Wylheme H. Ragland Collection of Funeral Bulletins
Scope and Contents
This is a large collection of funeral and memorial service worship bulletins, primarily featuring Afican Americans from northern Alabama. Covering over one hundred years and hundreds of services, the collection is arranged in chronological order according to the date of the funeral or memorial service and then alphabetically.
- Nicholas, James L., Jr. (Collector, Person)
Biographical / Historical
Wylheme Harold Ragland, son of Howard Ragland and Viola Pearson, was born on December 19, 1946, in Anniston, Alabama. He was graduated from: Jacksonville State University, 1972 (BA); Emory University, 1975 (MDiv); and Vanderbilt University, 1978 (DMin). He has pastored congregations at Central Grove United Methodist Church in Huntsville, Alabama, and King's Memorial United Methodist Church in Decatur, Alabama.
5.2 Linear Feet (funeral bulletins)
Language of Materials
Funeral and memorial service worship bulletins primarily featuring African Americans from northern Alabama area.
gift of Dr. Wylheme H. Ragland, 2014; additional gift of James L. Nicholas, Jr., 2016; additional gift Frederick Kennedy, 2019
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Martha Bace, 2014; updated by Martha Bace, 2016; updated by Martha Bace, Aaron Phillips, and Claire Sweeney, 2019
- Guide to the Wylheme H. Ragland Collection of Funeral Bulletins
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- March 2014
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