Bishop Duncan Montgomery Gray, Jr. Collection

MUM00766

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Summary Information

Repository
University of Mississippi Libraries
Creator
Rev. Duncan M. Gray, Jr.
Title
Bishop Duncan Montgomery Gray, Jr. Collection
ID
MUM00766
Date
1954-2000
Extent
21.0 boxes
General Physical Description note
21 boxes
Language of Materials
English
Abstract
Collection consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other materials relating to the life and career of Gray, a clergyman and civil rights advocate.

Preferred Citation

Bishop Duncan Montgomery Gray, Jr. Collection (MUM00766), Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

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Biographical Note

Duncan Montgomery Gray was born in Canton, Mississippi in 1926. He attended high school in Greenwood, Mississippi before graduating in 1944 from Central High in Jackson. Upon graduation, he entered the Navy and was sent to Tulane University on the Navy-12 Program. In 1953 he graduated with a Bachelor of Divinity from the University of the South, Sewanee. In 1954 Gray was one of the few members that comprised the diocesan department of Christian Social Relations when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that segregation in public schools was unconstitutional. Gray urged the diocese to take a stand on segregation and took it upon himself to draft the radical document entitled, “The Church Considers the Supreme Court Decision” in which he used biblical references to support his argument that racial segregation was a sin. As a fourth generation Mississippian, Duncan Gray, Jr. devoted his pastoral career to the parishes and communities of Mississippi. From 1953 to 1957, Gray served as Vicar of Calvary Church, Cleveland, and priest-in-charge of Grace Church, Rosedale. His tenure as Rector of St. Peter's, Oxford, and priest-in-charge of Holy Innocents, Como lasted from 1957-1965. Gray was best known for his work as a civil rights activist, especially his efforts at the University of Mississippi in the fall of 1962 during the school's integration by James Meredith. Gray was rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Oxford at the time and encouraged his parishioners to “”uproot and cast out” the seeds of “anger and hatred, bitterness and prejudice.” During the Ole Miss riots, in which two people were killed, Gray boldly attempted to calm the crowd of rioters as he clung to the Confederate statue in the campus square, but was ultimately absorbed into the crowd.

After Oxford, Gray served as rector at St. Paul’s in Meridian until 1974 when he was elected as the Bishop of Mississippi, a position he held for nineteen years (1974-1993). As bishop during a turbulent time, Gray supported the controversial revision of the 1928 Book of Common Prayer and the ordination of women. His other diocesan commitments included roles as chairman of the Mississippi Religious Leadership Conference; president of the Standing Committee; dean of the Board of Examining Chaplains; and chairman of the departments of College Work, Christian Education, Communications, and Christian Social Relations. Bishop Gray also served the Church as chairman and member of the General Convention’s Standing Commission on Constitution and Canons and as chairman of the House of Bishops’ Committee on Canons and Committee on Rules. Additionally he held the position of vice chairman of the Board of The Archives of the Episcopal Church. From 1991 to 1997, Duncan Gray Jr. was chancellor of Sewanee: The University of the South. He was the subject of a 1997 book, And Also With You: Duncan Gray and the American Dilemma, written by the Will Campbell.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries 2017

Access Restrictions

The Bishop Duncan Montgomery Gray, Jr. Collection is open for research.

Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

Custodial History note

Gift of Bishop Duncan M. Gray Jr.

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Related Materials

Related Materials at the University of Mississippi

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Faulkner, William, 1897-1962 -- Biography
  • Meredith, James, 1933-

Subject(s)

  • Civil Rights
  • Civil rights -- Mississippi -- Oxford Race relations
  • College integration - Mississippi - Oxford
  • Race relations -- Religious aspects -- Episcopal Church

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Collection Inventory

Box 1 

1.1 Oxford-St. Peter’s material 1951-1996 

Scope and Content

Contains material on the history of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Oxford, Mississippi. Bishop Gray, Jr. served in that church in the 1960s.

1.2 Ordination of Duncan Gray, Jr. April 8, 1953 

Scope and Content

Contains material on the ordination of Duncan Gray, Jr. at Grace Episcopal Church in Canton, Mississippi.

1.3 Mississippi State Religious Emphasis Week 1956 

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence and materials related to Religious Emphasis Week in 1956.

1.4-1.5 Mississippi State Religious Emphasis Week 1956 

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence and materials related to Religious Emphasis Week in 1956.

1.6 Oxford, 1962—Talks and personal folder 1962-1963 

Scope and Content

Contains speeches, correspondence, and pamphlets related to the integration of the University of Mississippi in 1962 by James H. Meredith.

1.7-1.18 Correspondence-out of state-positive 1962-1963 

Scope and Content

Contains positive correspondence from out of state related to the integration of the University of Mississippi in 1962 by James H. Meredith and the actions of Reverend Duncan M. Gray, Jr. surrounding the integration.

1.19-1.21 Correspondence- out of state- negative 1962-1963 

Scope and Content

Contains negative correspondence from out of state related to the integration of the University of Mississippi in 1962 by James H. Meredith and the actions of Reverend Duncan M. Gray, Jr. surrounding the integration.

1.22 Correspondence- in state- negative 

Scope and Content

Contains negative correspondence from in state related to the integration of the University of Mississippi in 1962 by James H. Meredith and the actions of Reverend Duncan M. Gray, Jr. surrounding the integration.

1.23-1.26 Correspondence- in state- positive 1962-1963  

Scope and Content

Contains positive correspondence from out of state related to the integration of the University of Mississippi in 1962. Contains speeches and correspondence relating to the University of Mississippi riot of 1962 surrounding its integration.

1.27-1.28 Post Oxford riot-addresses and correspondence 1962-1963 

Scope and Content

Contains speeches and correspondence relating to the University of Mississippi riot of 1962 surrounding its integration.

1.29-1.32 Correspondence- out of state- church business 

1.33 University of Mississippi papers 1962-1963  

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Box 2 

2.1-2.3 Ed King Papers 1963-1964 

Scope and Content

Contains manuscripts from Ed King and his relationship with Duncan M. Gray, Jr.

2.4-2.16 Mississippi Council on Human Relations 1954-1980 

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence and pamphlets relating to the Mississippi Council on Human Relations. Includes letter to Myrlie Evers regarding murder of Medgar Evers. Also included: correspondence from Aaron Henry, Jean Fairfax, Leslie Dunbar, Vernon E. Jordan Jr., Maxwell Hahn, Frank Ellis Smith, Hodding Carter, Carroll Gratin, LeRoy Percy, Frank Ellis Smith, Paul Anthony, John Brademas, Sargent Shriver, and Governor Paul Johnson

2.17 Southern Regional Council and COFO 1964-1988 

Scope and Content

Contains information on COFO (Council of Federated Organizations) summer program in Mississippi and activities of the Southern Regional Council.

2.18-2.19 Christian Social Relations – Province IV Study and follow-up 

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence and reports relating to Duncan Gray’s work with the Department of Christian Social Relations regarding the Episcopal Church’s reaction to the Supreme Court ruling on segregation in public schools. Includes draft copy of Gray’s study “Segregation and the Bible.”

2.20 Committee of Concern 

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence and pamphlets relating to the Committee of Concern, an interracial and interfaith organization dedicated to rebuilding churches destroyed by arson.

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Box 3 

3.1-3.3 Christian Social Relations 1954-1956 

Scope and Content

Contains copies of the pamphlet “The Church Considers the Supreme Court Decision,” and correspondence relating to Gray’s work with the Department of Christian Social Relations. Also contains the Episcopal Church publication Just, Right, and Necessary, which considers various organizations’ reactions to the Supreme Court decision on segregation.

3.4 Katallagete materials 1968-1988 

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence and documents relating to the Committee of Southern Churchmen publication, Katallagete, and Duncan Gray’s contribution to the Winter 1968-1969 issue titled, “In Defense of the Steeple.” Contains two copies of this issue.

3.5 Meridian 1962-1974 

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence, clippings, reports, and pamphlets relating to Duncan Gray’s work in Meridian, Mississippi, including his service on the Committee of Conscience, the Mississippi Council on Human Relations, as rector of St. Paul’s Parish, and his election as bishop of the Diocese of Mississippi.

3.6 Sovereignty commission 1956-1997 

3.7 Walker Suits 1963-1967 

3.8 Oral History Project – Don Williams 1999 

Scope and Content

Contains transcripts of an oral history interview of Duncan Gray conducted by Don Williams as part of the Civil Rights Documentation Project and correspondence relating to the interview.

3.9 Lloyd Paper 2008 

Scope and Content

Contains copies of a research paper titled, “The Church Confronts Racism: Duncan Gray and the ‘Ole Miss Crisis,’” written by Gabriel Lloyd of St. Albans School in Washington, D.C.

3.10 University of Mississippi – Center for the Study of Southern Culture – interview 2009 

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence between Brenda West and Duncan Gray scheduling an oral history interview to be conducted by Joe York of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture.

3.11 Millsaps College- Oral History Project 1965-1967 

Scope and Content

Contains transcripts of a 1965 oral history interview conducted by Gordon Henderson for the Millsaps Oral History Project in which Gray recounts the violence that surrounded James Meredith’s admission to the University of Mississippi and race relations in Oxford.

3.12 Interviews Relating to Civil Rights 1983-2000 

Scope and Content

Contains documents relating to various projects on Duncan Gray and/or the history of the civil rights movement that utilized interviews with Gray.

3.13-3.14 Open Doors – UM 40th anniversary of integration 2002-2003 

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, event schedules, photographs, brochures, and background material relating to the University of Mississippi’s “Open Doors” observance of the fortieth anniversary of its integration.

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Box 4 

4.1 Faulkner articles 1954-1997 

Scope and Content

Contains magazine articles, newspaper clippings, and tourist brochures related to William Faulkner.

4.2-4.7 Faulkner – Sally Wolff-King interview 1963-2007 

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence notes, proof edits, and photo copies of “ ‘He Like to call Me Padre’: Bishop Duncan Gray Remembers William Faulkner” from The Southern Quarterly.

4.8 Faulkner – University of Mississippi Faulkner Conference, July 27-Aug. 1, 1997 1997 

Scope and Content

Contains conference programs, issue of Oxford Town, and poster related to the University of Mississippi Faulkner Conference.

4.9 Faulkner – Centennial, Sept. 25,1997 1997-1999 

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence, remarks, program, articles, and newspaper clippings related to the University of Mississippi Faulkner Conference, Centennial Program, and statue dedication.

4.10 Faulkner – copies of presentations 1996 

Scope and Content

Contains presentations on Faulkner from Emory University and St. Phillip’s Cathedral in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Box 5 

5.1-5.8 House of Bishops 1975-1999 

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence, session information, committee appointments, journal articles, and newspaper clippings related to the House of Bishops meeting. Topics include ordination of women, sexuality, poverty, racism.

5.9 Dr. Gar Alperovitz – “Economic Community” 

Scope and Content

Contains responses to and copies of two papers written by Dr. Gar Alperovitz, “The Centrality of Community” and “Planning for Sustained Community.”

5.10 Gray Center – Council 1988-1990 

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence, a program, and a news article related to the 161st Annual Council of the Diocese of Mississippi and the Gray Center development.

5.11 Episcopal Churchwomen 1990-1993 

Scope and Content

Contains calendars, correspondence, and brochures related to the Episcopal Churchwomen and the ECW 100th Annual Meeting.

5.12 “The Stewardship of the Church Pension Group” 1996 

5.13-5.15 General Convention 1988-1194 

5.16 Council 1990 

Scope and Content

Contains copies of The Church News, schedules, newspaper clippings, and correspondence related to the 163rd Annual Council of the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi.

5.17 Council 1991 

Scope and Content

Contains newspaper clippings, correspondence, schedule, and other documents related to the 164th Annual Council of the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi.

5.18-5.20 Council 1992 

Scope and Content

Contains program, Bishop’s Address, Council agenda, correspondence and resolutions related to the 165th Annual Council of the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi.

5.21-5.22 Council 1993 

Scope and Content

Contains delegate list, correspondence, resolutions, Bishop’s Address, agendas, and reports related to the 166th Annual Council of the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi.

5.23 Council 1998 

Scope and Content

Contains a copy of The Mississippi Episcopalian, resolutions, programs and reports related to the 171st Annual Council of the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi.

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Box 6 

6.1-6.5 Central Gulf Coast 1995-1997, 1999, 2004 

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence and travel documents related to Gray’s visitations to the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast.

6.6 Capital Punishment – Jimmy Lee Gray, et al. 

Scope and Content

Contains documents related to several death penalty cases, focusing on Jimmy Lee Gray.

6.7 Bethesda Home, Falwell 1986-1993 

Scope and Content

Contains legal documents, correspondence, memos, and newspaper clippings related to a lawsuit involving Reverend Joseph Rowland, Reverend Benjamin Bell, and the Bethesda Home for Girls of Hattiesburg, MS.

6.8 Arms Control – Millsaps Symposium 1981 

Scope and Content

Contains pamphlets, journals, and newspaper clippings related to the nuclear arms race and the Millsaps College Student Symposium in November of 1981.

6.9 American Episcopal Church, et al. 

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, journal articles, church bulletins, memos, and newsletters related to the American Episcopal Church, the United Episcopal Church, and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church of Jackson MS.

6.10 Association of Christian Training and Service (ACTS) – December 1994 

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence, budget proposals, questionnaires, pamphlets, and reports related to the Board of Directors of the Association for Christian Training and Service meeting held December 2-13, 1994.

6.11 Abortion 

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence, articles, pamphlets, newsletters, and reports related to the debate over abortion.

6.12-6.13 St. Andrew’s Cathedral and School 1989-1996 

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence, photos, newspaper clippings, school history, zoning application and plats, related to the sale of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School property.

6.14-6.15 Sabbatical File 1982-1983 

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence, sabbatical proposal, travel arrangements, and itineraries related to the Bishop’s Sabbatical at Oxford University in the summer of 1983.

6.16 Scientific Creationism and the Legislature 1981-1987 

Scope and Content

Contains journal articles, newspaper clippings, correspondence, reports, and a house bill related to scientific creationism.

6.17 “The Race Against Time” February 20, 1992 

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence related to Gray’s participation in a panel discussion on the history of race in Mississippi.

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Box 7 

7.1-7.2 Panama, Bishop Ottley 1984-2009 

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence, reference letter, press releases, and ordination ceremony program related to James H. Ottley, who served as Bishop of Panama from 19841-1995 and as the Bishop of El Salvador from 1985-1992.

7.3-7.5 Companion Diocese-Panama 1974-1986 

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence, photos and a church bulletin related to the companion relationship between the Episcopal Dioceses of Mississippi and Panama and Companion Diocese Week, June 2-9, 1985. Also contains Golden Anniversary Edition of La Campana, a short history of the Episcopal Church in Panama published in celebration of the 50th anniversary of St. Luke’s Cathedral.

7.6 Panama Clipping 1990 

Scope and Content

Contains newspaper clippings related to the U.S. invasion of Panama, Manuel Noriega, and Panamanian refugees.

7.7 Panama – Congressional, etc. 

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence, resolutions, notes, and articles related to a resolution on Panama adopted by the Annual Council of the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Mississippi, humanitarian efforts, and violence in Latin America.

7.8-7.9 Panama Visit 1989-1990 

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence, reports, statements, Bishop’s Address, and notes related to refugees, poverty, foreign aid, and a National Council of Churches delegation visit to Panama in January 1990.

7.10-7.11 National Altar Guild Associations (Judy McLarty) 1991-2008 

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence, newsletters, itineraries, pamphlets, meeting agendas, notes, and memos related to the work and administration of the National Altar Guild Association of the Episcopal Church. Also contains memorial service program for guild member William “Sandy” Anderson.

7.12 Dr. John Macquarrie’s Mississippi Itinerary and Subsequent Contacts 1983-2001 

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence, Mississippi itinerary, photographs of Dr. John Macquarrie, copy of The Church News, and travel arrangements related to Dr. Macquarrie’s 1984 visit to Mississippi.

7.13 Lutheran/Anglican Dialogue 1999 

Scope and Content

Contains publications related to a Lutheran proposal for the revision of the Concordat of Agreement.

7.14 Infant Communion 

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Box 8 

8.1-8.4 House of Bishops 1992-1993; 2000-2006 

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence, resolutions, and sermon notes related to House of Bishops meetings.

8.5 Clergy Group—Women’s Ordination 

8.6 Creationism Seminar—Ole Miss, March 28, 1985 1982-1985 

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence, publications, and reports related to evolution, creationism and the University of Mississippi Creationism Symposium.

8.7 Hattiesburg School 1988 

Scope and Content

Contains church bulletins, correspondence, vestry member list, and newspaper articles related to the establishment of a parochial school by Trinity Episcopal Church in Hattiesburg, MS.

8.8-8.9 DuBose Scholarship Fund 1991-1997 

Scope and Content

Contains Board Meeting agenda, correspondence, financial statements, and by-law resolutions related to the DuBose Scholarship Fund, donoros/donations, and award recipients.

8.10 Ecumenical Affairs 1992-1996 

Scope and Content

Contains ordination programs, studies on marriage and marriage counseling, a copy of Baptism: Eucharist and Ministry, and an issue of Mississippi Today.

8.11 EHCO (Ecumenical Health Care Organization) 1993 

Scope and Content

Contains budget and statistical reports, correspondence, EHCO Board of Directors meeting notes related to the operation of Whispering Pines Hospice.

8.12 Hospice Ministries 

Scope and Content

Contains brochure and donor prospectus for Mississippi’s Hospice Ministries.

8.13 Hispanic Ministry 

Scope and Content

Contains bilingual liturgy and a Spanish-language newspaper.

8.14 Flag Commission 

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence, memos, newspaper articles and clippings related to debate over the adoption of a new state flag and the work of the Mississippi State Flag Commission.

8.15 Central Gulf Coast—Tourist Guide 

Scope and Content

Contains promotional material including visitor guides, menus, and maps related to the Central Gulf Coast region.

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Box 1 

1.1 Tulane - past and present [1946] 

Scope and Content

Materials related to Duncan M. Gray, Jr.’s education at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. Includes Gray’s degree, a pledge invitation to Tau Beta Pi fraternity, and communications from fellow classmates decades later. Also included is a yearbook photo spread including Gray.

1.2 Central High & earlier 1944-2007 

Scope and Content

Materials related to Duncan M. Gray, Jr.’s education at Central High School in Jackson, MS. Includes Gray’s diploma and invitations to several class reunion functions.

1.3 Pittsburgh 1948-1991 

Scope and Content

Materials related to Duncan M. Gray, Jr.’s education at the Westinghouse Graduate Program in Pennsylvania. Includes photographs of Gray and classmates. Also includes correspondence from classmate Jack Stuart in 1991.

1.4 Seminary records 1950-1956 

Scope and Content

Documents related to Duncan M. Gray, Jr.’s entry and education at Sewanee University for seminary. Includes Gray’s report cards, Tulane transcript, and letter of acceptance. Also includes letters with family, friends, officials at Westinghouse, and classmates. Finally, includes Gray’s deaconship paperwork.

1.5 Cuba - reports, articles, and thesis 1952-1953 

Scope and Content

Documents related to Duncan M. Gray, Jr.’s ministry in Cuba and mission work amongst the “British West Indian” congregation there. Includes published articles on Cuba, typed reports from Gray, and his thesis entitled “The British West Indian in Cuba: A Problem and an Opportunity for the Episcopal Church.”

1.6 Cuba - photographs 1952-1953 

Scope and Content

Photographs and personal correspondence of Duncan M. Gray, Jr.’s mission in Cuba.

1.7 Diary of Duncan M. Gray, Jr. in Cuba 1952-1953 

Scope and Content

Bound diary of Duncan M. Gray, Jr.’s mission and research in Cuba.

1.8 Cuba - correspondence & miscellaneous 1952-1953 

Scope and Content

Materials collected by Duncan Gray, Jr. during his stay in Cuba. Includes personal and official correspondence, announcements, and church bulletins.

1.9 Holy communion 1944-1956 

Scope and Content

Articles, pamphlets, and writings on performing the Eucharist in the Episcopal church.

1.10 Liturgics 1950-1973 

Scope and Content

Materials related to the liturgy of the Episcopal church. Includes articles, pamphlets, and bulletins on celebrating the Episcopal service and different forms of liturgies. Also includes Gray’s seminary writing on the use of music in worship.

1.11 Moral theology & Christian ethics [undated] 

Scope and Content

Notes typed by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. on moral theology. Possibly for seminary class [Moral Theology and Christian Ethics?]

1.12 Old Testament November 1951 

Scope and Content

Notes and paper by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. for seminary class “Old Testament.”

1.13 Polity 14 December 1951 

Scope and Content

Paper by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. for seminary class “Polity and Canons.” Paper is on the Apostolic ministry.

1.14 Theology - dogmatic 1952-1956 

Scope and Content

Documents related to dogmatic theology and courses attended by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. on theology at Sewanee. Includes papers by Gray for class and articles on theology and dogma.

1.15 Theology - historical 1952-1953 

Scope and Content

Papers written by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. for various seminary classes. Addresses the theology of various thinkers and periods of the Christian church.

1.16 Homiletics notebook 1951-1952 

Scope and Content

Notebook of Duncan M. Gray, Jr. Includes sample homilies for class on Homiletics.

1.17 Oxford 1965-1992 

Scope and Content

Materials related to Duncan M. Gray, Jr.’s involvement in the Oxford-Lafayette community. Includes programs for university functions, a speech given on the 20th anniversary of the integration of the University of Mississippi, and some correspondence. Also includes a copy of a letter from the ministers of Oxford to the Oxford-University community asking for compliance with the 1964 Civil Rights Act and integrating schools.

1.18 Sewanee commencement 1972 1972-1973 

Scope and Content

Documents related to Duncan M. Gray, Jr.’s honorary doctorate of divinity degree from Sewanee in 1972. Includes correspondence, announcements, and programs.

1.19 Brown memorial 1967-1969 

Scope and Content

Documents related to the creation of a memorial to Sewanee Dean of the School of Religion Craighill Brown. Includes correspondence between Duncan M. Gray, Jr. and the rest of his 1953 graduating class.

1.20 Diocesan council 1974 1973-1974 

Scope and Content

Documents related to the election of Duncan M. Gray, Jr. to the position of Bishop of the Diocese of Mississippi. Includes correspondence, ballot tallies, announcements, and articles.

Box 9 

9.1-9.3 Faulkner materials 1960-2009 

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence, promotional materials related to Rowan Oak rededication, Faulkner conference, A Faulkner 100: The Centennial Exhibition, and May/June 2005 issue of The Oxford American containing Faulkner short story “Rose of Lebanon.”

9.4-9.11 Will Campbell Project 1956-1998 

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, notes, manuscript notes, and journal articles related to the lives and careers of Duncan Gray and Will Campbell. Research on the University Greys, the Battle of Gettysburg, the University of Mississippi, integration and Sewanee.

9.12-9.14 And Also With You: Duncan Gray and the American Dilemmamaterials 1997  

Scope and Content

CContains correspondence, newspaper clippings, newsletters, journal articles, book reviews, and promotional materials related to Will Campbell’s book And Also With You: Duncan Gray and the American Dilemma.

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Box 3 

3.1 Sermons - theological education & ordination 1958-1977 

Scope and Content

Materials related to sermons on ordination and religious education. Includes sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. and articles & pamphlets that he used as resources.

3.2 Sermons - anniversary celebrations 1984-2009 

Scope and Content

Typed sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. for church anniversary celebrations. Mostly Mississippi churches.

3.3 Sermons - baptism & holy matrimony 1975-2003 

Scope and Content

Materials for sermons related to baptism and marriage. Includes sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr., as well as programs, articles, and pamphlets on the subjects.

3.4 Sermons - baccalaureate 1954-1996 

Scope and Content

Materials related to baccalaureate sermons. Includes sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. Also includes articles and pamphlets on American adolescents.

3.5 Sermons & services - burial office 1987-2006 

Scope and Content

Materials related to funerals. Includes sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. at various funerals. Also includes programs and correspondence pertaining to funerals presided over by Gray.

3.6 Sermons - special ordinations 1967-1994 

Scope and Content

Sermons for ordinations and consecrations given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr.

3.7 Sermons - ordination, CNM, etc. 1967-2004 

Scope and Content

Sermons for ordinations, consecrations, and Celebrations of New Ministry given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr.

3.8 Sermons - Oxford, Meridian, Jackson, Washington, etc. (extra copies) 1962 

Scope and Content

Copies of sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. during the integration of the University of Mississippi in 1962.

3.9 Sermons - special, 1954-1970 1954-1970 

Scope and Content

Sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. for special occasions or observances in the Episcopal church. Also includes copies of sermons given during the integration crisis at the University of Mississippi in 1962.

3.10 Talks & addresses 1954-2009 

Scope and Content

Various addresses and speeches given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. Includes convocation addresses, speeches for clergy, reflections on civil rights, etc.

3.11 Sermon notebook 1974-2002 

Scope and Content

Bound notebook with typed sermons by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. Sermons cover various topics and occasions, including seminars, retreats, committee meetings, etc.

3.12 Sermons, 1991 1991 

Scope and Content

Typed and handwritten sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. in 1991.

3.13 Sermons, 1990 1990 

Scope and Content

Typed and handwritten sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. in 1990.

3.14 Sermons, 1989 1989 

Scope and Content

Typed and handwritten sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. in 1989.

3.15 Sermons, 1988 1988 

Scope and Content

Typed and handwritten sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. in 1988.

3.16 Sermons, 1987 1987 

Scope and Content

Typed and handwritten sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. in 1987.

3.17 Sermons, 1986 1986 

Scope and Content

Typed and handwritten sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. in 1986.

3.18 Sermons, 1984-1985 1984-1985 

Scope and Content

Typed and handwritten sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. from 1984 to 1985.

Box 10 

10.1-10.9 Sewanee material 1952-1953, 1996-1999, 2000-2008 

Scope and Content

Contains journal articles, newspaper clippings, and a memo related to the integration of Sewanee’s School of Theology and Highlander Folk School and Sewanee faculty resignation. Also includes articles, sermon, pamphlets, correspondence, and a schedule related to the William Porcher DuBose lectures. Contains correspondence related to a portrait of Duncan Gray after his retirement as chancellor of Sewanee.

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Box 11 

11.1-11.5 Lambeth Conference – 1978 1977-1978; 1987-1988;  

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence, conference diary, reports, resolutions, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, service bulletins, and speech and lecture transcripts related to the Lambeth Conference. Subjects include: Ordination of women, South Africa, poverty, economic policy, and the Middle East.

11.6 Highlander Folk School 1957-2002 

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence and an essay responding to allegations that the Highlander Folk School propagated Communist ideology.

11.7-11.13 Homosexual Issue 1977-1998 

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence, sermons, articles, newspaper clippings, resolutions, and a pamphlet related to homosexuality and the Episcopal Church.

11.14 Sexuality Study 1987-1993 

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence, reports, and questionnaires regarding sexuality and Christianity, and a study on homosexuality undertaken by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

11.15-11.17 Sexual Misconduct Guidelines 1988-1993 

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence, insurance documents, journal articles, and diocesan guidelines regarding sexual misconduct and clergy members.

11.18 Penthouse affair 

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence, resolutions, press releases, and a report regarding allegations of sexual misconduct against Episcopal priests which appeared in Penthouse magazine.

11.19-11.26 House of Bishops material 1980-1997 

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence and study documents related to House of Bishops meeting. Subjects include Reverend Walter C. Righter, Embezzlement, Ellen Cooke, sexuality, Kanuga IV, Province IV, sexual misconduct and ordination of women.

11.27 Louisiana Clergy – May 1, 2001 

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence, travel expenses, notes, and address list prepared for meeting of Episcopal clergy in the Diocese of Louisiana.

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Box 12 

12.1-12.12 Sewanee material 1952-2003 

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence, newspaper articles, and a copy of Sewanee Theological Review. Also included correspondence, pamphlets, campaign updates, speeches, and development meeting minutes.

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Box 13 

13.1-13.3 Canonical material 1984-1990 

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence, reports, resolutions, and a committee list related to passing legislation on human sexuality.

13.4-13.6 Diocese of Mississippi materials 1991-1998 

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence, directories, pamphlets, newspaper articles, church publications, bishop’s address, and resumes.

13.7-13.8 Diocesan Council 2000-2003 

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, budget statements, Diocesan Council Agenda, and programs.

13.9 Executive Council and “815” 1989-1993 

Scope and Content

Contains Executive Council Visitation minutes, Episcopal Church Race and Ethnic Relations audit, and Episcopal Church directories.

13.10-13.19 General Convention 1997-2003 

Scope and Content

Contains newsletters, convention schedule, correspondence summary of actions, photos, preparatory reading materials, resolution proposal guidelines and other miscellaneous convention-related materials.

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Box 14 

14.1 Standing Committee – Special 1990-1991 

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence, search committee procedure guidelines, budget proposals, meeting minutes, diocese and nominee profiles, voting tally sheets, and a copy of The Mississippi Episcopalian related to the election of a bishop coadjutor for the Diocese of Mississippi.

14.2-14.4 Coadjutor materials 1990-1991 

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence, search committee notes, newspaper clippings, meeting minutes, ballots, and programs related to the nomination and election of a bishop coadjutor for the Diocese of Mississippi.

14.5-14.10 Archives of the Episcopal Church 1980-1993 

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence, record management guidelines, collection notes, budget and proposals, Commission on Racism survey, and Board of the Archives directory.

14.11-14.13 Clergy Conference 1990-1992 

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence, conference schedule, agenda, notes, new clergy list, worship service programs, and travel plans related to clergy conference.

14.14-14.18 Province IV Bishops Meeting 1987-1988 

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence, press releases, resolutions, list of Province IV bishops, newspaper clippings, and personal essays dealing with sexuality and ordination.

14.19 Diocesan Council, February 1-3, 2002 2002 

Scope and Content

Contains histories of the Diocese of Mississippi, programs, diocese budget, policy list, travel documents, and newspaper clippings.

14.20 Revisions of Canons on the Episcopate and Title III 1993-1994 

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence, notes, and revision drafts related to Title III Canons.

14.21 Revisions of Canons on the Episcopate and Title IV 1991-1994 

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence, resolution, and draft related to Title IV Canons.

14.22 Canons 

Scope and Content

Contains draft of Title IV revision regarding ecclesiastical discipline.

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Box 15 

15.1-15.3 Standing Comission on the Consitution and Canons-General Convention 1984-1985 

15.4-15.7 House of Bishops-Ordination 1974 

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Boxes 16-17 

Clippings, 1942; 1959; 1961-1996 

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Box 18 

18.1 Correspondence and documents related to the journal Per/Se Summer 1967 

Periodicals: 

Challenge, April 1958 

Christianity and Crisis: A Christian Journal of Opinion,  October 1962 

The Citizen November 1961 

The Cross and the Flag, December 1962  

The Crusader, July 1962,  

The Churchman,  November 1962 

Dan Smoot Report,  August, October 1962 

Destiny: Magazine of National Life,  March 1962 

The Episcopalian,  February 1963 

Harper's Magazine, February 1964 

Life, October 1962 

The Living Church, 

New South, March 1963 

The Patriot, February 1963 

Presbyterian Life, November 1962 

The Reporter November 1962 

The Souther Patriot,  February 1963 

The Speaker of Tau Kappa Alpha  May 1963 

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Box 19 

Scrapbook 

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Box 20 

Integration and Civil Rights Material 1962-1964; 1993 

Scope and Content

Accounts, sermons, articles and reports on the 1962 Integration of the University of Mississippi and the Civil Rights Movement.

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Box 21-23: RESTRICTED MATERIAL 

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Accretion to the Bishop Duncan Montgomery Gray, Jr. Collection 1926-2014 

Arrangement

Boxes are arranged by subject. Box 1 deals with Duncan M. Gray, Jr’s early life and education. Boxes 2-4 primarily consist of sermons and sermon materials. Boxes 5-8 are predominately filled with personal correspondence, miscellaneous humanitarian or clerical activities, and involvement with biographers of Gray. Boxes 9-10 consist of sermons organized by topic or location. Box 10 also includes Gray’s correspondence with writer Wayne Holman. Box 11 houses sermons delivered by Duncan M. Gray, Sr. The collection’s oversized materials are three certificates/degrees bestowed upon Gray.

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Processing Information

Accretion processed and encoded by Christine Rizzi.

Scope and Content

The accretion to the Duncan M. Gray, Jr. Collection consists predominately of Gray’s personal papers and copies of sermons. Personal papers include letters and cards to friends and family, personal records (such as wills, retirement planning, certificates, degrees, etc), and correspondence with biographers. Materials related to sermons include typed or handwritten copies of sermons, materials that inspired or informed Gray’s sermons, church programs, church music, and Episcopal circulars, newsletters, or pamphlets. Some documents also deal with Gray’s time at Sewanee, both as a student and as chancellor. These materials include classwork, correspondence as chancellor, communication with faculty, materials related to the school’s religious events, and copies of contemporary documents related to the integration of the school in the 1950s.

Box 1 

1.1 Tulane - past and present [1946] 

Scope and Content

Materials related to Duncan M. Gray, Jr.’s education at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. Includes Gray’s degree, a pledge invitation to Tau Beta Pi fraternity, and communications from fellow classmates decades later. Also included is a yearbook photo spread including Gray.

1.2 Central High & earlier 1944-2007 

Scope and Content

Materials related to Duncan M. Gray, Jr.’s education at Central High School in Jackson, MS. Includes Gray’s diploma and invitations to several class reunion functions.

1.3 Pittsburgh 1948-1991 

Scope and Content

Materials related to Duncan M. Gray, Jr.’s education at the Westinghouse Graduate Program in Pennsylvania. Includes photographs of Gray and classmates. Also includes correspondence from classmate Jack Stuart in 1991.

1.4 Seminary records 1950-1956 

Scope and Content

Documents related to Duncan M. Gray, Jr.’s entry and education at Sewanee University for seminary. Includes Gray’s report cards, Tulane transcript, and letter of acceptance. Also includes letters with family, friends, officials at Westinghouse, and classmates. Finally, includes Gray’s deaconship paperwork.

1.5 Cuba - reports, articles, and thesis 1952-1953 

Scope and Content

Documents related to Duncan M. Gray, Jr.’s ministry in Cuba and mission work amongst the “British West Indian” congregation there. Includes published articles on Cuba, typed reports from Gray, and his thesis entitled “The British West Indian in Cuba: A Problem and an Opportunity for the Episcopal Church.”

1.6 Cuba - photographs 1952-1953 

Scope and Content

Photographs and personal correspondence of Duncan M. Gray, Jr.’s mission in Cuba.

1.7 Diary of Duncan M. Gray, Jr. in Cuba 1952-1953 

Scope and Content

Bound diary of Duncan M. Gray, Jr.’s mission and research in Cuba.

1.8 Cuba - correspondence & miscellaneous 1952-1953 

Scope and Content

Materials collected by Duncan Gray, Jr. during his stay in Cuba. Includes personal and official correspondence, announcements, and church bulletins.

1.9 Holy communion 1944-1956 

Scope and Content

Articles, pamphlets, and writings on performing the Eucharist in the Episcopal church.

1.10 Liturgics 1950-1973 

Scope and Content

Materials related to the liturgy of the Episcopal church. Includes articles, pamphlets, and bulletins on celebrating the Episcopal service and different forms of liturgies. Also includes Gray’s seminary writing on the use of music in worship.

1.11 Moral theology & Christian ethics [undated] 

Scope and Content

Notes typed by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. on moral theology. Possibly for seminary class [Moral Theology and Christian Ethics?]

1.12 Old Testament November 1951 

Scope and Content

Notes and paper by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. for seminary class “Old Testament.”

1.13 Polity 14 December 1951 

Scope and Content

Paper by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. for seminary class “Polity and Canons.” Paper is on the Apostolic ministry.

1.14 Theology - dogmatic 1952-1956 

Scope and Content

Documents related to dogmatic theology and courses attended by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. on theology at Sewanee. Includes papers by Gray for class and articles on theology and dogma.

1.15 Theology - historical 1952-1953 

Scope and Content

Papers written by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. for various seminary classes. Addresses the theology of various thinkers and periods of the Christian church.

1.16 Homiletics notebook 1951-1952 

Scope and Content

Notebook of Duncan M. Gray, Jr. Includes sample homilies for class on Homiletics.

1.17 Oxford 1965-1992 

Scope and Content

Materials related to Duncan M. Gray, Jr.’s involvement in the Oxford-Lafayette community. Includes programs for university functions, a speech given on the 20th anniversary of the integration of the University of Mississippi, and some correspondence. Also includes a copy of a letter from the ministers of Oxford to the Oxford-University community asking for compliance with the 1964 Civil Rights Act and integrating schools.

1.18 Sewanee commencement 1972 1972-1973 

Scope and Content

Documents related to Duncan M. Gray, Jr.’s honorary doctorate of divinity degree from Sewanee in 1972. Includes correspondence, announcements, and programs.

1.19 Brown memorial 1967-1969 

Scope and Content

Documents related to the creation of a memorial to Sewanee Dean of the School of Religion Craighill Brown. Includes correspondence between Duncan M. Gray, Jr. and the rest of his 1953 graduating class.

1.20 Diocesan council 1974 1973-1974 

Scope and Content

Materials related to the election of Duncan M. Gray, Jr. to the position of Bishop of the Diocese of Mississippi. Includes correspondence and ballot documents.

Box 2 

2.1 Sermons, 1982-1983 1982-1983 

Scope and Content

Typed and handwritten sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. from 1982-1983.

2.2 Sermons, 1980-1981 1980-1981 

Scope and Content

Typed and handwritten sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. from 1980-1981

2.3 Sermons, 1978-1979 1978-1979 

Scope and Content

Typed sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. from 1978-1979.

2.4 Sermons, 1976-1977 1976-1977 

Scope and Content

Typed and handwritten sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. from 1976-1977.

2.5 Sermons, 1975 1975 

Scope and Content

Typed sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. in 1975.

2.6 Sermons, 1974 1974 

Scope and Content

Typed sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. in 1974.

2.7 Sermons, 1972-1973 1972-1973 

Scope and Content

Typed sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. from 1972-1973.

2.8 Meridian - sermons, Lloyd's talks, and other material 1967-1972 

Scope and Content

Includes some typed sermons by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. Also includes speeches and poem by Lloyd Gray as he sought election as class president at Meridian High School. Also includes article on Duncan Gray, Jr.

2.9 Sermons, 1970-1971 1970-1971 

Scope and Content

Typed sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. from 1970-1971.

2.10 Sermons - Meridian, 1968-1969 1968-1969 

Scope and Content

Typed sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. in Meridian, MS from 1968-1969

2.11 Sermons - Meridian, 1967 1967 

Scope and Content

Typed sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. in Meridian, MS in 1967.

2.12 Sermons - Meridian, 1965-1966 1965-1966 

Scope and Content

Typed sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. in Meridian, MS from 1965-1966.

2.13 Sermons - Tupelo & seminary 1951-1952 

Scope and Content

Typed and handwritten sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. in Tupelo, MS and South Pittsburg, TN from 1951-1952.

2.14 Religious emphasis - Montevallo & Millsaps 1060-1961 

Scope and Content

Speeches given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. at Alabama College (Montevallo, AL) and Millsaps College (Jackson, MS). Speeches address religious emphasis in modern life. Includes correspondence with both schools.

2.15 Sermons - special, 1954-[2001?] 1954-2004 

Scope and Content

Typed speeches given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. for various special occasions, including convocations and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday.

2.16 Liturgics - services 1976-1999 

Scope and Content

Programs and instructions for various Episcopal services, including funerals, consecrations, retirements, ordination, etc.

2.17 Liturgics - services: healing, marriages, funerals, graduations, etc. 1982-1997 

Scope and Content

Programs and instructions for various Episcopal services, including ordinations, graduations, marriages, funerals, and requiems.

2.18 Thanksgiving service 2008-2009 

Scope and Content

Programs and instructions for Thanksgiving Episcopal services. Includes notes by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. for Thanksgiving services.

2.19 Liturgy of racial reconciliation 6-12-05 All Sts. Church 2005 

Scope and Content

Materials related to the Liturgy of Racial Reconciliation given in June of 2005 at All Saints Church in Jackson, MS. The liturgy was in remembrance of the murder of Medgar Evers. Materials on the liturgy sent to Duncan M. Gray, Jr. Includes correspondence with Gray.

2.20 Services - misc. 1991-1993 

Scope and Content

Programs and instructions for various Episcopal services, including marriages, dedications, and retirement of clergy.

2.21 Liturgics - lessons & carols, marriage & the family, prayers 1970-2005 

Scope and Content

Materials related to various special services. Includes programs from advent services at Sewanee University which feature Christmas carols. Also includes special sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. on marriage and for special events. Lastly, includes various prayers delivered by Gray for events.

2.22 Clergy conference & reflections for clergy 1977-1993 

Scope and Content

Articles, programs, and speeches dealing with clerical issues in the Episcopal Church. Materials address clerical life, issues of marriage, gender, and homosexuality in the church, and services specific to clergy.

2.23 Resources 1986-1994 

Scope and Content

Resources used by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. in his sermons. Includes articles, pamphlets, and newsletters addressing spiritual issues in the United States. Some materials include Gray’s annotation.

Box 3 

3.1 Sermons - theological education & ordination 1958-1977 

Scope and Content

Materials related to sermons on ordination and religious education. Includes sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. and articles & pamphlets that he used as resources.

3.2 Sermons - anniversary celebrations 1984-2009 

Scope and Content

Typed sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. for church anniversary celebrations. Mostly Mississippi churches.

3.3 Sermons - baptism & holy matrimony 1975-2003 

Scope and Content

Materials for sermons related to baptism and marriage. Includes sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr., as well as programs, articles, and pamphlets on the subjects.

3.4 Sermons - baccalaureate 1954-1996 

Scope and Content

Materials related to baccalaureate sermons. Includes sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. Also includes articles and pamphlets on American adolescents.

3.5 Sermons & services - burial office 1987-2006 

Scope and Content

Materials related to funerals. Includes sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. at various funerals. Also includes programs and correspondence pertaining to funerals presided over by Gray.

3.6 Sermons - special ordinations 1967-1994 

Scope and Content

Sermons for ordinations and consecrations given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr.

3.7 Sermons - ordination, CNM, etc. 1967-2004 

Scope and Content

Sermons for ordinations, consecrations, and Celebrations of New Ministry given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr.

3.8 Sermons – Oxford, Meridian, Jackson, Washington, etc. (extra copies) 1962 

Scope and Content

Copies of sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. during the integration of the University of Mississippi in 1962.

3.9 Sermons – special, 1954-1970 1954-1970 

Scope and Content

Sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. for special occasions or observances in the Episcopal church. Also includes copies of sermons given during the integration crisis at the University of Mississippi in 1962.

3.10 Talks & addresses 1954-2009 

Scope and Content

Various addresses and speeches given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. Includes convocation addresses, speeches for clergy, reflections on civil rights, etc.

3.11 Sermon notebook 1974-2002 

Scope and Content

Bound notebook with typed sermons by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. Sermons cover various topics and occasions, including seminars, retreats, committee meetings, etc.

3.12 Sermons, 1991 1991 

Scope and Content

Typed and handwritten sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. in 1991.

3.13 Sermons, 1990 1990 

Scope and Content

Typed and handwritten sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. in 1990.

3.14 Sermons, 1989 1989 

Scope and Content

Typed and handwritten sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. in 1989.

3.15 Sermons, 1988 1988 

Scope and Content

Typed and handwritten sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. in 1988.

3.16 Sermons, 1987 1987 

Scope and Content

Typed and handwritten sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. in 1987.

3.17 Sermons, 1986 1986 

Scope and Content

Typed and handwritten sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. in 1986.

3.18 Sermons, 1984-1985 1984-1985 

Scope and Content

Typed and handwritten sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. from 1984 to 1985.

Box 4 

4.1 Cursillo – 2002 2002-2004 

Scope and Content

Materials related to the Cursillo Clausura service celebrated by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. in 2002 and 2004 at the Gray Center. Includes correspondence, programs, and typed sermons.

4.2 Spiritual direction, retreats, etc. 1981-1992 

Scope and Content

Materials related to Quiet Days, clergy retreats, and other spiritual direction activities, many of which took place at the Duncan M. Gray Center in Canton, MS. Includes reports of activities, correspondence, programs, fliers, and sermons.

4.3 Quiet days, 1967-1974 1967-1974 

Scope and Content

Typed sermons by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. for observance of Quiet Days from 1967-1974.

4.4 Quiet days 1961-1992 

Scope and Content

Materials related to spiritual meditation and reflection intended for use in Quiet Days directed by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. Includes sermons, programs, liturgy, and articles.

4.5 Sermon possibilities 1954-1997 

Scope and Content

Materials on theology and American spirituality intended for use in possible sermons by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. Includes articles, pamphlets, and editorials.

4.6 Sermon materials 1957-1995 

Scope and Content

Materials that informed various sermons by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. Includes articles, pamphlets, past sermons, programs, and newsletters. Materials address American religious culture, Episcopal theology, and modern spirituality. Includes material from Garrison Keillor, Episcopal newsletters and editors, and magazines such as the New Republic.

4.7 Sermon possibilities – current 1985-1992 

Scope and Content

Materials for possible sermons by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. Includes articles and editorials on various spiritual issues, including birth, death, and grief.

4.8 Sermon suggestions 1955-1976 

Scope and Content

Materials for possible sermons. Includes articles, past sermons, notes, and newsletters.

4.9 Sermons, misc.? 1960-1988 

Scope and Content

Materials related to sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. Includes past sermons, handwritten notes, and articles.

4.10 Okolona Conference, 1963-1964 1963-1964 

Scope and Content

Materials related to the Summer School of Religious Education at Okolona College in Okolona, MS. Includes programs, lectures, sermons, and a photograph of conference participants.

4.11 Advent 1954-2007 

Scope and Content

Materials related to Advent sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. Includes sermons and articles referenced in sermons.

4.12 1968 – moments 1968 

Scope and Content

Materials and ephemera related to Mississippi politics, civil rights, and violence in 1968. Includes election ephemera, posters and fliers, a KKK meeting poster, newspaper articles on King’s assassination and Robert Kennedy’s assassination, a Time magazine cover featuring Coretta Scott King, and a poster of Robert Kennedy.

4.13 Sermons – Christmas 1953-2001 

Scope and Content

Materials related to Christmas sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. Includes copies of sermons, articles, pamphlets, and programs. Articles focus on Christmas, love, children, and other spiritual matters.

4.14 Sermons - Epiphany 1956-2005 

Scope and Content

Materials related to Epiphany sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. Includes sermons, articles, and programs.

4.15 Sermons – Lent 1970-2007 

Scope and Content

Materials related to Lent services given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. Includes sermons, articles, pamphlets, and programs. Articles and pamphlets explore the meaning and spiritual purpose of Lent.

Box 5 

5.1 May 1, 1974 color slides 1 May 1974 

Scope and Content

Two boxes of color slides. Slides feature photographs of Duncan M. Gray, Jr. at his consecration as Bishop of the Diocese of Mississippi.

5.2 Consecration March-May 1974 

Scope and Content

Materials related to Duncan M. Gray, Jr.’s consecration as Bishop of the Diocese of Mississippi. Includes correspondence, programs, preparation materials, consecration documents, and newspaper articles.

5.3 Letters answered- bishop’s election 1 March-April 1974 

Scope and Content

Correspondence to and from Duncan M. Gray, Jr. on his election as Bishop of the Diocese of Mississippi.

5.4 Letters answered- bishop’s election 2 April-June 1974 

Scope and Content

Correspondence to and from Duncan M. Gray, Jr. on his election as Bishop of the Diocese of Mississippi. Includes copies of Gray’s letters in response and notations of when he answered letters.

5.5 Personal correspondence 1975-1991 1975-1991 

Scope and Content

Correspondence to and from Duncan M. Gray, Jr. Includes copies of responses or notations regarding the content and date of responses on the original letters. Also includes articles, possibly sent to Gray from correspondents.

5.6 Personal correspondence 1992-1996, & misc. 1992-2000 

Scope and Content

Correspondence to and from Duncan M. Gray, Jr. Also Includes an insert from The Mississippi Episcopalian on Gray in preparation of his retirement which includes letters to him.

5.7 Retirement – letters (later) July-October 1993 

Scope and Content

Correspondence to and from Duncan M. Gray, Jr. on his retirement. Includes letters from politicians, religious organizations, clergy, friends, and family.

5.8 Spong, Ret. Rev. John S. 1 1987-1993 

Scope and Content

Materials related to the controversy over Bishop John S. Spong, his theological writings, and his conflict with Father George G. Swanson. Includes correspondence to and from Duncan M. Gray, Jr. on the issue of Spong’s supposed heresy and violation of church canon. Also includes articles on Spong.

5.9 Spong, Ret. Rev. John S. 2 1987-1993 

Scope and Content

Materials related to the controversy over Bishop John S. Spong, his conflict with Ascension Church, and his supposed heresy. Includes correspondence to and from Duncan M. Gray, Jr. on the issue of Spong’s supposed violation of church canon. Also includes articles and press releases on Spong and the decision of the Episcopal church not to censure him.

5.10 Holden, Jr., Dr. Matthew 1966-2015 

Scope and Content

Materials related to Duncan M. Gray, Jr. and Matthew Holden, Jr. Includes correspondence, programs, and Holden’s writings.

5.11 80th birthday 2006 

Scope and Content

Materials related to Duncan M. Gray, Jr.’s 80th birthday. Includes birthday correspondence, poems, toasts, and music.

Box 6 

6.1 Joe Reiff 1964-2006 

Scope and Content

Materials related to Joseph “Joe” Reiff, author of Born of Conviction. Includes correspondence between Reiff and Duncan M. Gray, Jr., as well as research forms provided by Reiff to Gray. Also includes photocopies of historical documents provided by either Gray or Reiff for his work on white Methodists in Mississippi during the civil rights era.

6.2 St. Andrew’s correspondence, publishing, & misc. 2002-2011 

Scope and Content

Materials related to St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, Morehouse Publishing, and various correspondences. Includes miscellaneous correspondence between Duncan M. Gray, Jr. and friends and colleagues. Also includes correspondence between Gray and St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Ridgeland, Miss. Finally, includes correspondence and materials from Martha Sterne. A manuscript of Sterne’s work Alive and Loose in the Ordinary is included.

6.3 Retirement and estate materials 1981-1992 

Scope and Content

Materials related to retirement and estate planning. Includes brochures, wills for Duncan M. Gray, Jr. and Ruth Gray, pamphlets, and Mississippi death tax laws.

6.4 St. Andrew’s cathedral & misc. 2003-2012 

Scope and Content

Materials and correspondence related to St. Andrew’s Cathedral and Episcopal School in Jackson, MS. Also includes miscellaneous materials related to Mississippi Episcopal matters, including two issues of the Mississippi Episcopalian, a funeral program, and an article on a Mississippi Episcopal priest visited by Barack Obama.

6.5 Racial reconciliation materials 1994-2009 

Scope and Content

Materials related to racial reconciliation events and programs. Includes worksheets, programs, essays, brochures, and press releases.

6.6 Retirement materials & correspondence 1993 

Scope and Content

Materials and correspondence related to Duncan M. Gray’s retirement as Bishop of the Diocese of Mississippi. Includes letters of congratulations, pension information, and several issues of the Mississippi Episcopalian on Gray’s retirement.

6.7 University of Mississippi archives donation 2012 

Scope and Content

Materials related to Duncan M. Gray’s donation of his personal papers to the University of Mississippi Archives and Special Collections. Includes forms signed by Gray, a letter from director Jennifer Ford, an Oxford Eagle newspaper article on the donation, and a finding aid for a separate collection.

6.8 Minutes for board of trustees meetings 2005 

Scope and Content

Typed minutes of board of trustees meetings for educational project involving Duncan M. Gray, Jr.

6.9 Navy documents 1946-1948 

Scope and Content

Documents related to Duncan M. Gray, Jr.’s service in the Navy. Includes commission, honorable discharge, and article on the Navy’s V-12 program, of which Gray was a part. Also includes Tulane University Convocation program.

6.10 Mississippi Truth Project 

Scope and Content

Materials and correspondence related to the Mississippi Truth Project, a program concerned with the state’s racial past and present. Includes letters to Duncan M. Gray, Jr., programs, and fliers.

6.11 Manuel Torres parole correspondence 2002-2007 

Scope and Content

Materials and correspondence related to the parole and appeals of Manuel Torres. Includes correspondence to and from Duncan M. Gray, Jr. from Torres and his mother, Louise Bryant.

6.12 Research requests and correspondence 2011-2012 

Scope and Content

Materials related to research on Duncan M. Gray, Jr. Includes correspondence to Gray asking for information on him and his work in racial reconciliation and civil rights, especially during his time in Oxford, MS.

6.13 Ernie Limbo correspondence 1993-2008 

Scope and Content

Materials and correspondence on Ernie Limbo. Includes letters between Limbo and Duncan M. Gray, Jr. Also includes Limbo’s CV, application letter for a job at Sewanee, and writings.

6.14 Millsaps events 2009-2011 

Scope and Content

Materials related to events at Millsaps College in Jackson, MS, including the conferring of an honorary degree to Duncan M. Gray, Jr.

6.15 Mississippi Center for Non-Profits materials 2004-2008 

Scope and Content

Materials related to the Mississippi Center for Non Profits. Includes letters to Duncan M. Gray, Jr., brochures, and programs.

6.16 Elaine Letchtreck correspondence/drafts 2004-2011 

Scope and Content

Writing and correspondence by Elaine Letchtreck. Includes letters and cards to Duncan M. Gray, Jr. and drafts of Letchtreck’s dissertation. Letchtreck focuses on southern white ministers during the civil rights movement.

6.17 Foundation for the Mid South 2000-2005 

Scope and Content

Materials related to the Foundation for the Mid South. Includes handwritten notes by Duncan M. Gray, Jr., operational documents, brochures, and correspondence.

6.18 Visionary Leadership Institute/Foundation for the Mid South 2003-2007 

Scope and Content

Materials related to the Visionary Leadership Institute, a project launched by the Foundation for the Mid South. The institute focused on empowering religious leaders in the Mid South to focus on social justice in their communities. Includes operational documents, correspondence, handwritten notes by Duncan M. Gray, Jr., programs, fliers, press-releases, etc.

6.19 “Merger in the Episcopal Church” foreword 2013 

Scope and Content

Foreword and manuscript for “Merger in the Episcopal Church” by Matilda Eeleen Greene Dunn. Includes a handwritten copy of the foreword by Duncan M. Gray, Jr., two typed copies of the foreword, correspondence with Dunn, and a manuscript of her project.

6.20 Bishop’s election 2003 

Scope and Content

Materials related to the election of Duncan M. Gray III as Bishop of the Diocese of Mississippi. Includes newspaper articles, press release.

6.21 Central high class of 1944 reunion 2009-2012 

Scope and Content

Materials related to Central High School 1944 Class Reunions. Includes programs, invitations, and correspondence.

6.22 Community Foundation of Greater Jackson 2001-2011 

Scope and Content

Materials related to the Community Foundation of Greater Jackson. Includes correspondence and annual reports. Letters to Duncan M. Gray, Jr. include notations by Gray of how much he and wife Ruth gave to the organization.

6.23 Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross 2006 

Scope and Content

Materials related to the Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross, a religious organization for women. Includes handwritten note by Duncan M. Gray, Jr., brochures, and a program of admission service.

6.24 Nicole Corlew correspondence 2011-2012 

Scope and Content

Correspondence from Nicole Corlew to Duncan M. Gray, Jr. Corlew was an Anglican missionary in South Africa. Informs Gray of her work and asks for donation to Society of Anglican Missionaries and Senders. Includes notation of donation by Gray.

6.25 Will Campbell information 1999-2014 

Scope and Content

Materials on Will Campbell, writer and civil rights activist. Includes obituaries and reflections on Campbell and his work. Also includes articles on Campbell, a funeral program, a photograph of Duncan M. Gray, Jr. and Campbell, and correspondence. Lastly, includes a law enforcement memorandum on the investigation into the death of Raynard Johnson (connection to the collection unclear).

6.26 St. Alban’s materials 1993-2010 

Scope and Content

Documents related to St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Bovina, MS. Includes correspondence with Duncan M. Gray, Jr., programs, and liturgy.

6.27 50th wedding anniversary 1998 

Scope and Content

Materials related to the 50th anniversary of Duncan and Ruth Gray. Includes receipts, invitations, songs, correspondence, programs, and list of invitees.

6.28 Anglican Communion Network 2005 

Scope and Content

Information and correspondence regarding the Anglican Communion Network, a theologically conservative organization. Includes online articles on the organization. Also includes email correspondence between leadership at the St. Andrew’s cathedral on a related talk given at St. Andrew’s.

6.29 Singapore consecrations & AMiA 2000-2004 

Scope and Content

Materials related the consecration of bishops in Singapore outside of the purview of the Episcopal Church in the United States. The four bishops consecrated in Singapore created a new Episcopal church, the Anglican Mission in America. Materials include correspondence to and from Duncan M. Gray, Jr. with those involved in the consecrations and AMiA. Also includes official ECUSA and AMiA statements and church correspondence.

6.30 National Altar Guild Association 2003-2012 

Scope and Content

Materials related to the National Altar Guild Association. Includes pamphlets, conference programs, typed addresses by Duncan M. Gray, Jr., travel documents for Gray, and personal correspondence.

6.31 Personal correspondence 

Scope and Content

Correspondence sent to Duncan M. Gray, Jr. Includes letters, programs, and articles. Letters include notations from Gray regarding his responses.

Box 7 

7.1 And Also With You draft 1997 

Scope and Content

Typed draft of And Also With You by Will Campbell. Intended for Duncan M. Gray, Jr.

7.2 And Also With You page proofs 1997 

Scope and Content

Page proofs for And Also With You by Will Campbell.

7.3 Misc. notes Undated 

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous handwritten notes by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. Some intended for Will Campbell. Includes notations on Gray’s life, including his time in Cuba, church posts, etc.

7.4 Newspaper clippings 1962-1987 

Scope and Content

Copies and original of newspaper clippings on Duncan M. Gray, Jr. and family. One lengthy article discusses Gray’s actions during the 1962 integration riot at Ole Miss.

7.5 Personal correspondence 2011 

Scope and Content

Correspondence to Duncan M. Gray, Jr. Some letters are from Will Campbell, author of And Also With You. Others congratulate and praise him after reading And One Was a Priest by Araminta Johnson. Some letters and cards include notations by Gray regarding his responses.

7.6 Civil rights sermons/reflections 1962 & 1969 

Scope and Content

Copies of two sermons by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. One deals with the integration of the University of Mississippi. Gray preached for restraint and an end to violence the day of the riot on September 30, 1962. The second sermon regards the 1969 unitary school system Supreme Court decision.

7.7 Ruth Gray’s edits 1997 

Scope and Content

Ruth Gray’s handwritten edits on Will Campbell’s And Also With You. Clarifies errors in Campbell’s manuscript. Includes fax receipts, page proofs, and copies of Gray’s handwritten edits.

7.8 Will Campbell writing 1 1995 

Scope and Content

Copies of Will Campbell’s manuscript And Also With You Includes handwritten edits by Ruth Gray. Also includes correspondence with Campbell.

7.9 Will Campbell writing 2 1996-1997 

Scope and Content

Copies of Will Campbell’s manuscript And Also With You. Includes handwritten edits by Ruth Gray. Also includes correspondence with Campbell.

7.10 Will Campbell writing 3 1996 

Scope and Content

Copies of Will Campbell’s manuscript And Also With You. Includes handwritten edits by Ruth Gray. Also includes correspondence with Campbell.

7.11 Sewanee materials 1946-1997 

Scope and Content

Materials related to Duncan Gray, Jr.’s time at Sewanee. Intended as research for Will Campbell’s And Also With You. Includes a description of Duncan and Ruth Gray’s home at Sewanee written by Ruth Gray, a copy of a statement regarding integration of Sewanee signed by Duncan Gray, a program for the 1946 commencement, and addresses given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. as chancellor.

7.12 Misc. church booklets/pamphlets 1992-1997 

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous programs, pamphlets, and booklets from churches connected with Duncan M. Gray, Jr.

7.13 Araminta Johnston correspondence 1 2005-2013 

Scope and Content

Correspondence from Araminta Johnston to Duncan M. Gray, Jr. Covers personal and professional topics, including Johnson’s biography of Gray. Includes letters and cards. Some letters and cards include notations regarding Gray’s responses.

7.14 Araminta Johnston correspondence 2 1995-2001 

Scope and Content

Correspondence to and from Araminta Johnston and Duncan M. Gray, Jr. Covers personal and professional topics, including Johnston’s research on Gray. Some letters and cards include notations regarding Gray’s responses.

7.15 Araminta Johnston drafts undated 

Scope and Content

Typed drafts of Araminta Johnston’s And One Was a Priest. Includes notes from Duncan M. Gray, Jr.

7.16 And One Was a Priest reviews/press 2011 

Scope and Content

Articles, reviews, and ads for Araminta Johnston’s And One Was a Priest.

7.17 Johnston-Gray interview notes 1 1995-1996 

Scope and Content

Transcripts of interviews conducted by Araminta Johnston with Duncan M. Gray, Jr.

7.18 Johnston-Gray interview notes 2 1995 

Scope and Content

Transcripts of interviews conducted by Araminta Johnston with Duncan M. Gray, Jr.

Box 8 

8.1 Reynaldo Torres correspondence 1989-2000 

Scope and Content

Correspondence between Duncan M. Gray, Jr. and Reynaldo Torres. Includes letters and cards. Translations for Torres’ letters provided by Gray. Includes Gray’s responses to Torres. Torres and Gray met while Gray was a seminarian in Cuba in the 1950s.

8.2 Vicksburg – 14 August 2001 August 2001 

Scope and Content

Materials related to a sermon given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. on Episcopal Saint and Martyr Jon Myrick Daniels in Vicksburg, MS. Includes a copy of Gray’s sermon, articles on Daniels, and correspondence with Gray.

8.3 Meridian – St. Paul’s, 2002-2003 2001-2003 

Scope and Content

Materials related to Duncan M. Gray, Jr.’s service as interim rector at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Meridian, MS. Includes correspondence, handwritten notes, programs, and newsletters.

8.4 Dr. Jens S. Schjorring correspondence 1983-1991 

Scope and Content

Correspondence between Duncan M. Gray, Jr. and Dr. Hans Schjorring, a Danish Lutheran theologian and friend of Gray. Discusses personal business and religious activities.

8.5 Priestly-Mahler wedding 2008 

Scope and Content

Materials related to the wedding of Lynn Patten Priestly and Joseph Mahler. Duncan M. Gray, Jr. presided over the wedding. Includes programs, correspondence, forms, and handwritten notes by Gray.

8.6 Pete Williams correspondence 1998-2000 

Scope and Content

Correspondence between Duncan M. Gray, Jr. and Pete Williams. Includes cards, handwritten note, and photograph (possibly of Gray and Williams as children?).

8.7 Oxford, St. Peter’s, 2004 2006 

Scope and Content

Letter from Robert Khayat, Chancellor of the University of Mississippi, to Duncan M. Gray, Jr. Invites Gray to the dedication of the civil rights monument on campus and to commemorate his activism during the integration of the school. Includes handwritten notation that Gray “called with regrets.”

8.8 Ret. Rev. Edmund Yeboah correspondence 1990-1993 

Scope and Content

Correspondence between Duncan M. Gray, Jr. and Ret. Rev. Edmund Yeboah of Ghana. Discusses Yeboah’s religious activities and education. Also discusses activities of the Diocese of Mississippi.

8.9 Augustine Yeboah correspondence 2001 

Scope and Content

Correspondence between Duncan M. Gray, Jr. and Augustine Yeboah of Ghana. Discusses Yeboah’s career and education. Also includes promotional materials from Sewanee, where Yeboah hoped to attend seminary.

8.10 Summer 1966 1963-1966 

Scope and Content

Materials related to the death of Duncan M. Gray, Sr. and his wife. Includes correspondence between Duncan M. Gray, Jr. and friends & family. Also includes church programs and newsletters.

8.11 Mississippi Episcopalian article [2014] 

Scope and Content

Typed “proposed article” for the Mississippi Episcopalian magazine. Discusses the connections between Duncan M. Gray, Jr., the civil rights movement in Mississippi, and the upcoming Civil Rights Museum in Mississippi. Includes an attached profile of Gray.

8.12 ECW conference April 1995 1994-1995 

Scope and Content

Materials related to the Episcopal Church Women’s 1995 conference featuring Duncan M. Gray, Jr. as a speaker. Includes correspondence, a program, and copies of sermons, addresses, and homilies by Gray.

8.13 ECCC conference December 1997 1997 

Scope and Content

Materials related to the 1997 conference of Episcopal Camps and Conference Centers. Includes correspondence, programs, brochures, and a copy of a speech by Duncan M. Gray, Jr.

8.14 Jackson, St. Andrew’s School 15 January 2004 January 2004 

Scope and Content

Materials related to Martin Luther King, Jr. day event at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Jackson, MS. Includes copies of an address given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. and correspondence.

8.15 Lexington, St. Mary’s - 24 June 2001 24 June 2001 

Scope and Content

Typed address given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. on the 150th anniversary of the founding of St. Mary’s in Lexington, MS.

8.16 Louisiana Convention, February 1996 November 1995-March 1996 

Scope and Content

Materials related to the convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana. Includes correspondence with Duncan M. Gray, Jr., a program, and Gray’s typed comments for the convention.

8.17 John Leach correspondence 26 June 2004 - 5 August 2004 

Scope and Content

Materials related to the ordination of John Philip Leach as a deacon in the Episcopal church, presided over by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. Includes a program of the ordination and a letter from Leach to Gray. Gray included a handwritten notation on the letter regarding his response.

8.18 Jackson State, MLK’s birthday, January 2000 January 2000-July 2000 

Scope and Content

Materials related to the celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday at Jackson State University in Mississippi. Duncan M. Gray, Jr. spoke at the event. Includes correspondence, programs, handwritten notes by Gray, a name tag for Gray, and a photocopy of an article about the event.

8.19 Jackson State Univ., Civil Rights Roundtable - 16 January 2007 January 2007 

Scope and Content

Materials related to a civil rights conference held at Jackson State University in Mississippi. Includes programs, brochures, correspondence, and Duncan M. Gray, Jr.’s typed comments.

8.20 “Jackson 2000” - racial reconciliation February-March 2010 

Scope and Content

Materials related to the Jackson 2000 “Friendship Ball.” Includes programs and correspondence with Duncan M. Gray, Jr., recipient of the 2000 Friendship Award by the Board of Directors.

8.21 Peace commission conference - 29 October 1988 October 1988 

Scope and Content

Materials related to the 1988 Diocesan Peace Commission conference held in Jackson, MS. The theme was “A Celebration of the Millenium [sic] of Christianity in Russia.” Includes programs, sermons by Duncan M. Gray, Jr., articles, and brochures.

8.22 Jackson schools prayer vigil August 2003 

Scope and Content

Materials related to the School Prayer Vigil for Jackson, MS schools in 2003. Includes programs, correspondence, typed comments by Duncan M. Gray, Jr., and a photograph of Gray in attendance.

8.23 Preaching conference, Gray Center - 1 June 1998 April - June 1998 

Scope and Content

Materials related to the Conference on Preaching held at the Gray Center in Jackson, MS. Includes Duncan M. Gray, Jr’s typed comments, programs, and correspondence.

8.24 Conference on non-violence - August 2001 August 2001 

Scope and Content

Materials related to the International Conference on Nonviolence held at the University of Rhode Island. Includes correspondence, programs, local brochures, and Duncan M. Gray, Jr.’s notes and address.

8.25 Bob Moses speech & eulogy of Amzie Moore 3 February 1980 

Scope and Content

Typed addresses given by Bob Moses. The first was given at the Conference on Ethics and Morality at the National Museum of American History in February of 1980. The second was a eulogy of civil rights activist Amzie Moore [undated].

8.26 Oxford, St. Peter’s 150th Ann. - 4 May 2001 4 May 2001 

Scope and Content

Typed sermon by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. on the 150th anniversary of the founding of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Oxford, MS.

8.27 Diocese of SW Florida - 6 May 1997 May 1997 

Scope and Content

Materials related to the Anti-Racism workshop held by the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida in May of 1997. Includes Duncan M. Gray, Jr.’s typed comments, programs, articles, and correspondence.

8.28 William F. Gray undated 

Scope and Content

Typed recollections and family history by William F. Gray, grandfather of Duncan M. Gray, Jr.

8.29 Biographical info & photos of Duncan Gray 1963-1995 

Scope and Content

Biographical information on Duncan M. Gray, Jr. Includes photos, reports on Gray’s service in Meridian, MS, typed profiles, and correspondence.

8.30 Arkansas Episcopal Churchwomen Annual Institute, June 1975 4 June 1975 

Scope and Content

Three typed drafts of address given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. at the Arkansas ECW Conference in June of 1975.

8.31 Atlanta, St. Philip’s Cathedral - 30 May 2009 May 2009 

Scope and Content

Materials related to a racism conference for the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. Includes typed comments by Duncan M. Gray, Jr., programs, articles, and hotel reservations.

8.32 Atlanta, St. Philip’s Cathedral -1996 1996-1999 

Scope and Content

Materials related to Duncan M. Gray, Jr.’s time as the Lanier Residence Scholar at the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta. Includes newsletters, a parish profile, correspondence, and a typed lecture given at the Wesleyan School.

8.33 Augusta, Good Shepherd - 17 January 2000 January 2000 

Scope and Content

Materials related to the celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. at Good Shepherd church in Augusta, GA. Includes correspondence, programs, articles, brochures, and typed sermons by Duncan M. Gray, Jr.

8.34 Cleveland, Calvary church January-July 2002 

Scope and Content

Materials related to Calvary Church in Cleveland, MS. Includes programs, sermons by Duncan M. Gray, plans for renovations, correspondence, and articles.

8.35 Boston, Trinity church March 2000-June 2001 

Scope and Content

Materials related to Trinity Church in Boston, MA. Includes typed sermon by Duncan M. Gray, Jr., correspondence, programs, and a church report.

8.36 Columbus, MS demonstration school -1991 1938-1991 

Scope and Content

Materials related to the reunion of the Demonstration School at the Mississippi University for Women. Includes a program and photo of a play performed by the children in 1938, which included Duncan M. Gray, Jr. Also includes a program and correspondence regarding the reunion in 1991 to Gray.

8.37 Columbus, MS, St. Paul’s - 1 December 2007 November-December 2007 

Scope and Content

Materials related to a visit by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. and Ruthie Gray to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Columbus, MS. Includes correspondence and typed sermon by Gray.

8.38 Dallas, St. Michael & All Angels, March 2000 March 1999-March 2000 

Scope and Content

Materials related to a guest sermon by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. at St. Michael & All Angels church in Dallas, TX. Includes correspondence and typed sermon.

8.39 Faulkner - talks, addresses, & papers 1951-2003 

Scope and Content

Papers, presentations, and writings on William Faulkner, by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. Includes typed and handwritten notes and reflections by Gray on Faulkner. Notably includes a paper by Gray completed during seminary in 1951.

Box 9 

9.1 Sermons and talks - 2003-2008 2003-2008 

Scope and Content

Typed sermons and addresses by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. from 2003-2008. Includes topics such as civil rights, the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi, Pentecost, Lent, Epiphany, etc.

9.2 Sermons and talks - 1997-2002 1997-2002 

Scope and Content

Typed and handwritten sermons by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. Topics include Lent, Diocesan council, church anniversaries, Pentecost, civil rights, Easter, and ECCC Conference.

9.3 Sermons - Meridian - 2002-2003 2002-2003 

Scope and Content

Typed sermons and one article by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. during his time in Meridian. Topics include 9/11, civil rights, Epiphany, Christmas/Advent, anniversary of St. Paul’s church in Meridian, All Saints Day, and Pentecost.

9.4 Tennessee Williams & Sewanee – 2005 2004-2005 

Scope and Content

Materials related to Tennessee Williams and Sewanee. Includes a brochure, a talk by Duncan M. Gray, Jr., handwritten notes by Gray, and newspaper articles on Williams.

9.5 Sermons – Central Gulf Coast 1995-2006 

Scope and Content

Typed sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. throughout Florida and Alabama. Includes sermons at Mobile and Pensacola.

9.6 Sermons & talks – Sewanee 1991-2008 

Scope and Content

Typed sermons and talks given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. at Sewanee. Includes commencement speeches, sermons, reflections on Sewanee, etc.

9.7 Sermons – 1992 1992 

Scope and Content

Typed sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. in 1992 at various locations in Mississippi. Includes sermons given at churches and conferences.

9.8 Sermons – 1993 1993 

Scope and Content

Sermons and talks given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. in 1993 at various locations in Mississippi. Includes sermons given at churches and conferences.

9.9 Sermons & talks – 1995-1996 1995-1996 

Scope and Content

Typed sermons and talks given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. from 1995-1996 at various locations in Arkansas, Mississippi, & Georgia. Includes numerous sermons given at St. Philip’s Cathedral in Atlanta.

9.10 Sermons – All Saints Day 1970-1991 

Scope and Content

Typed sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. on the topic of All Saints Day. Also includes a short article on All Saints Day from an Episcopal journal.

9.11 Sermons – Trinity Sunday 1960-1998 

Scope and Content

Typed sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. on the topic of Trinity Sunday. Also includes some articles on Trinity Sunday and programs from church services.

9.12 Sermons – Whitsunday 1954-2010 

Scope and Content

Typed sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. on the subject of Whitsunday, or Pentecost. Also includes articles and church program.

9.13 Sermons – Ascension 1956-2009 

Scope and Content

Typed sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. on the subject of Jesus’ ascension. Also includes articles on the topic.

9.14 Sermons – Easter 1937-2001 

Scope and Content

Typed sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. on the subject of Easter. Also includes some sermons by Duncan M. Gray, Sr. Articles on Easter and other theological matters also included.

9.15 Sermons – Palm Sunday & Holy Week 1954-1993 

Scope and Content

Typed sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. on the subject of Holy Week. Also includes some pamphlets and correspondence.

9.16 Sermons – Good Friday 1995-1995 

Scope and Content

Typed sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. on the subject of Good Friday and Christ’s crucifixion. Also includes brochures, programs, and pamphlets.

9.17 Awards & honors 

Scope and Content

Certificates and awards given to Duncan M. Gray, Jr. Includes awards from Tau Kappa Alpha National Forensics Honor Society, Tau Beta Phi fraternity, and various other awards for humanitarian work.

Box 10 

10.1 Mississippi sermons – 1951 19 August 1951 

Scope and Content

Typed sermon given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. in Tupelo, MS. Uses the parable of the Good Samaritan to push for active Christianity.

10.2 Mississippi sermons – 1953 1953 

Scope and Content

Typed sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. in Mississippi.

10.3 Mississippi sermons – 1954 1954 

Scope and Content

Typed sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. in Mississippi.

10.4 Mississippi sermons – 1955 1955 

Scope and Content

Typed sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. in Mississippi.

10.5 Mississippi sermons – 1956 1956 

Scope and Content

Typed sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. in Mississippi.

10.6 Mississippi sermons – 1957 1957 

Scope and Content

Typed sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. in Mississippi.

10.7 Mississippi sermons – 1958 1958 

Scope and Content

Typed sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. in Mississippi.

10.8 Mississippi sermons – 1959 1959 

Scope and Content

Typed sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. in Mississippi.

10.9 Mississippi sermons – 1960 1960 

Scope and Content

Typed sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. in Mississippi.

10.10 Mississippi sermons – 1961 1961 

Scope and Content

Typed sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. in Mississippi.

10.11 Mississippi sermons – 1962 1962 

Scope and Content

Typed sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. in Mississippi. Includes sermons delivered during the integration crisis at the University of Mississippi.

10.12 Mississippi sermons – 1963 1963 

Scope and Content

Typed sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. in Mississippi.

10.13 Mississippi sermons – 1964 1964 

Scope and Content

Typed sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. in Mississippi.

10.14 Mississippi sermons – 1965 1965 

Scope and Content

Typed sermons given by Duncan M. Gray, Jr. in Mississippi.

10.15 1952-1953 Sewanee documents on integration 1952-1953 

Scope and Content

Photocopies of letters sent among Sewanee administrators and leaders regarding the integration crisis at the school and the faculty’s decision to resign. Also includes various articles, chapters, and excerpts on Sewanee’s integration crisis.

10.16 Wayne Holman correspondence, 1977-1979 1977-1979 

Scope and Content

Correspondence between Wayne Holman and Duncan M. Gray, Jr. Includes two letters and drafts of Holman’s writings on the integration crisis at Sewanee.

10.17 Wayne Holman correspondence, 1988-1989 1988-1989 

Scope and Content

Correspondence between Wayne Holman and Duncan M. Gray, Jr. Includes two letters and drafts of Holman’s writings on the integration crisis at Sewanee.

10.18 Wayne Holman correspondence, 1993-1997 1993-1997 

Scope and Content

Correspondence between Wayne Holman and Duncan M. Gray, Jr. Includes letters to and from Holman and Gray regarding Holman’s writing on the integration crisis at Sewanee. Includes Gray’s perspective and analysis of the situation.

10.19 Davis Blake Carter correspondence 1995-1997 

Scope and Content

Photocopies of letters sent to Wayne Holman from Davis Blake Carter. Questions Holman’s interpretation of the Sewanee integration crisis. Also includes correspondence between Duncan M. Gray, Jr. and Holman.

10.20 1994 draft of The Sewanee Affair 1994 

Scope and Content

1994 bound draft of The Sewanee Affair by Wayne Holman. Includes a letter and note to Duncan M. Gray, Jr.

10.21 1997 draft of The Sewanee Affair 1997 

Scope and Content

1997 bound draft of The Sewanee Affair by Wayne Holman. Includes a letter to Duncan M. Gray, Jr. as a reader.

10.22 2002 draft of The Sewanee Affair 2002 

Scope and Content

2002 bound draft of The Sewanee Affair by Wayne Holman.

10.23 “Racial Issues at Sewanee In the Sixties” by Wayne Holman 2002 

Scope and Content

Bound copy of an article draft by Wayne Holman.

Box 11: Duncan Gray I sermons 

11.1 Collected sermons by Duncan Gray I 1 1930-1940 

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous typed sermons by Duncan Gray I. Many delivered in Columbus, MS.

11.2 Collected sermons by Duncan Gray I 2 1930-1961  

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous typed sermons by Duncan Gray I. Many delivered in Columbus, MS.

11.3 Collected sermons by Duncan Gray I 3 1939-1961 

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous typed sermons by Duncan Gray I. Includes commencement addresses and sermons throughout Mississippi.

11.4 Collected sermons by Duncan Gray I 4 1933-1961 

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous typed sermons by Duncan Gray I.

11.5 Collected sermons by Duncan Gray I 5 1934-1954 

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous typed sermons by Duncan Gray I. Many delivered in Greenwood, MS.

11.6 Collected sermons by Duncan Gray I 6 1926-1939 

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous typed sermons by Duncan Gray I. Many delivered in Columbus, MS.

11.7 Centennial sermons by Duncan Gray I [1960] 

Scope and Content

Three typed sermons by Duncan Gray I. Sermons were for various centennial celebrations, including for churches in Oxford, MS, Tupelo, MS, and Atlanta, GA.

11.8 Commencement sermons by Duncan Gray I 1926-1936 

Scope and Content

Typed commencement sermons by Duncan Gray I. Includes high school and college graduations throughout Mississippi.

11.9 Palm Sunday sermons by Duncan Gray I 1927-1943 

Scope and Content

Typed sermons by Duncan Gray I for Palm Sunday.

11.10 Duncan Gray I index to sermons Undated 

Scope and Content

Typed index to sermons delivered between 1931 and 1935 by Duncan Gray I. Includes titles, subjects, and dates for sermons.

11.11 Confirmation sermon by Duncan Gray I 1932 

Scope and Content

Typed outline of a confirmation sermon delivered by Duncan Gray I. Also includes a pamphlet entitled “Why I Prefer the Episcopal Church.”

11.12 Passion, palm, and Holy Week sermons by Duncan Gray I 1930-1959 

Scope and Content

Typed sermons delivered by Duncan Gray I for Holy Week services.

11.13 Ash Wednesday sermons by Duncan Gray I 1930-1935 

Scope and Content

Typed sermons delivered by Duncan Gray I for Ash Wednesday services.

11.14 Advent, Christmas, & Epiphany sermons by Duncan Gray I 1933-1951 

Scope and Content

Typed sermons delivered by Duncan Gray I for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany celebrations.

11.15 All Saint’s sermons by Duncan Gray I 1939-1942 

Scope and Content

Typed sermons delivered by Duncan Gray I for All Saints Day. Includes a sermon delivered on the radio via station WGRM in Greenwood, MS. Also includes an editorial page from The Living Church magazine dealing with All Saints.

11.16 Mother’s Day sermons by Duncan Gray I 1927-1939 

Scope and Content

Typed sermons by Duncan Gray I on the subject of Mother’s Day. Also includes two contemporary articles on motherhood.

11.17 Church music, Duncan Gray I 1938 

Scope and Content

Typed lectures given by Duncan Gray I on the subject of church music during the 1938 Lenten season.

11.18 Duncan Gray I misc. sermons, 1926-1929 1926-1929 

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous sermons given by Duncan Gray I. Sermons given in Canton, Columbus, and Lexington, Mississippi.

11.19 Duncan Gray I misc. sermons, 1930-1938 1930-1938 

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous sermons given by Duncan Gray I. Most given at Columbus, MS, but also includes a copy of an address on divorce given at Lynbrook, NY by J.V. Cooper.

11.20 Duncan Gray I misc. sermons, 1941-1948 1941-1948 

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous sermons given by Duncan Gray I.

11.21 Duncan Gray I misc. sermons, undated Undated 

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous sermons given by Duncan Gray I.

Box 12: Duncan Gray oversized materials 1953-1972 

Scope and Content

Oversized awards and certificates bestowed upon Duncan M. Gray, Jr. Includes baccalaureate and doctorate degrees from Sewanee and a certificate in Greek from Delta Kappa Episolon.

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