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The Advocate
GTU 94-7-3  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: The Advocate
    Dates: 1969-1970
    Collection number: GTU 94-7-3
    Collector: Farwell, Lyndon J.
    Collection Size: .3 linear feet (I folder, 1 folio)
    Repository: The Graduate Theological Union. Library.
    Berkeley, CA 94709
    Abstract: This is the first Graduate Theological Union student newsletter. Initially called Inter Seminary Press, by the seond issue it was called "The Advocate" published by the Inter-Seminary Press of the San Francisco Bay Area. Its purpose was to promote unity among the different seminaries in the Bay Area. Articles include discussions related to Vietnam, news about schools, reviews of recent films, theology, and poetry.
    Physical location: SC Box 2, 3/C/4
    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

    The Advocate, GTU 94-7-3. Graduate Theological Union Archives, Berkeley, CA.

    Acquisition Information

    Donated by Lyndon Farwell, S.J., Jesuit School of Theology, on March 26, 1986.

    Biography / Administrative History

    "This paper is an offering in the cause of unity among the 11 Bay Area Protestant and Catholic seminaries. To our knowledge it is a unique phenomenon in this nation." From the Editorial Statment in the first issue.
    This was the first newsletter created by and for the students at Graduate Theological Union. The publisher is Inter Seminary Press. In the second issue it received rave reviews from the religion editor at Time magazine and an invitation from a Harvard student to work together with sem inary students in the Boston area.
    The run is incomplete: vol. 1, no. 1-6, Feb.-May 1969; v. 2, no. 1-10, Oct. 1969-Feb. 1970; v. 2, no. 12-14, 17-18, March-April 1970.
    "No parish congregation meets as a whole. Nonetheless, all members of the congregation have gifts to offer the whole. Similarly, each of the Bay Area seminaries has gifts to offer the community of the whole. The scandal of division has made for missed opportunities within the community -- ideas, events, speakers, worship services. This offering is the offering of a vehicle to promote the unity of the community of the whole of the Bay Area seminaries." From the Editorial Statement in the first issue.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The run is incomplete: vol. 1, no. 1-6, Feb.-May 1969; v. 2, no. 1-10, Oct. 1969-Feb. 1970; v. 2, no. 12-14, 17-18, March-April 1970.



    Indexing Terms

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


    Graduate Theological Union--Students.
    Student newspapers and periodicals--California--San Francisco Bay Area.

    Related Material

    GTU 92-2-1, So It Goes, 1972-74; GTU 94-7-03, GTU Strike Bulletin, 1970; GTU 94-7-04, GTU Social Action Bulletin, 1969.