GODBOLD (EDGAR) PAPERS

(Mss. 2730)

Inventory

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

Reformatted 2003

Revised 2010

CONTENTS OF INVENTORY

SUMMARY .................................................................................................................................... 3
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE ...................................................................................... 4
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE ................................................................................................... 4
INDEX TERMS .............................................................................................................................. 5
CONTAINER LIST ........................................................................................................................ 6

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SUMMARY

Size.

77 items, 5 manuscript volumes

Geographic locations.

Louisiana

Inclusive dates.

1904-1963, undated

Bulk dates.

N/A

Language.

English

Summary.

Papers include correspondence, speeches and notes. The collection also includes photographs, scrapbook, and college yearbook.

Organization.

Arranged by type, then chronological.

Restrictions on access.

If microfilm is available, photocopies must be made from microfilm. Access to items in vault requires curator’s permission.

Related collections.

N/A

Copyright.

Copyright of the original materials is retained by descendants of the creators in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Citation.

Edgar Godbold Papers, Mss. 2730, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack location(s).

W:6, OS:G, J:24, Vault-38

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

Edgar Godbold was born in Auburn, Mississippi, on December 2, 1879, and received his bachelor’s (1905) and master’s (1910) degrees from Mississippi College. In addition to his graduate work there, he also attended the University of Chicago (1906-1907). In 1912 Godbold was named executive secretary of the Louisiana Baptist Education Commission, a position he held until 1918. In 1919 he was named Corresponding Secretary of the Executive Board of the Louisiana Baptist Convention. In addition to this, he taught biology at Louisiana College (in Pineville, La.), served as president of Howard Payne College in Texas (1923-1929), president of Louisiana College (1942-1951), and president of the Louisiana Baptist Convention (1950-1951). He died on November 21, 1952.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

Papers include correspondence concerning family news, the wedding certificate of Edgar Godbold and Lucie T. Yates (1940), a speech delivered at Ridgecrest Baptist Assembly (N.C.), notes, and other personal papers documenting Godbold's involvement in Louisiana Baptist organizations. Printed items include prayer books, Godbold’s business card, and “A Staff Statement on Activities of the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana During the 1952 Biennial Session of the Louisiana Legislature” (1952). Manuscript volumes include an album containing photographs and postcards of Godbold’s time stationed in Italy (1919), a guest book (1944-1961), a scrapbook containing unidentified family photographs and newspapers and writings pertaining to Louisiana College, Louisiana Baptist Convention, and Howard Payne College (1956), a laboratory notebook of Godbold’s while enrolled at the University of Chicago (1907), and a Memorial Record (1952). Other printed items include The Pine Knot, the Louisiana College yearbook (1915); Ricordo Di Milano, a brochure from Milan (1919), and the Mozarkian, the Southwest Baptist College yearbook, Bolivar, Missouri (1939). Artifacts include a medal for debating (1904), a pin (1955), and a tie clip (undated).

INDEX TERMS

Baptist associations--Louisiana.

Baptists--Louisiana.

Education, Higher--Louisiana.

Educators--Louisiana.

Godbold, Edgar, 1879-1952.

Italy--Description and travel.

Louisiana Baptist Convention.

Louisiana College.

Mozarkian (Bolivar, Mo.)

Notebooks.

Photographic prints.

Pine knot (Pineville, La.)

Scrapbooks.

Southwest Baptist College.

Yearbooks.

CONTAINER LIST

Stack

Location

Box

Folder(s)

Contents (with dates)

W:6

1a

1

Personal Papers, 1938-1953

2

Personal Papers, undated

3

Printed Items, 1950-1963

4

Photographs, undated

5

The Pine Knot, (Louisiana College Yearbook), 1915

6

Ricardo di Milano, 1919

1b

7

“Album”, February 5 July 8, 1919

8

Loose items (photographs, postcards) removed from “Album,” 1919

2a

9

The New Testament, 1922, 1929

10

Guest Book, 1944-1961

11

“Clippings,” undated

12

Items removed from “Clippings,” undated

13

Correspondence, 1935, 1937, undated

Address delivered at Ridgecrest Baptist Assembly, North Carolina, undated

Miscellaneous notes, undated

2b

14

Physical Science Laboratory Notebook, 1907

15

Memorial record, 1952

16

Mozarkian, yearbook of the Sophomore Class, Southwest Baptist College, Bolivar, Missouri, 1939

OS:G

1

1

Loose items removed from Ricardo di Milano, 1919

2

Loose items removed from front of Scrapbook, May 22, 1929 October 1, 1956, undated

3

Loose items removed from Scrapbook

4

Newspaper clippings, February 8, 1935 March 4, 1953

5

Mt. Olive Baptist Association calendar (1953)

J:24

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Scrapbook, January 20, 1942 October 1, 1956

Vault-38

5

1

Medal (“Extempore Debate Mississippi College, May 28, 1904; Edgar Godbold”), 1904

2

Pin (“BWA Golden Jubilee Congress, London, 1955”), 1955

3

Tie Clip (“E.G.”) undated