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Wylheme H. Ragland Collection of Funeral Bulletins

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3763

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.

Dates

  • 1930s-2016

Creator

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.

Extent

5.2 Linear Feet (funeral bulletins)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Funeral and memorial service worship bulletins primarily featuring African Americans from northern Alabama area.

Provenance

gift of Dr. Wylheme H. Ragland, 2014; additional gift of James L. Nicholas, Jr., 2016; additional gift Frederick Kennedy, 2019

General

To provide faster access to our materials, this finding aid was published without formal and final review. Email us at archives@ua.edu if you find mistakes or have suggestions to make this finding aid more useful for your research.

Processed by

Martha Bace, 2014; updated by Martha Bace, 2016; updated by Martha Bace, Aaron Phillips, and Claire Sweeney, 2019

Source

Creator

Title
Guide to the Wylheme H. Ragland Collection of Funeral Bulletins
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
March 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500