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Gloria Sampson Collection (MC 351)

Biographical Note

Gloria Sampson is a native of Montana, where she lived until her family moved to Alaska when she was in high school. She holds a BFA from the California School of Art and Design at Oakland. She first came to Georgia in 1972-1973 when her husband, dermatologist Dr. Lloyd Sampson, was stationed at Ft. Benning. She paints in her studio daily and has produced three books, 35 travel sketchbook-journals and has illustrated additional publications. She is a member of several watercolor societies and her work is frequently shown in national juried exhibitions. (Taken from the introduction of The Gloria Sampson Collection Historic Churches and Temples of Georgia)

Scope and Content

The 5 boxes of watercolors and drawings are of the churches and synagogues in Sampson's book Historic Churches and Temples of Georgia. The boxes correspond to the chapters in her book and the drawings listed in each chapter. There are also 10 framed paintings. The 6th box houses her book, brochure and photographs of the works sold before donating the collection to the CSU archives in 2015.

Permission to Publish

Permission to publish material from the Gloria Sampson Art Collection must be obtained from the Columbus State University Archives at Columbus State University. Use of the following credit line for publication or exhibit is required:

Gloria Sampson Art Collection (MC 351) Columbus State University Archives Columbus, Georgia


This collection of drawings was donated to the Columbus State University Archives by Gloria Sampson.

Box List

Box 1 Chapter One Savannah and the coast

  1. Midway Church, Liberty County (framed)
  2. Flemington Presbyterian Church, Liberty County
  3. Dorchester Presbyterian Church, Liberty County (small)
  4. First Presbyterian church, St. Marys (small)
  5. St. Marys Methodist Church, St. Marys (small)
  6. Sardis Church, Charlton County (small)
  7. Christ Episcopal Church, St. Simons Island (framed) and pen and ink drawing of the church cemetery
  8. Lovely Lane Chapel, Epworth-by-the-Sea, St. Simons Island (sold)
  9. Faith Chapel, Jekyll Island
  10. Darien Presbyterian Church, Darien (small)
  11. St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church (small)
  12. Chapel of Our Lady of Good Hope, Isle of Hope, Chatham County
  13. Christ Episcopal Church, Savannah
  14. Congregation Mickve Israel, Savannah (framed)
  15. St. John's Episcopal Church, Savannah
  16. Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church, Savannah and pen and ink drawing of John Wesley
  17. Independent Presbyterian Church, Savannah
  18. Nicholson Baptist Church, Chatham County (2-small)
  19. St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, Chatham County
  20. First African Baptist Church, Savannah (framed)
  21. First Bryan Baptist Church, Savannah
  22. St. Philip A.M.E. Church, Savannah (purchased by the congregation)
  23. Jerusalem Lutheran Church, Effingham County
  24. Goshen Church, Effingham County (small)

Box 2 Chapter Two Augusta and Northeast Georgia

  1. St. Paul's Church, Augusta
  2. Springfield Baptist Church, Augusta
  3. First Presbyterian Church, Augusta
  4. Church of the Most Sacred Heart, Augusta (framed)
  5. Kiokee Baptist Church, Appling (small)
  6. Masonic Temple, Washington (small)
  7. Washington Presbyterian Church, Washington
  8. Lincolnton Presbyterian Church, Lincolnton (small)
  9. Liberty Chapel, Greene County (small)
  10. Mercer Chapel, Penfield35. Bethesda Baptist Church, Greene County (small)
  11. Madison Presbyterian Church, Madison
  12. Bethlehem Baptist Church, Madison (small)
  13. First African Methodist Episcopal Church, Athens
  14. University chapel, Athens (small)
  15. Seney-Stovall Chapel, Athens (small)
  16. Ashford Memorial Methodist Church, Watkinsville
  17. Nacoochee Presbyterian Church, Sautee (small)
  18. Crescent Hill Baptist Church, Helen
  19. Grace Protestant Episcopal Church, Clarksville

Box 3 Chapter Three Atlanta and Northwest Georgia

  1. Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Atlanta
  2. Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Atlanta
  3. North Avenue Presbyterian Church, Atlanta
  4. First Congregational Church, Atlanta
  5. Butler Street C.M.E. Church, Atlanta (small)
  6. Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta (framed)
  7. The Temple, Atlanta (2)
  8. Peachtree Christian Church, Atlanta
  9. Mount Gilead Methodist Church, Fulton County (small)
  10. Methodist Episcopal Church, Oxford (small)
  11. Roswell Presbyterian Church, Roswell (small)
  12. Sam Jones Memorial First United Methodist Church, Cartersville
  13. Pine Log Methodist Church, Pine Log (framed)
  14. First United Methodist Church, Rome
  15. Possom Trot Church, Berry College, Mount Berry (sold)
  16. Jerusalem Baptist Church, Pickens County (small)
  17. Old Stone Church, Reingold (small)

Box 4 Chapter Four Macon and Middle Georgia

  1. Kea's Methodist Church, Adrian (sold)
  2. Carter's Chapel, Laurens County near Dublin (small)
  3. St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Milledgeville
  4. Monticello Presbyterian Church, Monticello (framed)
  5. Richland Baptist Church, Twiggs County
  6. Christ Episcopal Church, Macon
  7. First Presbyterian Church, Macon
  8. St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Macon
  9. Temple Beth Israel, Macon
  10. Union United Methodist Church, Butler (sold)
  11. Zion Episcopal Church, Talbotton
  12. Chapel, Warm Springs (small)
  13. United Methodist Church, Mountville
  14. Mountville Presbyterian Church, Mountville
  15. First Baptist Church, LaGrange
  16. Beth-El Synagogue, LaGrange
  17. Ida Cason Callaway Memorial Chapel, Pine Mountain
  18. Hamilton Baptist Church, Hamilton (sold)

Box 5 Chapter Five Columbus and South Georgia

  1. First Presbyterian Church, Columbus (sold)
  2. Trinity Episcopal Church, Columbus
  3. St. Luke United Methodist Church, Columbus
  4. Old St. Mark United Methodist Church, Columbus (small)
  5. First Baptist Church, Columbus (framed)
  6. Church of the Holy Family, Columbus
  7. St. James A.M.E. Church, Columbus ( 2)
  8. St. John A.M.E. Church, Columbus (?)
  9. First African Baptist Church, Columbus (2)
  10. The Infantry Center Chapel, Ft. Benning (sold)
  11. Providence United Methodist Church, Providence Canyon, Stewart County (small)
  12. Church Row, Louvale (2) (sold)
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  14. Ebenezer Baptist Church, Lumpkin
  15. Old Damascus Methodist Church and Climax Presbyterian Church, Westville
  16. Richland Methodist Church, Richland
  17. Harmony Primitive Baptist Church, Richland
  18. Shiloh Marion Baptist Church, Marion County (small)
  19. Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church, Schley County (small)
  20. St. James Pennington Church, Andersonville (framed)
  21. Pen and ink drawing of a state memorial statue at Andersonville
  22. Americus Presbyterian Church, Americus
  23. St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, Plains
  24. Plains Baptist Church, Plains
  25. Interior of Plains Baptist Church, Plains
  26. Old Mount Horeb Baptist Church, Sylvester
  27. Leesburg Presbyterian Church, Leesburg (small)
  28. St. Teresa's Catholic Church, Albany
  29. All Saints Episcopal Church, Thomasville
  30. Bethany Congregational Church, Thomasville (small)
  31. Springhill Methodist Church, Thomas County (small)

Box 6

Included in the collection are two books/brochures:

  • Historic Churches and Temples of Georgia; A Book of Watercolors and Drawings by Gloria Sampson, 1987
  • Folder 1 - The Gloria Sampson Collection; Historic Churches and Temples of Georgia; over 100 Paintings And Drawings on Location throughout the State; "A Proposal for the Future of the Painting Collection"
  • Folder 2 - Photographs of Paintings sold
    1. Lovely Lane Chapel, Epworth-by-the-Sea, St. Simons Island (8)
    2. St. Philips A.M.E. Church, Savannah (22)
    3. Hamilton Baptist Church, Hamilton (80)
    4. Union United Methodist Church, Butler (72)
    5. Kea's Methodist Church, Adrian (63)
    6. Church Row, Louvale-2 copies (92)
    7. First Presbyterian Church, Columbus (81)
    8. Infantry Center Chapel, Ft. Benning (90)

Framed Drawings

  1. Church of the Most Sacred Heart, Augusta
  2. Monticello Presbyterian Church, Monticello
  3. First African Baptist Church, Savannah
  4. Pine Log Methodist church, Pine Log
  5. Ebenezer Baptist church, Atlanta
  6. Midway Church, Liberty County
  7. St. James Pennington Church, Andersonville
  8. First Baptist Church, Columbus
  9. Christ Episcopal Church, St. Simons Island
  10. Congregation Mickve Israel, Savannah
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