Scope and Contents: The collection consists of correspondence, reports on the ministry, announcements of preaching, sermon notes, receipts, miscellaneous reports, lists, programs, and a memorandum book and diary of Arnold Rhodes. The memorandum book and diary relate Rhodes' often discouraging experiences as an itinerant minister traveling throughout Southeast Texas. The collection contains the minutes of the 21st annual meeting of the New Bethel Association. Also included are newspaper clippings about Arnold and Jeff Rhodes and two religious poems. A paper entitled "Debate on Prohibition" by John H. Rhodes of undetermined relation is also included. The bulk of the collection consists of typescripts. In some cases the typescript is accompanied by the original document.