American Institute of Sacred Literature. Records 1880-1943

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American Institute of Sacred Literature. Records 1880-1943

The American Institute of Sacred Literature, which offered courses in the study of the Bible, was organized in 1889. The Institute grew out of the Correspondence School of Hebrew (established in 1880 by William Rainey Harper) which was renamed the American Institute of Hebrew in 1883. The AISL records contain primarily correspondence. Topics include Chautauqua summer schools, the Institute's relationship with the University of Chicago and William Rainey Harper, and the Modernist-Fundamentalist controversy. Also includes material on the founding of the Institute and courses taught.

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American Institute of Hebrew

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American Institute of Sacred Literature

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The American Institute of Sacred Literature, which offered courses in the study of the Bible, was organized in 1889. The Institute grew out of the Correspondence School of Hebrew (established in 1880 by William Rainey Harper) which was renamed the American Institute of Hebrew in 1883. From the description of Records, 1880-1943 (inclusive). (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 40935173 Establishment and Purpose of the Institute- In Dec...

Goodspeed, Edgar J. (Edgar Johnson), 1871-1962

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Goodspeed was born Oct. 23, 1871 in Quincy, IL; began teaching at Univ. of Chicago in 1894; he later became professor of the Bible and Patristic Greek; wrote more than fifty books, including translations of the Old and New Testaments, The story of the Bible (1957), How to read the Bible (1946), A life of Jesus (1950), and an autobiography titled, As I remember (1953); died Jan. 13, 1962. From the description of Papers, 1950-1951. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat reco...

Chautauqua Institution

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University of Chicago.

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Most of the records in the collection pertain to the $400,000 raised by the American Baptist Education Society in 1889-1890 in order to obtain a 600,000 grant from John D. Rockefeller for the creation of an endowment for the University of Chicago. The first volume in the inventory, Record of Pledges for the University of Chicago, contains an alphabetical numbered listing of subscribers, amounts pledged, and payments made through 1906. The subscription forms and letters (1:4-13) are numbered to c...

Price, Ira Maurice, 1856-1939

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Professor of Semitic languages and literatures, University of Chicago. From the description of Papers, 1885-1940. (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 52248355 Ira Maurice Price (1856-1939) was a professor of Semitic Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago. He was among the University’s original faculty. He was a leading figure in the Baptist Church. Price was born in Granville, Ohio. He came from a farming family, thou...

Harper, William Rainey, 1856-1906

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Noted academic who helped to organize the University of Chicago and Bradley University, and served as the first President of both institutions. From the description of William R. Harper letter to Prof. H. H. Boyesen [manuscript], 1891 Feb 26. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 420487062 Born in New Concord, Ohio; graduated from Muskingum College at age 14; earned a Ph. D. at Yale; teacher, Hebraist, and educator; became first president of the University of Chicago...