Scarlett (Rt. Rev.), William. Papers

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Scarlett (Rt. Rev.), William. Papers


  • 1900-1972 (Creation)


12.5 cu.ft. (13 boxes) and 1.46 GB

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William (“Will”) Scarlett was active in supporting social justice and ecumenical causes and served on several important commissions and committees in the national leadership of the Church. These included the General Convention Commission on Marriage and Divorce, the Joint Commission on Social Reconstruction, and the Joint Commission on Approaches to Unity. The Diocese of Missouri became known throughout the Church because of Scarlett’s leadership, notably his dedication of diocesan resources to help those left jobless and homeless after the Great Depression.

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Bishop Scarlett's papers reflect his keen sense of social activism and interest in current events. Almost half the papers in this record group consists of Scarlett's sermons and addresses. Personal writings, correspondence, committee and commission records, photographs, scrapbooks, and ephemera round out the collection.


Sermons and Addresses, 1905-1969
Additional Writings, 1928-1949
Correspondence, Chronological, 1900-1969
Commissions, Committees and Organizations, 1917-1961
Subject Files, 1912-1968
Personal and Family Correspondence, 1900-1972
Photographs, Recordings, Scrapbooks, and Ephemera, 1909-1964

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  • English

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