The Rebecca Moore Papers (1951-2013) consist of correspondence, drawings, school records, news clippings, research materials, research papers, publications,
and audiovisual materials. The collection is divided into six series, which are organized alphabetically unless otherwise
noted: Correspondence; Professional Materials; Miscellaneous Family Documents, Cards, and Clippings; John Moore Papers; Collected Publications; and Audiovisual Materials.
Rebecca Moore was born in February 1951 to Reverend John Moore and Barbara Moore. She had an older sister, Carolyn, and a
younger one named Annie. Much of Rebecca's early life was spent in California, in Hayward, Chico, Davis, and Berkeley. She
moved to Washington D.C. in 1971 after marrying Patrick Clary but the couple divorced a few years later. Moore graduated from
Antioch College in 1974 and continued to work in Washington. She married Fielding (Mac) McGehee III and moved to South Dakota
shortly afterward. Moore and McGehee adopted three children: December, Hillary and Tim. Rebecca and Fielding settled in San
Diego in 1999. At San Diego State University, Dr. Rebecca Moore taught in the Department of Religious Studies, which she chaired
from 2006 to 2011. Her expertise includes the study of early Christianity as well as new religious movements in America. Dr.
Moore retired in May 2015.
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