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Lonzo Steelwell Green Papers - MS 535

Introduction | Biographical Sketch | Scope and Content | Series Description | Inventory

Introduction

The papers of Lonzo S. Green were donated and transferred to the Center for Archival Collections in August 1988 through the cooperation of Rosemary and Neil Merckens.

No restrictions exist on the research use of this collection and duplication is permitted for research purposes. The collection was arranged by intern John Campbell and the finding aid was prepared by Marilyn Levinson, Curator of Manuscripts in July 2004.

Biographical Sketch

Lonzo Steelwell Green was a minister serving Methodist congregations in a variety of Ohio towns, such as Wellington, Newcomerstown, Minerva, and Galena, Ohio. Born in 1894, he was married to Mabel Rena Green. In addition to his pastoral duties, he was also the author of a compiled history, "Tales of the Buckeye Hills", published in 1963. He died on July 16, 1976 at the age of 81.

Scope and Content

The range of activities and interests displayed in the materials in this collection include the typical duties of a minister in the first half of the 20th century, with notices of weddings and funerals at which Lonzo Green officiated. Also hinted at in the papers is Green's interest in local religious history, particularly in a series of inquiry letters sent to various Ottawa County, Ohio churches as he was doing research for a proposed monograph on religious developments in Ottawa County in the 19th century. Other research notes seem to be related to background material to be used for sermons or Bible study classes, and reviews written for book clubs in which he participated. Also in the area of local interests, Green was the author of a compiled history, "Tales of the Buckeye Hills", published in 1963, although there is no material in this collection directly related to that book.

Series Description

CORRESPONDENCE

CORRESPONDENCE
1920-1952 (scattered), n.d.
Correspondence to and from Green, including reference to participation in annual "xmas bird census" two years, also form letters and notecards. Most of an ephemeral nature

LITERARY PRODUCTIONS

OTTAWA COUNTY CHURCHES
1971
Materials assembled as part of a research project by Green to write about Ottawa County church history. Includes inquiry letters and some responses from pastors of churches in Port Clinton, Oak Harbor, Clay Center, and Marblehead. Also some drafts and research notes, probably done by Green.

RELIGIOUS RESEARCH NOTES
1935-1958 (scattered), n.d.
Various notes and reviews on religious topics, some book reviews, and material that may have been assembled for sermons or Bible study groups

BOOK REVIEWS
1936, 1939, 1950, n.d.
Reviews of religious-themed books, presented to a variety of book clubs in Elyria, Wellington, and Littlefield, Ohio by Lonzo Green

SCRAPBOOKS and SCRAPBOOK MATERIALS

SCRAPBOOKS
NEWS CLIPPINGS - OBITUARIES
1940-1958 (scattered), n.d.
News clippings from various unidentified newspapers noting deaths and funerals at which Green officiated

NEWS CLIPPINGS - WEDDINGS
1937-1951 (scattered), n.d.
News clippings from various unidentified newspapers noting weddings at which Green officiated

NEWS CLIPPINGS - MISCELLANEOUS
1937-1952 (scattered), n.d.
Notices of funerals and weddings without any mention of Green participating

PRINTED MATERIAL

DEDICATION PROGRAMS & MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES
1934-1958 (scattered), n.d.
Programs of services conducted for a variety of dedications, installations, unveilings, ground-breaking, and cornerstone laying events carried out by Lonzo Green

ARTICLES
1941
Series of articles appearing in the Bellevue Gazette, written by Green and other ministers, with the theme "Why Go To Church"

FIRST METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH PROGRAM
Sept. 26, 1937
Order of morning worship program for Wellington, Ohio church at which Lonzo Green was Pastor

Inventory

Box 1

Folder
  1. Correspondence, 1920-1952, n.d.
  2. Ottawa County Churches research file, 1971
  3. Religious research notes, 1935-1958, n.d.
  4. Book reviews, 1936, 1939, 1950, n.d.
  5. Clippings - Obituaries, 1940-1958, n.d.
  6. Clippings - Weddings, 1937-1951, n.d.
  7. Clippings - Miscellaneous, 1937-1952, n.d.
  8. Dedication programs, 1934-1958, n.d.
  9. Articles "Why go to Church", 1941
  10. First Methodist Episcopal Church program, 1937

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