The Papers of Margaret T Applegarth, 1886-1976 consist of the working files of the prolific speaker and writer, Margaret Applegarth.
The collection includes clippings, booklets and notes used in Applegarth’s writing, speaking, and correspondence related to
these ministries. Also included is a collection of her published and unpublished writings, a small collection of personal
correspondence and family memorabilia, and several biographical sketches of Miss Applegarth. Applegarth’s personal book collection
of her own writings are heavily annotated and cut for use in teaching. In most cases, additional unmarked copies have been
kept with the collection.
The daughter of Baptist minister Henry C. Applegarth and his Quaker wife Mary Tyson, Margaret Tyson Applegarth (1886-1976)
was a popular speaker and prolific writer. Best known for her missionary stories, Applegarth wrote over thirty works including
children’s stories, daily devotionals, sermon illustrations, plays, and essays on Christian themes. In 1957, she received
the Upper Room citation in World Christian Fellowship. A lifelong Baptist, Applegarth was made an honorary life member of
women’s societies in four other denominations: Methodist, Presbyterian, Reformed, and American Lutheran. She wrote for the
World Council of Churches Council on Missions, the National Council of Churches, the Methodist Church, the Missions Council
of the Congregational Christian Churches, and the United Presbyterian Church in the USA.