The John R. Theobald Collection documents Theobald's writings. The collection dates from the 1920s to 1989 with many materials undated. The collection
has been divided into two series: Professional and Personal.
John R. Theobald was born September 5, 1903 in India where his parents were doing missionary work. He was sent to England
at age 6 for schooling. He later attended Oxford University, graduating in 1925 with honors in English. He was also the
recipient of the England Fellowship to Union Seminary in New York where he received a degree in theology in 1929. Dr. Theobald
earned his doctorate in 1943 at the University of Iowa. He taught at Queens University in Canada, Amherst, Trinity College,
Grinnell College, and San Diego State University. He also worked as a research associate in the Division of War Research
at the University of California, San Diego.
The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with
the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections
is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Requests for permission to publish must be
submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission
is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission
of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available
for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including
but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.
This collection is open for research.