 1984) box 8 folder 4
    • Finlator, William Wallace, correspondence and related materials (circa 1973-1998) box 14 folder 9
    • Freedom of Information Act related correspondence (1951-1997) box 22 folder 1
    • Friends of the Christian Institute in South Africa correspondence and related materials (1965-1980) box 17 folder 1-2
    • John Knox Press and Naudé correspondence (1973-1978) box 16 folder 3
    • King, Ed, correspondence (1999) box 2 folder 11
    • King, Martin Luther, clippings and related correspondence (1956-2003) box 21 folder 18
    • Lester, Julius, correspondence (1974) box 27 folder 8
    • Mays, Benjamin E., correspondence and letters of recommendation (1959-1971) box 21 folder 17
    • McClendon, Jack E., correspondence and writings (1993) box 14 folder 10
    • Naudé, Beyers, articles, correspondence, and related materials (1976-1986) box 16 folder 8
    • Naudé, Beyers, correspondence with and regarding (circa 1962-1998) box 15 folder 12-13
    • Naudé, Beyers, writings, correspondence, and related materials (1965-1978) box 17 folder 3
    • Office theft correspondence and notes (1985) box 27 folder 9
    • Paton, Alan S, correspondence and related materials (1961-1976) box 29 folder 32
    • Prophetic monotheism correspondence (circa 2000s) box 15 folder 6
    • Publications correspondence (undated) box 28 folder 4
    • Publishing correspondence (1960-1996) box 14 folder 2
    • Publishing houses correspondence (circa 2002) box 2 folder 14
    • Publishing publicity and correspondence (1998-2001) box 3 folder 8
    • Race relations correspondence (1960-1964) box 14 folder 3
    • Reynolds, Edward, correspondence and articles (circa 1961-1979) box 14 folder 11
    • "Science will end civilization unless" related correspondence (circa 1977) box 8 folder 5
    • Seminary and professor photographs (circa 1963-1970s) box 11 folder 8
    • Shuttlesworth, Fred, photograph with (1993) box 1 folder 12
    • Sit-ins correspondence and related materials (circa 1960-2010) box 15 folder 7
    • Souvenir postcards (blank) (undated) box 11 folder 13
    • Stolar, Javoslav, correspondence and related materials (1962-1996) box 18 folder 2
    • Student correspondence (1974-1986) box 13 folder 5
    • University of Alabama Press correspondence (1993-1995) box 9 folder 2
    • Wake Forest University correspondence (1970-1996) box 27 folder 7
    • Wilmington 10 letter to Governor Hunt from ministers (1977) box 2 folder 12
  • Subject files (circa 1930-2011)
    • Book insertions (circa 1950-2009)
      • Berelson and Steiner, Human Behavior (Shorter Edition), insertions (1968) box 29 folder 18
      • Bible (1953, Nelson and Sons, revised standard version) insertions (1953) box 8 folder 8
      • Bible (Czech translation) insertions: photographs and correspondence (circa 1950-1999) box 4 folder 5
      • Blaustein, Albert and Robert Zangrando. Civil Rights and American Negro insertions (circa 1968) box 29 folder 23
      • Bryan's These Few Also Paid A Price insertions (circa 2006) box 2 folder 13
      • Caldwell and Bourke-White's You Have Seen Their Faces insertions and photographs (circa 1975) box 2 folder 4
      • Girvetz, Harry K. Contemporary Moral Issues, 2nd ed. insertions (circa 1972) box 31 folder 2
      • Gustafson, James and James Laney. On Being Responsible, insertions  (circa 1968-1970) box 29 folder 16
      • Hamid, Idris. Troubling of the Waters, insertions  (circa 1970s) box 29 folder 24
      • Infield, Henrik. American International Communities, insertions  (circa 1970-1975 ) box 29 folder 17
      • In His Likeness insertions, correspondence and clippings (circa 1954-2005) box 27 folder 14-15
      • Kaunda, Kenneth, and Collin Morris. Black Government, insertions  (circa 1960-2000) box 29 folder 20
      • Kotze, J.C.G. Principle and Practice in Race Relations, insertions  (circa 1962-1963) box 29 folder 22
      • Lee's The Cotton Patch Evidence insertions (circa 1950-2000) box 8 folder 9
      • Lefera, Ernest. Ethics and U.S Foreign Policy insertions  (circa 1958-1968) box 29 folder 15
      • Mbiti, John S. African Religions and Philosophies insertions  (1971-1972) box 29 folder 21
      • A Memoir: Viewed Through the Eyes of a Camera with photograph, clippings (2004) box 20 folder 4
      • Naudé, Beyers. Pilgrimage of Faith, insertions  (circa 1982-2004) box 29 folder 31
      • Negley, Glenn, and John Max Patrick. The Queen for Utopia, insertions  (1959) box 29 folder 19
      • Phi Delta Kappa. Action Patterns in School Desegregation: A Guidebook  (circa 1959-1965) box 29 folder 25
      • Robinson, John A.T. Christian Morals Today insertions  (circa 1960s) box 29 folder 14
      • Silver's Combustible/Burn insertions (circa 1954-2004) box 4 folder 6
      • These Few Also Paid A Price insertions, clippings and correspondence  (circa 1960s-2007) box 28 folder 11-12
      • This I Believe: Written for Edward R. Murrow insertions, clippings, and correspondence (circa 1961-1977) box 27 folder 12
      • The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture by Wendell Berry insertions, clippings (undated) box 27 folder 11
      • Voices in the Wilderness insertions, clippings, and correspondence (circa 2000s) box 27 folder 16
      • Weiner's Koinonia Remembered: The First 50 Years insertions (circa 1992-2002) box 8 folder 7
      • Whither Africa insertions, correspondence, and clippings (1960-2000) box 27 folder 13
    • Course and lecture materials (1937-1999)
      • African study tour materials (circa 1971) box 20 folder 5
      • American Academy of of Religion ethics panel materials (1972) box 5 folder 10
      • Biblical Ethics course materials (circa 1968-1970) box 11 folder 10
      • Christian ethics course materials (circa 1950s) box 1 folder 10
      • Christian ethics course materials (1965-1973) box 11 folder 7
      • Christian ministry in the modern world lecture script (circa 1960s-1970s) box 6 folder 10
      • Christian political ethics (1947) box 18 folder 7
      • Christianity and Economics course materials (circa 1940-1960) box 1 folder 11
      • "Christianity's Contribution to Person and Group Acceptance," 15th annual Race Relations Institute, Fisk University (circa 1958) box 7 folder 5
      • Christians Confronting Existentialism course readings (circa 1963) box 9 folder 10
      • Church and Community course materials (1952-1966) box 9 folder 5
      • Competing Theories of Man course packet (circa 1960-1980) box 21 folder 2
      • Course and subject bibliographies (circa 1940s-1950s) box 8 folder 1
      • Course bibliographies (circa 1950-1980) box 10 folder 5
      • Course materials (1961-1973) box 9 folder 14
      • Course materials (circa 1950s-1960s) box 20 folder 15
      • Critics of Christianity course materials (1964-1966) box 3 folder 9
      • "Ethical Implications of Americans Capitalism" symposium program (1964) box 29 folder 26
      • Feminist Theology I course materials (1972-1984) box 15 folder 8
      • Feminist Theology II course materials (circa 1980s) box 15 folder 9
      • Finlator, William Wallace, symposium correspondence  (1982) box 31 folder 9
      • Finlator, William Wallace, symposium, "Religion and the Humane Society" materials  (1982) box 31 folder 10
      • Lecture scripts (undated) box 6 folder 11
      • Mars Hill College Freedom Ride spring break trip overview (1999) box 20 folder 7
      • Morehouse lectures materials (1951 July) box 9 folder 4
      • "My Plans for the Future" course paper photocopy (1937) box 20 folder 9
      • Paradox course materials (circa 1960s-1973) box 6 folder 14
      • Seminar on Abortion, sponsored Wake Forest University Ecumenial Institute and Belmont Abbey College, booklet (1975) box 7 folder 24
      • Sex, Love, and Marriage course materials (1970) box 9 folder 13
      • Student course notes (1981) box 17 folder 6
      • Wedding and officiating materials (1952-1980) box 11 folder 5
      • Words of Love course materials and writings (circa 1950) box 5 folder 18
    • Preaching and speech materials (1942-2005)
      • Beyond War Award Ceremony honoring Neve Shalom, Carter Center, and Koinonia Southern Africa (1 videocassette) (1989 December 3) box 33 folder 2
      • Chapel sermon notes, Mercer University (circa 1948-1952) box 9 folder 7
      • Church bulletins, sermons, and related materials (1942-1950) box 11 folder 14-15
      • Church programs (1999-2000) box 29 folder 28
      • "Facing our cultural crisis" address (1955) box 24 folder 9
      • Faculty Series speech (circa 1970s) box 18 folder 9
      • G. Mcleod Bryan Caring Award (1 compact disc, 1 videocassette) (2005 March 29) box 30 folder 2
      • Interview by William C. Friday, NC People  (1999 September 10) box 33 folder 1
      • Mars Hill College Forum (1 compact disc, 1 videocassette) (1998) box 30 folder 3
      • Olivet Baptist Church bulletins and related materials (1945-1949) box 12 folder 1-3
      • Pauley Lecture Series (1 compact disc, 1 videocassette) (1991 February) box 30 folder 1
      • Sermon: "Not a Time for Delay" (circa 1950s) box 14 folder 12
      • Sermon notes and related bulletins (undated) box 28 folder 9
      • Sermon notes and related materials (undated) box 5 folder 11
      • Sermons and related writings (circa 1955-1988) box 3 folder 5
      • Speaking engagement materials with index (1947-1986) box 19 folder 1-5
      • Speeches and South Africa Speaks to America documentary (3 compact discs) (1996-2001) box 30 folder 5
      • Voices in the Wilderness (1 compact disc, 1 videocassette) (2005 November 25) box 30 folder 4
      • Wake Forest Baptist Church materials  (1993-2000) box 29 folder 13
    • Subject files and notes (circa 1930-2011)
      • "1960 Sit-in Movement in Winston Salem, N.C." materials (circa 2010) box 14 folder 7
      • Abolition movement materials (undated) box 2 folder 16
      • Africa materials (1958-1960) box 9 folder 9
      • African countries articles and clippings (1959-1966) box 21 folder 5
      • American Friends Service Committee correspondence and related materials (1959) box 21 folder 13
      • American Friends Service Committee School Desegregation Program newsletter (1958) box 14 folder 8
      • American Society of Christian Social Ethics symposium materials (1960) box 19 folder 8
      • Anti-Catholic campaign pamphlets and writings (circa 1960s) box 43 folder 3
      • Baptist full immersion (1973-1975) box 31 folder 6
      • Baptist full immersion correspondence  (1968-1974) box 31 folder 7
      • Baptist Peacemaker materials (1982-1988) box 23 folder 4
      • Beyers Naude and South Africa materials (1975-1992) box 24 folder 2
      • Biblical ethics and paradox manuscript (circa 1950-1972) box 6 folder 7
      • "Black Life" pamphlet, Afro American Society (circa 1971) box 24 folder 8
      • Black theology materials (circa 1950s) box 10 folder 3
      • Catholic controversy articles and correspondence (1960) box 19 folder 7
      • Chambati, Risastan, WFC rejection materials (circa 1959-1968) box 28 folder 10
      • Christ and Race, recorded by W.L. Poteat, phonograph record  (1938 Febuary 17) box 35 folder 2
      • Christian Institute of Southern Africa, Commission of Inquiry final report (circa 1972) box 16 folder 4
      • Christian vocation materials (undated) box 5 folder 5
      • Christianity and social change materials (circa 1959-1965) box 7 folder 3
      • Christianity and South Africa materials (circa 1969-1989) box 16 folder 9
      • Church and Community Institute Board of Trustees materials (1960) box 21 folder 11
      • Church and race relations materials (circa 1950-1977) box 3 folder 10
      • Church as crisis (circa 1955-1960) box 1 folder 2
      • Church, society, and place materials  (1950-1965) box 31 folder 3
      • Civil rights in NC materials (1967-1993) box 25 folder 10
      • Civil rights: "Making History: February 23, 1960, Winston Salem" commemorative booklet (2000) box 7 folder 4
      • Civil rights worker profiles (undated) box 25 folder 3
      • College Park Baptist Church sermon regarding Baptist-Catholic issue clippings (1960) box 19 folder 10
      • College Park Baptist Church sermon regarding Baptist-Catholic issue correspondence and script (1960) box 19 folder 9
      • Combustible newsletter (1951-1954) box 18 folder 8
      • Commission on Civil Rights 40th anniversary materials (circa 1997-2001) box 3 folder 12
      • Communism and Christianity materials (circa 1956-1961) box 9 folder 12
      • Communism materials (circa 1945-1948) box 5 folder 9
      • Communism materials (circa 1956-1961) box 9 folder 11
      • Contextual ethics (undated) box 4 folder 12
      • Dixon, Thomas, symposium materials (2003) box 6 folder 5
      • Environmentalism materials (circa 1978) box 10 folder 8
      • Ethics versus philosophy materials (circa 1950) box 10 folder 6
      • "Fathers of the Church" profiles (circa 1945-1960) box 10 folder 9-10
      • Fellowship of Southern Churchmen materials (circa 1952-1959) box 21 folder 12
      • Feminism materials (1941-1984) box 15 folder 3
      • Feminist theology materials (circa 1974-1985) box 4 folder 1
      • Feminist theology writings (circa 1956-1965) box 25 folder 1
      • Finlator, William Wallace, Biblical Recorder clippings (1938-1942) box 42 folder 5
      • Finlator, William Wallace, correspondence and clippings (circa 1980-1983) box 42 folder 3
      • Finlator, William Wallace, correspondence and writings (circa 1940-1983) box 42 folder 1-2
      • Finlator, William Wallace, Freedom of Information Act FBI records (circa 1959-1969) box 17 folder 7
      • Finlator, William Wallace, news clippings (circa 1960-1983) box 42 folder 7
      • Finlator, William Wallace, news clippings: retirement, with related correspondence (circa 1980-1983) box 43 folder 1
      • Finlator, William Wallace, sermons, memorial speeches, and other writings (circa 1968-1979) box 42 folder 4
      • Finlator, William Wallace, sermons, notes, and related materials (circa 1979-1989) box 42 folder 6
      • Finlator, William Wallace, support letters and related clippings (1979-1980) box 43 folder 2
      • Former student clippings, writings, and related materials (circa 1960-2003) box 6 folder 3
      • History notes (circa 1930-1935) box 7 folder 15
      • Hromadka, J.L. "Peace on Earth," central report to All-Christian Peace Assembly, Prague, Czech Republic (1961) box 9 folder 3
      • Integration notes, "dream and reality" (circa 1960s) box 15 folder 4
      • Intercultural Travel Exchange itineraries (1954) box 3 folder 2
      • John 3:16 notes (circa 1949) box 7 folder 25
      • Jordan, Clarence and Koinonia Partners materials (circa 1953-1985) box 2 folder 6-7
      • Jordan, Clarence, FOIA materials (1948-1996) box 22 folder 2-6
      • Jordan, Clarence, Freedom of Information Act materials (circa 1947-1948) box 12 folder 4-7
      • Jordan, Clarence, Freedom of Information Act request correspondence and materials (1961-1997) box 17 folder 5
      • Judaism clippings, writings, and correspondence (circa 1988) box 27 folder 10
      • Koinonia Community FOIA materials (1956-1957) box 22 folder 7-8
      • Koinonia Community FOIA materials (undated) box 28 folder 1
      • Koinonia Community newsletters and sales brochures (1951-1995) box 24 folder 6-7
      • Koinonia correspondence and related materials (1950-1996) box 24 folder 5
      • Koinonia: Enough to Share (1 compact disc) (undated) box 30 folder 6
      • Koinonia film correspondence (circa 1980-1981) box 23 folder 13
      • Koinonia Partners clippings and correspondence (circa 1996-2004) box 8 folder 10-11
      • Koinonia Partners Freedom of Information Act materials (circa 1957) box 12 folder 8
      • Koinonia Partners Freedom of Information Act materials (circa 1957-1996) box 13 folder 7-8
      • Koinonia Partners materials (circa 1953-1980s) box 8 folder 12-15
      • Koinonia Partners newsletters (1955-1980) box 2 folder 8
      • Koinonia Southern Africa correspondence and related materials (1977-1991) box 21 folder 15
      • Koinonia Southern Africa materials (1986-1990) box 2 folder 10 box 3 folder 1
      • The Koinonia Story as told by Clarence Jordan, 33 1/3 rpm record (undated) box 35 folder 3
      • Language of religion materials (circa 1950s) box 10 folder 4
      • Luce Lecture Series, Jurgen Moltmann, materials (1982-1985) box 23 folder 3
      • Luce Series: Think Tank presentation from Robert C. Broome, '"Peacemaking and a Tangled Wing" (1983) box 23 folder 11
      • Luce Series: Think Tank retreat correspondence (1982-1984) box 23 folder 12
      • Mercer University integration materials (1994) box 6 folder 4
      • Mercer University religion focus week  (1947) box 29 folder 8
      • Mindolo Ecumenial Foundation administrative materials (circa 1965) box 21 folder 6
      • Ministerial education writings (circa 1950-1960) box 11 folder 4
      • Missions materials (circa 1961-1963) box 8 folder 3
      • Mississippi materials (1955) box 18 folder 4
      • Modern Man materials (circa 1955-1965) box 5 folder 7
      • Morality materials (circa 1960s) box 5 folder 6
      • Morality: petty, legalized, and institutionalized (circa 1955-1965) box 1 folder 1
      • Nationalism materials (1966-1970) box 5 folder 17
      • National Labor Relations Board WFU case legal documents (circa 1981) box 28 folder 8
      • Naudé, Beyers, and South Africa articles (circa 1975-2004) box 15 folder 14-15
      • Naudé, Beyers, materials (undated) box 2 folder 18
      • Naudé, Beyers, trip to Winston-Salem materials (1991-1996) box 15 folder 10-11
      • Naudé, Beyers, trip to Winston-Salem materials  (circa 1991-1996) box 29 folder 9
      • Naudé, Beyers, writings (circa 1972-1976) box 24 folder 3
      • Naudé manuscript, no author (circa 1970s) box 16 folder 6
      • N.C. State Advisory Committee to U.S. Commission on Civil Rights report and related materials (1970) box 18 folder 5-6
      • Nes Ammin Christian Kibbutz materials (1980-1981) box 11 folder 3
      • Niebuhr, Richard, materials (undated) box 2 folder 2
      • North Carolina China Council newsletter (1983) box 29 folder 12
      • Notebook about travels (circa 1990s) box 28 folder 7
      • Notebook of quotes (circa 1938-1958) box 21 folder 20
      • Notecards (undated) box 12 folder 9 box 13 folder 1-4 box 21 folder 19
      • Operation Crossroads Africa materials (1959-1971) box 17 folder 8-9
      • Operation Crossroads Africa promotional materials and correspondence (1959-1966) box 18 folder 1
      • Operation Crossroads Africa summer program materials (1959-1962) box 17 folder 10
      • Operation Crossroads Africa and Winston-Salem student clippings (1960-1962) box 17 folder 11
      • Pamphlets and notes (circa 1960s) box 15 folder 5
      • Penn Community Services Board of Trustees materials (1958-1968) box 9 folder 8
      • Pleasant Grove Baptist Church (Johnson County, N.C.) history (circa 1995) box 20 folder 10
      • Pollard, Alton B., materials (undated) box 2 folder 15
      • Poteat, William Louis (circa 1920-1993) box 2 folder 1
      • Poteat, W.L., "The Natural History of Religion," annotated (undated) box 11 folder 9
      • Poverty materials (circa 1960s) box 10 folder 7
      • Pro Humanitate Award materials (2006-2008) box 4 folder 7
      • Pro Veritate issues, vol. 9 (1970) box 16 folder 7
      • Publications (circa 1940s) box 11 folder 6
      • "Racial Attitudes of North Carolinians" report, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation (1993) box 25 folder 2
      • Remembrances (2009, 2011) box 8 folder 6
      • Rural churches (circa 1948-1953) box 1 folder 13-14
      • Rural Life Conference and related materials (circa 1952-1953) box 4 folder 15
      • Russia trip: correspondence (1982-1987) box 23 folder 9
      • Russia trip: correspondence and photographs (1982-1987) box 23 folder 8
      • Russia trip: correspondence and trip materials (circa 1983) box 23 folder 6
      • Russia trip: notebook, journal (circa 1984) box 23 folder 10
      • Russia trip: related publications (1975-1984) box 23 folder 7
      • Science clippings ( circa 2002) box 29 folder 3
      • Segregation materials (1948-2003) box 4 folder 2-3
      • Sit-in anniversaries clippings and related materials (circa 1990-2001) box 4 folder 14
      • Sit-in materials (1960-1985) box 25 folder 4
      • Sit-in writings, clippings and correspondence (circa 1961-1999) box 25 folder 5
      • Social action and race publications and related correspondence  (circa 1947-1960) box 29 folder 29
      • South Africa, Christianity, and Beyers Naude (circa 1958-1993) box 24 folder 1
      • South Africa writings (circa 1970s) box 24 folder 10
      • Southern church articles  (circa 1964) box 29 folder 4
      • "Southern ethicists" notes (circa 1960s-1970s) box 5 folder 16
      • "Statements on Baptismal Policy and Practice" to BSCNC, notes and drafts  (1972) box 31 folder 8
      • Students, left, materials (circa 1960s) box 8 folder 16
      • Utopia materials (undated) box 8 folder 17
      • "The Vine and the Branches" notebook (circa 1950s) box 6 folder 6
      • Wake Forest Baptist Church integration materials (1958-1959) box 14 folder 14
      • Wake Forest Baptist Church materials (circa 1957) box 21 folder 14
      • Walt N. Johnson Interracial retreat minutes (1958) box 21 folder 8
      • War clippings (circa 1945-2003) box 14 folder 15
      • Wilson's Mills Baptist Church history (1984) box 21 folder 1
      • World Council of Churches report: "The Task of the Church of Areas in Acute Racial Tension" (1961) box 21 folder 7
      • Worrell House materials  (1978) box 29 folder 11
  • Writings (circa 1900-2009)
    • "Africa" manuscript, possibly authored by someone else (circa 1960s) box 10 folder 11
    • Africa writings and clippings (circa 1962) box 7 folder 6
    • Article reprints and manuscripts (1949-1961) box 20 folder 2
    • Ask Mr. Science booklets (1985) box 14 folder 18
    • Ask Mr. Science insertions (1969-1997) box 29 folder 1
    • Ask Mr. Science manuscript (1985) box 14 folder 17
    • Ask Mr. Science manuscript draft (circa 1985) box 15 folder 1
    • Ask Mr. Science notes and articles (circa 1983-1990) box 15 folder 2
    • Ask Mr. Science and science-related materials (circa 1970s-2009) box 2 folder 5
    • Ask Mr. Science writings and correspondence  (circa 1985) box 29 folder 2
    • "The Bible as Source for King's Theory of Non-Violence," script and notes (circa 1988) box 23 folder 2
    • "Black Manifesto" manuscript: notes, drawings (undated) box 7 folder 26
    • "Black Manifesto" manuscript (circa 1960s) box 5 folder 13
    • "Black Manifesto" manuscript (1969) box 5 folder 14
    • Bryan, G.M. "Baptist Champion of Peace," Report from the Capital  (1982) box 31 folder 12
    • "The Challenge of David Livingston" (undated) box 4 folder 13
    • "Changing Interpretations of Prophetic Ethics" manuscript (circa 1959) box 6 folder 8
    • The Christian Ethic in Its Multiple Principles draft and notes  (circa 1959) box 32 folder 2
    • Christian ethics writings (circa 1960s) box 29 folder 27
    • "Christianity's Contribution of Person and Group Acceptance," speech (1958) box 14 folder 13
    • Christ-Imitators correspondence and writings (circa 1959-1961) box 5 folder 8
    • Civil rights clippings and writings (circa 1955) box 3 folder 3
    • Civil rights clippings and writings (circa 1957-2000) box 6 folder 12
    • Clippings scrapbook (circa 1943-1947) box 34 volume 2
    • Clippings scrapbook  (1946-1948) box 34 volume 1
    • Clippings scrapbook insertions: writings and photographs (circa 1946-1948) box 34 folder 1
    • College Missions Bulletin (1951-1952) box 32 folder 1
    • Commencement address script (1960s) box 5 folder 15
    • Dear Mr. Science manuscript and notes (circa 1975) box 23 folder 5
    • Dissenter in the Baptist Southland and W.W. Finlator correspondence, research, and related materials (circa 1977-1985) box 36 folder 1-7 box 38 folder 1-6 box 37 folder 1-10
    • Dissenter in the Baptist Southland and W.W. Finlator research notecards box 41
    • Dissenter in the Baptist Southland correspondence (1984-1986) box 20 folder 1
    • Dissenter in the Baptist Southland manuscript drafts, notes, and related materials box 40 folder 1-9 box 39 folder 1-6 box 38 folder 7-10
    • Dissenter in the Baptist Southland materials (circa 1986-1990) box 2 folder 3
    • Dissenter in the Baptist Southland reviews and letters (undated) box 19 folder 6
    • "Does Feminist Theory Liberate?" Foundations  (1976) box 7 folder 17
    • Education and religion writings (circa 1949-1957) box 6 folder 16
    • "Established Campus Religion in Trouble," typescript (circa 1955-1965) box 7 folder 11
    • Fifty Years of the Civil Rights Movement seen through the Eyes of One White Southerner, draft (circa 1990) box 28 folder 5
    • Five Voices of the 20th Century Speak to the 21st Century prefaces and related material (circa 1990s) box 1 folder 4
    • Five Voices: Jordan, clarence, chapter draft (circa 1958-1962) box 1 folder 5
    • Five Voices: Naudé, Beyers, chapter draft (circa 1960s) box 1 folder 6
    • Five Voices: Stolar, Jaroslan, chapter draft (circa 1970-1983) box 1 folder 7
    • Five Voices: Smith, Huston, chapter draft (circa 1956-1997) box 1 folder 8
    • Five Voices: King, Martin Luther, Jr, chapter draft (undated) box 1 folder 9
    • Furman Bulletin: Edwin McNeill Poteat memorial issue (1937) box 21 folder 4
    • "God and the Way Man Worships Him," The Chaplain  (1961) box 7 folder 2
    • "God and the Way Man Worships Him," The Chaplain, article and related materials (1961) box 20 folder 3
    • "The Hair-Shirt Republic," script (1975-1976) box 3 folder 4
    • "The Hair-Shirt Republic," script (circa 1960s) box 7 folder 10
    • In His Likeness reviews and correspondence  (undated) box 28 folder 3
    • "'Intentional Community' in Nigeria," The Christian Century  (1959) box 7 folder 8
    • The Intercollegian: A Journal of Christian Encounters writings (1960-1961) box 7 folder 7
    • "Is God's Spirit Moving? The Troubled Waters of South Africa," Christianity Today, article and typescript draft (1962) box 7 folder 18
    • "John Calvin and the New Morality," Foundations, article and typescript draft (1966) box 7 folder 22
    • Koinonia writings (1960-1994) box 24 folder 4
    • LIGHT newsletter, Social Service Commission, Southern Baptist Convention, issues (1948-1952) box 31 folder 15
    • "Lost Somewhere in a Place Between Visions and Dreams Emerging Upon a Reading of the Gospel According to St. John" (1984) box 23 folder 1
    • Manuscript materials (circa 1950s) box 6 folder 17-18 box 7 folder 1
    • Manuscripts and writings (circa 1950s-1960s) box 11 folder 1-2
    • "The Many Faces of African Nationalism" manuscript (1961) box 6 folder 13
    • Missionary testimony writing (undated) box 6 folder 1
    • "Missions in Trouble" manuscript (1963) box 6 folder 9
    • Morality of war writings and related materials (circa 1971-2004) box 6 folder 2
    • Naudé, Beyers, and Bryan articles and writings (circa 1964-2004) box 16 folder 5
    • Naudé manuscript (circa 1977) box 16 folder 1-2
    • "Now Is No Time to Dissemble" script (circa 1970s) box 3 folder 6
    • "Now Is No Time to Dissemble" script and related materials (circa 1965-1975) box 10 folder 1-2
    • Pamphlets of or by W.L. Poteat (circa 1900-1913) box 21 folder 3
    • Paradox: A Key to Understanding Biblical Ethics drafts (undated) box 32 folder 5-6
    • Paradox: A Key to Understanding Biblical Ethics manuscript (circa 1974) box 3 folder 7
    • The Petal Paper issues (1957-1958) map-case 2 drawer J
    • Poteat, W.L., writings regarding (circa 1944) box 20 folder 12
    • Pro Veritate, Christian monthly for South Africa articles (1963-1964) box 7 folder 20
    • "The Reconstruction of Morality" manuscripts (circa 1960s) box 6 folder 15
    • "Religions Reflections" column, Forsyth Weekly News, and related materials  (1970-1971) box 29 folder 34
    • "Revolution and Religion in Africa," The Christian Century  (1961) box 7 folder 9
    • Robinson, Sandra G. "There Was No Cross Burning Here," essay and related materials (1997) box 20 folder 6
    • "The Role of Religion," The Student, vol. 75 no. 4 (1960 March) box 8 folder 2
    • "Scuttling the Shibboleths," The Baptist Faculty Paper  (1964) box 7 folder 21
    • Special Studies Series No. 1, Documents Concerning Baptism and Church Membership: A Controversy Among NC Baptists, booklet and review (1977) box 7 folder 23
    • "The Strength to Love versus the Urge to Hate," Foundations, article and typescript draft (circa 1964) box 7 folder 27
    • "A Tale of Three Cities" (circa 1959) box 1 folder 3
    • These Few Also Paid A Price promotional materials (circa 2000-2001) box 3 folder 11
    • Understanding Christian Ethics draft and publisher correspondence  (circa 1958-1960) box 32 folder 3-4
    • Understanding Christian Ethics manuscript (circa 1960) box 16 folder 10-11
    • "When a Liberal Arts Education is Too Liberal" speech, Mercer College (1948) box 9 folder 6
    • Whither Africa clippings (circa 1962) box 28 folder 2
    • Whither Africa correspondence, writings, and related materials (1960-1963) box 23 folder 14
    • "Why Islam Is Growing," Current  (1962) box 7 folder 19
    • Wit and Wisdom drafts and pamphlet (circa 1982) box 31 folder 11
    • Wit and Wisdom of Finlator: Conversations with Bill materials (1982) box 5 folder 4
    • "W. L. Poteat: A Complex and Compleat Man" (1991) box 20 folder 13
    • "W.L. Poteat: Science will end civilization unless," Wake Forest Magazine  (1976) box 31 folder 13
    • "Workaday Religion" column, Smithfield Herald, and related clippings  (1947-1949) box 29 folder 33
    • Writings (undated) box 5 folder 12 box 29 folder 10
    • Writings and book jackets  (1969-1986) box 31 folder 5
    • Writings, civil rights movement  (undated ) box 21 folder 18
    • Writings, published (1957-1983) box 31 folder 14

Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Title
G. McLeod (Mac) Bryan Papers
ID
MS364
Date [inclusive]
circa 1900-2011, undated
Extent
20.3 Linear Feet  39 document boxes, 2 half-document boxes, 2 oversize boxes, 1 object box

Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Revision Description
 Revised by Stephanie Bennett, Finley Turner 2016, 2019
Access Restrictions
This collection is open for use. 
Copyright Notice
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
G. McLeod (Mac) Bryan papers, MS364, Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. 

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Wake Forest University--Alumni and alumnae
  • Wake Forest College--Alumni and alumnae

Subject(s)

  • College teachers -- North Carolina
  • Baptists -- North Carolina -- Forsyth County -- History -- Sources

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