Spiegelberg, Frederic, 1897-

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Spiegelberg taught religious studies and other courses in Asian studies at Stanford from 1941 until his retirement in 1960. He was voted a "great teacher" by the Student Executive Committee in 1950. Born in Germany, he obtained his doctorate at Tubingen in 1922 and a theological degree from the German Lutheran Church in 1925; in 1937 he escaped Nazi Germany with the help of Paul Tillich. Spiegelberg helped found the American Academy of Asian Studies in San Francisco in 1950 and became its director in 1951.

From the description of Frederic Spiegelberg papers, 1916-1994 (inclusive), 1936-1994 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754864404

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Spiegelberg taught religious studies and other courses in Asian studies at Stanford from 1941 until his retirement in 1960. He was voted a "great teacher" by the Student Executive Committee in 1950. Born in Germany, he obtained his doctorate at Tubingen in 1922 and a theological degree from the German Lutheran Church in 1925; in 1937 he escaped Nazi Germany with the help of Paul Tillich. Spiegelberg helped found the American Academy of Asian Studies in San Francisco in 1950 and became its director in 1951.

From the guide to the Frederic Spiegelberg papers, 1916-1994, 1936-1994, (Department of Special Collections and University Archives)

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creatorOf Spiegelberg, Frederic, b. 1897. Frederic Spiegelberg papers, 1916-1994 (inclusive), 1936-1994 (bulk). Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Frederic Spiegelberg papers, 1916-1994, 1936-1994 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars records, 1927-1949, 1933-1945 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
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associatedWith California Institute of Asian Studies. corporateBody
associatedWith Chakravarty, Amiya Chandra. person
associatedWith Du Breuil, Paul. person
associatedWith Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars corporateBody
associatedWith Fajardo, Raoul J. person
associatedWith Franck, Frederick, 1909-2006. person
associatedWith Ghose, Aurobindo, 1872-1950. person
associatedWith Jung, C. G. (Carl Gustav), 1875-1961. person
associatedWith Levy, John person
associatedWith Levy, John. person
associatedWith May, Rollo person
associatedWith May, Rollo. person
associatedWith Pacific Coast Theology Group. corporateBody
associatedWith Senzaki, Nyogen. person
associatedWith Sivananda, Swami person
associatedWith Sivananda, Swami. person
associatedWith Stanford University corporateBody
associatedWith Tillich, Hanna person
associatedWith Tillich, Hanna. person
associatedWith Tillich, Paul, 1886-1965. person
associatedWith Watts, Alan, 1915-1973. person
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