Thomas P. Beall [RG3553.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

RG3553.AM:  Thomas Paul Beall, 1872-1960

Papers:  1925, 1948-1960
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska:  Teacher; writer
Size:  0.5 cu.ft.; 1 box

BACKGROUND NOTE

Born in Virginia in 1872, Thomas Paul Beall came to Nebraska with his family in 1879.  He graduated from the University of Nebraska and Columbia University.  Beall spent more than forty years teaching and in administration, holding posts at Diller, Edison, Max and Wheeler County in Nebraska, Nodaway and Essex, Iowa, and Wakonda, South Dakota.  After retiring in 1948 he became a prolific writer, mostly writing for church-related publications.  He wrote various articles, short stories, poems, etc. that were used in publications such as Front Rank, The Young People, Lutheran Youth, The Lutheran Companion and Classmate.  On occasion he was published under the name Malcolm Bonner.  Thomas P. Beall died at his home in Lincoln, Nebraska, on September 10, 1960.  He was survived by his wife, Lulu, and two daughters, Mrs. F.D. Young and Mrs. Estella MacDoniels.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This collection consists of one box of manuscript material relating to Thomas P Beall’s writing career.  The bulk of the collection consists of manuscripts and published versions of his writings.  Many of the manuscripts were written for a proposed book by Beall entitled, Lights of the Centuries: Christian Statesmen, Leaders and Reformers, which apparently was never published (folders 2 through 4).  Also included is one folder containing correspondence, mostly from publishers relating to various articles he had published.

INVENTORY

Box 1
Folder

  1. Correspondence, 1925, 1948-1960
  2. "Lights of the Centuries" manuscripts, including:
    Title page, introduction, preface, contents, index
    Adolphus, Gustavus
    Anthony, Susan B.
    Augustine, Saint
    Bradford, William
    Bryan, William Jennings
    Calvin, John
    Campbell, Alexander
    Channing, William Ellery
  3. Constantine
    Cromwell, Oliver
    Garfield, James A.
    Gladstone, William Ewart
    Hopkins, Mark
    Luther, Martin
    Mann, Horace
    Penn, William
  4. Roosevelt, Theodore
    Victoria, Queen
    Washington, Booker T.
    Washington, George
    Wesley, John
    Willard, Frances E.
    Williams, Roger
    Winthrop, John
    Wycliffe, John
  5. Other manuscripts including:
    Three Scholarly Presidents [John Quincy Adams, James A. Garfield, Woodrow Wilson]
    Reminiscences of Fifty Years Ago
    Is There a Bureaucracy in England?
    The Significance of the Aristocracy in English Constitutional Government
    John Foster Dulles
    The Problems of Second Chamber Reforms
    Was the Labor "Safety Valve" a Fallacy?
    The Wage Earner and the Western Migrations
    Gutzon Borglum
    Millais
    The River Jordan
    A Layman's View of the Church
    An Unsung Heroine of Early Religious Experience in Nebraska [Rosalthe Brink Ayer]
    Indians, a Battle-Canyon, and a Monument
    Utility and Ornamental Yard Fencing of Rural and Urban Homes, and How I Constructed My Own Yard Fence
    The Gardener [poem]
    Aunt Edna's Story
    What Phyllis Overlooked (by Mary Elizabeth Gahens)
    Untitled/incomplete manuscript
  6. Published writings, 1948-1960

 

Subject headings:

Authors -- Nebraska
Beall, Thomas Paul, 1872-1960
Educators -- Nebraska
Teachers -- Nebraska

 

DDS/cr                 11-18-1970
Revised TMM      09-27-2018

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