11 linear ft.
The collection consists of papers of James Pickett Wesberry from 1927-1975. The papers include correspondence, clippings, sermons, speeches, and printed material. The materials document Wesberry's tenure on the State Literature Committee dealing with book censorship and obscene materials, his service on the nursing home board for Battle Hill Haven (Atlanta, Ga.), his activities as a character witness for Lester Maddox, and his service as a Baptist minister. The sermons, arranged by subject, include title, date delivered, and text. The collection also contains a typescript of a 1972 oral history interview with Wesberry in which he discusses Georgia politics as well as clippings (1962-1964) of Wesberry's column "People's Pulpit."..
James Pickett Wesberry (1906-1992), Georgia Baptist minister.
James Pickett Wesberry papers. Special Collections, Mercer University Main Library, Macon, Georgia.
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