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Arthur S. Moody Papers

An inventory of his papers at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Moody, Arthur S.
Title: Arthur S. Moody Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1903-1961
Quantity: 9 [?] linear ft.
Abstract: Papers of the Methodist Episcopal clergyman; correspondence and church reports
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Arthur S. Moody was an American Methodist Episcopal clergyman. He attended Syracuse University, graduating in 1909, and served at Methodist Episcopal churches in several New York State towns and villages.

1903-1909 Student, Syracuse University
1909-1911 Pastor, Methodist Episcopal Church, Parish, New York
1911-1916 Pastor, Methodist Episcopal Church, West Winfield, New York
1916-1919 Pastor, Methodist Episcopal Church, Mohawk, New York
1919 Assistant Superintendent of Adult Work, Methodist Episcopal Church Board of Education, St. Louis, Missouri
1920 Assistant Superintendent of Adult Work, Methodist Episcopal Church Board of Education, New York
1921-1923 Pastor, Methodist Episcopal Church, Lowville, New York
1925-1927 Pastor, Erwin Methodist Episcopal Church, Syracuse, New York
1927-1933 D.S., Geneva (New York) District
1933-1936 Pastor, Centenary Methodist Episcopal Church, Syracuse, New York
1936-1944 Pastor, Methodist Episcopal Church, Homer, New York
1944-1946 Pastor, Methodist Episcopal Churches, Trumansburg and Jacksonville, New York
1946-1954 Pastor, Methodist Episcopal Church, Jacksonville, New York
1954-1959 Pastor, McLean United Church [location?]

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Arthur S. Moody Papers consist primarily of correspondence, and relate entirely to Moody's pastorships and other activities with the Methodist Episcopal Church. New York churches represented include those of Plainville, West Winfield, Homer, Lowville, Syracuse, and Geneva; there is also some correspondence with Syracuse University from Moody's student days. The Geneva district correspondence includes church reports covering the years 1927-1933, and there are also copies of Moody's "Country Parson" column written for American Agriculturalist.

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Arrangement of the Collection

Material is arranged chronologically but sorted by organization, so there is some overlap of time period in the various topics (for example, Syracuse University covers 1903-1909 while the next subject, Plainville Parish, covers 1905-1906).

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Access Restrictions

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings


Moody, Arthur S.

Corporate Bodies

Methodist Episcopal Church. Board of Education.


Church records and registers -- New York (State)
Methodist Episcopal Church -- Clergy.
Methodist Episcopal Church -- New York (State)
Methodists -- New York (State)

Genres and Forms

Annual reports.



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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Arthur S. Moody Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Finding Aid Information

Created by: MRC
Date: circa 1975
Revision history: 9 Oct 2008 - converted to EAD (MRC)

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Box 1 Syracuse University 1903-1909
Box 1 Plainville Parish 1905-1906
Box 1 Paris, New York 1909-1911
Box 1 West Winfield, New York 1911-1916
Box 2 Mohawk 1916-1919
Box 3 Methodist Episcopal Church Board of Education, St. Louis 1919
Box 3 Methodist Episcopal Church Board of Education, New York 1920
Lowville Methodist Episcopal Church
Box 3 1921-1923
Box 3 1923-1925
Box 5 Erwin Methodist Episcopal Church 1925-1927
Geneva District
Box 5 1928-1929
Box 6 1929
Box 7 1930
Box 8 1931-1932
Box 9 1932-1933
Geneva District, individual churches annual reports 1927-1933
Box 10 Aloquin to Fint
Box 11 Geneva to Middlesex
Box 12 Newark to Sheldrake
Box 13 Sodus to Wolcott
Box 14 Syracuse Centenary Methodist Episcopal Church 1933-1936
Box 14 Homer Methodist Episcopal Church 1936-1944
Box 14 Jacksonville Methodist Episcopal Church 1944-1947
Box 14 "Country Parson" in American Agriculturalist 1959-1961
Box 14 Miscellaneous

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