Badgett Dillard Papers, 1960-1986
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Brief Description: The Badgett Dillard Papers comprise 28 linear feet. These papers contain documents and correspondence that were created during Dillard's tenure at SBTS and other organizations of which he was a part of from 1960-1985.
Held at:
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Archives
2825 Lexington Road
Louisville, KY 40280
Phone: 502-897-4573
Email: archives [at]
Record Series Number: 005/001
Created by: Dillard, Badgett, 1928-1986
Volume: 28.0 Cubic Feet
Acquired: No further accruals are expected.
Arrangement: The Badgett Dillard Papers have been arragned and described at the folder level. They cosist of two series. Series 1, Alphabetical Files, are arranged inalphabetical order. Series 2, Extra-Seminary Organizational Files, are arragned in alphabetical order. The organization of these papers retained the original order of their creator.
Biographical Note for Dillard, Badgett, 1928-1986 :

Dillard served on Southern Seminary's administrative staff for over three decades, originally as Director of Public Relations and Administrative Services (1953-1966), and was subsequently appointed as Executive Assistant to the President at Southern in 1963, Director of Administration and Business Manager in 1966, Vice-President for Business Affairs at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1972, and Executive Vice President in 1982 until his death in 1986.

A native of Jackson County, NC, Dillard earned his undergraduate degre from Berea College in Kentucky.  He received an M.B.A. from University of Louisville, a Doctor of Education degree from Indiana University.  From Southern Seminary, Dillard earned the bachelor of divinity degree in religious education and the Master of Religious Education. He was also a graduate of the University of Kentucky College Business Management Institute, and he did graduate work at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Dillard also served as President of the interdenominational Seminary Management Association (1976-78), treasurer and member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Theological Schools in the U.S. and Canada, and on the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1983-1986).

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research. No restrictions apply.
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions:

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Physical Access Notes: This collection is located in an off-site storage facility. Any researcher wishing to use the collection should contact the archives at least a week in advance in order to ensure that the portions of the collection they wish to access can be transferred to the library. Because the collection is located off-site, access will only be provided when there is a legitimate research need.
Technical Access Notes: No technical restrictions apply.