Huber Lelland Drumwright, Jr., Baptist minister, educator, and author, was born in Walters, Oklahoma, on February 1, 1924. He grew up in Dallas, Texas. He entered Baylor University in 1941 but left to serve with the Seventh Fleet of the United States Navy during World War II. Eventually, Drumwright graduated from Baylor in 1947. He received a BD degree in 1950 and ThD degree in 1957 from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also pursued postdoctoral studies at Princeton Theological Seminary and at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Greece.
Drumwright returned to Southwestern in 1960 with the rank of professor in the New Testament Department. He was dean of the School of Theology at Southwestern from 1973 to 1980, when he resigned to become executive secretary-treasurer of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention. Drumwright was also a preacher and lecturer and wrote numerous articles for a variety of theological and religious journals. In addition to his contributions to the Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia and the Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia, he co-edited New Testament Studies: Essays in Honor of Ray Summers in His Sixty-fifth Year (1975) and Peloubet's Dictionary of the Bible-Revised (1976). Other works he authored include Saints Alive: The Humble Heroes of the New Testament (1972), Prayer Rediscovered (1978), and An Introduction to New Testament Greek (1980).
Drumwright married Minette Williams in 1951. He died on November 2, 1981, in Little Rock, Arkansas.
This collection consists framed photographs, a Rotary Club membership certificate, and some newsclippings.
Huber Lelland Drumwright, Jr., Memorabilia. Riley-Hickingbotham Library Archives and Special Collections, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas.