Biographical note: Dr. Allan Russell Broome was a native of Landrum, SC and a 1935 Wofford College graduate. After earning his seminary degree at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, he joined the Upper South Carolina Conference of the Methodist Church in 1937. Most of his work in the conference was in its educational institutions. He was director of youth work for the conference, assistant superintendent of Epworth Children’s Home, executive secretary of the conference board of education, and superintendent, and later executive director, of Epworth. In 1957, he became secretary of the annual conference. In total, he was in charge at Epworth for some 23 years, and was conference secretary for 20 years. He was also president of the Methodist Conference Credit Union and on a number of conference committees. Retiring in 1977, he was called upon to serve as interim director of the Methodist Home in Orangeburg.
Organization note: Materials are arranged into folders, there is no series-level arrangement.
Access note: unrestricted
Summary note: The collection consists of correspondence of Rev. Broome as he dealt with issues surrounding Epworth Children’s Home, the Methodist Home, and other issues related to the South Carolina Annual Conference. It also includes copies of Sunday school lessons that he prepared in the summer and fall of 1950.
Citation: Cite as: Papers of Allan R. Broome, Archives, Sandor Teszler Library, Wofford College
Location: Archives, Sandor Teszler Library, Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC 29303
Administrative notes: Arranged by Phillip Mullinnix and Phillip Stone, 2008. Finding aid completed June 2010 by Phillip Stone.
1. Broome, Allan- Lion’s Award 1983
2. Broome, Allan-General Board of Education of the Methodist Church in Nashville, TN Job Offer
3. Broome, Allan-South Carolina Federation of Women’s and Girls’ Clubs, Inc.
4. Broome, Allan-Church Bulletins, School Programs, and other Assorted Media
5. Broome, Allan-News Clippings
6. Broome, Allan-Epworth Children’s Home
7. Broome, Allan-Assorted Correspondence
8. Broome, Allan-The Methodist Home
9. Broome, Allan-Board of Education and the Annual Conference
10. Broome, Allan-Sunday School Lessons- Correspondence
11. Broome, Allan-Sunday School Lesson September 24, 1950
12. Broome, Allan- Sunday School Lesson September 17, 1950
13. Broome, Allan- Sunday School Lesson September 10, 1950
14. Broome, Allan- Sunday School Lesson September 3, 1950
15. Broome, Allan- Sunday School Lesson August 27, 1950
16. Broome, Allan- Sunday School Lesson August 20, 1950
17. Broome, Allan- Sunday School Lesson August 6, 1950
18. Broome, Allan- Sunday School Lesson July 30, 1950
19. Broome, Allan- Sunday School Lesson July 23, 1950
20. Broome, Allan- Sunday School Lesson July 16, 1950
21. Broome, Allan- Sunday School Lesson July 9, 1950
22. Broome, Allan- Sunday School Lesson July 2, 1950