Inventory of the Randi J. Walker Collection

David Stiver
Graduate Theological Union Archives
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Inventory of the Randi J. Walker Collection

Collection number: GTU 2018-07-02

Graduate Theological Union Archives

Graduate Theological Union

Berkeley, California
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David Stiver
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Randi J. Walker collection
Dates: 1865-2008
Bulk Dates: 1977-1994
Collection number: GTU 2018-07-02
Collector: Walker, Randi J.
Collection Size: 1 linear foot (1 record box)
Repository: The Graduate Theological Union. Library.
Berkeley, CA 94709
Abstract: The collection reflects the interests and activities of Randi J. Walker, professor of church history at Pacific School of Religion. She retired in June 2018.
Physical location: SCA office
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


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

Randi J. Walker collection, GTU 2018-07-02. Graduate Theological Union Archives, Berkeley, CA.

Acquisition Information

Randi Walker, summer 2018.

Biography / Administrative History

Randi J. Walker, Ronald Soucey Professor of Transcendental Christianity, Professor of Church History, and Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program, retired in June 2018 after 25 Years at Pacific School of Religion. Her education includes BUS, University of New Mexico, 1974; MA, School of Theology at Claremont, 1978; MDiv, School of Theology at Claremont, 1982; and PhD, Claremont Graduate School, 1983.
Among her publications are Religion and the Public Conscience: Ecumenical Civil Rights Efforts in Seattle 1940-1960, Circle Books, 2012; History as a Mirror, with Kyu Hong Yeon, Hanshin Theological Seminary Press, 2011; Emma Newman, A Frontier Woman Minister, Syracuse University Press, 2000; "California and the Pacific Rim Region," in The Encyclopedia of Religion in America, edited by Charles Lippy and Peter Williams, CQ Press, 2010; "The Continuing Influence of Region on American Religious Life," in Faith in America: Changes, Challenges, New Directions vol. 1; "Organized Religion Today," edited by Charles Lippy, Praeger, 2006; Evolution of a UCC Style: Essays in the History and Ecclesiology of the United Church of Christ, United Church Press, 2005; and Protestantism in the Sangre de Cristos, University of New Mexico Press, 1991.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection contains articles, journals, and other materials primarily on minorities within religious organizations in the 20th century.


Materials arrived in several donations and are organized by topic.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


African Americans--Civil rights.
Asian Americans--Religion.
Christianity and justice--United States--History.
Civil rights movements$.
Distributive justice--Religious aspects.
Race relations--Religious aspects.
Religious thought--Study and teaching.
Women's rights.
Pacific School of Religion (Berkeley, Calif.)
United Church of Christ.

Other Finding Aids

BX9885.A45, UCC history papers : 1992-

Collection Contents


Collection Contents 1865-2008

Physical Description: 47 folders
Box 1 : 1

Center for Women and Religion, includes report on status of women faculty at GTU 1974, 1996-1998

Box 1 : 2

Center for Women and Religion, includes report on status of women faculty at GTU 1994-1996

Box 1 : 3

Area 2-History, Proposal for joint doctoral program with UCB 1998

Box 1 : 4

Area 2-History, surveys and protocol 1998-2004

Box 1 : 5

Right to Marry, especially outside race/culture 1934, 1961, 2008

Box 1 : 6

Sanctuary, Disciples of Christ position and paper by George Tolman 1984, 1987

Box 1 : 7

Asian Partnership Meeting 2007 March 29-31

Box 1 : 8

Pacific Asian American Center for Theology and Strategies (PACTS), PACTS celebrates 20th anniversary 1993-1994 Fall-Winter

Box 1 : 9

Asian Pacific American Religions Research Initiative, (Re)Defining Religious Studies: The Next Decade of APPARRI 2008

Box 1 : 10

Paul Nagano and Asian American Baptist Causus, thesis by Jae Ryun Chung (BX6495.N34 C48) 2005

Box 1 : 11

Dawn-Newsletter of the Dawn Center, Osaka, 6 issues 1997 January and November; 1998 November; 1999 November; 2000 December, 2001 December

Box 1 : 12

Japanese Internment, Additional material for A faith journey of Japanese Christians interned in American concentration camps : a resource for Japanese Christian churches in U.S.A. / by Sumio Koga BR563.J35 K63 1990 1940s, 1992

Box 1 : 13

PSR alumae who survived internment 1993 Fall

Box 1 : 14

Issei Christians, select oral histories upon centennial, 1877-1977 1977

Box 1 : 15

The Churches and the Japanese Evacuation of World War II, George Baker, and revised version 1992 September

Box 1 : 16

The Churches and the Japanese Evacuation of World War II, George Baker, revised version 2009 July

Box 1 : 17

The Theologies of Asian Americans and Pacific Peoples, A Reader, Roy Sano 1976

Box 1 : 18

East Asian and Amerasian Liberation 1975 February 3

Box 1 : 19

Cameron House Study 1976 June

Box 1 : 20

Racial-Ethnic Identity in Chinese American Children 1976

Box 1 : 21

The First National Meeting of the Asian Presbyterian Caucus 1972 March 16-19

Box 1 : 22

Psychological Theory and Implicationsfor Asian Americans, Stanley Sue 1977 March

Box 1 : 23

Asian Presbyterian Caucus, 2nd Annual Assembly, Pacific Palisades 1973 April 26-28

Box 1 : 24

National Asian Presbysterian Council, Mills College 1977April 22-24

Box 1 : 25

Presbyterian Church in Chinatown, 125th Year 1978

Box 1 : 26

Church and Society, Asians in America 1974 January-February

Box 1 : 27

Youth Magazine, Asian Americans 1975 April

Box 1 : 28

New Songs of Asian Cities 1972

Box 1 : 29

75th Anniversary of Mission Workin Watsonville, Ca Prebysterian 1973 October 28

Box 1 : 30

A New Wind is Blowing, Frank G. Mar, Presbyterian 1971?

Box 1 : 31

Religion and the Chinese Revolution, Neale Hunter no date

Box 1 : 32

Racial Pluralsim, Council on Church and Race of the UPCUSA, Riverside Church 1979 March

Box 1 : 33

Task Force on Improving Minority Prospects for the Ministries of the Church 1977 June 7-8

Box 1 : 34

Final Report: Racial Attotudes and Racial Balance in Public Schools; A Case Study of Lynchburg, VA 1976 October

Box 1 : 35

Japanese American Curriculum Project 1976

Box 1 : 36

Third World Women's Committee International Women's Day 1974 March 10

Box 1 : 37

The Black Politicial: A Journal of Current Political Journal 1969 Fall, 1970 Fall, 1971 Spring

Box 1 : 38

The Right to a Decent Home in a Suitable Environment, UPC USA no date

Box 1 : 39

Christianity and Crisis, Special Issue on Homosexuality and Reader's Respnse 1977 June 13, 1977 July 18

Box 1 : 40

The Church and Homosexuality, United Presbyterian Church 1978

Box 1 : 41

Letters to Serbian Orthodox Church, Reconcioliation 1994-1996

Box 1 : 42

Climate Assessment Notes (Positive School Climate) no date

Box 1 : 43

Next Steps Toward Peace, Robert McAfee Brown, Montclair Prebysterian Church 1981 March 21

Box 1 : 44

Next Steps Toward Peace, Daniel Ellsberrg, Montclair Prebysterian Church 1981 March 21

Box 1 : 45

World Justice and Peace, A Radical Analysis for American Christians, Eugene Toland, Thomas Fenton, Lawrence McCullough 1977 March

Box 1 : 46

Liberal Learning and the Religion Major, AAR Report 1990

Box 1 : 47

The American Missionary: Missions and Schools Abroad and Among the Freedman 1865 October