Hildreth Green Mau Papers

Manuscript Collection # 44

Box# 422

Content Summary: Materials reflecting one woman's life and involvement in the southern Presbyterian church from the 1940s through the 1960s. See Scope & Content Note below for a fuller summary.

Span Dates: 1929 - 1971

Size: 1 cu. ft.

Access Restrictions: None

Collection Citation: Mau, Hildreth Green, Papers, Box 422, Folder __: item description, PCA Historical Center, St. Louis, MO.

Biographical Sketch: Hildreth Greene Mau was the daughter of C.A. Greene and Minnie Fleming Greene, of Jacksonville, FL and was herself born in Atlanta on June 10, 1904. Following her marriage to Mr. George Mau, Jr. of Moultrie, GA, she assisted her husband in the operation of a bakery in Moultrie until their retirement. During this same time period, much of Hildreth Mau's life was spent in civic and church related works. For over 35 years she served as director of the Young People's Department of the Presbyterian Church of Moultrie, in addition to a term of service as president of the Presbyterian Synod of Georgia (Women of the Church) and various other church offices.
Scope & Content Note:
The Hildreth Green Mau Papers form a good representation of the activities of Women of the Church organizations of the PCUS in the 1960's - the period leading up to the formation of the PCA - particularly as those activities were conducted in Southwest Georgia Presbytery of the PCUS. The content of the teaching presented to and within these organizations is thus represented in this collection. A related smaller set of materials reflects the development of the controversial PCUS Covenant Life Curriculum. There are also three important folders of materials collected by Mrs. Mau in the early 1950s in consideration of the proposed Plan of Union of the three mainline Presbyterian denominations of that era.
Administrative Note:
Organization of the materials reflects an imposed order, since none was evident in the materials as received from the donor. In addition to the foldered items, a keepsake box containing miscellaneous letters and news clippings is accessioned, together with a representative sampling of books from her personal library. A listing of those books appears below, following the finding aid. Additional titles were deaccessioned and a listing of these works is also provided.
Acquisition: The Hildreth Green Mau Papers were donated by her grandson, the Rev. George Frederic Mau, in July of 2000 following a final resolution of Mrs. Mau's effects.
Processing: Topical order was imposed in the processing of the papers, due to an apparent lack of order in the papers as they were received. Processing was completed by Wayne Sparkman on July 27, 2000, along with HTML formatting of the finding aid.

Finding Aid is normally located in folder number 1 of each box.




Agnes Scott College, 1953, The Aurora, [student literary magazine, Vol. 63, No. 1, Fall issue, 20p.] 422 1
Benfield, W.A., A Bible Study on the Position of Women in the Church (Atlanta, GA: Board of Women's Work, 1963); Handbook for Presbyterial and Synodical Officers [n.d.]; Twelve Studies for the Training Circle of the Woman's Auxiliary [n.d.] 422 2
First Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, NC, Bulletins, May 12, 1935 and September 18, 1938 422 3
First Presbyterian Church, Moultrie, GA, 1932, 1958 - 1965, Sunday Bulletins, Membership Lists, Budgets for Women of the Church, Library Acquisition List, Directory of College Students; Miscellaneous Bible Studies, [39 leaves] 422 4
Gibbins, Rosa, A Brief Sketch of the Women's Auxiliary of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.: 1912 - 1936, (Atlanta, GA: Board of Women's Work, PCUS, 1956), [third printing], 28pp., bound, with insert "Order of Business for Business Sessions" 422 5
Knapp, Mary Gibson, Fifty Year History of the Women of the Church, Presbyterian Church U.S.: 1910 - 1960, 31pp., bound; signed copy 422 6
Miscellaneous: Moultrie High School, 1940, Graduation Program; Personnel of AST Branch, 1943 [directory list]; Georgia Is the State For Me [sheet music, by Ellen Payne Odom, 1964] 422 7
Montreat Auxiliary Training School: Retreat for Prayer, 1939 [July 5], Program; Prayer, by James H. McConkey (Richmond, VA, n.d., 11pp.), We Would Be Building [sheet music] 422 8
Mountain Lake Sanctuary, Lake Wales, FL, Promotional Booklet [32p., w/color plates]; Brochure and Program for Carillon Recitals, 1963 422 9
Plan of Union, Folder 1: Official Source Materials, Includes The Plan Providing for the Union of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America and the Presbyterian Church in the United States and the United Presbyterian Church of North America as the Presbyterian Church of the United States (1954, 313p.) together with the appendix Analysis and Interpretation of the Proposed Plan of Union (16p.); Statement on Issues Concerning Presbyterian Union (Atlanta: PCUS Stated Clerk's Office, 1954), ["a clear-cut statement of the pros and cons"] 422 10
Plan of Union, Folder 2: Responses in Favor of Union, Includes The Presbyterian Outlook, vol. 135, no. 18, May 4, 1953, with the article "Preserving Our Distinctive Work and Testimony", by James E. Bear; The Case for Union (magazine format); All One Body We... [brochure, Question & Answer Summary of the Plan of Union, with demographic map and statistics]; Benton, Francis B., Address before Cherokee Presbytery (PCUS), January 29, 1954; As I See Church Union, by Earle Chamness 422 11
Plan of Union, Folder 3: Voices in Opposition to the Plan, Includes The Auburn Heresy, by Gordon H. Clark; Reprint of the Auburn Affirmation ["so-called", Outlook Publishers, n.d.]; The Liberal Attack Upon the Supernatural Christ; The Church Union Issue; and The Plan of Union Lack Those Tokens Which Have Evidenced God's Presence with and Favor Upon Our Church,all by Wm. C. Robinson; Shall We Unite With the Northern Presbyterian Church and Dr. Anderson Please Explain, by Chalmers Alexander; An Open Letter to Dr. Harrison Ray Anderson, by L. Nelson Bell; Why I Favor Preserving the Southern Church, by Rev. W.H. Frazer; The Common Evils of Modernism: As Seen In Both the National Council and the Northern Presbyterian Church, by Rev. Donald C. Graham; The Proposed Union Is Only A Step, by Paul D. Hastings; The Presbyterian Doctrine of Church Property, by L. Elmo Holt; A Layman's Views on The Merger, by Kenneth S. Keyes; It Is Time To Speak, by S.B. Lapsley; Some of the Reasons Why We Must Preserve the Distinct Work and Testimony of the Southern Presbyterian Church; An Open Letter, signed by elders of the PCUS, dated June 25, 1954, Reidsville, NC. 422 12
Poetry, Various authors, transcribed and collected in a notebook. Majority are by Luda Fleming Corley [41 leaves] and date from 1929 - 1936; other authors include Marion B. Craig, Lilian B. Durkee, Myra Brooks Welch, etc.; 85 leaves total 422 13
Presbyterian Home, Quitman, GA, Dedication Program, September 19, 1951 [8p.], Memorial Gift donor cards [various printings] 422 14
Presbyterian Woman's Workbook, 1964 - 1965, Circle Program Material, includes Bible Study on Ephesians, "Glory in the Church," by J. Sherrard Rice 422 15
Presbyterian Woman's Workbook, 1967 - 1968, Circle Program Material, includes Bible Study, "The Holy Spirit at Work" [author not indicated] 422 16
Presbyterian Woman's Workbook, 1968 - 1969, Circle Program Material, includes Bible Study, "The Gospel According to Luke" 422 17
Presbyterian Woman's Workbook, 1969 - 1970, Circle Program Material, includes Bible Study,
"Upside Down - Studies in II Corinthians"
422 18
Presbyterian Woman's Workbook, 1970 - 1971, Circle Program Material, includes Bible Study,
"In Christ - Studies in Romans"
422 19
Richards, James McDowell [past president of Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA], Promotional Brochure for establishment of the J.M. Richards Chair of Biblical Exposition [23p., w/black and white portrait of James McDowell Richards, a biographical account and short articles on his life and ministry by Will Ormond, John Leith and Davison Philips 422 20
Richards, Mrs. Thomas H., "The Flowers and Trees of the Bible, [topical study, 2 copies, 3p. each] 422 21
Southwest Georgia Presbytery (PCUS), 1955, Minutes 422 22
Southwest Georgia Presbytery, Some Historical Facts of the Presbytery of Southwest Georgia: 1920 - 1945, two copies, typed, single-spaced, 16p. each; copy #1 is inscribed in pencil, "By John Good" [former pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Moultrie, GA ] 422 23
Talmadge, Franklin C., The Story of the Synod of Georgia, 1961, 122pp., indexed, bound 422 24
Thornwell Orphanage, Clinton, SC, Historical and Promotional Literature: Seventy-Five Years of Christian Life and Service: 1875 - 1950 [16p.]; After Ten Years [12p., 1956]; A Brief Historical Sketch: 1875 - 1961, [5p.]; Sarah's Home [Dedicatory Program, 24p., n.d., focusing on philanthopy of the Mr. & Mrs. T.P. Hartness]; Memorial Gift donor cards
422 25
Vereen, William Coachman [1859 - 1942], Editorial Tributes to, [12p., bound]; includes black & white portrait and obituary from The Christian Observer, May 20, 1942; letter from William J. Vereen [son] to Rev. John W. Good, D.D. 422 26
Woman's Auxiliary, Southwest Georgia Presbytery (PCUS), 1939 - 1941, Minutes 422 27
Women of the Church (PCUS), Suggested Constitution and By-Laws for Local Women of the Church, 1964, 8pp., with insert noting proposed changes; United Church Women: Who We Are, What We Do [National Council of Churches brochure] 422 28
Women of the Church, Southwest Georgia Presbytery (PCUS), 1954, Minutes, List of Synodical Officers and Local Presidents for 1955 422 29
Women of the Church, Southwest Georgia Presbytery (PCUS), 1955, Minutes, District Conference Program, January 20, 1955 422 30
Women of the Church, Southwest Georgia Presbytery (PCUS), 1956, Minutes 422 31
Women of the Church, Southwest Georgia Presbytery (PCUS), 1957, Minutes 422 32
Women of the Church, Southwest Georgia Presbytery (PCUS), 1958, Minutes, Program, News Clipping, Finance Committee Report 422 33
Women of the Church, Southwest Georgia Presbytery (PCUS), 1959, Minutes 422 34
Women of the Church, Southwest Georgia Presbytery (PCUS), 1962, Minutes 422 35
Women of the Church, Southwest Georgia Presbytery (PCUS), 1963, Minutes, District Conference Program, March 29, 1963 422 36
Women of the Church, Southwest Georgia Presbytery (PCUS), 1964, Minutes, District Conference Program, February 13, 1964 422 37
Women of the Church, Southwest Georgia Presbytery (PCUS), 1965, Minutes 422 38
Women of the Church, Synod of Georgia (PCUS), 1954, Minutes 422 39
Women of the Church, Synod of Georgia (PCUS), 1955, Minutes 422 40
Women of the Church, Synod of Georgia (PCUS), 1956, Minutes 422 41
Women of the Church, Synod of Georgia (PCUS), 1957, Minutes, Program, Poem - "My Task" - by Ruth Hamilton; Georgia Synodical Training School, Program for June 10 - 15 , 1957 422 42
Women of the Church, Synod of Georgia (PCUS), 1959 - 1960, 1963, Annual Meeting Programs; Elizabeth Collins McMillan Student Loan Requirements [brochure]; "On Furlough Where? [brochure for Mission Haven]; Georgia Synodical Training School, Program for June 15 -1 9, 1964; The Place of Missions in Christian Theology [course outline, 1964, Georgia Synodical Training School, 20p.] 422 43
Women of the Church, Synod of Georgia (PCUS), Stationery Samples, Presbyterial Meeting Folder from 1952, Simplified Parliamentary Procedure [brochure] 422 44
Young People's League, Southwest Georgia Presbytery (PCUS), 1939 - 1941, History, Minutes, List of Camp attendees, Program from 5th Annual Conference of 1940, Reports, Historian's Notebook, [23 leaves] 422 45