GTU Special Collections
Graduate Theological Union: Digital Content Graduate Theological Union Digital Library Remembering Theological Education in the Sixties, GTU Oral History Collection - 1988, Sheerman Elbridge Johnson, Publications, and Videos. Institutional Archives Announcing, GTU Catalogs from 1962-63 to 1974-75, Claude Welch. Newspapers, Journals and Pamphlets A survey of evangelical churches (1916), Berkeley: A center of theological education (1952), Berkeley-Albany Religious Census (1962), Right On!
Graduate Theological Union - Newspapers, Journals and Pamphlets
Religious Leaders of California
Use of the Archives Collections in the GTU Archives are open to researchers whether faculty, student, or interested individual unless any restrictions are placed by the donor or the GTU Administration to protect privacy or confidentiality. Finding aids to most of the collections are listed on Online Archive of California (OAC). Printed copies of the finding aids are available at the reference desk. Info
Notes from the Archives The library's current archival exhibit is The Life and Times of Edith Stein: St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross. This will be on display until February 28, 2014. The Edith Stein Collection was donated to the Graduate Theological Union by Susanne M.
GTU Online Exhibits Special Collections and Archives at the Graduate Theological Union offer a variety of digital resources on theological education, social justice, art and religious activities in the West. The online exhibits reflect the collections at the GTU and provide primary sources that assist scholars and students in their research. Special Collections and Archives at the Graduate Theological Union, founded in 1962, was formally established in 1989. The collection records the American religious experience in the West, religious dialogue, the Christian and wider religious intellectual heritage, and the ministries of the GTU's member schools and centers.
Elsie Thomas Culver: Overseas Relief After World War II Elsie Thomas Culver, a publicist for church relief services in New York City, packed her camera, hopped on a troop ship to England and then traveled through Europe on a fact finding mission in late 1945. She writes: I went avowedly to meet and talk with the common people, to hear their stories, and to let them know, so far as one person could, that the Christian people of America do care what has been happening to them, and want to share their burdens as far as possible by gifts of money and material goods.
King James Bible Exhibit
Graduate Theological Union: Art Exhibits in the Library
Douglas G. Adams Collection: Introduction Douglas G. Adams (1945 April 12 - 2007 July 24) was professor of Christianity and the Arts at Pacific School of Religion for 31 years and member of the core Graduate Theological Union faculty. Painting, music, drama, dance, humor help us to express more fully the Word of judgment and of grace. They lead us to hope in hopeless situations.
Robert McAfee Brown
Featured Collections Edith Stein, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross Collection Edith Stein (1891-1942), St.
Margaret Palmer Taylor Sacred Dance Margaret Palmer (1908-2004) was a pioneer in sacred dance in America. Born in Oakland, California, she was a daughter of a Congregational minister. The family moved to Honolulu in 1917, where she learned creative dance in school.
Thomas Starr King, to the Sunday School Scholars and Teachers of Hollis Street Society, Boston, Massachusetts, May 25, 1860: You cannot imagine, children, how splendid the flowers are here. Three weeks ago, before the leaves had come out on the trees in Boston, the whole country was brilliant with the brightest colors of wild flowers. Thomas Starr King Collection
Albert Gleaves Cohen served as campus minister with United Ministries in Higher Education (UMHE) at California State University Fullerton (1965-69) and California State University in Los Angeles (1969-97). The Cohen Campus Ministry, Social Justice and Environment collection contains his activities on campus and off for civil rights, minority causes, social justice, population, student issues, and intelligent stewardship of the environment. Cohen (1928- ) grew up in Philadelphia. He graduated as an engineer from the United States Naval Academy in 1949 . Albert Gleaves Cohen Collection
Robert McAfee Brown Collection Robert McAfee Brown taught theology and religious studies at Macalister College (St. Paul), Union Theological Seminary (NY), Stanford University, and Pacific School of Religion (PSR). He emerged in the sixties as one of America's most prominent theologians and activists for social justice.
The Radical Religion Collection In 1973, the Berkeley Free Church which had operated in the South Campus area of Berkeley since 1967, closed its doors, taking time to contemplate its future work. The former staff and board decided to conclude its ministry of survival services to street people and continue its publication arm in a new direction. This resulted in the creation of Radical Religion: A Quarterly Journal of Critical Opinion (1973-81). Those who published the journal formed a collective, the Community for Religious Research and Education. Over the years of its existence, many members of the collective were students and faculty at the Graduate Theological Union and the journal’s workspace was in the GTU community.
Sanctuary Movement From The Public Sanctuary Movement: An Historical Basis of Hope: Oral Histories, Eileen M. Purcell On March 24, 1982, five congregations in Berkeley, California, and one congregation in Tucson, Arizona, publicly declared their commitment to "protect, defend and advocate for" Salvadorean and Guatemalan men, women and children fleeing their war ravaged countries of Central America. Conditions in El Salvador and Guatemala pushed people to leave their lands, their families, their professions and their plans behind, often with little more than the clothes on their backs. As thousands of refugees fled the wars in El Salvador and Guatemala, U.S. church groups were called to respond. The "Sanctuary Movement," as it came to be known, was born, and in just a few years grew from six congregations to more than five hundred congregations across the United States.
Anne McGrew Bennett Day of "Civil Obedience" 1970 I, Anne M. Bennett, resident of New York City, aged 66, arrested and charged with "disorderly conduct." There were some 181 other adults so charged and 15 minors released without charge. How do such things come to happen?
The Elsie Thomas Culver Collection
The Center for Women and Religion Collection
Frankl Collection and Logotherapy ? Graduate Theological Union
New Religious Movements — Graduate Theological Union