Records, 1957-1984.


Records, 1957-1984.

The collection records the history of the Department of Religious Studies of the University of Pennsylvania. The Department Records series documents the department administration from 1958 to 1984. The series is a mixture of material concerning the department in general and material concerning the individual department chairmen of different periods. Included is a folder of the correspondence of the department chairmen, which covers the period of 1961-1982. The Robert Evans File consists of material of both personal and professional nature. Researchers interested in his role in the University's undergraduate admissions, specifically in the capacity of Chairman of the University Council Committee on Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid, will find a resource in this series. Finally, the Robert Kraft File relates exclusively to an inquiry about his publication interest.

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University of Pennsylvania. Dept. of Religious Studies. (corporateBody)

The College of Arts and Sciences of the University of Pennsylvania established the program of Religious Thought and appointed Edwin E. Aubrey as its first chairman in 1949. The program developed into a department in 1960 under the chairmanship of Claude Welch, who remained chairman until 1971. Succeeding Welch from 1971 to 1983 were Van A. Harvey (1971-1976), and Robert Kraft (1977-1983). Robert F. Evans was chairman of the graduate program from 1971 until his death in 1974. The department's nam...

American society of Church history (corporateBody)

Samuel Macauley Jackson (1851-1912) was a Presbyterian clergyman, philanthropist, church historian and professor at New York University. He studied at Princeton Theological Seminary and Union Theological Seminary as well as at the Universities of Leipzig and Berlin. He spent four years as pastor of a New Jersey Presbyterian church, spending the remainder of his life in New York engaged in historical scholarship and social Christian activity. He served on the executive committees of ...

Kraft, Robert, 1869-1916 (person)

Crozer Theological Seminary (corporateBody)

In Crozer Locked Section. Records of Crozer Theological Seminary of Philadelphia and Chester, Pennsylvania, now located at Colgate-Rochester Divinity School, Rochester, New York. From the description of Crozer Theological Seminary records, 1868-1967. (New York State Historical Documents). WorldCat record id: 155448343 ...

Welch, Claude Emerson (person)

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Aubrey, Edwin E., 1896-1956 (person)

Edwin Ewart Aubrey was born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1896. He came to the United States in 1913 and became a naturalized citizen in 1918. He served with the U.S. Ambulance Service in France and Italy during World War I. Aubrey earned his Bachelor of Philosophy degree from Bucknell University in 1919 and his M.A. (1921), Bachelor of Divinity (1922), and Ph.D. (1926) all from the University of Chicago. Bucknell awarded him the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity in 1939....

Harvey, Van Austin (person)

Professor of Religious Studies at Stanford University since 1978, Harvey trained at Yale Divinity School and taught at the University of Pennsylvania before coming to Stanford. From the description of Religious studies at Stanford: an historical sketch, 1998. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122384790 From the description of Van Austin Harvey papers, 1952-2007. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754865936 ...

Evans, Robert (person)