Guide to the Martha Lee Dickson Papers

Record Group 105

Date Span ca. 1900-2010

Extent:
2.5 cubic feet

Biographical Sketch:  Martha Lee Dickson, though currently living in Pace, Florida, was a long-time resident of Gordon, Houston County, Alabama.  In 1999 she self-published a history entitled, Gordon, Alabama:  Pioneer Riverboat Town; Southern Terminus of Alabama's Chattahoochee River Trace.  In 2007 she began a second major project, photographing and gathering information on wooden churches in Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi (bounded irregularly from Tampa through Birmingham to Jackson).  A portion of her research results are (in 2010) in negotiations for publication tentatively entitled, Wooden Churches of the Deep South.

Scope / Content:
  Documents Ms. Dickson's research interests in Gordon, Alabama, and wooden churches in Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi (bounded by an irregular arc from Tampa through Birmingham to Jackson).  Contains research notes, photocopies of primary sources, audiotapes, photo negatives, digital photos, and photo prints.

Organization
            Organized into 2 series:  1. Gordon Research.  2.  Wooden Churches Research.

Provenance
            Dickson donated her Gordon materials to Dothan Landmarks Foundation, Inc., which sent them to the Wiregrass Archives in 2004.  Ms. Dickson delivered her Wooden Churches material in person to the Wiregrass Archives on April 15, 2010

Preferred Citation
            Martha Dickson Papers, RG 105, Wiregrass Archives, Troy University Dothan Campus, Dothan, AL.

Access/User Limits?
            Open per gift agreement

INVENTORY


Series 1:  Gordon Research Materials

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Kingry, C.B.

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Leslie, Miss Dora

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McLendon Family

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Mickels, Frank - Gordon's 1st Black Mayor [incl. photos & audio tape]

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Presley, Renee (Adams)     [incl. photos]

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[Pynes], Daniel

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Roundtree Family     [incl. photos]

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Smith, Walter Lee     [audio tape only]

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Tuttle, Edward  --  house/home   [incl. photos]

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Wood, William   [incl. photos]

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Cemetery  --  Gordon, AL

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Churches

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Correspondence

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Maps

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Newspaper Articles

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Photographs & Copies of Photographs  --  Misc.

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Railroad

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Research  --  Misc.

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Schools

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Steamboats

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Liddon, Francis Bartow

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O/S item#1 - W.G. Roundtree, Jr. - Family Portrait - 11"x16" Sepia

Series 2:  Wooden Churches Research Materials

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Early Wooden Churches of the Deep South   Alabama - 1  [Contents, A-C]

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Early Wooden Churches of the Deep South   Alabama - 2  [C-J]

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Early Wooden Churches of the Deep South   Alabama - 3  [L-R]

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Early Wooden Churches of the Deep South   Alabama - 4  [R-W]

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Early Wooden Churches of the Deep South   Mississippi

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Early Wooden Churches of the Deep South   Florida - 1  [Contents, A-L]

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Early Wooden Churches of the Deep South   Florida - 2  [L-W]

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Architecture References

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[Research on Churches - location & history]

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[Georgia, Florida, & Mississippi Maps (2005-06) - 2008-09 trip: Wooden Churches Search]

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[Pine Flat Methodist Church - 4x6 photo, hand fan, & note card]

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Southern Living, Aug, 2009 - "The Story of the Lost Schoolhouses" & correspond. w/ Larry Smith

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Calendar - Two Hundred Years of Methodism in Alabama Territory   [2008]

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History of Churches of the Pine Barren Baptist Association   1825-2001

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[Book]   History of the Sampey Memorial Baptist Church - Ramer, Alabama  1857-1992 / Leroy R. Priest. D. D.

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The Clear Spring UMC Cookbook #2, ca. 1994

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Valley Head UMC  [AL]

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Early Wooden Churches - Alabama Searches, 2007 - 2009  1/2

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Early Wooden Churches - Alabama Searches, 2007 - 2009  2/2

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Early Wooden Churches - Alabama, 2008 - 2009, Additional Info

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Early Wooden Churches - Alabama - West Side Search

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Early Wooden Churches - Alabama - No [Church] Info Available

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Florida Churches, 2008-2009  1/2

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Florida Churches, 2008-2009  2/2

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Early Wooden Churches - Mississippi, 2008-2009

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Misc - Other Churches - Texas

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Misc - Other Churches - North Carolina

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Misc - Other Churches - Georgia

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Misc - Other Churches - Georgia Assn.

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Alabama Churches - October 2007 - Atmore and Evergreen, AL  -  10 color photos,
4"x 6", negatives included

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Alabama Churches - November 2007 - 20 color photos, 4"x 6", negatives included

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Alabama Churches - South - February 2008 - 12 color photos, 4"x 6", negatives included, CD unlabeled

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Alabama Churches - South - March 2008 - 35 color photos, 4"x 6"

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Alabama - Florida Churches - Mar/Apr 2008 - 15 color photos, 4"x 6", negatives included

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Alabama Churches - April 2008 - Clark & Marengo Counties / One from Baldwin Co. - 18 color photos, 4"x 6", negatives included

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Alabama Churches - May 2008 - Sumter, Clark, Wilcox, Greene, Dallas, Marengo, and Monroe Counties - 30 color photos, 4"x 6", {CD included}

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Alabama Churches - West Side - May 2008 - Sumter, Clark, Wilcox, Greene, Dallas, Marengo, and Monroe Counties - 38 color photos, 4"x 6", {CD included}

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Alabama Churches - May 17, 2008 - 8 color photos, 4"x 6", {CD included}

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Alabama Churches - June 2008 - Atmore, AL and Fruitdale, Al - 6 color photos, 4"x 6"

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Alabama Churches - Dec. 17, 2008 - 6 color photos, 4"x 6"

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Alabama Churches - Sept 20-22, 2009 - East Side - 60 color photos,
4"x 6"

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Alabama Churches - October 24, 2008 - Coosa & Elmore Counties - 12 color photos,
4"x 6"

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Alabama Churches - January 19-21, 2009 - Part #1 Counties: Butler, Wilcox, Dallas, Elmore, Montgomery, Coosa, Lowndes, Chilton - 26 color photos 4"x 6"

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Alabama Churches - January 19-21, 2009 - Part #2 Counties: Butler, Wilcox, Dallas, Elmore, Montgomery, Coosa, Lowndes, Chilton - 39 color photos 4"x 6"

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Alabama Churches - February 16-17, 2009 - 64 color photos, 4"x 6"

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Alabama Churches - CD - February 16-17, 2009 - CD #1 - 3 contact sheets - CD #2 - 2 contact sheets

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 Alabama Churches - April 29 - May 1, 2009 - Part #2 - 40 color photos, 4"x 6"

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 Alabama Churches - April 29 - May 1, 2009 - Part #1 - 39 color photos, 4"x 6" & 1 color photocopy 4"x 5" - Apostolic United Pentecostal Church West Blockton, AL

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Alabama Churches - June 9, 2009 - Wetumpka, Alexander City, Millerville, Fruithurst - 7 color photos, 4"x 6"

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Alabama Churches - July 7-9, 2009 - 35 color photos, 4"x 6"

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Alabama Churches - Oct 13-14, 2009 - 22 color photos 4"x 6" & 1 color photo,
4"x 5 1/4"

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Alabama Churches - CD - Wooden churches of Alabama

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Alabama Churches - CD - Disc created by 3-27-2010 by Martha Dickson - includes Florida Churches by accident

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Alabama - Florida Churches - Nov 2007 - Dec 2008 - 35 color photos,
4"x 6", negatives included

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Alabama - Florida Churches - March 2008 - Clarke Co., Al; Baldwin Co., AL; Pace, FL - 23 color photos, 4"x 6"

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Alabama - Florida Churches - CD - Mar/Apr 2008

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Alabama - Florida Churches - April 2008 - 11 color photos, 4"x 6"

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Alabama - Florida Churches - CD - Feb/Mar 2008

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Alabama - Georgia - North Carolina - June 2008 - photos taken by Max [Dickson] - 27 color photos, 4"x 6"

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Alabama  Georgia Churches - June 2008 - photos taken by Max [Dickson] - 10 color photos, 4"x 7" - 29 color photos, 4"x 6"

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Alabama - Georgia - North Carolina Churches - June 2008 - photos taken by Max [Dickson] - 9 color photos, 4"x 7" - 12 color photos, 4"x 6"

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Florida Churches - Nov. 2007 - 17 color photos, 4"x 6", negatives included

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Florida Churches - January2008 - 17 color photos, 4"x 6", negative included

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Florida Churches - January 2008 - HWY 90 East Cities - 15 color photos, 4"x 6", negatives included

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Florida Churches - April 2008 - Pt. Washington, Wewahitchka, Apalachicola, Key West, etc. - 39 color photos, 4"x 6"

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Florida Churches - CD -  April 2008 - Pt. Washington, Wewahitchka, Apalachicola, Key West, etc. - 1 CD

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Florida Churches - Sept 23-25, 2008 - 41 color photos, 4"x 6"

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Florida Churches - Nov 16-18, 2008 - 49 color photos, 4"x 6"

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Florida Churches - February 2009 - 1 church - St. George Episcopal Church Fort George Island, FL 32226 - 21 color photos, 4"x 6", negative included

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Florida Churches - March 5, 2010 - Escambia County - 1 color photo,
4"x 6"

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Florida Churches - CD - disc created 3-27-2010 by Martha Dickson

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Florida - Unique Churches - Stucco or Masonry - 2008 - 5 color photos, 4"x 6"

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Mississippi Churches - 3-21-2009 - [Communities of] Ocean Springs, Gulfport, Pass Christian, Bay St. Louis, Kiln, & Poplarville - 37 color photos, 4"x 6"

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Mississippi Churches - May 27, 2009 - Greene County & Perry County - 8 color photos
4"x 6"

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Mississippi Churches - October 25, 2009 - 37 color photos, 4"x 6"

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Mississippi Churches - Nov 4-5, 2009 - [includes 4 Alabama Churches from beginning of trip (2 repeats)] - 45 color photos, 4"x 6"

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Mississippi Churches - CD - disc created 3-27-2010 by Martha Dickson

 

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