• Creator
  • Gordon, Buford F
  • Created Date
  • 1946
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  • A letter from the Reverend Buford F. Gordon to Miss Grace Osterhus dated April 4, 1946. Gordon served as pastor at First AME Zion Church when, in 1922, he wrote the sociological study titled "The Negro in South Bend." He was responding to South Bend Public Library staff member Osterhus' request for a short biographical statement and information about Gordon's other publications. AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL ZION CHURCHNINTH EPISCOPAL DISTRICT“Z... more
    A letter from the Reverend Buford F. Gordon to Miss Grace Osterhus dated April 4, 1946. Gordon served as pastor at First AME Zion Church when, in 1922, he wrote the sociological study titled "The Negro in South Bend." He was responding to South Bend Public Library staff member Osterhus' request for a short biographical statement and information about Gordon's other publications. AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL ZION CHURCHNINTH EPISCOPAL DISTRICT“Zion Forward” BISHOP BUFORD F. GORDON, Presiding527 Carmel Street Telephone 3-1653 Charlotte 2, N.C.April 4, 1946Miss Grace OsterhusPublic LibrarySouth Main at Wayne StreetSouth Bend, IndianaDear Mrs. Osterus:Your letter of March 6th finally came to my office April 3rd. Sorry of the delay in answering you. I appreciate your interest.The Negro in South Bend was published in 1922. The following volumes have also been published:1) Pastor and People, dealing with the Problems of Church Administration, published by Superior Printing and Litho, Co., Akron, Ohio 1930, Cloth Binding, 179 pages.2) Teaching For Abundant Living, Teaching through sharing and guiding experiences, Published by Christopher Publishing House, Boston, U.S.A. 1936, Cloth Binding, 188 pages.Brief Sketch of Author:Gordon, Buford Franklin, Bishop, A.M.E. Zion Church. Born August 24, 1893, Pulaski Tenn. A.B. Fisk University, Nashville, Tenn. 1917. Post Graduate Work, Yale University, New Haven, Conn. 1921. M.A. University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill. 1920. D.D. (honorary) Livingstone College, Salisbury, N.C. 1930. Pastor – 1920-1931, Editor of Church School Literature of A.M.E. Zion Church, 1944. At present is Bishop of the Ninth Episcopal District, comprising West Tennessee and Mississippi Conference, South Mississippi Conference, West Alabama Conference, Florida Conference and South Florida Conference.Trust that this will meet your request.Very sincerely yours,Buford F. Gordon, BishopNinth Episcopal District. less