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Collection TitleCL 150 Rev. Donald Roe CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByKristen Goble
Date Completed:September 2015
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Leslie Roe in 2009.
Terms:Big Flats (N.Y); Erin (N.Y.); Sullivanville (N.Y.); Churches, Methodist; Missions, Latin America
Historical:Rev. Donald Roe was born in 1925 in Elmira, New York.  He was a graduate of Horseheads High School and continued his education at Elmira College, Mansfield University, and Colgate School of Divinity.  He was a pastor for the United Methodist Conference of Churches.  His relevant local appointments included Newtown Creek Methodist Church, Big Flats Methodist Church, and Erin and Sullivanville Methodist Church.  He held other appointments throughout New York State and was a member on many different committees throughout his career.  Rev. Roe was heavily involved in the community and expressed his views and concerns often in letters to the editors of local newspapers.  He passed away in March of 2009.

The Rev. Donald Roe Collection consists of folders and notebooks containing materials regarding his career in the church as well as personal documents.  The records pertaining to his career include  letters, church bulletins, directories, meeting minutes, audio recordings, and other administrative records.  The personal records include letters, calendars, notes, magazine and newspaper clippings, and photographs.

Extent6 Linear Feet
Date Span1934-1997
AbstractThis collection contains personal and work materials relevant to Reverend Donald Roe and the churches he was affiliated with including church bulletins, newsletters, administrative records, personal letters, letters to the Editor, audio recordings, etc.  Also included in the collection are records belonging to Charles Whipple including diaries, photographs, and other personal records.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Newsletter - Newsletter for State Council Reporter; January 1962.NewsletterC0903
Program - Program for Sullivanville Methodist Church Fourth Quarterly Conference; May 1, 1963.ProgramC0904
Newsletter - Newsletter from The Roe Family; 1965.NewsletterC0905
Newsletter - Newsletter from United Methodist Information regarding the "Black Manifesto"; June 1969.NewsletterC0906
Program - Program for National Bible Telecourse "Bible Seminar: The Relevance of the Bible in the Modern World" at First United Methodist Church in Corning, New York; 1969.ProgramC0907
Newsletter - Newsletter from the Metropolitan Inter-Church Agency; October 1969.NewsletterC0908
Newsletter - Newsletter including various articles from various Methodist Church organizations; December 1969.NewsletterC0909
Directory - Directory for Red Creek United Methodist Church; 1970.DirectoryC0910
Annual Report - Annual Report for The First Presbyterian Church, Big Flats, New York; 1970.Annual ReportC0911
Miscellaneous - This folder contains miscellaneous personal records of Rev. Donald Roe including invoices, letters, and notes; 1971-1989.MiscellaneousC1001
Miscellaneous - This folder contains miscellaneous personal records from Rev. Donald Roe including letters and newspaper clippings; 1990-1993.MiscellaneousC1101
Miscellaneous - This folder contains miscellaneous records including playbills, medical records, and letters; undated.MiscellaneousC1201
Letters - Letters written to and from Rev. Donald Roe; 1971-1993.LettersC1301
Newspaper Clippings - Newspaper clippings referring to Doug Roe, son of Rev. Donald Roe; 1969-1978.Newspaper CLippingsC1401
Magazines - Magazines referring to Doug Roe, son of Rev. Donald Roe; 1969-1978.MagazinesC1402
Newspaper Clippings - Newspaper clippings regarding Charles James and the Addison School District; 1969-1970.Newspaper ClippingsC1501
Letters - Letters written to and from Rev. Donald Roe regarding Charles James and the Addison School District.LettersC1502
Newspaper Clippings - Newspaper clippings regarding Charles James and the Addison School District; 1971-1972.Newspaper ClippingsC1601
Newspaper Clippings - Newspaper clippings regarding Charles James and the Addison School District; 1973-1976.Newspaper ClippingsC1701
Photographs - This folder contains photographs from Charles Whipple.PhotographsC1801
Tickets - This folder contains airplane tickets; 1960-1970.TicketsC1901
Brochure - Brochure for Half Moon Homes.BrochureC1902
Book - Good News to Make You Happy, published by Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc.; 1976.BookC1903
Luggage Tag - Luggage tag for Charles Whipple.Luggage TagC1904
Miscellaneous - This folder contains miscellaneous materials including a cassette tape, song book, and programs.MiscellaneousC2001
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