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  • Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives
    Title: Wilfred Cantwell Smith Papers
    Creator: Smith, Wilfred Cantwell, 1916-2000
    Identifier/Call Number: SC.WCS
    Extent: 17.00 linear feet
    Date (inclusive): 1940-1999
    Abstract: Professor Wilfred Cantwell Smith was the foremost Canadian scholar on Islam and comparative religion. He founded the Institute for Islamic Studies at McGill University in Montreal in 1951, helped establish the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard, and the Department of Comparative Religion at Dalhousie University.
    Language of Material: English

    Biographical Information:

    Professor Wilfred Cantwell Smith was a Canadian scholar on Islam and comparative religion. He founded the Institute for Islamic Studies at McGill University in Montreal in 1951, helped establish the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard, and the Department of Comparative Religion at Dalhousie University. His The Meaning and End of Religion (1963) was a groundbreaking study of the historical changes in the meaning of such words as religion, faith, and belief.

    Scope and Contents

    The Wilfred Cantwell Smith Papers consists of correspondence, off prints of journal articles, lecture notes, typescripts of papers presented at conferences, and pamphlets sent to him by former students and colleagues. Much of the material is on Islam, but also includes comparative religion, philosophy and one file on the Cantwell family. There is occasional correspondence with leading academic figures such as Marshall Hodgson. The original alphabetical arrangement followed by Professor Smith has been retained.

    Conditions Governing Access:

    The colleciton is open for research use.

    Conditions Governing Use:

    Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Wilfred and Muriel Cantwell Smith, 2000

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