Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Robert B. Boyd letters

Abstract

The Robert B. Boyd letters (dated 1969-1987, undated; 0.23 cubic feet; 12 folders, 5 photographs) comprises letters, newsletters, and photographs that document the religious efforts of Robert Boyd and his radio broadcast Words of Life in the United States, Africa, and the Philippines in the mid-twentieth century.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Robert B. Boyd letters
Creator
Boyd, Robert
Extent
0.23 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Letters.
Correspondence.
Religion
Missionaries
Missionaries -- Correspondence.
Clergy.
Travel.
Newsletters
Radio
Radio programs
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by subject. The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters has been processed into discrete collections based on provenance.
Finding Aid Author
Sarah Coblentz
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0782: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Robert B. Boyd letters, 1969-1987, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Robert B. Boyd (1915-1986) lived in Louisville, Kentucky. No other biographical information available.
American Letters collector Wade Hall (1934-2015) was a native of Union Springs, Alabama. Starting in 1962, he lived in Louisville, where he taught English and chaired the English and Humanities/Arts programs at Kentucky Southern College and Bellarmine University. He also taught at the University of Illinois and the University of Florida. He held degrees from Troy State University (B.S.), the University of Alabama (M.A.), and the University of Illinois (Ph.D.). He served for two years in the U.S. Army in the mid-fifties. Dr. Hall was the author of books, monographs, articles, plays, and reviews relating to Kentucky, Alabama, and Southern history and literature. His most recent books include A Visit with Harlan Hubbard; High Upon a Hill: A History of Bellarmine College; A Song in Native Pastures: Randy Atcher's Life in Country Music; and Waters of Life from Conecuh Ridge.
Scope and Content
The Robert B. Boyd letters (dated 1969-1987, undated; 0.23 cubic feet; 12 folders, 5 photographs) comprises letters, newsletters, and photographs that document the religious efforts of Robert Boyd and his radio broadcast Words of Life in the United States, Africa, and the Philippines in the mid-twentieth century. The letters are sent to Boyd from preachers, listeners, and colleagues across the globe. The letters discuss listeners appreciation for the broadcast, interesting information heard on the show, questions about topics discussed by Boyd, financial assistance for churches and missionary efforts, and invitations for Boyd to visit. Many letters also provide updates on church building efforts, numbers of converts, missionary efforts, books published by Boyd, and opinions on the evil in the world and how to combat it. The newsletters provide updates on how the broadcast is faring, locations of listeners reached, information about missionary preachers, and a list of financial supporters. The photographs show baptisms, religious ceremonies, and churches utilized by missionaries.
The Robert B. Boyd letters collection is part of the Wade Hall Collection of American Letters, which includes correspondence and diaries from all over North America covering the time period of the Civil to Korean Wars. The materials were collected by Wade Hall and document everyday men and women.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Lorenzo M. Bayocboc to Robert Boyd, 1985-1986

  • Box WH-84, folder 12
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Cyrus Gesulga to Robert Boyd, 1983-1986

  • Box WH-84, folder 13
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Helen Kirks to Robert Boyd, 1985-1986, undated

  • Box WH-84, folder 14
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Coronado V. Libertino to Robert Boyd, 1984-1986

  • Box WH-84, folder 15
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Pascual M. Sanchez to Robert Boyd, 1985-1986

  • Box WH-84, folder 16
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Carmelo A. Tobias to Robert Boyd, 1984-1986

  • Box WH-84, folder 17
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Letters to Robert Boyd, 1969-1983

  • Box WH-84, folder 18
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Letters to Robert Boyd, 1984

  • Box WH-84, folder 19
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Letters to Robert Boyd, 1985

  • Box WH-84, folder 20
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Letters to Robert Boyd, 1986

  • Box WH-84, folder 21
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Letters to Robert Boyd, 1987, undated

  • Box WH-84, folder 22
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Robert Boyd papers, 1983-1987, undated

  • Box WH-84, folder 23
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Photographs, 1984, undated

  • Box WH-68, item 1-5
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