Records, 1880-1943 (inclusive).


Records, 1880-1943 (inclusive).

Contains primarily correspondence. Topics include Chautauqua summer schools, the Institute's relationship to 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.

13 linear ft.


SNAC Resource ID: 7431432

University of Chicago Library

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