PITTS THEOLOGY LIBRARY
ARCHIVES AND MANUSCRIPTS DEPT.

GREEN, FRED PRATT (1903 - )
Papers, ca. 1928-1988.

MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION 166


EXTENT: 5 cubic ft. (10 legal-size archives boxes)

ACCESS: Unrestricted

REPRODUCTION: Due to preservation concerns, the scrapbooks may not be photocopied.

COPYRIGHT: Copyright restrictions apply.  Information is available from the repository.

CITATION: Fred Pratt Green Papers, MSS 166, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.


Biographical Note

Fred Pratt Green was born in Roby, near Liverpool, England, on September 2, 1903.  He was ordained as a Methodist minister in 1928 and served circuits in the north and south of England until 1969.  During his career as a minister he wrote numerous plays and hymns.  It was not until he retired, however, that he began writing prolifically.  Green wrote over 300 hymns and Christian songs as well as commissioned texts for special occasions.  One of the most important Methodist hymnists since Charles Wesley, he is credited as a leader of the "hymnic explosion" in England.  The writer was made a Fellow in the Hymn Society of America and was honored with an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters from Emory University in 1982.  His publications include 26 Hymns, The Hymns and Ballads of Fred Pratt Green, and Later Hymns and Ballads and Fifty Poems.  Fred Pratt Green died in his sleep on October 22, 2000.

[Source: Young, Carlton R.  Companion to The United Methodist Hymnal.  Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1993.]


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of 51 scrapbooks maintained by Fred Pratt Green from approximately 1971 until he ceased writing hymns in 1988.  Green compiled an index to his scrapbooks that includes an index to the first line of each hymn, references to pieces in Hymns and Ballads by Fred Pratt Green, color-coded references to published works and translations, and information on how a hymn was used.  The scrapbooks contain drafts of hymns, photographs, correspondence, bulletins and programs from services that used his hymns, announcements, newspaper and journal clippings, and handwritten notations by Green describing when a hymn was written and reprinted and why and for whom the piece was written.


CONTAINER LISTING

BOX #         DESCRIPTION                                                                                                             DATES

 1           Funeral bulletin                                                                             2001 June
 1           Index to hymns in scrapbooks
 1           Scrapbook 1                                                                                ca. 1928-1969
 1           Scrapbook 2                                                                                1970
 1           Scrapbook 3 (26 Hymns)                                                             1969-1971 July
 1           Scrapbook 4                                                                                 1971 Oct - 1972 Apr

 2           Scrapbook 5                                                                                 1972 May - Sept
 2           Scrapbook 6                                                                                 1972 Oct - 1973 Jan
 2           Scrapbook 7                                                                                 1973 Feb - Nov
 2           Scrapbook 8                                                                                 1973 Nov - 1974 June
 2           Scrapbook 9                                                                                 1974 May - 1975 Mar

 3           Scrapbook 10                                                                                1974 Dec - 1975 May
 3           Scrapbook 11                                                                                1975 May - Dec
 3           Scrapbook 12                                                                                1976 Jan - Sept
 3           Scrapbook 13                                                                                1976 Sept - 1977 Mar
 3           Scrapbook 14                                                                                1977 Mar - Oct

 4           Scrapbook 15                                                                                1977 Oct - 1978 Mar
 4           Scrapbook 16                                                                                1978 Mar - July
 4           Scrapbook 17                                                                                1978 Aug - Oct
 4           Scrapbook 18                                                                                1978 Oct - Dec
 4           Scrapbook 19                                                                                1979 Jan - July

 5           Scrapbook 20                                                                                1979 Aug - Dec
 5           Scrapbook 21                                                                                1980 Jan - April
 5           Scrapbook 22                                                                                1980 May - Oct
 5           Scrapbook 23 (All relating to New 1983 Methodist Hymn Book)   1980 Nov - 1983 Dec
 5           Scrapbook 24                                                                                1980 Nov - 1981 Mar

 6           Scrapbook 25                                                                                1981 Apr - Oct
 6           Scrapbook 26 (Hymns and Ballads of Fred Pratt Green)             1981 July
 6           Scrapbook 27                                                                                1981 Oct - 1982 Jan
 6           Scrapbook 28                                                                                1982 Jan - June
 6           Scrapbook 29                                                                                1982 July - Sept

 7           Scrapbook 30                                                                                1982 Oct - 1983 Jan
 7           Scrapbook 31                                                                                1983 Jan - April
 7           Scrapbook 32                                                                                1983 May - Aug
 7           Scrapbook 33                                                                                1983 Sept - 1984 Jan
 7           Scrapbook 34                                                                                1984 Feb - April

 8           Scrapbook 35                                                                                1984 May - Sept
 8           Scrapbook 36                                                                                1984 Oct - Dec
 8           Scrapbook 37                                                                                1985 Jan - April
 8           Scrapbook 38                                                                                1985 May - Aug
 8           Scrapbook 39                                                                                1985 Aug - Nov

 9           Scrapbook 40                                                                                1985 Dec - 1986 Jan
 9           Scrapbook 41                                                                                1986 Feb - May
 9           Scrapbook 42                                                                                1986 May - July
 9           Scrapbook 43                                                                                1986 Aug - Oct
 9           Scrapbook 44                                                                                1986 Nov - Dec
 9           Scrapbook 45                                                                                1987 Jan - Feb

10           Scrapbook 46                                                                                1987 Feb - May
10           Scrapbook 47                                                                                1987 June - Aug
10           Scrapbook 48                                                                                1987 Aug - Dec
10           Scrapbook 49                                                                                1988 Jan - Mar
10           Scrapbook 50                                                                                1988 Apr - July
10           Scrapbook 51                                                                                1988 Aug - Nov


Last Modified: 11/20/2002