Claton S. Rice papers
Scope and Contents note
The Claton S. Rice papers include journals, manuscripts, correspondence, publications, photographs, poetry, and sermons created and collected by Rice. The materials document his research and output of creative and theological works while he served as a Congregational minister in the American West.
The papers and publications series is comprised of journals (1908-1917), correspondence, sermons, addresses, and manuscript conference reports, and the printer's copy of Ambassador to the Saints (Boston, 1965), an autobiographical account of the author's early life and Utah experiences.
Publications include an incomplete file of two periodicals, Congregational Montana, 1929-1934, and The Congregational Way (Seattle), 1935, 1937-1945, edited by Dr. Rice. There are also copies of Rice's published books, pamphlets, poetry, and collected pamphlets and clippings on Mormons and Mormonism authored by others.
Photographs in the collection document Rice's family, travel, and colleagues, and missionary work.
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Claton S. Rice was trained for the Presbyterian ministry and later joined the Congregational Church. He was born in Magnolia, Iowa, and educated at Princeton Theological Seminary. From 1908 to 1918 he was home missionary in St. George, Myton, and Cedar City, Utah. After four years in a pastorate in New Plymouth, Idaho, he became superintendent of the Idaho Congregational Conference, and successively of the Southern Idaho and Utah, Montana, and Washington conferences. He retired in 1946, but served for one year in Hawaii with Japanese churches, 1955-1956.
5.75 linear feet (6 containers)
Language of Materials
Claton Silas Rice (1883-1972) was a Congregational minister, missionary, and administrator. This collection consists of journals, manuscripts, correspondence, publications, photographs, poetry, and sermons created and collected by Rice. These materials document Rice's research and output of creative and theological works while he served as a minister in the American West.
The Claton S. Rice papers are arranged into two series:
- Series 1. Papers and publications, circa 1900-1971
- Series 2. Photographs (PH283), 1891-1967
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Claton S. Rice, 1968. Additional material gift of Joan Houston Hall and Jean Houston Bonar, 2022.
Collection processed by manuscripts staff. Updated by Alexa Goff, 2022.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
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