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Collection Title: Hodges (Rev. Graham R.) Papers

Collection Number: M88

Dates: circa 1920; 1952-2003

Volume: 4.95 cu. ft.

Provenance: Materials in this collection were donated by Rev. Graham R. Hodges between 1969 and 2004.

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Biographical/Historical Sketch:

As a minister, author, storyteller, and civic leader, the accomplishments of Rev. Graham R. Hodges during his eighty-eight years on Earth are far too numerous and varied to adequately describe in a limited space. Therefore, the following sketch should be viewed as an attempt to highlight some of the important dates and events from the life and career of this remarkable man.

Graham Rushing Hodges was born November 20, 1915, in Wesson, Mississippi. He was the third of seven children born to Fred Barry Hodges and Frances Graham Hodges. He grew up on a farm in Wesson, where the family produced most of its own food. In later years, he described his childhood as a “Huck Finn” boyhood.

After graduating from Wesson High School in 1933, Hodges ordered a $6.00 barber set from Sears-Roebuck and Company, which he used to practice the art of haircutting on his younger siblings. It saved the family money, but his brothers and sisters were not totally enamored of the idea. Nevertheless, he acquired a skill that would serve him well during his college years.

He received an Associate of Arts Degree from Copiah-Lincoln Community College in 1935, and earned a Bachelor's Degree at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) in 1937. While at Ole Miss, he set up a barber shop in his dormitory room and cut hair for $.25 per head. The idea worked so well, that he repeated the process at Yale University Divinity School, where he earned a Bachelor of Divinity Degree in 1940.

While attending Yale, Hodges met Elsie Mary Russell, a nursing student whom he married on July 21, 1941. The couple became the parents of four children – Graham, Janet, Mary, and Judy.

During World War II, Hodges served in the military as a conscientious objector. As a member of the clergy, he could have accepted the automatic deferment available to ministers, but opted instead to serve his country in ways that did not conflict with his beliefs. During his service, he and Elsie spent two years at Camp Wellston in northern Michigan, where he helped fight forest fires. He also spent two years at Norwich (Connecticut) State Hospital caring for terminally ill male patients and working as a night attendant in the disturbed men’s ward.

In September 1949, Hodges was named pastor of the Congregational Church of Ticonderoga Parish in upstate New York, and in 1952 he became pastor of the church at Crown Point, serving simultaneously at both churches. He was called to serve as pastor of Emmanuel Congregational Church in Watertown, New York, in 1956, a position he held for twenty-four years. While in Watertown, he helped found Jefferson Community College, and was active in such organizations as the American Heart Association, Planned Parenthood of Northern New York, and the New York State Coalition for Family Planning. In addition, he founded a church basketball league, helped found the Watertown Urban Mission, and was active in the Watertown YMCA and YWCA. In 1963 he was voted Watertown’s “Most Valuable Citizen,” and in 1965 he was the winner of the Israel A. Shapiro Award as “Watertown’s Citizen of the Year.”

Beginning in 1971, Hodges served as moderator of the New York Conference of the United Church of Christ, a consolidation of Congregational Christian Churches and the Evangelical and Reformed Church. Moderator was the top position in the organization, which was founded in 1963.

In 1979 Hodges retired, and he and Elsie moved to Liverpool, New York, but he was far from inactive as a retiree. Over the next several years, he served as interim pastor at twelve churches in Central New York. Until the end of his life, he continued to plan for the future, particularly the problems facing inner city youth. For example, he wanted the youth of Syracuse (New York) to have a skate park like the one in Liverpool -- a place that would attract kids who like to "live on the edge." In his view, such a place might steer urban youngsters away from activities that could get them in trouble, or redirect the energies of those who already had juvenile records.

Rev. Hodges died July 9, 2004, at Francis House Hospice in Syracuse, New York. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie, who died June 29, 2000. He is survived by his four children and six grandchildren.

Throughout his career, Rev. Hodges wrote numerous articles for religious magazines such as Christian Century, Church Management, Pulpit Digest, and Christian Herald. In addition, he authored a variety of books, many of which consisted of sermons for children. In his books for children, he developed simple sermons based on physical objects or ideas that were familiar to children, and he often used questions that children might pose as the basis for sermons -- for example, "Why don't insects freeze in wintertime?"

Self-published manuscripts by Hodges include a history of his hometown of Wesson, Mississippi; a collection of materials titled "Gleanings: The Ultimate Scrapbook for Speakers and Editors of Newsletters, and for Inquisitive Minds"; a history of Yale Divinity School; A Dark November Day: 100 Americans' Memories of the Day President Kennedy was Assassinated; and Diary of a Minister. Graham and Elsie Hodges also compiled an autobiographical scrapbook titled, "Remembrance of Things Past."

During his lifetime, Rev. Hodges received a number of awards. Among them were the Margaret Sanger Award (which he won twice), and the Yale University Divinity School Distinguished Service Award. On a more personal level, he took pride in the fact that he never lost his southern accent, and that two of his sisters, Frances and Lucile, attended the University of Southern Mississippi (then State Teachers College).


Sources:

Contents of the Collection


Laura T. Ryan and Jennifer Jacobs, "Rev. Graham Hodges, 88, Dies," The Post-
Standard
(Syracuse, New York), 11 July, 2004, p. B-8.


_______, "Former Emmanuel Congregational Pastor, Civic Leader Rev. Graham Hodges Dies
at 88," Watertown (New York) Daily News, undated.

Scope and Content:

The papers of Rev. Graham R. Hodges consist primarily of materials created by him, and they constitute a somewhat in-depth look at his career as an author and as a minister. The collection is divided into three series:

Series I: Created Subject Files (Boxes 1 - 2)
Series II: Articles, Sermons, and Stories (Boxes 2 - 3)
Series III: Manuscripts (Boxes 3 - 11)

 

Series I, Created Subject Files, contains an alphabetically arranged assortment of materials which include general correspondence, correspondence with publishers, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and a variety of materials relating to Rev. Hodges' publishing activities.

Series II, Articles, Sermons, and Stories, is comprised mainly of articles written by Rev. Hodges. Some of the articles are typescripts, and some are copies of articles that appeared in various publications. The series also contains several stories and at least one sermon.

Series III, Manuscripts, includes source materials, galley proofs, drafts, and finished manuscripts for several of Rev. Hodges' children's books and self-published books. This series also contains a few unpublished manuscripts by Rev. Hodges.

This collection should be of interest to researchers of biblically based materials for children. In addition, Rev. Hodges' self-published works provide insight into the daily life of a minister. Finally, Rev. Hodges' history of Old Wesson, Mississippi opens a window on the past of a small southern town.

Other Finding Aids:

Box and Folder List
Photograph Log


M88
Hodges (Rev. Graham R.) Papers
Box and Folder List


Series I: Created Subject Files

Box 1    
  Folder 1 Abingdon Press: Book Sales/Royalties (1958-1961)
  Folder 2 Abingdon Press: Correspondence (Feb. 4, 1960 - May 4, 1962)
  Folder 3 Abingdon Press: Memorandum of Agreement (Mar. 29, 1957)
  Folder 4 Abingdon Press: Memorandum of Agreement (Mar. 21, 1961)
  Folder 5 Abingdon Press: Memorandum of Agreement (July 3, 1962)
  Folder 6 Advertisements for Books (1963; undated)
  Folder 7 Bibliography of Children's Books (undated)
  Folder 8 Biographical Information (1964; undated)
  Folder 9 Certificate: Honorary First Citizen of Watertown, New York (Dec. 17, 1963)
  Folder 10 Correspondence: General (1953-1954)
  Folder 11 Correspondence: General (1955)
  Folder 12 Correspondence: General (1956)
  Folder 13 Correspondence: General (1957)
  Folder 14 Correspondence: General (1958)
  Folder 15 Correspondence: General (1959)
  Folder 16 Correspondence: General (1960-1961)
  Folder 17 Correspondence: General (1962)
  Folder 18 Correspondence: General (1963-1982; undated)
  Folder 19 Correspondence Re: Did Jesus Go to Church? (1981-1982)
  Folder 20 Correspondence Re: 42 Sermons for Children (1965-1968)
  Folder 21 Correspondence Re: "Old Wesson, 1864-1948" (1995-1997)
  Folder 22 Correspondence Re: "Old Wesson, 1864-1948" (Apr. 16 - May 28, 1998)
  Folder 23 Correspondence Re: "Old Wesson, 1864-1948" (June 8, 1998 - July 20, 1999)
  Folder 24 Correspondence Re: Sermons in Stories for Children (1958-1959)
  Folder 25 Correspondence Re: 7 x 7 Talks for Children (Mar. 2, 1967)
  Folder 26 Facts About United States Money (May 1966)
  Folder 27 Handwritten Notes (undated)
  Folder 28 List of Books by Graham Hodges, Abingdon Press (1957-1982)
  Folder 29 "The Man Who Wasn't There" (1958; undated)
  Folder 30 Map of Wesson, Mississippi in the 1920s, Drawn by Graham R. Hodges in 1995
  Folder 31 Memorandum of Agreement for Sermons in Stories for Children (Feb. 27, 1959)
  Folder 32 Miscellaneous Items (1958-1959; 1966; undated)
  Folder 33 "Morning Watch": Correspondence and Comments (1958-1959)
  Folder 34 "Morning Watch": Draft (ca. 1959)
  Folder 35 "Morning Watch": Draft, with Corrections Noted (ca. 1959)
  Folder 36 "Morning Watch": Revisions (1959)
Box 2    
  Folder 1 Newspaper Clippings (1955-1967; undated)
  Folder 2 Pamphlet: Clear Horizons (Fall 1958 - "Bucking the Crowd", by Graham R. Hodges, page 19)
  Folder 3 Pamphlet: Daily Devotions (Fall 1958 - "No Other Foundation" by Graham R. Hodges, page 28)
  Folder 4 Pamphlet: Epworth Notes (Dec. 1958 - "Why Be Loyal to the Church?" by Graham R. Hodges, page 10)
  Folder 5 Pamphlet: The Upper Room (Jan. - Feb. 1956 - Devotional by Graham R. Hodges on page 63)
  Folder 6 Pamphlet: The Upper Room (Mar. - Apr. 1957 - Devotional by Graham R. Hodges on page 44)
  Folder 7 Pearce, Herbert R., M.D.: Photographs of Wesson, Mississippi (1998)
  Folder 8 Placemat: "Our Mission to the Philippines" (undated)
  Folder 9 Poems: "The Rural Church" and "Means without End", by Graham R. Hodges (June 1957)
  Folder 10 Poems (1961-1963)
  Folder 11 Request for Permission to use Quotations (ca. 1957)
  Folder 12 Reviews of Books by Graham R. Hodges (ca. 1961-1964)
  Folder 13 "Trick or Treat for UNICEF" (1965-1966)
  Folder 14 Venture, for Junior Highs (Jan. 11 - Mar. 22, 1953)
  Folder 15 Watertown Council of Churches: Memo from Richard O. Tucker, General Chairman (May 26, 1960)
 
Series II: Articles, Sermons, and Stories
     
  Folder 16 Article: "The Absentee Member" by Graham R. Hodges (Feb. 1953)
  Folder 17 Article: "Accentuate the Positive" by Graham R. Hodges
(Feb. 15, 1953)
  Folder 18 Article: "The Air We Breathe" by Graham R. Hodges (Feb. 1961)
  Folder 19 Article: "Are You Training Your Child to be a Roman Catholic?" by Graham R. Hodges (June 1954)
  Folder 20 Article: "Be Yourself" by Graham R. Hodges (Apr. 28, 1957)
  Folder 21 Article: "Behind the Curtain - The Old Man of Moscow" by Graham R. Hodges (Apr. 27, 1962)
  Folder 22 Article: "Better a Lone Wolf than a Dumb Sheep" (undated draft)
  Folder 23 Article: "Big Oaks from Little Acorns Grow" (undated)
  Folder 24 Article: "Bucking the Crowd" by Graham R. Hodges (Oct. 1957)
  Folder 25 Article: "Buy that Rocking Chair Now!" (1959 draft)
  Folder 26 Article: "By Your Nursery is Your Choice Judged" (undated draft)
  Folder 27 Article: ""The Call" by Graham R. Hodges (1963)
  Folder 28 Article: "The Case of the Locked Church Door" by Graham R. Hodges (July 20, 1955)
  Folder 29 Article: "The Church Does Make a Difference" (undated draft)
  Folder 30 Article: "Counseling from the Pulpit" by Graham R. Hodges (Feb. 1962)
  Folder 31 Article: "The Courage of the Commonplace" by Graham R. Hodges (1954)
  Folder 32 Article: "Dear Mrs. Phlogg" by Graham R. Hodges (Apr. 1957)
  Folder 33 Article: "Do We Need a Superchurch?" by Graham R. Hodges (June 1961)
  Folder 34 Article: "Doing Things You Don't Feel Like Doing" (undated draft)
  Folder 35 Article: "Don't Level All the Rough Edges" by Graham R. Hodges (Feb. 27, 1961)
  Folder 36 Article: "Don't Take All the Rough Edges Off!" (1958 draft)
  Folder 37 Article: "Don't Take It Personally" by Graham R. Hodges (Mar. 1, 1953)
  Folder 38 Article: "Every Man a King" by Graham R. Hodges (Jan. 18, 1953)
  Folder 39 Article: "Exporting Our Ideals" by Graham R. Hodges (June 21, 1956)
  Folder 40 Article: "Extracts from the Devil's Creed" by Graham R. Hodges (Oct. 1964)
  Folder 41 Article: "A Faith That Fits the Facts" (undated draft)
  Folder 42 Article: "For Want of a Nail" (1957 drafts)
  Folder 43 Article: "Found Among the Minister's Tools" (1958 draft)
  Folder 44 Article: "Getting Angry for the Right Reasons" by Graham R. Hodges (Apr. 1, 1954)
  Folder 45 Article: "God is There" by Graham R. Hodges (Dec. 1952)
  Folder 46 Article: "God is There" by Graham R. Hodges (Nov. 1956)
  Folder 47 Article: "God Made thje Fossils" by Graham R. Hodges (June 1964)
  Folder 48 Article: "The Good Earth" by Graham R. Hodges (Apr. 1963)
  Folder 49 Article: "Good News from the Back Pages" (1958 draft)
  Folder 50 Article: "Happy--Happy--Happy" by Graham R. Hodges (July 1962)
  Folder 51 Article: "Here's to the Stovemakers" by Graham R. Hodges (1955)
  Folder 52 Article: "How God Answers Prayers" by Graham R. Hodges (Feb. 8, 1953)
  Folder 53 Article: "How Much Can We Know?" by Graham R. Hodges (June 1963)
  Folder 54 Article: "How to Pray for Your Pupils" by Graham R. Hodges (Dec. 1956)
  Folder 55 Article: "In a Corridor - Jerusalem, A.D. 30" by Graham R. Hodges (Mar. 15, 1963)
  Folder 56 Article: "The Interrupter's Bible" by Graham R. Hodges (Nov. 1953)
  Folder 57 Article: "Is Your Name in the Bible?" (undated draft)
  Folder 58 Article: "Jethro, Moses, and Audio-Visuals" by Graham R. Hodges (Feb. 1958)
  Folder 59 Article: "Lest They Forget" by Graham R. Hodges (Jan. 1960)
  Folder 60 Article: "Let's Unlock Our Church Doors" by Graham R. Hodges (Feb. 1957)
  Folder 61 Article: "A Life Term -- of Service" (1961 draft)
  Folder 62 Article: "Lifetime Fellowship" by Graham R. Hodges (Nov. 1954)
  Folder 63 Article: "The Light of God and the Lights of Men" by Graham R. Hodges (1962)
  Folder 64 Article: "Lonely and Ye Visited Me" by Graham R. Hodges (Dec. 1958)
  Folder 65 Article: "The Mail and Snapping Dogs" by Graham R. Hodges (Sept. 1956)
  Folder 66 Article: "The Man with the Pocketbook Nerve" by Graham R. Hodges (1955-1956)
  Folder 67 Article: "The Meadow Builders" (undated draft)
  Folder 68 Article: "The Minister as a Man" by Graham R. Hodges (Aug. 1953)
  Folder 69 Article: "The Minister as Missionary" by Graham R. Hodges (Spring 1959)
  Folder 70 Article: "Missionary Stars on TV" (1959 draft)
  Folder 71 Article: "Moral Pathologists and Preachers of Good News" by Graham R. Hodges (Mar. 1953)
  Folder 72 Article: "Morning Watch" by Graham R. Hodges (undated)
  Folder 73 Article: "My Prayer" by Graham R. Hodges (June 1963)
  Folder 74 Article: "The Natural Thing" by Graham R. Hodges (Mar. 8, 1953)
  Folder 75 Article: "Needed - Deacon Lights" by Graham R. Hodges (1960)
  Folder 76 Article: "A New Year and a Clean Slate" by Graham R. Hodges (Jan. 4, 1953)
  Folder 77 Article: "No Pilot on Board" by Graham R. Hodges (Oct. 1962)
  Folder 78 Article: "On Eulogizing the Little Guy" by Graham R. Hodges (Sept. 1966)
Box 3    
  Folder 1 Article: "The Pastor as Primary Producer" by Graham R. Hodges (Sept. 1961)
  Folder 2 Article: "Pastoral Care in the Supermarket" by Graham R. Hodges (Spring 1962)
  Folder 3 Article: "The People of God" by Graham R. Hodges (Dec. 1963)
  Folder 4 Article: "A Plea for the King's English" by Graham R. Hodges (1958)
  Folder 5 Article: "Plenty of Seats Up Front" by Graham R. Hodges (Apr. 1952)
  Folder 6 Article: "The Power of the Expectant Spirit" by Graham R. Hodges (Mar. 1957)
  Folder 7 Article: "The Prayer Life of a Pastor" by Graham R. Hodges (Mar. 1958)
  Folder 8 Article: "The Preacher Who Couldn't Pray" by Graham R. Hodges (July 1954)
  Folder 9 Article: "Preaching and Depth Psychology" by Graham R. Hodges (Jan. 1952)
  Folder 10 Article: "Priceless Irregularities" (1958 draft)
  Folder 11 Article: Publication Declined" by Graham R. Hodges (Feb. 1960)
  Folder 12 Article: "Recently a Bank President" by Graham R. Hodges (June 1959)
  Folder 13 Article: "Religious Freedom is a Protestant Product" (1958 draft)
  Folder 14 Article: "Road Signs and Life Signs" (undated draft)
  Folder 15 Article: "Ringing True" by Graham R. Hodges (Feb. 1, 1953)
  Folder 16 Article: "Shall We Burn the Old Bibles?" by Graham R. Hodges (Dec. 1956)
  Folder 17 Article: "Should It Be ... RETURN SUNDAY?" by Graham R. Hodges (Oct. 29, 1953)
  Folder 18 Article: "Signs on Internal Revolt" by Graham R. Hodges (Apr. 6, 1969)
  Folder 19 Article: "Some People Shouldn't Teach" (1958 draft)
  Folder 20 Article: "Symbols and Sacraments" by Graham R. Hodges (Mar. 1963)
  Folder 21 Article: "The Train to Good Church" by Graham R. Hodges (1953)
  Folder 22 Article: "The Train to Good Church" by Graham R. Hodges (Feb. 1953)
  Folder 23 Article: "Untitled Draft (undated)
  Folder 24 Article: "We Sing Ecumenically" (Mar. 1957)
  Folder 25 Article: "What Answers Will You Give?" (undated draft)
  Folder 26 Article: "Why Not Pray for Your Pupils?" by Graham R. Hodges (Dec. 1960)
  Folder 27 Article: "Why Should a Giant Carry Only a Toothpick?" (undated draft)
  Folder 28 Article: "Why Should We Give Thanks?" by Graham R. Hodges (Nov. 1966)
  Folder 29 Article: "Will We Be Ready for the Flood?" by Graham R. Hodges (Jan. 1957)
  Folder 30 Article: "The Word of God and the Cocklebur Seed" by Graham R. Hodges (Oct. 1954)
  Folder 31 Article: "Yeast Cakes" by Graham R. Hodges (Mar. 1962)
  Folder 32 Article: "You and Spring" by Graham R. Hodges (Mar. 15, 1953)
  Folder 33 Article: You and Your Money" by Graham R. Hodges (Jan. 11, 1953)
  Folder 34 Sermon: "What About the Resurrection? - An Easter Sermon" (undated)
  Folder 35 Story: "Are You Appreciated?" (1958)
  Folder 36 Story: "Closing Your Eyes to Pray" (undated)
  Folder 37 Story: "Crisis in Christian Education" (undated)
  Folder 38 Story: "Down the Mississippi in a Rowboat" by Graham R. Hodges (June 4, 1992)
  Folder 39 Story: "For Girl Scouts Only" (1958)
  Folder 40 Story: "George the Frog" (undated)
  Folder 41 Story: Hats off to the Chinese" (1958)
  Folder 42 Story: "The Little Brown Rat" by Margaret W. Eggleston (ca. 1920)
  Folder 43 Story: "The Little Rain Drop" (undated)
  Folder 44 Story: "Spreading the Gospel -- Tell or Sell?" (undated)
  Folder 45 Story: "Thanksgiving -- A Time for Good Manners" (1958)
  Folder 46 Story: "Upside Down Religion Which Comes Out on Top" (1958)
  Folder 47 Story: "Where is Heaven?" (1958)
     
Series III: Manuscripts
     
  Folder 48 Manuscript: The Age of Giants - Yale University Divinity School, by Graham R. Hodges (1994)
  Folder 49 Manuscript: Book of Children's Sermons, by Graham R. Hodges (1980, first rough draft, Part 1)
  Folder 50 Manuscript: Book of Children's Sermons, by Graham R. Hodges (1980, first rough draft, Part 2)
  Folder 51 Manuscript: A Dark November Day: 100 Americans' Memories of the Day President Kennedy was Assassinated, by Graham R. Hodges (ca. 1999)
Box 4    
  Folder 1

Manuscript: Diary of a Minister, by Graham R. Hodges (1956)

  Folder 2 Manuscript: Did Jesus Go to Church?, by Graham R. Hodges (original draft, ca. 1980)
  Folder 3 Manuscript: Did Jesus Go to Church?, by Graham R. Hodges (edited draft, ca. 1980)
  Folder 4 Manuscript: Did Jesus Go to Church?, by Graham R. Hodges (galley proofs, ca. 1980)
  Folder 5 Manuscript: Did Jesus Go to Church?, by Graham R. Hodges (advertisements and correspondence, 1980-1982)
  Folder 6 Manuscript: 50 Children's Sermons, by Graham R. Hodges (manuscript draft, Nov. 1956)
  Folder 7 Manuscript: 50 Children's Sermons, by Graham R. Hodges (manuscript draft, ca. 1957)
  Folder 8 Manuscript: 50 Children's Sermons, by Graham R. Hodges (edited draft, ca. 1957)
  Folder 9 Manuscript: 50 Children's Sermons, by Graham R. Hodges (galley proofs, 1957)
Box 5    
  Folder 1

Manuscript: 52 Children's Sermons, by Graham R. Hodges (manuscript draft, 1960)

  Folder 2 Manuscript: 53 Talks for Children, by Graham R. Hodges (ca. 1980s)
  Folder 3 Manuscript: 42 Children's Sermons on Everyday Objects, by Graham R. Hodges (revised manuscript, 1962)
  Folder 4 Manuscript: 42 Sermons for Children, by Graham R. Hodges (galley proofs, 1968)
  Folder 5 Manuscript: 49 Sermons for Children, by Graham R. Hodges (edited draft, 1967)
  Folder 6 Manuscript: "Gleanings: The Ultimate Scrapbook for Speakers and Editors of Newsletters, and for Inquisitive Minds" by Graham R. Hodges (autographed copy, 2003)
Box 6    
  Folder 1 Manuscript: "Gleanings..." - Source Materials, Part 1 (ca. 2003)
  Folder 2 Manuscript: "Gleanings..." - Source Materials, Part 2 (ca. 2003)
  Folder 3 Manuscript: "Gleanings..." - Source Materials, Part 3 (ca. 2003)
  Folder 4 Manuscript: "Gleanings..." - Source Materials, Part 4 (ca. 2003)
  Folder 5 Manuscript: "Gleanings..." - Source Materials, Part 5 (ca. 2003)
Box 7    
  Folder 1

Manuscript: "God Revealed Through Nature" by Graham R. Hodges (drafts of stories, Part 1, 1964)

  Folder 2 Manuscript: "God Revealed Through Nature' by Graham R. Hodges (drafts of stories, Part 2, 1964)
  Folder 3 Manuscript: Methods of the Master, by Graham R. Hodges (undated)
  Folder 4 Manuscript: Methods of the Master, by Graham R. Hodges (undated draft)
  Folder 5 Manuscript: Object Lessons for Children's Sermons, by Graham R. Hodges (edited draft, 1963)
Box 8    
  Folder 1 Manuscript: "Prayers by Everyday People" Compiled and Edited by Graham R. Hodges (undated draft)
  Folder 2 Manuscript: "Prayers for a Man's Day" by Graham R. Hodges (draft no. 1, 1959)
  Folder 3 Manuscript: "Prayers for a Man's Day" by Graham R. Hodges (draft no. 2, 1960)
  Folder 4 Manuscript: "Prayers for a Man's Day" by Graham R. Hodges (draft no. 3, ca. 1960)
  Folder 5 Manuscript: "Religion in Our National Heritage and Culture" by Graham R. Hodges (undated draft)
  Folder 6 Manuscript: "Remembrance of Things Past..." by Elsie and Graham Hodges (1990s)
Box 9    
  Folder 1

Manuscript: "Remembrance of Things Past..." - Original Pages, Part 1 (1990s)

  Folder 2 Manuscript: "Remembrance of Things Past..." - Original Pages, Part 2 (1990s)
  Folder 3 Manuscript: "Remembrance of Things Past..." - Original Pages, Part 3 (1990s)
  Folder 4 Manuscript: "Remembrance of Things Past..." - Original Pages, Part 4 (1990s)
  Folder 5 Manuscript: "Remembrance of Things Past..." - Original Pages, Part 5 (1990s)
Box 10    
  Folder 1 Manuscript: "Remembrance of Things Past..." - Photocopies of Original Pages (1990s)
  Folder 2 Manuscript: Sermons in Stories for Children, By Graham R. Hodges (edited draft, ca. 1960s)
  Folder 3 Manuscript: Sermons in Stories for Children, by Graham R. Hodges (early draft, ca. 1958)
  Folder 4 Manuscript: Talks for Children on Science and God, by Graham R. Hodges (edited draft, 1964)
  Folder 5 Manuscript: "39 Devotional Readings" by Graham R. Hodges (undated)
  Folder 6 Manuscript: Thoughts are Things, by Graham R. Hodges - Edited Draft, Pages 13 - 141 (ca. 1960-1961)
  Folder 7 Manuscript: Thoughts are Things, by Graham R. Hodges - Galley Proofs (1960-1961)
  Folder 8 Manuscript: Thoughts are Things, by Graham R. Hodges - Loose Materials (ca. 1960-1961)
Box 11    
  Folder 1 Manuscript: "The Town That Time Forgot: Wesson, Mississippi in the 1920s" by Graham R. Hodges - Draft Materials, Pages 1 - 83 (ca. 1990s)
  Folder 2 Manuscript: "The Town That Time Forgot..." - Draft Materials, Pages 84 - 194 (ca. 1990s)
  Folder 3 Manuscript: "The Town That Time Forgot..." - Draft Materials. Pages 195 - 298 (ca. 1990s)
  Folder 4 Manuscript: "The Town That Time Forgot..." - Typescript of Random Pages (ca. 1990s)
  Folder 5 Manuscript: "When the Snows Came" by Graham R. Hodges (ca. 1950s)
  Folder 6 Manuscript: Correspondence and Drafts of Stories Regarding an Untitled Proposed Book by Graham R. Hodges (1964-1965)
  Folder 7 Manuscript: Assorted Children's Stories by Graham R. Hodges - Drafts (titles B - O, ca. 1960s)
  Folder 8 Manuscript: Assorted Children's Stories by Graham R. Hodges - Drafts (titles P - Y, ca. 1960s)




M88
Hodges (Graham R.) Papers
Photograph Log

 

M88-1 Copiah-Lincoln Community College: J.M. Ewing Administration Building
  4 x 6 Color 1998
  Front view of the two-story brick administration building at Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Wesson, Mississippi. (Box 2, Folder 7)
   
M88-2 Copiah-Lincoln Community College: Campus Scene
  4 x 6 Color 1998
  Entrance to Copiah-Lincoln Community College campus in Wesson, Mississippi. (Box 2, Folder 7)
   
M88-3 Copiah-Lincoln Community College: Campus Scene
  4 x 6 Color 1998
  Group of unidentified campus buildings in Wesson, Mississippi. (Box 2, Folder 7)
   
M88-4 Old Wesson Grammar School in Wesson, Mississippi
  4 x 6 Color 1998
  Two-story brick building with a tower on each end. First and second floors have porches between the towers that feature white wooden railings and slender white
columns. (Box 2, Folder 5)
   
M88-5 Old Wesson Grammar School in Wesson, Mississippi
  4 x 6 Color 1998
  Slightly different view of the building in M88-4. In this view, a circular driveway is partially visible. (Box 2, Folder 7)
   
M88-6 Residence in Wesson, Mississippi
  4 x 6 Color 1998
  Large, one-story white house with wraparound porch, situated on tree shaded grounds. (Box 2, Folder 7)
   
M88-7 Residence in Wesson, Mississippi
  4 x 6 Color 1998
  Different view of the house in M88-6. (Box 2, Folder 7)
   
M88-8 Residence in Wesson, Mississippi
  4 x 6 Color 1998
  One-story white clapboard house with bay window in front and lattice work trim on porch and eaves. (Box 2, Folder 7)
   
M88-9 Residence in Wesson, Mississippi
  4 x 6 Color 1998
  One-story white clapboard house with screened porch. (Box 2, Folder 7)
   
M88-10 Residence in Wesson, Mississippi
  4 x 6 Color 1998
  One-story white clapboard house with blue shutters and open front porch. (Box 2, Folder 7)
   
M88-11 Residence in Wesson, Mississippi
  4 x 6 Color 1998
  Abandoned white wood frame house with broken windows. A fallen tree is lying on the roof. (Box 2, Folder 7)
   
M88-12 Residence in Wesson, Mississippi
  4 x 6 Color 1998
  Immaculate one-story white clapboard house with dark green or black shutters. A white picket fence encloses the yard. (Box 2, Folder 7)
   
M88-13 Residence in Wesson, Mississippi
  4 x 6 Color 1998
  one-story wood frame cottage with brick trimmed porch across the front. (Box 2, Folder 7)
   
M88-14 Street Sign: "Hodges Lane"
  4 x 6 Color 1998
  Close-up of Hodges Lane street sign in Wesson, Mississippi. A residential lawn is in the background. (Box 2, Folder 7)
   
M88-15 Commercial Buildings Near Railroad Track
  4 x 5 Color 1998
  Group of commercial buildings in Wesson, Mississippi. Several boys on bicycles are sheltered under an awning in front of one building. (Box 2, Folder 7)
   
M88-16 Vacant Commercial Building in Wesson, Mississippi
  4 x 6 Color 1998
  One-story wooden building with peeling brown paint and rusted tin roof. Two "For Sale" signs are posted on the front. (Box 2, Folder 7)
   
M88-17 Wesson Boy Scouts
  5 x 7 B&W 1942
  Boy Scout Troop of Wesson, Mississippi posed with scrap rubber collected during World War II. The photo was taken at Rufus Middleton's Cities Service distribution point in Wesson. (Box 2, Folder 7)
   
M88-18 Allison Family
  3 x 4 B&W August 17, 1963
  Group photo of Rev. Clyde Allison and his family. Rev. Allison is credited with instituting the "Trick or Treat for UNICEF" program. Pictured in the photo are Rev. Clyde Allison, his wife Mary, and their children -- Clyde Jr. (Butch), Margaret Kathleen (Mickey), and Mary Jean (Jeaner). (Box 2, Folder 13)

 


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