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dc.contributorGardner, Robert G.
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-15T18:41:04Z
dc.date.available2020-05-15T18:41:04Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10898/12377
dc.descriptionThe Robert G. Gardner collection contains class materials, correspondence, drafts of publications, lecture notes, photographs, research, sermons, speeches, and various personal papers. The bulk of these materials are grouped and arranged by year in Series 2. Series 1 contains biographical and bibliographic material prepared by Gardner himself, including a list of his major publications and speeches and a detailed autobiography written in 1990. Series 3 contains lecture notes, slides, tests, and syllabi from courses Gardner taught at Shorter College and elsewhere, arranged by course. Correspondence is arranged alphabetically in Series 4.
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dc.subjectBaptists--Georgia
dc.subjectBaptists--Georgia--History
dc.subjectBaptist universities and colleges--Georgia
dc.titleRobert G. Gardner Collection (1937-2013)
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dc.locationMercer University Jack Tarver Library, Special Collections Department, Macon, Georgia
dc.description.biographicalRobert Granville Gardner was a Georgia Baptist archivist, historian, minister, and professor. He was born on April 26, 1924, in Lima, Ohio, to Ernest Granville and Gertrude Roberts Gardner and spent his childhood in Ohio, Michigan, and Oregon. After service in the United States Air Force (1943-46), he earned the Bachelor of Arts degree in Christianity at Mercer University in 1949, the Bachelor of Divinity degree from Duke University in 1952, and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in church history from Duke in 1957. He was ordained to the gospel ministry in 1947 and served as pastor of four churches in Georgia and North Carolina. He married Sara Anne Fargason, a Tift College alumna, in 1947, and together they were the parents of Susan and David. He taught for 37 years (1957-1994) in the Religion Department of Shorter College in Rome, Georgia, before retiring to Macon and working as Senior Researcher in Baptist History in Mercer University Library Archives from 1995 to 2012. He also taught as visiting professor at Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary (1967) and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (1976, 1983). He was the author of six books on Baptist history as well as numerous pamphlets, articles, book chapters, and reviews. He was instrumental in the Georgia Baptist Historical Society and the Baptist History and Heritage Society, and he received numerous awards for his work in Baptist history.
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