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Archives and Special Collections at Southeastern: Blackmore, James H. papers

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James H. Blackmore papers, 1983-1997

Creator(s): Blackmore, James H. (1916-2003)
Date(s): 1983 - 1997
Extent: 1.25 cubic feet
Biographical Note: 
James Blackmore was born in Warsaw, North Carolina, in February of 1916. After graduating from high school in 1933 as class valedictorian, he attended Wake Forest College and earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1937. In 1940 Blackmore earned a Bachelor of Divinity from Colgate-Rochester Divinity School in Rochester, New York. Blackmore was ordained to preach in 1940 and served as pastor of King Baptist Church in King, North Carolina, from 1940 to 1943.  During the Second World War, he served in the U.S. Army as a chaplain in Europe form 1943-1946. After the War, Blackmore earned a Doctorate from the University of Edinburgh in 1951.
Blackmore continued to serve as a pastor, in both full-time and interim capacities, for churches in Scotland and North Carolina up until 1963 when he was hired by Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary to be Director of Public Relations. Blackmore would remain at Southeastern until his retirement in 1996. Over the course of his career at the Seminary, Blackmore would hold the positions of Special Instructor, Associate Director of Institutional Development, Associate for Communications, Professor of Associate of Divinity Studies, and Adjunctive Professor. Throughout this time, Blackmore retained a life-long passion for writing, and by the time of his death in 2003 he had published thirteen books, both theological and literary.

Scope and Contents: 
This collection contains several pieces of writing by James Blackmore, a lifelong writer and longtime employee and professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Within this collection are several manuscripts of historical fiction penned by Blackmore, as well as commentary notes on the Gospel of Matthew he wrote for the 1983 edition of the New King James Bible.

Language(s): English
Conditions Governing Access: This collection is open for research.
Processing History: Finding Aid created by Charles Haley, Archives Assistant, October 2018.
Preferred Citation: James H. Blackmore papers, Archives and Special Collections, Library at Southeastern, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC.
Repository: Archives and Special Collections, Library at Southeastern, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC
Resource Identifier: ARC 036
Subjects and Access Points:
Church Histories--local 
Historical Fiction--Civil War
Historical Fiction--Family History
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary