|Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary|
At a Glance
Arranged in 7 series: 1. Correspondence, 1910-1936; 2. Correspondence: Delta, Providence Co-Operative Farms (DCF), 1936-1970; 3. Correspondence, 1942-1945; 4. Correspondence, 1946-1969; 5. Publications and miscellaneous, 1930-1994; 6. Sermons and notebooks, 1928-1992; 7. Outsize items, 1928-1951.
Scope and content
The collection consists of correspondence, photographs, sermons and publications covering much of the adult life of Sam Franklin, including extensive correspondence with and by his wife, Dorothy Franklin.
Using the Collection
Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary
Restrictions on Access
Collection unrestricted to readers.
Item description, UTS1: Sam and Dorothy Franklin Papers, series #, box #, folder #, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University in the City of New York.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
The career of Sam Horace Franklin, Jr., included stints as: missionary for the Presbyterian Church in Japan; director and pastor of Delta and Providence Cooperative Farms (in Mississippi); chaplain in the US Naval Reserve; acting secretary for the Board of Foreign Missions, Presbyterian Church of the USA; and, Professor of Social Ethics at Tokyo Union Theological Seminary. Dorothy Franklin, Sam's wife, did mission work for the Presbyterian Church in Japan and taught English and served as Dean of Women at Tokyo Union Theological Seminary.