Title "The Quest of the Holy Grail," in the C.W. McCall Collection of Josiah Strong Family Papers
Creator C.W. McCall and Rebecca P. McCall
Alt. Creator Josiah Strong
Alt. Creator Margery Strong
Alt. Creator Elsie Strong
Identifier http://toto.lib.unca.edu/findingaids/mss/mccall_cw_strong_josiah/
Subject Keyword

Josiah Strong ; Congregational Church ; religion ; Protestantism ; sermons ; mission schools ; maps ;  ; education ;  railroads ; schools ; ministers ; industrialization ; cities and towns ; Anglo-Saxon Race ; sermons ; Social gospel ; Christian sociology ; churches ; urban sociology ;

Subject LCSH Strong, Josiah, 1847-1916
Strong, Margery
Strong, Elsie
Strong family
Bisbee family
Congregational Church in the U.S.
Congregational Church. Missions
Congregational Church -- History -- Sources
American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions
Western Reserve University -- History  -- Sources
Oberlin College -- History -- Sources
Tryon (N.C.) -- Church history
Hudson (Ohio) -- Church history
Christian sociology
Congregational churches -- Sermons 
Sermons, American 
Social gospel 
Christian sociology 
Sociology, Urban 
Cities and towns 
Anglo-Saxon Race
Evangelical Alliance -- History
American Institute of Social Services -- History
Description 15 reproductions of the work of  Edwin A. Abbey's "The Quest of the Holy Grail," mounted on stiff board with accompanying text. 

Originally from a frieze residing in the Boston Public Library and reprinted in the New York Times, Sunday, March 24, 1912, Easter section. In full color.

Preservation actions
[Action note 583]

Photocopy all newsprint and fragile correspondence.

Cleaning of photographs on board is needed.  Residue and foxing, surface scratches and debris on all.
Trim posters of excess fragile mounting board.

Publisher Special Collections, D.H. Ramsey Library, University of North Carolina - Asheville
Contributor Mike McCue, Condar Press, Tryon, NC
Date original 1898 - 1985
Date digital 2010-11-05
Type Collection ; Text ; Image ; Correspondence ;  Scrapbooks ; Diaries ;Clippings ;Photographs ; Sermons ; Subject files ; Lecture notes ; Legal documents ; Manuscripts  ; Maps ; Pamphlets ; Newspapers ; Periodicals ; Reports ; Minutes ; Newsletters ;
Format 4.00 linear ft.
Source M2010.14.01-03.  D. H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, Manuscript Collections
Language English
Relation Papers of Josiah Strong in Union Theological Seminary Collection./ Bio/History: Congregational minister and Social Gospel movement leader.  Includes 6 boxes of material including correspondence and draft notes of biography.  Cataloged July 14, 1988 ; University of Pennsylvania Library. Manuscript. Josiah Strong correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1910.  1 item.  In: Theodore Dreiser Papers, ca. 1890-1965.  Folder 5973 ; Correspondence included in the papers of James Harris Fairchild, 1819-1910, President of Oberlin College. In the Oberlin College Library and in the Library of Congress ; Walter Rauschenbusch, 1894-1928.  Scrapbook with notes on the "Social Gospel" movement. Rauschenbusch was professor of New Testament interpretation (1897-1902) and a professor of church history (1902-1918) in Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School ;  Silas McBee (1853-1924) Papers  located in Wilson Library, University of NC Chapel Hill. Papers contain information on the Social Gospel movement, North Carolina and correspondence with Gifford Pinchot and others.
Coverage temporal 1898-1986
Coverage spatial Primarily Hudson, OH ; Greenwich, CT ; Tryon, N.C. ; Western North Carolina ;  Appalachian region
Rights Material must be used in accordance with current copyright law. Copyright retained by the authors of certain items in the collection, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Donor Donor number: 460
Acquisition 2010-11-05
Citation C.W. McCall Collection of  Josiah Strong Family Papers.   Special Collections, D.H. Ramsey Library, University of North Carolina at Asheville
Processed by Unprocessed ;  In  processing by staff of the University of North Carolina Asheville, 2010-11-05 ;
Biographical/Historical "The Quest of the Holy Grail" originally from a frieze residing in the Boston Public Library and reprinted in the New York Times, Sunday, March 24, 1912, Easter section. In full color.

"The Discoverer"

Strong family documents include college diplomas, marriage certificate, and travel visa.

Chart showing divisions of hell

OS Posters
[Map Case]
'The Quest and Achievement of the Holy Grail,'  15 posters and accompanying descriptions by Edwin A. Abbey, reproduced in the New York Times by special permission of Mrs. Abbey.  (Copyright by E.A. Abbey; from a Copley Print Copyright by Curtis and Cameron, Boston)

Information about the NY Times printing can be found at:
New York Times (1857-1922); Feb 29, 1912;
ProQuest Historical Newspapers The New York Times (1851 - 2007)
pg. 10

Originals housed in the Boston Public Library as a frieze. 

Oversize Panel # in series Item ID #
MC2010.14.01 mcca_po_
  First panel 01 The Infancy of Galahad, or the Vision
  Second panel 02 The Oath of Knighthood
  Third panel 03 The Round Table of King Arthur
  Fourth panel 04 The Departure, or the Benediction Upon the Quest
  Fifth panel 05 The Castle of the Grail
  Sixth panel 06 The Loathly Damsel
  Seventh panel 07 The Seven Sins
  Eighth panel 08 The Key to the Castle
  Nineth panel 09 The Castle of the Maidens
  Tenth panel 10 Galahad Parts From His Bride or, Blanchefleur
  Eleventh panel 11 Amfortas Released or the Death of Amfortas
  Twelth panel 12 The Deliverer or Galahad Departs on the Quest
  Thirteenth panel 13 Solomon's Ship
  Fourteenth panel 14 City of Sarras
  Fifteenth panel 15 The Fulfillment of the Grail or, The Golden Tree
Additional posters:
Oversize   Item ID #


    01 "The Discoverer" from the series of 5 great murals "The Romance of Discovery," by N.C. Wyeth. Completed for the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, [D.C.] 1928
    02 Marriage certificate of Josiah Strong and Alice Bisbee.  August 29,  1871.
    03 Travel visa in Arabic with Josiah Strong penciled on back [from Ottoman Empire, est. 1902]
    04 Diploma for Elsie Strong.  Bachelor's in Philosophy from Oberlin College in Ohio, 1899. [In Latin.]
    05 Diploma for Margery Strong. Bachelor's in Arts from Oberlin College in Ohio, 1902. [In Latin.]
    06 Diploma for Josiah Strong. Graduated with honors from Western Reserve University in Ohio, 1869. [In Latin.]
    07 Chart showing the divisions and levels of hell, derived from Dante's Inferno.