Guide to the Alexander Miller Papers

Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
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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Unpublished guide available.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

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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.


Collection Contents

 

Papers

Box 1, Folder 1

Letters received, 1942-56

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence, "Shadwell group," 1948-52

Box 1, Folder 3

Publishing correspondence and records

Box 1, Folder 4

Publishing correspondence and records

Box 1, Folder 5

"Approach to theology via society," 1948 (radio broadcast)

Box 1, Folder 6

"Introduction to Christian social ethics"

Box 1, Folder 7

"Life in the household of faith"

Box 1, Folder 8

Marxism/communism, essays on

Box 1, Folder 9

Marxism and religion, essays on

Box 1, Folder 10

"Meaning of work"

Box 1, Folder 11

New Zealand and British politics, essays on

Box 1, Folder 12

"Preaching in war-time"

Box 1, Folder 13

Various articles and lectures

Box 1, Folder 14

Book draft

Box 2, Folder 1

Scrapbook of published work, 1930-42

Box 2, Folder 2

Loose items from scrapbook, 1936-44

Box 2, Folder 3

Loose items from scrapbook, 1945-50

Box 2, Folder 4

Publications, 1947-55

Box 2, Folder 5

Publications, 1957-61

Box 2, Folder 6

Galley (The community of faith in the community of learning)

Box 2, Folder 7

Reviews of Miller's books

Box 2, Folder 8

Reviews of Miller's books

Box 2, Folder 9

Biographical material

Box 2, Folder 10

Photographs

Box 2, Folder 11

Miscellaneous clippings