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Small Collection 40 - Ephemera of Homer A. Hammontree

Small Collection 40 [October 29, 2007]

Hammontree, Homer A.; 1884-1965

Ephemera; 1901-1965, n.d.

1 Folder, Negatives, Photographs

Restrictions

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Biography

Homer Hammontree was born March 3, 1884, to Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Hammontree of Greenback, Tennessee. He graduated from nearby Maryville College in 1909 and, after teaching for a short time at local institutions, attended Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois. During World War I, Hammontree served as evangelist Mel Trotter's song leader, as together they toured U.S. army camps. They continued to work together for the next nineteen years. He also worked with Billy Sunday and Homer Rodeheaver. In 1936, Hammontree returned to Moody as head of the Music Department. He remained in this post until 1942. The same year he received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from his old alma mater, Maryville College. During World War II, he again toured the army camps and sang at evangelistic services. After the war, he both conducted his own evangelistic services and worked with other ministers, such as Paul Beckwith and Howard Hermansen. He left Chicago in 1958 and moved back to Tennessee, where he died February 2, 1965.

Scope and Content

This collection contains several photos of Hammontree, as well as copies of a 1901 report card, an article on his ordination, obituaries, and a letter written about him after his death by Howard Hermansen and Paul Beckwith, which includes a tribute by Wilbur M. Smith.

Provenance

The materials for this collection were received by the Center in March 1979 from Hammontree's niece, Mrs. Mary Ruth Brown.

Accession 79-26 No date

LOCATION RECORD

Accession 79-26 Type of material: Negatives

The following items are located in the NEGATIVE FILE; request by Folder Titles (in bold) at the beginning of each entry below. All the negatives are black and white, unless otherwise noted.

ITEM AND DESCRIPTION

BECKWITH, PAUL. Paul Beckwith at piano; n.d.

HAMMONTREE, HOMER. Hammontree at various stages of his life, and with various people: Mel Trotter and coworkers, niece Mary Ruth Brown, nephew Ralph Hammontree, brother John, sister-in-law Annis, cousins, a sister, Arthur McKee, and brothers Floyd and John; c. 1917, n.d.

HERMANSEN, HOWARD A. Bust of Howard Hermansen; n.d.

TROTTER, MELVIN E. Bust of Mel Trotter, and Trotter golfing; n.d.

LOCATION RECORD

Accession 79-26 Type of material: Photographs

The following items are located in the PHOTO FILE; request by Folder Titles (in bold) at the beginning of each entry below.

ITEM AND DESCRIPTION

BECKWITH, PAUL. Paul Beckwith at piano; n.d.

HAMMONTREE, HOMER. Hammontree at various stages of his life, and with various people: Mel Trotter and coworkers, niece Mary Ruth Brown, nephew Ralph Hammontree, brother John, sister-in-law Annis, cousins, a sister, Arthur McKee, and brothers Floyd and John; c. 1917, n.d.

HERMANSEN, HOWARD A. Bust of Howard Hermansen; n.d.

TROTTER, MELVIN E. Bust of Mel Trotter, and Trotter golfing; n.d.




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