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Overview

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Arrangement of the Collection

Restrictions

Access Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series 1: Correspondence, 1915-1962

Writings, circa 1905-1971

Series 3: Personal Materials, 1911-1955

Southern Methodist University

Mims Thornburgh Workman papers

A Guide to the Collection



Overview

Creator: Workman, Mims Thornburgh.
Title: Mims Thornburgh Workman papers
Dates: 1905-1971
Dates (Bulk): 1920-1962
Abstract: Mims Thornburgh Workman (1895-1973) was a Methodist minister and educator. Rev. Workman served on the faculties of Southern Methodist University, 1922-1925, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1926-1928, and Vanderbilt University, 1928-1931, teaching Old Testament and Hebrew language courses. This collection consists of personal and professional correspondence, poetry and prose writings by Workman, poems written by his wife, Lu Workman, worship bulletins from church services, newspaper and magazine articles, SMU ephemera, and photographs.
Collection No: STA 32
Extent: 9 boxes (4.5 linear feet)
Language: Material is in English
Repository Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University

Biographical Note

Mims Thornburgh (“Thorny”) Workman was born in Conway, Arkansas to James Mims and Margaret E. Thornburgh Workman on February 4, 1895. He graduated from Henderson-Brown College, Arkadelphia, Arkansas, in 1916. In November 1916 Workman married Lucile Thomas of Arkadelphia. Workman continued his studies at Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas and at Emory University in Atlanta.

In 1920 Workman moved to Dallas to attend the School of Theology at Southern Methodist University (SMU). He began teaching undergraduate Bible classes on campus while pursuing a Bachelor of Divinity degree. After graduating Workman joined the SMU faculty as associate professor of Bible. In 1922 he was criticized for unorthodox teaching. A committee from the Methodist Episcopal Church, South investigated him informally. The committee cleared Workman of charges of heresy.

At a Sunday evening service on April 5, 1925, Workman spoke at Grace Church, Dallas, on “The Larger Evangelism.” He later wrote: “My address…did not touch upon Christ or the Bible. It was a genial criticism of the strong-arm, revivalistic modes of winning people upon which I was brought up…Some of my hearers said they found nothing objectionable in it.” Nonetheless, Dr. Charles C. Selecman, President of SMU, criticized Workman publicly at a denominational meeting. Selecman accused Workman of denying the divinity of Christ. The issue became a public one with charges and countercharges.

Workman was a popular professor with the student body, and the senior class of 1925 chose him as their class professor. When students heard Selecman’s criticisms, they rallied behind Workman by circulating a petition and calling a meeting with the board of trustees. The students hoped the trustees would consider their wishes and keep Workman on staff. When Workman was fired on June 2, 1925, the trustees cited this student involvement as a reason for his dismissal:

Professor Workman spoke to members of his classes about his suffering for his opinions and about his approaching dismissal from the University; this was followed by student protests, and a bitter criticism of the University and the President…It is reprehensible on the part of any teacher to speak to classes of students in criticism of the administration of the University as it concerns his relation to the University…His own friends have followed a course in his defense which closes the door of usefulness to him in this institution.

After leaving SMU, Workman joined the faculties of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1926-1928) and Vanderbilt University (1928-1931) as a specialist in the Old Testament and the Hebrew language. He also published numerous articles and poems. Rev. Workman served as pastor of the Pulaski Heights, Dermott, Junction City, Bearden, Gurdon, and England Methodist churches in Arkansas. He retired in 1956 due to illness.

Mims Thornburgh Workman died at the Halls Ferry Memorial Home on December 1, 1973.

Sources:

"Rev. M. T. Workman, Ex-pastor at LR, Dies." Arkansas Gazette. December 2, 1973.

"Rev. M. T. Workman, Former LR pastor." Arkansas Democrat. December 2, 1973.

Vernon, Walter N. Becoming One People. Bossier City, Louisiana: Everette Publishing Co., 1987.

Vernon, Walter N. Methodism in Arkansas, 1816-1976. Little Rock: Joint Committee for the History of Arkansas Methodism, 1976.

Vernon, Walter N. Methodism Moves Across North Texas. Dallas: Historical Society of the Methodist Church, 1967.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Mims Thornburgh Workman papers chronicle the personal and professional life of Methodist minister and educator Mims Thornburgh Workman (1895-1973). Some materials detail the controversy surrounding Workman’s dismissal from Southern Methodist University in 1925 and the support he received from students and friends. More than four hundred articles, sermons, and other addresses provide insights into Workman’s religious teachings. The Workman papers comprise correspondence, publications, poetry, prose writings, newspaper and magazine articles, and photographs.

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Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is arranged in three series:
Series 1: Correspondence, 1915-1962
Series 2: Writings, 1905-1971
Series 3: Personal Materials, 1911-1955

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Restrictions

Access to Collection:

The collection is open for research use. Patrons must sign the Acknowledgement of Legal Responsibility and Privacy Rights form before using this collection.

Publication Rights:

Permission to publish materials for which Bridwell Library owns copyright must be obtained from the Head of Special Collections of the Bridwell Library.

Copyright Statement:

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain copyright authorization.

Sensitive Materials Statement:

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications for which Bridwell Library assumes no responsibility.

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Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following terms in the Southern Methodist University Libraries' online catalog. Researchers desiring related materials may search the catalog using these terms.
Workman, Mims Thornburgh.
Southern Methodist University -- Faculty.
Perkins School of Theology -- Faculty.
Methodist Church -- Clergy -- Southern states.
Letters.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Mims Thornburgh Workman papers, Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University.

Acquisition Information

Acquired.

Bridwell Library’s original Workman holdings were acquired prior to 1994. Two additional folders of materials (SMU Archives Accessions 1993.0180 and 2006.0378) were transferred from DeGolyer Library to Bridwell Library in 2010.

Processing Information

This collection was arranged and described in 2010 by Allison Osborn.

Reprocessed, 2019, by Timothy S. G. Binkley.

The reprocessing of this collection in 2019 began with reuniting five shoe boxes of 4x6 inch note cards that had been in off-site storage with the main body of papers. These note cards were likely used during the delivery of more than four hundred sermons and lectures. Many contain extensive (perhaps full) texts. In the process of adding these materials, previous collection housing and foldering issues were addressed.

Encoded by

Lara Corazalla, 2010.

Re-encoded by Timothy S. G. Binkley, 2020.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Correspondence, 1915-1962
8 folders

The first series consists of letters, telegrams, and cards created between 1915 and 1962. Many of the letters concern Workman’s published articles and reflect his ideas and beliefs. The correspondence also reveals Workman’s relationships with his friends and colleagues.
Box Folder
731A 01 Outgoing correspondence, 1915-1954
02 Incoming correspondence, 1926-1962
03 James Allen Chapman, 1933-1962
04 Nelson E. Larat, 1953-1955
05 Religious Controversy at SMU, 1923-1925
06 Russell Lord, 1949-1954
07 Walter N. Vernon, 1949-1954
08 Letters of support, 1941, 1948

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Writings, circa 1905-1971
363 folders

The second and largest series comprises prose writings, poetry, sermons, and other speeches written by Workman between 1905 and 1971. A few folders contain topical research notes used in preparing his writings. These items offer insights into his teachings, ministry, and creative life. The series begins with two publications by Workman: his 1971 book of poetry, Forever Burning and other Poems, and a 1925 booklet titled Principle or Expediency? The latter concerns his dismissal from SMU.
Box Folder
731A 09 Forever Burning and other Poems, 1971
10 Principle or Expediency? 1925
11-14 M. T. Workman’s poetry, 1934-1965
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731B 01-02 M. T. Workman’s poetry, undated, circa 1905-1963
03-04 M. T. Workman’s prose, 1925-1963
05 M. T. Workman’s prose, undated, circa 1905-1963
06 Sermons, speeches, and prayers, 1924-1941
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732A 01-05 Sermons, speeches, and prayers, 1941-1953
06 Sermons, speeches, and prayers, undated, circa 1905-1963
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732B 01 Full text sermons, speeches, and prayers, undated, 1905-1963
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733A 01 Our Church College (John 8:32), 1940 April 14
02 The Forgiving Goodness of God (Acts 13:38-39), 1943 April 4
03 The Solitudes of Jesus (John 6:15), 1937 December 5
04 What Night Makes Known of God, 1937 October 3
05 Giving and the Knowledge of God, 1939 December 3
06 All or Nothing (Psalm 119:113)
07 The Christian Use of Personal Influence (John 1:35-42), 1944 March 12
08 The Evening Meditation and Prayer, 1960 September 23
09 The Yes-Man Who Said No and the No-Man Who Said Yes, 1938 January 30
10 Our Life A Trust from God (1 Corinthians 6:19-20, Acts 17:28, Romans 12:1), 1940 February 4
11 Usefulness (Matthew 25:14-30, Luke 13:6-9), Matthew 5:13-16), 1933 August 13
12 The Words of Eternal Life (John 6:66-68), 1939 March 12
13 The Cross in the Present Crisis (Luke 23:33-34), 1939 March 26
14 The Institution and the Intuition (Mark 7:6), 1938 April 3
15 Christ’s Teaching Concerning Forgiveness (Luke 6:27), 1933 October 8
16 The Meaning of the Cross (1 Corinthians 2:2), 1933 September 17
17 The Grandeur of Jesus (Hebrews 2:9), 1942 September 27
18 Atonement in the Bible (2 Corinthians 5:19), Romans 5:10), 1937 March 14
19 The Stormers, 1939 December 13
20 Christ Not a Law-Giver (John 1:17), 1939 August 6
21 Faith versus Common Sense (1 Corinthians 1:20), 1935, 1938
22 The Purpose That Cannot Be Defeated (Isaiah 14:24-27), 1943 January 10
23 Our Tempted Christ, the Field of Tempted Men (Hebrews 4:14-16), 1943 March 14
24 Foes of the Fairest: Why Did They Hate Him? 1938 April 3
25 Why the Cross? (Peter in Acts 5:30), 1943 April 4
26 The Great Physician, 1943 March 28
27 The Prophet of Galilee (Mark 1), 1943 March 21
28 The Resurrection of Personality, 1949 April 13
29 Pilate’s Choice (John 18:38; 19:16), 1934 September 9
30 Our Tempted Christ, the Friend of Tempted Men (Hebrews 4:14-16), 1938 March 13
31 The Country Post-Preacher Who Took the Town by Storm, 1938 March 20
32 Conflicts of the Last Week
33 The Test of Sonship, 1937 March 21
34 Himself A Homeless Man, 1937 March 14
35 Resurrection (John 11:25), 1937 March 28
36 What Makes a Church? (Galatians 2:20), 1940 November 10
37 The Birth of Nature in the Mind of Man, 1933 July 20
38 Sermon on Psalm 29
39 Jesus Said, Come, 1938 July 17
40 Sermon on Psalm 104
41 Sermon on Psalm 148
42 The Givers (Genesis 2:9a), 1937 August 15
43 The Blessing of the Dew (Hosea 14:5), 1938 July 31
44 All Things Work Together for Good (Romans 8:28-39), 1942 August 23
45 Shepard Passages in the Bible (Psalm 23, Ezekiel 34:11-16, Isaiah 40:11, John 10:1-10, Luke 15)
46 Practical Religion: The Book of James, 1934 April 4
47 A Witnessing Church: Thessalonians (1 Thessalonians 1:7-8), 1940 January 7
48 Two Ways to Take Calamity (Isaiah 4:10-14), 1938 September 18
49 The Gospel of the Deed (Mathew 7:24-27), 1933, 1938, 1940
50 God’s Reversals (Mathew 20:16), 1942 July 5
51 Facing Crises with Christ (Luke 22:31-32), 1942 October 11
52 Our Invisible Environment, 1939 March 5
53 The Gospel for a Time of Chaos (2 Kings 6:24-7:20), 1935 June 2
54 What Prayer Can Do (Philippians 4), 1938 May 15
55 Religion as Relationship, 1930 June 27
56 God’s World and His Word (Psalm 19)
57 Soul Erosion (Isaiah 51:3, Isaiah 35)
58 The Need for Christianity in an Age of Science (John 6:68), 1933 January 14
59 Christ and the Family (Eph. 3:14-15), 1934 September 2
60 A Faith for a World Task (2 Corinthians 3:5), 1934 February 11
61 A Kingdom That Cannot Be Shaken, 1934 July 25
62 Studies in the Religions of Mankind
63 The Duty of Constructive Doubt (Psalm 6:3, Isaiah 6:11), 1938 January 23
64 What Is Wisdom? (1 Kings 11:9-13), 1934 August 26
65 A Six-Foot Failure (1 Samuel 8, 2 Samuel 1)
66 The City of God, 1934 August 15
67 What is the Measure of my Friendship? (Luke 23:34), 1933 April 13
68 Now Shall We Pray? (Luke 11:2), 1933 October 29
69 Is the Church Failing? (Mathew 5:13, Luke 13:6), 1938 May 15
70 Why I’m Glad I’m in Gurdon (Psalm 16:6), 1931 December 13
71 Wealth: Its Nature, Its Abuse and Its Right Use, 1935 June 23
72 America, Examine Thyself (Mathew 16:26, Luke 19:41-44), 1940 May 26
73 The Galilean Boy (Luke 2:39-52), 1937 February 21
74 The Killers: A Study in the Hideousness of the Militarist Mind, 1938 February 20
75 The Chasm, 1938 January 23
76 The Boy of Galilee (Luke 2:39-52), 1940 March 17
77 Grapes or Giants? (Numbers 13:1, 14:24), 1934 September 19
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733B 01 Loving God with our Whole Being (Deuteronomy 6:4-9), 1938 September 25
02 Miracles (Mathew 12:38, Acts 17:28, John 14:12), 1934 August 12
03 Christ and the Great Hunger (John 10:10), 1943 December 5
04 The Redeemer (Matthew 1:21), 1934 June 3
05 The Secret of Spiritual Achievement (John 15:5, Philemon 4:13)
06 Parable of the Sower, the Seed and the Soil (Mark 4:1-20)
07 The School of Jesus (Mathew 11:25-29), 1942 September 13
08 The Simplicity of Jesus, 1937 November 28
09 The Program of Jesus, 1937 January 10
10 Jesus’ Method: Friendship (John 13:1), 1937 January 24
11 Christianity is High Mindedness (Philippians 4:8), 1934 May 27
12 The Absoluteness of Christ’s Demands (Luke 9:57-62), 1943 September 19
13 The Unused Force (1 Samuel 12:23), 1940 February 25
14 How Do We Know God? (Acts 17:22-28), 1936 October 11
15 Conscience is not Enough, or, is there an Absolute Moral Criterion? (2 Corinthians 6:16), 1933 January 22
16 Changing Ideas and Changeless Realities (Exodus 3:1-14), 1933 January 15
17 The Christian Conscience (1 Corinthians 8:13), 1934 June 10
18 Tests of a Sound Society (Malachi 1:6, 3:7), 1934 July 29
19 The Highest Kind of Goodness (2 Corinthians 3:18), 1934 September 30
20 We Walk by Faith and Not by Sight (2 Corinthians 5:7)
21 A Faith for a Time Like This (2 Corinthians 4), 1940 May 19
22 Steady, There! (A Sermon for People Who Suffer), 1937 October 10
23 Robert E. Lee: A Gentleman (Psalm 15:4), 1935 January 13
24 The Passing of a Pioneer (Philemon 2:9), 1934 July 8
25 The Ideal and the Real, 1935 July 7
26 We Will Not Kill (Exodus 20:13), 1939 November 12
27 Agree to Disagree, But… 1937 October 3
28 The Missionary Mind (Galatians 3:28), 1934 February 4
29 The Pride of Jesus (John 2:24, Mark 6:11, Philemon 3:2, Mark 15:4-5), 1937 November 14
30 Why? 1939 December 10
31 The Achievements of Jesus, 1950 December 17
32 What is Education? Teacher’s Need of Faith
33 Eyes of the Innocent, 1937 July 25
34 The Anger of Jesus, 1937 November 7
35 The Master Healer: How Did He Do It? (Mark 2:1-12), 1938 March 27
36 A Message for the Love That seems Ruined (Jeremiah 18:1-6)
37 Psalms: The Hymnbook of Humankind (Psalm 150:6), 1944 March 19
38 On Being Honest with Ourselves (Luke 10:25-29), 1943 November 21
39 Grow in the Grace and Knowledge of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, 1938 October 9
40 Here I’ll Raise My Ebenezer (1 Samuel 7:12), 1938 January 1
41 Hope Deferred and Faith Persistent (Habakkuk 2:3), 1934 July 22
42 The Just Shall Live by Faith (Romans 1:16-17), 1942 August 9
43 The Divine “Yes” (2 Corinthians 1:19), 1943 June 6
44 The Christian’s Joy (Philemon 4:4), 1943 January 31
45 God’s Quest for Man (Ezekiel 34:11-31), 1938 October 2
46 Personality Fulfilled in Fellowship (John 1:7), 1937 May 16
47 The Heart of the Golden Rule (Matthew 7:12), 1933 October 15
48 Three Who Go Nameless: Indecision (Luke 9:57-62)
49 Humility and Pride (Luke 18:9-14), 1943 January 31
50 A Spiritual Program for a Personal Crisis, 1933 March 5
51 Belief in Other People (John 1:9), 1932 May 22
52 Two Rich Men (Luke 12:16-21, 19:1-10), 1934 September 5
53 The Law of Selfhood (Matthew 16:24-25), 1938 April 10
54 The Illumination of Fatherhood by the Light of Christ’s Ideal, 1933 June 18
55 Sonship (Matthew 5:43-48, 18:14), 1937 November 8
56 The Kingdom: Fifth Lecture, Teaching of Jesus Course, 1937 November 15
57 The Entrance: Requirements of the Kingdom, 1937 November 22
58 The Teaching of Jesus: The Father, 1937 November 37
59 The Teaching of Jesus, 1937 December 5
60 The Apocalyptic Question: Seventh Lecture in the Teaching of Jesus course, 1937 December 13
61 God and His World (Genesis 1-2), 1935 May 5
62 What May We Learn from the Earliest Parts of the Poetry of the Old Testament? 1932 September 18
63 A Message for the Life That Seems Ruined (Jeremiah 18:1-6), 1934 September 2
64 What is the Connection Between Group Work and Religious Purpose, 1938 February 25
65 Christianity and the State (Philemon 3:20, Acts 5:29), 1933 October 1
66 The Church and Society, 1934 January 23
67 The Church and Its World Task (Acts 13:1-3), 1934 January 31
68 The Church (Matthew 16:18), 1933 November 5
69 Sermon on Hymn 479, 1944 January 30
70 Fathers and Sons / Some Ways Whereby a Too Familiar Tragedy May be Averted, 1940 September 22
71 Isaiah’s Vision and Call (Revelation 1:10-18), 1932 June 26
72 Social Work as Influencing the Ministry
73 Address to Rising YMCA Cabinet, 1928 May 20
74 Human Hungers (Psalm 42:1), 1933 February 12
75 Address on St. Paul, 1950 April 23
76 Three Universal Yearnings, 1933 July 30
77 The Resources of Jesus, 1937 January 17
78 The Price of Insight (Psalm 46:10), 1933 April 9
79 When Fact Meets Faith (John 9:39), 1934 August 5
80 Simplicity (Mathew 5:37), 1934 June 20
81 Salvation by Pre-Occupation: The Positive Meaning of the Christian Morality (Luke 11:24-26), 1938 March 6
82 The Road to Oneself is a Roundabout Road (Prodigal Son), 1937 April 11
83 Institutions and Intuitions (2 Timothy 3:5), 1933 April 2
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734A 01 Secure in the Midst of Insecurity, 1933 April 21
02 What Is There in Religion (Psalm 23), 1933 June 25
03 What Does the Intelligent Modern Woman Want? (Luke 1:26-56, Luke 2:1-20), 1931 December 20
04 Sunday Evening? (Hymns 59 and 423), 1932 January 10
05 What Is Education? 1929 March 27
06 Where Are the Issues of Religion Decided, 1930 May 18
07 Jesus and Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1-10), 1934 March 14
08 Homes Where He Was at Home (Mark 10:28-30), 1937 March 7
09 What Is Devotion to Christ? (John 21:15-17), 1933 June 4
10 The Boy Who Understood God (Luke 2:41-52), 1935 March 17
11 City Life and Social Mindedness, 1930 February 25
12 Has the Hebrew Dream Come True? (Isiah 11:9), 1931 December 20
13 Special Service for Boy Scouts, 1932 February 7
14 Are You a Free Person? 1932 January 21
15 Counselling the Adolescent, 1932 February 3
16 The Minister as a Man of Culture and Information, 1932 April 4
17 Social Gospel (Matthew 25:40, Luke 4:18), 1932 March 13
18 Christian Education sermon (Ephesians 6:6-18), 1932 June 5
19 The Bible in Religious Education, 1932 June 17
20 How May We Recognize the Spirit of Christ? (John 14-17), 1934 March 21
21 Constructive Repentance (Luke 3:1-17), 1932 October 2
22 Does Christianity Offer Any Guidance in Political Life? 1932 August 21
23 Christian Giving (2 Corinthians 9:7), 1932 September 11
24 Christ Our Pattern of Faith (Hebrews 12:2), 1943 November 28
25 For Whom and For What Am I Responsible? (Ezekiel 33:1-11, John 1:35-43, John 17:19), 1933 March 19
26 Elijah’s Despair (1 Kings 19), 1934 June 13
27 The Christian’s Rest (Matthew 11:28-30), 1934 July 11
28 Gethsemane (Mark 14:32-42), 1944 March 26
29 Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, 1940 January 24
30 What the Gold Star is Saying, 1928 November 11
31 Loyalty to Self, 1929 April 21
32 The Christ of St. Luke’s Gospel (Luke 2:40), 1943 June 27
33 The Adventure of Intercession (1 Samuel 12:23)
34 For Sincere Neutrality, Mr. President (Isaiah 8:5-15, 31:1-3), 1937 September 19
35 When? (Habakkuk 2:3), 1939 December 17
36 Fathers and Children (John 17:10), 1943 June 20
37 Effective Discipleship, 1937 November 7
38 The Tragedy of Jesus, 1937 January 31
39 The Highest Kind of Power (Romans 1:16), 1943 August 1
40 Christ The Pattern of Patriotism (Luke 19:41-42), 1935 June 30
41 China and Japan, 1938 January 12
42 The Birth and Meaning of Christian Missions (Acts 1:6-8), 1943 October 24
43 Christ the Bread of Life (John 6), 1933 December 3
44 A Cry for Help (Acts 16:9), 1944 February 27
45 The Fruits of Christian Education (The Change Family) (Matthew 7:16), 1944 January 9
46 Patience (James 1:4), 1944 January 23
47 A Call to Action: The Bishops’ Crusade (Isiah 9:6-7), 1944 January 30
48 For an Open Door to the Refugee (Ruth 4:13,17), 1939 June 18
49 Calvary and Its Consequences 1938 April 10
50 David (1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings 1-2), 1939 December 3
51 Samuel, 1939 November 19
52 Gideon, 1939 October 22
53 The Cornerstone of Christian Education (Psalm 8:4-5), 1940 January 14
54 Leadership, 1934 September 5
55 How to Keep America Out of War, 1939 December 28
56 The Day of Dedication (Romans 12:1-2), 1944 March 5
57 The Leadership of God in American History (Exodus 13:21-22), 1943 July 4
58 The Victory of Jesus, 1937 February 7
59 An Old Testament Beatitude (Psalm 1), 1934 January 21
60 The Way of No Regrets (Proverbs 9:1-11), 1934 April 25
61 The Christian Attitude Toward Non-Christian Cultures (Mark 8:8-12), 1934 February 7 1934 February 7
62 Impulsion of a Great Experience (Acts 3:6)
63 Jesus’ Announcement of the Nature and Scope of His Ministry (Luke 4:16-21), 1934 December 23
64 God’s Faith in Us (Luke 6:12-16), 1934 May 30
65 What the Teacher Means to the Community, 1932 September 29
66 The Early Narratives of Israel, 1932 September 25
67 Christian Progress, 1934 June 6
68 The Need of National Repentance in the Light of the Present National Distress(Lamentations 3:40), 1932 October 2
69 Elijah (Elijah 19:1-12), 1943 May 30
70 The Best Father in the Bible, (Luke 15:11-32)
71 Everywhere God (Acts 17:22-28), 1938 July 10
72 Consecrating Our Contacts, 1935 April 5
73 The Place of the Child in a Christian Society, 1935 March 31
74 Work and Worry (1 Peter 5:7), 1935 August 1
75 The Marks of a Christian (Romans 12), 1933 December 6
76 Jesus the Messiah (Matthew 16:13-19, John 1:1-18)
77 Lengthen Thy Cords and Strengthen Thy Stakes (Isaiah 54:2), 1943 January 24
78 Faith: The Force by Which We Live, 1950 April 18
79 Not Leaders, But Saints and Servants (Mark 10:35-45), 1939 October 1
80 Faith and the Church’s Task (Matthew 17:20), 1939 August 27
81 Discipleship and Apostleship (Mark 3:14-15), 1939 October 22
82 The Children’s Christ (John 12:12-13), 1944 April 2
83 The New Nero (Romans 12:21), 1940 July 7
84 God and Our Money (Malachi 3:7-12), 1940 February 18
85 The Grapes of Wrath, 1939 December 21
86 Psalms the Savior Loved, 1937 June 23
87 A Mission for America, 1939 September 10
88 What Can Unify America? 1944 January 16
89 Christ the Bread of Life (John 6), 1944 March 19
90 The Vision and the Victory, 1943 May 16
91 The Christian Criterion (John 4:1), 1933 August 20
92 Does Christ Require Perfection? (2 Corinthians 1:24), 1933 December 17
93 The Children’s Christ (John 12:12-13), 1939 April 2
94 The Best Is Yet to Be (1 Peter 1:3), 1938 April 17
95 Our Easter Faith (1 Corinthians 2:9), 1940 March 24
96 Where Growth Begins (John 4:15), 1940 April 7
97 Seven Young Ministers (Joel 2:28), 1935 June 16
98 The Second-Place Man – Andrew (John 1:40-42), 1943 January 17
99 Christian Heroism (Hebrews 11:32-12:2), 1934 June 24
100 David Livingstone (2 Corinthians 5:14), 1943 August 1
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734B 01 The Heart of the Golden Rule (Matthew 7:12), 1938 March 13
02 Prayer in War-Time (Psalm 91:11), 1943 August 8
03 Christ and Human Inertia (John 6:10, John 5:8), 1939 May 21
04 Twilight Faith: Nicodemus (John 3:1-12), 1942 June 14
05 Faith: The Force by Which We Live, 1950 April 18
06 The Light of a Good Deed (Luke 10:25-37), 1940 June 2
07 Atonement Today (Matthew 16:24), 1937 March 21
08 The Challenge of Pentecost (Acts 2:39), 1940 May 5
09 The Week of Dedication: Its Meaning and Purpose (Acts 16:9, Matthew 25:40), 1943 February 28
10 Living Epistles (2 Corinthians 3:2), 1934 February 18
11 Running to Win (Hebrews 12:1-2), 1942 October 18
12 The Ruling Loyalty (Matthew 10:34-38), 1938 July 3
13 The Joy of Jesus (John 15:11), 1941 December 7
14 Some of my classes are pledged to sororities, 1928 November 25
15 Christ Our Aerial, 1932 January 11
16 The Master’s Joy
17 The Deed and the Creed (John 7:17), 1943 November 14
18 18 The Two Narratives of Samuel’s Relation to Monarchy
19 A Way to Union of the Churches (Romans 12:5), 1940 July
20 The Seed and the Soil (Mark 4:1-20), 1942 June 7
21 The Dignity of Service (John 13:1-17), 1938 September 4
22 Christ and the Hungers of Mankind (John 21:15-17), 1934 February 11
23 Who Is My Neighbor? (Luke 10:25-37)
24 Biblical Theology, 1928 October 20
25 Housekeeping and Home-Making (Luke 10:38-42), 1935 April 7
26 Christ’s Program for Human Happiness, 1935 August 8
27 Christ and the Children, 1934 November 25
28 On Being Prepared (Matthew 25:1-13), 1935 September 11
29 Strange Happiness, 1936 June 17
30 What Has Christianity to Teach Concerning Recreation? (Zechariah 8:3-8), Matthew 11:16-19), > 1932 August 28
31 The Weightier Matters (Mathew 23:23), 1925
32 The Emphasis of Christ Upon Service and Human Relationships (Matthew 12:7), 1934 February 25
33 Wise as Serpents, Harmless as Doves (Matthew 10:16-39), 1939 October 29
34 God’s Family (Mark 1:15), 1937 February 28
35 The Sacrament of Eating (Psalm 145:15), 1938
36 Amos (Amos 5:23), 1943 June 6
37 Levitical Taboos: illustrations, 1928 October 27
38 God and the Problem of Suffering, 1944 February 6
39 The Higher Meaning of Human Suffering, 1944 February 6
40 The Higher Baptism (Acts 19:1-7), 1938 June 5
41 Design for Christian Living, 1942 December 27
42 The Thought of God (Psalm 90:1, 16-17), 1939 October 8
43 Lo! (Matthew 18:3), 1936 April 26
44 The Message of the Book of Daniel (Daniel 11:32, Daniel 7:14), 1943 June 20
45 Constructive Discount (Psalm 6:3, Isaiah 6:11), 1939 August 20
46 The Secret of the Lord (Psalm 25:14), 1942 July 26
47 Each by His Own Name (Isaiah 43:1), 1943 July 18
48 An End to Poverty (Deuteronomy 15:4), 1939 November 19
49 The Vine and the Branches (John 15:1-11), 1934 March 4
50 Why Is America? (Genesis 12:1-3), 1942 July 5
51 What May We Learn from Our Mistakes? 1933 January 1
52 The Divine Commonwealth (Ephesians 2:13-22), 1944 February 13
53 A Region of Blood (1 Corinthians 10:16), 1938 August 7
54 The First Communion (Mark 14:16-31)
55 A Generation of Prophets (Numbers 11:24-30), 1933 September 10
56 The Spacious Life (Romans 8:21), 1934 August 8
57 Somebody In 1941 (Joshua 1:9), 1941 December 29
58 Sharing Christ’s Victory (Colossians 3:1-17), 1934 July 18
59 The Boy Jesus In the Temple (Luke 2:41-52), 1932 May 1
60 Sowing and Reaping (John 4:31-38), 1935 September 18
61 Are Our Gospels a Dependable Record of the Life and Teachings of Jesus? 1932 September 25
62 The Authority of Christ (Acts 10:38), 1934 January 21
63 The Duty of Constructive Doubt, 1932 November 27
64 Sermon on John 3:16
65 What is There Absolute in Jesus? 1929 February 26
66 The Spiritual Supremacy of Jesus: The Book of Hebrews (Hebrews 1:1-2), 1933 September
67 Notes on John Wesley’s Aldersgate Experience, 1937
68 Notes on Temperance, 1933
69 Notes on Trouble and Courage, circa 1935
70 Notes on the American Red Cross St. Louis Chapter, 1937
71 Notes on Sin, circa 1935
72 Notes on Psalm 115, circa 1935
73 Notes on Pharisaic Religion, 1933
74 Ward-Belmont High School graduation address, 1930 June 3
75 Notes on Missouri in early years, circa 1935
76 Notes on Young Preachers’ Purposes and Problems, 1935 June 12
77 Notes: Was Jesus a Revolutionary? circa 1935
78 Notes on Christ at the Well of Samaria (John 4), circa 1935
79 Notes from a visit to St. Luke’s Hospital, 1937 February 13
80 Notes: Can Jesus Be Debunked? circa 1935
81 Notes: What is the Difference, circa 1935
82 Notes on Psalm 23, 1937 July
83 Notes on Biblical Criticism, circa 1935
84 The Law of Selfhood, YMCA State Student Conference Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 1930 February 8
85 A Witnessing Church: Thessalonians (1 Thessalonians 1:7-8), circa 1935
86 Springs of Jesus’ Inner Life, circa 1935

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Series 3: Personal Materials, 1911-1955
17 folders

The third and final series contains seventeen folders of documents, ephemera, and photographs relating to Workman’s studies, activities, and interest in poetry.
Box Folder
732B 02 Flyers and pamphlets, 1953-1954
03 Newspaper articles, 1911-1953
04 Greek New Testament with hand annotations by M. T. Workman, 1920-1922
05 SMU student coursework, 1920-1922
06 SMU ephemera, 1925
Box Folder
735A 01 Methodist Student Federation of Texas, 1925
02 YMCA of North Carolina, 1926 September
03 James Allen Chapman notes on a class taught by M. T. Workman, 1920s
04 School of Religion at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1927-1928
05 Franc Lewis McCluer, 1947
06 Poetry collected by M. T. Workman, 1932-1954
07 Lu Workman poetry, 1932-1954
08 Church bulletins, 1935-1955
09 “Wings Over Jordan” program, 1941 April 10
10 Malta Bend High School commencement program, 1952 May
11 Photographs, 1920s-1948
Box Folder
Flat File Drawer 1 The Searchlight, newsletter of First Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Texas, with a headline article discussing Dr. John A. Rice of the SMU School of Theology and the teaching of Higher Criticism), 1925 Graduating Class of SMU news clipping, 1921 May 121925

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