Papers. 1862-1970.

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Harlow, S. Ralph (Samuel Ralph), 1885-1972. Papers. 1862-1970.

Papers. 1862-1970.

In part, transcripts (typewritten) and photocopies. Congregational clergyman, missionary to the Near East, and professor of religion and Biblical literature, Smith College, Northampton, Mass. Chiefly correspondence (ca. 3800 items), and diaries, sermons, poems, prayers, mss. of Harlow's books, other writings, scrapbooks, and other papers, mainly relating to Harlow's interest in the afterlife and paranormal phenomena, and his book entitled A Life After Death (1961). Other subjects include Harlow family, Smith College and other schools, Christian religious publications, International College at Smyrna (Turkey) (later in Beirut, Lebanon), Pierce College at Athens (Greece) (later in Ellinikos, Greece), Arab countries, Zionism and Israel, American Jewry, NAACP, Afro-Americans and race relations, social action, pacifism, political topics, Massachusetts history, Abraham Lincoln, and other historical subjects, and Harlow's travels. Includes scrapbook of clippings on the Spanish-American War, pasted over a letter book kept by Harlow's grandfather, Roland Greene Usher, while a U.S. Army paymaster during the Civil War. Correspondents include Marian Anderson, James L. Barton, Herbert Roswell Bates, Harold J. Berman, Ruth (Harlow) Berman, Roland B. Gittelsohn, Catherine Harlow, Elizabeth Harlow, Harold C. Harlow, Jr., John Stafford Harlow, Evan Hill, John Haynes Holmes, John F. Kennedy, Phyllis Monteleone, Rose Morse, Florence W. Pell, James Perkins, Linda Carol Harlow Robinson, Abram L. Sacher, Ian Stephenson, Kenneth A. Taylor, Norman Thomas, Jack Van, Carl Herman Voss, and Anna Whitworth.

8 linear ft. 19 Boxes and 1 OS box. ca. 3, 800 items.

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