Guide to the William A. Clebsch Papers

Daniel Hartwig
Stanford University. Libraries. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
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Call Number: SC0308
Creator: Clebsch, William A.
Title: William A. Clebsch papers
Dates: 1944-1983
Physical Description: 21 Linear feet
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Green Library
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Phone: (650) 725-1022

Administrative Information

Cite As

[identification of item], William A. Clebsch Papers (SC0308). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical note

Scholar of religious history and chairman of the Dept. of Religious Studies, Stanford University, from 1973 to 1980. Clebsch came to Stanford in 1963 from a series of ministerial and theological seminary positions. He served as chairman of the new American Studies Program (1975-1980) and was a leader in the improvement of graduate and undergraduate programs in the humanities. Clebsch played a key role in faculty affairs throughout his 20-year career at Stanford. As deputy chairman (1968-1969) of the first faculty senate of the Academic Council and as chairman (1969-1970) of the second, he set the pattern for future operation of the Faculty Senate and he continued to serve in many capacities on elected and appointed positions in the Faculty Senate and on University Committees.

Scope and Contents note

Professional correspondence, manuscripts and research notes, teaching and lecture materials, and files regarding his university activities.

Access Terms

Stanford University. Department of Religious Studies. -- General subdivision--Faculty.;
Stanford University. Humanities Special Program.
Stanford University. Program in American Studies.
Religion--Study and teaching.
Theology--Study and Teaching.

Collection Contents


Accession ARCH-2011-193 Papers

Box 1

The Study of Religion in America (3 folders) 1984

Box 2, Folder 1

Hannah Adams (1775-1831), America's First oHistorian of Religion 1983 Nov

Box 2, Folder 2

Two Innovations in Religous Studies at Pensylvania 1984