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Collection consists of typescripts of Rev. Kenneth Johnson's sermons, many containing handwritten notes and accompanying material on which the sermon topic was based. Sermons are numbered and are arranged by date, according to the church Johnson was serving at the time. The 2002 accession also contains card indices of sermons (ca. 3600 items), which arranges sermons by title, topic, and scriptures and texts. Johnson's sermons were delivered at United Methodist churches across North Carolina, including McKendree Chapel, New Mt. Vernon-Shady Grove, West Bend, Oak Summit, Asbury Memorial, Green Street, Saint Andrew's (Charlotte), Central (Mooresville), Leaksville (Eden), First (Newton), Burkhead (Winston-Salem), Aldersgate Methodist (Shelby), and Grace Methodist (Greensboro). Johnson also preached several sermons in Indonesia (1995, 1998).

Accompanying the sermons are Johnson's personal record books and bulletins from his appointed churches. The church bulletins are bound by date and church; the record books, designed for a pastor's personal use, record his annual sermons preached as well as his congregation's marriages, births, funerals, and other notes from his work as pastor at various churches. Also contains Johnson's lecture notes and reading lists from summer school and divinity courses at Duke University.

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Obed I. Hinson papers, [ca. 1914]-1947 1.5 Linear Feet — 90 Items

The collection documenting the life and religious writings of O.I. Hinson consists of 45 handwritten sermons and outlines of sermons by Hinson, [ca. 1914]-1932; 20 letters written between 1937-1939 and 1946-1947, from Hinson to his brother, Jeremias Enos Hinson; a photograph of Hinson; and a small number of clippings and other miscellaneous papers.