Kenneth M. Johnson Sermons, 1951-2010

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Johnson, Kenneth M., 1928-
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Scope and content:

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.

Biographical / historical:

Retired United Methodist minister from Durham, N.C.

Acquisition information:
The Kenneth M. Johnson Sermons were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book Manuscript Library as a gift in 2001-2002; additions in 2017, 2018.
Processing information:

Processed by Danielle McGregor; Alice Poffinberger

Completed November 2, 2001

Additions processed by Jessica Lancia; Danielle McGregor; Joshua Kaiser

Encoded by Alice Poffinberger; Ruth E. Bryan

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2001-0179, 2002-0038, 2002-0140, 2017-0156, 2018-0036, 2018-0061

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Describing Archives: A Content Standard


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Sermons, American
Sermons, American -- 20th century
Sermons, American -- North Carolina
Indexes (reference sources)
Methodist Church -- North Carolina
Methodist Church -- Sermons -- 20th century
Johnson, Kenneth M., 1928-


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[Identification of item], Kenneth M. Johnson Sermons, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.