Collection includes correspondence with
Rudolf Bultmann, 1960-73, Schubert Ogden, 1960-61, D. Z. Phillips, 2004, 2006, and Alvin
Plantinga, 1997-98; a radio script, "The Academy Awards," prepared by Harvey and Bob
Batchelder for Religion at the News Desk broadcast over WELI in New Haven, CT, March 22,
1952; bound copy of his dissertation "Myth, Faith, and History"; and examples of his
published work including reprints, journal issues, and books.
Van A. Harvey is George Edwin Burnell Professor of Religious Studies (Emeritus) at Stanford
University. Born in Hankow, China, he served in the U.S. Navy (1943–46), and was awarded a
BA in Philosophy from Occidental College (1948, Phi Beta Kappa). After attending Princeton
Theological Seminary for one year, he received a B.D. from Yale Divinity School in 1951 and
a PhD. from Yale University in 1957 in post-Enlightenment religious thought. His thesis was
entitled "Myth, Faith, and History" and his thesis supervisor was H. Richard Niebuhr.