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Guide to the Alexander Miller Papers
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0495
    Creator: Miller, Alexander, 1908-1960
    Title: Alexander Miller papers
    Dates: 1930-1961
    Physical Description: 1 linear foot
    Summary: These papers document a small portion of Miller's professional life. They consist primarily of manuscript and typescript articles, lectures, and essays; correspondence and records pertaining to his publications; and reprints, articles, and clippings of his published work. Other items include correspondence, biographical materials, and two photographs. The correspondent in the "Shadwell group" letters is W. G. Symons (who signs his letters "Christopher"); also included is a circular letter by Anne and Martyn Grubb. All of the letters pertain to ecumenical work among local communities in Great Britain and in the Student Christian Movement. The publishing correspondence includes several letters from Werner Koch, his German translator, that concern theological issues of the late 1940s; there are also letters pertaining to the Student Christian Movement in Europe.
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Stanford University Libraries
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

    Administrative Information

    Provenance

    Unpublished guide available.

    Information about Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Ownership & Copyright

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Cite As

    Alexander Miller Papers (SC0495). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    Alexander Miller came to Stanford University in 1950 to inaugurate the curriculum in Religious Studies. He was ordained in the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand in 1937, and held pastorates there and in Scotland and England before coming to Stanford. From 1943 to 1945 he was associated with Sir George MacLeod in the Iona Community in Scotland. Throughout his career he was associated with the Student Christian Movement. He was the author of several books, including THE CHRISTIAN SIGNIFICANCE OF KARL MARX, FAITH AND LEARNING, and THE MAN IN THE MIRROR. In 1958 the Pacific School of Religion conferred upon him an honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity.

    Description of the Collection

    These papers document a small portion of Miller's professional life. They consist primarily of manuscript and typescript articles, lectures, and essays; correspondence and records pertaining to his publications; and reprints, articles, and clippings of his published work. Other items include correspondence, biographical materials, and two photographs. The correspondent in the "Shadwell group" letters is W. G. Symons (who signs his letters "Christopher"); also included is a circular letter by Anne and Martyn Grubb. All of the letters pertain to ecumenical work among local communities in Great Britain and in the Student Christian Movement. The publishing correspondence includes several letters from Werner Koch, his German translator, that concern theological issues of the late 1940s; there are also letters pertaining to the Student Christian Movement in Europe.

    Access Terms

    Grubb, Anne.
    Grubb, Martyn.
    Koch, Werner.
    Miller, Alexander, writer on Christian sociology, 1908-1960.
    Stanford University--Faculty.
    Student Christian Movement of Great Britain and Ireland.
    Symons, W. G.
    Ecumenical movement --Great Britain.
    religious studies
    Students --Religious life.