The papers of Thomas W. Graham consist largely of his sermon outlines, prepared between 1916 and ca. 1945. There is very little material in this small collection relating to Graham's personal life or to his varied professional career. Papers documenting Graham's tenure as Dean of the Graduate School of Theology (1923-48) are located in Record Group 10. In this collection, there is one folder of memoranda and miscellaneous papers pertaining to the Theological Seminary, which includes a report by Dean Graham to the Board of Trustees (n.d.) and responses to it.
Worship bulletins and newspaper clippings indirectly document Graham's pastorate in Minneapolis (1912-20) and his demand as a public speaker and preacher. Graham's correspondence (1919-54), both personal and professional in nature, dates from his residency in Oberlin and Greenwich, Connecticut. Included are letters of appointment and welcome (1920) from President Henry Churchill King (1858-1934), as well as letters from the Reed-Smith Company of Minneapolis regarding Graham's land investments in Saskatchewan (1919-23). Other correspondents include parents, former students, field workers and missionaries in China, Burma, and Japan, various Y.M.C.A. officials, and editors of religious periodicals. Graham's outgoing correspondence, consisting of file copies, mainly concerns his mortgage payments and the settlement of other financial accounts.
Items of a distinctly personal nature include a small group of family and travel photographs (1935-45, n.d.), appointment books (1928, 1929, 1934), a portrait album (1907) commemorating Graham's 1907 McCormick Seminary graduating, and blueprints for the Graham home in Oberlin.