Guide to the David Crowe collection, 1660-1980 | MC047

Summary Information

Repository
Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library
Creator
Crowe, David
Title
David Crowe collection
ID
MC047
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1911-1934
Date [inclusive]
1660-1980
Extent
0.25 linear foot
Language
English
Abstract
The collection is comprised of photocopies of letters, catalogues, and other documents in the personal collection of David Crowe regarding the Freewill Baptists.

Preferred Citation

David Crowe collection, Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bates College.

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Historical Note

David Crowe is a Freewill Baptist minister living in Tennessee as is a member of the National Association of Free Will Baptists Historical Commission.

Scope and Content Note

This collection is comprised of a variety of photocopied material pertaining to the Free Will Baptists. It includes seven letters from the Rev. John Buzzell to his brother Aaron (1793-1843); eleven letters from Alfred W. Anthony (1912-1932), all but one of which are to Joseph W. Mauck, president of the General Conference of Free Baptists; and twenty letters between Joseph W. Mauck and several members of the Free Will Baptist denomination (1911-1934). The letters discuss various issues related to the Free Will Baptists during these years. There are also photocopies of school catalogues as well as other historical material. One paper discusses the role of Free Will Baptists in the abolition movement and another discusses the historical, theological and social perspectives of the Free Will Baptists. The collection also contains ten missionary reports from the Rev. J.J. Tatum who was serving in Bryan, Texas (1917-1930) and a geneaology of Roger Williams.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is organized into seven series: I. Rev. John Buzzell Letters; II. Alfred W. Anthony Correspondence; III. Letters of Joseph W. Mauck; IV. Letters to Joseph W. Mauck; V. Miscellaneous Papers; VI. Missionary Reports; and VII. Genealogy of Roger Williams.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

 Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library

70 Campus Avenue
Lewiston, Maine, 04240
207-786-6354
muskie@bates.edu

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

The collection is the physical property of Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library. Bates College holds literary rights only for material created by College personnel working on official behalf of the College, or for material which was given to the College with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for obtaining permission from rights holders for publication or other purposes that exceed fair use.

Acquisition and Custody Information

Gift of David Crowe, 2000. Accession No.: 00-023.

Location of Originals

[Description]Original material is in personal collection of David Crowe.

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Related Materials

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Free Will Baptists (1780?-1911)--Archival resources

Personal Name(s)

  • Anthony, Alfred Williams, 1860-1939--Correspondence
  • Buzzell, John, 1767-1863--Correspondence
  • Crowe, David
  • Mauck, Joseph W.--Correspondence

Subject(s)

  • Antislavery movements--United States

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General note

All materials in this collection are photocopies.

Collection Inventory

 MC047/01 Rev. John Buzzell Letters 1793-1842   7.0 letter(s)

Scope and Content Note

The letters, all written to his brother the Rev. Aaron Buzzell, contain comments on several Free Will Baptist meetings he had attended as well as on the governance of the denomination. He also comments on personal issues such as the death of his wife Anna and his subsequent remarriage.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.

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 MC047/02 Alfred W. Anthony Correspondence 1912-1932   11.0 letter(s)

Scope and Content Note

All but one of these letters were written to Joseph W. Mauck, president of the General Conference of Free Baptists. The majority were written while he was serving as corresponding secretary and treasurer of this organization. One of the letters discusses his efforts in finding a depository for the denominations' documents and records.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.

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 MC047/03 Letters of Joseph W. Mauck 1912-1913   6.0 letter(s)

Scope and Content Note

These six letters were written to several members of the Freewill Baptist denomination during the time he was president of the General Conference. He also served as president of Hillsdale College in Ann Arbor, Michigan from 1902-1922. One of the letters was written to J.W. Lucas concerning his thoughts on a proposed school in Unicoi, Tennessee.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.

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 MC047/04 Letters to Joseph W. Mauck 1911-1934   14.0 letter(s)

Scope and Content Note

These fourteen letters were written by several members of the FreeWill Baptist denomination to Mr. Mauck during his tenure as president of the General Conference of Free Baptists. Several of the letters, including three from J.W. Lucas, discuss the situation at Unicoi

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.

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 MC047/05 Miscellaneous papers 1660-1980   9.0 paper(s)

Scope and Content Note

Consists of photocopies of eight papers and/or articles and one pamphlet dated 1660 including a paper by Floyd Wolfenbarger entitled "Two Mites: the Contribution of Free Will Baptists into the Offering of Emancipation" (1980).

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.

Box

"A Loving Salutation to All People Who Have Any Desire After the Living God; but Especially to the Free-Will-Anabaptists," 1660   

Manual of the Roger Williams Church in Providence, Rhode Island, 1873   

Minutes of the General Six Principle Baptists, 1879-1979   

Catalogues 1882-84; 1914-15   

"Twenty Years of Disobedience and Thirty Years of Obedience" (1914)   

The Bicentennial Historical Papers published by the American Baptist Historical Society, 1980-"An Historical and Theological Perspective" by Frank H. Armstrong and "Social Views of the Freewill Baptists" by Raymond J. Bean   

"Two Mites: the Contribution of Free Will Baptists into the Offering of Emancipation" by Floyd Wolfenbarger, 1980, Ohio State University   

"A History of Ayden Seminary and Eureka College," by Dr. Michael Pelt   

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 MC047/06 Missionary Reports 1917-1930   10.0 report(s)

Scope and Content Note

These are photocopies of reports which were written by the Rev. J.J. Tatum while he was serving in Bryan, Texas. Also included is a photocopy of his obituary.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.

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 MC047/07 Genealogy of Roger Williams Undated 

Scope and Content Note

Consists of 2 photocopied pages.

Organization and Arrangement

Itemized.

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