Finding aid created by: [Summit record]
Date: Jun 1978
|6 Jul 2007||converted to EAD (MRC)|
Overview of the Collection
|Creator:||Dodge, Ralph E. (Ralph Edward), 1907-2008.|
|Title:||Ralph E. Dodge Papers|
|Quantity:||14.5 linear ft.|
|Abstract:||Papers of the American Methodist bishop and missionary to Zimbabwe. Collection includes correspondence (1937-1992); photographs; a scrapbook; and manuscript and published articles, books, essays, and sermons.|
|Repository:||Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
Ralph Edward Dodge was born in 1907 in Iowa. After high school he attended Taylor University where he received a B.A. He later received M.A. and S.T.B. degrees from Boston University. Dodge spent most of his life as a missionary for the Methodist Church and was elected Bishop within their Africa Central Conference. Revered Dodge was considered a controversial figure while working in Rhodesia and was once deported by the Rhodesian government.
The Ralph E. Dodge Papers consist of biographical material, correspondence, financial, miscellaneous, photographs, published material and writings. The financial series contains correspondence pertaining to donations for mission work as well as copies of invoices. Writings includes copies of two books by Dodge, The Pagan Church and The Unpopular Missionary, and typescripts of several books.
General correspondence is arranged chronologically, followed by correspondence from specific individuals or on particular topics, arranged alphabetically. Published material and Writings are arranged alphabetically by type.
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Dodge, Ralph E. (Ralph Edward), 1907-2008.
Christianity and politics.
Liberation theology -- Zimbabwe.
Methodist Church -- Africa.
Methodist Church -- Clergy.
Methodist Church -- Missions.
Missionaries -- Africa.
Missionaries -- United States.
Missionaries -- Zimbabwe.
Missions -- Zimbabwe.
Genres and Forms
Manuscripts for publication.
Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
Ralph E. Dodge Papers
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
Gift of Bishop Dodge, 1968-1986.
|Box 1||1937, 1938, 1945, 1950, 1953, 1954, 1957-1963|
|Box 1||1964-1965 (13 folders)|
|Box 2||1965-1968 (13 folders)|
|Box 3||1968-1971 (2 folders)|
|Box 3||Africa 1956-1960, 1964-1971 (7 folders)|
|Box 3||Europe and Asia 1958-1971|
|Box 3||Cliff and Lo|
|Box 3||Ed and Nancy (2 folders)|
|Box 4||Lois and John Stewart|
|Box 4||Mother Dodge|
|Box 4||Peggy (3 folders)|
|Box 4||Ralph (3 folders)|
|Box 4||To all|
|Box 4||Fleming H. Revell Co.|
|Box 4, 5||Friends -- USA (5 folders)|
|Box 5||Methodist Bishops|
|Box 5||Methodist Board of Missions 1956-1971 (8 folders)|
|Box 5||Mindolo Ecumenical Foundation and Africa Literature Center, Kitwe, Zimbabwe 1968-1971 (2 folders)|
|Box 6||Miscellaneous agencies (mainly church-related) 1964-1971|
|Box 6||Missionary family letters 1963-1964|
|Box 6||Official 1964-1971|
|Box 6||Scrapbooks and postcards (blank)|
|Oversize 1||Scrapbook (oversize)|
|Box 6||Books (2 folders)|
|Box 6||Newspaper clippings|
|Box 6||Articles (3 folders)|
|Box 7||Books - The Unpopular Missionary, reviews and correspondence (8 folders)|
|Oversize 1||Book (oversize)|
|Box 7||Brasil lectures|
|Box 7||Essays (4 folders)|
|Box 7||Sermons and speeches (2 folders)|