Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Wednesday's Wonderful Collection - Randolph M. Smith papers, MS.000340

Randolph McDonald Smith was born December 3, 1922, at Jacinto, Dallas County, Arkansas. He was educated in public schools at Jacinto, Sparkman, and Princeton, all in Dallas County, and obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Ouachita Baptist College, and a Master of Arts from George Peabody College for Teachers in Nashville, Tennessee. Smith became a Baptist minister in 1939, and held pastorates, taught school, and engaged in various business enterprises. He raised money to purchase the land for Central Baptist College in Conway and was first dean. Smith married Bonnie Jo Brandon of Center Point, Howard County, Arkansas, on August 15, 1953. They had three children: Marion, Linda (Krutza), Mollie (Morgan), and Robyn. Randolph Smith died in Mountain Home, Arkansas, on December 8, 2000, and was buried in Kirby's Tucker Memorial Cemetery in Gassville, Arkansas.

This collection contains letters, cards, business papers, church bulletins, sermons, obituaries, and educational and employment records dating from 1939-2000.

  • 1. Ables, Gary T., 1995 (Box 1)
  • 2. Anniversary, ministerial fiftieth, 1989
  • 3. Anniversary, twenty-fifth wedding, 1978
  • 4. Arkansas Baptists Committed, 1999
  • 5. Arkansas State University, Mountain Home, 1998
  • 6. Baptist Education Committee, 1951-1952
  • 7. Biography, Randolph M. Smith, undated
  • 8. Business ventures, miscellaneous, 1971-1998
  • 9. Business ventures, rabbits, 1984
  • 10. Business ventures, vending machines, 1971-1973
  • 11. Camden, Board of Directors agenda, 1981
  • 12. Camden Library, 1992
  • 13. Certificates, miscellaneous, 1886, 1929-1990
  • 14. Charities, Salvation Army, 1977-1987
  • 15. Charities, Traveler's Aid, 1976-1981
  • 16. Charities, Traveler's Aid, 1982
  • 17. Charities, Traveler's Aid, 1983-1987
  • 18. Check and transaction registers, 1996-1999
  • 19. Churches, Arkana, Norfork, Arkansas, 1996-1997
  • Churches, Arkana, Norfork, Arkansas, bulletins
    • 20. 1995
    • 21. 1996
    • 22. 1997
    • 23. 1998
    • 24. 1999
    • 25. 2000
  • 26. Churches, Fairview Road, Camden, Arkansas, 1973-1990
  • 27. Churches, Fairview Road, Camden, Arkansas, undated
  • Churches, Fairview Road, Camden, Arkansas, bulletins
    • 28. 1979-1981
    • 29. 1982
    • 30. 1983
    • 31. 1984
    • 32. 1985
    • 33. 1986
    • 34. 1987
    • 35. 1988
    • 36. 1989
    • 37. 1990-1991
  • 38. Churches, Fairview Road Sunday School report, 1977-1990
  • 39. Churches, First Baptist, Mountain Home, Arkansas, 1999-2000 (Box 2)
  • 40. Churches, Hopewell, Mountain Home, Arkansas, undated
  • 41. Churches, Keo Baptist Church, Keo, Arkansas
  • 42. Churches, Mount Union, El Dorado, Arkansas, 1990-1991
  • 43. Churches, Remount, North Little Rock, Arkansas, 1998
  • 44. Churches, Rich Pond, Bowling Green, Kentucky, 1989, 1999
  • 45. Churches, Trinity, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1966
  • 46. Conway, Arkansas, Central Baptist College, 1952-1954
  • 47. Death and funeral, Randolph M. Smith, 2000
  • 48. Death and funeral, Randolph M. Smith, 2000
  • 49. Diplomas, 1939, 1946-1947
  • 50. Educational and employment records, 1966 and 1971
  • 51. England, Arkansas, school, 1958
  • 52. Family history, undated
  • 53. Funerals, 1969, 1981-2000
  • 54. Furniture correspondence, 1993 and undated
  • 55. Garrett, Oliver Coleman, estate, 1988
  • 56. Jeffus, Richard Allen, 1984-1987
  • 57. Jones, Elijah B., undated
  • 58. Jones, Rosie Jane, 1986 May 29
  • 59. Legal papers, Randolph M. and Bonnie Jo Smith, 1949-1959
  • 60. Legal papers, Randolph M. and Bonnie Jo Smith, 1960-1989
  • 61. Legal papers, Randolph M. and Bonnie Jo Smith, 1990-1999
  • 62. Letters, Randolph M. Smith, 1995-2000
  • 63. Letters and cards, Krutza, Linda Smith, 1983-2000
  • 64. Letters and cards, miscellaneous, Randolph M. and Bonnie Jo Smith, 1984-2000
  • 65. Letters and cards, Morgan, Mollie Smith, 1968, 1981 and 1999 (Box 3)
  • 66. Letters and cards, relatives of Bonnie Jo Brandon Smith, 1985-2000, undated:
  • 67. Letters and cards, relatives of Randolph M. Smith, 1973, 1981-2000 and undated
  • 68. Letters and cards, Smith, Marion R., 1986-2000
  • 69. Letters and cards, Smith, Robyn, 1986-2000
  • 70. Mentoring program, 1999
  • 71. Morgan, Roger L., 1985-1999
  • 72. Newspaper articles, Randolph M. Smith, 1980
  • 73. Ouachita Baptist University, 1979-1990
  • 74. Ouachita Baptist University, Gold Tiger Club, 1996
  • 75. Photographs (photocopies)
  • 76. Poetry and drama, 1964-1994 and undated
  • 77. Political items, 1954, 1966-2000
  • 78. Princeton High School, Dallas County, Arkansas, 1975, 1986, 1993, and undated
  • 79. Property, rental, ledger and loose materials, 1965-1968, 1986-1999
  • 80. Radio ministry, undated
  • 81. Roach, Connetta Smith, Estate, 1998
  • 82. "RSV," [Revised Standard Version] controversy, 1953
  • 83. Smth, Cora Myrtle (Box 4)
  • 84. Smith, Cora Myrtle
  • 85. Smith, John L.
  • 86. Smith, Marion R.
  • 87. Smith, Ray M. and Essie J.
  • 88. Smith, Ray M. and Essie J.
  • 89. Smith, Ray M. and Essie J.
  • 90. Southern Arkansas University
  • 91. Wallet cards, small items
  • 92. Weddings
  • 93. Williams Baptist College
  • 94. Scrapbook, 1962-1965 (Box 4)
  • Sermons and notes (Box 5)
    • 95. Notebook, 1972 May 8
    • 96. "The Cross and the Crown," volume 2
    • 97. Acts
    • 98. Acts
    • 99. Acts
    • 100. Acts
    • 101. Amos
    • 102. I Chronicles and II Chronicles
    • 103. Colossians
    • 104. I Corinthians
    • 105. I Corinthians
    • 106. II Corinthians
    • 107. II Corinthians
    • 108. Daniel
    • 109. Deuteronomy
    • 110. Ecclesiastes
    • 111. Ephesians
    • 112. Ephesians
    • 113. Esther and Exodus
    • 114. Ezekiel
    • 115. Ezra
    • 116. Galatians
    • 117. Genesis
    • 118. Genesis
    • 119. Habakkuk and Haggai
    • 120. Hebrews
    • 121. Hebrews
    • 122. Hosea
    • 123. Isaiah
    • 124. Isaiah
    • 125. James
    • 126. Jeremiah
    • 127. Job
    • 128. Joel
    • 129. John
    • 130. John
    • 131. John
    • 132. I John, II John and III John
    • 133. Jonah (Box 6)
    • 134. Joshua
    • 135. Jude
    • 136. Judges
    • 137. I Kings and II Kings
    • 138. Lamentations
    • 139. Leviticus
    • 140. Luke
    • 141. Luke
    • 142. Luke
    • 143. Malachi
    • 144. Mark
    • 145. Mark
    • 146. Matthew
    • 147. Matthew
    • 148. Matthew
    • 149. Matthew
    • 150. Micah
    • 151. Nahum
    • 152. Nehemiah
    • 153. Numbers
    • 154. Obadiah
    • 155. I Peter
    • 156. II Peter
    • 157. Philemon
    • 158. Philippians
    • 159. Proverbs
    • 160. Psalm
    • 161. Psalm
    • 162. Romans
    • 163. Romans
    • 164. Revelation
    • 165. Ruth
    • 166. I Samuel
    • 167. II Samuel
    • 168. Song of Soloman
    • 169. I Thessalonians
    • 170. II Thessalonians
    • 171. I Timothy
    • 172. II Timothy
    • 173. Titus
    • 174. Zechariah
    • 175. Zephaniah
    • 176. Church Covenant
    • 177. Miscellaneous Sermons and notes: undated (Box 7)
  • Miscellaneous (Box 8)
    • 178. Sermons "The Preachers Goldmine," 1976-1977, 1989
    • 179. Church bulletins
    • 180. Church newsletters
    • 181. Members, unknown church
    • 182. Newspaper clippings
    • 183. Notes
    • 184. Church publications
    • 185. Publications
    • 186. Receipts, stamps, blank cards
    • 187. Immanuel Baptist Church calendar, Camden, Arkansas, 1972
    • 188. Plaque, Ouachita Baptist University, acknowledges Randolph and Bonnie Smith as member of the President's Associates, 1998

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