Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Office of Institutional Advancement. GTU Photograph collection
Collection number: GTU 97-9-1
Graduate Theological Union
3.5 linear feet
The Graduate Theological Union. Library.
Abstract: This collection consists of GTU photographs taken and collected primarily for the purpose of publishing them in the GTU newsletters
Ecumenical Associates News and later Currents, as well as other publications such as the GTU View Book and GTU Catalog, and
Shelf location: 1/A/2-A/3
Languages represented in the collection:
Collection is open for research.
Copyright has not been assigned to The Graduate Theological Union. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts
must be submitted in writing to the Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Graduate Theological Union
as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must
also be obtained by the reader.
Office of Institutional Advancement. GTU Photograph collection, GTU 97-9-1 . Graduate Theological Union Archives, Berkeley,
Collected by the Graduate Theological Union
GTU photographs have been taken and collected primarily for the purpose of publishing them in the GTU newsletters Ecumenical
Associates News and later Currents, as well as other publications such as the GTU View Book and GTU Catalog, and in brochures.
Photographs have been taken of events, conferences, distinguished visitors and lecturers, GTU Presidents, Deans, and faculty,
and GTU buildings and member schools. Photographs of the GTU Library have been taken both to publish, and to document the
building itself, and the functions within the building. Staff photos, have been taken periodically for identification purposes,
to be posted on a bulletin board, or reproduced in a personnel manual so that staff may better know each other.
The development function was first part of the President's Office. The photographs were originally filed in that office.
When the function was formed into a separate Development Office, later named the Office of Institutional Advancement, the
photographs were filed with that office.
There has never been a GTU administrative policy concerning when, why, or by whom photographs are to be taken or kept. Not
all events (Commencement, Convocation, annual lectures, etc.) have been photographed.
Scope and Content of Collection
For the original accession, including photographs from 1965-6/2000, there had been little organization of the photographs
since 1965. In the mid-1990s they had been roughly sorted into broad categories in hanging files in the Office of Institutional
Advancement. For the most part, they were still in their original paper envelopes from the developer. Most photographs were
not identified. If they were, they were only partially identified by only the event, the individuals, or the date. Very
rarely was the identification information complete. The GTU Archivist has identified the photographs in the original accession
to the best of her knowledge, by researching past newsletters, and by asking people to assist in the identification. Errors
Photographs will be added to the collection and inter-filed as received, revision dates will not be listed.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in
the library's online public access catalog.
Graduate Theological Union--Photographs
Graduate Theological Union Library--Photographs
American Baptist Seminary of the West--Photographs
Church Divinity School of the Pacific--Photographs
Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology (Berkeley, Calif.)--Photographs
Franciscan School of Theology (Berkeley, Calif.)--Photographs
Pacific School of Religion (Berkeley, Calif.)--Photographs
Starr King School for the Ministry--Photographs
GTU 94-9-2: GTU Library. Library Images. Photographs, Building Construction, 1979-81, 1985-87.
GTU 94-9-3: GTU Library. Library Images. Photographs, Library Staff and GTU Administrative Staff, ca. 1968-
GTU 93-3-1: GTU: A Vision of Excellence, 1983
GTU 94-3-1: GTU 30th Anniversary Events and Inauguration of Glenn Bucher, 1993
GTU 98-1-2: GTU Convocation, Alice Walker, Speaker, 1997