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Ralph L. Williamson collection

 Collection — Box: 1-2
Identifier: 0000-0000-0000-0128

Scope and contents

The Ralph L. Williamson collection spans the years 1950-1965. Materials include correspondence to and from Ralph L. Williamson; records, recorded minutes and program proposals from "The Fellowship of Professors of Town and Country Church Work." Personal memos and various printed materials focusing on the building, management and funding of rural churches; newspapers, journals, magazines, brochures and newsletters.


  • Creation: 1950-1968


Rights Statement

All materials in this collection are either protected by copyright or are the property of the Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center, Inc., and/or the copyright holder as appropriate. For more information, please contact

Biographical note

Ralph L. Williamson was a clergyman, church administrator and educator. Williamson was a native to Iowa, where he attended Iowa State College, and received his Ph.D from Drew University. He would later go on to work for such institutions as: Boston University School of Theology, Cornell University, and Columbia University. For twenty-five years Williamson resided in Tompkins County, New York, where he served as director of Town and Country Department of New York State Council of Churches and served as the first director of an interdenominational Laiger Parish; as well as the founder and director of the Rural Church Institute and Rural Church Fellowship. Williamson went on to teach at Dakota Wesleyan Unversity. There he was director of Town and Country work for the South Dakota Conference of the Methodist Church. In 1957, Williamson went on to join the faculty at Gammon Theological Seminary, were he was appointed as the admimisrative assistant to the seminary's president, Harry Richardson. Williamson was a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Rural Sociology Society and Kewanis.


1 Linear feet

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This collection is arranged in alaphebtical order.

Ralph L. Williamson collection, 1950-1968
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Repository Details

Part of the Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center, Inc. Repository


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