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.