Albright, John Vance
Scope and Contents
Folder 1. Photograph, black and white, family group outdoors, captioned "The Albrights" (date is effaced by adhesive strip, but probably 1950s) Peronal Record for Kansas Conference (date-stamped 1955, updated through 1960) Permanent Record for Ministers for Admission on Trial including physical examination report (April 15, 1951) and corresondence (1951-1955)
- Other: Majority of material found in 1950-1960
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This file includes a doctor's physical examination report from the 1950s which may contain information protected by law.
Biographical or Historical Information
John Vance Albright was born on July 29, 1926, in Emporia, Kansas; he attended high school in El Dorado and graduated with an A.B. from Baker University in 1951. He attended the Pacific School of Religion 1951-1955, where he received his M. A. and B. D.
He married on June 16, 1946, to Lois Jean Creel (born April 8, 1926). They were the parents of five children: Lois Jean (born Nov. 22, 1949), John Vance (Jack) (October 13, 1952), Elizabeth Joy (December 26, 1950), Mary Carol (January 4, 1955), and Valera Janettte (August 6, 1958).
Rev. Albright received his Local Preacher's License December 8, 1948, and spent two years (1949 and 1950) on the Melvern-Rosemont charge. He was received on trial (1951) and received into Full Communion and ordained Deacon June 5, 1955, in the Kansas Conference. He received his B.D. and M.A. degrees from Pacific School of Religion in 1955 and was ordained Elder June 10, 1956.
In addition to the Melvern-Rosemont charge mentioned above, his appointments included:
· Auburn-Scranton, 1955
· Glide Memorial Methodist Church, San Francisco, California (assistant pastor), 1951-1953
· Newcastle-Penryn, 1953-1954
· Chaplain of the Arkansas State Hospital (1957, 1958, 1959)
· Transferred to the Little Rock Conference, June 1, 1960
Note written by Sarah St. John
Language of Materials
This collection contains documents and one photograph pertaining to John V. Albright, Baker University graduate who attended seminary in California and served in the Kansas Conference before his transfer to Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1960.
The correspondence within the application for Admission on Trial is arranged in reverse-chronological order. The personnel record and photograph are at the front of the folder.
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