Inventory of the Office Of The President And Dean. GTU Guild, 1964-1979

Processed by Lucinda Glenn Rand; machine-readable finding aid created by Xiuzhi Zhou
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The Graduate Theological Union. All rights reserved.

Inventory of the Office Of The President And Dean. GTU Guild, 1964-1979

Accession number: GTU 91-8-1

Shelf location: 3/E/3

The Graduate Theological Union Archives



Berkeley, California

Contact Information:

  • Graduate Theological Union Archives
  • 2400 Ridge Road
  • Berkeley, California, 94709
  • Phone: (510) 649-2507
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  • Email: lglenn@gtu.edu
  • URL: http://www.gtu.edu/library/special-collections
Processed by:
Lucinda Glenn Rand
Date Completed:
August, 1995
Cataloged:
August, 1995
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1999 Graduate Theological Union. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Office Of The President And Dean. GTU Guild,
Date (inclusive): 1964-1979
Accession number: GTU 91-8-1

Record Group: 2, Subgroup D
Shelf location: 3/E/3
Size: Number of containers: 1 box

Linear feet: 1 ft.
Repository: The Graduate Theological Union.
Berkeley, California
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Office Of The President And Dean. GTU Guild, GTU 91-8-1, The Graduate Theological Union Archives, Berkeley, CA.

Access Points

Graduate Theological Union --History --Sources
Women --Societies and clubs --California --Berkeley
Women and religion --History --Sources

Agency History

The GTU Guild was formed as a women's auxiliary in 1968 at the request of John Dillenberger, then President of GTU, "to support and interpret the GTU to groups in the community". The guild ceased in the early 1980s.
An early letter of invitation to membership states: "The Guild needs people who would enjoy helping with the expansion of the membership, working with the Bibliographical Center, helping with special events, working on a speakers' bureau, guiding tours of visiting dignitaries around the seminaries, serving as a hostess, or assisting with secretarial work."
Membership included wives of the heads of the participating institutions, the women members of the Board of Trustees, and lay persons from each of the denominations represented by the seminaries. In 1970, the Guild published a handbook on the GTU: The Graduate Theological Union: Its Participants and Their Ecclesiastical Heritage. They also were active in hosting receptions, providing public tours of the seminaries, offered twice yearly programs to the public, provided speakers to community and church groups, and raised donations and gave support for acquisitions to first the Bibliographical Center, then the Common Library. In 1975-76, a Guild Scholarship was founded to provide emergency funds to students with pressing needs. Though the Guild ceased to function as a group in the early 1980's, the Scholarship continues to be given irregularly.

Series Description

Box 1: ff 1 - 70,

Working files

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphbetically
Booklet, 1970: The Graduate Theological Union: Its Participants and Their Ecclesiastical Heritage; Board minutes; correspondence; GTU Gleanings Newsletter; Publicity (copies of articles about the GTU); Special Events --receptions, tours, lectures, panel discussions, theater nights.