Willard and Daisy Rowe Papers

1963-2006
Manuscript Collection #1181
Creator(s)
Willard E. Rowe
Physical description
0.2 Cubic Feet, 1 box, consisting of newsletters, newspaper clippings, a poster, and publications.
Preferred Citation
Willard and Daisy Rowe Papers (#1181), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
No restrictions

Willard and Daisy Rowe Papers (1963-2006) contain newsletters,clippings, publications and a poster documenting the work of the Evangelical Baptist Mission in Franklin County, North Carolina, and in Guatemala.


Biographical/historical information

Willard E. Rowe (May 17, 1923-March 2, 2011) of Louisburg, Franklin County, North Carolina, was the son of William Ernest and Mary Elizabeth Nelms Rowe. He married Daisy Brantley on October 6, 1944. After 4 years at Nyack Missionary College in Nyack, N.Y., he and Daisy began their missionary work in Guatemala in 1960 where they served for the next 34 years. During this time Willard Rowe also broadcast daily Spanish radio programs. He returned to the USA to work in the Home Office of the Evangelical Baptist Mission in Franklin County, N.C., until 2006 when he had to curtail his ministry work due to ill health.

Source: Willard Rowe's obituary found at Willard E. Rowe (May 17, 1923-March 2, 2011) of Louisburg, Franklin County, North Carolina, was the son of William Ernest and Mary Elizabeth Nelms Rowe. He married Daisy Brantley on October 6, 1944. After 4 years at Nyack Missionary College in Nyack, N.Y., he and Daisy began their missionary work in Guatemala in 1960 where they served for the next 34 years. During this time Willard Rowe also broadcast daily Spanish radio programs. He returned to the USA to work in the Home Office of the Evangelical Baptist Mission in Franklin County, N.C., until 2006 when he had to curtail his ministry work due to ill health.

Source: Willard Rowe's obituary found at http://www.thefranklintimes.com/news.php?viewStory=18219


Administrative information
Custodial History

May 24, 2011, (unprocessed) 0.20 cubic feet; Papers (ca. 1963-2006) pertaining to the work of the Evangelical Baptist Mission in Franklin County, N.C., and Guatemala, including newsletters, copies of The Evangelical Baptist, books by W. E. Rowe, newspaper articles, and a poster describing the work of the Evangelical Baptist Mission. Donor: Daisy B. Rowe

Source of acquisition

Gift of Daisy B. Rowe

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.


Container list
Box 1 Folder a Publications by Willard E. Rowe: Our Missionary Responsibility(1973); God's Plan and Purpose for the Christian(1963)
Box 1 Folder b The Evangelical Baptist Newsletter published by Willard and Daisy Rowe while doing missionary work in Guatemala City, Guatemala, through their ministry titled The Evangelical Baptist Mission, Inc., 1963-1993, 2006, undated
Box 1 Folder c Newspaper Clippings of Willard Rowe's column entitled "Is It True" which appeared as a paid advertisement in several Southern U.S. city newspapers, 1993-2007
Box 1 Folder d Brochure stressing the importance of newspaper evangelization; 2 calling cards (postcard size) containing photographs of Willard and Daisy Rowe and information about their ministry in Guatemala
Box 1 Folder e Undated religious leaflets in Spanish written by Willard E. Rowe