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|Size||3 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 2000 items)|
|Abstract||Correspondence, sermons, lectures, lessons for Bible classes, notebooks, military records, drafts and offprints of articles, subject and research files, and photographs comprise the collection of Robert G. Bratcher, a white Southern Baptist minister and translator of the New Testament for the 1966 edition titled Good News for Modern Man. Correspondence is largely professional in nature and pertains to Bratcher's biblical scholarship and his affiliation with organizations including the American Bible Society from which he resigned in 1981 following a controversy with Christian fundamentalists. Military records reflect Bratcher's service in the United States Navy Reserve in the 1940s and 1950s. The collection also includes newspaper clippings, financial items, printed materials, and files on the New Testament edition titled Today's English Version. Of interest are materials related to the country of Brazil where Bratcher was born in 1920 to missionary parents from Kentucky. Materials include an original 1937 diary documenting a trip into Brazil's interior, a typed edition of his father Lewis Bratcher's 1925 journals from "An Exploratory Visit to the Interior of Brazil," and photographs of students and faculty at the Colegio Batista Brasileiro in Campos, Brazil during the 1920s. Acquired as part of the Southern Historical Collection.|
|Creator||Bratcher, Robert G.|
This summary description was created in October 2017 to provide information about unprocessed materials in Wilson Special Collections Library.
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